IBPS RRB Syllabus 2020
IBPS RRB Syllabus is discussed in the article. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts it’s Regional Rural Banks (RRB) exam to select officers who will fill posts in nationalized rural banks across the country. The IBPS RRB exam promises a bright future for those who are embarking on their careers in banking.
The IBPS RRB exam is conducted for recruitment to four different posts:
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale I
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale III
The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is a bit different for both IBPS RRB Officer and IBPS RRB Assistant Exam. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of both these exams separately.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Exam Pattern
The IBPS RRB Syllabus along with the exam pattern for the assistant post is discussed here.
- For IBPSC RRB Clerk, there will be two stages of Exam, || Prelims | Main ||
- For IBPS PO or Officer Scale I, there will be three stages of Exam, || Prelims | Mains | Interview ||
- For IBPS Officer Grade-II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and III, there will be a single-window exam:
| IBPS Officer Grade II Exam| Interview ||
- For all the posts of IBPS RRB, the candidates will have to pass each stage of the Exam for successful selection.
Candidates can check the prelims and mains level exam pattern and syllabus in the tables below.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: RRB Assistant Exam Pattern
Each year lakhs and lakhs of bank exam aspirants apply for Bank Exam. The salary and scale that is offered in the IBPS RRB Clerk and Officer Scale is what tempts the candidates to apply for it.
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern For Clerk
A composite time of 45 minutes is provided to candidates to complete two sections namely Reasoning and Numerical Ability. Candidates must clear the cut-off of each section. The cut-off for each section is decided by the team of IBPS depending on the level of difficulty of the paper
|Serial No.||Section Name||Medium of Exam||No. of Questions||Minimum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning||English/Hindi||40||40||A composite time of 45 mins|
IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
|1||Reasoning||40||50||2 hours (120 minutes)|
Now that we have discussed the detailed exam pattern of IBPS RRB Assistant Exam, let’s have a look at the IBPS RRB Officer Grade Exam Pattern.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Grade Exam Pattern
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam is conducted in 3 different phases:
The preliminary Exam is for only Scale I but the Mains Exam is for all Officer level posts, it differs a bit in terms of professional knowledge required to qualify this stage. The exact IBPS RRB Officer Grade Exam Pattern has been released with IBPS RRB Notification.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam Pattern
|1||Reasoning||40||40||Composite time of
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale I Mains Exam Pattern
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam for Mains will be of a total of 200 marks of 2 hours. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
|1||Reasoning Paper||40||50||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|2||General Awareness Paper||40||40|
|3||Numerical Ability Paper||40||50|
|4||English/Hindi Language Paper||40||40|
|5||Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper||40||20|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale II Exam Pattern
There will be a single level exam for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Post. Selection will be made. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Single Examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.
Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.
IBPS RRB Exam Pattern For Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)
|2||Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation||40||50|
|4||English / Hindi Language*||40||40|
*Candidates will have the option to opt for English or Hindi Language Paper.
IBPS RRB Exam Pattern For Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
of 2 hours and 30
|2||Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation||40||40|
|4||English/ Hindi Language||40||20|
IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam Pattern
Time of 2 hours
|2||Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation||40||50|
|4||English/ Hindi Language||40||40|
IBPS RRB Syllabus
In this section, we will discuss the Syllabus for IBPS RRB exam subject-wise. Candidates can check the IBPS RRB Syllabus in the tables given below.
The subjects covered in the syllabus are as follows:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Hindi Language
- Computer Knowledge
- General Awareness
- Financial Awareness
The detailed IBPS RRB Syllabus for each section is given below. Candidates must refer to the syllabus and then start the preparation for the upcoming IBPS RRB exams.
Update: IBPS RRB has released the notification for RRB Clerk, Officer Scale Post on June 30th, 2020.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Reasoning Ability
The reasoning ability section comprises of logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for IBPS RRB reasoning syllabus are as follows:
|Odd man out||Analogy||Syllogism|
|Coding-Decoding||Blood Relation||Alphabet Test|
|Blood Relation||Series Test||Ranking and Time|
|Causes and Effects||Direction Test||Sitting Arrangements|
|Decision Making||Statement and Assumption||Figure Series|
|Assertion and Reason||Statement and Conclusion||Word Formation|
|Statements and Action Courses||Inequalities||Puzzles|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude
Among all the sections in the IBPS RRB exam, the quantitative aptitude section is one of the toughest and also the most scoring section. The detailed IBPS RRB syllabus for quantitative aptitude section is as given below:
|Number System||HCF and LCM||Profit and Loss|
|Decimal Fractions||Simple Interest||Compound Interest|
|Time and Work||Time and Distance||Average|
|Percentage||Ratio and Proportion||Data Interpretation|
|Permutation and Combination||Probability||Quadratic Equations|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: English / Hindi Language
Candidates tend to lose maximum marks in this section. So aspirants preparing for the IBPS RRB exams must prepare themselves well for the English section. The table below gives a list of the topics relevant to the IBPS RRB Syllabus for verbal ability:
|Reading Comprehension||Error Detection||Fill in the blanks|
|Rearrangement of Sentences||Cloze Test||Jumbled Words|
|Idioms||One word substitution||Phrase Substitution|
Since there is an option for Hindi and English in the IBPS RRB syllabus, there are certain topics that can be helpful for candidates opting for Hindi as a language:
|Fill in the blanks||Antonyms and Synonyms|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Computer Knowledge
The following topics are a part of the syllabus for the IBPS RRB exam:
|Computer Fundamentals||Computer Abbreviations|
|Software and Hardware Fundamentals||Shortcut Keys|
|Networking||Basic Knowledge of Internet|
|History of Computer||Security Tools|
|Number System and Conversions||Computer Languages|
|Internet||Input and Output Devices|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: General Awareness
The general awareness section in the IBPS RRB exams is one of the most scoring sections as this section requires no calculations and solutions. Hence candidates preparing for the IBPS RRB exams must carefully go through the IBPS RRB syllabus for General Awareness. Given below is the list of topics to be prepared for the general awareness section in the IBPS RRB exam:
|India and International Current Affairs||Banking Awareness|
|Countries and Currencies||National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries|
|Banking Terms and Abbreviations||Banking History|
|Books ad Authors||Agriculture|
|Government schemes||Government policies|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Financial Awareness
The following topics must be prepared for the financial awareness section in the IBPS RRB exam:
|Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy||Budget and Economic Survey|
|Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India||Bank Accounts and Special Individuals|
|Organizations Deposits Credit||Loans|
|Advanced Non Performing Assets||Asset Reconstruction Companies|
|NPAs||Restructuring of Loans|
|Bad Loans||Risk Management|
|BASEL I||BASEL II|
IBPS RRB Syllabus: Interview Process
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III will be subsequently called for an interview coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD. The interview will be conducted in select centers. The address of the centers will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.
The marks for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview for Officers Scale, I, II and III will be as per extant guidelines. Only by qualifying both in the Online Examination (Main/Single) and Common Interview with sufficiently high marks will candidates be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, the details of which will be made available on the official IBPS website.
IBPS RRB Syllabus: FAQ’s
Q 1. For which posts can I apply for IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. You can apply for the post of IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale I, II, and III. However, one can apply only for one post under Officer Scale.
Q 2. What is the duration and marks of the IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. IBPS RRB Prelims Exam will be of 45 minutes of 80 marks. The IBPS RRB Mains Exam will be of 200 marks of 2 hours. The duration is different for the IBPS Officer Scale Post.
Q 3. Is there negative marking for IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. There is negative marking for prelims, mains and single written test exams under RRB.
Q 4. Is there a sectional cut-off in IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is sectional cut off for the IBPS RRB exam for all the posts.