IBPS RRB Syllabus 2020: Check Detailed Syllabus And Exam Pattern

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:

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
  4. 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. Candidates can check the prelims and mains level exam pattern and syllabus in the tables below:

IBPS RRB Syllabus: RRB Assistant Exam Pattern

Check IBPS RRB Assistant exam pattern for prelims and mains in the subsequent tables.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern

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
2 Numerical Ability English/Hindi 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
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
Total 200 200

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 Grade Exam is conducted in 3 different phases:

The preliminary Exam is common for Scale I, II and III Officer but the Mains Exam 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 Grade Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale I Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
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
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale II Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English / Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English/ Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40
Total 240 240

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Officer Scale III Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English/ Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

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:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language
  4. Hindi Language
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. General Awareness
  7. 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.

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
Age Problems Simplification Partnership
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
Antonyms Synonyms

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:

Vyakaran Error Spotting
Paragraphs Reading Comprehension
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
MS Office Database
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
RBI Sports
Finance Sports
Books ad Authors Agriculture
Fiscal Policies Budget
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
BASEL II ACCORDS

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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