IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To secure a position in a prestigious bank by passing the IBPS RRB, you have to follow the exam patterns and the syllabus. The pattern is decided by the body, which sets the selection procedure. For 2021, there have been no changes announced for the selection procedure.

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern Involves:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

However, this is not applicable to the candidates who are applying for the post of PO assistant. This is especially for Scale 1, 2, and 3. Candidates also need to start preparing in detail the three sections that take a considerable part of the syllabus.

So, let us have a look at the breakdown of this exam pattern for both prelims and Mains. Make sure you take a detailed look at the preparation for the IBPS Exam.

IBPS RRB Exam Patterns for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

IBPS RRB Exam patterns For The Post of Office Assistant
IBPS RRB ExamSectionsNumber of QuestionsMarksTime
PrelimsReasoning Ability404045 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040
MainsReasoning Ability40502 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude4050
Computer4020
General Awareness4040
English or Hindi4040

IBPS RRB Exam Patterns for the Post of Officer (Scale 1):

IBPS RRB Exam Patterns for the Post of Officer (Scale 1)
IBPS RRB ExamSectionsNumber of QuestionsMarksTime
PrelimsReasoning Ability404045 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040
MainsReasoning Ability40502 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude4050
Computer Knowledge4020
General Awareness4040
English or Hindi4040

All the candidates who are applying for the post of Scale II and III require appearing for the online exam once. From here, the successful candidates are shortlisted for the final round of interviews.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for the Post of Officer Scale 2 & 3 Exam
Test nameNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime
Quantitative Aptitude40502 Hours
Reasoning Ability  4050
Computer knowledge  4050
Financial Knowledge4040
English Language4040

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern For the post of Officer Scale 2 ( Specialist)

For the post of Officer Scale 2 ( Specialist)
Test nameNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime
Professional Knowledge40402 Hours and 30 Minutes
Reasoning4040
Financial Knowledge4040
Computer4020
Quantitative Aptitude4040
English or Hindi Language4020

When you are preparing for the exam, you must make sure that you are focusing on each section individually.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

SubjectSyllabus
ReasoningAlphabet Test
Analogy
Assertion and Reason
Blood Relation
Cause and Effect
Coding-Decoding
Data Sufficiency
Decision Making
Direction Test
Figure Series
Inequalities
Machine Input
Number Series
Odd man out
Puzzles
Ranking and Order
Seating Arrangement
Statement and Arguments
Statement and Assumption
Statement and Conclusion
Statements and Action Courses
Syllogism
Syllogism
Word Formation
Quantitative AptitudeAverages
Boat and Stream
Case Studies
Charts and Graphs
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie chart, etc.)
Decimal Fraction
HCF and LCM
Mixture and Allegation
Number System
Partnership
Percentage
Permutation and Combination
Pipes and Cistern
Probability
Problems on Age
Problems on Trains
Profit and Loss
Quadratic Equation
Ratio and Proportion
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Simplification
Time and Distance
Time and Work
English Language or Hindi LanguageAntonyms and Synonyms
Cloze Tests
Error Detection
Fill in the Blanks
Grammar / Vyakaran
Idioms and Phrases
Jumbled up sentences
Jumbled Words
Misspelled Words
One Word Substitution
Reading Comprehensions
Rearrangement of Sentence
Spotting Errors
General AwarenessBanking Awareness
Books and Authors
Budget
Cups and Trophies
Currencies and Capitals
Games and Sports
General Science
Government Schemes & Policies
Indian Banking System
National and International Current Affairs
National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
RBI
Computer KnowledgeAntivirus and Security Tools
Computer Languages
Database
Fundamentals of Computer
Future of Computers
Hacking
History of Computer
Input and Output Devices
Internet
MS Office
Number Systems (Binary, Octal, Decimal, Hexa-Decimal)
Shortcut Keys
Software and Hardware
Virus and Trojans
Financial AwarenessAsset Reconstruction Companies
Bad Loans
Bank Accounts of Special Individuals Loans
Banking and Banking Reforms in India
BASEL I
BASEL II
BASEL III
Budget
Current events in Financial World
Economic Survey
Monetary Policy
Non Performing Assets (NPA)
Organizations Updates (RBI, SEBI, IMF, World Bank, etc.)
Organizations Deposits Credits
Restructuring of Loans
Risk Management
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