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IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Examination has both two stage examination (For Scale I and Office Assistant) and single-stage examination (for Officer Scale II/Scale III). The preliminary exam has 2 sections – Reasoning and Numerical Ability and is of 45 mins duration. The Mains Exam and Single Stage exam (for Officer Scale II – GBO and Officer Scale III) and  follows the same pattern – a paper comprising 5 sections of 2 hours duration. Single Stage Exam for Officer Scale – II (specialist) will follow a different pattern. Read below for all the details.

IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Examination (objective) is conducted for Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I. The following is the pattern:

S. No.
Section
Question
Marks
Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Mains Exam/IBPS RRB Single Stage Exam

Mains Examination is conducted for Office Assistant(Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I and has same pattern as Single Stage Examination for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)/Officer Scale- III

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 (a) English
(b) Hindi
Language Paper*
40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200
* Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Exam Pattern for Single Stage Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours and 30 minutes is provided
2 Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation 40 50
3 (a) English
(b) Hindi
Language Paper*
40 40
4 Computer Knowledge 40 40
5 Financial Awareness 40
6 Professional Knowledge
Total 240 200
* Candidates can opt either 3 a or 3 b
  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.