IBPS RRB 2021: Exam Pattern ( for Prelims & Mains ) & Syllabus

IBPS RRB Officer 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the recruitment in Regional Rural Banks (RRB’s) through a national level exam annually. In this article, we will give full information about the Exam pattern & Syllabus for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam. The IBPS RRB exam will be conducted for recruitment to four different posts is given below:

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
  4. IBPS RRB Officer Scale III (Senior Manager
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Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021:

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The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is different from the exam pattern of Officer Grade. IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Exam will be conducted in two phases. There will be no interview to select for the Post.

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  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

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

Mains Exam Pattern:

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I, II & III:

IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I (PO) Exam is conducted in 3 different stages and the Officer Scale-II & III (SO) will be conducted through 2 stages:

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I (PO):

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III:

  • Mains Exam (Single Examination)
  • Interview Process

Exam Pattern:

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  • All the exams will be conducted through online mode and will be of objective type.
  • All sections (except English Language section & Hindi Language section) will be bilingual (i.e. will be asked in both English & Hindi).
  • There will be both sectional as well as overall cut-offs in IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I (PO) exam.
  • 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam Pattern 2021:

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

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
2 General Awareness 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

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 Language / Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200
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IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English Language / Hindi Language 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40
Total 240 200

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-III

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
English Language Paper / Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

Interview:

The last stage of the exam will be Interview for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III. Candidates who will clear the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III will be called for an interview. The interview will be of 100 marks and the interview will be conducted in select centers. The address of the centers will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

IBPS RRB 2021 Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Exam:

The syllabus is similar for Officer Scale-I (PO) and IBPS RRB Assistant (Clerk) exam for both Prelims & Mains. The IBPS RRB 2021 syllabus differs a little bit for Officers Scale II & III as compared to other exams. The detailed subject wise analysis of all subjects is given below:

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021:

The IBPS RRB 2021 is divided into 6 Parts:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness and
  • English Language / Hindi Language
  • Financial Awareness

IBPS RRB Syllabus for All Subjects

The subcategories of these five sections are mentioned below:

Subject Topics
Reasoning Syllabus
  • Number Series
  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement: Circular/Direction-based/MISC
  • Odd man out
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Alphabet Test
  • Ranking and Time
  • Causes and Effects
  • Direction Sense
  • Figure Series
  • Word Formation
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Statements and Action Courses
Quantitative Aptitude Or Numerical Ability Syllabus
  • Number System
  • Data Interpretation – Bar Graph, Line Graph & Pie chart
  • HCF & LCM
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Decimal & Fraction
  • Averages
  • Simplification
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Case Studies Charts and Graphs
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
General Awareness Syllabus
  • Current Affairs National & International
  • Sports Abbreviations
  • Currencies & Capitals
  • General Science
  • Government Schemes & Policies
  • Banking Awareness
  • RBI
  • National Parks & Sanctuaries
English Language or Hindi Language Syllabus
  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Grammar / Vyakaran
  • Spotting Errors
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Misspelled Words
  • Jumbled Words
  • Rearrangement of Sentence
  • Jumbled up sentences
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Cloze Tests
  • One word Substitution
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
Computer Knowledge Syllabus
  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computers
  • Future of Computers
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet
  • Networking Software & Hardware
  • Abbreviations Shortcut Keys
  • MS Office
  • Database
  • Security Tools
  • Virus
  • Hacking
  • Trojans Input and Output Devices
  • Computer Languages
Financial Awareness Syllabus
  • Current events in the Financial World
  • Monetary Policy
  • Budget
  • Economic Survey
  • Banking Reforms in India
  • Bank Accounts of Special Individuals Loans
  • Asset Reconstruction Companies
  • Non Performing Assets
  • Restructuring of Loans
  • Bad Loans
  • Risk Management
  • BASEL I
  • BASEL II
  • BASEL III
  • Organizations – RBI, SEBI, IMF, World Bank & Others

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