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Today an authentic looking notification is being circulated on social media that has all details of IBPS RRB 2017. 56 Regional Rural Banks are participating in CWE VI as per this notification.

IBPS RRB syllabus Officer Scale 1 syllabus and exam pattern for Mains 2017 will be updated whenever the official notification is out. As the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 syllabus & exam pattern remains almost unchanged so, you can go through it below. 

As you all know, from last year, IBPS made some changes in the pattern of the RRB Officer Scale I & Office Assistant exam. A new scheme of selection was introduced from the last recruitment onwards. Many candidates have queries regarding the Syllabus and Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB Prelim Exam. To make the best out of this opportunity, we are sharing the detailed pattern and expected IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 syllabus.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern for Preliminary phase

The Selection Process of the IBPS RRB Exam consists of 3 phases which are given below:

  1. Phase I: Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test)
  2. Phase II: Online Mains Examination (Objective Test)
  3. (iii) Phase III: Interview

  • IBPS RRB Prelims Exam is of qualifying nature.
  • Marks obtained in IBPS RRB mains examination only will be counted for interview call.
  • Final merit list will be made on the basis of total marks obtained in Mains exam & Interview.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in prelims & mains.
  • There will be sectional as well as over-all cut off in prelims & mains both, so make sure you check IBPS RRB cut off 2016. 
  • There is no Descriptive test in phase II of the IBPS RRBs V Exam.

Pattern of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Exam 

The IBPS RRB prelim exam will have total 80 questions which will be spread over two section which includes - Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the exam is 45 minutes. The rule of sectional & overall cutoff implies in the prelim exam. The marks secured in IBPS RRB Phase I (Prelim Exam) will not be counted for the purpose of final Selection. This is a qualifying round.

Name of Test No. of Questions No. of Marks Time Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern Mains

S. No. Name of test Medium of test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1. Reasoning  Hindi/ English 40 40
2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/ English 40 40
3. General Awareness Hindi/ English 40 40
4. (a)* English Language English 40 40
4. (b)* Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5. Computer Knowledge Hindi/ English 40 40
Total 200 200
* Candidates can opt for either 4(a) or 4(b) in exam. 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Syllabus

Though, it is in trend now to change the pattern in almost every exam. But the topics don't change much. So here we are listing the expected topics of each of the sections from which the questions can be asked.

I. Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangement- Circular
  • Seating Arrangement- Linear
  • Puzzle - Floor based, days based, colour, etc.
  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding / Alphanumeric Series
  • Miscellaneous - Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Blood relation
  • Inequality

II. Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation - Table Chart, Bar Chart / Line Graph
  • Miscellaneous questions from different topics like - Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance
  • Quadratic Equation.

III. English/ Hindi Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles

IV. General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (last 3-4 months)
  • Static GK
  • Banking Awareness

V. Computer Knowledge

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Powerpoint, Excel & Access
  • Memory
  • Input-Output Devices
  • Computer Shortcuts
Note: The level of both Officer Scale 1 & Office Assistant Exam will be easy.
At last - The success mantra to crack IBPS RRB prelims is to attempt and mark the answer with 100% accuracy. Speed & time management will also play a vital role in cracking the exam. All you need is to solve questions and practice the Mock tests with fixed time duration. After each mock test, analyse where you lack, in which section and questions you are doing mistakes. Try not to repeat the same mistake in next test. 

All the best for your exams.
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