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We have lately so many articles related to IBPS RRB 2020 including its official notification, detailed exam pattern and syllabus, handwritten declaration, RRB Clerk and RRB PO study plan, previous year detailed analysis, important IBPS RRB 2020 exam day guidelines and many more, however there are aspirants which are still confused related to the entire selection procedure for IBPS RRB 2020 exam. In this article we are hopeful that we will be able to guide the candidates for the selection procedure steps for the upcoming IBPS RRB 2020 exam.

This article is basically to give the aspirants an idea as how many stages one needs to clear and what type of journey it will be. As far as the IBPS RRB 2020 selection process is concerned the entire journey starts from filling in the registration forms. The registration process for the same started on July 1, 2020 and for those who have not yet filled up the online form today is the last day to apply for 8,424 vacancies for both RRB Officer Scale I and Office Assistant. It is a golden opportunity for aspirants those who want to get into reputed banking jobs. Mentioning below is the complete selection procedure for IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB OA 2020.

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Selection Procedure

As far as the selection procedure for both RRB PO and RRB Clerk goes these are different. Let’s first talk about IBPS RRB PO selection procedure. The RRB Officer Scale I 2020 is a three phase recruitment process including Prelims, Mains and Interview. Mentioned below is the detailed exam pattern for RRB PO.

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1Reasoning4040*Composite Time of 45 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude4040* 
 Total8080 45 minutes


  • The composite time duration for RRB PO Prelims is 45 minutes.
  • There is no sectional timing
  • There is sectional cut off
  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Marks of Prelims will be considered only for the Mains Exam and not in the final selection.

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IBPS RRB PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

Aspirants those who are through with their IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam will get the chance to appear in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam. Mentioned is the IBPS RRB PO 2020 mains exam pattern:

S. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1Reasoning4050*Composite Time of 2 Hours
2Computer Knowledge4020* 
3General Awareness4040* 
4 a*English Language4040English 
4 b*Hindi Language4040Hindi 
5Quantitative Aptitude4050* 
 Total200200 2 Hours


  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Aspirants need to clear the overall & sectional cut-offs to qualify for the Interview.
  • Marks obtained in the Mains exam only will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and for the Final Merit List.
  • Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

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This is the final stage of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I recruitment process and those candidates who are selected in Mains will be called for the Interview. Marks scored in this section are considered for the final selection.

Important Points to Remember for IBPS RRB PO Selection Procedure

  • Prelims is just qualifying in nature and marks are not considered while preparing the final merit list.
  • The IBPS RRB PO Mains do not have any descriptive section
  • Moreover, there is a different section of Computer Ability which makes the knowledge of computers a must.

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IBPS RRB OA 2020 Selection Procedure

As far as the Office Assistant goes the IBPS RRB Clerk has only two stages that are the Prelims and Mains. There is no interview and the final merit list is prepared by the marks obtained by students in the Mains examination.

IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.SectionMedium of ExamNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning*4040Composite Time of 45 minutes
2Numerical Ability*4040


  • Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks.
  • Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  • Negative marking of 0.25 mark is applicable on each incorrectly answered questions.
  • In Prelims no sectional timing is there
  • Provision for sectional cut off is there

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IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

S. No.SectionMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning*4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Computer Knowledge*4020
3General Awareness*4040
4 a*English LanguageEnglish4040
4 b*Hindi LanguageHindi4040
5Numerical Ability*4050
Total2002002 hours


  • 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 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.
  • No descriptive section is there in Mains
  • Also, there is no Interview in IBPS RRB Clerk
  • Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

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Important Points to Remember for IBPS RRB 2020 Interview

Mentioned below are few important points which a candidate must remember at the time of IBPS RRB interview.

  • Print out of the IBPS RRB call letter is to be carried along.
  • Candidates must carry a photo id proof
  • Mark sheets of qualifications and other relevant documents are to be carried along and these should be dated before September 30, 2020
  • Experience certificates are to be carried if applicable.
  • Disability certificate is to be carried along issued by an authorized medical board.
  • Candidates need to mandatorily carry a copy of the Service or Discharge book in case if he is an Ex-serviceman.

These is a thorough selection process for both IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 examination. So, keep giving mock tests and stay ahead of other aspirants. Some important RRB PO & RRB Clerk 2020 PDFs:


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