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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale 1) Recruitment is complete in 3 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Personal Interview

Let us go through the exam pattern for Prelims & Mains one by one.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of Ques.Maximum MarksDuration
Reasoning4040Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Total 8080

Note: Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off. Candidates will be qualified based on the number appearing and the vacancies released

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.Reasoning40502 hours
2.Computer Knowledge4020
3.General Awareness4040
4.a.English LanguageEnglish4040
4.b.Hindi LanguageHindi4040
5Quantitative Aptitude4050
 Total 200200
Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Note: One fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to a question will be deducted as penalty.

Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit listing.

Candidates will have to clear the sectional cut-off for each section along with the over cut-off score to be eligible for Interview Round.

IBPS RRB PO Interview

i. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Interview round based on their Marks in the IBPS RRB PO Main Examination only.

ii. The Total Marks allotted to the Interview Round is 100.

iii. It will be a Face to Face Interview to be conducted by a panel of Experts and Bank Officials.

iv. The Ratio of Marks scored in Main Exam and Interview round will be 80:20 for calculating the score for Final Selection.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Recruitment will have 2 stages -:

  1. Single Stage Online Exam
  2. Personal Interview

Single Level Exam (General Banking Officer)

Sr. No.Name of TestMedium of ExamNo. of Ques.Maximum MarksDuration
1.ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite time of 2 hours
2.Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
3.Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
4a.English LanguageEnglish4040
4b.Hindi LanguageHindi4040
5.Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
Hindi/English4050
 Total 200200

1.2 Single Level Exam (Specialist Cadre)

Sr. No.Name of TestMedium of ExamNo. of Ques.Maximum MarksDuration
1.Professional KnowledgeHindi/English4040Composite time of
2 hours & 30 minutes
2.ReasoningHindi/English4040
3.Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
4. aEnglish LanguageEnglish4020
4.b.Hindi LanguageHindi4020
5.Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
6.Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
Hindi/English4040
 Total 240200

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants
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FAQs

Will there be anything new in this year’s IBPS RRB Notification when compared to IBPS RRB 2021 notification?

No, we don't think that there will be any major change in IBPS RRB 2022 Notification when compared to the 2021 Notification. However, if there will be any changes it will be updated once the RRB PO 2022 notification gets released.

For what all posts will IBPS conduct the RRB-X exam? +

IBPS will conduct RRB-X examination for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose).

Can I apply for both: RRB Clerk & RRB PO posts? +

A candidate can apply for the Post of RRB Clerk/Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of RRB PO/Officer Scale 1. However, a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. either for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III.

What is the Application fee for applying to RRB Clerk & RRB PO? +

The details of application fee are below: Officer Scale I – Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. – Rs. 850/- for all others Office Assistant (Multipurpose) -Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates. – Rs. 850/- for all others

What is the educational qualification required for both RRB Clerk & RRB PO? +

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. Please note that there is no minimum percentage required to apply for RRB Clerk or RRB PO.

Can I apply for a state other than my home state? +

Yes, a candidate can apply for any state he/she wants, however, upon selection he/she will be posted in the RRB’s that particular state only. For eg: A candidate from Madhya Pradesh can apply from Uttar Pradesh, however upon selection he will be posted in RRBs located in UP only.

Is there any local language requirement as well? +

Yes, candidates need to know the local language as prescribed by the respective RRB of a state. So, candidates are advised to take a well-deliberated call. Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ school would be considered proficient in that local language. If not he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency.

Is there any negative marking in the prelims and Mains stage? +

Yes, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that particular question will be deducted as a penalty if the question is answered incorrectly. However, unattempted answers will not attract any penalty.

What is the final selection criteria for RRB PO and RRB Clerk? +

For RRB Clerk- Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. For RRB PO- Candidates will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for the interview. Final merit will be based on the performance of both Mains and Interview.

Will I be allowed to carry & wear mask inside the examination hall? +

Please be informed that wearing a mask is compulsory to take the exam.

Is Aarogya Setu app compulsory to take the exam? +

A Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed on his mobile phone. The Aarogya Setu status must show candidate’s risk factor. A candidate will have to display this status to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue.

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