IBPS RRB Clerk syllabus and exam pattern are set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection ( IBPS). It carries the entire recruitment process in coordination with participating public sector rural banks.
The exam pattern of IBPS RRB Clerk occurs in two phases: Prelims and Mains.
The exam pattern is different for each stage of selection. Candidates who qualify in the prelims are called for the mains. There is no interview process in IBPS RRB Clerk recruitment. 100% weightage is given to the mains exam.
The final selection of candidates is made based on their performance in the mains exam. Shortlisted candidates are allotted posting in participating banks on the ranking they get after mains exams.
IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims syllabus is given below. Aspiring bankers should go through the topics carefully. IBPS RRB Clerk exam syllabus is more or less similar to other banking exam syllabus.
Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus for Prelims:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Puzzle||Simplification & Approximation||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphabets/ Alphanumeric Series/ Numeric Series||Number Series||Cloze Test|
|Direction sense||Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Ratio & Proportion, Partnership||Vocabulary Based|
|Inequalities||Percentage||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Mixtures & Alligations||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting|
|Input-Output||Average & ages||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Profit & Loss||Spelling Errors|
|Blood Relation||Time and work & Pipe and cistern||Word Replacement|
|Order and Ranking||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors|
|coding-decoding||Time & Distance, Boat & stream||Word Usage|
|Permutation, Combination &Probability||Idioms and Phrases|
|Mensuration (2D&3D)||Sentence Completion|
|Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet),|
|Reasoning||Data Analysis||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||Computer Aptitude||English Language|
|Puzzle||Simplification & Approximation||Current world news||Computer Fundamental||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphabets/ Alphanumeric Series/ Numeric Series||Number Series||Current India News||Computer Abbreviations||Cloze Test|
|Direction sense||Percentage||History concepts||Networking||Para jumbles|
|Inequalities||Average & ages||Indian geography knowledge||MS Office||Vocabulary Based|
|Seating Arrangement||Profit & Loss||RBI Policy||Internet||Fill in the blanks|
|Input-Output||Pipe and cistern & Time and work||Banking and Finance laws||Output & Input Devices||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting|
|Blood Relation||Compound Interest & Simple Interest||Database||Paragraph Completion|
|Order and Ranking||Distance & Time||Spelling Errors|
|coding-decoding||DI ( Line, mixed, pie missing, bar, caselet, arithmetic )||Word Replacement|
IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam pattern has two parts.
1. Single Online Test, and
The exam pattern is different for each stage of selection. Successful candidates in online exams will be called for the interview round. The final selection of candidates is made based on their performance in the online exam and interview. IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam pattern provides details regarding the overall structure of the exam, such as marking scheme, total marks, number of sections, and time duration.
Candidates preparing for IBPS RRB Scale 3 should understand that it’s a lengthy exam, and time management is required. Candidates must go through the exam pattern thoroughly to understand each section. It will help candidates plan and utilize their time.
Before beginning with the preparation for IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam it is advised that candidates must go through the exam pattern thoroughly to understand how they should utilize their time and secure a good ranking.
IBPS sets the pattern for the examination.
|Sr.||Name of Tests||No. of Qs||Maximum||Duration|
|1||Reasoning||40||40||Composite time of 45 minutes|
Main Examination (objective)
Office Clerk (Multipurpose)
Exam duration 120 Min.
|S. No.||Name of the Tests||Medium of Exam||No. of Q.||Max. Marks|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation||Eng/Hindi||40||50|
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examination)
In the Objective Tests, there will be a penalty for incorrect answers. One-fourth of the marks will be deducted from the overall score of the candidates for each incorrect answer. However, there will be no penalty if a question is left blank, that is if the candidate does not mark an answer.
The cut-off list is prepared by keeping the following points into consideration, which are as follows: