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IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern
April 12, 2021
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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 Exam Syllabus

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.

Table of Contents

Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus for Prelims:

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Syllabus

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),  
  Data sufficiency  

The complete IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Syllabus is discussed below:

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 Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam pattern has two parts.

1. Single Online Test, and

2. Interview.

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.

Preliminary Examination (objective)

Sr. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Duration
No. Marks
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
  Total 80 80  

Main Examination (objective)

Office Clerk (Multipurpose)

Exam duration 120 Min.

S. No. Name of the Tests Medium of Exam No. of Q. Max. Marks
1 Computer Awareness Eng/Hindi 40 20
2 Financial Knowledge Eng/Hindi 40 40
3 Reasoning Eng/Hindi 40 50
4 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Eng/Hindi 40 50
5a• Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5b• English Language English 40 40

  • Candidates can opt either 5 a or 5 b.

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.

Facts Related To IBPS Clerk Cut off

The cut-off list is prepared by keeping the following points into consideration, which are as follows:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Marking scheme of the exam
  • Trends of last year cut-off
  • Norms of Reservation

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