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IBPS RRB Scale 2: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

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IBPS RRB Scale 2: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips
April 12, 2021
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IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS decides the syllabus and exam pattern.  The IBPS includes three stages – Prelims, Mains, Interviews.  Candidates who clear all the three stages get selection.  While those who fail to clear any of these stages cannot secure selection in the IBPS.  IBPS released the syllabus and exam pattern in the official notification.  Candidates must visit the official website of IBPS – http://www.ibps.in to check the exam pattern and syllabus of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam.

 

Particulars Details
Number of Stages 3 (Prelims, Mains, Interviews)
Duration of Prelims Exam 60 minutes
Duration of Mains Exam 210 minutes
Type of Questions Objective (MCQ)
Exam Mode Online

Table of Contents

 

IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam Pattern – Prelims

The syllabus of the prelims exam differs from the mains exam.  The level of difficulty of questions also differs.  IBPS conducts the exam in online mode.  Candidates have to appear for the online written exam.  The marks of the prelims exam are not included in the final result.  Prelims exam is of qualifying nature.

  • The prelims exam is held in online mode.  There is no other mode to appear for the prelims exam.
  • The prelims exam includes three sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning.
  • The time allotted to complete the prelims exam is one hour.  Candidates have to finish the exam in the given time.
  • The prelims exam includes Objective Type Questions.  Each question carries four options.  Candidates have to choose the right option from the given options.
  • Each question carries one mark and negative marks will be rewarded for giving wrong answers. A penalty of 0.25 marks is imposed for giving incorrect answers.
  • The medium for giving the exam is English and Hindi.  However, the questions of English Sections will be asked in English Language only.
  • Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam carefully.  There would be a sectional cut-off to qualify for the exam.

 

Section Questions Marks Time
English 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 

IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam Pattern – Mains

  • The mains exam is held in both offline and online mode.
  • The mains exam includes four sections – English, Data Interpretation, Reasoning and Computer, Banking Awareness.
  • It also includes a descriptive paper having two questions – Letter and Essay Writing.
  • The mains exam includes both Objective and Descriptive Type Questions.
  • The duration to complete the Objective Questions is 3 hours or 180 minutes.  The duration to complete the descriptive paper is 30 minutes.
  • There will be a sectional time limit to finish the exam.
  • There will be a sectional cut-off for each section.
  • Candidates who score higher in the mains exam will be called for the Interview.

 

Mains Exam Section Questions Marks Time Medium
Objective English 35 40 40 minutes English
Data Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes English and Hindi
Reasoning and Computer 45 60 60 minutes English and Hindi
Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes English and Hindi
Descriptive Essay and Letter writing 2 25 30 minutes English

 

Exam Pattern for Interview

  • Candidates who clear the mains exam are called for an interview round.  Marks will be given for interviews as well.
  • The interview round carries 100 marks.  The final result will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored in the interview round.
  • The interview carries 20% weightage in the final result.  Candidates cannot take this stage lightly.
  • In this round, the overall personality and academic expertise of the candidates are assessed by the interviewers.
  • The interview round is held in offline mode.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories need to score at least 35% marks in the interview round.
  • Candidates belonging to the General/OBC/EWS categories need to score at least 40% marks in the interview round.

 

IBPS RRB Scale 2 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation for IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam, candidates must go through the syllabus and pattern of the exam carefully.  The syllabus of the prelims exam differs from the mains exam.  Candidates who have good knowledge of the syllabus can score high in the exam.  A detailed syllabus of the exam is available in the official notification released by the IBPS on 7th June 2021.  The prelims exam is the primary selection.  Candidates who clear the prelims exam can appear for the mains exam.  The mains exam is of high importance.  The marks secured in the mains exam are included in the final result.  After the mains exam, an interview round is held to assess the overall personality of the candidates.

 

Syllabus of Prelims Exam

 

English Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning
Comprehension Simplification Blood Relations
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Direction Sense Test
Para jumbles Work and Time Puzzles
Error Spotting Speed and Distance Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Simple and Compound Interest Seating Arrangements
Idioms and Phrases Mensuration Syllogism
Synonyms and Antonyms Algebra Coding and Decoding

 

Syllabus of Mains Exam

 

English Quantitative Aptitude Banking and General Awareness  Reasoning and Computer Awareness
Comprehension Simplification History Input Devices Blood Relations
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Geography Output Devices Seating Arrangement
Para jumbles Work and Time Polity Processors Direction Test
Error Spotting Speed and Distance Finance Computer Hardware Syllogism
Fill in the blanks Simple and Compound Interest Economics Computer Software Puzzles
Idioms and Phrases Mensuration Current Affairs Internet and Networking Ranking
Synonyms and Antonyms Algebra Static GK MS Office Coding/Decoding

 

Recommended Books

The primary stage to prepare for any exam is the right selection of books.  There are numerous books available in the market.  A book is the only source to dig depth knowledge about a particular subject.  Before preparing for the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam candidates need to keep certain things in mind.  Candidates must buy books that contain the whole syllabus.  As there is a different syllabus for both prelims and mains exam.  Candidates must buy books that consist of all the important topics.  Do not buy separate books for each topic as it would time consuming.  Before buying, books candidates must have complete knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern.  Candidates must buy books that contain questions about the latest pattern.

 

Recommended Books for Prelims and Mains Exam

 

Sections Books
English General English by SP Bakshi, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Quantitative  Aptitude Aptitude by Arun Sharma,  Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Reasoning Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Computer Computer Awareness by Lucent
General Awareness Lucent

 

Preparation Tips

  • Before starting the preparation, candidates must go through the syllabus and exam pattern of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam.  It will help you understand the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Candidates must prepare according to the latest exam pattern.
  • Candidates must follow the books of the latest edition that carries questions of the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Aspiring candidates must study the previous year’s papers.  Previous years’ papers give the idea of the form of questions being asked by IBPS over the years.
  • Candidates must attempt as many mock tests as they can.  A mock test helps you assess your performance in the exam.  It helps you proceed in the right direction.

 

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FAQ

Q. How many sections are there in IBPS RRB Scale 2 Prelims Exam?

A.   A total of three sections are there in the prelims exam – English, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.  A duration of 60 minutes (1 Hour) is given to finish the exam.

 

Q. Is there a negative marking in IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam?

A.   Yes, there will be a negative marking in the prelims exam.  A penalty of 0.25 marks will be rewarded for giving wrong answers.  Candidates need to be careful while answering the questions.

 

Q. Is there a sectional cut-off in IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam?

A.    Yes, there will be a sectional cut-off in both prelims and mains exams.  Candidates have to score high in sections to meet the sectional cut-off.

 

Q. What is the time duration to complete the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Mains Exam?

A.   Candidates have to finish the Objective Questions in 3 Hours.  A duration of 30 minutes will be given to complete the descriptive paper having two questions – Letter and Essay Writing.

 

Q5. How many marks will be given in the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Interview?

A.  The interview round carries 100 marks.  The interview round will have 20% weightage in the final result.

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