IBPS RRB Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

The notification for IBPS RRB 2021 exam was released on June 7, 2021. IBPS RRB syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam but the prelims pattern is different from any other bank exams. In this article, we are talking about the syllabus and exam pattern of IBPS RRB 2021 exam for the post of Office Assistant (Clerk) and Officer Scale-I (PO), II & III.

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is a bit different for both IBPS RRB 2021 Officer and IBPS RRB 2021 Assistant Exam. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of both these exams separately.

IBPS RRB 2021 Official Notification Out: Check All Details

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern Officer Scale-I, II & III

IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I (PO) Exam is conducted in 3 different phases while the Officer Scale-II & III (SO) will be conducted through 2 phases.

Exam rounds for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I (PO):

Preliminary Exam

Mains Exam

Interview Process

Exam rounds for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III:

Mains Exam (Single Examination)

Interview Process

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2021- 17th October, Shift-1

IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

S. No.SectionQuestionMarksDuration
1.Reasoning404045 Minutes
2.Numerical Ability4040
Total8080-

The complete list of all the sections available for the mains Exam in different scales, i.e. Officer Scale I, II and III are discussed below.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern (Officer Scale-I) 2021

S. No.SectionQuestionMarks
1Reasoning Paper4050
2General Awareness Paper4040
3Numerical Ability Paper4050
4English Language / Hindi Language4040
5Computer Knowledge Paper4020
Total200200

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

S. No.SectionQuestionMarksDuration
1Reasoning Paper40502 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper4050
3Financial Awareness Paper4040
4English Language / Hindi Language4040
5Computer Knowledge Paper4020
 Total200200

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No.SectionQuestionMarksDuration
1Reasoning Paper4050Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes 
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper4050
3Financial Awareness Paper4040
4English Language / Hindi Language4020
5Computer Knowledge Paper4020
6Professional Knowledge Paper4040
Total240200

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-III

S. No.SectionQuestionMarksDuration
1Reasoning Paper40502 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper4050
3Financial Awareness Paper4040
4 AEnglish Language Paper4040
4 BHindi Language Paper4040
5Computer Knowledge Paper4020
     
 Total200200

All the exams will be held through online mode and will be of objective type.All sections (except English Language section & Hindi Language section) will be bilingual (i.e. will be asked in both English & Hindi). There will be both sectional as well as overall cut offs in IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I (PO) exam. 1/4th marks will be deducted for every answer attempted wrong by a candidate in IBPS RRB 2021 Exam.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern(Clerk)

IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant (Clerk) Exam is conducted in 2 different phases which are given below:

Exam rounds for IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk):

Preliminary Exam

Mains Exam

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

A composite time of 45 minutes is provided to candidates to complete two sections namely Reasoning and Numerical Ability. Candidates must clear the cut-off of each section. The cut-off for each section is decided by the team of IBPS depending on the level of difficulty of the paper

Serial No.Section NameMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMinimum MarksDuration
1.ReasoningEnglish/Hindi4040A composite time of 45 mins
2.Numerical AbilityEnglish/Hindi4040
 Total 8080 

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

S. No.SectionQuestionMarks
1Reasoning Paper4050
2General Awareness Paper4040
3Numerical Ability Paper4050
4English Language / Hindi Language4040
5Computer Knowledge Paper4020
Total200200

Note: There is no interview for IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant exam. The final selection will be based on marks obtained by a candidate in mains exam of RRB Clerk.
1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer attempted by a candidate.

Now that we have discussed the detailed exam pattern of IBPS RRB 2021 Exam, let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of IBPS RRB 2021 Exam.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021 for Prelims & Mains Exam

The syllabus of Officer Scale-I (PO) is almost similar to that of IBPS RRB Assistant (Clerk) exam for both Prelims & Mains. The IBPS RRB 2021 syllabus differs a little bit for Officers Scale II & III as compare to other exams. The detailed subject wise analysis on all subjects is given below:

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021

The IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant (Clerk) & Officer Scale-I (PO) Exam Syllabus majorly falls into five sections:

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer Knowledge

General Awareness and

English Language / Hindi Language

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) and Officer Scale-III 2021 Exam Syllabus majorly falls into five sections:

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Computer Knowledge

Financial Awareness and

English Language / Hindi Language

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) 2021 Exam Syllabus majorly falls into five sections:

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Computer Knowledge

Professional Knowledge and

English Language / Hindi Language

IBPS RRB Syllabus for All Subjects

The subcategories of these five sections are mentioned below:

Subject Syllabus & Topics 
Reasoning Syllabus Puzzles - Seating Arrangement: Circular/Direction-based/MISC
Number Series
Odd man out 
Coding-Decoding
Blood Relation 
Analogy
Syllogism 
Alphabet Test
Ranking and Time 
Causes and Effects
Direction Sense
Figure Series
Word Formation 
Statement and Assumption 
Assertion and Reason
Statement and Conclusion
Statement and Arguments 
Statements and Action Courses 
Quantitative Aptitude Or Numerical Ability Syllabus Number System 
Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Graph & Pie chart
HCF & LCM 
Profit & Loss 
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Decimal & Fraction
Averages
Simplification
Partnership 
Percentages
Ratio & Proportion
Averages 
Case Studies Charts and Graphs 
Permutation & Combination 
Probability 
General Awareness Syllabus Current Affairs National & International
Sports Abbreviations
Currencies & Capitals 
General Science
Government Schemes & Policies 
Banking Awareness
RBI
National Parks & Sanctuaries 
English Language or Hindi Language Syllabus Reading Comprehensions
Grammar / Vyakaran
Spotting Errors
Fill in the Blanks 
Misspelled Words
Jumbled Words 
Rearrangement of Sentence
Jumbled up sentences
Idioms and Phrases
Cloze Tests 
One word Substitution 
Antonyms and Synonyms 
Computer Knowledge Syllabus Fundamentals of Computer
History of Computers 
Future of Computers 
Basic Knowledge of Internet 
Networking Software & Hardware
Abbreviations Shortcut Keys
MS Office 
Database
Security Tools
Virus
Hacking
Trojans Input and Output Devices
Computer Languages 
Financial Awareness Syllabus Current events in Financial World
Monetary Policy
Budget
Economic Survey 
Banking Banking Reforms in India 
Bank Accounts of Special Individuals Loans 
Asset Reconstruction Companies 
Non Performing Assets
Restructuring of Loans
Bad Loans 
Risk Management 
BASEL I 
BASEL II 
BASEL III 
Organisations - RBI, SEBI, IMF, World Bank & Others 

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q1. What is IBPS RRB syllabus?

Answer: IBPS RRB syllabus covers Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Hindi/English Language for both Prelims & Mains exam. So a candidate need to study all these subjects.

Q2. What is the difference between the syllabus of IBPS RRB PO and Clerk exam?

Answer: No difference in the syllabus, the topics remain the same, the difference lies in the difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam.

Q3. Does IBPS RRB have interview?

Answer: There is no interview round for Office Assistant posts but a interview will be the part of the seletion process for the post of Officers Scale I, II and Scale III.

Q4. Can I Apply for both IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I and Office Assistant?

Answer: Yes, if you meet the eligibility criteria of both the posts, you apply online for both posts.

Q5. Is there negative marking in the IBPS RRB exam?

Answer: There will be a 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 (1/4th) assigned to that question will be deducted.

Q6. Are the marks obtained in prelims exam considered for calculating the final selection?

Answer: No, only the marks scored in the mains and interview round will be considered for final selection.

Q7. Is there any sectional cut off for each section in IBPS RRB exam?

Answer: Yes, Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Prelims and Mains examination to be considered to be shortlisted for next round.