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IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Prelims, Main and Interview

Jun 12, 2018 10:29 IST
    IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
    IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

    Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IBPS RRB 2018 Officers Scale - I (or IBPS RRB PO) and Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk) posts is available here. This year, 10000+ vacancies will be filled through IBPS RRB Recruitment 2018.

    Candidates who are planning to appear for IBPS RRB 2018 recruitment exam must go through the latest IBPS RRB Syllabus 2018 and its Exam Pattern for effective preparation.

    Table of Contents

    Important Dates: IBPS RRB 2018 Recruitment (Prelims, Mains and Interview)

    IBPS RRB Office Assistant (also known as IBPS RRB Clerk): Exam Pattern 2018

    IBPS RRB Office Assistant: Syllabus 2018

    IBPS RRB Officer - Scale I (also known as IBPS RRB PO): Exam Pattern 2018

    IBPS RRB Officer - Scale I: Syllabus 2018

    IBPS RRB 2018 Recruitment: Important Dates:

    Post

    Exam

    Date

    Office Assistant

    Prelims

    19.08.2018, 25.08.2018 and 01.09.2018

    Office Assistant

    Mains

    07.10.2018

    Officer Scale I

    Prelims

    11.08.2018, 12.08.2018 and 18.08.2018

    Officers Scale I, II & III

    Mains

    30.09.2018

    Officers Scale I, II & III

    Interview

    November

    There will be no interview for office assistant post and there will be no preliminary exam for Officer Scale-II & III posts.

    For complete details about all the important dates, eligibility criteria, educational qualification and experience, how to apply, etc., please refer this article.

    IBPS RRB Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk) Exam Pattern 2018:

    IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk 2018) exam will be conducted in 2 phases:

    • Preliminary Exam

    • Main Exam

    There will be no interview for this post.

    Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam of IBPS RRB Office Assistant (or IBPS RRB Clerk)

    It’s a computer-based exam in which 80 objective questions (40 from reasoning section and 40 from numerical ability section) are asked. Candidates get 45 minutes to attempt all the questions.

    Name of Tests (Medium of Exam )

    No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

    Duration

    Reasoning (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Composite time of 45 Minutes

    Numerical Ability (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Total

    80 Questions (80 Marks)

     

    IBPS RRB 2018 Main Exam (objective)

    It will be a computer-based exam in which 200 objective questions will be asked. Candidates will get 2 hours to attempt all the questions.

    Name of Tests (Medium of Exam)

    No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

    Duration

    Reasoning (English/Hindi)

    40 (50)

    Composite time of 2 Hours

    Numerical Ability (English/Hindi)

    40 (50)

    General Awareness (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Computer Knowledge (English/Hindi)

    40 (20)

    (a)# English Language (English)

    40 (40)

    (b)# Hindi Language (Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Total

    200 Questions (200 Marks)

     

    # Candidates can opt either (a) or (b).

    IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus 2018 (or IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus 2018)

    Reasoning:

    Odd man out  

    Analogy

    Syllogism   

    Coding-Decoding

    Blood Relation

    Alphabet Test

    Series Test

    Number

    Ranking and Time

    Causes and Effects

    Direction Sense Test

    Sitting Arrangements

    Decision Making

    Statement and Assumption

    Figure Series

    Assertion and Reason

    Statement and Conclusion

    Word Formation

    Numerical Ability:

    Number System  

    HCF and LCM

    Decimal Fraction

    Profit and Loss

    Simple Interest

    Compound Interest

    Time and Work

    Time and Distance

    Averages

    Simplification

    Partnership     

    Percentages

    Ratio and Proportion

    Averages

    Case Studies  

    Charts and Graphs

    Permutation and Combination (Generally not asked in clerk level exams)

    Probability (Generally not asked in clerk level exams)

    English Language:

    Spotting Errors

    Commonly Misspelled Words

    Jumbled Words

    Phrase Substitution

    Fill in the Blanks

    Jumbled up sentences

    Idioms and Phrases

    Cloze Tests

    Comprehension

    One word Substitution

    Hindi Language:

    Vyakaran

    Spoting Errors

    Paragraph Based Questions

    Vilom & Paryayvachi shabd

    Computer Knowledge:

    Computer Fundamentals

    Basic Abbreviations

    Software & Hardware Fundamentals 

    Shortcut Keys

    Networking

    Basic Knowledge of Internet

    MS Office      

    History and Future of Computers

    Database   

    Security Tools

    Virus, Hacking, Trojans

    General Awareness

    Countries and Currencies

    Current Affairs

    Largest in India and world

    Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

    Budget and Economic Survey

    Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

    Bank Accounts of Special Individuals

    Organisations Deposits Credit

    Loans       

    Non Performing Assets 

    Risk Management

    BASEL      

    ACCORDS

    IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern (or IBPS RRB PO 2018 Exam Pattern)

    IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant Exam (IBPS RRB Clerk 2018) will be conducted in 3 phases:

    • Preliminary Exam

    • Mains Exam

    • Interview

    Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Prelims

    In prelim exam, candidates need to solve 80 questions in 45 minutes. This will be a computer based test.

    Name of Tests (Medium of Exam )

    No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

    Duration

    Reasoning (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Composite time of 45 Minutes

    Quantitative Aptitude (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Total

    80 Questions (80 Marks)

     

    Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Main

    In main exam, candidates need to solve 200 questions in two hours.

    Name of Tests (Medium of Exam)

    No. of Questions (Max. Marks)

    Duration

    Reasoning (English/Hindi)

    40 (50)

    Composite time of 2 Hours

    Quantitative Aptitude (English/Hindi)

    40 (50)

    General Awareness (English/Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Computer Knowledge (English/Hindi)

    40 (20)

    (a)# English Language (English)

    40 (40)

    (b)# Hindi Language (Hindi)

    40 (40)

    Total

    200 Questions (200 Marks)

     

    # Candidates can opt either (a) or (b).

    Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I: Interview

    There is specific pattern for the interview. In the interview, generally, questions from current affairs and general banking are asked. However, there are some important things that candidates should know about IBPS RRB Interview.

    • The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview for Officers will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

    • The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre.

    • The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I.

    IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Syllabus (or IBPS RRB PO 2018 Syllabus)

    Most of the topics given in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I syllabus are similar to the syllabus of IBPS RRB Office Assistant.

    However, the difficulty level of questions asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I is quite high.

    The important topics from which questions have been frequently asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exams are given below:

    Reasoning:

    Alphabet

    Alphanumeric Series

    Analogy

    Blood Relation

    Classification

    Coding-decoding

    Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)

    Syllogism

    Time and Sequence Test

    Statements and Assumptions

    Statements and Arguments

    Statements and Conclusion

    Cause and Effect

    Course of Action

    Data Sufficiency

    Puzzle

    Inequalities

    Input - Output

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Tabular Graph

    Line Graph

    Pie Chart

    Bar Graph

    Mixed Graph

    Data Sufficiency

    Probability

    Permutation and Combination

    Number system

    Approximation

    HCF and LCM of Numbers

    Problems based on age

    Percentages

    Ratio and proportion

    Average

    Mixture and Allegations

    Time and Work

    Pipe and Cistern

    Speed, Distance and time

    Partnership

    Simple and Compound Interest

    Permutation and Combination

    Profit, Loss and Discount

    Mensuration

    English Language:

    Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

    Fill in the blanks

    Error Spotting

    Cloze Test

    Para Jumbles

    Sentence Improvement

    Word Association

    Verbal Ability

    Vocabulary

    Grammar

    Hindi Language:

    Paragraph Based Questions

    Spotting Errors

    Vyakaran

    Vilom & Paryayvachi shabd

    Computer Knowledge:

    History and Future of Computers

    Fundamentals of Computer

    Basic Abbreviations Related to Computers

    Software & Hardware Fundamentals 

    Shortcut Keys

    Basic Knowledge of Internet

    Networking

    MS Office    

    History of Computers

    Database  

    Security Tools

    Virus, Hacking, Trojans etc.

    General Awareness:

    Country and capital

    Airports and ports in India

    Tallest and biggest in India and the world

    First in the world as well as in India

    Indian constitution

    Culture of India

    Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

    Important Government Schemes

    Important National and International days

    Sports

    Awards and Honors

    Latest Events etc.

    Currency of countries etc

    Banking in India

    Banking terminology

    Bank headquarters

    Slogans of banks

    Regulatory bodies in India

    Main function of RBI etc

    Overview of Indian Financial System

    History of Indian banking system

    Fiscal and monetary policy

    Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like – RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

    International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.

    Important:

    Penalty for Wrong Answers (applicable to all – Preliminary, Main and Single Level Examinations)

    • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Exams.

    • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate (1/4) or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

    • If a question is left blank, i.e. zero or no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

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