IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

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Sep 8, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The pattern of the exam has not seen any changes i.e. it will remain similar to that of previous years’ pattern. Having a clear idea about the pattern will help a candidate to prepare for IBPS RRB exam in a better way. The exam will be taking place in 3 stages for the post of Office assistant exam and in 4 stages for the post of Officer.

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be 3 stages for the selection of Office Assistant: Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test. The exam pattern of each is given below:

Prelims Exam - Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

The following is the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern
Test Name Medium of Exam Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper Hindi/English 40 40 45 Min.
IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper Hindi/English 40 40
Total - 80 80 -

Mains Exam - Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

The exam pattern for the Mains exam - Office Assistant (Multipurpose) is given below.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
IBPS RRB General Awareness Paper 40 40
IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
RRB English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
RRB Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200 -

IBPS RRB 2021 Prelims Exam - Officer Scale-I

The exam will be of 4 stages for the post of Officer. The rounds are Prelims, Mains, Interview and Language Proficiency Test. For officer scale II and III, prelims will not be there. The exam pattern for each stage is as follows:

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam Pattern
Test Name Medium of Exam Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper Hindi/English 40 40 45 Min.
IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper Hindi/English 40 40
Total - 80 80 -

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam - Officer Scale-I

The exam pattern for the Mains exam - Officer Scale-I is given below.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam Pattern
Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
IBPS RRB General Awareness Paper 40 40
IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
RRB English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
RRB Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200 -

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam - Officer Scale-II

The exam pattern for the Mains exam - Officer Scale-II is given below.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Mains Exam Pattern
Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
IBPS RRB General Awareness Paper 40 50
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
RRB English Language Paper 40 40
RRB Hindi Language Paper 40 40
RRB Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200 -

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam - Officer Scale-III

The exam pattern for the Mains exam - Officer Scale-III is given below.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Mains Exam Pattern
Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
English Language Paper 40 40
Hindi Language Paper 40 40
Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200 -

Interview

An interview will be conducted for the post of officers. The attributes that are going to be tested in the interview are communication skills and confidence of the candidate. The questions asked will range from personal to Banking to general awareness.

Language Proficiency

This exam's format is not fixed. The candidate can be given a task to write an essay in the local language or may be asked questions from a paragraph in the local language. It is qualifying in nature.

Note:

  • Language: All IBPS RRB Tests/sections except Hindi/English will be bilingually available for attempting i.e. in Hindi and English. Candidates can choose between English and Hindi Language paper for IBPS RRB Mains Online Exam.

  • Shortlisting: Candidates who have been shortlisted in the mains examination for the post of Officers Scale I and the single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III under CRP-RRB-VI will subsequently be called for an Interview.

  • Final Score: The combined final score of candidates is arrived based on the scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination.

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

  • Interview Location: The request to change the interview location will not be considered by IBPS RRB. However, IBPS may change the date, location of the interview under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

  • Call letter: The call letter for the interview has to be downloaded from the official website only. The call letter will not be sent via post.

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