IBPS RRB Clerk/Office Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019

IBPS RRB Clerk/Office Assistant Exam Pattern & Syllabus: 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for the recruitment of IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale) with multiple posts IBPS RRB Officer Scale – I, II & III. Candidates can check detailed notification for RRB PO 2019 from the mentioned below link.

IBPS RRB PO 2019 will be conducted on 3rd & 4th August 2019 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam for the same will be conducted on 22nd September 2019. This year, a single exam will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III on 22nd September 2019.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Selection Procedure 2019: 

Candidates appearing for the post of Office Assistant have to go through 2 Phases in order to get shortlisted for Common Interview Round. First, candidates have to appear for IBPS RRB Prelims exam which is scheduled in September 2017. After the prelims conclude, a merit list is prepared by IBPS. The list will consist names of the shortlisted candidates. These candidates are then eligible to appear for Phase II which is IBPS RRB Mains. IBPS RRB Mains for this post is scheduled on November 11, 2017. Candidates qualifying the mains exam will then have to attend the common interview round. This round will be coordinated by Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS. 

Listed below are the highlights common to IBPS RRB Exam Patterns for Office Assistants:

  • Both the exams will be conducted in online mode
  • All the questions will be of objective type
  • Also, candidate will have an option to answer the questions in Hindi or English language.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • There is a provision of negative marking as well. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 or ¼ mark will be deducted. Also, no marks will be deducted for any unanswered question.
  • Candidates will be provisionally allotted on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the Main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Prelims (Office Assistant)

  • There will be a total of 2 sections namely Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Both sections will have 45 questions each.
  • The duration for IBPS Prelims is 45 minutes. 

Section Name

No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 40 


Numerical Ability

40 40
Total 80 Questions

80 Marks

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Mains (Office Assistant)

  • There will be a total of 5 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Hindi/ English Language and Computer Knowledge.
  • The duration for IBPS Mains is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Section Name

No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 40 


Numerical Ability

40 40
General Awareness 40


English Language*

40 40
Hindi Language* 40


Computer Knowledge

40 20
Total 200 Question

200 Marks

Candidates can opt either Hindi or English language section.

Candidates qualifying the Mains exam will then have to attend IBPS RRB Common Interview round. The interview will be conducted under the supervision of IBPS and NABARD. In this round, a candidate’s personality and communication skills will be examined.

Note:For the post of Office Assistants (multipurpose), marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for final merit listing.

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