IBPS RRB Office Scale (PO) Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019: 

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.

Selection Procedure

The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2019, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

The recruitment procedure for the Scale I (Assistant Managers) posts involves three stages that is PrelimsMains and Interview round

For Officers Scale I, candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority.

Preliminary Examination (Objective)

Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Qs Maximum

Marks

Duration
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
Total 80 80

Noe: Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Main Examination (Objective) Officer Scale-I

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of

Questions

Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50  

Composite Time of 2 hours

2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 a English Language English 40 40
4 b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

Note: Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

RRB Officer Scale-II

Candidates applying for Scale II will have to appear for a single online examination. Then via the online exam, he/ she will be shortlisted to appear for Common Interview for final recruitment in various RRBs. The interview will be coordinated by Nodal RRBs with the help of NABARD and IBPS. Scale II has 2 posts to offer which are as follows:

  • Scale II – General Banking Officer
  • Scale II –  Specialist Cadre

The exam pattern for Scale II of IBPS RRB is different in terms of sections and timings. Mentioned below are the patterns for both the posts.

Exam Pattern for General Banking Officer

  • It will be conducted in online mode i.e. it will be a Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • The questions will be of objective type
  • The exam will have 5 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Finance Awareness, English/ Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge.
  • There is a provision of negative marking as well. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks or ¼ mark will be deducted.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hours (120 minutes)
Section Name No. of Questions Total Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 40 50
Finance Awareness 40 40
English Language* 40 40
Hindi Language* 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 Question 200 Marks

*Candidates can opt either Hindi or English language section.

Exam Pattern for Specialist Cadre

  • It will be conducted in online mode i.e. it will be a Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • The questions will be of objective type
  • The exam will have 6 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Finance Awareness, English/ Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge and Professional Knowledge.
  • There is a provision of negative marking as well. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks or ¼ mark will be deducted.
  • The duration of exam is 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)

Tabulated below is the distribution of questions as per the sections.

Section Name No. of Questions Total Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 40 40
Finance Awareness 40 40
English Language* 40 20
Hindi Language* 40 20
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Professional Knowledge 40 40
Total 240 Question 200 Marks

*Candidates can opt either Hindi or English language section.

Candidates qualifying the 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 Scale II (Generalist and Specialist), marks obtained only in the single level examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit listing.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern –  Group A (Scale III)

Candidates applying for Scale II will have to appear for single online examination. Candidates qualifying the mains exam will then have to attend the common interview round. The exam is scheduled for November 05, 2017. 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 Scale III:

  • The will be conducted in online mode
  • All the questions will be of objective type
  • There will be a total of 5 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, Finance Awareness, English/ Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge. All sections will have 40 questions each.
  • Also, a 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.

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Scale III

Tabulated below is the distribution of questions as per the sections.

Section Name No. of Questions Total Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 40 50
Finance Awareness 40 40
English Language* 40 40
Hindi Language* 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks

*Candidates can opt either Hindi or English language section.

Candidates qualifying the 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 Officer Scale III, marks obtained only in the single level examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit listing.

Penalty for wrong answers:

There will be 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 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. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

For Officers Scale I – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

RRB PO/Officer Scale Syllabus:

The syllabus of Officer Grade is almost similar to that of IBPS RRB 2019 Assistant. The only difference occurs in the professional knowledge paper. The Officer Grade has an additional section of General Awareness apart from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English/Hindi Language, Computer Language, Computer Applications and Professional Knowledge.

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning English Language
Number System Odd man out Spotting Errors
Decimal Fraction Syllogism Jumbled Words
Simple Interest Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks
Time and Work Series Test Idioms and Phrases
Averages Ranking and Time Comprehension
Partnership Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Phrase Substitution
Case Studies Figure Series Jumbled up sentences
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests
HCF and LCM Statement and Arguments One word Substitution
Profit and Loss Figure Series Test
Compound Interest Analogy
Time and Distance Coding-Decoding
Simplification Alphabet Test
Percentages Number
Averages Causes and Effects
Charts and Graphs Sitting Arrangements
Probability Statement and Assumption
Assertion and Reason
Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses
Word Formation

Hindi Language General Awareness Computer Applications
Vyakaran Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Fill in the Blanks Countries/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Mistakes Indian and International Economy Networking
Banking Terms MS Office
RBI Database
Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Fiscal Monetary Policies Computer Fundamentals
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Social Function of Banks Networking
UNO MS Office
Marketing Database
Awards and Honors
Sports
Finance
Agriculture
History of Banking

IBPS RRB 2019 Recruitment Notification – Participating RRBs

Sr.

No.

Name of the RRB Present       Head Office State / UT Desired Local Language Proficiency as prescribed by the Participating RRBs
1 Allahabad UP Gramin Bank Banda Uttar Pradesh Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
2 Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Warangal Telangana Telugu
3 Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank Kadapa Andhra Pradesh Telugu
4 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Naharlagun

(Papumpare)

Arunachal Pradesh English
5 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank Guwahati Assam Assamese, Bengali, Bodo
6 Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank Murshidabad West Bengal Bengali
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank Bharuch Gujarat Gujarati
8 Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank Ajmer Rajasthan Hindi
9 Baroda UP Gramin Bank Raibareilly Uttar Pradesh Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
10 Bihar Gramin Bank Begusarai Bihar Hindi
11 Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh Hindi
12 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank Guntur Andhra Pradesh Telugu
13 Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank Raipur Chhattisgarh Hindi
14 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank Gandhinagar Gujarat Gujarati
15 Ellaquai Dehati Bank Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli), Dardi, Hindi
16 Gramin Bank of Aryavart Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Hindi
17 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank Mandi Himachal Pradesh Hindi
18 J & K Grameen Bank Jammu Jammu & Kashmir Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi,

Balti (Palli), Dardi

19 Jharkhand Gramin Bank Ranchi Jharkhand Hindi
20 Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank Dharwad Karnataka Kannada
21 KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Hindi
22 Kaveri Grameena Bank Mysore Karnataka Kannada
23 Kerala Gramin Bank Mallapuram Kerala Malayalam
24 Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank Diphu Assam Assamese, Bengali, Bodo
25 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank Patna Bihar Hindi
26 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Sagar Madhya Pradesh Hindi
27 Maharashtra Gramin Bank Aurangabad Maharashtra Marathi
28 Malwa Gramin Bank Sangrur Punjab Punjabi
29 Manipur Rural Bank Imphal Manipur Manipuri
30 Meghalaya Rural Bank Shillong Meghalaya Khasi, Garo
31 Mizoram Rural Bank Aizawl Mizoram Mizo
32 Nagaland Rural Bank Kohima Nagaland English
33 Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank Indore Madhya Pradesh Hindi
34 Odisha Gramya Bank Bhubaneshwar Odisha Odia
35 Pallavan Grama Bank Salem Tamil Nadu Tamil
36 Pandyan Grama Bank Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu Tamil
37 Paschim Banga Gramin Bank Howrah West Bengal Bengali
38 Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Bellary Karnataka Kannada
39 Prathama Bank Moradabad Uttar Pradesh Hindi
40 Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank Puducherry Puducherry Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu
41 Punjab Gramin Bank Kapurthala Punjab Punjabi
42 Purvanchal Bank Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh Hindi
43 Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank Jodhpur Rajasthan Hindi
44 Saptagiri Grameena Bank Chittor Andhra Pradesh Telugu
45 Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank Rohtak Haryana Hindi
46 Sarva UP Gramin Bank Meerut Uttar Pradesh Hindi
47 Saurashtra Gramin Bank Rajkot Gujarat Gujarati
48 Sutlej Gramin Bank Bhatinda Punjab Punjabi
49 Telangana Grameena Bank Hyderabad Telangana Telugu, Urdu
50 Tripura Gramin Bank Agartala Tripura Bengali, Kokborak
51 UtkalGrameen Bank Bolangir Odisha Odia
52 Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank Coochbehar West Bengal Bengali, Nepali
53 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank Muzaffarpur Bihar Hindi
54 Uttarakhand Gramin Bank Dehradun Uttarakhand Hindi, Sanskrit
55 Vananchal Gramin Bank Dumka Jharkhand Hindi
56 Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank Nagpur Maharashtra Marathi

Note: A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III. Candidates have to apply separately and pay fees / intimation charges separately for each post applied for.

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