3 Month Study Plan for IBPS RRB 2022 Scale 2 and 3


IBPS released the IBPS RRB 2022 notification on June 06, 2022. The notification has been released for filling up a total of 8106 vacancies for the post of Office Assistant and Officers in Scale 1, 2 and 3 in different Regional Rural Banks across India. Therefore, IBPS RRB is one of the most awaited exams among the banking aspirants in India, as it offers a golden opportunity to the candidates who wish to join the banking sector. Moreover, you can apply for this exam till June 27, 2022. 

In today’s blog, we will devise an in-depth 3 month study plan for the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 exam, to make your IBPS RRB exam preparation easy. So, if you are planning to appear for the IBPS RRB Scale 2 and Scale 3 exam, we encourage you to go through this article very carefully.

3 Month Study Plan for IBPS RRB 2022 Scale 2 and 3

IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3: Exam Pattern

Before you start your IBPS RRB Scale 2 & Scale 3 preparation, it is imperative that you have a clear picture of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 exam pattern. The IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 exam will be a single phase online exam, which will then be followed by an Interview. 

Moreover, the IBPS RRB Scale 2 recruitment process consists of two categories- General Banking Officer (GBO) and Specialist Officer, with a slight difference in the exam pattern. Furthermore, the IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam pattern is the same as that of IBPS RRB Scale 2 General Banking Officer.

The IBPS RRB Scale 2 (GBO) and Scale 3 exam pattern is as follows-

SubjectMedium of ExamNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
Financial AwarenessHindi/English40 40
English LanguageEnglish 4040
Hindi LanguageHindi4040
Quantitative Aptitude & DIHindi/English4050
Total 200200

Please Note-

  • For the IBPS RRB Scale 2 (GBO) exam, you will be given a composite time of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.
  • On the other hand, for IBPS RRB Scale 3, you will have 2 hours to complete the exam.
  • Moreover, candidates can opt either English or Hindi Language.

Take a look at the IBPS RRB Scale 2 Specialist Officer exam pattern here.

IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3: Syllabus

Another critical step in your exam preparation is to have a proper understanding of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & Scale 3 syllabus. This will help you kick-start your exam preparation as it acts like a rough blueprint of what’s important. While going through the syllabus, you will also realize which topics you need to devote more time to as per the weightage mentioned in the IBPS RRB exam pattern.

Given below is the syllabus and weightage of questions asked from each subject in the previous IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 recruitment cycle-

Reasoning Aptitude

You must work smartly while preparing the Reasoning Aptitude section. From the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 2021 exam analysis given below, you will get a clear idea of the topics that you need to prioritize in order to attempt the maximum number of questions on the day of the exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

In Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation forms a large chunk of the questions asked in the IBPS RRB exam. You can expect three sets of DI in the exam. Therefore, you must divide your time accordingly so that you can focus more on the important topics in Quantitative Aptitude.

Financial Awareness

In the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 2021 exam, around 18 to 20 questions were asked from Static GK and 20 to 22 questions were asked from Current affairs. This means that both Static GK and Current Affairs had an equal weightage. Therefore, while preparing Financial Awareness, you must give equal attention to Static GK as well as Current Affairs.

Computer Knowledge

The Computer Knowledge section will carry 20 marks. Moreover, of all the subjects assessed in the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 exam, Computer Knowledge is the most scoring. If you prepare this subject properly, it will help you in increasing your overall merit. 

English/Hindi Language

In IBPS RRB Scale 2 and Scale 3, candidates have the option of choosing English or Hindi Language. The syllabus of both Hindi and English Language is given below-

IBPS RRB Scale 2 & Scale 3: 3 Month Study Plan

The IBPS RRB Scale 2 and 3 exam will be conducted on September 24, 2022. This means, you have roughly three months to prepare for the IBPS RRB exam. To help you with your IBPS RRB Scale 2 and 3 exam preparation, ixamBee has designed a detailed 12 week study plan which will make your preparation 50% faster as you will only have to focus on studying and practicing rather than figuring out everything yourself.

The 3 month study plan is as follows-

Week Numerical Ability & Quantitative AptitudeReasoningEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessComputer Knowledge
Week-1 Simplification & Approximation, LCM & HCF, PercentageCoding Decoding, Inequalities Cloze TestBanking Awareness History of Computers, Communication (Basic Intro)
Week-2 Age, Average, Ratios & Proportion, Number Series Blood Relations, Direction, Figure Series Reading ComprehensionIndian Financial System MS Windows and MS Office, Operating System
Week-3FactoringAlphanumeric Series, Alphabet TestFill in the blanksHistory and Structure of Indian BankingConcept of Internet, History, and working of the Internet
Week-4Missing Numbers, Number SystemSeating Arrangement, Tabulation PuzzlesParagraph Completion, MistakesIndian Economy, Monetary and Credit policiesApplications, Security Tools 
Week-5Simple and Compound Interest Logical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, Para JumblesRBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC, Concepts like BASEL Viruses

This is just a short snippet of the study plan. If you want to access the whole 3 month study plan, follow the link. 

Important Points to Note

  • For General Awareness, you must cover at least 6 months of current affairs to be on the safe side. For this purpose, you can refer to ixamBee’s BeePedia, which is completely free of cost and is also available in Hindi.
  • Moreover, you should spend at least 50% of your available time on Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning as these two subjects require a lot of practice.
  • 30% of your time can be spent on General Awareness.
  • The remaining 20% time should be devoted to English Language and Computer Knowledge.

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Mock Tests

Any exam preparation is incomplete without sufficient practice and therefore, mock tests play a crucial part in your exam preparation. You can take ixamBee’s IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 free mock tests on a regular basis to understand the types of questions asked. Moreover, the mock tests will assist you in identifying your weak areas and judge your preparation before the exam.

Previous Year Question Papers

A quick glance of the IBPS RRB Scale 2 and 3 previous year question papers will help you identify the core topics and peripheral topics. Moreover, it will enable you to narrow down the most important questions that you must practice and revise just before the exam.

Online Course

Now that the IBPS RRB 2022 notification is out, there is no time to lose. Therefore, to help you prepare for the IBPS RRB Scale 2 2022 exam and the IBPS RRB 2022 Scale 3 exam, ixamBee is providing the IBPS RRB Scale 2 & 3 Online Course. Given below are some of the features of this course-

We wish you all the best!

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