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IBPS RRB Officer Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

Every year IBPS conducts an online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I. There will be an online objective exam. After the online examination, the candidates who are able to qualify the written exam will be called for Interview. To prepare in the best way, one should have a complete idea of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam pattern.The online exam for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I will take place in two stages-preliminary and mains.There is a penalty of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary stage consists of two sections Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude with a composite time limit of 45minutes.Each section contains the same number of questions with the option to go for English /Hindi language in whichever a candidate is comfortable is.Further insight can be deduced by the table-

S. No.Name of SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime (minutes)
1 Reasoning Ability 40 40 45 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
  Total 80 80  

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern

It is the second stage in the selection for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I.It consists of five sections -Reasoning,Computer Knowledge,General Awareness,Quantitative Aptitude and English/Hindi Language.Each section contains 40 questions and the total composite time limit is 2 hours.The mains online exam for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I will be in English and the regional language of the region from where the candidate is applying.Further details are mentioned below-

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
1 Reasoning 40 50 120 minutes (2 hours)
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 English/Hindi language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
 . Total 200 200  

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Interview

All the candidates who qualify the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I online examinations will be eligible for the interview round. The Interview is of 100 marks. IBPS will announce the date for download of a call letter for the interview. The weightage of the online exam and interview is 80:20 for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I.The candidates should be prepared for all levels of questions and should have the original as well as the photostat copy of all the valid documents that are required to be produced during the interview stage.