IBPS RRB Officer Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern 2020

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

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Prelims consists of two sections Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude with a composite time limit of 45 minutes. Each section contains the same number of questions with the option to go for English or Hindi or regional language in whichever you are comfortable. Further insight can be deduced by the table-

S. No.Name of SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime (minutes)
1 Reasoning Ability 40 40 composite time of 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 1. 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 IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains exam will be in English, Hindi, regional language of the region from where you have applied except English/Hindi section which will be in respective languages. Further details are mentioned below-

S. No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
1 Reasoning 40 50 cpmposite time of 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 1 Interview

If you qualify the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 online exam, you will be eligible for the interview round. The IBPS RRB Scale 1 exam 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 1. You 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.