It is very important to look at the IBPS RRB PO exam pattern before starting the preparation. This way you will understand the weightage of each section along with the relevance of that section. The RRB PO exam pattern 2022 for Prelims and Mains consists of different sections with different weightage of marks. Let's get more insight on the IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam pattern from the content below.
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern
RRB PO 2022 exam is an online objective examination. The RRB PO Prelims pattern consists of two sections, unlike other banking exams. These sections are Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Both the tests will be bilingual along with the regional language option to choose. To make sure that you qualify the sectional and overall cut-off of IBPS RRB PO 2022 Prelims, you should be able to score decent marks in both sections. Detailed info on IBPS RRB PO exam pattern 2022 is given below.
|Name of Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning Ability||40||40||Composite time of 45 minutes|
IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern
The RRB PO Mains exam pattern 2022 consists of questions from various subjects: Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English or Hindi Language and Quantitative Aptitude. All the questions will be bilingual along with regional language options to choose from, except the Hindi / English language section. The test of the English language will consist of questions in English and those who will opt for the test of Hindi language will get questions in Hindi language only. Detail of the IBPS RRB PO exam pattern for Mains is provided in the table below.
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|Reasoning||40||50||Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)|
|* Candidates can opt. either English or Hindi language|
If you are able to qualify for Prelims & Mains, you need to appear for IBPS RRB PO Interview. The interview will be of 100 marks. The scores obtained only in the Mains exam of RRB PO will be considered while shortlisting for the Interview. You need to download your interview call letter from the official website of IBPS. The final merit will be prepared on the basis of the online IBPS RRB PO Mains exam and Interview. The mark's weightage will be in the ratio 80:20.
There will be a penalty for every wrong answer that you will mark in the IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam. One-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty and an unmarked question will attract no penalty.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Marking Scheme
|IBPS RRB PO (Scale1) Marking Scheme||Considered Marks|
|For correct answers||1 mark each|
|For wrong answers||-1/4 marks|
|For not attempted||0 (no marks)|
The online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 post will be conducted in three phases: Prelims & Mains followed by an Interview. Both the phases will consist of questions from various subjects that will be available in both English and Hindi along with regional language option.
- You have the option of choosing your default language of the exam before it starts
- There is another facility provided in the test to change the language for any particular question from the drop-down menu available on the top right corner of the screen
- You will not get any such choice in the ‘language test’
|Sr.No.||Name of State||Version of tests (Medium of examination)|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||English, Hindi and Telugu|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|3||Assam||English, Hindi and Assamese|
|4||Bihar||English and Hindi|
|5||Chhattisgarh||English and Hindi|
|6||Gujarat||English, Hindi and Gujarati|
|7||Haryana||English and Hindi|
|8||Himachal Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|10||Jharkhand||English and Hindi|
|11||Karnataka||English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani|
|12||Kerala||English, Hindi and Malayalam|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|14||Maharashtra||English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani|
|15||Manipur||English, Hindi and Manipuri|
|16||Meghalaya||English and Hindi|
|17||Mizoram||English and Hindi|
|18||Nagaland||English and Hindi|
|19||Odisha||English, Hindi and Odia|
|20||Puducherry||English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam|
|21||Punjab||English, Hindi and Punjabi|
|22||Rajasthan||English and Hindi|
|23||TamilNadu||English, Hindi and Tamil|
|24||Telangana||English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu|
|25||Tripura||English, Hindi and Bengali|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|27||Uttarakhand||English and Hindi|
|28||West Bengal||English, Hindi and Bengali|
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