IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

By Ajay | Updated on: Jun 09, 2022

Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

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 SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80  

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. 

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English/Hindi language* 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200  
* Candidates can opt. either English or Hindi language

Interview

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.

Marking Scheme

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 SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark each
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

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 StateVersion 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

Free Mock Tests 2022

Preparing for an important exam like IBPS RRB PO 2022 requires thorough knowledge and information. An integral part of exam preparation is nothing else but practice. You cannot underestimate the importance of practice as it gives you a complete idea of the real exam. Without practice, your preparation may go in vain. Therefore, you should not ignore the importance of practice in exam preparation. When it comes to practice, ixamBee is there to help you. We provide absolutely free online mock tests for the IBPS RRB PO exam

IBPS RRB PO Pre - Free Mock Tests

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 5

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 5

  • 45 Minutes
  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
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IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 4

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 3

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 3

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 2

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Officer 2022 Prelims Mock Test 2

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks

IBPS RRB PO Pre - Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2022 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2022 Prelims Previous Year Paper

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2021 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2021 Prelims Previous Year Paper

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2020 Prelims Previous Year Paper

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2020 Prelims Previous Year Paper

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks
IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer 2019 Previous Year Paper Prelims

IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer 2019 Previous Year Paper Prelims

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  • 80 Questions
  • 80 Marks

FAQs

Yes, there is a negative marking in the IBPS RRB PO Prelims and Mains. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks is deducted as a penalty.
No, IBPS RRB PO does not have separate sectional timings but a composite time limit of 2 hours.
Yes. You can attempt the IBPS RRB PO exam 2022 in either Hindi or English Language besides the option of selecting your regional language.
The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the IBPS RRB PO Mains and Interview.
Merely passing the IBPS RRB Mains merit list does not guarantee your final selection. You need to score sufficiently high on the overall merit list for final selection.

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