IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Recruitment is one of the most awaited notifications for many job aspirants. IBPS conducts online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II. There are two types of posts for which the vacancies will be released. There is one post of General Banking Officer & the other is of Specialist Officer . There will be a single level examination for both the posts. After the online examination, the candidates who manage to qualify will be called for Interview. To prepare in the best way, you should have complete idea of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale II exam pattern. Specialist Officer will consist of many posts for which there will be a common examination. The exam would consist of sectional and overall cut-offs which need to be secured by the candidates in order to get selected. Let’s look into the details of the RRB Officer Scale II exam pattern.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II General Banking Officer Exam Pattern

The single level online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II General Banking Officer post will be an online objective test which will consist of five sections with 40 questions each. The questions will be asked from various subjects like: Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, Financial Awareness, English/Hindi Language and  Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. The total number of questions will be 200. The total time available to attempt the exam will be 2 hours. Though the number of questions are same in all the sections but the marks will be different. 

  • The sections of Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation and Reasoning will contain 50 marks and the test of Computer Knowledge will consist of only 20 marks. Remaining sections will carry 40 marks each. 
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4th marks for every incorrect answer. This implies that for every incorrect attempt, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

There will be a separate online examination for the post of IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Specialist Officer which has various posts under it. The online examination for Specialist Officer will consist of multiple choice questions from six sections. This test will have an additional test of Professional Knowledge along with Reasoning, Financial Awareness, English/ Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. The total time duration for this test will thus be more and will be 2 hours 30 minutes. 

  • The total number of questions here will be 240 whereas the total marks will be 200.
  • There will be sectional & overall cut-offs in the exam.
  • The tests will be bilingual. Except the test of Language, all sections can be attempted in Hindi/English.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4th marks for every incorrect answer. This implies that for every incorrect attempt, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Interview

All the candidates who will qualify the single level examination will be eligible for the final stage of selection, i.e. Interview. Total marks allotted to the Interview stage will be 100. IBPS will announce the date of release of the call letter for Interview. All the candidates can download their admit card/ call letter for RRB Officer Scale II Interview from the official website of IBPS. The candidates should be prepared for all kinds of questions in the Interview stage. Also the candidates should be ready with their correct valid documents to be verified at the time of Interview. 

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