IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 recruitment is one of the most awaited notifications for many job aspirants. IBPS conducts online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 official notification has been released by IBPS. 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, IBPS RRB Interview for Scale 2 will be conducted. To prepare in the best way, you should have a complete idea of the IBPS RRB exam pattern for Scale 2. 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 you in order to get selected. Let’s look into the details of the IBPS RRB exam pattern for Scale 2.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II General Banking Officer Exam Pattern 2020

The single-level online examination for IBPS RRB Scale 2 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 is the same in all the sections the marks will be different. The detailed examination pattern  for IBPS RRB Scale 2 General Banking Officer is provided in the table below:

  • 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. The 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.
Name of the TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
English Language English 40 40
Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 50
Total 200 200  

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officer Exam Pattern 2020

There will be a separate online examination for the post of IBPS RRB Specialist Officer 2020 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 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 IBPS RRB exam for Scale 2.
  • The tests will be bilingual. Except the test of English 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.
Name of the TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge Hindi/English 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40
Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
English Language English 40 20
Hindi Language Hindi 40 20
Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 40
Total 240 200  

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Interview

If you qualify the single level exam, you will be eligible for the final stage of selection, i.e. Interview. The total marks allotted to the Interview stage will be 100. IBPS will announce the date of release of the call letter for IBPS RRB Interview. You can download your admit card/ call letter for the RRB Officer Scale 2 Interview from the official website of IBPS. You should be prepared for all kinds of questions in the interview stage. Also, you should be ready with your correct valid documents to be verified at the time of IBPS RRB Interview 2020 for Scale 2.