IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Pattern

 Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam pattern comprises a single level online exam which will be followed by the final Interview stage. There will only be one online examination which will be objective type. There will be 5 sections in the exam: Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, Financial Awareness, English/Hindi Language & Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. All the sections will consist of 40 questions which will make a total of 200 questions in the exam. Maximum marks in the exam including all sections will also be 200, where the test of Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation will be 50 marks, Computer Knowledge will be 20 marks and the remaining tests will carry 40 maximum marks. You will have the option to choose between tests of Hindi Language and English Language. The time duration available for the exam will be 120 minutes.

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  

Also, you should be aware of the IBPS RRB Scale 3 syllabus and previous year cut off so that you leave no stone unturned for your success.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Interview

If you are able to score the required cut-off marks, you will be shortlisted for the Interview and the final merit list will be prepared after considering the marks obtained in the online examination and Interview. While appearing for the Interview you should produce the required valid documents. If you fail to do so, you will not be considered for the Interview.


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There will be a penalty for every wrong answer that you will mark in the Objective Test of the IBPS RRB Scale 3. 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 Officer Scale 3 Marking Scheme

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark each
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

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Frequently Asked Questions


In IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Exam, can I choose the Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.


 Is the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?


IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 2021 Exam?


Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Exam will have a sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.


Is IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 Job transferable?


Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 is liable to be posted anywhere in the respective region.


How many attempts are there in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 2021 Exam?


There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.


What is the age limit for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3  2021 post?


The age of the candidate must be above 21 years and below 40 years.


What is EWS and are there any vacancies reserved for EWS?


EWS refers to Economically Weaker Sections. Yes, IBPS & RRBs have reserved some vacancies for EWS. Though the number of these vacancies are tentative and are subject to change.