IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Pattern 2021


IBPS RRB Group 'B' Office Assistant Exam Pattern

It is very important to look at the IBPS RRB Group 'B' Office Assistant exam pattern before starting the preparation. This way you will understand the weightage of each section along with the relevance of the section. The exam is held in two phases followed by the ‘Document Verification’ and ‘Language Test’. There is a difference between the pattern of both Prelims and Mains. 

The IBPS RRB Clerk exam 2021 will be conducted in two phases followed by document verification.

  • Preliminary examination
  • Mains examination
  • Document verification

Please note: There is no interview stage in Clerk's exam.

Read all the details of the IBPS RRB Group 'B' Office Assistant exam here.

RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The first phase of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is the Preliminary exam. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims 2021 exam will be conducted online. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims exam is a 45 minutes examination in which 80 questions are asked. Subjects involved in it are- Numerical Ability and Reasoning. Exam pattern of IBPS RRB Office Assistant is as follows:

Name of SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime (minutes)
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

If you clear the first phase of the examination, you will be called for the second phase of the examination i.e. IBPS RRB Office Assistant  Main 2021 exam which is also conducted online. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exam will be a two-hour exam and the subjects involved in it are Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, English/ Hindi and Computer Aptitude. The IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exam pattern 2021 is shown below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
Numerical Ability 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English/Hindi language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Note: You can opt for either the English language/ Hindi language/ regional language except the questions in English/Hindi section.

Marking Scheme

IBPS follows certain criteria for marks allocation and deduction for the RRB Clerk exam. This particular marking scheme is actually defining the difficulty level of the exam. Every incorrect answer would cost 1/4th or 0.25 marks of the original marks allotted to the particular question. In IBPS RRB Group 'B' Office Assistant Main exam, the Numerical Ability and Reasoning section have different questions possessing different marks and this goes for the Computer section also. There will not be any deduction for an unattempted question.

RRB Clerk Marking Scheme is as follows:

IBPS RRB Clerk Marking Scheme

IBPS RRB Clerk Marking schemeConsidered Marks
For Correct Answers 1
For Incorrect Answers 0.25 or 1/4th
For Unattempted Questions 0(no deduction)

Please note that the Numerical Ability and Reasoning section of the IBPS RRB Clerk Main exam consists of different marks based on the difficulty level of the question. Also, each question of the Computer knowledge consists of 0.5 marks, and 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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