IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Jun 08, 2022

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It is very important to look at the IBPS RRB 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 Office Assistant exam 2022 will be conducted in two phases followed by document verification.

  • Preliminary examination
  • Mains examination
  • Document verification

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

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

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

The first phase of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is the Preliminary exam. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims 2022 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. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims exam pattern 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

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 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  Mains exam which is also conducted online. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exam pattern 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 2022 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

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 Office Assistant Mains 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 Office Assistant Marking Scheme

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 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.

Exam Language

In IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam, the Preliminary and Mains exam can be attempted in English/ Hindi along with the regional language option. The questions in both the phases i.e Prelims and Mains can be attempted in Hindi/ English/ Regional Language except the English Language section. Further details are provided in the table below:

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

Practice makes a man perfect. When you practice there is a certain kind of confidence developed in you, the same goes for when you do the exam preparation. After you finish your IBPS RRB Group 'B' Office Assistant syllabus, start practicing the online mock tests. A mock test is an extremely important part of one’s preparation as it helps immensely in cracking the examination. ixamBee provides high-quality IBPS RRB Office Assistant mock tests to students. The mock test is prepared by experts to match the quality of the real exam. You are advised to go to the free mock test section and start taking IBPS RRB Office Assistant free mock test as soon as possible.

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FAQs

Yes there will be negative marking in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam. 1/4th of marks will be dedicated for every wrong answer marked.
No, there will be no separate timings will be provided for each section in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam 2022. A composite time of 2 hours will be provided to you to solve the entire paper.
Yes. You can attempt the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam 2022 in either Hindi Language. For further information on this, please visit our exam language section.
There will be two stages: Prelims followed by an Mainsin the recruitment process for IBPS RRB Office Assistant. There will be no interview in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant was it a clerical level job.
Income and Asset Certificate issued by the competent authority, strictly in the prescribed format as stipulated by the Government of India, for EWSs (Economically Weaker Sections) category candidates.
The final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Mains exam only. The score obtained in Prelims exam will not be considered for making the final merit list.

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