IBPS RRB has released the recruitment notification for the 5305 vacant positions of Office Assistants in the RRBs across the country. While the last date to apply is 28th June 2021, candidates can start preparing for the prelims scheduled to be held in Aug 2021. But before start preparing for the exam, it becomes very important to know about the IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus. In this blog, we will be covering the detailed description of the topics and their sub-topics present in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus. Let’s start the blog to know further details.
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021: Overview
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant Important Dates
- IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Sullabus
- IBPS RRB Cut-Off 2021
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus – FAQs
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IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021: Overview
Before we move to the syllabus and the exam pattern, let’s have a look at the IBPS RRB clerk recruitment 2021 overview. The details are listed below –
|Name of exam||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)
|Recruitment for the|
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)|
|IBPS RRB Exam stage||Preliminary and Mains|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|IBPS RRB Exam Duration||Prelims: 45 minutes|
Mains: 2 hours
Single level exam: 2 hours
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Important Dates
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Notification 2021 has been released on 07th June 2021 and the online registration will remain active from 08th to 28th June 2021. The Prelims exam of clerk going to hold in August, while the mains exam is scheduled for October. Check important dates for IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 from the table below –
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant Notification||07th June 2021|
|Apply Online Start Date||08th June 2021|
|Payment of Fees||08th to 28th June 2021|
|PET Admit Card||09th July 2021|
|Duration of PET||19th to 25th July 2021|
|Admit Card – Prelims||July/August 2021|
|Result of Online exam- Prelims||September 2021|
|Result Date – Main / Single||September 2021|
|Office Assistant Mains Exam||03rd October 2021|
|Provisional Allotment (Final Result)||January 2021|
IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern
The selection process for the posts of IBPS RRB Office Assistant is different from that of the selection process officers in RRB. For IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021, the exam will be conducted in two phases:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
No interview process is conducted for selecting candidates for the post of Office Assistant. Selection is made only on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination.
IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern
The prelims exam is only eliminating in nature. The prelims score is not included in the selection process. Only the candidates who clear this stage are eligible for Mains. Here is the section wise break down of the exam pattern of office assistant exam.
Candidates need to solve 80 questions in 45 minutes time.
IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern
Unlike the prelims, the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam is decisive in nature and the selection is done based on the marks scored in mains only. The mains paper is consists of 5 sections with 40 questions each. Candidates get 120 minutes to solve 200 objective type questions.
|General Awareness Paper||40||40|
|Numerical Ability Paper||40||50|
|English/Hindi Language Paper||40||40|
No interview is required after the Mains Exam to get selected for the post of Office Assistant.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Sullabus
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant syllabus for prelims is the same as that of Mains Syllabus of Quant and Reasoning (discussed below). But the difficulty level of questions asked in prelims are easier when compared to mains questions in these two topics. Since the prelims is only qualifying is nature, the question level plays a vital role in eliminating candidates. Let’s check out the syllabus of each section of IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam.
IBPS RRB Clerk Reasoning Syllabus
Topics to be Covered for Reasoning are mentioned below. 40 reasoning questions are in Both Prelims and Mains Exams of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam.
|Alpha-numeric Series/ Alphabetical Series||Input-Output|
|Analogy||Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.|
|Blood Relations||Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed|
|Coded Inequalities||Statement and Conclusion|
|Coding and Decoding||Statement-Course of Action|
|Data Sufficiency||Ordering and Ranking|
|Direction Sense||Verbal Reasoning|
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Topics to be Covered for Quants are tabulated below. This section is also featured in both prelims and mains of this exam with 40 questions each. DI is the most discussed topic in this section.
|Average & Problems on Age||Probability|
|Boats and Stream||Pipes and Cisterns|
|Clock and Calendar Problems||Profit, Loss, and Discount|
|Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart|
|Decimal and Fractions||Simplification|
|Indices and Surds||Simple and Compound Interest|
|LCM and H.C.F||Permutation and Combination|
|Mensuration||Square root, Cube root|
|Mixture and Allegations||Time and Work|
|Number Series & Number System||Time, Distance and Speed|
|Partnerships||Volume and Surface Area|
Computer Knowledge Syllabus
Topics to be Covered for Computer Knowledge for IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam are based on hardware, software, recent technological advancement, internet, storage, IT, hacking, and networking as few topics of the vast list mentioned below.
|History of Computers – Generations, Types||Logic Gates|
|Computer Hardware and IO Devices||MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PPT, etc.|
|Computer Software||File Extensions|
|Storage Units||Basics of DBMS|
|Computer Languages||Computer Hacking|
|Operating System – Types, Functions||Computer Network|
|Number System and Conversions||Shortcut Keys|
|Computer Network – Types, Topology||Computer Virus & Hacking|
English Language Syllabus
Topics to be Covered for the English Language of IBPS RRB Clerk are similar to any other IBPS or SBI recruitment exams. RC and grammar are the most frequent topics that are asked in the exam. HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST.
|Reading Comprehension||Vocabulary based questions|
|Cloze Test||Error Spotting|
|Para jumbles||Sentence Improvement|
|Fillers – Single, Double||Synonyms/ Antonyms|
|Odd One Out||Idioms and Phrases|
|Correct Usage||One Word Substitution|
|Paragraph Completion||Word/Phrase Replacement|
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Hindi Language Syllabus
|विपरीतार्थक शब्द||वाक्यों में त्रुटियाँ|
|पर्यायवाची शब्द||वाक्यों में रिक्त-स्थानों की पूर्ति|
|मुहावरे तथा लोकोक्तियां||वर्तनी अशुद्धियाँ|
|गुढार्थी (क्लोज टाइप) प्रकार का गद्यांश||वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द|
|वाक्यक्रम व्यवस्थापन||अपठित गद्यांश|
General Awareness Syllabus
Important Topics For GA included the current affairs in the last 6-8 months in the field of economy, banking, insurance, and business but not restricted to these. Basic understanding of economic concepts and principles are required for this section.
|International Issues||Reserve bank of India (RBI) – Structure & Function|
|Sports and Games||Indian Budget|
|Current National and International Events – Download Monthly Current Affairs Bolt||Banking and Economic Appointments – Download Monthly New Appointments PDF|
|Countries, Capitals, and Currencies||Budget|
|Policies and Laws Related to Banking||GDP/ GNP|
|Important Days||NDP/ NNP|
|Awards and Honours||Indian Financial System|
|Indian Constitution||Financial Markets – Its Types|
|Books and Authors||Money Markets and Capital Markets|
|History of Banks||Bond Markets and types of Bonds|
|Economics and Finance||Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks|
|Bank Rates, KYC, Bank Abbreviations.||Economic Policies and Schemes of Government|
|Financial Institutions of India||Get Access to Mock Tests|
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IBPS RRB Cut-Off 2021
The cut-off for IBPS RRB 2021 will be released post the prelims exam result. Separate state-wise and category-wise cut-offs are released for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam. Given the trend, the cut-offs are somewhat close to the previous recruitment cycle. To give candidates a picture of the expected cut-off we have added the 2020 cutoff for IBPS RRB Clerk exam. Let’ have a look at the IBPS RRB previous year cut-off:
IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Prelims Statewise Cut-Off 2020
|Jammu & Kashmir||73.5|
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That is all from us in this blog. We have covered the relevant IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus, to help you cast your preparations in a particular direction. We hope that this blog helps you answer your queries regarding the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam syllabus. Keep checking the space for more updates and fresh content.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus – FAQs
All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi. A candidate can choose Hindi Language or English Language.
Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both Preliminary & Mains exams of IBPS RRB. 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.
No, there is no sectional timing in IBPS RRB PO & Clerk Exams. The total time duration of the prelims exam is 45 minutes.
Prelim includes Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
Mains Exam includes the following sections
English / Hindi Language
Candidates applying for Office Assistant will have to appear for the prelims and mains exam only.
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