IBPS RRB PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

Every year, the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the notification of IBPS RRB PO to be recruited for various Regional Rural Banks.

The exam is highly competitive considering the number of candidates applying for it and the difficulty level of the exam that’s increasing year after year. It is, hence, imperative that candidates eyeing to make a career in Regional Rural Banks should have their preparation focused in the right direction from the very beginning.

And the first step to start preparing for any exam is to know the Exam Pattern and the Syllabus. Once you know what the syllabus is, you can start organizing your studies by quickly wrapping up the easier topics and then allotting more time for difficult and more scoring topics. So, without wasting much time, let’s get straight to the exam pattern and detailed IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2020.

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I. IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 2020

The IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale 1) Recruitment is conducted in  3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Personal Interview

Let us go through the exam pattern for Prelims & Mains one by one.

1. Prelims Exam Pattern 

Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
Total 80 80

Note: Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.


2. Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 2 hours
2. Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
3. General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4.a. English Language English 40 40
4.b. Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
Total 200 200
Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Penalty for wrong answers: One fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit listing.

Candidates will have to clear the sectional cut-off for each section along with the over cut-off score to be eligible for Interview Round.


3. Interview

i. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Interview round based on their Marks in the IBPS RRB PO Main Examination only.

ii. The Total Marks allotted to the Interview Round is 100.

iii. It will be a Face to Face Interview to be conducted by a panel of Experts and Bank Officials.

iv. The Ratio of Marks scored in Main Exam and Interview round will be 80:20 for calculating the score for Final Selection.

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II. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Recruitment will have 2 stages -:

  1. Single Stage Online Exam
  2. Personal Interview

1. Single Level Exam (General Banking Officer)

Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
3. Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a. English Language English 40 40
4b. Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5. Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
Hindi/English 40 50
Total 200 200

2. Single Level Exam (Specialist Cadre)

Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration
1. Professional Knowledge Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of
2 hours & 30 minutes
2. Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40
3. Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4. a English Language English 40 20
4.b. Hindi Language Hindi 40 20
5. Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
6. Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
Hindi/English 40 40
Total 240 200

III. IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2020

1. IBPS RRB PO Reasoning Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Reasoning
Alpha-numeric Series/
Alphabetical Series
Input-Output
Analogy Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
Analytical Reasoning Scheduling
Blood Relations Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
Coded Inequalities Statement and Conclusion
Coding and Decoding Statement-Course of Action
Double Line-up Syllogism
Data Sufficiency Ordering and Ranking
Direction Sense Verbal Reasoning

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2. IBPS RRB PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Quants
Approximation Percentage
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
Tabular DI
Caselets
Mixed DI
Quadratic Equations
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

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3. IBPS RRB PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Computer Knowledge
History of Computers – Generations, Types Logic Gates
Computer Memory Internet
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 Abbreviations Internet
Computer Network – Types, Topology Computer Virus & Hacking

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4. IBPS RRB PO English Language Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for the English Language
Grammar (Verb, Prepositions, Adverbs, Articles, Tenses)
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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5. IBPS RRB PO 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

6. IBPS RRB PO General Awareness Syllabus

Important Topics for GA
International Issues
Sports and Games
Current National and International Events – Download Monthly Current AffairsBolt
Countries, Capitals and Currencies
Policies and Laws Related to Banking
Important Days
Awards and Honours
Indian Constitution
Books and Authors
History of Banks
Economics and Finance
Bank Rates, KYC, Bank Abbreviations.
Financial Institutions of India
Reserve bank of India (RBI) – Structure & Function
Indian Budget
Banking and Economic Appointments – Download Monthly New Appointments PDF
Budget
GDP/ GNP
NDP/ NNP
Indian Financial System
Financial Markets – Its Types
Money Markets and Capital Markets
Bond Markets and types of Bonds
Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks
Economic Policies and Schemes of Government

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That’s all from us in this blog. We hope this detailed IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2020 helps you in your preparation. Now that you are aware of all the important topics of IBPS RRB PO exam, kick start your preparation by taking Mock Tests.

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