IBPS RRB Preparation Tips : All Sections

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IBPS RRB Preparation

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for all sections

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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips

Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2016

Preliminary Examination

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4040English/HindiComposite time of45 minutes
2Numerical Ability4040
Total8080

Officer Scale-I

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4040English/HindiComposite time of45 minutes
2Numerical Ability4040
Total8080

Highlights of Preliminary Examination and IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for effective IBPS RRB Preparation

  • The test for both the posts will be held online
  • The questions will be both in English and Hindi
  • The questions will be objective type
  • The total marks allotted for Preliminary Examination will carry 80 marks.

Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks.

Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination

Mains Examination

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4050English/HindiComposite Time of 2 hours
2Numerical Ability4050English/Hindi
3General Awareness4040English/Hindi
4 (a)English Language4040English
4 (b)Hindi Language4040Hindi
5Computer Knowledge4020English/Hindi
Total200200

Officer Scale I

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4050English/HindiComposite Time of 2 hours
2Quantitative Ability4050English/Hindi
3General Awareness4040English/Hindi
4 (a)English Language4040English
4 (b)Hindi Language4040Hindi
5Computer Knowledge4020English/Hindi
Total200200

Highlights of the Mains Examination

  • The Test will be held Online
  • The total marks allotted for the Mains Examination is 200
  • There will be five sections – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and English/Hindi language.
  • Check out IBPS RRB Preparation Tips.
  • Candidates can opt either 4 (a) and 4 (b)

Single Level Examination

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4050English/HindiComposite Timeof 2 hours
2Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation4050English/Hindi
3Financial Awareness4040English/Hindi
4 (a)English Language4040English
4 (b)Hindi Language4040Hindi
5Computer Knowledge4020English/Hindi
Total200200

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) 

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4040English/HindiComposite Time of 2hours and 30 minutes
2Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation4040English/Hindi
3Financial Awareness4040English/Hindi
4 (a)English Language4020English
4 (b)Hindi Language4020Hindi
5Computer Knowledge4020English/Hindi
6Professional Knowledge4040Hindi/English
Total240200

Officer Scale-III

Serial NoSectionsNo of QuestionsTotal MarksMediumTime Duration
1Reasoning4050English/HindiComposite Timeof 2 hours
2Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation4050English/Hindi
3Financial Awareness4040English/Hindi
4 (a)English Language4040English
4 (b)Hindi Language4040Hindi
5Computer Knowledge4020English/Hindi
Total200200

Highlights of Single Online Examination

  • The test for the post of Officer Scale-II (Generalist and Specialist Officer) and Officer Scale III will carry 200 marks.
  • The Question paper will be in Hindi/English
  • Candidates can opt either 4 (a) or 4 (b).
  • Candidates qualifying the single online examination will be called for the Interview

Penalty for Wrong Answers

  • Penalty for wrong answers will be applicable for Preliminary, Mains, and Single online examination
  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question

IBPS RRB PREPARATION TIPS

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips: Reasoning section

This section is one of the most loved sections of the examination as it is most awarding. The candidates should focus heavily on the basics. To score heavily in this section, the candidates need to focus more on the analytical part of the Reasoning rather than going hard by simulating the shortcuts. Remember the shortcuts won’t be in mind during the exam. Practice hard and practice daily.

The question will be based on a comprehension passage and the candidate needs to answer the questions that follow based on the passage. The trick to clear this section lies in increasing your reading speed. The passages will be lengthy and you will be tempted to skip it or leave it for later. Do not make this mistake! Practice reading newspapers and books and learn to increase your reading speed. You need to be able to skim through the passage to get a general sense of the passage. Once that is done you can easily jot down the answers to the questions. Remember that each section counts and this is one of the easiest sections. Make the most of the advantage!

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips: Quantitative Aptitude

This section is among the most feared section of the examination because of the vastness of the syllabus. The questions are often analytical and take the time to solve. But for an RRB aspirant, they need to quickly wrap this section in order to score better in the examination. The candidates should understand that this section is hard for every candidate and being good in this section will obviously increase your chances. Hence they need to practice hard every day. Go by topic preparation first. Make all the exercises repeatedly before going on to make the question booklet. The questions in this section are basically asked from the following topics:

  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Simplification, Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound) Profit and Loss
  • Time and distance
  • Problems on Sharing
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips :General Awareness

This section is the easiest and most scoring of all the sections as the candidates only need to keep in the mind the recent activities. To score better in this section the candidates need to focus more on the daily news by reading the newspaper. They must keep in mind that at least 70% of the questions in this section will come directly from the Newspaper. Hence they must read and write down whatever they find on the daily basis in a separate notebook. If you are aware of daily events and activities in India with daily newspaper habit seriously you can easily cover most of the part of general knowledge. You can easily score well in this part of the exam.

GK Paper covers most of the part with current affairs so focus on it seriously especially related to Banking & Finance Sector. The question in this section is asked from the following topics:

  • Current Affairs of last 6 months
  • Indian Economy Questions
  • Marketing
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • History of Banking
  • Banking Terms
  • RBI Functions
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies etc.

IBPS RRB Prepartion Tips: Hindi/English

This section is based purely on the comfort level of the candidate with the respective language. The candidate can choose either of the two languages and it only makes sense to choose the one you are most comfortable with. Read books and newspapers in the language that you have chosen. This will help you practice your comprehension skills. The most important part of this section is to be well versed with the grammar of the language. You must practice grammar based questions to score high in this section.

IBPS RRB Prepartion Tips:Computer Proficiency

This section has put in the examination to deliberately check the proficiency of the candidate in handling the computer operations. To score heavily in this section, the candidates must be aware of the computer basics and focus should be to learn everything by heart. The questions in this section come from the following topics:

  • Basic of Computers
  • Computer Organization
  • Generations of computer
  • Input & Output Device
  • Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word
  • MS Excel, MS power point
  • Memory Orientation
  • Internet
  • LAN
  • WAN
  • Modem
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Modern day Technology
Friends this is it for IBPS RRB Preparation. Feel free to ask us any queries and questions related to IBPS RRB Preparation you have in the comments section below and we will be glad to answer them for you. We wish you all the very best for your IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam.

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