IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern for Officer & Office Assistants Pre & Main Exam

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IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017 with Exam Pattern - Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) conducts Recruitment exam for staff in Regional Rural Banks (RRB) in India. This exam is conducted at various centers across the whole country.  Here is IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus 2017 for Officer scale I,II,III and Office Assistants (Clerk) with paper structure and PDF. The syllabus also available for download as pdf. 

IBPS RRB SYLLABUS 2017 and Exam Pattern

IBPS had changed the exam pattern of RRB exam. Pre & Mains had been introduced for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant posts as shown in notification released on above date. There will be single level examination for Officer Scale II & III. You can check out the notice below for more information.
Download Changes in IBPS RRB Exam - notice

IBPS RRB Pre Exam patter for Officer Scale I
Medium Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
Hindi/English Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 45 minutes
" Reasoning  40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Pre Exam pattern for Office Assistant
Medium Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
Hindi/English Numerical Ability 40 40 45 minutes
" Reasoning 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officers and Office Assistants Main Exam:

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Sr No. Section No. of Questions Marks Time allowed
1 Reasoning  40 50 2 hours
2 General Awareness 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 50
4 A English Language  40 40
4 B Hindi Language  40 40
5 Computer Knowledge  40 20
 Total 200 200
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I
Sr No. Section No. of Questions Marks Time allowed
Reasoning  40 50 2 hours
2 General Awareness 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
4 A RRB English Language 40 40
4 B RRB Hindi Language Syllabus 40 40
5 IBPS RRB Computer Knowledge Syllabus  40 20
 Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (General banking Officer)
Sr No. Section No. of Questions Marks Time allowed
1 Reasoning Syllabus 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (DI)  40 50
3 Financial Awareness  40 40
4 A English Language  40 40
4 B Hindi Language  40 40
5 Computer Knowledge  40 20
 Total 200 200
IBPS Officer Scale II (Specialist Cadre)
Sr No. Section No. of Questions Marks Time allowed
1 Reasoning  40 40 2 hours 30 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation  40 40
3 Financial Awareness 40 40
4 A English Language  40 20
4 B Hindi Language  40 20
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Syllabus 40 40
 Total 240 200

IBPS Officer Scale III
Sr No. Section No. of Questions Marks Time allowed
1 Reasoning  40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation  40 50
3 Financial Awareness  40 40
#### English Language  40 40
4 B Hindi Language  40 40
5 Computer Knowledge  40 20
 Total 200 200

Negative Marking: There is a penalty of 0.25 marks out of 1 mark question in IBPS RRB exams for officers and office assistants if any wrong answer has been given. Five options will be given and you have to choose the right answer among them.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017

Below, IBPS RRB Officer & Office Assistant Syllabus of each section is provided in detail.


Questions in this section comes from the following topics.
Analogy, Odd Man out, Syllogism, Coding decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet test. Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence,Causes and effects. Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and reason. Figure Series, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions. Statement and arguments, Statement and action’s courses, Passage and conclusions, Figure series test, Analogy, Odd figures, Miscellaneous test, Mirror/water image.
Topics No. of Question asked
Syllogism 5
Input Output 0 – 5
Alphanumeric Series 0 – 5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test 0 – 5
Seating Arrangement 10
Logical Reasoning 5 – 10
Tabulation 5
Puzzle  5 – 7
Coding Decoding 5
Blood Relations 5
Data Sufficiency 0 – 5
Inequalities 5

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017 : Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Approximation Wrong Number. Finding next number in series, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root. Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest problems, Time and work problems. Time and distance problems, Average problems, Simplifications, Partnerships, Percentage. Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs. Mixed graphs, Case study, Mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Data tables, Probability.

Topics No. Of Questions asked
Data Interpretation 15
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5
Series & Sequence 5
Simplification 5
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages 3
Number Systems 3
Profit & Loss 2
Work & Time 2
Time & Distance 2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 1 – 2
Sequence & Series 1 – 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1 – 2

IBPS RRB Syllabus for Numerical Ability:

LCM & HCF, Factoring, Missing numbers, Fractions, Ratios, Age, Average, Time & Work, Time & Distance problems, Volume, Series Completion, Percentages, Profit & loss, Prices & Expenditure problems, Simple & Compound interest, Mensuration etc..

English language section:

Spotting errors, Phrase substitution, Jumbled up sentences, Double blanks in a sentence. Fill in the blank 
Idioms & Phrases, Reconstruction of sentence & passage. One word substitution, Commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions. Synonyms and antonyms, Cloze Test.

Topics No. Of Questions asked
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction 5
Para jumbles 5
Miscellaneous 5
Synonyms / Antonyms 1-3
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting 0 – 5

IBPS Regional Rural Bank Syllabus 2017 www.ibps.in: General awareness with special reference to banking industry

Current affairs of last 6 months, Countries/Currencies, Indian Economy, International Economy. Banking terms, Books & Their Authors, RBI, Fiscal Monetary Policies, Repo rate, Reverse repo rate etc., Social Function of Banks, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture etc.History of Banking.
Questions are asked from following General Awareness Syllabus Topics
Important Days / dates
Full forms / Abbr.
Current Bank Rates
Current Affairs, Countries Capital & Currency
Banking Awareness – Indian Financial System
History of Indian Banking Industry – Structure of Indian Banking
History / Functions / roles of Regulatory Bodies like – RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc 
Monetary & Credit Policies
Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
International Organisations/ Financial Institutions
Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending etc.
Capital Market & Money Market
Government Schemes – Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman etc.
Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments,

IBPS RRB Syllabus for Computer knowledge

Basic computer fundamentals, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, History and Future of Computers, Networking, Computer abbreviations, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet use, Shortcut keys etc.

Computer Syllabus Topics
Shortcut keys
Computer Abbreviations
Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
History of Computers
Software & Hardware
Database (introduction)
Number System
Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
MS Windows & MS Office
Communication (Basic Introduction)
Networking (LAN, WAN)
Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
6. Hindi Language
you have to select one language out of Hindi and English for your paper.
व्याकरण भाग (Grammar) – रिक्त स्थान को भरना, वर्तनी, वाक्य, अप्रत्यक्ष प्रत्यक्ष भाषण, लेख, पूर्वसर्ग, नियमों के सेट सक्रिय निष्क्रिय आवाज, अलंकार, वाक्यांशों और मुहावरों, वाक्य सुधार, खोलना त्रुटि प्रश्न, एक शब्द प्रतिस्थापन,
शब्दावली (Vocabulary) समानार्थी शब्द, आलोम विलोम, वाक्य पूरा करना, शब्द गठन, पदबंधों, गद्यांश 
Vyakaran, mistakes, samanarthak shabd, vipritarthak shabd, gadyansh(paragraph), fill in the blanks with suitable words.
The syllabus of IBPS RRB 2017 Officers scale I,II,III and office assistants is same. Only the difficulty level of questions varies. RRB Officer’s exam is little difficult than Office assistants.
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