How to approach General awareness section in IBPS RRB Mains Examination 2017

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

The IBPS RRB mains examination is going to be conducted in the forthcoming days and in the meanwhile there has been a new notification from RBI for the post of Assistants and the season for the exam is on fire and aspirants are preparing hard to grab a spot in the final results.

As you all are aware that the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Mains examination happens on 5th November and IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Examination happens on 12th November 2017. The one thing that is common with the both exams are General awareness section and there are many things in common but the one which could be more precise is the above said section. Even in the other section, you can expect level changes in the questions and the sections like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language could have different level of hardness and it varies for both the IBPS RRB Office Assistant and IBPS RRB Scale I Officer.

So General awareness section along with banking awareness will be the guardian angel for many candidates and why this should be the one, you may incur a question, we still have an answer for that questions. This section doesn’t need time complications (if there is any) and you can actually finish this section in some moments. This section could be the scoring part for many candidates and accuracy could be exactly told as there cannot be variations int he answer. This section helps you to score more even though you might get some section less marks, that’s why this will be a savior.

General Awareness Section in IBPS RRB Mains Examination

Exam Total Number of Questions Total Marks Time
IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 40 40 Composite time of 2 hours (includes all sections)
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 40 40

Topics to be covered for the General Awareness Section for IBPS RRB Mains Examination 2017

  • National & International Affairs
  • Capitals and Currencies
  • Science and Technology
  • Banking Terminologies
  • Static GK
  • Awards and Accolades (Including Recent Nobel Prize)
  • Union Budget, Union Minsters and their constituencies
  • Economic Affairs & Recent Banking News
  • Indian Economy & International Economy
  • Sports
  • National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Books and Authors
  • Roles and Functions of various organizations
  • Merger Banks
  • Still Many ……..

How to prepare for General Awareness section for IBPS RRB Mains Examination 2017

  • Focus only on the topics which could be asked in the exams, be specific in your preparations.
  • Take notes of important dates and important events and their important themes which could be of mutual preparations.
  • Read Daily newspaper because this will help you in dual ways and this could be of much help to your English section as well.
  • The real success lies in practicing and  doing more mock test that could be crucial in deciding the preparation level.
  • Static GK and economic affairs and technology should be given more importance as nowadays General awareness sections in recent exams proved to be vital in these sections.
  • Do check the previous year question papers and also other exams because there might be repetition of the questions in the successive exams (Maybe actually).
  • Reading the last 4 months current affairs (to be precise) will help you much and this is not limited.
  • Check the recent changes in the banking industry and other organizations
  • DOn’t choke yourselves with too much of materials because there is limit for studying and pushing the limit is extraordinary but it should not be a waste of one, So read General Awareness topics that could be easier for you.
  • Don’t study the ones that are hard to remember in the first state, it takes time, so take time to read.
  • Daily reading is the only way which could make the work easier because reading as a whole is a tedious process (Only for some)

We hope this could be useful for your preparation for the IBPS RRB Scale I Officer and IBPS RRB Office Assistant. So take your time for the preparations and on the whole prepare or cover all the topics, so that this could make your mains examination marks higher. Scoring high in this section will make your overall score go higher and you can be accurate of your answers too.

You can also gear up your preparations with the Daily Current Affairs Sections from our website which is updated in a daily manner and you could check the same from the link below.


You can also alternatively use the IBPS RRB Mains Planner where you can find the Current Affairs Quiz from the month of July to October. Also banking awareness quiz and computer awareness quiz are also specified there and you could check the same from the below links

IBPS RRB Mains Examination Planner 2017