Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB 2017 – Office Assistants and Scale I , II & III Officers

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant ,

IBPS has announced the RRB Notification 2017 for many vacancies. The exam is for the selection of both Office Assistants and the Scale I , Scale II and Scale III Officers. As many of you are aware that the individual vacancies of each state is also mentioned , the competition is going to be heavy this time. If you haven’t seen the individual State Vacancies in the notification, please click the below link to know about them.

IBPS RRB State wise Vacancies

We hope you have started the preparations and if not , do start you preparations right now as the exam is around the corner and you don’t have much days. In this article we have provided the exam pattern of IBPS RRB Office Assistant , IBPS RRB Scale I Officers , IBPS RRB Scale II Officers and IBPS RRB Scale III Officers. Also if you any doubts regarding how to apply for the different posts in RRB and also any queries regarding the notification , please check the below link which has the Common FAQ’s faced by the candidate.

Common FAQ’s while Applying for IBPS RRB Vacancies

Preliminary Examination (objective)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

S.no Name of Tests No of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes.
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

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

Officer Scale -1

S.no Name of Tests No of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes.
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

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

Main Examination Pattern

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

S.no Name of tests No of questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2. Numerical Ability 40 50 
3. General Awareness 40 40 
4 a English Language 40 40
4 b Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 
Total 200 200

*Candidates can opt for either English / Hindi during the time of applying for the post. The candidate has to attend the chose language in the mains examination (i.e Either English / Hindi , but not both)

* For the Office Assistant Multipurpose post , there is no Interview and candidates are shortlisted based on the cutoff gained by the candidate in the Mains Examination.

Officer Scale -I

S.no Name of tests No of questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2. Numerical Ability 40 50 
3. General Awareness 40 40 
4 a English Language 40 40
4 b Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 
Total 200 200

* Candidates have to qualify by securing the minimum cut off marks in all the sections and also have to clear the overall cutoff marks in order to grab a spot in the interview list. The marks obtained in the Mains Examination and the Interview will be added to get the total marks of the candidate and he has to clear the cutoff of the total marks after the interview to grab a spot in the merit list.

* Candidates can opt for either English / Hindi during the time of applying for the post. The candidate has to attend the chose language in the mains examination (i.e Either English / Hindi , but not both)

Officer Scale – II

Sr No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 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

* Candidates can opt for either English / Hindi during the time of applying for the post. The candidate has to attend the chose language in the mains examination (i.e Either English / Hindi , but not both)

Officer Scale – III

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

* Candidates can opt for either English / Hindi during the time of applying for the post. The candidate has to attend the chose language in the mains examination (i.e Either English / Hindi , but not both)

If you wish to know more about how to crack the different sections asked in the IBPS RRB Office Assistants and Scale I , II & III Officers , Please Check the below link to gain more about how to tackle the various sections and tricks of each section.

How to Approach various topics in IBPS RRB Exams

If you have started the preparation for the IBPS RRB posts , you are ahead of many others who are fighting for a spot in the vacancies. If not start your preparation now. We have also started a new learn series to help the candidates gain more insight about the topics asked in the exam , so if you wish to check more about that , please click the link below to know more about the Learn Series. We are sure this will help the aspirants to the core.


Learn Series – Know about Various Topics


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Perks of being an IBPS RRB Officer – Salary,Emoluments, Allowances and Career Progression

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