The RRB PO (Regional Rural Bank Probationary Officer) Mains exam is a crucial step in the selection process for candidates aspiring to become bank officers in regional rural banks across India. It is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and serves as a platform for candidates to showcase their knowledge, skills, and aptitude in various banking subjects.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern for Scale-I, II & III
The IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern for 2023 includes separate patterns for Scale-I, II, and III officers. Let’s take a closer look at each:
- Scale-I Officer: The RRB PO Scale-I Mains exam consists of five sections: Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language, Hindi Language, and Computer Knowledge. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours. The Reasoning and Computer Knowledge sections carry 40 marks each, while the General Awareness, English Language, and Hindi Language sections carry 40 marks collectively.
- Scale-II Officer: The RRB PO Scale-II Mains exam is conducted for specialist officer positions such as IT Officer, Chartered Accountant, Law Officer, and Agricultural Officer. This exam also includes five sections: Reasoning, Financial Awareness, English Language, Hindi Language, and Computer Knowledge. The total duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Scale-III Officer: The RRB PO Scale-III Mains exam is for senior-level officers. It includes the same five sections as the Scale-II exam, with a total duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
|Section||No. of Qs||Max Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning||40||50||Composite Time of 2 Hours|
|English / Hindi Language||40||40|
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
The IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam is the initial stage of the selection process. It serves as a screening test to shortlist candidates for the main exam. The preliminary exam pattern for RRB PO includes two sections: Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section carries 40 marks and the total duration of the exam is 45 minutes.
The Reasoning section assesses a candidate’s logical and analytical skills, while the Quantitative Aptitude section evaluates their mathematical abilities. The number of questions and the time allotted for each section may vary based on the year and the IBPS guidelines.
|Section||No. of Question||Max Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning||40||40||Composite times of 45 minutes|
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Syllabus 2023
IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2023 Reasoning Ability
- Alphabet/ Number/ Symbol Series:
- Order & Ranking
- Circular/ Triangular/ Rectangular/ Square Seating Arrangement
- Linear Seating Arrangement
- Box Based Puzzle
- Floor or Floor-Flat Based Puzzles
- Day/ Month/ Year-Based Puzzle
- Comparison/ Categorized/ Uncertain Puzzles Miscellaneous
IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2023 Quantitative Aptitude
- Simplification & Approximation: BODMAS, Square & Cube, Square & cube root, Indices, fraction, percentage etc.
- Number Series: Missing Number series, Wrong number series
- Inequality: Linear equation, Quadratic equation, Quantity comparison
- Arithmetic: Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Number System and HCF and LCM, Average, Age, Partnership, Mixture and Alligation, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Time and Work, Pipe and Cistern, Profit & Loss and Discount, Speed Time Distance, Boat And stream, Train, Mensuration 2D and 3D, Probability, Permutation and combination etc.
- Data Interpretation: Table DI, Missing Table DI, Pie chart DI, Line chart DI, Bar chart DI, Mixed DI, Caselet
- Data Sufficiency: Two Statement