IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2018 | IBPS RRB Exam Details

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The IBPS RRB 2018 exam is just around the corner. One of the first steps in IBPS RRB preparation is knowing the scheme of examination. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted in two stages – Preliminary examination or Prelims and Mains examination or Mains. Both officers of various scales (Scale I, II and III) and office assistants are recruited through the same examination. However, there are subtle differences between the exam pattern for various IBPS RRB posts. The difference is the form of syllabus, no. of questions and so on. Let us now take a detailed look at the IBPS RRB exam pattern 2018.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2018

As said before, the exam is conducted in two stages – Prelims and Mains. However, not all candidates are required to sit for both the stages. The Applicant who would be sitting for officer scale would be having exams in early August. Whereas these applicants who have applied for office assistance would in August end to September start.  The IBPS RRB officer scale 1 exam pattern is different from IBPS RRB office assistant exam pattern. Applicants can refer the important dates here. Given below are the details of the exam pattern for both the stages of IBPS RRB 2018.

IBPS RRB 2018 Pattern – Prelims

The Exam pattern for the IBPS RRB 2018 remains the same, for both Office assistant and for Officer grade i. The Pattern of the question is given below.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern for Prelims

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Prelims Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Exam For Officers (Scale I):

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Pattern – Mains

However, the mains exam pattern varies greatly in terms of subjects, time and on.  of questions. We have provided you with the IBPS RRB Exam pattern 2018 for all office assistant and all officer grade.

Mains Pattern for IBPS RRB Assistant Exam (Multipurpose):

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

DURATION: 2 HOURS

Mains Pattern for IBPS RRB Officers Exam (Scale I):

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

DURATION: 2 HOURS

Mains Pattern for IBPS RRB For Officers (Scale – II) – General Banking Officer:

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite duration of

2 hours

2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English Language Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

Mains Pattern for IBPS RRB For Officers (Scale II) – Specialist Cadre:

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 40 Composite duration of

2 hours 30 monutes

2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English Language Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
7 Professional Knowledge 40 40
 Total 200 200

For Officers (Scale III):

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite duration of

2 hours

2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English Language Paper 40 40
5 Hindi Language Paper 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Syllabus

You need to have a good idea about the topics that are included in each of the subjects. Now, that we know about the exam pattern, let us take a look at the IBPS RRB Syllabus. There is no official syllabus for IBPS RRB 2018 as per the notification. However, the questions that are asked in the question paper are always from a specific set of topics. To know about the topics that are there in the IBPS RRB syllabus, click on the link below:

IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus

This was the exam pattern for IBPS RRB for all the posts. The IBPS RRB 2018 mains exam is yet to be conducted, so candidates are advised to remain updated with the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern discussed in this article. Stay focused and keep your preparations going if you really are aiming for one of the posts advertised by the IBPS RRB 2018.

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