IBPS RRB is an abbreviation for ‘Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank. IBPS RRB recruitment takes place every year to fill up the vacancies for Officer Scale and Assistants.

There are 56 banks which are participating in the IBPS RRB recruitment, including:

  • Allahabad UP Gramin Bank
  • Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
  • Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
  • Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
  • Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
  • Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
  • Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank, etc.

IBPS RRB Vacancies

 

Post

No. of vacancies

IBPS RRB Office Assistants

5249

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

3312

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II

1469

IBPS RRB Officer Scale III

160

Salary Structure

IBPS RRB Post

Pay Scale

IBPS RRB Office Assistants

Rs. 15000 to Rs. 19000/- per month

IBPS RRB Officers Scale – I

Rs. 29000 to Rs. 33000/- per month

IBPS RRB Officers Scale – II

Rs. 33000 to Rs. 39000/- per month

IBPS RRB Officers Scale – III

Rs.38000 to Rs. 44000/- per month

Exam pattern

Exam pattern for Office Assistant and Officer Scale Prelims exam is same. Below is the exam pattern:

Section

No. of Qs

No. of Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

40

Total

80

80

45 minutes

IBPS RRB exam is conducted in two phases – Prelim exam and Mains exam. Those candidates who qualify both the exams, are eligible for interview. Those who pass the interview would be lucky to get recruited in any of the banks that participate in RRB recruitment.

Every year, prelims are conducted in the month of August/September and this year is no exception. IBPS RRB Officer Grade and Assistant prelim exams would start in second week of August and would continue till the first week of September. Prelims exam is just less than one-month away. It’s time for the aspirants to prepare well – It’s better now than later!

Tips to crack the Prelims Exam

Below are some of the tips to crack the Prelims exam:

Know the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly

There’s a possibility that there might be a slight change in the exam pattern or syllabus. It’s advised to the aspirants to frequently check for notifications from the official website.

Make a perfect plan topic-wise and stick to it

The below study plan will help you to prepare for Officer Scale/Assistant Exam thoroughly:

Go through the Expected & Previous Years IBPS RRB Cut Off

Knowing the IBPS RRB Cut offs will help you at every stage in your preparation. The IBPS RRB Cut Off in 2016 and IBPS RRB Cut Off in 2017 will be especially helpful. Make sure you will have a look at the Cutoffs for IBPS RRB and analyze them before taking the exam!

Give Each Section Equal Importance

There are just 2 sections in the IBPS RRB Exam – Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Prepare for both the subjects with equal importance. You can follow the IBPS RRB Preparation Plan to create a practical strategy.

Solve Online Mock Tests for IBPS RRB

Solving Online Mock Tests is of great help when you are preparing for IBPS RRB Exam. By solving these online papers, you can get an experience of the actual exam, which makes you confident for the exam!

Reasoning Ability tests the logical and analytical skills of the candidates. Practice is the only thing which will help you crack this section.

We will walk you through the IBPS RRB easy, moderate and difficult topics which would help you to prepare a study plan for the exam:

Topic

Weightage (No. of Questions)

Difficulty-level

Coded Inequalities

5

Easy

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Coding &

Decoding

5

Easy

Circular Seating

Arrangement

5

Difficult

Linear Seating

Arrangement

5

Difficult

Blood Relations

2-5

Moderate

Directions

& Distances

1-3

Moderate

Ordering

& Ranking

2-3

Moderate

Arrangement

& Pattern

3-6

Moderate

Double Lineup

5

Difficult

Scheduling

5

Moderate

Analytical Decision Making

0-5

Easy

Classification

0-1

Easy

Alphabet Series

1-5

Easy

Floor Puzzle

3-5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

4-5

Difficult

General Preparation Tips for Reasoning

  1. Apart from IBPS RRB topics, check the questions asked in previous year & also practice them. These will help you in a better preparation for Reasoning section & also you will analyze how much time you are taking while solving them.
  2. Practice on app daily. You can do this when you are traveling or have nothing else to do.
  3. Take practice tests everyday to know where you stand.
  4. Give online mock tests to prepare yourself completely. As you know, practice makes the student perfect. The more you solve, the more you become efficient.
  5. Come up with various tricks and techniques for yourself that will benefit you in remembering and solving questions easily.
  6. Additionally, you must also go through the past year question papers. They will help you see the trend in exams of IBPS RRB.
  7. Read important books related to IBPS RRB which will provide important insights for Reasoning Section

Below are the IBPS RRB Numerical Ability topics – categorized into easy, moderate and difficult, which would help you to prepare a study plan for the exam:

Topic

Weightage(No of Questions)

Difficulty-level

Data Interpretation

5-10

Moderate

Algebra

1-5

Difficult

Number Series

5

Moderate

Mixture Problems

5

Easy

Simplification

5

Easy

Data Sufficiency

3-5

Moderate

Profit and Loss

2-4

Easy

Number System

1-3

Easy

Ratio & Proportion

1-2

Easy

Permutation & Combination

1-2

Difficult

Mensuration

1-2

Easy

Speed, Time & Distance

1-2

Moderate

Time and Work

1-2

Moderate

Interest

0-1

Easy

Percentage

1-2

Easy

Probability

0-1

Difficult

General Preparation Tips for Quant in IBPS RRB

  • Read all the options provided carefully to understand the concepts used in the questions.
  • Understand your detailed analysis to figure out how you are growing over tests, what your strong topics are, and what your weaknesses are that you need to work on. Adjust your strategy accordingly.
  • Try different order of attempt patterns in your mock tests.
  • Attempt mocks like you would the actual exam. Without distractions. Also, make sure to attempt easy questions first.
  • Take one mock test daily leading up to the exam.
  • Get well-versed with the short-cut tricks. Calculation Speed is very important to excel in quantitative or numerical aptitude. Attempt short quizzes to increase your speed.

Hope this categorization of topics as per the difficulty level will help you plan your studies well.

Wishing you all the best!

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