1. IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Recruitment is complete in  2 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Main Exam

Let us go through the exam pattern for Prelims & Mains one by one.

1.1 IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total   80 80

Note: Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off. Candidates will be qualified based on the number appearing and the vacancies released

1.2 IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
2. Computer Knowledge 40 20
3. General Awareness 40 40
4.a. English Language English 40 40
4.b. Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
  Total   200 200
Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Note: One fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to a question will be deducted as penalty.


2. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Cut-Off Score

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.

3. IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus 2020

3.1 IBPS RRB Clerk Reasoning Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Reasoning
Alpha-numeric Series/ Alphabetical Series Input-Output
Analogy Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
Analytical Reasoning Scheduling
Blood Relations Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
Coded Inequalities Statement and Conclusion
Coding and Decoding Statement-Course of Action
Double Line-up Syllogism
Data Sufficiency Ordering and Ranking
Direction Sense Verbal Reasoning


3.2 IBPS RRB Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Quants
Approximation Percentage
Average & Problems on Age Probability
Boats and Stream Pipes and Cisterns
Clock and Calendar Problems Profit, Loss, and Discount
Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart
Tabular DI
Mixed DI
Quadratic Equations
Decimal and Fractions Simplification
Indices and Surds Simple and Compound Interest
LCM and H.C.F Permutation and Combination
Mensuration Square root, Cube root
Mixture and Allegations Time and Work
Number Series & Number System Time, Distance and Speed
Partnerships Volume and Surface Area

3.3 IBPS RRB Office Assistant Computer Knowledge Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for Computer Knowledge
History of Computers – Generations, Types Logic Gates
Computer Memory Internet
Computer Hardware and IO Devices MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
Computer Software File Extensions
Storage Units Basics of DBMS
Computer Languages Computer Hacking
Operating System – Types, Functions Computer Network
Number System and Conversions Shortcut Keys
Computer Abbreviations Internet
Computer Network – Types, Topology Computer Virus & Hacking


3.4 IBPS RRB Clerk English Language Syllabus

Topics to be Covered for the English Language
Reading Comprehension Vocabulary based questions
Cloze Test Error Spotting
Para jumbles Sentence Improvement
Fillers – Single, Double Synonyms/ Antonyms
Odd One Out Idioms and Phrases
Correct Usage One Word Substitution
Paragraph Completion Word/Phrase Replacement
Grammar (Verb, Prepositions, Adverbs, Articles, Tenses)

3.5 IBPS RRB Clerk Hindi Language Syllabus

विपरीतार्थक शब्द वाक्यों में त्रुटियाँ
पर्यायवाची शब्द वाक्यों में रिक्त-स्थानों की पूर्ति
मुहावरे तथा लोकोक्तियां वर्तनी अशुद्धियाँ
गुढार्थी (क्लोज टाइप) प्रकार का गद्यांश वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द
वाक्यक्रम व्यवस्थापन अपठित गद्यांश

3.6 IBPS RRB Clerk General Awareness Syllabus

Important Topics For GA
International Issues Reserve bank of India (RBI) – Structure & Function
Sports and Games Indian Budget
Current National and International Events –  Banking and Economic Appointments – 
Countries, Capitals, and Currencies Budget
Policies and Laws Related to Banking GDP/ GNP
Important Days NDP/ NNP
Awards and Honours Indian Financial System
Indian Constitution Financial Markets – Its Types
Books and Authors Money Markets and Capital Markets
History of Banks Bond Markets and types of Bonds
Economics and Finance Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks
Bank Rates, KYC, Bank Abbreviations. Economic Policies and Schemes of Government
Financial Institutions of India