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IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:52 PM IST

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Check IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 2021 here at Safalta.com and know the section wise pattern, marking scheme, time duration and more.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS RRB PO Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of Officer Scale-I. IBPS RRB PO is a very competitive exam and every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam. Candidates who are appearing for IBPS RRB PO Exam should be familiar with all the details regarding IBPS RRB PO Recruitment ranging from eligibility to salary details. Candidates who want to crack this exam must begin their preparation by familiarising themseleves with the exam pattern and syllabus to plan a strategy for themselves. It is very crucial to know IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern to be able to understand the weightage of different subjects in this exam. In this article we have described IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern in detail fpr the benefit of the candidates. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.
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IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS RRB PO Recruitment Process comprises of a Preliminary and Mains exam that candidates have to clear in order to be considered for the post. Thereafter candidates also have to appear for an Interview. IBPS RRB PO exam pattern for prelims and mains exam is very structured. The details regarding both of these are as follows:

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern: Preliminary Exam

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern is as follows:
  • The exam is held online.
  • Questions are objective in nature.
  • Questions are asked in both Hindi and English.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is negative marking and 1/4 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 45 minutes.
 

Section

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

TOTAL

80

80

 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern: Mains Exam

Candidates who clear the preliminary exam have to appear for the mains exam. IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern is as follows:
  • The exam is held online.
  • Questions are objective in nature.
  • Questions are asked in both Hindi and English.
  • There is negative marking and 1/4 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours.
 

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

English / Hindi Language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

TOTAL

200

200


Candidates who clear the mains exam appear for the final round of selection i.e., Interview.
 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern: Preparation Tips and Strategy

Having looked at the exam pattern for IBPS RRB PO exam, if you are confused about how to go about your preparation for the exam, then you can follow these tips and strategy to prepare for the exam.
  • Understand the weightage of each section and plan a schedule for yourself to cover all the topics.
  • Clear your concepts and basics for all the subjects.
  • Practice as many mock tests as possible and analyse them as well.
  • Revise everything that you study on a weekly basis,
  • Solve the previous year question papers.
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IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. What are the subjects from which questions are asked in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam?

A. Questions in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam are asked from Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Q. What is the total time duration for IBPS RRB PO prelims exam?

A. The total time duration for IBPS RRB PO prelims exam is 45 minutes.

Q. Is there negative marking in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS RRB PO Exam and 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. How many questions are asked from Reasoning section in IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam?

A. A total of 40 questions are asked from Reasoning Section in IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam.

Q. What is the total time duration of IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam?

A. The total time duration of IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam is 2 hours.

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