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

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Wed, 18 Aug 2021 10:59 PM IST


 Check out IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme.
IBPS had come out with 10166 RRB PO vacancies for the year 2021. The exam consists of three stages prelims and mains followed by an interview round. The prelims exam was conducted by IBPS on 1st and 7th August 2021. The mains exam for the same is scheduled for 25 th September 2021. The candidates who are waiting for prelims results must know IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern.  Knowing exam patterns can help in utilizing the available time before the final mains exam. Exam pattern is also crucial for familiarizing with the exam. The mains exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks. The detailed IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern is covered in this space.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern

The means exam pattern as per the official notification is as follows:
  • The exam is conducted in online mode.
  • Questions are objective type.
  • The exam is bilingual - Questions are framed in English and Hind.
  • There is negative marking and a 1/4 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours.
The section-wise exam pattern is illustrated below:


No. of Questions





Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



English / Hindi Language



Computer Knowledge







Based on the performance in the mains exam candidates are called for the interview round.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the  mains exam is as follows:
Section  Topics 

Language Competency

  1. Reading Comprehensions
  2. Grammar / Vyakaran
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Misspelled Words
  6. Jumbled Words
  7. Rearrangement of Sentence
  8. Jumbled up sentences
  9. Idioms and Phrases
  10. Cloze Tests
  11. One word Substitution
  12. Antonyms and Synonyms

Basic computer

  1. Fundamentals of Computer
  2. History of Computers
  3. Future of Computers
  4. Basic Knowledge of the Internet
  5. Networking Software & Hardware
  6. Abbreviations Shortcut Keys
  7. MS Office
  8. Database
  9. Security Tools
  10. Virus
  11. Hacking

General Awareness Syllabus

  1. Current AffairsNational & International
  2. Sports Abbreviations
  3. Currencies & Capitals
  4. General Science
  5. Government Schemes & Policies
  6. Banking Awareness
  7. RBI
  8. National Parks & Sanctuaries

Numerical Ability

  1. Number System
  2. Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Graph & Pie chart
  3. HCF & LCM
  4. Profit & Loss
  5. Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  6. Time & Work
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Decimal & Fraction
  9. Averages
  10. Simplification
  11. Partnership
  12. Percentages
  13. Ratio & Proportion
  14. Averages
  15. Case Studies Charts and Graphs
  16. Permutation & Combination
  17. Probability

Reasoning Syllabus 

  1. Puzzles - Seating Arrangement: Circular/Direction-based/MISC
  2. Number Series
  3. Odd man out
  4. Coding-Decoding
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Analogy
  7. Syllogism
  8. Alphabet Test
  9. Ranking and Time
  10. Causes and Effects
  11. Direction Sense
  12. Figure Series
  13. Word Formation
  14. Statement and Assumption
  15. Assertion and Reason
  16. Statement and Conclusion
  17. Statement and Arguments
  18. Statements and Action Courses

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Tips

For the final exam, there is still 1 month left with the candidates. Candidates must not speculate on marks and cut off of prelims. They must begin preparation for mains regardless of the result. The preparation related tips are as follows:
  • 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 analyze them as well.
  • Revise everything that you study on a weekly basis,
  • Solve the previous year's question papers.
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IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern- FAQ

Q. What is the exam date for IBPS RRB PO Mains exam?

A.  The exam date for the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam is 25 th September 2021.

Q. What are the number of vacancies in the IBPS RRB PO Exam?

A. The number of vacancies in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam is 10166.

Q. Is there a 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. 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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