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IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2021: Download Free Syllabus PDF Here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Tue, 19 Oct 2021 10:40 PM IST


Download IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2021 at Safalta. Candidates preparing for IBPS RRB PO Exam should be familiar with the syllabus and the important topics for the exam.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS RRB PO Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for IBPS RRB PO Exam should ensure that they know all the details about the recruitment such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. IBPS RRB PO syllabus comprises of the important list of topics from which questions are asked in the exam. Knowing the syllabus is the first step to prepare for any competitve exam. Candidates must know the details of the syllabus before they start their preparation. Read this article to know all about IBPS RRB PO syllabus and other details. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now.
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IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2021

Here is your complete guide for the RRB PO syllabus and the latest exam pattern; the exam tests analytical skills, mathematical skills, and basic English knowledge of candidates. 
Exam for IBPS RRB PO is conducted in online mode. There are three phases to exam:
  • Preliminary 
  • Mains 
  • Interview 
We have done minute analysis of IBPS RRB PO Syllabus. Knowing the syllabus in detail can help you to organize your preparation, analyze strengths and weaknesses. IBPS as such does not describe the syllabus in detail, our analysis of the previous year's exam will help you to approach the exam in a scientific manner.

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IBPS RRB PO Syllabus can be divided into following parts:
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Hindi Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Financial Awareness

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus: Reasoning

In order to test reasoning abilities of aspirants reasoning test is conducted. Questions are generally from verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Following are the list of important topics.
  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 Syllabus: Numerical Ability

Numerical ability is tested to ascertain, computational skills and analytical skills of aspirant. Speed of calculation and method adopted are critical.
  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

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus: General Awareness

Questions are of basic nature, directed towards testing basic understanding of surrounding and awareness about current events. Types of questions:
  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

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IBPS RRB PO Syllabus For Basic computer

  1. Fundamentals of Computer
  2. History of Computers
  3. Future of Computers
  4. Basic Knowledge of Internet
  5. Networking Software & Hardware
  6. Abbreviations Shortcut Keys
  7. MS Office
  8. Database
  9. Security Tools
  10. Virus
  11. Hacking
  12. Trojans Input and Output Devices
  13. Computer Languages

IBPS RRB PO Exam Syllabus: Language Competency 

Question have wide range:
  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

IBPS RRB PO Exam  Pattern

IBPS RRB PO Exam pattern for Preliminary Exam 

The preliminary exam is the same for all grades under IBPS RRB Officer's exam. Each year around 5 to 6 lack, aspirants appear for the same. Knowing exam patterns and the IBPS RRB PO syllabus can provide you edge over others.
Section  Number of questions 
Reasoning  40
Numerical  Ability  40
Candidates are given an overall time of 45 minutes to complete the test. While each question carries 1 mark each and has four options. There is a penalty for wrong answers (one-fourth of the total marks for the given question).

IBPS RRB PO Exam pattern for Mains Exam 

The mains exam is conducted over a span of two hours, marks per question vary, but negative marking remains the same (one-fourth of total marks for the given question). The pattern of the mains exam is as follows:
Section  Number of Questions Marks 
Reasoning Paper 40 50
General Awareness Paper 40 40
Numerical Ability  40 50
Language Paper 40 40
Basic Computer Knowledge 40 20

Candidates are advised to adopt a comprehensive approach towards mains and prelims, as both the exams are interlinked.
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