IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Pattern


IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Pattern

Hello Friends,

As we all know that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Online Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

This post will also help you understand the exact exam pattern, time limit, number of questions, topics, etc. for your exam.

Preliminary  Examination:

Sr No.Name of Test (Objective)Medium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1ReasoningHindi/English4040Composite Time of 45 minutes
2Quantitative AptitudeHindi/English4040


Main Examination (objective):

Sr No.Name of TestMedium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050
3General AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4040
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020



1. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks from the marks allotted for that particular question

2. Cutoff marks will be decided on the basis of Average

3. CWE Score will be available on IBPS Website.

4. Score card will be valid for one year from the date of issuing it.

5. CWE would be conducted at many centres as given in the notification.

6. Pre examination training will be provided for limited number of candidates for which online application has to be made.

Common Interview: Candidates who will qualify Online examination will subsequently called for a Common Interview conducted by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank in each State/ UT, coordinated by IBPS. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks/ scores in interview and within it for local language proficiency will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST candidates). The minimum qualifying marks in interview for Officer Scale II & III will also be not less than 40% for all the candidates except 35% for SC/ ST candidates. The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 70:30 respectively. Candidates should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

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