IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). For the academic session 2017-18, the pattern is expected to undergo no changes i.e. it will remain similar to that of IBPS RRB 2016 Pattern. Knowing about the pattern will help a candidate to prepare for IBPS RRB exam in a better way. The following article will enlighten a candidate with the marking scheme, paper pattern, number of questions, total marks etc that will be followed in IBPS RRB 2017.

Listed below are some quick facts relating to IBPS RRB:

  • IBPS RRB is conducted to recruit aspirant in various Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across India.
  • The exam is conducted for 2 Groups namely Group A (Scale I, Scale II, Scale III) and Group B (Office Assistant).
  • There is a provision of negative marking for the wrong marked answers.
  • IBPS RRB 2017 Exam Pattern differs for Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant posts.
  • The exams (Prelims/ Mains/ Single Examination) will be conducted in online mode i.e. CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • All the exams will be of Objective type i.e. they will Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have an option to answer the questions in Hindi or English as per their preference.

It is important to have a clear understanding about the posts offered under IBPS RRB. To help a candidate, tabulated below are the groups with various positions offered under it.

Sl no
Group Name
Post(s) Name
1 Group A Officer Scale I
Officer Scale II – General Banking Officer
Officer Scale II – Specialist Cadre
Officer Scale III
2 Group B Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Prelims (Scale I)

  • There will be a total of 2 sections namely Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Both sections will have 45 questions each.
  • The duration for IBPS Prelims is 45 minutes.

Mentioned below is the distribution of questions as per the section:

Section Name
No. of Questions
Reasoning 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Mains (Scale I)

  • There will be a total of 5 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Hindi/ English Language and Computer Knowledge.
  • The duration for IBPS Mains is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Mentioned below is the distribution of questions as per the section:

Section Name
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English Language* 40 40
Hindi Language* 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 240


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