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ibpsInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct a common written examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Group-“A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)  in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across India. In this article we will discuss about IBPS exams syllabus of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) And Educational Qualification.

Eligibility Criteria :

For Officer Scale-I :

  1. Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy;
  2.  Proficiency in local language
  3.  Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.

IBPS  Officer Scale-I in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Exam Pattern :

  • Type of Questions : Objective
  • No. of Questions : 200
  • Time Duration : 2 Hours & 30 Minute
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be online. This exam consists of the following sections. Each sections consists of 40 Questions .

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning4050Composite
Time of 2 Hours
30 minutes
Numerical Ability4050
General Awareness4040
English Language4040
Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge 4020
Total200200

Candidates can opt either English Language or Hindi Language.

Eligibility Criteria :

For Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) :

  1. Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  2. Preference : Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
  3. Experience : Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

IBPS  Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)  in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Exam Pattern : 

  • Type of Questions : Objective
  • No. of Questions : 200
  • Time Duration : 2 Hours & 30 Minute
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be online. This exam consists of the following sections. Each sections consists of 40 Questions .

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning4050Composite
Time of 2 Hours
30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
4050
Financial Awareness4040
English Language4040
Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge 4020
Total200200

Candidates can opt either English Language or Hindi Language.

Eligibility Criteria :

For Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers : 

  • Information Technology Officer : Degree from a recognized University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Desirable : Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
  • Experience : One year  as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
  • Chartered Accountant : Certified Associateship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • Experience : One year  as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
  •  Law Officer : Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Experience : Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years.
  • Treasury Manager : Certified Associateship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
  • Experience : One Year  as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
  • Marketing Officer : MBA in Marketing from a recognized university.
  • Experience : One Year  as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
  • Agricultural Officer : Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Experience : Two Year  as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

IBPS   Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officers)  in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Exam Pattern : 

  • Type of Questions : Objective
  • No. of Questions : 240
  • Time Duration : 3 Hours
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be online. This exam consists of the following sections. Each sections consists of 40 Questions .

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning4040Composite
Time of 3 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
4040
Financial Awareness4040
English Language4020
Hindi Language4020
Computer Knowledge4020
Professional Knowledge 4040
Total240200

Candidates can opt either English Language or Hindi Language.

Eligibility Criteria :

For Officer Scale- III : Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

IBPS  Officer Scale- III  in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Exam Pattern : 

  • Type of Questions : Objective
  • No. of Questions : 200
  • Time Duration : 2 Hours 30 minutes
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be Online. This exam consists of the following sections. Each sections consists of 40 Questions .

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning4050Composite
Time of 2 Hours
30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude &
Data Interpretation
4050
Financial Awareness4040
English Language4040
Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge 4020
Total200200

Candidates can opt either English Language or Hindi Language.

Age :

  • For Officer (Scale- III) : Above 21 years – Below 40  years
  • For Officer (Scale- II) : Above 21 years – Below 32 years
  • For Officer (Scale- I) : Above 18 years – Below 28 years

Syllabus IBPS RRB Group-“A” Officers (Scale-I, II & III) Exams : The IBPS RRB Officers (Scale-I, II & III)  Exam is the most popular exam among the all exams conducted by IBPS . Now lets have a look at the detailed syllabus of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) Exam….

Numerical Ability :

  • Simplifications
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Squares
  • Cubes
  • Square Roots
  • Cube Roots
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Number Systems / Series
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Probability
  • Partnership
  •  Data Interpretation 

Reasoning :

  • Introduction
  • Series Completion
  • Analytic Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Syllogisms
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test
  • Decision Making
  • Series
  • Pay less attention on Non Verbal Reasoning

Computer Knowledge :

  • Basic Hardware and Software,
  • Uses of Computer
  • Generations of Computer
  • Basic Computer Operations / Shortcut Keys
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Power point)

English Language :

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Completion
  • One Word Substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

Hindi Language :
Only native Hindi speakers choose this section. So, your basic Hindi knowledge is enough to get good marks in this section. So, don’t waste much time on this area.You should concentrate on the following areas…

  • Passage (Gadyansh – गद्यांश)
  • Synonyms (समानार्थी शब्द)
  • Antonyms (असमानार्थी शब्द)
  • Checking mistakes in व्याकरण, भाषा, वर्तनी
  • Filling the given Blanks with suitable words

General Awareness :
For Current Affairs you should concentrate all important events occurred for last 6 months (excluding 15 days before the exam). You should concentrate on….

  • Summits
  • New Appointments
  • Deaths
  • Visits / Visitors
  • Days
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Events
  • Countries / Heads / Currencies
  • For Banking Awareness you should focus on (basic knowledge is enough)
  • History of Banking
  • Banking Terms

Professional Knowledge :

IBPS Specialist officer examination is having 40 questions from the professional knowledge of the candidate based on the post they are applied for. Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.