IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus 2019 : IBPS RRB Exam Pattern, Syllabus as per official notification is explained in this article. All the details and dates related to IBPS RRB have been released in the office assistant notification on 14th June 2019. It is important to understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and selection process in the preparation of IBPS RRB office assistant exam. IBPS RRB office assistant exam will be held in two stages, Prelim and Main exam.
The preliminary exam is of qualifying in nature for shortlisting the candidates to the main exam. Prelim exam will be conducted in the month of August 2019 on 17th, 18th and 25th. The candidates who qualify by scoring the minimum cut off scores in the prelim exam will be able to reach the next level of selection called Main examination. Candidates qualified in Main exam will be called for document verification process, on successful completion of DV, candidates will be given appointment on the post of Office Assistant in RRBs.
Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the recruitment exam to fill the vacancies of Office Assistant at the Regional Rural Banks. There is a total of 56 RRBs that participate in the recruitment exam. The applications are invited from the eligible candidates to participate in the recruitment process.
Candidates who will be appearing for IBPS RRB 2019 for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) must aware of IBPS RRB exam pattern, selection process etc. Knowing these things will help aspirants in qualifying examination easily. Moreover, knowing IBPS RRB exam pattern will boost their confidence at the time of appearing for the examination. Below IBPS RRB exam pattern along with syllabus have been explained.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern 2019
For a better understanding of the IBPS RRB Assistant exam, one needs to know the exam pattern. The exam pattern will aid the aspirants in preparing for the exam. So, when you appear for the exam, you will have an idea about the tests/ sections and no. of questions to be asked in exam. In fact, once you will know the total time duration of the exam, you can build a strategy so that you can solve questions of all sections within provided time duration.
IBPS RRB 2019 Office Assistant exam will consists of a preliminary and main examination. Preliminary examination will be held by IBPS on 17, 18 & 25 of Aug 2019 whereas main examination will be held on 29 Sept 2019. Candidates who successfully apply for IBPS RRB 2019 Office Assistant exam will be called to appear for preliminary examination and if they manage to qualify prelims then they will be further called for main examination.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern
|Name of Section||Language||Total Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning||Hindi, English||40||40||Composite time duration of 45 min|
|Numerical Ability||Hindi, English||40||40|
- IBPS RRB Prelims for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be an objective type test consists of 2 tests/sections – Reasoning and Numerical Ability.
- Each section will have 40 MCQs, each of 1 mark. So, total questions in Prelims will be 80 for 80 marks.
- Candidates will get composite time of 45 minutes to solve questions the both tests / sections. For every incorrect answer, 1/4th allotted marks (0.25 marks) will be deducted as penalty.
- All the MCQs will be in both English and Hindi.
- To qualify in prelims, candidates will have to score minimum cut-off marks in each section. Sectional and overall cut off marks will be decided by the IBPS.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
|Section||Language||Total Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time
|Reasoning||Hindi, English||40||50||Composite time duration of 2 hrs|
|Numerical Ability||Hindi, English||40||50|
|General Awareness||Hindi, English||40||40|
|A. English Language|
B. Hindi Language
|Computer Knowledge||English, Hindi||40||20|
- IBPS RRB Mains for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted on 29 Sept 2019 for those candidates who qualify in prelims.
- Like prelims, mains will be also an objective type test consists of five sections / tests – Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and English or Hindi Language.
- Each section / test will have 40 MCQs, so total number of questions in Mains will be 200 for 200 marks.
- Candidates will get composite time of 2 hours to solve MCQs present in all sections / tests.
- For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. No marks will be deducted on leaving a question unanswered.
- To qualify in mains, candidates will have to score minimum cut-off marks in each test / section. Sectional and overall cut off marks will be decided by the IBPS.
Important points to be considered
- All questions in prelims and main will be of Multiple Choice Type.
- Negative marking will be there for the wrong answer, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
- The choice of language is optional. Therefore, the candidates have to choose any one of the languages from English and Hindi.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus
For the preparation of RRB Office Assistant Examination, it is essential to know the detailed knowledge of the syllabus. The knowledge of syllabus will let you get familiar with the topic from which questions can be asked in the examination. Here, we present the list of topics from various sections that will be available in the examination.
- Decimal Fraction
- Number System
- Simple Interest
- Time and Work
- Ratio and Proportion
- Permutation and Combination
- Case Studies
- HCF and LCM
- Profit and Loss
- Compound Interest
- Time and Distance
- Charts and Graphs
- Odd man out
- Blood Relation
- Direction Sense Test
- Ranking and Time
- Series Test
- Statement and Conclusion
- Figure Series
- Decision Making
- Statement and Arguments
- Figure Series Test
- Alphabet Test
- Causes and Effects
- Assertion and Reason
- Statement and Assumption
- Sitting Arrangements
- Word Formation
- Statements and Action Courses
- Jumbled Words
- Spotting Errors
- Fill in the Blanks
- Commonly Misspelled Words
- Idioms and Phrases
- Cloze Tests
- Jumbled up sentences
- Phrase Substitution
- One-word Substitution
- Fill in the Blanks
- Current Affairs
- Indian and International Economy
- Books and Authors
- Banking Terms
- Social Function of Banks
- Repo and Reverse Repo Rate
- Fiscal-Monetary Policies
- Awards and Honors
- History of Banking
- Software and Hardware Fundamentals
- Computer Fundamentals
- History and Future of Computers
- MS Office
- Software and Hardware Fundamentals
- Computer Fundamentals
IBPS RRB Office Assistant – Exam Date
In the year 2019, the prelims will be conducted in the month of August 2019 on 17, 18 & 25. The main examination will be conducted on 29 Sept 2019. The dates for the preliminary and main examination for office assistant have been released by IBPS in annual calendar on 16 Jan 2019 and the same schedule has been notified in the notification.
The entire selection process for the post of Office Assistant is comprised of Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. It is a two-tier process. The candidates who want to participate in the selection process need to appear in the prelims. It is a mandatory criterion for the Main exam that the applicants must have passed/ scored above cutoff in the Prelims exam otherwise the applicants are not eligible to appear in the main exam. Therefore, the candidates will get shortlisted for Main exam on the basis of marks scored by them in the IBPS RRB Preliminary exam. However IBPS RRB Office assistant prelim exam is of qualifying in nature, the marks scored in prelims will not be considered for final ranking.
To qualify for the provisional allotment, the candidates are required to get prescribed cut off/ score in the main examination. Only then, they will have chances to get the provisional allotment. Once the entire process of selection will be completed, the candidates will get the allotment to various Regional Rural Banks on the basis of the merit as well as preference filled by them. The merit list for the final selection will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the main exam.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019 Pre Exam Training (PET)
Regional Rural Banks will provide pre exam training to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen /Person with Benchmark Disabilities. If you wish to avail the facility of pre exam training then you should fill a column at the time of filling the online application form by selecting the appropriate option. You should also note that there will be no charge for this training, but you have to arrange for travelling expenses to the pre exam training centres along with boarding and lodging etc.
Important Dates After Submission Of Application
The dates given below pertain to IBPS RRB Assistant 2019. So, candidates planning to apply for the year 2019 can get idea about schedule.
|Downloading call letters for preliminary examination||July 2019
|Dates of Preliminary Examination||17, 18, 25 August 2019|
|Result of Preliminary Examination||September 2019|
|Downloading call letters for the main examination||September 2019
|Dates of the Main Examination||October 2019
|Result of the main Examination||October 2019|
|Document verification||November 2019|
|Provisional Allotment||January 2020|
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2019 FAQs
Q. What will be the number of questions in prelims?
A. There will be total 80 MCQs in prelims.
Q. Is it necessary to qualify in both the tests / sections of prelims?
A. Yes. Marks obtained in both the sections will be included in overall cut off.
Q. When IBPS RRB Office Assistant prelims will be held?
A. IBPS RRB preliminary examination for Office Assistants will be held in Aug 2019 on the following dates – 17, 18 & 25.
Q. What will be the conditions required to appear for main examination?
A. Candidate must have qualified preliminary examination by securing the minimum cut-off marks in both tests / sections.
Q. What is the date of main examination?
A. IBPS RRB main examination for Office Assistants will be held on 29 Sept 2019.
Q. What are the type of questions in IBPS RRB main examination?
A. Objective type questions.
Q. Is there negative marking in prelims?
A. Yes, 1/4th of assigned marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Q.What will be the time duration of main examination?
A. There will be a composite time duration of 2 hours.