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IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017 Prelims – Officer Scale 1 & Office Assistant

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IBPS RRB Syllabus 2017

So here in this article, you’ll get to know the latest exam syllabus for IBPS RRB Office Assistant & Officer Scale 1 based on the latest pattern. Have a look-

IBPS RRB Syllabus for Officer Scale 1 Prelims

IBPS RRB Prelims Officer Scale 1 will comprise of 2 sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. We will now discuss the individual topics that will be asked from these sections.

IBPS RRB Reasoning Ability Syllabus for Officer Scale 1

Questions in IBPS RRB Prelims section will be asked from following topics –

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
    Major Chunk of this section would comprise of questions from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement. You can expect 15-20 questions from this topic.
  • Syllogism
    You can expect 5 questions from this topic. Questions may be based on new as well as an old pattern.
  • Coding Decoding
    This topic may be asked carrying 5 questions, which may be based on a new or old pattern.
  • Inequality
    Coded or Direct Inequality based 5 questions can be expected in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Blood Relation
    There may be 2-3 questions asked from this topic in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Alphanumeric Series
    5 questions from this topic may be asked in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Direction Sense
    This topic again may be asked carrying 2-3 questions in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Order and Ranking
    You can expect 1-2 questions from this topic in the IBPS RRB exam.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1

You can expect questions from following topics in this IBPS RRB exam –

  • Number Series
    5 questions from number series can be expected in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Simplification/ Approximation
    You can expect 5-10 questions from this topic in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Quadratic Equations
    This topic may be asked carrying 5 questions overall.
  • Data Interpretation
    This is one of the most important topics asked in the IBPS RRB exam. You can expect 2-3 sets, i.e 10-15 questions of this topic in the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Miscellaneous
    This section would comprise of topics like –
    (a) Age based problems
    (b) Profit, Loss and Discount
    (c) Simple and Compound Interest
    (d) Time, Work and Wages
    (e) Mixture and Alligation
    (f) Speed, Time and Distance
    (g) Pipes and Cisterns
    (h) Probability
    (i) Partnerships
    (j) Ratio and Averages
    You can expect 10 questions from these topics in the IBPS RRB exam.

IBPS RRB Syllabus for Office Assistant Prelims

Prelims phase of Office Assistant would comprise of 2 sections. These are – Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

Numerical Ability for Office Assistant

Topics from this section, which can be expected in the IBPS RRB exam are mentioned below.

  • Simplification/ Approximation
    Expected number of Questions – 10-15 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation
    Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions
  • Number Series
    Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation 
    Expected number of Questions – 10 Questions
  • Miscellaneous (Profit & loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Age based questions, Partnerships, Speed time & Distance, Pipes and Cistern, Probability etc)
    Expected number of Questions – 10-15 Questions

Reasoning Ability for IBPS RRB Office Assistant

Reasoning Ability section of Office Assistant Preliminary Exam will comprise of following topics –

  • Syllogism
    Expected number of Questions – 5
  • Inequality (Coded/ Direct)
    Expected number of Questions – 5
  • Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabet Test 
    Expected number of Questions – 5
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
    Expected number of Questions – 10-15
  • Coding Decoding
    Expected number of Questions – 5
  • Miscellaneous Questions (Blood Relations, Direction sense, Order and Ranking)
    Expected number of Questions – 5-10

IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus 2017

Mains phase of IBPS RRB 2017 will comprise of following sections in both exams –

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability
  3. English/ Hindi Language
  4. General Awareness
  5. Computer Knowledge

You can now go through the detailed syllabus for Mains exam 2017 below.

1: Reasoning Ability

In addition to the topics mentioned for Preliminary exam phase, you can expect questions from following topics in IBPS RRB Mains exam 2017.

  • Input Output
  • Verbal/ Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Alphabet Test

2: Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability

Questions from this section would be asked from the same topics that we mentioned from the IBPS RRB Prelims exam phase.

3: English/ Hindi Language

This section would comprise of questions from following topics –

  • Reading Comprehension
    Expected number of Questions – 10 Questions
  • Cloze Test
    Expected number of Questions – 5 to 10 Questions
  • Spotting Errors
    Expected number of Questions – 5 to 10 Questions
  • Sentence Improvement
    Expected number of Questions – 5 to 10 Questions
  • Parajumbles
    Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions
  • Mis-spelt word/ Idiom-Phrase/ Odd one out based Questions
    Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions

4: General Awareness

Questions in this section can be expected from the following topics –

  • Current Affairs of last 6 months.
    Make sure that you follow our Daily GK UpdatesWeekly One LinersMonthly Digest and Current Scoop series for this. We will also update a GK Tornado before Mains exam to help you prepare better.
  • Banking Awareness
    Static as well as Current Banking Awareness questions are asked in abundance in the Banking exams nowadays. Hence it is essential that you prepare this topic thoroughly. Follow our series, Big Bank Theory and Quick Look on Financial Awareness for this.
  • Static General Awareness
    You can expect 7-8 questions from Static GK topics in the IBPS RRB exam. This can include Important Dates/ Days, Countries-Capitals and their Currencies, Important national/ International organisations and their headquarters, Indian Geography etc. Follow our series, World Around Us to prepare this topic better.
  • Apart from this, have a thorough preparation of Important Government Schemes, Important Summits, Recent developments in the banking sector, Important banking terms etc.

5: Computer Knowledge

Computer Knowledge section of IBPS RRB exam would consist of following topics-

  • History of Computers
  • Internet
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database Management System
  • MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint)
  • Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations