IBPS RRB Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Office Assistant 2017

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

You can go through IBPS RRB syllabus and exam pattern for Office Assistant Prelims 2017. The notification for IBPS RRB will be released in the month of July 2017 and it is expected that the exam pattern and syllabus of RRB Office Assistant will remain same. We will update syllabus details accordingly in case any changes are made in the official notification.

IBPS RRB Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam 2017 will be conducted in 2 phases- 

1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam

Both these exams will be conducted online.  

  • Preliminary Exam of IBPS RRB Office Assistant will be qualifying in nature.
  • Marks obtained by Student in Mains exam will be considered for final selection. 
  • Students will be awarded a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Preliminary as well as Mains Exam.
  • Students need to clear sectional as well as overall cut off in both, preliminary & mains exams.
  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant post will have no interview process in the recruitment drive. 

Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB Prelims – Office Assistant

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern 

The prelim exam will have total 80 questions which will be spread over two section which includes – Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the exam is 45 minutes. The rule of sectional & overall cutoff implies in the prelim exam. The marks secured in Phase I (Prelim Exam) will not be counted for the purpose of final Selection. This is a qualifying round. Below is the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus:

Name of Test No. of Questions No. of Marks Time Duration
Numerical Ability 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern 

Mains phase of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus will comprise of following sections – 

S. No. Name of test Medium of test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1. Reasoning  Hindi/ English 40 40

2 hours

2. Numerical Ability Hindi/ English 40 40
3. General Awareness Hindi/ English 40 40
4. (a)* English Language English 40 40
4. (b)* Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5. Computer Knowledge Hindi/ English 40 40
  Total  200 200

* Candidates can select between either 4(a) or 4(b) sections in exam. 

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus 2017

You can now go through the syllabus of different sections that will be asked in Prelims and Mains exam of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam. The questions that will be asked can be from any of the following mentioned topics. 

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern 

Reasoning Ability

This topic is favorite for those candidates who are not fast at calculations because there is no need of any calculation in this section. All you need is proper observation and analytical skills which build up exponentially with practice.

  • Seating Arrangement (Linear/ Circular/ Square)
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality (Coded and Direct)
  • Coding Decoding / Number Symbol Coding
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based questions
  • Alphabet test
  • Blood relation
  • Number series puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency

Numerical Ability

Questions in this section will be asked from following topics –

  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous questions (Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time and Work, Speed, Time & Distance, Probability etc)
  • Data Interpretation (Tabular, Line Graph, Bar Chart, Pie chart etc)

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability will be same as mentioned for Preliminary exam phase. You can go through the detailed syllabus of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains exam for remaining sections below. 

English / Hindi Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Misspelt words
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Parajumbles
  • Fill in the blanks

IBPS RRB Syllabus for General Awareness

Following topics will be asked under this section – 

  • Current Affairs of last 5-6 months (including current banking/ financial news, national/ international appointments, national/ international affairs, sports news, schemes etc)
  • Static General Awareness (including countries, capitals and their currencies, important dates and their themes, national and wildlife sanctuaries, important national and international headquarters etc.)
  • Banking Awareness (You can follow our series Big bank Theory for this). 

IBPS RRB Syllabus on Computer Knowledge

Questions in this section will be asked from following topics –

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access
  • Memory
  • Input Output devices
  • Computer Shortcuts

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