Key Important Points to Remember Before Starting IBPS RRB 2022 Exam Preparation

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Students must be searching for the important and key points to keep in mind before starting IBPS RRB 2022 preparation. Because most of the time, due to rapidly changing exam patterns and levels of questions students get confused before starting preparation.

In this article, some key points are mentioned to help you out in this predicament. Kindly go through those points and start preparing for the IBPS RRB exam 2022 as soon as possible.

Every year Rural Regional Bank releases a huge number of vacancies. This year IBPS RRB 2022 released Approximately 8100 vacancies for the post of Office Assistant and Officer Scale I.

IBPS RRB exam has gained popularity over the past many years among aspirants. Now, every year lakhs of candidates try their luck in IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB Clerk examinations. Before starting your preparation for these two exams, it is important for you to know about the most important things associated with these exams. This article is dedicated to must-know points for IBPS RRB 2022 exam preparation.

Must-Know Points for IBPS RRB Exam 2022 Preparation

As serious aspirants are pulling up their socks to start preparing to ace the upcoming IBPS RRB exam 2022, our experts have come up with some important points that you should keep in mind before starting your preparation.

1. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

Understanding the exam pattern is one of the most skipped parts in the preparation phase. So first understand the exam pattern properly. Here you get to know the name of the subjects, their weightage, total time in the exam, sectional time, total marks, etc. Let us first understand the exam pattern of the IBPS RRB prelims exam.

S. No.

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Medium

Total Duration


Reasoning Ability



English/ Hindi

Composite time of 45 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



English/ Hindi






IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Now let’s discuss the exam pattern and scheme of IBPS RRB PO and clerk 2022 mains exam. Here you will get to know the overall details of the main exam.

Name of Tests Medium of Exam Number of
1 Reasoning As an indicated inversion of the test list below 40 50 Composite
Time of 2
2 Computer Knowledge 40 20
3 General Awareness 40 40
4a• English Language English 40 40
4b• Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Numerical Ability As an indicated inversion of the test list below 40 50

Candidates can opt either for 4(a) or 4(b)

1. We can clearly see that there is no sectional timing in both prelims and mains examination.

2. Students can devote time according to their convenience in the exam, in each section.

3. Students have the option to choose either English or Hindi as one of the subjects in the Mains examination.

4. There are only two subjects in the prelims exam i.e Reasoning and Quant.

5. Speed has the most important role in the prelims examination as there will be 80 questions to be solved in 45 minutes.

2. Choice Between Hindi and English

There are many students who face difficulty in the English language. They clear sections like Reasoning, quant, and GA but fail to clear the English language section. IBPS RRB is the only bank exam that gives them a choice between English and Hindi language. Students according to their preferences and ability can choose the subject. 

Check the syllabus for the Hindi/English language

This section would comprise questions from the 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
  • Para jumbles: Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions
  • Mis-spelt word/ Idiom-Phrase/ Odd one out based Questions
    Expected number of Questions – 5 Questions

3. Important Topics Asked in Previous Examinations

Preparation would be a waste if you do not practice and analyze the previous year’s questions. Before starting preparation for IBPS RRB 2022, you must go through the previous year’s question papers. This will help you score better and no important topics will be left to cover. 

Check previous year’s question paper: IBPS RRB Question Papers

Check IBPS RRB 2022 Exam Important Topics

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude

4. Current Affairs of the Past 6 months

IBPS RRB PO exam 2022 and IBPS RRB Clerk exam 2022 will require your efforts to excel in the general awareness section. GA is the game-changer in every banking examination. You can not clear the main exam if you are not good enough in this section. To clear the GA section candidates need to prepare GA, banking awareness, and static awareness, and Current affairs of at least the past 6 months. Current affairs and banking awareness questions consist of the major chunk of this section. So make sure you are good enough in these parts.

5. Place of posting

Unlike any other banking examination, there are high chances of getting posted in your hometown. If you wish to serve in a financial institution in rural areas, then IBPS RRB is the best option. If you want to get posting in your home town then start preparing for IBPS RRB 2022 exam.

6. Number of seats available

Generally, the number of vacancies available in the IBPS RRB exam is comparatively higher than in other banking exams. This means, there are high chances of getting selection in IBPS RRB than targetting any other public sector bank.

Total IBPS RRB 2022 vacancies: 8106

7. Easier than other banking exams

IBPS PO and SBI PO have set a benchmark for the aspirants by raising the difficulty level and introducing numerous changes in the exam pattern and types of questions. From introducing sectional timing and sectional cut-off to change in the pattern of question they both have raised the difficulty bar. But IBPS RRB is comparatively easy to crack. As of now, there is no sectional timing in the prelims as well as the main examination and the level of questions is moderate even in the main exam.

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