IBPS RRB 2014 – Syllabus and Pattern

Hello Readers,


As you all know, IBPS RRB exam is approaching for the recruitment of various  post – Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale-I, Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer), Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre), Officer Scale- III. 


In last few days, we have received many queries regarding the syllabus of IBPS RRB Exam. Based on last few years exam pattern of IBPS and coupled with our insight – as to what might come in the exam, here we are providing you all the required syllabus. 



It is also advisable to the candidates that they must continuously refer to the syllabus at the starting of the preparation and also while the preparation is going on.


The structure of the Examination which will be conducted on-line is as follows:


Office Assistant (Multipurpose)


Sr. no.
Name of Tests
Medium of Exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
1.
Reasoning
Hindi/ English
40
50
Composite Time of 2
hours and 30 minutes
2.
Numerical Ability
Hindi/ English
40
50
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
20
TOTAL
200
200
Officer Scale-I

Sr. no.
Name of Tests
Medium of Exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
1.
Reasoning
Hindi/ English
40
50

Composite Time of 2
hours and 30 minutes
2.
Quantitative Aptitude
Hindi/ English
40
50
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
20
TOTAL
200
200
 Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Sr. no.
Name of Tests
Medium of Exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
1.
Reasoning
Hindi/ English
40
50
Composite Time of 2
hours and 30 minutes
2.
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Hindi/ English
40
50
3.
Financial 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
20
TOTAL
200
200
 Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Sr. no.
Name of Tests
Medium of Exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
1.
Reasoning
Hindi/ English
40
50
Composite Time of 2
hours and 30 minutes
2.
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Hindi/ English
40
50
3.
Financial Awareness
Hindi/ English
40
40
4 (a)
English Language
English
40
20
4 (b)
Hindi Language
Hindi
40
20
5
Computer Knowledge
Hindi/ English
40
20
6
Professional Knowledge
Hindi/English
40
40
TOTAL
200
200
 Officer Scale- III 

Sr. no.
Name of Tests
Medium of Exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Total Time
1.
Reasoning
Hindi/ English
40
50
Composite Time of 2
hours and 30 minutes
2.
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Hindi/ English
40
50
3.
Financial Awareness
Hindi/ English
40
40
4 (a)
English Language
English
40
20
4 (b)
Hindi Language
Hindi
40
20
5
Computer Knowledge
Hindi/ English
40
20
TOTAL
200
200
NOTE – Negative Marking of 1/4 marks
Below mentioned is the detailed syllabus of IBPS RRB 2014 –  

1. Reasoning –
Topic
Expected Number of
Questions
Seating
Arrangement
10
Tabulation
5
Logical Reasoning
5-10
Syllogism
5
Blood
Relations
5
Input
Output
0-5
Coding
Decoding
5
Alphanumeric
Series
0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet
Test
0-5
Data
Sufficiency
0-5
Coded
Inequalities
5
Puzzle 
5-7
2. English Language
Topic
Expected Number of
Questions
Reading
Comprehension
10
Cloze
Test
10
Fill
in the blanks
0-5
Multiple
Meaning/Error Spotting
0-5
Paragraph
Complete/ Sentence Correction
5
Para
jumbles
5
Miscellaneous
5
3. Quantitative Aptitude
Topic
Expected Number of
Questions
Simplification
5
Number Systems
3
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
& Averages
3
Profit & Loss
2
Mixtures & Alligations
1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds &
Indices
1- 2
Work & Time
2
Time & Distance
2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
1-2
Sequence & Series
5
Permutation, Combination
& Probability
5
Data Interpretation
15
4. General Awareness – 
Current Affairs 
This would primarily
focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits,
new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc. Please be thorough with
newspaper, preferably “THE HINDU”.
Banking Awareness
  • Indian
    Financial System
     – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market,
    Capital Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries
    involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges,
    registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds,
    primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self regulatory organizations, etc.
    Also read important committees and its recommendations.
  • History of
    Indian Banking Industry –
     (Pre Independence, Post
    Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of
    Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorisation of Bank (Pvt, PSU,
    Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC.
  • Regulatory
    Bodies
     like – RBI, (RBI History/
    Functions/ Roles/) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and
    fact based details
  • Monetary &
    Credit Policies
     who decides, basis of change
    and its relation with Inflation and other related issues & Inflation
    (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate etc.
  • Budget Basics
    and Current Union Budget –
     Discussion of Budget related
    terminologies like GDP, Fiscal Deficit, Various kinds of taxes, Government
    revenue model and spending etc. and discussion on Union Budget 2014. Also
    major pointers for Rail Budget and Economic Survey to be read.
  • International
    Organisations/ Financial Institutions –
     IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN
    related agencies, recent development in them members heads etc functions,
    recent loans given by them to India or any country in the world where
    Crisis is going on.
  • Capital Market
    & Money Market –
     Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in
    like (1. Call/Notice Money 2. Treasury Bills 3. Term Money, 4. Certificate
    of Deposit 5. Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity
    Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk
    about Stock Exchanges in India and world.
  • Government
    Schemes –
     All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman,
    Swavlamban, Swabhiman , All schemes discussed in budget – the details like
    when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary
    allocation etc.
  • Abbreviations
    and Economic terminologies –
     Frequently discussed in newspaper  
  • Other
    important concepts like –
     BASEL, Micro Finance, Base
    Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions,
    Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important
    concepts.
5. Computer Knowledge –
Module No.
Details
1
Number
System
2
History
of Computers
3
Hardware
4
Software
5
Database
(introduction)
6
Communication
(Basic Introduction)
7
Networking
(LAN, WAN)
8
Internet
(Concept, History, working environment, Application)
9
Security
Tools, Virus, Hacker
10
MS
Windows & MS Office
11
Logic
Gates
Disclaimer: All
information given above – syllabus, probable questions are based on independent
analysis and evaluation made by BankersAdda. We do not take responsibility for
any decision that might be taken, based on this information.