IBPS RRB 2015 – Detailed Syllabus

Dear
Readers,
With RBI getting
over, many students shifted their gear according to the IBPS RRB. Yes friends,
the RRB is just a few weeks away and as we all have already studied for RBI, we
just have to go through all the topics once and will have to start practicing
more and more questions for the exam. Apart from practicing, we also have to
manage the time for each subject separately. So let us introspect and have a
view on what IBPS RRB is all going to be about.

Friends,
this time RRB has brought some changes in the process and the most important of
all, this time there will be a common interview process. It will be similar to
the PO and Clerk recruitment process. This is going to be very crucial as we
have observed that RRB used to have easy papers and low cut-offs. But due to
this change, we are going to get a bit standard paper and nominal cut-offs.
This is the last thing that we have to consider. Now let us have a look at RRB
Syllabus for Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I.



Note: RRB gives an option between subjects English and Hindi. So it is either English or Hindi.
Office
Assistant (Multipurpose)
Serial Number
Subjects
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Composite
Time
1.
Reasoning
40
50
Composite Time of 2hours
2.
Numerical Ability
40
50
3.
General Awareness
40
40
4.a
English
40
40
4.b
Hindi
40
40
5.
Computers
40
20
Total
200
200
Officer
Scale-I
Serial Number
Subjects
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Composite
Time
1.
Reasoning
40
50
Composite Time of 2hours
2.
Numerical Ability
40
50
3.
General Awareness
40
40
4.a
English
40
40
4.b
Hindi
40
40
5.
Computers
40
20
Total
200
200
The above is
the scheme of examination that has been officially published by the IBPS under
RRB recruitment advertisement. The above is the section wise bifurcation of the
exam. Last year the composite time used to be 2.30 hours but this time, it will
be of 2 hours only. One more change that IBPS brought this time is the section
wise marks. And if you observe it carefully, it is similar to the IBPS PO exam
format.
After having
a look at the syllabus, the next question that arises is what should be the
ideal time management and how to attempt the exam. Friends, in examination the
time management play a very crucial role and it is evident from what we saw in
the SBI PO Prelims 2015 where time management was the need of the situation.
One who managed got through and the one who didn’t are still wondering. So to
keep our pace up with the demand of the time, let us have a look at the below
graph of how the time needs to be distributed among each section to clear
sectional as well as overall cut-off.


The next
crucial ingredient after time management is the ability to leave a question.
You must be surprised at what we just said. You must have always heard that
attempt as many as possible, zyada se zyada karo and all. These two statements
are not contradictory, in fact they are supplementary. The crux of the above
two statement is that you should attempt as many questions as possible and
leave the questions that takes longer than usual. You should know which
question to leave just after reading it once. Do not get pressurized with the
thought of leaving it and don’t get in a dilemma because you might solve two or
three other questions in the same time that you are thinking to devote to that
particular problem. You might feel that these are petty issues and it won’t
affect much but believe us friends, these can make a difference.
IBPS RRB is
not different from any other banking examination. As we have already provided
you the section wise details, now below is the details from each of the
subjects.

1. Reasoning :-
Reasoning is
going to be the subject in which most of the students will secure maximum marks
out of all the subjects they are going to attempt in the exam. This is based on
the research that we did on the previous year papers and we can say that most
of the student will secure maximum in this subject. There is a way of
attempting the reasoning section. In reasoning the must to do part is the
Linear arrangements, Inequalities, Syllogisms, Coding-Decoding, Direction Sense
Test and other miscellaneous questions. After this you should switch to other
subject but if time allows then go for other topics as well like Puzzle,
Statement Assumption (only for officer scale) and rest that you are not
comfortable with. Below is the table depicting the number of questions
expected.

Sl.
No.
Topics
No.
Of Questions
1.
Puzzle
5
2.
Seating
Arrangement
5
3.
Syllogism
5
4.
Data
Sufficiency
5
5.
Order and
Ranking
5
6.
Coding-Decoding
5
7.
Miscellaneous
10
Note:Miscellaneous includes topics like-Blood Relations, machine Input, Directions, Alphabet Numeric Series, etc
For Officer scale 1 statements and assumption questions ,i.e. logical deduction is also asked.


2. Numerical Ability :-
Dear friends
do you wonder why IBPS chooses different name for Maths section. We have seen
that SBI used Quantitative Aptitude for the Preliminary Exam, Data
Interpretation and Data Analysis is used in SBI Mains, IBPs PO uses
quantitative Aptitude and so on. Numerical ability itself suggests that you are
going to get a hell lot of calculative questions. From approximation to
simplification, every type of calculation will be there. So start practicing
and try to develop the skill to calculate without pen and paper and you will
see the result in the forthcoming exams. Talking about the must to do questions
from this section, you must attempt the questions from Data Interpretation,
Quadratic Equation, Simplification, Approximation, and some part of the
miscellaneous section. And leave the questions that takes more time. Have a
look at the below table and you can have an idea about the sectional
distribution.

Sl.
No.
Topics
No.
Of Questions
1.
DI
15
2.
Quadratic Equations
5
3.
Series
5
4.
Simplification/Approximation
5
5.
Miscellaneous
10

Miscellaneous: Includes Percentages, SI CI, Profit and Loss, Averages, Ratios, Time and Work, Time, Distance and Speed, Mensuration, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, Mixtures and Allegation, etc

3.a. English
:-
This section
will be as usual and all the conventional questions will be asked. There will
not be any change in this section. The topics that you should attempt first is
Cloze Test, Fillers, Parajumbles (at least First and Last), Error Detection and
if time permits, then go for Reading Comprehension.

Sl.
No.
Topics
No.
Of Questions
1.
Reading
Comprehension
10
2.
Error
Detection
5
3.
Sentence
Improvement
5
4.
Fillers
5
5.
Para-Jumbles
5
6.
Cloze Test
10
3.b.Hindi :-
Dear readers, this section is one of the most demanded section in the RRB
exam. Many people attempt the Hindi language and many scores good. So below is
the topic wise distribution of the section. You can easily score a sufficient
amount of questions.
Sl.
No.
Topics
No.
Of Questions
1.
अपठित  गद्यांश
10
2.
त्रुटी वाक्य चयन
5
3.
वाक्य सुधार
5
4.
रिक्त स्थान की पूर्ति
5
5.
अर्थपूर्ण
व्यवस्था
5
6.
गद्यांश में रिक्त स्थान
की पूर्ति
10
4. General
Awareness :-
This will be
the combination of General Banking and Current Affairs questions. This will be
same as IBPS PO and Clerk GA section. You can refer our Capsule for this
section. In RBI, we have seen that many questions were from capsule and it
covered the most of the GA Syllabus. So let’s hope for the best and we will be
launching the capsule very soon. Till the time, you can refer to the Hindu
review of the previous months.
5. Computer
:-
This section
is one of the easiest and can be done easily. Keeping in view the IBPS, we will
be launching the computer capsule and it will cover the maximum part of the Computer
section.
So this is
all about the IBPS RRB exam. We have tried to cover each and everything and if
you have any doubt, then you are welcome to comment on this post.

All The Best