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IBPS RRB Clerk – Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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Dear Aspirants,
Here we are providing you the detailed syllabus & exam pattern for both preliminary and main examination of IBPS RRB Clerk.


Phase – I: Objective Test

The Preliminary Exam has 2 sections Numerical Ability, Reasoning.

Phase – II: Objective Test

The Main Exam has 5 sections – Numerical Ability, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, English Language and General Awareness.

IBPS RRB Clerk : Prelims Exam Pattern

S.NoName of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1Numerical Ability4040
45 minutes
2Reasoning Ability4040


IBPS RRB Clerk : Main Exam Pattern

S.NoName of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1General Awareness4040
Composite time of 2 Hours
2General English/Hindi4040
3Numerical Ability4050
4Reasoning Ability4050
5Computer Knowledge4020


IBPS RRB Clerk: Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude:

The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Data Interpretation [Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Line Graph, Radar Chart, Mixed Graph]
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous- Time and Work, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time, Distance and Speed –Trains, Boats n Streams, Simple and Compound interest, Mixture and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages, Age, Problems based on Numbers.

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The topics to be covered for Reasoning Ability are

  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement(North – South, Circular, Rectangle, Square), Based on Floors, Hierarchy, Boxes, Months etc.,
  • Machine Input/Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogism

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Computer Knowledge:

The topics to be covered for Computer are

  • Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.
  • DBMS
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Office
  • Input/output Devices, their types
  • Important abbreviations

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The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers(Sentence/word)
  • Cloze Test etc.,

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General Awareness/Financial Awareness

The syllabus for this section remains vast

The topics included are