Being a part of the Banking sector is a dream of most people in India. But to secure a good career in the banking sector the aspirant can apply for the IBPS RRB PO exam. This bank examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the recruitment of the post of Probationary officer (PO) in different regional rural banks around the country. This bank exam is held on an annual basis. Be prepared for it in a good manner with a top-notch guidance from the best IBPS RRB PO coaching, Power Mind Institute. We are here as your guide to keep your learning stable in the ups and downs. To get started to prepare for the IBPS RRB PO exam you need to get ready for the first stage, which is the Preliminary exam. It is an online examination that contains objective type questions and includes topics like quantitative aptitude, English Language and Reasoning Ability. The candidates Who qualify for this examination become eligible to appear for the main exam. 

The main exam is also an online examination that contains objective type questions from topics like English Language, Computer Knowledge, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and General Awareness. Once the candidates are done with the main exam they will appear for an interview round.

Eligibility For IBPS RRB PO Exam

There are certain eligibility requirements for Candidates to consider before applying for the IBPS RRB PO examination. We've mentioned those requirements in the following for you to get a good understanding: 

Educational Qualification: The candidates who are looking towards applying to this examination should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent qualification.

Age Limit: There is a certain age limit mentioned by the IBPS for appearing in this examination which is 18 to 30 years of age. 

Nationality: The candidate appearing in the IBPS RRB PO exam must be a citizen of India. There are some candidates from Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan region who came to India before January 1, 1962, and are looking towards settling in India who is eligible to appear in this examination.

Proficiency in Language: The one who is working hard to get selected for the IBPS RRB PO exam must have proficiency in the local language of the state in which the examination is taking place.

Syllabus of IBPS RRB PO Exam

The IBPS RRB PO exam takes place in two stages: The first stage is the Preliminary exam and the second stage is the Main exam. 

Preliminary Exam:

Quantitative Aptitude: This exam consists Number Series, Simplification/Approximation, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Profit and Loss and Simple and Compound Interest

Reasoning Ability: Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Blood Relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

English Language: Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blank and Reading Comprehension. 

Main Exam:

Quantitative Aptitude: Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation, Number Series, Profit and Loss, Speed and Distance, Simplification/Approximation, Time,  Simple and Compound Interest and speed and distance

General Awareness: Static GK, Financial Awareness and Current Affair (that are related to banking)

Computer Knowledge: History of Computers, Computer Abbreviation, Basic Computer Concepts, Internet Basics, Operating systems and Microsoft Office

English Language: Fill in the Blank, cloze test, Phrase replacement/ Sentence Correction, Error Detection and Reading Comprehension

Reasoning Ability: Data Sufficiency, Inequality, puzzles, seating arrangement, Input- Output, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Directions and Directions

Note: The syllabus may differ as per the applying candidates. That's why it's advised to candidates to go through the official notification carefully before start preparing for the exam. 

Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB PO Exam

As you already know there are two stages of the IBPS RRB PO exam. The exam pattern for both stages is given in the following:

Preliminary Exam: 

  • It is conducted online and consists of objective-type questions
  • This exam comprises two sections: Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability
  • Examination Time is 45 Minutes
  • Total number of questions present in this examination is 80 (Each section consist 40 questions)
  • Correct answer carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
  • The minimum qualifying marks for each section and the overall cut off marks are set by IBPS and may vary based on the difficulty level of the exam and the number of candidates appearing for the exam. 

Main Exam:

  • This examination is also conducted online and contains objective type questions
  • It consist of five sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, English Language and Reasoning Ability
  • The Duration of this exam is 2 hours
  • Each correct answer carries one mark and negative mark for each wrong answer is 0.25 marks
  • The minimum qualifying marks for each section and overall cut off marks  are set according to the difficulty level of the exam and the number of candidates appearing in the examination  


Note: Once the aspirant clears both stages the candidates have to appear for an interview round. The final selection is done on the basis of candidate's  performance in the main and the interview round.

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