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IBPS RRB Subject - Wise Books for Exam Preparation 2021

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Feb 17, 2021

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts national level recruitment exam every year for Group A officers scale (1,2,3) and Group B for the Regional Rural Banks of India. There are almost 10,000 vacant seats for various posts as per 2020 recruitment data. The tentative date for IBPS RRB clerk 2021 pre-exam is on November 2021 and the Prelims will be held on December 2021 and Mains will be held on January 2021. Therefore, it is a perfect time to start the preparation now because the exam difficulty is not so easy and there will be on around 5-6lakh candidates appearing in the exam. Hence, the candidates must fix their belt tight and start their preparation rigorously from today itself to land on the dream office post.

IBPS RRB Overview

IBPS RRB 2021 Overview

IBPS RRB 2020 - Prelims IBPS RRB 2020 - Mains
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative/Numerical Abilities
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative/Numerical Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Language:- English and Hindi
  • Computer Knowledge
IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS RRB recruits candidates for 2 posts i.e. Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Scale. So exam processes are different for each of the exams.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant/Clerk Exam Pattern

This exam will be conducted in two phases,

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam

Preliminary Exam -There are total 80 questions in preliminary exams and each question contains 1 mark and for wrong answer 0.25 number will be deducted and the total time duration is 45 minutes for the exam.

Section Question Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Mains Exam – There is a total of 200 questions and each question contains 1 marks each and for wrong answer 0.25 number will be deducted. Total time duration is 2 hours for this Mains Exam.

Section Question Marks
Reasoning 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English/Hindi language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

The selection will be done solely on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates, there will not be any interview for selection process.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

This exam will be conducted on 3 phases –

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview Process

Preliminary Exam – There will be total 80 questions and 80 marks and total time duration is 45 minutes. Each question contains 1 mark and for each wrong question, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Section Question Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Mains Exam – There will be a total of 200 marks for 200 questions, each question containing 1 marks and each wrong question will deduct 0.25 marks from the obtained marks.

Section Question Marks
Reasoning 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English/Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

There will be an interview process after the Mains Exam for getting selected into the post.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The syllabus is almost the same for the assistant and officer post. The syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Financial Knowledge
  • English/Hindi Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
IBPS RRB Books

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Best Books

There are lots of caching centres for making students well fit for the exam and now a days there are lots of online free resources also. But the most important thing is to fix only one coaching and the best resource, otherwise if anyone uses multiple books or resources for the preparation they will get confused and the result will be disappointment and frustration. So we are providing the list of best books in this post which will help candidates to take the right decision.

Reasoning Ability

Books Author Name Publisher Name
A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal RS Aggarwal RS Aggarwal
SSC Reasoning Chapter wise S N Prasad Kiran Publications
A new approach to verbal and nonverbal B.S Sijuwali, Indu Sijuwali Arihant
Analytical Reasoning M.K Pandey BSC Publications

General Awareness

Books Publisher Name
General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness Arihant
General Awareness Basic Banking & Financial Issues Upkar’s Publications
Static General Knowledge Arihant Publications

Numerical Ability

Books Author Name Publisher Name
Magical Book on Quicker maths M Tyra BSC Publications
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations R S Aggarwal S. Chand
RS Aggarwal arithmetic book RS Aggarwal S. Chand

English/Hindi Language

Books Publisher Name
Objective General English S. Chand
General English for all competitive exams Arihant
IBPS RRB Objective General Hindi Kiran editorial

Communication Skill

Books Publisher Name
Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams B.K Publications
Objective Computer Awareness Arihant
Computer Lucent’s
IBPS RRB FAQs

FAQ’s

Ques. What are the posts for which IBPS RRB conducts the recruitment process?

Ans. IBPS RRB conducts recruitment exam on a national level for the post of Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Grade I/PO, II, III posts.

Ques. What is the Selection Process For IBPS RRB 2020?

Ans.There are two types of posts in this exam, for Office Assistant/Clerk Post students have to appear in preliminary and mains exam but for the PO post candidates have to appear in Interview exams as well.

Ques. Can a candidate apply for multiple posts?

Ans. Yes you can apply both in Office Assistant and Officer Grade Post.

Ques. What is the application fee for IBPS RRB Exam 2020?

Ans. The fees for General category students is Rs. 850/- and for SC/ST/OBC/PWD the fees is Rs. 175/-.

Ques. Is it possible to clear the IBPS RRB Exam with 3 months of preparation?

Ans. Yes and No both. If you plan perfectly and study and practise according to that strategy and work hard you can clear the exam. But many students can’t do that, so it is best to start the

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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