Study-plan to crack IBPS RRB in 3 months

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Jun 22, 2020

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Sudeshna Bhar

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The notification for IBPS RRB 2020 will soon be released. It expected to be scheduled in August-September in 2020. Therefore, if you have been aiming for the IBPS RRB exam, you must put your full concentration in your preparation and practice. IBPS RRB exam is conducted to select candidates for the post of Office Assistant, Officers Scale I, II, and III and more than 10 Lakhs of students appear in this exam. To crack this exam with the desired score, one needs proper preparation. When the preparation period is less than expected, only specialised strategies can help you out.

In this article, we are going to provide you with some tips on the strategic preparation and 3-months study plan which you can follow for your own preparation of IBPS RRB to get ready in for the exam.

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Specialised 3 month Study Plan for IBPS RRB Exam

In the below chart, we created a sequence of each section according to the chapters and related topics into each section.

Week Numerical Ability and Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language General Awareness Computer Knowledge
W-1 Simplification& Approxification, LCM and HCF, Percentage Coding-Decoding, Inequalities Cloze Test Banking Awareness History of Computers, Communication (Basic Intro),
W-2 Age, Average, Ratios & Proportion, Number Series Blood Relations, Direction, Figure Series Reading Comprehension Indian Financial System MS Windows and MS Office, Operating System 
W-3 Factoring Alphanumeric Series, Alphabet Test,  Fill in the blanks,  History and Structure of Indian Banking Concept of Internet, History, and working of the Internet
W-4 Missing Numbers, Number System Seating Arrangement, Tabulation Puzzles Paragraph Completion, Mistakes Indian Economy, Monetary and Credit policies Applications, Security Tools
W-5 Simple and Compound Interest Logical Reasoning,  Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC, Concepts like BASEL Viruses, 
W-6 Volume, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts,  Syllogism, Assertion and reason Paragraph Completion Government Schemes Number System, Hackers
W-7 Series Completion, Mixed Graphs Odd one out, Analogy  Spelling Micro Finance, Budget Basics.  Networking, LAN and WAN
W-8 Time and Work, Permutations & combinations, Time and Distance Data Insufficiency Idioms Roles of RBI, History of RBI, Functions of RBI Database Management System
W-9 Probability, Sequence and Series,  Word Formation,  Grammar Credit Rating Agencies Computer Abbreviations
W-10 Profit and Loss, Mixtures and Allegations,  Statement & Conclusion, Statement & assumption Antonyms Indian Constitution Hardware
W-11 Prices and Expenditure Problems, Permutations and combinations Statement and Argument, Statement and action’s courses Synonyms Marketing, Negotiable Instruments
Hardware, Operating System
W-12 Fractions, Mensuration Passage and conclusions Practice Current affairs (Last 6 months), Miscellaneous,  Miscellaneous 
W-13 Surds and Indices, Simplification,  Statement Decision making, Ranking Miscellaneous Current affairs, (Last 6 months), Miscellaneous Revise and Miscellaneous

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Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Exam 2020

As for the study plan, you may find it a bit difficult to follow or may find some topics are missing. Do not worry about your preparation. Here are tips on how you need to follow the study plan:

  • For the reading based and concept clearing based chapters, give 7 - 9 hours daily for at least 4 weeks depending on your educational background and personal merit.
  • Then intensify the period dedicated to your studies to 10- 12 for the rest of the days left before the exam.
  • Revise on the weekends what you have read in the whole week.
  • Take Mock tests on the weekends at least and if possible you can take mock tests on alternate days when 50% of the syllabus is already prepared. It will enrich your revision and help you to recall the prepared areas.
  • Also, solve the previous years’ papers so that you can figure out what sort of questions are frequent and what types of questions are rare, on your own.
  • There are such topics you need to prepare on a daily basis but casually: like current affairs, vocabulary, antonym, and synonyms, etc.
  • Give 40-45 minutes to Current Affairs, and make notes of the current updates like economic status, government policies, constitutions, baning policies, etc.
  • For vocabulary specify at least 15 minutes daily. It can not b prepared in one day when your schooling has been in a non-English medium.
  • Follow current Affairs like The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, the Times of India, etc. it can be your personal choice.
  • Give more time to your studies if in the mentioned time period you are not able to finish your goal. Archiving the daily goal will give a boost to your enthusiasm and also will help to maintain the constancy of preparation.
  • Last but not least, do not hamper your sleep. Maintain 6-7 hours of sleep and follow some exercise so that you can maintain your health.
  • Do not pressurize yourself.

Check IBPS RRB Practice Papers

In order to clear the exam, candidates will need to practice 100-150 questions of each topic from previous years’ papers and gain pace to attempt the maximum number of problems in the given time period. For Previous years’ questions and Sample questions, you can check out IBPS RRB 2020 Question Papers, Sample Papers, and Mock Tests.


Ques. What is the difference between IBPS RRB and IBPS PO?

Ans. The basic difference between IBPS RRB and IBPS PO :

  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts recruitment of Probationary Officers in Public Sector Banks by IBPS PO Exams.
  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts in Regional Rural Banks (RRB) by IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exams every year.

Ques. Can an average student crack IBPS RRB Exam?

Ans. No one is average. Every candidate has unique qualities that make them outstanding. If you follow the above-mentioned study plan and give your 100% to your preparation, you will be able to crack IBPS RRB Exam 2020.

Ques. Which is the toughest bank exam in India?

Ans. Here is a list of some of the tough banking exams:

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