IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Details: Syllabus and Book List

About exam:-

 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) are Indian Scheduled Commercial Banks (Government Banks) operating at regional level in different States of India. They have been created with a view of serving primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. For selection to the post of both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks spread across the country, IBPS organises IBPS RRB exam every year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1.     Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either –

a)     a Citizen of India or

b)     a subject of Nepal or

c)      a subject of Bhutan or

d)     a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

e)     a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

2.     Age:

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years

Age Relaxation

·       Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe                                                      5 years

·       Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)                                                3 years

·       Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under                                 10 years

·       Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers                                                          5 years

·       Persons affected by 1984 riots                                                                       5 years

·       Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from

their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)                                                                      9 years

·       Regardin UT Jammu and Kashmir                                                      declare later

 

3.     Educational Qualifications: FOR VARIOUS POST

Ø  A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Ø  The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent (a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* (b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer   OfficeAssistant(Multipurpose)

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy; ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.                                                               Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.                                                                                                                             Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager)

Ø  Information Technology Officer Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 

Chartered Accountant Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Law Officer Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Treasury Manager Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution

Marketing Officer MBA in Marketing from a recognized university

Agricultural Officer Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate

                                                Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers(Manager)

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.                                                                                                        Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)

EXAMINATION PATTERN

Exam is conducted in three Stage which are Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Interview

Preliminary Examination: Online MCQs

Total 80 marks for  80 questions. 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. Total time allotted 45minutes

·       There will be 40 questions from Numerical ability  which contain 40 marks.  (Hindi/English)

·       There will be 40 questions from Reasoning  which contain 40 marks. (Hindi/English)

Main Examination

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/ Officer Scale-I

Total 200 marks for 200 questions.  0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. Total time of 2hours.

·       There will be 40 questions from Reasoning  which contain 50 marks.

·       There will be 40 questions from Computer knowledge which contain 20 marks.

·       There will be 40 questions from General Awareness which contain 40 marks

·       There will be 40 questions from English Language which contain 40 marks.

·       There will be 40 questions from Hindi Language which contain 40 marks.

·       There will be 40 questions from Quantitative Aptitude which contain 50 marks. (Hindi/English).

 

NOTE- Marks obtained in the online main examination only will be considered for shortlisting for interview and also for final merit listing.

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Total 200 marks for 200 questions.  0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer. Total time of 2hours.

·       There will be 40 questions from Reasoning  which contain 50 marks. (Hindi/English).

·       There will be 40 questions from Computer knowledge which contain 20 marks. (Hindi/English).

·       There will be 40 questions from Financial Awareness which contain 40 marks. (Hindi/English).

·       There will be 40 questions from English Language which contain 40 marks. (English).

·       There will be 40 questions from Hindi Language which contain 40 marks. (Hindi).

·       There will be 40 questions from Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpritation which contain 50 marks. (Hindi/English).

 

NOTE:-1  FOR THE POST OF OFFICE ASSISTANT (MULTIPURPOSE) – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING.

NOTE:-2 FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE I – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING.

NOTE:- 3 FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE II (GENERALIST AND SPECIALIST) AND SCALE III – MARKS OBTAINED IN THE SINGLE LEVEL EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING.

 

SYLLABUS

 

Quantitative Aptitude: Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Verbal Reasoning-  Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement

Non-Verbal Reasoning- Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test.

 

Computer Knowledge: Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint) History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

 

General Awareness: Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months, Overview of Indian Financial System, History of Indian banking system, Recent credit and monetary policies introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms, Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

 

English Language:  Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Tenses Rules, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Vocabulary ,Verbal Ability and Idioms & Phrases

BOOKS:--

 

English

·       High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin. 

·       How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis Reading

·       Comprehension,Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha

Quantitive Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Agarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goya

Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agrawal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey

Computer

Computer Awareness Kiran Publication

Finencial Awairness:--

Pratiyogita Darpan (Monthly Edition)

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