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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) extends an invitation to prospective bankers to apply for positions as Office Assistants, Officer Scale 2 & 3, and PO at all participating Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) nationwide each year. IBPS announced in a brief notice in the employment journal that the registration period for FY 2024–2025 will run from June 7–27, 2024.

Syllabus for IBPS RRB PO/ RRB Clerk (Pre + Mains)

Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning English General Awareness Computer
Simplification / Approximation Sequence & Series Reading Comprehension Current Affairs Fundamentals of Computer
Number Series Order & Ranking Vocabulary Banking Awareness History of Computer
Quadratic Equations Syllogism Grammar GK Updates Future of Computers
Ratio & Proportion Direction & Distance Cloze test Currencies Basic Knowledge of the Internet
Percentages Blood & Relation Error Spotting Important Places Networking Software and hardware
Ages Machine Output Sentence improvements Books And Authors Computer Shortcut keys
Average Seating Arrangements (Circular, triangular, square, rectangle, etc.) Para Completion Prime Minister Schemes MS office
S.I. & C.I. Linear seating Arrangements Para Jumbles Important Days Database
Time And Work Puzzles

(Flat, Floor, Post, Days, Month, Years, etc.)

Summary, Conclusions Security Tools
Speed, Time & Distance Coding & Decoding Fill in the blanks Virus
Boat & Stream Data Sufficiency Synonyms & Antonyms Hacking
Mensuration (2D & 3D) Inequalities Trojans Input and Output Devices
Partnership Statements & Course of Actions Computer languages
Profit & Losses Cause & Effects
Probability Statements & Conclusion
Data Interpretation

(Radar Chart, line Graph, Bubble Chart, Candle Stick, Tabular, pie Chart, etc.)

Statements & Assumptions
Caselets Word Formation
Venn Diagram
Data Sufficiency
Quantity 1 & Quantity 2

Tips to Conquer the Syllabus:

  • Deep Dive into Each Section: Familiarize yourself with the specific topics under each section.
  • Focus on Weightage: Allocate study time based on the weightage each section carries in the exam.
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Stay Updated: Keep yourself updated with current affairs and banking news for the General Awareness section.

 Cut Offs for IBPS RRB PO

The IBPS RRB 2024 cut-offs will not be available until after the exam has been administered. The  Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam cut offs will be different. The marks will be generated both state wise as well as category wise.

Let’ have a look at the IBPS RRB previous year cut-off:

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Cut Off 2023
State/UT General
Andhra Pradesh 54
Assam 65.75
Bihar 68.25
Chhattisgarh 67.25
Gujarat 70.25
Haryana 75.25
Himachal Pradesh 73.75
Karnataka 68.5
Madhya Pradesh 72.50
Maharashtra 71.25
Rajasthan 75.25
Telangana 61
Tripura 69.50
Uttar Pradesh 74.25
West Bengal 73.75

Click here to know the salary structure of RRB PO 2024

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cut Off 2023
State General
Assam 50
Bihar 45
Chhattisgarh 49.75
Gujarat 52.75
Haryana 54.75
Himachal Pradesh 55
Jammu & Kashmir 46
Madhya Pradesh 50
Maharashtra 46
Odisha 58
Rajasthan 54.5
Uttar Pradesh 53.75
Uttarakhand 55.50
West Bengal 53.25

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB PO

The detailed IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2024 for each post has been released along with detailed notification which is as follows-

RRB Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS has also released the exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1, 2, 3, and Office Assistant posts along with the IBPS RRB notification 2024 pdf. The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different from that of the exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2024, the Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Selection for Office Assistant positions will be based solely on the candidate’s performance in the Mains Examination. No interview stage is included in the selection process.

RRB Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins


2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

RRB Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours


2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Selection for the Office Assistant position is based solely on the performance in the Mains Exam; no interview is required.

RRB Officer 2024 Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Officer 2024 selection process will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

The IBPS RRB will determine the final selection based on the combined score achieved by a candidate in both the Mains Exam and the Interview Process.

RRB Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins


2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB 2024 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours



2 General Awareness 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

This year, IBPS will be using a single exam to assess professional knowledge and select candidates for both Officer Scale-II and Officer Scale-III positions within the RRB.


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