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IBPS RRB 2016 Examination : Efficient Preparation Tips

“The more effort you put in what you want to achieve, soon you will see it come true”

Examinations come in with a lot of surprises along with them. These include the revised pattern, types of questions asked etc. Students keep their fingers crossed and prepare the best to hit a home run. But always go for ‘preparation with the right attitude” instead of going for “just preparation”. So, get started and go for an “effective preparation strategy” with full swing. In this article, we give you some of the best tips for preparation of IBPS RRB and make you ace the examination.

IBPS conducts this examination to recruit candidates for posts and vacancies on an annual basis. The level of examination has gradually cropped up because of the peak competition and increasing aspirants. So, the candidates need to pull up their socks and prepare well to see their names in the “Successful candidates” list. After completion of the written examination, the candidates who will manage to clear the written examination will be called up for an interview.

IBPS RRB: Exam Pattern:

Name of Section

Marks allotted per section

Total number of questions in the section

Reasoning

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

General Awareness

40

40

Hindi/English

40

40

Computer Proficiency

20

20

Total

200 marks

200 questions

  • The examination will comprise of questions from all the five sections.
  • Each question will be of 1 marks
  • The entire paper will comprise of 200 marks
  • The total duration of the examination will be of 2 and half hour
  • There will be deduction of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Now, let us take a look at some of the important dates associated with IBPS RRB 2016 examination
IBPS RRB: Significant dates:

Significance

Important Dates

Online registration of IBPS RRB 2016 application

September 14, 2016

Last date of applying for IBPS RRB 2016 application

September 30, 2016

Edit/Modification of IBPS RRB 2016 Application by candidates

September 14 to 30, 2016

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

After October 10, 2016

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

October 17 to 22.2016

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant

October 17, 2016

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office - Assistant

October 24 to 29,  2016

Download of call letters for IBPS RRB 2016 Preliminary Exam

Officer Scale-I- October 2016

Office Assistant – November 2016

IBPS RRB 2016 Preliminary Exam

Officer Scale-I – November 05 & 06, 2016

Office Assistant- November 12, 13 & 19, 2016 (if required)

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

Officer Scale-I – November 2016

Office Assistant- December 2016

Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main

Officer Scale-I – November 2016

Office Assistant- December 2016

IBPS RRB 2016 Mains Exam

Officers (I, II & III) –  December 11, 2016

Office Assistant – December 18, 2016

Declaration of Result – Main (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December 2016

Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December 2016

Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

January 2017

Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistants)

February 2017

IBPS RRB Study plan: A Plan to get off a flying start

When it comes to clear IBPS RRB examination with a roaring success in spite of the cut-throat competition level, the only thing which can make us do it is “Smart preparation”. We suggest you a plan for the upcoming days (45 days) for the sections of Quantitative Aptitude, English and Reasoning which will you prepare with the correct approach:

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topics

Day

Data Interpretation

Monday

Section Test

Tuesday

Data Interpretation

Wednesday

Mixed questions on miscellaneous topics

Thursday

Simplification and Number Series

Friday

Quadratic equations

Saturday

Reasoning:

Topics

Day

Sitting Arrangement and Puzzle

Monday

Input/ Output and Data Sufficiency

Tuesday

Section test

Wednesday

Syllogism and Inequality

Thursday

Coding and Decoding, Series Alphanumeric

Friday

Logical Reasoning

Saturday

English Section:

Topics

Day

Reading Comprehension

Monday

Cloze test

Tuesday

Para jumbles and Gap Fillers

Wednesday

Spotting Errors and Sentence Improvement

Thursday

Reading Comprehension

Friday

Section test

Saturday

Let us go through some tips which will enlighten your preparation for IBPS RRB 2016 examination

  • Always go for a proper planning in your preparation. Proper planning is an essential part of a strategy for success.
  • Keep yourself updated with the daily and regular events in both national and international domain. The questions are often tricky which will require you to memorize all the basic concepts. So, make a habit of noting down what you read as it will help you to memorize the concepts.
  • Focus on all the sections individually as every section is equally important. Please note that you need to clear the sectional cut- off marks to clear the examination
  • Keep the general knowledge section on priority. It is probably the only section with “utmost uncertainty” as the questions asked and the pattern asked are extremely uncertain.
  • Make sure you adhere to “Efficient time management”. Time management is extremely important as it is the only factor to make your performance out of the box.
  • Revise all the topics and questions as revision will keep you freshly updated with the topics.
  • Practice the mock tests thoroughly as mock tests will make you practice and in turn, would enhance your level of accuracy.
  • Maintain good health. Good health is extremely important for a person to succeed in his/ her efforts.

We hope this article gives you some of the most effective preparation tips for IBPS RRB examination. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!

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Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB 2016

IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) RRBs(Regional Rural Banks) 2016 invites applications for the Various Posts. There are total 16560 vacancies. The online examination will be conducted  tentatively in November and December 2016. Eligible Candidates may apply online only from 14th September 2016 to 30th September 2016 and  There is Offline mode to fill the application form.

Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination (objective)*  for Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

40

Total

80

80

Preliminary Examination (objective)*  for Officer Scale-I:

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

Hindi/English

40

40

Total

80

80

  • Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Main Examination (objective) for Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

2

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

50

3

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4 a

English Language

English

40

40

4 b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

Total :

200

200

Main Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-I:

Sr.

No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

2

Quantitative Aptitude

Hindi/English

40

50

3

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4 a

English Language

English

40

40

4 b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

Total 

200

200

Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer):

Sr.

No.

Name of the Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

2

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

50

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a•

English Language

English

40

40

4b•

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

TOTAL

200

200

Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre):

Sr.

No.

Name of the Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

40

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a•

English Language

English

40

20

4b•

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

20

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

6

Professional Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

40

TOTAL

240

200

 Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale- III:

Sr.

No.

Name of the Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

2

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

50

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a•

English Language

English

40

40

4b•

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

TOTAL

200

200

  • Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.
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IBPS RRB 2016 Invites Applications for the Various Posts | Apply before 30th September 2016

IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) RRBs(Regional Rural Banks) 2016 invites applications for the Various Posts. There are total 16560 vacancies. The online examination will be conducted  tentatively in November and December 2016. Eligible Candidates may apply online only from 14th September 2016 to 30th September 2016 and  There is Offline mode to fill the application form.

Vacancy Details:

Sr.No.

Name of the Post

No. of  Vacancies

Essential Educational Qualification

Age Limit

01

Officer Scale- III

198

Degree

21 to 40 years

02

Officer Scale- II(General Banking Officer)

1533

Degree

21 to 32 years

03

Officer Scale- I

5539

Degree

18 to 30 years

04

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

8824

Degree 

18 to 28 years

05

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Information Technology Officer)

130

Degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Desirable:Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.

21 to 32 years

06

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Chartered Accountant)

35

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

21 to 32 years

07

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Treasury Manager)

19

Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution

21 to 32 years

08

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Marketing Officer)

75

MBA in Marketing from a recognized university

21 to 32 years

09

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Agricultural Officer )

152

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

21 to 32 years

10

Officer Scale- II (Specialist Officers - Law Officer )

55

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

21 to 32 years

Total

16560 vacancies

Important Timelines:

Sr. No.

Name of the Events

Tentative Timelines

01

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

14.09.2016 to 30.09.2016

02

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

14.09.2016 to 30.09.2016

03

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

After 10.10.2016

04

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

17.10.2016 to 22.10.2016

05

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant

After 17.10.2016

06

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant

24.10.2016 to 29.10.2016

07

Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary

Officer Scale-I- October 2016 Office Assistant – November 2016

08

Online Examination – Preliminary

Officer Scale-I - 05 & 06.11.2016

Office Assistant- 12, 13 & 19.11.2016 (if required)

09

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

Officer Scale-I – November 2016 Office Assistant- December 2016

10

Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main

Officer Scale-I – November 2016 Office Assistant- December 2016

11

Online Examination – Main

Officers (I, II & III) – 11.12.2016

Office Assistant - 18.12.2016

12

Declaration of Result – Main (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December 2016

13

Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December 2016

14

Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

January 2017

15

Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistants)

February 2017

Application Fees:

(a) For Officer (Scale I, II & III):

-              Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

-              Rs. 600/- for all others

(b) For Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

-              Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.

-              Rs. 600/- for all others

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