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IBPS CWE RRB Exam Pattern 2022

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 01 Aug, 2022 13:04

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IBPS CWE RRB 2022 Exam Pattern

The IBPS CWE RRB 2022 exam pattern has been released by the official website of IBPS. Those who have applied for the IBPS RRB 2022 exam must go through the exam pattern and start their preparation as soon as possible. The exam pattern describes the structure of the examination that will be conducted. It tells highlights the number of questions, marks of each question, topics to be covered, marking scheme of the question paper, syllabus of the exam, mode of the examination, time duration of the examination, etc. Apart from these, the exam pattern will also help the candidates to know what things should be kept in mind before and during the examination. 

As per the IBPS RRB exam pattern prelims is of 80 marks with a duration of 45 minutes. While the mains exam is of 200 marks with a duration of 2 hours. 

  • The RRB Office Assistant exam has two stages - prelims and mains. 
  • The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam pattern has three stages - prelims, mains and interview.
  • The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) exam also has two stages. But in this case the first stage is a written online exam and the next stage in the interview. 

IBPS CWE RRB Exam Pattern - Highlights

Listed are below are few highlights of the IBPS RRB exam pattern:

Highlights

Details

Mode of Examination

Online

Test Duration for Prelims

45 minutes
Test Duration for Mains

2 hours 

Number of Sections in Prelims

2

Number of Sections in Mains

4 + 1

Total number of questions in the exam in Prelims

80

Total number of questions in the exam in Mains

200

Question Type

MCQ 

Each question carries

1 mark

Marks deducted for each incorrect question

0.25

IBPC CWE RRB Exam Pattern for the Post of Office Assistants

Prelims Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max.Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

40

Composite Time of 45 minutes

Total

80

80

Mains Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

Numerical Ability

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English / Hindi language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPC CWE RRB Exam Pattern for Post of Officers (Scale – I)

Prelims Pattern

Section

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Composite Time of 45 minutes

Total

80

80

Mains Pattern

Section

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English / Hindi language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200

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IBPC CWE RRB Exam Pattern for Post of Officers Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Single Stage Exam Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

50

Financial Awareness

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English / Hindi language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

IBPC CWE RRB Exam Pattern for Post of Officers Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Single Stage Exam Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

40

Financial Awareness

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours
30 mins

English/Hindi language

40

20

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Professional Knowledge

40

40

Total

240

200

IBPC CWE RRB Exam Pattern for Post of Officers Scale III

Single Stage Exam Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

50

Financial Awareness

40

40

Composite Time of 2 hours

English /hindi language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Post of Clerk

Single Stage Exam Pattern

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Numerical Ability40502 Hours Total
Reasoning4050
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge4040
English / Hindi Language4020
Total200200

IBPS CWE RRB 2022 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of IBPS RRB prescribed by the examination authority is given below:

  • For the wrong answer, 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question are deducted as penalty
  • If a question is left blank, there is no penalty for that question
  • The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions (if held) are normalized using the equi-percentile method
  • Scores up to two decimal points are taken for the purpose of calculation

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FAQs about IBPS CWE RRB Exam Pattern

Is there any normalisation of marks in IBPS RRB exam?

Yes, the marks of candidates obtained in IBPS RRB exam are calculated based on normalisation. Normalisation of marks is the standard process to calculate the scores when the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. This is done to adjust the difficulty level of question papers across various sessions. 

Is there any descriptive test in IBPS RRB exam?

No, there is no descriptive test in IBPS RRB exam.

Is there any negative marking in the IBPS RRB Exam?

Yes, 0.25 or ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt.

Who releases the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern?

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Having a detailed knowledge of exam patterns help candidates prepare for the IBPS RRB exam in a better way.

Is the difficulty level of the IBPS RRB PO prelim higher/lower than the IBPS PO prelim?

It is not that anyone can crack IBPS RRB exam. The preparation needs hard work and dedication. The difficulty level of IBPS RRB exam is much lower than IBPS PO. The exam pattern for the IBPS RRB exam makes it easier than PO.

Is the IBPS RRB 2022 Exam bilingual?

All tests are multilingual, that is, they are offered in both Hindi and English. A candidate has the option of selecting Hindi or English.

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