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IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Papers (2017-2022)

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IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Papers (2017-2022)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Probationary Officer (PO) exam annually to select candidates for various banks across India. The official notification for the same has been released and the online registration has commenced from 1 August 2023. The IBPS RRB PO Mains exam result was declared on 25th September 2023. The IBPS RRB PO Previous year question papers are mentioned in the article below. 

IBPS RRB PO Previous Year Papers

It is important for candidates to solve IBPS RRB previous year papers to perform better in the actual examination. By solving previous year papers, candidates can analyze exam structure, exam difficulty level, and distribution of questions. They also help in time management and boost confidence. 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Overview

The IBPS conducts the RRB PO examination to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Probationary officers in the regional rural banks across the country. Important updates related to IBPS RRB PO examination are mentioned in the article below. 

IBPS RRB PO Exam - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)

Post Name

Officers Scale I, II & III

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Vacancies

9075 (Revised)

Application Dates

01 June 2023 to 28 June 2023

Application Mode

Online

Mains Exam Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III) & Officer Scale I Mains Exam

10 September 2023

Office Assistant Mains Exam

16 September 2023

Selection Process

  • Written Exam (Pre + Mains)

IBPS RRB PO Previous Year Paper PDFs

Candidates appearing in IBPS RRB PO examination should practice with IBPS RRB PO previous year question papers. Regular practicing these papers help candidates to prepare better for actual examinations. Candidates can check  IBPS RRB previous year papers as follows: 

EXAM 

PDF 

IBPS RRB Paper 2022

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IBPS RRB Paper 2020 

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IBPS RRB Paper 2019

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IBPS RRB Paper 2018

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IBPS RRB Paper 2017 

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IBPS RRB 2023 Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam is conducted in three stages, including a preliminary examination, a main examination, and an interview process. Candidates need to qualify in each stage to progress further. IBPS RRB PO exam pattern is as follows:

IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam 

The prelims exam is qualifying in nature and consists of objective-type questions. The preliminary exam is conducted separately for Officer Scale-I,II, III and Office Assistant positions. Candidates who succeed in the preliminary exam are qualified to take the main exam.

IBPS RRB Scale 1 prelims  exam pattern 

Subject

Question

Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

 

Numerical Ability

40

40

 

Total

80

80

Composite Time of 45 min

IBPS RRB office attendant prelims exam pattern 

Subject

Question

Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

 

Numerical Ability

40

40

 

Total

80

80

Composite Time of 45 min

IBPS RRB Mains Exam

The IBPS RRB mains exam is a more thorough evaluation of the candidate's skills and knowledge. It includes both descriptive and objective-style questions. Officer Scale-I, Office Assistant, and Officer Scale-II/III posts take separate main exams. Those who pass the mains exam are the ones who are shortlisted for the interview process.

IBPS RRB Scale 1 Mains Exam Pattern 

Section

Question

Marks

Duration

Reasoning Paper

40

50

 

General Awareness Paper

40

40

 

Numerical Ability Paper

40

50

 

English/Hindi Language Paper*

40

40

 

Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper

40

20

 

Total

200

200

Composite Time of 2 hours

IBPS Office Attendant Mains Exam Pattern 

Section

Question

Marks

Duration

Reasoning Paper

40

50

 

General Awareness Paper

40

40

 

Numerical Ability Paper

40

50

 

English/Hindi Language Paper*

40

40

 

Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper

40

20

 

Total

200

200

Composite Time of 2 hours

Benefits of Solving IBPS RRB PO Previous Year Papers

Enhanced Time Management:

  • Practice under timed conditions sharpens your ability to manage time efficiently during the actual exam.
  • Develop strategies to allocate time wisely across different sections, improving overall time management skills.

Familiarity with Exam Pattern:

  • Repeatedly engaging with previous year papers familiarizes you with the exam pattern.
  • Navigate through questions, sections, and instructions with ease on the actual exam day.

Identification of Weak Areas:

  • Analyze your performance to identify specific topics or sections where improvement is needed.
  • Targeting weaknesses allows for focused and effective study sessions.

Improved Speed and Accuracy:

  • Solving a variety of questions enhances your speed and accuracy.
  • Develop shortcuts and strategies for quick problem-solving, a valuable asset in a time-bound exam.

Self-Evaluation Tool:

  • Use previous papers as a self-evaluation tool to track your progress.
  • Measure improvement over time and adjust your study strategies accordingly.

IBPS RRB PO Preparation Tips

Continuous Revision:

  • Regularly revisit previously covered topics to reinforce your understanding.
  • Create a revision schedule, focusing on both recent and core concepts.

Varied Question Types:

  • Explore diverse question types to be well-prepared for any format in the exam.
  • Practice solving different variations to sharpen your analytical skills.

Adaptive Learning Techniques:

  • Identify your learning style and adapt your study methods accordingly.
  • Experiment with visual aids, mnemonics, or auditory learning to find what suits you best.

Regular Self-Assessment:

  • Take periodic self-assessment tests to gauge your progress.
  • Analyze your performance, focusing on areas that need improvement.

FAQ

Ans: Solving the previous year paper is an essential component of your preparation strategy, it is recommended to supplement it with other study materials, such as reference books and online model papers, to cover the entire syllabus comprehensively.

Ans: The questions may be different. Still, solving previous year papers helps you become familiar with the question formats, difficulty level, and important topics likely to be covered in the current exam.

Ans: Yes, candidates can get free IBPS RRB previous year papers on the Utkarsh Classes website or in the article above.

Ans: Yes, solving the papers timed is salient as it helps you improve your speed, accuracy, and time management skills, which can boost your performance in the exam.

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