RRB Officer Examination

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RRB Officer Examination

RRB Officer Examination, which is being held by IBPS, is one of the several examinations conducted by the IBPS. The examination, which is the real test of the candidates in the various fields like General Awareness, Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Computers and English offers one of the most relaxing jobs in Banks.

Scheme of RRB Officer Examination

RRB Officer Examination comprises of 5 different sections with 200 questions and 200 marks.
The examination which was held in the month of August/ Sep, much recently published the result for the same. In the recent concluded result, those who have qualified the examination are being congratulated from us. And those who fail to qualify are being motivated to prepare hard for the next time.
This article will be focused on the aspects of those who successfully passed the examination and looking ahead for the joining process, while at the same time will be giving an overview to the unsuccessful Candidates to begin their Preparation in a better way.

Syllabus of the Examination

Reasoning Ability:This section contains Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Test

1. Analytical Reasoning                                                                                                               2. Direction and Distance Test
3. Analogy Test
4. Questions on Linear Arrangement
5. Complex Arrangement Test
6. Classification Test
7. Coding Decoding Test
8. Questions on Series
9. Symbols and Notations
10. Data Interpretation

Non Verbal Reasoning:

1. Problems on Symmetry
2. Problems on Visual Ability
3. Classification related to Non Verbal Tests
4. Series related to Non Verbal Tests
5. Analogy related to Non Verbal Tests

B. Logic Tests:

1. Syllogism
2. Statements Assumptions
3. Statements Arguments
4. Statements Conclusions
5. Statements Action

C. English/Hindi Language

1. Reading comprehension
2. Error detection
3. Passage correction
4. Rearrangement
5. Idioms and phrases
6. Active and passive voice etc

D. Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

E. Computer Knowledge

1. History of Computer Development
2. Types of Computer
3. Questions related to Computer Languages
4. Computer Arithmetic
5. Computer Hardware
6. Questions on Computer Software and network
8. Questions related to Internet

F. Current Affairs

Questions focused on all news from various fields of sports, awards, summits, new appointments, Events, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc will be asked at the examination. Kindly refer to some of the leading newspapers like ‘The Hindu’.

Banking Awareness

History of Indian Banking Industry –Questions related to Pre Independence, Post Independence and Nationalization of Banks, Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks like Scheduled and Co-operatives, categorization of Bank in the form of Private, PSU and Foreign, NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC and many more, will be asked in this section.

Indian Financial System –Overview of Financial Markets like Money, Capital, Forex, Credit Market, and Financial Intermediaries

History, Functions and Roles of various Regulatory Bodies like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC.

Monetary & Credit Policies who decides, basis of change and its relation with Inflation and other related issues & Inflation. Read about CRR, SLR, Repo, Re-Repo and Bank Rate etc.

Questions on Budget Basics and Current Union Budget

Questions on International Organizations or Financial Institutions

Questions on Capital Market & Money Market

Questions on several Government Schemes

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Other important concepts like BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.
For those candidates who passed in the RRB Officers Examination

Scoring Pattern and formulation of the Scoring System

First of all, those people will be informed about the scoring pattern they obtained. In fact the score is being calculated as per the Total Weighted Standard Score. The Process of arriving at Total Weighted Standard Score in the Online CWE can be described as below:

For Officer Scale-II (GBO) and Officer Scale-III

Total Weighted Standard Score can be calculated by the formula:
Total Weighted Standard Score = Standard Scores obtained in (Reasoning 1.25 + Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 1.25 + Financial Awareness 1.00 + English Language/ Hindi Language 1.00 + Computer Knowledge 0.50

For Officer Scale-II in Specialist Cadre

Total Weighted Standard Score can be calculated by the formula:
Total Weighted Standard Score = Standard Scores obtained in (Reasoning 1.00 + Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation1.00 + Financial Awareness 1.00 +
English Language/ Hindi Language 0.50 + Computer Knowledge 0.50 + Professional Knowledge 1.00)

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