IBPS RRB Prelims Syllabus For Officer Scale I and Office Assistant

Published on : 31st August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The IBPS RRB Exam 2017 is an opportunity for banking aspirants to work with the Regional Rural Banks. This year there is a huge vacancy of more than 15,000 for students. One can apply for various banking posts in this exam. Most of the students choose to apply for the Officer’s Scale 1 and Office Assistant posts simultaneously.

If you have also applied for both the exams, then you should know that topics of the syllabus in the Preliminary exam are same.

There are 2 sections in the IBPS RRB 2017 Preliminary exam, namely.

  • Reasoning
  • Mathematical Ability

IBPS RRB 2017 Prelims Syllabus

Topics Covered in the Reasoning section of the IBPS RRB 2017 Prelims exam are.

  • Coded inequalities
  • Syllogisms
  • Coding and decoding
  • Circular seating arrangement
  • Linear seating arrangement
  • Blood relations
  • Arrangement and pattern ordering and
  • Ranking
  • Directions and distances
  • Scheduling
  • Double line up
  • Classification and
  • Analogy.

Out of the above-given reasoning topics, some of the most important topics from the point of view of the IBPS RRB Exam 2017 Prelims are -

Coded Inequalities

The questions from this topic are coded relations among letters. There are around 5 questions of this type. Such questions are easy to solve. One can solve all questions with little effort. But these questions are time-consuming. One needs a lot of practice to solve these questions speedily.


Onthis topic, 5 questions are asked. The questions are of moderate difficulty. In this question, 2 to 3 statements and conclusions are given. A student is expected to select the correct answer.

Coding and decoding

On this topic also 5 questions are asked.  Some of the question types are coding by analogy, coding of letters, and coding by letters. The questions are of moderate to high difficulty level. The questions are time-consuming in nature. A student with practice can acquire a moderate accuracy level.

Circular and linear seating arrangement.

There are 5 questions from this area. The questions are about various types of seating arrangements, like square, rectangular, circular, hexagonal, linear, etc. Such Questions should be solved carefully.

Topics Covered in the Quantitative Section of the IBPS RRB Prelims 2017 exam

  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Data interpretation
  • Quadratic equations
  • Number series
  • Data sufficiency
  • Permutation and combination
  • Miscellaneous.

Out of the above given quantitative topics, some of the most important topics for the IBPS RRB Exam 2017 Prelims are -


On this topic usually, there are 5 questions in the exam. The questions are related to the application of the BODMAS rule. Other questions are based upon decimals,fractions, surds, and indices, percentages etc. If the concepts are clear,then these questions are less time consuming and are easy to solve.

Data interpretation

Usually, on this section, there are 10 questions. The questions in this topic are related with a line graph, bar graph, tables, info graphics, etc. With practice, students can acquire high accuracy.

Number Series

There are 5 questions from this topic in the exam. The questions are to find out the wrong term or the missing term, complete the series, etc. The questions are of moderate difficulty and time consuming.

Also Read : IBPS RRB 2017 Preliminary Pattern

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