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IBPS RRB Tips & Study Plan 2019 | How to Crack PO & Clerk Exam


IBPS RRB Tips & Study Plan




For 2019, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to conduct the IBPS RRB Exam for Officer Scale- I, II & III and Office Assistants.


Since dates are approaching for IBPS RRB Exams, applicants might be searching for mantras to beat lakhs of students and step ahead for their dream.


So here we are, to guide you with perfect IBPS RRB Study Plan & Preparation Tips which will help you to go through the milestones like IBPS RRB Prelims and IBPS RRB Mains Exams.


Selection procedure for the post of Office Assistant is same as Officers Scale 1 except there is an interview for Scale 1 Officer’s posts.


Here is the 30 days plan you should strictly follow to get through IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale 1.



IBPS RRB Study Plan for Officer Scale-I (Prelims) & Office Assistant


 IBPS RRB Study Plan for Officer Scale-I (Mains) & Officer Scale II, III (Single Paper)


IBPS RRB Preparation Tips to Crack the Exam




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30 Days IBPS RRB Study Plan for Office Assistant & Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam



In this IBPS RRB Study Plan & Preparation Tips Guide, we have included important topics that you must attempt in the 1st week of preparation. As these topics are surely asked so you should focus more on them and then the rest of the topics.


For 2nd and 3rd weeks, there are the topics which are sometimes asked and carry low weightage in IBPS RRB Exam for Office Assistant and Scale 1 posts.


For the last week, the focus should be more on revising the learned topics and practicing through IBPS Previous Years Papers/Mock Test Papers.



Before getting started –

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Week–1 Study Plan


Start your preparation with the important topics which will be surely asked in IBPS RRB Prelims Exam for Office Assistant and Office Scale 1.


Let’s see which topics you should cover in Week-1. Please have a look below!



DaysTopicsTotal No. of Questions Asked Every Year
 Day 1 Syllogism5
Input Output Devices0-5
Data Interpretation15
 Day 2 Alphanumeric Series0-5
Ranking/ Direction0-5
Permutation & Combination 5
 Day 3Seating Arrangement10
Series and Sequence5
 Day 4 Logical Reasoning5-10
Ratio & Proportion1-2
Percentage Average1-2
 Day 5Tabulation5-7
Number System3
 Day 6 Coding-Decoding5
Profit Loss2
Blood Relations5
 Day 7 Work & Time2
Data Sufficiency0-5



Important Tip: A Quick revision of all the topics learned during the day should be done by day-end. This helps in memorizing the topics.


After doing each topic, go for the practice session for 2 hours.



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Week–2 Study Plan


After the completion of the first week, you are charged to study with a planned and more focused approach. Make yourself fully loaded with confidence. You need to study smartly with the help of the daily schedules discussed below.



DaysTopicsNumber of Questions
 Day 1 Time & Distance02
Mirror/ Water Image-
Miscellaneous Test-
 Day 2 Simple & Compound Interest1-2
Passage and conclusions-
Statement and Action’s Courses -
 Day 3Interest & Surds & Indices1-2
Statement and Arguments-
Statement and Assumptions-
 Day 4 Sequence & Series1-2
Mixture & Allegation -
Word Formation-
 Day 5Time and Work Problems-
Assertion and Reason-
 Day 6 Approximation Wrong Number-
Ranking and time sequence.-
 Day 7 Decimal Fractions-
Square Root Cube Root-




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Week-3 Study Plan


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 Day 1 Average Problems
Odd Man Out
Alphabet test
 Day 2 Partnership
Average Problems
Causes and Effects
 Day 3Graphs and Pie Charts
Direction Sense
Decision Making
 Day 4 Case Study
Figure Series
Statement & Conclusion
 Day 5Odd Figures
Mirror & Water Image
Number Series
 Day 6 Data Tables
Passage and Conclusion
Finding Wrong number in series
 Day 7 Revise Syllogism, Seating Arrangement
Revise Coding and Decoding
Revise concept of logical Reasoning




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Week-4 Study Plan


Last Week of the IBPS RRB Preparation should be dedicated to revision. Revise previously done topics and do solve as many mock test papers and previous year papers.


Practice and Practice more – Make this as your desired Goal for the last week.


Below, we have listed the study challenges for this last week. As per the assigned challenge, you need to accomplish them on the allotted day itself.



DaysTake Challenges & Beat the Top Scores
 Day 1 Mock Test papers and previous year papers for Syllogism
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Input-Output Devices
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Data Interpretation
 Day 2 Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Alphanumeric Series
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Ranking/ Direction
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Permutation & Combination
 Day 3Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Seating Arrangement
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Series and Sequence
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Simplification
 Day 4 Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Logical Reasoning
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Ratio & Proportion
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Percentage Average
 Day 5Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Tabulation
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Puzzle
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Number System
 Day 6 Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Coding-Decoding
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Profit Loss
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Blood Relations
 Day 7 Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Work & Time
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Data Sufficiency
Mock Test Papers and previous year papers for Inequalities



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Important Notification – The IBPS RRB Officer Scale -1 Prelims & Office Assistant Result has been declared in 07th September 2018. Stay Tuned for Latest Updates!


Those who qualify in IBPS RRB Prelims Exam will be able to appear in the Mains Exam. Below, we are presenting the IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Officer Scale – I (Mains), Officer Scale – II & Officer Scale – III Exam.




IBPS RRB Preparation Tips & Study Plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Mains), II & III Exam


Here is the Week-Wise Study Plan to crack IBPS RRB Main Exam for Officer Scale – I (Mains), Officer Scale – II & III (Single Paper).


In all these 3 Exams, the sections are almost similar, so within a single IBPS RRB Preparation Plan, the aspirants can prepare for these separate examinations.


Qualifying Prelims Exam of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I will lead you to the IBPS RRB Mains which will consist of following sections –



IBPS RRB Reasoning  IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude  IBPS RRB General Awareness  IBPS RRB English  IBPS RRB Computer Awareness IBPS RRB Hindi (Link to be available soon)

For Officer Scale II and Officer Scale III, there will be one more section and that is – IBPS RRB Professional Language.


Please read the IBPS RRB Tips & Tricks to crack the exam -



Week-1 Study Plan


After qualifying Prelims of Officer’s Scale-I Exam, candidates should feel confident and more enthusiastic to appear in the Main Exam.

Candidates who have applied for Scale II and Scale III Posts Exams can also follow this IBPS RRB Study Plan.


Week 1 includes important topics from Financial and Computer, General Awareness and Knowledge sections.



DaysTopicsTime Duration
 Day 1 Indian Financial System2-3 Hours
Current Affairs of last 6 months2 hours
Basic Computer Fundamentals2-3 Hours
 Day 2 Countries/Currencies1 hour
History of Indian Banking Industry2 hours
Basic Software & Hardware and their Functionalities 2 hours
 Day 3Indian Economy2 hours
Regulatory Bodies like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, FMC2-3 hours
History and Future computers2 Hours
 Day 4 International Economy2 Hours
Monetary & Credit Polices 2-3 Hours
Networking3 Hours
 Day 5Banking Terms 2-3 Hours
Budget Basics and Current Union Budget2 Hours
Computer Abbreviation 2 Hours
 Day 6 Books and their Authors2-3 Hours
Capital Market & Money Market2 Hours
Microsoft office1 hour
 Day 7 RBI2-3 Hours
Government Schemes2 Hours
Basic Knowledge of Internet Use1 Hour




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Week-2 Study Plan


Week 2 includes some topics left from financial awareness with some topics of Hindi Language and English.



DaysTopicsTime Duration
 Day 1 Fiscal-Monetary Policies2-3 Hours
Abbreviations and Economics Terms2 Hours
Shortcut Keys1 Hour
 Day 2 Repo Rate1 Hour
Vyakaran2 Hours
Gadyansh (paragraph)2 Hours
 Day 3Reserve Repo Rate2 Hours
Mistakes in Hindi Language1 Hour
Fill in the blanks with Suitable Words in Hindi2 Hours
 Day 4 Social Function of Banks1 Hour
Samanarthak Shabd2 Hours
Cloze Test2 Hours
 Day 5UNO2-3 Hours
Vipritarthak Shabd2 Hours
Spotting Errors for English2 Hours
 Day 6 Marketing2-3 Hours
Phrases Substitutions2 Hours
Jumbled Blanks in a sentence2 Hours
 Day 7 Awards & honors1 Hours
Double blanks in a sentence2 Hours
Idioms & Phrases 2-3 Hours




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Week-3 Study Plan


Week 3 includes topics from General Awareness and Reasoning Section.


Note: IBPS RRB aspirants should study minimum 8-9 hours to prepare well and crack this nut.



DaysTopicsTime Duration
 Day 1 Sports2 Hours
Reconstruction of sentence & passage2-3 Hours
One Word Substitutions 2 Hours
 Day 2 Finance2-3 Hours
Commonly Misspelled Words2 Hours
Comprehensions 2-3 Hours
 Day 3Agriculture2 Hours
Synonyms and Antonyms2-3 Hours
History of Banking2-3 Hours
 Day 4 Syllogism2 Hours
Input Output2-3 Hours
Alphanumeric Series2-3 Hours
 Day 5Ranking/Direction/Alphabet2-3 Hours
Seating Arrangement2-3 Hours
Logical Reasoning2-3 Hours
 Day 6 Tabulation2-3 Hours
Puzzle2-3 Hours
Coding Decoding2-3 Hours
 Day 7 Data Sufficiency2-3 Hours
Inequalities2-3 Hours
Data Interpretation2-3 Hours




Week-4 Study Plan


For the last week preparation, we have included Quantitative Section topics with Reasoning topics. You have prepared both these sections for Prelims so this time you just need to practice more and more questions to beat other candidates in IBPS RRB Exam 2019.



DaysTopicsTime Duration
 Day 1 Permutation, Combination & Probability2-3 Hours
Series and Sequence2-3 Hours
Simplification2-3 Hours
 Day 2 Ratio & Proportion2-3 Hours
Percentage and Average2-3 Hours
Number System 2-3 Hours
 Day 3Profit & Loss2-3 Hours
Time and Distance2-3 Hours
Simple Interest2-3 Hours
 Day 4 Compound Interest2-3 Hours
Interest & Surds & Indices2-3 Hours
Sequence & Series2-3 Hours
 Day 5Mixture & Allegation2-3 Hours
Revision and Mock test papers of General Awareness Topics2-3 Hours
 Day 6 Revision and Mock test papers of Hindi and English Sections8-9 hours
 Day 7 Revision and Mock test papers of Financial Awareness Section8-9 Hours



NOTE: Spend more and more time practicing Previous Year Papers and Mock Test Series.



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Week-5 Study Plan


Candidates applying for Scale II officer’s posts need to opt one professional language.


Candidates who have applied for Officer’s Scale II Posts and have opted one of the below professional languages can go for the week 5 planning.


The IBPS RRB Professional Language Paper is conducted to filter out the suitable candidates for any of the following positions -



Information Technology Officer Chartered Accountant Law Officer Marketing Officer Treasury Manager Marketing Officer Agricultural Officer



Candidates applying for IBPS RRB Scale-II Specialist grade may schedule the below timetable. Here we are providing the plan for the candidates who have opted marketing as a professional language.



DaysTopicsTime Duration
 Day 1 Marketing Overview2-3 Hours
Concept, Nature, Scope & Important of Marketing2-3 Hours
Meaning, Functions & Importance of Marketing Management2-3 Hours
 Day 2 Marketing Process & Marketing Planning2-3 Hours
Consumer/Buy Behavior2-3 Hours
Market Segmentation 2-3 Hours
 Day 3Marketing Research2-3 Hours
Product Planning and Development2-3 Hours
Sales Promotion and its Objectives2-3 Hours
 Day 4 Branding, Packaging and Labeling2-3 Hours
Pricing Decisions: Pricing, Pricing Decision Strategies2-3 Hours
Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Personal Selling Services Marketing, Bank Marketing, Insurance Marketing2-3 Hours
 Day 5Marketing Organization, Marketing Program2-3 Hours
Marketing Decision Making2-3 Hours
Sales Forecasting2-3 Hours
 Day 6 Product Distribution: Definition, Channels of Distribution, Advertisement2-3 Hours
Sales Management2-3 Hours
Marketing Environment2-3 Hours
 Day 7 Rural Marketing2-3 Hours
International Marketing2-3 Hours
Social Responsibility & Business Ethics2-3 Hours




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Keep yourself motivated throughout these months of preparation to follow these IBPS RRB Exam Tips –



Take small breaks whenever you need.


 The Success Mantra to qualify in Prelims is Reasoning Section. Practice hard and practice daily.

Practicing questions verbally won’t give you benefit so practice it with paper and pen.


 There will be passage questions which are time-consuming, so candidates need to fasten their reading & answer giving abilities.


 There will be shortcuts, but they won’t work until and unless you practice them by writing down. You must know the correct time & technique to use these shortcuts effectively.


 Reasoning part is more analytical so try to analyze the questions better.


 As there are hundreds of formulae in Quant Section so make short notes to wrap-up all the shortcut tricks & methods at one place. Use these notes at the time of revision.


 Build your basics strong.


 Solve Previous Years Papers & Learn to use shortcuts efficiently. This will boost up your speed. Since all that matter is the speed to set your place in the IBPS RRB Exam.


 Dedicate 2-3 hours for reading English and Hindi newspapers.


 Don’t skip a single section. In IBPS Recruitment Exams, candidates are judged based on their separated performances in each section.



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  • Mohan Raj
    hello sir / madam I have completed MBA in finance in 2012 and my DOB is November 1988 ... I am now managing my family business for the past six years including all financial transactions .... AM i eligible for applying to grade 3 ( senior manager ) or grade 2 ( treasury manager ) ?
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  • S Ramesh
    Thank you...The informations are very useful.Can you suggest me any books or study materials to crack RRB Scale II officer exam
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  • Mona
    Thank u for this suggestion,
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