IBPS CRP RRB 2018: Detailed Guide

A] IBPS CRP RRB General Information

IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process for the posts of Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager), Officer Scale-II: General Banking Officer (Manager), Officer Scale-II: Specialist Officers (Manager), Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) for participating organisations.

Important Dates Announced by IBPS for CRP RRBs VII:

Important Events
Dates
Links
Commencement of on-line registration of application 08/06/2018
Closure of registration of application 02/07/2018
Download of Pre-Examination Training Call Letter CRP RRB VII (Office Assistant) 18th June to 4th August Download Here
Download of Pre-Examination Training Call Letter CRP RRB VII (Officer Scale-I) 18th June to 4th August Download Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exam Stage
Category/Date
Preliminary Examination 

Officer Scale I 
11.08.2018, 12.08.2018, 18.08.2018

Download Admit Card for Prelim Here (Officer Scale – I)

Office Assistants
19.08.2018, 
25.08.2018, 01.09.2018

Download Admit Card for Prelim Here (Office Assistant)

Prelim Result

Officer Scale I – Sept. 2018

Office Assistant – Sept. 2018

Download of Single Test/ Mains Admit Card 

September 2018

Single Examination Officers Scale II & III : 30.09.2018
Main Examination Officer Scale I : 30.09.2018
Office Assistants : 07.10.2018
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III) October 2018
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) November 2018
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) November 2018
Provisional Allotment January 2019

B] IBPS Notification 2018

Eligibility Criteria
I Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II Age (As on 01.06.2018)
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1978 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive)

For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1986 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive)

For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1988 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive)

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1990 and later than 01.06.2000 (both dates inclusive)

Age Relaxation:

Category
Relaxation (in years)
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment* (for the post of Officers) 5 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots  5 years
*For exact terms, refer to the detailed notification Pg. 6

III Educational Qualification and Experience (as on the last date of Online Registration i.e. 02.07.2018):

Post
Educational Qualification
Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent (a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* (b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy; ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager) Information Technology Officer:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Desirable: Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc
One year (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant:
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer:
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
2 years as an advocate/ should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions (not less than 2 years)
Treasury Manager:
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer:
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer:
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Two Years (in the relevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Vacancies
IBPS announces state-wise vacancies. The total number of vacancies is 5249 for Office Assistant and 3312 for Officer Grade-I. The state-wise breakup of the vacancies can be viewed in the Annexure I of the detailed notification.

C] IBPS CRP RRB Application

A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III.
Candidates have to apply separately and pay fees / intimation charges separately for each post.
Candidates can apply online only from 08.06.2018 to 02.07.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Documents to be Uploaded with Specifications

Document
Dimensions (2017)
File Size Specifications (2018)
Other Information
Photograph of the Applicant (4.5cm × 3.5cm) 200 x 230 pixels (preferred) 20kb–50 kb Image file should be JPG or JPEG format
Signature of the Applicant 140 x 60 pixels (preferred) 10kb – 20kb CAPITAL LETTERS  NOT accepted
Thumb impression of the Applicant New – To be updated 10kb – 20kb
Scanned copy of handwritten declaration New – To be updated 10kb – 20kb Exact text will be updated

Further, identity verification will be done by IBPS using document and biometric verification.

D] IBPS CRP RRBs Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination (objective) is conducted for Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I. The following is the pattern:

S. No.
Section
Question
Marks
Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Mains Examination is conducted for Office Assistant(Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I and has same pattern as Single Stage Examination for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)/Officer Scale- III Officer Scale- III

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 (a) English
(b) Hindi
Language Paper*
40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200
* Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Exam Pattern for Single Stage Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours and 30 minutes is provided
2 Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation 40 50
3 (a) English
(b) Hindi
Language Paper*
40 40
4 Computer Knowledge 40 40
5 Financial Awareness 40
6 Professional Knowledge
Total 240 200
* Candidates can opt either 3 a or 3 b

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

E] IBPS CRP RRB Exam Syllabus

The topics that will be asked in prelim/mains/single stage are broadly the same. Depending on the sections being asked in the exam, given below is a reference list of subtopics to prepare for.  Do note that specialist cadre officers will be tested separately on professional knowledge.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language Hindi Language General Awareness/Financial Awareness Computer Applications
Number System Odd man out Spotting Errors Vyakaran Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Decimal Fraction Syllogism Jumbled Words Fill in the Blanks Countries/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Simple Interest Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Mistakes Indian and International Economy Networking
Time and Work Series Test Idioms and Phrases Banking Terms MS Office
Averages Ranking and Time Comprehension RBI Database
Partnership Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Phrase Substitution Fiscal Monetary Policies Computer Fundamentals
Case Studies Figure Series Jumbled up sentences Repo and Reverse Repo Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests Social Function of Banks Networking
HCF and LCM Statement and Arguments One word Substitution UNO MS Office
Profit and Loss Figure Series Test Marketing Database
Compound Interest Analogy Awards and Honors
Time and Distance Coding-Decoding Sports
Simplification Alphabet Test Finance
Percentages Number Agriculture
Averages Causes and Effects History of Banking
Charts and Graphs Sitting Arrangements
Probability Statement and Assumption
Assertion and Reason
Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses
Word Formation

F] IBPS CRP RRB Cutoffs 2017

Officer Scale I Prelim Cutoff 2017:

State
Cut Off (Gen)
Madhya Pradesh 49.75
Himachal Pradesh 52.25
Punjab 54
Odhisa 52
Jharkhand 52
Telangana 45.50
Rajasthan 52
Maharashtra 46.25
Karnataka 41.75
Chattisgarh 47.50
Gujarat 48.50
Uttar Pradesh 50.25
West Bengal 51.25
Bihar 52.25
Uttarakhand 56
Haryana 55
Karnataka 41.75
Tamil Nadu 42
Jammu and Kashmir 46.75
Andhra Pradesh 47.25

Officer Scale I Mains Cutoff 2017:

State Cut Off
Madhya Pradesh 82.81
Himachal Pradesh 77.44
Kerla 70.75
Odhisa 67.44
Jharkhand 79.00
Telangana 61.31
Rajasthan 83.25
Maharashtra 69.00
Chattisgarh 73.31
Gujrat 75.31
Uttar Pradesh 78.03
West Bengal 70.75
Bihar 81.00
Uttarakhand 81.00
Haryana 81.44
Karnataka 55.19
Tamil Nadu 57.19
Jammu and Kashmir 61.69
Andhra Pradesh 65.18

Office Assistant Prelim Cutoff 2017:

State SC ST OBC UR
Andhra Pradesh 50.07 40.32 56.28 59.88
Arunachal Pradesh 40.28 54.66
Assam 51.94 54.91 53.38 57.94
Bihar 52.41 46.97 61.28 65.97
Chhattisgarh 48.13 39.88 58.03 60.85
Gujarat 52.75 40.25 58.60 60.85
Haryana 49.35 58.66 67.19
Himachal Pradesh 50.66 50.72 57.32 63.16
Jammu & Kashmir 46.07 32.53 54.10 66.35
Jharkhand 49.97 39.72 58.03 61.69
Karnataka 46.10 41.53 53.35 55.66
Kerala 50.60 41.63 59.25 63.44
Madhya Pradesh 50.78 42.00 58.57 64.32
Maharashtra 54.69 39.60 55.28 59.32
Manipur 55.10 66.53 61.41
Meghalaya 38.16 44.16 42.60
Mizoram 36.85 44.00 49.03
Nagaland 47.63
Odisha 45.07 36.63 57.94 60.03
Punducherry 52.00 59.75 59.82
Punjab 48.72 46.91 55.88 64.63
Rajasthan 49.97 45.32 60.85 64.82
Tamil Nadu 53.53 42.28 60.69 61.78
Telangana 49.66 45.00 60.69 61.78
Tripura 42.07 29.57 55.03
Uttar Pradesh 46.97 39.25 54.91 61.25
Uttarakhand 45.16 47.13 54.07 62.57
West Bengal 57.57 43.60 55.53 64.53

Office Assistant Mains Cutoff 2017:

State SC ST OBC UR
Andhra Pradesh 50.07 40.32 56.28 59.88
Arunachal Pradesh 40.28 54.66
Assam 51.94 54.91 53.38 57.94
Bihar 52.41 46.97 61.28 65.97
Chhatisgarh 48.13 39.88 58.03 60.85
Guajarat 52.75 40.25 58.60 60.85
Haryana 49.35 58.66 67.19
Himachal Pradesh 50.66 50.72 57.32 63.16
Jammu & Kashmir 46.07 32.53 54.10 66.35
Jharkhand 49.97 39.72 58.03 61.69
Karnataka 46.10 41.53 53.35 55.66
Kerala 50.78 42.00 58.57 64.32
Madhya Pradesh 50.78 42.00 58.57 64.32
Maharashtra 54.69 39.60 55.28 59.32
Manipur 55.10 66.53 61.41
Meghalaya 38.16 44.16 42.60
Mizoram 36.85 44.16 42.60
Nagaland 47.63
Odisha 45.07 36.63 57.94 60.03
Puducherry 52.00 59.75 59.82
Punjab 48.72 46.91 55.88 64.63
Rajasthan 49.97 45.32 60.85 64.82
Tamil Nadu 53.53 42.28 60.69 61.78
Telanagan 49.66 45.00 57.57 59.94
Tripura 42.07 29.57 55.03
Uttar Pradesh 46.97 39.25 54.91 61.25
Uttarakhand 45.16 47.13 54.07 62.57
West Bengal 51.57 43.60 55..53 64.53

 

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