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IBPS RRB Exam Information

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) 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. 52 Gramin Banks (Regional Rural banks) operating across India participate in this recruitment process.

Applications for IBPS RRB 2018 have been concluded. The Preliminary and Mains Examination has also been concluded for IBPS RRB 2018. On 16th November, IBPS RRB released Provisional allotment results along with the reserve merit list for CRP RRBs VI Office Assistant, Officers Scale I.

IBPS RRB Vacancies

For 2018, IBPS released a total of  5249 Vacancies for the Post of RRB Office Assistants and a total of 3312 vacancies announced for the post Officer Scale -I.  There total vacancies 10190 Vacancies including the posts of Officer Scale II – Manager and Officer Scale III – Senior Manager vacancies (requiring minimum former work experience of 1-2 years). The state-wise breakup of the vacancies can be viewed in the Annexure I of the detailed notification.

IBPS RRB Important Dates

The IBPS RRB (CRP RRBs VI) process for 2018-19 has been concluded with IBPS releasing the Provisional Allotment on 16th November 2018. The Reserve List for IBPS RRB 2018-19 has also been declared.

In 2018, the RRB examination registration process was started on 8th June and concluded by 2nd July. The two stage examinations (Officer Scale I and Office Assistant) were conducted in August and September/October and the Single Stage Exam (Officer Scale II and III) was conducted in September end. Entire exam process has been wrapped up by 16th November 2018.

Exam Stage
Category/Date
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination 2018

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 Mains Admit Card and Admit Card for Single Stage Exam

September 2018

Single Stage Examination Officers Scale II & III : 30.09.2018
IBPS RRB Main Examination Officer Scale I : 30.09.2018
Office Assistants : 07.10.2018
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single Stage (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 16th November 2019

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must qualify as one of the following:
(i) an Indian citizen
(ii) a Nepalese or Bhutanese subject
(iii) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 (intending to permanently settle in India)
(iv) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Candidates belonging to categories (ii through iv) will need to procure relevant certificate from Government of India.

II Age (As on 01.06.2018)

1] For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)

Candidate must be above 21 years and below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1978 and later than 31.05.1997

2] For Officer Scale- II (Manager)

Candidate must be above 21 years and below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1986 and later than 31.05.1997

3] For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)

Candidate must be above 18 years and below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1988 and later than 31.05.2000

4] For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Candidate must be 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

Age Relaxation

As per GoI guidelines, IBPS offers certain age relaxations to categories mentioned below:

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 [this includes ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released] (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

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Examination has both two stage examination (For Scale I and Office Assistant) and single-stage examination (for Officer Scale II/Scale III). The preliminary exam has 2 sections – Reasoning and Numerical Ability and is of 45 mins duration. The Mains Exam and Single Stage exam (for Officer Scale II – GBO and Officer Scale III) and  follows the same pattern – a paper comprising 5 sections of 2 hours duration. Single Stage Exam for Officer Scale – II (specialist) will follow a different pattern. Read below for all the details.

IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam

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

IBPS RRB Mains Exam/IBPS RRB Single Stage Exam

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

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.

IBPS CRP RRB Exam Syllabus

As the prelims, mains and single stage exams have similar sections being asked – the topics to prepare for in the 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. This is based on past years trends and similar examinations conducted by IBPS.

The broad sections in the exam are – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English or Hindi Verbal Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

For Specialist Cadre

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 Sequence/Series Completion Error Spotting/
Correction
Grammar Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Decimal Fraction Syllogism Para Jumbles Fill in Blanks Countries and their Capitals/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Simple Interest Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Error Spotting Indian Economy Networking
Time and Work Time-based Questions Idioms and Phrases Banking Terminology MS Office
Averages Ranking Comprehension RBI, Functioning and Mandate Database
Partnership Direction and Distance Synonyms/
Antonym
Recent Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Cloze Tests Fiscal & Monetary Policy Computer Fundamentals
Case Studies Figure Series Repo, Reverse Repo, Bank Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Social Functions of Banks Networking
HCF and LCM Coding-Decoding UN, IMF, WTO etc. Database
Profit and Loss Seating Arrangements Recent Award, Appointments and Accolades
Compound Interest Sports
Time and Distance Agriculture in News
Simplification Indian Banking History
Percentages
Averages
Charts and Graphs
Probability