IBPS RRB Exam 2021
Lastest Update: –
IBPS RRB Clerk 2019 Mains Admit Card Published on the official website, ibps.in.
IBPS RRB Released Result of Clerk Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Prelims – 2nd October 2019.
IBPS RRB Released Score card for Prelims Exam – 23rd September 2019.
Last date to check Score card – 13th October 2019.
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.
|Online Application||18 June -4 July 2019|
|Payment of Application Fees||18 June -4 July 2019|
|Call letters for Pre- Exam Training (Officer Scale-I)||15-July-19|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training (Officer Scale-I)||21 July -26 July 2019|
|Call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant||15-July-19|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant||27 July -01 August 2019|
|Call letters for Prelims Exam||20-July-19|
|Prelims Exam Date||Officer Scale -I : 3, 4 and 11 August 2019|
|Office Assistant: 17, 18 and 25 August 2019|
|Result for prelims||Officer Scale -I : 23rd September 2019|
|Office Assistant: 2nd October 2019|
|Admit Card for Mains Exam||30 September 2019 to 13 October 2019.
03 October 2019 to 20 October 2019.
|Main Exam Date||Officers (I, II & III) : 13th October 2019|
|Office Assistant – 20th October 2019|
|Result declaration for Main Exam||November -2019|
|Call letters for interview (Officers Scale)||November -2019|
|Interview Date (Officers Scale)||December -2019|
|Provisional Allotment||January -2020|
I. Nationality / CitizenshipIBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria
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
As per GoI guidelines, IBPS offers certain age relaxations to categories mentioned below:
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)
|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):
|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)|
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
|One Year as a Chartered Accountant.|
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)|
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
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 2018 Registration
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Regional Rural Bank’s recruitment examinations for candidates interested in filling the positions for Officers Scale I, II and III alongside the office assistants for the year 2019. The registration has already begun for the exam and there are around 10,000+ seats available.
Candidates are allowed to apply for both the exams. Follow the steps below to successfully register for IBPS RRB 2019
- Visit the official IBPS RRB portal and click on the link for IBPS RRB exam 2019. Read details carefully and fill the form.
- The form requires details like exam applied for, nationality and your personal details. Also requires your previous mark sheets from 10th
- There is a need to upload images of various certificates and the like. A photo of dimension 4.5×3.5 and should be around 40-50 KB.
- Candidates must pay the challan online using debit/credit card, e-banking or e-challan. After paying the fees, take a hard copy of the page as evidence.
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:
|1.||Reasoning||40||40||A cumulative time of 45 mins|
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
|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|
|* Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.|
Exam Pattern for Single Stage Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
|1||Reasoning Paper||40||50||A cumulative time of 2 hours and 30 minutes is provided|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||40||50|
|* 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.
|Hindi Language||General Awareness/
|Number System||Sequence/ Series Completion||Error Spotting/
|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/
|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|
|Time and Distance||Agriculture in News|
|Simplification||Indian Banking History|
|Charts and Graphs|
IBPS RRB 2018 Admit Card
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) notifies various posts for the recruitment at nationalised banks in rural locations. This is meant for 52 Regional Rural Banks (RRB) operating across India in rural areas.
The authority has released the notification the following number of vacancies in different banks:–
|Officer Scale I||3312|
|Officer Scale II||1469|
|Officer Scale III||160|
Admit Card Important Dates
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the separate admit card for each step of the selection process. The selection process will include the prelims examination, mains examination and interview. Therefore the three admit card will issued to the candidates separately – Candidates who will clear the prelims exam will be issued the admit card for mains and those who clear the mains examination will receive the admit card for the final round which is the interview round.
IBPS RRB 2018 Result
IBPS releases result for evert stage of RRB Exam process. Candidates qualifying in prelim will be eligible to appear for Mains exam and those qualifying Mains exam cutoff will be called for IBPS RRB Interview. The final result (Merit List) will be calculated on the cumulative performance of candidates in Mains Exam and the Interview Process.
IBPS displayed RRB Result from 14th September to 24th September. Candidates who had qualified Prelim exam were able to download Admit Card for Mains Examination.
Closure of Result: 24th September 2018
IBPS released IBPS RRB Result & Marks for Officer Scale I, II & III Mains Exam. 2018 from 15th October. The IBPS RRB Mains exam was conducted on 30th September 2018.
Closure of Result: 21st October 2018
IBPS has now declared IBPS RRB Provisional List for final selection of candidates. This list is on the basis of Mains and Interview scores combined. Please note that this result list will only be displayed up to 15/12/18.
|Click here to view Provisional List of IBPS RRB||IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Provisional List|