IBPS RRB Exams

Last updated by Esha Upadhyay

IBPS RRB recruitment details

Every year IBPS comes up with recruitment notification for Rural Regional Banks (RRB).IBPS RRB exams are gateway to career in rural regional banks..The results or score card will be valid for one year.So if you are interested in rural regional banks then you can go ahead and apply for it.

In this year IBPS RRB 56 Rural Regional Banks are participating. The banks are from all parts of India.You can apply for only one of the Officer posts example Officer 1,Officer 2 and Officer 3. But you can apply for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and any of the Officer post.You will have to pay separate fees for both the posts.

For Officer Scale 2 and Officer scale 3 there will not be any Preliminary test. They will have to appear for Single test (or Mains). For other posts Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant there will be Preliminary exam followed by Main exams.

IBPS RRB eligibility criteria

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification

I have outlined the eligibility criteria for different posts.You should only fill form if you fulfill the criteria else your candidature will not be accepted. For all the posts results should have been declared on or before 14th Aug 2017. If the results declaration date is after that then you are not eligible for current year exams.

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Candidates with Degree in any discipline can apply for this job.Candidates with computer knowledge will be given preference.Proficiency in local language of the area bank is situated is required.

Officer scale 1

The educational eligibility criteria for this post is same as that of Office Assistant (Multipurpose). But candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry,Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture,Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be preferred.

Candidates should have working knowledge of computers. They should also have knowledge of local language of the area bank is situated.Officer scale 1 candidates are appointed Assistant Manager posts.

Officer scale 2 (General banking Officer)

The educational eligibility criteria for this post is same as that of Officer scale 1. But you need to have 2 year experience in Banks or Financial institutes.Candidates are appointed as Manager after clearing Office Scale 2 exam.

Officer scale 2 (Specialist Officer)

For IT Officer

For Information technology officer degree in Electronics and Communications ,Computer Science or Information technology with one year experience is required.It will be added benefit if you have certificate in ASP,PHP,C++,Java,VB,VC,OCP.

For CA

For Chartered Accountant post you should be Certified Associate from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India with one year experience.

For Law Officer

For Law Officer degree in Law with minimum 50% of marks.You should also have 2 years experience as Advocate or Law officer in banks or financial institutes.

For Treasury Manager

For Treasury manager CA or MBA in Finance with one year experience is required.

For Marketing Officer

For Marketing officer MBA in marketing with one year experience is required.

For Agricultural Officer

For Agricultural officer degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture with minimum 50 % marks and 2 year experience is required.

Officer scale 3

Degree with minimum 50% marks and minimum 5 year experience in Banks or Financial institutes.Preference will be given to candidates with Degree/Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture,Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural
Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology,Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

IBPS RRB Age Limit

The age limit mentioned below is applicable for General candidates.For other candidates there is relaxation in age limit.For reserved candidates SC and ST it is relaxed by 5 years.For OBC candidates it is 3 years and for person with disability it is 10 years.

The age for all posts will be calculated as of 1st July 2017. So you should have the age by that time. If there is even single day deviation then also you will not be eligible.

Officer scale 3

For this post your age should be above 21 years and below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive).

Officer scale 2

For this post your age should be above 21 years and below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.19965 (both dates inclusive)

Officer scale 1

For this post your age should be above 18 years and below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Your age should be between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1989 and later than 01.07.1999 (both dates inclusive)

IBPS RRB Local Language eligibility

Local language knowledge is required for Candidates appearing for Officer scale 1 and Office Assistant multipurpose.It is not required for Officer of scale 2 or scale 3.

Candidates applying for Office Assistant Multipurpose and Officer scale 1 have to mention their local language preference in online application.After that they can select their regional bank of preference.Candidates for officer scale 2 and officer scale 3 does not have this limitation.They can select any of the bank as their preference.

You should only mention local language in which you can read,write,speak and understand.They do ask questions in Interview to make sure you have knowledge of local language.They may ask you to read newspaper and explain meaning of the text.

Candidates who have studied local language in class 8 or above meet local language eligibility criteria.However this should be mentioned in your mark sheet or any similar  document. In case candidate does not have local language knowledge then 6 month time will be allowed to gain local language knowledge.

IBPS RRB selection format

IBPS RRB has different selection methods for different posts.You should read the selection process carefully and plan your preparation accordingly.For all posts there will be written test.But written test will be divided into two parts Preliminary test and Main exams.

The written test will be online. There is negative marking in IBPS RRB exam.For each wrong answer 1/4th of marks is deducted.Also each section has sectional cut-off.You need to clear sectional cut-off and score above the Total weighted score to qualify for interview.

Preliminary exam

Preliminary exam will be objective in nature.This exam will only take place for Candidates applying for Office Assistant Multipurpose and Officer scale 1 post.You will have to qualify in this exam to get selected for Main exams.The medium of exams will be either English or Hindi.

Office Assistant Multipurpose

Preliminary exam will be of 80 marks.There will be 80 questions.The total time will be 45 mins.There will be two sections Reasoning and Numeric Ability.Each section will have 40 questions.

Officer scale 1

For this post also Preliminary exam will have 80 questions.Each question will be of 1 mark.The total time will be 45 mins.There will be two sections Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.Each section will have 40 questions.

Main Exams

Office Assistant multipurpose and Officer scale 1 (Total time 2 hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Numeric Ability/Quantitative Aptitude – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • General Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20

Officer scale 2 (General Banking Officer) and Officer Scale 3 (Total time 2 hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Financial Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20

Officer scale 2 (Specialist Officer) (Total time 2 and half hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Financial Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 20
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20
  • Professional Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 40

IBPS RRB interview questions and tips

After clearing the written test candidates are called for Interview.The interview pattern differs for candidates of different scales.For candidates appearing for Office Assistant post and Officer scale 1 ,officer scale 2 (general banking officer) Banking industry knowledge is very important.You will face questions around that.Recent banking news and notifications are very important.

Along with Banking Awareness questions HR questions are also asked.Most of the interview will have questions from either Banking industry or HR topics.Specialist officers may face questions from their topics as well.I have compiled Interview questions along with interview tips for IBPS exams.

The Interview preparation material is also included in above exam preparation material. So you can download both using above link.It is worth mentioning that Written test and interview marks are considered in ratio 70:30.So if you have good score in written test then chances of job increases.For Banking industry preparation you can read the recent news focusing on Economics news and download the Banking Awareness app.

Note you will require character certificate for Interview. You can download character certificate format for free from below link.

IBPS RRB book

You can download the documents mentioned in this post for preparation of IBPS RRB exam.The materials (online tests,mobile apps and papers) are sufficient to crack the exams if used properly.But if you also want to buy a book then you can use below ones.

I have also included link to IBPS RRB book.Some students prefer to use book as it helps in offline preparation.For those students below book can be used. You can use below links to buy book with discount.

Office Assistant book

You can use below book for Office Assistant post.It is for preliminary exam and Mains both. It is one of the books which covers both preliminary exams and mains. So one book will serve the purpose of all exams.

Click to buy Office Assistant Book

Officer scale 1 book

There are many books for Officer Scale 1. But this one is one of the best based on candidates review and topic coverage.

Click to buy Officer Scale 1 book

Officer scale 2 book

There are not too many books for Officer scale 2 compared to Officer scale 1 and Office Assistant posts.Out of the available choices below book does the justice.It is good book to have for preparation of this post.

Click to buy Officer Scale 2 book

Officer scale 3 book

The number of books are even less for Officer scale 3. As it is post for experienced candidates.But below book is one of the book you can use to prepare for this post.It covers the topics well and is very good book to have for this exam.

Click to buy Officer Scale 3 book

Navigation