IBPS RRB

This is one of the several bank exams conducted by IBPS. It is held for recruitment to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) or Gramin Banks. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) on behalf of 62 Regional Rural Banks as a pre-requisite for selection of Group A Officers (Scale-I, II, III) and Group B Assistants (Multipurpose).

The final recruitment is conducted independently by each participating RRB which issues a separate notification specifying the number of vacancies and eligibility criteria.

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Eligibility Criteria

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the CWE: Candidates may please note that the eligibility criteria specified isthe basic criteria for appointmentto the aforesaid posts in the Regional Rural Banks. However merely applying for, qualifying in CWE and getting provisionally allotted in one of the RRBs does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in any of the
Regional Rural Banks. It is expressly clarified that the ultimate authority for recruitment is the Regional Rural Bank itself. The RRB concerned may, in its sole discretion, reject the candidature of anyone provisionally allotted to it through the CWE.

Nationality / Citizenship:

  •   a Citizen of India or
  •   a subject of Nepal or
  •   a subject of Bhutan or
  •   a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the                 intention of permanently settling in India or
  •   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.

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Age Limit

  • For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidatesshould not have been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive)
  • For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidatesshould not have been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.1996 (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 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive)
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – 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)

The maximum age limit specified above is applicable to General Category candidates only. For other categories the following

 

relaxations would apply:

No. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
4A Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistants)
the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subjects to a maximum age limit of 50 years
4B Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs (for the post of Officers) 5 years
5 Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistants)
9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

IBPS RRB Notification-6

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ONLINE EXAMINATION STRUCTURE

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination (objective)*

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Officer Scale-I

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

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Main Examination (objective)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1 IBPS RRB Reasoning Syllabus Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 IBPS RRB General Awareness Syllabus Paper 40 40
3 IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Syllabus Paper 40 50
4 A RRB English Language Paper 40 40
4 B RRB Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 RRB Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

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Officer Scale-I

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1 IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 IBPS RRB General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 A RRB English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
4 B RRB Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 IBPS RRB Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

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Single level Examination (objective)

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1 IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 IBPS RRB Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A RRB English Language Paper 40 40
4 B RRB Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 RRB Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1 IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 40 2.30 hours
2 IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 40
3 IBPS RRB Financial Awareness Syllabus Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 20
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40
 Total 240 200

Officer Scale- III

S. No. (Objective) Test Name Ques Marks Duration
1 IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 RRB Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (APPLICABLE TO ALL – PRELIMINARY, MAIN AND SINGLE LEVEL EXAMINATIONS)

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.

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SCORES OBTAINED IN THE ONLINE EXAMINATION (Preliminary / Main / Single)

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. Scores upto two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculation. FOR THE POST OF OFFICE ASSISTANT (MULTIPURPOSE) – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING. FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE I – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING. FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE II (GENERALIST AND SPECIALIST) AND SCALE III – MARKS OBTAINED IN THE SINGLE LEVEL EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING.

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INTERVIEW – applicable only for post of Officers (Scale I, II and III)

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I and in the single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III under CRP- RRB-VI will subsequently be called for an Interview to be co-ordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview for Officers Scale I, II and III will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I and in the single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III under 11 CRP for RRBs-VI and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

PROVISIONAL ALLOTMENT

On completion of the interview process / main examination, depending on the vacancies to be filled in as per the business needs of the RRBs and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the RRBs, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc. No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible.

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HOW TO APPLY

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 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should—

  • scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
  • have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CRP. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal email ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.
  • Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017 (Online payment) both dates inclusive, shall be as follows:

    Officer (Scale I, II & III)

  • – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • – Rs. 600/- for all others

        Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

  • – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
  • – Rs. 600/- for all others

          Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation              charges will have to be borne by the candidate

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Mode of Payment

Candidates can make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:

 

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