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About IBPS RRBs Exam:

  • IBPS stands for Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection.
  • This is an exam held as prerequisite for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
  • IBPS is an autonomous body that conducts processes of assessment and selection for various banking and financial organisations.
  • IBPS is a major Personnel Selection Test Conducting Agency.
  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) on behalf of 21 nationalised banks (see list below) as a pre-requisite for selection of various officers.
  • IBPS is only the body conducting the written test. The vacancies in individual banks, as well as the group discussion and personal interview process, are managed by each participating bank separately.
  • IBPS CWE exam is a compulsory exam for various public sector banks and regional rural banks.
  • IBPS CWE exam is conducted in more than 200 cities across India.
  • The exam is conducted only through online mode.
  • The Governing Board of IBPS consists of nominees from Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance Government of India, and National Institute of Bank Management, representatives of Public Sector Banks, Insurance sector and academics.

Post Available:

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Officer Scale-I
  • Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Information Technology Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Chartered Accountant)
  • Officer Scale-II (Law Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager)
  • Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Agricultural Officer)
  • Officer Scale-III

Eligibility:

  • Officer Scale II (Specialist Officers) Post
    • Information Technology Officer (IT Officer)
      • Must have Degree 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.
      • Required Experience: One year.
      • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preferred degree criteria
      • Banking,
      • Finance,
      • Marketing,
      • Agriculture,
      • Horticulture,
      • Forestry,
      • Animal Husbandry,
      • Veterinary Science,
      • Agricultural Engineering,
      • Pisciculture,
      • Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation,
      • Information Technology,
      • Management, Law,
      • Economics, and Accountancy.
      • Required Experience – Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
  • Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Post
  • Officer Scale I Post
    • Degree in any discipline. Preferred degree criteria
    •  Agriculture,
    •  Horticulture,
    •  Forestry,
    • Animal Husbandry,
    • Veterinary Science,
    • Agricultural Engineering,
    •  Pisciculture,
    • Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation,
    • Information Technology,
    •  Management,
    •  Law,
    • Economics and Accountancy.
    • Proficiency in local language.
    • Computer Knowledge.
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Post
    • Participant must have Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or its equivalent.
    • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB
    • Desirable: Knowledge of Computer skills.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • The candidate should either be:
    • Citizen of India
    • Citizen of Nepal
    • Citizen of Bhutan
    • A Tibetan refugee
    • Migrated Peoples 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 who wish to permanently settle in India.
  • Chartered Accountant

    • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
    • Experience – One year.
  • Law Officer
    • Degree in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
    • Experience – Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years.
  • Treasury Manager
    • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognised university/ institution.
    • Experience: One year.
  • Marketing Officer
    • MBA in Marketing from a recognised university.
    • Experience – One year.
  • Agricultural Officer
    • Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
    • Experience – Two years.
  • Officer Scale III Post
    • Degree with a minimum of 50% marks.
    • Criteria having Degree/ Diploma inBanking,
    • Finance,
    • Marketing,
    •  Agriculture,
    • Horticulture,
    • Forestry,
    • Animal Husbandry,
    • Veterinary Science,
    • Agricultural Engineering,
    • Pisciculture,
    • Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation,
    • Information Technology,
    • Management, Law,
    • Economics,
    • Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions.
  • Age:
    • Age Criteria is different for all posts. Age will be calculated as on 01.09.2017.
    • Officer Scale I = 18 – 30 Years
    • Officer Scale II = 21 – 32 Years
    • Officer Scale III = 21 – 40 YearsOffice Assistant (Multipurpose) = 18 – 28 Years
    • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) = 18 – 28 Years
    •  Relaxation:
    • SC/ST: 5 years
    • OBC: 3 years
    • Person with disabilities: 10 years
  • Application Fees
    • Officer (Scale I, II & III)
      • 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
      • 600/- for all others
      • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
      • 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
      • 600/- for all others

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.
  • The form for each post is to be filled separately, and payment is also done separately.
  • The registration is done through an online form.
  • Candidates should scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both are as per the instruction specified in the form.
  • After the form is filled the necessary amount is to be paid.
IBPS RRBs EXAM CALENDER IMPORTANT DATES
IBPS RRB VI Exam Online Registration start date September 2017
IBPS RRB VI Exam Online Registration start date September 2017
Last date of IBPS RRB 6 Exam Online registration September 2017
IBPS RRB Application Fees Online Payment dates September 2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I October 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I October 2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant October 2017
Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant October 2017
IBPS RRB V Admit Card Download Date – Preliminary Officer Scale-I- October 2017
Office Assistant – November 2017
IBPS RRBs Officer Scale and Office Assistants
Preliminary Exam Dates
Officer Scale I and Office Assistants
09.09.2017, 10.09.2017, 16.09.2017,
17.09.2017, 23.09.2017 & 24.09.2017
IBPS RRBs Officers Scale II & III Exam Dates (Single Exam) 05.11.2017
Result of Online Exam Preliminary Officer Scale-I – November 2017
Office Assistant- December 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – IBPS RRB Main Officer Scale-I – November 2017
Office Assistant- December 2017
IBPS RRB MAINS Exam Dates Officers (Scale I) – 05.11.2017
Office Assistant – 12.11.2017
IBPS RRBs Declaration of Result – Main
(For Officers Scale I, II and III)
December 2017
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II, III) December 2017
IBPS RRBs Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) January 2018

Participating RRBs:

S.N. Name of the RRB State / UT Present Head Office Desired Local Language Proficiency as prescribed by the Participating RRBs
1 Allahabad UP Gramin Bank Uttar Pradesh Banda Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
2 Andhra Pradesh GrameenaVikas Bank Telangana Warangal Telugu
3 Andhra PragathiGrameena Bank Andhra Pradesh Kadapa Telugu
4 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun (Papumpare) English
5 Assam GraminVikash Bank Assam Guwahati Assamese, Bengali, Bodo
6 BangiyaGraminVikash Bank West Bengal Murshidabad Bengali
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank Gujarat Bharuch Gujarati
8 Baroda Rajasthan KshetriyaGramin Bank Rajasthan Ajmer Hindi
9 Baroda UP Gramin Bank Uttar Pradesh Raibareilly Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
10 Bihar Gramin Bank Bihar Begusarai Hindi
11 Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank Madhya Pradesh Chhindwara Hindi
12 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank Andhra Pradesh Guntur Telugu
13 Chhattisgarh RajyaGramin Bank Chhattisgarh Raipur Hindi
14 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank Gujarat Gandhinagar Gujarati
15 EllaquaiDehati Bank Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli), Dari, Hindi
16 Gramin Bank of Aryavart Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Hindi
17 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank Himachal Pradesh Mandi Hindi
18 J & K Grameen Bank Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli), Darden
19 Jharkhand Gramin Bank Jharkhand Ranchi Hindi
20 Karnataka VikasGrameen Bank Karnataka Dharwad Kannada
21 KashiGomtiSamyutGramin Bank Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Hindi
22 Kaveri Grameena Bank Karnataka Mysore Kannada
23 Kerala Gramin Bank Kerala Mallapuram Malayalam
24 LangpiDehangi Rural Bank Assam Diphu Assamese, Bengali, Bodo
25 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank Bihar Patna Hindi
26 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Madhya Pradesh Sagar Hindi
27 Maharashtra Gramin Bank Maharashtra Aurangabad Marathi
28 MalwaGramin Bank Punjab Sangrur Punjabi
29 Manipur Rural Bank Manipur Imphal Manipuri
30 Meghalaya Rural Bank Meghalaya Shillong Khasi, Garo
31 Mizoram Rural Bank Mizoram Aizawl Mizo
32 Nagaland Rural Bank Nagaland Kohima English
33 Narmada JhabuaGramin Bank Madhya Pradesh Indore Hindi
34 Odisha Gramya Bank Odisha Bhubaneshwar Odia
35 PallavanGrama Bank Tamil Nadu Salem Tamil
36 PandyanGrama Bank Tamil Nadu Virudhunagar Tamil
37 Paschim BangaGramin Bank West Bengal Howrah Bengali
38 Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Karnataka Bellary Kannada
39 Prathama Bank Uttar Pradesh Moradabad Hindi
40 PuduvaiBharthiarGrama Bank Puducherry Puducherry Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu
41 Punjab Gramin Bank Punjab Kapurthala Punjabi
42 Purvanchal Bank Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur Hindi
43 Rajasthan MarudharaGramin Bank Rajasthan Jodhpur Hindi
44 SaptagiriGrameena Bank Andhra Pradesh Chittor Telugu
45 Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank Haryana Rohtak Hindi
46 Sarva UP Gramin Bank Uttar Pradesh Meerut Hindi
47 Saurashtra Gramin Bank Gujarat Rajkot Gujarati
48 Sutlej Gramin Bank Punjab Bhatinda Punjabi
49 Telangana Grameena Bank Telangana Hyderabad Telugu, Urdu
50 Tripura Gramin Bank Tripura Agartala Bengali, Kokborok
51 UtkalGrameen Bank Odisha Bolangir Odia
52 UttarbangaKshetriyaGramin Bank West Bengal Coochbehar Bengali, Nepali
53 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank Bihar Muzaffarpur Hindi
54 Uttarakhand Gramin Bank Uttarakhand Dehradun Hindi, Sanskrit
55 VananchalGramin Bank Jharkhand Dumka Hindi
56 Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank Maharashtra Nagpur Marathi

Exam Format:

  • For the posts of Officers Scale I and Office Assistants (Multipurpose)
    • The examination is conducted in two stages preliminary and main.
    • Candidates who apply for the post of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) will be provisionally allotted based on the marks obtained by them in the main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.
    • Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination are shortlisted and appear for the Main Examination.
    • Shortlisted candidates in the main examination are called for a Common Interview.
    • The interview is coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.
    • Candidates who apply for Scale II (Generalist and Specialists) and Scale III will appear for a single online examination.
    • Shortlisted candidates in the single examination are called for a Common Interview.
    • The interview is coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority

Preliminary:

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Test name Medium Question Marks Duration
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 45 Min.
Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40
  • Officer scale-I
Test name Medium Question Marks Duration
Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 45 Min.
Quantitative Aptitute Hindi/English 40 40

Main exam

• IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam Pattern Details

Test name Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

• IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Pattern Details

Test name Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

Single online examination:

• Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Exam

Test name Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 50
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

• Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) Exam

Test name Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 2.30 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 20
Hindi Language 40 20

• Officer Scale- III Exam

Test name Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 50
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

Syllabus:

• Reasoning:

  • Number Series
  • Letter & symbol series
  • Statement and argument
  • Logical Reasoning Problems
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-decoding
  • Number ranking
  • Making judgments etc.

• Quantitative aptitude:

  • Number system,
  • HCF & LCM,
  • Number series,
  • Problems based on numbers.
  • Approximation Wrong Number,
  • Decimal Fractions,
  • Square root and cube root,
  • Simplifications.
  • Partnerships,
  • Percentage,
  • Ratio, and proportions,
  • Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion,
  • Profit and loss,
  • Simple interest and compound interest,
  • Time and work,
  • Time and Distance,
  • Mensuration.
  • Permutation and combination,
  • Data tables,
  • Probability,
  • Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Mixed graphs,
  • Case study.

• English:

  • General English: Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word formation and Sentence rearrangement.
  • Comprehension: Theme detection, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, and Passage Correction, Sentence correction.
  • Spelling: Grammar, Idioms, and Phrases contain IBPS PO Syllabus.

• GK:

  • Current Affairs of last six months especially reference to Banking Industry.
  • Questions on Indian Economy
  • International Economy
  • UNO
  • Indian Constitution Questions
  • Marketing
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • History of Banking
  • Countries / currencies
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Banking Terms
  • RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc.

• Computer:

  • Basic computer terminology,
  • Software & Hardware questions,
  • IBPS Computer Basic Topics,
  • Computer abbreviation,
  • DataBase Management System (DBMS),
  • Microsoft-office,
  • Basic knowledge of Internet use, etc.

Scores

• The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions is different.The scores will be normalised using the equi-percentile method.

Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for calculations.
There are two stages, and one need to clear both the stage to get the job.
The cut off depends upon various factors such as difficult, the number of applicants, etc.
Before the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.
The cut off for preliminary exam varies from 47 to 50.

Preparation Tips

• Reasoning:

o Topics to focus: Making series/analogy, Number Series questions, Coding, and decoding, Logical Reasoning Problem Solving, Passage and conclusions type questions, Comprehension Reasoning, etc.
o It is one of the most scoring sections of the exam.
o First of all collect the study materials related to the exam like previous year question papers, important books, sample question paper, etc.
o Learn all the formulas and revise it again and again.
o Make short notes of tricks of all the sections.
o Practice more and more no of the question. The more you practice, the better you get.
o During the exam don’t panic and solve the questions with full concentration.

• General knowledge:

o Topics to focus: Current Affairs of last six months, Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Indian Constitution, Agriculture, History of Banking, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc.
o Read newspapers, magazines, etc.
o Watch news channels.
o Solve previous year GK question paper of IBPS to know the pattern and section from which most questions are being asked.
o Make notes of current affairs.
o Involve yourself in group discussions regarding current topics.

• English:

o Topics to focus: Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, phrases, and idioms, Spotting Error Questions, Preposition, Sentence Rearrangement Questions, etc.
o Improve your grammar and vocabulary by reading the newspaper, magazines, nobles, etc.
o For basic grammar go for any Standard English grammar book.
o Watch English TV series and movies.
o Watch English news channels.
o Practice previous year question paper to improve your comprehension skills.
o Write blogs, a diary to improve your writing skills and sentence forming skills.

• Quantitative Aptitude:

o Topics to focus: Data Interpretation, Sequence & Series, Number System, Quadratic Equations, Sequence & Series, Ratio, Proportion Percentage & Averages, Simplification, etc.
o Solve lots of sample question paper.
o Check your speed by attending mock tests.
o Solve previous year question papers to get acquainted with question pattern.

• Computer skills:

o Topics to focus: Basic of Computers, Operating System Functions, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Computer Basic Questions, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Generations of the computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS Word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts, etc.
o Practice all the concerned programs in your computer.
o Explore various uses of these programs.

• Smart Work:

o In today’s competitive scenario smart work pays more than hard work.
o The examination has a time limit with difficulty evenly distributed, so it is advised to have a strategy before the examination.
o One need to prepare the time to be given for each question of different sections and utilising certain time saved for attempting the difficult question.

• Check on Preparation:

o It is always necessary to know whether the study plan prepared is doing the needful work.
o One can take up mock test and appear once a week and know the proRBI B GRADE ss.
o The areas of focus are to be marked and improved.
o The stronger areas are also to be revised as to get maximum efficiency from such areas.

• Familiarise with each section instructions:

o Each section is allotted its time.
o The questions of a section are to be attempted when the time for the section is given.
o The section contents and the way of writing answers in them should be well prepared.
o In doing so, the efficiency is maximised as one gains confidence and stays calm during the examination.

• Minimise the stress:

o There is always an immense pressure during the day of examination.
o One need to stay calm and relaxed while attempting the paper.
o This helps to take the correct decision under difficulty and think clearly for an answer.
o Proper sleep and diet is recommended to keep the stress level low.

 

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