The IBPS RRB PO or the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam is conducted to appoint candidates at Officer post in the various Regional Rural Banks of the country. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the conducting body for all IBPS exams including the IBPS RRB PO exam.
Latest Update: IBPS RRB PO Mains hall ticket released on January 18, 2021. Candidates can visit the IBPS RRB Admit Card page and get the direct link to download the call letter for the mains examination scheduled for January 30, 2021.
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There are three major IBPS RRB exams which are conducted in the country. This includes:
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (IBPS RRB PO)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant (IBPS RRB Clerk)
In this article, we focus on the IBPS RRB PO exam the important exam dates, online application process, exam pattern, syllabus and every detailed information about the recruitment process.
Candidates can get the list of Regional Rural Banks in India at the linked article.
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IBPS RRB PO Apply Online
The online application process for IBPS RRB PO 2020 was conducted between July 1 to July 21, 2020. Later, a second phase of registration was conducted between October 26 to November 9, 2020, to invite applications for the post of Officer Scale I. Completion of the application form can only be done by visiting the official IBPS website (www.ibps.in).
Once the fees are paid online and the eligibility criteria fulfilled, the application process will be completed and the IBPS RRB PO Admit Cards will be issued to the candidates.
Candidates can get detailed information regarding the IBPS RRB apply online procedure at the linked article.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Date
The IBPS RRB recruitment 2020 details are out and candidates must check this page regularly to stay updated with any latest news related to IBPS RRB PO exam.
Given below are important IBPS RRB PO exam dates for the 2020 recruitment as mentioned in the IBPS RRB Notification 2020 and also exam dates for the 2019 recruitment:
|IBPS RRB PO Exam Dates|
|Level of Exam||Important Dates (Year-wise)|
|Online Application||June 30, 2020
Re-registration between October 26 to November 9, 2020
|June 18, 2019 to July 4, 2019|
|Prelims Exam||September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th & 26th, 2020||August 3 & 4, 2019|
|Mains Exam||January 30, 2021||September 22, 2019|
|Interview||February 2021||December 2019|
Candidates can get the detailed Officer Scale I exam schedule at the IBPS RRB Exam dates page.
Aspirants who are looking forward to apply for the upcoming IBPS exam for any post, can check the IBPS exam dates at the linked article and download the official IBPS exam calendar 2020.
IBPS RRB PO Eligibility
There are a set of eligibility requirements that are mentioned by the conducting body in the official notification which need to be fulfilled by every applicant if they want to apply for the exam.
Given below is the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I eligibility criteria in brief:
Age: Candidates above 18 years and below 30 years can apply for the exam
Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India, subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee
Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
To know the detailed IBPS RRB eligibility criteria and the relaxation applicable (if any) at the linked article.
IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern And Syllabus
The Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB PO consists of the following stages:
- Prelims Stage
- Mains Stage
- Interview Phase
Candidates must pass each stage in order to move on to the next stage. The exam pattern of each stage is discussed in great detail below.
Given below is the IBPS RRB PO prelims and mains exam pattern in brief for the reference of candidates:
|IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern|
|Phase of Exam||Name of Subjects||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Prelims Exam||Reasoning||40||40||45 minutes|
|Mains Exam||Reasoning||40||50||2 hours|
The IBPS RRB PO prelims is only qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this phase of the examination are not included in the final merit of the candidates. Those who qualify the prelims are shortlisted for the mains and those who qualify mains are further shortlisted for Interview.
Interview Phase for IBPS RRB PO
The marks for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview for Probationary Officers will be as per extant guidelines. Only by qualifying both in the Online Examination (Main/Single) and Common Interview with sufficiently high marks will candidates be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.
For a more detailed insight into the IBPS RRB Syllabus, you can visit the linked article or download the consolidated PDF given below.
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card
The IBPS RRB PO admit card is released 10 to 15 days prior to the date of examination. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of IBPS.
A separate admit card is released for all three phases of the IBPS RRB PO exam. Candidates can check the important admit card dates, steps to download it and other important components of IBPS RRB admit card at the linked article.
IBPS RRB PO Result
The IBPS RRB PO result will be declared after preparing a merit list of all the qualified candidates and will be issued as a list of candidates who will be given provisional allotment. The provisional allotment is confirmed once the candidate clears background verification.
The tentative date for the final declaration of results 2020-21 of IBPS RRB PO is March/April 2021. The results are declared in the form of a scorecard as well as a list of candidates provisionally allocated an RRB Branch. The location of the posting may either depend on the preference and the final merit list of the candidates.
For any further information about the IBPS RRB PO result, candidates can visit the linked article.
IBPS RRB PO Cut Off
As of now, the required cut off score has not been released but the general consensus is that each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of the Online Mains Examination to be shortlisted for the interview phase.
Depending on the number of vacancies available, an adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies shall be called for interview, subject to availability.
It is not enough for the candidate to score a passing mark in the individual exams. A sufficiently high total score in order of merit is also necessary to be called for the Common Interview / Provisional Allotment. The decision of the IBPS in short-listing of the candidates is deemed to be final.
Candidates can check the section-wise and overall IBPS RRB cut off at the linked article.
IBPS RRB PO Preparation
The IBPS RRB Officer scale I exam is one of the most sought after exams in the country and aspirants across the country look for an opportunity to become a part of the Organisation.
Aspirants can check the Tips To Prepare for IBPS RRB exam at the linked article to get the best strategies to ace the PO scale examination.
Given below are a few tips that may help candidates prepare for the IBPS RRB PO exam 2020:
- Strategise a study plan and follow it
- Solve mock tests and practise papers on a regular basis
- Pay equal attention for preparation of each topic under each section
- Refer to the previous year question papers to understand th exam better
- Also referring to the exam analysis may prove to be of great help.
Given below are the pages that may help a candidate understand and analyse the exam well:
It goes without saying that the IBPS RRB PO is one of the most competitive examinations in India. The Institute conducts IBPS RRB PO mock tests so that potential candidates can get an idea of the examination.
Interested candidates are also advised to check the detailed bank exam syllabus at the linked article and get the section-wise detailed list of topics so that they can start their preparation accordingly.
However, it is not advisable for candidates to prepare just with the materials available on the official website. To this end, BYJU’S well-structured study materials and courses can add the extra edge needed to crack the exam.
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