IBPS RRB Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit officers who will head the various Regional Rural Banks (RRB) across the country. The recruitment is done at two levels. They are as follows:

  • Group A Officers: Scale-I(Assistant Manager), Scale-II(Manager), Scale-III(Senior Manager)
  • Group B Office Assistants: Multipurpose Office Assistants

IBPS has released the provisional list of shortlisted candidates for Officer Scale I, II & III post and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)  on February 26, 2020. Candidates can check the IBPS RRB Result at the linked article.

In rural and semi-urban areas, regular banks may not be able to provide a full range of service. This is where Regional Rural Banks step in to fill in the void. In this article, we’ll take you through IBPS RRB Exam 2019 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Dates and lots more.

If you want to know more about the other exams conducted by the IBPS, then visit the linked article

Table of Contents:

  1. IBPS RRB Notification
  2. IBPS RRB Eligibility
  3. IBPS RRB Exam Pattern
  4. IBPS RRB Syllabus
  5. IBPS RRB Apply Online
  6. IBPS RRB Clerk
  7. IBPS RRB PO
  8. IBPS RRB Exam Date

Bank Exams 2020

IBPS RRB Notification

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is yet to release a notification for IBPS RRB recruitment 2020.

In 2019, IBPS had announced a total 8850 vacancies for both Group A Officers and Group B Office Assistants combined. The applications for IBPS RRB Exam began on June 18th 2019 and continued till July 2019. Candidates can visit the official IBPS website (https://www.ibps.in/) to register for the exam.

Until the IBPS RRB Notification 2020 is not released, candidates can refer to the 2019 notification to know important details. For more detailed information on the IBPS RRB Notification, you can visit the linked article.

The IBPS calendar 2020 has been released and candidates can check all the important IBPS exam dates at the linked article.

IBPS RRB Notification 2019:-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Exam Date

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the exam dates for IBPS RRB Exam 2019.

The official notification for the IBPS RRB exam 2020 is yet to release, so candidates can refer to the below-mentioned tentative dates for the IBPS RRB 2020 exam:

IBPS RRB Exam 2020 
Exam Events Important Dates (Tentative)
Official Notification July 2020
Prelims Exam Officer Scale I & Office Assistant – August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th & 16th, 2020
Single Exam Officer Scale-II & III – September 13, 2020
Prelims Result September 2020
Mains Exam  Officer Scale I & Office Assistant – September 13, 2020
Mains Result October/November 2020
Provisional Allotment January 2020

The above-mentioned dates are based on the IBPS Calendar 2020 released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

According to the exam calendar, the Exams are scheduled to begin from August with the final result scheduled to be published in January 2020. The details of the IBPS RRB Exam Date are given below:

Notification IBPS RRB Recruitment 2019
Recruiting Organization IBPS RRB
Job Category Government Job
Post Officer Scale I, II & III and Office Assistants
Exam Dates (Prelims) Officer Scale- I – August 3rd 2019, August 4th 2019 and August 11 2019

Office Assistant – August 17th 2019, August 18th 2019 and August 25th 2019

Exam Dates ( Mains) Officers (I, II & III) – September 22nd 2019

Office Assistant – September 29th 2019

Result Declared January 1, 2020
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant.) (Multipurpose) January 2020

*Note: Candidates must keep in mind that there is no preliminary examination for Officers Scale II and III but a single level examination followed by an interview upon passing.

Candidates willing to apply for the upcoming IBPS RRB exams can get the detailed bank exam syllabus at the liked article.

IBPS RRB Participating Organisations

The IBPS RRB exam is conducted to recruit Officers and Office Assistant to the different Gramin Banks of the country. Given below is the list of participating Gramin Banks:

Regional Rural Banks
Allahabad UP Gramin Bank

 (Uttar Pradesh)

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank

(Telangana)

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Mizoram Rural Bank

(Mizoram)

Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank

(Arunachal Pradesh)

Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

(Assam)

Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank 

(West Bengal)

Nagaland Rural Bank

(Nagaland)

Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin

(Rajasthan)

Baroda UP Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Bihar Gramin Bank

(Bihar)

Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Odisha Gramya Bank

(Odisha)

Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank

Chhattisgarh)

Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Ellaquai Dehati Bank

(Jammu & Kashmir)

Pallavan Grama Bank

(Tamil Nadu)

Gramin Bank of Aryavart

(Uttar Pradesh)

Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

(Himachal Pradesh)

J & K Grameen Bank

(Jammu & Kashmir)

Pandyan Grama Bank

(Tamil Nadu)

Jharkhand Gramin Bank

(Jharkhand)

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank

(Karnataka)

KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Paschim Banga Gramin Bank

(West Bengal)

Kaveri Grameena Bank

(Karnataka)

Kerala Gramin Bank

(Kerala)

Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank

(Assam)

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank

(Karnataka)

Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank

(Bihar)

Madhyanchal Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

(Maharashtra)

Prathama Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Malwa Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Manipur Rural Bank

(Manipur)

Meghalaya Rural Bank

(Meghalaya)

Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank

Puducherry)

Punjab Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Purvanchal Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank

(Rajasthan)

Saptagiri Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

(Haryana)

Sarva UP Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Saurashtra Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Sutlej Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Telangana Grameena Bank

(Telangana)

Tripura Gramin Bank

Tripura)

UtkalGrameen Bank (Odisha) Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

 (West Bengal)

Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar) Uttarakhand Gramin Bank

(Uttarakhand)

Vananchal Gramin Bank 

(Jharkhand)

Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank 

(Maharashtra)

For candidates who are willing to apply for the upcoming bank exams can visit the linked article.

IBPS RRB Eligibility

The candidates attempting the IBPS RRB Exam this year must understand the eligibility criteria to the fullest. There are three criteria for the IBPS RRB Exam. They are as follows:

  1. Nationality / Citizenship: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  2. Age: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 40 years.
  3. Education and Experience: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and for certain posts, the relevant experience as prescribed by the IBPS.

To know more in detail about the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria, candidates can check the linked article.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern consists of :

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview Phase

*Note: The interview phase in not applicable to those candidates who are applying for the post of Office Assistant. It is applicable only for the posts of Officers Scale – I, II & III.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The IBPS RRB Syllabus covers a wide range of topics on a variety of subjects topics for IBPS RRB Syllabus may vary depending on the specialisation of Officers Scale – II. The major topics covered in the Prelims are as follows:

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude

The entire paper consists of 80 marks, which needs to be completed in a time span of 80 minutes.

The IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus is as follows:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. English / Hindi Language
  4. Financial Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
  6. Computer Knowledge

The mains exam constitutes a total of 200 marks for which the duration is of about 120 minutes in total

For more detailed information on IBPS RRB Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked page.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Apply Online

To register for the IBPS RRB Exam, candidates must visit the official IBPS website to fill the application form.

The steps for IBPS RRB registration is as follows:

  • Step 1 – Visit the official IBPS website
  • Step 2 – Register using your mobile number and email id
  • Step 3 – Login using your registration id, which will be generated after you register with your mobile number and email id
  • Step 4 – Fill all the basic details like name, address, etc.
  • Step 5 – Upload necessary documents like photographs, signature.
  • Step 6 – Before clicking on the ‘submit’ button, review the application form to make sure that all the data entered are correct and free of any errors.
  • Step 7 – Select your mode of payment for the payment of the application fee and fill in the details. The registration process will be completed.

Candidates awaiting the IBPS RRB notification 2020 must note that they can know more about the IBPS RRB Online application process at the linked article.

IBPS RRB Admit Card

The facility to download the IBPS RRB Admit Card will be made available on the official IBPS website at least one week before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to download their admit cards.

Steps to download IBPS RRB Admit Card

  1. Visit the IBPS website (www.ibps.in).
  2. Enter your login credentials. You can choose to enter it in either English or Hindi.
  3. Enter the Registration Number that you have received at the time of application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you should click on the option – “Download Call Letter”
  5. Enter your date of birth in the format prescribed or your password as received by you at the time of application
  6. Once submitted, your IBPS RRB card will be displayed on the screen. Make sure to download your Call Letter well in advance to avoid any technical glitches
  7. You can download your IBPS RRB Admit Card and take a printout. Try to keep a few more copies for future use.

To get more information regarding IBPS RRB Admit Card, visit the linked article.

IBPS RRB Clerk

The IBPS RRB Clerk position is also known as Office Assistant. The post serves as a helping hand to the various functions of an RRB. One can safely say that this is the starting point of a candidate’s future career in banking.

The roles and responsibilities of an IBPS RRB Clerk are as follows:

  • Handling receipts: Receiving and acknowledging cash, drafts, pay orders and other instruments.
  • Handling withdrawal: Passing and paying out cash payment of withdrawals for drafts, cheques etc.
  • Handling emails and delivery: Acknowledging inward emails, preparing outward emails and managing the delivery of cheque books.

Usually the training or probationary period of an IBPS RRB Clerk is of 6 months to 1 year. During this time period candidates will get knowledge of various functions of the bank they are posted, along with getting a strong sense of familiarity of the kind of work they will be doing.

To know more about the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam, visit the linked article.

IBPS RRB PO

The IBPS recruits potential candidates who will form the backbone of the participating RRBs across the country. They will have the designation of PO (Probationary Officer) otherwise also known as Officer Scale I, II & III respectively.

The roles and responsibilities of the IBPS RRB PO are as follows:

  1. Regular Banking Activities: The RRB PO has to perform all the activities that a commercial bank officer performs on a daily basis. The officer will be involved in handling the books of the banks, helping with customer queries, manage cash book etc.
  2. Granting Loans: The main duty of the RRB PO is to ensure that the credit facility is available in rural areas. The RRB PO grants specialised loans like the agriculture loan to farmers after evaluating their papers and documents.
  3. Maintaining Credit Profile: Along with the distribution of loan the PO has to keep a watch on the very same loans as most of them might turn into NPA or Non-Performing Assets if not monitored properly. Thus it is the duty of the RRB PO to regularly monitor the capacity of the borrower to pay back the loan.
  4. Recovery of the Loan: In case a borrower has failed to repay the loan, it falls on the RRB PO to recover it. One of the methods in recovering an unrepaid loan is by mortgaging the property of the borrower.
  5. Implementation of Schemes: The RRB PO is in charge of implementing the various schemes devised by the Government of India. These schemes are designed for the upliftment of rural areas and thus it is the responsibility of the RRB PO to implement them in the areas under his/her administration.

To know more about the IBPS RRB PO Exam, visit the linked article

To know more in detail about the IBPS RRB Exam Date, visit the linked article.

Candidates must develop effective strategies for the IBPS RRB Exam as it offers a gateway to an enriching career in the field of banking. It should be supplemented with BYJU’S well-researched and curated study material aimed to increase the chances of success for a banking aspirant.

Candidates preparing for the upcoming IBPS RRB exams can solve IBPS RRB Previous year question papers to know more about the exam pattern and the standard of questions asked in the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions IBPS RRB Exam

Q 1. What is the IBPS RRB Exam?

Ans. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted to recruit Officers and Office Assistants in the different Regional Rural Banks (RRB) of the country.

Q 2. What is the salary structure under IBPS RRB?

Ans. The in-hand salary for an Officer differs in IBPS RRB based on his scale. The salary varies from Rs30,000 to Rs. 47,000. The salary for an Officer Assistant is approximately Rs.15,000. Candidates can know the detailed bank employees salary at the linked article.

Q 3.What are the important dates for the IBPS RRB exam 2020?

Ans. The IBPS RRB exam recruitment 2019 has just come to an end and the 2020 exam dates are yet to be released by IBPS. However, the tentative dates for the IBPS RRB exam 2020 are expected to be close to August 2020.

Q 5. Is the IBPS RRB exam the same as the Bank PO exam?

Ans. The Bank PO exam is conducted for the post of Probationary Officers only. The IBPS RRB exam, on the other hand, is conducted for the post of Officer Scale I, II & III and also for the post of Office Assistant.

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