IBPS RRB Officer 2019

Feb 06, 2019 - 19:12

IBPS RRB Officer 2019: Notification, Eligibilty Criteria, Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) every year to select candidates for various posts in Regional Rural Banks all across the country. Being one of the most sought after career options in the Banking arena, RRB is offering jobs for the prestigious post of Officer Scale I,II,III for the year 2019. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board will be releasing IBPS RRB OFFICER Notification 2019 stating the exam pattern, syllabus and number of vacancies shortly. 

The online examinations for the next Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP  RRBs VIII) for recruitment of Group“A”- Officers(Scale-I,II&III) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in August and September 2019. The Online Application link for IBPS RRB 2019 Office Assistant and Officers Scale-I, II & III, has been activated on 18th June.

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Vacancy

IBPS has introduced 4680 vacancies for IBPS RRB 2019 Exam. The table for Post-wise vacancies is mentioned below.

Posts Vacancies
Officer Scale -I 3352
Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 106
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 45
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 11
Officer Scale-II (Law) 18
Officer Scale-II (CA) 24
Officer Scale-II (IT) 75
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 893
Officer Scale - III 156
Total 4680
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Exam Date

IBPS has released the exam dates for both Preliminary and Mains Exam for IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 Exam. IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 Preliminary Exam is scheduled tentatively on 3rd, 4th and 11th August 2019. Let's look at the detailed Exam Dates for IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 Exam.

Activity Dates
Online Application Starts 18th June 2019
Online Applications will end on 4th July 2019
Preliminary Examination Officer Scale-I – 3rd, 4th & 11th August 2019
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III) 22nd September 2019
Officer Scale I Mains Exam 22nd September 2019
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III): to be announced
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Eligibility Criteria

There are three major criteria a candidate must fulfil in order to apply for IBPS RRB exam 2019. Candidate must have a minimum education qualification of Graduation from any recognized university. He/She must fall into the prescribed age limit as stated by Institute of Banking Personnel. In addition to this, a candidate must know the language of the region he/she is posted into.

It is necessary to satisfy all the three IBPS PO Eligibility 2019 Conditions:

  • Nationality.
  • Age Limit.
  • Educational Qualification
Eligibility Criteria            Requirement
Nationality
  • 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.
Age Limit (As on 01.06.2019) For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1989 and later than 31.05.2001 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1987 and later than 31.05.1998 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1979 and later than 31.05.1998 (both dates inclusive).
 

Education Qualification-

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy;
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)

Information Technology Officer
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University 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.

One year (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Two Years (in therelevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having 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. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Age Relaxation-

Sr.No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe     5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
3 Persons with Disabilities 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment 5 Years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 5 Years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 : Exam Pattern

There are three stages in which IBPS RRB will be conducting its examination: Preliminary exam, Mains and Interviews Process. The students qualifying all these three stages are allotted a seat in Regional Rural Bank
• Preliminary Exam
• Mains Exam
• Interview Process

Preliminary Exam Pattern-

Serial Number Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Compopsite time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
  Total 80 80  
 

Mains Exam Pattern-

Serial Number Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper     40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness  40 40
3 Numerical Ability  40 50
4 English/Hindi  40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
  Total 200 200
 

Interview Process-

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2019 is almost same for IBPS RRB Assistant 2019 and IBPS RRB Officer 2019. Apart from the below mentioned sections, an additional section of professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

Reasoning Syllabus -

Odd one out Analogy
Syllogism Coding-Decoding
Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Series Test Number
Ranking and Time Causes and Effects
Direction Sense Test Sitting Arrangements
Decision Making Statement and Assumption
Figure Series Assertion and Reason
Statement and Conclusion Word Formation
Statement and Arguments Statements and Action  Courses
Figure Series Test Miscellaneous Tests
 

Quantitative Aptitude -

Number System HCF and LCM
Decimal Fraction Profit and Loss
Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance
Averages Simplification
Partnership Percentages
Ratio and Proportion Averages
Case Studies Charts and Graphs
Permutation and Combination Probability
 

English Language-

Spotting Errors
Commonly Misspelled Words
Jumbled Words
Phrase Substitution
Fill in the Blanks
Jumbled up sentences
Comprehension
One word Substitution
idioms and phrase
Cloze test
 

Hindi Language -

Vyakaran
Fill in the Blanks
Mistakes
Paragraphs
 

Computer Knowledge -

Computer Fundamentals
Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Shortcut Keys
Networking
Basic Knowledge of Internet
MS Office
History of Computers
Database
Security Tools
History and Future of Computers
Virus, Hacking
 

General Awareness -

Current Affairs Social Function of Banks
Countries/Currencies UNO
Indian and International Economy Marketing
Banking Terms Awards and Honors
RBI Sports
Books and Authors Finance
Fiscal Monetary Policies Agriculture
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate History of Banking
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 : Pre-Exam Training

Bank may  arrange  pre-examination  training  at  certain  centres  for  SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such  training  at  their  own  cost  may  indicate  to  that  effect  against  relevant  column  while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below:
 
North India     South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Bhubaneswar Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Berhampur (Ganjam) Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Dibrugarh Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Gangtok Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Guwahati Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Imphal Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Itanagar Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Kohima Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kolkata Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Patna Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Purnea  
    Ranchi  
    Sambalpur  
    Siliguri  
    Shillong  
 

Bank  may  add  additional centersor  may  delete  some  of  the center  sindicated  for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for  training from Bank's  website by  entering  their  registration number and  password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019 : Salary

1. Pay Scale of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

The pay scale for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I is Rs. 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700/-. 

2. In-Hand Salary of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

For new recruits under Officer scale I, the in-hand salary varies from Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 35,000/- at 100% DA.

  • Officers in IBPS RRB draw salaries almost comparable with most of the National banks of the country.
  • After selection as IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, candidates undergo a training period of 2 years, also called as a Probation period. Under this period, selected candidates receive a fixed amount of salary, which is usually less as compared to the normal salary of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I.
  • After successful completion of Probation periods, the candidates are promoted to the post of Assistant Managers in the bank.
  • However, this is just the starting salary. Once candidates grow in the organization and move up the career growth hierarchy, the salary also increases.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Perks and Allowances-

  • Work pressure and stress in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is comparatively less as compared to other commercial banks of the country.
  • Employees have a decent work-life balance under IBPS RRB Officer scale I post.
  • Also, there is a high possibility of home postings under this post.
  • Candidates are eligible for 100% DA.
  • Cost of living is usually low in case of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I post since posting is usually in rural areas.
  • There are several exchange programs, where the employees of IBPS RRBs are deputed to other government departments for work. Hence, candidates get a chance to showcase their expertise in the work that has been allotted to them.

BPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Application Fees

Category Fees
General 600
SC/ST/PWD 100
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Admit Card:

IBPS will release the admit card on their official website after the application process is completed. Different Admit Cards will be issued for both Preliminary and Mains Examination for both Assistant and Office Assistant. The admit cards are now available to download. Go through the following step-by-step guide to download the admit card.

• You need to first visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in/crp-rrb-vii/
• Look for the CRP RRBs- Assistant call letter link and open it.
• In the login panel, enter the registration number and date of birth and submit.
• After logging in, you will see the IBPS RRB Office Assistant call letter.
• Examine each and every detail and download the admit card.
• Take a couple of copies of the same for the examination purpose. 

You need to be handy with the registration number and the Date of Birth (DOB) in order to access and download the admit card.

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Result:

IBPS will declare the results after conducting exams for each stage for both Assistant and Officer Grade. Candidates are required to clear the preliminary round in order to give their Mains Exam. Candidates who make it to the final merit list will be offered the call letter to join the organization.

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Previous Year Analysis:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis-

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 27-32
Quantitative Aptitude 20-25
Total 51-56
 

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)-

The level of this section was Moderate and the questions were calculative. There were no questions from approximation and simplification. A huge number of questions were asked from the miscellaneous part - the arithmetic word problems. Although there were no direct questions on approximation but around 4-5 questions of arithmetic were based on approximation. 

Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:

  • Caselet, data related to the number of persons in a union was given
  • Bar Graph, no. of tigers in different years and parks
  • Line Graph, 2 stores data related to kids and adult stores was given in 2 lines P and Q.
Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation  5 Moderate
Wrong Number Series  5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate
 

REASONING (Moderate)-

The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were a total of 6 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the 1st shift of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Exam:

  • Linear 2 Parallel Rows, 14 people were to be arranged
  • Circular Seating Arrangement, 5 people were facing towards the center and 3 people were facing outside
  • Day Based (Mon to Fri) Scheduling Puzzle, Movies in different time
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, 24 persons in a single row (Number of people was to be calculated) 
  • Height Comparison based short puzzle - 3 questions
  • Box-based puzzle

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate)-

The level of English Language section was Moderate. There only one set of Reading Comprehension  in each which included 2-3 questions were of antonym and synonym. There were also 2 types of error detection: one was based on sentences and the other was based on vocabulary.
 

Topic  No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection  8 Moderate
Cloze Test 7 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Filler 5 Moderate
Vocab based Errors  4 Moderate
Total  40 Moderate
 

GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate)-

Most of the questions were from banking and current affairs. To the surprise of candidates , in this examination IBPS asked current affairs dating back to 3-4 months rather than the recent ones. There were only a few questions from static awareness. The current affairs questions were mainly from the news and events of April, May and June Month.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE (Moderate)-

The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of OOPS programming and concepts. Around 10 questions were there from MS Office and 5 to 6 questions were related to terminologies of the Internet. 4 to 5 questions from Encryption and decryption. The level was a bit moderate when compared with computer knowledge section of last year's IBPS RRB PO Mains exam.

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Previous Year Cut-Off:

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Cut-off for Prelims (Overall) are tabulated below:

States    Cutoff (Full Marks 80
Madhya Pradesh 57.06
Himachal Pradesh 59.75
Punjab   54.75
Odisha   50.50
Tripura 29.25
Telangana   45.25
Rajasthan 50.50
Maharastra 47.50
Karnataka 44.25
Chhattisgarh  53.50
Gujarat 48.25
Uttar Pradesh   50.00
West Bengal  48.50
Bihar   45.00
Uttarkhand   54.00
Haryana  57.00
Karnataka  44.25
Tamil Nadu   43.25
Jammu and Kashmir 47.25
Andhra Pradesh      52.50
 

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Cut-off for Mains (Overall) are tabulated below:

State Cut-off (General)
Madhya Pradesh 97.06
Himachal Pradesh 99.50
Punjab 99.81
 Odisha 86.38
Tripura 78.69
Telangana 81.63
Rajasthan 91.38
Maharashtra 85.25
Karnataka 82.75
Chhattisgarh 103.89
Gujarat 86
Uttar Pradesh 89.69
West Bengal 92.06
Bihar 81.69
Uttarakhand 100.13
Haryana 100.63
Karnataka 92.75
Tamil Nadu 58.56
Jammu and Kashmir 91
Andhra Pradesh 89.31
Puducherry 65
Assam 83.31
Manipur 59.88
Jharkhand 92.63
Nagaland 76.63
 

IBPS RRB OFFICER 2019: Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

1.) Name the posts available under RRB recruitment? 
There are two levels of posts available in this recruitment process : Group-“A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B” Office Assistants (Multi-purpose). Group “A” posts can be considered as correspondent to Probationary Officer and Office Assistants can be considered as correspondent to a Clerk in PSU Banks.

2.) On which date the RRB exam is scheduled? 
Online examination for both the groups of officers is usually held in the month of September.

3.) When are the result declared? 
Results for the IBPS RRB exam are announced in the month of October.

4.) Please let me know the number no of vacancies available in RRB recruitment process ? RRB exam is held in which mode? Online or offline? 
The Common Written Exam for RRBs will be conducted online.

5.) Under the recruitment process it possible for a candidate to apply for both the posts (Officers and Office Assistants) at a time? 
Yes, a candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. But candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre. For eg: If a candidate is applying for Officer Scale-I, then he cannot apply for officer scale-II or officer scale-III. However, Candidates have to apply separately and also pay the fee separately for each post.

6.) What is the age limit to apply for RRB CWE? 
The age criteria to apply for the common written test is as below:
Officer Scale- III: Above 21 years and below 40 years 
Officer Scale- II: Above 21 years and below 32 years 
Officer Scale- I: Above 18 years and below 30 years 
Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Between 18 years and 28 years Category relaxation is applicable according to the category)

7.) What is the educational qualification required for various posts in RRB recruitment process? 
For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) : A graduation in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent. 
For Officer Scale-I: A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent
For Officer Scale-II: A graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 
For Officer Scale-III : A graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

8.) What is the application Fee for RRB? 
The Application fee is Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates whereas it is Rs 600/- for all other candidates. It is important to note that a person applying for both posts has to pay separately for each post.

9.) Is it essential to know the local language to apply from a state?
Yes, particularly the candidates applying for the Officer Scale I and Office Assistants –(Multipurpose) are required to possess expertise in the local language of the State or union territory for which he/she wishes to apply.
 
10.) When will the registration begin for RRB? 
The Registration for IBPS RRBs typically starts from the month of July.

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