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 has introduced 4680 vacancies for IBPS RRB 2019 Exam. The table for Post-wise vacancies is mentioned below.
|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|
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.
|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)||13th October 2019|
|Officer Scale I Mains Exam||13th October 2019|
|Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III):||to be announced|
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:
|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).
|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.
|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
|One year (in the relevant field)|
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
|One Year as a Chartered Accountant.|
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|
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
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|
|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|
Preliminary Exam Pattern-
|Serial Number||Name of Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning||40||40||Compopsite time of 45 minutes|
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|
The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process
Reasoning Syllabus -
|Odd one out||Analogy|
|Blood Relation||Alphabet Test|
|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|
|Ratio and Proportion||Averages|
|Case Studies||Charts and Graphs|
|Permutation and Combination||Probability|
Commonly Misspelled Words
Fill in the Blanks
Jumbled up sentences
One word Substitution
idioms and phrase
Hindi Language -
Fill in the Blanks
Computer Knowledge -
Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Basic Knowledge of Internet
History of Computers
History and Future of Computers
General Awareness -
|Current Affairs||Social Function of Banks|
|Indian and International Economy||Marketing|
|Banking Terms||Awards and Honors|
|Books and Authors||Finance|
|Fiscal Monetary Policies||Agriculture|
|Repo and Reverse Repo Rate||History of Banking|
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
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.
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.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Perks and Allowances-
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 be handy with the registration number and the Date of Birth (DOB) in order to access and download the admit card.
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 PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis-
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:
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Wrong Number Series||5||Moderate|
|Arithmetic Word Problems||15||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:
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|
|Vocab based Errors||4||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.
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Cut-off for Prelims (Overall) are tabulated below:
|States||Cutoff (Full Marks 80|
|Jammu and Kashmir||47.25|
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Cut-off for Mains (Overall) are tabulated below:
|Jammu and Kashmir||91|
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.