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About IBPS RRB                     

Applicantsaiming for jobs in banking sector have a great opportunity in Regional Rural Bank through IBPS RRB exam. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) announces various posts for IBPS RRB (Regional Rural Bank) officer recruitment Group ‘A’ Officers (Scale-I, II, III).

Eligibility criteria defined by the examination committee for IBPS RRB Bank Exam on which the selection of candidates for IBPS RRB Recruitment will take place.

Officer Scale- I: Candidate must have Graduation degree from the recognized College/University of India. Applicants should have the good computer operating knowledge.

Officer Scale II: Candidate must have Graduation degree in any discipline with min.50% Marks, minimum two Year of bank Job Experience.

Officer Scale III: Graduation degree in any discipline with min.50% Marks, minimum five Year of Bank Job or financial Intuition Experience.

Office Assistant: Graduation degree in any discipline from the recognized College/University of India.

IBPS RRB Job Profile

 Job Profile of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I

  • After selection as Scale I Officer in Regional rural banks (RRBs), candidates need to undergo a training period, i.e. Probation period. On completion of this period, candidates are placed as Assistant Manager in the respective bank.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to perform several tasks of the branch. This ranges from day-to-day retail banking operations, loan disbursement, monitoring credit portfolio, NPA recovery, audit report preparation etc.
  • At times, candidates may also need to manage single window operations.
  • He/ She may also have to check cash receipts, cash payments/ verification etc.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to focus mainly on the agricultural and allied fields, for the betterment of the rural economy.
  • He/ She needs to keep a check on regular loan repayment so that the agriculture loans of their branch don’t turn into NPA.
  • The candidates need to be very careful while performing these tasks, in order to avoid any irregularity or frauds.

Job Profile of IBPS RRB Office Assistant

  • The hierarchy of lower level management starts with RRB Office Assistant post. This is mostly a desk job.
  • Office Assistants in IBPS RRBs have to take up various tasks like opening account, cash transactions, passbook printing, fund/ balance transfers, payment withdrawals, handle cash counters etc.
  • Office Assistant is usually the first point of contact in banks and thus the candidates are usually involved in a lot of customer interaction.
  • One of the major tasks of RRB Office Assistants is to cater the requirement of rural masses. This involves listening to the financial queries faced by farmers, who are usually the customers of these banks and provide them with proper solutions for the same.

IBPS RRBExam Pattern

The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade.

IBPS RRB Assistant Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Assistant, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates to the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Officer Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Officer, exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • 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 Grade Preliminary Examination

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 time of 45 mins
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 A cumulative
2 General Awareness 40 40 time of
3 Numerical Ability 40 50 2 hours is
4 English/Hindi Language 40 40 provided
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

A common exam (single exam) will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III this year to select candidates on the basis of their professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for IBPS RRB Exam, a candidate is required to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:

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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years

For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)– Above 18 years – Below 30 years

For Officer Scale- II (Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 32 years

For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 40 years

Language Proficiency Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.

 

Educational Qualification

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
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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

 

Category Wise Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years

IBPS RRB Syllabus

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

Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Odd man 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 Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

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 Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Spotting Errors Commonly Misspelled Words
Jumbled Words Phrase Substitution
Fill in the Blanks Jumbled up sentences
Idioms and Phrases Cloze Tests
Comprehension One word Substitution

Hindi Language Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Vyakaran Fill in the Blanks
Mistakes Paragraphs

Computer Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

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 Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

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

To know the details about IBPS RRB exam please visit official website of IBPS