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About IBPS RRB Exam

IBPS RRB Notification 2023: IBPS RRB Exam is conducted every year by IBPS for selection for the post of both IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks spread across the country. For selection to the post of both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) spread across the country, IBPS organises IBPS RRB Exam every year.The detailed IBPS RRB (CRP RRBs-XII) Notification 2023 will be released with eligibility criteria, online application link, vacancies, selection process, exam centres, pattern and syllabus etc. 


IBPS RRB Exam Date

IBPS has released exam dates for IBPS RRB Recruitment 2023 along with its IBPS Calendar 2023. IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistants) Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on the 12th, 13th, and 19th of August 2023, and the PO (Officier Scale 1) prelims exam will be held on the 5th and 6th of August 2023.

IBPS RRB Notification 2023 has been released and the last date to fill out the online registration for IBPS RRB recruitment 2023 has been extended till 28th June 2023. The candidates preparing for IBPS RRB 2023 can check the important dates from the below table and plan their preparation accordingly. All the important dates related to IBPS RRB 2023 examination will be updated below:

Events Dates
IBPS RRB Notification 2023 01st June 2023
Online Application Starts on 01st June 2023
IBPS RRB Apply Online 2023 End 28th June 2023 (Extended)
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training (PET) 17th to 22nd July 2023
IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card 2023 [Prelims] July 2023 [4th week]
IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam 12th, 13th, and 19th August 2023
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card 2023 [Prelims] July 2023 [3rd/4th week]
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 5th and 6th August 2023
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam 10th September 2023
Office Assistant Mains Exam 16th September 2023
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III) 10th September 2023
Final Result (Provisional Allotment) 01st January 2024
Official website www.ibps.in

IBPS RRB Eligibility

The candidates must have to complete the following eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS RRB 2022. The eligibility includes education qualification, age limit, and experience, which have been detailed here.

Age Limit (as on 01/06/2022)
  • For Officer Scale- III-Candidates should be above 21 years and below 40 years.
  • For Officer Scale-II-Candidates should be above 21 years and below 32 years.
  • For Officer Scale- I-Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.

Age-wise Relaxation 
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 05 years
Other Backward Class 03 years
Person with disability 10 years
Ex-Serviceman/Disabled Ex-Serviceman The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) is 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 Vacancy

The vacancies for the IBPS RRB recruitment 2023 (CRP RRBs XII) exam have been announced along with an IBPS RRB 2023 Notification PDF. This year, IBPS announced 9075 vacancies for the RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I, II & III posts. The table for Post-wise IBPS RRB Vacancy 2023 is mentioned below.

Posts Vacancies 
(as on 01/06/2023)
Vacancies 
(as on 08/06/2023)
Vacancies 
(as on 16/06/2023)
Office Assistants (Multipurpose) 5538 5650 5650
Officer Scale I 2485 2560 2560
Officer Scale -I (Agriculture Officer) 60 60 122
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 03 03 38
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager) 08 08 16
Officer Scale-II (Law) 24 24 56
Officer Scale-II (CA) 21 22 64
Officer Scale-II (IT) 68 70 106
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 332 387 387
Officer Scale III 73 76 76
Total Vacancies 8612 8860 9075

IBPS RRB Admit Card

IBPS RRB Clerk mains admit card 2022 is expected to be released by the third week of September 2022. IBPS RRB PO mains admit card 2022 is expected to be released by the second week of September 2022. IBPS RRB admit card 2022 for single online exam has been released on September 6. To download IBPS RRB admit card 2022, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. Candidates can download their admit cards till the day of their exams.

How to Download IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2022?

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Now click on the CRP RRBs on the side button
  • Click the link Click here to download Online Preliminary Exam Call Letter for CRP RRB XI Office Assistant Officers Scale.
  • Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • IBPS RRB clerk admit card 2022
  • Take print for future reference

IBPS RRB Salary

IBPS RRB In-hand Salary for Group A B posts has been tabulated below. Have a look at the glance of salary for different posts.
Posts salary (In-hand Salary)
IBPS RRB Clerk Rs. 15000 Rs.20000
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I (PO) Rs. 29,000 Rs. 33,000
Officer Scale-II Rs. 33,000 Rs. 39,000
Officer Scale III Rs. 38,000 Rs. 44,000

IBPS RRB Selection

  • For IBPS RRB Clerk, there will be two stages of Exam: || Prelims | Main ||
  • For IBPS PO or Officer Scale I, there will be three stages of the Exam:
    || Prelims | Mains | Interview ||
  • ForIBPS Officer Grade-II(General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and III, there will be a single-window exam:
    || IBPS Officer Grade II Exam| Interview ||

The candidates will have to clear each stage of the exam for successful selection for each post.


IBPS RRB Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2022 is almost the same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer. Apart from the below-mentioned sections, an additional section of the professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

The topics that will be covered in the IBPS RRB Exam are as follows:

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

Syllabus Logical Reasoning

The reasoning ability section comprises logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for the IBPS RRB reasoning syllabus are as follows:

Odd man out Analogy Syllogism
Coding-Decoding Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Blood Relation Series Test Ranking and Time
Causes and Effects Direction Test Sitting Arrangements
Decision Making Statement and Assumption Figure Series
Assertion and Reason Statement and Conclusion Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses Inequalities Puzzles

Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude

Among all the sections in the IBPS RRB exam, the quantitative aptitude section is one of the toughest and also the most scoring. The detailed IBPS RRB syllabus for the quantitative aptitude section is as given below:

Number System HCF and LCM Profit and Loss
Decimal Fractions Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance Average
Age Problems Simplification Partnership
Percentage Ratio and Proportion Data Interpretation
Permutation and Combination Probability Quadratic Equations

Syllabus: English / Hindi Language
Reading Comprehension Error Detection Fill in the blanks
Rearrangement of Sentences Cloze Test Jumbled Words
Idioms One word substitution Phrase Substitution
Antonyms Synonyms

Since there is an option for Hindi and English in the IBPS RRB syllabus, there are certain topics that can be helpful for candidates opting for Hindi as a language:

Vyakaran Error Spotting
Paragraphs Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks Antonyms and Synonyms

Syllabus Computer Knowledge
Computer Fundamentals Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals Shortcut Keys
Networking Basic Knowledge of the Internet
MS Office Database
History of Computer Security Tools
Number System and Conversions Computer Languages
Internet Input and Output Devices

Syllabus General Awareness
India and International Current Affairs Banking Awareness
Countries and Currencies National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Banking Terms and Abbreviations Banking History
RBI Sports
Finance Sports
Books ad Authors Agriculture
Fiscal Policies Budget
Government schemes Government policies

Syllabus Financial Awareness
Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy Budget and Economic Survey
Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India Bank Accounts and Special Individuals
Organizations Deposits Credit Loans
Advanced Non Performing Assets Asset Reconstruction Companies
NPAs Restructuring of Loans
Bad Loans Risk Management
BASEL I BASEL II
BASEL II ACCORDS

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

As you know the IBPS RRB recruits candidates for two posts, i.e. Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Scale. Therefore, the exam process is different for each of the exams.

Office Assistant Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Assistant 2022, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

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

There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate. The test will be objective in nature.

Office Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern
Sr.No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of
45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
Sr.No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite Time of
2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper* 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB PO 2022, the exam will be conducted in three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by the candidate inboth IBPS RRB Mains Exam and the Interview.There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate.

Officer (Scale-1) Prelims Exam Pattern
Sr.No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of
45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Officer (Grade I) Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite Time of
2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper* 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Cut off

After the IBPS RRB Result cut-off marks for each stage will also declare. The cut-off for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam will be different. Check previous year cut-off marks for Clerk from the below table.

Prelims Cut off 2021-22
State Name Cut-off
Gen OBC
UP 54.50 54.50
J& K 47  
Rajasthan 60.75  
Gujarat 57.25 57.25
Andhra Pradesh 52.50  
Odisha 30.30  
Jharkhand 55 55
Haryana 59.50  
Bihar 56.25 56.25
Maharashtra 53.75 53.75
Tamilnadu 50.30 50.30
Chhattisgarh 48.50 48
West Bengal 56.30 51

Prelims Cut off 2021-22
State Cut Off (General)
Uttar Pradesh 76.5
Madhya Pradesh 73.75
Gujarat 76.75
Telangana 69
Bihar 73
Andhra Pradesh 69.25
Odisha 78
Himachal Pradesh 74.25
Rajasthan 76.75
West Bengal 75.75
Chhattisgarh 71
Jammu Kashmir 72
Maharashtra 72.75

IBPS RRB Qualification

The candidates should hold the minimum required qualification as mentioned in the below table from a recognized University/Board andthe results should be declared on or before 26th June 2022.Check the academic qualification and experience required to apply for the posts released by Regional Rural Banks in India from the below table.

Posts Education Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.
 
Officer Scale-I(PO/Assistant Manager)
  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates having a degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.
 
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates having a degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
2 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT) Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc will be given preference. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA) Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager) Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer) Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 Years
Officer Scale-III
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
5 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) IBPS RRB Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of IBPS RRB Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the IBPS RRB exam. The syllabus of IBPS RRB comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of IBPS RRB syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of IBPS RRB Exam?
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