RRBs (Regional Rural Banks): IBPS conducts a common recruitment process for recruitment in the 56 participating Regional Rural banks.

  • Participating Banks: 56 Regional Rural banks
  • Exam Conducting Organization: IBPS
  • Posts: Scale I, II and III Officers and Office Assistant

IBPS RRB Recruitment 

The online examination for the Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (RRBs – CWE) for recruitment of Group “A”- Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”- Office Assistants (Multipurpose) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Vacancy – Approx 16,540 in 2017

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – 8824
  • Officer Scale-I – 5539
  • Officers Scale II (Agriculture Officer) – 152
  • Officers Scale II (Marketing Officer) – 75
  • Officers Scale II (Treasury Manager) – 19
  • Officers Scale II (Law Officer) – 35
  • Officers Scale II (Chartered Accountant) – 35
  • Officers Scale II (Information Technology Officer) – 130
  • Officers Scale II (General Banking Officer) – 1533
  • Officers Scale III – 198

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit:

For Office Assistants: 18-28 years
For Officer Scale 1 : 18-30 years
For Officer Scale 2 : 21-32 years
For Officer Scale 3 : 21-40 years

  • Education Qualification: Aspirants should have completed their degree from any recognized university
Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

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: Knowledge of Computer skills.

Officer Scale-I i. 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 and Accountancy;

ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*

iii. Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.

Officer Scale-II

General Banking Officer

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 Information Technology Officer

Degree from a recognized 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

Chartered Accountant

Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

One Year

 

 

 

 

One Year

 

 

Law Officer

Degree from a recognized 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 not less than 2 years
 Treasury Manager

Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution

One Year

 

Marketing Officer

MBA in Marketing from a recognized university

One Year

 

Agricultural Officer 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

 

Officer Scale-III

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

 

Proficiency in local language – For recruitment of Officer Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose), proficiency in local language as specified below shall be an essential qualification:- Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language. Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.

Selection Procedure for Office Assistant (Clerk):

Selection procedure:

  1. Online Preliminary examination
  2. Online Main examination

Examination pattern:

  • Preliminary Examination – Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 mins
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

 Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim examination.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  1. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.

 

  • Main Examination (objective) – Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 2 hrs
2 Numerical Ability 40 50
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 English/Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

 Note:

  1. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for final merit list.
  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination.
  1. Proficiency in local language – Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language. Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.

 

Final Selection: Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for final merit list. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment based on final merit list.

 

Selection Procedure for officer scale – I

Selection procedure:

  1. Online Preliminary examination
  2. Online Main examination
  3. Interview

Examination pattern:

  • Preliminary Examination – Officer Scale-I
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 mins
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

 Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim examination.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  1. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.

 

  • Main Examination (objective) – Officer Scale-I
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 2 hrs
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 English/Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

 Note:

  1. Candidates can opt for either English or Hindi.
  1. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview.
  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.
  1. Proficiency in local language – Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language. Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.

 

  • Personal Interview – Officer Scale-I
  1. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the mains examination for the post of Officers Scale-I will subsequently be called for an Interview.
  1. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks/ scores in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The relative weightage (ratio) of mains examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  1. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I and Interview.
  1. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

 

Final Selection:

  1. A candidate should qualify both in the mains examination and interview.
  1. Final merit list will be prepared by the combined final score on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I and the Interview.

 

Selection Procedure for officer scale – II and III

Selection procedure:

  1. Online single level examination
  2. Interview

Examination pattern:

Single level Examination (objective)

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 2 hrs
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 50
3 Financial Awareness 40 40
4 English/ Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 2.5 hrs
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 40
3 Financial Awareness 40 40
4 English/ Hindi 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge 40 40
Total 240 200

Officer Scale- III

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 2 hrs
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 50
3 Financial Awareness 40 40
4 English/Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

 Note:

  1. Candidates can opt for either English or Hindi.
  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim examination.
  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

 

  • Personal Interview – Officer Scale-II and III
  1. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the mains examination for the post of Officers Scale-II and III will subsequently be called for an Interview.
  1. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The relative weightage (ratio) of mains examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  1. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III and Interview.
  1. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

Final Selection:

  1. A candidate should qualify both in the mains examination and interview.
  1. Final merit list will be prepared by the combined final score on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III and the Interview.  

 

Important Dates for IBPS RRB Recruitment for officer scale – II and III

Notification release date June 2017
Online Application Form 2017 availability starts July 2017
Last date for Registration of Online Application Form July 2017
Fee payment date through online mode July 2017
Exam Date September 2017

Key Points:

  • Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  • All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except the test of language i.e. English and Hindi.
  • There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  • Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others
  • Cut-offs:

For Office Assistants (Multipurpose) – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.

For Officers Scale I – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

For Officers Scale II and III – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Single examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview. Mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interviews / provisional allotment. Decision of IBPS in short-listing and calling numbers of candidates for Common Interview / provisional allotment shall be Final.

  • Final Selection:

For the post of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) – Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for final merit list.

For the post of Officer Scale I – Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview. Final merit list will be prepared by the combined final score on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I and the Interview.

For the post of Officer Scale II (Generalist and Specialist) and Scale III – Marks obtained in the single level examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview. Final merit list will be prepared by the combined final score on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III and the Interview.