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Exam Info

Information about eligibility criteria, selection procedure and exam pattern.

IBPS RRB Officer – Regional Rural Banks Probationary Officer

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

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

Selection Procedure for Officer Scale – I

Selection procedure:

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

Examination pattern:

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Preliminary Examination – Officer Scale-I

S.No Section Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite time of 1 hour
Total 80 80

Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in the prelims 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. Prelims examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
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Mains Examination (objective) – Officer Scale-I

S.No Section Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
3 General Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 2 hours
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, an 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 an 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)

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S.No Section Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 50
3 Financial Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 2 hours
4 English/Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200
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Officer Scale-II (Special Cadre)

S.No Section Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 40
3 Financial Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 2.5 hours
4 English/Hindi 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
6 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 240 200
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Officer Scale - III

S.No Section Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude & DI 40 50
3 Financial Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 2.5 hours
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 prelims 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, an 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.  

Cut-offs:

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 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.