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IBPS RRB Exam 2017 Notification: Important Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result

IBPS RRB Exam Notification

The IBPS stands for Institute of Banking personnel selection. It is an independent self-governing body which is responsible for recruiting eligible candidates for PSB’s (Public Sector Banks) in India. By qualifying this exam a candidate gets selected for his or her services in any of the 27 PSB’s (Public Sector Banks) or 56 RRB (Regional Rural Banks). Since 2011, IBPS has started CWE (Common Written Exam) to select candidates for various banking posts. The common written exam is followed by interview to judge the personality of the candidates for their suitability to man the higher posts in banking organizations.

IBPS RRB Updates -

The notification for IBPS RRB Exam 2017 has been released on July 22nd, 2017. Those candidates who want to appear for this exam can apply online. The online application form for the exam can be accessed from July 24th, 2017. In order to know further details about the IBPS RRB 2017 notification, read below.

Important points about IBPS RRB Exam 2017 -

  • The recruitment drive is for Group ‘A’ Officers on Scale 1, 2 and 3.
  • The recruitment drive is also for Group ‘B’ Office Assistant for multipurpose job role.
  • The total number of vacancies is 15,260.
  • The mode of exam will be online.
  • An applicant should be graduate in any discipline to become eligible for this exam.

Vacancy details

Name of Post

Number of Vacancies

Officer on Scale 1

5058

Officer on Scale 2 (GBO)

1373

Officer on Scale 2 (Law)

27

Officer on Scale 2 (CA)

38

Officer on Scale 2 (ITO)

95

Officer on Scale 2 (TM)

13

Officer on Scale 2 (AO)

166

Officer on Scale 2 (Marketing)

35

Officer on Scale 3

169

Assistants for Office

8286

Total

15,260.


Eligibility for IBPS RRB Exam

An applicant should be graduate in any discipline from any recognized college or University by UGC. A candidate should not be less than 18 years of age and should not be more than 40 years of age. For further details about the eligibility criteria kindly check below -

Eligibility for office assistant multipurpose -

Name of posts

Academic qualification

Age limit

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Graduate in any discipline.

Between 18 years to 28 years of age.

Eligibility for Officer Scale 1 -

Name of post

Academic qualification

Age limit

Officer on Scale 1

Graduate in any discipline.

Between 18 years to 30 years.

Eligibility for Officer Scale 2 -

Name of post

Academic qualification

Age limit

Officer on Scale 2

  • Graduate in any discipline
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in any bank of an Angel institution.

Between 21 years to 32 years of age.

Eligibility for Officer on Scale 3 -

Name of post

Academic qualification

Age limit

Officer on Scale 3

  • Graduate in any discipline
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience.

Between 21 years to 40 years of age.


IBPS RRB Exam Admission Process

The application form for IBPS RRB exam 2017 can be filled online. The application form has been released on July 24th, 2017. Applicants can access the application form till August 14th, 2017. A candidate can apply for Office assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Grade both exams simultaneously. But he or she cannot apply for all Officer Grades 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously. A candidate can apply for either Officer on Scale 1 or Scale 2 or Scale 3.

How to fill the application form -

  • Candidate should visit the official website of the IBPS RRB exam.
  • Candidate should get himself or herself registered, by providing basic details like, Name,Address, Contact number and Email ID.
  • On successful registration a candidate will be given User id and Password.
  • By using the given user id and password a candidate can access the application form.
  • A candidate should fill all the necessary columns in the application form. He or she should provide details about academic qualifications, name, gender, age, choice of examination center etc.
  • Along with the application form a candidate should also upload the scanned copies of his or her signature and photograph.
  • Along with the application form a candidate should also submitted the requisite application fee.
  • The application fee for General category and OBC category is Rs. 600. Whereas those candidates belonging to reserved category of SC/ST/ PWD are required to pay an application fee of Rs.100 only.
  • Before submitting the application form a candidate should revise the application form to check it for any errors or mistakes.

After submitting the application form a candidate should not forget to take out the print copy of the confirmation page.


IBPS RRB Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB exam 2017

This exam is conducted online. There are three stages in this exam, namely, Preliminary exam,Mains exam and Interview. The preliminary and mains exams are conducted online. Those candidates who qualify Mains exam are called for the interview round. Check below for the distribution of marks and number of questions in the different stages of the IBPS RRB exam.

Exam Pattern for Office Assistant -

A candidate is selected on the basis of his or her marks scored in the Mains exam. No interview is conducted for this post.

Distribution of marks and number of questions in preliminary exam -

Preliminary exam

Details of question pattern

Mode of exam

Online

Type of questions

Objective type

Number of sections

2, Reasoning and Numerical ability.

Duration

45 minutes.

Scheme of negative marking

0.25

Total marks

80.

Preliminary Exam Pattern -

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

40

Total

80

80

Mains Exam Pattern -

The duration of Mains exam is 2 hours.

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative ability

40

50

General awareness

40

40

English/Hindi

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200.

Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 1 -

A candidate is selected on the basis of his or her marks scored in the Mains exam and Interview.

Preliminary exam

Details of question pattern

Mode of exam

Online

Type of type of questions

Objective type

Number of sections

2, Reasoning and Numerical ability.

Duration

45 minutes.

Scheme of negative marking

0.25

Total marks

80.

Preliminary Exam Pattern -

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

40

Total

80

80

Mains Exam Pattern -

The duration of Mains exam is 2 hours.

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative ability

40

50

General awareness

40

40

English/Hindi

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200.

Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 2(General Banking Officer) -

A candidate is selected on the basis of his or her marks scored in the Single-staged written exam and interview.

The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative ability

40

50

Financial awareness

40

40

English/Hindi

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200.

Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 2 (Specialist Cadre Officer) -

A candidate is selected on the basis of his or her marks scored in the single-staged written exam and interview.

The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Quantitative ability

40

40

Financial awareness

40

40

English/Hindi

40

20

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Professional Knowledge

40

40

Total

240

200.

Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 3 -

A candidate is selected on the basis of his or her marks scored in the single-staged written exam and interview.

The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Name of Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative ability

40

50

Financial awareness

40

40

English/Hindi

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200.


IBPS RRB Exam Important Dates

Important IBPS RRB events

Important dates

Start of Online registration from

July 24th, 2017

Closing date to apply

August  14th, 2017

Last date for payment of application fee

July 24th to August 14th, 2017.

Date of online Preliminary exam

Office assistant - on September 17th, 23rd and 24th.

 

Officer scale 1 - on September 9th 10th and 16th, 2017.

Announcement of result for Preliminary exam

Office assistant - October, 2017

Officer scale 1 - October 2017

Date of Mains exam

Office assistant - November 12th, 2017

Officer scale on 1, 2 and 3 - November 5th, 2017

Results announcement for Mains exam

Officer on scale 1 2 and 3 - November, 2017.

Interview of Officer on Scale 1, 2 and 3

December, 2017.

Allotment of posts on provisional basis for Office assistant and Officers on Scale 1, 2 and 3 and

For all posts on January 2018.

Issuance of admit card

Admit cards will be issued to candidates before each stage of the exam. Admit cards will be issued before Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview. The admit card for Office assistant, Preliminary exam will be issued in the month of September, 2017. Similarly, the admit cards for Officers Scale 1, Preliminary exam, will be issued in August, 2017. The admit cards for 2 staged or single stage exam for Officer on Scale 1, 2 and 3 will be issued in the month of October, 2017.

The admit cards will contain the name, roll number, address, photograph, signature and the address of the allotted examination center to the candidate. It is important to bring the admit card at the center of the examination. Without admit card no candidate will be allowed to take the exam.

Result declaration

The result of IBPS RRB exam 2017 will be declared at the conclusion of exam at every stage. The result of the first stage of the exam, i.e. the Preliminary exam is expected to be declared in the month of October, 2017. Similarly, the result of the second stage of the exam, i.e. Mains exam and Single- staged written exam is likely to be declared in the month of December, 2017. Those candidates who have applied for the Officers Scale 1, 2 and 3 exam will be further shortlisted for the interview. Whereas those candidates who have applied for the Office assistant post will be shortlisted for the allotment of the service on provisional basis. The allotment of the final service to candidates on Officer Scale will be made in the month of January, 2018.

F.A.Q.

Q. What is the total number of vacancy for the IBPS RRB exam 2017?

The total number of vacancy is 15260.

Q. How many vacancies are there for the Office assistant post?

The total number of vacancy for office assistant post is 8286.

Q. What is the minimum eligibility criteria for the IBPS RRB exam 2017?

A candidate should be graduate in any discipline from any recognized University or college by UGC.

Q. What is the minimum age limit for the Office assistant post in the exam?

A candidate should be between 18 years to 28 years of age.

Q. How much is the application fee for the IBPS RRB exam 2017?

The application fee for General and OBC category of candidates is Rs 600 and for reserved category candidate SC/ST/PWD, it is Rs 100.