IBPS RRB 2020: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

IBPS RRB Exam

Interested candidates who desire to work as RRB Officers (Scale I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) need to clear the IBPS RRB 2020 exam. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, popularly known as IBPS, organises an online test for the Common Recruitment Process for Regional Rural Banks for various posts. While IBPS administers the exam, the recruitment interviews are done by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the assistance of the Institute and NABARD. The 2020 recruitment is the Common Recruitment Process - Regional Rural Banks Phase IX.

IBPS RRB 2020 Latest Updates – The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the call letters for the preliminary phase examination of IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on 19th, 20th, and 26th September 2020.

IBPS RRB 2020 Overview:

Name of Exam

IBPS RRB

Extended Form

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Regional Rural Banks

Conducted by

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Purpose

Recruitment in RRBs

Posts

RRB Officers (Scale I, II & III) and Office Assistant

Exam Type

Objective

Exam Level

National Level

Exam Mode

Online

Official Website

www.ibps.in

Exam Commencement Date

12th and 13th September 2020 (Officer Scale)

19th, 20th, and 26th September 2020 (Office Assistant)


IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for IBPS RRB 2020 exam events are as follows:

IBPS RRB 2020 Activity

IBPS RRB 2020 Dates

Official notification releases

30th June 2020

Online registration starts

1st July 2020

Last date to complete registration

21st July 2020

Last date to make fee payment

21st July 2020

Pre-Exam Training

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Download Admit Cards for Officer Scale-I Exam - Preliminary Phase

8th September 2020

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Preliminary Exam

12th and 13th September 2020

Download Call letters for Office Assistant Exam - Preliminary Phase

11th September 2020

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Exam

19th, 20th, and 26th September 2020

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III - Single Examination

18th October 2020

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I - Main Examination

18th October 2020

IBPS RRB Office Assistant - Main Examination

31st October 2020

IBPS RRB Interview - Officer Scale-I, II & III

November 2020

Provisional Allotment (Officer Scale and Office Assistant)

January 2021


IBPS RRB Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The online examination structure of both posts – Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) is similar. Candidates need to score the qualifying marks to be eligible for the Online Main Exam. The questions will be objective type.

Preliminary Exam for Officer Scale-I (Objective) –

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

English/ Hindi

45

Reasoning

40

40

English/ Hindi

Total

80

80

 

45

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Preliminary Exam for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) (Objective) –

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

English/ Hindi

45

Reasoning

40

40

English/ Hindi

Total

80

80

 

45

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Online Main Examination (Objective)

The online main exam will be held for the Officer Scale I and Office Assistant posts.

Officer Scale-I –

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Computer Knowledge

40

20

English/ Hindi

120 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

English/ Hindi

Reasoning

40

50

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi Language

40

40

English/ Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

English/ Hindi

Total

200

200

 

 

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Office Assistant (Multipurpose) –

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Computer Knowledge

40

20

English/ Hindi

120 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

English/ Hindi

Reasoning

40

50

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi Language

40

40

English/ Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

English/ Hindi

Total

200

200

 

 

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Single Level Examination (Objective)

The online single level examination will be conducted for Officer Scale II and III.

Officer Scale II (Specialist Cadre)

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Professional Knowledge

40

40

English/ Hindi

2 hours and 30 minutes

Reasoning

40

40

English/ Hindi

Financial Awareness

40

40

English/ Hindi

Computer Knowledge

40

20

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi

40

20

English/ Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

40

English/ Hindi

Total

240

200

 

 

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Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

English/ Hindi

2 hours

Financial Awareness

40

40

English/ Hindi

Computer Knowledge

40

20

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi

40

40

English/ Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

50

English/ Hindi

Total

240

200

 

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Officer Scale III

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

English/ Hindi

2 hours

Financial Awareness

40

40

English/ Hindi

Computer Knowledge

40

20

English/ Hindi

English/ Hindi

40

40

English/ Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

40

50

English/ Hindi

Total

240

200

 

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Negative Marking Scheme –

The aspirants must note that there will be a penalty for every incorrect answer. One fourth (0.25) marks will be deducted as penalty. For the unanswered or unattempted questions, there will be no deduction.


IBPS RRB Syllabus 2020 -

The syllabus of IBPS RRB 2020 mainly encompasses the following subjects – Reasoning, Financial Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation and English or Hindi language.



IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Eligibility

This is a significant section that deals with the eligibility of the prospective candidates applying for the CRP. Qualifying in the Common Recruitment Process and getting provisionally allotted in the RRBs does not guarantee an employment. It is the Ultimate Authority (the concerned RRB), in its sole judgment, selects or cancels the candidature of the candidate.

Nationality –

  • Must be an Indian citizen
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan, Nepal or Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India before 01.01.1962 to settle down permanently
  • Must be a PIO (Person with Indian Origin) migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Vietnam and Ethiopia with an intention to settle down permanently in India

Educational Requirements –

Post Name

Qualification

Experience

Office Scale-I (Assistant Manager)

Graduation from a recognised university or equivalent

 

Subjects like Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Information Technology, Accountancy, Law, Economics, Management, Pisciculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing & Corporation

Proficiency in the vernacular language

Computer knowledge

Officer Scale-II (Generally Banking Officer - Manager)

50% marks in aggregate in Graduation from a recognised University or equivalent

2 years of experience as a Bank Officer (or in any Financial Institution)

Accountancy, Banking, Forestry, Finance, Agriculture, Horticulture,

Animal Husbandry, Management, Veterinary Science, Marketing,

Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Agricultural Engineering,

Law, Economics and Information

Technology

Officer Scale-III (Specialist Officer - Manager)

  • IT Officer – Graduation with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised University
  • Electronics, Computer Science,  Communication and Information Technology
  • Preferable certificate in C++, PHP, Java, ASP, VC, VB, OCP, etc.

1-year experience

Chartered Accountant – from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

1-year experience as CA

Treasury Manager –

MBA or Chartered Accountant from a recognised institution or university

1-year experience

Agricultural Officer –

50% marks in aggregate in graduation from a recognised university.

 

Preference will be given to Agriculture, Pisciculture, Dairy, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Forestry  and Agricultural

Engineering

2 years experience in the relevant field

Marketing Officer –

MBA in marketing

1 year experience

Law Officer –

Law Degree from a recognised university with 50% marks in aggregate

2 years experience as a lawyer or Law Officer in any Financial Institutions and Banks

Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)

A minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in graduation

 

Preferable Degree or Diploma in Economics Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Banking,

Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Agricultural

Engineering, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Pisciculture, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Management, Law

and Accountancy

5 years experience as an Officer in a financial institution or bank

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university or equivalent
  • Computer knowledge
  • Proficiency in local language

 

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Age Limit (as on 1st July 2020)

  • Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager): The candidates should be between 18 – 30 years of age i.e. should be born between 3rd July 1990 and 30th June 2002 (both dates inclusive).
  • Officer Scale-II (Manager): The candidates should be between 21 – 32 years of age i.e. candidates should be born between 3rd July 1988 and 30th June 1999 (both dates inclusive).
  • Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager): The candidates should be between 21 – 40 years of age i.e. should be born between 3rd July 1980 and 30th June 1999 (both dates inclusive).
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose): The candidates should be between 18 – 28 years of age i.e. should be born between 2nd July 1992 and 1st July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Upper Age Limit Relaxation –

RRB aspirants who fall under the following category will enjoy the maximum age limit relaxation.

  • OBC: 3 years
  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • Ex-servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (Officer Assistant - Multipurpose)
  • People affected by 1984 riots and those who domiciled in J&K between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989: 5 years
  • Divorced women, widows and women legally separated from husbands and have not married again: 9 years (for Office Assistant - Multipurpose)
  • PWD as prescribed under ‘Rights to Disabilities Act, 2016’: 10 years

Reservations for Physically Disabled Persons –

Not all differently-abled persons would avail the facility. Those with benchmark disabilities who fall under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” are eligible for Reservation. They are –

  • Deaf and mute
  • Low vision and blindness
  • Autism, learning disability, intellectual disability, mental illness, etc.
  • Leprosy, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, etc.

IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Application Process

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) had conducted the IBPS RRB application process 2020 from 1st to 21st July 2020. The forms were available online. Candidates had a choice of applying for both the posts of Officer Scale-I, II & III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). Applicants applying for the post of Officers Cadres need to know that they can submit the application form for only one post -

  • Officer Scale-I
  • Or Officer Scale-II
  • Or Officer Scale-III

How to Fill IBPS RRB Application Form 2020 -

  • Visit the authorised website of IBPS, i.e. www.ibps.in.
  • Select ‘CRP for RRBs’ and click on the following options that you wish to apply - “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBs- OFFICE ASSISTANT (Multipurpose)” or “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBs OFFICERS (Scale-I, II and III)”.
  • The application form will be displayed.
  • “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” – select the link for new registration
  • Get registered by providing basic details like the name of the candidate, address, contact number and email ID.
  • A system-generated registration number and password will be displayed and sent to the registered email ID and mobile number.
  • Now use the login credentials and fill the form.
  • Upload the digital images of the photograph, signature, handwritten declaration and left-thumb impression (as prescribed).
  • Make sure all the details are correct. Before submitting, click on the ‘Save and Next’ button to verify the details for the last. Details once submitted will not be altered or changed under any circumstances.
  • Remit the application fee amount through the online mode using the credit card, net banking, mobile wallets and debit card.
  • Click the ‘Final Submit’ button.

Application Fee Amount –

Candidates are required to make the application fee payment as per their category. The last date to pay the application fee is 21st July 2020.

Posts

Amount (INR)

Officer Scale I, II & III (General)

₹ 850

Officer Scale I, II & III (SC/ST/PWD)

₹ 175

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – General

₹ 850

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – SC/ST/PWD

₹ 175

Candidates must bear the bank transaction charges. However, the applicable GST will be borne by IBPS.

Note: The concerned RRB or IBPS reserves the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage during the application process if it detects malpractices or finds that the particular person has provided invalid details.


Other Details

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020

The Institute will release separate admit cards for Preliminary, Main, and Single exam. The IBPS RRB 2020 admit card for Officer Scale-I (Preliminary) was released on 8th September 2020 and for Office Assistant (Preliminary) on 11th September 2020. For Main and Single exam admit cards, candidates must keep a check on the official website. The admit cards will be tentatively released 10 days before the exam. The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, roll number, address, photograph, signature and address of the allotted examination centre.

To download the IBPS RRB call letter, visit the official website. Use the login credentials, such as registration number and date of birth details.

IBPS RRB Result 2020

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the IBPS RRB result after each phase of the examination. The candidates who qualify the Preliminary phase will be called for the Main phase, and those who qualify the Main phase will be called for the Interview phase. The Provisional Allotment will be done in January 2021. Candidates can check the result through these steps:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Click on the link which says “Check Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II, Officer Scale III result”.  
  • Once you click on the desired link, you will be directed to the next page.
  • Now, enter your exam registration no/roll no and password/DOB on the login page and check your result.
  • Download the result on your computer and take a printout for future reference/ needs.

IBPS RRB Cut-off 2020

The exam conducting body will release the IBPS RRB 2020 cut-off, which would contain the minimum qualifying marks. General candidates need to score a minimum of 40% marks, while the reserved category applicants must possess 35% marks.


IBPS RRB 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The frequently asked questions related to the IBPS RRB 2020 exam are as under -

Q: How can I apply for the IBPS RRB 2020 exam?

A: The application forms are issued online. For the year 2020, the application forms were available from 1st to 21st July at the official website of the exam-conducting Authority, i.e. the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Candidates must visit the official website of IBPS and look for the link to apply. Read the IBPS RRB application process section above for detailed information.

Q: Can a candidate apply for more than one post?

A: Yes, he can. But this facility is limited up to applying for the Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) posts. If someone is applying for the Scale II and Scale III posts, he can’t apply for the Office Assistant post.

Q: My grandfather migrated to India from Pakistan in 1960. Since then we have been living in India, will it create any problem while submitting the form?

A: For that, you need to produce a PIO certificate.

Q: I went through the official website and couldn’t find any details about the exam pattern. FYI, I wish to appear for Office Assistant (Multipurpose). Please help!

A: IBPS will conduct the Office Assistant exam in two phases – Preliminary and Main. The preliminary exam will carry 80 objective type questions (80 marks). After qualifying the prelims, the candidates can appear in the main exam. It will have 200 questions. There will be a penalty for the wrong answer. However, before applying for the post make sure that you meet the pre-requisite eligibility.

Q: When will the call letters be issued?

A: The call letters for the preliminary exam (Officer Scale-I) were released on 8th September 2020 and for the preliminary exam (Office Assistant) on 11th September 2020. For the Main phase and Single examinations, the admit cards will be released 10 days or a week before the exam.

Q: Do the reserved category candidates have to pay the application fee?

A: Yes, reserved category candidates are required to pay ₹ 175 as the application fee.

Q: If I clear both the rounds (Prelims and Main), does it guarantee a job?

A: No, not exactly. You will be called for the Interview Round.  It will be done by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the assistance of the Institute and NABARD. After all the rounds are done, it is the Authority or the concerned RRB that will take the final decision.


8 Comments

Aparna Pandey - July 1, 2019REPLY

Experience is compulsory or not?

Exams Planner - July 12, 2019REPLY

It is compulsory wherever mentioned.

Puvi - June 19, 2019REPLY

Hii,BE mechanical is eligible for this ? Because mechanical major is not mentioned particularly in eligibility.

neha pandey - March 29, 2019REPLY

Hello, i 22nd march 1989 born. can i am elebility for this exam?

Exams Planner - April 13, 2019REPLY

You can check out eligibility section above in the article. The age limit is different for different posts.

Likhitha - March 23, 2019REPLY

intermediate students are eligible to apply for office assistant post based on eligibility criteria 18-28years

Exams Planner - April 5, 2019REPLY

You need to fulfil all the eligibility conditions for a particular post. So, intermediate candidates are not eligible.

Mira - February 7, 2019REPLY

Is there any interview round for IBPS RRB office assisant 2019?

Exams Planner - February 12, 2019REPLY

No.

sanket - February 1, 2019REPLY

when 10% reservation apply for general in bank fee ?

Exams Planner - February 15, 2019REPLY

We have to wait for the next recruitment process.

Nikitha - February 1, 2019REPLY

Is there special post for Agriculture? If yes, how many posts r vacant? Does it require any experience? Salary for Agricultural officer?

Exams Planner - February 15, 2019REPLY

No. There is no such post under IBPS RRB recruitment. For that, you have to apply under the IBPS SO recruitment.

Sindhuja - December 24, 2018REPLY

Will the scores obtained in prelims and mains be included for final interview?

Exams Planner - December 28, 2018REPLY

No. Only the marks obtained in the Main exam are considered for short-listing the candidates for interview round.