IBPS RRB 2019: 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 2019 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.

IBPS RRB 2019 Latest Updates –This year, the entrance test will tentatively be held between August and October 2019. The online registration will probably start in the second week of June 2019.

IBPS RRB 2019 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

https://www.ibps.in/

Exam Commencement Date

August 2019

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Available Application Forms

IBPS RRB Exam 2019 Important Dates

IBPS RRB 2019 Activity

IBPS RRB 2019 Dates (Tentative)

Online registration starts

Second week of June 2019

Last date to complete registration

First week of July 2019

Last date to make fee payment

First week of July 2019

Avail Officer Scale-I pre-exam training admit card

July 2019

Officer Scale-I pre-exam training commences

Last week of July 2019

Officer Scale-I pre-exam training ends

First week of August 2019

Avail Office Assistant pre-exam training admit card

July 2019

Office Assistant pre-exam training commences

First week of August 2019

Office Assistant pre-exam training ends

Second week of August 2019

Access Preliminary Exam admit card (Officer Scale I)

July 2019

Online Preliminary Exam (Officer Scale I) commences

Second week of August 2019

Preliminary exam result declaration (Officer Scale I)

September 2019

Access Preliminary Exam admit card (Office Assistant)

August 2019

Online Preliminary Exam (Office Assistant) commences

Third week of August 2019

Officer Scale I, II & III admit card for main (single) exam releases

September 2019

Officer Scale I, II & III online main (single) exam takes place

Last week of September 2019

Officer Scale I, II & III online main (single) exam result

October 2019

Office Assistant admit card for main (single) exam releases

September 2019

Office Assistant online main (single) exam commences

Second week of October 2019

Download Interview admit cards (Officer Scale I, II & III)

November 2019

Officer Scale I, II and III Interview takes places

November 2019

Officer Scale I, II & III and Office Assistant provisional allotment releases

January 2020


IBPS RRB Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


IBPS RRB Exam 2019 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 2019 -

The syllabus of IBPS RRB 2019 mainly encompasses the following subjects – Reasoning, Financial Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation and English or Hindi language.



IBPS RRB Exam 2019 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 –

  • Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager): The candidates should be between 18 – 30 years
  • Officer Scale-II (Manager): The candidates should be between 21 – 32 years
  • Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager): The candidates should be between 21 – 40 years
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose): The candidates should be between 18 – 28 years

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 2019 Application Process

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will tentatively release the IBPS RRB application form 2019 in the second week of June. The form will be available online. Candidates can apply for both the posts of Officer Scale-I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). Applicants applying for the post of Officer’s Cadres need to know that they can only 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 2019 -

  • 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 –

Posts

Amount (INR)

Officer Scale I, II & III (General)

600

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

100

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – General

600

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – SC/ST/PWD

100

Note: The concerned RRB or IBPS reserves the right to reject the candidature of an 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 2019

The Institute will release three different IBPS RRB 2019 admit cards for exams. The call letters for the Office Assistant and Scale I online preliminary exam will be released in the months of July and August 2019 respectively. The call letters for the Online Main/ Single Exam (Officer Scale I, II & II and Office Assistant) will be issued in September 2019. 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 2019

The IBPS RRB 2029 results will be declared at the conclusion of the exam at every stage. The result of the first stage of the exam, i.e. the Preliminary exam is expected to be declared in September 2019. Similarly, the result of the second stage of the exam, i.e. Main/ Single written exam is likely to be declared in October 2019. Candidates applying for the Officers Scale 1, 2 and 3 posts will be further shortlisted for the interview.

IBPS RRB Cut-off 2019

The exam-conducting body will release the IBPS RRB 2019 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 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: How can I apply for the IBPS RRB 2019 exam?

A: The application form will be issued in the month of June 2019 by the exam-conducting Authority, i.e. the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Visit the official website of IBPS and look for the link. 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 letter for the preliminary exam will be issued July 2019.

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

A: Yes, there is a certain amount to be paid (INR 100/-)

Q: If I clear both the rounds (Prelims and Mains), 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 ultimate decision.


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