IBPS RRB Exam 2018 Notification: Important Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result

IBPS RRB Exam

The IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. It is an independent self-governing body which is responsible for recruiting candidates for the 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 an interview to judge the candidate’s personality for their suitability to man higher posts in banking organisations.

IBPS RRB Updates -

The notification for IBPS RRB Exam 2018 has been released on  July 2018. The candidates who want to appear in this exam can apply online. The online application form can be availed from July 2018. To know further details about the IBPS RRB 2018 notification, read below.

Important points about IBPS RRB 2018 Exam -

  • 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 the multipurpose job role.
  • The total number of vacancies is 15,260.
  • The mode of the 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

 


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Available Application Forms

IBPS RRB Exam 2018 Important Dates

Important IBPS RRB events

Important dates

Start of Online Registration from

24th July 2017

Closing date to apply

14th August 2017

Last date for payment of application fee

24th July to 14th August 2017

Date of online Preliminary exam

Office Assistant - on September 17th, 23rd and 24th 2017

Officer scale 1 - on September 09th, 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 - 12th November 2017

Officer scale on 1, 2 and 3 - 05th November 2017

Results announcement for Mains exam

Officer on scale 1 2 and 3 - November 2017

Interview for Officer on Scale 1, 2 and 3

December 2017

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

For all posts on January 2018


IBPS RRB Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

This exam is conducted online. There are three stages in this exam, namely, Preliminary, Mains, 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 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

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Mains Exam Pattern -

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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IBPS RRB Exam 2018 Eligibility

An applicant should be graduate in any discipline from any recognised 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

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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

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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

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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

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IBPS RRB Exam 2018 Application Process

The application form for IBPS RRB 2018 exam can be filled online. The application form has been released on July 2018. Applicants can avail the application form till August 2018. A candidate can apply for the 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 -

  • A candidate should visit the official website of the IBPS RRB exam.
  • A candidate should get 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 submit the requisite application fee.
  • The application fee for General category and OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category is ₹ 600. Whereas the candidates belonging to the reserved category of SC/ST/ PWD are required to pay an application fee of ₹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 the print copy of the confirmation page.


Other Details

Admit card

Admit cards will be issued to candidates before each stage of the exam. Hence, 3 admit cards will be issued to candidates. The admit card for Office assistant, and the Preliminary exam will be issued in September 2017. Similarly, the admit cards for Officers Scale 1 Preliminary exam, will be released 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 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 essential 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 IBPS RRB 2017exam 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 October 2018. 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 December 2018. Those candidates who have applied for the Officers Scale 1, 2 and 3 exams 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 the provisional basis. The allotment of the final service to candidates on Officer Scale will be made in January 2018.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the total number of vacancy for the IBPS RRB exam 2018?

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 2018?

A candidate should be graduate in any discipline from any recognised 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 2018?

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

 


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