IBPS: Recruitment for Group A and Group B officers in RRB

IBPS RRB Notification 2016

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) provides its service to all public sector banks by conducting exams for lakhs of candidates who need to qualify them in order to join various public sector banks for different posts. IBPS has recently announced the recruitment process for Group A and Group B officers in Regional Rural banks (RRB) across the country. Candidates intending to appear for the examination need to apply for this exam after carefully going through the IBPS RRB exam date, recruitment process, eligibility criteria, registration process, application fees, issuance of call letter etc.

IBPS RRB Exam Procedure

Any candidates aspiring to join a Regional Rural bank (RRB) as a Group A Officer (Scale I, II or III) or Group B- Office Assistant (multipurpose) must register for the Common Recruitment Process. For scale I Officers and Office Assistants, the recruitment process will be held in two parts, the online exams will take place in two phases: prelims and main. For the post of office assistants, the candidates will be provisionally allotted as per their marks obtained in the main examination and vacancies offered by RRBs. The shortlisted candidates in scale I exam need to appear for a common interview conducted by Nodal Regional rural banks. For scale II and III officers, they need to appear for single online examination and shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for another round of interview.

Banks Participating in IBPS RRB Exam 2016

Candidates appearing for Group A and Group B officers in IBPS RRB exam should keep in mind that they can appear for both the post of Group A and Group B officers; however, under the Group A category, a candidate can apply for a single scale i.e. either Scale I, III or III. Mentioned below is a list of participating Regional Rural banks (RRB).

Allahabad UP Gramin Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank

State/UT - Telangana
Preferred Language Proficiency - Telugu

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

State/UT - Andhra Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Telugu

Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank

State/UT - Arunachal Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - English

Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

State/UT - Assam
Preferred Language Proficiency - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo

Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank

State/UT - West Bengal
Preferred Language Proficiency - Bengali

Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank

State/UT - Gujarat
Preferred Language Proficiency - Gujarati

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank

State/UT - Rajasthan
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Baroda UP Gramin Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit

Bihar Gramin Bank

State/UT - Bihar
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank

State/UT - Madhya Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

State/UT - Andhra Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Telugu

Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank

State/UT - Chhattisgarh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank

State/UT - Gujarat
Preferred Language Proficiency - Gujarati

Ellaquai Dehati Bank

State/UT - Jammu & Kashmir
Preferred Language Proficiency - Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu,Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti(Palli), Dardi, Hindi

Gramin Bank of Aryavart

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

State/UT - Himachal Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

J & K Grameen Bank

State/UT - Jammu & Kashmir
Preferred Language Proficiency - Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli),Dardi

Jharkhand Gramin Bank

State/UT - Jharkhand
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank

State/UT - Karnataka
Preferred Language Proficiency - Kannada

KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Kaveri Grameena Bank

State/UT - Karnataka
Preferred Language Proficiency - Kannada

Kerala Gramin Bank

State/UT - Kerala
Preferred Language Proficiency - Malayalam

Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank

State/UT - Assam
Preferred Language Proficiency - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo

Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank

State/UT - Bihar
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Madhyanchal Gramin Bank

State/UT - Madhya Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

State/UT - Maharashtra
Preferred Language Proficiency - Marathi

Malwa Gramin Bank

State/UT - Punjab
Preferred Language Proficiency - Punjabi

Manipur Rural Bank

State/UT - Manipur
Preferred Language Proficiency - Manipuri

Meghalaya Rural Bank

State/UT - Meghalaya
Preferred Language Proficiency - Khasi, Garo

Mizoram Rural Bank

State/UT - Mizoram
Preferred Language Proficiency - Mizo

Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank

State/UT - Madhya Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Odisha Gramya Bank

State/UT - Odisha
Preferred Language Proficiency - Odia

Pallavan Grama Bank

State/UT - Tamil Nadu
Preferred Language Proficiency - Tamil

Nagaland Rural Bank

State/UT - Nagaland
Preferred Language Proficiency - English

Pandyan Grama Bank

State/UT - Tamil Nadu
Preferred Language Proficiency - Tamil

Paschim Banga Gramin Bank

State/UT - West Bengal
Preferred Language Proficiency - Bengali

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank

State/UT - Karnataka
Preferred Language Proficiency - Kannada

Prathama Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank

State/UT - Puducherry
Preferred Language Proficiency - Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu

Punjab Gramin Bank

State/UT - Punjab
Preferred Language Proficiency - Punjabi

Purvanchal Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank

State/UT - Rajasthan
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Saptagiri Grameena Bank

State/UT - Andhra Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Telugu

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

State/UT - Haryana
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Sarva UP Gramin Bank

State/UT - Uttar Pradesh
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Saurashtra Gramin Bank

State/UT - Gujarat
Preferred Language Proficiency - Gujarati

Sutlej Gramin Bank

State/UT - Punjab
Preferred Language Proficiency - Punjabi

Telangana Grameena Bank

State/UT - Telangana
Preferred Language Proficiency - Telugu, Urdu

Tripura Gramin Bank

State/UT - Tripura
Preferred Language Proficiency - Bengali, Kokborak

UtkalGrameen Bank

State/UT - Odisha
Preferred Language Proficiency - Odia

Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

State/UT - West Bengal
Preferred Language Proficiency - Bengali, Nepali

Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank

State/UT - Bihar
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Uttarakhand Gramin Bank

State/UT - Uttarakhand
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi, Sanskrit

Vananchal Gramin Bank

State/UT - Jharkhand
Preferred Language Proficiency - Hindi

Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank

State/UT - Maharashtra
Preferred Language Proficiency - Marathi

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB Exam 2016

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and East African countries with an intention to settle in India permanently.
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale III must be above 21 years and below 40 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale II must be above 21 years and below 32 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale I must be above 18 years and below 30 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for Office Assistants(multipurpose) should be between 18-28 years

The maximum age limit for the various posts mentioned above is limited to General category only.  For scheduled castes and scheduled tribes the age relaxation is 5 years, for other backward classes, the age relaxation is 3 years. For ex- servicemen, the age relaxation is 3 years if applying for the post of Office Assistants and 5 years if applying for the post of officer. Widows, divorced or separated women will get an age relaxation of 9 years only for the post of Office Assistants. Relevant caste certificate must be produced at the time of verification during the joining process.

Educational Qualification required for IBPS RRB 2016

  • For the post of office assistants and Scale I officers, a relevant degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent is required along with proficiency in local language as required by the participating RRBs. Basic computer knowledge is also required
  •  For Scale II (General banking) officers, a relevant degree from any recognized University or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required
  • For Scale II (Specialist) officers, a degree from recognized University in Electronics, Computer Science, and Information Technology or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required. Candidates with prior knowledge and certification in C++, Java, ASP, PHP is desirable.
  • For scale III officers, a relevant degree from any recognized University or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required

Application Fees

Application fees must be paid online between 14.09.2016-30.09.2016. Bank transaction charges for online payment must be borne by the candidates themselves.
For officers (scale I, II, and III)

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST and OBC candidates
  • Rs. 600/- for all other candidates    

For Office Assistants (Multipurpose)

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST / PWD/ EXEM candidates
  • RS. 600/- for all other categories

IBPS RRB Online Exam Pattern 2016

The IBPS RRB exam question paper will follow the pattern mentioned below including the subjects and marks distribution.
Preliminary Examination (objective):

 Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Numerical ability

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Total

No. Of Qs - 80
Maximum marks - 80
Duration - Composite time of 45 minutes

Officer Scale-I

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Quantitative Aptitude

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Total

No. Of Qs - 80
Maximum marks - 80
Duration - Composite time of 45 minutes

Main Examination (Objective)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Numerical ability

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

General Awareness

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

English Language

Medium of Exam/UT - English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Hindi Language

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Computer Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Total

No. Of Qs - 200
Maximum marks - 200
Duration - Composite time of 2 hours

Officer Scale-I

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Quantitative Aptitude

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

General Awareness

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

English Language

Medium of Exam/UT - English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Hindi Language

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Computer Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Total

No. Of Qs - 200
Maximum marks - 200
Duration - Composite time of 2 hours

Single Level Examination (Objective)

Officer Scale-II( General Banking Officer)

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Financial Awareness

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

English Language

Medium of Exam/UT - English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Hindi Language

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Computer Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Total

No. Of Qs - 200
Maximum marks - 200
Duration - Composite time of 2 hours

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Financial Awareness

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

English Language

Medium of Exam/UT - English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Hindi Language

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Computer Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Professio0nal Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Total

No. Of Qs - 200
Maximum marks - 200
Duration - Composite time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Officer Scale-III

Reasoning

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 50

Financial Awareness

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/ English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

English Language

Medium of Exam/UT - English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Hindi Language

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 40

Computer Knowledge

Medium of Exam/UT - Hindi/English
No. Of Qs - 40
Maximum marks - 20

Total

No. Of Qs - 200
Maximum marks - 200
Duration - Composite time of 2 hours

Candidates can either opt for 4a or 4b. Other Information is available in an information handout on authorized IBPS website.

As per the IBPS RRB exam pattern, with every wrong answer, one fourth of the marks assigned to a particular question will be deducted. If a question is left unanswered, no marks will be deducted for that particular question. This is applicable to all exams including prelims and main.

The examination will be carried across various exam centres in India and the candidates need to reach at the allotted venue at their own expense on the day of the examination.

 For candidates appearing for the post of officers (scale I, II and III), they need to appear for an interview after the preliminary written exam. The total marks allotted for the interview is 100. The IBPS RRB exam cut-off for general category is minimum 40% (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC)

Issuing of Admit Card and Tentative Dates

The date, time and venue of the written examination as well as the interview will be mentioned in the IBPS RRB exam admit card. A candidate can download the soft copy of his/her admit card from IBPS website (www.ibps.in) by entering their details like the registration number and password.

The tentative schedule is as follows

Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

14 September, 2016 to 30 September, 2016

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

14 September, 2016 to 30 September, 2016

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

After 10 October, 2016

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

17 October, 2016 to 22 October, 2016

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant

After 17 October, 2016

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistantnt

24 October, 2016 to 29 October, 2016

Download of call letters for online examination –Preliminary

Officer Scale-I-October 2016
Office Assistant–November 2016

Online Examination –Preliminary

Officer Scale-I -05 & 06 November, 2016
Office Assistant-12, 13 & 19 November, 2016 (if required)

Result of Online exam –Preliminary

Officer Scale-I –November 2016
Office Assistant-December 2016

Download of Call letter for Online exam -Main

Officer Scale-I –November 2016
Office Assistant-December 2016

Online Examination–Main

Officers (I, II & III) –11 December, 2016
Office Assistant -18 December, 2016

Declaration of Result– Main (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December2016

Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

December2016

Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

January 2017

Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistants)

February 2017

Provisional Allotment

After completion of the main exam/ interview, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the RRBs based on the merit list. The decision of IBPS shall be considered final regarding the provisional allotment of candidates, which shall bind upon them.

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