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.
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.
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).
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.
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)
For Office Assistants (Multipurpose)
The IBPS RRB exam question paper will follow the pattern mentioned below including the subjects and marks distribution.
Preliminary Examination (objective):
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Main Examination (Objective)
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Single Level Examination (Objective)
Officer Scale-II( General Banking Officer)
Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
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)
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
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.