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IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection which is an autonomous and independent body which recruits the candidate for Public Sector Banks. IBPS is the very competitive exam, and that is why people are not able to make this exam very quickly. Lots of aspirants are working hard and studying day and night to pass the IBPS Exam.

Here in this article,, we will discuss complete information about IBPS RRB Common Recruitment Process for (Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

 

IBPS RRB Exam

Introduction to IBPS

 

The online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (RRBs- CWE [Common Written Exam -V) for recruitment of Group "A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group "B”-Office Assistants (Multipurpose) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in November and December 2016.

 

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Regional Rural Banks listed at (A) as Group "A”-Officers (Scale- I, II & III) and Group "B”-Office Assistants (Multipurpose), is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE for RRBs-V).

1)Exam Pattern and Phases

For the posts of Officers Scale I and Office Assistants (Multi-purpose) the exam is conducted in two phases.

  • Preliminary Examinations
  • Main Examinations

Candidates who want to apply for the job profile of OA (Office Assistants) (Multi-purpose) will be provisionally allotted from the marks obtained by them in the Main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.

For the post of Officers Scale I, candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority.

 

 

2)Allotment of Regional Rural Banks to Qualified Candidates

 

The candidates are allotted to the Regional Rural Banks as per the business need of the RRBs to the IBPS. The name of the candidates is allotted as per the merit list. The more marks, the chances are more to get the Regional Rural bank. (state wise for Officers in Scale I and Office Assistants (Multipurpose)), the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.

The validity for CWE for RRBs-V will automatically expire at the close of business on the day which is one year after the date of Provisional Allotment or until a fresh provisional allotment is made, whichever is earlier, with or without giving any notice.

 

Indicative post-wise and category-wise vacancies of each of the Regional Rural Banks are given vide Annexure-I. Recruitment in RRBs is a dynamic process which depends upon restriction imposed, business volume, business growth, health of the organizations, branch expansion, internal and external factors, structural changes etc. Vacancies mentioned here are indicative and anticipated as communicated by the RRBs. However, Provisional allotment will be made based on the actual vacancies reported by the RRBs.

 

3)How IBPS will take the Examination Online

This system of Common Recruitment Process- (CWE, Common Interview and provisional allotment in Regional Rural Banks) has the approval of the appropriate authorities.

IBPS, an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the organizations mentioned at (A) below, to conduct the recruitment process as noted above, once a year.

IBPS will make arrangements for conducting online preliminary examination for Officers Scale I and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) and declare the result of an online preliminary examination.

IBPS will inform the shortlisted candidates about the main online examination. There will be a single level examination for Officers Scale II and Officers Scale III.

IBPS will declare the results of the main examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview in the case of Officers Scale I, II and III.

Interviews will be coordinated by Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority.

For Office Assistants (Multipurpose), the final allotment will be done by the candidate’s performance in the Online main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.

Prospective candidates will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations, interview and provisional allotment, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee / intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

 

4)List of Participating RRBs (Regional Rural Banks) in IBPS

SR. No Name of the RRB Head Office State / UT Desired Local Language Proficiency as prescribed by the Participating RRBs
1Allahabad UP Gramin BankBanda Uttar PradeshHindi| Urdu| Sanskrit
2Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas BankWarangalTelanganaTelugu
3Andhra Pragathi Grameena BankKadapa Andhra PradeshTelugu
4Arunachal Pradesh Rural BankNaharlagun (Papumpare)Arunachal PradeshEnglish
5Assam Gramin Vikash BankGuwahatiAssamAssamese| Bengali| Bodo
6Bangiya Gramin Vikash BankMurshidabadWest BengalBengali
7Baroda Gujarat Gramin BankBharuchGujaratGujarati
8Baroda Raj asthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank AjmerRajasthanHindi
9Baroda UP Gramin BankRaibareillyUttar PradeshHindi| Urdu| Sanskrit
10Bihar Gramin BankBegusaraiBihar Hindi
11Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin BankChhindwara Madhya PradeshHindi
12Chaitanya Godavari Grameena BankGunturAndhra Pradesh Telugu
13Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin BankRaipurChhattisgarh Hindi
14Dena Gujarat Gramin BankGandhinagarGujaratGujarati
15Ellaquai Dehati BankSrinagarJammu & KashmirDogri |Kashmiri |Punjabi| Urdu| Gojri| Pahari| Ladakhi| Balti (Palli)| Dardi| Hindi
16Gramin Bank of AryavartLucknowUttar PradeshHindi
17Himachal Pradesh Gramin BankMandiHimachal Pradesh Hindi
18J & K Grameen BankJammu Jammu & KashmirDogri |Kashmiri |Punjabi| Urdu| Gojri| Pahari| Ladakhi| Balti (Palli)| Dardi| Hindi
19Jharkhand Gramin BankRanchiJharkhandHindi
20Karnataka Vikas Grameen BankDharwadKarnatakaKannada
21KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin BankVaranasiUttar Pradesh Hindi
22Kaveri Grameena BankMysoreKarnatakaKannada
23Kerala Gramin BankMallapuramKeralaMalayalam
24Langpi Dehangi Rural BankDiphuAssam Assamese| Bengali| Bodo
25Madhya Bihar Gramin BankPatnaBiharHindi
26Madhyanchal Gramin BankSagarMadhya PradeshHindi
27Maharashtra Gramin BankAurangabadMaharashtra Marathi
28Malwa Gramin Bank SangrurPunjabPunjabi
29Manipur Rural BankImphalManipur Manipuri
30Meghalaya Rural BankShillong Meghalaya Khasi| Garo
31Mizoram Rural BankAizawlMizoramMizo
32Nagaland Rural BankKohimaNagaland English
33Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank IndoreMadhya PradeshHindi
34Odisha Gramya BankBhubaneshwar Odisha Odia
35Pallavan Grama BankSalemTamil NaduTamil
36Pandyan Grama BankVirudhunagarTamil NaduTamil
37Paschim Banga Gramin Bank Howrah West BengalBengali
38Pragathi Krishna Gramin BankBellaryKarnatakaKannada
39Prathama BankMoradabadUttar Pradesh Hindi
40Puduvai Bharthiar Grama BankPuducherry Puducherry Tamil| Malayalam| Telugu
41Punjab Gramin BankKapurthalaPunjabPunjabi
42Purvanchal BankGorakhpur Uttar PradeshHindi
43Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin BankJodhpurRajasthan Hindi
44Saptagiri Grameena BankChittorAndhra Pradesh Telugu
45Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank Rohtak Haryana Hindi
46Sarva UP Gramin BankMeerut Uttar Pradesh Hindi
47Saurashtra Gramin BankRajkotGujaratGujarati
48Sutlej Gramin BankBhatindaPunjabPunjabi
49Telangana Grameena BankHyderabadTelangana Telugu| Urdu
50Tripura Gramin BankAgartala TripuraBengali | Kokborak
51UtkalGrameen Bank Bolangir OdishaOdia
52Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin BankCoochbeharWest BengalBengali| Nepali
53Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank MuzaffarpurBiharHindi
54Uttarakhand Gramin Bank DehradunUttarakhandHindi| Sanskrit
55Vananchal Gramin BankDumkaJharkhand Hindi
56 Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank NagpurMaharashtra Marathi

 

Candidates are advised to regularly keen in touch with the authorised TBPS website  www.ibns.in for details and updates.

 

Note 

A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-T or Scale-TT or Scale-TTT.

Candidates have to apply separately and pay fees / intimation charges separately for each post applied for.

 

5)Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRBs

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the CWE.

Candidates may please note that the eligibility criteria specified is the basic criteria for appointment to the aforesaid posts in the Regional Rural Banks.

However merely applying for, qualifying in CWE and getting provisio nally allotted in one of the RRBs does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in any of the Regional Rural Banks.

That is expressly clarified that the ultimate authority for recruitment is the Regional Rural Bank itself. The RRB concerned may, in its sole discretion, reject the candidature of anyone provisionally allotted to it through the CWE.

 

Note 

  1. Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of their identity.
  2. Eligibility -pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc, as indicated in the online application form.
  3.  Please note that no change of category will be permitted at any stage after registration of the online application and the result will be processed considering the category which has been indicated in the online application, subject to guidelines of the Government of India in this regard.
  4. Merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and being shortlisted in CWE (preliminary and main) and/or in the subsequent interview and/or provisionally allotted and/or subsequent processes do not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in any of the Regional Rural Banks.
  5. . No request for considering the candidature under any category other than the one in which one has applied will be entertained.

 

6)Nationality / Citizenship of IBPS RRB Candidate

 

A candidate must be either –

  1. a Citizen of India or
  2. a subject of Nepal or
  3. a subject of Bhutan or
  4. a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

7) Age Limit for IBPS RRB Exam

Age (As on 01.09.2016)

  1. For Officer Scale- III- Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.09.1976 and later than 31.08.1995 (both dates inclusive)
  2. For Officer Scale- TT- Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.09.1984 and later than 31.08.1995 (both dates inclusive)
  3. For Officer Scale- T- Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.09.1986 and later than 31.08.1998 (both dates inclusive)
  4. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.09.1988 and later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive)

 

 

The maximum age limit specified above is applicable to General Category candidates only. For other categories the following relaxations would apply:

Sr. No.CategoryAge relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
2Other Backward Classes .3 years
3Persons With Disability10 years
4 a.Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistants) actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex¬Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
4 b.In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers | including ECOs/ SSCOs| who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment| subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines (for the post of Officers)5 years
5Widows| Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistants) 9 years
6Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
7Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

8)Important Points to remember regarding Age limit

  1. The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis together with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above at Sr. Nos. 3 to 7 in the above Table.
  2. Candidates applying for the posts of Officers Scale I, II and III, seeking age relaxation, will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview co-ordinated by the Nodal RRB with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority, if shortlisted for interview.
  3. Candidates applying for the post of Office Assistants must produce the above mentioned documents at the time of verification of documents on the day of / before the day of joining the allotted RRB, if provisionally allotted.
  4. Caste / Category Certificate issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India in case of SC / ST / OBC/ PWD category candidates.
  5. In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain a clause that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer section excluded from the benefits of reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil post & services under Government of India.
  6. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as General in the online application form.
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
  1. An ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the purpose for further employment on the civil side ceases.
  2. The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of ‘ex-servicemen’ may apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified term of engagement (from the last date of application) and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

 

9)Definition of Persons With Disabilities

Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original in support of their claim at the time of Interview for the posts of Officers (Scale I, II and III) and at the time of joining for the post of Office Assistants (Multipurpose). Persons With Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective RRB.

Visually Impaired (VI)

Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely (1) Total absence of sight, (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses. (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse.

Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning of execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear; understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

Only those Orthopaedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL – Both legs affected but not arms OA – One arm affected (R or L) –

  • Impaired reach;
  • weakness of grip;
  • ataxia

OL – One leg affected (R and or L)

MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance

 

10) Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe

The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

  • The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
  • The scribe may be from any academic stream. However for Specialist Officers’ posts the scribe should be from an academic stream different from that prescribed for the post.
  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfil any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the CWE.
  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the examination (RRB CWE V). If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature for CWE of both the candidate and the scribe will be canceled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.
  • Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such cncessions since      compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he / she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.

Guidelines for Candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

A compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

 

Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates

 

  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
  • The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

Note 

These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.

11) DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN (EXSM)

(Applicable for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

  • Ex-Servicemen (EXSM): Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-servicemen who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.10.1986 as amended from time to time.
  • Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS): Ex-servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS).
  • Dependents of Servicemen Killed In Action (DXS): Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to military service
  • (a) war
  • (b) war like operations or Border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country
  • (c) fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz: Nagaland, Mizoram, etc.
  • (d) serving with peace keeping mission abroad
  • (e) laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation
  • (f) frost bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government
  • (g) dealing with agitating para-military forces personnel
  • (h) IPKF Personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka.

The relaxation in upper age limit and in educational qualifications is not available to Dependents of Servicemen killed in action.

Note: The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as ex-servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.

Important: – Govt. Guidelines regarding Definitions, relaxation etc. are subject to change from time to time. Tt is expressly clarified that any person who is employed hy any hranch of the armed services at the time of submission of his/her application form cannot he considered as an Ex-Serviceman unless he/she fulfils the prescribed conditions mentioned in the Advertisement.

 

12) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE (as on the last date of Online Registration Date )

PostEducational QualificationExperience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent | (a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* |(b) Desirable: Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-Ii.Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture| Horticulture| Forestry| Animal Husbandry| Veterinary Science| Agricultural Engineering| Pisciculture| Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation| Information Technology| Management| Law| Economics and Accountancy| ii.Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* | iii. Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.-
Officer Scale-II General Banking OfficerPreference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture| Horticulture| Forestry| Animal Husbandry| Veterinary Science| Agricultural Engineering| Pisciculture| Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation| Information Technology| Management| Law| Economics and Accountancy| ii.Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* | iii. Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.- Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist OfficersInformation Technology Officer Degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Desirable: Certificate in ASP| PHP |C++ Java| VB| VC| OCP etc.One year
Officer Scale-II Specialist OfficersChartered Accountant Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of IndiaOne Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist OfficersLaw Officer |Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers Treasury Manager | Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist OfficersMarketing Officer | MBA in Marketing from a recognized university 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist OfficersAgricultural Officer |Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate 2 Years
Officer Scale-IIIDegree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking| Finance| Marketing| Agriculture| Horticulture| Forestry| Animal Husbandry| Veterinary Science| Agricultural Engineering| Pisciculture| Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation| Information Technology| Management| Law| Economics and Accountancy.Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

13 )Important Point to remember regarding Educational Qualification of IBPS RRB Exam 

  1. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 30.09.2016.
  2. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 30.09.2016 has to be submitted at the time of interview for the posts of Officers (Scale I, II and III) and at the time of joining for the post of Office Assistants (Multipurpose). The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute.
  3. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.
  4. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for the interview , the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
  5. Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.

The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less tha n 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

*Proficiency in local language – For recruitment of Officer Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose), proficiency in local language as specified below shall be an essential qualification:- o Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language.

  •  Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.

 

14 )  APPLICATION FEE/ INTIMATION CHARGES-

100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online payment from 14.09.2016 to 30.09.2016 both dates inclusive) Officer (Scale I, II & III)

  • 600/- for all others Office Assistant (Multinurnose)
  • 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
  • 600/- for all others

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

 

15) ONLINE EXAMINATION STRUCTURE-

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

  • Preliminary Examination (objective)*

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

 

Sr.No. Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QsMaximum MarksDuration
1 ReasoningHindi/English 4040Composite time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical AbilityHindi/English4040-
3 Total-8080-

Officer Scale-I

Sr.No. Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 ReasoningHindi/English 4040Composite time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical AbilityHindi/English4040-
3 Total-8080-

* Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the Tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

  • Main Examination (objective)
Sr.No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time Composite of 2 hours
1ReasoningHindi/English4050-
2Numerical AbilityHindi/English4050-
3General AwarenessHindi/English4040-
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish40 40-
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040-
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
6Total-200200-
  • Officer Scale-I
Sr.No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time Composite of 2 hours
1ReasoningHindi/English4050-
2Quantitative AptitudeHindi/English4050-
3General AwarenessHindi/English4040-
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish40 40-
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040-
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
6Total-200200-

 

  • Single level Examination (objective) Officer Sc.a.le-TT (General Banking Officer)
Sr.No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time Composite of 2 hours
1ReasoningHindi/English4050-
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050-
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040-
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish40 40-
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040-
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
6Total-200200-
  • Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
Sr.No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time Composite of 2 hours
1ReasoningHindi/English4050-
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050-
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040-
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish40 40-
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040-
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
6Professional KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
7Total-240220-
  • Officer Scale- III
Sr.No.Name of TestsMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time Composite of 2 hours
1ReasoningHindi/English4050-
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050-
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040-
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish40 40-
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040-
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020-
6Total-200200-

 

  • Candidates can opt either four a or 4 b.Other detailed information regarding the online examination will be given in an Information Handout, on authorized IBPS website which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter.

16) Penalty For Wrong Answers (Applicable To All – Preliminary, Main And Single Level Examinations)

There will be the penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

17) CUTOFF SCORE of IBPS RRB Exam

For Office Assistants (Multipurpose) – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.

For Officers Scale I – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

For Officers Scale II and III – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Single examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interviews / provisional allotment. Decision of IBPS in short-listing and calling numbers of candidates for Common Interview / provisional allotment shall be Final.

CWE SCORE

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

Scores upto two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculation.

 

FOR THE POST OF OFFICE ASSISTANTS (MULTIPURPOSE) – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING.

FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE I MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING.

FOR THE POST OF OFFICERS SCALE II (GENERALIST AND SPECIALIST) AND SCALE III – MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE SINGLE LEVEL EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND FINAL MERIT LISTING.

 

18)EXAMINATION CENTERS

• The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres is available in Annexure II.
• IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
• Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
• No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “IBPS RRB Exam 2018 | Pattern |Eligibility |Syllabus | Preparation | Result

  • June 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    Sir,
    my date of birth is 18-04-1989. may i eligible for ibps cwe clerk and ibps rrb multipurpose ?

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