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IBPS RRB Exam.

IBPS ( The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection ) conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit officers and Office Assistants for the various Regional Rural Banks (RRB) across the country .

The recruitment is done at two levels  :

  • Group A Officers : Scale-I(Assistant Manager), Scale-II(Manager), Scale-III(Senior Manager)
  • Group B Office Assistants: Multipurpose Office Assistants

>> You  should keep referring to the official website of IBPS (www.ibps.in) for proper vacancy details and important dates .

In rural and semi-urban areas, regular banks may not be able to provide a full range of service. This is where Regional Rural Banks step in to fill in the void.

IBPS RRB Notification

In 2019, IBPS had announced a total 8850 vacancies for both Group A Officers and Group B Office Assistants combined.

 

The applications for IBPS RRB Exam began on June 18th 2019 and continued till July 2019. Candidates can visit the official IBPS website (https://www.ibps.in/) to register for the exam.

IBPS RRB Exam. Date

IBPS RRB Exam.  2020 

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Official Notification

July 2020

Prelims Exam

Officer Scale I & Office Assistant – August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th & 16th, 2020

Single Exam

Officer Scale-II & III – September 13, 2020

Prelims Result

September 2020

Mains Exam 

Officer Scale I & Office Assistant – September 13, 2020

Mains Result

October/November 2020

Provisional Allotment

January 2020

The above-mentioned dates are based on the IBPS Calendar 2020 released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

According to the exam calendar, the Exams are scheduled to begin from August with the final result scheduled to be published in January 2020. The details of the IBPS RRB Exam Date are given below:

Notification

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2019

Recruiting Organization

IBPS RRB

Job Category

Government Job

Post

Officer Scale I, II & III and Office Assistants

Exam Dates (Prelims)

Officer Scale- I – August 3rd 2019, August 4th 2019 and August 11 2019

Office Assistant – August 17th 2019, August 18th 2019 and August 25th 2019

Exam Dates ( Mains)

Officers (I, II & III) – September 22nd 2019

Office Assistant – September 29th 2019

Result Declared

January 1, 2020

Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant.) (Multipurpose)

January 2020

*Note: Candidates must keep in mind that there is no preliminary examination for Officers Scale II and III but a single level examination followed by an interview upon passing.

IBPS RRB Participating Organizations

The list of participating Gramin Banks is given as under :

Regional Rural Banks

Allahabad UP Gramin Bank

 (Uttar Pradesh)

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank

(Telangana)

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Mizoram Rural Bank

(Mizoram)

Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank

(Arunachal Pradesh)

Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

(Assam)

Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank 

(West Bengal)

Nagaland Rural Bank

(Nagaland)

Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin

(Rajasthan)

Baroda UP Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Bihar Gramin Bank

(Bihar)

Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Odisha Gramya Bank

(Odisha)

Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank

Chhattisgarh)

Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Ellaquai Dehati Bank

(Jammu & Kashmir)

Pallavan Grama Bank

(Tamil Nadu)

Gramin Bank of Aryavart

(Uttar Pradesh)

Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

(Himachal Pradesh)

J & K Grameen Bank

(Jammu & Kashmir)

Pandyan Grama Bank

(Tamil Nadu)

Jharkhand Gramin Bank

(Jharkhand)

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank

(Karnataka)

KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Paschim Banga Gramin Bank

(West Bengal)

Kaveri Grameena Bank

(Karnataka)

Kerala Gramin Bank

(Kerala)

Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank

(Assam)

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank

(Karnataka)

Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank

(Bihar)

Madhyanchal Gramin Bank

(Madhya Pradesh)

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

(Maharashtra)

Prathama Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Malwa Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Manipur Rural Bank

(Manipur)

Meghalaya Rural Bank

(Meghalaya)

Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank

Puducherry)

Punjab Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Purvanchal Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank

(Rajasthan)

Saptagiri Grameena Bank

(Andhra Pradesh)

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

(Haryana)

Sarva UP Gramin Bank

(Uttar Pradesh)

Saurashtra Gramin Bank

(Gujarat)

Sutlej Gramin Bank

(Punjab)

Telangana Grameena Bank

(Telangana)

Tripura Gramin Bank

Tripura)

UtkalGrameen Bank (Odisha)

Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

 (West Bengal)

Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar)

Uttarakhand Gramin Bank

(Uttarakhand)

Vananchal Gramin Bank 

(Jharkhand)

Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank 

(Maharashtra)

For candidates who are willing to apply for the upcoming bank exams can visit the linked article.

IBPS RRB Eligibility

There are three main criteria for the IBPS RRB Exam. :

  1. Nationality / Citizenship: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  2. Age: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 40 years.
  3. Education and Experience: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and for certain posts, the relevant experience as prescribed by the IBPS.

IBPS RRB Exam. Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern consists of the following three steps  :

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview Phase
  • Note : The interview phase in not applicable to those candidates who are applying for the post of Office Assistant. It is applicable only for the posts of Officers Scale – I, II & III.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The Syllabus may vary depending on the specialisation of Officers Scale – II. The major topics covered in the Prelims are as follows :

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude

The entire paper consists of 80 marks, which needs to be completed in a time span of 45 minutes.

The IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus is as follows:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. English / Hindi Language
  4. Financial Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
  6. Computer Knowledge

The mains exam constitutes a total of 200 marks for which the duration is of about 120 minutes .

IBPS RRB Apply Online

You must visit the official IBPS website ( www.ibps.in ) to fill the application form.

The steps for IBPS RRB registration is as follows :

  • Step 1 – Visit the official IBPS website
  • Step 2 – Register using your mobile number and email id
  • Step 3 – Login using your registration id, which will be generated after you register with your mobile number and email id
  • Step 4 – Fill all the basic details like name, address, etc.
  • Step 5 – Upload necessary documents like photographs, signature.
  • Step 6 – Before clicking on the ‘submit’ button, review the application form to make sure that all the data entered are correct and free of any errors.
  • Step 7 – Select your mode of payment for the payment of the application fee and fill in the details. The registration process will be completed.

IBPS RRB Admit Card

At least one week before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to download their admit cards.

Steps to download IBPS RRB Admit Card

  1. Visit the IBPS website (www.ibps.in).
  2. Enter your login credentials. You can choose to enter it in either English or Hindi.
  3. Enter the Registration Number that you have received at the time of application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you should click on the option – “Download Call Letter”
  5. Enter your date of birth in the format prescribed or your password as received by you at the time of application
  6. Once submitted, your IBPS RRB card will be displayed on the screen. Make sure to download your Call Letter well in advance to avoid any technical glitches
  7. You can download your IBPS RRB Admit Card and take a printout. Try to keep a few more copies for future use.

IBPS RRB Clerk

Also known as Office Assistant  the post serves as a helping hand to the various functions of an RRB.  This is the starting point of a candidate’s future career in banking.

The roles and responsibilities of an IBPS RRB Clerk are as follows:

  • Handling receipts: Receiving and acknowledging cash, drafts, pay orders and other instruments.
  • Handling withdrawal: Passing and paying out cash payment of withdrawals for drafts, cheques etc.
  • Handling emails and delivery: Acknowledging inward emails, preparing outward emails and managing the delivery of cheque books.

 

Normally ,  the probationary period of an IBPS RRB Clerk is of 6 months to 1 year. During this time period candidates will get knowledge of various functions of the bank .

IBPS RRB PO

RRB PO ( Probationary Officer) is also known as Officer Scale I, II & III respectively.

The main roles and responsibilities of the IBPS RRB PO are as follows:

  1. Regular Banking Activities: The RRB PO has to perform all the activities that a commercial bank officer performs on a daily basis. The officer will be involved in handling the books of the banks, helping with customer queries, manage cash book etc.
  2. Granting Loans: The main duty of the RRB PO is to ensure that the credit facility is available in rural areas. The RRB PO grants specialised loans like the agriculture loan to farmers after evaluating their papers and documents.
  3. Maintaining Credit Profile: Along with the distribution of loan the PO has to keep a watch on the very same loans as most of them might turn into NPA or Non-Performing Assets if not monitored properly. Thus it is the duty of the RRB PO to regularly monitor the capacity of the borrower to pay back the loan.
  4. Recovery of the Loan: In case a borrower has failed to repay the loan, it falls on the RRB PO to recover it. One of the methods in recovering an unrepaid loan is by mortgaging the property of the borrower.
  5. Implementation of Schemes: The RRB PO is in charge of implementing the various schemes devised by the Government of India. These schemes are designed for the upliftment of rural areas and thus it is the responsibility of the RRB PO to implement them in the areas under his/her administration .

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Piyush Pankaj Srivastava , with over 25 years of experience , as a Career Consultant ( https//www.successbureauedu.com ) has guided thousands of job seekers in achieving their dream jobs . Mr. Piyush is also a professional blogger . He writes about various career options in India & abroad , online business strategies and international events for the benefit of readers .