IBPS RRB 2020 Re-Open : Check Officer Scale I and Office Assistant Prelims Exam Dates

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IBPS RRB 2020

IBPS RRB 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS conducts the recruitment in Regional Rural Banks (RRB’s) through a national level exam annually. The IBPS conducts the recruitment  for the following Group A and B posts:

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
  4. IBPS RRB Officer Scale III (Senior Manager)

Read here for IBPS RRB Notification 2020, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Social Distancing Norms.

Taking into consideration IBPS RRB 2020 as a highly competitive exam and the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 disease, IBPS will be following the “Social Distancing Mode of Conduct” for the IBPS RRB Prelims or Mains examinations. IBPS has announced all precautionary measures to be taken at the exam centers in the IBPS RRB Notification PDF.

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IBPS RRB 2020 Notification

The IBPS has released the notification of RRB. Going by the calendar dates, the notification for the IBPS RRB has released on 30th June 2020. As the official notification for IBPS RRB was released, the online application portal is over. Check the vacancies, exam pattern, and syllabus.
Under IBPS RRB the recruitment is done for the following posts which are categorized into Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Grade:

Office Assistant /Clerk
(Multipurpose)
Marketing Manager
Treasury Manager Officers Scale I
(Probationary Officer, PO)
Banking Officer Scale-II Agriculture Officer (Grade-II)
Law Officer (Grade-II) Law Officer (Grade-II)
Chartered Accountant (Grade-II) Officer (Grade III)
IT Officer (Grade-II)

IBPS RRB 2020 PO was conducted on 19th, 20th, and 26th September 2020 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam is deferred until further notice.

IBPS RRB 2020 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam was conducted on 19th, 20th, and 26th September 2020 and the mains exam is deferred till further notice.

IBPS RRB 2020 Prelims Admit Card

The candidates who had submitted their application forms online successfully will receive the IBPS RRB 2020 Admit Card. They will be eligible to appear for the online prelims exam. The IBPS RRB Admit card for IBPS RRB PO or Officer Scale I has been released on 8th September 2020. The candidates can download their admit card of IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale I Post from the given link.

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020: Important Dates

Update: IBPS has released the exam dates of PO (Officer Scale I), Clerk (Office Assistant) prelims and mains exam, and single exam of Officer Scale-II and III.

IBPS has released the exam dates of IBPS RRB 2020. Check the exam schedule of IBPS RRB 2020.
IBPS RRB 2020 Important Dates

IBPS RRB 2020 Activity IBPS RRB 2020 Date
(Tentative)
IBPS RRB 2020 Notification 30th June 2020
Online Application Starts on 01st July 2020
Online Applications Last Date 21st July 2020
Pre- Exam Training Dates Canceled
Call Letters Preliminary Exam August 2020
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
12th, 13th September 2020

 

19th, 20th, and 26th
September 2020

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result October 2020
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III 18th October 2020
Officer Scale I Mains Exam Deferred
Office Assistant Mains Exam Deferred
IBPS RRB Interview for Officer Scale-I, II and III November 2020
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III
& Office Assistant)
January 2021

Re-open Online Form for Officer Scale I & Office Asst for those:

  • Who attained the eligibility in terms of educational qualifications by 09.11.2020
  • Who could not register successfully from 01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020.

Re-open Dates:

  • Starting Date for Apply Online, Payment of Fee & Edit/ Modification of Application: 26-10-2020
  • Last Date for Apply Online, Payment of Fee & Edit/ Modification of Application: 09-11-2020
  • Prelims Exam for Officer Scale I: 31-12-2020
  • Prelims Exam for Office Asst (Multi Purpose): 02/ 04-01-2021

IBPS RRB 2020: Overview

Name of exam Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)
Recruitment for the
Post
  • Officers Scale I, II & III
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Groups Group A and B
Exam level National
Exam Eligibility Graduate
IBPS RRB Exam stage
  • Officers Scale I: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview
  • Office Assistant: Preliminary and Mains
  • Officers Scale II and III: Single level exam and Interview
Mode of exam Online
IBPS RRB Exam Duration
  • Prelims: 45 minutes
  • Mains: 2 hours
  • Single level exam: 2 hours
Official website www.ibps.in

IBPS RRB 2020 Vacancy

The total no. of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2020 exam is released with the release of the official notification on 30th June 2020. The vacancies will be released separately for all the posts i.e. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II, IBPS RRB Officer Scale III & IBPS RRB Office Assistant.

Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 4682
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 3800
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 100
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 08
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 03
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT) 59
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 838
Officer Scale – III 156
Total 9,698
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As you can see that the number of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2020 was 4682 for Office Assistant and 3800 for Officer Grade-I, 1060 for Grade II & 156 for Grade III. So, all the banking aspirants can expect the vacancies to be a little higher than in 2019.

IBPS RRB 2020: Eligibility Criteria

IBPS RRB Age Limit

  • For Officer Scale- III- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3, 1980, and later than June 30, 1999.
  • For Officer Scale-II- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3, 1988, and later than June 30, 1999.
  • For Officer Scale- I- Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3, 1990, and later than June 30, 2002.
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than July 2, 1992, and later than July 1, 2002.

Link : Govt Jobs

AgeWise Relaxation For IBPS RRB 2020
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification

IBPS RRB Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.

Officer Scale-I 

(PO/Assistant Manager)

  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates having a degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates having a degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
2 Years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)
  • Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc will be given preference.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)
  • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)
  • Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks.
2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager)
  • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)
  • MBA in Marketing.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer)
  • Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks.
2 Years
Officer Scale-III
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
5 Years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution

IBPS RRB Exam Fee

The IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam fees have been changed as compared to previous years. The IBPS RRB Application Fee is given below:

Post Category Application Fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III),
Office Assistant/Clerk
General/ OBC/ EWS INR 850/-
Officer (Scale I, II & III)
Office Assistant/Clerk
SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM INR 175/-

 

How To Apply For IBPS RRB 2020?

t is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the IBPS RRB 2020 Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the IBPS RRB will comprise of two stages: || Registration | Login || The steps to apply online is given below.

Registration

  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of IBPS RRB.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.
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Login

  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth and password to complete registration for SBI PO 2020.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned by below.
  3. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG /JPG format.
    Size of Photograph: 200 x 230 pixels
    Size of Signature: 140 x 60 pixels.
  4. After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  5. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.

IBPS RRB 2020 Apply Online

The apply online link has started now, click on the link provided below to apply for IBPS RRB 2020.

IBPS RRB Selection Process

  • For IBPS RRB Clerk, there will be two stages of Exam: || Prelims | Main ||
  • For IBPS PO or Officer Scale I, there will be three stages of Exam:
    || Prelims | Mains | Interview ||
  • For IBPS Officer Grade-II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and III, there will be a single-window exam:
    || IBPS Officer Grade II Exam| Interview ||

The candidates will have to clear each stage of the exam for successful selection for each post.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

As you know that the IBPS RRB recruits candidates for two posts, i.e. Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Scale. Therefore, the exam process is different for each of the exams.

IBPS RRB Officer Assistant Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Assistant 2020, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  •  Preliminary Exam
  •  Mains Exam

No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates to the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate. The test will be objective in nature.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
  Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite time of 2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
  Total 200 200

There will not be any interview after the Mains Exam to get selected for the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made solely on the scores secured by the candidate in the Mains Exam.

IBPS RRB Officer PO Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Officer 2020, the exam will be conducted in three phases:

  1.  Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by the candidate in both IBPS RRB Mains Exam and the Interview. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate.

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-1) Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of
45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Officer (Grade I) Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite Time of
2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper* 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

Note*: Candidates can either opt for English Language or Hindi Language Paper

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2020 is almost the same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer. Apart from the below-mentioned sections, an additional section of the professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

The topics that will be covered in the IBPS RRB Exam are as follows:

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

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Logical Reasoning 

The reasoning ability section comprises of logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for IBPS RRB reasoning syllabus are as follows:

Odd man out Analogy Syllogism
Coding-Decoding Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Blood Relation Series Test Ranking and Time
Causes and Effects Direction Test Sitting Arrangements
Decision Making Statement and Assumption Figure Series
Assertion and Reason Statement and Conclusion Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses Inequalities Puzzles

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Among all the sections in the IBPS RRB exam, the quantitative aptitude section is one of the toughest and also the most scoring section. The detailed IBPS RRB syllabus for the quantitative aptitude section is as given below:

Number System HCF and LCM Profit and Loss
Decimal Fractions Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance Average
Age Problems Simplification Partnership
Percentage Ratio and Proportion Data Interpretation
Permutation and Combination Probability Quadratic Equations
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IBPS RRB Syllabus: English / Hindi Language

Reading Comprehension Error Detection Fill in the blanks
Rearrangement of Sentences Cloze Test Jumbled Words
Idioms One word substitution Phrase Substitution
Antonyms Synonyms

Since there is an option for Hindi and English in the IBPS RRB syllabus, there are certain topics that can be helpful for candidates opting for Hindi as a language:

Vyakaran Error Spotting
Paragraphs Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks Antonyms and Synonyms

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

Computer Fundamentals Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals Shortcut Keys
Networking Basic Knowledge of Internet
MS Office Database
History of Computer Security Tools
Number System and Conversions Computer Languages
Internet Input and Output Devices

IBPS RRB Syllabus: General Awareness

India and International Current Affairs Banking Awareness
Countries and Currencies National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Banking Terms and Abbreviations Banking History
RBI Sports
Finance Sports
Books ad Authors Agriculture
Fiscal Policies Budget
Government schemes Government policies

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Financial Awareness

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy Budget and Economic Survey
Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India Bank Accounts and Special Individuals
Organizations Deposits Credit Loans
Advanced Non Performing Assets Asset Reconstruction Companies
NPAs Restructuring of Loans
Bad Loans Risk Management
BASEL I BASEL II
BASEL II ACCORDS

IBPS RRB 2020 Result

After the candidates have appeared for the IBPS RRB Exam the result will be declared. The result for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Grade will be made available. The result for IBPS RRB is of key importance as it will be the gateway to appear for the next stage of the exam.

IBPS RRB Cut Off

With the declaration of the, IBPS RRB Result will also declare cut off marks for each stage. The cut-off for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam will be different.

IBPS RRB Social Distancing Norms 2020

This time, exam centres will not display the candidates’ Roll Number and Room or Lab Number on their walls. Candidates will be informed about their Lab number in which they need to sit for the exam at the time of verification of Admit Card and ID at the exam centre.

Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue that are listed below:

a. Mask (WEARING A MASK is COMPULSORY)
b. Gloves
c. Personal transparent water bottle
d. Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
e. A simple pen
f. Exam related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, ID card in Original, Photocopy of ID Card, etc)
g. Call Letter/Admit Card should be brought with the Photocopy of the Photo ID stapled with it. Original
ID (same as Photocopy) is also to be brought for verification. The name on the ID and on the Call
Letter/Admit Card should be exactly the same.
h. In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed.

IBPS RRB Exam Center

Here is a list of a few of the exam centers.

State Exam Center
Andhra Pradesh Ananthapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Srikakulam, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun, Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur,
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Panipat, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Baramula, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro
Karnataka Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

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