For selection to the post of both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks spread across the country, IBPS organises IBPS RRB Exam every year. The selection is made to the post of:

Office Assistant Marketing Manager Treasury Manager
Officer Scale – I 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 is conducted every year for selection to the post of both IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks spread across the country.

Let’s take a look at both these exams:

IBPS RRB 2018 Notification

The recruitment notification for IBPS RRB 2018 has finally been released by IBPS. You can download the Official Notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. With release of Official Notification, the exam dates, pattern and syllabus has also been released.

IBPS RRB PO 2018 will be conducted on 11th, 12th, 18th August 2018 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam for the same will be conducted on 30th September 2017. This year, a single exam will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III on 30th September 2018.

IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 19th, 25th August and 1st September 2018 and the mains exam for the same will be conducted on 7th October 2018.

Click to view Official IBPS RRB VII Notification (2018)

IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Dates:

IBPS has declared the exam dates for IBPS RRB 2018 Exam. Let's have a look at the Exam Dates of IBPS RRB Assistant 2018 and IBPS RRB Officer 2018.

Activity Dates
Online Application Starts 8th June 2018
Online Applications will end on 2nd July 2018
Preliminary Examination Officer Scale-I – 11th, 12th, 18th August 2018
Office Assistant- 19th, 25th August and 1st September 2018
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (I, II & III) 30th September 2018
Office Assistant Mains Exam 7th October 2018
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant): January 2019

No interview is required after the Mains Exam to get selected for the post of Office Assistant.
 

IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2018, 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 candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

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

IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern

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

IBPS RRB Officer 2018 Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Officer 2018, exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • • Preliminary Exam
  • • Mains Exam
  • • Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process

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IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

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

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

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

A common exam (single exam) will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III this year to select candidates on the basis of their professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2018 Exam, a candidate is required to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria Requirement
Nationality
  • a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • 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.
Age Limit For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) - Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1990 and later than 01.06.2000 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1988 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1986 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1978 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive)
Language Proficiency
  • Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.

Educational Qualification

 

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s 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: Working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s 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 or Accountancy;
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree 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 in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager) Information Technology Officer
Bachelor’s 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 (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law 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 of not less than two years
Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer
Bachelor’s 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
Two Years (in therelevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree 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

Category Wise Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years

IBPS RRB 2018 Application Fee

A total of Rs. 600/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to General Category as the application fee for both IBPS RRB Assistant 2018 and IBPS RRB Officer 2018. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2018 is almost same for IBPS RRB Assistant 2018 and IBPS RRB Officer 2018. Apart from the below mentioned sections, an additional section of professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

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

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Number System HCF and LCM
Decimal Fraction Profit and Loss
Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance
Averages Simplification
Partnership Percentages
Ratio and Proportion Averages
Case Studies Charts and Graphs
Permutation and Combination Probability

English Language Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Spotting Errors Commonly Misspelled Words
Jumbled Words Phrase Substitution
Fill in the Blanks Jumbled up sentences
Idioms and Phrases Cloze Tests
Comprehension One word Substitution

Hindi Language Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Vyakaran Fill in the Blanks
Mistakes Paragraphs

Computer Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Computer Fundamentals Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals Shortcut Keys
Networking Basic Knowledge of Internet
MS Office History of Computers
Database Security Tools
History and Future of Computers Virus, Hacking

General Awareness Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Current Affairs Social Function of Banks
Countries/Currencies UNO
Indian and International Economy Marketing
Banking Terms Awards and Honors
RBI Sports
Books and Authors Finance
Fiscal Monetary Policies Agriculture
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate History of Banking


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