IBPS RRB 2020: Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2020: Exam Date (Released), Notification, Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification: 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.

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification

The IBPS Calendar 2020 is released. Going by the calendar dates, the notification for the IBPS RRB will be released in the month of June 2020. As soon as the official notification for IBPS RRB is released, the online application portal will be activated. You will also get to know 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 (Multipurpose) Marketing Manager
Treasury Manager Officers Scale I (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 PO 2020 will be conducted on 1st & 2nd August 2020 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam will be conducted on 13th September 2020.

IBPS RRB 2020 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 8th, 9th & 16th August 2020 and the mains exam will be conducted on 19th September 2020.

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification: 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: Exam Date

IBPS RRB 2020 Activity IBPS RRB 2020 Date
(Tentative)
IBPS RRB 2020 Notification June 2020
Online Application Starts on June 2020
Online Applications ends on July 2020
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Date
  • Officer Scale-I – 1st & 2nd August 2020
  • Office Assistant- 8th, 9th & 16th August 2020
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)
  • 13th September 2020
IBPS RRB Mains Exam Date
  • Office Assistant: 19-09-2020
  • Officer Scale I: 13-09-2020
Provisional Allotment

(For Officers Scale I, II and III
& Office Assistant)

To be notified

IBPS RRB 2020 Vacancy

The total no. of vacancies for IBPS RRB will be released with the release of the official notification in 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.

Meanwhile, you can have a look at the IBPS RRB 2019 Vacancy to get an idea of the total no. of vacancies.

Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 3688
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 3352
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 106
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 45
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 11
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law) 18
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) 24
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT) 75
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 893
Officer Scale – III 156
Total 8354

As you can see that the number of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2019 was 3688 for Office Assistant and 4683 for Officer Grade-I, II & III. So, all the banking aspirants can expect the vacancies to be a little higher than in 2019.

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification: 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 June 3, 1980 and later than May 31, 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 June 3, 1988 and later than May 31, 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 June 3, 1990 and later than May 31, 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 June 2, 1992 and later than June 1, 2002.
Age Wise Relaxation For IBPS RRB
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 Educational Qualification

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

Officer Scale-I 

(PO/Assistant Manager)

  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates having degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer
  • Degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates having degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, 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 Certificatation 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, Pisci-culture with a minimum of 50% marks.
2 Years
Officer Scale-III
  • Degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci-culture, 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

Application Fee For IBPS RRB 2020

Post Category Application Fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III), Office Assistant (Multipurpose) General/ OBC/ EWS INR 600
Officer (Scale I, II & III), Office Assistant (Multipurpose) SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM INR 100

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 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 SBI PO.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.

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.

Apply Online For IBPS RRB 2020

The apply online link will be activated when the official notification is released i.e. in June 2020.

IBPS RRB Selection Process

IBPS RRB Recruitment is a three-step process:-

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main examination
  • Interview Round

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

As you know that the IBPS RRB recruits candidates for two posts, i.e. Office Assistant 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 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 made solely on the scores secured by the candidate in the Mains Exam.

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale I) Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Officer 2020, 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

Detailed IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020

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 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 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

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 Admit Card

The candidates who submit their application forms online successfully will receive the IBPS RRB. They will be eligible to appear for the online exam. The IBPS RRB Admit card is issued on a pre-informed date, which is generally 10 days prior to the exam date. The admit card for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Post will be issued separately.

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.

Click Here For IBPS RRB Cut-Off

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

IBPS RRB 2020 FAQ’s

Q. When will the notification for IBPS RRB be released?
Ans. The notification for IBPS RRB will be released in June 2020.

Q. What are the posts for which IBPS RRB conducts the recruitment process?
Ans. IBPS RRB conducts recruitment for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Grade I, II, III posts.

Q. What is the Selection Process For IBPS RRB 2020?
Ans. Candidates applying for Office Assistant will have to appear for the prelims and mains exam only. Candidates applying for Officer Scale post will have to appear for Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Q. Can a candidate apply for multiple posts?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for Office Assistant and Officer Grade Post also. But you can apply only for one post in the Officer Grade Category.

Q. How many times can I appear for IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. You can appear as many times but with respect to the age limit. There no restriction in IBPS RRB for the no. of attempts.

Q. What is the application fee for IBPS RRB Exam 2020?
Ans. A total of Rs. 600/-  for General Category and Rs 100/- for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.

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