ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

AGE LIMIT

For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 40 years

For Officer Scale- II (Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 32 years

For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)– Above 18 years – Below 30 years

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years

The maximum age limit specified above is applicable to General Category candidates only. For other categories the following relaxations would apply: Sr. No. Category Quantitative Aptitude Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))
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
4b 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
5 Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))
9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

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.
Officer Scale-I
(Assistant Manager)
i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalentPreference 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.
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)
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

IBPS RRB Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Examination (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Awareness Paper 40 40
4A English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
4B Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-II)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4A English Language Paper 40 40
4B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4A English Language Paper 40 40
4B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
6     Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40
Total 200 200

All the exams will be held through online mode and will be of objective type. All sections (except English Language section & Hindi Language section) will be bilingual (i.e. will be asked in both English & Hindi).There will be both sectional as well as overall cut offs in IBPS RRB Officer Grade. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every answer attempted wrong by a candidate in IBPS RRB Exam.

IBPS RRB Assistant
For Office Assistant
A composite time of 45 minutes is provided to candidates to complete two sections namely Reasoning and Numerical Ability. Candidates must clear the cut-off of each section. The cut-off for each section is decided by the team of IBPS depending on the level of difficulty of the paper

S. No. Section Name Medium Of Exam No of Question Minimum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours A composite time of 45 mins
1 Numerical Ability English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB MAINS EXAMINATION
The complete list of all the sections available for the mains Exam in different scales, i.e. Officer Scale I, II and III are discussed below.
For Office Assistant

Serial No. Section Name Total marks
1 Reasoning 40
2 Computer Knowledge 40
3 General Awareness 40
4 English Language 40
5 Hindi Language 40
6 Quantitative Aptitude 40
Total 240

IBPS RRB Syllabus
The IBPS RRB syllabus differs a little bit for Office Assistant and for Officer Grade. The syllabus differs for both IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam and IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam.

IBPS RRB Assistant Exam
The IBPS RRB Assistant Exam Syllabus majorly falls into five sections:

  •  Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computer Knowledge
  • English Language and
  • Hindi Language.
    The subcategories of these five sections are mentioned below:
Reasoning English Language Quantitative Aptitude Hindi Language Computer Language
Odd man out Spotting Errors Number System Vyakaran Computer Fundamentals
Syllogism Jumbled Words Decimal Fraction Fill in the Blanks Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Simple Interest Mistakes Networking
Series Test Idioms and Phrases Time and Work Paragraphs MS Office
Odd man out Spotting Errors Number System Vyakaran Computer Fundamentals
Ranking and Time Comprehension Averages Database
Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words Partnership History and Future of Computers
Decision Making Phrase Substitution Ratio and Proportion Computer Fundamentals
Figure Series Jumbled up sentences Case Studies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests Permutation and Combination Networking
Statement and Arguments One word Substitution HCF and LCM MS Office
Figure Series Test  Vocabulary Profit and Loss Database
Analogy Compound Interest
Coding-Decoding Time and Distance
Alphabet Test Simplification
Number Percentages
Causes and Effects Averages
Sitting Arrangements Data interpretation
Statement and Assumption Probability
Assertion and Reason  Number series
Word Formation

IBPS RRB Officer Grade
The syllabus of Officer Grade is almost similar to that of IBPS RRB 2018 Assistant. The only difference occurs in the professional knowledge paper. The Officer Grade has an additional section of General Awareness apart from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English/Hindi Language, Computer Language, Computer Applications and Professional Knowledge.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language Hindi Language General Awareness Computer Language
Number System Odd man out Spotting Errors Vyakaran Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Decimal Fraction Syllogism Jumbled Words Fill in the Blanks Countries/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Simple Interest Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Mistakes Indian and International Economy Networking
Time and Work Series Test Idioms and Phrases Banking Terms MS Office
Averages Ranking and Time Comprehension RBI Database
Partnership Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Phrase Substitution Fiscal Monetary Policies Computer Fundamentals
Case Studies Figure Series Jumbled up sentences Repo and Reverse Repo Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests Social Function of Banks Networking
HCF and LCM Statement and Arguments One word Substitution UNO MS Office
Profit and Loss Figure Series Test  Sentence Improvement Marketing Database
Compound Interest Analogy Awards and Honors
Time and Distance Coding-Decoding Sports
Simplification Alphabet Test Finance
Percentages Number Agriculture
Averages Causes and Effects History of Banking
Data interpretation Sitting Arrangements
Probability Statement and Assumption
 Number Series Assertion and Reason
Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses