Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Regional Rural Banks Recruitment Exam [IBPS RRB Regional Banks]

IBPS RRB 2017

Exam Date : 9th September 2017 To 5th November 2017
Result Date : 15th January 2018

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Application Form, Dates, Syllabus and Pattern of IBPS RRB 2017:

Regional Rural Banks were established in September 1975  under the RRB Act 1976 to provide sufficient banking and credit facility mainly to Farmers in rural areas with the view to include rural areas into the economic mainstream.The Prathama bank was the first RRB to be established on 2 October 1975.five more regional rural banks were set up with a total authorised capital Rs. 100 crore ($10 Million) on 2 October 1976 which was later increased to $50 Million.

Candidates who aspire to join any of the Regional Rural Banks as Group A Officers (Scale- I, II & III) or Group “B”- Office Assistants (Multipurpose) will have to register themselves for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE for RRBs). Candidates must note that Application date starts on 24th July 2017 and will continue till 14th August 2017. Candidates must fill the Application form online on time. The candidates can check the syllabus according to the exam that they are appearing for.

For the Posts of Officers Scale I and Office Assistants (Multipurpose)

  • For the Post of office assistants The examination is conducted in two tiers i.e. the online examination has two phases – Preliminary and Mains Exam.
  • For Officer Scale I the exam has 3 stages.Along with preliminary and mains exam, the candidate has to clear the interview round.
  • Candidates who apply for the post of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) will be provisionally allotted on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the Main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.
  • For the post of Officers Scale I, candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination will have to appear for the Main Examination. Subsequently, candidates shortlisted through Mains Examination will be called for Interview.

Scale II (Generalist and Specialists) and Officers Scale III

  • Candidates applying for Officers Scale II (Generalist and Specialists) and Officers Scale III will appear for a single online examination.
  • Candidates qualifying the Single Online Examination will be called for the Common Interview.

Details Regarding IBPS RRB 2017:

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personal Selection for Regional Rural Bank (IBPS RRB)
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personal Selection for Regional Rural Bank (IBPS)
Exam Type National Level
Recruitment as Group A- Officer Scale I, II & III and Group B- Office Assistants

IBPS RRB 2017 Important Dates

Important Dates of IBPS RRB 2017 

  • IBPS RRB Exam Online Registration start date 24th July 2017 
  • Last date of IBPS RRB Applications 14th August 2017
  • IBPS RRB Application fees Online Payment dates 14-09-2017
  • Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-1 13th August 2017 
  • Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I 9th September 2017 
  • Download of call letters for pre-exam Training for Office Assistant Past 17/10/ 2017 
  • Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant 24/10/ 2017 
  • IBPS RRB Admit Card Download Date – Preliminary Officer Scale I - October 2017 Office Assistant – November 2017
  • IBPS RRBs Officers Preliminary Exam Dates Officer Scale I – 05 & 06-11-2017 Office Assistant - 12, 13 & 19-11-2017
  • IBPS RRBs Office Assistant Exam Dates November 2017
  • Result of Online Exam Preliminary Officer Scale I – November 2017 Office Assistant - December 2017
  • Download of Call letter for Online exam – IBPS RRB Main Officer Scale I – November 2017 Office Assistant - December 2017
  • IBPS RRB MAINS Exam Dates Officers (I, II & III) – 11-12-2017 Office Assistant – 18-12-2017
  • IBPS RRB Declaration of Result – Main (For Officers Scale I, II and III) 15th January 2018 
  • Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) December 2017

IBPS RRB 2017 Eligibility

The following are the details on which the candidates have to look for regarding the eligibility criteria:

Nationality/Citizenship:

Participants must be a citizen of either of the following countries:

  • Citizen of Indian
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee
  • Migrated Peoples 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.

Age Criteria:

  • Officer Scale I =Candidates should be between 18 – 30 Years (DOB between 03 09 1987 to 30-08-1999)
  • Officer Scale II =Candidates should be between 21 – 32 Years (DOB between 03 09 1985 to 30-08-1996)
  • Officer Scale III =Candidates should be between  21 – 40 Years (DOB between 03-09-1977 to 30-08-1996)
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) =Candidates should be between  18 – 28 Years (DOB between 02-09-1989 to 01-09-1999)

Eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Post: 

Degree in any discipline. Preferred degree criteria Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and AccountancyProficiency in the local language Computer Knowledge.

Eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Post:

Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Preferred degree criteria – Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy.
Required Experience – Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

Eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officers) Post:

  • Information Technology Officer (IT Officer) – Must have Degree 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.
    Required Experience: One year.
  • Chartered Accountant – Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
    Required Experience: One year.
  • Law Officer – Degree in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
    Required Experience: Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period, not less than two years.
  • Treasury Manager – Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution. 
    Required Experience: One year.
  • Marketing Officer – MBA in Marketing from a recognized university.
    Required Experience: One year.
  • Agricultural Officer – Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
    Required Experience: Two years.

Eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Post:

  • Degree with a minimum of 50% marks. Preference Criteria 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.
  • Required Experience: Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution

IBPS RRB 2017 Application Process

  • Before applying for IBPS RRB, Candidates are required to keep ready the scanned photograph and signature according to the guidelines of IBPS RRB. Necessary documents along with valid Email ID and password which will be used in future in various terms of IBPS CWE RRB online Registration and payment.
  • IBPS will send details required about IBPS RRB Exam to the Registered Email ID.


  • Visit the IBPS official website ibps.in
  • New candidate has to register themselves
  • Fill the application form has per the instruction
  • Upload the pre-scanned photograph and signature
  • After complete filling of application form, the last step is fee payment
  • Candidate has to make the fee payment through online or offline mode

IBPS RRB 2017 Application Form Details

 Application Form for IBPS RRB 2017

  • Candidates are required to keep ready with a scanned photo and signature according to the guidelines issued by IBPS.
  • Necessary documents along with valid Email ID and password which will be used in future in various terms of IBPS CWE RRB online Registration and payment.
  • IBPS will send details required about IBPS RRB Exam to the Registered Email 
  • After submitting all required details of the applicant in next step, you’ll get your Registration No. and Password of RRB Recruitment 2017 on your given email ID.
  • After complete this process of RRB Online Apply, you must take the printout of your system generated IBPS RRB Office Assistant Application Form 2017, and IBPS RRB Officers online form 2017.
  • All the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of Birth, Post Applied for, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination, registration of preferences for participating organizations, etc. will be considered as final after the last date

IBPS RRB Application Fees

  • Officer (Scale I, II & III): 
    Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 600/- for all others
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose):
    Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates and Rs. 600/- for all others

IBPS RRB 2017 Admit Card

Candidate can download the Admit Card 15 days prior to the exam date. Candidate will be not allowed to enter the examination hall without admit card.

To download the admit card, the candidate should follow the below simple step:

  • Visit the IBPS official website ibps.in
  • Enter the given registration number, password and captcha then click on submit button
  • Admit card will be displayed on the screen where information such as candidate's name, address, exam center, timing, photograph, signature etc will mentioned
  • Verify the admit card thoroughly
  • Click on the download button for print in A4 formate, candidate should make more than one copies
  • Stick your photograph and enter signature in the given space

IBPS RRB 2017 Exam Pattern

 Candidates are advised to carefully look at Exam Pattern as different sections as different patterns

IBPS RRB Preliminary Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

Duration of the Test is 45 minutes and the test has two papers.The total number of questions is 80 and the total marks allotted is 80 marks.

  • IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks 40
  • IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 40

IBPS RRB Preliminary Officer Scale-I:

Duration of the Test is 45 minutes and the test has two papers.The total number of questions is 80 and the total marks allotted is 80 marks.

  • IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks 40
  • IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 40

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Mains

Duration of the Test is 2 hours and the test has two papers.The total number of questions is 200 and the total marks allotted is 200 marks.

  • IBPS RRB Reasoning Paper 
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks 50
  • IBPS RRB Numerical Ability Paper
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 50
  • IBPS RRB General Awareness Paper
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks:40
  • RRB English Language Syllabus Paper
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 40
  • Hindi Language Syllabus Paper
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 40
  • RRB Computer Knowledge Paper
    • No of Questions: 40
    • Marks: 20

IBPS RRB 2017 Syllabus

IBPS RRB Reasoning:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Tabulation
  • Puzzle
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency

IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Sequence & Series
  • Simplification
  • Number Systems
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

IBPS RRB General knowledge:

  • Current Affairs of Last 6 Months
  • Banking Awareness – Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian Banking Industry – Structure of Indian Banking
  • Regulatory Bodies like – RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC, etc.
  • (RBI History / Functions / Roles)
  • Indian Economy Questions
  • Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
  • International Organisations/ Financial InstitutionsIndian Constitution
  • IBPS RRB General Awareness Books
  • Government Schemes – Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, etc.
  • Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments
  • Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other relevant concepts.

IBPS RRB English/Hindi: 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Rearrangement
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting

IBPS RRB Computer:

  • The Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
  • History of Computers
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Communication (Basic Introduction)
  • Operating System
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • Number System
  • Security Tools, Virus, HackerMS Windows & MS Office
  • Networking (LAN, WAN)

IBPS RRB 2017 Results

For result, follow the step-wise procedure given below;

  • Candidate should visit the official website ibps.in
  • Login with the registration number and password
  • IBPS RRB Result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download your result

IBPS RRB 2017 Counselling

  • IBPS RRB Selection Process varies post-wise:
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Candidates will have to attend Prelims exam. Qualifying candidates will attend the main exam. Final allotment will be done on the basis of marks obtained in Mains Examination.
  • Officer Scale I Post: The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of Prelims, Mains, and Interview
  • Officers Scale II and III: Shortlisting of candidates will be done on the basis of Single Level Examination and Interview.

Discussion Forum View all 5 Questions

Do we have a separate cut-off for the Interview Round for IBPS RRB Exams?

Asked By: Ramani T,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, Interview Round too has a separate weightage with the total score of 100 after the IBPS RRB.

In this round, the language proficiency of the candidate is also judged. The ratio of CWE and interviews is 70:30. The final scores gained at the CWE by a candidate and the IBPS RRB Interview cut off helps the concerned banks to finally select the candidates.

The Peduncle is the first to update its readers with the latest updates and news regarding the issue of call letters and process to download the same conveniently.

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Which all banks participate in recruitments through IBPS RRB?

Asked By: Dhanya Vijay,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There is a total of 56 Regional Rural Banks, from various States of India participating in this recruitment process for IBPS RRB.

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QIBPS RRB in short

Can you tell me a bit about IBPS RRB in short?

Asked By: Alex Jacob,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are multiple positions to be filled through IBPS RRB Exam such as Officer Scale-I, Scale-II & Scale-III.There are also specialist officer positions like I.T.

There are also specialist officer positions like I.T. Officer, Chartered Accountant, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer, Marketing Officer.

In clerical cadre, Office Assistant positions are also being recruited.

The date of examination for this recruitment will be announced on their Official Website.

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Which all posts can I apply to under this recruitment?

Asked By: Simran Kaur,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are two levels of posts available through IBPS RRB Regional Banks recruitment process:

  • Group-“A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III)
  • Group “B” Office Assistants (Multipurpose).

Group “A” posts can be considered as the correspondent to Probationary Officer and Office Assistants can be considered as the correspondent to a Clerk in PSU Banks.

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