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About IBPS RRB Exams

IBPS RRB stands for 'IBPS Regional Rural Banks'. IBPS conducts IBPS RRB exam annually to fill the vacancies of IBPS RRB PO & RRB Office Assistant in various Regional Rural Banks called Gramin Banks. More than 30 lakh candidates filled the application form last year itself, in which approximately 12 lakh candidates applied for IBPS RRB PO, and around 15 lakh aspirants registered for Office Assistant exam. The work profile of RRB Officer Scale-I simulates the profile of a PO in any public sector bank. After selection as Officer Scale-I in RRB, one serves for a time period of 2 years as the probation period. After completing it, the candidate is posted as Asst Manager in any branch of the regional rural bank. An Officer Scale-I in Regional Rural Bank can get a basic salary of Rs.35000 to Rs.40000 along with other perks and benefits including housing allowance etc.

PO and Managers in RRB are into customer dealing, maintenance and supervising regular branch activities. The job role or work responsibilities of an Officer (Scale-I) of a RRB includes looking into public relations, monitor and regulate branch functions and tasks, address customer related issues and grievances, monitoring daily customer transactions and handling loan processing too. Banks conduct exams on a regular interval of time for the promotion of employees. Apart from promotions through examinations, banks also promote their employees on the seniority basis.

The work profile of an Office Assistant in RRB is similar to that of a Clerk in any Public Sector Bank. It is the starting designation in the hierarchy of RRB. An Office Assistant deals with the front desk work and customer handling operations. They work at the single window operations like managing inquiry corners, withdrawal, managing receipts, opening of new accounts, cash collection, issue of bank statements and handling emails & delivery. An Office Assistant in Regional Rural Bank can get a basic salary of Rs.15000 to Rs.19000 during the training period. After training period the perks and emoluments may depend upon the performance of the candidate which may vary from bank to bank.

IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exams

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Selection Procedure involves following phases -

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Group Exercise and Interview

IBPS RRB Office Assistant selection procedure involves the following phases: -

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

The overall exam pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and IBPS RRB Office Assistant

Prelims consists of 2 sections

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

The total duration of the exam is 45 minutes. Each section consists of 40 questions.