IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Selection Process

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Jun 2, 2020

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IBPS RRB 2020 Exam will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for recruitment of Officers Scale-1, 2, 3 and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). The recruitment process involves the Preliminary exam, Main exam and Interview round. The official IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Dates have been announced. The Preliminary exam will be held on August 1, 2, 8, 9 and 16, 2020 for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistants. IBPS RRB 2020 Single Exam for Officer Scale 2 and 3 and Main exam for Officer Scale 1 is scheduled to take place on September 13, 2020 while IBPS RRB 2020 Main exam for Office Assistant will be conducted on September 19, 2020.

Latest: IBPS RRB 2020 notification will be released soon in June month.
  • As per IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility, candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree with relevant experience are eligible to apply for the RRB exam.

  • IBPS RRB 2020 Application Form will tentatively be released on June 18, 2020 at ibps.in.
  • The application fee is INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS categories and INR 100 for SC, ST, PWD and Ex-servicemen.
  • IBPS RRB 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant is similar. The paper will have 80 MCQs with a cumulative duration of 45 minutes.
  • IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for prelims exam includes Reasoning and Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Candidates clearing IBPS RRB 2020 Cutoff of prelims exam will appear for main exam. 
Prepp Test Series

After result declaration of written exam, IBPS will begin the process of dispatching call letters for IBPS RRB interview to the qualified candidates. The interview is conducted by Nodal Regional Rural Banks in co-ordination with NABARD and IBPS. The interview round is the last stage of IBPS RRB Selection Process of Group A Officers. 


IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Dates 

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Schedule has been announced. The official exam dates are tabulated below:   

Events Dates 
IBPS RRB 2020 Registration to begin on June 18, 2020 (tentative)
Last day to fill IBPS RRB 2020 Application Form July 4, 2020 (tentative)
IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Date – Preliminary

August 1, 2, 8, 9 and 16, 2020 

IBPS RRB 2020 Single Exam Date for Officer Scale 2 and 3

September 13, 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 Main Exam Date

Officer Scale 1 –  September 13, 2020

Office Assistant – September 19, 2020

IBPS RRB Interview Dates for Officers Scale I, II and III November, 2020
Provisional Allotment [For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant. (Multipurpose)] January 2021

Download IBPS RRB 2020 Sample Papers  


IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility

Candidates who are willing to appear for IBPS RRB should satisfy all the eligibility conditions. Aspirants should accomplish the key skills, educational qualification, age limit, required experience to apply for the specialist officer post.

  • A candidate who has a complaint against his character, moral turpitude, complaint regarding repayment of loans are not eligible to apply for the specialist officer.
  • At any stage, if a candidate is found unqualified, will be debarred from the RRB Recruitment Process.

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.

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification Requirement

The following table represents the eligibility criteria of candidates who are wishing to appear in RRB recruitment process

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

Officer Scale-I

(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.

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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 having 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

Check Detailed IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility


How to Apply for IBPS RRB 2020? 

Candidates need to initially register themselves for RRB online exam on IBPS website by mentioning the essential information concerning themselves. Enter valid personal details and active e-mail ID and mobile number as a provisional registration number and password will be sent on the same.

  • The step that follows RRB online application is uploading documents (photograph and signature).
  • After that candidates need to fill a detailed form for IBPS examination with correct data.
  • A preview of the filled form is also available to check the details entered in the IBPS RRB Application Form and correct them before the final submission.
  • Post final submission of RRB online form, the candidate needs to remit the application fee through online mode.
  • The steps followed at each stage of the RRB online Application Process are mentioned below:

Step 1: IBPS RRB Registration 

  1. Visit IBPS official website – ibps.in.
  2. Click on Home and open CWE for RRBs.
  3. Choose the link, you want to apply for (Office Assistant/ Officer Scale I, II, III).
  4. Click the link “Click Here For New Registration”.
  5. Fill the RRB online application form, by entering the basic information.
  6. Enter security code and click on Save and Next.

Note: A provisional registration number and password is displayed on the screen. It's also sent via SMS and E-mail to the candidate. Preserve the same for the further process.

Step 2: Uploading Documents

  1. Login once more using the provisional ID and password received.
  2. Click on the link to upload the photograph given in the box provided for image of photograph.
  3. Browse to the location wherever the photograph is saved and click on open/upload post choice of the photograph.
  4. Similarly, upload signature,left thumb impression and a hand written declaration. 

Step 3: Filling IBPS RRB Application Form

  1. Enter the essential information such as category with category code, nationality etc. below the basic tab of the detailed IBPS RRB form.
  2. Enter your choice of IBPS RRB 2020 examination Center for each preliminary and main examination with state.
  3. Enter personal (father’s name, mother’s name, etc.) and communication details (address with pin code).
  4. Enter the educational details, work experience and skilled languages in the qualification/work experience/language tab.
  5. Mention the selection of participating organizations within the preferred order below the survey tab.
  6. Click on “I agree” in the declaration to assure that the information entered is true.
  7. Preview the entire form in the next step.
  8. Click on Final Submit after editing the details or validating them

Step 4: Pay IBPS RRB Application Fees

  1. A new page for fee payment opens after final submission.
  2. Choose the online gateway among Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/IMPS/Mobile Wallets or cash cards.
  3. Enter the specified details in the area provided.
  4. Verify the details and click on Pay.

Note: In case of non-payment, login once more and follow the same method of fee payment

Step 5: Confirmation

  1. An additional page of RRB online application opens after successful fee payment.
  2. Enter the details asked by following the instructions to generate the e-receipt.
  3. Print the e-receipt and RRB online form displayed on the screen.

Note: For the posts of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) and Officers Scale I, the candidate should indicate in the online application the state to which he/she opts for provisional allotment on selection. The option once exercised will be irrevocable.

Read More About IBPS RRB 2020 Application Form

IBPS RRB 2020 Application Fee 

  • IBPS RRB Application Fee is to be paid according to the reservation category, a candidate belongs to.
  • IBPS RRB 2020 Application Fee details are as follows:
Post Applied 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

IBPS RRB Application Fee can be paid by any one of the following mode-

  • Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
  • Credit Cards
  • Internet Banking
  • IMPS (Immediate Payment Service)
  • Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets

IBPS RRB 2020 Admit Card 

  • IBPS RRB 2020 Admit Cards are released separately for Pre-exam Training, Preliminary, Main Examination, and Interview round.
  • IBPS RRB Call Letters are made available on the official website of IBPS – ibps.in.
  • IBPS RRB Call Letters for prelims exam for Officer Scale-1 and the office assistant will be issued in July 2020.
  • Only candidates qualifying prelims exam can download call letters for IBPS RRB main round in September 2020.

Candidates are required to follow the given mentioned steps to download IBPS RRB Call Letter 2020:

  1. Visit IBPS website – ibps.in.
  2. At the home page, Click on the link “Download your Call Letter for CWE RRB IX”, to download the IBPS RRB Call Letter.
  3. Enter the provisional ID and Password received during the RRB Online Registration Process.
  4. Verify the details on the IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020 and Print multiple copies.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Pattern 

  • IBPS conducts a two-stage written test for Officer Scale-I and Office Assistant posts while for Officer Scale-II and III, there is only one written test.
  • Candidates applying for Officer level posts have to appear for an interview round before the final selection. There is no interview for Office Assistant.
  • The exams are online-based having multiple-choice questions.
  • There is a negative marking of one-fourth marks for each wrong answer.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Pattern for Office Assistant and Officer Scale 1 is mentioned below:

Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Name of Section Number of Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80

80

Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Name of Section Number of Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Office Assistant Main Exam Pattern 2020

Name of Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
 
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability  40 50
English/Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Officer Scale-I Main Exam Pattern 2020

Name of Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning  40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
 
General Awareness  40 40
Quantitative Aptitude  40 50
English/Hindi Language  40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Center 

  • IBPS is the authority that reserves the right to allocate IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Center preferred by candidates.
  • IBPS RRB Exam will be held at the following centers and the address of the venue will be mentioned in IBPS RRB Call Letters.
  • Candidates have to indicate their choice of IBPS RRB Exam Center for both Preliminary and Main examination during RRB while filling the details in the Application Form.
  • The tentative list of IBPS RRB Exam Center with the state is given below:
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 Result

  • IBPS RRB 2020 Result will be declared in three Stages – Prelims, Main and Final.
  • IBPS RRB Preliminary Result will be released in September 2020.
  • The result for Main exam and Final result will be released in October 2020 and January 2020 respectively. 
  • Candidates qualifying one stage will proceed to the next stage.
  • Candidates can check the results online at ibps.in

IBPS RRB 2020 Selection Process 

IBPS RRB Recruitment is a three-step process:- 

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main examination
  • Interview Round

IBPS RRB 2020 Preliminary Examination

  • IBPS CWE will conduct an online objective type preliminary examination from August 3 – 25, 2020.
  • Preliminary exam will be conducted for the candidates appearing for Office Assistant Post and Officer Scale 1 post. No Preliminary exam for.
  • It is the first stage of the RRB recruitment process.
  • It comprises 2 sections (Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning) with a total weightage of 80 marks.
  • Depending upon candidate’s performance, an adequate number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS RRB Main Examination

  • Candidates shortlisted for main examination will have to appear for Officer Scale 1, 2, 3 and Office Assistant on October 13 and 20, 2020
  • It is 200 marks examination comprising of 5 sections (English/Hindi, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Financial Knowledge and Professional Knowledge) as per the post, a candidate is applying for.
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.
  • Candidates are shortlisted for interview by considering the scores obtained in main examination.

IBPS RRB Interview Round

  • Candidates who qualify the main examination for the RRB exam are eligible to appear for an interview.
  • The minimum marks required to qualify the interview is 40% (35% for reserved candidates).
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of the 80:20 ratio of Main: Interview.
  • Candidates who qualify the interview are selected for the provisional allotment process.
  • Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview.

Read Detailed IBPS RRB Selection Process


IBPS RRB 2020 Provisional Allotment Process 

The provisional allotment process is done post conduction of the interview. The various important considerations of the process are given below:

  • IBPS initially allocates shortlisted candidates to one of the participating institutes based on merit- cum-preference basis provisionally.
  • Selection of any reserved category candidate on same standards as a general candidate will be treated as own merit candidate. No reserved category is eligible to get allotment in the unreserved category if he/she scores marks equivalent to or merely higher than the last allotted unreserved category.
  • If a candidate doesn’t exercise the relaxation applicable for reserved candidates, he/she has to score marks equivalent to cut off of the unreserved category candidates.
  • In case of a tie, the age of the candidate is considered as a tie breaker i.e. candidate who is older in age is given higher scores.
  • Candidates have to satisfy the eligibility and identity verification of the allocated institute. In case of any discrepancy at any stage, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled.
  • IBPS is responsible for selection, re-allocation and cancellation of allotted seat depending upon the exigencies.
  • The issuance of appointment letter including the terms and conditions, verification formalities, joining date etc. is done by the Participating organization and is considered final.
  • This is an All India cadre and provisionally allotted candidates (subject to fulfilling all required criteria) may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the participating organization.

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IBPS RRB 2020 Cut Off

  • With result, IBPS will also declare cut off marks for each stage.
  • Based on the marks scored in IBPS RRB Prelims exam, candidates are shortlisted for Main phase of the recruitment exam.
  • Candidates who score equal to or more than the cut off marks will then be called for interview.
  • Interview is the final stage of the recruitment process for RRBs. 

Cut off for IBPS RRB exam will depend on factors such as –

  1. Number of participants
  2. Difficulty level of the exam,
  3. Vacancies at participating RRBs

Here, we are providing the IBPS RRB Cutoff for Officer Scale-1 2018. 

States Cutoff (Full Marks 80)
Madhya Pradesh 57.06
Himachal Pradesh 59.75
Punjab 54.75
 Odisha 50.50
Tripura 29.25
Telangana 45.25
Rajasthan 50.50
Maharastra 47.50
Karnataka 44.25
Chhattisgarh 53.50
Gujarat 48.25
Uttar Pradesh 50.00
West Bengal 48.50
Bihar 45.00
Uttarkhand 54.00
Haryana 57.00
Karnataka 44.25
Tamil Nadu 43.25
Jammu and Kashmir 47.25
Andhra Pradesh 52.50

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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