Overview of IBPS RRB Exams

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IBPS RRB Exams

Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to select candidates for the positions of IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Cadre in the country’s numerous Regional Rural Banks (RRB). The selection is made for the posts of Group A, and Group B. IBPS RRB exams have fierce competition, as every year, lakhs of candidates appear for the exam.

The IBPS RRB notification for different exams is released on the official website. The notification PDF includes all exam-related information, including exam dates, the last date to submit an online application, admit cards etc. Every year, IBPS holds the IBPS RRB exam to select candidates for the positions of office assistant and officers on scales I, II, and III (Multipurpose). In this article, an overview of all the IBPS RRB exams has been given for the convenience of the aspirants.

About IBPS RRB Exams

Regional Rural Banks, also known as RRBs, are scheduled commercial government banks that operate at the local level in various Indian states. RRBs were established with the intention of offering banking and financial services largely to rural residents. The roles and responsibilities of the RRBs include:

  • Offering services including lockers, credit and debit cards, mobile and internet banking, UPI, etc.
  • Providing rural and semi-urban areas with banking services.
  • Carrying out tasks including paying MGNREGA workers’ salaries and distributing pensions, etc.

IBPS conducts the IBPS RRB exams to fill various Group A and Group B vacancies for the Regional Rural Banks. The selection is made for the following posts:

IBPS RRB Office AssistantOfficer Scale – I
Law Officer (Grade – II)
Officer (Grade III)
IBPS RRB Marketing ManagerBanking Officer Scale-II
Law Officer (Grade–II)
IT Officer (Grade II)
IBPS RRB Treasury ManagerAgriculture Officer (Grade – II)
Chartered Accountant (Grade II)

It is to be noted that the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was established by the Union Cabinet to hold a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to select applicants for Group B and C non-technical and non-gazetted positions in SSC, RRB, and IBPS. The NRA CET will act as a screening/preliminary test for other steps in the recruitment process. Only the Prelims/Tier-I exam will be administered by NRA; all further phases of selection will be handled by the appropriate testing organisations.

Candidates are selected for officer-level positions based on their performance in the preliminary exam, mains/single-level exam, and interview. Candidates are recruited for the position of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Clerk based on performance in the preliminary and main exams. According to the number of vacancies and the merit-cum-preference system, candidates who have been provisionally shortlisted are assigned to one of the participating RRBs.

Participating Banks in the IBPS RRB Exams

The IBPS RRB examination is being held with the intention of recruiting people for the positions of Officers Scale I, II, and III and Office Assistant at the various Gramin Banks around the nation. The IBPS RRB recruiting process is being taken part in by a total of 43 RRBs. The list of IBPS RRB participating banks is provided below:

State and Union TerritoryParticipating Regional Rural Banks
Andhra PradeshAndhra Pragathi Gramin Bank
Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
Saptagiri Grameena Bank
Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
AssamAssam Gramin Vikash Bank
BiharDakshin Bihar Gramin Bank
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank
GujaratBaroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
Saurashtra Gramin Bank
HaryanaSarva Haryana Gramin Bank
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh Gramin Bank
Jammu and KashmirEllaquai Dehati Bank
J & K Grameen Bank
JharkhandJharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank
KarnatakaKarnataka Gramin Bank
Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
KeralaKerala Gramin Bank
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
Madhyanchal Gramin Bank
MaharashtraMaharashtra Gramin Bank
Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank
ManipurManipur Rural Bank
MeghalayaMeghalaya Rural Bank
MizoramMizoram Rural Bank
NagalandNagaland Rural Bank
OdishaOdisha Gramya Bank
Utkal Grameen Bank
PuducherryPuduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank
PunjabPunjab Gramin Bank
RajasthanBaroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Grama Bank
TelanganaAndhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
Telangana Grameena Bank
TripuraTripura Gramin Bank
Uttar PradeshAryavart Bank
Baroda UP Bank
Prathama UP Gramin Bank
UttarakhandUttarakhand Gramin Bank
West BengalBangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
Paschim Banga Gramin Bank
Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

Exam Summary of IBPS RRB Exams

IBPS RRB Notification: IBPS published the IBPS RRB notification 2022 on its official website on June 6, 2022, in order to fill 8285 Office Assistant (Clerk) and Officers Scale-I, II, and III positions at various Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the nation. On the IBPS official website, the Online Application link for the IBPS RRB 2022 Office Assistant and Officers Scale-I, II, and III was activated on June 7, 2022. IBPS RRB 2022 online applications were to be submitted by June 27, 2022, to be considered. The process to apply online has been given in the notification.

IBPS RRB Application Fees: Last year, the application fees to apply online for the IBPS RRB 2022 exam increased. Applicants from the General Category were required to pay a total of Rs. 850 as the application fee for the IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officers exams, while SC/ST/PWD candidates were required to pay a total of Rs. 175.

IBPS RRB Exam Dates: The exam dates for various IBPS RRB exams were given in the official notification. Recently, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) held the preliminary examination for the IBPS RRB PO on August 20 and 21. On August 7, 13, and 14, the IBPS RRB Clerk preliminary examination was held. The following list contains all of the important IBPS RRB 2022 exam dates:

IBPS RRB EventsDates
IBPS RRB Notification 202206th June 2022
IBPS RRB Start of Online Application07th June 2022
IBPS RRB Last Date of Online Applications27th June 2022 
IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card 2022 [Prelims]16th July 2022
IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Date07th, 13th and 14th August 2022
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card 2022 [Prelims]22nd July  2022
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Date20th & 21st August 2022
IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Result September 2022
IBPS RRB Mains Examination for Officers (Scale II & III)24th September 2022
IBPS RRB Mains Examination for Officer Scale I24th September 2022
IBPS RRB Mains Examination for Office Assistant01st October 2022
IBPS RRB Interview DatesOctober/November 2022
Final Result (Provisional Allotment)01st January 2023

IBPS RRB Eligibility: The eligibility requirement for the IBPS RRB exam varies for the different posts and is given in detail in the official notification. However, the basic requirement for all the posts is given below:

NationalityCitizen of India
Age LimitOfficers Scale I: Above 18 and below 30 yearsOfficer Scale II: Above 21 and below 32 yearsOfficer Scale III: Above 21 and below 40 yearsOffice Assistant/Clerk: 18 to 28 yearsRelaxation in age is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
Educational QualificationThe basic educational qualification is graduation. However, the educational qualification is different for different posts. 
Local Language Proficiency Candidates applying to a certain RRB must be fluent in the language spoken in the State or UT where that RRB is located.

IBPS RRB Salary: The IBPS RRB offers handsome salaries to their employees, which vary for different posts. In addition to the basic salary, all the selected candidates for IBPS RRB are also eligible for additional benefits, including Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA)/Leased Accommodation, Special Allowance, Travelling Allowance (TA), Medical Reimbursement, Conveyance Allowance, etc. According to the most recent revised pay commission, IBPS RRB officers receive an approximate monthly compensation as follows:

Post NameMonthly Income
Office Assistant/ ClerkRs. 15,000 – Rs. 20,000
Officer Scale-IRs. 29,000 – Rs. 33,000
Officer Scale-IIRs. 33,000- Rs. 39,000
Officer Scale-IIIRs. 38,000 – Rs. 44,000

IBPS RRB Syllabus: The syllabus for IBPS RRB exams is almost the same for all the posts. However, the exam pattern is different for all the posts. The IBPS RRB exam syllabus includes the following subjects: 

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Hindi Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness

To check the detailed syllabus for the IBPS RRB exams, aspirants should go through the detailed notification available on the official website of the IBPS. The IBPS RRB notification also carries other important information like the number of vacancies for different posts, the list of exam centres, the process to apply online etc.

Since lakhs of aspirants apply for the IBPS RRB exam every year, candidates must start their preparation in advance and follow a good strategy to ace the exam on their first attempt. The key to any bank exam preparation is practice. The more a candidate practices, the better their position is to crack the IBPS RRB examination easily.

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