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IBPS: Recruitment for Group A and Group B officers in RRB

IBPS RRB Exam 

IBPS RRB Notification 2016

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) provides its service to all public sector banks by conducting exams for lakhs of candidates who need to qualify them in order to join various public sector banks for different posts. IBPS has recently announced the recruitment process for Group A and Group B officers in Regional Rural banks (RRB) across the country. Candidates intending to appear for the examination need to apply for this exam after carefully going through the IBPS RRB exam date, recruitment process, eligibility criteria, registration process, application fees, issuance of call letter etc.


IBPS RRB Exam Procedure

Any candidates aspiring to join a Regional Rural bank (RRB) as a Group A Officer (Scale I, II or III) or Group B- Office Assistant (multipurpose) must register for the Common Recruitment Process. For scale I Officers and Office Assistants, the recruitment process will be held in two parts, the online exams will take place in two phases: prelims and main. For the post of office assistants, the candidates will be provisionally allotted as per their marks obtained in the main examination and vacancies offered by RRBs. The shortlisted candidates in scale I exam need to appear for a common interview conducted by Nodal Regional rural banks. For scale II and III officers, they need to appear for single online examination and shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for another round of interview.

Banks Participating in IBPS RRB Exam 2016

Candidates appearing for Group A and Group B officers in IBPS RRB exam should keep in mind that they can appear for both the post of Group A and Group B officers; however, under the Group A category, a candidate can apply for a single scale i.e. either Scale I, III or III. Mentioned below is a list of participating Regional Rural banks (RRB).



Sr. No

Name of the RRB

State/UT

Preferred Language Proficiency

1

Allahabad UP Gramin Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit

2

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank

Telangana

Telugu

3

Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Telugu

4

Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank

Arunachal Pradesh

English

5

Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

Assam

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo

6

Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank

West Bengal

Bengali

7

Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank

Gujarat

Gujarati

8

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank

Rajasthan

Hindi

9

Baroda UP Gramin Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit

10

Bihar Gramin Bank

Bihar

Hindi

11

Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank

Madhya Pradesh

Hindi

12

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Telugu

13

Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank

Chhattisgarh

Hindi

14

Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank

Gujarat

Gujarati

15

Ellaquai Dehati Bank

 

Jammu & Kashmir

 

Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu,Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti(Palli),

Dardi, Hindi

16

Gramin Bank of Aryavart

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi

17

Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

Himachal Pradesh

Hindi

18

J & K Grameen Bank

Jammu & Kashmir

 

Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli),Dardi

19

Jharkhand Gramin Bank

Jharkhand

Hindi

20

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank

Karnataka

Kannada

21

KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi

22

Kaveri Grameena Bank

Karnataka

Kannada

23

Kerala Gramin Bank

Kerala

Malayalam

24

Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank

Assam

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo

25

Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank

Bihar

Hindi

26

Madhyanchal Gramin Bank

Madhya Pradesh

Hindi

27

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

Maharashtra

Marathi

28

Malwa Gramin Bank

Punjab

Punjabi

29

Manipur Rural Bank

Manipur

Manipuri

30

Meghalaya Rural Bank

Meghalaya

Khasi, Garo

31

Mizoram Rural Bank

Mizoram

Mizo

32

Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank

Madhya Pradesh

Hindi

33

Odisha Gramya Bank

Odisha

Odia

34

Pallavan Grama Bank

Tamil Nadu

Tamil

35

Nagaland Rural Bank

Nagaland

English

36

Pandyan Grama Bank

Tamil Nadu

Tamil

37

Paschim Banga Gramin Bank

West Bengal

Bengali

38

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank

Karnataka

Kannada

39

Prathama Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi

40

Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank

Puducherry

Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu

41

Punjab Gramin Bank

Punjab

Punjabi

42

Purvanchal Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi

43

Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank

Rajasthan

Hindi

44

Saptagiri Grameena Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Telugu

45

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

Haryana

Hindi

46

Sarva UP Gramin Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi

47

Saurashtra Gramin Bank

Gujarat

Gujarati

48

Sutlej Gramin Bank

Punjab

Punjabi

49

Telangana Grameena Bank

Telangana

Telugu, Urdu

50

Tripura Gramin Bank

Tripura

Bengali, Kokborak

51

UtkalGrameen Bank

Odisha

Odia

52

Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

West Bengal

Bengali, Nepali

53

Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank

Bihar

Hindi

54

Uttarakhand Gramin Bank

Uttarakhand

Hindi, Sanskrit

55

Vananchal Gramin Bank

Jharkhand

Hindi

56

Vidharbha  Konkan Gramin Bank

Maharashtra

Marathi

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB Exam 2016

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and East African countries with an intention to settle in India permanently.
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale III must be above 21 years and below 40 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale II must be above 21 years and below 32 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for officers in Scale I must be above 18 years and below 30 years
  • Age (as on 1.09.2016) for Office Assistants(multipurpose) should be between 18-28 years


The maximum age limit for the various posts mentioned above is limited to General category only.  For scheduled castes and scheduled tribes the age relaxation is 5 years, for other backward classes, the age relaxation is 3 years. For ex- servicemen, the age relaxation is 3 years if applying for the post of Office Assistants and 5 years if applying for the post of officer. Widows, divorced or separated women will get an age relaxation of 9 years only for the post of Office Assistants. Relevant caste certificate must be produced at the time of verification during the joining process.

Educational Qualification required for IBPS RRB 2016

  • For the post of office assistants and Scale I officers, a relevant degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent is required along with proficiency in local language as required by the participating RRBs. Basic computer knowledge is also required
  •  For Scale II (General banking) officers, a relevant degree from any recognized University or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required
  • For Scale II (Specialist) officers, a degree from recognized University in Electronics, Computer Science, and Information Technology or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required. Candidates with prior knowledge and certification in C++, Java, ASP, PHP is desirable.
  • For scale III officers, a relevant degree from any recognized University or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate is required


Application Fees

Application fees must be paid online between 14.09.2016-30.09.2016. Bank transaction charges for online payment must be borne by the candidates themselves.
For officers (scale I, II, and III)

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST and OBC candidates
  • Rs. 600/- for all other candidates    

For Office Assistants (Multipurpose)

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST / PWD/ EXEM candidates
  • RS. 600/- for all other categories


IBPS RRB Online Exam Pattern 2016

The IBPS RRB exam question paper will follow the pattern mentioned below including the subjects and marks distribution.
Preliminary Examination (objective):
 
 Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Sr. No.

Name of tests

Medium of exam

No. Of Qs

Maximum marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

Hindi/ English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

2

Numerical ability

Hindi/ English

40

40

 

 

 

80

80

 

Officer Scale-I

Sr. No.

Name of tests

Medium of exam

No. Of Qs

Maximum marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

Hindi/ English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

Hindi/ English

40

40

 

 

 

80

80

 

Main Examination (Objective)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Examination

No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

 

2

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

50

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours

3

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a

English Language

English

40

40

4b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

 

Total

 

200

200

 

Officer Scale-I

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Examination

No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

 

2

Quantitative Aptitude

Hindi/English

40

50

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours

3

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a

English Language

English

40

40

4b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

 

Total

 

200

200

 

Single Level Examination (Objective)

Officer Scale-II( General Banking Officer)

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Examination

No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

 

2

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

50

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a

English Language

English

40

40

4b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

 

Total

 

200

200

 

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Examination

No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours and 30 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

40

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a

English Language

English

40

20

4b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

20

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

6

Professio0nal Knowledge

Hindi/ English

40

40

 

Total

 

240

200

 

Officer Scale-III

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Examination

No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

 

2

Quantitative Aptitude and data Interpretation

Hindi/English

40

50

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours

3

Financial Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4a

English Language

English

40

40

4b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

 

Total

 

200

200

 

Candidates can either opt for 4a or 4b. Other Information is available in an information handout on authorized IBPS website.

As per the IBPS RRB exam pattern, with every wrong answer, one fourth of the marks assigned to a particular question will be deducted. If a question is left unanswered, no marks will be deducted for that particular question. This is applicable to all exams including prelims and main.

The examination will be carried across various exam centres in India and the candidates need to reach at the allotted venue at their own expense on the day of the examination.

 For candidates appearing for the post of officers (scale I, II and III), they need to appear for an interview after the preliminary written exam. The total marks allotted for the interview is 100. The IBPS RRB exam cut-off for general category is minimum 40% (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC)

Issuing of Admit Card and Tentative Dates

The date, time and venue of the written examination as well as the interview will be mentioned in the IBPS RRB exam admit card. A candidate can download the soft copy of his/her admit card from IBPS website (www.ibps.in) by entering their details like the registration number and password.

The tentative schedule is as follows

ACTIVITY

TENTATIVE DATES

Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by

candidates

 

14 September, 2016 to 30 September, 2016

 

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

14 September,2016 to 30 September, 2016

 

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

 

After 10 October, 2016

 

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I

 

17 October, 2016 to 22 October, 2016

 

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant

 

After 17 October, 2016

 

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant

 

24 October, 2016 to 29 October, 2016

 

Download of call letters for online examination –Preliminary

 

Officer Scale-I-October 2016

Office Assistant–November 2016

 

Online Examination –Preliminary

 

Officer Scale-I -05 & 06 November, 2016

Office Assistant-12, 13 & 19 November, 2016

(if required)

 

Result of Online exam –Preliminary

 

Officer Scale-I –November 2016

Office Assistant-December 2016

 

Download of Call letter for Online exam -Main

 

Officer Scale-I –November 2016

Office Assistant-December 2016

 

Online Examination–Main

 

Officers (I, II & III) –11 December, 2016

Office Assistant -18 December, 2016

 

Declaration of Result– Main

(For Officers Scale I, II and III)

 

December2016

 

Download of call letters for interview

(For Officers Scale I, II and III)

 

December2016

 

Conduct of interview

(For Officers Scale I, II and III)

 

January 2017

Provisional Allotment

(For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistants)

 

February 2017

 

 

Provisional Allotment

After completion of the main exam/ interview, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the RRBs based on the merit list. The decision of IBPS shall be considered final regarding the provisional allotment of candidates, which shall bind upon them.






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