Know about IBPS RRB Exam?

IBPS RRB 2019 stand for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Regional Rural Banks, the most popular Banking exam in India to become officer in Banking field. The authority which is authorized to conduct the exam is IBPS and Post for which IBPS conducts the exam called PO and clerk. Every year Lacs of candidates fill the online application form. The candidates selected after the final interview process get the opportunity to work in their choice of Bank as a Probationary Officer (Bank PO) and Assistant. In this Article we will discuss about IBPS RRB PO and clerk 2019 exam Dates, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, job profile, Salary, Promotion & Career growth and ibps po previous year cutoff.

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

Check here the exam date of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I & IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019:

Events Dates
IBPS RRB Notification Date June 2019
Last Date of Online Application June 2019
Last date to Apply Online July 2019
Admit card Download Date 10 days prior to the exam
IBPS RRB Exam Date 2019 03.08.2019, 04.08.2019, 11.08.2019, 17.08.2019, 18.08.2019 & 25.09.2019
IBPS RRB Single Level Exam Date – Scale-II & III 22.09.2019
Officer Scale I Mains Exam Date 22.09.2019
Office Assistant Mains Exam Date 29.09.2019
IBPS RRB Result Date (Prelims) 20 Days after the exam
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Result Date NA
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Result Date NA
Download of Interview Call Letter November 2019
IBPS RRB Interview Session November/December 2019
Provisional Allotment January 2020

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility details for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I & Office Assistant Recruitment have to be fulfilled at 3 stages –

Age-Based Eligibility

  • Minimum age of the candidate should not be less than 21 years.
  • Maximum age of the candidate should not be more than 40 years.
  • As per the govt. rules, there are some age relaxation to some of the reserved categories which are as follows:
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
  • Office Assistant – actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
  • Officer Scale – I – 5 years
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years (Office Assistant)
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualification

Post Educational Qualification
Office Assistant
  • Graduation/Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Working knowledge of Computer is required.
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
  • High preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy.
  • Knowledge of computer is must.

Language Proficiency Test

  • Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs is mandatory.
  • For details about this, go through our post, IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria.

IBPS RRB Vacancy

IBPS RRB vacancy will be released along with the 2019 recruitment notification. To get an idea regarding the state wise vacancy of IBPS RRB, you can go through the table below:

Posts Total Vacancies
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 3312
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 5249
Total IBPS RRB Vacancies 8561

Selection Procedure

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Selection Procedure involves the following phases –

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Group Exercise and Interview

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

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam

IBPS RRB Application Form

The link to apply online for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 & Office Assistant recruitment will be activated on the same day after the recruitment notification. Below you can check out the steps to apply online in order to fill your form smoothly.

Steps to apply online for IBPS RRB

  • Go to the official website of IBPS.
  • On the home page, you will find the link to apply online for IBPS RRB 2019.
  • Or click on the CRP RRBs link.
  • On the next tab, you are required to click on the CRP RRB VIII.
  • Now, click on the link to apply online for IBPS RRB.
  • Fill up the application form as per your official documents.
  • Upload the scanned photograph & signature image in the required dimensions.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Now, pay the application fee online.
  • Don’t forget to take a print out of the e-receipt.

Application Fee

  • IBPS RRB application varies for different categories.
  • IBPS RRB 2019 application fee details for the post of Office Scale-1 & office assistant are as follows:
Category Application Fee
General Rs. 100/-
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM Rs. 600/-

The application fee for IBPS RRB 2019 exam can be paid online through the following modes-

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Mobile Wallets
  • IMPS (Immediate Payment Service)

IBPS RRB Cut Off 2018

  • IBPS releases separate cut-offs for both prelims & mains.
  • The cut off at each stage varies for officer scale-I & office assistant.
  • IBPS RRB cut off depends on various factors such as no. of applicants, vacancies etc.
  • Cut off helps you to get an estimate regarding the difficulty level of the examination.
  • Below you can go through the previous year IBPS RRB cut off.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Cutoff Marks 2018

Name of State Cut off Marks
Andhra Pradesh  52.50
Bihar  45.00
Chhattisgarh  53.50
Gujarat  48.25
Haryana  57.00
Himachal Pradesh  59.75
Jammu & Kashmir  47.25
Karnataka  44.25
Maharashtra  47.50
Odisha  50.50
Punjab  54.75
Rajasthan  50.50
Tamil Nadu  43.25
Telangana  45.25
Uttar Pradesh  50
Uttarakhand  54
West Bengal  48.50
Tripura  29.25

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Cut Off 2018

Name of State Cut off Marks
Andhra Pradesh 72.50
Bihar 70.25
Chhattisgarh 67.75
Gujarat 69.75
Haryana 76.25
Himachal Pradesh 77.50
Jammu & Kashmir 70.00
Karnataka 66.25
Maharashtra 69.75
Odisha 71.25
Punjab 74.75
Rajasthan 73
Tamil Nadu 61.75
Telangana 67.75
Uttar Pradesh 70.75
West Bengal 75.25
Tripura 48.75
Madhya Pradesh 70.50

Check detailed IBPS RRB Cut off of IBPS RRB PO & Clerk 2018/2017/2016 state-wise.

Job Profile

  • It is essential for one to understand what sort of tasks he/she is undertaken after selection.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is a probationary officer post.
  • He/She undertakes serval tasks of the branch related to retail banking operations, loan disbursement, monitoring credit portfolio, NPA recovery, audit report preparation etc.
  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant is a clerical level job.
  • Candidates selected as an assistant undertakes the tasks such as opening account, cash transactions, passbook printing, fund/ balance transfers etc.
  • You check here complete details on IBPS RRB job profile for more information.

IBPS RRB Salary and Perks

  • One of the most asked question among students is the in-hand salary that they would receive in as an officer of Scale I or an assistant in RRB.
  • The gross salary of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is around 23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020.
  • Thus, the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
  • Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.
  • Whereas the basic pay of an office assistant is Rs. 7200/- along with the various perks including Annual increment, Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance etc.
  • The Office Assistant of IBPS RRB is eligible to get 16000- 20000 in-hand salary.

Promotion and Career Growth

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Career growth takes place as mentioned below –

    • Junior Management Grade – Scale I: Officer i.e. PO
    • Middle Management Grade – Scale II: Manager
    • Middle Management Grade – Scale III: Senior Manager
    • Senior Management Grade – Scale IV: Chief Manager
    • Senior Management Grade Scale V: Assistant General Manager
    • Top Management Grade Scale VI: Deputy General Manager
    • Top Management Grade Scale VII: General Manager
    • Executive Director (ED)
    • Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)

Office Assistant Career growth takes place as mentioned below –

After completing the one year probation period, the candidates will be posted as office assistants in regional rural banks across the country. Since this is an entry-level position, the office assistants may get numerous opportunities further to get promoted to higher cadres as per their capabilities.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The Overall exam pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims consists of 2 sections – Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The total duration of the exam is 45 minutes. Each section consists of 40 questions.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium
1. Numerical Ability 40 40 Hindi/English


2. Reasoning 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

S. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Total Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Hindi/English Composite time of 45 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 40 40 Hindi/English
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The subjects for Preliminary and Mains exam of IBPS RRB Officer scale I vary. You can go through the detailed syllabus of IBPS RRB Mains phase of Officer Scale I and Office Assistant exam. Below we have shared the prelims syllabus for both IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 and Office Assistant post:

Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Order and Ranking