IBPS RRB Exam 2020:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam for the recruitment of candidates for the following Group A and B posts in Regional Rural Banks of India every year.:

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
  4. IBPS RRB Officer Scale III (Senior Manager)

IBPS RRB 2020 Application Fee:

  • General / OBC / EWS : 850/-
  • SC / ST / PH: 175/-

Vacancy detail for IBPS RRB Office Assistance:

Post Name

General

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

1956

1095

436

811

316

4614

Vacancy detail for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I:

Post Name

General

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)

1562

976

360

578

324

3800

Vacancy detail for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II:

Post Name

Gen.

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Officer Scale-II (Various Manager Post)

465

279

77

152

86

1059

Vacancy detail for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-III:

Post Name

Gen.

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Officer Scale III Senior Manager

76

38

10

22

10

156

Important Dates for IBPS RRB 2020:

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 01/07/2020
  • Last Date for Apply Online: 21/07/2020
  • Last Date to Pay exam fees: 21/07/2020

IBPS RRB 2020 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam Date -September/October 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 Office Assistant Mains exam Date -  October/ November 2020.  

IBPS RRB 2020 Officer Scale-I/II/III  Preliminary Exam Date -September/October 2020 

IBPS RRB 2020 Officer Scale-I Mains Exam Date - October/ November 2020.

This year, a single exam will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III during October-November 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB 2020:

Educational Qualifications:

A candidate must be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. The candidate must have a passing certificate.

Post

Educational Qualification

Experience

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of computers.

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Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)

i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent 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;
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of computers.

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Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)

Information Technology Officer
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Desirable:
Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc.

One year (in the relevant field)

Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

One Year as a Chartered Accountant.

Law Officer
Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for not less than two years

Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution

One Year (in the relevant field)

Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university

One Year (in the relevant field)

Agricultural Officer
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate

Two Years (in the relevant field)

Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institute

Age Limit:

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)- Between 18 years and 28 years i.e., candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1992 and later than 01.07.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale-II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1980 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive).

Age Relaxation -

Sr. No.

Category

Age Relaxation

1.

SC/ST

5 Years

2.

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years

3.

PWD(GEN)

10 Years

4.

PWD (SC/ST)

15 Years

5

PWD(OBC)

13 Years

6

Persons Domiciled in Jammu &

5 Years

IBPS RRB 2020 Selection Process:

  • For IBPS RRB Clerk, there will be two stages of Exam: Prelims and Main
  • For IBPS PO or Officer Scale I, there will be three stages of Exam: Prelims, Mains, and Interview
  • For IBPS Officer Grade-II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and III, there will be a single-window exam:
    IBPS Officer Grade II Exam and Interview

The candidates will have to clear each stage of the exam for successful selection for each post.

IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Exam Pattern:

Following is the exam pattern of IBPS RRB Assistant Exam 2020:

IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr No.

Name of the test

Medium of Exam

No. of questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

2.

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

40

 

Total

 

80

80

 

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IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and the time allotted will be 120 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

S. No.

Name of the Test

The medium of the exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning Ability

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite time of 120 minutes

2.

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

50

3.

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4.a

English Language

English

40

40

4.b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

 

Total

 

200

200

 

Note: Candidates can either opt for English Language or Hindi Language Paper.

  • There is a negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of 1/4 or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question. 
  • No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates for the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

IBPS RRB Officer 2020 Exam Pattern:

For IBPS RRB Officer 2020, the exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by the candidate in both the Mains Exam and Interview Process

.IBPS RRB 2020 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination:

S. No.

Section

Question

Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

40

40

A cumulative
time of 45 mins

2.

Numerical Ability

40

40

Total

80

80

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IBPS RRB 2020 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I):

S. No.

Section

Question

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

40

50

A cumulative
time of
2 hours is
provided

2

General Awareness

40

40

3

Numerical Ability

40

50

4

English/Hindi Language

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

40

20

 

Total

200

200

A common exam (single exam) will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III this year to select candidates based on their professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2020:

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2020 is almost the same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer. Apart from the below-mentioned sections, an additional section of the professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning:

The reasoning ability section comprises of logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for IBPS RRB 2020 reasoning syllabus are as follows:

Odd man out

Analogy

Syllogism

Coding-Decoding

Blood Relation

Alphabet Test

Blood Relation

Series Test

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Direction Test

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Statement and Assumption

Figure Series

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Word Formation

Statements and Action Courses

Inequalities

Puzzles

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

Among all the sections in the IBPS RRB exam, the quantitative aptitude section is one of the toughest and also the most scoring. The detailed IBPS RRB syllabus 2020 for the quantitative aptitude section is as given below:

Number System

HCF and LCM

Profit and Loss

Decimal Fractions

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Average

Age Problems

Simplification

Partnership

Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Data Interpretation

Permutation and Combination

Probability

Quadratic Equations

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for English / Hindi Language:

Reading Comprehension

Error Detection

Fill in the blanks

Rearrangement of Sentences

Cloze Test

Jumbled Words

Idioms

One word substitution

Phrase Substitution

Antonyms

Synonyms

Since there is an option for Hindi and English in the IBPS RRB 2020 syllabus, there are certain topics that can be helpful for candidates opting for Hindi as a language:

Vyakaran

Error Spotting

Paragraphs

Reading Comprehension

Fill in the blanks

Antonyms and Synonyms

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for Computer Knowledge:

Computer Fundamentals

Computer Abbreviations

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Shortcut Keys

Networking

Basic Knowledge of Internet

MS Office

Database

History of Computer

Security Tools

Number System and Conversions

Computer Languages

Internet

Input and Output Devices

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for General Awareness:

India and International Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Countries and Currencies

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Banking Terms and Abbreviations

Banking History

RBI

Sports

Finance

Sports

Books ad Authors

Agriculture

Fiscal Policies

Budget

Government schemes

Government policies

IBPS RRB 2020 Syllabus for Financial Awareness:

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Budget and Economic Survey

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Bank Accounts and Special Individuals

Organizations Deposits Credit

Loans

Advanced Non Performing Assets

Asset Reconstruction Companies

NPAs

Restructuring of Loans

Bad Loans

Risk Management

BASEL I

BASEL II

BASEL II

ACCORDS

 

IBPS RRB 2020 Salary structure after 10th Bipartite Settlement:

The salary structure for IBPS RRB office assistants is in the range of Rs. 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/1-19300. Rs. 19000- Rs. 22000 is the cash in hand for new joiners. 

The detailed IBPS RRB Salary as per the officer scale are given in the table below:

                                               IBPS RRB Salary 

IBPS RRB Posts

IBPS RRB salary (In-hand Salary)

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Rs. 15000 – Rs.19000

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale I)

Rs. 29,000 – Rs. 33,000

Officer Scale-II

Rs. 33,000 – Rs. 39,000

Officer Scale III

Rs. 38,000 – Rs. 44,000

IBPS RRB 2020 Salary Allowances:

                              IBPS RRB Salary Allowances 
Dearness Allowance (DA) 46.5% of the basic pay.
House Rent Allowance (HRA) For Rural Areas: 5% of the basic pay

 

For Semi-urban Areas: 7.5% of the basic pay

For Urban Areas: 10% of the basic pay

Special Allowances (SA) 7.75% of the basic pay.

Other Allowance enjoyed by IBPS RRB PO or Assistant:

Some other perks enjoyed by IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistants are:

  • Travel Allowance
  • Leased Accommodation
  • Newspaper Reimbursement (200 per month in case of Scale I officer)
  • Medical Policy (8000 per year in case of  Scale I officer and 2200 per year in case of Office Assistant )
  • Benefits under the New Pension Scheme

Career Growth for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I: 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I is a position for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) in the RRB’s. The in-hand salary of IBPS RRB Officer ranges from Rs. Rs. 29,000 – Rs. 33,000.

An IBPS RRB Officer Scale I will be under probation for a period of 2 years. After that he/she will be appointed as a regular serving employee thereby, being promoted to the post of Assistant Manager. The promotional hierarchy for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is shown below:

  1. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (PO)
  2. Assistant Manager
  3. Deputy Manager
  4. Branch Manager
  5. Senior Branch Manager
  6. Chief Manager
  7. Assistant General Manager
  8. Deputy General Manager
  9. General Manager