IBPS RRB Recruitment 2018 Exam | Notifications & Complete Information

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2018 Exam | Notifications & Complete Information

IBPS RRB 2018 Recruitment Exam Updates & Notifications

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a self-governing body that controls the Recruitment Processes of 27 Public Sector Banks and 56 Regional Rural Banks in India.

With the amazing testing techniques & functionality of IBPS, every year lakhs of candidates get employment at various positions like – PO, Clerk & SO in Prestigious Indian Government Banks. IBPS RRB is one of those ambitious CWE that comes under the series of IBPS Exams.

Every year IBPS releases a number of vacancies for IBPS RRB Exam. In last three years more than 40,000 vacancies have been filled through RRB Bank Exam.

Year Office Assistant Officer Scale I Officer Scale II Officer Scale III Total
2015 7365 3955 1264 106 12690
2016 8824 5539 1980 119 16560
2017 8298 5123 1747 169 15337
2018 5249 3312 1404 160 10125

The IBPS RRB Recruitment Exam is conducted for the selection of Probationary Officers, Clerks & Specialist Officers in various Regional Rural Banks across India therefore, it can also be considered as a separate Recruitment Chain under IBPS.

As per the latest IBPS RRB Notification 2018, 10000+ Vacancies has been released for 2018-19. To fill up these vacant seats, lakhs of talented candidates are going to participate, so it is obvious that the competition will be very high this time.

Check the IBPS RRB Exam Dates in the table below:

IBPS RRB VII Exam Calendar Exam Dates
Preliminary (Officer Scale-I) 11th, 12th, 18th August 2018
Online Examination - Preliminary (Office Assistant) 19th, 25th August 2018, 1st September 2018
Online Examination - Main [Officers (I, II & III) 30th September 2018
Online Examination - Main (Office Assistant) 07th October 2018

IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Dates

To make you prepare well for the Exam and help you in scoring more, we have come up with every single information & expert guidance in this blog below. If you really want to achieve the IBPS RRB qualification, then do read the entire blog to boost up your winning chances.

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Why to Choose IBPS RRB as a Career Option?

As it is a well-known fact that Banking Jobs are more desirous amongst young candidates now-a-days. Be it their salary packages, allowances or any other job benefits, Banking Career has always been the first choice for the job seekers.

Below, we have come up with some Benefits & Perks of IBPS RRB Officer. Please have a look at the below points to know why should you choose IBPS RRB as a career option!

  • Large No. of Vacant Seats than any other IBPS Exams.
  • Candidates can easily get the Job Location in their Home State.
  • IBPS RRB Salary Packages and Allowances are outstanding.
  • The candidates will get the Assured Promotion after pursuing 2 Years of Probation Period.
  • Wonderful Leave Policies are offered by the IBPS RRB Banks.
  • In Rural Banks, there is less workload, so candidates can experience the stress-free work environment.

IBPS RRB Officers contribute to the development of Rural Areas. The main motive of RRBs is to promote the improvement of Rural Areas by providing more flexible Banking Services. It helps Farmers, Entrepreneurs & Other Employers to grow their businesses well in the Rural Areas.

IBPS RRB Recruitment Procedure 2018 – Officer Scale 1, 2, 3 and Office Assistant

IBPS RRB conducts 4 Separate Exams for Recruitment on the positions of Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II & Officer Scale III. The candidates who are seeking to appear in the exam may apply for two positions of Office Assistant & Officer Scale together, but they can’t apply for two positions among Officer Scale 1, 2 & 3.

You can understand the complete IBPS RRB 2018-19 Recruitment Procedure with the post-wise classification given below -

IBPS RRB Recruitment Procedure

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

"IBPS RRB Office Assistant job" is an entry level job. The job roles of IBPS RRB assistant ranges from accounts work, cash collections and even covers responsibilities like cheque verification etc.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam is conducted in two Tiers – Prelims & Mains. After qualifying both phases of the written exams, based on their Mains Score, the candidates will be declared qualified for IBPS RRB.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale – I

IBPS RRB Officer Scale – I Exam is a three tier Recruitment Process in which the candidates need to go through 3 phases – Prelims, Mains & Interview Process.

Those who qualify Prelims will be able to appear in Mains & the Mains Score will have 80% contribution in shortlisting of candidates for Final Selection.

The job profile of an IBPS RRB officer is not limited to work in the rural area. The role and duties of the IBPS RRB officer are much more than any other commercial bank officer.

The main and primary duty of RRB officer is to bring banking services in the rural areas of India. The RRB officer is trained to be multi-tasker and has qualities to handle a bundle of duties.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale – II & III

IBPS RRB Officer Scale – II & III, both exams have similar recruitment procedure. There will be only Single Exam for the selection of talented candidates. Based on this Single Exams’ performance, candidates will be shortlisted for Interview Process. And thereafter, based on the combined performance of Written Exam & Interview Process, they can be selected as IBPS RRB Officer Scale – II or III.

    Following posts are offered to Scale 2 and 3 Officers:

  • General Banking Officer (GBO Scale 2)
  • IT Officer
  • Charted Accountant
  • Law Officer
  • Treasury Manager
  • Marketing Officer
  • Agriculture Officer

Note: For all the above exams, the selection will entirely depend on the cutoff marks (sectional + overall), so make sure your score meets the required IBPS RRB cut off.

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IBPS RRB Notification 2018 & Exam Dates | Official Calendar

With the recently released IBPS RRB Notification & Exam Dates, the candidates can know how the RRB Recruitment will be done this year.

To make you aware of all the latest notifications & updates related to IBPS RRB Exam, we have come up with the IBPS RRB Exam Dates & Calendar. Please check it out & mark the Important dates to keep yourself updated.

The candidates must be curious to know what changes have been made in IBPS RRB Exam 2018. Check out the details below -

What’s New in IBPS RRB 2018 Exam?

  • Only 56 RRB’s to take part in IBPS RRB Exam 2018.

  • Negative Marking of 0.25 deduction will be applicable on all the RRB IBPS Exams.

  • Every year, IBPS RRB recruits more than 10,000 candidates for various vacancies.

IBPS RRB Syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility [Essential Information]

Before planning to appear in IBPS RRB Exam, make sure you have quintessential information about its Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

To provide you a quick glance about these 3 aspects, we have mentioned their brief description below –

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are declared eligible based on the two crucial factors –

1. Educational Qualification

  • The Candidates must have a valid Graduation Degree in any discipline.

  • To appear for Officer Scale – II & III positions, they must have the specialization in the concerned field.

2. Upper Age Limit Criteria

  • For Officer Scale 1 - 18 to 30 Years

  • For Officer Scale 2 - 21 to 32 Years

  • For Officer Scale 3 - 21 to 40 Years

  • For Office Assistant - 18 to 28 Years

For detailed eligibility criteria, please visit here - IBPS RRB Eligibility 2018.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

1. For Office Assistant & Officer Scale – I Prelims

S.No. Subjects Marks Time Duration
1. Reasoning 40 -
2. Numerical Ability 40 -
Total 80 45 Minutes

2. For Office Assistant & Officer Scale – I (Mains) + Officer Scale – II & III (Single Paper)

S.No. Subjects Marks Time Duration
1. Reasoning 50 2 Hours(For Officer Scale – II, it is 2.5 Hours)
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50
3. Financial Awareness 40
4.(i) English 40
4.(ii) Hindi 40
5. Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200

Note – There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks deduction in each exam.

For detailed Exam Pattern, please visit – IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2018.

IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus

The Exam will be conducted with 5 Subjects.

S.No. Subjects
1. Reasoning
2. Quantitative Aptitude
3. Financial Awareness
4. English/Hindi
5. Computer Knowledge

At the following blog, you can get the detailed syllabus along with the Important Topics for each section - IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus 2018.

IBPS RRB Online Application Form Procedure 2018

The Online application registration process for IBPS RRB 2018 has been started.

The candidates who want to apply for this Exam must be well-aware of all the instructions about IBPS RRB Online Application Form 2018 .

To get every single information about the exam, right from its online application fee to the detailed instructions, please visit the link mentioned above.

During the Online Application Submission, candidates often get confused about what Exam Center to choose and which Bank to opt as job preference. To quench their queries, Eduncle is presenting the List of IBPS RRB Exam Centers & Participating Banks along with their Vacancy List. Please check below –

List of IBPS RRB Exam Centers – See Which Exam City is Nearby to You!

S.No. State Preliminary Exam Center Main Exam Center
1. Andhra Pradesh Anantapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada
2. Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
3. Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
4. Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purina, Samastipur, Siwan Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purina, Samastipur
5. Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
6. Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
7. Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Panipat, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra
8. Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
9. Jammu & Kashmir Baramula, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
10. Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
11. Karnataka Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Haveri, Hubli, Kolar, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Haveri, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
12. Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
13. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
14. Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Nagpur, Pune
15. Manipur Imphal Imphal
16. Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
17. Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
18. Nagaland Kohima Kohima
19. Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur
20. Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
21. Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala
22. Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur
23. Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvallur, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Madhurai, Thiruvallur, Thiruchirapalli, Virudhunagar
24. Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad, Khammam
25. Tripura Agartala Agartala
26. Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
27. Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
28. West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS RRB Participating Institutes along with their Vacancies [Post-Wise Classification]

There are total 56 Regional Rural Banks in India participating in IBPS RRB 2018 Exam.

To help you in choosing the better Bank as your preferences while filling up the IBPS RRB Online Form, we have come up with the Post-Wise Vacancy List of all the Participating Banks.

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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips & Study Plan [Experts Strategies]

    IBPS RRB is the toughest amongst all the IBPS Exams, so it requires a great deal of dedication & determination to crack the exam.

    However, if you follow the right approach, then you can easily achieve its qualification. To make it easier for you to plan up an effective study strategy, we are providing you some handpicked tips below. Please have a look -

  • In Prelims Exam, you only need to cover the IBPS Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude for Office Assistant and Officer Scale I post.

  • Start your studies from the basic topics of Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude.

  • The total time limit is 45 minutes. You should try to solve 25-30 questions in reasoning & 30-35 questions in Quantitative aptitude section with 90 % accuracy.

  • The cut off is increasing year by year in IBPS RRB. So, target high scores and don't guess randomly as there will be negative marking for each question of 0.25 marks.

  • The Prelims Exam is comparatively easier in IBPS RRB Exam, so if you practice well with the short tricks and formulas, you can easily score in this exam.

  • For Mains, you should have an adequate skill & knowledge for the Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English, General Awareness (Most Importantly Banking Current Affairs) & Computer Knowledge (in some cases).

  • Practice with Previous Years’ Papers & Mock Test Papers. This will help you in getting a fair idea about the exam nature & past’ years difficulty level.

For Daily Study Plan & Experts Designed Time Schedule, you may visit to – IBPS RRB Study Plan & Tips [Sure-Shot Success Mantras]

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IBPS RRB Question Papers [Free PDF]

Those who wish to upgrade their scores in IBPS RRB 2018 Exam must not miss these Performance Boosters while preparing for the Exam. Experts have suggested IBPS aspirants to solve Previous Years Papers, Mock Test Papers & Take Online Test Series for three reasons –

1. It helps candidates in getting a fair idea about the difficulty level of questions in the Past Years’ Exams.

2. They can easily understand what topics have higher marking weightage by analyzing the IBPS RRB Previous Years Papers & Mock Test Papers.

3. It helps candidates in self-assessing their Performance Level & to improve it as well.

IBPS RRB 2018 Admit Card | Call Letter | Hall Ticket

The official website of IBPS releases the separate IBPS RRB Admit Cards & IBPS RRB Call Letters for those candidates who wish to appear in Pre-Exam Training, Prelims, Main Exams & Interviews.

To appear in any of these stages, candidates must have their IBPS RRB Admit Card/Call Letter otherwise they won’t be permitted to enter the examination hall.

The official website will release the IBPS RRB Admit Card 10-15 days before conducting the exam. You can check the download procedure with complete details here - IBPS RRB Admit Card.

IBPS RRB Result & Cut-off Marks [List of Shortlisted Candidates]

As you know that the IBPS RRB Exam is conducted in various phases. For each phase, the official website releases the RRB Results & Cut Off Scores. The candidates who qualify the first stage are preceded to the next recruitment stage.

To make the candidates better understand the selection criteria for each stage under IBPS RRB Recruitment, Eduncle has come up with the detailed procedure of IBPS RRB Result & Cut Off declaration.

Please visit the blog & see which scores should be obtained to qualify the IBPS RRB Exam.

After completing the entire Recruitment processes, Banks conduct the Provisional Allotment session in which candidates are selected based on their combined scores of Mains & Interviews (only where applicable).

Please check out the IBPS RRB Final Cutoff of Provisional Allotment to know about the final score of qualified candidates.

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