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IBPS RRB – Recruitment 2019

*(Notification Released on – 14 June 2019) – Closed

The notification for the IBPS RRB examination 2019 has been released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on 14th June 2019. IBPS organizes IBPS RRB exam every year for the selection to the post of both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks all over the country.  

Download IBPS RRB 2019 Official Notification (PDF)

IBPS RRB conducts Common Written Exam to fill the positions of Group A Officers (Scale I. II & III) and Group B Officers (Office Assistant for Multipurpose posts). In Officer Scale – I, vacant posts for Assistant Manager are filled through the exam. In Officer Scale – II, posts are filled for General Banking Officer and Specialist Officers such as Chartered Accountant, I.T. Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Officer and Treasury Manager. In Officer Scale – III, the post of Senior Manager is filled.  

Important Information for IBPS RRB Exam Date 2019

Important Dates for IBPS – RRB 2019 Exams
IBPS RRB Notification Release Date 14 June 2019
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application 18 June 2019
Last Date for Submission of Online Application 4 July 2019
IBPS RRB Online Preliminary Exam Officer Scale- 4 August 2019 Office Asst. – 17 & 18 August 2019
Online Examination- Mains/ Single Officers (II & III) 13 October 2019
Office Assistant Mains Exam – Officers Scale I 20 October 2019 13 October 2019
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II & III, Office Assistants To be announced

IBPS RRB Group A/Group B Post Wise Salary Details

Posts Name Pay Scale
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Rs. 7200 – 19300/-
Officer Scale – I Rs. 14500 – 25700/-
Officer Scale – II (General Banking Officer/ Specialists Officer) Rs. 19400 – 28100/-
Officer Scale – III Rs. 25700 – 25700/-

IBPS RRB Vacancies 2019

Total 8354 Vacancies for IBPS RRB 2019 Exam has been introduced all over the country which is mentioned below:

Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Vacancy 3674
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Vacancy 3352
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer) Vacancy 106
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (Treasury Officer) Vacancy 11
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer) Vacancy 45
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (Law) Vacancy 18
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (IT) Vacancy 75
IBPS RRB Officer Scale II (CA) Vacancy 24
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer) 893
Officer Scale III 156
Total 8354

IBPS RRB 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern for post of Office Assistant and Officer Grade are quite different. Let us have a look on all exams one by one.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2019 for Office Assistant (Clerk):

For IBPS RRB Assistant 2019, exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • No Interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates to the post of Office Assistant. Selection of a candidate is done on the basis of marks obtained by him/her in Mains Examination.

Pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Min.
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 45 Min.
Total 80 80

Pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2. General Awareness 40 40 2 Hours
3. Numerical Ability 40 50 2 Hours
4. English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20 2 Hours
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2019 for Officer Grade (Scale I):

For IBPS RRB Officer Grade post, exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview process

The final selection will be made for selecting the candidate for the post of Officer Grade is done on the basis of cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains exam and Interview process.

Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Grade (Scale I) Preliminary Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Min.
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 45 Min.
Total 80 80

Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Grade (Scale I) Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2. General Awareness 40 40 2 Hours
3. Numerical Ability 40 50 2 Hours
4. English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20 2 Hours
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2019 for Officer Grade (Scale II):

A common exam will be conducted this year for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale II and Scale III to select candidates on the basis of their professional knowledge.

Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale II) – General Banking Officer Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50 2 Hours
3. Financial Awareness 40 50 2 Hours
4. English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20 2 Hours
Total 200 200

Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale II) – Specialist Cadre Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours & 30 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50 2 Hours & 30 Min
3. Financial Awareness 40 50 2 Hours & 30 Min
4. English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours & 30 Min
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20 2 Hours & 30 Min
6. Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40 2 Hours & 30 Min
Total 240 200

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2019 for Officer Grade (Scale III):

Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale III) – Mains Exam

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50 2 Hours
3. Financial Awareness 40 50 2 Hours
4. English/Hindi Language 40 40 2 Hours
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20 2 Hours
Total 200 200
  • All exams will be conducted through online mode and will be of objective type.
  • All sections except English Language & Hindi Language will be bilingual.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every answer attempted wrong by a candidate in IBPS RRB 2019 exam.

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB 2019

To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2019 Exam a candidate must check the eligibility criteria before applying online for exams which he or she  must fulfil.

There are 3 parameters on which candidate must fulfill the conditions to apply before IBPS RRB 2019:

1.Citizenship

2. Age Limit

3. Educational Qualification

The Citizenship Criteria for the candidate to be eligible for IBPS RRB 2019 is as follows:

A candidate applying for IBPS RRB Examination must accomplish one of the following:

  1. A citizen of India or
  2. A subject of Nepal and Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India for permanent settlement before 1st January 1962
  4. Person of Indian Origin who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania with the intension of permanent settlement in India.

Candidates belonging to the categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) from above shall be person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the government of India.

Age Criteria for IBPS RRB Exam is as follows:

Post Name Age Limit
For Office Assistant ( Multipurpose) Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1989 and later than 01.07.1999
For Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1999
For Officer Scale-II (Manager) Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.1996
For Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996

The IBPS has given certain age limit relaxation for various categories, which are as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST – Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
OBC – Other Backward Classes 3 years
PWD – Persons with Disabilities 10 years
Ex-Serviceman/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

The Educational Qualification for various Positions of IBPS RRB is as follows:

Sr. No. Name of the Posts Experience Educational Qualification
1. Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University or its equivalent (a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB’s. (b) Desirable: Working knowledge od computer.
2. Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager) (i) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University or its equivalent. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture / Horticulture /Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Science / Dairy Science / Agriculture Engineering / Fishery Science/ Pisciculture / Agri Marketing & Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy: (ii) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs (iii) Desirable: working knowledge of computer
3. Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer- Manager) 2 Years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution 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 in Agriculture / Horticulture /Forestry/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Agriculture Engineering/ Pisciculture / Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
4. Officer Scale II (Specialist Officer-Manager) 1 Year in the relevant field (A) IT 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.
1 Year as a Chartered Accountant (B) Chartered Accountant Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
2 Years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years (C) Law Officer Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
1 Year (in the relevant field) (D) Treasury Manager Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized University/Institution
1 Year (in the relevant field) (E) Marketing Officer MBA in marketing from a recognized University
2 Years (in the relevant field) (F) Agricultural Officer Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Diary/Forestry/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Agriculture Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
5. Officer Scale III (Senior Manager) Minimum 5 Years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions 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/ Agriculture Engineering/ Pisciculture / Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation, Information Technology Management/ Law/ Economics and Accountancy.