IBPS RRB 2020 – Preliminary Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2020: The preliminary admit card of IBPS RRB 2020 Officer Scale I has been released on September 08, 2020. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) has released the notification for IBPS RRB 2020. The Application was available up to Jul 21, 2020. The admit card will be available soon. The eligible and interested candidates can apply for IBPS RRB 2020 for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in September and October/November 2020. For more information about IBPS RRB 2020, Application, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, please go through this article.

IBPS RRB 2020

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IBPS RRB 2020

IBPS, an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the organizations, to conduct the recruitment process as mentioned above, once a year. IBPS will make arrangements for conducting Online Preliminary Examination for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and declare the result of Online Preliminary Examination. IBPS will inform the shortlisted candidates about the Online Main Examination. There will be a Single Level Examination for Officers Scale II and Officers Scale III. IBPS will declare the results of the Main / Single Examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview in the case of Officers Scale I, II, and III. Interviews will be coordinated by Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose), the final allotment will be done on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the Online Main Examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.

IBPS RRB 2020 Important Links
Preliminary Call Letter Of Officer Scale I Click Here
Exam Date Notice Click Here
Office Assistant(Multipurpose) Login Click Here
Officers (Scale-I) Login Click Here
(Scale-II & III) Login Click Here
Vacancy Details Click Here
Mock Test Click Here
Official Advertisement Click Here
Official Website ibps.in

Important Dates

Events Important Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 01-21 Jul 2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges(Online) 01-21 Jul 2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 12 Aug 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 24-29 Aug 2020
Preliminary Admit Card 08 Sep 2020
Online Examination Preliminary (Scale I and Office Assistants) 12,13,19,20, 26 Sep 2020
Result of Online exam – Preliminary Oct 2020
Single Examination(Officers Scale II & III) 18 Oct 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main / Single Oct/Nov 2020
Online Main Examination (Officer Scale I) 18 Oct 2020
Online Main Examination (Office Assistants) 31 Oct 2020
Declaration of Result Oct/Nov 2020
Download of call letters for interview Oct/Nov 2020
Conduct of interview Oct/Nov 2020
Provisional Allotment Jan 2021

IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the CRP: Candidates may please note that the eligibility criteria specified in the basic criteria for appointment to the aforesaid posts in the Regional Rural Banks.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling
in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of
Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania

Age (As on 01.07.2020)

  • 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)
  • For Officer Scale-II (Manager)- Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1988 and later than 30.06.1999 (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 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).

Educational Qualification

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
  • Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager): 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.
  • 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.
  • Officer Scale-II (Information Technology Officer): Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in
    Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or it’s equivalent with a minimum
    of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Officer Scale-II (Chartered Accountant): Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • Officer Scale-II (Law Officer): Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Officer Scale-II (Agricultural Officer): Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/
    Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized
    university or it’s equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • 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.

IBPS RRB 2020 Application Form

The Application Form for the IBPS RRB 2020 is available on the Official Website as per the schedule. However, applications received without the prescribed fee were not considered and summarily rejected. And, no representation against such rejection is entertained. No other mode of application is allowed. Candidates are hereby informed that the details provided in the Online Application Form will be used for all future references and no modification can be done subsequently. Candidates are advised to be very careful while filling the application form.

Application Fees and Mode of Payment

  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 850/- for all others.
  • Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

How to Apply

A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer.
However, a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III.

Candidates have to apply separately and pay fees/intimation charges separately for each post. Candidates can apply online only. No other mode of application will be accepted.

  • 1. Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s authorized website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP for RRBs” and then click on the appropriate option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBsOFFICERS (Scale-I, II and III)” or “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBs- OFFICE ASSISTANT (Multipurpose)” to open up the On-Line Application Form.
  • 2. Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
  • 3. Candidates are required to upload their Photographs, Signature, Left thumb impression, A handwritten declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of the document.
  • 4. Finally make the payment and save the filled application for future reference.

IBPS RRB 2020 Call Letter

The Centre, venue address, date, and time for examinations (Preliminary / Main / Single) and Common Interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter. An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

Call letter for Scribe in the Examination: There will be an additional call letter for Scribe for the Main Examination for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale-I and for the post of Officer Scale-II & III in a single examination.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination (objective) Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
Numerical/Quantitative Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

 

Main Examination (objective) Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Officer Scale-I
Name of Tests No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Computer Knowledge 40 20
General Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Numerical/Quantitative Ability 40 50
Total 200 200

 

Single level Examination (objective) Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)
Name of Tests No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Total 200 200

 

Single level Examination (objective)Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
Name of Tests No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minute
Reasoning 40 40
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 20
Hindi Language 40 20
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
Total 240 200

 

Single level Examination (objective)Officer Scale-III
Name of Tests No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Total 200 200

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (APPLICABLE TO ALL – PRELIMINARY, MAIN AND SINGLE LEVEL)

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS RRB Result

The result of the IBPS RRB 2020 recruitment will be declared on the official website of IBPS as per declared schedule. The Candidates can check their marks by login id and password.

IBPS RRB Cutoff Score

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.
  • For Officers Scale I – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, an adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview.
  • Officers Scale II and III – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Single examination to be considered to be shortlisted for an interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, an adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies shall be called for interview, subject to availability. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview.

Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for the post of Officers Scale I and in the single level examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III under CRP- RRB- IX will subsequently be called for an Interview to be co-ordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks/scores in an interview for Officers Scale I, II and III will be as per extant guidelines. The relative weightage (ratio) of Online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I and in the Single Level Examination for the post of Officers Scale II and III under CRP for RRBs- IX and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

IBPS RRB 2020 Selection Procedure

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Examination (Main / Single) and Common Interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorised IBPS website.

On completion of the interview process / main examination, depending on the vacancies to be filled in as per the business needs of the RRBs and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the RRBs, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc. No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible.

Pre Examination Training

Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Regional Rural Banks to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ Persons With Benchmark Disabilities for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities for the Post of Officer Scale-I at some centers.

All eligible candidates who wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should fill in the relevant column in the ON-LINE APPLICATION. All expenses regarding traveling, boarding, lodging, etc. will have to be borne by the Candidate for attending the Pre-Examination Training program at the designated Centers. IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Pre- Examination Training Centers and/ or add some other Centers and/ or make alternate arrangements, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

Note- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of the candidates, PET during this period may not be held.

IBPS RRB 2020 Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I know that my application is registered?

Ans: Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated “REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD”. Please note down the same carefully and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Call Letter, results, etc.


Q: How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

Ans: In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application / e-Receipt, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.


Q: I got Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application on-line?

Ans: In rare cases, Candidates may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-Register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.


Q: I want to change/correct the details I entered in the Application?

Ans: Prior to the submission of the online application, please choose the ‘EDIT’ option to correct the details. Please remember to take fresh print out after modifying any details. The candidate should note that the data entered cannot be modified after finally submitting the application.


Q: Is there any negative marking in the IBPS RRB 2020 exam?

Ans: Yes, one-fourth of the marks.


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