Every year Institute of banking personnel selection conducts various exams to recruit candidates for various posts in different banks across India. One of such exam is IBPS RRB officer exam, this exam is conducted especially to recruit officer level staff for rural segment banks. Banking is one of the most sorted career and that is why every year number of candidates appearing for such exams is increasing day by day. Not only pay scales are high but it is considered as one of the most respectable job.
Number of vacancies are never same, every year it varies depending on the number of positions vacant in rural segment of banks.
How to apply for IBPS RRB officer exam
- To apply for this exam, candidates need to visit official website of IBPS.
- Now click on the notifications section and look for the IBPS RRB officer exam.
- Clicking on the same will redirect to the page where you have detailed information about this exam and also link will be give to apply for the same.
- Click on the link, and you will be redirected to registration page.
- Fill all the mandatory fields about your personal details and other important details like education and your location preference.
- Now you need to upload your scanned image and signature according to the dimensions mentioned on the website.
- Once you have uploaded these images, click on the submit button after verifying all your credentials.
- Now you will be redirected to the payment page.
- You can either pay online or offline. If you opt to pay online, you can pay through net banking or through credit/debit card. Incase you wish to pay offline then you need to take print out of challan and submit the fees in the authorized bank.
Once you have done all the formalities, take print out of application form for future reference. Admit card or roll no for the examination will reflect on website only, that you can download with the help of your application number and date of birth. Take print out of the same and do not forget to carry the same at the location of your examination.
Admit card will have all important details like your roll number, venue, photo and signature. In case you find any discrepancy in the same, make sure to report the matter before the deadline given for the same. Any issues after the mentioned date will not be entertained by the authorities.
Who all can sit for the exam
- Candidate must be citizen of India.
- Candidate who are subject to Nepal, Bhutan or refugees from Tibet who came to India before January1st, 1962 can also sit for this exam but they must have certificate of authentication from government of India.
- For Officer Scale 1, candidate must age between 18 to 30 years.
- For Officer Scale 2, candidate must age between 21 to 32 years.
- For officer Scale 3, candidate must age between 21 to 40 years.
- Candidates must be graduate in any discipline from any recognized university in first division.
- Candidates must have proficiency in computers.
- Must have hold of language of the region for which they are applying for.
Pattern of IBPS RRB officer exam
Unlike IBPS RRB office assistant exam, this exam will be conducted in three phases. First being prelims followed by mains and then final interview.
Stage 1: Prelims will be for 45 minutes and will have total of 80 questions, 40 each from reasoning and numeric ability section. Each question will be for one mark each and candidates qualifying the same will be shortlisted to sit in IBPS RRB Mains for officers recruitment.
Stage 2: Candidates qualifying prelims will be notified to sit for mains. This exam will be for 2 hours and will have five sections. Sections will be divided as follows:
- Numerical ability
- English or Hindi Language
- General Awareness
- Computer knowledge
Each section will have 40 questions for one mark each. For every wrong answer, there will be negative marking, therefore candidates are recommended to work on accuracy while attempting this paper. The level of difficulty will be high in the mains as compared to the level in prelims.
Candidates are advised to refer previous year question papers to check the type of questions and level of difficulty. The pattern may differ every year but topics remain more or less the same.
Stage 3: List of candidates who will clear the mains as well will be prepared on the basis of their performance in both the exams. Selected candidates will then be called for interview, where they can have either one to one or panel interview. Candidates who clear the interview will be given offer letters to join at various locations in rural segment of banks.