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IBPS RRB PO Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Mon, 21 Feb 2022 10:08 AM IST

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is mandated to conduct examinations for recruitment of young candidates in public sector banks. They are also mandated to conduct recruitment for Regional Rural Bank. IBPS annually conducts the examination for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks, commonly known as IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB Clerk exams. The section process for IBPS RRB PO consists of 3 stage process- prelims, mains, and interview.The participating banks through their nodal banks and NABARD and IBPS conduct the interview round. The recruitment process entails following Group A and Group B posts under IBPS for RRBS:

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Office Assistant

Marketing Manager

Treasury Manager 

Officers Scale I

Banking Officer Scale-II

Agriculture Officer (Grade-II)

Law Officer (Grade-II)

Chartered Accountant (Grade-II)

IT Officer (Grade-II)

Officer (Grade III)

 

IBPS RRB  PO Important Details

Exam Name

IBPS RRB PO

Purpose of Exam

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organizations 

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Posts

Officers (Scale-I, II & III)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online – Objective type

Number of vacancies(2021)

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Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims- 40 minutes
Mains- 2 hours

Language

English and Hindi

Official Website

https://www.ibps.in/

 

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 

The official notification contains details related to eligibility criteria that a prospective candidate must meet. The eligibility criteria is based on parameters like Age Limit, Educational Qualification, and Number of attempts. The details of the IBPS PO RRB PO exam are as follows:

Parameter

Details

Nationality

Indian

Age Limit

Office Assistant/Clerk: 18 to 28 years
Officers Scale I: Above 18 and below 30 years
Officer Scale-II: Above 21 and below 32 years
Officer Scale III: Above 21 and below 40 years
Note : The relaxations are covered below.

Educational Qualification

 Should have completed graduation from a recognised University or College

Number of Attempts

None

 
The relaxations in age limit are as follows:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 Years

OBC

3 Years

Candidate with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen
In the case of Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalided, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 & 31st December 1989

5 years

 
Read here for details on IBPS RRB PO Eligibility.

 

IBPS RRB PO Participating Banks

The following Regional Rural Banks are party to the recruitment process. Candidates can opt for states while appearing for the exams. The list of participating banks is a follows:
1 Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
2 Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank
3 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Naharlagun
4 Aryavart Bank Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
5 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank Guwahati Assam
6 Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank Murshidabad West Bengal
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank Vadodara Gujarat
8 Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank Ajmer Rajasthan
9 Baroda U P Bank Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
10 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank Guntur Andhra Pradesh
11 Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank Raipur Chhattisgarh
12 Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank Patna Bihar
13 Ellaquai Dehati Bank Srinagar Jammu &, Kashmir
14 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank Mandi Himachal Pradesh
15 J & K Grameen Bank Jammu Jammu & Kashmir
16 Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank Ranchi Jharkhand
17 Karnataka Gramin Bank Bellary Karnataka
18 Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Dharwad Karnataka
19 Kerala Gramin Bank Mallapuram Kerala
20 Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank Indore Madhya Pradesh
21 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Sagar Madhya Pradesh
22 Maharashtra Gramin Bank Aurangabad Maharashtra
23 Manipur Rural Bank Imphal Manipur

There are other banks too- Check out Complete list of Participating Banks.

 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Selection Process

The selection process is covered here in detail, candidates must keep note of these steps:
The recruitment process begins with the official notification. The next stage is the application process. The candidates whose application is accepted receive an online admit card for the IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam which is the 1 st stage of 3 stage recruitment process. The recruitment process consists of a Preliminary Stage, followed by the mains exam and interview process. The candidates have to qualify the previous stage to reach the next. The finally selected candidates after the interview round are given provisional recruitment by the IBPS.
 

Check frequently asked questions on IBPS RRB PO Exam here.

What are the posts for which IBPS RRB PO Exam is conducted?

The posts for which IBPS RRB PO Exam is conducted includes the following:

Office Assistant

Marketing Manager

Treasury Manager 

Officers Scale I

Banking Officer Scale-II

Agriculture Officer (Grade-II)

Law Officer (Grade-II)

Chartered Accountant (Grade-II)

IT Officer (Grade-II)

Officer (Grade III)

What is the frequency of IBPS RRB PO Exam?

The frequency of IBPS RRB PO Exam is once in a year.

What is the mode of IBPS RRB PO Exam?

The mode of IBPS RRB PO Exam is onine.

How many stages are there in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

There are three stages in IBPS RRB PO Exam- Prelims, Mains and Interview.

What is the age limit to be eligible for the post of Officer Scale I in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

The age limit to be eligible for IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale I Exam is 18 to 28 years.

How many attempts are allowed for IBPS RRB PO Exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for IBPS RRB PO Exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Is there any probation period for IBPS RRB PO Exam?

Yes, there is a probation period of two years for IBPS RRB PO Exam.

What is the in-hand salary of IBPS RRB PO?

The in-hand salary of IBPS RRB PO is Rs. 29,000  to Rs. 33,000.

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

The subjects from which questions are asked in IBPS RRB PO Exam are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Hindi and English Language and Computer Knowledge.

Is there negative marking in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS RRB PO Exam.

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