IBPS RRB – SELECTION PROCEDURE

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IBPS RRB selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interviews conducted by IBPS.

Common Written Examination

Common Written Examination will be conducted online which consists of objective type questions.

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Sr No.Name of Test (Objective)Medium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Numerical AbilityHindi/English4050
3General AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4040
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
 Total 200200

Officer Scale-I:

Sr No.Name of Test (Objective)Medium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Quantitative AptitudeHindi/English4050
3General AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4040
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
 Total 200200

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Sr No.Name of TestMedium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4040
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
 Total 200200

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Sr No.Name of Test (Objective)Medium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4040Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4040
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4020
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4020
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
6Professional KnowledgeHindi/English4040
 Total 240200

Officer Scale- III:

Sr No.Name of Test (Objective)Medium of ExamNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1ReasoningHindi/English4050Composite Time of 2 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050
3Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
4 aEnglish LanguageEnglish4040
4 bHindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
 Total 200200

Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Penalty For Wrong Answers

There will be 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 or 0.25 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.

Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE- RRBs will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted with the help of the designated Nodal Regional Rural Bank in each State/UT and coordinated by 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. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The proficiency in local language will be tested at the time of interview.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview and within it for local language proficiency will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST candidates). The minimum qualifying marks in interview for Officer Scale II and III will also be not less than 40% for all the candidates except 35% for SC / ST candidates. The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 70:30 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Examination of CWE for RRBs 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. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

Allotment

On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, 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.

In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.

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