IBPS CRP RRB Recruitment for Officer and Officer Assistant Posts - Eligibility, Application

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exams for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) into Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in India for the posts of Officer and Officer Assistant.

Eligibility Criteria for CRP RRB

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP RRB recruitment exam are as follows:

Nationality/Citizenship:

A candidate must be either

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal
  3. Subject of Bhutan
  4. Tibetan Refugee who entered India 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement in the country
  5. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the East African countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Zambia, and Zaire with the intent to permanently settle in India

Candidates in categories (2), (3), (4), and (5), should be a person who has a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India

Age (as on 1 June 2022)

  1. For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager): Between 21 to 40 years of age, i.e., candidates should have been born between 3 June 1981 and 31 May 2000
  2. For Officer Scale-II (Manager): Between 21 and 32 years of age, i.e., candidates should have been born between 3 June 1989 and 31 May 2000
  3. For Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager): Between 18 and 30 years of age, i.e., candidates should have been born between 3 June 1991 and 30 June 2003
  4. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Between 18 and 28 years of age, i.e., candidates should have been born between 2 June 1993 and 1 June 2003

The following relaxations apply for other categories:

  1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes: 3 years
  3. Persons with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”: 10 years
  4. For the Post of Officers (Ex-Servicemen/ 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
  5. Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried: 9 years.

Educational Qualifications

Office Assistant (multipurpose):

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
  • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs
  • Working knowledge of computers is also desirable

Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager):

  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, agricultural engineering, agricultural marketing & cooperation, accountancy or economics, forestry, horticulture, information technology, law, management, pisciculture, or veterinary science
  • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs
  • Working knowledge of computers is also desirable

Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager):

  • Candidates should possess 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 candidates with a degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, agricultural engineering banking, agricultural marketing and cooperation, accountancy and economics, finance, forestry, horticulture, information technology, law, management, marketing, pisciculture, or veterinary science
  • Experience: Two years as an officer in a bank or other financial Institution

Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)

  • Information Technology Officer:
    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognised 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
  • Chartered Accountant: Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Law Officer: Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Treasury Manager: Charted Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/institution
  • Marketing Officer: MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
  • Agricultural Officer: Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, agricultural engineering, dairy, forestry, horticulture, pisciculture, or veterinary science from a recognized university or its 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
  • Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree or diploma in agriculture, animal husbandry, agricultural marketing and cooperation, agricultural engineering, accountancy and economics, banking, finance, forestry, horticulture, information technology, law, marketing, management, pisciculture, or veterinary science

Application Form and Procedure for CRP RRB

A candidate can apply for the post of Office Assistant (multipurpose) as well as for the post of Officer. However, a candidate can apply for only one post in the officer’s cadre, which is either for the Officer Scale-I, Scale-II, or Scale-III. For each post, fees have to be paid separately and applications made separately.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, photographs and signature should be scanned adhering to the guidelines given.

  • Photograph should be 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Signature should not be in capital letters
  • Necessary documents should be ready
  • Details to make online payment of fees should be ready
  • A valid personal email ID should be kept active till the results are declared as call letters may be sent to the registered email ID.

Mode of Payment

Payment of fees and other intimation charges should only be made through the online mode.

Exam Centers

The Exam will be conducted online in venues across India. The tentative list of exam centres for the will be available on the official website.

Pre-Exam Training (PET)

  • For the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Pre-exam training may be arranged by the RRBs for a limited number of candidates who belong to the SC/ST/Minority communities/Ex-servicemen/persons with benchmark disabilities
  • For the post of Officer Scale-I: Pre-exam training may be arranged by the RRBs for a limited number of candidates who belong to the SC/ST/ Minority Communities

Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The structure of the online examination is as given below:

For Office Assistant (multipurpose) Preliminary Exam:

  • Reasoning
    • Medium of exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum marks: 40
    • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Numerical Ability
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
    • Duration: 45 minutes

For Office Assistant (multipurpose) Mains Exam:

  • Reasoning:
    • Medium of exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum marks: 50
  • General Awareness
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
  • Numerical Ability
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 50
  • English/ Hindi Language
    • Medium of Exam: English/Hindi
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
  • Computer Knowledge
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 20

Duration cumulative: 120 minutes

Total number of questions: 200

Maximum marks: 200

For Officer Scale-I Preliminary Exam :

  • Reasoning
    • Medium of exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum marks: 40
    • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
    • Duration: 45 minutes

Total number of questions/marks: 80

For Office Scale-I Mains Exam:

  • Reasoning:
    • Medium of exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum marks: 50
  • General Awareness
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
  • Numerical Ability
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 50
  • English/ Hindi Language
    • Medium of Exam: English/Hindi
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 40
  • Computer Knowledge
    • Medium of Exam: Hindi/English
    • Number of questions: 40
    • Maximum mark: 20

Duration cumulative: 120 minutes

Total number of questions: 200

Maximum marks: 200

Minimum cut-off marks have to be scored in both tests to qualify.

Cut off Score

Office Assistant (multipurpose): Each candidate is required to obtain a minimum score in each test of the online main exam in order to be shortlisted for the provisional allotment. This will be dependent on the number of vacancies that are available in each state.

Officers Scale I: Each candidate is required to obtain a minimum score in each test of the online main exam in order to be shortlisted for the interview. This will be dependent on the number of vacancies that are available in each state in each category which does not exceed three times of the declared vacancies.

Officers Scale II and III: Each candidate is required to obtain a minimum score in each test of the online main exam in order to be shortlisted for the interview. This will be dependent on the number of vacancies that are available in each state in each category which does not exceed three times of the declared vacancies.

Participating RRBS

  • Andhra Pradesh:
    • Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
    • Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
    • Saptagiri Grameena Bank
    • Saptagiri Grameena Bank
  • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
  • Assam
    • Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
    • Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank
  • Bihar
    • Bihar Gramin Bank
    • Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
    • Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
  • Chhattisgarh
    • Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank
  • Gujarat
    • Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank
    • Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
    • Saurashtra Gramin Bank
  • Haryana
    • Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
  • Himachal Pradesh
    • Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank
  • Jammu & Kashmir
    • J & K Grameen Bank
    • Ellaquai Dehati Bank
  • Jharkhand
    • Jharkhand Gramin Bank
    • Vananchal Gramin Bank
  • Karnataka
    • Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
    • Kaveri Grameena Bank
    • Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank
  • Kerala
    • Kerala Gramin Bank
  • Madhya Pradesh
    • Madhyanchal Gramin Bank
    • Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
    • Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank
  • Maharashtra
    • Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank
    • Maharashtra Gramin Bank
  • Manipur
    • Manipur Rural Bank
  • Meghalaya
    • Meghalaya Rural Bank
  • Mizoram
    • Mizoram Rural Bank, Mizoram
  • Nagaland
    • Nagaland Rural Bank
  • Odisha
    • Odisha Gramya Bank
    • UtkalGrameen Bank
  • Puducherry
    • Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank
  • Punjab
    • Punjab Gramin Bank
    • Malwa Gramin Bank
    • Sutlej Gramin Bank
  • Rajasthan
    • Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
    • Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin
  • Tamil Nadu
    • Pallavan Grama Bank
    • Pandyan Grama Bank
  • Telangana
    • Telangana Grameena Bank
    • Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
  • Tripura
    • Tripura Gramin Bank, Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
    • Allahabad UP Gramin Bank
    • Baroda UP Gramin Bank
    • Gramin Bank of Aryavart
    • KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank
    • Prathama Bank
    • Purvanchal Bank
    • Sarva UP Gramin Bank
    • Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
  • West Bengal
    • Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
    • Paschim Banga Gramin Bank
    • Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

FAQs on IBPS CRP RRB Recruitment for Officer

  1. Is a diploma an eligible educational qualification?

    Most of the vacancies require a minimum Bachelor’s degree but the post of Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) does allow for a diploma as well in the relevant subjects.

  2. Are the exams conducted in any of the regional languages?

    No, the exams are only conducted in either English or Hindi.

  3. Are re-tests or re-checks of results allowed?

    No, re-tests and re-checks are not allowed.

  4. Can the online exams be taken from one’s residence?

    No, the online exams can only be taken from authorised centers that are spread across India.

  5. Can the fees be paid by cheque or demand draft?

    No, the fees can only be paid through online modes of payments such as debit cards (RuPay/ MasterCard/Visa//Maestro), credit cards, cash cards or mobile wallets, IMPS, or internet banking.

News About IBPS CRP RRB Recruitment

Link for IBPS CRP Clerk Application Reprint Activated on ibps.in

For applicants who passed the IBPS CRP clerk test XI, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (BPS) has established an application reprint window. On 20 April 2022, the institution announced the provisional allotment list for the CRP Clerk test 2022. Those who pass the IBPS CRP clerk test 2022 will need to provide a printout of their duly filled application form, as well as other papers, to the interview. Those who fail to do so will have their examination applications rejected. Using their login credentials, candidates can verify and download their IBPS CRP clerk application reprint from the official website ibps.in.

5 May 2022

The Provisional allotment result under reserve list released by IBPS

The results for the post of the PO (Officer Scale 1) and clerk (office assistant) have been released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) under the Regional Reserved Bank (RRB) reserved list.

The applicants can follow the steps mentioned below to check the results:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the link “IBPS RRB provisional allotment under reserve list” present on homepage.
  • Step 3: Select the post you applied for.
  • Step 4: Enter the credentials.
  • Step 5: Check results.

The official notification says that the allotment has been done based on the merit-cum-preference basis. If two candidates have got the same score, the allotment has been done based on the date of birth. The older candidate has been given preference over the younger candidate.

8 November 2021

  • RRB Preliminary Exam 2020 for IBPS postponed

    The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has postponed the IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam 2020. The new dates for the exam are, however, yet to be released. The examination for the RRB Clerk, PO, and SO was supposed to be held on 12 September and 13 September 2020 and now has been postponed.

    Once the new exam dates are announced, the admit card will be released and is expected to be done this week itself. According to the official notification, the revised dates will be posted on the IBPS website and the candidates have been asked to check the website regularly.

    10 September 2020

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