IBPS RRB Officer Scale – I Exam 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exam for the recruitment of Scale I officers in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) every year. In 2020, the autonomous body is all set to fill up the vacancies. Here, we take a look at all the information that you need to know about the exam like dates, eligibility, educational qualifications, exam pattern etc. Read on to know about them in detail.

IBPS RRB Notification 2020

The official notification regarding the IBPS RRB exam 2020 is not yet released. IBPS is expected to release it in the month of June, if the autonomous body continues to follow the pattern of the previous years. Once the notification is out, you can find it on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Dates

While the official notification is yet to be released. The tentative dates of when the exam can be held are listed below:

IBPS RRB 2020-21 (Tentative)
Release of IBPS RRB Notification 2020 June 2020
Start of Online Application for IBPS RRB exam 2020 June 2020
End of Online Application for IBPS RRB exam 2020 July 2020
Conduct of IBPS RRB 2020 (Preliminary Exam) August 2020
Result of IBPS RRB 2020 Preliminary Exam September 2020
Conduct of IBPS RRB 2020 (Mains Exam) September 2020
Result of IBPS RRB 2020 Mains Exam November 2020
Conduct of Interview December 2020
Declaration of Final Result March 2021


To be eligible for the IBPS RRB exam 2020, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned below when it comes to nationality, age, and academic qualification:


  • You must be a citizen of the country/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan/a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement/a person of Indian origin who migrated from countries like Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in the country and has an eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India.


  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age. (Candidates belonging to reserved categories are offered age relaxation)

Relaxation in the Upper age limit depending on the category is listed below:

Category Relaxation in years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Persons with Disability 10 years
Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years of military service 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the (01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualifications

The academic qualifications which you must possess in order to apply for the post of Officer Scale – I are listed below:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent.
  • Should be proficient in local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs
  • Have working knowledge of computer

Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in subjects like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural engineering, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Accountancy, Economics, Forestry, Horticulture, Information Technology, Law, Management, Pisciculture, or Veterinary Science.

How to Apply for IBPS RRB Scale I Exam 2020

To apply for the post of IBPS RRB Scale I exam, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Click on ‘CRP RRBs’
  • Select ‘Click here to apply online for CRP – RRBs-Officers (Scale I, II, and III)’
  • Next, select ‘Click here for new registration’
  • Fill in the basic details in the application form
  • Upload scanned image of passport size photo, signature, left thumb impression and a handwritten declaration as per the specifications provided in the guidelines.
  • Next, click on ‘Submit’
  • On doing so, you will be redirected to a fee payment window
  • Pay the fees using debit/credit card or through net banking
  • Once the payment is successful, a provisional registration number and password will be generated and sent on the email and mobile.

Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents

  • It should be a recent passport style coloured one
  • Must be taken against a white background
  • There should be no ‘red-eye', in case you must use flash.
  • Should not be wearing caps, hats, and dark glasses
  • The image size must be 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm (200 x 230 pixels)
  • The file size should be between 20KB to 50KB
  • The signature must be signed in Black ink
  • File size should not between 10Kb and 20KB
  • The dimensions should be 140 x 60 pixels
Left thumb impression
  • The left thumb impression should be in blue or black ink
  • The dimension should be 240 x 240 pixels in 200 DPI
  • The file size should be between 20KB and 50KB
  • The file type should be jpg or jpeg
Handwritten declaration
  • It should be written in English with black ink
  • The file type should be jpg or jpeg
  • The file size should be between 50KB and 100KB
  • The dimensions should be 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI

IBPS RRB Scale I Exam 2020 - Application Fee

The application/ intimation fee which needs to be paid while submitting the application form is listed in the table below:

Category Application Fee
General, OBC and Ex-servicemen Rs.600
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100

Note: Fees once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

IBPS RRB Scale I Exam Pattern

The recruitment of Scale I officers in Regional Rural Banks is carried out after a 3-tier exam. It comprises of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview. The preliminary and main exams are conducted online. The exam pattern of both the exams are listed below:

Preliminary Exam

The objective of the preliminary exam is screen potential candidates for the mains exam. The exam pattern for the Officer Scale I exam is as follows:

Name of Test Number of Questions Number of marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Note: To be considered for the mains exam, you need to qualify in both the tests securing the minimum cut-off marks.

Mains Exam

The exam pattern for the Mains exam of Officer Scale – I is listed in the table below:

Name of Test Number of Questions Number of marks Duration
Computer knowledge 40 40 120 minutes
Financial Awareness 40 40
Reasoning 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 40
English Language* 40 40
Hindi Language* 40 40
Total 200 200

Note: You can opt for answering questions on English language or Hindi language.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Will there be a penalty for every wrong answer?
  2. Yes, there will be a penalty for every wrong answer in both the preliminary and mains exam.

  3. Will there be capturing and verification of biometric data?
  4. Yes, capturing and verification of biometric data will take place at various stages of the recruitment process.

  5. Do I need to have any experience in order to apply for the post of Officer Scale – I?
  6. No, you need not have any experience.

  7. Do I need to download the admit card for the preliminary and mains exam?
  8. Yes, you need to download the admit card from the official website by logging into your account.

  9. How many RRBs will take part in the IBPS RRB exam?
  10. It is hard to tell the exact number before the official notification is released. But going by the previous year’s trend, you can expect around 45 RRBs to take part.

News About IBPS RRB Officer

  • IBPS RRB results declared for the post of Officer and Officer Assistant

    The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the provisional allotment list for the IBPS RRB Results for the previous year on 8 July 2020. All the candidates who had appeared for the exam for the post of Officer and Office Assistant can check the result on the official website of IBPS. The link for the results was made available on the official website from 8 July 2020 and will be available till 7 August 2020. The steps to check the result would be the following:

    The candidate will have to visit the official website of IBPS and click on the link of ‘IBPS RRB Results 2019’ on the home page. Once done, the website will redirect the candidate to the login page where he or she must add their login credentials. Once submitted, the website will then display the results and can be downloaded.

    10 July 2020

  • IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Recruitment 2020 Notification released

    The Insititute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has recently released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officer (PO) and Clerks for the year of 2020. This recruitment drive will be conducted for the Regional Rural Banks or RRBs.

    Online registration for the exams will start on 1 July 2020 and candidates can enroll themselves for the same till 21 July 2020. The registration process can be completed on the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in. The selection process will be concluded in two stages – an online exam which is expected to be conducted in the month of September, followed by interview rounds which are expected to take place in the month of November 2020. The positions for which the recruitment will be done are Group A Officers and Group B Office Assistants. Group A Officers will include Scale I, Scale II, and Scale III officers. Assistants will be hired for the Multipurpose post.

    1 July 2020

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