Thursday, 15 June 2017

IBPS RRB 2017-18 Exam Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is agency which conducts common written test for the recruitment in the RRBs, various public-sector banks and nationalized banks. 

IBPS gives opportunity to get direct entry in the banks for the positions like probationary officer, specialist officer, Officer scale I/II/III, office assistant and clerk. Aspirants who wants to apply for banking sector job exams can apply for the IBPS RRB exam 2017-18.



IBPS RRB Exam


IBPS is expected to release Notification for the IBPS RRB 2017-18 exam application form in July 2017. Candidates can check their eligibility for the exam and can apply for online application form for IBPS RRB exam.


IBPS conducts online examination for the different posts like probationary officer(PO), Specialist officer(SO), RRB clerk, officer scale-I/II/III and office assistant in the Regional Rural Banks.



IBPS RRB 2017-18 Exam Eligibility


IBPS has set some eligibility criteria to select the candidates among the large no. of candidates for the RRB exam. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before filling up the application for.
If Candidates found not eligible at any stage of the exam, their candidature will be canceled. 



Nationality

  • A candidate must be either a Citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
NOTE- Provided that a candidate belonging to other countries shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


Age Limit


There is different age limit for the different post for the IBPS RRB exam as given below:

  • For IBPS RRB Officer Scale- I & Office Assistant: 18 to 30 Years
  • For IBPS RRB Officer Scale- II: 21 to 32 years
  • For IBPS RRB Officer Scale- III: 21 to 40 years
Age relaxation is applicable as per government rules and norms.


IBPS RRB 2017-18 Educational Qualification


Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB 2017-18 exam must fulfill the educational qualification according to IBPS RRB eligibility criteria as listed below:

  • Computer knowledge is essential for all the posts of IBPS RRB exam.
  • Aspirants must have proficiency in the local language of the State / UT for officer assistant and officer scale-I positions.

Post
Educational Qualification
Experience
Office Scale- I
  • Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
  • Proficiency in the local language of the State / UT

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Office Scale- II
General Banking Officer
  • Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
Preference will be given to the candidates having the degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Office Scale- II
Specialist Officer
Information Technology Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
1 year
Chartered Accountant Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
1 year
Law Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
2 years as an advocate or Law Officer
Treasury Manager Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
1 year
Marketing Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
1 year
Agricultural Officer- Graduation Degree with professional knowledge
2 years
Office Scale- III
  • Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
Preference will be given to the candidates having the degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Porciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
5 years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Office Assistant
  • Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
  • Proficiency in the local language of the State / UT

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IBPS RRB 2017-18 Exam Pattern


We have discussed above IBPS RRB exam eligibility but aspirants must be aware of the RRB exam pattern as well to avoid any confusion in the exam. If you get familiar with exam pattern, it will help you to score high in the IBPS RRB exam. 


According to IBPS RRB 2017-18 exam pattern, it consists of two papers for Office Assistant & Officer Scale-I with multiple choice questions i.e. preliminary exam and main exam while a single exam will be conducted for the Officer scale II and III position.


IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant & Officer Scale-I


Preliminary Exam Pattern



Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Reasoning Ability
40
40
45 Minutes
Numerical Ability
40
40
Total
80
80


Mains Exam Pattern



Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Reasoning Ability
40
50


2 Hour
Numerical Ability
40
50
General Awareness
40
40
English Language/ Hindi Language
40
40
Computer Knowledge
40
20
Total
200
200




IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)



Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Reasoning Ability
40
50


2 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
40
50
Financial Awareness
40
40
English Language/ Hindi Language
40
40
Computer Knowledge
40
20
Total
200
200



IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)



Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Reasoning Ability
40
40


2 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
40
40
Financial Awareness
40
40
English Language/ Hindi Language
40
20
Computer Knowledge
40
20
Professional Knowledge
40
40

Total
200
200



IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-III



Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Reasoning Ability
40
50


2 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
40
50
Financial Awareness
40
40
English Language/ Hindi Language
40
40
Computer Knowledge
40
20
Total
200
200




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