The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is actually “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs VIII”. IBPS conducts this exam every year to recruit Office assistants for the participating Regional Rural Bank’s (RRB’s). In 2019 IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam, 56 RRB’s participated to recruit office assistants. Some of them are Allahabad UP Gramin Bank, Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank, Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank, etc.
Once you clear the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam, you will be recruited as an Office assistant in one of the participating banks.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Dates 2020
Below are the exam dates of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I & IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2020 as per the IBPS Calendar 2020-21. The official IBPS RRB 2020 exam dates will be released along with the notification.
|Exam Event||Tentative Dates|
|On-line registration Begins||26 October 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online||09 November 2020|
|Last date to Pay Fees||July 2020 (To be announced soon)|
|IBPS RRB Admit Card Release||10th December 2020|
|IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Exam Date||2nd & 4th January 2021|
|IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Result Date||21 January 2021|
|IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card||To be announced soon|
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Date||20th February 2021|
|IBPS RRB Mains Result Date||To be announced soon|
|IBPS RRB Interview||To be announced soon|
|Provisional Allotment||To be announced soon|
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Eligibility Criteria
There are 3 eligibility criteria that a candidate should fulfill for IBPS RRB Office Assistant & Officer Scale 1.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Age Limit
- The minimum age of the candidate should not be less than 21 years.
- The maximum age of the candidate should not be more than 40 years.
|Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years (Office Assistant)|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Educational Qualifications
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)||
Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs is mandatory.
IBPS RRB Vacancies 2020
The IBPS has released additional vacancies in this drive for the allied posts. Read the table below to know the complete information about the IBPS RRB Vacancies.
|Posts||New Vacancy||Old Vacancy|
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||5076||4682|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I||4201||3800|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer)||100||100|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)||08||08|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer)||03||03|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law)||26||26|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA)||26||26|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT)||59||59|
|Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)||838||838|
|Officer Scale – III||156||156|
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Selection Process
IBPS Office Assistant Selection Process
The selection process for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019 exam will consist of 2 stages:
- Prelims Exam (Objective)
- Mains Exam (Objective)
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims consists of 2 sections – Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The total duration of the exam is 45 minutes. Each section consists of 40 questions.
|Name of Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Exam Medium|
IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant Main Exam pattern :
|Section||No. of Qs||Max Marks||Duration|
- There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains both for each question answered wrongly!
- Once you clear the first stage of IBPS RRB Exam, you will have to appear for the Mains Exam.
- Final selection will be based on the score of the Mains Exam.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Salary
- The basic pay of an IBPS RRB office assistant is Rs. 7200/- along with the various perks including Annual increment, Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, etc.
- Thus an IBPS RRB Office Assistant gets about Rs 16000 to 20000 in-hand salary.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Job Profile
IBPS RRB Office Assistant is mostly a desk job. Office Assistant is usually the first point of contact in banks and thus the candidates are usually involved in a lot of customer interaction. Office Assistants in IBPS RRBs have to take up various tasks like opening account, cash transactions, passbook printing, fund/ balance transfers, payment withdrawals, handle cash counters, etc.
One of the major tasks of RRB Office Assistants is to cater to the requirement of rural masses. This involves listening to the financial queries faced by farmers, who are usually the customers of these banks and provide them with proper solutions for the same.
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus
IBPS RRB Syllabus for Reasoning Ability:
The reasoning ability section comprises of logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for IBPS RRB reasoning syllabus are as follows:
|Odd man out||Analogy|
|Blood Relation||Series Test|
|Causes and Effects||Direction Test|
|Decision Making||Statement and Assumption|
|Assertion and Reason||Statement and Conclusion|
|Statements and Action Courses||Inequalities|
|Machine Input & Output||Data Sufficiency|
|Alphanumeric Series||Word Formation|
|Ranking and Order||Puzzles|
|Seating Arrangements||Reasoning Analogy|
IBPS RRB Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:
|Number System||HCF and LCM|
|Decimal Fractions||Simple Interest|
|Time and Work||Time and Distance|
|Age Problems||Simplification/ Approximation|
|Percentage||Ratio and Proportion|
|Permutation and Combination||Data Sufficiency|
|Problems on Trains||Pipes & Cistern Questions|
|Number Series||Mixtures & Allegations|
|Data Interpretation||Profit and Loss|
|Quadratic Equations||Compound Interest|
|Boat & Stream||Average|
IBPS RRB Syllabus for the English Language:
|Reading Comprehension||Error Detection|
|Rearrangement of Sentences||Cloze Test|
|Idioms & Phrases||One word substitution|
|Antonyms & Synonyms||Rules for Tenses|
|Fill in the blanks||Phrase Substitution|
|Jumbled Words||Article Rules|
IBPS RRB Syllabus for the Hindi Language:
|Fill in the blanks||Antonyms and Synonyms|
Also, to learn more about General English for Competitive exams, candidates can visit the linked article and get information about the detailed English syllabus for the various other banking sector and Government sector exams.
IBPS RRB Syllabus for Computer Knowledge:
|Computer Fundamentals||Computer Abbreviations|
|Software and Hardware Fundamentals||Shortcut Keys|
|Networking||Basic Knowledge of Internet|
|History of Computer||Security Tools|
|Number System and Conversions||Computer Languages|
|Internet||Input and Output Devices|
IBPS RRB Syllabus for General Awareness:
|India and International Current Affairs||Banking Awareness|
|Countries, Capital and Currencies||National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries|
|Banking Terms and Abbreviations||History of Banking in India|
|Books and Authors||Agriculture|
|Government schemes||Government policies|