IBPS RRB Office Assistant

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.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
  • Office Assistant – the actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
  • Officer Scale – I – 5 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

Post Educational Qualification
Office Assistant
  • Graduation/Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB’s
  • Desirable Qualification: Working knowledge of Computers.
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy.
  • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB’s
  • Desirable Qualification: Working knowledge of Computers.

Language Proficiency

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
Total 10,493 9,698


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:

  1. Prelims Exam (Objective)
  2. 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
Numerical Ability 40 40 Hindi/English


Reasoning 40 40
Total 80 80


IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant Main Exam pattern :

Section No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Composite

time of

2 Hours

Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English/Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
TOTAL 200 200  
  • 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
Coding-Decoding Blood Relation
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
Syllogism Figure Series
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
Probability Partnership


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:

Vyakaran Error Spotting
Paragraphs Reading Comprehension
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
MS Office Database
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
RBI Sports
Finance Awards
Books and Authors Agriculture
Fiscal Policies Budget
Government schemes Government policies