IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1

About IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam

  • Overview
  • Exam Dates
  • Eligibility
  • Job Profile
  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Vacancies
  • Salary
  • Cutoff marks

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Overview

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam is actually “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers Scale-I in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs VIII”. This exam is also referred to as the IBPS RRB PO exam.

IBPS conducts this exam every year to recruit Scale 1 officers 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 a Scale 1 Officer in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and the official IBPS Officer Scale 1 Cut Off.

 

IBPS RRB 2020 Important Dates

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 Date
On-line registration Begins  June 2020 (To be announced soon)
Last Date to Apply Online July 2020 (To be announced soon)
Last date to Pay Fees July 2020 (To be announced soon)
IBPS RRB Admit Card To be announced soon
IBPS RRB – Officer Scale I Prelims Exam Date 01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th and 16th August 2020
IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Exam Date 01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th and 16th August 2020
IBPS RRB – Officer Scale I Prelims Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam Date 13th September 2020
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Date 19th September 2020
IBPS RRB Mains Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Interview To be announced soon
Provisional Allotment To be announced soon

 

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 eligibility criteria that a candidate should fulfill for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale 1.

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
Ex-Servicemen
  • 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

Educational Qualification

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 Test

Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs is mandatory.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Job Profile

  • After selection as IBPS RRB Scale I Officer, all candidates will undergo a training period, i.e. Probation period. On completion of this period, candidates are placed as Assistant Manager in the respective bank.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to perform several tasks of the branch. This ranges from day-to-day retail banking operations, loan disbursement, monitoring credit portfolio, NPA recovery, audit report preparation, etc. Sometimes you will also have to check cash receipts, cash payments/ verification, and also other single window operations.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to focus mainly on the agricultural and allied fields, for the betterment of the rural economy. He/ She needs to keep a check on regular loan repayment so that the agriculture loans of their branch don’t turn into NPA.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Selection Process

The selection process for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam 2020 consists of 3 stages:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Interview

There is Negative Marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer in both Prelims & Mains both.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Total Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Hindi/English 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Hindi/English
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 1 Main Exam:

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

 

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Syllabus

Below is the prelims syllabus for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam:

Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Order and Ranking

 

IBPS RRB Vacancies

In 2019, the total number of vacancies notified by IBPS RRB is 8401. 

Total IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 vacancies in 2019 are 3382.

IBPS RRB Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 3688
IBPS RRB Scale I 3382
IBPS RRB Scale II Agriculture 106
IBPS RRB Scale II Marketing Officer 45
IBPS RRB Scale II Treasury Officer 11
IBPS RRB Scale II Law 19
IBPS RRB Scale II CA 24
IBPS RRB Scale II IT 76
IBPS RRB Scale II General Banking Officer 893
IBPS RRB Scale III 157
Total 8401

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Salary 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Basic pay is Rs 23,700.

With other allowances and perks, an IBPS RRB Officer scale 1 gets roughly Rs 40,000 in-hand salary.

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Cutoff Mark 2018

Name of State Cut off Marks (General)
Andhra Pradesh 52.50
Bihar 45.00
Chhattisgarh 53.50
Gujarat 48.25
Haryana 57.00
Himachal Pradesh 59.75
Jammu & Kashmir 47.25
Karnataka 44.25
Maharashtra 47.50
Odisha 50.50
Punjab 54.75
Rajasthan 50.50
Tamil Nadu 43.25
Telangana 45.25
Uttar Pradesh 50
Uttarakhand 54
West Bengal 48.50
Tripura 29.25

 

About IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Overview

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam is actually “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers Scale-I in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs VIII”. This exam is also referred to as the IBPS RRB PO exam.

IBPS conducts this exam every year to recruit Scale 1 officers 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 a Scale 1 Officer in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and the official IBPS Officer Scale 1 Cut Off.

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Job Profile

  • After selection as IBPS RRB Scale I Officer, all candidates will undergo a training period, i.e. Probation period. On completion of this period, candidates are placed as Assistant Manager in the respective bank.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to perform several tasks of the branch. This ranges from day-to-day retail banking operations, loan disbursement, monitoring credit portfolio, NPA recovery, audit report preparation, etc. Sometimes you will also have to check cash receipts, cash payments/ verification, and also other single window operations.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I need to focus mainly on the agricultural and allied fields, for the betterment of the rural economy. He/ She needs to keep a check on regular loan repayment so that the agriculture loans of their branch don’t turn into NPA.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Selection Process

The selection process for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam 2020 consists of 3 stages:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Interview

There is Negative Marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer in both Prelims & Mains both.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Total Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Hindi/English 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Hindi/English
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 1 Main Exam:

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

 

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Syllabus

Below is the prelims syllabus for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam:

Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Order and Ranking

 

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 eligibility criteria that a candidate should fulfill for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale 1.

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
Ex-Servicemen
  • 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

Educational Qualification

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 Test

Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the participating RRBs is mandatory.

IBPS RRB 2020 Important Dates

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 Date
On-line registration Begins  June 2020 (To be announced soon)
Last Date to Apply Online July 2020 (To be announced soon)
Last date to Pay Fees July 2020 (To be announced soon)
IBPS RRB Admit Card To be announced soon
IBPS RRB – Officer Scale I Prelims Exam Date 01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th and 16th August 2020
IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Exam Date 01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th and 16th August 2020
IBPS RRB – Officer Scale I Prelims Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB – Office Assistant Prelims Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam Date 13th September 2020
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Date 19th September 2020
IBPS RRB Mains Result Date To be announced soon
IBPS RRB Interview To be announced soon
Provisional Allotment To be announced soon

 

IBPS RRB Vacancies

In 2019, the total number of vacancies notified by IBPS RRB is 8401. 

Total IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 vacancies in 2019 are 3382.

IBPS RRB Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 3688
IBPS RRB Scale I 3382
IBPS RRB Scale II Agriculture 106
IBPS RRB Scale II Marketing Officer 45
IBPS RRB Scale II Treasury Officer 11
IBPS RRB Scale II Law 19
IBPS RRB Scale II CA 24
IBPS RRB Scale II IT 76
IBPS RRB Scale II General Banking Officer 893
IBPS RRB Scale III 157
Total 8401

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Salary 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Basic pay is Rs 23,700.

With other allowances and perks, an IBPS RRB Officer scale 1 gets roughly Rs 40,000 in-hand salary.

 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Cutoff Mark 2018

Name of State Cut off Marks (General)
Andhra Pradesh 52.50
Bihar 45.00
Chhattisgarh 53.50
Gujarat 48.25
Haryana 57.00
Himachal Pradesh 59.75
Jammu & Kashmir 47.25
Karnataka 44.25
Maharashtra 47.50
Odisha 50.50
Punjab 54.75
Rajasthan 50.50
Tamil Nadu 43.25
Telangana 45.25
Uttar Pradesh 50
Uttarakhand 54
West Bengal 48.50
Tripura 29.25

 

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