IBPS RRB Clerk Application Process To Be Reopened | See Details Here

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) holds IBPS RRB Clerk Examination every year for recruitment of Group “B”- Office Assistant. Eligible candidates, who aspire to join any of the Regional Rural Banks as Group “B”- Office Assistant (Multipurpose), are required to register for the Common Recruitment Process. The examination will be two tiers i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Prelims and Mains. This article is intended to provide all the details about IBPS RRB Clerk Recruitment Notification 2020 like eligibility, exam date, exam pattern, job profile, salary, etc. So, read along to check the details, and don’t forget to Register for the Free IBPS RRB Clerk Mock Test.

Important Update 

Competent Authorities at IBPS have decided to hold an Additional Cycle of Online Preliminary Examinations under CRP-RRBs-IX for the post of Officers Scale-I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) by releasing a Supplementary Advertisement in continuation to the actual notification released on 01.07.2020. New Candidates will be able to register for this exams tentatively between 26.10.2020 to 09.11.2020. Keep visiting this page for frequent updates. 

The Applications Will Be Opened Only for Candidates of the Following Categories

  1. Who attained the eligibility in terms of educational qualifications by 09.11.2020.
  2. Who could not register successfully from 01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020.

All those who had applied successfully during the registration window for CRP- RRB IX from 01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020 and were called for the Online Preliminary Examination during September 2020 for a particular post should NOT apply for that post.

Important Dates

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application & Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 26.10.2020 to 09.11.2020
Online Examination – Preliminary Officers Scale-I- 31.12.2020  | Office Assistant (Multipurpose)- 02.01.2021/04.01.2021

Official Notification 

ibps rrb po clerk registration reopened

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Postponed 

Further to our notice dated 10.08.2020, kindly note that Online Main Examinations for the post of Officer Scale-I scheduled on 18.10.2020 and Office Assistants scheduled on 31.10.2020 have been deferred.

Online Single Examination for the Post of Officers Scale- II and III will be held as per the announced date i.e. 18.10.2020.

Candidates are requested to visit the authorised website of IBPS (i.e. www.ibps.in) regularly.

IBPS RRB Exam Date


The dates for prelims and mains are officially notified in the annual calendar released by the IBPS.

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1.1 IBPS RRB PO Apply Online Link Active | Apply Here

All candidates can apply online for IBPS RRB 2020 Office Assistant (Clerk), Officer Scale-I (PO) and Officer Scale-II and III by clicking on the links mentioned below:

Apply Online for IBPS RRB-IX Office Assistant (Clerk)

Apply Online for IBPS RRB-IX Officer Scale-I (PO)

1.2 IBPS RRB PO Official Notification PDF

Download the detailed notification below:


2. IBPS RRB Clerk Notification 2020 Vacancy

The vacancy for the year 2020 will be released once the official notification is released for the year 2020. As for 2019, there was a total of 4282 vacancies released for the office assistant post.

States Overall Vacancies
Andhra Pradesh 144
Arunachal Pradesh 6
Assam 100
Bihar 56
Chhattisgarh 71
Gujarat 247
Haryana 103
Himanchal Pradesh 68
Jammu & Kashmir 87
Jharkhand 0
Karnataka 0
Kerala 0
Madhya Pradesh 414
Maharashtra 190
Manipur 10
Meghalaya 23
Mizoram 29
Nagaland 5
Odisha 30
Puducherry 7
Punjab 88
Rajasthan 313
Tamil Nadu 260
Telangana 350
Tripura 30
Uttar Pradesh 1852
Uttarakhand 8
West Bengal 133
Grand Total 4624

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3. IBPS RRB Clerk Recruitment 2020 – Eligibility Criteria

3.1 Age Criteria

Between 18 years and 28 years i.e., candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1991 and later than 01.06.2001 (both dates inclusive)

3.2 Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either –

(i) A Citizen of India or
(ii) A subject of Nepal or
(iii) A subject of Bhutan or
(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

3.3 Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent

(a)  Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b)  Desirable: Working knowledge of computers.

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 02.07.2019.

Proficiency in the local language – For recruitment of Office Assistant (Multipurpose), proficiency in local language as specified below shall be an essential qualification:-

  • Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language
  • Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in the local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such an extension should not be beyond the probation.

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4. IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2020 Selection Procedure

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

 IBPS RRB Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 



Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Qs Maximum


1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40
Total 80 80
  • Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off

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 IBPS RRB Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 a English Language English 40 40
4 b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

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5. IBPS RRB Assistant Cut-off Score

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.

6. IBPS  RRB Clerk Recruitment 2020 Job Profile

Office Assistants are the first point of contact between the bank and the customers. Office assistants operate the counters at the bank and are responsible for answering the queries of the customers.

Office assistants are in charge of handling documents involved with all transactions. The IBPS RRB office assistants will also handle cash transactions. Issuance of new debit cards is also the prerogative of these officers.

Some IBPS RRB Office Assistants may also need to work in multiple departments concurrently; depending on the needs of the bank. Even though the job of the Office Assistant can be hectic, it offers a great amount of exposure to the candidates.

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7. How Much Does An IBPS RRB Office Assistant Earn?

The salary structure for IBPS RRB office assistants is in the range of Rs. 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/1-19300.

Now you must be thinking about what is above-mentioned numbers represent. Let us break down this complex pay scale into more simplified and understandable numbers.

Rs. 7200-400/3 – So the initial basic pay would be 7200 for the first three years and the increment after the end of each year would be 400 Rs. 

8400-500/3 – As the office attendant completes three years, the basic pay would increase to 8400 for the coming 3 years with the increment of Rs 500 after the end of each year. 

And similarly, the basic pay would go increasing with the simultaneous increase in the increment that is given at the end of each year. 


Basic Pay – A standard rate of pay that an employee gets in return for his/her work before additional payments such as allowances and bonuses.

Future prospects– Office Assistants get opportunities to reach higher managerial posts in their careers, based on merit and experience.

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7.1 IBPS Office Assistant 2020 Perks & Allowances

IBPS RRB Office Assistants Perks & Allowances
Dearness Allowance (DA) 46.5% of the basic pay.
House Rent Allowance (HRA) For Rural Areas: 5% of the basic pay
For Semi-urban Areas: 7.5% of the basic pay
For Urban Areas: 10% of the basic pay
Special Allowances 7.75% of the basic pay.

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9. IBPS RRB PO 2020 Admit Card

Candidates will have to separately download the admit cards for the Prelims Phase, Mains Phase, and the Interview Phase from the official website. The bank although intimates the candidates through an SMS and an e-mail informing about the release of the admit cards.

To download the call letters from the official website, a candidate is required to fill in the following details:

Registration No/Roll No
Date of Birth/ Password

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