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IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) FAQs

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) FAQs

The IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Notification is out! Check the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) FAQ to find answers to any question you may have regarding the same. The IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) FAQ is meant to serve as a single source of information to answer any queries you may have regarding the examination or the recruitment in general.

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) FAQs

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 FAQs – Eligibility, Dates, and Application Details

What are the examination and registration dates for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) recruitment?

Event Important Dates
Online Registration Dates June 8 – July 2, 2018
Payment of Application Fees June 8 – July 2, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training July, 2018
Pre-Exam Training for Officer (Scale-I) July 30 – August 4, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Preliminary Exams July, 2018
Preliminary Exams – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) August 11, 12, and 18, 2018
Results of Preliminary Exams September, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Mains Exams September, 2018
Mains Exams – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) September 30, 2018
Results of Mains Exams October, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Interview November, 2018
Interview – IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) November, 2018
Provisional Allotment January, 2019

What are the examination and registration dates for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 recruitment? 

Event Important Dates
Online Registration Dates June 8 – July 2, 2018
Payment of Application Fees June 8 – July 2, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training July, 2018
Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant August 6 – 11, 2018
Download of Call Letters for Preliminary Exams August, 2018
Preliminary Exams – RRB Office Assistant August 19, 25, and September 1, 2018
Results of Preliminary Exams September, 2018
Download of Call Letters – Mains September, 2018
Mains Exams – RRB Office Assistant October 7th, 2018
Provisional Allotment January, 2019


What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 recruitment?

  1. The candidate must be between 18 – 30 years of age; therefore, their date of birth must NOT be before 03/06/1988 and after 31/05/2000 (both dates are inclusive in this case). Age relaxation is provided as per the norms.
  2. The candidate must possess a Bachelor degree in ANY discipline from any recognized university or equivalent.
  3. The candidate should be proficient in the local language as prescribed by the participating Regional Rural Bank.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 recruitment?

  1. The candidate must be between 18 – 28 years of age; therefore, their date of birth must NOT be before 02/06/1990 and after 01/06/2000 (both dates are inclusive in this case). Age relaxation is provided as per the norms.
  2. The candidate must possess a Bachelor degree in ANY discipline from any recognized university or equivalent.
  3. The candidate should be proficient in the local language as prescribed by the participating Regional Rural Bank.

How many vacancies are there in the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 recruitment?

There is a total of 3,312 vacancies to be filled for the post of IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) in 2018.

How many vacancies are there in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 recruitment?

There is a total of 5,249 vacancies to be filled for the post of IBPS RRB Office Assistant in 2018.

What is the age criteria to be eligible for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 recruitment?

The candidate should belong to this age group of 18 – 30 years. Therefore, the candidate’s date of birth should not be earlier than June 3, 1988 and later than May 31, 2000. Both dates are inclusive in this case. Hence, a candidate who was born before 03/06/1988 or after 31/05/2000 is not eligible to write the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 examinations.

What is the age criteria to be eligible for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 recruitment?

The candidate should belong to this age group of 18 – 28 years. Therefore, the candidate’s date of birth should not be earlier than June 2, 1990 and later than June 1, 2000. Both dates are inclusive in this case. Hence, a candidate who was born before 02/06/1990 or after 01/06/2000 is not eligible to write the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations.

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What are the minimum educational qualifications required to be eligible to become an IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I)?

The only requirement is that the candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent. Also, working knowledge of computers is desirable, but not mandatory. However, it should be noted that among the graduates, preference will be given to those who have Bachelor’s degrees in: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, or Accountancy.

What are the minimum educational qualifications required to be eligible to become an IBPS RRB Office Assistant?

The only requirement is that the candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent. Also, working knowledge of computers is desirable, but not mandatory.

When can I register for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 notification? When is the last day to register for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 exams?

You may register and pay the fees online from anytime starting June 8, 2018 onward. The last day to register and pay the fees online is July 2, 2018. Only online applications and registrations are accepted.

When can I register for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 notification? When is the last day to register for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 exams?

You may register and pay the fees online from anytime starting June 8, 2018 onward. The last day to register and pay the fees online is July 2, 2018. Only online applications and registrations are accepted.

How can I register for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 examinations?

  1. Go to http://www.ibps.in/common-written-examination-regional-rural-banks/ and click on ‘Common Recruitment Process – Regional Rural Banks Phase VII’
  2. Click ‘Click here to apply for CRP-RRBs Recruitment of Officers (Scale I)’
  3. Register a new account for yourself on the IBPS site if you are registering for any IBPS exam for the first time.
  4. After registration, you can now proceed to pay the application fees. This can be done in any of the following methods including: Net banking, Debit card, Credit card, etc.
  5. Ensure that you use a valid mobile number and an e-mail ID for this correspondence because you will receive exam specific details on those forms of communication.
  6. After paying the fees, save a PDF of the final application form that you receive along with your registration number and keep a printed version for future reference.

How can I register for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations?

  1. Go to http://www.ibps.in/common-written-examination-regional-rural-banks/ and click on ‘Common Recruitment Process – Regional Rural Banks Phase VII’
  2. Select the appropriate option to apply for the RRB Phase VII examinations
  3. Register a new account for yourself on the IBPS site if you are registering for any IBPS exam for the first time.
  4. After registration, you can now proceed to pay the application fees. This can be done in any of the following methods including: Net banking, Debit card, Credit card, etc.
  5. Ensure that you use a valid mobile number and an e-mail ID for this correspondence because you will receive exam specific details on those forms of communication.
  6. After paying the fees, save a PDF of the final application form that you receive along with your registration number and keep a printed version for future reference.

What are the application fees for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 examinations?

For SC/ST/PWD, the application fee is INR 100 only and in all other cases, it is INR 600 only.

  • SC – Scheduled Caste
  • ST – Scheduled Tribe
  • PWD – Persons with Disabilities

What are the application fees for IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations?

For SC/ST/EXSM, the application fee is INR 100 only and in all other cases, it is INR 600 only.

  • SC – Scheduled Caste
  • ST – Scheduled Tribe
  • EXSM – Ex-Servicemen

What are the acceptable modes of payment for making payment of the application fee for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 examinations?

The accepted modes of payment include net-banking, debit card, credit card, mobile wallets, cash cards, etc.

What are the acceptable modes of payment for making payment of the application fee for IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations?

The accepted modes of payment include net-banking, debit card, credit card, mobile wallets, cash cards, etc.

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 FAQ – Exam Pattern and Syllabus

What is the selection process for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Recruitment 2018?

The IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Recruitment 2018 will have 3 stages of evaluation including the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Prelims, the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Mains examinations, and finally the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Interview. Candidates’ final marks scored in the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Mains and their Interview shall be considered for their shortlisting.

What is the selection process for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2018?

The IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2018 will have 2 stages of examinations including the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims and the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains examinations. Candidates’ final marks scored in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains shall be considered for their shortlisting.

What is the exam pattern for IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Recruitment 2018?

There will be a total of 2 examinations in the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Recruitment 2018 including the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims and the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains. The exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims is given below:

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Total Time of 45 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40

Also, the exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains is given below:

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Total Time of 120 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 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

In both cases, there will be cut-offs that candidates must pass to move to the next stage. Also, there will be negative marking of 25% of the total marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer (applicable for both IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Prelims and Mains).

What is the exam pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2018?

There will be a total of 2 examinations in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2018 including the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims and the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains. The exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims is given below:

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Total Time of 45 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40

 

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Total Time of 120 Minutes
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

Is there negative marking in the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Recruitment examinations?

Yes, there will be negative marking of 25% of the total marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer.

Is there negative marking in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment examinations?

Yes, there will be negative marking of 25% of the total marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer.

Are there cut-offs for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Recruitment examinations?

Yes, there are cut-offs for both stages of the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Recruitment examinations that candidates must clear to move on to the next stages.

Are there cut-offs for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment examinations?

Yes, there are cut-offs for both stages of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment examinations that candidates must clear to move on to the next stages.

In what languages can the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Recruitment examinations be attempted?

Except for English language paper in the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains, all the examinations can be attempted in either English or Hindi.

In what languages can the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment examinations be attempted?

Except for English language paper in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains, all the examinations can be attempted in either English or Hindi.

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What is the syllabus of the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Recruitment examinations?

The syllabus for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 examinations depends on the subjects; for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims, the syllabus is as follows –

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Prelims Syllabus
Sr. No. Name of Test Syllabus
1 Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Input Output, Inequalities, Direction Sense, Grouping and Ordering, Critical Reasoning, etc.
2 Quantitative Aptitude Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Number Series, Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Permutations and Combinations, Mixtures, Averages, and Alligations, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work, Data Interpretation, Caselets, Charts and Graphs

Also, the syllabus for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains is as follows –

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 Mains Syllabus
Sr. No. Name of Test Syllabus
1 Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Input Output, Inequalities, Direction Sense, Grouping and Ordering, Critical Reasoning, etc.
2 Quantitative Aptitude Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Number Series, Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Permutations and Combinations, Mixtures, Averages, and Alligations, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work, Data Interpretation, Caselets, Charts and Graphs
3 General Awareness Important government programs and schemes, awards and honors, new schemes of central and state government, sports, books and authors, country and capitals, currencies and countries, thermal and nuclear power stations, banking terms and abbreviations, etc.
4(a) English Language Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Cloze Test, Fill the Banks, Vocabulary Usage, Sentence Joining, etc.
4(b) Hindi Language व्याकरण – वर्तनी, वाक्य, नियमों के सेट सक्रिय निष्क्रिय आवाज, अप्रत्यक्ष प्रत्यक्ष भाषण, लेख, पूर्वसर्ग, वाक्यांशों और मुहावरों, वाक्य सुधार, खोलना त्रुटि प्रश्न, एक शब्द प्रतिस्थापन, रिक्त स्थान को भरना
शब्दावली – पदबंधों , समानार्थी शब्द, विलोम, वाक्य पूरा , शब्द गठन
5 Computer Knowledge Basics of Computer, Hardware & Software (MS Office), DBMS, Networking, Internet, Commonly Used Shortcuts on MS Office (Word), Input/Output Devices, Important Abbreviations


What is the syllabus of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Recruitment examinations?

The syllabus for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations depends on the subjects; for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims, the syllabus is as follows –

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Prelims Syllabus
Sr. No. Name of Test Syllabus
1 Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Input Output, Inequalities, Direction Sense, Grouping and Ordering, Critical Reasoning, etc.
2 Numerical Ability Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Number Series, Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Permutations and Combinations, Mixtures, Averages, and Alligations, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work

 

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 Mains Syllabus
Sr. No. Name of Test Syllabus
1 Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Coding Decoding, Input Output, Inequalities, Direction Sense, Grouping and Ordering, Critical Reasoning, etc.
2 Numerical Ability Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed, Time, and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Number Series, Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Permutations and Combinations, Mixtures, Averages, and Alligations, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work
3 General Awareness Important government programs and schemes, awards and honors, new schemes of central and state government, sports, books and authors, country and capitals, currencies and countries, thermal and nuclear power stations, banking terms and abbreviations, etc.
4(a) English Language Reading Comprehension, Parajumbles, Cloze Test, Fill the Banks, Vocabulary Usage, Sentence Joining, etc.
4(b) Hindi Language व्याकरण – वर्तनी, वाक्य, नियमों के सेट सक्रिय निष्क्रिय आवाज, अप्रत्यक्ष प्रत्यक्ष भाषण, लेख, पूर्वसर्ग, वाक्यांशों और मुहावरों, वाक्य सुधार, खोलना त्रुटि प्रश्न, एक शब्द प्रतिस्थापन, रिक्त स्थान को भरना
शब्दावली – पदबंधों , समानार्थी शब्द, विलोम, वाक्य पूरा , शब्द गठन
5 Computer Knowledge Basics of Computer, Hardware & Software (MS Office), DBMS, Networking, Internet, Commonly Used Shortcuts on MS Office (Word), Input/Output Devices, Important Abbreviations

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 FAQs – Salary, Job Profile, and Career Growth

What is the pay/salary of an IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I)?

An IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) receives a basic pay of about INR 10,000-15,000; however, the total salary after adding the allowances such as DA, CCA, HRA, etc. comes to about INR 30,000 – 35,000 per month.

What is the pay/salary of an IBPS RRB Office Assistant?

An IBPS RRB Office Assistant receives a basic pay of about INR 7200; however, the total salary after adding the allowances such as DA, CCA, HRA, etc. comes to about INR 16,000 – 20,000 per month.

What is the job profile of an IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I)?

  1. An IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) would be mainly responsible for supervising the work of IBPS RRB Office Assistants. Any kind of record keeping that has been initially done by an IBPS RRB Office Assistant will have to be verified or authenticated by an IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I).
  2. The IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Job Profile has to do mainly with focus on extension and recovery of credit facilities on behalf of the bank. They will be required to sanction extension of loans and this is only possible by an Officer because it is beyond the scope of responsibilities of an IBPS RRB Office Assistant.
  3. The IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Job Profile also includes the monitoring of credit portfolios. As previously mentioned, they would be the ones deciding on and managing to whom the bank lends money, when, and how much.
  4. In the various responsibilities and duties of the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) Job Profile, the most important responsibility is to however prepare audit reports of the bank’s activities and ensure that no frauds are taking place at any point of time.

What is the job profile of an IBPS RRB Office Assistant?

An IBPS RRB Office Assistant is from the Clerical cadre and therefore they will be in the lower management and will be required to address the queries of the customers and they will often be the first point of contact for customers and they will be representing the bank for which they are recruited. They will be required to carry out tasks such as printing and updating passbooks, opening accounts for new customers, transferring funds and balances between accounts of customers, keeping records and tallies of transactions, and preparing reports to be verified by the officers.

What is the career progress path for an IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I)?

An IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) can reach a high-level post at the bank they work at. They can reach up to the position of a Chairman if they are exceptionally hard-working. However, in most cases they retire as Chief General Managers.

That is all for the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-I) 2018 FAQ! You may also check out this video below to get the whole idea quickly –

What is the career progress path for an IBPS RRB Office Assistant?

An IBPS RRB Office Assistant can reach a high-level post at the bank they work at. They can reach up to the position of a Chief Manager if they are exceptionally hard-working. However, in most cases they retire as Assistant General Managers.

That is all for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 FAQ! You may also check out this video below to get the whole idea quickly –

Alternatively, if you are preparing to write the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 examinations, check out the IBPS RRB Office Assistant FAQs.

All the Best!

 


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