IBPS (Institute Of Banking Personnel) conducts a nationwide Common Written Test (CWE) for Regional Rural Bank (RRB) staff recruitments, commonly referred to as “IBPS RRB”. The test is held every year annually, beginning from 2011. The complete recruitment process shall involve either two stages (for Office Assistant recruitment) or 3-stages (for Scale I,II & III officer recruitment) based on different post. The official notification for IBPS RRB 2018 will tentatively be released in July 2018.
Suggested: Read in detail about the IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment.
List of Contents
- Important Dates.
- Date of Examination.
- Number of Vacancies.
- Medium of Exam.
- Mode of Answering.
- Eligibility Criteria.
- How to Apply?
- Admit Card.
- Examination Pattern.
- Important Links.
IBPS RRB 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)
|Availability of the online application form||3rd week of July 2018|
|Last date of Online application form||4th week of August 2018|
|IBPS RRB (Preliminary) Admit Card Download||Scale I Officer: August 2018.
Office Assistant: September 2018.
|IBPS RRB 2018 (Preliminary) Exam Date||Scale I Officer: 1st week of Sept 2018.
Office Assistant: 3rd week of September 2018.
|Result Publication||Scale I Officer: Oct 2018.
Office Assistant: Oct 2018.
|IBPS RRB (Main) Admit Card Download||Scale I,II & III Officer: Oct 2018.
Office Assistant: Nov 2018.
|IBPS RRB 2018 (Main) Exam Date||Scale I,II & III Officer: 1st week of Nov 2018.
Office Assistant: 2nd week of Nov 2018.
|Declaration of Main Results (For Scale I,II & III Officers Only)||November 2018|
|Download of Interview Call Letters (For Scale I,II & III Officers Only)||December 2018|
|IBPS RRB 2018 Interview Dates (For Scale I,II & III Officers Only)||December 2018|
|Publication of Final Results (For Scale I,II & III Officers & Office Assistant)||January 2018|
IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Date
The IBPS RRB 2018 (Preliminary) examination shall be conducted in the 1st week of Sept 2018 for Officer Cadre recruitment and 3rd week of Sept 2018 for Office Assistant recruitment.
The IBPS RRB 2018 (Main) examination shall be conducted in the 1st week of Nov for Scale I, II & III recruitment while it will be held in the 2nd week of Nov 2018 for Office Assistants.
Interviews will be conducted in December 2018 for Officer Cadre. No interview will be held for Office Assistant Recruitment.
IBPS RRB 2018 Vacancies
As of now, no official notification with regards to IBPS RRB 2018 vacancies has been released.
However, in 2017, around 15,000 vacancies were released for both Officer cadre and Junior Cadre.
Medium of Examination
Candidates can choose either Hindi or English as the medium of examination.
Mode of Answering
IBPS RRB 2018 (Preliminary & Main) tests will be Computer-based Test (CBT) or commonly known as “Online Test”.
IBPS RRB 2018 Eligibility
Applicants must belong to either of the following nationalities:
- Citizenship of India or
- subject of Bhutan or Nepal or
- a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
- 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.
Applicant must be graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
Proficient in the desired local language as prescribed by the Bank.
Working Knowledge of a computer.
Officer Scale I
Same as Office Assistant.
Additionally, preference shall be given to candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology,
Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy.
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)
In possession of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university. Preferences given are same as that of Officer Scale I.
However, applicants applying for this job must have at least 2 years of work experience in a Banking/Financial Institution as Officer.
Officer Scale II (Specialist Officer)
Information Technology Officer (IT Officer)
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Communication/Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized University.
It is desirable of the candidates to have a certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
Must hold 1-year work experience in relevant field.
Chartered Accountant (CA)
Must be a Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Must have worked as a CA for minimum 1-year.
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with
a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Worked for minimum 2 years as an Advocate or as a Law Officer in Banking/Financial Institution.
Must hold CA or MBA (Finanace) degree from a recognized
Worked for minimum 1-year in relevant field.
MBA (Marketing) from a recognized university.
Worked for minimum 1-year in relevant field.
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal
Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural
Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its
equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Worked for minimum 2-year in relevant field.
Officer Scale III
Same as Scale II.
However, he/she must have minimum 5-years of work experience as Officer in Bank/Financial Institutions.
The Age terms and conditions are different for different designations. As on 01.07.2018, age of the candidate should be:
- 18-30 years – Scale I Officer
- 21-32 years – Scale II Officer
- 21-40 years – Scale III Officer
- 18-28 years – Office Assistant (Multi-tasking staff)
|OBC||Upto 3 years|
|SC/ST||Upto 5 years|
|Ex-servicemen (Both abled and disabled)||5 years|
|Women (Divorced/ Widow)||Upto 9 years|
|Disabled Persons||Upto 10 years|
How to Apply?
IBPS RRB 2018 Application portal is currently closed.
The application forms will be available online during the month of August-September 2018.
Candidates who wants to appear for Scale I officer and Office Assistant have to fill a single form for both Preliminary and Main entrance. Candidates can apply only for one post at a time.
For Officer Scale I, II and III the fee is of Rs. 600 for the general category and Rs. 100 for the reserved category.
For the post of Office Assistant, the fee is Rs. 600 for general and Rs. 100 for the reserved category.
Detailed information on IBPS RRB 2018 application form shall be published later.
The IBPS RRB 2018 exam involves 3-stages in Officer recruitment while is a 2-staged process for Office Assistant Recruitments.
The exam pattern for different posts is different. The preliminary examination is generally based on reasoning and quantitative aptitude. The single exam and the main exam will be held on the Computer, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English and Financial awareness.
|Name of the exam||Total Marks||Total Time Duration|
Detailed IBPS RRB 2018 Exam Pattern shall be published soon.
The subjects covered in the examination will be General Knowledge, English, Computer Application, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
Detailed IBPS RRB 2018 Syllabus shall be published in a separate article soon.
IBPS RRB 2018 Admit Card
Separate IBPS RRB 2018 Admit Cards shall be published for all stages of recruitment.
The IBPS RRB 2018 admit card for Preliminary test shall be released in the month of August 2018 for Officer Cadre and in September for Office Assistant (MTS) post.
Similarly, admit cards for Main examination will be released in Oct 2018 & Nov 2018 for Officer Cadre & Office Assistant (MTS) respectively. This stage will conclude the recruitment process for Office Assistants.
Finally, the call letters for Interview shall be released in Dec 2018 for final stage in Officer Cadre recruitment.
IBPS RRB 2018 Results
IBPS RRB 2018 results for Preliminary test are expected to be declared in Oct 2018 for both Officer & Office Assistant Recruitments.
The results for the Main test shall only be declared for Officer Cadre recruitments and is expected to release in Nov 2018.
The final IBPS RRB 2018 results, after completion of all stages, is expected to be released in Jan 2019 for all the posts.
|Official website of IBPS||www.ibps.in|
|IBPS RRB 2018 Information Brochure||Yet to be published.|
|IBPS RRB 2018 Application Portal||Yet to begin.|
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