IBPS RRB Selection Procedure

IBPS RRB Selection Procedure

IBPS RRB selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interviews conducted by IBPS.

Common Written Examination
Common Written Examination will be conducted online which consists of objective type questions.

IBPS RRB Selection Procedure – Officer Scale I

For the posts of Officers Scale I, the exam will be conducted in two tiers in September 2017 i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will apply for the post of Officers Scale I will have to qualify in prelims exam and will be shortlisted to appear for IBPS RRB Mains exam. The final shortlisted candidates in the IBPS RRB Mains exam will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.

Now, let’s quickly recall the IBPS RRB Exam pattern:

IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 80 marks with the duration of 45 minutes and it will be conducted online.

IBPS RRB Officers Scale I Exam Pattern 2017:

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks

1. Reasoning

40 40

2. Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Total 80

80

Composite Time of 45 Minutes

IBPS RRB Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks. The Tests will be conducted online. Candidates will have to take one language test i.e English/ Hindi and it will be optional.

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks
1.  Reasoning 40 50
2.  Numerical Ability 40 50
3.  General Awareness 40 40
4.  English Language 40 40
5.  Hindi Language 40 40
6.  Computer  40 20
Total 200 200
Composite time of 2 hours

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam Pattern 2017:

Sr No. Name of Test (Objective) Medium of Exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
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

IBPS RRB Officers Scale II Exam Pattern 2017:

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer):

Sr No. Name of Test Medium of Exam No.of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 50
3 Financial 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

IBPS RRB Officers Scale II Exam Pattern 2017:

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre):
Sr No. Name of Test (Objective) Medium of Exam No.of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 40
3 Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 a English Language English 40 20
4 b Hindi Language Hindi 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Hindi/English 40 40
Total 240 200

IBPS RRB Officers Scale III Exam Pattern 2017:

Sr No. Name of Test (Objective) Medium of Exam No.of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 50
3 Financial 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

Candidates can opt either 4 a or 4 b.

Other detailed information regarding the online examination will be given in an Information Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. 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. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE- RRBs-IV will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted with the help of the designated Nodal Regional Rural Bank in each State/UT and coordinated by IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The proficiency in local language will be tested at the time of interview.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks / scores in interview and within it for local language proficiency will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST candidates). The minimum qualifying marks in interview for Officer Scale II and III will also be not less than 40% for all the candidates except 35% for SC / ST candidates. The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 70:30 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Examination of CWE for RRBs-IV and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

Allotment

On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2015-16 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/ Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc.

In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.

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