IBPS RRB FAQs 2018 – Frequently Answered Questions for IBPS RRB


IBPS RRB has released official notification for the recruitment of Officer (Scale I, Scale II, Scale III) and Multipurpose (Office Assistant). IBPS RRB is an interesting opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in rural banks spread across the length and the breadth of the country. There are 56 participating organisations in IBPS 2018. Those willing to settle down in rural and remote areas should apply for these jobs. A brighter side about IBPS RRB is that the banks are located away from the busy humdrum of the cities, allowing you to lead a more peaceful life.

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Q. How many vacancies have been released by IBPS RRB this year?

A. IBPS RRB has released the IBPS RRB notification for the seventh time. There are more than 5200+ vacancies for IBPS RRB Office Assistant, while there are more than 3300+ for IBPS RRB PO

Q. What are the posts available through this recruitment?

The various posts available for IBPS RRB are Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II, Officer Scale III and Multipurpose of Office Assistant.

Q. What are the opening and closing date for online registration of IBPS RRB Exam 2018?

On-line registration Dates will go on from 08.06.2018 to 02.07.2018

Q. Is the Exam bilingual?

The exam will be bilingual except for English/Hindi Section.

Q. What is the selection Process for IBPS RRB?

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I:

It comprises a three-tier selection process for Officer Scale I and comprises of Prelims, Mains and GD/Interview. The selection process for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I involves following phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Group Exercise and Interview

IBPS RRB Office Assistant:

The selection process for Office Assistant will also comprise of 2 phased i.e

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam


The IBPS RRB Scale II and Scale III comprise of Single Window Examination. There will not be any prelims or mains, just a single tier exam. The IBPS RRB is a three-tier selection process that comprises of Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Q. What are the Exam Dates for IBPS RRB 2018?

Preliminary Online Examination (Multipurpose and Officer Scale I ) Officer Scale-I – 11.08.2018,
12..08.2018 and 18.08.2018 (if required)
Office Assistant- 19.08.2018,
25.08.2018 & 01.09.2018
Online Examination – Main / Single (All Posts ) Officers (I, II & III) – 30.09.2018
Office Assistant – 07.10.2018
Provisional Allotment/Final Results January 2019

Q. Do I need to clear both IBPS RRB prelims and mains to qualify for interview round?

For both Office Assistant and Officer Scale I, you need to clear the IBPS RRB prelims, to qualify for the mains. Similarly, you need to clear the Mains exam to qualify for the interview round.

Q.  What is the age criteria while applying for IBPS RRB 2018?

Posts Name Age limit
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 18-28 Years
Officer Scale- I 18-30 years
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer/Specialist Officers ) 21-32 Years
Officer Scale- III 21-40 Years

Q. What is Language Proficiency Test?

Language proficiency is very important in IBPS RRB 2018. One needs to be well versed in the local language. You should have studied the local language as part of Class 10. Those who are not proficient in the local language at the time of joining will be given a time of 6 months to learn the local language and if they fail to do so, it is up to the bank to forfeit their employment or not.

Q.  What is the Application fee for IBPS RRB Exam 2018?

  •  Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  •  Rs. 600/- for all others

Q. Will IBPS RRB 2018 exam be online or offline?

The IBPS RRB 2018 Exam will be conducted online.
Q. I completed my graduation through distance learning program. Am I eligible to apply for the exam?

Those who have completed their graduation from the full-time programme are eligible to apply.

Q. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

Yes, there will be both sectional cut off and overall cut-off in the exam.

Q. Is there any penalty for marking wrong answers in IBPS RRB Prelims and Mains Exam 2018?

Candidates will lose 0.25 or 1/4th of the marks assigned to the questions for every wrong answer.

Q. What is the exam pattern for IBPS RRB Recruitment 2018?

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Q. When will the IBPS RRB results be declared?

The Results will be declared in phases for Prelims, Mains. The final results will be declared in January 2019.

Activity Tentative Dates
The result of the Online exam – Preliminary (Multipurpose and Officer Scale I ) Officer Scale-I – September 2018
Office Assistant- September 2018
Provisional Allotment/Final Results January 2019

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