For filling in the Assistant and Officer posts in Regional Rural Banks across the country, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS RRB Exam every year. Currently, IBPS RRB Recruitment has begun and the application process is successfully concluded.

Latest: The IBPS RRB Admit Card Pre- Exam Training for both Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant has been released on 15th July 2019.

  • According to the recent IBPS RRB Notification, candidates were allowed to apply for both Assistant and Officer Post.
  • Every year, IBPS conducts Examination in order to recruit eligible candidates for officers & Assistants posts.
  • Candidates are suggested to begin their preparation by going through IBPS RRB Preparation Tips by experts.
  • Know the detailed IBPS RRB Syllabus before beginning the preparation.

IBPS RRB Highlights

Exam Name IBPS RRB 2019
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Or IBPS
Official Website
Mode of Application Online
Vacancy 8354
Recruitment Process Prelims & Mains (May differ for different Posts)
Online Application Start Date June 18, 2019
Online Application End Date July 04, 2019

 IBPS RRB Admit Card

The official Admit Card for IBPS RRB 2019 has been released for Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant Both on 15th July 2019. Candidates can download the Admit Card for Pre-Exam Training from the official website of IBPS RRB. 

  • An admit card is an important document to be carried for the exam.
  • IBPS will release the call letters separately for Office Assistant and Officer Scale I, II, and III.
  • Candidates are also suggested to go through detailed steps on how to download the IBPS RRB Call Letter correctly.

 IBPS RRB Exam Dates

The important exam dates for the Recruitment are mentioned in the table below. Go through the important IBPS RRB Exam Dates and begin preparation for IBPS RRB Exam.

Exam Dates
Online Application Start Date 18th June 2019
Online Application End Date 4th July 2019
Officer Scale 1 (PRELIMS) 3rd August & 4th August 2019
Assistant (PRELIMS) 11th, 18th & 25th August 2019
Officer Scale-II & III (Only 1 Exam) 22nd September 2019
Officer Scale 1 (Mains) 22nd September 2019
Assistant (Mains) 29th September 2019

IBPS RRB Application Form

The Online Application process is currently inactive as it is concluded on July 4, 2019. Candidates must note that they cannot make any changes once they have submitted the IBPS RRB Application Form

  • The IBPS RRB Online Application includes five major steps: Registration, Filling up Details, Uploading all Documents, Fee Payment, and Confirmation.
  • Candidates who are successfully filling up the application form will be eligible for receiving the admit card.
  • The fee payment for IBPS RRB Exam is tabulated below.

Application Fee

The Application Fee for all posts is as follows -

Post SC/ST/PWD/EX-Servicemen General
 Officer ( Scale 1, 2 & 3) Rs 100/- Rs 600/-
Assistant Rs 100/- Rs 600/-

IBPS RRB Vacancy

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection declared the vacancy for 2019. Not a lot of changes are expected from the vacancies announced in 2018. The following Vacancies were declared in 2019.

  • As there is a huge IBPS RRB Vacancy this year, candidates are suggested to go through post-wise vacancies carefully.
  • Know the post you wish to apply and proceed with the application carefully.
  • Below is the glimpse of vacancies in IBPS RRB.
Posts Vacancies
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 3674
Officer Scale -I 3352
Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 106
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 45
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 11
Officer Scale-II (Law) 18
Officer Scale-II (CA) 24
Officer Scale-II (IT) 75
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 893
Officer Scale – III 156
Total 8354

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 

Here is the glance of IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria for Prelims and Mains Examination. Candidates must know that without satisfying the eligibility criteria, candidates are not able to apply for any post.

Hence make sure to go through detailed eligibility criteria first and then proceed with the online application. Here is the glance of eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Exam.


Citizens with the following Nationality Status:- Indian/ a subject of Nepal/ Bhutan/a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. 


Candidates applying for the post of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.

Educational Qualification

Before applying to any of the posts, it is important to check whether candidates meet the educational Qualification for that post. The following Table has the required Educational Eligibility for IBPS RRB. 

Posts Educational Qualification
Assistant Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
Officer Scale 1 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, etc
Officer Scale 2 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Information Technology Officer Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or it's equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Law Officer Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 
Treasury Manager Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution with 1 Year experience in the respective field
Marketing Officer MBA in Marketing from a recognized university with 1 Year experience in the respective field
Agricultural Officer 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 with 2 Years’ experience in the respective field.
Officer Scale 3 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Age Limit

The Age Eligibility to apply online for IBPS RRB is different for each post. Check the following Table to know the eligibility.

Posts Age Limit
Assistant 18 to 28 years
Officer Scale 1 18 to 30 years
Officer Scale 2 18 to 32 years
Officer Scale 3 21 to 40 years

Age Relaxation

The age relaxation is as per the government norms.

IBPS RRB Selection Process

Here is the IBPS RRB selection process for IBPS RRB Officer and Assistant post. The Selection process for Office Assistant Scale I is two-tier and comprises Prelims and Mains. Selection Process for Office Assistant Comprises of the following phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

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

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II, Scale-III: There will be a Single level Exam for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II and Scale III. This applies to General Banking Officer and Specialist cadre Officer in Scale-II. Even Officer Scale III are eligible for the Single Level exam only.

IBPS RRB Participating Banks

Know the participating banks in the IBPS RRB Recruitment.

IBPS RRB Participating Banks
1 Allahabad UP Gramin Bank 15 Ellaquai Dehati Bank 29 Manipur Rural Bank 43 Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
2 Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank 16 Gramin Bank of Aryavart 30 Meghalaya Rural Bank 44 Saptagiri Grameena Bank
3 Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank 17 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank 31 Mizoram Rural Bank 45 Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
4 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank 18 J & K Grameen Bank 32 Nagaland Rural Bank 46 Sarva UP Gramin Bank
5 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank 19 Jharkhand Gramin Bank 33 Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank 47 Saurashtra Gramin Bank
6 Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank 20 Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank 34 Odisha Gramya Bank 48 Sutlej Gramin Bank
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank 21 Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank 35 Pallavan Grama Bank 49 Telangana Grameena Bank
8 Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank 22 Kaveri Grameena Bank 36 Pandyan Grama Bank 50 Tripura Gramin Bank
9 Baroda UP Gramin Bank 23 Kerala Gramin Bank 37 Paschim Banga Gramin Bank 51 UtkalGrameen Bank
10 Bihar Gramin Bank 24 Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank 38 Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank 52 Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank
11 Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank 25 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank 39 Prathama Bank Moradabad 53 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
12 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank 26 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank 40 Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank 54 Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
13 Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank 27 Maharashtra Gramin Bank 41 Punjab Gramin Bank 55 Vananchal Gramin Bank
14 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank 28 Malwa Gramin Bank 42 Purvanchal Bank 56 Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2019

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern will help you understand the structure of the paper. Know, the marks allotted to every section and what should be your focus for the exam. The examination pattern for both Assistant and Officer will be conducted in 2 stages:-

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains

Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

Section Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 The Total Time for the Exam – 45 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Section Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Total Time for Mains- 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
Computer Knowledge Test 40 40
Total 200 200

Officer Prelims Exam Pattern

Section Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 The Total Time for the Exam – 45 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

Officer Mains Exam Pattern

Section Question Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Total Time for Mains- 2 Hours
General Awareness 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 50
English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
Computer Knowledge Test 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The Syllabus for the Post of Officer & Assistant is the same Except for an additional section of Professional Knowledge for Specialist Officer Grade 2 IBPS RRB. Here is a glimpse of the syllabus and check out our IBPS RRB Syllabus to get the complete section-wise syllabus.

Section Syllabus
Reasoning Analogy
Blood Relation
Series Test
Assertion and Reason
Quantitative Aptitude Profit and Loss
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
English Language Phrases
Phrase Substitution
Cloze Tests
Fill in the Blanks
Hindi  Mistakes
Fill in the Blanks
Computer Knowledge History of Computers
Shortcut Keys
Security Tools
General Awareness Finance
Current Affairs
Books and Authors

IBPS RRB Exam Centers

The IBPS RRB Exam is conducted in various centers across the country. In the map below, we have mentioned the list of exam centers for IBPS RRB 2019 examination. 

 IBPS RRB Preparation Tips

While starting your preparation, you might feel a bit lost and wonder where to start from. We can help you out with that. Just follow these points and you will be all set to Cracking this Examination-

  • We have already shortlisted the right Books for you. Go through the IBPS RRB Best Books to get you started on your preparation.
  • Check the Exam Pattern that we have mentioned above and make sure you give each Subject the appropriate amount of time.
  • The IBPS RRB Officer Mock Test will help you in practicing questions and understanding how questions are being asked in the IBPS RRB Officer paper.
  • Make sure you go through the Syllabus topics one at a time so you don't miss out on anything.
  • Take up more and more IBPS RRB Assistant Mock Test Series to be perfect in each topic and score more.
  • Do check out the previous year exam papers to get the frequently asked questions and trends.

Check out our IBPS RRB Preparation Tips to know detailed study plan and crack the exam with high score.

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis

Immediately after completion of the exam, it is common that candidates need to know the analysis of the paper. Well, we will post the instant review and feedback of the paper in our IBPS RRB Exam Analysis post as soon as each shift gets completed. You can check the section-wise analysis here.

IBPS RRB Answer Key

After a week of successful completion of the exam, the board releases the official answer key through which candidates can check their answers. The answer key is a very helpful document for candidates to know their mistakes and how to improve them. Once the answer key is released, candidates can view or download them from our IBPS RRB Answer Key Post. 


After the examination for IBPS RRB will conclude, IBPS will release the result for both Officers & Assistant posts. It is expected that the Result will release after three weeks from the conclusion of the examination. Candidates can check their scores and marks from our IBPS RRB Results post.

IBPS RRB Cut Off 2019

Through Official Cut Off, Candidates will be able to get an idea of the minimum marks required to clear the Examination. For the upcoming IBPS RRB Recruitment 2019, official Cut Off will publish a few days after the official Result will release. Due to high competition and increasing participation, IBPS 2019 will surely come with high Cut Off for all categories. well, any further update regarding the qualifying marks, check our IBPS RRB Cut Off post. 


Salary for both Assistant and Officer post will differ and to clear all your confusion, we have prepared IBPS RRB Salary post which includes complete details regarding the salary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply for IBPS RRB Exam 2019?

A. The application has to be submitted only through online but currently, the application process is concluded.

Q. What are the posts available under IBPS RRB Recruitment 2019?

A. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of Group ‘A’ Officers Scale – 1, 2 and 3 and Group ‘B’ Office Assistants (Multipurpose). The Group ‘A’ posts are considered similar to Probationary Officers and Group ‘B’ posts are considered similar to Clerk jobs in PSUs.

Q. How many vacancies are released for IBPS RRB Exam this year?

A. Officer Assistant- 4289

Officer Scale I- 3497

Officer Scale II- 1000+

Officer Scale III- 151

Q. I am in the final year of graduation. Am I eligible to apply for this exam?

A. As per the official notification, "the result should have been declared on or before 04.07.2-019

Q. How many times can I apply for this exam?

A. There is no fixed number of attempts. However, if you are fulfilling all the required eligibility criteria you can apply.

Q. Is there any penalty for marking wrong answers in the IBPS RRB Exam?

A. Yes, for each wrong answer in Prelims and Mains 1/4 marks will be deducted. There is no penalty for an answer left unmarked.

Q. What is the mode of examination?

A. The exams will be conducted in online mode only.

Q. When will the results be declared?

A. Prelims result for Officer will be declared in August

For Assistant results will be declared in September

Mains Result will be declared in October

Q. Will there be an interview after the exam?

A. There will be an interview for the posts of Officer Scale – 1, 2 and 3. However, there is no interview for the post Office Assistant. Candidates applying for Office Assistant post will be provisionally allotted on the basis of marks obtained in the main exam and the vacancies.

Q. Should I know the local language to apply from a state?

A. Yes. Proficiency in the local language is essential for the posts of Officer Scale-1 and Office Assistant.

Q. How to calculate the percentage?

A. The percentage should be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semesters(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honors/options/additional optional subject if any. Fractions will be ignored. i.e., 59.99% will be treated at less than 60%.

Q. Is there any relaxation in age for candidates belonging to the reserved category?

A. Yes.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons with benchmark disabilities as defined under “The rights of persons with disabilities act, 2016” 10 years
Ex-servicemen/disabled ex-servicemen (for the post of office assistant)



the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for disabled ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

In the case of ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of the assignment (for the post of Officers)



5 years

Widows, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of office assistant)



9 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years


Q. When should I submit OBC Certificate?

A. Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of the interview if shortlisted. (Officer Scale – 1, 2 and 3)

Candidates applying for Office Assistant post, seeking age relaxation, will be required to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of verification of documents on the day or before the day of joining the allotted RRB.

Q. What is the Application Fee?

A. Officer Scale – 1, 2 and 3:

Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates

Rs.600/- for all others

Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates

Rs.600/- for all others

Q. If I am from a particular state, can I select a different state to apply?

A. Yes, you can. If you’re applying for the posts of Officer Scale-1 and Office Assistant, the names of RRBs for giving the order of preference will be available based on the state which you select to apply for. You will, however, have to select the center of the exam in that state only.

Q. Can I make the Changes in the Application Form after submission?

A. No. Particulars mentioned in the online application will be considered final and no change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form. Hence the application needs to be filled with utmost care.


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