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IBPS RRB 2017 Registration, last date August 14

Last Updated - August 04, 2017

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has released the notification for recruitment of Officers (Scale I, II, and III) and office assistants in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

  • The exam is conducted in online mode each year by IBPS to recruit Officers and Office Assistants in RRBs across India.
  • The exam is held in the month of November-December each year. IBPS 2017 is also scheduled to take place on November 5, 2017.
  • Candidates willing to take this exam would have to make an application in online mode by visiting the official website of IBPS.
  • The last date for making an application for IBPS 2017 is August 14, 2017.
  • Applications are accepted only in online mode and no offline method of application is provided by the exam conducting authority.
  • The exam for each post would be held in three stages that is Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
  • Each stage would be an eliminating stage with only qualifying candidates moving forward and remaining being eliminated from the selection process.
  • The pattern of exam for each post is different however, some aspects of syllabus are overleaping.
  • Exam for each post has questions common from areas like quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and logical interpretations.
  • There would be a negative marking of 1/4th of the total marks allotted to the question.
  • A final list of candidates for each post would be prepared after the interview rounds are over and the results have been formulated.
  • Recruitment on various posts would be done based on these merit lists only.
  • Candidates featuring in the final merit list for the respective post/posts would be issued call letter from the respective RRB along with joining details.

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IBPS RRB 2017 Number of Vacancies

  • The total number of vacancies for this year stands at 15337.
  • There is a variation in number of vacancies on post wise basis that is for officer (Scale I, II, and III) and office assistant’s due to dynamic nature of vacancies in each RRB.
  • Candidates can apply for more than one post however; separate application would have to be made for that purpose.
  • If candidate wants to apply for both officer and office assistant post in RRBs than a separate application is required to be made.
  • Noted that two applications for same post that is Officer Scale I, II, or III and office assistant in different regions would not be acceptable and would be treated as null and void.

The detailed bureau of post-wise vacancies is tabled below for your reference:

PostVacancy
Officer Scale I5123
Officer Scale II1747
Officer Scale III169
Office Assistant8298
Total15337

Candidates must also note that there are seven different posts that are to be filled under the officer category (Scale I, II, and III). These posts are:

  1. Agriculture Officer
  2. Marketing Officer
  3. Treasury Officer
  4. Law Officer
  5. Chartered Accountant
  6. IT officer
  7. General Banking Officer

IBPS RRB 2017 State-Wise Vacancies

We have also compiled state-wise vacancies (for office assistant post) to help the candidates in exploring the job opportunity in their home state as well as state with higher number of vacancies.

The table for state-wise vacancies is given below for your reference.

StateVacanciesStateVacancies
Andhra Pradesh250Arunachala Pradesh10
Assam29Bihar502
Chhattisgarh210Gujarat220
Haryana267Himachal Pradesh131
Jammu and Kashmir106Jharkhand121
Karnataka892Kerala400
Madhya Pradesh222Maharashtra290
Manipur5Meghalaya21
Mizoram44Nagaland3
Odisha491Pondicherry5
Punjab209Rajasthan648
Tamil Nadu349Telangana746
Tripura155Uttar Pradesh1727
Uttarakhand133West Bengal112

IBPS RRB 2017 Important dates

Candidates who are willing to take IBPS 2017 must note down the important details related to the exam cycle (of each post). This would help you in planning your preparations for the exam accordingly.

The detailed schedule of exam cycle is mentioned below for your reference:

EventTentative Date
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of ApplicationJuly 24, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)July 24, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-IAugust 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-IAugust 28, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office AssistantAugust 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Office AssistantSeptember 4, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Download of call letters for online examination – PreliminaryOfficer Scale-I- August 2017 Office Assistant – September 2017
Online Examination – PreliminaryOfficer Scale-I – September 9 and 10 & 2017 and September 16, 2017(if required) Office Assistant- September 17, 23 & 24, 2017 (if required)
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOfficer Scale-I – October 2017
Office Assistant- October 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main / SingleOfficer Scale- I, II & III – October 2017 Office Assistant- November 2017
Online Examination – Main / SingleOfficers (I, II & III) – November 5, 2017 Office Assistant – November 12, 2017
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III)November 2017
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)December 2017
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)December 2017
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant. (Multipurpose))January 2018

*Candidates must note that the exam schedule (mentioned-above) is a tentative one and is subject to change (if required).

Check IBPS RRB Syllabus


IBPS RRB 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Before making an application for IBPS 2017 exam candidates must check whether they full fill the desired eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification or not. The eligibility criteria are based on various parameters like nationality, educational qualification, age etc.

The detailed eligibility criteria are mentioned below for your reference:

Based on Nationality

Candidate must be Indian; or

  1. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  2. a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  3. 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii),
  4. & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Based on Age (As on 01.07.2017)

  • For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive)
  • For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive)
  • For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive)
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) - Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1989 and later than 01.07.1999 (both dates inclusive)

Based on Educational qualification and Experience

PostDegreeExp.
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent:---
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent---
Preference will be given to the 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;
Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University orTwo years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Preference will be given to candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)Information Technology Officer: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.One year (in the relevant field)
Desirable: Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
Chartered Accountant: Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of IndiaOne Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer: Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Treasury Manager: Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institutionOne year( in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer: MBA in Marketing from a recognized universityOne year( in the relevant 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 aggregateTwo year( in the relevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.5 years experience as an Officer.
Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co- operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

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