IBPS is the acronym for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which is the the apex body for recruitment, promotion and placement services in Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) banks. Founded in 1975 as a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), it became an autonomous body in 1984  at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS - RRB should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.

I. Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) 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), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age (As on July 01, 2017):

  • For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidatesshould 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. candidatesshould 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)

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sl No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4a Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
4b Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment (for the post of Officers) 5 years
5 Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years



A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III.

  • Candidates have to apply separately and pay fees / intimation charges separately for each post.
  • Candidates can apply online only from 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.



Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online payment from 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017 both dates inclusive)

Officer (Scale I, II & III)

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

IBPS RRB syllabus is split into the following sections:

  1. English language – questions from the language and skills of reading, writing
  2. Quantitative aptitude – Maths of class X level such as Number Systems, Profit & loss, Work time & distance, Data Interpretation etc.
  3. Reasoning Ability – logical reasoning questions (verbal and non-verbal)
  4. Computer knowledge – general knowledge of hardware, software, networking, Internet
  5. General/Economy/Banking Awareness – general knowledge and current events

Preliminary Examination (objective)*
   Office Assistant (Multipurpose) &   Officer Scale-I

Name of Tests No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of 45 mins
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

* Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks . Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.


Main Examination (objective)

   Office Assistant (Multipurpose)


SL No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Reasoning  40 50 English & Hindi Composite Time of 2 hours
2 a* English Language 40 40 English
2 b* Hindi Language 40 40 Hindi
3 Numerical Ability 40 50 English & Hindi
4 General/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 English & Hindi
  Total 200 200  


Activity Tentative Dates 
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017
Download of call letters Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I August 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Office Assistant August 2017
Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary Officer Scale-I- August 2017 Office Assistant – September 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary Officer Scale-I – 09.09.2017, 10.09.2017 and 16.09.2017 (if required) Office Assistant- 17, 23 & 24.09.2017 (if required)
Result of Online exam – Preliminary Officer Scale-I – October 2017 Office Assistant- October 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main Officer Scale- I, II & III – October 2017 Office Assistant- November 2017
Online Examination – Main Officers (I, II & III) – 05.11.2017 Office Assistant - 12.11.2017
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


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