IBPS RRB 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy, Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy, Pattern and Syllabus

Published on Apr 27, 2020

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases various posts for both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks all over India. The RRB exam is conducted to select the offers for the below mentioned posts.

Office Assistant

Marketing Manager

Treasury Manager

Officer Scale-I

Banking Officer Scale-II

Agriculture Officer (Grade-II)

Law Officer (Grade-II)

Law Officer (Grade-II)

Chartered Accountant (Grade-II)

Officer (Grade-III)

IT Officer (Grade-II)

 

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification

IBPS will release the official notification for IBPS RRB 2020 Exam in the month of June 2020. Along with the notification, the number of vacancies, exam pattern, and syllabus of IBPS RRB 2020 Exam would also be notified. The RRB 2020 preliminary exam is expected to be held on 01, 02, 08, 09 & 16 August 2020 whereas the mains exam is expected to be held on September 13, 2020 and September 19, 2020. However, the dates may vary. To stay updated with the IBPS exam notifications and dates, visit the official website of the IBPS which will appear as follows.

IBPS RRB 2020 Vacancy List

IBPS will release the official vacancy list for the post of Scale I, II & III for the year 2020. To get an idea of the number of vacancies, we have listed down the total number of vacancies for the year 2019.

IBPS RRB Vacancies 2019

Job Category

Number of Vacancies 

Office Assistant

4000+

Officer Scale-I

3500+

Officer Scale-II

1500+

Officer Scale-IIII

1500+

IBPS RRB 2020 Important Dates

Event

Dates

Availability of the application form (online)

June 2020

Last date of application form

July 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 (Preliminary) Admit Card Download

Scale-I Officer: August 2020

Office Assistant: August 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 (Preliminary) Exam Date

Officer Scale-I, ll, lll: 01,02,08 09 & 16 August 2020

Office Assistant: 01,02,08 09 & 16 August 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 (Preliminary) Result Publication

Officer Scale-I, ll, lll: Sept 2020

Office Assistant: Sept 2020

IBPS RRB (Main) Admit Card Download

Scale I, II & III Officer: Sept 2020

Office Assistant: Sept 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 (Main) Exam Date

Scale I Officer: 13 Sept 2020

Office Assistant: 19 Sept 2020

Office Assistant Mains Exam Result

October 2020

Officer Scale I, II & III Mains Exam Result

October 2020

Final Results (For Scale I, II & III Officers & Office Assistant)

December 2020

IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB 2020 needs to meet certain eligibility criteria like age limit (as on 01.06.2020), educational qualifications and language proficiency.

Post Name

Age limit

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Between 18 years and 28 years

For Officer Scale-l (Assistant Manager)

Above 18 years - Below 30 years 

For Officer Scale-II (Manager)

Above 21 years - Below 32 years

For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)

Above 21 years - Below 40 years

Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation Limit

SC/ST

5 Years

OBC

3 Years

PWD

10 Years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried

9 Years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 Years

Educational Qualification

The basic educational qualification required is Graduation. However, for different posts the preferences of the qualification differ.

Proficiency of Local Language

Candidates applying for any particular RRB posts are required to be proficient in the local language of the State and UT in which the candidate is situated.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern for Office Assistant and Officer Grade for IBPS RRB Exam 2020 is different.

IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Exam comprises two phases.

  1. Preliminary Exam

  2. Mains Exam

Candidates clearing the mains exam will be selected as there will be no interview for IBPS RRB Assistant Post.

IBPS RRB Prelims: Exam Pattern (Assistant)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

40

 

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Total

80

80

IBPS RRB Mains: Exam Pattern (Assistant )

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

50



 

2 Hours

Numerical Ability

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

Hindi/ English Language

40

40

Computer Awareness

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale l 2020: Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer 2020 Exam comprises three phases.

     1. Preliminary Exam

     2. Mains Exam

     3. Interview Process

Candidates will be selected based on the marks obtained in both Mains and Interview process.

IBPS RRB Prelims: Exam Pattern (Officer Scale l)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

40

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Total

80

80

IBPS RRB Mains: Exam Pattern (Officer Scale l)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

50

2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

Hindi/ English Language (Optional)

40

40

Computer Awareness

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Mains: Exam Pattern (Officers Scale II - General Banking Officer)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

50



 

2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude & DI

40

50

Financial Awareness

40

40

Hindi/ English Language (Optional)

40

40

Computer Awareness

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB Mains: Exam Pattern (Officers Scale II - Specialist Cadre)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

40




 

2 hours and 30

minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Financial Awareness

40

40

Hindi/ English Language (Optional)

40

20

Computer Awareness

40

20

Professional Knowledge

40

40

Total

240

200

IBPS RRB Mains: Exam Pattern (Officer Scale- III)

Subject

Max. Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

50



 

2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude & DI

40

50

Financial Awareness

40

40

Hindi/ English Language (Optional)

40

40

Computer Awareness

40

20

Total

200

200

IBPS RRB 2020 - Exam Syllabus

Let’s drill down to the detailed syllabus of each section.

1. English Language

English language section includes different topics such as reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, papa jumbles and many more.

To score this section, focus on the listed topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spelling Error
  • One word Substitution
  • Error Detection
  • Active and Passive Voice

2. Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is a challenging section to solve. Instead of reviewing all the topics, focus on the important topics mentioned below:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Time and Work
  • HCF and LCM
  • Problems on Train
  • Allegations and Comparison
  • Probability
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mensuration
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Geometry

3. Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability is the most intricate yet easy to score section. To prepare for this section, stress more on the below-listed topics:

  • Number Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Venn Diagram
  • Row Arrangements
  • Symbols
  • Direction Based Concept
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism

4. Computer Knowledge

This section can fetch you good marks as the syllabus is limited. Furthermore, all you have to focus on is previously asked questions. To cover this section, revise the topics listed down.

  • History and Future of Computers
  • Languages
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • Devices
  • Viruses and Hacking
  • Networking
  • MS Office
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Database

5. General Awareness

The General Awareness section requires thorough preparation and revision from the beginning. A simple trick to prepare for this section is to stay updated with the current affairs and news. The topics that you should revise multiple times are:

  • Current Affairs 
  • RBI and Banking Awareness
  • Indian Financial System
  • Important committees and its recommendations
  • History of Indian Banking Industry
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Union Budget and Economic Survey
  • International Organizations/ Financial Institutions
  • Capital Market & Money Market
  • Government Schemes
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Countries and Currencies
  • Awards and Honors
  • Sports
  • Marketing
  • UNO
  • Agriculture

IBPS RRB Previous Year Cutoff

Check the below table to know IBPS RRB previous year cut-off

Category

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Cut off 

General

53-61

OBC

51-55

SC

46-50

ST

40-45

PWD

17-19

To know more about IBPS RRB 2020 exam, stay tuned!


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WRITTEN BY Varsha Verma

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