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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the official exam-conducting authority that conducts the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains exam every year. IBPS carries out the test in three stages — prelims, mains, and the personal interview. Candidates have to clear the prelims round to appear for the mains exam. Only those shortlisted after the main exam will be called for the further round.
The exam conducting authority has released the exam calendar for IBPS RRB PO 2023 exam on January 16, 2023. As per the latest calendar, the IBPS RRB PO Mains 2023 will be held on September 10, 2023, at various exam centres. Read this article to know more about the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains 2023 exam.
IBPS offers the best opportunities for banking candidates. Applicants can go through the below table to get an overview of the IBPS RRB PO 2023 exam:
|Exam Name||IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam 2023|
|Conducting Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Purpose of the Exam||To Select IBPS RRB PO|
|Number of Vacancies||To Be Announced|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Number of Phases||Three (Prelims, Mains & Interview)|
Check all the latest updates on the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam below:
The authorities will soon release the IBPS RRB Office Scale -1 2023 notification on the official website. Currently, there is no official notification; therefore, to get an idea of the exam requirements and other details, candidates can refer to the previous year’s brochure from the below link:
Also, to understand the exam pattern, question pattern and other details, click on the below link:
IBPS RRB Office Scale-1 Mains 2022 handbook
Candidates planning to appear for IBPS RRB Office Scale – 1 Mains 2023 can refer to the below table to keep track of the upcoming events to avoid deadlines:
|Online Registration & Payment of Application Fee||To Be Announced|
|Last Date To Submit Online Application||To Be Announced|
|Mains Admit Card Release Date||To Be Announced|
|Officer Scale 1 Mains Exam Date||September 10, 2023|
To keep track of the upcoming events, check out: IBPS RRB 2023 important dates.
The authorities will soon release the finalised list of vacancies available for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Exam 2023. Till then, candidates can refer to the below table to know the vacancies provided by the authorities last year to have an idea of the expected posts:
|Posts||Vacancies (June 06, 2022)||Vacancies (as on June 26, 2022)|
|Officer Scale I||2676||2759|
Candidates can refer to the salary provided by the authorities for IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1:
|IBPS RRB Officer (Scale I)||Rs 30,000 – Rs 36,000|
To know more details on job profiles, click on the below: IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 salary and job profile.
Candidates can refer to the below table to know the eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023:
|Age||Between 18 and 30 years of age. (Reserved categories are offered age relaxation)|
|Educational Qualification||1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
2. Proficiency in the local language.
3. Working knowledge of computers.
For detailed eligibility criteria, refer to IBPS Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 eligibility criteria.
The registration link for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 application form 2023 will be open only for a limited period on the official website. Candidates can apply online by completing and submitting an application form. However, there are no other options for submitting an online application.
Steps to Apply Online for IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam
Here is a simple procedure for filling out the IBPS RRB PO Online Application Form 2023:
IBPS RRB PO Application Fee
Candidates willing to appear for the exam must submit the application form fee to complete the registration process. They can refer to the table below for the application fee:
|For Other Category||Rs.850/-|
To know the steps to submit the application form, read our article on
Candidates can refer to the table below to know the exam centre:
|State||IBPS RRB Mains Exam Centre (Expected)|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada|
|Bihar||Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur|
|Haryana||Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar|
To know the list of exam centres, continue reading IBPS Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 exam centre.
Candidates can refer to the table to understand the marking and question distribution:
|Name of Test||Number of Questions||Number of Marks|
To know more details on the exam pattern, read our article on
IBPS Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 exam pattern.
IBPS releases the RRB Officer Scale 1 syllabus along with the notification on the official website. The syllabus is divided into two subjects, i.e., Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates must go through the IBPS RRB PO syllabus to help them make an effective study plan and a better preparation plan.
Click on the below link to access the complete syllabus:
Implement the below-listed tips into their study plan to improve their preparations for the IBPS RRB Office Scale – 1 Mains:
To know more effective tips and tricks, click on the below link:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 preparation tips
IBPS will release the IBPS RRB 2023 Officer Scale-1 (PO) Mains test admit card a week before the exam. To download the IBPS RRB PO admit card, candidates must enter their registration number/roll number and DOB/password. Those who pass the prelims exam will only receive a hall ticket for the Officer Scale-1 Mains exam.
To know the steps to download the admit card, refer to the following article
The authorities will release the IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Main 2023 answer key on the official website. Candidates can predict their estimated scores by calculating their marks based on the IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023 marking scheme.
Applicants can refer to the below table to learn the formula to calculate their scores:
Total Score= (No. of correct answers x 1)- (No. of incorrect answers x 0.25)
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale -1 result 2023 will be released after the conduction of mains exam. Follow the below-mentioned steps to check IBPS RRB results:
The cutoff for IBPS RRB PO 2023 will be released once the mains exam is conducted. It will be released based on the state and candidate’s category. To get an idea of this year, candidates can check last year’s mains cutoff from the below table:
|Jammu & Kashmir||74.56||78.88||84.75||86.75||89.31|
Get complete details on IBPS RRB PO Mains 2023 cutoff here.
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions on IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 1 Mains 2023:
Q: What factors determine the IBPS RRB PO Cutoff?
A: The IBPS RRB PO cutoff marks are decided by the exam’s difficulty level, the number of openings, and the number of individuals that apply.
Q: What is the IBPS RRB cutoff?
A: IBPS RRB cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to qualify for the exam and become eligible for the next round of the selection process. The cut-off is a few days after the declaration of the IBPS RRB result.
Q: What are the subjects for IBPS RRB Mains?
A: The Mains comprises Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, General Awareness, English/Hindi Language and Computer language for 200 marks.
Q: Is there any sectional cutoff in the IBPS RRB PO exam?
A: Yes, there is a sectional cutoff in IBPS RRB PO.
Q: Is there any negative marking in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam?
A: Yes, there are 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer in IBPS RRB PO Mains.
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