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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released the IBPS RRB notification on June 1, 2023, for the recruitment of Officers (Scale 1, 2, and 3) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) across 43 regional rural banks in India. The conducting authority has announced a total of 9075 revised vacancies, including 5650 Office Assistant vacancies and 2560 Officer Scale I vacancies.
The IBPS RRB PO exam consists of two phases: Prelims and Mains. The Prelims exam consists of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude sections, whereas the Mains exam comprises Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English/ Hindi Language, and Quantitative Aptitude. Check out the article to know more about the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims 2023.
Let us have an overview of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam before getting into other details:
|Exam Name||IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Purpose of the Exam||Selection of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)|
|Job Location||All Over India|
|Job Type||Government Job|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Number of Phases||Three (Prelims, Mains & Interview)|
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the IBPS RRB 2023 notification on June 01, 2023. The notification has been issued for Office Assistant (Clerk), Officers Scale I, II, and III posts in different Regional Rural Banks across India. IBPS has released the exam dates, eligibility criteria, online application link, vacancies, selection process, exam centres, pattern, syllabus and more was released along with the notification. Candidates can check out the IBPS RRB Notification from the link given below:
Check out the IBPS RRB Exam Dates from the table given below:
|IBPS RRB Notification||June 1, 2023|
|Commencement of Application Form||June 1, 2023|
|Last Date to Apply Online||June 28, 2023|
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Call Letters||July 2023|
|Release of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Admit Card 2023 (Prelims)||July 22, 2023|
|IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam||August 12, 13, and 19, 2023|
|IBPS RRB PO Admit Card 2023 [Prelims]||July 22, 2023|
|IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam||August 5 and 6, 2023|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam||September 10, 2023|
|Office Assistant Mains Exam||September 16, 2023|
|Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)||September 10, 2023|
Candidates can check out the post-wise and category-wise vacancies for the recruitment process from the table given below:
|BPS RRB Vacancy 2023|
(as on 01/06/2023)
(as on 08/06/2023)
(as on 16/06/2023)
|Office Assistants (Multipurpose)||5538||5650||5650|
|Officer Scale I||2485||2560||2560|
|Officer Scale -I (Agriculture Officer)||60||60||122|
|Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)||03||03||38|
|Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager)||08||08||16|
|Officer Scale-II (Law)||24||24||56|
|Officer Scale-II (CA)||21||22||64|
|Officer Scale-II (IT)||68||70||106|
|Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)||332||387||387|
|Officer Scale III||73||76||76|
The job profile for Officer Scale I in IBPS RRB is nearly identical to that of Provisional Officers (PO) in commercial banks. They must supervise and monitor the bank’s regular operations. Officer Scale I is responsible for assisting customers and forming public relationships. They also have the following responsibilities:
Check out the Salary Structure for IBPS RRB from the table given below:
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||₹29,000 – 33,000|
|Officer Scale I||₹33,000 – 39,000|
|Officer Scale-II||₹33,000 – 39,000|
|Officer Scale III||₹38,000 – 44,000|
In addition to the IBPS RRB Basic Pay, Office Assistants and Officer Scale I, II & III are also entitled to various allowances and benefits:
Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying online for the IBPS Regional Rural Banks. All aspiring candidates must fulfil the IBPS eligibility criteria, or the conducting body will not accept their application invites.
Candidates must review the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria before applying online for their respective posts. The officials of the conducting body will not accept the applications of those aspirants who are not eligible for the same. Please check out the IBPS RRB notification for more details regarding the age criteria and relaxation given to different categories.
Here we have enlisted the eligibility criteria. Check the same below:
To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2023, candidates must satisfy the following:
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Candidates who have completed graduation in any discipline can apply for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant post. Candidates should also be proficient in the local language and know about basic computers.|
|Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)||Candidates must graduate in any discipline to qualify for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager). However, candidates who have graduated in Veterinary Science,
Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology
Economics and Accountancy will be given priority during selection. Candidates should be proficient in the local language and should also know computer skills.
|Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer||Candidates must be passed in graduation in any subject with at least 50% aggregate marks. The candidates who have completed their graduation degree in
Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology
Economics and Accountancy will be given priority at the time of selection. The candidates should also have at least 2 years of work experience as an Officer in a Bank/ Financial Institution.
|Officer Scale-III||Candidates who are holding graduation in any subject with at least 50% aggregate marks can apply for Officer Scale-III. The candidates who have completed their graduation degree in
Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Banking
Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)||Candidates holding a degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with at least 50% marks can apply for the Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT) post. Candidates who also have a certificate in
OCP, etc., will be given preference. The candidates should have at least 1-year of work experience.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)||Candidates must be Certified Associates (CAs) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Candidates should also have 1-year of work experience in the related field.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)||Candidates must hold a degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks.
The candidates should also have full 2 years of work experience as an advocate, or the candidates should have worked as Law Officers in Banks/ Financial Institutions.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager)||Candidates should be a Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or an MBA in Finance from a recognised institute.
The candidates should also have a minimum of 1-year of work experience.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)||Candidates should have an MBA in Marketing from a recognised institute.
The candidates should have at least 1 year of work experience.
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer)||Candidates should hold a degree in Agriculture
Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Candidates must have at least 2 years of work experience in the related field.
There is no minimum or maximum number of attempts for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims Examination.
Candidates must be fluent in the local languages of the State/UT in which the RRB is located in order to be considered for an interview.
The IBPS RRB 2023 application form was made available online on the official website of IBPS. The application process started on June 01, 2023. And the last date to apply for IBPS RRB was June 28, 2023. All aspirants should check the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria before completing the application form.
Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to apply for IBPS RRB 2023:
Application fees are different for different categories; find the table below to check application fees for structure for different categories:
|Posts||Categories Along with Fee|
|Officer Scale I, II & III||SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 175
Others: Rs. 850
|Office Assistant||SC/ST/PwD/Ex-SM: Rs. 175
Others: Rs. 850
Application fees need to be paid in online mode only. Payment can be made using Debit Cards (Rupay/ Visa/ Master/ Maestro), Credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, or mobile wallet.
Candidates who want to apply for any of the offered posts will be provided with the option to select the IBPS RRB exam centre as per their choice. Candidates have to select exam centres in the application form from the list given here.
The conducting body has announced a complete list of IBPS RRB exam centres. Check out the state-wise list of IBPS RRB exam centres from the table below:
|State||Main Exam Center|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada|
|Bihar||Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur|
|Haryana||Ambala, Karnal, Kuruksehtra|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|Kerala||Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur|
|Maharashtra||Aurangabad Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Nagpur, Pune|
|Odisha||Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow|
|West Bengal||Greater Kolkata, Siliguri|
Check out the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam pattern for prelims from the table given below:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning||40||40||Composite Time of
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Prelims syllabus is almost identical to the IBPS RRB Office Assistant syllabus. Understanding the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 exam syllabus will give a clear idea about the nature of the exam and the difficulty level. We have provided you with detailed information on IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 exam syllabus in this article.
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning|
|Direction Sense||Blood Relation|
|Syllogism||Order and Ranking|
|Data Sufficiency||Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Statement & Conclusion, Argument, and Cause & Effect)|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude|
|Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)||Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)|
|Number Series||Approximation and Simplification|
|Data Sufficiency||Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems|
Before beginning with the preparation tips and strategies, candidates must thoroughly understand the exam pattern and syllabus. Check out the section-wise preparation tips below:
The IBPS released the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Admit Card 2023 for the prelims on July 22, 2023. Candidates must enter their registration number/roll number and DOB/password to download the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Hall Ticket. Candidates who will be shortlisted in the prelims examination will be eligible to attempt the mains exam, and a separate admit card will be released for the same.
Candidates should carry their IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Hall Ticket to the examination centre and one valid original ID proof. Without these, candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.
Candidates can download their IBPS RRB hall ticket for the prelims exam from the official website. Check the following steps to download the admit card given below:
Candidates must carefully check all the details mentioned on the admit card, matching the information filled in the application form. In case of discrepancy or missing information, candidates must report to the authority and get it rectified.
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Pre admit card consists of the following details as mentioned below:
Candidates must carry a photocopy of the identity proof and the hall ticket on the exam day. Without these, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Check the other important documents required during the examination mentioned below:
Candidates taking the Prelims shortly will benefit from the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims answer key. All correct answers to the questions asked on the Prelims exam are provided in the answer key. Candidates can compute the exam marks they received and determine their standing.
To check the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims answer key for 2023, follow these steps:
The authorities published the IBPS RRB Officer (Scale 1) Prelims results on its website on August 28, 2023. The final result is based on the candidates’ performance in the preliminary exam. On the official website, candidates can view their results.
The result will not be sent or published in offline mode. Candidates must follow the steps outlined below to access the IBPS RRB 2023 result:
Candidates are chosen for the IBPS RRB main exam based on their performance in the prelims exam. After completing the IBPS RRB main exam, IBPS will prepare and post the results on its website.
The IBPS RRB cut-off for Officer Scale 1 will be issued along with the IBPS RRB Result at the official website. To download the cut-off list, candidates must log in on the applicant page using their registration number and password or date of birth.
The minimum qualifying marks are decided based on the number of candidates appearing for the exam, vacancies, and difficulty level. Candidates can check IBPS RRB Cut-off for Officer Scale I Prelims from the table below:
Go through the state-wise IBPS RRB Cut-off for Prelims from the table given below:
|Rajasthan||Gen/ OBC: 66|
|Andhra Pradesh||Gen: 52.75|
|Jharkhand||OBC: 54 .25|
|Tamil Nadu||OBC: 54|
|West Bengal||General: 52|
Candidates can follow the stepwise procedure to download the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I cutoff given below:
Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims 2023:
Q.1: When was the official IBPS RRB notification released?
Ans: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the IBPS RRB official notification on June 01, 2023.
Q.2: What is the IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans: IBPS RRB exam is held to recruit candidates for the post of Assistants and Officers (Scale I, II & III) in the participating Regional Rural Banks.
Q.3: What is the salary structure for IBPS RRB?
Ans: The salary for IBPS RRB ranges from ₹ 15,000 to 44,000, depending upon the posts.
Q.4: Are the marks scored in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Preliminary considered for calculating final selection?
Ans: The marks scored in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains and Interview will only be considered for final selection.
Q.5: What are the subjects of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Prelims?
Ans: The IBPS RRB PO Prelims comprise Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude for 80 marks.
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