IBPS is a recruitment organization that recruits eligible candidates to various posts in commercial and rural banks. It gives an excellent opportunity to all candidates who are willing to work in the banking sector. IBPS has now released the recruitment notification to fill up vacancies in Regional Rural Banks. It has released the notification for IBPS RRB Group “A” - Officers Scale I. IBPS will be conducting an online examination to select eligible candidates for the post of RRB Officer Scale I through the Common Recruitment Process (CRP-RRB). Interested candidates can start registering for the same.
IBPS has recently released the notification for the post of IBPS RRB Group “A”- Officer Scale I. The registration process has commenced from 18th June and will end on 4th July 2019. All the candidates who are interested to work in the rural banking sector can do so through appearing in the online examination for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Recruitment is a golden opportunity for the candidates willing to work in any of the banks on a good position. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Examination will be conducted in two phases: Prelims & Mains. Phase I (Prelims) is expected to be conducted in August 2019 and Phase II (Mains) will be conducted in September 2019. All the interested candidates can start applying for the CRP-RRBs before the last date approaches.
As the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Recruitment Notification has already been released and the registration process has commenced from 18th June. This is high time that all the interested candidates plan their preparation and make the most of this time available at hand. The exam being for Officer post cannot be taken too lightly and thus you should be aware of the complete exam pattern. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam will be conducted in two phases: Prelims & Mains. Both these exams will consist of different sections and will also consist of sectional cut-offs. The exam will have to be attempted in a composite time of 2 hours.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Phase I (Prelims) Exam Pattern
Phase I of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam will be an online objective examination which will consist of only two tests unlike other banking exams. There will be two sections of : Reasoning & Numerical Ability. Both the tests will be bilingual. The total number of questions will be 80 with 40 each in both the sections. There will be a composite time duration of 45 minutes where the total marks will be 80. To make sure that you qualify the sectional and overall cut-off of Phase I, you should be able to score decent marks in both the sections, for which you will have to practice well for them.
Name of Section
No. of Questions
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Phase II (Mains) Exam Pattern
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam for Phase II (Mains) will also be an online objective examination which will consist of questions from various subjects: Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English or Hindi Language and Quantitative Aptitude. All the questions will be bilingual, except the test of language. The test of English language will consist of questions in English and those who will opt for the test of Hindi language will get questions in Hindi language only. Total number of questions and total marks will be 200.There will not be any sectional timings but overall composite timing of 2 hours. The total number of marks in Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude section will be 50 each. Total marks in Computer Knowledge will be 20.
120 minutes (2 hours)
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Interview
Candidates who will be appearing for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam will also have to appear in the final Interview stage who manage to qualify Prelims & Mains respectively. The candidates who qualify Mains will be called for Interview and the scores obtained only in the Main Examination will be considered while shortlisting for Interview. Candidates can download their interview call letters from the official website of IBPS.
The online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I post will be conducted in two phases: Prelims & Mains. Both the phases will consist of questions from various subjects that are available in both English and Hindi.
Regional Rural Banks or RRBs provide similar growth opportunities and facilities as any other commercial bank. This is the reason why RRBs have gained popularity and importance among the job aspirants in recent years. Therefore, IBPS RRB 2019 Recruitment Notification is one of the most important ones this year. A large number of candidates are expected to apply for the exam. The competition is going to be quite tough and therefore all candidates should be well prepared for the exam. Before you start preparing for IBPS RRB Scale I Officer 2019 Exam, you should first get hold of the complete syllabus of the exam. The online examination of RRB Officer Scale I will be conducted in two phases and will consist of different number of subjects. All the candidates should have complete syllabus of all the subjects to prepare in a better way.
The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam is one of the most awaited exams of the year and a large number of candidates will be applying for the same. Before applying for the same, it is important to know if you are eligible for the post. IBPS specifies a fixed eligibility criteria for the RRB Officer Scale I post. All the candidates need to follow this criteria and if fail to do so, your candidature will be cancelled. Let's look into the RRB Officer Scale I eligibility criteria in detail:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Educational Criteria
All the candidates who are willing to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam, need to follow certain criteria with respect to educational qualifications. All candidates should possess a particular educational qualification to be eligible for RRB Officer Scale I Exam. A candidate who wishes to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam should possess:
Office Scale I
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Age Criteria
All the candidates applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Examination should be within the prescribed age limit of IBPS. If any candidate fails to be within this age limit, he/she will not be allowed to apply for the RRB Officer Scale I Exam. IBPS has specified the minimum and maximum age limit for the candidates as follows:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Age Relaxation
Though all the candidates applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam will have to follow a certain age criteria where they need to be within a prescribed minimum & maximum age limit, IBPS also provides a relaxation in upper age limit for some of the categories of candidates. This relaxation is not applicable to candidates belonging to General & EWS category. The period of relaxation will also vary for all categories. The details are as follows:
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”
In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ 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 the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or
discharge on account of misconduct or efficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines
(for the post of Officers)
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
Persons affected by 1984 riots
The recruitment notification for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I has been released and the registration/application process for the same has already commenced from 18th June. This application process will go on till 4th July 2019. All the interested candidates should start applying and not wait for the last moment and eventually miss the date. This is a golden opportunity for all candidates to make a stable career and therefore you should not miss any important dates related to the exam. The Preliminary Examination of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I will be conducted on 3rd,4th & 11th August 2019 and the Main Examination is scheduled on 22nd September 2019.
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
18.06.2019 to 04.07.2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-I
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I
21.07.2019 to 26.07.2019
Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary
Online Examination – Preliminary
Officer Scale-I – 03.08.2019, 04.08.2019 and 11.08.2019
Result of Online exam – Preliminary
Officer Scale-I – August 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main / Single
Online Examination – Main / Single
Officers (I, II & III) – 22.09.2019
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III)
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III)
IBPS recruits eligible candidates to various posts in different banks of the country. All the banks listed under IBPS provide attractive pay packages and many growth opportunities to its employees. RRBs or Regional Rural Banks equally provide facilities to the candidates just like any other commercial bank. A candidate who gets selected as a Scale I Officer will receive salary in the pay scale of 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700.
IBPS Recruitment Notifications are usually the most awaited ones. IBPS gives a chance to get selected in various banks of the country and also makes the online application & examination process smooth for the candidates. IBPS released its notification for Regional Rural Banks few days back and the examination is expected to be conducted in the month of August. First step would be applying for the exam and while you apply it is good to collect all information related to the exam. While you prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam, it is necessary to know about the vacancy for the Group “A” Officers Scale I post. IBPS has announced more than 3000 vacancies for RRB Officer Scale I post. To make the most out of this opportunity, you should gear up for the exam and start planning your preparation.
PWBD (Out of Which)
Saptagiri Grameena Bank
Arunachal Pradesh Rural
Assam Gramin Vikash
Dakshin Bihar Gramin
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
Baroda Gujarat Gramin
Saurashtra Gramin Bank
Sarva Haryana Gramin
Himachal Pradesh Gramin
Ellaquai Dehati Bank
J & K Grameen Bank
Jharkhand Rajya Gramin
Karnataka Gramin Bank
Kerala Gramin Bank
Madhya Pradesh Gramin
Maharashtra Gramin Bank
Manipur Rural Bank
Meghalaya Rural Bank
Mizoram Rural Bank
Nagaland Rural Bank
Odisha Gramya Bank
Utkal Grameen Bank
Puduvai Bharthiar Grama
Punjab Gramin Bank
Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
Tamil Nadu Grama Bank
Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
Tripura Gramin Bank
Baroda UP Gramin Bank
Kashi Gomti Samyut
Prathama UP Gramin
Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
Paschim Banga Gramin
Uttar Banga Kshetriya
Bangiya Gramin vkash
The candidates who are interested in appearing for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam should start the application process by now. Application is the first and foremost step in the examination process and therefore you should not commit any mistake while applying for any exam. If you do not complete the application process successfully, you will not be able to appear in the RRB Officer Scale I Exam. The steps you need to follow in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I application process are given below:
Format of Hand-Written Declaration:
“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”
All the candidates applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam should be careful about the fact that the application will not be completed unless they submit the application fee for the exam. The fee payment will also be done online. Candidates will have to select from one of the online payment methods: debit card/credit card/net banking etc. Once you cross the last date, you will not be able to submit the online fee. The amount of application fee will vary according to the category.
Officer (Scale I)
The application process for IBPS RRB Scale I Examination will end on 4th July 2019 and Phase I of the exam will be conducted in the month of August. Few days before the exam, IBPS will release the admit card for RRB Officer Scale I Examination. The centre, venue address, date and time for the examination will be mentioned in the admit card. Candidates can download their admit card/call letter from the official website of IBPS by entering the required details.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Examination will be conducted online across the country in various states at the exam centres selected by IBPS. The list of exam centres may change at the discretion of IBPS. Though candidates will get an option to choose their favourable centre, but IBPS still reserves the right to allot any other centre apart from the one chosen by the candidate. Candidates will have to appear in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Examination at their own risks and expenses.
Preliminary Exam Center
Main Exam Center
Ananthapur, Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad,
Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore,
Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada,
Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada
Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya,
Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur
Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya,
Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea,
Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar,
Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra,
Ambala, Karnal, Kuruksehtra
Baddi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi,
Shimla, Solan, Una
Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi,
Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad,
Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore,
Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya,
Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam,
Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad,
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna,
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore,
Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule,
Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi
Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri,
Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar,
Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali,
Pathankot, Patiala, , Sangrur
Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala
Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota,
Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil,
Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli,
Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly,
Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur,
Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad,
Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur,
Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri
Greater Kolkata, Siliguri
RRB Scale I Officer is one of the important posts for all those who are willing and preparing to work in the banking sector. Therefore, one needs to be well prepared for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam for which the notification has already been released. The exam would contain sectional & overall cut-offs which need to be secured by a candidate to ensure his/her selection. Thus, to get a good idea, knowing the previous year cut-offs of the exam can prove really helpful for a candidate in his/her exam preparation. Looking at the importance of the exam, candidates should be well aware of all the exam related information. Take a look at the previous year cut-offs for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam.
The table given below shows the state-wise cut-off for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains for the year 2018:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Prelims Cut-Off:
Refer to the table below for the RRB Officer Scale I Prelims cut-off for 2018:
A candidate who gets selected as a Scale I Officer will have to go through a probation period of 2 years. During this probation period the Scale I Officer will receive a fixed amount of pay which will not be at par with the usual salary of a Scale I Officer. Once the training period is over, the candidate will be designated as Assistant Manager. Some of the basic tasks and duties of an RRB Scale I Officer will be:
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is one of the most sought-after exams and almost all the candidates preparing for the competitive exams will be applying for this exam. All the exams are held online and follow a similar pattern as far as the first phase is concerned. Therefore you need to have a basic preparation strategy which is applicable to most of the exams and you can make some small changes according to the respective exam. Though preparing for an exam is not an easy task these days but you can make it simple by following some basic tips:
In an online era, you must come across a number of sources of information related to competitive examinations. It is for you to decide which source you need to trust and which not to. While preparing for an exam it is extremely important to catch up with complete exam related information. Blogs are one such important source of information. You may read our useful blogs on IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam which might be helpful in your exam preparation.
One of the most important parts in an exam preparation is the study material. The quality of the study material matters next. It is extremely important to choose or pick the best material for yourself. As IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam notification has been released, the preparation for the exam is the next important step. For RRB Officer Scale I Exam preparation, a candidate will need a good set of books to kick-start his/her preparation. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam consists of an online examination which is held in two phases: Prelims & Mains. Candidates need to ensure they do not waste much time in trial and error of the study material. To save your time and make it easier for you, we have listed down some good books which will be helpful in your RRB Officer Scale I Exam preparation.
Preparing for an important exam like IBPS RRB Officer Scale I requires a thorough knowledge and information. An integral part of the exam preparation is nothing else but practice. Without practice, your preparation may go in vain. Therefore, you should not ignore the importance of practice in exam preparation. When it comes to practice, ixamBee is there to help you. We provide absolutely free online mock tests for IBPS RRB Scale I Officer Exam. You cannot underestimate the importance of practice as it gives you complete idea of the real exam.
IBPS also provides the facility of Pre-Exam Training (PET) to some of the candidates on the basis of the category they belong to. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities will be provided the facility of Pre-Exam Training at some of the centres. The candidates who are interested to take this Pre-Exam Training can choose the respective option while filling the application form. Candidates will have to bear their expenses.
The centres allotted for the Pre- Exam Training for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I are:
Warangal, Anantapur, Naharlagun (Papumpare), Guwahati, Ajmer, Raibareilly,Guntur, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Srinagar, Lucknow, Mandi, Jammu, Ranchi, Dharwad, Varanasi, Mallapuram, Patna, Imphal, Jodhpur, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Salem, Howrah, Moradabad, Puducherry, Ludhiana ,Gorakhpur, Rohtak, Rajkot, Hyderabad, Agartala, Muzaffarpur, Dehradun, and Nagpur.
Question: In IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?
Answer: Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.
Question: Is the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?
Answer: IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam will be online.
Question: Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam ?
Answer: Yes, IBPS IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.
Question: Is IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Job transferable?
Answer: Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is liable to be posted anywhere in the respective region.
Question: How many attempts are there in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam ?
Answer: There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.
Question: What is the age limit for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2019 post?
Answer: The candidates applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I should not be less than 18 years and not more than 30 years of age.
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