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IBPS RRB is one of the most popular exams in India. The exam is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), an autonomous body of the country founded in 1975. IBPS conducts exams for the post of Clerk, PO and SO every year. Furthermore, they are sub categorized into Officer Scale 1, Scale 2, Scale 3;  I.T. Officer, Chartered Accountant, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer, Marketing Officer, etc.

Among all of these exams, IBPS Officer Scale 1 is one of the most awaited exams for all banking aspirants. The notification of IBPS Officer Scale 1 for the current year are yet to be released. We will update the latest exam dates under our Latest Updates section of this page.

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All you need to know about IBPS RRB Exam

Latest Update

The tentative dates of IBPS RRB exams have been released by us under the important dates section. Scroll down to check important dates for IBPS RRB Examination 2018.

Exam Dates/Notifications

IBPS Bank Exam Calendar 2018-19: CWE RRB-VII (Officers and Office Assistants)

The tentative dates are as following:


Preliminary Examination

Officer Scale I and Office Assistants:11.08.2018, 12.08.2018, 18.08.2018, 19.08.2018, 25.08.2018 & 01.09.2018


Single Examination

Officers Scale II & III: 30.09.2018


Main Examination

Officer Scale I: 30.09.2018

Office Assistants: 07.10.2018

IBPS Bank Exam Calendar 2018-19: CWE Clerk VIII & PO VIII

The tentative dates are as following:


Preliminary Examination

13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 & 21.10.2018


Main Examination




Preliminary Examination

08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018


Main Examination


Application Process

All interested and eligible candidates of IBPS RRB exam 2018 who wish to apply for the post of Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant can apply through the official website of IBPS. Candidates can click here once the exam application notification is announced. We will keep you updated on our IBPS RRB exam for all exam related notifications.


The overall vacancies for IBPS RRB exam 2017 are 15337. The Post wise distribution of IBPS RRB Vacancies is as follows:

Posts No of Vacancies
Office Assistants (Multipurpose) 8928
Officers Scale I 5123
Officers Scale II (Agricultural Officer) 166
Officers Scale II (Marketing) 35
Officers Scale II (Treasury Manager) 13
Officers Scale II (Law) 27
Officers Scale –II (Chartered Accountant) 38
Officers Scale II (Information Technology officer) 95
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 1373
Officer Scale III 169

Selection Process

IBPS RRB has issued notification regarding the post of Officer Assistant, Officer Scale I,II, III. There are different selection procedures for different vacancies in IBPS RRB Examination 2017.

Officer Assistant Selection
The post of Office Assistant in Rural Banks is different than an Officer Post. It is a clerk-level post where you are in-charge of documentation, filing etc. Still, IBPS RRB Selection Procedure 2017 for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Post is a 2-Tier Process. There will be a Prelims & Mains Written Examination for the recruitment to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Officer Scale I
The post of Officer Scale I in Rural Banks is different than an Office Assistant. Unlike Assistant, it is more central towards decision making rather than clerical works.IBPS RRB Selection Procedure 2017 for Officer Scale I Post is a 3-Tier Process. There will be a Prelims & Mains Written Examination for the recruitment to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), followed by an Interview.

Officer Scale II (General/ Specialist) & Scale III 
IBPS RRB Selection Procedure 2017 for both Scale II & III is a 2-Tier Process. But, unlike the recruitment process for an assistant, there will be a Single Written Examination followed by an Interview for the recruitment to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria IBPS RRB exam for the recruitment of Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant includes the following:

1. Age Limit

2. Educational Qualification

3. Language Proficiency

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Age Limit

The age limit of general category students applying for IBPS RRB exam usually varies between 18 to 28 years. The upper age limit for the same category of aspirants can go up to 30-40 years for a few posts. A few such profiles include Officer Scale 1, Officer Scale 2 and Officer Scale 3. Similarly, the lower age limit for a few posts such as Officer Scale 2 and Officer Scale 3 can begin from 21 years of age.

Age relaxation is permitted for other categories under IBPS RRB exam:


Category (Class)

Age Relaxation (Upper Age Limit)

Other Backward Classes(OBC)

3 years


5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Persons who domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989

5 years

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

9 years (Only for the post of Office Assistant)

For Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment

5 years (for the post of Officers)

Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Relaxation permitted is - 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

(for the post of Office Assistant)

Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 years

Click below to know more about age relaxation for:

Officer Scale 1

Officer Scale 2

Officer Scale 3

Educational Qualification

The second major and important aspect for appearing in any government exam is educational qualification. By that as it may, the educational criterias for applying for various posts through IBPS RRB exam 2018 differs from each other. For example, candidates applying for IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) profile must have:

  • A degree from a recognized university or its equivalent before the announcement of applications date.
  • The candidate should be proficient in the official regional language of the state for which he/she is applying.
  • The aspirants must have computer skills.

Similarly, an IBPS RRB Officer Scale - I (Assistant Manager), should have

  • A degree from a recognized university in any discipline. It should also be noted that equivalent preference would be given to candidates from other backgrounds with degrees in:


  • Accountancy.
  • Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and
  • Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation,
  • Pisciculture,
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Veterinary Science,
  • Animal Husbandry,
  • Forestry,
  • Horticulture,
  • Agriculture,


  • Another important factor never overlooked in a candidate applying for the post of IBPS RRB Officer Scale - I (Assistant Manager), is his/her proficiency in the local language.
  • Also, if a candidate has computer knowledge, then he/she will have added advantage over others.

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Job Profile

The job profile varies under criterias like scale 1,2 & 3 and also on the designation such as PO, SO and Clerk. For example, job profile of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 includes work like:

Regional Rural Banks (RRBs): Undergoing training period, also referred to as the Probation period of Scale 1 officers. After successful completion of this period, employed candidates are recruited as Assistant Manager in the respective banks.

Daily Activities: The daily task of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 involves retail banking operations, loan disbursement, monitoring credit portfolio, NPA recovery, audit report preparation etc.

Other Activities: Many a times recruited candidates need to manage single window operations. This would involve activities like checking cash receipts, cash payments/ verification etc.

Key Focus Areas: As an IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Officer, the focus area is mainly on the agricultural and allied fields. The job involves improving the rural economy. For the same reason, and IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer does regular checks on loan repayment. This is done by the officer to avoid transformation of agriculture loans of their branch into NPA.

All the above tasks have to be done with utter care to avoid any irregularities or frauds.

Click below to find out more about job profile of:

Officer Scale 1

Office Assistant

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