IBPS RRB Notification: Dates, Vacancies, Admit Card Downloading Process

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the exam dates for IBPS RRB 2022 exam along with the IBPS Calendar 2022-23.

As per the IBPS RRB notification 2022, the exam wil be conducted to fill up 8,285 Officers and Office Assistants posts. IBPS RRB has also released the Admit Cards for Clerk and Officer posts. The admit card portal for IBPS RRB Clerk started from 16th July, 2022 and will close on 14th August, 2022. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 admit card portal opened on 22nd July, 2022 and will close on 21st August, 2022.

To make things easier for candidates to understand, Buddy4Study has summarised the IBPS RRB notification 2022 containing information related to vacancies, posts, salaries, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, how to apply, stages of exam and how to download IBPS RRB admit cards.

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IBPS RRB Notification – Highlights

According to the released information from IBPS, the IBPS RRB 2022 Prelims examination will be conducted on 07th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st August 2022 respectively. Candidates must pay attention to the other important highlights related IBPS RRB notification 2022, as stated below:

 IBPS RRB Notification Highlights

Name of Examination Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks
(RRBs) – CRP RRBs X
Exam Conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS RRB Recruitment Official Website www.ibps.in
IBPS RRB Total Vacancies 8,285
IBPS RRB Exam Date – Prelims (Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant) 07th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st August 2022
IBPS RRB Exam Date – Single and Mains Single – 24th September 2022 (Officers Scale II & III)

Main: Online mains & single level examination for Officers Scale II and III – 24th September 2022
Office Assistant/Clerk (Main) and Officer Scale I – 1st October 2022

Mode of Exam Online (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download IBPS RRB Admit Card Registration Number

Date of Birth or Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam day Admit Card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Photocopy of Photo ID Proof

Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Prelims 45 minutes
Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Mains  2 hours (120 minutes)2.30 hours or 150 minutes for Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II (Specialist)
Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Single level 2 hours (120 minutes)

 

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IBPS RRB Notification 2022 – Important Dates

IBPS RRB Important dates have already been released and highlighted in the IBPS RRB notification. Candidates will find the important events and their respected dates in the table below:

IBPS RRB Notification 2022 Schedule

Exam Events Important Dates
IBPS RRB Notification 2022 06th June 2022
Online Application Starts 07th June 2022
Online Applications will end on 27th June 2022
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination Dates

(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)

07th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st August 2022
IBPS RRB Mains Exam Officer Scale I – 24th September 2022

Office Assistant – 01st October 2022

 

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Participating Banks for IBPS RRB 2022

This year (2022), several banks are participating in the IBPS RRB exam 2022. Candidates can find the same in the table below:

Participating Banks as per IBPS RRB Notification

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (Telangana) Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank (West Bengal) Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) J & K Grameen Bank (Jammu & Kashmir)
Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank (Gujarat) Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank Chhattisgarh)
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (Arunachal Pradesh) Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin (Rajasthan) Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar)
Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (Assam) Baroda UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Ellaquai Dehati Bank (Jammu & Kashmir)
Aryavart Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Mizoram Rural Bank (Mizoram) Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank (Himachal Pradesh)
Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank (Jharkhand) Nagaland Rural Bank (Nagaland) Saurashtra Gramin Bank (Gujarat)
Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (Karnataka) Odisha Gramya Bank (Odisha) Tamil Nadu Grama Bank (Tamil Nadu)
Karnataka Gramin Bank (Karnataka) Paschim Banga Gramin Bank (West Bengal) Telangana Grameena Bank (Telangana)
Kerala Gramin Bank (Kerala) Prathama UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Tripura Gramin Bank (Tripura)
Meghalaya Rural Bank (Meghalaya) Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank Puducherry) Utkal Grameen Bank (Odisha)
Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank (Madhya Pradesh) Punjab Gramin Bank (Punjab) Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar)
Madhyanchal Gramin Bank (Madhya Pradesh) Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank (Rajasthan) Uttarakhand Gramin Bank (Uttarakhand)
Maharashtra Gramin Bank (Maharashtra) Saptagiri Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank (West Bengal)
Manipur Rural Bank (Manipur) Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank (Haryana) Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank (Maharashtra)

 IBPS RRB Notification – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the IBPS RRB notification before applying for the recruitment exam. There are 3 sections related to the eligibility criteria and are highlighted below:

NATIONALITY

As per IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or citizen of the countries highlighted below. 

The applying candidate must be either a:

  1. Citizen of India 
  2. OR Subject of Bhutan 
  3. OR Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently 
  4. OR Subject of Nepal
  5. OR Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:
  • Sri Lanka
  • East African Countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania ((formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), and Zaire (to settle permanently in India))
  • Burma
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam 

Note: An eligibility certificate must be issued by the Government favoring the candidates belonging to the category number 2,3,4 and 5. The candidates have to produce a certificate of eligibility duly approved and signed from the Government of India during the IBPS RRB Interview.

AGE LIMIT

Before applying for the different IBPS RRB posts, candidates should fulfill the important age limit eligibility norms as highlighted in the IBPS RRB notification. IBPS has set an upper and lower age limit for candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB exam 2022.

Candidates should remember that the age limits of all the posts are different and they should check them carefully before applying for their preferred choices. 

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Age should be between 18 to 28 years (Not born before 2nd June 1994 and later than 31st May 2004.
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) Age should be between 18 to 30 years (Not born before 3rd June 1992 and later than 31st May 2004.
Officer Scale-II (Manager) Age should be between 21 to 32 years (Not born before 3rd June 1990 and later than 31st May 2001.
Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) Age should be between 21 to 40 years (Not born before 3rd June 1982 and later than 30st May 2001.

IBPS RRB Notification – Age Relaxation

Category Age Limit Relaxation
Persons with  Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as defined under “The

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

  • Intellectual or Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Illness
  • Partial or Total Loss of Hearing
  • Partial or Full Blindness
  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Multiple Concurrent Disabilities
10 years
Applicants affected by 1984’s riots 5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen
  • Short Service Commissioned Officers (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 one year from the last date of receipt of application otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalided
  • Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)
5 years (for the post of Officers)

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 (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))

Other Backward Classes* 3 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried [only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)] Age concession upto the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years SC/ST candidates
  • Scheduled Caste
  • Scheduled Tribe
5 years

* Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION 

Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB exam 2022 must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below.

IBPS RRB Notification – IBPS RRB Educational Qualifications for Different Posts 

IBPS RRB Posts Educational Qualification Experience
Officer Scale-III

(Senior Manager)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy
Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II

Specialist Officers ( IT)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics/Communication/Computer Science/Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc. will be given preference
1 year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing from a recognized university One year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Law Officer) Degree in Law from a recognized University in Law or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate 2 years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for not less than two years
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Agricultural Officer) Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture from a recognized university or it’s with a minimum of 50% marks or aggregate Two Years in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer ( Treasury Manager) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized One year in the relevant field.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers ( CA) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 1 year as a Chartered Accountant
Officer Scale-II

General Banking Officer (Manager)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates having a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy will be given preference.
Two years as an officer in a Banking or a Financial Institution
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB
  • Working knowledge of computer
Not required
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB
  • Working knowledge of computer
Not Required

IBPS RRB Notification – Posts/Vacancies and Salary

As per the previous trend, IBPS is likely to introduce a total of 8,285 IBPS RRB vacancies this year. Candidates can find below the tentative number of vacancies (including PWBD category) released this year by IBPS in the IBPS RRB notification for different profiles.

IBPS RRB Notification – IBPS RRB Vacancies 2022

IBPS RRB Vacancy 2022
Posts Vacancies 
Office Assistants (Multipurpose) 4567
Officer Scale I 2759
Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer) 12
Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer) 06
Officer Scale II (Treasury Manager) 10
Officer Scale II (Law) 18
Officer Scale II (CA) 19
Officer Scale II (IT) 57
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer) 756
Officer Scale III 81
Total 8,285

Salary

Candidates selected in the IBPS RRB Mains exam will undergo proper training as per the post. After completing the training, they will be posted to different allotted banks. The salary of the selected candidates as mentioned in the IBPS RRB notification (later appointed officers and office assistants) are based on different scales (Grades) and will vary as per the post. 

IBPS RRB Notification – IBPS RRB Salary

Position IBPS RRB 2022 Salary
IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Rs. 21,000 – Rs. 23,000
IBPS RRB PO (Scale-I) Rs. 42,000 – Rs. 45,000
IBPS RRB PO (Scale-III) Rs. 55,000 – Rs. 60,000

IBPS RRB Notification –  Application Fee Structure

Candidates need to pay the registration/application fee for IBPS RRB to apply for the examination. Before a payment is made, the candidates should carefully read all the eligibility criteria. Candidates must note that the application fee amount will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Before filling up the form, the candidate must make a duplicate copy and fill it up first. This helps in avoiding any mistakes or accidentally leaving out fields, leading to the rejection of the application form.

This year, the IBPS RRB examination fee had been increased by 57% for SC/ST/PwD candidates while 70% for General and OBC candidates (mentioned in IBPS RRB notification). The application fee structure for IBPS RRB as per candidate categories is as follows:

IBPS RRB Notification – Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB 2022 is a 3-tier exam. It comprises Prelims, Mains and Interview rounds. Candidates, with the help of the IBPS RRB exam pattern, can get a clear idea regarding the sectional distribution of questions and marks.

Online Examination Structure for Prelims Exam

Officer Scale-I

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Online Examination Structure for Mains Exam

Officer Scale-I

Serial No Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 hours or 120 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
3. General Awareness 40 40
4. English/Hindi Language* 40 40
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Check Exam patterns of Officer Scale-II, III and Office Assistants here.

Candidates will get 4 options for every question. For every correct answer, they will be awarded 1 mark. However, ¼ (0.25) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

IBPS RRB Marking Scheme

Type of Answers Marks Allotted
Correct Answer +1
Wrong Answer 1/4 mark deducted for every wrong answer  (-0.25)
Unattempted NIL

IBPS RRB 2022 Question Paper – Medium of Language

This year, IBPS RRB examination will be conducted in various languages. Applicants, who had applied for IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale I posts can find the list of all the medium of languages in the table below:

Name of State Version of Tests (IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale I posts)
Andhra Pradesh English, Hindi and Telugu
Arunachal Pradesh English and Hindi
Assam English, Hindi and Assamese
Bihar English and Hindi
Chhattisgarh English and Hindi
Gujarat English, Hindi and Gujarati
Haryana English and Hindi
Jammu & Kashmir English, Hindi and Urdu
Jharkhand English and Hindi
Karnataka English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani
Kerala English, Hindi and Malayalam
Madhya Pradesh English and Hindi
Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani
Manipur English, Hindi and Manipuri
Meghalaya English and Hindi
Mizoram English and Hindi
Nagaland English and Hindi
Odisha English, Hindi and Odia
Puducherry English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam
Punjab English, Hindi and Punjabi
Rajasthan English and Hindi
Tamil Nadu English, Hindi and Tamil
Telangana English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu
Tripura English, Hindi and Bengali
Uttar Pradesh English, Hindi and Urdu
Uttarakhand English and Hindi
West Bengal English, Hindi and Bengali

IBPS RRB Notification – Syllabus

The main subjects from where questions are mostly asked are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness and Financial Awareness.

Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude
Odd man out

Syllogism

Coding-Decoding

Alphabet Test

Blood Relation

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Figure Series

Assertion and Reason

Word Formation

Statements and Action Courses

Puzzles

Analogy

Blood Relation

Series Test

Direction Test

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion

Inequalities

Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Error Spotting

Reading Comprehension

Phrase Replacement

Sentence completion

Para Jumbles

Rearrangement of Sentences

Antonyms

Synonyms

Number System

Decimal Fractions

Time and Work

Age Problems

Percentage

Permutation and Combination

Profit and Loss

Compound Interest

Average

Partnership

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

HCF and LCM

Simple Interest

Time and Distance

Simplification

Ratio and Proportion

Probability

Computer Knowledge General Awareness Financial Awareness
Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Networking

MS Office

Number System and Conversions

Internet

Computer Abbreviations

Shortcut Keys

Basic Knowledge of Internet

Database

Security Tools

Computer Languages

Input and Output Devices

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Finance Sports

Books and Authors

Agriculture

Fiscal Policies

India and International Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Countries and Currencies

Budget

Government schemes

Government policies

Banking Terms and Abbreviations

Banking History

RBI

Sports

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Advanced Non-Performing Assets

NPAs

Bad Loans

Organizations Deposits Credit

BASEL I

BASEL II

BASEL II

Budget and Economic Survey

Bank Accounts and Special Individuals

Loans

Asset Reconstruction Companies

Restructuring of Loans

Risk Management

Accords

IBPS RRB Notification: How to Download the Admit Card?

  • Candidates must visit the official website of IBPS: ibps.in.
  • Then, they must click on the “IBPS RRB Clerk 2022 Admit Card” link.
  • After a new login page opens, they must fill in their application number and date of birth to login.
  • Then, they must Submit their login credentials.
  • Candidates can then download their admit cards.
  • Save a soft copy for future references.

IBPS RRB Notification – FAQs

How many times is the IBPS RRB exam conducted in a year?

The exam is conducted annually or once in a year.

When was the IBPS RRB 2022 notification published?

The IBPS RRB notification published on 6th June 2022.

How many vacancies are open for IBPS RRB 2022?

A total of 8,285 vacancies have opened this year for IBPS RRB 2022.

What are the stages of IBPS RRB candidate selection?

As per the IBPS RRB notification, the selection process comprises 3 stages -

  1. IBPS RRB Prelims
  2. IBPS RRB Mains
  3. Interview Round

How much time is allotted for IBPS RRB exam?

According to IBPS RRB notification, candidates will be given 45 minutes to complete the IBPS RRB Prelims exam and 120 minutes for Mains examination.

Is there a fixed number of attempts for the IBPS RRB exam?

No. There are no fixed number of attempts for the IBPS RRB exam. Candidates can apply for the exam as long as they are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria article or follow the official IBPS RRB notification.

Is there any negative marking for unattended questions?

No marks will be deducted for questions left unattempted. The deduction is only applicable for incorrect answers.

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