IBPS RRB 2024: Recruitment, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is responsible for organizing the IBPS RRB exam yearly. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the post of Officer (Scale I, Scale II, and Scale III) and Office Assistant for all the participating Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

It is expected that the authority will release the official notification for the IBPS RRB exam 2024 in June 2024. Candidates who want to join the Regional Rural Bank (RRBs), must submit their IBPS RRB Application form as per the prescribed schedule.

IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam will be held separately in August 2024 (tentatively). Through the IBPS RRB exam 2024, recruitment will be done for the following posts- Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager), Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager), Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager), Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager).

Interested and eligible candidates can check the complete details regarding the IBPS RRB registration process, eligibility, examination pattern, syllabus etc. from this article.

IBPS RRB 2024 Highlights

Name of ExaminationIBPS RRB
Conducted byInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam ModeOnline
Level of examNational
Frequency of examYearly
Posts offeredOfficers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Medium/language of the paperEnglish, Hindi, and other regional languages
Examination feeRs 850 for General and OBC candidates and Rs 175 for SC/ST/PWD categories
Examination centreAcross the country
Official websitehttps://www.ibps.in/

IBPS RRB 2024 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for IBPS RRB Exam 2024 is provided below.

Release of official notificationJune 2024
Availability of application formJune 2024
Last date to apply for the examJune 2024
Release date IBPS RRB 2024 Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Prelims Exam Admit CardJune 2024
Availability of IBPS RRB exam 2024 Officer Scale I admit cardAugust 2024
Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Prelims Exam DateAugust 2024
Announcement of IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Prelims Exam ResultTo be announced
Announcement of Officer Scale I Prelims Exam ResultTo be announced
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Main Exam DateSeptember 2024
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Main result announcementTo be announced
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Main Examination DateSeptember 2024
Date of single examination for scale I and scale IISeptember 2024
Announcement of result for scale I, scale II and scale IIITo be announced
Interview call letter release dateOctober/ November 2024

IBPS RRB Application Form 2024

The authority will release the IBPS RRB application form 2024 most likely June 2024. The application form will be available in online mode. The application form includes various stages and candidates need to complete all the stages accurately.  

Candidates should register themselves online by entering details like mobile number, name, and email ID. After the successful registration, upload the scanned photograph and signature as per the given parameters.

Candidate should fill in the basic details, educational qualification, and work experience correctly.

Candidates have to opt for the RRB banks to which they want to apply for.

Verify the details carefully as no changes will be allowed in the form after the final submission.

Candidate should upload a handwritten declaration and left thumb impression in the given fields.

At last, pay the application fee as per the prescribed payment gateway.

IBPS RRB Application Fee

The payment of IBPS RRB Application fee will be made online via internet banking and debit/ credit cards. The application fee for different posts and categories is provided below.

PostCategoryApplication fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III)GeneralRs 850/
Officer (Scale I, II & III)SC/ST/PWDRs. 175/
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)GeneralRs 870/
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)SC/ST/PWDRs 185/

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS RRB has mentioned some eligibility norms that need to be satisfied by the candidates willing to apply for the IBPS RRB exam. The eligibility criteria will be varied for different posts.

IBPS RRB Age Limit for the Posts of Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer -Scale I, II & III are listed below.

PostsAge limit
Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)Above 21 years – Below 40 years
Officer Scale- II (Manager)Above 21 years – Below 32 years
Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)            Above 18 years – Below 30 years
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Between 18 years and 28 years

There will be an age relaxation in upper age for candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications will be different for different posts. However, the basic educational qualification is graduation from a recognized university/ college.

Examination Pattern

Candidates who aspire to apply for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) exam have to appear for the prelims and mains exam, which is followed by an interview. However, for the recruitment of officers Scale II and III posts, there will be only a single online examination and interview.

Candidates can check the IBPS RRB exam pattern for the Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) from the table below.

Prelims Test for Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) Examination Pattern

SubjectsNo. of questionsMaximum marksExam Duration
Reasoning Ability4040 Total time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040

Examination Pattern of Main Tests for Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose)

SubjectsNo. of questionsMaximum marksExam duration
Reasoning4050               2 hours
Computer Knowledge4020
General Awareness4040
English Language (a)4040
Hindi Language (b)4040
Numerical Ability4050

Candidates can either choose English language or Hindi language.

Examination Pattern of the Single Test for Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)

Serial numberSubjectsLanguage of testNo. of questionsMaximum marksDuration of Exam
1Reasoning AbilityHindi/ English4050A total time of 2 hours
2Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/ English4050
3Financial AwarenessHindi/ English4040
4 (a)English LanguageEnglish4040
4 (b)Hindi LanguageHindi4040
5Computer KnowledgeEnglish/ Hindi4020
6Total 200200

Admit Card

The conducting body will release the IBPS RRB admit card two or three weeks before the date of examination. Admit cards will be available online separately for prelims, mains, and interview.

Candidates must download the admit card by providing their login details such as registration number, date of birth or password. Candidates should bring the hall tickets along with a valid ID proof while appearing at the examination center.

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IBPS RRB result 2024 for the prelims exam will be released most likely in September 2024. IBPS RRB 2024 results for the mains and single online exam will be announced in October 2024 (tentatively). Candidates who appeared in the exam can download their IBPS RRB scorecard by logging in online with their registration number and date of birth or password. Qualified candidates will be further called for an interview round based on their scores.


Candidates should note that the salary of IBPS RRB varies post-wise. It also differs from bank to bank. The basic salary of IBPS RRB posts is provided below.

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Rs 7,200-19,300
Officer Scale IRs 14,500-25,700
Officer Scale IIRs 19,400-28,100
Officer Scale IIIRs 25,700-31,500


Is RRB Clerk a government job?

Yes, it is a government job.

Which one is better IBPS RRB or IBPS PO?

IBPS RRB is limited to small-scale loans, agriculture, handicrafts and other small-sector loans whereas IBPS PO employees are mostly posted in metro cities, semi-urban, and urban areas. If you are not comfortable with a rural area, IBPS PO is a better option.

What is the monthly salary of an IBPS RRB Clerk?

Generally, the basic monthly in-hand salary of the RRB Clerk varies between INR 15,000/- to INR 19,000/

Is IBPS RRB difficult to crack?

Yes, it is one of the most difficult bank exams.

Is there any negative marking in IBPS RRB exam?

Yes, ⅓ mark is to be deducted for each wrong answer.

What is the frequency of RRB exam?

The exam is conducted once a year.

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