IBPS RRB exam paper questions answers interview tips

IBPS RRB recruitment details

Every year IBPS comes up with recruitment notification for Rural Regional Banks (RRB).IBPS RRB exams this year will be conducted in November and December 2016.IBPS RRB exams are gateway to career in rural regional banks..The results or score card will be valid for one year.So if you are interested in rural regional banks then you can go ahead and apply for it.

In this year IBPS RRB 56 Rural Regional Banks are participating. The banks are from all parts of India.You can apply for only one of the Officer posts example Officer 1,Officer 2 and Officer 3. But you can apply for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and any of the Officer post.You will have to pay separate fees for both the posts.

For Officer Scale 2 and Officer scale 3 there will not be any Preliminary test. They will have to appear for Single test (or Mains). For other posts Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant there will be Preliminary exam followed by Main exams.

IBPS RRB recruitment dates

Below are important dates related to this year exams

  • Online registration and application modification – 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017
  • Payment of application fees – 24.07.2017 to 14.08.2017
  • Download of call letters for online examination (Preliminary) -August 2017 for Officer scale 1 and September 2017 for Office Assistant
  • Online Examination (Preliminary) – Officer Scale-I – 09th , 10th & 16th Sep 2017 and Office Assistant- 17th, 23rd & 24th Sep 2017
  • Result of Online exam (Preliminary) – Officer Scale-I – October 2017 and Office Assistant- Oct 2017
  • Download of Call letter for Online exam (Main) – Officer Scale-I,II and III – Oct 2017 and Office Assistant- Nov 2017
  • Online Examination (Main) – Officers (I, II & III) – 5th Nov and Office Assistant – 12th Nov
  • Declaration of Result – Main (For Officers Scale I, II and III) – Nov 2017
  • Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) – Dec 2017
  • Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) – Dec 2017
  • Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistants) – Jan 2018

IBPS RRB eligibility criteria

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification

I have outlined the eligibility criteria for different posts.You should only fill form if you fulfill the criteria else your candidature will not be accepted. For all the posts results should have been declared on or before 14th Aug 2017. If the results declaration date is after that then you are not eligible for current year exams.

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Candidates with Degree in any discipline can apply for this job.Candidates with computer knowledge will be given preference.Proficiency in local language of the area bank is situated is required.

Officer scale 1

The educational eligibility criteria for this post is same as that of Office Assistant (Multipurpose). But candidates having 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 preferred.

Candidates should have working knowledge of computers. They should also have knowledge of local language of the area bank is situated.Officer scale 1 candidates are appointed Assistant Manager posts.

Officer scale 2 (General banking Officer)

The educational eligibility criteria for this post is same as that of Officer scale 1. But you need to have 2 year experience in Banks or Financial institutes.Candidates are appointed as Manager after clearing Office Scale 2 exam.

Officer scale 2 (Specialist Officer)

For IT Officer

For Information technology officer degree in Electronics and Communications ,Computer Science or Information technology with one year experience is required.It will be added benefit if you have certificate in ASP,PHP,C++,Java,VB,VC,OCP.

For CA

For Chartered Accountant post you should be Certified Associate from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India with one year experience.

For Law Officer

For Law Officer degree in Law with minimum 50% of marks.You should also have 2 years experience as Advocate or Law officer in banks or financial institutes.

For Treasury Manager

For Treasury manager CA or MBA in Finance with one year experience is required.

For Marketing Officer

For Marketing officer MBA in marketing with one year experience is required.

For Agricultural Officer

For Agricultural officer degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture with minimum 50 % marks and 2 year experience is required.

Officer scale 3

Degree with minimum 50% marks and minimum 5 year experience in Banks or Financial institutes.Preference will be given to candidates with Degree/Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture,Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural
Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology,Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

IBPS RRB Age Limit

The age limit mentioned below is applicable for General candidates.For other candidates there is relaxation in age limit.For reserved candidates SC and ST it is relaxed by 5 years.For OBC candidates it is 3 years and for person with disability it is 10 years.

The age for all posts will be calculated as of 1st July 2017. So you should have the age by that time. If there is even single day deviation then also you will not be eligible.

Officer scale 3

For this post your age should be above 21 years and below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive).

Officer scale 2

For this post your age should be above 21 years and below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.19965 (both dates inclusive)

Officer scale 1

For this post your age should be above 18 years and below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Your age should be between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1989 and later than 01.07.1999 (both dates inclusive)

IBPS RRB Local Language eligibility

Local language knowledge is required for Candidates appearing for Officer scale 1 and Office Assistant multipurpose.It is not required for Officer of scale 2 or scale 3.

Candidates applying for Office Assistant Multipurpose and Officer scale 1 have to mention their local language preference in online application.After that they can select their regional bank of preference.Candidates for officer scale 2 and officer scale 3 does not have this limitation.They can select any of the bank as their preference.

You should only mention local language in which you can read,write,speak and understand.They do ask questions in Interview to make sure you have knowledge of local language.They may ask you to read newspaper and explain meaning of the text.

Candidates who have studied local language in class 8 or above meet local language eligibility criteria.However this should be mentioned in your mark sheet or any similar  document. In case candidate does not have local language knowledge then 6 month time will be allowed to gain local language knowledge.

IBPS RRB selection format

IBPS RRB has different selection methods for different posts.You should read the selection process carefully and plan your preparation accordingly.For all posts there will be written test.But written test will be divided into two parts Preliminary test and Main exams.

The written test will be online. There is negative marking in IBPS RRB exam.For each wrong answer 1/4th of marks is deducted.Also each section has sectional cut-off.You need to clear sectional cut-off and score above the Total weighted score to qualify for interview.

Preliminary exam

Preliminary exam will be objective in nature.This exam will only take place for Candidates applying for Office Assistant Multipurpose and Officer scale 1 post.You will have to qualify in this exam to get selected for Main exams.The medium of exams will be either English or Hindi.

Office Assistant Multipurpose

Preliminary exam will be of 80 marks.There will be 80 questions.The total time will be 45 mins.There will be two sections Reasoning and Numeric Ability.Each section will have 40 questions.

Officer scale 1

For this post also Preliminary exam will have 80 questions.Each question will be of 1 mark.The total time will be 45 mins.There will be two sections Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.Each section will have 40 questions.

Main Exams

Office Assistant multipurpose and Officer scale 1 (Total time 2 hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Numeric Ability/Quantitative Aptitude – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • General Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20

Officer scale 2 (General Banking Officer) and Officer Scale 3 (Total time 2 hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – Total 40 questions and total marks 50
  • Financial Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20

Officer scale 2 (Specialist Officer) (Total time 2 and half hours)

  • Reasoning – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • Financial Awareness – Total 40 questions and total marks 40
  • English Language or Hindi Language – Total 40 questions and total marks 20
  • Computer Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 20
  • Professional Knowledge – Total 40 questions and total marks 40

IBPS RRB exam free preparation materials

For all the posts mentioned above Quantitative Aptitude,Reasoning,English and Computer are common sections.So if you have to crack IBPS RRB exams then you should focus on these sections.Except Office scale 2 specialist officer Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning have 50% marks.

So if you have to score well in these exams then you should focus on these two topics.Candidates have option to select Hindi or English in language paper.Also Computer knowledge is present in all the posts but the number of marks is less.

But computer can be less time consuming section.Also Financial Awareness and General Awareness sections are less time consuming and candidates can score more marks in less time.So ideally candidates should try out Computer section followed by General Awareness and then rest of the sections.You should first focus to clear the sectional cut-off then try to score more marks.

IBPS RRB exam paper download

I have prepared fully solved previous year questions paper along with sample questions important for current year RRB exams. You should download this material and practice for the exams. Below is the link of the papers.You need to click on the link and the next article explains how to download the papers for free

IBPS RRB paper download link

IBPS RRB Android App

Along with papers you can download the mobile app for competitive exams.The mobile app is free.It tells you time you are using to solve a question.Also all the questions are fully solved and collection of questions are huge.There are unlimited tests in mobile app.

It is available for free on Google Play. Below article has link to it and provides you directions to install the same on your mobile phone.

IBPS RRB Android App link

IBPS RRB free online tests

You can also prepare online. This site has online tests with answers. These questions are with detailed solution in mobile app. So you can try online tests on the site. In case you have doubt in any question you can refer the mobile app as well. This way you can prepare whenever you want.

I have created separate online tests for each section. This helps you prepare and know you preparation level in different sections.You can also compare your marks with that of others. Below are links to online tests. You can click on the links to get started with the tests for free.

IBPS RRB interview questions and tips

After clearing the written test candidates are called for Interview.The interview pattern differs for candidates of different scales.For candidates appearing for Office Assistant post and Officer scale 1 ,officer scale 2 (general banking officer) Banking industry knowledge is very important.You will face questions around that.Recent banking news and notifications are very important.

Along with Banking Awareness questions HR questions are also asked.Most of the interview will have questions from either Banking industry or HR topics.Specialist officers may face questions from their topics as well.I have compiled Interview questions along with interview tips for IBPS exams.

The Interview preparation material is also included in above exam preparation material. So you can download both using above link.It is worth mentioning that Written test and interview marks are considered in ratio 70:30.So if you have good score in written test then chances of job increases.For Banking industry preparation you can read the recent news focusing on Economics news and download the Banking Awareness app.

Note you will require character certificate for Interview. You can download character certificate format for free from below link.

IBPS RRB book

You can download the documents mentioned in this post for preparation of IBPS RRB exam.The materials (online tests,mobile apps and papers) are sufficient to crack the exams if used properly.But if you also want to buy a book then you can use below ones.

I have also included link to IBPS RRB book.Some students prefer to use book as it helps in offline preparation.For those students below book can be used. You can use below links to buy book with discount.

Office Assistant book

You can use below book for Office Assistant post.It is for preliminary exam and Mains both. It is one of the books which covers both preliminary exams and mains. So one book will serve the purpose of all exams.

Click to buy Office Assistant Book

Officer scale 1 book

There are many books for Officer Scale 1. But this one is one of the best based on candidates review and topic coverage.

Click to buy Officer Scale 1 book

Officer scale 2 book

There are not too many books for Officer scale 2 compared to Officer scale 1 and Office Assistant posts.Out of the available choices below book does the justice.It is good book to have for preparation of this post.

Click to buy Officer Scale 2 book

Officer scale 3 book

The number of books are even less for Officer scale 3. As it is post for experienced candidates.But below book is one of the book you can use to prepare for this post.It covers the topics well and is very good book to have for this exam.

Click to buy Officer Scale 3 book

Next Steps

I have tried to cover every topic you must know before exams. Also it has every type of material to help you crack IBPS RRB exams with ease.For best results you should take all the online tests, solve the questions papers in mobile apps and download the sample papers.

In case you have any questions then you can post that as well. I will try to answer them as soon as possible.Consider sharing this post in case you found it useful.

16 comments IBPS RRB exam paper questions answers interview tips

  1. Dear sir/Madam I have 3 yrs experience in SKS MFI LTD.but my Designation is Finance and Accounts Associate…I am Head office staff…I just missed GBO officer just marks in interview…my doubt is associate in Head office staff are applicable for GBO OFFICER…
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  2. i have cleared rrb scale 2 general banking officer exam but don’t have banking experience . will they allow me for the interview ..? i have 4 yrs experience in engineering field .!!

  3. Sir I am a MBA graduate. I made a mistake actually during form fill up of RRB scale 2 I didn’t noticed that they asked to have minimum 2 years of experience in banking of financial sector. I applied without having experience in financial sector. I have experience in different fields. Now I have cleared written.
    What should I do now?

  4. i am working in icici bank from last 4 yr, now i cleared the RRB GBO II and i lost my offer letter, i have only salary slip, that will sufficient for experience.

    pls help

  5. sir m nt able to download these link …i followed the instruction bt download link didnt enable ….plllz tell me how can i download interview question answer link ..

  6. I cleared Marketing officer scale 2 exam held in Sep’15. Please suggest or guide me about any coaching/reparation for interview. It is very important for me. I will be very thankful.

  7. I lost my application form of lic ado and I qualified for interview and my interview is on 15-09-2015.without application form they will allow me for interview please guide me.
    Thanks

  8. Hello Mam, I missed to take application print out for IBPS RRB CWE IV office assistant. I have received the call letter for written test. will it be a problem for me in the interview or can i download it during interview. Kindly suggest what needs to be done from my end. Thank you

    1. You can not reprint it if the period is over.I would suggest you to focus on written test instead of worrying about application print out

      1. Thanks for the response Mam. Please let me know whether it’s mandatory to produce application letter during interview. Kindly reply as im really tensed. Do help

        1. They do allow you in interview without application letter in past but it can not be said that they will allow in all cases

    2. No it wont be a problem.. the link to download the application form will be activated again after clearing the CWE ( before interview ) you can take print outs then.. thanks

  9. I have got interview call letter for IT officer , may i know if i can produce infosys experience for interview as its mentioned min 1 exp in bank or financial institution

    1. Yes you can produce experience letter.You can use latest pay slip along with joining letter as experience proof if you are still working there

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