IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale 1


IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale 1 - Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, Tentative Exam Dates, Salary/Pay Scale, Eligibility Criteria and Last Year (2017) Cutoffs

The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS RRB exam every year to recruit Scale-1 Officers for Regional Rural Banks across different states. The notification for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 2018 is was out recently. The exam will be conducted in August 2018 in two phases, Prelims and Mains. The number of vacancies varies each year as this exam follows a state-wise selection process.

What is IBPS?

The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection is a self-governed body whose mission is to recruit the best candidates for banks in India through personal assessment. In 2011, IBPS introduced a Common Written Examination (IBPS CWE RRB) to recruit Officers and Clerks in all Public Sector and Regional Rural Banks across the nation.

What is IBPS RRB?

IBPS RRB until 2015 had a single level exam for both Office Assistant and Officer Scale-1 posts. Since last year, there has been a two-tier exam for both the posts. The IBPS RRB OS 1 (Officer Scale) exam 2018 will be conducted in August.

IBPS RRB 2017 Officer Scale-1 Selection Procedure

The exam is conducted in two phases:

a)      IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Prelims

b)      IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Mains

All aspirants need to clear the Pre (Preliminary) exam first to go through to the Main Examination. The shortlisted candidates in Main Exam will be shortlisted for a Personal Interview. The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the Mains Exam and candidate’s performance in the personal interview.

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Selection Procedure 

IBPS RRB 2018 Office Scale-1 Paper patterns

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Prelims

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Prelims paper consists of 2 sections, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning with 40 questions each. The time allotted is 45 minutes combined for both the sections. There will be a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every wrong question.

S.No. Test name Medium Number of questions Max. Marks Duration
1) Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 45 minutes
2) Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 40
  Total   80 80

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 exam prelims is just qualification criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Mains exam.

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Mains

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Mains paper consists of 5 sections of 40 questions each. The time allotted will be 120 minutes. A penalty of 1/4th mark per the wrong question will be in place.

S.No Section Language Number of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 120 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 (a) English Language English 40 40
4 (b) Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
  Total   200 200

Candidate can opt for either of 4(a) or 4(b).

The marks obtained by the Candidate in this section will be considered in the shortlisting for Personal Interview process.

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Exam Pattern

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IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Exam Dates

The dates for Prelims and Mains as per the IBPS RRB Notification 2018 are:

a)      Prelims: 11th, 12th and 18th of August, 2018

b)      Mains: 30th September, 2018

IBPS RRB 2018 Scale-1 Officers Expected career track

The Candidates who clear the mains exam and the Interview will be recruited as Scale-1 Officers into one of the Regional Rural Banks. The reason this is one of the most sought after positions is the lucrative salary. 

Expected Salary :- Rs. 29,000 - 33,000 (in hand)

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Salary and Work Profile

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Application and Eligibility Criteria

The Candidate must be a graduate from a government recognized institution. In addition to that, the candidate should’ve had English as one of his subjects in his graduation/Intermediate or HSC. Last year there were around 5539 vacancies across different states.

Age Limit: 18-30 Years

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Scale-1 Eligibility Criteria

The online application will be available in the official notification. The application fee is as follows:-

100/- Rupees for SC/ST/PWD Candidates.

600/- for all other Candidates.

IBPS RRB Cut off marks state wise 2018


Cut-offs are never the same as requirement keeps changing from state to state.

Anxiety few days before the official notification is common to everyone. The better equipped you are, better will be your performance on the D-day. All the best to all you aspirants out there. 

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