IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Pattern, Date, Syllabus, Admit Card

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam: Institute of Banking Personnel conducts the IBPS  RRB exam every year to recruit eligible candidates in participating Regional Rural Banks. IBPS RRB Exam is a national level exam conducted each year to fill the following posts.  

Update (13/11/2020): Ibps has released the IBPS RRB 2019 result for the Office Assistant and Officer scale-1 post. Check your result on the official website. Click here to check your result. ((CRP RRB VIII, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Nov. 13, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 15, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/crp-rrb-viii/?doing_wp_cron=1605406327.7786040306091308593750)).

Update (26/10/2020): Ibps has reopened the online application window for the IBPS RRB Group “A” Officers (Scale 1) and Group “B” Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post. All candidates who were not able to complete their online application process can apply again from 26th October 2020 to 9th November 2020 ((Supplementary Advertisement Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs IX, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Oct. 21, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 26, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/SupplementaryAdvt6102020.pdf)) from the official website. Click here for the direct link for the online application process.

Update (05/10/2020): Candidates can download their call letter for the IBPS RRB 2020 Officers Scale- II and III exams ((IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CRP-RRB-IX EXAMINATION, Oct. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 2, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/IMP_NOT_01_10_2020.pdf)) from the official website.

Update (01/10/2020): IBPS has shared a notice about the IBPS RRB 2020 exam. As per the official notification, IBPS RRB 2020 Online Main Examinations for the post of Officer Scale-I scheduled on 18.10.2020 and Office Assistants scheduled on 31.10.2020 have been postponed. New dates will be announced later. Online Single Examination for the Post of Officers Scale- II and III will be held as per the announced date i.e. 18.10.2020. ((IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CRP-RRB-IX EXAMINATION, Oct. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 2, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/IMP_NOT_01_10_2020.pdf)).

Update (22/09/2020): All candidates who have attended the IBPS RRB 2019 exam can check their results on the official website ((CRP-RRBs-VIII – Recruitment of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) Provisional Allotment under Reserve List, Institute of Banking Personnel, Sep 22, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 22, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/rrbb8oajun19/resprlaoa_jul20/login.php?appid=78fbe0fbacf7d8aa5013cc6ba22022d3)). Check more information here.

Update (09/09/2020): IBPS has released the Preliminary exam Admit Card for the IBPS RRB exam. Candidates can download their Admit Card now ((Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP-RRBs-IX) for Recruitment of Group “B” – Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Online Preliminary Examination Call letter, Institute of Banking Personnel, Sep 9, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 9, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/rrbb9oajun20/clopea_sep20/login.php?appid=b7c03221013baa945c905ad919434d67)). Check the IBPS RRB Admit Card download steps.

Update (09/09/2020): IBPS has reissued the exam date notice for IBPS RRB Preliminary examination. Now the IBPS RRB Preliminary Examinations for Officers Scale I will be conducted on 12.09.2020 and 13.09.2020 as scheduled earlier. IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam will be conducted on 19.09.2020, 20.09.2020, and 26.09.2020. Check the below notice for more details.

Update (07/09/2020): IBPS once again postponed the IBPS RRB Preliminary examination till any further notice. Please check the below notice for more details.

Update (10/08/2020): IBPS has revised the examination dates for the IBPS RRB exam. Please check the below notice for updated exam dates.

What is IBPS RRB Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection-Regional Rural Bank abbreviated as IBPS RRB is a national level competitive exam conducted by IBPS on behalf of participating banks to recruit the Scale I, II, and III Officers for Regional Rural Banks in India.

This exam is conducted in three phases- preliminary exam, main exam, and interview. Candidates need to qualify in all the phases of the exam to be eligible for selection as an officer in RRBs.

IBPS RRB exam is conducted for the below mentioned posts:

IBPS RRB Notification:

IBPS RRB notification has been released on 30th June 2020 ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs IX, Institute of Banking Personnel, June 30, 2020. Accessed on: July 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/AdvtCRPRRB_IX.pdf)). The last date for the online application submission was 21st July 2020.

All important details have been released by IBPS along with the official IBPS RRB notification such as exam dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and other details. IBPS RRB Exam has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic along with other upcoming bank exams.

Those candidates who want to apply for IBPS RRB 2020 Exam can submit online application by visiting the official website and apply it online.

Also, Check all Sarkari exams 2020 job notifications at the linked article.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Vacancy List:

The official number of vacancies for the IBPS RRB 2020 Exam has been released along with the official notification issued on 30th June 2020. Last year there were 9989 vacancies and this year there are a total of 10,495 vacancies released by various RRBs.

Please find details about the number of vacancies in the below-given table:

Also check the IBPS SO 2020 Exam full details at the linked article.

IBPS RRB 2020 Exam- Important Dates

IBPS has relesed a notice today (10/08/2020) for the revised dates for IBPS RRB Exam 2020. Please check IBPS RRB 2020 Exam Date in the below table.

EventsIBPS RRB Exam Dates
Notification release date30th June 2020
Starting of online applications1st July 2020
Last date of Online application form21st July 2020
Availability of Preliminary exam Admit CardScale-I Officer: August 2020
Office Assistant: August 2020
Preliminary Exam DateOfficer Scale-I: 12, 13 September 2020
Office Assistant: 19, 20, and 26 September 2020
Single Examination for Officer Scale-II & III18 October 2020
Result of Preliminary ExaminationOfficer Scale-I: September 2020
Office Assistant: September 2020
Admit Card Download for Main ExamScale I, II & III Officer: October 2020
Office Assistant: December 2020
IBPS RRB 2020 Main Exam DateOfficer Scale-I: 18 October 2020
Office Assistant:
31 December 2020
Mains Exam ResultWill be updated
Final Results of IBPS RRB 2020 ExamWill be updated

Also, read the latest details about IBPS Clerk 2020 exam at the linked post.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

Please find complete details about IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2020.

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification:

Please have a look below on post wise Educational Qualification.

1-Office Assistant (Multipurpose):

2- Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager):

3-Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager):

4- Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager):

(A) Information Technology Officer:

(B) Chartered Accountant:

(C) Law Officer:

(D) Treasury Manager:

(E) Marketing Officer:

(F) Agricultural Officer:

5- Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager):

Age Limit

Age Relaxation:

Also, find updated information about SBI Clerk 2020 exam.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2020

Please find complete details about the IBPS RRB Exam pattern according to posts given below.

The exam pattern of Office Assistant and Officer Grade posts is different, so it is advised to check the complete exam pattern according to the posts you want to apply for.

(1)- IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2020 Exam will be conducted in two phases:

There will be no interview for the Office Assistant post and marks obtained only in Main Exam will be considered for the final Merit list.

(i)- Office Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern:

There are two sections in Office Assistant Preliminary Exam-Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.

80 questions will be asked carrying a total of 80 marks. The total time duration will be 45 minutes. There is no sectional cut-off in the office assistant preliminary exam.

(ii)- Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

There will be five sections in Office Assistant Main Exam. Candidates will have to attempt 200 questions carrying a total of 200 marks in 2 hours’ time period.

There is sectional cut off in the main exam and candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks for each section.

(2)- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 2020 exam will be conducted in three phases.

IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Pattern for Officers Scale-I

Preliminary exam pattern of Officers Scale is same like Office Assistant.

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern for Officers Scale I

It is also the same as the Office Assistant Main Exam pattern. Sectional cut off will also be there as decided by the examination authority.

(3)- IBPS RRB Exam Officers Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Exam Pattern

There will be a single exam and interview.

  • Single level Examination (objective)
  • Interview

There would be some questions related to the financial and banking domain in the objective tests. A sectional cut off will be there.

(4)- IBPS RRB Officers Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) Exam Pattern

There will be a single exam and interview.

  • Single level Examination (objective)
  • Interview

There will be some questions related to finance and banking industries and an extra section for professional knowledge. Candidates will have to get minimum qualifying marks for each section.

(5)- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-III Exam Pattern

There will be a single exam following by an interview.

  • Single level Examination (objective)
  • Interview

There would be an objective type question and a sectional cut off for each section.


  • Final selection for IBPS RRB Office Assistant will be based on the marks obtained in Main Examination only.
  • Final selection for Officer Scale-I, Officer Scale-II(General Banking Officer), Officer Scale-II(Specialist Cadre), and Officer Scale-III will be based on the marks obtained in Main Exam and Personal Interview.

IBPS RRB online application 2020 step by step process

Candidates can apply online for all posts by visiting the official website i.e. ibps.in. A candidate can apply for both the office assistant or Officer Scale positions.

However, in Officer Scale positions a candidate can apply for only one Officer Scale position like Officer Scale-I or Officer Scale-II(General Banking Officer) or Officer Scale-II(Specialist Cadre) or Officer Scale-III.

Application Fees:

IBPS RRB online application 2020:

Please check below the complete step by step IBPS RRB online application 2020 process.

(i)- Visit official website

Please visit the official website ibps.in and click on the “CRP RRBs” link on the left side. In the next window click on the “Common Recruitment Process-Regional Rural Bank Phase IX” link.

(ii)- Choose Exam

Now click on the appropriate link to your choice of posts as given in the below image.

(iii)- First Time Registration

Now click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” and register yourself on the ibps website by providing basic information like name, mobile number, email id.

Candidates will get a provisional registration number and password after a successful registration. Please note down the registration number and password for the next steps.

(iv)- Login Again

Now again go to the home page and log in using your registration number and password received in 3rd step.

(v)- Filling All Details and click on “Final Submit” button

Now complete the registration providing all necessary information and click on save and next button every time.

Candidates will have to upload some important documents like Photograph, Signature, Left thumb impression, A handwritten declaration

(vi)-Fee Payment

After clicking on the final submit button a payment window will open. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.

(vii)- After Final Submit

After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.

On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee details.

IBPS RRB Admit Card/Call Letter:

A call letter/admit card will be issued by IBPS from time to time. There will be a different admit card/call letter for each exam and interview.

Candidates can download the admit card by visiting official website ibps.in.  

No hard copy of the call letter/ Admit Card will be sent by post/ courier. Candidates will get an email and an SMS on a registered mobile number.

Please find below steps to download admit card for IBPS RRB 2020 Exam:

  • Visit the official website ibps.in
  • Log in using your registration number and password/date of birth you got in the online application process.
  • Now click on the admit card link.
  • Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates can take a print out of the displayed admit card.

IBPS RRB Exam Result

IBPS RRB 2019 result is now available on the official website. Yesterday (22 September 2020) IBPS has released the list of provisionally selected candidates.

Results for IBPS RRB 2020 exam will be issued by the examination authority from time to time and we will also inform all candidates about the availability of results.

Candidates can check the result from the official website only.

Steps to check the IBPS RRB 2019 result:

Step# 1– Visit official website ibps.in

Step# 2– Click on the CRP RRB link on the left side of the home page.

Step# 3– Click on the IBPS RRB 2019 link (as shown in below image)

Step# 4– Click on the IBPS 2019 result link (as shown in the below image).

Step# 5– Enter your registration number and password in the login form (as shown in the below image) and your result will be displayed on the screen.

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