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IBPS RRB PO Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 9, 2022

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IBPS RRB PO Exam 2022 is a national level recruitment exam for regional rural banks across India conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). It is a part of the common recruitment process for selecting candidates who aspire to join as Probationary Officers in the regional rural banks in India. IBPS conducts various competitive exams for the posts of IBPS PO for Probationary Officer, IBPS SO for Specialist Officer, IBPS Clerk for Clerk in public sector banks, and IBPS RRB PO for Officers (Scale I, II, and III) and Officer Assistant (Multipurpose) in regional rural banks (RRB) in India.  IBPS publish notification for these exams every year on their official website in pdf format. The notification contains purpose of these exams, eligibility criteria, details about exams such as the format (online/offline mode), number of papers, topics covered and syllabus, list of banks participating in the recruitment process,  format of accompanying documents required while submitting application form, exam fees , and steps to follow for applying for the exams.

About IBPS & IBPS RRB PO Exam

IBPS conducts various exams through common recruitment program for post of probationary officer, specialist officer, clerks in public sector banks and assistant officers in regional rural banks across India.

ParticularsDetails
OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
AbbreviationIBPS
ServicesCentral recruitment agency under ministry of finance. Government of India
websitehttp://www.ibps.in
Exams conductedIBPS PO Probationary Officer,
 IBPS SO for Specialist Officer,
 IBPS Clerk for Clerk in public sector banks, and
 IBPS RRB PO for Officers (Scale I, II, and III) and Officer Assistant (Multipurpose) in regional rural banks (RRB) in India.

The institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS RRB PO exam for aspiring candidates aiming for the post of probationary officer (scale I, II, and III) will have to appear three selection stages such as Prelims, Mains and Interview, whereas for the post of Clerk, candidates have to appear for Prelims and Mains exam. IBPS accepts online application forms through their official website for their recruitment exam IBPS RRB PO 2022.

There will be separate admit card for prelims, and mains exam which candidates appearing the exams will be able to download from IBPS official website.

The candidates who qualify in prelims exam are only eligible to attend mains exam. Candidates who qualify in mains exam only will receive call for an interview. Interview of successful candidates in Mains exams will be conducted by participating organizations such as public sector banks and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State or union territory with the help of IBPS in select centres.

After successfully appearing in interview, candidate will be appointed as Officers Scale I, II & III Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in regional rural banks across India.

IBPS RRB PO Notifications

 The table below showcase important events and their dates for IPBS RRB PO 2022 exam

Important EventsDates for the event
IBPS RRB Notification6th June 2022
Online Application Starts on7th June 2022
Online Applications will end on27th June 2022
IBPS RRB Pre-exam training call letter9th July 2022
Pre-Exam Training Schedule18th to 23rd July 2022
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card for 2022 prelims examJul-22
IBPS RRB PO 2022 Prelims Exam7th  & 13th August 2022
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)24th September 2022
IBPS RRB Interview DateOctober/November 2022
Final Result / Provisional Allotment1st January 2023

IBPS RBB PO Exam Dates

IBPS has released notification on IBPS RRB PO 2022 on 6th June 2022 on their official website. Candidates who wish to appear for IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam can fill-in their application online from 7th June 2022 till the last date for application i.e. 27th June 2022. The Pre-exam training schedule will be from 18th to 23rd July 2022. The call letters for Prelim exams for IBPS RRB PET 2022 was released from 9th July 2022.

The IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam has been scheduled for 7th till 13th August 2022. The IBPS Mains exam has been scheduled for 24th September 2022. The interview of successful candidates in Mains exam will be taken from October/November 2022. The final results of IBPS RRB PO exam for year 2022 will be declared on around 1st of January 2023.

Important Events for IBPS RRB PO 2022 examImportant Dates
Online Application Starts on7th  June 2022
Online Applications will end on27th June 2022
IBPS RRB Pre-exam training call letter9th  July 2022
Pre-Exam Training Schedule18th  to 23rd  July 2022
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card for 2022 prelims examJul-22
IBPS RRB PO 2022 Prelims Exam for Clerks7th   & 13th  August 2022
IBPS RRB PO 2022 Prelims Exam for Scale I officers20th & 21st August 2022
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)24th  September 2022
IBPS RRB Interview DateOctober/November 2022
Final Result / Provisional Allotment1st  January 2023

Read below to know more about important dates and events for 2022.

Important EventsDates for the event
Online Application Starts on7th  June 2022
Online Applications will end on27th  June 2022
IBPS RRB PO Admit Card for 2022 prelims examJul-22
IBPS RRB PO 2022 Prelims Exam20th – 21st August 2022
Results for Prelims examSep-22
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)24th September 2022
Results for Main examOct-22
IBPS RRB Interview DateOctober/November 2022
Final Result / Provisional Allotment1st January 2023

IBPS RRB PO 2022 Application Fees

IBPS RRB PO exam 2022 application fees for candidates from SC/ST/PWBD category appearing to become for Officer scale I,II & III and Officer Assistant is Rs. 175. The application fees for other categories is Rs. 850.

S. No.CategoryFees
1.SC/ST/PWD₹ 175
2.Other/General/Open Candidates₹ 850

IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to appear for IBPS RRB PO common recruitment exam for the year 2022 have to apply online at IPBS official website. The website will have notification that shows all the information about the exam, such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and topics asked in exam paper.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

The candidate who wish to appear for IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam should be a citizen of India or subject from Nepal or Bhutan.

Person should be of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma,Zambia, East African countries of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Zanzibar and Tanganyika, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire, or Vietnam,and the refugees from Tibet who have migrated or come to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India.

Age limit and relaxation of upper age limit

  • Candidate who wanted to appear IBPS RRB PO exams for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) should be between 18 years to 28 years. (Candidate should not have born earlier than 2nd June 1994 and later than 1st June 2004
  • Candidate who wanted to appear IBPS RRB PO exams for Office Scale I is between 18 years to 30 years. (Candidate should not have born earlier than 3rd June 1992 and later than 31st May 2004
  • Candidate who wanted to appear IBPS RRB PO exams for Office Scale II is between 21 years to 32 years. (Candidate should not have born earlier than 3rd June 1989 and later than 31st May 2001
  • Candidate who wanted to appear IBPS RRB PO exams for Office Scale III is between 21 years to 40 years. (Candidate should not have born earlier than 3rd June 1981 and later than 31st May 2001

IBPS RRB PO has age relaxed for eligibility for certain category of candidates, the details on Category wise age relaxation is listed in tabular format below.

Category DetailsAge Relaxation
Ex-Servicemen· Office Assistant – the actual service period in defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
· Officer Scale – I – 5 years
Other Backward Classs (OBC)3 years
Schedule SC/ST5 years
PWD10 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of J & K during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
Divorced women, Widows, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried9 years (Office Assistant)
Those individuals affected by 1984 riots5 years

Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria depends upon the posts in public sector banks and regional rural banks and educational qualification of the candidate. The post wise educational requirements and work experience required for the candidate to be eligible for appearing IBPS RRB PO exam is listed in tabular form below.

PostEducational Qualification required for IBPS RRB PO eligibilityExperience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Candidate should hold a degree in any discipline and should have knowledge of computer skills and have proficiency in local language.N/A
Officer Scale-ICandidate should hold a degree in any discipline, A preference will be given to a candidate having degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. It is essential to have knowledge of computer skills and a proficiency in local language.N/A
Officer Scale-II General Banking OfficerCandidates having degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference. Candidate should have atleast 50% of marks in their degree of any disciplineIt is essential to have 2 years of experience as an officer in any financial institution or bank
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)Candidate should have Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certificatation in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc. will be given preference.1 year of experience
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.1 year of experience
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks.It is essential to have worked for 2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)MBA in Marketing.1 year of experience
Officer Scale-IIICandidate should have Degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks. Candidates having Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci-culture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.5 years of experience as an Officer in any Bank or Financial Institution

IBPS RRB PO 2022 Exam Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam for the year 2022, the Syllabus has subjects such as reasoning ability, numerical ability, general awareness, and English & Hindi Language. The topics included is listed as below

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning, Statement, and Assumption,
  • Passage Inference
  • Conclusion, Argument

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Basic Calculation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Time & Work
  • Speed Time & Distance
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Arithmetic Problems
  • Volumes
  • Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss

General Awareness

  • Banking Awareness
  • International Current Affairs
  • Sports Abbreviations
  • Currencies & Capitals
  • Financial Awareness
  • Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness
  • Bank Management
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Management Control System
  • Money and banking

English & Hindi Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions
  • Paragraph Conclusion
  • Paragraph /Sentences Restatement

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will explain the candidate how the papers are designed, the weightage of each subject, total questions and marks for the subject, duration of exam etc. It is mandatory for candidates to understand how the exam papers are categorized. The exam papers pattern is as listed below.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam pattern for the year 2022

The exam pattern for IBPS RRB PO prelims exam 2022 is as given below

PaperMedium of ExamNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Logical ReasoningHindi/English/Regional Language4040One hour
Numerical AbilityHindi/English/Regional Language4040
Total 8080 

IBPS RRB PO Mains exam pattern for the year 2022

The IBPS PO Main’s exam for the year 2022 exam pattern is discussed below:

PaperMedium of ExamNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Logical ReasoningHindi/English40503 hours and 30 minutes
Numerical AbilityHindi/English4050
General AwarenessHindi/English4040
English OR Hindi LanguageEnglish4040
Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
Total 200200 

IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam is conducted in computer based online mode, the questions asked are of multiple choice questions and are of objective type. The medium of appearing the exams are in Hindi or English language. There is a negative marking for every incorrect answer for the question. There will be deduction of 1/4th of total marks for each incorrect question for IBPS RRB PO exam for the year 2022.

IBPS RRB PO 2022 Vacancies

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) publish statewise vacancies across public sector banks and regional rural banks for various positions every year and candidates successful in IBPS RRB PO exam will be recruited for Officer (Scale I, II, III) for public sector banks and Officer(Multipurpose) for regional rural banks for the year 2022 declared by IBPS on their official website is 8284 as on 21st Jun2 2022.

PostTotal vacancies as on 21st June 2022
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)4,567
Officer Scale I2,759
Officer Scale II878
Officer Scale III81
Total vacancies8,285

Number of vacancies declared by IBPS as on 21st June 2022 for each of the post is listed below

PostTotal vacancies as on 21st June 2022
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)4,567
Officer Scale I2,759
Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer)12
Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer)6
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 III81
Total vacancies8,285

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Salary

The candidates after successfully qualifying in IBPS RRB PO exam 2022 will be appointed as probationary officer of scale I and the remuneration will be between Rs. 23,700 and Rs. 42,021, there is a regular wage increase in addition to the remuneration. As per pay commission’s recent adjustments, probationary officer will receive wage raise. The compensation will be enhanced based on transfer to higher level city on promotion. The base salary during training after successfully clearing IBPS RRB PO exam and selected as probationary officer is between Rs. 10,000 and 15,000/-, this changes based on bank policy after recruitment.

IBPS RRB PO Admit Card

After successfully clearing prelims and mains IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) sends call letters to candidates for personal interview. There is a single common application form for prelims, mains and interview for IBPS RRB PO exam. There is a separate admit card for prelims and mains exam. There is a call letter and admit card for interview round issued to qualified candidates. These admit card download links are available on IBPS official website for successful candidates.

Important EventsDates of Event
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Admit cardAug-22
IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam (officer – scale I)20th – 21st August 2022
IBPS RRB PO Mains Admit cardSep-22
IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam24th September 2022
Call letter for interview for selection for Officer scale I, II, IIIOct-22
Interview date for officer scale I, II, IIIOct/Nov 2022

IBPS RRB PO Result

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a central recruitment agency for probationary officers in public sector banks and Assistant officers in regional rural banks. Aspring candidates who are looking forward to become officer (scale I, II & III) need to clear the IBPS RRB PO exams successfully. There are three stages of recruitment, candidates who succeed in prelims will qualify to appear in mains exam, and those who succeed in mains will become eligible and will be called for personal interview.

Results of each phase prelims, mains and interview will be published on IBPS official website. IBPS RRB PO preliminary exam for the year 2022 will commence on 7th  & 13th August 2022. The main exam for the year 2022 will commence on 24th September 2022. The results of personal interview will be declared on 1st January 2023. The candidates who want to appear for IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam should keep on visiting the IBPS website on regular basis and check latest notifications published.

Important EventsDates of Event
IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam (officer – scale I)20th – 21st August 2022
IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam24th September 2022
Interview date for officer scale I, II, IIIOct/Nov 2022

How to apply for IBPS RRB PO?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) have started on 06th June 2022 an online registration and started accepting application form over their official website from the aspiring candidates who want to appear for IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam as a part of recruitment process for the post of probationary officer (scale I, II and III) in public sector banks and as officer assistant (multipurpose) in regional rural banks.

The application form for appearing IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam should be filled in following steps.

Step 1: Registration for IBPS RRB PO exam

  • visit IBPS official website.
  • Click on the link ‘New Registration’
  • Enter the personal information such as complete name, contact details like mobile and email address and security code, verify all information and click on submit
  • A provisional registration number and password will be generated on successful registration

Step 2: Upload relevant documents

Candidate should upload their recent photograph, signature, left hand thumb impression, and handwritten declaration as per format

  • Make sure signature in capital letters is not accepted
  • left hand thumb impression should be visible
  • The handwritten statement should be in English

Step 3: Fill in all the details about personal details, educational qualification, experience, and exam location/center preference

  • Basic information will include candidate’s full name, category candidate belongs to, nationality, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, residential address, his preference for exam center etc.
  • Education & Work experience will include candidate’s educational qualification, year of passing, college or university, percentage of marks secured, work experience, language proficiency like writting, reading and speaking skills.
  • Preference will include name of banks candidate wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/OBC candidates can opt for pre-exam training

Step 4: Preview of application form

Candidate should carefully review all the information entered for spelling and correctness before finally submitting the application. Before submission, candidate have to agree all the conditions and terms mentioned.

Step 5: Payment of Fees for the exam

Candidate can select one of the payment mode available to make the payment for the fees such as Netbanking, Debit/Credit card, UPI, Mobile wallet etc.

Step 6: Receipt of e-receipt

After payment of fees, the e-receipt is generated and candidate can take a printout of this receipt that contain details of the exam, name of student and fee amount paid.

Candidate should make sure he should keep following details ready with him while filling the application form

  • Scanned copy of photograph and signature
  • Left hand thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration
  • Bank details like netbanking login, debit/credit card details etc.
  • Soft copy of marksheet of graduation while entering educational details
  • Valid email id and mobile number

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FAQs

Q.1 What is the probation period for RRB PO?

Ans. Probationary officer in regional rural bank has probation period of two years. During the probation period officer will be introduced to various aspects of work in banking sector. The clerk have to serve for one year on a probation.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released for IBPS RRB PO?

Ans. The total number of vacancies for IBPS RRB Probationary Officer (Scale I) is 2759 for the year 2022. Total vacancies including Office Assistant (multipurpose), Officer (Scale I, II & III) is 8285 for the year 2022.

Q.3 What is the Application fee for RRB PO?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO exam 2022 application fees for candidates from SC/ST/PWBD category appearing to become for Officer scale I,II & III and Officer Assistant is Rs. 175. The application fees for other categories is Rs. 850.

Q.4 Is there an interview in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, Candidate have to appear for personal interview after he successfully qualifies in prelims and mains online exams of IBPS RRB PO 2022.

Q.5 What are the age criteria to apply for IBPS RRB PO?

Ans. Candidate appearing for IBPS RRB PO for the post of officer assistant(multipurpose) should have his age between 18 years and 28 years, for the post of scale I officer candidate’s age should be between 18 years and 30 years, for post of scale II officer candidate’s age should be between 21 years and 32 years, whereas for the post of scale III officer, candidate’s age should be between 21 years and 40 years.

Q.6 What is the salary of the IBPS RRB PO?

Ans. The remuneration of scale I probationary officer selected after IBPS RRB PO exam is between Rs. 23,700 and Rs. 42,021.

Q.7 Which is better IBPS PO or RRB PO?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO is assistant officer in multipurpose areas in regional rural banks have limited scope limited to clients from rural areas from agriculture, small-scale loans, handicrafts and other small sector loans, whereas IBPS PO will be posted as probationary officer of scale I, II or III in metro cities in public sector banks with large scale industries and high profile accounts to manage. Hence IBPS PO is more preferred by candidates appearing for IBPS PO exam.

Q.8 What is IBPS RRB PO eligibility?

Ans. Candidate appearing for IBPS RRB PO exam should be citizen of India or migrated from Nepal or Bhutan, Pakistan, Burma,Zambia, East African countries of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Zanzibar and Tanganyika, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire, or Vietnam,and the refugees from Tibet who have migrated or come to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India. Candidate’s age should be between 18 to 28 years for Assistant officer, 18 to 30 years for scale I officer , 21 to 32 years for scale II officer and 21 to 40 years for scale III officer. Candidate should hold a degree in any discipline.

Q.9 Who is IBPS RRB PO?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO is a probationary officer (multipurpose) recruited in regional rural banks.

Q.10 What is the Selection Process For IBPS RRB 2022?

Ans. The selection process for IBPS RRB PO 2022 exam consists of three phases i) Prelims, ii) Mains and iii) personal interview. only successful candidate in prelims can appear for mains exam, after successfully qualifying mains exam, candidates will be called for personal interview.

Q.11 What is the IBPS RRB 2022 Exam Date?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO exam date for prelims exam for the year 2022 is on 20th & 21st August 2022, exam date for mains exam for the year 2022 is on 24th September 2022.

Q.12 How do I prepare for IBPS RRB exam?

Ans. In order to appear in IBPS prelims exam, candidates have to prepare for logical reasoning and numerical ability each of 40 questions and 40 marks to be completed in 45 minutes of online computer based exam. For IBPS Mains exam, candidates have to prepare for logical reasoning, numerical ability, general awareness, computer knowledge and one language (English or Hindi). each has 40 questions and total of 120 minutes.

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