IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
April 12, 2021
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About IBPS & IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer Exam

Banking Personnel Selection popularly known as IBPS. IBPS is a government autonomous recruitment body for banking exams. It conducts recruitment examinations through a common recruitment program for all Public Sector Banks. IBPS also conducts IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam.

IBPS was founded in 1975 by A. S. Deshpande

Abbreviation IBPS
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment of Banking Personnel
Location Maharashtra, India
Governor Mr. Rajkiran Rai G
Director Shri Harideesh Kumar B

IBPS completes the recruitment cycle for bank exams for four unique posts in particular

(I) Probationary Officer (PO),

(ii) Clerk,

(iii) Regional Rural Banks Officers Scale 1, 2, 3, Office Assistant and

(iv) Specialist Officer for Law, Management, IT, Marketing, HR, and Agricultural Field Officer.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer comprises two phases of selection Online Exam and Interview Round. There is a single Officer application for two both phases.

Candidates need to clear the online exam successfully. Successful candidates will be called for interview rounds. The Nodal Regional Rural Banks will conduct a common recruitment interview with the assistance of NABARD and IBPS in cooperation with the necessary authorities.

Candidates who successfully clear the interview will be recruited as Scale 3 Officer in Regional Rural Banks in participating banks.

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IBPS RRB Scale 3 Notifications

Read below to know more about important dates and events.

Activity Dates
IBPS RRB Notification June 7, 2021
Online Application start on June 8, 2021
Online Applications will end on June 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Call Letter July 9, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Schedule July 19-25, 2021
Call Letters – Preliminary Exam July 2021
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th August 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result August 2021
IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card September 2021
Online Examination – Mains / Single Officers (II & III) 25th September 2021
Officer Scale I Mains Exam 25th September 2021
Office Assistant Mains Exam 3rd October 2021
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) October/November 2021
Final Result (Provisional Allotment) January 2022

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Dates

IBPS has yet to announce the exam dates for the post of RRB Scale 3 Officer.

RRB Scale 3 notification will be out in June 2021 and all dates related to the exam will be available.

Application Fees for IBPS RRB Scale 3

IBPS takes the intimation charges from the interested candidates. Given below is the category-wise IBPS RRB PO exam fees structure. The applicant needs to pay fee online.

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWBD Rs. 175/-
For all others Rs. 850/-

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must fill the required eligibility criteria to be part of recruitment process.

A candidate has to meet the age and education qualification criteria to be able to apply for this recruitment. The following is the eligibility criteria for RRB Scale 3 Officer.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

A candidate applying for IBPS RRB Examination must be an Indian citizen.

Age Eligibility:

Above 21 and Below 40 ( Years ).

Age Limit Relaxation Category Age Relaxation in Years
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWBD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualifications (as on the last date of Online):

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Financial Institutions or Bank

IBPS RRB Scale 3 vacancies 2021

IBPS RRB Scale 3 2021 notification is out in June 2021. Check here the vacancy for the post.

Post Name Total Vacancies
Office Assistant 6784
Officer Scale-I 4495
Officer Scale-II 1102
Officer Scale-III 212

Know More – IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

How to apply?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be opening online registration window of IBPS RRB Scale 3 in June 2021. Candidates can apply for the exam once the notification is out for hiring in June 2021

The application form will be made available at ibps.in. The steps to fill application form are explained below. Application can be filled only by online method.

Step 1: IBPS RRB Scale 3 Registration

  • Visit the official website 
  • Click the link ‘New Registration’ on the home page of IBPS
  • Enter name, phone number, email id and security code
  • Upon successful registration, a provisional registration number and password are generated
  • The provisional registration number and password are also sent to the registered email ID and password

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • Post-registration, candidates need to upload the signature, photograph, handwritten declaration and left thumb impression.
  • Signature in bold letters are not acceptable 
  • The impression of the left thumb should be accurately scanned and not smudged.
  • The handwritten declaration should be in English only

Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

This page is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences. Check details below:

Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill in category, nationality, personal details, select exam centres, gender, date of birth, mother’s name or father’s name, address, etc. 

Work Experience, Educational Qualification & Languages: Here, candidates need to enter details of their graduation such as year of passing, college, percentage of marks, grade (if any). They are also required to enter their work experience. Candidates are also required to enter the languages they can read, write and speak.

Preferences: Candidates need to enter the preferences of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part. 

Step 4: Preview of IBPS RRB Scale 3 application form

Candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. They can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the form. Once this is complete, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their application. 

Step 5: RRB Scale 3 fee payment 

  • The payment gateway is linked to the application form. Candidates need to follow the steps below for making payment. 
  • Candidates can make the payment by using Credit Cards, IMPS, Debit Cards, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards by providing information as asked.
  • An e-receipt will be generated, after the successful completion of the transaction.
  • Candidates must print the e-receipt as well as the online application form that contains the fee payment information.

Things to keep handy while applying for IBPS RRB Scale 3

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Scanned copy of left thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration letter
  • Bank details to pay application fees
  • Marksheet of graduation to enter educational details
  • Valid email ID and contact number


Know More – IBPS RRB Scale 3 Result and Cut Off Marks


Q.1 What is the probation period for RRB Scale 3 Officer?

A. Successful candidate needs to spend two years on probation.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released for RRB Scale 3?

A. The total number of vacancies for RRB Scale 3 2021 are 213.

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

A. The application fee for RRB Scale 3 is Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 850/- for all others.

Q.4 Is RRB Scale 3 exam easy to crack?

A. To crack the RRB Scale 3 exam, one must adopt a smart study strategy.
Candidates should understand the exam pattern, marks each section consist and time limitation. Candidates who understand all these points will be easily able to crack the exam.

Q.5 How many attempts are there in IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam?

A. There is no limit to the number of attempts for candidates as long as they are under the maximum age limit. And it’s applicable for all the categories.

Q.6 Is there an interview in IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam?

A. Yes, there is an interview round in RRB Scale 3 Exam. Candidates who successfully clear online tests and score under the cut-off merit list will appear in the interview.

Q.7 What are the age criteria to apply for IBPS RRB Scale 3?

A: Minimum: 21 years and Maximum: 40 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.

Q.8 What is the salary of the IBPS RRB Scale 3?

A: IBPS RRB Scale 3 salary varies from state to state. The basic salary of an IBPS RRB Scale 3 is between Rs 38000-44000.

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