IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam 2023: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancy

January 9, 2024

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About IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) chooses applicants for various banking industry positions by holding recruitment exams. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 exam is one of these tests, and it is used to select Group A officers (Scale III) for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Every year, numerous candidates apply to take this exam, which is exceedingly tough. A preliminary exam, a main exam, and an interview are all components of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 exam’s multi-stage selection procedure. The exam format evaluates a candidate’s aptitude in Hindi, English, English Language, Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation. The curriculum is extensive and includes a wide range of banking-related topics.

Latest Update from IBPS RRB

The IBPS RRB Final Result 2023 for the PO, Clerk (Office Assistant), Officer Scale 2 & 3 Exam was released on January 1, 2024 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The candidates shortlisted for 2560 positions as probationary officers (PO), 5650 positions as clerks (office assistants), and 865 positions as officer scale 2 (GBO & specialist) and officer scale 3 have been revealed in the RRB Final Result 2023.

In order to verify their final qualifying status, candidates must enter their registration number and birthdate on the RRB Final Result Link, which is available at www.ibps.in.

IBPS RRB Scale 3

IBPS RRB Scale 3: Overview

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post NameOfficer scale 3
Participating Banks43
Application ModeOnline
Online registrationJune/July 2023 (Tentative)
Exam ModeOnline
Recruitment ProcessTwo stages: Online test & Interview
No. of QuestionsGeneral Banking Officer (GBO) – 200 MCQs
Specialist Officer (SO) – 240MCQs
Time DurationGeneral Banking Officer (GBO) -120 minutes
Specialist Officer (SO) – 150 minutes
VacanciesYet to be notified
SalaryVaries for different posts
Age LimitAbove 21 years to Below 32 years (Generally)
Official websitewww.ibps.in

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer Notification 2023

IBPS released the official notification of the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam 2023.


The notification carries essential details about the exam, such as exam pattern, syllabus, application details, etc. Aspiring candidates must follow the guidelines available in the official notification before applying for the exam. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Dates

The online application process for IBPS RRB Scale 3 will start after the IBPS RRB official notification is released. The online application process will commence in June 2023, and the last application date will be July 2023. The examination for Officer Scale 3 will be held in September 2023.

Candidates should note that the exam date here is tentative and can be subject to change, and they are advised to keep a check on the official website for updates. Applicants will be selected based on their performance in the online examination and the interview following the examination.

EventTentative Dates
Opening for Submission of Online Applications 2023-241st June 2023
Closing for Submission of Online Applications 2023-24  28th June 2023
Online Examination of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 for 2023-24September 2023
Online Examination Results11th December 2023
Score Display of Qualified Candidates Shortlisted for Interview11th December 2023
Final result of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 for 2023-241st January 2024

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 eligibility for 2023-24 is determined by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) based on various criteria such as age, educational qualification, and work experience. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 is a senior-level position in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and involves managing and supervising banking operations in the bank. The eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 are as follows:


  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidate can be a subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
  • An individual of Tibetan origin, who arrived in India before the 1st of January 1962 to establish a permanent residence, is qualified to apply.
  • Candidates of Indian origin who have migrated from the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Vietnam are eligible to apply. These candidates must have the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Criteria and Work Experience:

Officer Scale 3 (Senior Manager):

Any discipline-specific Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or its equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 50%.

Candidates with a degree in the following sectors will receive preference; sectors are Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy.

Experience: Minimum Five years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

Age Limit:

The minimum age for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 is 21, and the maximum is 40 years. However, candidates from certain categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-Servicemen, are exempt from the upper age limit. The age relaxation criteria are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates: 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes candidates: 3 years
  • Benchmark Disabled Persons defined by “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”: 10 years
  • The excerpt states that ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/SSCOs, who have completed at least five years of military service and have been released on completion of their assignment (or are due to be released within the next year) can apply for the exam. However, they should not have been dismissed or discharged due to misconduct, inefficiency, or physical disability attributable to military service or invalid. The eligibility is subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines: 5 years.
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Please be aware that the eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 may be subject to change at the authorities’ discretion. It is recommended that candidates refer to the official notification for the most up-to-date information regarding eligibility criteria and other exam-related details.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer Application Form

Before submitting their IBPS RRB Application Form, applicants must ensure that they have the following information at hand:

  • A functional mobile number, email address, and mailing address.
  • A scanned image of their passport-sized photograph.
  • A scanned image of their signature.
  • A scanned image of their left thumb impression.
  • A scanned image of a handwritten declaration made by the candidate.
  • Credit/debit card or banking details must be readily available to pay the IBPS RRB application fee.
Photograph20-50- KbJPEG Format
Signature10-20- KbJPEG Format
Left thumb impression20-50- KbJPG Format
Handwritten Declaration50-100- KbJPEG Format

Important Instructions for the Application Process

Candidates must remember certain things while applying for the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam.

  • Candidates must enter the correct information in the online application form.  If any information is found false, the candidate’s candidature will be canceled by the authority.
  • Aspiring candidates must read the application form before submitting it.  Once the application form is submitted, candidates cannot make changes.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved category must possess the certificate issued by the competent authority.
  • Candidates must enter the correct Mobile Number and Email Id.  The authority will send Login Id and Password to the registered mobile number.
  • Candidates must remember that once the application fee is submitted, it cannot be refunded.  There is no provision for a refund.
  • Candidates must select the nearby exam center.  Once the exam center is selected, it cannot be changed.
  • Candidates must upload the photo and signature in the required format.  Applications with blur photographs will face rejection.

How to Apply For IBPS RRB Scale 3?

Step 1: Registration for IBPS RRB

   To register for IBPS RRB online, follow the below steps :

  • Visit the Institute of Banking Personnel’s website
  • Select the option “Click Here to Apply Online for CRP RRBs-VIII.”
  • Select “Click Here for New Registration” on the login page.
  • Choose the post you want to apply for
  • Enter your details (first name, middle name, and last name) and communication details (mobile number, landline with STD code, and email ID)
  • Verify and confirm the details by re-entering them
  • Once you’ve entered the security code, select “Save and Next.”

Upon saving the details, a provisional Registration ID and Password will be generated and displayed on the screen. Make sure to save them; they are unique and should not be shared with anyone. An email and SMS will also be sent to you regarding the same.

Step 2:  IBPS RRB Uploading Documents

Once the Online Registration process is complete, candidates must upload their photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration as specified. This process is known as IBPS RRB Uploading Documents, and the following steps must be followed to upload the necessary documents:

  • Use the provisional registration number and password received to re-login.
  • Select the link labeled ‘Upload the Photograph.’
  • Navigate to the saved location of the Scanned Photograph.
  • Choose the photograph.
  • Select the Upload/Open button.
  • Repeat the process for uploading the scanned images of the signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration.

Step 3: Completing the IBPS RRB Application Form

Once the images have been uploaded, candidates will be directed to a details page to input the required information. The steps to do so are outlined below:

  • The page contains three tabs: Basic, Qualification/Experience/Language, and Survey.
  • In the Basic Tab, enter the appropriate category code, religion, nationality, and disability information.
  • Provide the choice of IBPS RRB Exam Center for the preliminary and main examinations using the correct state code.
  • Input personal information, including gender, father’s name, mother’s name, etc.
  • Communication details such as correspondence and permanent addresses, pin codes, and states are also required.
  • Under the Qualification/Experience/Language tab, enter the Bachelor’s degree details such as subject, type, year of passing, and percentage obtained.
  • Mention old and present work experience, including employer name, designation, and years of service.
  • Specify proficient languages, states, and preferred RRBs.
  • In the Survey tab, indicate desired organizations for recruitment and review the form for accuracy.
  • Click on “I agree” to confirm that the entered information is truthful and accurate.

Once all information has been verified, click on Submit. Please note that details cannot be altered after submission, so review and double-check all information entered in the IBPS RRB Online Application before submission.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Application Fee

The application fee is compulsory for each candidate.  Candidates who fail to submit the application fee will not be able to appear for the exam.  Given below is the category-wise IBPS RRB Scale 3 exam fee structure. Candidates can submit the fee online mode through the official website of IBPS.  Candidates who wish to submit the online fee can use net banking, credit, and debit cards.  The RRB Scale 3 application fee is mentioned below:

SC/ST/PwDRs. 175/-
General/OBC/EWS (Male and Female)Rs. 850/-
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IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB 2023 Exam Pattern varies slightly depending on the post. However, there are common features for both prelims and main exams, which are listed below:

  • The exams will be conducted online in a computer-based test format.
  • Each paper will consist of objective multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidates will have the option to answer the questions in either Hindi or English.
  • They will also have to select either English or Hindi as one of the sections for the exam.
  • Negative marking is included, with a 0.25 or ¼ mark deduction for every incorrect answer.

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer

Section NameNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation4050
Finance Awareness4040
English/Hindi Language*4040
Computer Knowledge4020
Total200 Question200 Marks

Total Duration for the exam: 2hrs

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Admit Card

How to Download the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Admit Card?

The IBPS RRB Scale 3 admit card will be available two weeks before the exam. Candidates must follow the steps given below to download the admit card.

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS – http://www.ibps.in
  2. Click on the “Admit Card” link available on the homepage.
  3. Enter the registration details.
  4. Download the admit card.
  5. Take a printout of the admit card.

Details Available on the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Admit Card

While downloading the admit cards, candidates must check the details available on the admit card.  If any discrepancy is found, candidates must report it to the authority.  The information on the IBPS RRB Scale 3 admit card must be the same as what you entered during the registration.  Your name and date of birth should be exactly as mentioned in your documents.  Admit card is an important document to get entry into the exam hall.  The following details will be available on the admit card.

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Father’s Name of the Candidate
  3. Mother’s Name of the Candidate
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Roll Number
  6. Exam Center
  7. Photo of the Candidate
  8. Date of the Exam
  9. Details about the Exam

Important Identity Proof

Candidates must bring at least one identity proof along with the admit card.  Identity proof is necessary to get entry into the exam hall.  Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the online exam without identity proof.  Candidates ensure that the date of birth mentioned on the identity proof should be the same as mentioned in the application form.  Change in date of birth can cause trouble for the candidates.  The candidature of the candidates will be canceled by the authority.  Candidates can carry the following identity proof along with the admit card.

  1. Voter Card
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Driving License
  4. Ration Card
  5. Birth Certificate
  6. Passport

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Centers

During the registration, candidates have to choose the exam center.  Candidates should choose the nearby exam center.  IBPS has made exam centers in over 25 states and 50 cities in India.  Candidates must choose the exam center carefully.  Once the exam center is selected, it cannot be changed.  There is no provision for modification in the application form after the final submission.

North Western Region (NWR)Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal
North Eastern Region (NER)Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland
Southern RegionAndhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Karnataka Kerala RegionKarnataka and Kerala
Northern RegionDelhi, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand
Madhya Pradesh RegionMadhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
Eastern RegionWest Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, A&N
Central RegionUttar Pradesh and Bihar
Western RegionMaharashtra, Goa, Gujrat

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2023

Before starting the preparation for IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam, candidates must go through the syllabus and pattern of the exam carefully. Candidates with good knowledge of the syllabus can score high in the exam.  A detailed syllabus of the exam will be available in the official notification released by the IBPS.

Quantitative AptitudeReasoningFinancial AwarenessEnglish LanguageComputer Knowledge
Profit and Loss
Data Interpretation
Boats and Streams
Time and Work
Time, Speed, and Distance
Ages and Average
Percentage and Interest
Problems on Trains
Pipes and Cisterns
Mixtures and Alligation
Area and Volume
Linear equations
Quadratic equations
Data sufficiency
Number Series
Seating Arrangement
Order and Ranking
Statement and Assumptions
Cause and Effect
Statement and Conclusion
Statement and Argument
Venn Diagram/Syllogism
Direction and Distance
Blood Relation
Machine Input Output
RBI Circulars
Latest Government Schemes
Banking Awareness
Priority sector lending
Banking products
Basel Norms
RBI regulations for Commercial banks, NBFCs, RRBs, HFCs, Small Finance Banks and UCBs
Financial market instruments
Indian Financial System
International reports and indices
Foreign investment and trade
Union budget
Important committees
Latest mergers and MOUs of banks and financial institutions
Financial regulatory institutions
Ratio analysis
Mutual Funds
Break-even Analysis
Working capital management
Time Value of Money
Dividend Policy
Derivatives- Future and Forward Contract
Cost of Capital
Capital Structure
Cash Flow Statement
Banking Regulations Act, 1949
SARFAESI Act, 2002
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Currency Act
Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Taxation Acts(Income Tax and GST)
Companies Act, 2013
RBI Act, 1934
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Error Spotting
Sentence Rearrangement
Double Fillers
Vocabulary Based Questions
Hardware and Software
Internet Terms and Services
Operating System Basics
MS Office (MS-Word, MS Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
History of Computers
Networking and Communication
Security Tools and Viruses Database

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Vacancies

IBPS is yet to release the official notification of the RRB Scale 3 exam. The notification carries important details about the exam. IBPS will release the Category Wise vacancies in the official notification.  Candidates must check the details regarding the vacancies in the notification.  IBPS released over 200 vacancies for RRB Scale 3 Exam in 2022.

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Salary

The basic salary of IBPS RRB Scale 3 ranges from Rs. 35,000/- to Rs. 45,000/-.  Besides salary, the employees enjoy several perks and benefits.

IBPS RRB PostsIBPS RRB salary (In-hand Salary)
RRB Officer Scale 3Rs. 38,000 to Rs.44000/-

IBPS RRB Salary 2023 Allowance

Basic PayRs. 23,700/-
Dearness Allowance (D.A.)34% of the Basic Pay (Changes as per the location of work)
House Rent Allowance (H.R.A.)8% to 24% of the Basic Pay
City Compensatory Allowances (CCA)3% to 4% Depending on the Location
D.A. on T.A.As per Govt rule

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Result

The IBPS will announce the results of the IBPS RRB final exam after it has been conducted. Candidates must check their results using their login credentials on the official website of IBPS. Results will be announced for both Assistant and Officer Grade posts for each exam stage.

To check the IBPS RRB Results 2023, follow these steps:

  • Go to the official website of IBPS.
  • Click on the link for IBPS RRB Results.
  • Enter your roll number and password.
  • The screen will show/display the result.

Download the file and keep a hard copy for future use.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 Single Exam: Previous Year Cut Off

Please refer to the tables below for the cutoff marks for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-III Single Exam 2022 according to the different categories and positions.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-III Cut off
Cut off Marks60.0049.1970.1360.2572.13NA60.3853.3153.00

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What is IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3?

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 is a recruitment exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the selection of Group A officers (Scale-II) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

What are the eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3?

The eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 are: the candidate must be a citizen of India, have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and be between 21 and 40 years of age.

What is the age limit to apply for IBPS RRB Scale 3?

The minimum age to apply for IBPS RRB Scale 3 is 21 years.  The maximum age to apply for the exam is 40 years.  Candidates who belong to reserved categories can seek age relaxation.  Candidates need to produce the relevant certificate issued by the competent authority.

What is the application fee to apply for IBPS RRB Scale 3?

The application fee for SC/ST and PWD candidates is Rs. 175/-.  The application fee for candidates in the General/OBC/EWS categories is Rs. 850/-.  The application fee is compulsory for each candidate.

What is the salary of the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer?

The basic salary of an IBPS RRB Scale 3 Officer ranges from Rs. 38,000/- to Rs. 44,000/-.  Along with the salary, a grade pay of Rs. 2100/- is given to employees.  Employees also enjoy several perks and benefits.

What is the mode to submit the IBPS RRB Scale 3 Application fee?

Candidates can submit the online application fee by using net banking, credit card, debit card, etc.  Candidates must remember that it cannot be refunded once the fee is submitted.

What is the mode to submit the IBPS Application Form?

The mode to submit the application form is online.  Candidates aspiring for the IBPS exam must submit the online application form.  There is no other mode to submit the IBPS application form.  The authority does not accept offline applications.

Can I make changes to the IBPS Application Form?

Candidates cannot make changes to the application form after the final submission.  Candidates need to be very careful while filling in the details in the online application form.  Once the application form is submitted, it cannot be changed.  There is no provision for making changes in the form.

Does IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3 Exam have any negative marking?

Yes, A penalty is applicable for incorrect responses in IBPS RRB Officer Scale 3. The deduction would be one-fourth of the marks allotted to the particular question.