IBPS RRB Recruitment 2024: Over 8500 Vacancies Announced!

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2024: Over 8500 Vacancies Announced!

The IBPS released the 13th model of RRBs for the year 2024 recruitment process a few days back and here is the complete information of that model which interest candidates may need to check. This recruitment process is set to provide employment to more than eight thousand eight hundred and fifty. The conditions required to qualify for the post, how to apply for the position, the time frame for doing so, how one is selected for the position, and steps to enhance one’s chances of securing a highly desired banking job in India. These vacancies are essential when it comes to the daily operations and evolution of rural banking services. Here is a summary of the available positions.

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager) in Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Officer Scale-II (Manager)General Banking Officer, Technologically skilled, Professionally trained, IT, LAW, CA, Treasury, Marketing, Agricultural etc.
  • They constitute a team and officially fall in the ranks such as Officer Scale III commonly known as Senior Manager.

Important Dates

Event Date
Notification Release Date June 2024
Online Application Start Date July 2024
Last Date For Online Application July 2024
Preliminary Exam Date (Office Assistant & Officer Scale I) August 2024
Single Exam Date (Officer Scale II & III) September 2024
Main Exam Date (Office Assistant & Officer Scale I) October 2024
Interview Process November-December 2024
Provisional Allotment January 2025

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): A first degree in any field from a recognized university or any other qualification accepted by the University senate as equivalent. Knowledge of local language as per the RRB’s guidelines of the country where the tender has been invited.

Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager): A university degree at least at the level of an undergraduate in any field from any recognized university. Qualifications include Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, or Accountancy.

Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer): Any graduate with a minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate. For the post of SO/RO Grade C, the candidate must have 2 years of experience in the same or a similar capacity in a bank or financial institution.

Officer Scale II (Specialist Cadre):

  • Information Technology Officer: A bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Communication, Computer Science, or Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Chartered Accountant: Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or Certified Associate (CA) degree holders.
  • Law Officer: A university degree in Law with at least a second class or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution with an overall pass of 50% or its equivalent.
  • Treasury Manager: Chartered Accountant or MBA in finance is preferred but not mandatory for the position of network head.
  • Marketing Officer: MBA in marketing.
  • Agricultural Officer: A recognized university degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.

Officer Scale III (Senior Manager): A Bachelor’s degree in Science, Arts, Commerce, or any other field with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Age Limit

Position Age Range
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 18-28 years
Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager) 18-30 years
Officer Scale-II (Manager) 21-32 years
Officer Scale III (Senior Manager) 21-40 years

Government norms for age relaxation for reserved categories are applicable.

Application Process

For the IBPS RRB 13th Recruitment 2024, there is no offline mode of application and it is conducted through an online mode only.

  1. Visit the Official IBPS Website: Proceed to the official website of IBPS, through the URL www.ibps.in and click on the ‘RRB’ tab.
  2. Registration: Enter your new registration by clicking the ‘New Registration’ link, and then input your primary details such as name, contact, and email. Upon the completion of this process, an applicant will be provided with a provisional registration number and password.
  3. Filling the Application Form: Enter the provisional registration number and password to access the site, then fill in a form with the personal information, education, and experience.
  4. Uploading Documents: Scan some of the essential documents such as photographs, signatures, left thumb impressions, and declarations in the mentioned size limit.
  5. Payment of Application Fee: Complete the application fee through online mode using credit cards, debit cards, net banking, or other methods which are available.
  6. Final Submission: Read all the questions in the application form properly and go through the process of filing the application. It is suggested that users should ensure that they download or at least take a printout of the completed application form and the e-receipt for future use.

Application Fee

  • For SC/ST/PWBD candidates: INR 175/-
  • For all others: INR 850/- each.

Selection Process

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

  1. Preliminary Examination: Has two major parts: Reasoning and analytical skills, Numeracy and calculations. Sections have forty questions, and the total time allowed is 45 minutes.
  2. Main Examination: Consists of five major segments: Reckoning, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Awareness, Language Skills, and Computer Proficiency. All four sections have 40 questions and each section takes 32 minutes.
  3. Language Proficiency Test: Citizens of other states must be proficient in the local language of the state involved.

Officer Scale I

1. Preliminary Examination: Just a two-part test – Reasoning And / or Numerical Ability. Every section has 40 questions, and the time allowed for answering all the questions is 45 minutes.

2. Main Examination: Divided into five parts – Reasoning & Inferencing, Mathematical Proficiency and Data Analysis, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Language & Computers, and Language Proficiency. The test has 40 questions per section, and the whole procedure takes two hours.

3. Interview: Those candidates only get interviewed for the Main Examination who qualify for the Examination. The interview is organized by the participating RRBs through the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS.

Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer & Specialist Cadre)

1. Single Level Examination: It comprises five parts as stated below:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical & Data Analysis
  • Financial Literacy
  • Language Skills - English/Hindi
  • Domain Knowledge

For each part, there are forty questions and it is one and one half hour.

2. Interview: Initially conducted by the participating RRBs uniformly placed and finalized by Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the support of NABARD and IBPS.

Officer Scale III

1. Single Level Examination: Categorized in five segments that include reasoning, quantitative aptitude & data interpretation, financial awareness, English/Hindi comprehension and professional knowledge. The sections have 40 questions each and the total time allotted for a student is 2 hours.

2. Interview: Carried out by the relevant participating RRBs and managed by the selected Nodal Regional Rural Banks, in collaboration with NABARD and IBPS.

Here are some tips to help you prepare effectively

Also, know the pattern of the exam you are going to give and the pattern of questions being asked pre or post-examination. Knowing the syllabus is a good strategy. Understand the exam structure and topics for the job role you are applying for to know what to expect. This means that if for instance, there are areas you consider important, then dedicate more of your time to those areas or parts of the course.

Create a Study Plan

Come up with a study schedule that entails all the fractions of the exam to prepare for. Devote more efforts to concepts that are difficult to understand while at the same time reviewing the portions that are assumed to be easy to master.

Practice Mock Tests

Use dummy tests often that will help you to know how well you have prepared and also helps in the development of your time management skills. Based on mock tests, ascertain your weak characteristics and work on them.

Current Affairs

Current Affairs means the latest happenings around the globe, or even locally when one is preparing for an exam. For the General Awareness section, one must focus on reading newspapers, especially those regarding banking sectors and financial markets. Newspapers, magazines, and any informative publications and channels are helpful. This is done by maintaining a high degree of accuracy, while at the same time not sacrificing much in terms of speed.

Time Management

Time and correctness are vital when it comes to testing and exams in general. But make sure that when practicing, the questions should be solved as accurately as possible while maintaining a reasonable speed. There is negative marking, so it is better not to guess. Time plays a very important role in these exams.

Utilize Online Resources

Utilize social media accounts and other online resources like video instructions, e-books, and practice papers. Participate in online forums and groups to discuss queries and share knowledge with other aspirants.


The IBPS RRB 13th Recruitment 2024 is a golden chance to get a placid built-up with a protected monetary association in the banking area. This recruitment drive involves job openings for over 8500 positions that accommodate several forms of employment. When a candidate wishes to apply for a grant, they can improve their chances by first understanding the grants available as well as their eligibility before following all the consecutive steps and processes properly and preparing themselves adequately. Seize this moment and begin an exciting segment in your life in the banking field through IBPS RRB.