IBPS RRB Clerk exam Pattern and Syllabus

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IBPS RRB Clerk (Multi-purpose) Exams Details


The online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP RRBs VII) for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively between the every year August and October. The interviews for recruitment of Group “A”- Officers (Scale-I, II & III) under the same process will be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority tentatively in the month of November.


Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the CRP: Candidates may please note that the eligibility criteria specified in the basic criteria for appointment to the aforesaid posts in the Regional Rural Banks. However merely applying for, qualifying in the CRP and getting provisionally allotted in one of the RRBs does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in any of the Regional Rural Banks. It is expressly clarified that the ultimate authority for recruitment is the Regional Rural Bank itself. The RRB concerned may, in its sole discretion, reject the candidature of anyone provisionally allotted to it through the CRP.

I. Age:

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years

S No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)  3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”  10 years
4.a Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
4.b Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment  (for the post of Officers)

5 years

5 Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots  5 years

II. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE (as on the last date of Online Registration) 

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent (a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s* (b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.  —- 


The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows: 

a. Preliminary Examination (objective) – 

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 

No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning  Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of

45 minutes

2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40
Total  80 80

Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

b. Main Examination (objective) 

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Sr. No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning  Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
2 Numerical Ability  Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness  Hindi/English 40 40
4.a English Language  English 40 40
4.b Hindi Language  Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge  Hindi/English 40 20
Total ::::::  200 200

!!! All the Best !!!


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