IBPS RRB 2016 Exam Notification Out | 16500 Jobs in 56 Regional Rural Banks

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Since this is the 5th year of recruitment in regional rural banks, this process is called IBPS RRB CWE V.


For the current IBPS RRB recruitment 2016, 56 RRB`s are participating.Those qualifying in this test are appointed as an Officer (Scale I, II, III) or Office assistant positions in any of the regional rural bank.


Important Dates:

Registrations of applications – September 14 to 30, 2016

Online written exam scheduled on:

  • Preliminary test on November 5, 6 (Officer –scale I) 12, 13 & 19 (Office assistant)
  • Mains on December 11 (Officers – scale I,II,III) & 18 (Office assistant)

Final appointment to be completed in February 2017


Posts & Vacancies

There are a total of 16,560 posts in rural banks through IBPS RRB 2016.The cadre-wise will be filled:

  • Office Assistant (clerical cadre) – 8824 posts
  • Officer (scale I) – 5539
  • General Banking Officer (scale II) – 1533
  • Agriculture Officer (scale II) – 152
  • Marketing Officer (scale II) – 75
  • Treasury Manager (scale II) – 19
  • Law Officer (scale II) – 55
  • Chartered Accountant (scale II) – 35
  • IT Officer (scale II) – 130
  • Officer (scale III) - 198

Checkout IBPS RRB statewise vacancy list to know how many vacancies exist in 56 regional rural banks.




What is the Eligibility?

Inorder to apply for IBPS RRB Exam 2016, you must satisfy the following conditions,

  • Should have completed degree (any discipline) from a recognized university as on September 30, 2016.
  • Must posses proficiency in local language of the state where RRB is located.
  • Passed in local language at std. 8th or above

The official language of each state is clearly specified in the notification itself.If you are not proficient in that language, you cannot apply for jobs in that particular state.


Agelimit: It is compulsory that candidates should fulfil the age conditions, as on Sep 1, 2016:

  • Office assistant: between 18 – 28 yrs
  • Scale I officer: above 18 & below 30 yrs
  • Scale II officer: above 21 & below 32 yrs
  • Scale III officer: above 21 & below 40 years

While the above are only for general category, relaxation applies for others. (max. age +3 yrs for OBC, +5 yrs for SC/ST)


Selection Process:

The IBPS RRB exam 2016 pattern shall have two tier exam – Preliminary & Main examinations that have objective type questions for a total of 200 marks.


Candidates applying for Office Assistant & Officer (scale I) are only required to appear for prelims.Scale II & III applicant should appear for main exam directly.




Qualifiers of the main exam will be shortlisted for a common interview process after which allotments in RRBs will happen based on the final merit list.


There are no interviews for office assistants.They are directly appointed on the basis of their main exam scores.


Job Allotment:

Based on your exam & common interview performance, IBPS shall award scores that are valid for 1 year.Depending on these scores & your RRB preferences, IBPS will automatically allot you to a bank.

This means candidates applying for Officers (scale I,II & III) need not attend interviews for each & every regional bank in your state.

By February 2017, all qualified candidates would get final allotments in any of their preferred regional rural banks.


Registration Methods:

The application fees are fixed at Rs.100 (SC/ST) or Rs.600 (others) with the following options of payment,

  • Online: (from Sep 14 - 30): Visit ibps.in & click on the ‘RRB online application’ to fill the necessary details.After submitting the form, you would be directed to the online fee payment gateway.
    • Pay the appropriate fee amount using netbanking/ credit or debit cards
    • After the transaction is complete, print the generated e-receipt

If application submission is successful, a registration number & password would be shown that has to be noted. 


Read this

The detailed official notification of IBPS RRB recruitment exam 2016 can be downloaded from their website here (.pdf)


For online application – click here for Office assistants, Officer (scale I), Officer (scale II & III)

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