RRB Office Assistant

What is IBPS RRB Office Assistants Exam?

BPS has declared the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Result for Mains 2017. You can check your IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Result through this direct link. Moreover, visit the Testbook Blog for more details regarding the same.

The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is actually “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs VI”.

IBPS RRB Recruitment to fill the post of Office Assistant, takes place every year. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired as an Office Assistant in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and IBPS RRB Cut Off.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts many exams throughout the year. These exams are for multiple posts. Some of the most significant exams are IBPS PO, IBPS RRB (Officer Sc. I, II and III along with IBPS RRB Office Assistant), IBPS Clerk, IBPS Specialist Officer, etc.

After getting selected as an IBPS RRB Office Assistant, you will be getting a decent salary including a good chance to get time to time increment. The final IBPS RRB Office assistant salary is Rs. 7200-19300/- initially.

This year, 56 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) are participating in the IBPS RRB 2017 Exam. Some of these banks are Allahabad UP Gramin Bank, Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank, Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank, Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank, etc. These Regional Rural Banks are participating in this exam from all the states across the country. To get a complete idea about the participating banks, you can read the IBPS RRB Recruitment Notification.

When will IBPS RRB Exam take place?

If you are wondering about the IBPS RRB Exam Date for this year, then know more about them below:

Important Events


IBPS Online Application for RRB exam

24th July to 14th August 2017

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit Card Download for Prelims

28th August to 16th September 2017

IBPS Exam date for RRB 2017

17th , 23rd & 24th Sept 2017

IBPS RRB result for Prelims

October 2017

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit Card Download for Mains

October 2017

IBPS RRB Mains Exam

12th November 2017

IBPS Result for RRB Mains exam (Tentative)

December 2017

Final IBPS RRB Recruitment Allotment date

January 2018

How many IBPS RRB vacancies are there in Office Assistant exam 2017?

There are more than 15,337 vacancies this year in the IBPS RRB exam. The total no. of vacancies for IBPS RRB Office Assistant are 8,298.

What is the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria for Office Assistant?

Basically, there are 3 criteria on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for IBPS RRB exam. You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criterias are broadly classified into the following categories:

  1. IBPS RRB Age Limit (as on 1st July 2017)

  • Minimum Age – 18 years
  • Maximum Age – 28 years

You need to fall under this upper & lower age limit to apply for IBPS RRB Office Assistant.

  1. IBPS RRB Age Relaxation (as on 1st August 2017)

The Age Relaxation for IBPS RRB Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The IBPS RRB Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • PwD – 10 years
  • Persons affected by 1984 Riots – 5 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 – 5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed & released – 5 years

  1. IBPS RRB Education Qualification

  • The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS RRB Recruitment is a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Please make note that you cannot apply if you are still in your last year of the degree.
  • It is also desired that you have Basic Knowledge of Computers.
  • You should be proficient in the local language of the state you are applying for.
  • However, no work experience is required.

What is IBPS RRB Selection Process & Exam Pattern for Office Assistants?

IBPS selection process for the RRB 2017 exam consists of 2 stages, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam

  2. Mains Exam (Objective)

  • There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains both for each question answered wrongly!

  • Once you clear the first stage of IBPS RRB Exam, you will have to appear for the Mains Exam.

  • Your final selection will be based on the score of the Mains Exam.

  • You will be selected as an IBPS RRB Office Assistant, once you clear all these 2 stages.

The IBPS RRB exam is held to fill two different posts – IBPS RRB Office Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, II and III. Given below is the Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant, Prelims:


No. of Qs

Max Marks






time of

45 minutes

Numerical Ability






Given below is the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant Mains:


No. of Qs

Max Marks






time of

2 Hours

Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



English/Hindi Language



Computer Knowledge






Where can I get the detailed IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Syllabus to prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam?

Given below is the IBPS RRB Prelims Syllabus. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Syllabus in detail.

Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

– Coded & Mathematical Inequalities

– Simplification

– Syllogisms

– Average

– Coding & Decoding

– Percentage

– Circular Seating Arrangement

– Data Interpretation

– Linear Seating Arrangement

– Quadratic Equations

– Blood Relations

– Number Series

– Directions & Distances

– Data Sufficiency

– Ordering & Ranking, Arrangement & Pattern

– Permutation & Combination/Probability

– Double Lineup, Scheduling, Analogy and Classification

– Miscellaneous Questions

It is essential to have a strategy to score good marks in IBPS RRB Exams. However, if you are going to take the IBPS RRB Exam for the first time, it is very important that you have a strong strategy. Now that you know the new IBPS RRB Exam Pattern, you should quickly start your preparations. The following IBPS exam Preparation Tips for RRB will help you kick-start your preparation IBPS RRB Quant & IBPS RRB Reasoning.

A. Get well-versed with Exam Pattern

It is very important that you know the detailed Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1. Knowing the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern helps you with the preparation of the Exam. Also, knowing the weightage and total time of the exam will be of great assistance in your preparation journey!

B. Go through the Expected & Previous Years IBPS RRB Cut Off

Knowing the IBPS RRB Cut offs will help you at every stage in your preparation. The IBPS RRB Cut Off 2015 and IBPS RRB Cut Off 2016 will be especially helpful. Make sure you will have a look at the Cutoffs for IBPS RRB and analyse them before taking the exam!

C. Give Each Section Equal Importance

There are just 2 sections in the IBPS RRB Exam – Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Prepare for both the subjects with equal importance. You can follow the IBPS RRB Preparation Plan 2017 given on Testbook Blog to create a practical strategy.

D. Solve Online Mock Tests for IBPS RRB

Solving Online Mock Test is of great help when you are preparing of IBPS RRB Exam. By solving these online papers, you can get an experience of the actual exam, which makes you confident for the exam!

How to Apply of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam 2017?

Here’s how you can apply for IBPS RRB Office Assistant:

  1. You can Register yourself by going to the IBPS Official Website.

  2. Click relevant links to apply for Officer Scale 1, IBPS RRB recruitment.

  3. Enter basic details and upload scanned photo & signature as per the size requirements mentioned in the official RRB notification.

  4. Also enter your additional details like educational qualifications and work experience.

  5. Pick your IBPS RRB Bank preferences in desirable order.

  6. Fee must be paid Online only while completing IBPS online application.

You can find more details about the IBPS online application process by visiting the IBPS RRB Recruitment Notification article on Testbook Blog!

Where can I find IBPS RRB Previous Papers for 2016 & 2015, Admit Card & Result?

Testbook Blog is the best place to look for IBPS RRB Preparation material for Office Assistant exam! You can easily get the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Previous Year Question Papers in Hindi and English (in PDF) and find out the type of questions that are asked in the examination. Moreover, you should not forget to analyse the Previous Year IBPS RRB Office Assistant Question Papers smartly to crack this exam with ease.

The Admit Cards for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exams are released separately before each stage of IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam. To stay a step ahead from competition, you can directly download your IBPS RRB office assistant admit card from Testbook Blog as soon as it’s released.

The IBPS RRB Result for all exams that it conducts comes out within 1-2 months from the exam date. For now, you can easily find the IBPS RRB Result 2015 and IBPS RRB Result 2016 on Testbook Blog. IBPS RRB Office Assistant Result 2017 will be announced after the exam takes place. Apart from the Testbook Blog, IBPS RRB Results are also available on the IBPS Official Website.

What is the Previous Year IBPS RRB Cut off?

Though the sectional cut off marks of various states are different, though the variation is very small. Read the articles for the cutoffs for various categories, for some of the states.