RRB Officer Scale-I

What is IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam?

IBPS has announced the Combined Result of Mains & Interview for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I. You can check your IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Result through the direct link. Moreover, visit the Testbook Blog for more details about the same.

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam is actually “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers Scale-I in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs VI”. This exam is also referred as IBPS RRB PO exam.

IBPS RRB Recruitment to fill the post of Officer Scale I, takes place every year. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired as an Officer Scale I in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and the official IBPS Officer Scale 1 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 recruited as IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, you will get a decent salary and a good chance to get a hike in it. The final IBPS RRB Officer Scale I salary is Rs. 28,000-31,000 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.

Where can I find IBPS RRB CWE Previous Question Papers, Admit Cards & Results?

IBPS has released the Provisional Allotment under Reserve List for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 2016. Enter your Registration Id & Password to check if you are provisionally allotted. Also, don’t forget to share with us if you are allotted under the Reserve List.

The IBPS Result for all exams that it conducts comes out within 1-2 months from the exam date. IBPS RRB Officers Scale I Result 2017 is also found on the official website of IBPS.

Testbook Blog is the best place to look for any IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 related study material! The IBPS RRB Scale 1 Previous Year Question Papers help you understand the type of questions which are asked in the examination. Moreover, these pattern Previous Year IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Question Papers help you analyse the change in the pattern closely.

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 RRB Officer Scale 1 Online Application

24th July to 14th August 2017

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Admit Card Download for Prelims

28th August to 16th September 2017

IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2017 for Prelims

9th, 10th & 16th September 2017

IBPS Officer scale 1 result for Prelims

October 2017

IBPS cwe RRB Admit Card download for Mains

October 2017

IBPS RRB Exam Dates for Mains

5th November 2017

IBPS Officer scale 1 result for Mains

November 2017

IBPS Officer Scale 1 call letter download for Interview

December 2017

IBPS RRB Interview date

December 2017

Final IBPS RRB Recruitment Allotment date

January 2018

How many IBPS RRB vacancies are there for Officer Scale 1 exam 2017?

There are more than 15,337 vacancies this year in the IBPS RRB exam.

What is the IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria?

Overall, there are 3 criteria on which your eligibility is judged for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I post. You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into following categories:

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

  • Minimum Age – 18 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

You need to fall under this upper & lower age limit to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I recruitment.

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

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
  • ExSM – 5 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir Domicile during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 – 5 years​​
  1. IBPS RRB Education Qualification

  • The minimum qualifications 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 Knowledge

What is IBPS RRB Officers Scale 1 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 2017?

IBPS selection process for the RRB 2017 exam consists of 3 stages, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam

  2. Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)

  3. Interview

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

  • Once you clear the first 2 stages of IBPS RRB Exam, you will have to appear for an Interview.

  • You will be selected as an IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Once you clear all these 3 stages.

The IBPS RRB exam is held to fill 2 different posts – IBPS RRB Office Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, II and III. Given below is the Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Officer Scale I Prelims:


No. of Qs

Max Marks






time of

45 minutes

Numerical Ability






This is the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for 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




Coding & Decoding


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.

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 for 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 Officer Scale I?

Here’s how you can apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I:

  • You can Register yourself by going to the IBPS Official Website.
  • Click on the relevant links to apply for Officer Scale 1, IBPS RRB Recruitment.
  • Enter Basic details and uploads scanned photo & signature as per the size requirements mentioned in the Official RRB Notification.
  • Also, enter your additional details like Educational Qualifications & Work Experience.
  • Pick your IBPS RRB Bank Preferences in a desirable order.
  • Fee must be paid Online while completing IBPS Online Application.