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IBPS RRB CLERK 2020 Recruitment


The IBPS RRB notification is released for candidates who are willing to join the Regional Rural Banks for the post of Office Assistants (multipurpose).

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank (popularly known as IBPS RRB) is an exam conducted by IBPS to recruit the candidates who are willing to fill vacancies in RRBs across India.

RRB Office Assistant (CLERK) Exam (At a glance)

Full Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank)
Conducting Body IBPS
Scope of Exam National (across India)
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration Pre: 45 Minutes
Mains: 2 hours
Language (Exam) English, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/contact-us/

IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Exam Centres

Here we are providing the list of IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 Exam Centres, so that you can get an idea:

State Preliminary Exam Center Main Exam Center
Andhra Pradesh Ananthapur, Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad,Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati,Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar,Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga,Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzzafarpur,Patna, Purnea, Samastipur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar,Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
Haryana Ambala, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal,Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Karnal, Kuruksehtra
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu,Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi,Bokaro Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere,Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad,Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam,Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthpuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar,Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule,Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune,Ratnagiri, Aurangabad Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi MumbaiNagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam),Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana,Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, , Sangrur Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur,Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil,Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore,Virudhunagar Chennai, Madhurai, Thiruchirapalli,Coimbatore, Tirunelvelli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad, Karimnagar
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda,Bareilly, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura,Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur,Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

Tips to Crack IBPS RRB CLERK 2020-21 exam in First Attempt(At a glance)

1) Update yourself with IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern
2) Make a Study Time Table
3) Watch online classes for Preparation (best resources)
4) Join Offline classes (Coaching institutes) if required.
5) Recognize your weak and strong topics.
6) Give proper attention to each subject.
7) Previous Papers & Mock Tests are very important.
8) Always make updated notes of General Science.
9) Do regular practice of Important topics/weak topics
10) Make a chart of Speed And Accuracy improvement day wise
11) Newspaper reading is very important
12) Avoid guess work in the Exam
13) Start with the question/topics in which you are confident enough
14) Do Not waste time on the questions which are not sure to solve.

Exam Pattern

The Structure or Pattern of the of IBPS RRB CLERK/OFFICE ASSISTANT (2020) is explained below

(Computer Based Examination / Online exam):

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant:

IBPS RRB Exam Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite Time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
English/ Hindi Language 40 40
  • The Prelims Exam will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 45 minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer.

Exam Date

IBPS RRB Clerk Tentative Dates

Please, carefully go through the important dates related to IBPS RRB 2020-21 Exam:

Events Dates
IBPS RRB Notification 2020 30th June, 2020
Online Application Starts 1st July 2020
Online Applications will end on 21st July 2020
Download of call letters for PET 12th August 2020
Pre-Exam Training Schedule 24th August to 29th August 2020
Call Letters – Preliminary Exam 8th September 2020
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant) 12.09.2020, 13.09.2020, 19.09.2020, 20.09.2020 and 26.09.2020
IBPS RRB Result Prelims Exam October 2020
IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card January 2021
Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III) 18th October 2020
Office Assistant Mains Exam 20th February, 2021
Provisional Allotment(For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant): to be announced

How To Apply

IBPS RRB Clerk 2020: Apply Online

The candidates must know how to apply for IBPS RRB Clerk Recruitment 2020 along with the detail of important documents to be uploaded in the application form. The candidates need to apply for IBPS RRB Clerk 2020 directly from the official website of RRB as per the Zone for which they are applying.

Just follow the below mentioned steps to apply for RRB NTPC Exam.

  • Candidates need to apply for the notified posts of any one RRB only as per their eligibility & zone through ONLINE application mode by visiting the official website of RRBs.
  • Select the RRB from the available options to which you wish to apply. RRB once selected cannot be changed after the preliminary registration is completed and Registration number is allotted. So be careful in this process.
  • Click on "New Registration" button.
  • Fill the complete detail of the page like name, e-mail address, contact details, etc., especially those fields which are mandatory and then click on the "I agree" option
  • An OTP would be triggered & sent to your registered Phone number and the Activation Link will be sent to the registered email address.
  • A Registration Number and Password will be sent to your e-mail ID after the verification of the email address and mobile number.
  • Then Login with your Registration number and password and fill up your educational details & upload the documents like Category certificate, Mark sheets, etc.
  • Now verify all the details filled by you and click on submit button once you are completely sure about all details.
  • Then you will be redirected to the payment gateway website once you click on submit button. Pay the required amount & take the printout of the receipt for future reference.

IBPS RRB CLERK (2020) Application Fee

• Rs. 850/- for General Category

• Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD category

Category Fee Last Year Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175 100
Other Category 850 600
  • The payment for appearing in IBPS RRB can only be made online.
  • Debit cards, Internet Banking, Credit Card, Mobile Wallet/Cash cards, IMPS can be used for the online payment.
  • After completing the payment method application form and e-receipt will be generated which the candidate should take a printed copy and if the payment method is not successful, register again.
  • Make sure to keep a copy of the Application form after the final submission. The concerned RRB may ask for it in the future.

IBPS RRB CLERK/OFFICE ASSISTANT (2020) Interview/ interview round

1: No interview will be held for the post of Office Assistant.

IBPS RRB CLERK Syllabus (2020)

Data Interpretation & Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement --------------- Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles --------------- Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test --------------- Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting --------------- Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks --------------- Number System
--------------- Data Sufficiency --------------- --------------- Operating System
--------------- Coding and Decoding --------------- --------------- Basic of Logic Gates
--------------- Code Inequalities --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Course of Action --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Critical Reasoning --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Analytical and Decision Making --------------- --------------- ---------------

IBPS RRB Previous years’ Prelims Cut Off

IBPS RRB Clerk cut off 2019 (Office Assistant) for Prelims exam is given below.

State Name Cut off
Andhra Pradesh 71.50
Assam 64.75
Bihar 74.25
Chhattisgarh 75.50
Gujarat 63.25
Haryana 76
Himachal Pradesh 71
Jammu & Kashmir -
Jharkhand 58.50
Karnataka 65.25
Kerala 75
Madhya Pradesh 68.25
Maharashtra 69.25
Odisha 73.75
Punjab 77.50
Rajasthan 75.25
Tamil Nadu 68
Telangana 68.50
Tripura 71.25
Uttar Pradesh 74.00
Uttarakhand 76.75
West Bengal 74.75

IBPS RRB Previous years’ Mains Cut Off

State / UT Office Assistant Mains (marks) Cut Off 2019
Andhra Pradesh 115-120
Arunachal Pradesh 135-141
Assam 115-123
Bihar 120-125
Chhattisgarh 132-138
Gujarat 102-109
Haryana 114-119
Himachal Pradesh 126-130
Jammu & Kashmir 105-110
Karnataka 124-129
Kerala 127-132
Madhya Pradesh 118-123
Maharashtra 117-121
Manipur 100-105
Meghalaya 97-103
Mizoram 95-100
Odisha 110-115
Pondicherry 125-130
Punjab 123-133
Rajasthan 114-118
Tamil Nadu 120-125
Telangana 123-128
Tripura 95-99
Uttar Pradesh 120-125
Uttarakhand 115-120
West Bengal 130-135

IBPS RRB CLERK 2020 Expected Cut off

Section-wise cut off

Subject Total Marks Sectional Cut Off
Reasoning 40 15-18
Aptitude 40 14-16

Overall cut off

Category Overall Cutoff
General 55-57 (Out of 80)


Number of Vacancy/ Total vacancy

Here, we are providing you the table of IBPS RRB new and old vacancy for 2020 Office Assistant.

Posts New Vacancy Old Vacancy
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 4201 Approx. 400

IBPS RRB CLERK 2020 (Posts / Jobs)

IBPS, every year announces the vacancies for Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks across the country. Here is the list of posts:

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I

IBPS RRB CLERK 2020 Online Form Re-Open / Supplementary vacancy

This process is only for the following categories of applicants.

1. Who attained the eligibility in terms of educational qualifications by 09.11.2020.

2. Who could not register successfully from 01.07.2020 to 21.07.2020.

IBPS RRB CLERK Salary & Job Profile

IBPS RRB CLERK Salary Structure

Here is the detailed salary structure for IBPS RRB CLERK/ OFFICE ASSISTANT (MULTIPURPOSE):

Events Tentative Dates
On-line registration includingEdit/Modification of Application & Payment of Application Fees/IntimationCharges 26.10.2020 to 09.11.2020
Online Examination – Preliminary Office Assistant (Multipurpose)- 02.01.2021/04.01.2021
IBPS RRB Posts (In-hand Salary)
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Rs. 15000 – Rs.19000

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB

IBPS RRB CLERK (2020) Eligibility (Citizenship/Nationality)

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a refugee belonging to Tibet who came to India, before the 1st January,1962, for being permanently settled in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS RRB (2020) Eligibility (Age limit)

Minimum: (As on 1st July 2020)

Here we are providing you the minimum and maximum age limit for all the posts below:

Post Minimum Maximum
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 18 years 28 years

Note: The Maximum age limit is valid only for General and EWS category candidates

Age Relaxation criteria (IBPS RRB (2020) : AGE LIMIT)

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ ST 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability (PwD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen

(for Office Assistant)
Period of service in defence forces + 3years (8 years for SC/ST Disabled Ex-Servicemen) with maximum age limit of 50years
Widow/Divorced women/Divorced women whohave not remarried

( for Office Assistant)
9 years
For Ex-servicemen commissionedofficers who served minimum 5 years military service & werereleased on completion of assignment

(for Officer Cadre)
5 years

IBPS RRB CLERK (2020) Eligibility (Educational Qualification)

Post Educational Qualification Work Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Graduation or Bachelor’s degree in any discipline Proficiency in local language as desired by participating RRB Working knowledge of Computer NA

Note: The educational qualifications should be from a recognised University, Institution or College and the results should be declared before 9 November 2020 (Revised).

IBPS RRB CLERK (2020) Entry Guidelines & Admit Card

Important Points:

  • Facility for download of Admission Certificates will be available about 3-7 days before the examination on the website of IBPS.
  • Candidates must bring printout of the Admission Certificate to the Examination Hall.
  • In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

A. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar

B. Voter’s ID Card,

C. Driving License,

D. PAN Card,

E. Passport,

F. ID Card issued by University/ College/ School,

G. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU),

H. Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence.

I. Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government.

  • If Photo Identity Card does not have the date of birth printed on it then the candidate must carry an additional original document.
  • PWD candidates using the facility of scribes as per Para 8.2 and 8.4 shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo ID Proof, as specified therein. Candidates without these documents will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Any other document mentioned in the Admission Certificate shall also be carried by the candidates while appearing in the Examination.
  • Applications with blurred photograph and/ or signature will be rejected.

Mock Test / Model Papers

In order to crack any exam, it is very important to know the level and type of questions asked in previous exams. Here, you have a model paper for your guidance.

Click here to get the PDF (with detailed explanation)

Preparation Tips

Detailed Strategy to crack IBPS RRB 2020-21

1: Update yourself with latest Pattern:

If we see the pattern for the last year, no change is observed in the exam pattern this year.

Important Points related to Exam Pattern

(Computer Based Examination / Online exam):

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant:

IBPS RRB Exam Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite Time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Engish/ Hindi Language 40 40

2. Have a deep understanding of syllabus (Subject-Wise):

  • After knowing the pattern, the major task to be done is knowing about the chapters which are asked in the exam subject-wise.
  • Accordingly you have to prepare the list of the topics which you need to work on a lot.

You must know about important topics to prepare for the exam.

To get topic wise practice test (Based on Previous year) Click here.

3. Must practice previous years’ papers and check your performance:

  • Once, you are aware of your strong and weak areas and start working on it, go through the IBPS RRB previous year question papers and observe the trends that have been followed in all previous exams.
  • Just like a real exam. Start attempting previous year papers in the allotted time without any disturbance or break.
  • Note down your score, wrong questions and after analyzing it start working according to your performance.
  • Generally, students are confident and assume that they have proficient knowledge on a particular topic/in a particular subject which is a good thing but attempting the question in a particular time frame with accuracy makes their selection chances much higher.

For getting well explained memory based papers (IBPS RRB Officer / Assistant) Click here.

4. The more you practice, the closer to the success you are:

  • Generally, it is found that students do not like getting involved in the subjects/topics they are weak which a wrong piece of act, working more and more on weak topics will make you successful.
  • You will have to dedicate sufficient time to all the weak sections and less time to strong sections.
  • The frequency of practice for tough questions must be increased day by day.

Here are some pints to guide you:

How To Strengthen Weak Areas:

  • First of all, do prepare the list of topics you need to focus on.
  • Based on your knowledge, make an order and preference of those topics to allocate the time.
  • Take these topics as a challenge, until you score well, don’t stop.

How To Improve Accuracy And Speed:

• Clear the basic concepts.

Start working with easy question which leads to confidence and make you motivated when you get good marks.

• Learn more and more short tricks:

After learning the basics, try to solve the questions in a short way. Learning short tricks initially takes much time but once are familiar with it helps you solve the questions within fraction of seconds. But Short tricks can be learnt only through a lot of practice.

• Skip the difficult questions at initial stage:

At the initial stage of preparation avoid spending time on the questions which are difficult to solve.

• Distribute the total time for each section:

These days every candidate has a mobile phone, keep the timer on while solving the question. Note down the time taken by you in solving various kinds of questions. According make the preference list to followed in the exam.

• Become your own competitor:

Whenever you solve a set of questions and if it requires 30 minutes, try to solve them in 20 minutes. Initially you will not be able to manage but you know ‘practice makes a man perfect’

5. Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims, Mains and Tier 3 simultaneously:

  • Generally, it is seen that candidates have a belief that first we should focus on prelims and thereafter on Mains which is not at all a good thought.
  • In today’s phenomenon, there is no huge gap (max approx. 30 to 60 days) between the dates of Prelims and mains exams, which is not sufficient at all to complete the preparation of mains exam from 0 level.
  • This time should be utilized only by practicing a number of mock tests.
  • A candidate who deeply observes the equation of time gap and required studies, he/she works simultaneously for all the phases.
  • In this series if we talk about the serious and regular attention, Current affairs updates also come into light. In the Main Examination, General knowledge/science section helps you score higher and makes the selection certain.

6. A well-managed study plan is important:

  • The most important question for the best preparation for IBPS RRB exams is ‘How to dedicate sufficient time to each subject’.
  • Make the time table according to the topics/subjects which are weak or strong.
  • Weak subject/topic must be allotted more time.

7. Practice Subject wise mock test:

  • Sometimes, by practicing the whole test, candidates are unable to assess the taken time in attempting any subject individually. If you start taking subject wise test, you will become the master of time management.
  • Through this you will be able to aware of silly mistakes that you have made previously and in the best way you will be able to judge your strength and weakness.
  • Switch on the timer and start practicing the complete set with same number of question and within the same time as provided in the real exam.
    For Example: -If you want to practice English: (30 questions mixed in 20 minutes)

Click here to get updated mock test.

8. Design a complete plan:

  • After following points mentioned above, it’s time to finally design your exam strategy.
  • Make a proper list of topics/subjects that you should attempt first.
  • Try not to waste much time on the questions which look tough on the first sight.
  • Topics like Mensuration, Geometry, Trigonometry, Rearrangement, reading comprehension etc., should not be touched initially, it kills your time if you have not practiced a lot.

Finally, we would like to say that everything is possible if once you are determined to achieve it.