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ABOUT EXAM


IBPS RRB PO 2024 exam is a great opportunity for banking aspirants as it provides a prestigious entry-level job in the banking sector and a golden job opportunity for many individuals aspiring for a career in the banking sector. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) are scheduled commercial banks in India that are controlled by the government and operate at the regional level in several Indian states. These banks are under the ownership of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. They were established to provide fundamental banking and financial services to rural communities. However, RRBs also have urban branches.
 
Through this article, we’ll share important aspects of the IBPS RRB PO 2024 exam to give you a clear idea of the process of making a career in this sector.
 

IBPS RRB PO 2024 Exam Overview

 
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will soon release the official notification for the recruitment of Scale I officers 2024 in Regional Rural banks of the country. The examination calendar for the 2024 exams has already been released by IBPS and the exams for RRB will be conducted in August 2024. To help you understand the format of this exam and develop a study plan beforehand, here we have provided a brief overview of this exam in the table given below:
 
 
Name of Agency Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Date
3rd, 4th, 10th, 17th and 18th August 2024
Name of the post Probationary Officer / Scale I officer
Total Vacancies 3551
Mode of Application Online
Mode of exam CBT
Selection procedure Prelims, Mains, Interview
Official website www.ibps.in
 
 
 

IBPS RRB PO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

 
Before submitting an application for any position, it is important to review the eligibility requirements to ascertain your eligibility for that particular post and prevent the wastage of your valuable time and efforts. It is the basic criteria for appointment to the posts in the Regional Rural Banks that include educational qualifications, age limit, nationality, work experience, and other specific requirements for any post. Further, we have discussed the eligibility criteria for the post of RRB Scale I officer that you must fulfill in 2024 in order to be eligible for the above-mentioned post.
 
 

IBPS RRB PO 2024 Educational Qualifications

 
To apply for the post of Scale I officer in Regional Rural Banks, here are the essential education qualifications:
 
1. You must possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. However, candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, or Accountancy will be preferred.
 
2. Working knowledge of Computers is a desirable qualification for the post of RRB Scale I officer.
 

Proficiency in the local language

 
Proficiency in the local language is one of the essential qualifications to be eligible for the post of Officer Scale I as prescribed by the participating Regional Rural Banks.
 
As per the notification, candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education / Schools or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language.
 
If you do not meet the aforesaid requirement in the local language at the time of selection, you will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs but such extension should not be beyond the probation period.
 

IBPS RRB PO 2024 Age Limit

 
To apply for the post of Scale I officer in RRB, an unreserved category candidate should not be below 18 years & above 30 years of age.
 
However, there will be age relaxations in the upper age limit for different categories as under:
 
Category Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes 3 Years
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen & Commissioned Officers 5 Years
Persons affected by the 1984 riots 5 Years
 
 

Nationality / Citizenship:

 
A candidate must be either –
I. A Citizen of India or
II. A subject of Nepal or
III. A subject of Bhutan or
IV. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
V. 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 intending to permanently settle in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
 

Application Fee

 
The application fee for applying for the post of RRB PO / Scale I officer would be as given below. You can make the payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges through the On-Line Mode only.  As per the notification, you will also have to bear the Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges.
 
Category Fees (Non-refundable)
GENERAL/ EWS/ OBC candidate 850/-
SC/ST/PWD candidates 175/-
 
 
 

EXAM PATTERN


IBPS RRB PO 2024 Exam Pattern

 
Stage I:  Prelims
 
  • The preliminary examination for the post of Scale I officer in RRB is conducted online.
  • This phase is divided into 2 sections - Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • You are given 80 questions to attempt in a duration of 45 minutes. The time is composite for both sections, i.e, you can switch between the sections at any time.
  • The prelims of RRB PO will be of qualifying nature i.e. Marks obtained in the Reasoning or Quantitative Aptitude section will not be considered while preparing the merit List.
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be declared by IBPS after prelims.
  • There will be a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • You can attempt RRB PO mock tests at Smartkeeda to familiarise yourself well with the RRB PO exam pattern.
 
RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern:
 
S.No Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
2. Quantitiative Aptitude 40 40
  Total 80 80  
 
 
Stage II: Mains
  • This is the second round in the selection process of Scale I officers in RRB.
  • The mains of the IBPS RRB Scale I officer would be divided into 5 sections – Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, Language test, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • There would be a composite time of 2 hours for all the sections so you can divide your time as per your capabilities. (No sectional time limit)
  • The marks obtained in this round are considered for the merit and final selection so you must score well in this round.
 
RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern
S.No Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 2 hours
2. Computer Knowledge 40 20
3. General Awareness 40 40
4. English / Hindi Language 40 40
5. Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
  Total 200 200  
 
 
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Penalty For Wrong Answers
 
There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at the corrected score. Therefore, if you’re unaware of an answer, it would be better to leave the response blank as there will be no penalty for skipped questions.
 
Stage III: Interview
 
This is the last stage & an important part of the recruitment process of the RRB PO examination. Candidates who clear the written examinations for the post of RRB PO will subsequently be called for an Interview to be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority. RRB PO interviews will be conducted at selected centres. During the interview round of RRB PO, the officials will try to check your knowledge, opinions, communication skills, and your fitness for the job. This is also the scoring part of the examination process and the marks obtained in this round are added to the final merit.
 
  • To get shortlisted for the RRB PO interview round, you must get the minimum cutoff score in the online main examination.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state will be invited for RRB PO interview.
  • IBPS will not disclose the scores of the Online Main Examination to the candidates who have been selected for interviews before the completion of the interview process.
  • The total marks allotted for the RRB PO Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks/scores in an interview for Officers are declared as per the guidelines.
  • The relative weightage (ratio) of the Online Examination and Interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre.
  • The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination for the post of Officers Scale I and Interview.
  • The interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.
 

IBPS RRB PO Mains Cutoff 2022

 
Having a rough idea of the previous year's cutoff of RRB PO prelims and mains is important to understand the examination trend and decide your target score. However, the cutoff largely depends on the vacancies and the difficulty level of the examination and can differ based on the given factors. Here is the previous year’s prelims (out of 100) and mains cutoff (out of 200) to shortlist candidates for the next round.
 
State Cutoff (UR)
Andhra Pradesh 83.13
Arunachal Pradesh 82.06
Assam 75.13
Bihar 73.31
Chhattisgarh 73.88
Gujarat 82.25
Haryana 83.94
Himachal Pradesh 97.50
Jammu & Kashmir 74.56
Jharkhand 74.94
Karnataka 65.19
Kerala 67.94
Madhya Pradesh 77.81
Maharashtra 86.00
Manipur 60.50
Meghalaya 57.38
Mizoram 59.13
Nagaland NA
Odisha 74.38
Puducherry 89.75
Punjab 77.56
Rajasthan 81.56
Telangana 81.50
Tripura 78.19
Uttar Pradesh 81.94
Uttarakhand 81.13
West Bengal 80.75
 
 

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cutoff 2022

 
State Cutoff (UR)
Andhra Pradesh 53.50
Assam 49.50
Bihar 56.75
Chhattisgarh  
Gujarat 55.75
Haryana 61.75
Himachal Pradesh 59.75
Jammu & Kashmir 51.25
Jharkhand 59.25
Karnataka 36
Kerala 58.25
Madhya Pradesh 55.25
Maharashtra 51.75
Manipur  
Meghalaya 48.25
Mizoram  
Nagaland  
Odisha 60.25
Puducherry  
Punjab 60.50
Rajasthan 60.25
Telangana  
Tripura 51
Uttar Pradesh 62.75
Uttarakhand 62.50
West Bengal 58.25
 
 
 

IBPS RRB PO Mains Cut Off 2022- Section-wise

 
S.No Name of the Test Maximum Marks Qualifying Scores
UR/EWS SC/ST/OBC/PWD
1. Reasoning 40 18.50 16
2. Computer Knowledge 40 6 3.50
3. General Awareness 40 2.50 01
4. English Language 40 9.50 5.75
5. Hindi Language 40 13.25 10.25
6. Quantitative Aptitude 40 8.50 5.75
 
 
 
RRB PO Prelims Syllabus:
 
Sections Syllabus
English
language
× Reading Comprehension
× Cloze Test
× Para jumbles
× Miscellaneous
× Fill in the blanks
× Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
× Paragraph Completion
Reasoning
ability
× Logical Reasoning
× Alphanumeric Series
× Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
× Data Sufficiency
× Coded Inequalities
× Seating Arrangement
× Puzzle
× Tabulation
× Syllogism
× Blood Relations
× Input-Output
× Coding-Decoding
Quantitative
aptitude
× Simplification
× Profit & Loss
× Mixtures & Allegations
× Simple Interest
×  Compound Interest 
× Surds & Indices
× Work & Time
× Time & Distance
× Mensuration
× Data Interpretation
× Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
× Sequence & Series
× Permutation, Combination & Probability
 
 
 
Sections Syllabus
Reasoning
ability
× Logical Reasoning
× Alphanumeric Series
× Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
× Data Sufficiency
× Coded Inequalities
× Seating Arrangement
× Puzzle
× Tabulation
× Syllogism
× Blood Relations
× Input-Output
× Coding-Decoding
Quantitative
aptitude
× Wrong/New Pattern Number Series
× High-level Data Sufficiency
× Data Interpretation
× Caselet DI
× Time & Distance, Work
× Boat and Streams
× Partnership
× Profit & Loss
× Simple and Compound Interest
× Mixture and Allegations
× Ratio & Proportion
× Percentage
General Awareness × Current Affairs
× Banking News
× National and International News
× Economic and Financial News
× Awards and honors
× Books and authors, 
× Latest appointments, 
× Obituaries, 
× New schemes sanctioned by the Central and state governments
× Static GK 
× Names of Country-capital, currency, 
× Headquarters of Financial Organizations 
× Constituencies of Ministers, 
× Dance forms
× Important Dates
× Banking/Financial terms
× Static Awareness
Computer Awareness × History of Computer      
× Basic computer fundamentals
× Networking       
× MS Word & MS Excel
× Modern-day technology              
× Computer abbreviations
× Security Tools, Software, hardware, and their functionalities
 
 

IBPS RRB PO 2024 Vacancies

 
The vacancies for the IBPS RRB 2024 exam were announced in May 2024 along with the official IBPS RRB notification PDF. A total of 2584 vacancies for RRB PO / Scale I officers were announced by IBPS. The table below shows the overall IBPS RRB PO state-wise Vacancies for the year 2024:
 
IBPS RRB PO Vacancy 2024 State Wise And Category Wise
STATE BANK SC ST OBC EWS GENERAL TOTAL PWBD (Out of
Which)
HI OC VI ID
ANDHRA  PRADESH ANDHRA PRAGATHI GRAMEENA BANK 30 15 54 20 81 200 0 0 0 0
CHAITANYA GODAVARI GRAMEENA
BANK
2 1 4 1 6 14 0 0 0 0
SAPTAGIRI GRAMEENA BANK 8 4 13 5 17 47 0 0 0 0
ARUNACHAL PRADESH ARUNACHAL PRADESH RURAL BANK 0 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0
ASSAM ASSAM GRAMIN VIKASH BANK 5 3 9 3 15 35 0 1 0 0
BIHAR DAKSHIN BIHAR GRAMIN BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BIHAR UTTAR BIHAR GRAMIN BANK 20 10 36 13 53 132 0 1 0 0
CHHATTISGARH CHHATTISGARH RAJYA GRAMIN BANK 17 0 30 9 40 96 1 1 0 1
GUJARAT BARODA GUJARAT GRAMIN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
GUJARAT SAURASHTRA GRAMIN BANK 4 6 1 17 22 50 0 2 0 0
HARYANA SARVA HARYANA GRAMIN BANK* 13 6 24 9 39 91 5 4 5 4
HIMACHAL PRADESH HIMACHAL PRADESH GRAMIN BANK 4 2 7 2 13 28 0 1 0 0
JAMMU & KASHMIR ELLAQUAI DEHATI BANK 1 0 2 0 5 8 0 0 0 0
J & K GRAMEEN BANK 4 3 0 3 32 42 2 0 0 1
JHARKHAND JHARKHAND RAJYA GRAMIN BANK 4 2 8 2 14 30 0 1 0 0
KARNATAKA KARNATAKA GRAMIN BANK 30 15 54 20 81 200 2 2 2 2
KARNATAKA KARNATAKA VIKAS GRAMEENA BANK 23 11 40 15 61 150 2 2 1 1
KERALA KERALA GRAMIN BANK 23 11 43 16 62 155 2 1 2 1
MADHYA PRADESH MADHYA PRADESH GRAMIN BANK 22 11 40 15 61 149 2 2 1 1
MADHYANCHAL GRAMIN BANK 6 5 0 5 34 50 1 0 1 0
MAHARASHTRA MAHARASHTRA GRAMIN BANK 23 11 40 15 60 149 2 1 0 0
MAHARASHTRA VIDHARBHA KONKAN GRAMIN BANK 15 7 27 10 41 100 1 1 1 1
MANIPUR MANIPUR RURAL BANK 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
MEGHALAYA MEGHALAYA RURAL BANK 1 1 3 0 5 10 0 0 0 0
MIZORAM MIZORAM RURAL BANK 8 0 8 2 0 18 0 0 0 0
NAGALAND NAGALAND RURAL BANK 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
ODISHA ODISHA GRAMYA BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ODISHA UTKAL GRAMEEN BANK 2 1 4 2 6 15 0 0 0 1
PUDUCHERRY PUDUVAI BHARATHIAR GRAMA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB PUNJAB GRAMIN BANK 12 5 19 8 38 82 1 1 1 1
RAJASTHAN BARODA RAJASTHAN KSHETRIYA
GRAMIN BANK
NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
RAJASTHAN RAJASTHAN MARUDHARA GRAMIN
BANK
15 7 27 10 41 100 0 0 0 0
TAMIL NADU TAMIL NADU GRAMA BANK 4 2 8 1 18 33 0 0 0 0
TELANGANA ANDHRA PRADESH GRAMEENA VIKAS
BANK
NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TELANGANA TELANGANA GRAMEENA BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TRIPURA TRIPURA GRAMIN BANK 5 3 9 3 14 34 1 0 0 0
UTTAR PRADESH ARYAVART BANK 24 12 42 16 63 157 0 0 0 0
BARODA UP BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PRATHAMA UP GRAMIN BANK 11 5 20 7 30 73 1 1 0 1
UTTARAKHAND UTTARAKHAND GRAMIN BANK 8 4 12 4 18 46 1 0 0 0
WEST BENGAL BANGIYA GRAMIN VIKASH BANK 15 8 27 10 40 100 1 1 0 0
PASCHIM BANGA GRAMIN BANK 6 3 11 4 16 40 0 0 0 0
UTTARBANGA KSHETRIYA GRAMIN
BANK
6 3 10 4 18 41 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   2485
 
 

Tips to Crack RRB PO 2024 Exam:

 
The key to passing a banking exam is the right strategy. When it comes to difficulty level, bank examinations are not extremely challenging if you look at the exam format and the kind of questions that are asked. The level of competitiveness today makes them a tough nut to crack. With the right strategy and efforts put in the right direction, you can easily crack this exam on the first attempt. Here are some important tips you must follow to crack RRB PO 2024 exam:
 
1. Understand the examination pattern 
 
This is always the first and foremost step to preparing for any examination. Getting familiar with the pattern and having an overview of the syllabus for the RRB PO 2024 examination will help you tailor an effective plan of action to prepare for the examination.
 
2. Balance your speed with accuracy
 
RRB PO 2024 examination will be conducted in online mode and speed and accuracy will be the two main factors that would decide your fate in the examination. As per the examination trends, you should try to attempt 75+ questions with 95% accuracy in the prelims to get shortlisted for further rounds. To achieve this, you will be required to devise your own strategy for the RRB PO 2024 examination that will help you attempt the maximum number of questions with precision within the stipulated time. This balance of accuracy with speed for the RRB PO 2024 examination can only be maintained through consistent and deliberate practice.
 
3. Approach the questions smartly
 
Time is the biggest constraint in this examination. A smarter approach in RRB PO 2024 examination is very important to attempt the maximum number of questions within the given time. As per the previous year's trends,  puzzles/seating arrangements cover most of the reasoning section which is the most time-consuming topic of the exam. You can start with inequalities, direction-sense, syllogism, and alphanumeric series which are the scoring as a time-saving part of this section, and then move to the puzzles. It would be better to break each section into two halves. In the first half, you should attempt all the easy-to-do questions and solve them as fast as possible saving time for the tricky ones. In the second half, you should attempt the difficult questions which require the most of your saved time.
 
4. Spend time on mock tests and analysis
 
RRB PO mock tests available at Smartkeeda are the simulation of the actual exam, therefore, practicing a mock test daily will give you a good idea of the examination pattern and syllabus for the RRB PO examination and wisely decide the type of questions that should be attempted first to maximize the score in the exam.
 
However, just attempting a mock test is not enough. You should spend enough time analyzing the mock test thoroughly and drawing insights into your performance. After attempting RRB Scale I officer mock test, you should compare your performance with your competitors, who took that test, through a detailed report and understand their strategy as well.
 
RRB PO mock tests at Smartkeeda are designed in a way that gives you a reality check of your preparation and shares a clear idea of where you stand among your competitors by comparing you with your past self and with the topper’s performance.
 
Let us understand the key points to be kept in mind while analyzing a mock test:
 
Keep track of the number of questions you were able to attempt within the given time limit in each section of each mock test. For clearing the RRB PO 2024 examination, attempting the maximum number of questions with accuracy should be your goal.
 
Keep a track of the time spent by you on each question and compare it with the average time spent on that question. You should also compare it with the amount of time spent by the topper on that question through the comparison filter of the Testzone. This will give you a clear idea of the topics where you can save your time and invest it elsewhere to score more in the RRB PO 2024 exam.
 
Compare your performance with the topper’s performance in SBI clerk mock tests and try to hold a candle to his performance with each test. You should also compare your performance with your past self to challenge yourself even better. The smart analysis feature of Testzone helps you through your RRB PO 2024 preparation by providing all the required comparative filters.
 
Identify your mistakes while going through the solution. Note down the type of question where mistakes are prominent and practice those questions on a regular basis to minimize those mistakes and boost your score in the upcoming RRB PO mock tests.
 
Determine your topic strength within Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, English language, and General/Financial awareness where your speed and accuracy are maximum, and attempt those questions in the first go.

Here you can find the direct links to practice Topic-wise quizzes for RRB PO 2024 Exam:
 
English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Aptitude
Reading Comprehension Simplification Inequality
Find the Error Number Series Syllogism
Sentence Correction Approximation Blood Relation
Misspelled Words Data Interpretation Coding Decoding
Sentence Rearrangement Problems on Ages Direction Sense
 
 
 
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