IBPS RRB 2017 is an important recruitment for banking aspirants. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had already confirmed exam dates to be in September (prelims), and November (mains). Today an authentic looking notification is being circulated on social media that has all details of IBPS RRB 2017. 56 Regional Rural Banks are participating in CWE VI as per this notification.

Points of interest are dates. According to this notification, application form will be available from July 12. Last date for interested bank recruitment candidates to apply would be August 1. There will be pre examination training from August 28 to September 3 for Officer Scale 1, and from September 4 to September 9 for Office Assistant. Officer Scale 1 and Office Assistant candidates will have to appear in preliminary exam and main exam, whereas Officer Scale 2 and 3 will appear in a single exam. Preliminary exam dates for Officer Scale 1 will be September 9, 10, and 16; Office Assistant prelims on September 17, 23, and 24. Main exam or single exam will be on November 5 for Officer scale 1, 2, 3; and Office Assistant on November 12.

Multipurpose office assistant roles are open for those between 18 to 28 years of age. Likewise officer scale 1 job holder will have to be between 18 to 21 years, officer scale 2 has age limit of 21 to 32 years, and officer scale 3 asks for age to be between 21 to 40. Age relaxation is applicable on categories namely SC, ST, OBC, PwD, Ex-Servicemen, widows, divorced women, domiciled in JnK, affected by 1984 riots.

Office Assistant would be a multipurpose role. Officer Scale I will be Assistant Manager. Officer Scale II will be General Banking Officer (Manager) which is also referred to as GBO. Also in this scale there will be Specialist Officers (Managers) as Information Technology officier, Chartered Accountant, Law officer, Treasury manager, Marketing officer, Agricultural officer. Officer Scale III will be Senior manager. Educational qualification requirement is outlined in section “V” under educational qualifications and experience as on last date of registration. According to that, a Bachelor degree is a must. Scale 1, 2, 3 officers need to also note degree requirement and work experience.

There is no change in exam pattern. It is same as last time. Where there are two stages, there one has to clear preliminary exam cut off first and then go to main. These are online exams and hence normalization will play a role in calculating equipercentile score. Nodal Regional Rural Bank will also hold interview for scale 1, 2, 3 officers with help of IBPS and NABARD.

Coming to vacancies, there are Office assistant – 7374, Officers Scale 1- 4865, Officer scale 3 – 207, Officer scale 2 (GBO) – 1395, Officer scale 2 (IT) – 83, Officer scale 2 (CA) – 34, Officer scale 2 (Law) – 21, Officer scale 2 (TM) – 11, Officer scale 2 (marketing) – 33, Officer scale 2 (AO) – 169. In total this comes out to be 14192 vacancies. Whether this notification is correct or not remains to be seen. However, it will be wise for candidates to start preparations as at least exam dates are confirmed.

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