IBPS RRB 2023 Registration | Application Form Eligibility Exam Date

IBPS RRB 2023: Today we will be discussing about a very important topic for all those who wants to enter the Banking Industry.

Yes, as you all may know the banking recruitment process conducted by the IBPS RRB 2023 is nearby.

Various job opportunities will be provided by this recruitment process and we would be talking about it more in this article.

In this article we would main concentrating on the topics such as IBPS RRB 2023 Registration as mentioned in the title, the Eligibility Criteria, how to complete the application form,  how is the selection process going to be and about getting notification regarding the entire process.


The IBPS RRB 2023 stands for The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The conduct a selection/ recruitment process to hire for posts such as officers and office assistants every year.

This process is done for the Regional Rural Banks which is short is known as RRB.

The notification officially from the IBPS RRB is expected to be on mid-June this year.

Along with the announcement of the official notification is when they would reveal other details such as number of open vacancies this year and selection procedure.

Here are some of the key points that you should have in mind of the IBPS RRB:

Full-Form of IBPS RRBInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank Exam
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam LevelNational
Frequency of ExamAnnually 
Application ProcessOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam DurationPrelims: 45 MinutesMains: 2 hours
Language of the ExamEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali
Selection ProcessPreliminary ExamMains ExamInterview

The Official website to IBPS RRB is – https://ibps.in/

Now we will be showing you the vacancy post available in this recruitment:

  • Office Assistant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Treasury Manager
  • Officer Scale – I
  • Banking Officer Scale – II
  • Agriculture Officer (Grade – II)
  • Law Officer (Grade – II)
  • Chartered Accountant (Grade II)
  • Officer (Grade III)
  • IT Officer (Grade II)

The above mentioned are the post open for the IBPS RRB recruitment process.

This year’s recruitment process even though they haven’t mentioned the number of vacancies is expected to be more than last year.

Last year’s recruitment details will be mentioned down below.

This year’s the IBPS is expected to fill more than 10,000+ openings.

This would be the perfect opportunity for most of the candidates who are looking to enter the banking sector. These are the vacancy details of last year:

PostVacancies (2021)Increased Vacancies (2021)
Office Assistants (Multipurpose)61016888
Officer Scale I42574716
Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer)2626
Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer)4242
Officer Scale II (Treasury Manager)1010
Officer Scale II (Law)2828
Officer Scale II (CA)3333
Officer Scale II (IT)6060
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)917940
Officer Scale III213215

As you can see in the above table, the number of vacancies increased above the mentioned number when the official notification was released last year.

A total of 12958 vacancies were open. So this year for the IBPS RRB recruitment, we could expect more with confidence as we can understand that from the table above.

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Some of the exam dates have been already revealed by the IBPS before the official IBPS RRB Notification date.

Here are the details regarding the announced date and unannounced date.

Beginning of IBPS RRB online registration process June 2023
Last date for IBPS RRB application form submissionto be notified
Call letter release for IBPS RRB Pre-exam Training for Officer Scale I to be notified
Admit Card for Pre-exam Training for Office Assistant to be notified
Pre-exam Training for Office Assistant to be notified
Admit Card for IBPS RRB Prelims exam to be notified
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Date (Officer Assistants and Officer Scale-I) August 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2023
Mains Exam (Single Officers Scale II and III) September 24, 2023
Mains exam date (Office Assistants) October 01, 2023
Declaration of the result of preliminary exam September 2023
Call letter release for the interview November 2023
Provisional allotment January 2023

These are the given dates as of now and the final confirmation will be on the official notification date. 

To enter into these exams the students must fall below some certain criteria’s.

The IBPS has set up certain criteria’s which will evaluate whether the candidate is eligible for the examination.

Down below we will be explaining the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria.

We will be going through the Nationality, Age and Educational Eligibility Criteria.

First let us talk about the Nationality Criteria. Meaning from which all nationalities can the candidates apply.

The candidates should be either one of the following:

  • An Indian Citizen
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the year of 1962 with the intention of permanent settling here India.
  • A person with an Indian Origin who has migrated from the following places:
  •  Pakistan
  •  Burma
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  East African countries of Kenya
  •  Uganda
  • The United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar)
  •  Zambia
  •  Malawi
  •  Zaire
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Vietnam

Above mentioned are the nationality criteria for applying for the exam.

Only candidates who fall under these criteria can apply. Now let us see what the age eligibility criteria are.

The age criteria various according which post the candidate are applying to.

Certain post age requirements are different compared to the others. In the chart below we will be explaining the post and the age criteria required for that post.

PostsAge Limit
For Officer Scale- III21-40 years
For Officer Scale-II21-32 years
For Officer Scale- I18-30 years
For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)18-28 years

The candidates who pass the first 2 eligibility criteria would have one last criterion to go through and that is the educational qualification criteria.

Just like the Age criteria, the educational qualification criterion is different according to the post the candidate is applying for.

Let us see what the post are and what criteria’s come under those post.

In the table below, we will be giving you an explained detail about the Educational Qualification Criteria.

PostEducational QualificationExpeience Required
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Degree in any discipline. Proficiency in the local language. Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)Degree in any discipline. Candidates having a degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.Proficiency in the local language.Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-II General Banking OfficerDegree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.Candidates having a degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.2 years as officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc will be given preference.1 year (Relevant Field)
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.1 Year as Chartered Accountant
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks.2 years as advocate/ law officer
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager)Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance.1 year (Relevant Field)
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)MBA in Marketing.1 year (Relevant Field)
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer)Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks.2 year (Relevant Field)
Officer Scale-IIIDegree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.Candidates having Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.5 years as officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.

Candidates who pass these 3 criterions are eligible to apply for the IBPS RRB recruitment process.

IBPS RRB Application form 2023

Down below we will be explaining on how to complete or fill the IBPS RRB Application form 2023.

Even though the application form would only be out by mid-June, we will make it easier for the candidates who are applying by explain to them what all are necessary and how to complete the application form based on last year. Follow these steps to fill out the application form:

Step 1: Registration 

  1. Go to the Official website.
  2. Click on the new registration link.
  3. Enter your details such as Name, phone Number, e-mail ID and Security Code for the IBPS RRB registration.
  4. After submitting the above mentioned details, you will have a new id and password generated by the site and it will also be sent to your respective email ID and Mobile Number. (Make sure you note down the ID and Password somewhere safe)
[Note: data entered during the registration cannot be changed at anytime.]

Step 2: Filling in the details on the application form.

  1. Enter your basic details such as the category, nationality, personal details, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc. 
  2. After completed filling the above mentioned details, candidates must now fill in other details such as Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Languages.
  3. In the Final page of step 2, candidates must choose their preferred banking option and details.

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Step 3: Uploading of Documents

The candidates applying need to upload certain documents such as scanned images of photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration as per the requirements give below.

Documents DimensionsFile Size 
Photograph200 x 230 pixels (preferred)20 KB-50 KB
Signature140 x 60 pixels (preferred)10 KB-20 KB
Left Thumb Impression240 x 240 pixels20 KB-50 KB
Handwritten declaration800 x 400 pixels50 KB-100 KB

Step 4: Preview

Before the candidates submit their documents, they must make sure that the details filled in by them are 100% accurate and that there are no mistakes.

If there are make sure you change them and cross-check it over and over again, because the details given while registering for the exam cannot be changed at any time.

Step 5: Payment

Like all the other examinations, IBPS exams also have a registration fees.

In this last step is where you have fill in the details and make the payment. The fee payment procedure is as follows.

  1. The fee payment can be done through any online platform such as using Debit/Credit Cards, wallets, Internet Banking etc.
  2. After your payment is successful, you will receive an E-receipt in your registered email ID and Mobile Number.
  3. Take and keep a hard copy print out of both the E-receipt and the online application form.

Following these main steps mentioned above, you would have successfully registered for the IBPS RRB exams 2023.

We will mention the Application fees the applying candidates would have to pay:

IBPS RRB Post CategoryIBPS RRB Application Fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III), Office Assistant (Multipurpose)General/ OBC/ EWSINR 850
Officer (Scale I, II & III), Office Assistant (Multipurpose)SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSMINR 175

The IBPS RRB Selection Process is of 3 main stages. We will be explaining about them in the paragraph down below:

The 3 main stages are 

IBPS Preliminary Exam

The exam would be conducted before the main exam and this would be for the people applying for the Office Assistant and Office cadre I Post.

There will be 80 questions for 80 marks with a 45 minute time to answer them.

Then there would be another 40 questions from reasoning and another 40 from Numerical Ability and another 40 from Quantitative Aptitude for the Officer Scale I.

IBPS RRB Main Exam

These exams will be on 200 marks and will consist of 5 sections such as English/Hindi, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Financial Knowledge and Professional Knowledge as per the post the candidate is applying for.

Candidates are short listed for the final round of interview depending on the marks that they have scored.

IBPS RRB Interview Round

Any candidates who clear the previous mentioned rounds are eligible for the final round of interview.

The minimum score needed is 40% just like every other exam.

The ratio based on the selection of candidates is 80:20 of mains and interviews.

Candidates who pass the interview are then selected for the Provisional allotment process.

Final Words

As we have covered the main points and topics on Registering for the exam, nay candidates who have further doubts regarding the topic can directly go their website and check.

The link to the website has been mentioned above earlier in this article.

We believe that the IBPS RRB examinations are a great opportunity for any candidates looking to get into the Banking Sector.

We wish all the best for the candidates applying for the exams.

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