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IBPS RRB 2018 Application Process

Updated On - January 31st 2018

IBPS RRB (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Rural Regional Bank) exam is conducted for selection of Group A Officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group B Office Assistants in various participating RRBs. The candidates who wish to join the regional rural banks at these posts must appear for IBPS RRB exam. The candidate must complete the IBPS RRB application form within the time frame.

The whole process of RRB registration is online. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted in two phases- Preliminary and Mains. Candidates can register themselves for RRB from September 2018. Candidates can complete their registration process on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS RRB 2018 Important Dates

The IBPS RRB 2018 application form must be completed within the defined time frame. The IBPS important dates related to IBPS RRB 2018 application form are as follows

IBPS RRB Exam EventImportant Dates
Commencement of IBPS RRB Online Form filling 2018September 2018
Last date to fill the IBPS RRB online application form 2018September 2018
Payment of IBPS RRB application feeSeptember 2018
Last date for payment of IBPS RRBSeptember 2018
IBPS RRB admit card (officer scale 1)October 2018
Call letter download pre- exam training of office assistantOctober 2018
IBPS RRB Pre-Exam TrainingOctober  2018 


IBPS RRB 2018 Vacancies

The candidates who will be selected through the preliminary IBPS RRB exam must specify the state in which they wish to join provisionally. The rule defined is for the Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post. The Officers scale 1, 2 and 3 will join only after IBPS RRB written exam and interview. The vacancy details as defined by IBPS in various banks and in various posts are as follows

Post detailsSCSTOBCGeneralVI (Visually impaired)HI (Hearing Impaired)OC (Orthopedically Challenged)
Officer Scale III24847119001
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)238116431748000
Officer Scale II (Information Technology Officer)1772878002
Officer Scale II (Charted Accountant)20924000
Officer Scale II (Law Officer)50941000
Officer Scale II (Treasury Manager)10414000
Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer)1061841000
Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer)24144173000
Officer Scale I80748315102739364468
Office Assistants (Multipurpose)1459773219344006579113

The Ex-servicemen reservation in IBPS RRB 2018 exam is provided only under Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post. The candidates thus can apply for ex-servicemen reservation only under the Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post.


IBPS RRB 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

The IBPS RRB eligibility criteria require the applicant to fulfill the citizenship criteria and age criteria defined by the IBPS conducting body. The guidelines on the following are as follows:


The candidate must be an Indian National or can be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who have settled in India. Migrated candidates from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India are eligible to apply for RRB recruitment process.

Age criteria 

The upper and lower age limit for candidates applying for IBPS RRB is as follows:

PostUpper age limitLower age limitLower LimitUpper Limit
Officer Scale- I30 years18 yearsSeptember 3, 1986August 31, 1998
Officer Scale- II32 years21 yearsSeptember 3, 1984August 31, 1995
Officer Scale- III40 years21 yearsSeptember 3, 1976August 31, 1995
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)28 years18 yearsSeptember 2, 1988September 1, 1998

Age relaxation is also provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. Candidates belonging to SC/ST get age relaxation of 5 years. The age relaxation of 3 years is given to the OBC candidates.

READ MORE ABOUT IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

IBPS RRB 2018 Application Fee and Mode of Payment 

The IBPS RRB application fee is to be paid according to the reservation category details. The IBPS RRB application fee payment can be done from September 2018. The IBPS RRB 2018 application fee details are as follows

PostApplication FeeCategory details IBPS RRB
Officer (Scale I, II & III)INR 600General
Officer (Scale I, II & III)INR 100SC/ST/PWD
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)INR 100SC/ST/PWD/EXSM
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)INR 600General

The IBPS RRB application fee can be paid in the online mode through one of the following mediums:

  • Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
  • Credit Cards
  • Internet Banking
  • IMPS (Immediate Payment Service)
  • Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets

How to pay IBPS RRB Application Fee? 

When the IBPS RRB application form is completely filled then system auto-directs the applicant for the payment of the IBPS RRB application fee. The application fee payment gateway comes on the screen showing the options for the payment. Select one of the modes as asked or shown on the screen and complete the payment of the IBPS RRB application fee. The payment once done will generate a notification on the screen.


Note: During the payment of the IBPS RRB application fee do not direct the payment gateway backward or cancel the transaction. The IBPS RRB application form without the IBPS RRB application fee will not be accepted.

Prerequisites for IBPS RRB 2018 Application Form Filling 

Candidates should keep some information handy before completing the IBPS RRB application form without any delay. These requirements are as follows:

  1. Scanned copy of the photograph and signature.
  2. Signature must be in running writing and in small letters.
  3. Keep the Credit/Debit card ready for the payment of the IBPS RRB application fee.
  4. A functioning mobile number, email id and permanent address.

Steps of IBPS RRB 2018 Registration process 

The IBPS RRB application process must be completed in due course of time. The application process requires the applicant to complete the registration process first the application form followed by IBPS RRB application fee payment. A candidate can apply for all the posts available, he is eligible. The IBPS RRB application form must be filled separately for each post.

The IBPS RRB 2018 application form can be filled using the following steps

Step 1 Registration

Below mentioned are the steps to be followed for IBPS RRB Online Registration:

  • Visit the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS)
  • Open the home page by clicking on the tab “CWE RRB”
  • Click the link- Common Written Examination- Regional Rural Banks Phase V
  • Visit the link for the post, you are applying for
  • Click on the link for New Registration
  • Fill the basic personal (First name, Middle Name and last name) and communication details (mobile number, landline with STD code and e-mail ID)
  • Confirm the details by re-entering them and verify the same.
  • Enter the security code and click on ‘Save and Next’

Post saving the details the provisional registration ID and password is generated and displayed on the screen. The registration ID and password is unique and must not be told to anyone. An E-mail and SMS regarding the same is also sent if the candidate fails to note down the provisional number and password.

Step 2 Uploading Photograph and Signature

The next step after completing the IBPS RRB Online Registration is to upload the photograph and signature for which one needs to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Re-Login by entering the provisional registration number and password received.
  • Click on the link to ‘Upload the Photograph’
  • Browse to the location where the Scanned Photograph has been saved
  • Select the Photograph
  • Click on Upload/Open button.

Follow the same steps to upload the image of the signature.

Step 3 Filling Details

Post submission of the images the candidate is redirected to the details page where he/she has to enter the necessary details. The steps for the same are given below:

  • There are three tabs on the page namely Basic, Qualification/Experience/Language and Survey
  • Under the Basic Tab, enter the category with correct category code, religion, nationality and disability information.
  • Enter the choice of IBPS RRB Exam center with correct state code for both preliminary and main examination.
  • Mention the personal details (gender, father’s name, mother’s name etc.)
  • Communication details such as correspondence address, permanent address with pin code and state is also asked.
  • Under the Qualification/Experience/Language, mention the details of the Bachelor’s degree i.e. subject, type of bachelor degree, year of passing and percentage obtained.
  • Enter the old and present work experience with name of the employer, designation, year of service etc.
  • Mention the type of proficiency in the languages you know.
  • Under the survey tab,mention the choice of organizations where you desire to be recruited and preview the details mentioned in the form.
  • After filling the detailsclick on ‘I agree’ to declare that the information entered in the form is authentic and true.

Post verification of all the details, click on Submit. The details cannot be changed after submission so check carefully. Preview the details and double tick on the details entered in the IBPS RRB Online Application before submission.

Step 4 Payment of Application Fee

After final submission of IBPS RRB Online Application, the candidates have to submit the IBPS RRB Application fee. The steps followed for the payment process is mentioned below:

  • Choose the payment option among Debit Card, Credit Card, IMPS, Net banking, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  • In case of Debit Card, enter card number, expiry date and CVV number.
  • In case of Credit Card, enter card number and PIN
  • If you choose Net banking, enter the bank details asked.
  • For IMPSadd beneficiary by mentioning account details of the organization to which you desire to transfer the money.
  • If you desire to pay the fee through Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards, enter the login details asked.
  • After entering and verifying the detailsclick on Pay.

Step 5 Confirmation

This is the last step of the IBPS RRB Online Application Process. The steps after carrying out the payment is mentioned below:

  • After the final submission and payment, an additional page of IBPS RRB Online Application is displayed.
  • Enter the requisite details by following the instructions mentioned.
  • An e-receipt is generated after the successful payment of fee. Print the e-receipt.
  • Print the final IBPS RRB Online Application Form displayed on the screen.

In case of unsuccessful transaction or non-payment of application fee, the candidate must re-login using the provisional number and password to repay the fee by carrying out the process in step 4 mentioned above.


IBPS RRB 2018 Application Edit 

The IBPS RRB application form once filled cannot be edited. The option to edit the IBPS RRB application form is applicable or available only before the “Final Submit” button. The “Save and Next” option is provided so that all the particulars can be read again and the changes can be done. The candidate must keep in mind that no changes can be done in the IBPS application form after the payment of fees.

Particulars to Fill in the IBPS RRB 2018 Application Form 

The candidates have to fill the following details in the IBPS RRB 2018 application form

  1. Name: Same as mentioned in class 10 matriculation certificate.
  2. Date of Birth: The date of birth must match the class 10 certificate.
  3. Mobile number: A functional mobile number that can be used for future communication.
  4. Email ID: A functional email id that can be used for future communication.
  5. Security code: It appears at the end of the page of registration. Copy the captcha code.
  6. Upload photograph and signature: Upload the same according to the guidelines given.
  7. Details: The other qualification details of the year of passing class 10, class 12 and graduation have to be filled.

IBPS RRB 2018 Admit card

The IBPS RRB admit card can be downloaded from the official website after October 2018 for the post of Pre- Exam Training. IBPS RRB admit card for IBPS RRB Preliminary will be available in the month of October 2018. The RRB admit card for office assistant can be downloaded in the month of November 2018. While RRB admit card for Officer Scale (1, 2 or 3) can be downloaded in October 2018.

Steps to Download the RRB Admit Card:

1. Open the official website IBPS.

2. Click on the CWE RRBs link from table of content.

3. Check for the link for the admit card download. There is a different link for office assistant/ officer scale-1/ officer scale-2/ officer scale-3.

4. Provide your user ID and password.

5. Download the RRB admit card.


IBPS RRB Frequently Asked Questions 

The FAQs section must be read thoroughly before working with the RRB application form. The FAQs are as follows

Ques. Why is the online page loading slowly?

Ans.  Check your internet connection. Try after a gap of 15 minutes as there are many applicants working on the IBPS RRB registration system.

Ques. How to be sure about whether my registration is complete or not?

Ans.  You will get the Registration ID and password in your email and SMS if your registration is complete.

Ques. What if, I did not receive the email intimation for registration?

ANS. Check your spam folder or blocked messages. These are auto-generated email. They must be received in the mailbox. Do not send a mail for such auto-generated messages.

Ques. Can I re-confirm my application is saved?

Ans. Yes, login to the IBPS RRB portal and print the application again and not fill the application again.

Ques. What if I get Zero- registration number with valid password?

Ans. This happens in rare case, if it happens, re-fill the RRB application form.

Ques. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?

Ans. Try to login to the portal. If you can access the portal then you have successfully registered. Else you have to do it again.

Ques. What details should I give while writing for the problem?

Ans. The details about the full name, date of birth, mobile number and registration number.

Ques. I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?

Ans. Select the “Edit” option before the final submission. This will give you the chance to edit details. After final submission, the details cannot be edited online.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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