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IBPS in coordination with NABARD to conduct CWE for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) from 2012-13

May 30, 2012 07:34 IST

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct Common Written Exam (CWE) for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) from 2012-13 for recruitment of Officers and Officer Assistants (Multipurpose). National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordination and Supervision of the selection process beside finalisation of the methodology for the conduct of the Common Written Examination.

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services, has decided to introduce a Common Written Examination (CWE) to be conducted by Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) for recruitment of Officers in Group A and Group B. A total of 82 Regional Rural Bank (RRBs) will participate in the Recruitment Process.

Groups for Common Written Exam (CWE)

Officers in Group A will include Junior Management Grade Scale I, Middle Management Grade Scale II (with 1 to 2 years experience), Middle Management Grade Scale III (with 5 years experience), and Group B which includes Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in RRBs.

Eligibility Criteria

The educational qualification for recruitment in RRB in each group is Graduation except in Officer Scale II wherein degree in specialised area is required. The other eligibility conditions (Like Knowledge of Local Language) and the exam pattern will differ as per each scale.

Detailed Eligibiltiy Criteria

For ensuring proficiency in local language, the passing of 10 standard exam with local language as a subject, will be verified at the time of interview and will also be specified by each RRB in their individual notification.

The knowledge/ awareness of computer will be treated as an added qualification which will be stipulated by each RRB when notifying for recruitment for Scale I cadre.

Selection Process for IBPS RRBs

Candidates applying for above mentioned cadres in the RRBs will have to qualify the Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS followed by an Interview by the respective RRBs. Separate Common Written Examination will be held in each of the cadres in RRBs.

Note: There will be a common paper for both Generalist and Specialist cadres for Officer Scale I.

Structure of Written Examination

IBPS will issue a valid Score Card to all the successful candidates who can henceforth, apply in RRB for recruitment as per their requirement. The Score Card will be valid for one year from the date of issue. Interview of the candidates who have secured minimum qualifying marks in CWE in order of merit will be done by a Committee constituted by the concerned RRB. After completion of interview process, RRBs will issue letters of appointment to the selected candidates.

Role of NABARD

The written exam will be supervised by NABARD who will further identify one RRB as Nodal RRB for each State to coordinate the conduct of examinations in that State under their charge. However, the other remaining RRBs in the State will also be involved to assist the designated Nodal RRB in carrying out smooth conduct of the examination in coordination with IBPS.

How to Apply

IBPS will notify the Common Written Examination, stipulating minimum eligibility criteria in terms of age, qualification and experience (if any) as well as the modalities of conduct of CWE. Candidates will be advised to specify any one centre from the list of centres notified by IBPS from which he/she would appear for CWE.

The application fee for Officer (Multipurpose) and Officer (Scale I, II & III) will be Rs 350 and Rs 450 respectively for General Category candidates. Fee for reserved (SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-Servicemen) category will be Rs 50.

There shall be no restriction on the candidate to appear in the interview only in the RRBs located in the state where he/she had appeared for CWE. However, the candidates may be required to possess proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT for which vacancies he/she wishes to apply.

Guidelines for CWE for RRBs

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hello,mera ibps rrb me officer 1 me 113 he aur assistent me 115 aaya he main obc me hun to kya mujhe nabard bank interview dene ka moka dega ya kisi aur gramin bank me interview me bulaega plz tell me immediatly becoz i m vry frastet

Archana Gupta,

hello... sir my rrb office assistant is 108 can i expect a call for interview or not i belong to genral category plz tell me

Ankita Vyas,

Hi, My score for IBPS RRB Office Assistant is 124. I am from Madhya Pradesh and belong to General Category. Is there chance to get an interview call111.119.15.11?

Neeraj Bisht,

Hello Sir I am Neeraj from Dehradun. Sir kya mein gramin bank ka form bar sakta hoon abhi mein b.com 2 year mein hoon par 2013 tak mein 3 year may a jaunga toh kya mein bhi apply kar sakta hoon. Reply

Lakshmana kumar,

Sir i have complete 10+2 with 85% of marks iwant work in banks now any recuirments is open sir,

Deepak Chandra,

sir me sc candidat hu or sir mene 98 marks mile hai kya muje interview k liye call a sakti hai

Deepak Chandra,

sir i am sc candidate i have score 98 marks in rrb sir kya muje interview ke liye call a sakti hai


ellaquai dehati bank and j&k grameen bank , are they planning any recruitment in 2013, as the results of cwe rrb are out now, if you have any information please let me know


Hello sir, I am belongs to Andra Pradesh, staying in bahrain .I had applied for the ibps clerk 2013 may i write the exam from bahrain .plz sir give me the information.


how many salary in rrb inofficer level


hii..my score in RRB OFFICE ASSISTANT IS 117 and in OFFICER SCALE 1 IS 124.Can i expect a call for interview or not.I Belong to general category. plz tell me..

jay shekhar,

what is process of rrb po and clerk interview111.119.15.22


i have scored 118 in ibps rrb office assistant belongs to obc catogory,andhrapradesh.can i expect a call for interview


My name is yogesh,and i want to know any sorce by which i get all information regarding to the rrb bank vacancy.plzz tell me


what is the salary of a fresher at rrb as office assistant(multi-purpose)

sandeep kumar,

devendra i sure apko chance milega nhi balki 90% chance hai apk

Devendra singh,

sir g i am score gain 58% in ibps rrb officer 1 me sc candidate hu kya mujhe interview chance milega ye exam kitne student ne qualify kiya h officer 1 wala

kiran more,

Sir, i m interested in Goat farming Project. Can you tell me about any SUBSIDY or help from Nabard for this


hi sir maine rrb officer 1 aur office assistant dono ka tet clear kiya hai kya aap bta sakte hai ki kitne candidates ne test pas kiya hai

rupesh kumar,

plz send me modal question paper for rural banks and tell me how instead of English Hindi xam type come....


hii..h i prepare for the IBPS exam...spacialy for GA plz tel me soon

Rajani Chaudhary,

plz send me some quastion paper which help me to pass ibps rural bank exam plz i need it ang specially plz send me some hindi quastion for practice...

Phani Kumar,

Hi, Request you please send model question and answer papers of rural bank CWE for Regional Rural bank recruitment officers Scale 3.


plz send me modal question paper for rural banks and tell me how instead of English Hindi xam type come....

geetanjali sharma,

dear all, what is the age limit and what is the pay structure

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