IBPS RRB PO 2020. Know details, eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam

IBPS RRB PO 2020. Know details, eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam. There are three major IBPS RRB exams which are conducted in the country. This includes:

  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (IBPS RRB PO)
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III
  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant (IBPS RRB Clerk)

In this article, we focus on the IBPS RRB PO exam the important exam dates, online application process, exam pattern, syllabus and every detailed information about the recruitment process.


IBPS RRB Notification 2020 released on June 30, 2020 and 3000+ vacancies have been released for the post of IBPS RRB PO. The online application process is now complete and for any further information regarding the IBPS RRB Notification, candidates can visit the linked article. 

IBPS RRB PO Eligibility

There are a set of eligibility requirements that are mentioned by the conducting body in the official notification which need to be fulfilled by every applicant if they want to apply for the exam.

Given below is the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I eligibility criteria in brief:

Age: Candidates above 18 years and below 30 years can apply for the exam

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India, subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline


The IBPS RRB recruitment 2020 details are out and candidates must check this page regularly to stay updated with any latest news related to IBPS RRB PO exam.

Given below are important IBPS RRB PO exam dates for the 2020 recruitment as mentioned in the IBPS RRB Notification 2020 and also exam dates for the 2019 recruitment:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Dates
Level of Exam Important Dates (Year-wise)
2020  2019
Online Application June 30, 2020 June 18, 2019 to July 4, 2019
Prelims Exam September/ October 2020 August 3 & 4, 2019
Mains Exam October/ November 2020 September 22, 2019
Interview December 2020 December 2019

Candidates can get the detailed Officer Scale I exam schedule at the IBPS RRB Exam dates page.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern And Syllabus

The Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB PO consists of the following stages:

  1. Prelims Stage
  2. Mains Stage
  3. Interview Phase

Candidates must pass each stage in order to move on to the next stage. The exam pattern of each stage is discussed in great detail below.

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Given below is the IBPS RRB PO prelims and mains exam pattern in brief for the reference of candidates:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern
Phase of Exam Name of Subjects No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Prelims Exam Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Mains Exam Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Hindi/ English 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50

The IBPS RRB PO prelims is only qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this phase of the examination are not included in the final merit of the candidates. Those who qualify the prelims are shortlisted for the mains and those who qualify mains are further shortlisted for Interview.

Interview Phase for IBPS RRB PO

The marks for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview for Probationary Officers will be as per extant guidelines. Only by qualifying both in the Online Examination (Main/Single) and Common Interview with sufficiently high marks will candidates be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.


The IBPS RRB PO result will be declared after preparing a merit list of all the qualified candidates and will be issued as a list of candidates who will be given provisional allotment. The provisional allotment is confirmed once the candidate clears background verification.

The tentative date for the final declaration of results 2020 of IBPS RRB PO is January 2021. The results are declared in the form of a scorecard as well as a list of candidates provisionally allocated an RRB Branch. The location of the posting may either depend on the preference and the final merit list of the candidates.

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