IBPS RRB Notification - A Detailed Analysis

In an another attempt to bring more clarity regarding IBPS RRB Notification, give you some more insights in the notification.


Q. How do the banks stack up across states in India ?

Ans. Refer Table Below :

Table 1 : Statewise no. of Banks as per IBPS RRB

State
No. of Banks
Language Requirement
Uttar Pradesh
7
Hindi
Andhra Pradesh
5
Telugu
Karnataka
4
Kannada
Bihar
3
Hindi
Chhattisgarh
3
Hindi
Gujarat
3
Gujarati
Madhya Pradesh
3
Hindi
Punjab
3
Punjabi
Rajashtan
3
Hindi
West Bengal
3
Bengali
Assam
2
Assamese
Haryana
2
Hindi
Jammu & Kashmir
2
Urdu and Punjabi
Jharkhand
2
Hindi
Kerala
2
Malayalam
Maharashtra
2
Marathi
Odisha
2
Oriya
Tamil Nadu
2
Tamil
Arunachal Pradesh
1
Regional Language
Himachal
1
Hindi
Manipur
1
Regional Language
Meghalaya
1
Regional Language
Mizoram
1
Regional Language
Nagaland
1
Regional Language
Puducherry
1
Tamil
Tripura
1
Regional Language
Uttarakhand
1
Hindi
Total
62



Q. Which Banks am  I eligible to apply from ?

Ans. As per the notification you can apply to only that state’s RRB’s whose local language you had as a subject in your class Xth board exams, so your options are limited in this case. For e.g. you had Marathi as a subject and not Hindi, then you can only apply from Maharashtra.

However this condition does not apply for the posts of Officer Scale 2 and Scale 3 posts as per the notification


Q. I had Punjabi ( but not Hindi) as a subject in my Class Xth board exams, but I know how to read, write and speak Hindi, can I apply to Uttar Pradesh RRBs?

Ans. No, Language Proficiency is defined by Subjects studied in class Xth Board exams only , It does not matter how good you are practically in a language, you need to have the formal educational qualification to be eligible for this examination.


Q.How many vacancies were there in Hindi speaking states?


This is the list of vacancies which the participating banks have brought out in the years 2012-13, i.e. previous RRB examination conducted by IBPS in 2012 or independently prior to RRB CWE.

Table 2 : List of Vacancies brought by various RRBs in 2012-2013

Bank
State
Officer Scale 1 Vacancies
Assistant Vacancies
Total
Allahabad UP Gramin Bank
Uttar Pradesh
99
120
219
Baroda UP Gramin Bank
Uttar Pradesh
82
84
166
Gramin Bank of Aryavart
Uttar Pradesh
145
196
341
Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank
Uttar Pradesh
231
242
473
Prathma Bank
Uttar Pradesh
35
40
75
Purvanchal Bank
Uttar Pradesh
86
112
198
Sarva UP Gramin Bank
Uttar Pradesh
55
114
169

Total Uttar Pradesh
733
908
1641





Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Bihar
39
0
39
Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
Bihar
172
177
349
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank*
Bihar
268
406
674

Total Bihar
479
583
1062





Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank
Chhatisgarh
25
134
159
Durg Rajnandgaon Gramin Bank
Chhatisgarh
24
46
70
Surguja Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Chhatisgarh
16
40
56

Total Chhatisgarh
65
220
285





Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
Madhya Pradesh
93
115
208
Madhyanchal Gramin Bank
Madhya Pradesh
75
180
255
Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank
Madhya Pradesh
14
17
31

Total MP
182
312
494





Mewar Aanchalik Gramin Bank
Rajasthan
0
40
45

Total Rajasthan
0
40
45





Gurgaon Gramin Bank
Haryana
30
30
60
Haryana Gramin Bank
Haryana
0
166
166

Total Haryana
30
196
226





Himachal Gramin Bank
Himachal Pradesh
51
62
113

Total HP
51
62
113





Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
Uttarakhand
40
120
160

Total Uttarakhand
40
120
160






Total (Hindi States)
1580
2441
4021

1.* Data is collected from various source, while we have made every effort to collate correct information, no guarantee is made of its accuracy

2. This is an indicative table only, banks can vary their requirements in future years, the data pertains to 2012-13 and is not a definitive indicator for 2013-14.


Of course, these vacancies are previous years’ vacancies, they may vary this year in accordance with banks requirements,

Q. Shall I opt for “Hindi” or “English” in the examination, I am conversant with both.

Ans. Ideally you should opt for the language with which you are comfortable with, However, if you are opting for Hindi you should be well aware that  not much information is available in terms of Books, Study Material, previous papers etc. so there is very little you can prepare from. Also be aware that “Hindi”, in terms of the examination implies “Academic Hindi”, so you should be aware of all the grammar rules, synonyms and antonyms in Hindi, just like in English. Mere oral knowledge of Hindi is not enough

So if you are not aware of these Hindi nuances you could have a tough time in the examination. On the other hand English is well researched by books, authors and coaching institutes and the pattern of the questions and the difficulty level is well understood, in the form of test series, previous papers etc. 

So we will suggest English, however the ultimate decision is left to you.

Q. I am preparing for IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk, should I apply for this examination ?

Ans. Yes of course, you should be aware that most of these RRB’s are sponsored by major banks such as Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank etc., so it is like any other public sector bank job, the only point to note here is that your posting will be in rural areas. For candidates from smaller cities and villages it is an ideal opportunity to get a public sector bank job close to their respective hometown.

In any case, even if you are not interested in joining a RRB, there is no harm in giving the examination, it will be valuable practice for IBPS PO and Clerk examinations coming up later in the year. The syllabus is practically the same and the examination is also online, so no harm in trying, it will cost you Rs 600/- at the most.


Q. I am from a Metro City/ Big City , should I apply for this examination given that
the posting will be in rural areas ?

Ans. If you are not interested in RRB’s , we will still recommend that you apply for this , since IBPS is conducting this examination, the questions will be of similar difficulty and pattern as that of IBPS PO/Clerk and Specialist Officer, so you can treat this as valuable practice and test yourself in real examination conditions.

In any case there is no harm applying, it will only set you back by Rs 600/- at the most, you can always treat this as a back up option, in case you do not succeed in the other examinations. The world of today is a world of competition, you must avail and grab each and every opportunity which you get.