Which Is Better IBPS Clerk or RRB clerk?

IBPS Clerk Vs. RRB Clerk is a query in mind of many banking aspirants and recently when IBPS RRB 2020 Notification has been released many aspirants are wondering if they should go for IBPS RRB Clerk or not? or if they should just target the expected IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification and exam? Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the exam conducting agency for Regional Rural Banks and Public Sector Banks; the recruitment in clerical cadre in Regional Rural Banks is known as IBPS RRB Clerk and for Public Sector Banks it is called IBPS Clerk Recruitment. Here we will give you detailed comparison of both IBPS Clerk and RRB Clerk to help you make your decision.

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Job Designation & Profile

This is one of the factor that influence the decision of the candidates to choose a job. A candidate will be called an office assistant if selected in a RRB while the designation of the clerk is assigned to a candidate, once selected in a scheduled commercial banks.

The work profile though remain the same for both the posts. The primary work is to interact with customers, update passbooks and is basically a front desk job.


The salary of both the posts is almost similar. The difference in the salary may arise due to the place of posting.

The IBPS Clerk pay scale is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540. While the salary of an IBPS RRB Clerk is The pay scale of an JIBPS RRB Office Assistant or IBPS RRB Clerk is Rs. 7200-(400/3)-8400-(500/3)-9900-(600/4)-12300-(700/7)-17200-(1300/1)-18500-(800/1)-19300. 

Work Load

The profile and work load is almost same but based on certain interviews of our selected students in both these job profile. The work load is comparatively less in Regional Rural Banks than in scheduled commercial banks. Not only this but in scheduled commercial bank, other things needs to be done as well whereas in case of RRB, there will be very little to do other than your regular duties.

Career Progression

The career progression is another factor that candidates must keep in mind while making a choice between the two. The career progression is way better and much faster in Scheduled commercial banks than in Regional Rural Banks. A candidate selected as a clerk in scheduled commercial banks can easily reach upto scale-V in the time span of 15 years with timely promotions while the same is not possible in IBPS RRB because the process is much slower.


The posting in case of Regional Rural Banks is better than PSBs because one can easily choose the place of posting in IBPS RRB while the same option is not available for IBPS Clerk 2020. The number of branches are more in PSBs and hence the chances become thinner.

Thus the above mentioned steps can help you to decide better that which job one must opt for. Both the jobs are fulfilling in terms of a candidate, who wants to pursue a career in bank. The banking sector can be very giving if your determined and hard-working.

Difference in Recruitment Exams

One of the biggest difference amongst IBPS Clerk and IBPS RRB Clerk Recruitment is in the selection procedure’s test. In IBPS RRB Exams there is an added advantage for candidates who are not well versed or comfortable in English Language, as you can choose to attempt the prelims exam in English/Hindi/Regional Language and there are just two subjects for prelims- Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. And for the IBPS RRB Main exam candidates can choose to attempt either English or Hindi Language in the test. Whereas in IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam, candidates have to attempt the English Language section in both prelims and mains test.

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We have discussed all important points a banking aspirant should consider above. There are many aspects, but at last it is about your preference and career plan. We suggest all aspirants to go for both the recruitment and once they have landed the job then decide further, as you should not let any opportunity go.

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