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What Should You Know About IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Recruitments

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recently conducted the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II examinations (October 2020). The exams were conducted to fill over 9600 vacancies in various regional rural banks.

This is a highly competitive exam because of the attractive IBPS RRB Officer Scale-2 salary. The exam calls for thorough preparation as mere pass marks do not ensure a job because the consideration is purely on a merit basis. It is essential to achieve the minimum cut-off marks for your region and be on the merit list to stand a chance of getting the job.

Candidates need to note that the Officer Scale-II (general banking officer) exam’s structure and pattern are different compared to other posts, Officer Scale-II (specialist cadre).

Officer Scale-II (general banking officer) exam comprises 200 multiple choice questions from various sections, including Reasoning Ability, Financial Awareness, English/Hindi language sections, Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation.

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Online Application Process

The online application process for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II 2020 commenced on July 1, 2020, and extended to July 21, 2020. This was followed by the second phase of registration that was conducted between October 26, 2020, and November 9, 2020, for Officer Scale-II.

Prospective candidates can fill out the application form by visiting the official website of IBPS.  The prescribed fees can also be paid online to fulfil part of the eligibility criteria. Once your application is scrutinised and accepted, you will be allotted an IBPS RRB Admit Card, which can be accessed on the official website.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Exam Pattern

Here are the details of the Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II for General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre:

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

The exam pattern comprises five sections:

Professional Knowledge                40 questions              40 marks

Reasoning Ability                            40 questions              50 marks

Quantitative Aptitude &

Data Interpretation                          40 questions              50 marks

Financial Awareness                       40 questions              40 marks

Computer Knowledge                     40 questions               20 marks

English/Hindi Language                 40 questions                40 marks

Total                                               240 questions               200 marks

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Professional Knowledge                40 questions              40 marks

Reasoning Ability                           40 questions              40 marks

Quantitative Aptitude &

Data Interpretation                          40 questions              40 marks

Financial Awareness                      40 questions              40 marks

Computer Knowledge                    40 questions               40 marks

English/Hindi Language                 40 questions                40 marks

Total                                               200 questions              200 marks

Candidates need to keep in mind that there is negative marking in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II exam, and each incorrect answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks. Rushing through the exam does not help in any way. Reading the questions completely before answering helps to get the answers right.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 Salary Structure

The salary structure of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 2 is as follows:

Salary                                     Rs. 29,000-Rs. 33,000

Besides this, there are liberal allowances detailed below:

Dearness Allowance (DA) will be 46.5% of basic pay. You will also receive House Rent Allowance (HRA), which is 5% of basic pay in the Rural areas, 7.5 % of basic pay in the Semi-Urban areas, and 10% of basic pay for Urban areas. The special allowances stand at 7.5% of basic pay.

Besides the above, employees are eligible for travel allowances, leased accommodation rent, medical reimbursement, miscellaneous allowances, and pension schemes.

Summing it Up

Cracking the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II is difficult but not impossible. Candidates need to focus on the preparation by reviewing the previous year paper. It will give them a fair idea of how to get prepared for the exam. The IBPS RRB officer scale 2 salary structure is attractive; hence thousands of applicants from across the country are vying for the posts.

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