A Roundup of RRB Clerk Salary



The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (or IBPS) is the controlling body that announces details for the IBPS RRB clerk exam. A clerk’s position in a bank is important as clerks form the bank’s supporting backbone, working from morning until evening with files and figures. Although the post is known as ‘clerk’ or assistant, the RRB clerk salary is quite attractive, as is evident from the large number of applicants who hope to get through the exams and get a clerk’s job. The IBPS RRB exam is an annual affair, and the Institute of Banking Personnel is the controlling authority that conducts the exam and completes the recruitment process. 

The IBPS Online Application for Clerk’s Post

As mentioned earlier, the IBPS conducts the IBPS RRB clerk/assistant exam annually, and the online applications are accepted between June and July every year. 

Candidates desirous of applying for the position can look up the details on the official website of the IBPS.

A large number of positions fall vacant each year, and for 2020 the online applications were invited for filling 4682 positions, which was subsequently increased to 5076.

The documents that prospective candidates need to produce include a signed photograph of the candidate, certificates supporting the educational qualifications, along with caste certificates in applicable cases. 

The vacancy notification was released on June 30, 2020. The preliminary exams were held on the 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th 2020, and the dates for the main exams are yet to be announced. 

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The primary eligibility criteria are that the candidates need to be a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan. Tibetan refugees are also eligible to apply.

Age: The minimum prescribed age is 18, and the maximum is 28 years.

Educational Qualifications: Graduate in any discipline

The Selection Process

The bank exam syllabus is standard for the banking sector. Prospective candidates should get familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern.

The two stages of the selection process include:

  1. IBPS RRB Clerk/assistant preliminary exams.
  2. IBPS RRB Clerk/assistant main exams.

The prelims exams include the following: 

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

The main exams include the following: 

Reasoning Ability 

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer Knowledge

General Awareness


IBPS Clerk Admit Card

The IBPS conducting authority releases the admit card for candidates around 2 weeks prior to the exam date. You may download the Admit Card from the official website of IBPS, which also serves as proof that the candidate’s application has been accepted. It is also the identity proof (ID proof) at the exam hall.

Preparing for the IBPS Clerk Exam

The IBPS clerk exam is not easy to crack, despite which many aspiring candidates try to crack the exam each year. The trick lies in thorough preparation by strategising a study plan, following it, attempting several mock tests, adopting time management techniques, and browsing through previous papers. 


IBPS RRB Clerk Salary Roundup

The IBPS RRB clerk salary ranges from Rs. 15,000 per month to Rs. 19,000 per month. 

Besides this, there are liberal allowances detailed below:

Dearness Allowance (DA) is 46.5% of basic pay. 

House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Rural Areas is 5% of basic pay, while it is 7.5 % of basic pay for Semi-Urban Areas and 10% of basic pay for the Urban Areas. The Special Allowances are 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 Up          

The IBPS RRB clerk position offers a decent salary and allowances. It is not very difficult to crack the qualifying exam if one practices well and goes through the previous papers.