IBPS RRB Notification 2021 Out: IBPS RRB Exam is conducted every year by IBPS for selection to the post of both IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks spread across the country. For selection to the post of both Assistant and Officer Cadre in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) spread across the country, IBPS organises IBPS RRB Exam every year. The selection is made to the post of:
|Office Assistant||Marketing Manager||Treasury Manager|
|Officer Scale – I||Banking Officer Scale – II||Agriculture Officer (Grade – II)|
|Law Officer (Grade – II)||Law Officer (Grade – II)||Chartered Accountant (Grade II)|
|Officer (Grade III)||IT Officer (Grade II)|
IBPS RRB is a national-level banking exam conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for candidates who aspire to join the Regional Rural Bank (क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंक). Let’s take a look at both these exams:
IBPS RRB 2021 Notification
IBPS has released IBPS RRB 2021 notification on June 7, 2021 to recruit 10166 post of Office Assistant (Clerk) and Officers Scale-I, II & III in different in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the country. You can download the Official Notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. With release of IBPS RRB Notification 2021, IBPS has released the exam dates, eligibility criteria, online application link, vacancies, selection procees, exam centers, pattern and syllabus etc.
IBPS RRB 2021: Important Dates
IBPS has released all important dates for IBPS RRB Recruitment 2021 along with its official notification on June 7, 2021. The exam dates for IBPS RRB 2021 exam has already been released by IBPS along with IBPS Calendar 2021-22. All important dates related to IBPS RRB 2021 examination are given below:
|IBPS RRB Notification||June 7, 2021|
|Online Application Starts on||June 8, 2021|
|Online Applications will end on||June 28, 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Call Letter||July 9, 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Schedule||July 19-25, 2021|
|Call Letters – Preliminary Exam||July 2021|
|IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination|
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
|1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th August 2021|
|IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result||August 2021|
|IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card||September 2021|
|Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)||25th September 2021|
|Officer Scale I Mains Exam||25th September 2021|
|Office Assistant Mains Exam||3rd October 2021|
|Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)||October/November 2021|
|Final Result (Provisional Allotment)||January 2022|
IBPS RRB Exam Date 2021
As per the IBPS Calendar 2021-22, the IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 14th and 15th August 2021 and the mains exam for the same is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd October 2021.
The online exam of IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I will be conducted on 1st and 7th August 2021 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam for the same is scheduled to be conducted on 25th September 2021. This year, a single exam was conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III on 25th September 2021.
IBPS RRB 2021 Online Application
The Online Application link for IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant and Officers Scale-I, II & III, has been activated on June 8, 2021 at the official website of IBPS i.e. https://ibps.in. All candidates can apply online for this exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:
IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancy Increased
The total number of updated vacancies for IBPS RRB 2021 (CRP RRBs X) exam has been announced on June 18, 2021 along with updated notification PDF. This Year, IBPS introduced 12958 vacancies for the posts of RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I, II & III. The revised vacancies for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk is 6888 and 4716 respectively. The table for Post-wise and Category-wise vacancies is mentioned below.
|Post||Vacancies (7th June 2021)||Increased Vacancies (10th June 2021)|
|Office Assistants (Multipurpose)||6101||6888|
|Officer Scale I||4257||4716|
|Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer)||26||26|
|Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer)||42||42|
|Officer Scale II (Treasury Manager)||10||10|
|Officer Scale II (Law)||28||28|
|Officer Scale II (CA)||33||33|
|Officer Scale II (IT)||60||60|
|Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer)||917||940|
|Officer Scale III||213||215|
Click Here to Check IBPS Calendar 2021-22
IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2021, Exam will be conducted in two phases:
- • Preliminary Exam
- • Mains Exam
No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates to the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by candidate in his/her Mains Examination.
IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern
|1.||Reasoning||40||40||A cumulative time of 45 mins|
IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern
|1||Reasoning Paper||40||50||A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided|
|2||General Awareness Paper||40||40|
|3||Numerical Ability Paper||40||50|
|4||English/Hindi Language Paper||40||40|
No interview is required after the Mains Exam to get selected for the post of Office Assistant.
IBPS RRB Officer 2021 Exam Pattern
For IBPS RRB Officer 2021, exam will be conducted in three phases:
- • Preliminary Exam
- • Mains Exam
- • Interview Process
The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process.
IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination
|2.||Numerical Ability||40||40||time of 45 mins|
IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)
|2||General Awareness||40||40||time of|
|3||Numerical Ability||40||50||2 hours is|
A common exam (single exam) will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III this year to select candidates on the basis of their professional knowledge.
IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam, a candidate is required to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:
|Nationality / Citizenship||a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal ora subject of Bhutan ora Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India ora person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.|
|Age Limit (As on 01.06.2021)||For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)– Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1993 and later than 01.06.2003 (both dates inclusive).|
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)– Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1991 and later than 30.06.2003 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1989 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1981 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive).
|Language Proficiency||Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.|
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent|
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
|Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)||i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy;|
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
|Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager)||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.||Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)||Information Technology Officer|
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Desirable:
Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
|One year (in the relevant field)|
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
|One Year as a Chartered Accountant.|
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
|Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years|
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
|One Year (in the relevant field)|
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
|Two Years (in therelevant field)|
|Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.||Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions|
1. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 28.06.2021.
ii. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 28.06.2021 has to be submitted at the time of interview for the posts of Officers (Scale I, II and III) and at the time of joining for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose).
Category Wise Age Relaxation:
|Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years|
IBPS RRB 2021 Application Fee
The online application fee for IBPS RRB 2021 exam was increased last year. A total of Rs. 850/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to General Category as the application fee for both IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officers exam and Rs. 175/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.
IBPS RRB 2021 Syllabus
The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2021 is almost same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officers. Apart from the below mentioned sections, an additional section of professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.
Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Odd man out||Analogy|
|Blood Relation||Alphabet Test|
|Ranking and Time||Causes and Effects|
|Direction Sense Test||Sitting Arrangements|
|Decision Making||Statement and Assumption|
|Figure Series||Assertion and Reason|
|Statement and Conclusion||Word Formation|
|Statement and Arguments||Statements and Action Courses|
|Figure Series Test||Miscellaneous Tests|
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Number System||HCF and LCM|
|Decimal Fraction||Profit and Loss|
|Simple Interest||Compound Interest|
|Time and Work||Time and Distance|
|Ratio and Proportion||Averages|
|Case Studies||Charts and Graphs|
|Permutation and Combination||Probability|
English Language Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Spotting Errors||Commonly Misspelled Words|
|Jumbled Words||Phrase Substitution|
|Fill in the Blanks||Jumbled up sentences|
|Idioms and Phrases||Cloze Tests|
|Comprehension||One word Substitution|
Hindi Language Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Vyakaran||Fill in the Blanks|
Computer Knowledge Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Computer Fundamentals||Computer Abbreviations|
|Software and Hardware Fundamentals||Shortcut Keys|
|Networking||Basic Knowledge of Internet|
|MS Office||History of Computers|
|History and Future of Computers||Virus, Hacking|
General Awareness Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam
|Current Affairs||Social Function of Banks|
|Indian and International Economy||Marketing|
|Banking Terms||Awards and Honors|
|Books and Authors||Finance|
|Fiscal Monetary Policies||Agriculture|
|Repo and Reverse Repo Rate||History of Banking|
Check IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Preparation
IBPS RRB exam level vary from basic to moderate. There are very few sections that have difficult questions. Students should assess their current preparation level, find their strengths and weaknesses, then go through the strategy-making part. For example, students who are just starting the preparation should focus more on the basics. Students who have been preparing for some time and facing difficulties in certain sections should take more practice test. Sometimes personal doubt sessions with faculties can provide great solutions to your problem but you don’t get that attention in a class full of students.
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IBPS RRB 2021 Admit Card
IBPS will release the admit card on their official website after the application process is completed. Different Admit Cards will be issued for both Preliminary and Mains Examination for both Assistant and Office Assistant. The link to the same will be provided on this page. Hence, candidates are required to visit this site regularly to remain updated.
IBPS RRB 2021 Result
IBPS will declare the results after conducting exams for each stage for both Assistant and Officer Grade. Candidates are required to clear the preliminary round in order to give their Mains Exam. Candidates who make it to the final merit list will be offered the call letter to join the organization.
IBPS RRB Cut-Off 2021
The cut-off for IBPS RRB 2021 will be released once the paper for the same has been conducted. The cut-off for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam will be different. The cut-off marks will be generated both state wise as well as category wise.
Let’ have a look at the IBPS RRB previous year cut-off:
|IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Prelims Cut-Off|
|Jammu & Kashmir||73.5|
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cut-off 2020