IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Dates Out: Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2021: IBPS has released a calendar with the exam dates for the IBPS RRB 2021 exams. The Prelims exam of clerk and officer scale-I going to held in August, while the mains exam is scheduled for October and September respectively. For officer scale II & III, the single exam is going to take place in September 2021. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS conducts the recruitment in Regional Rural Banks (RRB’s) through a national level exam annually. The IBPS conducts the recruitment  for the following Group A and B posts:

  1. IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
  4. IBPS RRB Officer Scale III (Senior Manager)

Read here for IBPS RRB 2021, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Social Distancing Norms. IBPS has announced all precautionary measures to be taken at the exam centers in the IBPS RRB Notification PDF.

Latest Update: IBPS has announced the exam dates for clerk, Officer Scale I, II & III posts under IBPS RRB 2021. 

IBPS RRB 2021: Overview

Check the important details of the IBPS RRB 2021 exam in the table given below.

Name of exam Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)
Recruitment for the
Post
  • Officers Scale I, II & III
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Groups Group A and B
Exam level National
Exam Eligibility Graduate
IBPS RRB Exam stage
  • Officers Scale I: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview
  • Office Assistant: Preliminary and Mains
  • Officers Scale II and III: Single level exam and Interview
Mode of exam Online
IBPS RRB Exam Duration
  • Prelims: 45 minutes
  • Mains: 2 hours
  • Single level exam: 2 hours
Official website www.ibps.in

IBPS RRB 2021: Exam Dates

IBPS has released the exam dates of IBPS RRB 2021 for all the exams. Check the important dates in the table below:

IBPS RRB 2021 Activity Date (Tentative)
IBPS RRB 2021 Notification The third week of June 2021
Last Date to Apply Online First Week of June 2021
Last Date to Submit Fee First Week of June 2021
Call Letters Preliminary Exam July 2021
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
  • August 01, 2021
  • August 07, 2021
  • August 08, 2021
  • August 14, 2021
  • August 21, 2021
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III September 25, 2021
Officer Scale I Mains Exam September 25, 2021
Office Assistant Mains Exam October 03, 2021
IBPS RRB Interview for Officer Scale-I, II, and III To be announced
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II, and III
& Office Assistant)
To be announced

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IBPS RRB 2021 Notification

The IBPS has released the notification for the exam dates of RRB 2021. The official notification for the IBPS RRB 2021 is going to release in June 2021 (tentatively). Check the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and syllabus based on the previous year’s notification. Under IBPS RRB the recruitment is done for the following posts which are categorized into Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Grade:

Office Assistant /Clerk
(Multipurpose)
Marketing Manager
Treasury Manager Officers Scale I
(Probationary Officer, PO)
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 2021 Vacancy

The number of vacancies for the RRB 2021 is going to out with the notification. Check previous year’s vacancies below. The total no. of vacancies for the IBPS RRB 2020 exam is increased with the release of the re-open notification on 22nd October 2020.

Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 5076
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 4201
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 100
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 08
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 03
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT) 59
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 838
Officer Scale – III 156
Total 10,493

IBPS RRB 2021: Eligibility Criteria

IBPS RRB Age Limit

  • For Officer Scale- III- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 40 years.
  • For Officer Scale-II- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 32 years.
  • For Officer Scale- I- Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.
AgeWise Relaxation For IBPS RRB 2021
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense 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 Educational Qualification

IBPS RRB Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.

Officer Scale-I 

(PO/Assistant Manager)

  • Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates having a degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in the local language.
  • Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates having a degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
2 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)
  • Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc will be given preference.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)
  • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)
  • Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks.
2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager)
  • Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)
  • MBA in Marketing.
1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer)
  • Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks.
2 Years
Officer Scale-III
  • Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
5 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution

IBPS RRB Exam Fee

Check the application fee based on the previous year’s notification, if there is any change is will be updated here.

Post Category Application Fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III),
Office Assistant/Clerk
General/ OBC/ EWS INR 850/-
Officer (Scale I, II & III)
Office Assistant/Clerk
SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM INR 175/-

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How To Apply For IBPS RRB 2021?

It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the IBPS RRB 2021 Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the IBPS RRB will comprise of two stages: || Registration | Login || The steps to apply online is given below.

Registration

  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of IBPS RRB.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.

Login

  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for IBPS RRB 2021.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned below.
  3. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG /JPG format.
    Size of Photograph: 200 x 230 pixels
    Size of Signature: 140 x 60 pixels.
  4. After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  5. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.

IBPS RRB 2021 Apply Online

The apply online link is going to live in June 2021, click on the link provided below to apply for IBPS RRB 2021.

(Link Inactive)

IBPS RRB Selection Process

  • For IBPS RRB Clerk, there will be two stages of Exam: || Prelims | Main ||
  • For IBPS PO or Officer Scale I, there will be three stages of the Exam:
    || Prelims | Mains | Interview ||
  • For IBPS Officer Grade-II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and III, there will be a single-window exam:
    || IBPS Officer Grade II Exam| Interview ||

The candidates will have to clear each stage of the exam for successful selection for each post.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

As you know that the IBPS RRB recruits candidates for two posts, i.e. Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Scale. Therefore, the exam process is different for each of the exams.

IBPS RRB Officer Assistant Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  •  Preliminary Exam
  •  Mains Exam

No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates for the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate. The test will be objective in nature.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 Composite time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite time of 2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

There will not be any interview after the Mains Exam to get selected for the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made solely on the scores secured by the candidate in the Mains Exam.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB PO 2021, the exam will be conducted in three phases:

  1.  Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by the candidate in both IBPS RRB Mains Exam and the Interview. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect response marked by the candidate.

IBPS RRB Officer (Scale-1) Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite Time of
45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Officer (Grade I) Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 Composite Time of
2 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper* 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

Note*: Candidates can either opt for English Language or Hindi Language Paper

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2021 is almost the same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer. Apart from the below-mentioned sections, an additional section of the professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

The topics that will be covered in the IBPS RRB Exam are as follows:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. English / Hindi Language
  4. Financial Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
  6. Computer Knowledge

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Logical Reasoning

The reasoning ability section comprises logical and verbal reasoning. The topics for the IBPS RRB reasoning syllabus are as follows:

Odd man out Analogy Syllogism
Coding-Decoding Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Blood Relation Series Test Ranking and Time
Causes and Effects Direction Test Sitting Arrangements
Decision Making Statement and Assumption Figure Series
Assertion and Reason Statement and Conclusion Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses Inequalities Puzzles

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Among all the sections in the IBPS RRB exam, the quantitative aptitude section is one of the toughest and also the most scoring. The detailed IBPS RRB syllabus for the quantitative aptitude section is as given below:

Number System HCF and LCM Profit and Loss
Decimal Fractions Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance Average
Age Problems Simplification Partnership
Percentage Ratio and Proportion Data Interpretation
Permutation and Combination Probability Quadratic Equations

IBPS RRB Syllabus: English / Hindi Language

Reading Comprehension Error Detection Fill in the blanks
Rearrangement of Sentences Cloze Test Jumbled Words
Idioms One word substitution Phrase Substitution
Antonyms Synonyms

Since there is an option for Hindi and English in the IBPS RRB syllabus, there are certain topics that can be helpful for candidates opting for Hindi as a language:

Vyakaran Error Spotting
Paragraphs Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks Antonyms and Synonyms

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

Computer Fundamentals Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals Shortcut Keys
Networking Basic Knowledge of the Internet
MS Office Database
History of Computer Security Tools
Number System and Conversions Computer Languages
Internet Input and Output Devices

IBPS RRB Syllabus: General Awareness

India and International Current Affairs Banking Awareness
Countries and Currencies National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Banking Terms and Abbreviations Banking History
RBI Sports
Finance Sports
Books ad Authors Agriculture
Fiscal Policies Budget
Government schemes Government policies

IBPS RRB Syllabus: Financial Awareness

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy Budget and Economic Survey
Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India Bank Accounts and Special Individuals
Organizations Deposits Credit Loans
Advanced Non Performing Assets Asset Reconstruction Companies
NPAs Restructuring of Loans
Bad Loans Risk Management
BASEL I BASEL II
BASEL II ACCORDS

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2021

The IBPS RRB Admit card for IBPS RRB PO or Officer Scale I will release in July 2021. The candidates can download their admit card of IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale I Post from the given link.

IBPS RRB Result 2021

After the candidates have appeared for the IBPS RRB Exam the result will be declared. The result for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Grade will be made available. The result for IBPS RRB is of key importance as it will be the gateway to appear for the next stage of the exam.

IBPS RRB Cut Off

The declaration of the IBPS RRB Result will also declare cut off marks for each stage. The cut-off for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam will be different.

IBPS RRB Social Distancing Norms

This time, exam centers will not display the candidates’ Roll Number and Room or Lab Number on their walls. Candidates will be informed about their Lab number in which they need to sit for the exam at the time of verification of Admit Card and ID at the exam center.

Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue that are listed below:

a. Mask (WEARING A MASK is COMPULSORY)
b. Gloves
c. Personal transparent water bottle
d. Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
e. A simple pen
f. Exam related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, ID card in Original, Photocopy of ID Card, etc)
g. Call Letter/Admit Card should be brought with the Photocopy of the Photo ID stapled with it. Original
ID (same as Photocopy) is also to be brought for verification. The name on the ID and the Call
Letter/Admit Card should be the same.
h. In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed.

IBPS RRB Exam Center

Here is a list of a few of the exam centers.

State Exam Center
Andhra Pradesh Ananthapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Srikakulam, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun, Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur,
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Panipat, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Baramula, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro
Karnataka Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS RRB 2021 FAQ’s

Q. When will the IBPS RRB 2021 Notification release?
Ans. The IBPS RRB 2021 notification is going to release in July 2021 (tentatively).

Q. What are the posts for which IBPS RRB conducts the recruitment process?
Ans. IBPS RRB conducts recruitment for the post of Office Assistant/Clerk and Officer Grade I/PO, II, III posts.

Q. What is the Selection Process For IBPS RRB 2021?
Ans. Candidates applying for Office Assistant will have to appear for the prelims and mains exam only.  Candidates applying for IBPS PO will have to appear for the Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Candidates applying for Officer Scale Post II and III will have to appear for Mains and Interview.

Q. Can a candidate apply for multiple posts?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for Office Assistant and Officer Grade Post also. But you can apply only for one post in the Officer Grade Category.

Q. How many times can I appear for the IBPS RRB Exam?
Ans. You can appear as many times but concerning the age limit. There no restriction in IBPS RRB for the no. of attempts.

Q. What is the application fee for IBPS RRB Exam 2021?
Ans. A total of Rs. 850/-  for General Category and Rs 175/- for SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates based on last year’s notification.

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  1. 1. Age limit for ex-service men (Actual service rendered in Defence Forces+03 years) is not clearly understood.

    2. Is the Maximum age limit 50 , inclusive till the date of joining?

    3,. Is there any relaxation in age limit even after 50 years in case of Defence Forces,if he crosses over 3-4 months after final selection?

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