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:
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II ( Generalist & Specialist)
- 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
|Groups||Group A and B|
|IBPS RRB Exam stage||
|Mode of exam||Online|
|IBPS RRB Exam Duration||
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)
|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|
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
|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.
|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|
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
|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)||
|Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer||
||2 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT)||
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA)||
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA)||
||2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager)||
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)||
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer)||
||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.
|Officer (Scale I, II & III),
|General/ OBC/ EWS||INR 850/-|
|Officer (Scale I, II & III)
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM||INR 175/-|
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.
- Click on the official link, provided below.
- Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
- Click on New Registration in the application window.
- Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
- Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of IBPS RRB.
- After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.
- Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for IBPS RRB 2021.
- Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned below.
- 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.
- After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
- 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.
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
|1.||Reasoning||40||40||Composite time of 45 mins|
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern
|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|
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:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
- 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
|1||Reasoning||40||40||Composite Time of
IBPS RRB Officer (Grade I) Mains Exam Pattern
|1||Reasoning Paper||40||50||Composite Time of
|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|
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:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Logical Reasoning
- English / Hindi Language
- Financial Knowledge
- General Awareness
- 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|
|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|
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:
|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|
|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|
|Books ad Authors||Agriculture|
|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|
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)
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.
|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|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|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|
|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.