IBPS RRB Assistant 2021
IBPS RRB Officer 2021
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 (RRBs). Let’s take a look at both these exams:
The recruitment notification for IBPS RRB 2021 is expected to be released in the month of June 2021. You can download the Official Notification by clicking on the link mentioned below once it has been published by IBPS. With release of IBPS RRB Notification 2021, IBPS will also release the exam dates, eligibility criteria, online application link, vacancies, selection procees, exam centers, pattern and syllabus etc. and the new exam schedule is also provided below.
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.
All important dates related to IBPS RRB 2021 examination are given below:
|IBPS RRB Notification||June 2021|
|Online Application Starts||June 2021|
|Online Applications will end on||July|
|Pre-Exam Training Schedule||August 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|
|Provisional Allotment |
(For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant):
|to be announced|
The Online Application link for IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant and Officers Scale-I, II & III, will be activated post the release of official notification. All candidates can apply online for this exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:
The total number of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2021 (CRP RRBs X) exam will be announced along with its notification. Last year, IBPS introduced 10,493 vacancies for the posts of RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I, II & III. The table for Post-wise vacancies is mentioned below. Let's have a look at the table of IBPS RRB vacancy for Office Assistant & Officer Scale-I, II & III exam.
|Posts||New Vacancy||Old Vacancy|
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||5076||4682|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I||4201||3800|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer)||100||100|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)||08||08|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer)||03||03|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law)||26||26|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA)||26||26|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT)||59||59|
|Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)||838||838|
|Officer Scale – III||156||156|
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:
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.
For IBPS RRB Officer 2021, exam will be conducted in three phases:
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.
To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam, a candidate is required to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:
|Nationality / Citizenship||
|Age Limit (As on 01.07.2021)||For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)- Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1992 and later than 01.07.2002 (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 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (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 03.07.1980 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive).
|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|
|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|
The online application fee for IBPS RRB 2021 exam has been increased. 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. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 175/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.
|Category||Fee||Last Year Fee|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Vyakaran||Fill in the Blanks|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
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 Assistant 2020 cut-off (Prelims)
|Jammu & Kashmir|
IBPS RRB PO 2019 Cut-Off (Prelims)
|Jammu & Kashmir||55.25|
Q1. When will IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam be conducted?
IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale-I) 2021 prelims exam is tentatively scheduled on 1st and 7th August 2021, while the mains examination will be held on 25th September 2021.
Q2. When will IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Clerk) 2021 Exam be conducted?
IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) 2020 prelims exam is tentatively scheduled on 14th and 15th August 2021 while the mains examination will be conducted on 3rd October 2021.
Q3. What is the release date of IBPS RRB 2021 notification?
The official notification for IBPS RRB 2021 exam is expected to be released in the month of June 2021.
Q4. What is the total no. of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2020 Exam?
The total no. of vacancies for IBPS RRB 2020 exam is 10,493 (5076 for Office Assistant and 4201 for Officer Grade-I).
Q5. Is the IBPS RRB 2020 exam Bilingual?
All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi. A candidate can choose Hindi Language or English Language.
Q6. Is there Any Negative Marking in IBPS RRB PO & Clerk Online Exam?
Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both Preliminary & Mains exams of IBPS RRB. 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.
Q7. Are there fixed timings for different sections in IBPS RRB Prelims Exam?
No, there is no sectional timing in IBPS RRB PO & Clerk Exams. The total time duration of the prelims exam is 45 minutes.
Q8. What is the IBPS RRB PO exam fees for 2020 exam?
The exam fees has been increased for all IBPS RRB exams. The application fees involve Rs 175/- for Officer Scale I, II, and III and Office Assistant if belonging to SC/ST/PWBD category and Rs 850/- if other categories.