IBPS RRB Exam 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 (क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंक). Let’s take a look at both these exams:
IBPS RRB PO Mains Score Card 2021 is out on 20th October 2021. The interview call letter for Officer Scale- I, II, III will be released soon. The links to download IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Score Card and check cut-off for PO and clerk exams are given below in this post below.
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 have 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||07 June 2021|
|Online Application Starts on||08 June 2021|
|Online Applications will end on||28 June 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Schedule||Cancelled|
|Call Letters for PO Prelims Exam||17 July 2021|
|Call Letters for Clerk Prelims Exam||22 July 2021|
|IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination|
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
|01, 07, 08 and 14 August 2021|
|IBPS RRB PO Prelims Result||24 August 2021|
|IBPS RRB PO Score Card||30th August 2021|
|IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Result||03 September 2021|
|IBPS RRB Clerk Score Card||08 September 2021|
|IBPS RRB Mains PO Admit Card||09 September 2021|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale -II & III Admit Card||13 September 2021|
|Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)||25 September 2021|
|Officer Scale I Mains Exam||25 September 2021|
|IBPS RRB PO Mains Result||13th October 2021|
|IBPS RRB Officier Scale- II & III Result||13th October 2021|
|IBPS RRB PO Mains Score Card||20th October 2021|
|IBPS RRB Officier Scale- II & III Score Card||20th October 2021|
|Office Assistant Mains Admit Card||27th September 2021|
|Office Assistant Mains Exam||17th October 2021 (Revised)|
|IBPS RRB Interview Call Letter(For Officers Scale I, II and III)||November 2021|
|Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)||November 2021|
|Final Result (Provisional Allotment)||January 2022|
IBPS RRB Mains Score Card 2021 for Officer Scale- I, II, & III has been released on the official website on 20th October 2021. The candidates who appeared in the PO Mains Exam & Single Examination for Officer Scale-II & III can check their IBPS RRB 2021 Marks & Score Card, from the below link.
Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection has released the IBPS RRB Clerk Score Card 2021 on the official website on 08 September 2021. The candidates who appeared in the IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam on 8th and 14th August 2021 can check their score card/marks from the below link.
As per the IBPS Calendar 2021-22, the IBPS RRB 2021 Office Assistant Preliminary Exam was conducted on 8th and 14th August 2021 and the mains exam for the same has been rescheduled to 17 October 2021 (tentatively).
The online exam of IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale-I was conducted on 01 and 07 August 2021 (Preliminary Exam) and the mains exam for the same is scheduled to be conducted on 25 September 2021. This year, a single exam was conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III on 25 September 2021.
IBPS has released IBPS RRB 2021 notification on June 7, 2021 to recruit 10166 posts 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 the release of IBPS RRB Notification 2021, IBPS has released the exam dates, eligibility criteria, online application link, vacancies, selection process, exam centres, pattern and syllabus etc.
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:
The total number of updated vacancies for the IBPS RRB 2021 (CRP RRBs X) exam has been announced on June 18, 2021 along with an 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 are 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|
The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of the exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2021, the Exam will be conducted in two phases:
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.
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 a 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 01.06.2021)||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).
|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).
|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 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.
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 the 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 RRB exam difficulty 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 tests. 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 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 Clerk (Office Assistant) Prelims Cut-Off|
|Jammu & Kashmir||73.5|
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cut-off 2020
Q1. What is the Mains exam date of IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam?
IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale-I) 2021 prelims exam is conducted on 1st and 7th August 2021, while the mains examination is scheduled 25th September 2021.
Q2. What is the Mains Exam date of IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Exam?
IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) 2021 prelims exam is held on 08 and 14 August 2021 while the mains examination has been scheduled for 17 October 2021.
Q3. What is the release date of IBPS RRB notification 2021?
The official notification for IBPS RRB 2021 exam has been published at the official website of IBPS i.e. https://ibps.in on June 7, 2021.
Q4. How many vacancies are announced for IBPS RRB 2021exam?
A total of 12958 vacancies has been announced for the post of Office Assistant, Officers Scale-I, II & III through IBPS RRB 2021 exam.
Q5. Is the IBPS RRB 2021 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 exam fees for 2021 exam?
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.