IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Date, Call Letter for 12958 Posts

IBPS RRB Exam Date 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 Official Notification Link [Download PDF]

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:

Activity Dates
IBPS RRB Notification June 7, 2021
Online Application Starts on June 8, 2021
Online Applications will end on June 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Schedule Cancelled
Call Letters for PO Prelims Exam July 17, 2021
Call Letters for Clerk Prelims Exam July 22, 2021
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
1st, 7th, 8th and 14th 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 8th and 14th 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 Prelims Call Letter Out

The call letter of IBPS RRB Clerk 2021 preliminary examination has been released by IBPS on July 22, 2021. All candidates can download IBPS PO and Clerk prelims admit card by clicking on the link given below.

IBPS RRB 2021 Clerk Prelims Admit Card Link

IBPS RRB 2021 PO Prelims Admit Card Link

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:

Apply Online Link for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam

IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancy

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
Total 11687 12958

Download IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Papers

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:

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

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

IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
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
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

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:

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process

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IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

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

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

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

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.

Read Detailed IBPS RRB Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam, a candidate is required to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria Requirement
Nationality / Citizenship
  • a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • a 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.

Educational Qualification

Post Educational Qualification Experience
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.
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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.
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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)
Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer
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
Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer
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

Note:

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:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
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.

CategoryFee
SC/ST/PWBD175
Other Category850

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
Syllogism Coding-Decoding
Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Series Test Number
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
Averages Simplification
Partnership Percentages
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
Mistakes Paragraphs

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
Database Security Tools
History and Future of Computers Virus, Hacking

General Awareness Syllabus for IBPS RRB Exam

Current Affairs Social Function of Banks
Countries/Currencies UNO
Indian and International Economy Marketing
Banking Terms Awards and Honors
RBI Sports
Books and Authors Finance
Fiscal Monetary Policies Agriculture
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate History of Banking

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.

To bring your preparation on fast track, we have launched the Career Power learning platform to get the IBPS RRB exam syllabus broken into subjects, topics, and sub-topics. There are video lectures for each subtopic that are further broken into levels to go from basics to advanced in a very structured manner. With multiple mock test and practice tests available for each subject, topic, and subtopic, you can improve your performance day by day. You can also book personalised 1 to 1 doubt sessions with expert faculties with full attention to your problem. Why wait, start your preparation now for free!

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.

Click Here to Download IBPS RRB Admit Card / Call Letter

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.

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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
State Cut-off
Uttar Pradesh 73
Madhya Pradesh 66.75
Gujarat 78.25
Telangana 71.25
Bihar 75.5
Andhra Pradesh 76.25
Odisha 79.75
Himachal Pradesh 71.25
Rajasthan 78.75
West Bengal 77.75
Chhattisgarh 70.5
Jammu & Kashmir 73.5
Maharashtra 67

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cut-off 2020

State Name Cut-off
Gen OBC
UP 47 46.75
J& K 52
Rajasthan 66 66
Gujarat 59.75 59.77
Andhra Pradesh 52.75
Odisha 62.75
Jharkhand 54 .25
Haryana 60.50
Bihar 48
Maharashtra 47.25
Tamilnadu 54
Chhattisgarh 43.25
West Bengal 52

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IBPS RRB 2021 Exam: FAQs

Q1. What is the exam date of IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam?

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. What is the exam date of IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Exam?

IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) 2021 prelims exam is tentatively scheduled on 8th and 14th August 2021 while the mains examination will be conducted on 3rd 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 2021 exam?

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.