IBPS RRB Exam 2021 – 11000+ Vacancies – Complete Details

IBPS RRB Exam 2021: IBPS has released the official notification for the recruitment exams for the RRB. The notification includes recruitment drives for the Group “A” and Group “B” posts. You can see the important dates regarding the official notification in the table given below. The start date and dates to fill up the online application are mentioned. You can fill up your application at the earliest and begin your preparation for the IBPS RRB Exam 2021. Be sure to complete your online application and submit it before the 28th of June, 2021. The application fee also has to be paid before the 28th of June.

IBPS RRB Exam 2021 – Vacancy Details

RRBs or Regional Rural Banks are present across different states in the country. Every year, IBPS conducts a series of examinations to recruit officers at various scales and assistants to these rural or Gramin banks. Over 11,000 vacancies have been released for the Regional Rural banks across India. 

Annually the IBPS RRB exam is conducted to fill the vacancies for the following posts:

Group “A”- Officers Scale I

Group “A”- Officers Scale II

Group “A”- Officers Scale III

Group “B”- Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

IBPS RRB 2021 – Post-wise Vacancy

More than 10,000 vacancies have been released under the IBPS RRB recruitment for the year 2021. These vacancies were mentioned with the release of the official notification. There has been an increase in the number of vacancies for all posts under the IBPS RRB when compared to the last year, as per the notice. You can check out the 11,000 vacancies for different positions in the table below and apply for the examinations if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Name of the PostTotal Number of Vacancies 
Officer Scale I4417
Officer Scale II1100+
Officer Scale III200+
Office Assistant5736
Total11,100+

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IBPS RRB PO 2021 Vacancy details

IBPS RRB Clerk 2021 Vacancy details

IBPS RRB Exam 2021: Important Events and Dates

To know about the crucial dates regarding the various events related to the IBPS RRB examination, such as submitting the RRB exam application, downloading the admit card, and examination dates, you can refer to the table given below. 

IBPS RRB 2021 Important EventsDates
Official notification announcement for the RRB exam 2021 by IBPS07 June 2021
Activation of the online application form filling for RRB exam 202108 June 2021
The final date to submit the online application for the RRB exam 202128 June 2021
The last date to make changes to the application for RRB exam 202128 June 2021
The last date to make the fee payment for RRB online application28 June 2021
The download date for the RRB Pre Office Assistant admit card 09 July 2021
The download date for the RRB Officer Scale I Admit card19 July 2021 to 25 July 2021
Preliminary exam dates for the RRB Office Assistant01st, 07th, 08th, 14th, 21st August 2021
Preliminary exam dates for the RRB Officer Scale I01st, 07th, 08th, 14th, 21st August 2021
Main exam date for the RRB Office Assistant25 September 2021
Main exam date for the RRB Officer Scale I 03 October 2021
Main Exam date for Officer Scale-II and Officer Scale III25 September 2021

IBPS RRB Exam Syllabus

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Syllabus – Prelims

Numerical Ability Syllabus:

  • Number Series
  • Arithmetic
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations

Reasoning Ability Syllabus:

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Order and Ranking

Read Full IBPS RRB Office Assistant Syllabus

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Syllabus: Prelims

Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Syllogism
  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series/Alphabet Test
  • Direction Sense

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Arithmetic
  • Data Interpretation

Read Full IBPS RRB PO Syllabus

IBPS RRB 2021 – Main Examination Syllabus:

Reasoning Ability:

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Verbal/Logical reasoning
  • Alphabet test/ alphanumeric series
  • Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quantity Comparison

English/Hindi Language:

  • Spotting Errors
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Mis-spelt word/ Idiom-Phrase/ Odd one out based Questions

General Awareness:

  • Static general awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Banking awareness

Computer Knowledge:

  • History of Computers
  • Internet
  • Software and Operating System
  • Important Shortcuts and Abbreviations
  • Hardware Components
  • MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint)
  • Database Management System

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The RRB examination will be conducted to fill vacancies of different posts. The IBPS will conduct the examination in an online mode. The exam questions will be in the objective type. 

  • There will be a Preliminary exam for the Office Assistant post followed by a Mains exam for the recruitment. 
  • For Officer Scale I, there will be the preliminary exam, mains exam, followed by an interview for the final selection process.
  • For Officer Scale-II and III, there will be a single-level exam (mains) followed by an interview process for selection.

IBPS RRB Online Examination Structure

1. IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination Pattern

The preliminary examination for the RRB recruitment process for both the Office Assistant and the Officer Scale I follows the syllabus as mentioned in the tables below. The questions will test the logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and numerical abilities of the candidates.

Prelims Exam Pattern for RRB Office Assistant:

Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Numerical Ability4040
Reasoning4040
Total8080
Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Reasoning4040
Total8080

Candidates will get a composite time of 45 mins to solve all the tests for both PO and Clerk exams

Read detailed IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern

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2. IBPS RRB Main Examination Pattern

The candidates who successfully clear the preliminary exam will have to write the Main Examination in the next round of the IBPS RRB exam

Main Examination Pattern for RRB Office Assistant:

Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning4050
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge4020
English Language/ Hindi Language4040
Numerical Ability4050
Total200200

Candidates will get a composite time of 120 mins to solve all the tests

Main Examination Pattern for RRB Officer Scale I:

Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning4050
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge4020
English Language/ Hindi Language4040
Quantitative Aptitude4050
Total200200

Candidates will get a composite time of 120 mins to solve all the tests

Single Level Examination Pattern for RRB Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre):

Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning4040
Professional Knowledge4040
Computer Knowledge4020
English Language/ Hindi Language4020
Financial Awareness4040
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation4040
Total240200

*Candidates will get a composite time of 120 mins to solve all the tests

Single Level Examination Pattern for RRB Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) and Officer Scale III):

Name of the TestTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning4050
Computer Knowledge4020
English Language/ Hindi Language4040
Financial Awareness4040
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation4050
Total200200

*Candidates will get a composite time of 120 mins to solve all the tests

Candidates who clear the main exam of Officers Scale I and in the single level examination for Officers Scale II and III will be shortlisted and subsequently be called for an interview. The Nodal Regional Rural Bank will coordinate it with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. They will inform the centre, address of the venue, time & date of the interview to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. 

IBPS RRB Exam Cut-Off Scores

Applicants must obtain minimum marks in the Main Examination/ Single Level Examination to qualify for the interview and provisional allotment. The cut off marks will depend on aspects like the vacancies, number of candidates, etc. You can check out the cut-off scores for the previous years’ IBPS RRB Officer Scale I examination below:

SubjectCut-Off Score
Reasoning Ability11
Quantitative Aptitude8.25
Overall cut-off score48.25

IBPS RRB State-Wise Cut-Off : 

Below images shows the IBPS RRB cut off scoared for 2020 PO Prelims and mains Exam 2020

Read All about IBPS RRB PO Previous Year Cutoff Scores

Read All about IBPS RRB Clerk Previous Year Cutoff Scores

How To Apply For the IBPS RRB Exam 2021?

Candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria can apply for the IBPS RRB examination through online mode. You can visit the official website of IBPS by clicking on this link:https://www.ibps.in/.

You will find the link to apply for the RRB exam on the official site. You can select the test center based on your convenience. 

IBPS RRB Exam Application Fee

There will be a prescribed fee for completing the online registration process for the IBPS RRB examination. The fee is as follows:

  • For SC/ST/PwBD/ExSM candidates: Rs. 175/-
  • For all other candidates: Rs. 850/-

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Eligibility Criteria for the IBPS RRB Exam

1. Age Limit Criteria

The candidates applying for the RRB examination have to fall between the age limits as given by the authorities. The minimum and maximum age of the candidates to appear for the RRB recruitment is given in the following table.

Name of the PostMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
RRB Office Assistant18 years28 years
RRB Officer Scale I18 years30 years
RRB Officer Scale-II21 years32 years
RRB Officer Scale III21 years40 years

When you apply for the IBPS RRB exam, you must be within the age limits mentioned above for the different posts. However, there will be age relaxation allowed for certain categories. You can find them in the table given below.

CategoryAge Relaxation Provided
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste or the Scheduled Tribe5 years
Candidates falling under the OBC category3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)10 years
Ex-ServicemenFor Office Assistant Post: Period of service in defense 3 years (8 years for disabled SC or ST ex-servicemen), subject to a maximum age limit of 50 yearsFor Officer Scale I: 5 years.
Widowed women, divorced women, and women who are legally separated from their husbands and have not married again9 years for Office Assistant post
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
Persons affected by the 1984 riots5 years

2. Educational Qualification and Work Experience Criteria

For the Office Assistant Post (Multipurpose): 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the Regional Rural Banks.
  • Working knowledge of computers is desirable.
  • Work Experience: NA

For the Officer Scale-I Post (Assistant Manager)

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the Regional Rural Banks.
  • Working knowledge of computers is desirable.
  • Work Experience: NA

For Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer):

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Work Experience: Two years of experience working as an officer in a bank or financial institution.

For Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officer/ Manager):

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 50% marks in aggregate for some fields.
Name of the Post/ FieldRequired Work Experience
IT Officer1 year
Chartered Accountant1 year
Law Officer2 years
Treasury Manager1 year
Marketing Officer1 year
Agricultural Officer2 years

For Officer Scale III (Senior Manager):

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 50% marks in aggregate for some fields.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience working as an officer in a bank or financial institution.

IBPS RRB 2021 – Salary

IBPS RRB PO Salary 2021

Below are the basic details of IBPS RRB PO Salary.

  • 23,700/- is the Basic Pay of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 in the start.
  • The monthly In-hand Salary of IBPS RRB PO is around Rs.43,000 – 47,000 at 100% D.A. (based on location).

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IBPS RRB Assistant Salary 2021

Below are the basic details of IBPS RRB Clerk Salary.

  • 7,200/- is the Basic Pay of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 in the start.
  • The monthly In-hand Salary of IBPS RRB PO is around Rs.17,000 – 19,000 at 100% D.A. (based on location).

Know more about IBPS RRB Clerk Salary

IBPS RRB Admit Card: How To Download?

The admit card for IBPS RRB will be released on the official website of IBPS. Candidates who have enrolled for the exam can download their admit card by following these steps given below:

  1. Visit the official IBPS site: https://www.ibps.in/
  2. On the home page, you can find the link to download the admit card.
  3. Click on the link and enter the credentials asked, such as registration number and date of birth.
  4. Type the captcha provided and hit the submit button.
  5. Your admit card will appear in the next tab.
  6. Verify whether the particulars mentioned on the admit card are correct and save a copy of it.

IBPS RRB Exam Result

The IBPS will publish the result after 15 days of the examination. The results of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I and Office Assistant will be shared separately. Along with the result, IBPS will also declare the cut off marks for both the exams. Candidates can check their results with the details like their registration number and password at the official IBPS website.

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IBPS RRB Preparation Strategy

Students who wish to clear the IBPS RRB exam and secure a job in these esteemed banking institutions need to follow a strategic approach to pass the examination. You can follow the tips given below to make your exam preparation more effective.

1. Refer to the question papers of previous years’ IBPS RRB examinations.

By referring to the past years’ question papers, you will get an idea about the type of questions that appear for the exam. You can concentrate on the question pattern to score more marks.

2. Cover a maximum number of topics.

It is important for you to cover most of the topics provided under the syllabus for the IBPS RRB examination in order to score better marks. However, do not fear if you cannot complete the entire portion. Try to focus on areas where you are comparatively weaker to increase your chances of scoring more marks.

3. Take regular mock tests.

You can stay well-prepared for the exam in advance by practising mock tests on a regular basis. It will help you with effective time management during the actual examination. This way, you can stay well-prepared and face your exam with confidence. 

4. Thoroughly revise the concepts that you have learnt.

You must revise the topics that you have studied before appearing for the examination. This will help you recall all the concepts covered and make it easy for you to answer the questions in the exam.

IBPS RRB 2021 FAQs:

1. What documents are required to apply for the IBPS RRB Exam?

You can apply online for the IBPS RRB exam with scanned copies of your recent photograph, signature, handwritten declaration, and left thumb impression at the official site of IBPS. https://www.ibps.in/

2. Can I change my exam centre for the IBPS RRB Exam?

No, IBPS does not allow you to change the exam centre after submitting your online application form.

What should I write in the handwritten declaration?

The handwritten declaration form is a written declaration that is needed as proof of evidence that all the information provided by you in the application form stands true. You can find the format for the handwritten declaration on the IBPS website.

4. Can a final-year college student apply for the IBPS RRB Exam?

No, to apply for the IBPS RRB examination, a graduate degree is necessary.

5. What is the last date to apply for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam

28-June-2021 is the last date to apply for IBPS RRB 2021 Recruitment exam


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