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IBPS RRB Officer Exam 2021

About IBPS RRB Officer Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 exam to recruit Assistant Managers in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the country. Scale-1 officers are responsible for informing farmers about credit facilities, assessment of credit profiles and loan repayments, implementation and promotion of policies, and maintaining annual balance sheet and auditing.

IBPS RRB Officer Exam 2021 - Notification

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS RRB PO Recruitment notification 2021 for the hiring of probationary officers in the Rural & Regional Banks across the country. This is one of the most sought-after exams by the aspirants preparing for the bank exams after the SBI PO. This article will provide you with important details regarding the recruitment process. You will be familiarised with the complete details starting from the eligibility, selection procedure, syllabus for the exam, and more.

IBPS RRB Officer Exam 2021 - Overview

ParticularsDetails
Name of examInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)
Recruitment for the
Post
PO (Probationary Officer)
CadreScale-1
Vacancies4495 (Subject to revision)
Exam levelNational
Exam EligibilityGraduate
IBPS RRB Exam stagePreliminary, Mains and Interview
Mode of examOnline
IBPS RRB Exam DurationPrelims: 45 minutes
Mains: 2 hours
Single level exam: 2 hours
Official websitewww.ibps.in

IBPS RRB PO Important Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates08.06.2021 to 28.06.2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)08.06.2021 to 28.06.2021
Downloading of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 09.07.2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 19.07.2021 to 25.07.2021
Downloading of call letters for online examination— Preliminary17 July 2021 to 7th August 2021
Online Examination— Preliminary1st & 7th August 2021
Result of Online exam—  PreliminarySeptember 2021
Downloading of Call letter for Online exam—  Main / SingleSeptember 2021
Online Examination— Main / SingleSeptember/October 2021
Declaration  of Result Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III)October 2021
Downloading of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)October/November 2021
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)October/November 2021

Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant.

(Multipurpose))

January 2022

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Mock Test

IBPS RRB PO Mock Test Series 2021 have the following features:

  • 20 IBPS RRB PO Prelims Mock Tests with Solutions
  • 10 IBPS RRB PO Mains Mock Tests with Solutions
  • 100+ sectional & Topics Tests for Practice
  • This mock test series is created by Subject matter experts
  • Analyse your performance using our AI-Based Detailed Performance Analysis
  • These mock tests will help you identify your strong and weak areas

IBPS RRB PO/Officer 2021 – Vacancies

The vacancy for IBPS RRB Clerk/Assistant is released for the year 2021. This year a total of 5895 vacancies has been released for the office assistant post.

CategoryVacancies
SC684
ST336
OBC1218
EWS428
GENERAL1896
PwD153
Total4495

IBPS RRB Officer Exam Pattern

The selection of Assistant Managers happens in 3 stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Interview round

IBPS RRB Officer Prelims Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning4040composite of 45 mins
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Total8080

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning4040Composite of 2 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude4050
General Awareness4040
English Language4040
Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge4020
Total200200

IBPS RRB Officer Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 30 years

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy;
  • Proficiency in the local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
  • Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.

IBPS RRB Officer Application Process

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • Scan their signature and photographs. The candidate must ensure that both the photograph (4.5 cms x 3.5 cms) and signature adhere to the specifications mentioned.
  • CAPITAL LETTERS signature will not be accepted
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make the online payment.
  • Must have a valid personal email ID. This should be maintained until the completion of the recruitment process.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

Note: Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only.

  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 850 /- for all others.

Steps to Apply for IBPS RRB Officer Exam Online

  • Step 1 - Go to www.ibps.in website
  • Step 2 - Click on the homepage
  • Step 3 - Open 'CRP for RRBs' and click 'Click here to apply online for CRP RRB Officers (Scale I, II and III) to open the online application form.
  • Step 4 - Click on 'Click here for new registration' and register by entering basic information. A provisional registration number and password is displayed on the screen. Note this down. The registration number and password is also sent by SMS and Email.
  • Step 5 - Upload photograph and signature as per specifications
  • Step 6 - Indicate state for provisional allotment.
  • Step 7 - Before submitting use 'save and next' to verify and modify details if required
  • Step 8 - Hit the 'Final Submit' button once you have verified your details
  • Step 9 - Pay the fee/intimation charges online.

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS RRB PO Reasoning Syllabus

The topics asked in reasoning are as follows:

Alpha-numeric Series/
Alphabetical Series
Input-Output
AnalogyPuzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
Analytical ReasoningScheduling
Blood RelationsSeating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
Coded InequalitiesStatement and Conclusion
Coding and DecodingStatement-Course of Action
Double Line-upSyllogism
Data SufficiencyOrdering and Ranking
Direction SenseVerbal Reasoning

IBPS RRB PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The questions asked from the quant topics are as follows:

ApproximationPercentage
Average & Problems on AgeProbability
Boats and StreamPipes and Cisterns
Clock and Calendar ProblemsProfit, Loss, and Discount
Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs:
Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart
Tabular DI
Caselets
Mixed DI
Quadratic Equations
Decimal and FractionsSimplification
Indices and SurdsSimple and Compound Interest
LCM and H.C.FPermutation and Combination
MensurationSquare root, Cube root
Mixture and AllegationsTime and Work
Number Series & Number SystemTime, Distance and Speed
PartnershipsVolume and Surface Area

IBPS RRB PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus

The questions asked from the computer knowledge section are based on the below topics:

History of Computers – Generations, TypesLogic Gates
Computer MemoryInternet
Computer Hardware and IO DevicesMS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
Computer SoftwareFile Extensions
Storage UnitsBasics of DBMS
Computer LanguagesComputer Hacking
Operating System – Types, FunctionsComputer Network
Number System and ConversionsShortcut Keys
Computer AbbreviationsInternet
Computer Network – Types, TopologyComputer Virus & Hacking

IBPS RRB PO English Language Syllabus

The different topics asked in English Language are as follows:

Grammar (Verb, Prepositions, Adverbs, Articles, Tenses)
Reading ComprehensionVocabulary based questions
Cloze TestError Spotting
Para jumblesSentence Improvement
Fillers – Single, DoubleSynonyms/ Antonyms
Odd One OutIdioms and Phrases
Correct UsageOne Word Substitution
Paragraph CompletionWord/Phrase Replacement

IBPS RRB PO Hindi Language Syllabus

The questions asked in Hindi Langauge are from the below topics:

विपरीतार्थक शब्दवाक्यों में त्रुटियाँ
पर्यायवाची शब्दवाक्यों में रिक्त-स्थानों की पूर्ति
मुहावरे तथा लोकोक्तियांवर्तनी अशुद्धियाँ
गुढार्थी (क्लोज टाइप) प्रकार का गद्यांशवाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द
वाक्यक्रम व्यवस्थापनअपठित गद्यांश

IBPS RRB PO General Awareness Syllabus

The General Awareness questions in IBPS RRB PO mains are from the following topics:

International Issues
Sports and Games
Current National and International Events – Download Monthly Current AffairsBolt
Countries, Capitals, and Currencies
Policies and Laws Related to Banking
Important Days
Awards and Honours
Indian Constitution
Books and Authors
History of Banks
Economics and Finance
Bank Rates, KYC, Bank Abbreviations.
Financial Institutions of India
Reserve bank of India (RBI) – Structure & Function
Indian Budget
Banking and Economic Appointments – Download Monthly New Appointments PDF
Budget
GDP/ GNP
NDP/ NNP
Indian Financial System
Financial Markets – Its Types
Money Markets and Capital Markets
Bond Markets and types of Bonds
Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks
Economic Policies and Schemes of Government

IBPS RRB Salary For Different Posts

The In-hand IBPS RRB salary for the different Assistant & Officer Scale posts are as follows:

IBPS RRB PostsIBPS RRB salary (In-hand Salary)
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Rs. 15000 – Rs.19000
IBPS RRB Officer (Scale I)Rs. 29,000 – Rs. 33,000
Officer Scale-IIRs. 33,000 – Rs. 39,000
Officer Scale IIIRs. 38,000 – Rs. 44,000

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Salary

IBPS RRB Salary varies depending on the posts. IBPS RRB officers can expect an amount of Rs. 43,000/- to 47,000/- for the PO posts. Below is the detailed description of the salary of the scale 1 IBPS RRB PO.

  • The starting Basic pay for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 is 23,700/-
  • The In-hand Salary at present varies from Rs.43,000 – 47,000 at 100% D.A.
  • After the selection of the candidate for the post of Officer Scale-I, he/she will need to undergo training for 2 years under the probationary period. During the probationary period, the candidate will receive a fixed amount that is usually less than the normal pay scale.
  • After completion of the probationary period, the candidates will be promoted to the Assistant Manager post.

IBPS RRB PO Salary | Basic Pay & In-hand Salary

IBPS RRB Officer Scale- I or PO Pay Scale is Rs. 23700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42021.

Annual IncrementsIBPS RRB PO In-hand Salary
Starting PayRs. 23700
Rs. 980 for the first 7 yearsRs. 30650
Rs. 1145 for the next 2 yearsRs. 32850
Rs. 1310 for the next 7 yearsRs. 42021

Perks and allowances of IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Post

Apart from the basic pay, the officers are entitled to the following allowances and perks:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. Special Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance / Leased Accommodation
  4. Conveyance Allowance
  5. Furniture Allowance
  6. Household Cleaning Expenses
  7. Leave Encashment
  8. Leave Travel Concession
  9. Medical Reimbursement
  10. National Pension Scheme
  11. Newspaper Allowance
  12. Travelling Allowance

IBPS RRB PO Allowances in percentage form is as follows:

Dearness Allowance75.9% of the basic pay.
House Rent AllowanceFor Rural Areas: 5% of the basic pay
For Semi-urban Areas: 7.5% of the basic pay
For Urban Areas: 10% of the basic pay
Special Allowances7.75% of the basic pay.
Other Allowances (Depends on Bank to the bank)Travel Allowance
Newspaper Allowance (200 per month In case of PO)
Medical Reimbursement (8000 per year in case of Scale-1 and 2200 in case of office Assistant)
entertainment (400 Rs for 3 months and 1200 for a year in case of PO)
Leased Accommodation
Other Miscellaneous

Additional Benefits

The benefits of the IBPS PO RRB Officer Scale-I (PO) post are numerous. Stress and work pressure are relatively less in comparison to commercial banks. Employees have a good work-life balance. The cost of living is low since employees get posted in rural areas. Employees are eligible for 100% D.A. Employees can be deputed to other departments in Govt. sector under exchange programs.

Exam Date

1st and 7th August 2021

Total Vacancies

4495

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FAQs

How many questions are there in IBPS RRB PO?

The questions asked in the IBPS RRB Mains exam will be of Graduation level. The Prelims paper will have 80 questions, while the Mains paper will have 200 questions.

Does IBPS RRB have interview? +

There is no interview round for Office Assistant posts but an interview will be part of the selection process for the post of Officers Scale I, II and Scale III.

What is the duration of the IBPS RRB Exam 2021? +

The time duration of the IBPS RRB exam for prelims is 45 minutes and in the mains, students will be given 2 hours for the completion of the examination.

What are the steps in recruitment of IBPS RRB PO? +

The recruitment procedure for the IBPS RRB Probationary Officers (Assistant Managers) posts involves three stages that are Prelims, Mains, and Interview round.

What is the age limit for IBPS RRB PO? +

Minimum: 18 years and Maximum: 30 years

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