IBPS RRB 2021 Notification Out, Vacancies Increased

IBPS RRB Notification 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: 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 Call Letter July 9, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Schedule July 19-25, 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
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 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.

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:

 

IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancy Increased

The total number of updated vacancies for IBPS RRB 2021 (CRP RRBs X) exam has been announced on June 10, 2021 along with updated notification PDF. This Year, IBPS introduced 11,753 vacancies for the posts of RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I, II & III. Last year it was 10,493. The table for Post-wise and Category-wise vacancies is mentioned below.

Post Name Category-wise Vacancy  Total Vacancies
SC ST OBC EWS UR
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 972 379 1494 545 2540 5930
Officer Scale I 675 332 1204 425 1870 4506
Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 03 01 07 01 13 25
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 07 02 10 03 21 43
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager) 00 00 01 00 08 09
Officer Scale-II (Law) 03 03 06 01 14 27
Officer Scale-II (CA) 03 03 09 02 15 32
Officer Scale-II (IT) 07 03 13 04 32 59
Officer Scale II(General  Banking Officer) 133 63 248 79 391 914
Officer Scale-III 27 15 53 14 99 208
Total 1830 801 3045 1074 5003 11,753

 

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:

  • • Preliminary Exam
  • • Mains Exam

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:

  • • Preliminary Exam
  • • Mains Exam
  • • Interview Process

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.
—-
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)
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.

Category Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175
Other Category 850

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:

  • • Preliminary Exam
  • • Mains Exam

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:

  • • Preliminary Exam
  • • Mains Exam
  • • Interview Process

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

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.
—-
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)
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.

Category Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175
Other Category 850

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 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 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 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 11753 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.

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