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IBPS RRB – Dates, Recruitment Process, Eligibility, Syllabus & More

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS RRB exam annually. Candidates, by qualifying the various stages of IBPS recruitment test can expect to get recruited in various posts of Officer category and that of Assistant Officer (Multipurpose) in participating rural regional banks across India.

This year, IBPS RRB Prelims examination was held across 150 cities in India. On the other hand, the upcoming IBPS RRB Mains will be conducted in around 70 cities in India. IBPS RRB 2021 Mains will be conducted in CBT or Computer Based Test mode. The same test mode will be used for the Prelims exam as well. 

The IBPS RRB Prelims question paper contains 80 questions and the candidates are given 45 minutes to attempt all the questions. In the Mains exam, candidates are asked 200 questions which they have to answer in 120 minutes(240 questions in 2.5 hours for Special Cadre Officers)

Buddy4Study has compiled and updated all the information related to IBPS RRB in this article so that aspiring candidates can get a better idea of what they can expect from this recruitment exam.

Participating Banks for IBPS RRB 2021

Several rural regional or Gramin banks will be participating in the IBPS RRB exam 2021.

IBPS RRB Participating Banks

Allahabad UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank (West Bengal) Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar) Ellaquai Dehati Bank (Jammu & Kashmir)
Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (Telangana) Nagaland Rural Bank (Nagaland) Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank (Madhya Pradesh) Pallavan Grama Bank (Tamil Nadu)
Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank (Gujarat) Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) Gramin Bank of Aryavart (Uttar Pradesh)
Mizoram Rural Bank (Mizoram) Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin (Rajasthan) Odisha Gramya Bank (Odisha) Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank (Himachal Pradesh)
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (Arunachal Pradesh) Baroda UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank Chhattisgarh) J & K Grameen Bank (Jammu & Kashmir)
Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (Assam) Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank (Madhya Pradesh) Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank (Gujarat) Pandyan Grama Bank (Tamil Nadu)
Jharkhand Gramin Bank (Jharkhand) Madhyanchal Gramin Bank (Madhya Pradesh) Purvanchal Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Utkal Grameen Bank (Odisha)
Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (Karnataka) Maharashtra Gramin Bank (Maharashtra) Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank (Rajasthan) Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank (West Bengal)
Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Prathama Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Saptagiri Grameena Bank (Andhra Pradesh) Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar)
Paschim Banga Gramin Bank (West Bengal) Malwa Gramin Bank (Punjab) Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank (Haryana) Uttarakhand Gramin Bank(Uttarakhand)
Kaveri Grameena Bank (Karnataka) Manipur Rural Bank (Manipur) Sarva UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh) Vananchal Gramin Bank (Jharkhand)
Kerala Gramin Bank (Kerala) Meghalaya Rural Bank (Meghalaya) Saurashtra Gramin Bank (Gujarat)
Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank (Assam) Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank Puducherry) Sutlej Gramin Bank (Punjab)
Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank (Karnataka) Punjab Gramin Bank (Punjab) Telangana Grameena Bank (Telangana)

IBPS RRB – Key Highlights

It is essential for candidates who have registered and applied for the IBPS RRB exam to prepare for the exam with the right strategy. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind:

IBPS RRB Key Highlights

Name of Examination Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – CRP RRBs X 2021-22)
Exam Conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS RRB Recruitment Official Website http://www.ibps.in
IBPS RRB Total Vacancies 9698
IBPS RRB Exam Date – Prelims 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021
IBPS RRB Exam Date – Single and Mains Single – 25th September 2021 (Officers Scale II & III)

Main:

Officer Scale I – 25th September 2021

Office Assistant – 3rd October 2021

Mode of Exam Online (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download Admit Card Registration Number

Date of Birth or Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam day Admit Card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Photocopy of Photo ID Proof

Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Prelims 45 minutes
Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Mains 2 hours (120 minutes)

2.30 hours or 150 minutes for Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II (Specialist)

Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Single level 2 hours (120 minutes)

IBPS RRB – Important Dates and Events

IBPS has announced a few important events and their dates for the IBPS RRB exam.

IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2021

Exam Events Important Dates
IBPS RRB Official Notification 3rd week of June 2021
Availability of online application form 1st week of June 2021
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of June 2021
Last Date to Submit Fee 2nd week of June 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims admit card July 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims Examination Dates 1st August 2021

7th August 2021

8th August 2021

14th August 2021

21st August 2021

IBPS RRB Single Exam 25th September 2021 (Officers Scale II & III)
IBPS RRB Prelims Result To be Announced
Release of Result (Officers Scale II & III) To be Announced
IBPS RRB Mains Exam Officer Scale I – 25th September 2021

Office Assistant – 3rd October

IBPS RRB Mains Result To Be Announced
Provisional Allotment for IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant To Be Announced

Note: Candidates must keep in mind that there is no preliminary examination for Officers Scale II and III. For them, there is only a single level examination followed by an interview process upon passing.

IBPS RRB – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for IBPS RRB have to fulfil the predetermined eligibility criteria to register and sit for the exam. The below table will highlight the eligibility criteria of IBPS RRB in terms of domicile, educational qualification and age.

NATIONALITY

As per IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or citizen of the countries highlighted below. 

The applying candidate must be either a:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. OR Subject of Bhutan
  3. OR Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
  4. OR Subject of Nepal
  5. OR Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:
  • Sri Lanka
  • East African Countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania ((formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), and Zaire (to settle permanently in India))
  • Burma
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam

Note: An eligibility certificate must be issued by the Government favouring the candidates belonging to the category number 2,3,4 and 5, as mentioned above. The candidates have to produce a certificate of eligibility duly approved and signed from the Government of India during the IBPS RRB Interview.

AGE LIMIT

Before applying for the different IBPS RRB posts, candidates should fulfil the important age limit eligibility. IBPS has set an upper and lower age limit for candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB exam 2021.

Candidates should remember that the age limits of all the posts are different and they should check them carefully before applying for their preferred choices. 

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Age should be between 18 to 28 years (Not born before 2nd July 1992 and later than 1st July 2002.
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) Age should be between 18 to 30 years (Not born before 3rd July 1990 and later than 31st June 2002.
Officer Scale-II (Manager) Age should be between 21 to 32 years (Not born before 3rd July 1988 and later than 30th June 1999.
Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) Age should be between 21 to 40 years (Not born before 3rd July 1980 and later than 30th June 1999.

IBPS RRB Notification – Age Relaxation

Category Age Limit Relaxation
Persons with  Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as defined under “The

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”

  • Intellectual or Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Illness
  • Partial or Total Loss of Hearing
  • Partial or Full Blindness
  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Multiple Concurrent Disabilities
10 years
Applicants affected by 1984’s riots 5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen
  • Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalided
  • Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)
5 years (for the post of Officers)

The 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 (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))

Other Backward Classes* 3 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))
  • Scheduled Caste
  • Scheduled Tribe
3 years

*Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB exam 2021 must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below.

IBPS RRB Notification – Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on June 2021)

IBPS RRB Posts Educational Qualification Experience
Officer Scale-III

(Senior Manager)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a 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
Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II

Specialist Officers ( IT)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics/Communication/Computer Science/Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidates with certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc. will be given preference
1 year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing from a recognized university One year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Law Officer) Degree in Law from a recognized University in Law or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate 2 years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for not less than two years
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Agricultural Officer) Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture from a recognized university or it’s with a minimum of 50% marks or aggregate Two Years in the relevant field
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer ( Treasury Manager) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized One year in the relevant field.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers ( CA) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 1 year as a Chartered Accountant
Officer Scale-II

General Banking Officer (Manager)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates having a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy will be given preference.
Two years as an officer in a Banking or a Financial Institution
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB
  • Working knowledge of computer
Not required
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB
  • Working knowledge of computer
Not Required

IBPS RRB – Application Form

IBPS RRB application form will release sometime around July 2021. Seeing the last year’s trend, the online registration process is expected to be a lengthy process as lakhs of aspirants will apply for the IBPS RRB exam. To make the application process smooth, IBPS will tentatively keep the application/registration portal active for a lengthy period

IBPS had offered aspirants several payment channels to pay their application without hassle. Candidates were able to find them easily in the IBPS RRB notification. They could pay via online mode [Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets]. 

Candidates submitted their application forms via online mode by accessing the official IBPS website. They had to follow four major steps to complete the application form submission process –

  1. Registration
  2. Uploading Scanned Documents
  3. Fill Application Form
  4. Pay Application Fees

IBPS RRB – Admit Card

Until now, the exact dates for the release of IBPS RRB Mains admit card has not been announced. The tentative date of admit card release is expected to be around 1st week of June 2021. Once the dates are finalised, IBPS would publish it on their official website. Once the admit cards are available, candidates can collect/download their respective admit cards by logging into www.ibps.com.

After the admit card download link is made active, candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit cards:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in
  2. Click on the provided link stating ‘CRP RRBs IX Admit Card’  to download IBPS RRB admit card 2021
  3. Read IBPS RRB exam day instructions carefully and click on ‘Yes’ tab
  4. Enter roll number/registration number, date of birth/password and captcha code
  5. IBPS RRB admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen
  6. Download and take a printout of the admit card

Note: For any error in the admit card (incorrect information, spelling mistake, etc.), candidates must contact the given helpline numbers 1800 222 366 OR 1800 103 4566 between 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

IBPS RRB – Guidelines for Exam Day

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by the IBPS RRB authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the IBPS panel:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour and a half (1.5 hours) before the allotted exam time
  2. Candidates reporting after the exam commencement will not be allowed to enter the examination hall
  3. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the admit card (hard copy). The test centre officials will verify it and then allow the candidate to sit for the examination
  4. The candidate must show, on-demand, the admit card downloaded/printed from the IBPS’s website
  5. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards compromising the details of the candidate will not be accepted
  6. A seat with Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. They should find and sit on their allocated seats only
  7. No baggage is allowed inside the examination hall
  8. Candidates will be allowed to carry a photo ID proof and hard copy of admit card inside the examination hall. Gloves, a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a pen will also be allowed in the exam hall.
  9. Candidates will not be allowed to carry mathematical/log tables, electronic watches, calculator, slide rules, pager,  bits of papers and cell phone inside the examination hall

What to Carry Inside the IBPS RRB Exam Centre?

Candidates are advised to bring the following documents to the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination venue.

  1. A hard copy of admit card
  2. Photo ID proof
  3. Xerox of ID proof
  4. 2 passport-sized photographs

Candidates need to carry any one of the below-mentioned photo ID cards to the IBPS RRB exam hall:

  • Aadhaar card with a photograph
  • Identity card issued by a recognized college
  • Employee ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted officer
  • Voter’s ID Card
  • Bank passbook with photograph

What NOT to carry inside the IBPS RRB exam centre?

  1. Mobile phones/pagers
  2. Geometry/pencil box
  3. Writing pad, pen drives, log table
  4. Any extra papers
  5. Calculator
  6. Ornaments like a ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendants, badge, brooch, etc.
  7. Electronic pen/scanner
  8. Scale
  9. Cap
  10. Belt
  11. Handbags
  12. Goggles/sunglasses

IBPS RRB – Mandatory COVID-19 Guidelines (2021)

Candidates must check out these general COVID-19 related guidelines and follow them at all the IBPS RRB exam centres:

  1. Social distancing would be maintained strictly at the exam centres. Candidates have to maintain at least 6 feet or 2-metre distance from other candidates.
  2. All candidates will be checked for temperature with thermo guns at the entry point.
  3. The Arogya Setu App must be installed on the candidate’s mobile phone.
  4. After the Aarogya Setu status display at the entry gate, candidates need to switch off their mobile phones and deposit them at the designated location. The same has to be collected while exiting.
  5. Exam authority will ensure that monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, chair, etc. are thoroughly sanitised.
  6. A significant gap has to be present between two seats inside the exam hall.
  7. Besides the admit card and photo ID card, gloves, a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a pen will also be allowed in the exam hall.
  8. Invigilators will distribute rough sheets to candidates wearing gloves.
  9. To avoid crowding, exam room numbers would not be displayed outside the centre.
  10. Candidates violating COVID-19 directives/advisories would not be allowed to sit for the exam
  11. Candidates would be allowed to leave the test centre one at a time to avoid the rush and maintain social distancing.

IBPS RRB – Exam Centres

IBPS RRB exam (Prelims) was conducted in 150 cities. However, the Mains examination will be conducted in 70 cities. Most IBPS RRB exam centres are present in district headquarters and major cities. To make things easier, IBPS conducts the examination across all the cities in India via online mode. 

The exam centre allotted to each candidate will be printed on their respective admit cards. Please note that the candidates cannot make the changes once the preferred centres are submitted by them during the application process.

IBPS RRB Exam Centres (Mains)

State Mains Exam Centre
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
Haryana Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madhurai, Thiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS RRB – Exam Pattern

Candidates who have registered and applied for the exam should go through the exam pattern thoroughly and practice well with the help of online mock tests before attempting the exam. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind.

  1. IBPS RRB will be conducted in CBT mode (online)
  2. 80 questions were asked in the Prelims exam carrying 80 marks
  3. 200 questions will be asked in the Mains exam carrying 200 marks
  4. 240 questions will be asked in the Mains exam (for Specialist Cadre Officers) carrying 200 marks
  5. Questions asked are multiple-choice or MCQ-type
  6. All questions have 4 options
  7. IBPS RRB Prelims exam was be conducted for 45 minutes
  8. IBPS RRB Mains exam will be conducted for 2 hours or 120 minutes
  9. IBPS RRB Mains for Specialist Cadre Officers exam will be conducted for 2.5 hours or 150 minutes

Online Examination Structure for Prelims Exam

Officer Scale-I

Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Note – Candidates applying for Officer Scale-II and III will need to appear for a single online examination. Successful candidates will be shortlisted to appear for Common Interview for final recruitment in various rural regional banks.

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80

Online Examination Structure for Mains Exam

Officer Scale-I

Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours or 120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English/ Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II and III

Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours or 120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II (Specialist)

Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 2.30 hours or 150 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 20
Professional Knowledge 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 240 200

IBPS RRB – Syllabus

IBPS has released the IBPS RRB syllabus 2021 along with the IBPS RRB notification. Candidates can find the syllabus by visiting the official website. 

As per the IBPS RRB notification, IBPS RRB syllabus (Prelims) is divided into 2 sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Officer Scale – I)
  3. Numerical Ability (Office Assistant (Multipurpose))

The Mains syllabus is divided into 6 sections:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
  3. Financial Awareness
  4. English/ Hindi Language
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. Professional Knowledge (Specialist Cadre)

Candidates will find below all the topics related to each subject covered in the prescribed syllabus of IBPS RRB exam.

IBPS RRB 2021 Syllabus (Prelims and Mains)

Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude
Odd man out

Syllogism

Coding-Decoding

Alphabet Test

Blood Relation

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Figure Series

Assertion and Reason

Word Formation

Statements and Action Courses

Puzzles

Analogy

Blood Relation

Series Test

Direction Test

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion

Inequalities

Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Error Spotting

Reading Comprehension

Phrase Replacement

Sentence completion

Para Jumbles

Rearrangement of Sentences

Antonyms

Synonyms

Number System

Decimal Fractions

Time and Work

Age Problems

Percentage

Permutation and Combination

Profit and Loss

Compound Interest

Average

Partnership

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

HCF and LCM

Simple Interest

Time and Distance

Simplification

Ratio and Proportion

Probability

Computer Knowledge General Awareness Financial Awareness
Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Networking

MS Office

Number System and Conversions

Internet

Computer Abbreviations

Shortcut Keys

Basic Knowledge of Internet

Database

Security Tools

Computer Languages

Input and Output Devices

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Finance Sports

Books and Authors

Agriculture

Fiscal Policies

India and International Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Countries and Currencies

Budget

Government schemes

Government policies

Banking Terms and Abbreviations

Banking History

RBI

Sports

Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Advanced Non-Performing Assets

NPAs

Bad Loans

Organizations Deposits Credit

BASEL I

BASEL II

BASEL II

Budget and Economic Survey

Bank Accounts and Special Individuals

Loans

Asset Reconstruction Companies

Restructuring of Loans

Risk Management

Accords

IBPS RRB – Recommended Books

Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.

Quantitative Ability (Prelims and Mains)

Name of the Book Author/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude of Competitive Examination R.S Aggarwal – S.Chand Publication
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma – TMH Publication
Magic Book on Quicker Mathematics M Tyra – BSC Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive Examination Abhijit Guha – McGraw Hill education
Objective Mathematics for Competitive Examination Tarun Goyal – Arihant Publication
Arithmetic for General Competition Neetu Singh
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts and Tricks Disha Publications
Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO N K Singh – Upkar Publication
Quantum Cat Sarvesh Kumar Verma
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Objective Mathematics Dhrmpat – Rai Publication

Reasoning Ability (Prelims and Mains)

Name of Books Author/Publication
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning R.S Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning M.K Pandey
Lucent’s Reasoning Lucent
Logical Reasoning K Kundan
How to Crack Test of Reasoning Arihant Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning B.S Sijwali – Arihant Publication
Reasoning Books for Competitive Examinations Pearson
Multi-Dimensional Reasoning Mishra and Kumar Dr. Lal
SSC Reasoning Chapterwise S.N. Prasad – Kiran Publication

General Awareness (Mains)

Name of Books Author/Publication
Banking Awareness Arihant publication
Dhankar Current Affairs Dhankar Publication
Manohar Pandey Books for General Studies Arihant Publication
Lucent General Knowledge Lucent Publication
Basic Banking & Financial Issue Gautam Majumdar – Upkaar’s Publication
Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information N.S.Toor
Competition Infocus Arihant Publication
Year Book 2015 – Manorama Year Book Current Affairs Handout of Vanik
Lucent General Knowledge (for static GK) Lucent Publication
The Pearson GK Manual Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe – Pearson Publication
General Studies Manohar Pandey – Arihant Publication

General Awareness (Mains)

Name of the Book Author/Publisher
English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Objective English R.S Aggarwal – S. Chand Publication
New Pattern English Language for SBI/IBPS Bank PO Disha Experts
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma – Arihant Publication
DGP English R.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen – Dhillon Group of Publication
Objective English Hari Mohan Prasad & U.R. Sinha – Tata McGraw Hill
General English S. Gupta – Arihant Publication
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren & Martin

Hindi Language (Mains)

Name of the Book Author/Publisher
IBPS RRBs Objective General Hindi Kiran Editorial

Computer Awareness (Mains)

Name of the Book Author/Publication
Computer Awareness Dhankar Publications for PO
Computer Awareness Lucent Publications for Clerk
Objective Computer Knowledge S.N. Prasad  – Kiran Publication
Objective Computer Awareness R. Pillai – Arihant Publication
Computer Knowledge for SBI/ IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ SSC/ Insurance Exams Sikha Aggarwal

IBPS RRB – Answer Key

IBPS releases the answer key on the official IBPS website after the exams are conducted. Candidates can download the answer key in the form of a PDF.  They can calculate their probable scores with the help of the answer key and response sheet, much before the results are declared.

IBPS RRB – Cut Off

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection authority publishes the IBPS RRB cutoff after the results are announced. Candidates who qualify as per the cutoffs are eligible to take part in the Mains exam.

The number of candidates selected for the IBPS RRB Mains exam is 20 times more than the number of actual vacancies. When the Mains test is complete, the candidates shortlisted in that round become eligible to move forward to the Interview round.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Cut Off (GBO) (2020)

Subject Maximum Score Qualifying Score
SC/ST/OBC/PWD EWS/General
Reasoning 40 1.00 1.50
Computer Knowledge 40 2.25 5.75
Financial Awareness 40 1.00 1.75
English Language 40 1.00 2.00
Hindi Language 40 3.00 6.25
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 1.00 2.0

IBPS RRB Cut Off 2020 for Officers Scale-II (IT, CA, Law, Treasury, Marketing & Agricultural Officer)

Subject Maximum Score Qualifying Score
SC/ST/OBC/PWD EWS/General
Professional Knowledge – IT 40 1.00 3.00
Professional Knowledge – CA 40 12.25 14.00
Professional Knowledge – Law 40 2.00 5.00
Professional Knowledge – Treasury 40 1.00 1.00
Professional Knowledge – Marketing 40 1.00 1.25
Professional Knowledge – Agricultural 40 1.00 3.00
Reasoning 40 1.00 1.50
Financial Awareness 40 1.00 1.75
English Language 40 1.00 2.00
Hindi Language 40 3.00 6.25
Computer Knowledge 40 2.25 5.75
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 1.00 2.00

IBPS RRB Cut Off 2021 for Officers Scale-III

Subject Maximum Score Qualifying Score
SC/ST/OBC/PWD EWS/General
Reasoning 40 1.75 4.00
Computer Knowledge 40 5.25 8.25
Financial Awareness 40 2.00 4.50
English Language 40 4.00 7.50
Hindi Language 40 6.50 9.75
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 3.00 5.75

IBPS RRB – Result

For now, the schedule for IBPS RRB result declaration remains unannounced. The exam authority will release the Mains result on the official website in due time. Once the notification for the results is out, candidates can check their results online by using their registration number and date of birth.

Candidates must download a copy of their result and verify the details highlighted below:

  1. Name of candidate
  2. Maximum score overall and section-wise
  3. Roll number
  4. The score obtained in the exam section-wise and overall
  5. Category
  6. IBPS RRB Cutoff marks
  7. Registration number
  8. Details on the process of arriving at scores
  9. Date of Interview

IBPS RRB – FAQs

When was the IBPS RRB notification published?

The IBPS RRB notification will released around June 2021.

How many vacancies are open for IBPS RRB?

Comparative to the last trend, it is expected that a total of 9698 vacancies will be open for IBPS RRB posts. However, the exact number will be released with the announcement of the IBPS RRB notification 2021.

What is the selection process for the IBPS RRB exam 2021?

The selection process for the IBPS RRB exam consists of 3 stages -

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview round

The final merit is calculated based on the marks scored in the mains and interview.

What is the last date to apply online for the IBPS RRB 2021 exam?

The precise date to apply online for IBPS RRB 2021 exam will be informed by IBPS in due time.

What if there are discrepancies in IBPS RRB admit cards?

Candidates should immediately contact the IBPS examination authority to rectify any discrepancies in the admit card. Relevant helpline numbers and contact address are given in the article above.

Will the candidates appearing for Class 12th be allowed to apply for IBPS RRB exam?

No. Candidates appearing for class 12th are not eligible for IBPS RRB exam. Only Graduate and Postgraduate level candidates can apply for the exam. For more information, read IBPS RRB eligibility criteria (https://exam.buddy4study.com/ibps-rrb-eligibility-criteria).

Is there any negative marking in IBPS RRB 2021 exam?

Yes. For every incorrect answer in both preliminary and mains exam, 1/4th mark will be deducted.

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