IBPS RRB โ€“ 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.

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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 โ€“ 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 ExaminationInstitute 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 bodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS RRB Recruitment Official Websitehttp://www.ibps.in
IBPS RRB Total Vacancies9698
IBPS RRB Exam Date – Prelims1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021
IBPS RRB Exam Date โ€“ Single and MainsSingle – 25th September 2021 (Officers Scale II & III)


Officer Scale I โ€“ 25th September 2021

Office Assistant โ€“ 3rd October 2021

Mode of ExamOnline (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download Admit CardRegistration Number

Date of Birth or Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam dayAdmit Card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Photocopy of Photo ID Proof

Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Prelims45 minutes
Duration of IBPS RRB Exam โ€“ Mains 2 hours (120 minutes)

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

Duration of IBPS RRB Exam โ€“ Single level2 hours (120 minutes)

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 EventsImportant Dates
IBPS RRB Official Notification3rd week of June 2021
Availability of online application form1st week of June 2021
Last date to submit the application form2nd week of June 2021
Last Date to Submit Fee2nd week of June 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims admit cardJuly 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims Examination Dates1st August 2021

7th August 2021

8th August 2021

14th August 2021

21st August 2021

IBPS RRB Single Exam25th September 2021 (Officers Scale II & III)
IBPS RRB Prelims ResultTo be Announced
Release of Result (Officers Scale II & III)To be Announced
IBPS RRB Mains ExamOfficer Scale I โ€“ 25th September 2021

Office Assistant โ€“ 3rd October

IBPS RRB Mains ResultTo Be Announced
Provisional Allotment for IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II and III & Office AssistantTo 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.

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IBPS RRB โ€“ 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.


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.


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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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

CategoryAge Limit Relaxation
Persons with  Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as defined under โ€œThe

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016โ€

  • 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 riots5 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 remarried9 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

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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 PostsEducational QualificationExperience
Officer Scale-III

(Senior Manager)

  • Bachelorโ€™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 yearsโ€™ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II

Specialist Officers ( IT)

  • Bachelorโ€™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 universityOne 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 aggregate2 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)Bachelorโ€™s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture from a recognized university or itโ€™s with a minimum of 50% marks or aggregateTwo 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 recognizedOne year in the relevant field.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers ( CA)Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India1 year as a Chartered Accountant
Officer Scale-II

General Banking Officer (Manager)

  • Bachelorโ€™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 โ€“ I (Assistant Manager)
  • Bachelorโ€™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)
  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in any discipline.
  • Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB
  • Working knowledge of computer
Not Required

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 โ€“

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

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 โ€˜CRP RRBs IX Admit Cardโ€™  to download IBPS RRB admit card 2021
  3. Read IBPS RRB exam day instructions carefully and click on โ€˜Yesโ€™ 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 โ€“ 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 IBPSโ€™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 wonโ€™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
  • Voterโ€™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 โ€“ 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 candidateโ€™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 โ€“ 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)

StateMains Exam Centre
Andhra PradeshGuntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamGuwahati, Silchar
BiharAurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur
GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhinagar
HaryanaAmbala, Karnal, Kurukshetra
Himachal PradeshBaddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
JharkhandDhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
KeralaKochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
MaharashtraAurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Nagpur, Pune
OdishaBhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur
PunjabJalandhar, Mohali, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur
Tamil NaduChennai, Madhurai, Thiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli
TelanganaHyderabad, Karimnagar
Uttar PradeshAllahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
West BengalGreater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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

SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning404045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040

Note โ€“ 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 NoSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.Reasoning404045 minutes
2.Quantitative Aptitude4040

Online Examination Structure for Mains Exam

Officer Scale-I

NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning40502 hours or 120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4050
General Awareness4040
English/ Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge4020

Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II and III

NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning40502 hours or 120 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4050
Financial Awareness4040
English Language4040
Computer Knowledge4020

Generalist Cadre for Officer Scale-II (Specialist)

NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning40402.30 hours or 150 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Financial Awareness4040
English Language4020
Professional Knowledge4040
Computer Knowledge4020

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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)

ReasoningEnglishQuantitative Aptitude
Odd man out



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



Blood Relation

Series Test

Direction Test

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion


Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Error Spotting

Reading Comprehension

Phrase Replacement

Sentence completion

Para Jumbles

Rearrangement of Sentences



Number System

Decimal Fractions

Time and Work

Age Problems


Permutation and Combination

Profit and Loss

Compound Interest



Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations


Simple Interest

Time and Distance


Ratio and Proportion


Computer KnowledgeGeneral AwarenessFinancial Awareness
Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

Software and Hardware Fundamentals


MS Office

Number System and Conversions


Computer Abbreviations

Shortcut Keys

Basic Knowledge of Internet


Security Tools

Computer Languages

Input and Output Devices

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Finance Sports

Books and Authors


Fiscal Policies

India and International Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Countries and Currencies


Government schemes

Government policies

Banking Terms and Abbreviations

Banking History



Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy

Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India

Advanced Non-Performing Assets


Bad Loans

Organizations Deposits Credit




Budget and Economic Survey

Bank Accounts and Special Individuals


Asset Reconstruction Companies

Restructuring of Loans

Risk Management


IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 BookAuthor/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude of Competitive ExaminationR.S Aggarwal – S.Chand Publication
Data InterpretationArun Sharma – TMH Publication
Magic Book on Quicker MathematicsM Tyra – BSC Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive ExaminationAbhijit Guha – McGraw Hill education
Objective Mathematics for Competitive ExaminationTarun Goyal – Arihant Publication
Arithmetic for General CompetitionNeetu Singh
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts and TricksDisha Publications
Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PON K Singh – Upkar Publication
Quantum CatSarvesh Kumar Verma
Fast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma
Objective MathematicsDhrmpat – Rai Publication

Reasoning Ability (Prelims and Mains)

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoningR.S Aggarwal
Analytical ReasoningM.K Pandey
Lucentโ€™s ReasoningLucent
Logical ReasoningK Kundan
How to Crack Test of ReasoningArihant Publication
A New Approach to ReasoningB.S Sijwali – Arihant Publication
Reasoning Books for Competitive ExaminationsPearson
Multi-Dimensional ReasoningMishra and Kumar Dr. Lal
SSC Reasoning ChapterwiseS.N. Prasad – Kiran Publication

General Awareness (Mains)

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
Banking AwarenessArihant publication
Dhankar Current AffairsDhankar Publication
Manohar Pandey Books for General StudiesArihant Publication
Lucent General KnowledgeLucent Publication
Basic Banking & Financial IssueGautam Majumdar – Upkaarโ€™s Publication
Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking InformationN.S.Toor
Competition InfocusArihant Publication
Year Book 2015 – Manorama Year BookCurrent Affairs Handout of Vanik
Lucent General Knowledge (for static GK)Lucent Publication
The Pearson GK ManualEdgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe – Pearson Publication
General StudiesManohar Pandey – Arihant Publication

General Awareness (Mains)

Name of the BookAuthor/Publisher
English Grammar and CompositionWren and Martin
Objective EnglishR.S Aggarwal – S. Chand Publication
New Pattern English Language for SBI/IBPS Bank PODisha Experts
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Descriptive General EnglishS P Bakshi and Richa Sharma – Arihant Publication
DGP EnglishR.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen – Dhillon Group of Publication
Objective EnglishHari Mohan Prasad & U.R. Sinha – Tata McGraw Hill
General EnglishS. Gupta – Arihant Publication
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren & Martin

Hindi Language (Mains)

Name of the BookAuthor/Publisher
IBPS RRBs Objective General HindiKiran Editorial

Computer Awareness (Mains)

Name of the BookAuthor/Publication
Computer AwarenessDhankar Publications for PO
Computer AwarenessLucent Publications for Clerk
Objective Computer KnowledgeS.N. Prasad  – Kiran Publication
Objective Computer AwarenessR. Pillai – Arihant Publication
Computer Knowledge for SBI/ IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ SSC/ Insurance ExamsSikha Aggarwal

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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)

SubjectMaximum ScoreQualifying Score
Computer Knowledge402.255.75
Financial Awareness401.001.75
English Language401.002.00
Hindi Language403.006.25
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation401.002.0

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

SubjectMaximum ScoreQualifying Score
Professional Knowledge โ€“ IT401.003.00
Professional Knowledge โ€“ CA4012.2514.00
Professional Knowledge โ€“ Law402.005.00
Professional Knowledge โ€“ Treasury401.001.00
Professional Knowledge โ€“ Marketing401.001.25
Professional Knowledge โ€“ Agricultural401.003.00
Financial Awareness401.001.75
English Language401.002.00
Hindi Language403.006.25
Computer Knowledge402.255.75
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation401.002.00

IBPS RRB Cut Off 2021 for Officers Scale-III

SubjectMaximum ScoreQualifying Score
Computer Knowledge405.258.25
Financial Awareness402.004.50
English Language404.007.50
Hindi Language406.509.75
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation403.005.75

IBPS RRB โ€“ 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


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.