IBPS RRB Exam Date – Schedule, Updates, Exam Day Guidelines

Every year, IBPS or Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB exam to recruit officers in the government banking sector. The recruited Officers usually head the various Regional Rural Banks (RRB) in India and the Office Assistants help in multipurpose tasks. There are two levels under which the recruitment process takes place:

Group A – Officers – Scale – I (Assistant Manager)

   Scale – II (Generalist & Specialist)

   Scale – III (Senior Manager)

Group B – Office Assistants – Office Assistants (Multipurpose)

As per the recent  update, the IBPS RRB exam for the Prelims stage will be conducted on 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021 respectively. After the successful completion of the Prelims round, the IBPS RRB exam for the Mains will take place. The information has been duly announced by IBPS via the tentative IBPS RRN exam date calender 2021, which candidates will will in the article below.

The IBPS RRB recruitment process happens annually. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the conducting body for all IBPS exams. According to the official notification, IBPS reserves the right to declare the IBPS RRB exam dates at least one to two months in advance. Similar to other years, this year too, the exam conducting authority held the IBPS RRB exam in a Computer-based Test (CBT) mode.

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To know all details about the IBPS RRB exam dates 2021 and to keep an eye on all the latest updates, read this article carefully till the end.

Latest Information

  • 3rd February 2021 – Tentative Calendar of Online CRP for RRB 2021-22 released.

IBPS RRB Exam Date – Schedule

IBPS will release the official IBPS RRB notification 2021 for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III, and Officer Assistants sometime around June 2021As per the updated information, the IBPS RRB preliminary exam was will be conducted on 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021 respectively. Besides this, the Mains exam of IBPS RRB for Officer Scale I will be conducted on 25th September 2021 and Office Assistant will be held on 3rd October 2021. Added to this, the IBPS RRB singles exam for Officers Scale II & III will take place on 25th September 2021.

All the candidates who are interested to know about the IBPS RRB exam dates, especially the Mains examination, are advised by Buddy4Study to check all the relevant dates in the table below.

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 – 25th September 2021

Office Assistant – 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. There is only a single level examination followed by an interview process upon passing.

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IBPS RRB Exam Date – Participating Organisations

The main purpose of conducting the IBPS RRB examination is to recruit Office Assistants as well as Officers to different Gramin Banks in the country. In the section below, candidates will find the list of Gramin banks participating in this year’s IBPS RRB recruitment process:

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 Grameen 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 Exam Date – Important Events 

There are several important events associated with the IBPS RRB exam. This includes the following:

1. Application Form – The online application/registration process for IBPS RRB began from the 1st week of June 2021. The exam authority will ensure that the IBPS RRB application window remains active for a suitable strech of time. The application fee payment process was conducted online. SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates require to pay Rs. 175 whereas fee for candidates of other categories will be Rs. 850.

2. Recruitment exam – The IBPS RRB exam  is conducted online across the country. There are two examination stages – Prelims and Mains. Only those candidates who are shortlisted in both the exams can move ahead in the Interview process. . 

3. Admit card – The admit cards for both IBPS RRB Prelims and Mains exam are released separately. Candidates need to enter their registration number or roll number and date of birth to download the admit card. Based on the previous trend, it is highly probable that IBPS RRB Mains admit cards would be available in January 2021.

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IBPS RRB Exam Date – Exam Timing

This year, IBPS RRB exam was conducted in 5 shifts instead of the usual 3. Candidates will find the timings of different shifts below:

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Timing (Tentative)

SessionReporting TimeHandwriting SampleExam Time
Shift 17.30 am8.30-8.35 am8.35 to 9.20 am
Shift 29.45 am10.45-10.50 am10.50 to 11.35 am
Shift 312.00 pm01.00-01.05 pm1.05 to 1.50 pm
Shift 42.15 pm03.15-03.20 pm3.20 to 4.05 pm
Shift 54.30 pm05.30-5.35 pm5.35 to 6.20 pm

IBPS RRB Exam Day Guidelines 2021

While appearing for the IBPS RRB preliminary test, candidates must remember a few points:

  1. Carry the IBPS RRB admit card without fail
  2. Do not carry valuable items or electronic devices to the exam hall
  3. Try to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the designated reporting time

Candidates need to carry certain documents along with the admit card. These are: 

  1. Photo ID Proof (in original)
  2. Photocopy of ID Proof
  3. For Scribe – Scribe form filled and signed with affixed photograph

IBPS RRB Exam Date – FAQs

What are IBPS RRB exam dates 2021?

The IBPS RRB exam for the preliminary exam will be 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021 respectively. Besides this, the Mains exam of IBPS RRB for Officer Scale I will be conducted on 25th September 2021 and Office Assistant will be held on 3rd October 2021. Added to this, the IBPS RRB singles exam for Officers Scale II & III will take place on 25th September 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. IBPS RRB Prelims
  2. IBPS RRB Mains
  3. Interview round

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

Is there any negative marking in IBPS RRB 2021 exam?

Yes. For every incorrect answer in both preliminary and mains exam of IBPS RRB 2021, 1/4th mark will be deducted.

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

The last date to apply online for IBPS RRB 2021 exam will be announced by IBPS in due time. However, it is expected that the online application submission portal will open in the 1st week of June 2021.

Where can I check the IBPS RRB exam dates?

Candidates can check the IBPS RRB exam dates in the IBPS calendar, which the IBPS releases on its official website (www.ibps.in).

Can I give the IBPS RRB exam in Hindi?

Yes. All IBPS tests are bilingual including IBPS RRB, i.e. available in both English and Hindi. However, this year, besides these 2 languages, the exam will be held in regional languages too.