The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the official IBPS RRB notification PDF 2021 today, 7th June 2021. The exam dates for IBPS RRB 2021 exam has already been released by IBPS along with IBPS Calendar 2021-22.
As per the IBPS RRB notification 2021, the exam wil be conducted to fill up around 10676 Officers and Office Assistants posts. Candidates can begin to apply for the IBPS RRB exam from tomorrow, 8th June 2021. The online application window will close on 28th June 2021.
To make things easier for candidates to understand, Buddy4Study has summarised the IBPS RRB notification 2021 containing information related to vacancies, posts, salaries, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, how to apply, stages of exam and more.
Table of Contents
- IBPS RRB Notification – Highlights
- IBPS RRB Notification – Exam Calendar 2021
- IBPS RRB Notification 2021 – Important Dates
- Participating Banks for IBPS RRB 2021
- IBPS RRB Notification – Eligibility Criteria
- AGE LIMIT
- EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
- IBPS RRB Notification – Posts/Vacancies and Salary
- IBPS RRB Notification – Application/Registration Process
- IBPS RRB Notification – Application Fee Structure
- IBPS RRB Notification – Exam Pattern
- IBPS RRB 2021 Question Paper – Medium of Language
- IBPS RRB Notification – Syllabus
- IBPS RRB Notification – FAQs
- How many times is the IBPS RRB exam conducted in a year?
- When was the IBPS RRB 2021 notification published?
- How many vacancies are open for IBPS RRB 2021?
- What are the stages of IBPS RRB candidate selection?
- How much time is allotted for IBPS RRB exam?
- Is there a fixed number of attempts for the IBPS RRB exam?
- Is there any negative marking for unattended questions?
IBPS RRB Notification – Highlights
According to the released information from IBPS, the IBPS RRB 2021 Prelims examination will be conducted on 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th August 2021 respectively. Candidates must pay attention to the other important highlights related IBPS RRB notification 2021, as stated below:
IBPS RRB Notification 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
|Exam Conducting body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|IBPS RRB Recruitment Official Website||http://www.ibps.in/|
|IBPS RRB Total Vacancies||10676|
|IBPS RRB Exam Date – Prelims (Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)||1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021|
|IBPS RRB Exam Date – Mains||Online mains (Officers Scale I) & single level examination for Officers Scale II and III – 25th September 2021
Office Assistant/Clerk (Main) – 3rd October 2021
|Mode of Exam||Online (computer-based test)|
|Credentials required to download IBPS RRB 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)|
|Duration of IBPS RRB Exam – Single level||2 hours (120 minutes)|
IBPS RRB Notification – Exam Calendar 2021
Apart from the official IBPS RRB notification, the Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the exam calendar for this year. With the help of the exam calendar, candidates can not only learn about the important exam dates but also document specifications related to the application process.
IBPS RRB Notification 2021 – Important Dates
A majority of important dates have already been released and highlighted in the IBPS RRB notification, and the rest will be announced in due time. Candidates will find the important events and their respected dates in the table below:
IBPS RRB Notification 2021 Schedule
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|IBPS RRB Notification 2021||7th June 2021|
|Online Application Starts||8th June 2021|
|Online Applications will end on||28th June 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Call Letter||9th July 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Schedule||19th to 25th July 2021|
|Call Letters – Preliminary Exam||July 2021*|
|IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination Dates
(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*|
*Exact dates will be announced in due time
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.
Participating Banks for IBPS RRB 2021
This year (2021), several banks are participating in the IBPS RRB exam 2021. Candidates can find the same in the table below:
Participating Banks as per IBPS RRB Notification
|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 Notification – Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the IBPS RRB notification before applying for the recruitment exam. There are 3 sections related to the eligibility criteria and are highlighted below:
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:
- Citizen of India
- OR Subject of Bhutan
- OR Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
- OR Subject of Nepal
- 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))
Note: An eligibility certificate must be issued by the Government favouring the candidates belonging to the category number 2,3,4 and 5. 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 norms as highlighted in the IBPS RRB notification. 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 1993 and later than 1st July 2003.|
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)||Age should be between 18 to 30 years (Not born before 3rd July 1991 and later than 31st June 2003.|
|Officer Scale-II (Manager)||Age should be between 21 to 32 years (Not born before 3rd July 1989 and later than 30th June 2000.|
|Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager)||Age should be between 21 to 40 years (Not born before 3rd July 1981 and later than 30th June 2000.|
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”
|Applicants affected by 1984’s riots||5 years|
||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))|
* Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation
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 – IBPS RRB Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on 7th June 2021)
|IBPS RRB Posts||Educational Qualification||Experience|
||Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions|
Specialist Officers ( IT)
||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|
General Banking Officer (Manager)
||Two years as an officer in a Banking or a Financial Institution|
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)||
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||
IBPS RRB Notification – Posts/Vacancies and Salary
As per the previous trend, IBPS is likely to introduce a total of 10676 IBPS RRB vacancies this year. Candidates can find below the tentative number of vacancies (including PWBD category) released this year by IBPS in the IBPS RRB notification for different profiles.
IBPS RRB Notification – IBPS CRP RRB X Vacancy 2021
|Post Name||Category-wise Vacancy||Total Vacancies|
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||881||345||1321||483||2275||5305|
|Officer Scale I||617||304||1100||387||1711||4119|
|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)||132||63||247||78||386||906|
Candidates selected in the IBPS RRB Mains exam will undergo proper training as per the post. After completing the training, they will be posted to different allotted banks. The salary of the selected candidates as mentioned in the IBPS RRB notification (later appointed officers and office assistants) are based on different scales (Grades) and will vary as per the post.
IBPS RRB Notification – IBPS RRB Salary
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 19,000|
|IBPS RRB Officer (Scale I)||Rs. 29,000 – Rs. 33,000|
|Officer Scale-II||Rs. 33,000 – Rs. 39,000|
|Officer Scale III||Rs. 38,000 – Rs. 44,000|
IBPS RRB Notification – Application/Registration Process
IBPS RRB application form has released today, 7th June 2021. The online registration process is expected to be a lengthy process as the number of vacancies was 9698 and lakhs of aspirants applied for the IBPS RRB exam. To make the application process smooth, IBPS will keep the application/registration portal active till 28th June 2021.
Similar to previous year, IBPS has offered aspirants several payment channels to pay their application without hassle. Candidates can find them easily in the IBPS RRB notification. They can pay via online mode [Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets].
Candidates can submit their application forms via online mode by accessing the official IBPS website. They require to follow four major steps to complete the application form submission process –
- Uploading Scanned Documents
- Fill IBPS RRB Application Form
- Pay IBPS RRB Application Fees
IBPS RRB Notification – Application Fee Structure
Candidates need to pay the registration/application fee for IBPS RRB to apply for the examination. Before a payment is made, the candidates should carefully read all the eligibility criteria. Candidates must note that the application fee amount will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Before filling up the form, the candidate must make a duplicate copy and fill it up first. This helps in avoiding any mistakes or accidentally leaving out fields, leading to the rejection of the application form.
This year, the IBPS RRB examination fee had been increased by 57% for SC/ST/PwD candidates while 70% for General and OBC candidates (mentioned in IBPS RRB notification). The application fee structure for IBPS RRB as per candidate categories is as follows:
IBPS RRB Application Fee Structure
|SC, ST, PWBD||Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST)|
|General, OBC, EWS And Others||Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST)|
Note: Applicable GST will be borne by IBPS
IBPS RRB Notification – Exam Pattern
The IBPS RRB 2021 is a 3-tier exam. It comprises Prelims, Mains and Interview rounds. The preliminary exam is an objective online test and was held for 5 consecutive days (1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021).
Candidates, with the help of the IBPS RRB exam pattern, can get a clear idea regarding the sectional distribution of questions and marks.
Online Examination Structure for Prelims Exam
|Serial No||Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
|Serial No||Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
Online Examination Structure for Mains Exam
|Serial No||Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||Reasoning||40||50||2 hours or 120 minutes|
Check Exam patterns of Officer Scale-II, III and Office Assistants here.
Candidates will get 4 options for every question. For every correct answer, they will be awarded 1 mark. However, ¼ (0.25) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
IBPS RRB Marking Scheme
|Type of Answers||Marks Allotted|
|Wrong Answer||1/4 mark deducted for every wrong answer (-0.25)|
IBPS RRB 2021 Question Paper – Medium of Language
This year, IBPS RRB examination will be conducted in various languages. Applicants, who had applied for IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale I posts can find the list of all the medium of languages in the table below:
|Name of State||Version of Tests (IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale I posts)|
|Andhra Pradesh||English, Hindi and Telugu|
|Arunachal Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|Assam||English, Hindi and Assamese|
|Bihar||English and Hindi|
|Chhattisgarh||English and Hindi|
|Gujarat||English, Hindi and Gujarati|
|Haryana||English and Hindi|
|Jammu & Kashmir||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|Jharkhand||English and Hindi|
|Karnataka||English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani|
|Kerala||English, Hindi and Malayalam|
|Madhya Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|Maharashtra||English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani|
|Manipur||English, Hindi and Manipuri|
|Meghalaya||English and Hindi|
|Mizoram||English and Hindi|
|Nagaland||English and Hindi|
|Odisha||English, Hindi and Odia|
|Puducherry||English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam|
|Punjab||English, Hindi and Punjabi|
|Rajasthan||English and Hindi|
|Tamil Nadu||English, Hindi and Tamil|
|Telangana||English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu|
|Tripura||English, Hindi and Bengali|
|Uttar Pradesh||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|Uttarakhand||English and Hindi|
|West Bengal||English, Hindi and Bengali|
IBPS RRB Notification – Syllabus
The main subjects from where questions are mostly asked are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness and Financial Awareness.
|Odd man out
Ranking and Time
Causes and Effects
Assertion and Reason
Statements and Action Courses
Statement and Assumption
Statement and Conclusion
Fill in the Blanks
Rearrangement of Sentences
Time and Work
Permutation and Combination
Profit and Loss
HCF and LCM
Time and Distance
Ratio and Proportion
|Computer Knowledge||General Awareness||Financial Awareness|
History of Computer
Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Number System and Conversions
Basic Knowledge of Internet
Input and Output Devices
|National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Books and Authors
India and International Current Affairs
Countries and Currencies
Banking Terms and Abbreviations
|Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy
Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India
Advanced Non-Performing Assets
Organizations Deposits Credit
Budget and Economic Survey
Bank Accounts and Special Individuals
Asset Reconstruction Companies
Restructuring of Loans
IBPS RRB Notification – FAQs
How many times is the IBPS RRB exam conducted in a year?
The exam is conducted annually or once in a year.
When was the IBPS RRB 2021 notification published?
The IBPS RRB notification published on 7th June 2021.
How many vacancies are open for IBPS RRB 2021?
Until now, an expected total of 9698 vacancies has opened this year for IBPS RRB 2021.
What are the stages of IBPS RRB candidate selection?
As per the IBPS RRB notification, the selection process comprises 3 stages -
- IBPS RRB Prelims
- IBPS RRB Mains
- Interview Round
How much time is allotted for IBPS RRB exam?
According to IBPS RRB notification, candidates will be given 45 minutes to complete the IBPS RRB Prelims exam and 120 minutes for Mains examination.
Is there a fixed number of attempts for the IBPS RRB exam?
No. There are no fixed number of attempts for the IBPS RRB exam. Candidates can apply for the exam as long as they are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria article or follow the official IBPS RRB notification.
Is there any negative marking for unattended questions?
No marks will be deducted for questions left unattempted. The deduction is only applicable for incorrect answers.