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IBPS RRB Notification – Dates, Vacancies, Salary, Recruitment Process

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.

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 2021 PDF

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. 

LINK FOR IBPS RRB CALENDAR 2021 PDF 

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:

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. 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 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”

  • 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 – IBPS RRB Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on 7th 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 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
SC ST OBC EWS UR
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
Officer Scale-III 27 15 53 14 42 151
Total 1680 739 2767 973 4517 10,676

Salary

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

Grade 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 –

  1. Registration
  2. Uploading Scanned Documents
  3. Fill IBPS RRB Application Form
  4. 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 

Category Application Fees
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

Officer Scale-I

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

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

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

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
Correct Answer +1
Wrong Answer 1/4 mark deducted for every wrong answer  (-0.25)
Unattempted NIL

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.

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 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 -

  1. IBPS RRB Prelims
  2. IBPS RRB Mains
  3. 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.

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