IBPS RRB 2021 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Vacancy

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IBPS RRB 2021 Recruitment: The full form of IBPS RRB is ‘IBPS Regional Rural Banks’. Every year IBPS conducts the IBPS RRB exam to recruit personnel for Group “A”- Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”- Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in various Regional Rural Banks (Gramin Banks). The IBPS RRB 2021 Notification is out with 12958 posts. In this article, we shall see all information related to the IBPS RRB exam such as Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Fee, Apply Online, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cut off, Salary, Job profile, and more.

IBPS RRB 2021 Notification

IBPS has released IBPS RRB 2021 notification to recruit 12958 posts of Office Assistant (Clerk) and Officers Scale-I, II & III in different Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the country. You can download the Official Notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Notification was first released on June 7th, 2021 with 11687 posts, however, an updated notification was released on June 10th, 2021, with a total of 12958 posts.

IBPS RRB 2021 Important Dates

IBPS has released all important dates for IBPS RRB Recruitment 2021 along with its official notification on June 7, 2021. The exam dates for IBPS RRB 2021 exam have already been released by IBPS along with IBPS Calendar 2021-22. All important dates related to IBPS RRB 2021 examination are given below:

Activity Dates
IBPS RRB Notification June 7, 2021
Online Application Starts on June 8, 2021
Online Applications end date June 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Call Letter July 9, 2021
Pre-Exam Training Schedule July 19-25, 2021
Call Letters – Preliminary Exam July 2021
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, and 21st August 2021
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result August 2021
IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card Release September 2021
Officers Scale II & III Main Examination 25th September 2021
Officer Scale I Mains Examination 25th September 2021
Office Assistant Mains Examination 3rd October 2021
Interview (For Officers Scale I, II, and III) October/November 2021
Final Result (Provisional Allotment) January 2022

IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancy

The total number of IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancies increased to 12958 from 11687. The table below indicates Post-wise and Category-wise vacancies are mentioned below.

Post Vacancies (7th June 2021) Increased Vacancies (10th June 2021)
Office Assistants (Multipurpose) 6101 6888
Officer Scale I 4257 4716
Officer Scale II (Agriculture Officer) 26 26
Officer Scale II (Marketing Officer) 42 42
Officer Scale II (Treasury Manager) 10 10
Officer Scale II (Law) 28 28
Officer Scale II (CA) 33 33
Officer Scale II (IT) 60 60
Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer) 917 940
Officer Scale III 213 215
Total 11687 12958

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern

RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different from that of the exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 exam has two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

There is No interview for Office Assistant Selection. Final Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No.

Section Question Marks

Duration

1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern

S. No.

Section Question Marks

Duration

1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

RRB Officer Grade Exam Pattern 2021

For IBPS RRB Officer posts, the exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by the candidate in both the Mains Exam and Interview

IBPS RRB 2021 Preliminary Examination (Officer Grade)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 time of 45 mins
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB 2021 Mains Exam Pattern (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 A cumulative
2 General Awareness 40 40 time of
3 Numerical Ability 40 50 2 hours is
4 English/Hindi Language 40 40 provided
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

A common exam (single exam) will be conducted for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III this year to select candidates on the basis of their professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam, a candidate is required to fulfill the given eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria Requirement
Nationality / Citizenship
  • a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit (As on 01.06.2021) For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)– Between 18 years and 28 years i.e., candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1993 and later than 01.06.2003 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)– Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1991 and later than 30.06.2003 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale-II (Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1989 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1981 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive).
Language Proficiency
  • Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for the interview.

Educational Qualification

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy;
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the 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 and Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager) Information Technology Officer
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Desirable:
Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc.
One year (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Two Years (in the relevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Note:

  1. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 28.06.2021.
  2. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 28.06.2021 has to be submitted at the time of interview for the posts of Officers (Scale I, II, and III) and at the time of joining for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose).

Age Relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years

IBPS RRB Application Fee 2021

The IBPS RRB Exam application fee is Rs. 175/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category, For Candidates belonging to all Other Categories including the General Category, the application fee is Rs. 850/-.

Category Fee (in Rs)
SC/ST/PWBD 175
All Other Categories 850

IBPS RRB Cut-Off 2021

The cut-off for IBPS RRB 2021 will be released once the paper for the same has been conducted. The cut-off for Preliminary Exams and Mains Exam will be different. The cut-off marks will be generated both state-wise as well as category-wise.

Let’ have a look at the IBPS RRB previous year cut-off:

IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) Prelims Cut-Off
State Cut-off
Uttar Pradesh 73
Madhya Pradesh 66.75
Gujarat 78.25
Telangana 71.25
Bihar 75.5
Andhra Pradesh 76.25
Odisha 79.75
Himachal Pradesh 71.25
Rajasthan 78.75
West Bengal 77.75
Chhattisgarh 70.5
Jammu & Kashmir 73.5
Maharashtra 67

Officer Scale 1 Prelims Cut-off 2020

State Name Cut-off
Gen OBC
UP 47 46.75
J& K 52
Rajasthan 66 66
Gujarat 59.75 59.77
Andhra Pradesh 52.75
Odisha 62.75
Jharkhand 54 .25
Haryana 60.50
Bihar 48
Maharashtra 47.25
Tamilnadu 54
Chhattisgarh 43.25
West Bengal 52

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