IBPS RRB Notification 2021 (Released) For 10676 Vacancies

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for IBPS RRB Exam. It has notified 10000+ vacancies in the IBPS RRB notification. The application process for the upcoming IBPS Regional Rural Bank (RRB) Exam will commence from 8th June 2021. This article details the IBPS RRB selection process, eligibility, application process, exam pattern, exam syllabus and all the important things that you must know if you’re interested in writing this exam.

The IBPS RRB Notification 2021 has notified 10676 vacancies across various posts. The IBPS RRB exam is held annually to recruit suitable candidates for various Group A and Group B posts mentioned as under:


IBPS Regional Rural Bank (RRB) Exam Snapshot

Name of exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Regional Rural Banks (IBPS RRB)

Recruitment for the

Post

  • Officers Scale I, II & III

  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Vacancies

10,676

Exam level

National

Important Dates

  • Application Duration: 08 June 2021 to 28 June 2021

  • IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination (Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant): 01st, 07th, 08th, 14th, 21st August 2021

  • Single Examination Officers Scale II & III: 25th September 2021

  • Officer Scale I Mains Exam: 25th September 2021

  • Office Assistant Mains Exam: 03rd October 2021

  • Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III) : October 2021

Exam Eligibility

  • Graduate

  • Special Eligibility mentioned below

IBPS RRB Exam stage

  • Officers Scale I: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview

  • Office Assistant: Preliminary and Mains

  • Officers Scale II and III: Single level exam and Interview

Mode of exam

  • Online (Computer-Based-Test)

IBPS RRB Exam Duration

  • Prelims: 45 minutes

  • Mains: 2 hours

  • Single level exam: 2 hours

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:

According to the official notification, A candidate must be either -

Age (As on 01.06.2021):


The age relaxations according to the government rules are as under:

Category
Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

05 years

Other Backward Class

03 years

Person with disability

10 years

Ex-Serviceman/Disabled Ex-Serviceman

The actual period of service rendered in the defense 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


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 computers.


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.


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 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 recognized 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



IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancy Breakup

In the official notification of IBPS RRB 2021, more than 10,000 vacancies are announced across different posts. The detailed list of vacancies are mentioned in the table below:


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


IBPS RRB Online Application

The online application link has been made active on the IBPS official site on 8th June 2021. The post wisedirect link to apply for IBPS RRB Exam is given below:


A few things that you must note for IBPS RRB Online application are:

IBPS RRB 2021 | Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The first two rounds for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I/Office Assistant would be same and would comprise of :


The third round, however, differs for both these posts. For RRB Officer Scale-I, the last phase would be an Interview round, and for RRB Office Assistant, the third or the final phase would consist of a language proficiency test. 


IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for Prelims or Phase I for RRB Office Assistant is:

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

The exam pattern for Mains or Phase II for RRB Office Assitant is:

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

Composite time of 120 minutes or 2 hours

Computer

40

20

General Awareness

40

40

English *

40

40

Hindi *

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

Total

200

200

*Candidate has to opt from English and Hindi


IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for Prelims or Phase I for RRB Office Assistant is:

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

40

Composite time of 45 minutes

Numerical Ability

40

40

The exam pattern for Mains or Phase II for RRB Office Assitant is:

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

Composite time of 120 minutes or 2 hours

Computer

40

20

General Awareness

40

40

English *

40

40

Hindi *

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

50

Total

200

200

*Candidate has to opt from English and Hindi


Penalty for Wrong Answer: There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each incorrect marked answer, one-fourth the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. However, no marks will be deducted for the questions that are left blank. 


IBPS RRB 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for each section is mentioned in the table below:

English

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Fillers

Sentence Errors

Vocabulary based questions

Sentence Improvement

Jumbled Paragraph

Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning

Puzzles

Seating Arrangements

Direction Sense

Blood Relation

Syllogism

Order and Ranking

Coding-Decoding

Machine Input-Output

Inequalities

Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

Data Sufficiency

Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and, Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)

Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)

Number Series

Approximation and Simplification

Data Sufficiency

Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

Banking and Insurance Awareness

Financial Awareness

Govt. Schemes and Policies

Current Affairs

Static Awareness

Computer Knowledge

History and Generation of Computers

Introduction to Computer Organisation

Computer Memory

Computer Hardware and I/O Devices

Computer Software

Computer Languages

Operating System

Computer Network

Internet

MS Office Suit and Short cut keys

Basics of DBMS

Number System and Conversions

Computer and Network Security

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