IBPS RRB 2021 - Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Question Papers, Vacancies Increased

IBPS RRB 2021 - Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Question Papers, Vacancies Increased


IBPS RRB 2021 - IBPS has released the admit card for the IBPS RRB admit card for Officers Scale 1 on July 17, 2021. IBPS closed the IBPS RRB application form 2021 on June 28, 2021. This year, IBPS has revised the number of IBPS RRB vacancies for all the posts twice. Now, the total number of IBPS RRB vacancies have been increased to 12,958. Earlier, IBPS released the IBPS RRB application form on June 8. The IBPS RRB notification 2021 was released in online mode on June 7, 2021 on the official website - ibps.in.Latest: Click here to download the IBPS RRB admit card for Officer Scale1 1 here.Candidates who successfully submitted the application form can download the IBPS RRB admit card 2021 from the official website. The selection process of IBPS RRB 2021 varies as per the post. For more details about IBPS RRB 2021, candidates can check the article given below.

Latest Updates for IBPS RRB

  • 11 Jun 2021:

    IBPS RRB 2021 vacancies increased; Check details here.

  • 08 Jun 2021:

    IBPS RRB application form 2021 released.

  • 12 Apr 2021:

    IBPS RRB PO 2020 provisional allotment list released; Check details here.

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Whats new?

Earlier in the IBPS 2021 calendar it had announced the exact IBPS RRB exam dates for all the all the posts (Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant), which have not been mentioned in the official IBPS RRB notification 2021 released on June 7. As per the previous IBPS RRB 2021 exam dates the prelims exam for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants was to be held August 1, 7, 8, 14 and 21. The IBPS RRB Single exam for Officer Scale-II and III was to be conducted on September 25, and the mains exam for Officer Scale I was scheduled to held on September 25 and for Office Assistant on October 3. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic the exact dates for the exam have not been mentioned by the authorities in the official notice. The exact dates will be notified by the IBPS in due course of time.

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What is the full form of IBPS RRB?

The full form of IBPS RRB is the Regional Recruitment Board recruitment exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted for the different posts that are office assistant, officer scale - 1 , Officer Scale - II &III. As per the IBPS RRB full form, IBPS covers all the participants regional rural banks of India.

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IBPS RRB 2021 - Overview

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Level


Exam mode


Application Mode


Selection Process

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Education qualification


Exam Language


Number of Papers and marks

  • IBPS RRB Officer Grade (Prelims)- 80 questions of 80 marks
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Officer Scale-I)- 200 questions of 200 marks
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer)- 200 questions of 200 marks
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Officer Scale-II Specialist Cadre)- 240 questions of 200 marks
  • IBPS RRB Mains (Officer Scale-III)- 200 questions of 200 marks

Number of attempts

No fixed number of attempts, you can apply till the maximum age.

Estimated applicants

15 lakh approximately

Vacancies10,166 (original vacancies)11,753 (revised vacanices)12,958 (new revised vacancies)

Name of service/posts

  • Officer Scale I
  • Officer Scale-II
  • Officer Scale-II (Agriculture)
  • Officer Assistant
  • Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer)
  • Officer Scale-II (Law)
  • Officer Scale-II (CA)
  • Officer Scale-II (IT)
  • Officer Scale-II (GBO)
  • Officer Scale III

Inhand salary

IBPS RRB Office assistant - 15000-20000

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I - 45000-50000

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IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancies

IBPS has released the revised vacancies for the IBPS RRB officer scale I, II, III and Office Assistant posts in Regional Rural Banks. Earlier, there were almost 10,166 vacancies released in the official notification. Students can check the IBPS RRB vacancies in the table below.

IBPS RRB Vacancies - Category and post-wise (revised)

Post NameTotal Vacancies
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)6,888
Officer Scale I4,716
Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer)26
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)42
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager)10
Officer Scale-II (Law)28
Officer Scale-II (CA)33
Officer Scale-II (IT)60
Officer Scale II(General Banking Officer)940
Officer Scale-III215

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Dates

has announced the exam dates of IBPS RRB 2021 for preliminary, mains and single-level examination. All the important dates of IBPS RRB 2021 are given in the table below. Candidates should keep the IBPS RRB exam date 2021 handy so that they do not miss any event related to the exam.

IBPS RRB 2021 exam dates



IBPS RRB Notification 2021June 7, 2021
IBPS RRB Application Form 2021June 8, 2021
Last Day to fill application form of IBPS RRBJune 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training call letter download dateTo be announced
IBPS RRB preliminary exam 2021 call letterJuly/August 2021

IBPS RRB 2021 Officer Scale I/ Office Assistants prelims exam date

August 2021

IBPS RRB prelims result 2021September 2021

IBPS RRB call letter for online exam – Main / Single

September 2021

IBPS RRB Online Main Examination

September/ October 2021

IBPS RRB 2021 Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III)

October 2021

IBPS RRB call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III)October/November 2021
Interview datesOctober/November 2021

IBPS RRB 2021 Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant)

January 2022

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS prescribes the eligibility criteria of IBPS RRB 2021 which contains the criterion related to age, educational qualification and nationality. Candidates who want to appear for the exam must fulfil these parameters or else their application will be rejected. In the following table, we have shared the post-wise eligibility criteria of IBPS RRB 2021. Candidates are advised to check it before applying for the exam.

The IBPS RRB exam is conducted for Group A-Officers posts (Scale I, II & III) and Group B - Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in 45 Regional Rural Banks. IBPS RRB 2021 is an online test conducted in three phases – preliminary, mains & single level examination whereas interview is conducted for the posts of Officers Scale I, II and III.

IBPS RRB Eligibility 2021 - Age-limit


Age limit

Officer Scale-III

21 to 40 years

Officer Scale-II

21 to 32 years

Officer Scale-I

18 to 30 years

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

18 to 28 years

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification


Academic qualification

Office Assistant (Multipurpose) & Officers Scale I

Graduation in any discipline

Officer Scale-II

Degree in any discipline with 50%

Officer Scale-II

Graduation in Electronics/Communication/Computer science/Information Technology/CA/Law with 50%

Officers Scale III

Degree in any discipline with 50%

IBPS RRB 2021 Application Form

The application form of IBPS RRB has been released at the official website of IBPS - ibps.in on June 8. IBPS RRB application form 2021 last date is June 28. Candidates first need to complete IBPS registration 2021 from the official website. After successful registration, candidates can proceed to fill the application form. Candidates had to fill the application form and pay the application fee in online mode only to successfully validate their application for IBPS RRB 2021. The application fee varies for SC/ST/PwD/EXSM candidates and for other categories. The IBPS RRB 2021 application process includes registration, uploading photograph, signature thumb impression in scanned format, a handwritten declaration, entering of the personal details, previewing of the application form, payment of fees and taking the printout of application.

IBPS RRB Exam Centres 2021

IBPS has listed out various venues and where the IBPS RRB 2020 exam will be conducted. The centres are separate for preliminary as well as mains exams. While filling the application form, candidates will have to choose the city and not the centre from where they wish to appear for IBPS RRB. The exact details like the centre, centre code and the address of the exam centre will be mentioned in the admit card of IBPS RRB. The examination authority will allot IBPS RRB 2020 exam centres to candidates based on their preferences. However, IBPS also reserves the right to allot or change the city apart from the one chosen by the candidate. In the following table, candidates can check the IBPS RRB exam cities where the preliminary, as well as the mains exam, will be conducted.

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2021

IBPS has released the admit card for Officer Scale 1 on July 17, 2021. IBPS will release the prelims IBPS RRB admit card 2021 for Officer Scale 2 & 3 and Officer Assistant later in online mode on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card till the day of the exam. To download the admit card, candidates need to log in with their registration/roll number and password/date of birth in the official website. The admit card will have important information like candidates name, roll number, date of exam, exam time. reporting time and the address of the exam centre. Candidates will need to carry the admit card along with a valid photo ID - Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, PAN card, Driving License & Passport etc to the exam centre on the day of the exam.

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Day Guidelines In the wake of COVID19

  • Candidates have to wear mask (compulsory), gloves, personal transparent water bottle, hand sanitizer (50 ml), pen
  • Candidates having moderate or high risk status on Aarogya Setu will not be allowed to appear for the exam
  • In case any of the responses in declaration suggest COVID 19 infection/symptoms, the candidate will not be permitted.
  • After Aarogya Setu status display at the entry gate of the exam centres, candidates will have to deposit their phones at the suggested location.
  • All candidates will have to go through the thermo guns check for detecting temperature at the entry point for temperature
  • Candidates having a temperature above normal (> 99.14° F) or display any other symptoms of the virus, they will not be allowed entry into the venue.

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Pattern

Before applying for the IBPS RRB 2021 exam, candidates must be acquainted with the exam pattern of IBPS RRB 2021. The exam pattern provides essential details like the mode of exam, time duration, sections, total marks, weightage given to each section, negative marking etc. IBPS prescribes the exam pattern separately for preliminary, mains and the interview.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021

IBPS doesn't release the syllabus of RRB. Candidates can study from previous year question papers from where you can get an idea about the questions which will be asked in the exam. With the help of these candidates can prepare for IBPS RRB in a more strategised manner. The standard of questions that are asked in the exam is of graduation level. In the following table we have shared some important topics related to each section of the IBPS RRB exam:Sections and Topics of IBPS RRB 2021

Reasoning Section

The odd man out, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusion, Sitting Arrangements.

English Language

Spotting Errors, Jumbled Words, Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension, Cloze Tests, Fill in the Blanks.

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Compound Interest, Percentages.

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Banking Terms, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Sports.

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IBPS RRB 2021 : Online Mock Test

The conducting authority will release the online mock test on the official website for Office Assistants (Multipurpose) and Officer scale - I. The mock test will help the students to know latest exam pattern and types of question that will be asked in IBPS RRB exam along with time policy of exam. Candidates need to visit official website and login in with registration number/roll number and password. The IBPS RRB mock test has total time duration of 10 minutes. It will also help the candidates to increase their speed and accuracy.

IBPS RRB 2021 Result

IBPS will release the IBPS RRB result 2021 at its official website after the conclusion of the exam. The result of IBPS RRB will be releaed in PDF having roll numbers of all the qualified candidates. Applicants can also check their scorecard after few days of declaration of teh result. Based on the final result, candidates will be recruited on various posts. IBPS RRB result 2020 will be declared for only those candidates who will secure the sectional as well as overall cut off score as per their category. The corrected scores obtained by candidates in preliminary, mains and single-level examination will be normalised using the equipercentile method to announce the result.

IBPS RRB Cutoff 2021

In order to qualify the IBPS RRB 2020, candidates need to secure the minimum cut off marks prescribed by IBPS qualify each stage of the exam. IBPS will release the IBPS RRB 2020 cut off for preliminary exam first and the candidates who will score the cutoff marks will be selected for the mains exam and then for subsequent stages. The previous year’s state-wise IBPS RRB cut off of the preliminary exam is mentioned in the following table:

IBPS RRB Cut off 2018 (Office Assistant)





Uttar Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh




West Bengal


Madhya Pradesh




Himachal Pradesh






















Jammu and Kashmir




Tamil Nadu






IBPS RRB 2021 Selection Procedure

Candidates under IBPS RRB recruitment are selected on the basis of their performance in the preliminary exam, mains exam and interview round. Allotments in different RRBs are done on the basis of candidate's ranks in the merit list and post preferences. The IBPS RRB selection procedure for different posts is given below.

Posts and Selection Process

IBPS RRB Office Assistant

Prelims and Mains

Officers Scale I

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Officers Scale II & III

Single level exam and Interview

IBPS RRB Participating Banks 2021

The participating banks list out the name of the RRBs along with their head office and state/union territories where candidates will be allotted to the posts of Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant on the declaration of the final result. There are a total 45 IBPS RRB Participating banks. Candidates can check below the list of participating institutes.

Previous Years’ Statistics of Registered and Appeared candidates in IBPS RRB

The number of registered and appeared candidates in IBPS RRB in the last two years are given below.


Exam Name

Registered candidates

Appeared candidates


Office Assistants

13.34 lakh

10.31 lakh


10.35 lakh

8.16 lakh



Office Assistants

13.93 lakh

10.56 lakh


9.08 lakh

7.21 lakh


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