IBPS RRB Notification 2021: Check All Details [Vacancies Revised]


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the revised official notification for the IBPS RRB 2021 exam on June 10, 2021. The notification was earlier released on June 7, 2021. As per the revised IBPS RRB notification 2021, a total of 12,820 vacancies have been announced for Officer Scales I, II, III and Office Assistant posts as against 11,687 vacancies mentioned previously.

The notification outlines the Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). 

What is IBPS RRB? 

The IBPS conducts national-level exams for various banking posts every year. The IBPS Calendar tells us when the different notifications would be released for various IBPS Exams such as IBPS PO, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB. Regional Rural Banks separately announce vacancies for these posts. Through these exams, the IBPS recruits both Grade A and B post banking personnel. This year 43 RRBs will be participating in the recruitment process.

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Overview

Name of examInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection Rural Regional Bank
Recruitment for PostsOfficers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline

IBPS RRB 2021 Calendar

The dates for important events (or tentative dates) pertaining to the exam have been announced. Candidates must take note of these important dates so that they don’t miss deadlines for any step of the procedure. For now, candidates must especially make note of the fact that the online registration will begin as of June 8, 2021, and conclude on June 28, 2021.

IBPS RRB Notification Release DateJune 7, 2021
Online Application start dateJune 8, 2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)08th to 28th June 2021
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)
August 1, 7, 8, 14 and 21, 2021
Result of Online exam- PrelimsSeptember 2021
Single Examination Officers Scale II & IIISeptember 25, 2021
Officer Scale I Mains ExamSeptember 25, 2021
Office Assistant Mains ExamOctober 3, 2021
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III)October 2021
Interview for Officer Scale-I, II, and IIIOctober/November 2021
Provisional Allotment (Final Result)January 2021

IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancies [Revised]

IBPS RRB 2021 has released a total of 10,676 vacancies this year. Take a look at the table below to understand how many vacancies have been announced for each post. 

PostInitial VacanciesUpdated Vacancies
SO (Scale II Officer -Agriculture Officer)2626
SO (Scale II Officer – Marketing Officer)4242
SO (Scale II Officer – Treasury Manager)1010
SO (Scale II Officer – Law)2828
SO (Scale II Officer – CA)3333
SO (Scale II Officer – IT)6060
SO (Scale II Officer -General Banking Officer) 917925
SO (Scale III Officer)213211

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility

IBPS has laid out the Citizenship/Nationality criteria to determine the eligibility of candidates who aim to appear for the IBPS RRB Exam. Besides being a citizen of India, there are some other details laid down to determine eligibility. 

IBPS RRB 2021 Age Criteria

The crucial date for determining eligibility is June 1, 2021. As of this day, the candidates should be within age criteria. 

Post Age Criteria
Office AssistantCandidates should be between 18 years and 30 years.
Scale I Officer Candidates should be between 18 years and 30 years.
Scale II OfficerCandidates should be between 21 years and 32 years.
Scale III OfficerCandidates should be between 21 years and 40 years.

There are age relaxations offered for reserved categories.  

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 28.06.2021. You must study the detailed educational qualifications for all the posts, namely Office Assistant, Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II and Officer Scale III, before applying for any post to ensure you’re eligible. 

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam will be conducted in three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

Office Assistant and Officer Scale I

The exam pattern for IBPS RRB Office Assistant and Officer Scale I is the same. No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates for the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by the candidate in his/her Mains Examination. However, interviews will be conducted for candidates appearing for Officer Scales I, II & III examinations.

Preliminary Exam: There will be a total of 80 questions carrying one mark each. The time given will be 45 minutes.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Numerical Ability4040

Mains: There will be a total of 200 questions for 200 marks. The time given will be 120 minutes. For the language assessment, candidates can opt for either English or Hindi. 

SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum Marks
Computer Knowledge4020
General Awareness4040
English Language4040
Hindi Language4040
Numerical Ability4050

There will be a single exam for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer), Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) and Officer Scale- III. The pattern for each post is given below. 

Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

SectionMode of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks 
Computer Knowledge Hindi/English4020
Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
English Language English4040
Hindi LanguageHindi4040
Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050

A total of 200 questions are asked for 200 marks. The total time allotted is 2 hours (120 minutes). Candidates can opt for either Hindi or English for the language exam. 

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

SectionMode of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Computer Knowledge Hindi/English4040
Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
English Language English 4020
Hindi LanguageHindi4020
Computer KnowledgeHindi/English4020
Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4040

A total of 240 questions are asked for 200 marks. The total time allotted is 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes). Candidates can opt for either Hindi or English for the language exam. 

Officer Scale- III

SectionMode of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Computer Knowledge Hindi/English4020
Financial AwarenessHindi/English4040
English Language English 4040
Hindi LanguageHindi4040
Quantitative Aptitude & Data InterpretationHindi/English4050

A total of 200 questions are asked for 200 marks. The total time allotted is 2 hours (120 minutes). Candidates can opt for either Hindi or English for the language exam. 

Candidates must take note that there will be a negative marking for all – preliminary, main and single- levels of examinations. There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left unanswered there will be no negative marking for that question.

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS RRB 2021 is almost the same for IBPS RRB Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer. Apart from the below-mentioned sections, an additional section of the professional knowledge section is asked for the Specialist Officer Grade-II.

The topics included in the IBPS RRB syllabus are: 

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. English/Hindi language
  4. Financial Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
  6. Computer Knowledge

IBPS RRB 2021 Apply Online

A candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However, a candidate can apply for only one post in the officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III. It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the IBPS RRB 2021 Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. To apply, first you will have to register yourself on the link given below. Once you have registered successfully, you can log in and fill the application form. 


  1. To apply, begin first to go to the IBPS official website and select the option to apply.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of IBPS RRB.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.


  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for IBPS RRB 2021.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned below.
  3. Upload scanned image of passport size photo and signature.
    Size of Photograph: 200 x 230 pixels
    Size of Signature: 140 x 60 pixels.
  4. After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  5. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.

IBPS RRB Application Fee

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online payment from 08.06.2021 to 28.06.2021 both dates inclusive). Please note, the application fee for both exams is same for the respective categories. 

PostApplication fee
Officer (Scale I, II & III)All Categories- Rs.850/-SC/ST/PWD candidates- Rs.175
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) All Categories- Rs.850SC/ST/PWD/EXSM Rs.175

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