IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) 2021
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IBPS is a recruitment organization that recruits eligible candidates to various posts in commercial and rural banks. It gives an excellent opportunity to all who are willing to work in the banking sector. IBPS has now released its official recruitment notification for the year 2021. It will be conducting an online examination to select eligible candidates for IBPS RRB PO Officer through the Common Recruitment Process X (CRP-RRB). Before starting the application process, you should look at the highlights of the IBPS RRB PO exam. The online application link for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 has started from June 8, 2021 and ended on June 28, 2021.
The IBPS RRB PO admit card for the Prelims exam is out and the admit card can be downloaded from July 17 to August 7, 2021.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) 2021 Highlights
|Posts||RRB PO (Scale 1)|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Phases||3 (Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Number Of Questions||80 MCQs (Prelims), 200MCQs (Mains)|
|Exam Duration||Composite time of 45 minutes (Prelims),
Composite Time of 2 hours (Mains)
|On-line registration including Edit
/Modification of Application by candidates
|June 8, 2021, to June 28, 2021|
|Payment of Application Fees
/Intimation Charges (Online)
|June 8, 2021, to June 28, 2021|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-1*||July 9, 2021|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-1*||July 19, 2021 to July 25, 2021|
|Online Examination – Prelims||August 01, 07, 08, 14, 21, 2021|
|Online Examination – Mains||September 25, 2021|
IBPS released the official notification for IBPS RRB 2021 some months ago. RRB PO recruitment is a golden opportunity for you if you are willing to work in any of the RRBs in a good position. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam will be conducted in three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The Prelims will be conducted in August 2021 and the Mains is scheduled for September/ October 2021.
Exam Pattern 2021
You should plan your preparation and make the most of the time available at hand. The IBPS RRB exam conducted for the Officer post cannot be taken too lightly and thus you should be aware of the complete exam pattern. IBPS RRB PO exam 2021 will consist of three phases: Prelims & Mains followed by Interview. Both these exams will consist of different sections and will also consist of sectional cut-offs.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
The Prelims exam will be an online objective examination that will consist of only two tests, unlike other banking exams. There will be two sections: Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Both the tests will be bilingual along with the regional language option to choose. To make sure that you qualify the sectional and overall cut-off of IBPS RRB Scale 1 Prelims, you should be able to score decent marks in both sections, for which you will have to practice well.
|Name of Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time (minutes)|
|Reasoning Ability||40||40||Composite time of 45 minutes|
- There will also be a penalty for all the incorrect answers attempted by you.
- For every incorrect response, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Mains Exam Pattern 2021
The Mains exam will also be an online objective examination scheduled for September 2021 which will consist of questions from various subjects: Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English or Hindi Language, and Quantitative Aptitude. All the questions will be bilingual along with regional language options to choose from, except the test of language. The test of the English language will consist of questions in English and those who will opt for the test of the Hindi language will get questions in the Hindi language only. Detail of the Mains exam pattern is provided in the table below.
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|Reasoning||40||50||Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)|
- For every incorrect attempt, there will be a penalty of 1/4th marks allotted to that question.
- There will not be any penalty for a question left unattempted.
- You need to qualify the minimum cut-off scores in each test in order to ensure your further selection.
Regional Rural Banks or RRBs provide similar growth opportunities and facilities as any other commercial bank. This is the reason why RRBs have gained popularity and importance among job aspirants in recent years. Therefore, IBPS RRB recruitment 2021 is one of the most important ones. A large number of candidates are expected to apply for this exam. The competition is going to be quite tough and therefore you should be well prepared. Before you start preparing for the RRB PO exam 2021 you should first get hold of the complete syllabus. The online examination will be conducted in two phases consisting of different sections which will be followed by an Interview. You should have a complete syllabus for IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer to prepare in a better way.
|English Language||Anonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word formation, Idioms and phrases, Fill in the suitable words, Grammar, Spotting errors, Sentence correction, Active/ passive voice, Phrases and idioms, Direct and indirect speech, Reading Comprehension, Passage completion, Theme detection, Deriving conclusion, Rearrangement of passage|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency|
|Reasoning Ability||Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking|
|Financial Awareness||Financial Regulations, Rule 72, 114 and 144, Working Capital and Banking Policy, Regulatory organizations: SEBI/NABARD/RBI, Accounts of Special Individuals Organisations, Deposits, Credit Loans, Advanced Non Performing Assets, Asset Reconstruction Companies NPAs|
|Computer knowledge||Operating System; Browsers; Email; Memory (Internal, External, portable); Chats; Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); Networks|
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Exam Dates 2021
IBPS has released its official calendar for the year 2021. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 registration/application process has been started from June 8, 2021 and will remain open till June 28, 2021. You should apply as soon as possible and not wait for the last moment. This will be a golden opportunity for you to make a stable career and therefore you should not miss any important dates related to the IBPS RRB 2021. The complete details about exam dates for RRB Officer Scale 1 can be deduced from the table below.
The admit card for IBPS RRB PO Prelims has been released.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Exam Dates 2021
|On-line registration including Edit
/Modification of Application by candidates
|June 8, 2021, to June 28, 2021|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||June 8, 2021, to June 28, 2021|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training for Officer Scale-1*||July 9, 2021|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-1*||July 19, 2021, to July 25, 2021|
|Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary||July 17 to August 7, 2021|
|Online Examination – Prelims||August 01, 07, 08, 14, 21, 2021|
|Result of Online exam – Prelims||September 2021|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main / Single||September 2021|
|Online Examination – Main / Single||September 25, 2021|
|Declaration of Result – Main/ Single||October 2021|
|Download of call letters for interview||October/November 2021|
|Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale 1, 2 and 3)||October/November 2021|
|Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale 1, 2 and 3)||January 2022|
Note= *In case possible and safe to hold PET
IBPS recruits eligible candidates to various posts in different banks of the country. All the banks listed under IBPS provide attractive pay packages and many growth opportunities to their employees. RRBs or Regional Rural Banks provide facilities just like any other commercial bank. If you get selected as an IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer you will receive a salary on the pay scale of 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700.
The initial in-hand salary of an RRB PO Officer will be in the range of Rs 29,000 - Rs 33,000 at 100% DA.
|IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1)||Rs. 29,000 - Rs. 33,000|
Selected as an IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer you will have to go through a probation period of 2 years. During this probation period, RRB PO will receive a fixed amount of pay which will not be at par with the usual salary of a Scale 1 Officer. Once the training period is over, you will be designated as Assistant Manager. Some of the basic tasks and duties are as follows-
- Providing and recovering loans
- Supervising the junior staff
- To inspect and ensure there are no illegal activities going on in the bank
- Preparing audit reports including all the activities taking place in the bank
IBPS recruitment notifications are usually the most awaited ones. IBPS gives a chance to get selected in various banks of the country and also makes the online application & examination process smooth. IBPS has finally released the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 recruitment notification on its official website. The first step would be to apply for the RRB exam and collect all information related to it. While you prepare for the IBPS RRB PO exam, it is necessary to know about the vacancy for the RRB Officer Scale 1 post. IBPS has announced a total of 4119 vacancies. To make the most out of this opportunity, you should gear up for the exam and start planning your preparation. Check out the table provided below for complete information.
|State||Bank||SC||ST||OB C||EWS||GENERAL||PWBD (Out of Which)|
|ANDHRA PRADESH||ANDHRA PRAGATHI GRAMEENA BANK||15||7||27||10||40||2||2||0||0|
|CHAITANYA GODAVARI GRAMEENA BANK||10||4||16||7||23||0||1||0||0|
|SAPTAGIRI GRAMEENA BANK||3||2||6||2||8||0||0||0||0|
|ARUNACHAL PRADESH||ARUNACHAL PRADESH RURAL BANK||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|ASSAM||ASSAM GRAMIN VIKASH BANK||22||11||40||15||60||1||1||0||0|
|BIHAR||DAKSHIN BIHAR GRAMIN BANK||9||4||16||6||25||1||1||0||0|
|UTTAR BIHAR GRAMIN BANK||31||16||56||21||85||2||2||1||1|
|CHHATTISGARH||CHHATTISGARH RAJYA GRAMIN BANK||13||0||14||6||30||0||1||0||1|
|GUJARAT||BARODA GUJARAT GRAMIN BANK||31||16||55||20||83||3||2||0||3|
|SAURASHTRA GRAMIN BANK||5||2||8||3||12||0||1||0||0|
|HARYANA||SARVA HARYANA GRAMIN BANK||19||9||34||12||53||1||2||1||1|
|HIMACHAL PRADESH||HIMACHAL PRADESH GRAMIN BANK||10||5||18||7||27||1||1||1||0|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||ELLAQUAI DEHATI BANK||3||1||7||1||4||0||0||0||0|
|J & K GRAMEEN BANK||9||4||16||5||27||1||2||2||1|
|JHARKHAND||JHARKHAND RAJYA GRAMIN BANK||10||5||19||7||31||0||1||0||0|
|KARNATAKA||KARNATAKA GRAMIN BANK||13||6||23||8||37||1||1||1||0|
|KARNATAKA VIKAS GRAMEENA BANK||20||10||35||13||52||3||2||0||0|
|KERALA||KERALA GRAMIN BANK||11||5||19||7||30||1||1||0||0|
|MADHYA PRADESH||MADHYA PRADESH GRAMIN BANK||11||6||19||7||29||1||1||1||0|
|MADHYANCHAL GRAMIN BANK||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|MAHARASHTRA||MAHARASHTRA GRAMIN BANK||24||12||44||16||70||2||1||1||2|
|VIDHARBHA KONKAN GRAMIN BANK||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|MANIPUR||MANIPUR RURAL BANK||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|MEGHALAYA||MEGHALAYA RURAL BANK||1||1||2||0||3||0||0||0||0|
|MIZORAM||MIZORAM RURAL BANK||0||0||2||1||4||0||0||0||0|
|NAGALAND||NAGALAND RURAL BANK||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|ODISHA||ODISHA GRAMYA BANK||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|UTKAL GRAMEEN BANK||9||5||16||6||24||1||1||0||0|
|PUDUCHERRY||PUDUVAI BHARATHIAR GRAMA BANK||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|PUNJAB||PUNJAB GRAMIN BANK||7||0||19||6||34||0||1||0||1|
|RAJASTHAN||BARODA RAJASTHAN KSHETRIYA GRAMIN BANK||15||8||27||5||45||1||1||1||1|
|RAJASTHAN MARUDHARA GRAMIN BANK||10||5||19||7||31||0||0||0||0|
|TAMIL NADU||TAMIL NADU GRAMA BANK||23||12||42||7||72||0||0||0||0|
|TELANGANA||ANDHRA PRADESH GRAMEENA VIKAS BANK||7||4||13||3||23||1||1||0||0|
|TELANGANA GRAMEENA BANK||5||3||10||3||15||0||1||0||0|
|TRIPURA||TRIPURA GRAMIN BANK||5||3||10||4||14||0||1||0||0|
|UTTAR PRADESH||ARYAVART BANK||106||57||191||71||284||7||7||7||7|
|BARODA UP BANK||134||67||241||89||363||9||9||8||9|
|PRATHAMA UP GRAMIN BANK||46||23||83||31||126||3||3||3||0|
|UTTARAKHAND||UTTARAKHAND GRAMIN BANK||5||2||8||3||12||1||0||0||0|
|WEST BENGAL||BANGIYA GRAMIN VIKASH BANK||23||11||40||15||61||3||2||1||0|
|PASCHIM BANGA GRAMIN BANK||10||3||9||1||27||0||0||0||0|
|UTTARBANGA KSHETRIYA GRAMIN BANK||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0|
There will be a penalty for every wrong answer that you will mark in the IBPS RRB Scale 1 exam. One-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty and an unmarked question will attract no penalty.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Marking Scheme
|IBPS RRB PO (Scale1) Marking Scheme||Considered Marks|
|For correct answers||1 mark each|
|For wrong answers||-1/4 marks|
|For not attempted||0 (no marks)|
The online examination for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 post will be conducted in three phases: Prelims & Mains followed by an Interview. Both the phases will consist of questions from various subjects that are available in both English and Hindi along with regional language option.
- You have the option of choosing your default language of the exam before it starts
- There is another facility provided in the test to change the language for any particular question from the drop-down menu available on the top right corner of the screen
- You will not get any such choice in the ‘language test’
|Sr.No.||Name of State||Version of tests (Medium of examination)|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||English, Hindi and Telugu|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|3||Assam||English, Hindi and Assamese|
|4||Bihar||English and Hindi|
|5||Chhattisgarh||English and Hindi|
|6||Gujarat||English, Hindi and Gujarati|
|7||Haryana||English and Hindi|
|8||Himachal Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|10||Jharkhand||English and Hindi|
|11||Karnataka||English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani|
|12||Kerala||English, Hindi and Malayalam|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||English and Hindi|
|14||Maharashtra||English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani|
|15||Manipur||English, Hindi and Manipuri|
|16||Meghalaya||English and Hindi|
|17||Mizoram||English and Hindi|
|18||Nagaland||English and Hindi|
|19||Odisha||English, Hindi and Odia|
|20||Puducherry||English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam|
|21||Punjab||English, Hindi and Punjabi|
|22||Rajasthan||English and Hindi|
|23||TamilNadu||English, Hindi and Tamil|
|24||Telangana||English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu|
|25||Tripura||English, Hindi and Bengali|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||English, Hindi and Urdu|
|27||Uttarakhand||English and Hindi|
|28||West Bengal||English, Hindi and Bengali|
Eligibility Criteria 2021
The official notification for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I has finally been released. Before applying for the RRB PO, it is important to know if you are eligible for the RRB Scale 1 post. IBPS specifies fixed eligibility criteria for the RRB PO post. You need to follow these criteria and if fail to do so, your candidature will be cancelled. Let's look into the RRB Scale 1 eligibility criteria in detail.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Educational Criteria
You need to follow RRB Scale 1 eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualifications. You should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. Besides this, you must be proficient in the local language and working knowledge of Computer will be an advantage to you. Further details in the table below.
|IBPS RRB PO(Scale 1)||
*Proficiency in local language – For recruitment of Officer Scale I, proficiency in local language as specified below shall be an essential qualification:-
- Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language.
- Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.
Desired Local Language Proficiency as prescribed by the Participating RRBs
|Name of RRBs Bank||Present Head Office||State / UT||Desired Local Language Proficiency as prescribed by the Participating RRBs|
|Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank||Warangal||Telangana||Telugu|
|Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank||Kadapa||Andhra Pradesh||Telugu|
|Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank||Naharlagun(Papumpare)||Arunachal Pradesh||English|
|Aryavart Bank||Lucknow||Uttar Pradesh||Hindi|
|Assam Gramin Vikash Bank||Guwahati||Assam||Assamese, Bengali, Bodo|
|Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank||Murshidabad||West Bengal||Bengali|
|Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank||Bharuch||Gujarat||Gujarati|
|Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank||Ajmer||Rajasthan||Hindi|
|Baroda U P Bank||Gorakhpur||Uttar Pradesh||Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit|
|Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank||Guntur||Andhra Pradesh||Telugu|
|Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank||Raipur||Chhattisgarh||Hindi|
|Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank||Patna||Bihar||Hindi|
|Ellaquai Dehati Bank||Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir||Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti(Palli), Dardi, Hindi|
|Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank||Mandi||Himachal Pradesh||Hindi|
|J & K Grameen Bank||Jammu||Jammu & Kashmir||Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli), Dardi, Urdu, Hindi|
|Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank||Ranchi||Jharkhand||Hindi|
|Karnataka Gramin Bank||Bellary||Karnataka||Kannada|
|Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank||Dharwad||Karnataka||Kannada|
|Kerala Gramin Bank||Mallapuram||Kerala||Malayalam|
|Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank||Indore||Madhya Pradesh||Hindi|
|Madhyanchal Gramin Bank||Sagar||Madhya Pradesh||Hindi|
|Maharashtra Gramin Bank||Aurangabad||Maharashtra||Marathi|
|Manipur Rural Bank||Imphal||Manipur||Manipuri|
|Meghalaya Rural Bank||Shillong||Meghalaya||Khasi, Garo|
|Mizoram Rural Bank||Aizawl||Mizoram||Mizo|
|Nagaland Rural Bank||Kohima||Nagaland||English|
|Odisha Gramya Bank||Bhubaneshwar||Odisha||Odia|
|Paschim Banga Gramin Bank||Howrah||West Bengal||Bengali|
|Prathama UP Gramin Bank||Moradabad||Uttar Pradesh||Hindi|
|Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank||Puducherry||Puducherry||Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu|
|Punjab Gramin Bank||Kapurthala||Punjab||Punjabi|
|Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank||Jodhpur||Rajasthan||Hindi|
|Saptagiri Grameena Bank||Chittor||Andhra Pradesh||Telugu|
|Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank||Rohtak||Haryana||Hindi|
|Saurashtra Gramin Bank||Rajkot||Gujarat||Gujarati|
|Tamil Nadu Grama Bank||Salem||Tamil Nadu||Tamil|
|Telangana Grameena Bank||Hyderabad||Telangana||Telugu, Urdu|
|Tripura Gramin Bank||Agartala||Tripura||Bengali, Kokborak|
|Utkal Grameen Bank||Bolangir||Odisha||Odia|
|Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank||Muzaffarpur||Bihar||Hindi|
|Uttarakhand Gramin Bank||Dehradun||Uttarakhand||Hindi, Sanskrit|
|Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank||Coochbehar||West Bengal||Bengali, Nepali|
|Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank||Nagpur||Maharashtra||Marathi|
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Age Criteria (As on June 01, 2021)
To apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 2021, you should be within the prescribed age limit of IBPS. If you fail to be within this age limit, you will not be allowed to apply for the RRB PO exam. IBPS has specified the minimum and maximum age limit for the candidates as follows-
|IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1)||Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1991 and later than 31.05.2003 (both dates inclusive)|
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Age Relaxation
To apply for the RRB PO exam, you will have to follow a certain age criteria where you need to be within a prescribed minimum & maximum age limit. IBPS also provides relaxation in the upper age limit for some of the reserved categories. The period of relaxation also varies for all categories. The details are as follows-
|Sr. No.||Category||Age relaxation|
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes||3 years|
|3||Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”||10 years|
|4 a.||Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen||(for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) 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|
|4 b.||In the case of Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalided, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines||(for the post of Officers) 5 years|
|5||Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||[only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)] Age concession up to the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years SC/ST candidates|
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
How to Apply Online 2021
Application is the first and foremost step in the examination process and therefore you should not commit any mistake while applying for any exam. If you do not complete the application process successfully, you will not be able to appear in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam. The steps you need to follow are given below.
- Visit the official website of IBPS: www.ibps.in and click on the link “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- RRBs OFFICERS (Scale-I, II and III)”
- This will open the online application form
- Register yourself by entering the details asked
- You will receive a message on your registered email and contact number having your registration number and password
- Login again using those credentials and enter all details asked
- Upload your scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a handwritten declaration, according to the guidelines specified by IBPS
- Verify your details by clicking on the “Save & Next” button
- The final step in the application will be the payment of the application fee
- Choose one of the suitable online payment methods and submit the application fee
- Click on “FINAL SUBMIT”
While applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam you should be careful about the fact that the application will not be completed unless you submit the application fee for the exam. The fee payment will also be done online. You will have to select from one of the online payment methods: debit card/credit card/net banking etc. Once you cross the last date, you will not be able to submit the online fee. The amount of application fee will vary according to the category.
|IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1)||SC/ST/PWBD||Rs. 175|
|All Others||Rs. 850|
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam 2021 will be conducted online across the country in various states at the exam centres selected by IBPS. The list of exam centres may change at the discretion of IBPS. You will get an option to choose your favourable centre, but it still reserves the right to allot any other centre apart from the one chosen by you. You will have to appear in the RRB exam at your own risks and expenses.
|State||Preliminary Exam Center||Main Exam Center|
|Andhra Pradesh||Ananthapur, Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur||Guwahati, Silchar|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur||Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur||Raipur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara||Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar|
|Haryana||Ambala, Gurgaon, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar||Ambala, Karnal, Kuruksehtra|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baddi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una||Baddi, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu, Srinagar|
|Jharkhand||Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro||Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi||Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur||Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthpuram|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur|
|Maharashtra||Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri,||Aurangabad Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Nagpur, Pune|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur||Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, , Sangrur||Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur||Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar||Chennai, Madhurai, Thiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelvelli|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Hyderabad, Karimnagar|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi||Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee||Dehradun|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri||Greater Kolkata, Siliguri|
Admit Card 2021
The application process for IBPS RRB Scale 1 exam will be an online procedure. IBPS has released the admit card for the RRB PO Prelims exam. The centre, venue address, date and time for the RRB PO exam will be mentioned in the admit card. You can download your admit card/call letter from the official website of IBPS by entering the required details. Note that the admit card for RRB Scale 1 Prelims will not be collected at the exam centre but will be duly stamped by the exam centre staff. This admit card need to be brought while taking the Mains exam. However, if you are applicable for the scribe facility your scribe form will be collected during the Prelims exam.
Previous Year Cut off
RRB Scale 1 Officer is one of the important posts for all those who are willing and prepared to work in the banking sector. Therefore, one needs to be well prepared for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam. The exam would contain sectional & overall cut-offs that need to be secured by you to ensure your selection. Thus, to get a good idea, knowing the previous year cut-offs of the RRB PO exam can prove really helpful for you in your exam preparation. Looking at the importance of the exam, you should be well aware of all the exam related information. Take a look at the previous year cut-offs for RRB Scale 1 exam.
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Mains Final Cut Off 2020-21
|Jammu & Kashmir||61.48||52.05||56.08||59.12||72.82|
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Prelims Cut Offs 2020
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Mains Cut Off
|Jammu & Kashmir||70.50||51.25||65.06||80.81||89.88|
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Subject-wise Maximum Scores & Cut Off
|S.No.||Name of Test||Max. Marks||Qualifying Scores|
|4 (a)||English Language||40||03.50||07.25|
|4 (b)||Hindi Language||40||03.50||06.25|
Online Course 2021
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IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Free Mock Tests 2021
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Preparation Strategy 2021
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 is one of the most sought-after exams and almost all the candidates preparing for the competitive exams will be applying for this exam. All the exams are held online and follow a similar pattern as far as the first phase is concerned. Therefore you need to have a basic preparation strategy that is applicable to most of the exams and you can make some small changes according to the respective exam. Though preparing for an exam is not an easy task these days but you can make it simple by following some basic tips:
- Get hold of the syllabus and exam pattern
- Divide the subjects according to your priority
- Do not ignore any subject
- Set practical goals
- Don’t forget to practice online mock tests
Exam Books 2021
One of the most important parts of any exam preparation is the study material. It is extremely important to choose or pick the best material for yourself. For RRB Officer Scale 1 exam preparation, you will need a good set of books to kick-start your preparation. RRB PO exam consists of an online examination which is held in three phases- Prelims & Mains followed by Interview. You need to ensure you do not waste much time in trial and error of the study material. To save your time and make it easier for you, we have listed down some good books which will be helpful in your RRB Officer Scale 1 exam preparation.
|Reasoning||A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Analytical Reasoning||MK Pandey|
|How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Exam||Arihant Publication|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal||B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Magical book on Quicker Maths||M Tyra|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic||Rajesh Verma|
|Class Notes||SS Bharti|
|General Awareness||Banking Awareness||Arihant Publication|
|Static General Knowledge||Arihant Publication|
|Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information||N.S Toor|
|English Language||High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren and Martin|
|Objective General English||SP Bakshi|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Daily News Paper and Vocabulary||Preferable The Hindu|
|Hindi Language||IBPS RRBs Objective General Hindi||Kiran Editorial|
|Computer Awareness||Objective Computer Awareness||S.N. Prasad/Kiran Publication|
|Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams||Pillai/Arihant Publication|
In an online era, you must come across a number of sources of information related to competitive examinations. It is for you to decide which source you need to trust and which not to. While preparing for an exam it is extremely important to catch up with complete exam-related information. Blogs are one such important source of information. You may read our useful blogs on IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam which might be helpful in your exam preparation.
IBPS RRB PO Pre-Exam Training
IBPS also provides the facility of Pre-Exam Training (PET) to some reserved category. If you belong to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities you will be provided the facility of Pre-Exam Training at some of the centres. If you are interested to take this Pre-Exam Training you can choose the respective option while filling the application form. You will have to bear your expenses.
The centres allotted for the Pre- Exam Training for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 are:
Warangal, Anantapur, Naharlagun (Papumpare), Guwahati, Ajmer, Raibareilly, Guntur, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Srinagar, Lucknow, Mandi, Jammu, Ranchi, Dharwad, Varanasi, Mallapuram, Patna, Imphal, Jodhpur, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Salem, Howrah, Moradabad, Puducherry, Ludhiana, Gorakhpur, Rohtak, Rajkot, Hyderabad, Agartala, Muzaffarpur, Dehradun, and Nagpur.
IBPS RRB is one of the most awaited exams of all times, and therefore you should ensure that you are well aware of all the information related to the exam along with knowing the level of the IBPS RRB Scale 1 Officer exam. To get a fair idea about the RRB PO exam level, you should go through the previous exam analysis that will help you in framing an effective preparation plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1:In IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?
A:Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.
Q2:Is the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?
A:IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam will be online.
Q3:Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam ?
A:Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.
Q4:Is IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Job transferable?
A:Yes, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is liable to be posted anywhere in the respective region.
Q5:How many attempts are there in IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam ?
A:There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.
Q6:What is the age limit for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2021 post?
A:The candidates applying for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I should not be less than 18 years and not more than 30 years of age.
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