IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) 2021


Highlights 2021

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. 

Download the official notification of IBPS RRB CRP X.

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.

Admit Card download link

IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) 2021 Highlights 

Conducting AuthorityIBPS
Website www.ibps.in
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

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Notification 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.

Official notification of IBPS RRB CRP X 2021 -Download PDF

 IBPS Official Calendar 2021 - Download PDF

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 SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime (minutes)
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 80 80  

  • 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. 

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning 40 50 Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English/Hindi language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200  

  • 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.

Syllabus 2021

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 syllabusThe 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.

Know the difference between Computer Aptitude and Computer Awareness

SectionTopics
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
Hindi Language

भाषा, लिपि, बोली और व्याकरण

वर्ण विचार

  • हिन्दी वर्णमाला
  • स्वर
  • व्यंजन
  • संयुक्त व्यंजन

शब्द विचार \ शब्द भंडार

  • सार्थक , निरर्थक शब्द
  • एकार्थी शब्द
  • अनेकार्थी शब्द
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द / समानार्थी शब्द
  • विलोम शब्द
  • वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द
  • समूहवाची शब्द
  • बहु अर्थिय शब्द 

काल

  • वर्तमान काल
  • भूत काल
  • भविष्य काल
  • क्रियाओं का उचित काल

संज्ञा

सर्वनाम

विशेषण

क्रिया

वाक्य के भेद

  • निषेधात्मक वाक्य ,
  • प्रश्न वाचक
  • विस्मयादिबोधक ,
  • आज्ञा वाचक 

पुरुष

वचन

लिंग

अव्यय

  • समुच्चयबोधक
  • क्रियाविशेषण
  • संबंध बोधक

मुहावरे/लोकोक्तियां

  • अर्थ एवं प्रयोग

वाक्य शोधन

  • शुद्ध /अशुद्ध वर्तनी
  • वाक्यों की अशुद्धियाँ
  • शब्दों की अशुद्धियाँ 
  • मात्राओं की अशुद्धियाँ

अपठित गदयांश

वाक्य क्रमबद्धता

अनुच्छेद क्रमबद्धता

रिक्त स्थानो की पूर्ति

परीक्षा मे विशेष रूप से पूछे गए प्रश्न -

  • गद्यांश
  • रिक्त स्थान पूर्ति
  • अनुच्छेद क्रमबद्धता
  • गद्यांश रिक्त स्थान पूर्ति
  • त्रुटि खोजना
  • मुहावरे/लोकोक्तियां (अर्थ /रिक्त स्थान)
  • पर्यायवाची/समनार्थी
  • विलोम
  • बहुअर्थीय शब्द
  • वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द
  • शुद्ध /अशुद्ध वर्तनी

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

ActivityTentative Dates
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

Salary 2021

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.

PostSalary
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Rs. 29,000 - Rs. 33,000

Job Profile

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

Vacancy 2021

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.

StateBankSCSTOB CEWSGENERALPWBD (Out of Which)
HIOCVIID
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

Marking Scheme

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 SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark each
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

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 StateVersion 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.

PostEducational Criteria
IBPS RRB PO(Scale 1)
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy.
  • Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
  • Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.

*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 BankPresent Head OfficeState / UTDesired 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-

PostAge Criteria
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.CategoryAge 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”

Application Fee

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.

Post NameCategoryFee
IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) SC/ST/PWBD Rs. 175
All Others Rs. 850

Exam Centre

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.

StatePreliminary Exam CenterMain Exam Center
Andhra Pradesh Ananthapur, Chirala, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
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
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
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
Tripura Agartala Agartala
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) Prelims Cut Off 2021

State NameUROBCEWSST
Andhra Pradesh 52.50 - - -
Arunachal Pradesh - - - -
Assam 45.75 45.75 - -
Bihar 56.25 56.25 56.25 -
Chhattisgarh 48.50 48 - -
Gujarat 57.25 57.25 - -
Haryana 59.50 - - -
Himachal Pradesh 57.50 48.75 56.25 -
Jammu & Kashmir 47 - - -
Jharkhand 55 55 - -
Karnataka 44.75 44.75 - -
Kerala 57.75 - 47 -
Madhya Pradesh 54.25 54.25 - 41.50
Maharashtra 53.75 53.75 - 49.25
Mizoram - - - 30
Punjab 60.25 54 - -
Odisha 58.50 - - -
Rajasthan 60.75 - 60.75 53.50
Tamil Nadu 50.50 50.50 - -
Tripura 48 - - -
Telangana 51 51 - -
Uttar Pradesh 54.50 54.50 54.50 45.75
Uttarakhand 60.75 - - -
West Bengal 56.50 51 53. 25 -

Online Course 2021

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IBPS RRB PO (Scale 1) Free Mock Tests 2021

Preparing for an important exam like IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 requires thorough knowledge and information. An integral part of the exam preparation is nothing else but practice. Without practice, your preparation may go in vain. Therefore, you should not ignore the importance of practice in exam preparation. When it comes to practice, ixamBee is there to help you. We provide absolutely free online mock tests for the RRB PO exam. You cannot underestimate the importance of practice as it gives you a complete idea of the real exam.

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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.

PaperBooksAuthor/Publisher
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
General Knowledge Lucent
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

Blogs

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.

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Additional Information

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.

Exam Analysis

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.

Useful Videos

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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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