IBPS RRB 2021: Provisional Allotment List (Released), Selection Process & Vacancies

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination Regional Rural Banks 2021 ( IBPS RRB )

Exam On: 7 Aug '22

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Feb 28, 2022 12:57 IST

IBPS RRB 2021 final allotment list has been released on January 31. The lists have been released separately for Officers Scale I, Office Assistant, Officers Scale II and Officers Scale III. The lists display the registration number, marks obtained and allotted bank. IBPS RRB 2021 final allotment result was announced on January 1. The last date to check the result was January 31. 

IBPS RRB 2022 exam dates have been announced. The prelims exam of IBPS RRB for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted on August 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. The single online exam for Officers Scale II and III will be conducted on September 24. The mains exam for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted on September 24 and October 1, respectively.

What is IBPS RRB Recruitment?

IBPS RRB is a national-level banking exam conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for candidates who aspire to join the Regional Rural Bank (RRBs). Recruitment is carried out for the following Group A and B posts.

Post Name Post Name
Office Assistant Marketing Manager
Treasury Manager  Officers Scale I
Banking Officer Scale-II Agriculture Officer (Grade-II)
Law Officer (Grade-II) Chartered Accountant (Grade-II)
IT Officer (Grade-II) Officer (Grade III)

For Officer level posts, candidates are selected based on preliminary exam, mains/single level exam, and interview. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Clerk post, candidates are selected based on preliminary and mains exams. Candidates provisionally shortlisted are allotted to one of the participating RRBs based on the number of vacancies and merit-cum-preference.

Aspirants must also read about National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The organisation has been formed by the Union Cabinet to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to appoint candidates in Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted Group B and C posts under SSC, RRB, and IBPS. NRA CET will serve as a screening/preliminary exam for subsequent stages of the selection process. NRA will only conduct the Prelims/Tier-I exam, while the other stages of selection will be conducted by the respective examination bodies.

What are Regional Rural Banks?

Regional Rural Banks or RRBs are the scheduled commercial government banks operating at the regional level in different states of India. RRBs have been created with a view of serving primarily the rural population by providing banking and financial services. The roles and responsibilities of RRBs are given below:

  • Providing banking services to rural and semi-urban areas
  • Carrying out activities such as disbursement of wages of MGNREGA workers, distribution of pensions, etc.
  • Providing facilities such as locker, debit and credit cards, mobile banking, internet banking, UPI, etc.

Highlights of IBPS RRB Recruitment 

Some of the highlights of IBPS RRB exam are explained in the infographic below:

Overview_of_IBPS_RRB_Exam

Also Read: IBPS RRB recruitment

IBPS RRB Notification 2021

IBPS RRB notification was released on June 7. The notification was released in PDF form and comprises details regarding exam pattern, exam dates, selection process, exam centres, etc.

IBPS_RRB_Notification

 

Also Read: IBPS RRB Notification

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS prescribed the eligibility criteria in terms age limit, nationality and educational qualification. The eligibility criteria of IBPS RRB is given below.

Parameters Specifications
Age Limit

Office Assistant/Clerk: 18 to 28 years

Officers Scale I: Above 18 and below 30 years

Officer Scale II: Above 21 and below 32 years

Officer Scale III: Above 21 and below 40 years

Note: Relaxation in age is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories

Educational Qualification The educational qualification is different for different posts. However, the basic educational qualification is graduation
Local Language Proficiency  Candidates applying in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/UT, in which the same is situated

Also Read: IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS RRB Dates 2021

Candidates can check below IBPS RRB 2021 dates related to the exam, application process, declaration of result, issue of admit card, etc.

IBPS RRB Events IBPS RRB Dates Salient Features

Release of notification 

07-Jun-2021

IBPS RRB notification was released in PDF format

Application form 

08-Jun-2021 to 28-Jun-2021

Candidates could fill the application form and pay the fees online within the given deadline

Prelims exam

Officers Scale I

01-Aug-2021 & 07-Aug-2021

Office Assistant

08-Aug-2021

14-Aug-2021

The prelims exam was conducted successfully for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant posts

Prelims admit card for Officers Scale I

17-Jul-2021 to 07-Aug-2021

Prelims admit card was released for all the registered candidates

Prelims admit card for Office Assistant/Clerk

22-Jul-2021 to 14-Aug-2021

Prelims admit card was released for Office Assistant post

Prelims result

IBPS RRB PO Prelims result

24-Aug-2021 to 31-Aug-2021

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims result

03-Sept-2021 to 09-Sept-2021

IBPS RRB PO prelims result 2021 was announced online

Online mains & single level examination for Officers Scale I, II and III

25-Sept-2021 

IBPS RRB mains exam was conducted for Officers Scale I post while the single-level exam was conducted for Officers Scale II and III posts

Mains exam for Office Assistant/Clerk

17-Oct-2021 

The exam date for the mains exam was revised. Earlier, it was scheduled to be conducted on October 3. The mains exam for Office Assistant/Clerk was conducted for candidates who qualify the prelims exam

IBPS RRB PO mains admit card

10-Sept-2021 to 25-Sept-2021

The admit card was made available online for candidates who had qualified the prelims exam

IBPS RRB Clerk mains admit card

27-Oct-2021 to 17-Oct-2021

IBPS RRB Clerk mains admit card was released for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam

Admit card for single online exam for Officers Scale II and III

13-Sept-2021 to 25-Sept-2021

The admit card for the single-online exam was released for Officers Scale II and III

Mains and single online exam result for Officers Scale I, II and III

13-Oct-2021

The result was announced for Officers Scale I, II and III

Interview 

08-Nov-2021

The interview is conducted for the posts of Officers Scale I, II, and III

Interview admit card

26-Oct-2021

The admit card for the interview has been released for candidates who have qualified the mains exam and single online exam for the posts of Officers Scale I, II, and III

Provisional allotment

01-Jan- 2022

The provisional allotment was released for Officers Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant

IBPS RRB 2022 Exam Dates

The table below provides IBPS RRB 2022 exam dates for prelims, mains and single online exams.

Post Exam Dates
Officers Scale I 

Prelims exam:  07-Aug-2022, 13-Aug-2022, 14-Aug-2022, 20-Aug-2022 and 21-Aug-2022

Mains exam: 24-Sep-2022

Office Assistant 

Prelims exam: 07-Aug-2022, 13-Aug-2022, 14-Aug-2022, 20-Aug-2022 and 21-Aug-2022

Mains exam:  01-Oct-2022

Officers Scale II and III Single level exam: 24-Sep-2022

IBPS RRB Participating Banks

The purpose of conducting the IBPS RRB exam is to recruit candidates to the post of Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant to the different gramin banks of the country. A total of 43 RRBs are participating in the recruitment process of IBPS RRB. Given below is the list of IBPS RRB participating banks.

Name of RRBs State / UT

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank

Telangana

Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank

Arunachal Pradesh

Aryavart Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Assam Gramin Vikash Bank

Assam

Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank

West Bengal

Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank

Gujarat

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank

Rajasthan

Baroda U P Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank

Chhattisgarh

Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank

Bihar

Ellaquai Dehati Bank

Jammu & Kashmir

Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

Himachal Pradesh

J & K Grameen Bank

Jammu & Kashmir

Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank

Jharkhand

Karnataka Gramin Bank

Karnataka

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

Karnataka

Kerala Gramin Bank

Kerala

Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank

Madhya Pradesh

Madhyanchal Gramin Bank

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

Maharashtra

Manipur Rural Bank

Manipur

Meghalaya Rural Bank

Meghalaya

Mizoram Rural Bank

Mizoram

Nagaland Rural Bank

Nagaland

Odisha Gramya Bank

Odisha

Paschim Banga Gramin Bank

West Bengal

Prathama UP Gramin Bank

Uttar Pradesh

Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank

Puducherry

Punjab Gramin Bank

Punjab

Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank

Rajasthan

Saptagiri Grameena Bank

Andhra Pradesh

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

Haryana

Saurashtra Gramin Bank

Gujarat

Tamil Nadu Grama Bank

Tamil Nadu

Telangana Grameena Bank

Telangana

Tripura Gramin Bank

Tripura

Utkal Grameen Bank

Odisha

Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank

Bihar

Uttarakhand Gramin Bank

Uttarakhand

Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank

West Bengal

Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank

Maharashtra

IBPS RRB Selection Process

The complete selection process of IBPS RRB is given below:

Online registration: To appear for the exam, candidates need to first fill IBPS RRB application form online on the official website. The application fee which can be paid online is INR 850 for General and OBC candidates and it is INR 175 for SC/ST/PWD categories. The steps to fill IBPS RRB application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Register using your mobile number, name, father's name, and email ID
  • Registration ID and password are generated
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Fill in basic details, educational qualification, and work experience
  • Select preferences of Regional Rural Banks
  • Review the details before final submission
  • Upload handwritten declaration and left thumb impression
  • Select the mode of payment and pay the application fees

Also Read: IBPS RRB Application Process

Watch the video below to know how to fill IBPS RRB application form

Release of Admit Card: Separate admit cards are released for preliminary, mains/single level exams, and interviews. IBPS RRB admit card is released online on the official website. To download IBPS RRB admit card, candidates need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. The admit card is a mandatory document without which candidates are not allowed to appear in the exam.

Entrance exam: The preliminary, mains, and single-level exams are held online across various cities spread throughout the country and in multiple shifts.

Result declaration: IBPS RRB result is released online on the official website. To check the IBPS RRB result, candidates need to login with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The scorecard and IBPS RRB cut off are released a few days after the declaration of the result. 

Final Selection: For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)/Clerk post, provisional allotment of candidates is done based on the mains exam only. The final selection for Officers Scale I post is done based on the mains exam and interview. Provisional allotment to the post of Officers Scale II and III is done based on the performance of candidates in the single-level exam and interview. 

IBPS RRB 2021 Vacancies

IBPS RRB vacancies have been revised by the examination authority. According to the revised vacancies, recruitment is carried out for a total of 12,958 vacancies. The post-wise revised vacancies of IBPS RRB are given below.

Posts Revised Vacancies

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

6,888

Officers Scale I

4,716

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 III

215

Total 

12,958

Also Read: IBPS RRB vacancies

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Centres

IBPS RRB exam centres are the cities where prelims and mains exams are conducted. The preliminary exam of IBPS RRB is conducted in more than 170 cities while the mains exam is conducted in more than 70 cities. Candidates need to enter their preferences of exam cities while filling the application form.

Also Read: IBPS RRB exam cities

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS RRB exam pattern comprises prelims, mains, and interview. The interview phase is not applicable for candidates applying to the post of Office Assistant. It is only applicable for Officers Scale I, II, and III posts. 

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021

IBPS RRB syllabus covers various topics from different subjects. The syllabus varies depending on the specialisation of Officer Scale-II. The prelims exam primarily covers Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The paper carries a total of 80 marks. IBPS RRB mains syllabus comprises topics from Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English/Hindi Language, Financial Knowledge, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. The mains exam carries a total of 200 marks.

Also Read: IBPS RRB syllabus

IBPS RRB Salary 

The post-wise salary of IBPS RRB is given below. Candidates should note that the pay scale varies from bank to bank. 

Posts Pay Scale (In INR)
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 7,200-19,300
Officer Scale I 14,500-25,700
Officer Scale II 19,400-28,100
Officer Scale III 25,700-31,500

In addition to the basic pay, candidates are also entitled to other allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), Special Allowance, House Rent Allowance (HRA)/Leased Accommodation, Travelling Allowance (TA), Conveyance Allowance, Medical Reimbursement, National Pension Scheme (NPS), Leave Travel Concession, Newspaper Allowance, Leave Encashment, etc. 

Also Read: IBPS RRB Salary

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IBPS RRB: Roles & Responsibilities 

The post-wise roles and responsibilities of candidates selected under IBPS RRB recruitment are given below:

IBPS RRB Clerk/Office Assistant

IBPS RRB Clerk is the post of Office Assistant. Candidates selected for this post are responsible for handling receipts, handling withdrawal, handling emails, and delivery. 

IBPS RRB PO & SO

Officers Scale 3 is the post of Senior Manager, while Officer Scale 2 is the post of Manager. Officer Scale I is the post of Assistant Manager. The role of IBPS RRB is to check regular banking activities, granting loans, maintaining credit profile, recovery of loans, implementation of schemes, etc. 

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IBPS RRB Exam Day Guidelines 

Candidates can check below IBPS RRB exam day guidelines:

Reporting Time

  • The reporting time is different for different candidates
  • Candidates are required to report much before the reporting time to avoid crowding
  • Candidates are required to report at least 15 minutes before the reporting time indicated on the admit card
  • Candidates' roll numbers and lab numbers are not displayed outside the exam venue. They are informed individually at the entry gate, post admit card and ID verification

Items permitted inside the exam centre

  • Candidates are required to wear a mask 
  • Candidates can carry a personal transparent water bottle and hand sanitiser of 50 ml
  • Candidates are allowed to carry pen
  • Candidates are required to carry exam-related documents such as admit card, ID card in the original, photocopy of ID Card, etc
  • Candidates are required to submit a health self-declaration
  • The temperature of candidates is checked at the entry gate through thermo guns

Candidate registration

  • Candidates' registrations are done through photo capture
  • Photographs are taken while candidates are standing
  • The seat number is given to the candidate after registration

Rough sheet, call letter and ID proof management

  • Rough sheets are kept at each candidate's desk. No additional rough sheets are provided 
  • The call letter and ID proof copy are required to be dropped in the boxes provided at the exit of lab/venue
  • Candidates are required to drop the rough sheets in the boxes provided at the exit of the lab/venue while leaving the exam centres
  • The drop boxes are different for the rough sheets and call letters

Banned items

  • Any stationery item such as textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, scale, writing pad, pen drives, log table, electronic pen/scanner, etc are not allowed inside the exam centre
  • Any communication device such as mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, microphones, pager, health band, etc. are not allowed
  • Other items such as sunglasses, handbags, hair-pin, hair-band, belt, cap, etc. are also not allowed
  • All ornament such as ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendants, badge, brooch, etc. are thoroughly checked
  • Watch, camera, or any metallic item are not allowed
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, etc. are not allowed
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices such as camera, bluetooth devices, etc. are not allowed

Iris Scan

Iris is scanned at the exam venue in lieu of a biometric thumb impression due to the COVID-19 situation. The process is given below:

  • Iris of the left eye is captured for all the candidates
  • Candidates are required to remove contact lenses and spectacles while capturing Iris
  • Half feet distance between scanner and eye is maintained

Also Read: IBPS RRB Exam Day Guidelines

IBPS RRB Registered Vs Appeared

In 2020-21, a total of 7.06 lakh candidates had registered for Office Assistant while 5.95 lakh candidates had registered for Officers. In 2019-20, a total of 7.13 lakh candidates had registered for the Office Assistant post while 5.39 lakh candidates had registered for the Officers post. In 2020-21, a total of 4.6 lakh candidates had appeared for the Office Assistants exam while 4.07 lakh candidates had appeared for the Officers exam. 

Number of registered candidates 

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Number of appeared candidates 
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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips 

To ace the exam, candidates can follow IBPS RRB preparation tips:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus 
  • Go through the previous years' question papers and syllabus to know the structure of the exam
  • Clear your basic concepts of each and every topic
  • Prepare a study routine and follow it diligently
  • Devote equal time to each subject
  • Study regularly and try to cover the syllabus 
  • Attempt both sectional and full-length mock tests
  • Refer to good study material and IBPS RRB books

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IBPS RRB Toppers Interview

Go through IBPS RRB preparation tips and tricks shared by the topper.

IBPS RRB Topper Preparation Strategy 
Abhishek Chowdhury qualified IBPS RRB exam in 2016
  • There is no alternative to hard work and regular practice
  • Be strong and determined towards your goal
  • Make weakness your strength
  • Attempting mock tests gives you a real-time exam feeling and helps you to handle the exam pressure
  • Study regularly
  • Make a study plan for preparation and follow it strictly

IBPS RRB FAQs 2021

Q. When IBPS RRB 2021 exam will be conducted?

A. The prelims exam of IBPS RRB for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) posts was conducted on August 1, 7, 8, and 14. The mains exam and single online level for Officers Scale I, II and III was conducted on September 25, 2021. The mains exam for Office Assistant was conducted on October 17, 2021. The interview was conducted from November 8, 2021 onwards.

Q. When IBPS RRB 2021 notification was released?

A. IBPS RRB 2021 notification was released on June 7 by IBPS. The notification was made available in PDF form and comprised details related to the exam.

Q. When IBPS RRB application form 2021 was released?

A. The application process of IBPS RRB had started on June 8. The window to fill the application form closed on June 28.

Q. How do I prepare for IBPS RRB exam?

A. For prelims exam, you need to focus on Reasoning and Maths. Make a list of topics in Reasoning such as blood relation, seating arrangement, direction puzzle, etc. and study each topic and then do a lot of practice. For Maths, practice shortcuts, clear basic concepts, practice regularly and learn theorems. For mains, you need to focus on Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English/Hindi Language, and Computer Knowledge. For General Awareness, focus on the latest events of the last six months. For English, improve your grammar and vocabulary by reading books and through practice. For the Computer section, learn the basics, networking, hardware, software, internet, windows, excel, etc.

Q. Which is easy to crack IBPS RRB PO or IBPS PO?

A. IBPS RRB PO is comparatively easier than the IBPS PO exam. The level of questions asked in IBPS RRB PO exam is not that high. The growth in IBPS PO exam is more than IBPS RRB exam.

Q. What is the career growth of IBPS RRB PO?

A. Once candidates get through the recruitment process of IBPS RRB, they start working as Assistant Managers. Candidates get a lot of opportunities to grow in Regional Rural Banks. They will get promoted to Manager after completion of two years' probation period. Banks conduct exams at a regular interval of time for the promotion of the employees. 

Q. What type of questions are asked in IBPS RRB PO Interview?

A. For interview, candidates must prepare current affairs, banking awareness questions, agriculture crops, priority sector loans, family and educational background, etc.

Q. Can I get my home state as a location after passing the bank IBPS RRB exam?

A. Most of the time, one gets posted in their respective home states. While filling the application form, you must choose the banks depending on your language/state. 

Q. Is IBPS RRB exam conducted every year?

A. Yes, IBPS RRB exam is conducted every year by IBPS to select eligible candidates for the post of Officers Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant in participating Regional Rural Banks.

Q. How many candidates apply for IBPS RRB exam?

A. In 2020-21, total 7.06 lakh candidates had registered for Office Assistant while 5.95 lakh candidates had registered for Officers.

Q. Is a resume necessary for the IBPS RRB PO interview?

A. Resume or CV is not necessary for IBPS RRB PO interview. Candidates will get a bio-data form, which they need to fill while appearing for the interview. Candidates need to carry the necessary documents prescribed by the exam authority.

IBPS RRB 2021 Contact Information

In case of queries / complaints please log in to http://cgrs.ibps.in/

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