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The month of August saw two important exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.  From August 1 and 7, 2021 prelims for IBPS RRB PO was held, while August 8 and 14, 2021, prelims exam for RRB Office assistant was conducted by IBPS. The result of these exams is expected towards the end of August or in the first week of September. IBPS had this year released 12,958 vacancies through the official notification. In this space, we will cover all the details related to IBPS RRB PO Exam in detail.

What is IBPS RRB PO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is mandated to conduct examinations for recruitment of young candidates in public sector banks. They are also mandated to conduct recruitment for Regional Rural Bank. IBPS annually conducts the examination for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks, commonly known as IBPS RRB PO and IBPS RRB Clerk exams. The section process for IBPS RRB PO consists of 3 stage process- prelims, mains, and interview.The participating banks through their nodal banks and NABARD and IBPS conduct the interview round. The recruitment process entails following Group A and Group B posts under IBPS for RRBS:

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)

 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Important Dates

The important dates for the exam beginning from the release of notification are as follows:

Event IBPS RRB PO

Dates

Release of Notification

June 7, 2021

Start of Online Application

June 8, 2021

Last date for Online Application

June 28, 2021

Pre-Exam Training

Canceled due to CIOVID

Release of Admit Cards

July 17, 2021

IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant) Or IBPS RRB PO Exam

1st, 7th, 8th, and 14th August 2021

Prelims Result

August 2021

Release of Mains Admit Card

September 2021

Online Examination – Main / Single Officers (II & III)

25th September 2021

Date for Interview  (For Officers Scale I, II and III) 

October/November 2021

Final Result (Provisional Allotment)

January 2022

 

IBPS RRB  PO Important Details

Exam Name

IBPS RRB PO

Purpose of Exam

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organizations 

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Posts

Officers (Scale-I, II & III)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online – Objective type

Number of vacancies(2021)


6,181

Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims- 40 minutes
Mains- 2 hours

Language

English and Hindi

Official Website

https://www.ibps.in/

 

IBPS RRB PO Result

Approximately 8 lack candidates had applied for the examination of IBPS RRB PO. The result for the preliminary stage is expected to be released in the month of August itself. Candidates who have appeared for the examination must keep themselves updated from the official website of IBPS.  The result will be declared along with Cut off for the preliminary stage, candidates who pass the prelims stage will appear for the mains exam in the month of September.
 

IBPS RRB PO Expected Cut Off

The official cut for the exam is made available along with the result of the preliminary stage. The cut-off is based on the difficulty of the paper, the number of candidates who appeared for the paper, and the number of vacancies. The expected cut off as per our experts is as follows:

State

Cut-off

Uttar Pradesh

73- 75

Madhya Pradesh

67- 69

Gujarat

79- 80

Telangana

72- 75

Bihar

75-78

Andhra Pradesh

77-79

Odisha

79- 81

Himachal Pradesh

72-74

Rajasthan

79-80

West Bengal

77-79

Chhattisgarh

70- 73

Jammu & Kashmir

73-76

Maharashtra

68-70

 
You can check the previous year's cut-off and details related to the cut-off here.
 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Notification 2021

On June 7 the notification for the IBPS RRB PO was released along with the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam.
The notification goes as follows:

  • The online examinations for the next Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP RRBs X) for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in August and September/ October 2021. The interviews for recruitment of Group “A”- Officers (Scale-I, II & III) under the same process will be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority tentatively in the month of November 2021.
  • Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Regional Rural Banks listed at (A) as Group “A”-Officers (Scale- I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose), is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP for RRBs- X).
  • For the posts of Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) the examination will be two tier i.e. the Online Examination will be held in two phases, Preliminary and Main.

You can go through the official notification here.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021

The official notification contains details related to eligibility criteria that a prospective candidate must meet. The eligibility criteria is based on parameters like Age Limit, Educational Qualification, and Number of attempts. The details of the IBPS PO RRB PO exam are as follows:

Parameter

Details

Nationality

Indian

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 : The relaxations are covered below.

Educational Qualification

 Should have completed graduation from a recognised University or College

Number of Attempts

None

 
The relaxations in age limit are as follows:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 Years

OBC

3 Years

Candidate with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”

10 years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen
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

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 & 31st December 1989

5 years

 
Read here for details on IBPS RRB PO Eligibility.
 

IBPS RRB PO Participating Banks

The following Regional Rural Banks are party to the recruitment process. Candidates can opt for states while appearing for the exams. The list of participating banks is a follows:
1 Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
2 Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank
3 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank Naharlagun
4 Aryavart Bank Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
5 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank Guwahati Assam
6 Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank Murshidabad West Bengal
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank Vadodara Gujarat
8 Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank Ajmer Rajasthan
9 Baroda U P Bank Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
10 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank Guntur Andhra Pradesh
11 Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank Raipur Chhattisgarh
12 Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank Patna Bihar
13 Ellaquai Dehati Bank Srinagar Jammu &, Kashmir
14 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank Mandi Himachal Pradesh
15 J & K Grameen Bank Jammu Jammu & Kashmir
16 Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank Ranchi Jharkhand
17 Karnataka Gramin Bank Bellary Karnataka
18 Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Dharwad Karnataka
19 Kerala Gramin Bank Mallapuram Kerala
20 Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank Indore Madhya Pradesh
21 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank Sagar Madhya Pradesh
22 Maharashtra Gramin Bank Aurangabad Maharashtra
23 Manipur Rural Bank Imphal Manipur
There are other banks too- Check out Complete list of Participating Banks.
 

IBPS RRB PO Exam 2021 Selection Process

The selection process is covered here in detail, candidates must keep note of these steps:
The recruitment process begins with the official notification. The next stage is the application process. The candidates whose application is accepted receive an online admit card for the IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam which is the 1 st stage of 3 stage recruitment process. The recruitment process consists of a Preliminary Stage, followed by the mains exam and interview process. The candidates have to qualify the previous stage to reach the next. The finally selected candidates after the interview round are given provisional recruitment by the IBPS.
 

IBPS RRB PO Application Important Points

Candidates must keep the following steps in mind while applying for the exam.

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Register using relevant details asked.
  • Registration ID and password will be generated.
  • Log In again with the Registered ID and Password.
  • Proceed to apply for the examination.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Provide relevant details like educational qualification, work experience etc.
  • Give your preference for a bank and state.
  • Upload handwritten declaration and left thumb impression
  • Proceed to pay the fee. The fee for the general and EWS candidates is Rs 850 Rupees

Before two weeks of the exam candidates will receive online admit cards. After the issue of admit card the Selection process is as follows:

IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Examination

This is a qualifying stage, where an adequate number of candidates are selected for the mains exam. For the ongoing examination cycle, the prelims exam was just conducted.  The result is usually released by IBPS within a month of examination. The exam pattern is as follows:

  • The total duration of the exam is 40 Minutes.
  • There are two sections in the exam.
  • The sections are Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • There is a penalty for the wrong answers – ¼ th of marks are deducted.

The exam pattern and marking scheme is illustrated below.

Section

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Reasoning

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

TOTAL

80

80

 

IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination

The candidates who are successful in the preliminary stage have to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam is essential for getting a call for an interview round. The final merit list is made based on the score in the mains exam. The details of the mains exam pattern are as follows.

  1. The exam has 5 sections in total.
  2. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  3. The sections are to be attempted infixed time.
  4. There is a penalty for wrong answers.
  5. The paper is bilingual.
  6. The questions are objective type.

The exam breakup is as follows:

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Reasoning

40

50

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

English / Hindi Language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

TOTAL

200

200


Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as an overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.

IBPS RRB PO Interview

The interview will be conducted by the participating banks through their nodal branches. The candidates 3 times the vacancy are called for the exam. NABARD and IBPS may also be involved the interview process.

 
IBPS RRB PO Final Result

The mains and the interview round are considered for the final result. The candidates are given various banks as per their performance in the examination. The results are declared on the official website of IBPS. For this cycle of IBPS RRB PO the final result is expected in January 2022.

 

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus

The syllabus as per the sections is discussed below:

IBPS RRB PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Reasoning Syllabus

Simplification/ Approximation
Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Mixtures & Alligations

Logical Reasoning

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Data Sufficiency

Work & Time
Sequence & Series

Ranking & Order
Directions
Alphabet Test

Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices

Seating Arrangement

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Coded Inequalities

Time & Distance
Number Systems

Puzzle
Coding-Decoding
Tabulation

Data Interpretation

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion
Percentage

Blood Relations
Input-Output

 
 IBPS RRB PO Mains Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Reasoning Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO General/Economy/Banking Awareness Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO English Language Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Syllogism

Current Affairs

Reading Comprehension

Simplification/ Approximation
Profit & Loss

Verbal Reasoning

Financial Awareness

Grammar

Mixtures & Alligations

Circular Seating Arrangement

General Knowledge

Verbal Ability

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Linear Seating Arrangement

Static Awareness

Vocabulary

Work & Time
Sequence & Series

Double Lineup

Banking Terminologies Knowledge

Sentence Improvement

Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices

Scheduling

Banking Awareness

Word Association

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning

Principles of Insurance

Para Jumbles

Time & Distance
Number Systems

Input-Output, Analytical, and Decision Making

 

Error Spotting

Data Interpretation

Directions and Distances

 

Cloze Test

Ratio & Proportion
Percentage

Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities

 

Fill in the blanks

 

Data Sufficiency

 

 

 

Coding-Decoding, Course of Action

   

 

 
Basic questions are also asked related to Computer awareness.
Also read – IBPS RRB PO Syllabus.
 

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IBPS RRB PO Salary 
IBPS RRB Clerk Salary
 

IBPS RRB PO – FAQ

Q1. What is the exam date for IBPS RRB PO Mains exam?

A1. The mains exam and single online level for Officers Scale I, II and III will be conducted on September 25, 2021.

Q2. What is the age limit for IBPS RRB PO exam?

A2. The age limit for IBPS RRB PO exam is 20 to 28 years.

Q3. Is there any probation period for IBPS RRB PO?

A3. Yes, candidates selected for the post of IBPS PO will be on probation for two years.

Q4. What is the in-hand salary of IBPS RRB PO?

A4. The probationary officer initially draws an in-hand salary of Rs. 29,000  to Rs. 33,000

Q5. How to prepare for IBPS RRB PO Interview?

A5. For interview, candidates must prepare current affairs, banking awareness questions, agriculture crops, priority sector loans, family and educational background, etc.

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