IBPS or (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts various banking exams for public sector banks. The IBPS conducts the RRB PO exam every year. In 2021 IBPS will conduct the IBPS RRB PO Exam for the position of Probatory Officer and entrants can start registering themselves from the 8th June till 28th June 2021. This exam aims to hire for various positions in Region Rural Banks. According to IBPS RRB PO Notification, IBPS had released about 4000+ vacancies through IBPS Official website in August 2021.
The IBPS RRB PO Exam is conducted in three phases. The prelim, the main exam and the interview round. The entrants who would be successful in clearing the prelim exam will further go ahead for the main exam. The final selection will be made after the interview round. Let’s have a look at the posts available. Let’s have a look into the IBPS RRB PO Exam Dates.
|Exam Events||Event Dates|
|Notification Start Date||7th June 2021|
|Online Application Start||8th June 2021|
|Online Application Last date||28th June 2021|
|Call Letter for Pre-Exam Training||9th July 2021|
|Training Schedule for Pre-Exam||19th – 25th July 2021|
|Admit Card Download for Prelims||July 2021|
|Prelim Exam||August 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th 2021|
|Prelim Exam result||2021 August|
|Mani Admit Card||2021 September|
|IBPS RRB PO Main Exam||September 25th 22021|
The above table shows the dates of the exams that will be conducted in 2021. Keep the dates in mind and according to that start preparing for the exam. Entrants who are aspiring to secure IBPS RRB jobs must go through the IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 1st because that is going to help them plan studies. Let’s have a look into the exam pattern 1st:
The exam has two stages thereafter it has an interview round and provisional allotments. Let’s have a look at the IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern and marking scheme for IBPS RRB PO Exam:
|Objective Type Test||Total Questions||Marks for all Questions||Language of Exam||Time limit|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40||40||English / Hindi||45 minutes (within this time entrants have to complete all the papers.)
|Reasoning||40||40||English / Hindi|
There will be negative marking and sectional cut off as well in both phases of the exam. The entrants must be very careful while answering. Now that we are aware of the exam pattern let’s have a look into the IBPS RRB PO Syllabus:
The entrants who have applied for Officer Scale 1 will have to go through both Prelim and Main exams. Let’s have a look at the syllabus for IBPS RRB PO Syllabus:
|Officer Scale 1- Reasoning||Officer Scale 1- Quantitative Aptitude|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||Number Series|
|Order and Ranking|
The topics of the Main Exam after the prelims are as follows:
Reasoning questions can be both verbal and non-verbal. Entrants must read each question carefully and then answer.
|Test Series||Relation of Blood||Time & Ranking|
|Inequalities||Action Courses & Statements||Puzzles|
|Analogy||Odd one out||Syllogism|
|Assumption||Decision Making||Figure Series|
|Test of Directions||Causes & Effects||Arrangements of Sitting|
|Conclusion & Statement||Reason & Assertion||Word Formation|
This section of questions tends to be tricky. Entrants are advised to go through regular practice to score well in this section. Let’s have a look into the subjects to study:
|Quadratic Equations||Probability||Permutation and Combination|
|Profit & Loss||HCF and LCM||Number System|
|Average||Time and Distance||Time and Work|
|Compound Interest||Simple Interest||Decimal Fractions|
|Data Interpretation||Ratio and Proportion||Percentage|
The English section requires regular practice. Entrants must keep on practising English language questions every day along with other subjects. Let’s have a look into the subjects to study:
|Jumbled Words||Cloze Test||Rearrangement of Sentences|
|Fill in the blanks||Error Detection||Reading Comprehension|
|Articles||Idioms & Phrases||Voice|
The Hindi language will have the same kind of questions as in the English language. The question will be based on grammar. Topics will be more or less the same however the language of the exam will be Hindi.
Entrants who are in daily computer practice will not have much difficulty in grasping the knowledge of computers for the exam. Let’s have a look at the basis of the topic on which question may come in the IBPS RRB PO Exam:
|Microsoft OneNote||MS Project.||Microsoft Outlook.||MS PowerPoint.|
|MS Visio.||Microsoft Access||MS Word||MS Excel.|
This section will bring good marks to you if you study and memorize the answers for the topic correctly. Entrants focus on studying this section every day.
|Economy of Indian||Science – Inventions & Discoveries.||Countries & Capitals||Awards and Honors.|
|Abbreviations.||General Polity.||General Science.||Budget & Five-Year Plans.|
|Important Days.||Sports.||Science & Technology.||International & National Organizations.|
|Current Affairs – National & International.||National Movements of Indian||History of Indian||Books and Authors.|
We are now aware of the IBPS RRB PO Syllabus and now we would check another very important aspect of the exam the IBPS RRB PO Eligibility. Entrants must cater to the criteria of eligibility or else their application will be canceled. Let’s have a look:
The IBPS RRB PO Eligibility depends on four components the Nationality of an entrant, educational qualification, Age limit and relaxation according to their categories, Disability reservations for various categories of entrants. The very 1st thing that an entrant may check while filling the IPBS RRB PO Online Application form is the Eligibility criteria entrants should only apply for those benefits that they are entitled to according to the eligibility criteria. Or else if they have applied for some benefit for which they do not have valid documents their application will be canceled by IBPS. Let’s have a look at the IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB PO Exam:
Now you already know about the very basic eligibility criteria i.e. citizenship. We will not have a look at the next most important criteria that is the Age limit for IBPS RRB.
There are various posts within IBPS RRB and various posts have different age limits. Let’s have a look into the age limit required for each post within IBPS RRB:
|Job Post Names||Age Limits|
|(Assistant Manager) Officer Scale I||18-30 years (Must be born between 03/06/1989 -31/095/2001)|
Apart from this, there will be age limit relaxation for OBC, SC, ST, Ex-servicemen according to the IBPS RRB PO Notification 2021.
|Educational Skills||Required Work Experience|
|Entrants must have, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any manner from a recognized University.
Special preference is given to degree holders in the following subjects: Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Economics, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Law, Management, or Accountancy.
Should be proficient in local language as advised by RRB.
Computer knowledge as per Job post.
The above table shows the educational qualification required for the Probatory Officer post within IBPS RRB. Now we will look into the last eligibility criteria of allowed disabilities for IBPS RRB PO:
There will reservations for disabled entrants as well in the IBPS RRB Exam. These entrants are allowed various benefits like extra time in the exam or scribe option. However, each entrant applying under the disabled group must have a certificate of disability or may also be asked for a medical document. These documents have to carry in the interview round after the final selection.
Let’s have a look at which kind of disability is allowed in the exam:
Now that we are aware of the IBPS RRB Eligibility criteria lets find out how to apply for this exam:
We are already aware of the application process now. The next thing that comes to mind is the IBPS RRB POs in 2021. Let’s have a look:
|Rural Banks||Head Office|
|Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank||Kadapa|
|Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank||Murshidabad|
|Assam Gramin Vikash Bank||Guwahati|
|Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank||Bharuch|
|Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank||Raibareilly|
|Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank||Guntur|
|Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank||Ajmer|
|Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank||Raipur|
|Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank||Nagpur|
|Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank||Patna|
|Ellaquai Dehati Bank||Srinagar|
|Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank||Mandi|
|Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank||Naharlagun (Papumpare)|
|J & K Grameen Bank||Jammu|
|Madhyanchal Gramin Bank||Sagar|
|Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank||Ranchi|
|Karnataka Gramin Bank||Bellary|
|Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank||Dharwad|
|Meghalaya Rural Bank||Shillong|
|Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank||Varanasi|
|Kerala Gramin Bank||Mallapuram|
|Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank||Indore|
|Odisha Gramya Bank||Bhubaneshwar|
|Manipur Rural Bank||Imphal|
|Mizoram Rural Bank||Aizawl|
|Nagaland Rural Bank||Kohima|
|Maharashtra Gramin Bank||Aurangabad|
|Paschim Banga Gramin Bank||Howrah|
|Prathama UP Gramin Bank||Moradabad|
|Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank||Warangal|
|Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank||Puducherry|
|Punjab Gramin Bank||Kapurthala|
|Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank||Jodhpur|
|Saptagiri Grameena Bank||Chittor|
|Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank||Rohtak|
|Saurashtra Gramin Bank||Rajkot|
|Tamil Nadu Grama Bank||Salem|
|Telangana Grameena Bank||Hyderabad|
|Utkal Grameen Bank||Bolangir|
|Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank||Muzaffarpur|
|Tripura Gramin Bank||Agartala|
There are 4000+ tentative vacancies available in 2021 for IBPS RRB PO. Entrants must start preparing for the IBPS RRB PO exam as early as possible. The prelim exam is in August so very little time is left for the exam. Let’s have a look into the number of IBPS RRB PO Vacancies for 2021:
|Posts of IBPS RRB 2021||Vacancy Number|
|Scale I Officer||3352|
|Job Post Name||Pay Scale|
|IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I||Rs 29,000 – Rs 33,000|
In conclusion, the exam dates are already out now. Entrants looking forward to completing the IBPS RRB PO Online Application must go to the official website and finish it as soon as possible. Entrants who have applied for the Officer Scale-I post must prepare their IBPS RRB PO Study plan to crack the Prelim exam 1st. It is not very difficult to crack the exam if entrants’ study and do needed revisions.
There are 4000+ tentative vacancies in IBPS RRB PO 2021.
There are a total of 43 RRBs participating in the IBPS RRB PO Exam 2021.
The online application for the IBPS RRB PO exam is starting from 8th June 2021.
The IBPS RRB PO exam is conducted in two phases, the Prelim exam and the main exam. However, the final selection of entrants will be made after an interview round.
There is a reservation available for disables entrants in IBPS RRB PO.
There will be negative marking the IBPS RRB PO exam. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be cut. There would be a sectional cut off as well.
All disabled entrants are allowed 20 mins extra time however, there are other facilities for entrants with vision issue, hearing difficulty and locomotor disability that is they can opt for the scribe option.
The basic eligibility for the IBPS RRB PO exam is that the candidate should be a citizen of India. The candidate should be within the age limit of 18-30 years of age. The candidate must have completed his graduation from a recognised university.