IBPS RRB 2020-21 – Officer Scale I, II, III & Office Assistant Exam

IBPS RRB 2021 – The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit Officers who will head the various Regional Rural Banks (RRB) in India and Office Assistants who will help in multipurpose tasks. The recruitment happens at two levels. They are as follows:

  • Group A Officers: Scale-I(Assistant Manager), Scale-II(Manager), Scale-III(Senior Manager)
  • Group B Office Assistants: Multipurpose Office Assistants

Latest Update:

  • On March 1, 2021, IBPS RRB Clerk Result has been released by the conducting body for the Mains examination held on February 20, 2021. Candidates can visit the linked article and get the direct link to check the Office Assistant mains result status. 
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IBPS, on June 30, 2020, had released the official IBPS RRB notification 2020 for the post of Officers Scale I, II & III, and Officer Assistants, and the revised notification was released on October 22, 2020.

In rural and semi-urban areas, regular banks may not be able to provide a full range of service. This is where Regional Rural Banks step in to fill in the void. In this article, we’ll take you through IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Dates, and lots more.

If you want to know more about the other exams conducted by the IBPS, then visit the linked article.

Table of Contents:

  1. IBPS RRB Notification
  2. IBPS RRB Eligibility
  3. IBPS RRB Exam Pattern
  4. IBPS RRB Syllabus
  5. IBPS RRB Apply Online
  6. IBPS RRB Clerk
  8. IBPS RRB Exam Date

IBPS exam aspirants must also read about the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) at the linked article. This Organisation has been approved by the Union Cabinet to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to appoint candidates in Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted posts under SSC, RRB, and IBPS.

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IBPS RRB Notification

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the notification for IBPS RRB recruitment 2020 on June 30, 2020, and a supplementary notification was released on October 22, 2020.

Initially, IBPS has released 9698 vacancies to appoint candidates at Officer Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant posts, which were later updated and increased to 10,493.

There has been an increase in the number of vacancies released from the previous year as in 2019. IBPS had announced a total 8850 vacancies for both Group A Officers and Group B Office Assistants combined.

To check the exam schedule for the various posts for which the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts exams, candidates can visit the IBPS exam dates page.

IBPS RRB Notification 2020 PDF (Officer & Officer Assistant):-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Exam Date

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the exam dates for IBPS RRB Exam 2021.

The dates mentioned below are as per the formal announcement made by the conducting body in the notification released by them.

Given below are the IBPS RRB exam dates for the ongoing 2020 recruitment and the tentative dates for the 2021 recruitment, based on the official calendar:

IBPS RRB Exam Dates
Exam EventsImportant Dates 
20202021 (Tentative)
Official NotificationJune 30, 2020June 2021 
Prelims ExamSeptember 12, 2020September 13, 2020September 19, 2020September 20, 2020September 26, 2020August 1, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 14, 2021August 21, 2021
Single ExamOctober 18, 2020September 25, 2021
Mains Exam Officer Scale I – January 30, 2021Office Assistant – February 20, 2021Officer Scale I – September 25, 2021Office Assistants – October 3, 2021

The dates mentioned above are based on the official announcement made by the conducting body in the notification released by them. To know more in detail about the IBPS RRB Exam Date, visit the linked article.

*Note: Candidates must keep in mind that there is no preliminary examination for Officers Scale II and III but a single level examination followed by an interview upon passing.

Candidates willing to apply for the upcoming IBPS RRB exams can get the detailed bank exam syllabus at the liked article.

IBPS RRB Participating Organisations

The purpose of conducting the IBPS RRB exam is to recruit Officers and Office Assistant to the different Gramin Banks of the country. Given below is the list of participating Gramin Banks:

Regional Rural Banks
Allahabad UP Gramin Bank (Uttar Pradesh)Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank(Telangana)Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank(Andhra Pradesh)Mizoram Rural Bank(Mizoram)
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank(Arunachal Pradesh)Assam Gramin Vikash Bank(Assam)Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank (West Bengal)Nagaland Rural Bank(Nagaland)
Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank(Gujarat)Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin(Rajasthan)Baroda UP Gramin Bank(Uttar Pradesh)Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank(Madhya Pradesh)
Bihar Gramin Bank(Bihar)Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank(Madhya Pradesh)Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank(Andhra Pradesh)Odisha Gramya Bank(Odisha)
Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin BankChhattisgarh)Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank(Gujarat)Ellaquai Dehati Bank(Jammu & Kashmir)Pallavan Grama Bank(Tamil Nadu)
Gramin Bank of Aryavart(Uttar Pradesh)Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank(Himachal Pradesh)J & K Grameen Bank(Jammu & Kashmir)Pandyan Grama Bank(Tamil Nadu)
Jharkhand Gramin Bank(Jharkhand)Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank(Karnataka)KashiGomtiSamyut Gramin Bank(Uttar Pradesh)Paschim Banga Gramin Bank(West Bengal)
Kaveri Grameena Bank(Karnataka)Kerala Gramin Bank(Kerala)Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank(Assam)Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank(Karnataka)
Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank(Bihar)Madhyanchal Gramin Bank(Madhya Pradesh)Maharashtra Gramin Bank(Maharashtra)Prathama Bank(Uttar Pradesh)
Malwa Gramin Bank(Punjab)Manipur Rural Bank(Manipur)Meghalaya Rural Bank(Meghalaya)Puduvai Bharthiar Grama BankPuducherry)
Punjab Gramin Bank(Punjab)Purvanchal Bank(Uttar Pradesh)Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank(Rajasthan)Saptagiri Grameena Bank(Andhra Pradesh)
Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank(Haryana)Sarva UP Gramin Bank(Uttar Pradesh)Saurashtra Gramin Bank(Gujarat)Sutlej Gramin Bank(Punjab)
Telangana Grameena Bank(Telangana)Tripura Gramin BankTripura)UtkalGrameen Bank (Odisha)Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank (West Bengal)
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank (Bihar)Uttarakhand Gramin Bank(Uttarakhand)Vananchal Gramin Bank (Jharkhand)Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank (Maharashtra)

To get a list of the upcoming bank exams, visit the linked article.

IBPS RRB Eligibility

The candidates attempting the IBPS RRB Exam this year must understand the eligibility criteria to the fullest. There are three criteria that a candidate needs to fulfil to apply for the exam. They are as follows:

  1. Nationality / Citizenship: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  2. Age: The minimum age limit for Officer Scale I & II is 21 years, and for Officer Scale III and Officer Assistants is 18 years. Candidates can check the detailed upper and lower age limit criteria at the IBPS RRB Eligibility  page
  3. Education and Experience: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and the relevant experience as prescribed by the IBPS.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern consists of :

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview Phase

*Note: The interview phase in not applicable to those candidates who are applying for the post of Office Assistant. It is applicable only for the posts of Officers Scale – I, II & III.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The IBPS RRB Syllabus covers a wide range of topics on a variety of subjects. The syllabus may vary depending on the specialization of Officer Scale-II. The primary subjects covered in the Prelims are as follows:

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude

The entire paper is of 80 marks, which needs to be completed in a time duration of 45 minutes.

The IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus is as follows:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. English / Hindi Language
  4. Financial Knowledge
  5. General Awareness
  6. Computer Knowledge

The mains exam constitutes a total of 200 marks for which the duration is of about 120 minutes in total

For more detailed information on IBPS RRB Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked page.

IBPS RRB Syllabus 2020:-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Apply Online

To register for the Regional Rural Bank Exam, candidates must visit the official IBPS website to fill the application form.

The steps for IBPS RRB registration is as follows:

  • Step 1 – Visit the official IBPS website.
  • Step 2 – Register using your mobile number and email id
  • Step 3 – Login using your registration id, which will be generated after you register with your mobile number and email id
  • Step 4 – Fill all the essential details like name, address, etc.
  • Step 5 – Upload necessary documents like photographs, signature.
  • Step 6 – Before clicking on the ‘submit’ button, review the application form to make sure that all the data entered are correct and free of any errors.
  • Step 7 – Select your mode of payment to pay the application fee and fill in the details. The registration process is then complete.

Regional Rural Bank aspirants can know the detailed IBPS RRB Online application process at the linked article.

IBPS RRB Admit Card

The facility to download the IBPS RRB Admit Card will be made available on the official IBPS website at least one week before the exam. Candidates can visit the official website to download their admit cards.

Steps to download IBPS RRB Admit Card

  1. Visit the IBPS website (www.ibps.in).
  2. Enter your login credentials. You can choose to enter it in either English or Hindi.
  3. Enter the Registration Number that you have received at the time of application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you should click on the option – “Download Call Letter.”
  5. Either enter your date of birth in the format prescribed. Or enter the password as received by you at the time of application.
  6. Once submitted, your IBPS RRB hall ticket displays on the screen. Make sure to download your Call Letter well in advance to avoid any technical glitches.
  7. You can download your IBPS RRB Admit Card and take a printout. Try to keep a few more copies for future use.

This year, a few essential instructions have been added for candidates to follow at the exam centre. To get more information regarding the same, candidates can visit the IBPS RRB Admit Card page.


The IBPS RRB Clerk position is also known as Office Assistant. The post serves as a helping hand to the various functions of an RRB. One can safely say that this is the starting point of a candidate’s future career in banking.

The roles and responsibilities of an IBPS RRB Clerk are as follows:

  • Handling receipts: Receiving and acknowledging cash, drafts, pay orders, and other instruments.
  • Handling withdrawal: Passing and paying out cash payment of withdrawals for drafts, cheques etc.
  • Handling emails and delivery: Acknowledging incoming emails, preparing outgoing emails, and managing the delivery of cheque books.

Usually the training or probationary period of an IBPS RRB Clerk is of 6 months to 1 year. During this time, candidates will get knowledge of various functions of the bank, along with getting a strong sense of familiarity with the kind of work they will be doing.

To know more about the IBPS RRB Clerk Exam, visit the linked article.


The IBPS recruits potential candidates who will form the backbone of the participating RRBs across the country. They will have the designation of PO (Probationary Officer) otherwise also known as Officer Scale I.

The roles and responsibilities of the IBPS RRB PO are as follows:

  1. Regular Banking Activities: The RRB PO has to perform all the activities that a commercial bank officer performs daily. The Officer will be involved in handling the books of the banks, helping with customer queries, manage cash books, etc.
  2. Granting Loans: The primary duty of the RRB PO is to ensure that the credit facility is available in rural areas. The RRB PO allows specialised loans like the agriculture loan to farmers after evaluating their papers and documents.
  3. Maintaining Credit Profile: Along with the distribution of loan, the PO has to keep a watch on the very same loans as most of them might turn into Non-Performing Assets (NPA) if not appropriately monitored. Thus the RRB PO has to regularly monitor the capacity of the borrower to pay back the loan.
  4. Recovery of the Loan: In case a borrower has failed to repay the loan, it falls on the Officer to recover it. One of the methods of recovering an unrepaid loan is by mortgaging the property of the borrower.
  5. Implementation of Schemes: The RRB PO is in charge of implementing the various schemes devised by the Government of India. These schemes are designed for the upliftment of rural areas. It is the responsibility of the RRB PO to implement them in the areas under his/her administration.

To know more about the IBPS RRB PO Exam, visit the linked article

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Candidates must develop effective strategies for the IBPS RRB Exam as it offers a gateway to an enriching career in the field of banking. It should be supplemented with BYJU’S well-researched and curated study material aimed to increase the chances of success for a banking aspirant.

Candidates preparing for the upcoming IBPS RRB exams can solve IBPS RRB Previous year question papers to know more about the exam pattern and the standard of questions asked in the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions IBPS RRB Exam

Q 1. What is the IBPS RRB Exam?

Ans. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted to recruit Officers and Office Assistants in the different Regional Rural Banks (RRB) of the country.

Q 2. What is the salary structure under IBPS RRB?

Ans. The in-hand salary for an Officer differs in IBPS RRB based on his scale. The salary varies from Rs30,000 to Rs. 47,000. The salary for an Officer Assistant is approximately Rs.15,000. Candidates can know the detailed bank employees salary at the linked article.

Q 3.What are the important dates for the IBPS RRB exam 2020?

Ans. The IBPS RRB notification was released on June 30, 2020. The prelims were held in two stages in October 2020 and then in January 2021. The Mains exam is scheduled for January and February 2021.

Q 4. Is the IBPS RRB exam tough?

Ans. The IBPS RRB exam is the same as any other bank exam. If a candidate is well prepared, then the exam is not very tough to crack. However, the competition is very tough.

Q 5. How many banks participate in the IBPS RRB exam?

Ans. Total 56 Regional Rural Banks are a part of the IBPS RRB recruitment.

Q 6. What is the IBPS RRB Application fee?

Ans. The IBPS RRB application fee for different categories is given below:

  • Reserved Category – Rs.175/-
  • Unreserved Category – Rs.850/-

Q 7. Is the IBPS RRB exam the same as the Bank PO exam?

Ans. The Bank PO exam is conducted for the post of Probationary Officers only. The IBPS RRB exam, on the other hand, is conducted for the post of Officer Scale I, II & III and also for the post of Office Assistant.

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