IBPS RRB CLERK 2021

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IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 Recruitment

Introduction

IBPS RRB Bank Clerk Recruitment 2021: Know about Eligibility Criteria, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancies, Job Profile etc.

IBPS has recently released its RRB bank Clerk Notification 2021. Candidates can start applying from 8th June 2021 till 28th June 2021.

• The IBPS RRB notification is released for candidates who are willing to join the Regional Rural Banks for the post of Office Assistants (multipurpose).

• The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank (popularly known as IBPS RRB) is an exam conducted by IBPS to recruit the candidates who are willing to fill vacancies in RRBs across India.

RRB Office Assistant 2021 (CLERK) Exam(At a glance)

Full Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Regional Rural Bank)
Conducting Body IBPS
Scope of Exam National (across India)
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Duration Pre: 45 Minutes
Mains: 2 hours
Language (Exam) English, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/contact-us/

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Centres

Here we are providing the list of IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Centres, so that you can get an idea:

State Preliminary Exam Center Main 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 MumbaiNagpur, 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

Tips to Crack IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 exam in First Attempt(At a glance)

1) Update yourself with IBPS RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern
2) Make a Study Time Table
3) Watch online classes for Preparation (best resources)
4) Join Offline classes (Coaching institutes) if required.
5) Recognize your weak and strong topics.
6) Give proper attention to each subject.
7) Previous Papers & Mock Tests are very important.
8) Always make updated notes of General Science.
9) Do regular practice of Important topics/weak topics
10) Make a chart of Speed And Accuracy improvement day wise
11) Newspaper reading is very important
12) Avoid guess work in the Exam
13) Start with the question/topics in which you are confident enough
14) Do Not waste time on the questions which are not sure to solve.

Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB CLERK Exam Pattern 2021

(Computer Based Examination / Online exam):

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern for Office Assistant:

IBPS RRB Exam Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite Time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Engish/ Hindi Language 40 40
  • The Prelims Exam will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 45 minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer.

Exam Date

IBPS RRB CLERK 2021

Please, carefully go through the important details related to IBPS RRB Exam Date 2021:

Activity/Event Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 08.06.2021 to 28.06.2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 08.06.2021 to 28.06.2021
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 09.07.2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 19.07.2021 to 25.07.2021
Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary Click Here to Download Admit Card
Online Examination – Preliminary August, 2021
Result of Online exam – Preliminary September 2021
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main / Single September 2021
Online Examination – Main / Single September/October 2021
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II and III) October 2021
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) October/November 2021
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II and III) October/November 2021
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant. (Multipurpose) January 2022
Click Here to Check IBPS Calendar 2021-22

Admit Card

IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 Admit Card Out : Download Now

Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS), on 22 July, has uploaded the admit card of computer based preliminary exam for the post of Group "B"-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) under Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) on the official website - ibps.in. All those candidates who have applied for IBPS RRB Recruitment 2021 for Office Assistant Posts can download IBPS Admit Card online.

IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card Link is available below which is available from 22 July to 14 August 2021. The candidates can also download IBPS Office Assistant Admit Card, directly, through the link below:

Click Here to Download Admit Card

How To Apply

IBPS RRB Clerk 2021: RRB Assistant Apply Online

The candidates must know how to apply for IBPS RRB Clerk Recruitment 2021 along with the detail of important documents to be uploaded in the application form. The candidates need to apply for IBPS RRB Clerk 2021 directly from the official website of RRB as per the Zone for which they are applying.

Just follow the below mentioned steps to apply for RRB NTPC Exam.

  • Candidates need to apply for the notified posts of any one RRB only as per their eligibility & zone through ONLINE application mode by visiting the official website of RRBs.
  • Select the RRB from the available options to which you wish to apply. RRB once selected cannot be changed after the preliminary registration is completed and Registration number is allotted. So be careful in this process.
  • Click on "New Registration" button.
  • Fill the complete detail of the page like name, e-mail address, contact details, etc., especially those fields which are mandatory and then click on the "I agree" option
  • An OTP would be triggered & sent to your registered Phone number and the Activation Link will be sent to the registered email address.
  • A Registration Number and Password will be sent to your e-mail ID after the verification of the email address and mobile number.
  • Then Login with your Registration number and password and fill up your educational details & upload the documents like Category certificate, Mark sheets, etc.
  • Now verify all the details filled by you and click on submit button once you are completely sure about all details.
  • Then you will be redirected to the payment gateway website once you click on submit button. Pay the required amount & take the printout of the receipt for future reference.

IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 Application Fee

• Rs. 850/- for General Category

• Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD category

Category Fee Last Year Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175 100
Other Category 850 600
  • The payment for appearing in IBPS RRB can only be made online.
  • Debit cards, Internet Banking, Credit Card, Mobile Wallet/Cash cards, IMPS can be used for the online payment.
  • After completing the payment method application form and e-receipt will be generated which the candidate should take a printed copy and if the payment method is not successful, register again.
  • Make sure to keep a copy of the Application form after the final submission. The concerned RRB may ask for it in the future.

IBPS RRB CLERK/OFFICE ASSISTANT 2021 Interview/ interview round

1: No interview will be held for the post of Office Assistant.

IBPS RRB CLERK Syllabus 2021

Data Interpretation & Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement --------------- Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles --------------- Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test --------------- Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting --------------- Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks --------------- Number System
--------------- Data Sufficiency --------------- --------------- Operating System
--------------- Coding and Decoding --------------- --------------- Basic of Logic Gates
--------------- Code Inequalities --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Course of Action --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Critical Reasoning --------------- --------------- ---------------
--------------- Analytical and Decision Making --------------- --------------- ---------------

IBPS RRB Previous years’ Prelims Cut Off

IBPS RRB Clerk cut off 2019 (Office Assistant) for Prelims exam is given below.

State Name Cut off
Andhra Pradesh 71.50
Assam 64.75
Bihar 74.25
Chhattisgarh 75.50
Gujarat 63.25
Haryana 76
Himachal Pradesh 71
Jammu & Kashmir -
Jharkhand 58.50
Karnataka 65.25
Kerala 75
Madhya Pradesh 68.25
Maharashtra 69.25
Odisha 73.75
Punjab 77.50
Rajasthan 75.25
Tamil Nadu 68
Telangana 68.50
Tripura 71.25
Uttar Pradesh 74.00
Uttarakhand 76.75
West Bengal 74.75

IBPS RRB Previous years’ Mains Cut Off

State / UT Office Assistant Mains (marks) Cut Off 2019
Andhra Pradesh 115-120
Arunachal Pradesh 135-141
Assam 115-123
Bihar 120-125
Chhattisgarh 132-138
Gujarat 102-109
Haryana 114-119
Himachal Pradesh 126-130
Jammu & Kashmir 105-110
Jharkhand
Karnataka 124-129
Kerala 127-132
Madhya Pradesh 118-123
Maharashtra 117-121
Manipur 100-105
Meghalaya 97-103
Mizoram 95-100
Nagaland
Odisha 110-115
Pondicherry 125-130
Punjab 123-133
Rajasthan 114-118
Tamil Nadu 120-125
Telangana 123-128
Tripura 95-99
Uttar Pradesh 120-125
Uttarakhand 115-120
West Bengal 130-135

IBPS RRB CLERK Cut off 2021 (Expected)

Section-wise cut off

Subject Total Marks Sectional Cut Off
Reasoning 40 15-18
Aptitude 40 14-16

Overall cut off

Category Overall Cutoff
General 55-57 (Out of 80)

Vacancies

IBPS RRB Vacancies 2021

Post Name Category-wise Vacancy Total Vacancies
SC ST OBC EWS UR
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 881 345 1321 483 2275 5305
Officer Scale I 617 304 1100 387 1711 4119
Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 03 01 07 01 13 25
Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 07 02 10 03 21 43
Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager) 00 00 01 00 08 09
Officer Scale-II (Law) 03 03 06 01 14 27
Officer Scale-II (CA) 03 03 09 02 15 32
Officer Scale-II (IT) 07 03 13 04 32 59
Officer Scale II(General Banking Officer) 132 63 247 78 386 906
Officer Scale-III 27 15 53 14 42 151
Total 1680 739 2767 973 4517 10,676

Salary & Job Profile:

IBPS RRB CLERK Salary Structure 2021

Here is the detailed salary structure for IBPS RRB CLERK/ OFFICE ASSISTANT (MULTIPURPOSE):

IBPS RRB Posts (In-hand Salary)
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Rs. 15000 – Rs.19000

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB

IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 Eligibility (Citizenship/Nationality)

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a refugee belonging to Tibet who came to India, before the 1st January,1962, for being permanently settled in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility (Age limit)

Minimum: (As on 1st July 2021)

Here we are providing you the minimum and maximum age limit for all the posts below:

Post Minimum Maximum
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 18 years 28 years

Note: The Maximum age limit is valid only for General and EWS category candidates

Age Relaxation criteria IBPS RRB 2021 : AGE LIMIT

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ ST 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability (PwD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen

(for Office Assistant)
Period of service in defence forces + 3years (8 years for SC/ST Disabled Ex-Servicemen) with maximum age limit of 50years
Widow/Divorced women/Divorced women whohave not remarried

( for Office Assistant)
9 years
For Ex-servicemen commissionedofficers who served minimum 5 years military service & werereleased on completion of assignment

(for Officer Cadre)
5 years

IBPS RRB CLERK 2021 Eligibility (Educational Qualification)

Post Educational Qualification Work Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Graduation or Bachelor’s degree in any discipline Proficiency in local language as desired by participating RRB Working knowledge of Computer NA

Note: The educational qualifications should be from a recognised University, Institution or College and the results should be declared before 9 November 2020 (Revised).

IBPS RRB 2021 - Admission to the Examination Entry Guidelines

Important Points:

  • Facility for download of Admission Certificates will be available about 3-7 days before the examination on the website of IBPS.
  • Candidates must bring printout of the Admission Certificate to the Examination Hall.
  • In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

A. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar

B. Voter’s ID Card,

C. Driving License,

D. PAN Card,

E. Passport,

F. ID Card issued by University/ College/ School,

G. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU),

H. Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence.

I. Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government.

  • If Photo Identity Card does not have the date of birth printed on it then the candidate must carry an additional original document.
  • PWD candidates using the facility of scribes as per Para 8.2 and 8.4 shall also be required to carry required Medical Certificate/ Undertaking/ Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo ID Proof, as specified therein. Candidates without these documents will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Any other document mentioned in the Admission Certificate shall also be carried by the candidates while appearing in the Examination.
  • Applications with blurred photograph and/ or signature will be rejected.

Preparation Tips

Detailed Strategy to crack IBPS RRB 2020-21

1: Update yourself with latest Pattern:

If we see the pattern for the last year, no change is observed in the exam pattern this year.

2. Have a deep understanding of syllabus (Subject-Wise):

  • After knowing the pattern, the major task to be done is knowing about the chapters which are asked in the exam subject-wise.
  • Accordingly you have to prepare the list of the topics which you need to work on a lot.

You must know about important topics to prepare for the exam.

To get topic wise practice test (Based on Previous year) Click here.

3. Must practice previous years’ papers and check your performance:

  • Once, you are aware of your strong and weak areas and start working on it, go through the IBPS RRB previous year question papers and observe the trends that have been followed in all previous exams.
  • Just like a real exam. Start attempting previous year papers in the allotted time without any disturbance or break.
  • Note down your score, wrong questions and after analyzing it start working according to your performance.
  • Generally, students are confident and assume that they have proficient knowledge on a particular topic/in a particular subject which is a good thing but attempting the question in a particular time frame with accuracy makes their selection chances much higher.

For getting well explained memory based papers (IBPS RRB Officer / Assistant) Click here.

4. The more you practice, the closer to the success you are:

  • Generally, it is found that students do not like getting involved in the subjects/topics they are weak which a wrong piece of act, working more and more on weak topics will make you successful.
  • You will have to dedicate sufficient time to all the weak sections and less time to strong sections.
  • The frequency of practice for tough questions must be increased day by day.

Here are some pints to guide you:

How To Strengthen Weak Areas:

  • First of all, do prepare the list of topics you need to focus on.
  • Based on your knowledge, make an order and preference of those topics to allocate the time.
  • Take these topics as a challenge, until you score well, don’t stop.

How To Improve Accuracy And Speed:

• Clear the basic concepts.

Start working with easy question which leads to confidence and make you motivated when you get good marks.

• Learn more and more short tricks:

After learning the basics, try to solve the questions in a short way. Learning short tricks initially takes much time but once are familiar with it helps you solve the questions within fraction of seconds. But Short tricks can be learnt only through a lot of practice.

• Skip the difficult questions at initial stage:

At the initial stage of preparation avoid spending time on the questions which are difficult to solve.

• Distribute the total time for each section:

These days every candidate has a mobile phone, keep the timer on while solving the question. Note down the time taken by you in solving various kinds of questions. According make the preference list to followed in the exam.

• Become your own competitor:

Whenever you solve a set of questions and if it requires 30 minutes, try to solve them in 20 minutes. Initially you will not be able to manage but you know ‘practice makes a man perfect’

5. Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims, Mains and Tier 3 simultaneously:

  • Generally, it is seen that candidates have a belief that first we should focus on prelims and thereafter on Mains which is not at all a good thought.
  • In today’s phenomenon, there is no huge gap (max approx. 30 to 60 days) between the dates of Prelims and mains exams, which is not sufficient at all to complete the preparation of mains exam from 0 level.
  • This time should be utilized only by practicing a number of mock tests.
  • A candidate who deeply observes the equation of time gap and required studies, he/she works simultaneously for all the phases.
  • In this series if we talk about the serious and regular attention, Current affairs updates also come into light. In the Main Examination, General knowledge/science section helps you score higher and makes the selection certain.

6. A well-managed study plan is important:

  • The most important question for the best preparation for IBPS RRB exams is ‘How to dedicate sufficient time to each subject’.
  • Make the time table according to the topics/subjects which are weak or strong.
  • Weak subject/topic must be allotted more time.

7. Practice Subject wise mock test:

  • Sometimes, by practicing the whole test, candidates are unable to assess the taken time in attempting any subject individually. If you start taking subject wise test, you will become the master of time management.
  • Through this you will be able to aware of silly mistakes that you have made previously and in the best way you will be able to judge your strength and weakness.
  • Switch on the timer and start practicing the complete set with same number of question and within the same time as provided in the real exam.
    For Example: -If you want to practice English: (30 questions mixed in 20 minutes)

Click here to get updated mock test.

8. Design a complete plan:

  • After following points mentioned above, it’s time to finally design your exam strategy.
  • Make a proper list of topics/subjects that you should attempt first.
  • Try not to waste much time on the questions which look tough on the first sight.
  • Topics like Mensuration, Geometry, Trigonometry, Rearrangement, reading comprehension etc., should not be touched initially, it kills your time if you have not practiced a lot.

Finally, we would like to say that everything is possible if once you are determined to achieve it.

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