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

IBPS RRB 2020-21

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

The Institute of Banking Staff Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit officers to command India’s Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and office assistants to assist with various tasks. There are two levels of the recruiting process. The following are the details:
Group A Officers: Scale-I (Assistant Manager), Scale-II (Manager), Scale-III (Senior Manager)

Group B Office Assistants: Multipurpose Office Assistants
Latest updates on IBPS RRB: 

  • IBPS released the CRP RRB PO IX Interview Call Letter on 10th February 2021. Candidates can get the direct link to download the hall ticket by going to the IBPS RRB Admit Card website.
  • IBPS RRB PO Result for the mains examination was released on 8th February 2021. 

The official IBPS RRB notification 2020 for the post of Officers Scale I, II, and III and Officer Assistants was issued on 30th June 2020, and the revised notification was released on 22nd October 2020.
Regular banks may not be able to provide a full range of services in rural and semi-urban areas. Regional Rural Banks step in to fill the void in this case. We’ll go through the IBPS RRB Exam 2020 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Dates, and more in this article.

IBPS RRB Notification

On 30th June 2020, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection published a notification for IBPS RRB recruitment 2020, followed by a supplementary notification on 22nd October 2020.
Initially, IBPS reported 9698 vacancies for Officer Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant positions, which were later revised to 10,493 vacancies.
In 2019, there was an increase in the number of openings released compared to the previous year. IBPS had posted a total of 8850 openings for both Group A Officers and Group B Office Assistants.

IBPS RRB Exam Date

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

IBPS RRB Exam Dates
Exam Events Important Dates 
2020 2021 (Tentative)
Official Notification 30th June 2020 June 2021 
Prelims Exam 12th September 2020

13th September 2020

19th September 2020

20th September 2020

26th September 2020

1st August 2021

7th August 2021

8th August 2021

14th August 2021

21st August 2021

Single Exam October 18, 2020 25th September 2021
Mains Exam  Officer Scale I – January 30, 2021

Office Assistant – February 20, 2021

Officer Scale I – 25th September 2021

Office Assistants – 3rd October 2021


IBPS RRB Eligibility

Candidates taking the IBPS RRB Exam this year must be well aware of the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for the exam, a candidate must fulfil these 3 conditions.

  • Nationality/Citizenship: Candidates must be Indian, Nepalese, or Bhutanese citizens.
  • Education and experience: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and the required experience as specified by the IBPS.
  • Age: The minimum age threshold for Officer Scale I & II is 21 years, and for Officer Scale III and Officer Assistants is 18 years.


IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB exam pattern comprises of: 

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

Note that candidates applying for the position of Office Assistant would not be required to attend an interview. It only applies to Officers Scale I, II, and III positions.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The IBPS RRB Syllabus covers a wide variety of subjects and topics. The syllabus for Officer Scale-II can differ based on the specialisation. Below are the key topics discussed in the Prelims:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The entire paper is of 80 marks that need to be finished in 45 minutes.
The following is the IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English / Hindi Language
  • Financial Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge

The mains exam is for 200 marks and needs to be completed in 120 minutes. 

IBPS RRB Apply Online 

Candidates must fill out the application form on the official IBPS website to register for the Regional Rural Bank Exam.
Here are the steps to register for IBPS RRB:

  1. Go to the IBPS official website.
  2. Register using your phone number and email address.
  3. Log in with your registration id, which is generated after registering with your phone number and email address.
  4. Fill in all of the relevant information, such as your name and address.
  5. Upload all necessary documents, such as photographs and signatures.
  6. Check the application form before clicking the “submit” button to ensure that all of the information is correct and free of errors.
  7. To pay the application fee, select a payment option and fill in the necessary information. After that, the registration process is completed.


IBPS RRB Admit Card

At least one week before the exam, the IBPS RRB Admit Card will be available for download on the official IBPS website. To obtain the admit cards, candidates should go to the official website and follow these steps: 

  1. Visit the IBPS website for more information (www.ibps.in).
  2. Fill in your login details. You have the option of entering it in English or Hindi.
  3. Fill in the Registration Number you were given when you submitted your application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you can select “Download Call Letter”.
  5. Either enter your date of birth in the format prescribed. Alternatively, enter the password you were given at the time of application. And, click on ‘Submit’. 
  6. Post that, your IBPS RRB hall ticket will be displayed on the screen. To avoid any technical difficulties, make sure to download your Call Letter ahead of time.
  7. You can print your IBPS RRB Admit Card after downloading it and keep it for your future reference. 

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