IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Examination Notification


The official notification for the post of office assistant will be released in June 2021. This long awaited opportunity should not be missed and RRB aspirants can begin filing examination form of IBPS RRB 2021 from 1st July, 2021-21st July 2021. Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) is an autonomous agency based in Mumbai. All the banking examinations are conducted by IBPS including the RRB (Regional Rural Banks) Exams. The agency conducts examination for several positions in rural banks. The participating RRBs are as follows:
• Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
• Nainital Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Uttaranchal Gramin Bank
• Paschim Banga Gramin Bank
• Uttar Banga Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Allahabad UP Gramin Bank
• Aryavart Gramin Bank
• Ballia -Etawah Gramin Bank
• Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank
• Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank
• Kshetriya Kisan Gramin Bank
• Prathama Bank
• Sarva UP Gramin Bank
• Shreyas Gramin Bank
• Purvanchal Gramin Bank
• Tripura Gramin Bank
• Pallavan Grama Bank
• Pandyan Grama Bank
• Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank
• Hadoti Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Jaipur Thar Gramin Bank
• Mewar Anchalik Gramin Bank
• Marwar Ganganagar Bikaner Gramin Bank
• Rajasthan Gramin Bank
• Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank
• Punjab Gramin Bank
• Vananchal Gramin Bank
• Sutlej Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Baitarani Gramya Bank
• Kalinga Gramya Bank
• Neelachal Gramya Bank
• Rushikulya Gramya Bank
• North Malabar Gramin Bank
• South Malabar Gramin Bank
• Cauvery Kalpatharu Grameena Bank
• Chikmagalur-Kodagu Grameena Bank
• Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
• Krishna Grameena Bank
• Pragathi Gramin Bank
• Visveshvaraya Grameena Bank
• Ellaquai Dehati Bank
• Utkal Gramya Bank
• Nagaland Rural Bank
• J&K Grameen Bank
• Mizoram Rural Bank
• Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
• Maharashtra Gramin Bank
• Jharkhand Gramin Bank
• Himachal Gramin Bank
• Parvatiya Gramin Bank
• Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
• Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
• Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank
• Chhattisgarh Gramin Bank
• Surguja Kshetriya Gramin Bank • Durg-Rajnandgaon Gramin Bank
• Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
• Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank
• Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
• Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
• Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
• Deccan Grameena Bank
• Saptagiri Grameena Bank
• Samastipur Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
• Meghalaya Rural Bank
• Manipur Rural Bank
• Jhabua Dhar Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Madhya Bharat Gramin Bank
• Mahakaushal Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Narmada Malwa Gramin Bank
• Rewa-Sidhi Gramin Bank
• Atpura Narmada Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Sharda Gramin Bank
• Vidharbha Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Vidisha Bhopal Kshetriya Gramin Bank
• Wainganga Krishna Gramin Bank
• Malwa Gramin Bank

Tentative dates for RRB preliminary exams

The tentative dates for Office Assistant is August 2021.

Positions or openings for the RRBs exams

Every year, the number of vacancies is increased along with the back log vacancies. IBPS releases openings for Assistant in Regional Rural Banks. Through RRB exam, selection is made for the following posts:
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law)
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT)
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Officer Scale – III

RRB 2021 Vacancies

Total 8400 vacancies have been announced by IBPS for RRB 2021. Out of which, 3688 posts are for office assistant and 3382 are for Officer Scale I. More detail regarding the posts is elaborated as below:
Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 4682
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 3800
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 100
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 8
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 3
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT) 59
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 838
Officer Scale III 156
Total 9,698

Salary range

Post Salary Range
For Office Assistant Rs. 7200 – Rs. 19,300 (approx)
For Officer Scale I Rs. 28000 – Rs. 31000 (approx)
Officer Scale II post Rs. 32000 – Rs. 38000 (approx)
Officer Scale III post Rs. 36000 to Rs. 42000 (approx)

How to apply for IBPS RRB 2021

Here are the steps to fill the IBPS RRB examination form 2o21:
• Visit the official website
• Select the official link you wish to apply for. For instance, if you wish to fill the form of officer scale I, click on its official link and begin the registration process
• Remember that you can only apply for Officer Scale I or Officer Scale II and III.
• Fill in the basic details and you will receive the registration number and password afterwards. Keep the received details safe so that you can login in future whenever required.
• After filling in the basic details keep your scanned photo and signature ready and upload the same in the next step.
• Cross check each and every detail at every step before moving ahead to the next one.
• Before moving ahead to pay the exam form fee, verify the details provided by you, as it will not be possible to make changes later once you submit the form.
• Make online payment using any of the payment methods convenient to you and finish your registration process.
• Post making online payment, you will get an e-receipt. Download it and keep it for future reference.

Though the dates for the IBPS RRB 2021 registration are not declared yet but it’s expected to begin once the official notification is out. Select the region you want to apply for carefully while filling the online form.

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam fees

Category Fee Last Year Fee
SC/ST/PWBD 175 100
Other Category 850 600

IBPS RRB 2021 Important Dates

Exam Date
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I prelims 1, 2, 8, 9, 16 August 2021
IBPS RRB Office Assistant prelims 1, 2, 8, 9, 16 August 2021
IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains 13th September, 2021
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains 19th September, 2021
Activity Dates
IBPS RRB Notification 30th June, 2021
Online Application Starts 1st July 2021
Online Applications will end on 21st July 2021
Download of call letters for PET 12th August 2021
Pre-Exam Training Schedule 24th August to 29th August 2021
Call Letters Preliminary Exam Aug-21
IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant) September/October 2021
Prelims Exam Result Oct-21
October/November 2021 Aug-21
Online Examination Main / Single Officers (II & III) October/ November 2021
Office Assistant Mains Exam Officer Scale I Mains Exam October/ November 2021
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant): to be announced

IBPS RRB Admit card 2021

Here are some steps to download IBPS RRB admit card for Officer Scale and Office Assistant examination:

  • Go to the official website of IBPS and locate the direct link given for IBPS RRB Admit card 2021.
  • Click on the same and fill in your details i.e. registration number or roll number and password or date of birth.
  • Type the captcha code for verification and click ‘login’.
  • Take a print out or download the admit card

Previous year cut-offs

State-wise cut off of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

State Name State-wise Cut-Off (UR)
Andhra Pradesh 71.5
Assam 64.75
Bihar 74.25
Chhattisgarh 75.5
Gujarat 63.25
Haryana 76
Himachal Pradesh 71
Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand 58.5
Karnataka 65.25
Kerala 75
Madhya Pradesh 68.25
Maharashtra 69.25
Odisha 73.75
Punjab 77.5
Rajasthan 75.25
Tamil Nadu 68
Telangana 68.5
Tripura 71.25
Uttar Pradesh 74
Uttarakhand 76.75
West Bengal 74.75

IBPS RRB Exam pattern

IBPS RRB exam includes two phases for the office Assistant posts.
i. Common Written Exam (CWE) or Preliminary
ii. Mains exam
Selected candidates for the post of Office Assistant will not be required to appear in interview process. Their selection is entirely based on the preliminary and mains examination.

IBPS RRB Office Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40

Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20

Total 200 200

Detailed Syllabus IBPS RRB 2021

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) syllabus

Reasoning English Language Quantitative Aptitude Hindi Language Computer Language
Odd man out Spotting Errors Number System Vyakaran Computer Fundamentals
Syllogism Jumbled Words Decimal Fraction Fill in the Blanks Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Simple Interest Mistakes Networking
Series Test Idioms and Phrases Time and Work Paragraphs MS Office
Ranking and Time Comprehension Averages
Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words Partnership
History and Future of Computers
Decision Making Phrase Substitution Ratio and Proportion
Computer Fundamentals
Figure Series Jumbled up sentences Case Studies
Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests Permutation and Combination
Statement and Arguments One word Substitution HCF and LCM
MS Office
Figure Series Test
Profit and Loss
Compound Interest

Time and Distance

Alphabet Test


IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

Nationality / Citizenship ·         a Citizen of India or
·         subject of Nepal or
·         a subject of Bhutan or
·         a Tibetan Refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
·         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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit (As on 01.07.2020) For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)- Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1992 and later than 01.07.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1990 and later than 30.06.2002 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1980 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive).
Language Proficiency ·         Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.

Educational Qualification for different RRB job openings

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent ----
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.

IBPS RRB online syllabus and online exam pattern:

Prelims paper pattern for Office Assistant (Multipurpose):
Total time: 45 minutes

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Number Ability 40 40

Mains exam paper pattern for Office Assistant (multipurpose):
Total time: 120 minutes

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Number Ability 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

200 200
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