IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB Scale I, II, III Exam

The official notification for the post of office assistant and Officer Scale I, II and II will be released in June 2021. This long awaited opportunity should not be missed and RRB aspirants can begin filing examination form of IBPS RRGB 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 and Officer Scale I is August 2021. Officer Scale, II and III will be organized in September 2021 tentatively.

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 both Officer Cadre as well as Assistant in Regional Rural Banks. Through RRB exam, selection is made for the following posts:
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

For Officer Scale II and II posts, a single online exam will be conducted on 13th 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 Officer Scale-I

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Cut-Off
State Cut Off
Andhra Pradesh 89.31
Bihar 81.69
Chhattisgarh 103.89
Gujarat 86
Haryana 100.63
Himachal Pradesh 99.5
Jammu 91
Jharkhand 92.63
Karnataka 82.75
Kerala 92.75
Madhya Pradesh 97.06
Maharashtra 85.25
Odisha 86.38
Rajasthan 91.38
Tamil Nadu 58.56
Telangana 81.63
Uttar Pradesh 89.69
Uttarakhand 100.13
Assam 83.31
Manipur 59.88
Mizoram 70.25
Nagaland 76.63
Puducherry 65
Punjab 99.81
Tripura 78.69
West Bengal 92.06

IBPS RRB Exam pattern

IBPS RRB Officer Scale Exam pattern

Unlike the Office Assistant recruitment, IBPS conducts Officer Scale exam in three levels:
i. Preliminary
ii. Mains
iii. Personal interview
The final selection on the posts of officer scale is done on the basis of cumulative score gained by the candidate in Mains and Personal interview.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Preliminary Examination

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative
2 Numerical Ability 40 40 time of 45 minutes
Total 80 80 -

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam

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

Total 200 200
For Officer Scale II and III, a common single exam is conducted by IBPS for the selection of the candidates as per their respective professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB Officer Grade Syllabus 2021

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language Hindi Language General Awareness Computer Applications
Number System Odd man out Spotting Errors Vyakaran Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Decimal Fraction Syllogism Jumbled Words Fill in the Blanks Countries/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Simple Interest Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks Mistakes Indian and International Economy Networking
Time and Work Series Test Idioms and Phrases
Banking Terms MS Office
Averages Ranking and Time Comprehension
RBI Database
Partnership Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words
Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Phrase Substitution
Fiscal Monetary Policies Computer Fundamentals
Case Studies Figure Series Jumbled up sentences
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests
Social Function of Banks Networking
HCF and LCM Statement and Arguments One word Substitution
UNO MS Office
Profit and Loss Figure Series Test

Marketing Database
Compound Interest Analogy

Awards and Honors
Time and Distance Coding-Decoding

Sports
Simplification Alphabet Test

Finance
Percentages Number

Agriculture
Averages Causes and Effects

History of Banking
Charts and Graphs Sitting Arrangements



Probability Statement and Assumption




Assertion and Reason




Word Formation




Statements and Action Courses




Word Formation



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
Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy; ----
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager) Information Technology Officer One year (in the relevant field)
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Desirable:
Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
Chartered Accountant One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Law Officer Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Treasury Manager One Year (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
Marketing Officer One Year (in the relevant field)
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
Agricultural Officer Two Years (in therelevant field)
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

IBPS RRB online syllabus and online exam pattern:

Prelims paper pattern for Office Scale I:
Total time: 45 minutes

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40

Mains exam paper pattern for Office Scale I:
Total time: 120 minutes

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

200 200

Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer):
Total time: 120 minutes

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Quantitative aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20

200 200

Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
Total time: 150 minutes

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Reasoning 40 50
Quantitative aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language 40 40
Hindi Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Professional Knowledge 40 40

240 240

Single level Examination (objective) for Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
Total time: 120 minutes

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