IBPS RRB Assistant 2021

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Notification, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam is going to be conducted by IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to the post of Assistant in various branches of Rural Banks located all over the country. The recruitment notification for IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 released by IBPS on 7th June 2021. All the required details and information related to IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 will be provided in the IBPS RRB 2021 notification. Candidates are requested to read the official notification for IBPS RRB 2021 carefully to get a clear insight into the selection process, syllabus, exam pattern and eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Exam. Candidates can download the official notification from the given link below:

Click here to download the official notification

IBPS RRB 2021 Exam Date 

IBPS has released the exam dates for both Preliminary and Mains Exam for IBPS RRB  Exam. Let's look at the detailed Exam Dates for IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Exam.

IBPS RRB 2021: Exam Schedule



Online registration of application


Last date of application


Online Examination – Preliminary  

August/ September

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

September 2021

Online Examination – Main / Single

September/ October 2021

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IBPS has introduced 10,000+ vacancies for IBPS RRB 2021 Exam. The table for Post-wise vacancies is mentioned below. The updated vacancy table is given below:

Post Name  

Vacancies Released on 7th June 2021

Vacancies Increased on 10th June 2021

IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose)  



IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I(Assistant Manager)



IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer)  



IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer)



IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager) 



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  







IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Application for the IBPS RRB Assistant will be subject to various eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official IBPS RRB Assistant Notification. Applicants need to fulfill the required eligibility to apply for IBPS RRB Assistant 2021.

It is necessary to satisfy all the three IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2021 Conditions:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
Eligibility Criteria  Requirement
  • a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or 
  • a subject of Bhutan or 
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over 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.
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 an interview.
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 02.06.1991 and later than 01.07.2002 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification-

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.

Category Wise Age Relaxation

Age Relaxation
5 years
3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89  5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots  5 years

IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021 Exam Pattern

 IBPS will conduct the exam for the post of Assistant in two phases: 
•    Preliminary round 
•    Mains round
•    Interview Process

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr No. Name of the test Medium of Exam No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40
  Total   80 80


Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.
Name of the Test
Medium of the exam
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability
Composite time of 120 minutes
Numerical Ability
General Awareness
English Language
Hindi Language
Computer Knowledge

Interview Process

There is no interview scheduled for candidates qualifying for this post. Candidates who make it to the merit list after the conduction of Mains Exam are thus offered the joining letter.

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Syllabus

Reasoning Syllabus -

Odd one out Analogy
Syllogism Coding-Decoding
Blood Relation Alphabet Test
Series Test Number
Ranking and Time Causes and Effects
Direction Sense Test Sitting Arrangements
Decision Making Statement and Assumption
Figure Series Assertion and Reason
Statement and Conclusion Word Formation
Statement and Arguments Statements and Action  Courses
Figure Series Test Miscellaneous Tests

Quantitative Aptitude -

Number System HCF and LCM
Decimal Fraction Profit and Loss
Simple Interest Compound Interest
Time and Work Time and Distance
Averages Simplification
Partnership Percentages
Ratio and Proportion Averages
Case Studies Charts and Graphs
Permutation and Combination Probability

English Language-

Spotting Errors Commonly Misspelled Words
Jumbled Words Phrase Substitution
Fill in the Blanks Jumbled up sentences
Idioms and Phrases Cloze Tests
Comprehension One word Substitution

Hindi Language -

Vyakaran Fill in the Blanks
Mistakes Paragraphs

Computer Knowledge -

Computer Fundamentals Computer Abbreviations
Software and Hardware Fundamentals Shortcut Keys
Networking Basic Knowledge of Internet
MS Office History of Computers
Database Security Tools
History and Future of Computers Virus, Hacking

General Awareness -

Current Affairs Social Function of Banks
Countries/Currencies UNO
Indian and International Economy Marketing
Banking Terms Awards and Honors
RBI Sports
Books and Authors Finance
Fiscal Monetary Policies Agriculture
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate History of Banking

IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021 Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for  SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below:

North India     South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Bhubaneswar Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Berhampur (Ganjam) Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Dibrugarh Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Gangtok Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Guwahati Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Imphal Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Itanagar Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Kohima Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kolkata Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Patna Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Purnea  

The bank may add additional centers or may delete some of the centers syndicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from Bank's website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.

IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021 Interview:

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by a candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process.

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Pay Scale is Rs. 7200-(400/3)-8400-(500/3)-9900-(600/4)-12300-(700/7)-17200-(1300/1)-18500-(800/1)-19300.

IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021 Application Fees:

Category Application fee
GEN. 600


IBPS will release the admit card on their official website after the application process is completed. Different Admit Cards will be issued for both Preliminary and Mains Examination for both Assistant and Office Assistant. The admit cards are now available to download. Go through the following step-by-step guide to download the admit card.

  • You need to first visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in/crp-rrb-vii/
  • Look for the CRP RRBs- Assistant call letter link and open it.
  • In the login panel, enter the registration number and date of birth and submit.
  • After logging in, you will see the IBPS RRB Office Assistant call letter.
  • Examine each and every detail and download the admit card.
  • Take a couple of copies of the same for the examination purpose. 

You need to be handy with the registration number and the Date of Birth (DOB) in order to access and download the admit card.


IBPS will declare the results after conducting exams for each stage for both Assistant and Officer Grade. Candidates are required to clear the preliminary round in order to give their Mains Exam. Candidates who make it to the final merit list will be offered the call letter to join the organization.

BPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021:Preliminary Exam-Analysis

Exam Analysis for the year 2021 is released only when exam is conducted. Here given below is the exam analysis for the year 2020.

IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 2nd Jan Shift-1-

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 33-38
Quantitative Aptitude 31-36
Total 64-74

Exam Analysis:Numerical Ability

The level of this section was Easy. Following types of DI sets were there in IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Supplementary Exam-

  • Caselet
  • Tabular
  • Bar Graph
Topics No.of Questions Level
Data Interpretation  15 Easy to Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Simplification 12 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems 8 Easy to Moderate
Total 40 Easy


Exam Analysis:Reasoning

The level of reasoning section was Easy. There were four sets of puzzles and seating arrangement as follows:

  • Box based puzzles
  • Month based puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement – all facing north
Topics No.of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy to Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Chinese Coding 4 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Alphabet based 1 Easy
Alphabet Series 3 Easy
Direction and Distance 2 Easy
Total 40 Easy

IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2019:Previous Year Exam-Analysis

  • The IBPS RRB 2018 Office Assistant Exam was tougher than the last year. The difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Section was moderate to tough.
  • The exam was held in four slots comprising of 45 minutes each. IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam is held only for two sections – Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning.
  • Total number of questions were 80. Both sections hold equal marking weightage of 40 marks each.
  • The Paper was based on the old pattern & there were no major changes apart from a few new topics introduced with higher marking weightage.


Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Numeric Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 7 Easy-Moderate
Total 10 Easy-Moderate


Quantitative Aptitude:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate


IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Cut Off: Previous Year Exam Cut off

 Prelims Cut Off 2018
Andhra Pradesh
Assam 67.50
Bihar 70.25
Chhattisgarh 67.75
Gujarat 69.75
Haryana 76.25
Himachal Pradesh 77.5
Jammu and Kashmir 70
Jharkhand 69.75
Karnataka 66.25
Kerala 73.50
Madhya Pradesh 70.50
Maharashtra 69.75
Odisha  71.25
Punjab  74.75
Rajasthan 73
Tamil Nadu 61.75
Telangana 67.75
Tripura      48.75
Uttar Pradesh 70.75
West Bengal 75.25

 Mains Cut Off 2018                


Cut Off
Andhra Pradesh  89.31
Bihar 81.69
Chhattisgarh   103.89
Gujarat  86
Haryana   100.63
Himachal Pradesh 99.50
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

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IBPS RRB ASSISTANT 2021:Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

1.) What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 recruitment? 
a. The candidate must be between 18 – 28 years of age; therefore.

b.The candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in ANY discipline from any recognized university or equivalent.

c.The candidate should be proficient in the local language as prescribed by the participating Regional Rural Bank.

2.) How many vacancies are there in the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 recruitment? 
There is a total of 5000+ vacancies to be filled for the post of IBPS RRB Office Assistant in 2021.

3.) What is the age criteria to be eligible for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 recruitment?
The candidate should belong to this age group of 18 – 28 years. Therefore, the candidate’s date of birth should not be earlier than july 2, 1991 and later than July 1, 2001. Both dates are inclusive in this case. Hence, a candidate who was born before 02/07/1991 or after 01/07/2001 is not eligible to write the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 examinations.

4.) What are the minimum educational qualifications required to be eligible to become an IBPS RRB Assistant?
The only requirement is that the candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent. Also, working knowledge of computers is desirable, but not mandatory. 

5.)When can I register for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 notification? When is the last day to register for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 exams? 
You may register from8 June -28 June 2021 and pay the fees online at any time. The last day to register and pay the fees online is in 28 june 2021. Only online applications and registrations are accepted.

6.) How can I register for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 examinations?
a. Go to http://www.ibps.in/common-written-examination-regional-rural-banks/ and click on ‘Common Recruitment Process – Regional Rural Banks Phase VII’
b. Select the appropriate option to apply for the RRB Phase VII examinations
c. Register a new account for yourself on the IBPS site if you are registering for any IBPS exam for the first time.
d. After registration, you can now proceed to pay the application fees. This can be done in any of the following methods including Net banking, Debit card, Credit card, etc.
e. Ensure that you use a valid mobile number and an e-mail ID for this correspondence because you will receive exam-specific details on those forms of communication.
f. After paying the fees, save a PDF of the final application form that you receive along with your registration number and keep a printed version for future reference.

7.)What are the acceptable modes of payment for making payment of the application fee for IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 examinations? 
The accepted modes of payment include net banking, debit cards, credit cards, mobile wallets, cash cards, etc. 

8.)What is the selection process for IBPS RRB Assistant Recruitment 2021?
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2021 will have 2 stages of examinations including the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims and the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains examinations. Candidates’ final marks scored in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains shall be considered for their shortlisting.

9.) What is the exam pattern for IBPS RRB Assistant Recruitment 2021? 
There will be a total of 2 examinations in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Recruitment 2020 including the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Prelims and the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Mains. The exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Prelims is given below:

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern-

Sr.No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 40 Total Time of 45 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 40
  Total   80 80  

Also, the exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Mains is given below-

Sr. No. Name of Test Medium of Exam Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Total Time of 120 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4A English Language English 40 40
4B Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
  Total   200 200

In both cases, there will be cut-offs that candidates must pass to move to the next stage. Also, there will be a negative marking of 25% of the total marks allotted to a question for every wrong answer.

10.)In what languages can the IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Recruitment examinations be attempted? 
Except for English language paper in the IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Mains, all the examinations can be attempted in either regional languages.

IBPS RRB Assistant 2021 Related Links:

IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Exam Pattern 
IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Syllabus
IBPS RRB Assistant 2020 Previous Year Cut Off