The full form of IBPS is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The full form of RRB is Regional Rural Banks. The IBPS RRB exam is conducted by the IBPS to recruit candidates who will head the Regional Rural Banks located in different parts of India.IBPS is an autonomous body and it conducts examinations for all public sector banks except the State Bank of India (SBI). This article gives more information about the IBPS RRB exam and other examinations conducted by the IBPS.
The different examinations conducted by the IBPS are IBPS PO examination, IBPS SO examination, IBPS Clerk examination, and the IBPS RRB examination. To recruit Specialist Officers for different positions in the Public sector banks of India, IBPS SO examination is conducted. To recruit probationary officers for all Public Sector Banks (excluding SBI) and insurance companies, the IBPS PO examination is conducted every year by the IBPS. There are three major IBPS RRB exams which are conducted in the country: IBPS RRB Office Assistant (IBPS RRB Clerk), IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (IBPS RRB PO).
Regional Rural Banks are roped in to provide services in areas where regular banks are unable to provide the services provided by those banks in urban and semi-urban areas. Some of the important dates regarding the IBPS RRB 2021 exam are – the official notification was released on 7th June, the IBPS RRB 2021 Prelims exam was scheduled on 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021. The IBPS RRB Single Exam was scheduled on 25th September, 2021. The IBPS RRB Mains examination for Officer Scale I was scheduled on 25th September 2021, and Office Assistants on 17th October 2021. Candidates must note that there is no Preliminary examination for Officer Scale I and Officer Scale II, but they have to appear for the Single Level examination which will be followed by Interview. For IBPS RRB 2021 examination, 43 regional rural banks were participating in the recruitment.
In IBPS RRB examination, the Prelims syllabus is Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The RRB mains syllabus covers Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Financial Knowledge, English/Hindi language, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
To appear for the IBPS RRB examination, candidates have to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The minimum age limit for Officer Scale I & II is 21 years, and for the Officer Scale III & Officer Assistants is 18 years. The candidates have to be citizens of India, Bhutan or Nepal. The IBPS RRB PO or the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam is conducted to appoint candidates at Officer post in the various Regional Rural Banks of the country.
The exam pattern of IBPS RRB PO exam has 3 different stages, they are, Prelims stage, Mains stage and Interview stage. In the Prelims stage, the Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude section will have 40 Reasoning questions and 40 Quantitative Aptitude questions. Both these sections will be evaluated for a maximum of 40 marks each. The duration of the Prelims exam is 45 minutes. The Reasoning section will have 40 questions for a maximum of 50 marks, Computer Knowledge carries a total of 20 marks, Hindi/English language and General Awareness Section will also have a maximum of 40 marks. Quantitative Aptitude will be evaluated for a maximum of 50 marks. All the sections mentioned above will have 40 questions each. The total duration of the Mains stage of the examination is 2 hours.