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IBPS RRB PO Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

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IBPS RRB PO Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies
April 12, 2021
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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection hosts several exams every year. The IBPS RRB PO is one of the many exams conducted. Some of the most common exams hosted by the IBPS are IBPS Clerk, Dena Bank PO, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB (Officer Scale I, II, and III), IBPS RRB Office Assistant, IBPS Specialist Officer Etc. the application forms for the RRB PO is released by the Recruitment Authority of IBPS. The online portal was receiving applications from 8th June to 28th June 2021. All those candidates who clear the exam and qualify, are then hired for the post of Officer Scale I. This post may be in any of the participating Banks as per the preferences opted at the time of registration and also on basis of merit.

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About IBPS & IBPS RRB PO Exam

IBPS conducts recruitment exams through a standard recruitment program for all Public Sector Banks.

 

S. No.

Description

Details

1.

Abbreviation

IBPS

2.

Type

Govt. Autonomous Recruitment Body

3.

Purpose

Recruitment of Banking Personnel

4.

Location

Maharashtra, India

5.

Governor

Mr. Rajkiran Rai G

6.

Director

Shri Harideesh Kumar B

 

IBPS RRB PO comprises three stages of prelim selection exam, main exam, and interview round. There is a single IBPS RRB PO application for all three phases. However, separate admit cards for each Exam.

Candidates need to clear the prelim exam successfully. A prelim exam is a qualifying exam for the further stages of the selection process. Only successful candidates can attend the main Exam.

Similarly, candidates who qualify for the Main Exam will have to appear in interview rounds. The Nodal Regional Rural Banks will conduct a formal recruitment interview with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.

Candidates who successfully clear the interview were appointed as Scale I Officer in Regional Rural Banks in participating banks.

 

IBPS RRB PO Notifications

Read below to know more about important dates and events.

 

S. No.

Description

Dates

1.

IBPS RRB Notification

June 7th, 2021

2.

Online Application Starts on

June 8th, 2021

3.

Online Applications will end on

June 28th, 2021

4.

Pre-Exam Training Call Letter

July 9th, 2021

5.

Pre-Exam Training Schedule

July 19th -25th, 2021

6.

Call Letters – Preliminary Exam

July 17th – August 7th, 2021

7.

RRB PO 2021 Prelim Exam
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th August 2021

8.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result

24th August 2021

9.

IBPS RRB Prelims Score Card

30th  Aug 2021

10.

IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card

9th  September 2021

11.

Online Exam – Mains / Single Officers (II & III)

25th September 2021

12.

RRB PO Mains Result

13th October 2021

13.

RRB PO Mains Scorecard

20th  October 2021

14.

Call letter for Officer Sc. I, II, and III for interview

26th October 2021

 

IBPS RBB PO Exam Dates

The IBPS RRB PO 2021 notification was released on June 7th, 2021 by the recruitment authority. The application portal was active from June 8th to June 28th, 2021. There was a pre-school training as well from July 19-25, 2021. The call letter for the same was released on July 9, 2021. The prelim exam call letters for RRB PO 2021 were released from July 17- August 7th, 2021. The prelim exam was scheduled for 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th August 2021. The IBPS RRB prelims result was out on 24th August 2021. Further, the Mains exam was scheduled for 25th September 2021 and the admit card for Mains out on 13th October 2021.

 

S. No.

Description

Dates

2.

Online Application Starts on

June 8th, 2021

3.

Online Applications will end on

June 28th, 2021

5.

Pre-Exam Training Schedule

July 19th -25th, 2021

7.

RRB PO 2021 Prelim Exam
(Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th August 2021

8.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Result

24th August 2021

11.

Online Exam – Mains / Single Officers (II & III)

25th September 2021

12.

RRB PO Mains Result

13th October 2021

13.

RRB PO Mains Scorecard

20th  October 2021

14.

Call letter for Officer Sc. I, II, and III for interview

26th October 2021

 

IBPS RRB PO Application Fee

The IBPS collects fees for appearing for the IBPS RRB PO exam. The fees were increased a few years back. The fees for the SC/ST & PWBD applicants are INR 175. All the other candidates of the general or unreserved category have to pay INR 850 for the exam.  The fee structure for the IBPS RRB PO exam is listed below.

 

S. No.

Category

Fees

1.

SC/ST/PWD

₹ 175

2.

Other/General/Open Candidates

₹ 850

 

IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must fill the required eligibility criteria to be part of the recruitment process.

A candidate has to meet the age and education qualification criteria to apply for this recruitment. The following are the eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB PO.

 

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

The candidate should be of nationality from the below-given list-

  1. The subject of Bhutan or
  2. The subject of Nepal or
  3. Citizen of India or
  4. Person of Indian origin migrated from
  5. Pakistan,
  6. Zambia,
  7. East African countries of Kenya,
  8. Sri Lanka,
  9. Uganda,
  10. United Republic of Tanzania (former Zanzibar and Tanganyika ),
  11. Ethiopia,
  12. Malawi,
  13. Zaire,
  14. Burma,
  15. Vietnam

 

Intending to settle permanently in India. But those candidates who are persons other than Indian national will need to produce the certificate of Eligibility provided by the Indian Govt.

Tibetan Refugee came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle permanently in India or

 

Age limit and relaxation of upper age limit

The age limit for IBPS RRB PO posts is discussed below:

 

S. No.

Description

Age Details

1.

Minimum Age Limit

18

2.

Maximum Age Limit

30

 

There are some relaxations for the upper age limit candidate related to reserved/ socially backward class and service officers.

 

S. No.

Category Details

Age Relaxation

1.

Ex-Servicemen

· Office Assistant – the actual service period in defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

· Officer Scale – I – 5 years

2.

OBC

3 years

3.

SC/ST

5 years

4.

PWD

10 years

5.

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of J & K during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 years

6.

Divorced women, Widows, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried

9 years (Office Assistant)

7.

Those individuals affected by 1984 riots

5 years

 

Educational Qualifications

 

S. No.

Post

Educational Qualification

Experience

1.

Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager)

i). A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UGC recognized University or its equivalent.

Preference to applicants having a degree in

Veterinary Science,

Agriculture,

Law,

Forestry,

Animal Husbandry,

Agricultural Engineering,

Pisciculture,

Information Technology, Management, etc.

ii).  local language Proficiency  as prescribed by the RRB/s*

iii). the applicant should have Working knowledge of Computers.

 

S. No.

Post

Educational Qualification

Experience

1.

Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager)

Chartered Accountant

A Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Chartered Accountant for One Year.

Treasury Manager

Chartered Accountant/MBA in Finance from a UGC recognized University/ Institution

One Year in the relevant field.

Law Officer

Degree from a recognized University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Two years as an advocate

or

Has worked as Law Officer in Banks/Financial Institutions for not less than two years.

Information Technology (IT) Officer

 

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.

One year (in the relevant field)

Agricultural Officer

Bachelor’s degree in

Agriculture

Horticulture

Pisciculture etc

 

From a UGC-recognized university or its equivalent.

With a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

Two Years in the relevant field.

Marketing Officer

MBA (Marketing) from a UGC recognized university

One Year in the relevant field.

 

S. No.

Post

Educational Qualification

Experience

1.

Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UGC recognized University

or

It’s equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

 

Preference to applicants having a Degree or Diploma in

Horticulture,

Banking,

Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation

Marketing,

Finance,

Agriculture,

Pisciculture,

Forestry,

Animal Husbandry,

Veterinary Science,

Agricultural Engineering, Information Technology, Management,

Accountancy.

Economics and

Law,

 

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus

IBPS RRB PO Prelims syllabus, in a nutshell, is given below. Aspiring bankers should go through the topics carefully. Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS RRB PO Syllabus for Prelims:

 

S. No.

Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

1.

Linear Seating Arrangement

Data Interpretation

2.

Ordering & Ranking, Arrangement & Pattern

Average

3.

Syllogisms

Percentage

4.

Directions & Distances

Data Sufficiency

5.

Coded & Mathematical Inequalities

Quadratic Equations

6.

Double Lineup, Scheduling, Analogy, and Classification

Miscellaneous Questions

7.

Coding & Decoding

Simplification

8.

Blood Relations

Permutation & Combination/Probability

9.

Circular Seating Arrangement

No. Series

 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of any exam helps the applicants to understand the scope for the subjects to be studied. The exam pattern discusses the weightage of each section. The IBPS RRB PO exam pattern for the year 2021 is also discussed below. The applicants for the IBPS RRB exam should mandatorily go through the exam pattern for a better grasp of the exam.

 

IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Preliminary exam for the year 2021 exam pattern is discussed below:

 

S. No.

Subject

No. Of Questions

Total Marks

1.

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

2.

Reasoning

40

40

               TOTAL

80

80

 

IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Main’s exam for the year 2021 exam pattern is discussed below:

 

S. No.

Subject

No. Of Questions

Total Marks

1.

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

2.

General Awareness

40

40

3.

Reasoning

40

50

4.

English Language or Hindi Language

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

40

20

               TOTAL

200

200

 

  • The exams are held in an online mode. It is a CBT model test that is computer-based.
  • Questions asked will be multiple-choice questions (MCQ). Each of the sections has only objective-type questions.
  • The applicants have the choice of language either in Hindi or in English. The candidates can choose from English or Hindi as one of the sections.
  • 1/4th marks will be reduced from the marks scored for incorrect answers marked in the IBPS RRB PO exam.

 

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Vacancies

IBPS RRB PO 2021 notification is out in June 2021, and vacancies are announced. The IBPS has announced more than, 12,500 vacancies in various grades. There is the various post in Officer Grade Scale I, II, and III.

 

S. No.

Post Name

Vacancies

1.

Officer Scale-III

151

2.

DO- Scale-II

1100

3.

Officer Scale-I

4535

4.

(Multipurpose) Office Assistants

6878

 

The vacancies generated in each of the post/grades are discussed in detail below:

 

S.NO.

PO, ST

EWS

GENERAL

ST

SC

OBC

PWD

VACANCIES ( as of 24th June 2021)

1.

(Multipurpose) Office Assistants

546

2574

385

971

1505

897

6878

2.

Officer Scale-I

248

1896

336

684

1218

153

4535

3.

(Agriculture Officer) Officer Scale-II

01

13

 

01

03

07

25

4.

(Marketing Officer) Officer Scale-II

03

21

02

07

10

43

5.

(Treasury Manager) Officer Scale-II

00

08

00

00

01

09

6.

(Law) Officer Scale-II

01

14

03

03

06

27

7.

(CA) Officer Scale-II

02

15

03

03

09

32

8.

(IT) Officer Scale-II

04

32

03

07

13

59

9.

(General Banking Officer) Officer Scale-II

77

386

63

132

247

905

10.

Officer Scale-III

14

42

15

27

53

151

11.

TOTAL

 

12664

 

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Salary

The pay range for an IBPS RRB Probationary Officer (Scale 1) is Rs. 23,700 to 42,021/-. In addition, the positions provide a regular wage increase. Aside from annual raises, Probationary Officers are also given raises based on the pay commission’s most recent adjustments. In the event of a transfer to a higher-level city or a promotion, the compensation is also enhanced. The basic salary for IBPS RRB POs during training is between Rs. 10000 and Rs. 15000/- and will vary depending on the bank policy following recruitment. Even though the pay for IBPS RRB postings varies by grade, they have a solid pay structure.

 

IBPS RRB PO Admit Card

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) issues the IBPS RRB PO 2021 Call Letter. IBPS RRB PO comprises three stages of preliminary selection exam, main exam, and interview round. There is a single IBPS RRB PO application for all three phases. The Admit Card for the RRB PO post is released on the official website of IBPS. There are separate Call letters for RRB PO 2021 Prelim’s and Main’s exams. An admit card for the interview round is also issued for qualified candidates. Those of such candidates qualified for interviews can download the admit card from the IBPS website. However, separate admit cards for each Exam.

 

S.NO.

ADMIT CARD DETAILS

DATES

1.

IBPS Preliminary exam

July 17th – August 7th, 2021

2.

Main’s Exam

September 9th, 2021

3.

Call letter for Officer Sc. I, II, and III for interview

26th October 2021

 

IBPS RRB PO Result

The IBPS is the body hosting the IBPS RRB PO 2021 exam and thus, it will be the same body announcing the results. Candidates need to clear the preliminary exam successfully. A preliminary exam is a qualifying exam for the further stages of the selection process. Only successful candidates can attend the main Exam. Similarly, candidates who qualify for the Main Exam will have to appear in interview rounds. Now, the results after every phase of the RRB PO 021 exam are declared on the IBPS website.

The preliminary exam result for RRB PO was declared on 24th August this year. Similarly, after successfully conducting the RRB PO Mains exam, its results were announced on the 13th of October 2021. However, the Result of the Interview that is the Phase-III exam is yet to be announced. The candidates should keep a check on the IBPS website for further clarifications

 

S.NO.

RESULT DETAILS

DATES

1.

IBPS Preliminary exam

24TH August 2021

2.

Main’s Exam

13th October 2021

3.

Interview for Officer Sc. I, II, and III

TBA

 

How to apply for IBPS RRB PO?

IBPS will be opening the online registration window of IBPS RRB PO in June 2021. Therefore, candidates can apply for the Exam once the notification is out for hiring in June 2021.

The application form is made available on IBPS Official website. The steps to fill IBPS RRB PO application form are explained below.

 

Step 1: IBPS RRB PO Registration

Visit the official website.

Click the link ‘New Registration’ on the home page of IBPS

Enter name, phone no., email id, and security code

Upon successful registration, a provisional registration no. and password are generated.

The provisional registration no. and password are also sent to the registered email ID and password.

 

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

Post-registration, candidates need to upload the photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration

  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted
  • The left thumb impression should be properly visible
  • The handwritten statement should be in English only

 

Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

This form is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences. Check details below:

  • Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill in the category, nationality, personal information, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.
  • Educational Qualification, Work Experience & Languages: Here, candidates need to enter details of their graduation such as year of passing, college, percentage of marks, grade (if any). They are also required to enter their work experience and the languages they can read, write and speak.
  • Preferences: Candidates need to enter the preferences of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.

 

Step 4: Preview of IBPS RRB PO application form

Candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. Then, they can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the same. Once this is complete, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their applications.

 

Step 5: IBPS RRB PO fee payment

Candidates need to follow the steps below for making payment.

The payment modes use Debit/ Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, and Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information.

After the successful transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.

Candidates must print the e-receipt as well as the online application form that contains the fee payment information.

 

There are a few things that candidates should keep in mind while applying for IBPS PO.

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Left thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration
  • Bank details to pay the application fees
  • Marksheet of graduation to enter educational details
  • Valid email ID and contact no.

 

Check Out Other Banking Exams:

IBPS Clerk Exam Date, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS PO Exam Date, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Date, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS SO Exam Date, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS RRB Scale 3 Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

 

FAQ

Q. What is the probation period for RRB PO?

A. The successful candidate needs to spend 2 years on probation.

 

Q. How many vacancies have been released for IBPS RRB PO?

A. The total no. of vacancies for RRB Clerk 2021 is 6827.

 

Q. What is the Application fee for RRB PO?

A. The application fee for PO is Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 850/- for all others.

 

Q. Is there an interview in IBPS RRB PO Exam?

A. Yes, there is an interview round in RRB PO Exam. Candidates who successfully clear online tests and score under the cut-off merit list will appear in the interview.

 

Q. What are the age criteria to apply for IBPS RRB PO?

A. Minimum: 18 years and Maximum: 30 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.

 

Q. What is the salary of the IBPS RRB PO?

A. IBPS RRB PO salary varies from state to state. The basic salary of an IBPS PO is between Rs 29000-33000.

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