IBPS RRB PO 2021: Exam Date, Notification, Exam Pattern, Online Application, Latest News

Exam Date

Aug 1, 2021

Sep 10, 2021


Are you looking for a comfortable job that provides a decent paycheck? Then, IBPS RRB PO is something that you can consider applying for. This is a recruitment examination conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to employ candidates who are qualified and interested to work at various regional banks across India.

Latest Updates:

  • Aug 30, 2021: The results for IBPS RRB PO 2021 Prelims exam are released today. Those who had participated in the exam can check their results before Sep 25 by using the direct link provided below.


What is IBPS RRB PO?

IBPS RRB PO exam is a prestigious exam in the banking sector. The RRB exams are conducted by the banking regulatory body i.e., Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Through this recruitment, IBPS offers aspiring candidates a job profile as Probationary Officers in regional rural banks.

This is a highly esteemed job for a banking aspirant. It has flexible working hours, less work pressure and a handsome amount of salary so the candidates are more willing to take jobs in RRB.

Exam Level National
Conducting Body IBPS, Mumbai
Exam Mode Online
Medium Hindi & English
Exam Duration Prelims: 45 minutes Mains: 2 hours
Types of Questions Objective type
Official Website www.ibps.in

Note: The institutions having TCS ion centre can conduct the IBPS exam.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis

The exam analysis is a description of an examination that was conducted. Aspiring candidates can refer to the exam analysis and prepare for their upcoming examinations. This will be insightful as the analysis is prepared based on a lot of student reviews and are also reviewed by the exam experts from various institutions.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam

  • There is a composite time of 45 minutes in the prelims exam and 80 questions of reasoning and numerical ability(40 questions each) are provided.
  • Students can switch any section at any time.
  • Students are not to submit their question paper before the completion of time, the question paper is automatically submitted after the end of the time.
  • The level of exam is moderate to high and the cutoff depends on the number of vacancies, the difficulty level of exam
  • For the reasoning section, the candidates must focus on puzzles and seating arrangement problems questions.
  • For the numerical ability section, students must focus on data interpretation and arithmetic problems mainly.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam

  • Five sections are comprising 40 questions each and these sections include reasoning ability, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, English or Hindi language and computer knowledge.
Number of the questions 200 total questions
Level of the exam Level of this exam is moderate
Good attempts for this exam 121-142
  • Section-wise analysis
Section Marks Level of the exam
Computer Knowledge 40 Marks Easy, based on basic computer questions
Reasoning Ability 40 Marks Moderate( Few new patterns will be asked)
English/Hindi Language 40 Marks The level is easy to moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 40 Marks The hardest section in among all
General Awareness 40 Marks Questions will be asked from current affairs and the level is moderate.

The number of good attempts for each section:

  • Computer Knowledge: 21-25 correct answer
  • Reasoning Ability: 28-32 correct answer
  • English/Hindi Language: 25-30 correct answer
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 17-20 correct answer
  • General Awareness: 30-35 correct answer

Detailed section-wise analysis:

Computer Knowledge Reasoning Ability English/Hindi Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Basic computer knowledge and the operating system questions will be asked like: Software, Internet, Networking 6 type of questions will be asked for this section: Puzzle, Syllogism, Direction Sense, Input-Output, Machine Input, Inequalities Hindi and English questions will be asked for this section: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Miscellaneous, Reading Comprehension, Error Spotting, Vocabulary Based Errors 4 type of questions will be asked for this section: Data Interpretation, Data Insufficiency, Action, Arithmetic Problems, Wrong Number Series General knowledge, current affairs type questions will be asked in this section: Rank of India in Global Competitive Index, Lok Sabha Elections, Schemes & Initiatives, etc.

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam Dates

The exam dates for IBPS RRB PO is announced by the official authorities responsible for organizing the exam. The IBPS RRB PO examination dates are mentioned below:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Dates
Event Dates
IBPS RRB PO Official notification Jun 7, 2021
Online Application Start Date Jun 8, 2021
Online Application End Date Jun 28, 2021
Last Date for Editing Application Jun 28 2021
Last Date for Printing Application Jun 28, 2021
Online Fee Payment Jun 8, 2021 to Jun 28, 2021
Admit Card for Pre-exam Training Jul 9, 2021
Pre-exam Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
Prelims Admit Cards Jul 17, 2021
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam date Aug 1, 7, 8, 14, and 21, 2021
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Results Aug 30, 2021
IBPS RRB PO Mains Exams Sep 25, 2021
IBPS RRB PO Mains Results To be announced
IBPS RRB PO Allotment To be announced

Exam Schedule: IBPS RRB has not declared the timings of the exam yet. There is a minimum of 4 slots in a day of 40 minutes for the prelims exam.

IBPS RRB PO Registration

IBPS has declared the registration dates for all the posts. For RRB PO, the candidates may apply for the exam from Jun 8, 2021 to Jun 28, 2020. Those aspirants who want to apply, have to fill the application form online mode from the official website of the IBPS.

How to register for IBPS RRB PO?

  • Visit the official website (ibps.in).
  • Enter all the related details like name, email address, contact details, educational qualification etc.
  • Enter the captcha code which is required for registration.
  • Candidates will get an ID(registration number) and password( date of birth).
  • The candidates will get the confirmation mail also with the text message on their contact number.
  • Now pay the registration fee.
  • After paying the fee the aspirants should not forget to take a print out.

IBPS RRB PO Admission Form

Candidates have to upload all the required details which are asked. Candidates must have all the certification which is asked to be filled by them.

Candidates may have any one government ID card where the name and date of birth are mentioned as per your document.

IBPS RRB PO Application Fee

Based on the candidate’s category the fee is mentioned below:

IBPS RRB PO Application Fee
Category Fee
General/EWS/OBC INR 600/-
SC/ST INR 100/-

IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should carefully go through the pre-defined eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB PO given out by the official authorities. The eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB PO is mentioned below:

Qualification Aspirants must have at least a graduation degree from any well-known university.
Age criteria Minimum age is 18 years and maximum age is 32.
Nationality Indian citizens are eligible and other country’s citizens are also eligible as Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan refugees who are in India.
Percentage Barrier There are no percentage criteria for IBPS RRB PO(Officer Scale-I)

Documents required for IBPS RRB PO

If the candidates have qualified the exam then before the interview candidates have to face a document verification process. At that time the candidates must have all the documents those documents are given below:

  • Print out of interview call letter.
  • Date of the birth proof
  • Mark sheets
  • Caste proof
  • Address proof
  • Resume or CV
  • Experience certificate if any.

IBPS RRB PO Preparation Tips

Syllabus scan: or the preparation of RRB PO, one must go through with the syllabus of RRB PO so that students get an idea about important topics and can secure more marks in less time. To get an idea about paper pattern one can also go through the previous year paper that helps a lot in the preparation of the exam.

Time Table: One must follow a strict time table to be successful in the exam as we all know that continuity is a vital role in the preparation of exams. Go through the concepts of each topic, do not make a habit of cramming things.

Revise: Keep revising things regularly. Writing down important dates of current affairs and the notification and other vital concepts will help you to revise before the exam of the IBPS RRB PO.

Mock Test: take mock tests regularly which helps in increasing the speed so the students can attempt more questions in less time.

IBPS RRB PO Syllabus

In this, the candidate may get to know about the syllabus for the IBPS RRB PO examination. The main topics are mentioned below.

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Hindi Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Financial Awareness


Core subjects of reasoning are which are asked in this section:

Ranking and Time, Blood Relation, Direction Test, Odd man out, Statement and Assumption, Direction Sense Test, Figure Series, Causes and Effects, Coding-Decoding, Puzzles, Decision Making, Analogy, Inequalities, Sitting Arrangements, Word Formation, Word Formation, Statements and Action Courses etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Core subjects of quantitative aptitude are which are asked in this section:

Number System, Time and Distance, Decimal Fraction, Partnership, Percentage, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Quadratic Equations, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Permutation and Combination, Profit and Loss etc.

English/Hindi Language

Core subjects of Hindi and English are which are asked in this section:

Cloze Test, Phrase Substitution, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Words, Reading Comprehension, Idioms and Phrases, Vyakaran, Rearrangement of Sentences etc.

Computer Knowledge

Core subjects of Computer Knowledge are which are asked in this section:

Computer Fundamentals, Computer Languages, Software and Hardware Fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, MS Office, Input and Output Devices, Number System and Conversions etc.

General Awareness

Core subjects of General Awareness are which are asked in this section:

Banking History, India and International Current Affairs, Sports, Finance, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Government schemes etc.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IBPS RRB PO will help candidates understand the structure and design of the question paper before the attempt. The IBPS RRB PO exam pattern is pre-determined by the official authorities.

IBPS RRB Prelims

Mode Online Exam
Type of the question Objective type question
Total question 80 question
Time duration 45 minutes
Marking Criteria 80 marks(1 mark for those questions which are attempted correctly and 0.25 mark will deduct)
Sections Quantitative Aptitude: 40 question
Reasoning Ability: 40 question


Mode Online exam
Type of the question Objective type question
Total question 200 question
Time duration 2 hours
Marking Criteria 200 marks((1 mark for those questions which are attempted correctly and ¼ mark will deduct)
Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude: 40 questions
Reasoning Ability: 40 questions
Computer Awareness: 40 questions
General Awareness: 40 questions
English/Hindi Language: 40 questions

IBPS RRB PO Admit Card

Aspirants can download the admit card through the official website of IBPS (ibps.in). Admit cards are issued on the official website 15 days before the examination. Aspirants can log in with registration number or registered email address as the ID. and the date of birth will be considered as the password. Then the aspirants may get their admit card easily.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Centres for Preliminary and Main Exam

The aspirants will be informed for their examination centres as IBPS RRB conducts exams in various states and all states in India. Aspirants must pay attention during filling the exam centre from the given option because after submitting the location will not be changed. IBPS can change the venue of the examination at any time. Candidates have to bear all the expenses by themselves. The candidate can not blame IBPS for any transport inconveniences.


IBPS will declare the result within 15 days after conduction of the examination. The candidates will also get to know about the cut off marks on the day of the declaration of the results. Aspirants may check their result from the official website by logging their details.

Direct Link to check IBPS RRB PO 2021 Prelims Results

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