IBPS RRB 2021 Selection Process-Prelims (result out), Main Exam and Interview

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Jun 11, 2021

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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS RRB Exam to recruit Group ‘A’ Officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group ‘B’ Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in various branches of Regional Rural Banks. IBPS shortlists the most suitable and qualified candidates through multiple stages – Prelims, Main and Interview Round. The candidate have to qualify every round to make it to the final merit list.

Check IBPS RRB 2020 Vacancies

Latest Updates:

  • 19 January 2021: IBPS RRB PO Mains 2020 Admit card is out.
  • 12 January 2021: IBPS RRB PO 2020 result is out. Read more
Important dates

Important Dates of IBPS RRB Result 2021

IBPS RRB 2020 Result Events IBPS RRB 2020 Result Dates

Declaration of prelims result 

IBPS RRB PO Prelims- January 12, 2021

Mains exam/Single Level exam 

IBPS RRB PO Mains: January 31, 2021

Officers Scale I: Postponed

Office Assistant: Postponed

Result for mains/Single Level exam for Officers Scale I, II and III

To be notified

Marks of candidates shortlisted for interview 

To be notified

Interview for Officers Scale I, II and III

To be Notified

Provisional allotment for Officer Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant 

January 2021

Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 

  • IBPS RRB Prelims exam screens out the underqualified candidates, the main paper tests candidates’ aptitude and knowledge while in interview round candidates’ communication skills and personality are checked. Check IBPS RRB Cutoff
  • There is no prelims exam for Officer Scale-II and III and no interview round for Office Assistant posts. 
  • Candidates applying for the post of Officers Scale II and Scale III shall be selected on the basis of Single Online Examination and Interview.
  • Solving IBPS RRB Practice Papers is very important for selection in the examination.
The details regarding IBPS RRB 2020 Selection Procedure have been given in this article. 

Check IBPS RRB 2020 Result

Final Allotment

IBPS RRB 2021 Final Allotment List

IBPS RRB 2021 notification will be released in June 14-30, 2021. Once the exam is conducted, candidates can check the final allotment list according to the post applied for on the official website @ The list displays state-wise roll numbers of selected candidates who have been allotted to different Regional Rural Banks(RRB). The provisional list specifically shows the Registration Number, Marks obtained out of 100 and the allotted bank. Candidates have been selected on the basis of their final marks secured in the exam. The marks have been converted out of 100 to arrive on the merit list. Candidates can follow the following steps to check IBPS RRB 2091-20 result:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Provisional allotment list
  • Click on the post wise links
  • State-wise lists appear on the screen. Select the state for which applied to
  • Download the allotment list

IBPS RRB 2021 Post wise Allotment List

The post-wise allotment is given only after the exam procedure is completed. Presently the IBPS RRB 2020 exam procedure is ongoing and the notification for 2021 IBPS RRB is awaited. Listed below are the direct links to the provisional allotment lists of IBPS RRB 2019-20.

Posts Direct Links
Office Assistant Check here 
Officer Scale I Check here 
Officer Scale II

Check here 

Officer Scale III

Check here 

Selection Process

IBPS RRB 2021 Selection Procedure

There are different selection procedures that are followed for various posts. The 3 stages involved in IBPS RRB Selection Procedure for Office Assistant and Officer Scale I are:

  • IBPS RRB Preliminary Examination 2021
  • IBPS RRB Main Examination 2021
  • IBPS RRB Interview Round (Only for Officer Scale I)

The stages involved in IBPS RRB Selection Process for the recruitment of Officer Scale II and Officer Scale III are:

  • IBPS RRB Single Online Test
  • IBPS RRB Personal Interview 2020

IBPS RRB 2021 Preliminary Exam

IBPS will conduct IBPS RRB 2021 preliminary examination for the post of Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) only. It is held to screen out under qualified candidates.

  • The examination will comprise of 2 sections- Reasoning and Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude as per the post.
  • The questions will be of Objective type Multiple Choice.
  • Candidate will be given composite time of 45 minutes to complete both the sections and qualify according to the cut off set by IBPS to proceed to Main Exam 2020.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks if candidate answers wrongly to a question.

Check Detailed Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB 2021 Main Examination

IBPS RRB Main Examination will be conducted for the post of Officer Assistant (Multipurpose) and Officer Scale I. Candidates who will successfully qualify IBPS RRB Preliminary exam according to the cutoff set by IBPS will be eligible to sit for this exam.

  • Main Examination consists of 5 sections including Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability, English/Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge and General Knowledge (as per the post applied).
  • Main examination will have 200 mulitple choice questions worth 200 marks with time duration of 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates applying for the post of Office Assistant will be called for provisional allotment after successfully qualifying main exam.
  • Those who apply for the post of Officer Scale I, shall be called for Interview Round after qualifying the main exam.

Read IBPS RRB Syllabus 

IBPS RRB 2021 Single Online Examination

Single online examination is conducted for those candidates who have applied for the post of Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer and Specialist Cadre) and Officer Scale III. The exam pattern is similar to that of main exam for Officer Scale I but the syllabus asks additional questions from respective profession. 

  • There will be different sections of Single Online examination depending on the post that the candidate has applied for.
  • For every wrong answer a penalty of 0.25 marks will be given.
  • Total marks for the test will be 200 marks and those who qualify in the Single Online Test of IBPS RRB 2020 shall be called for Interview.

Read IBPS RRB Paper Analysis

IBPS RRB 2021 Interview Round

Interview session will be held for candidates applying for post of Officer Scale I, II and III only.

  • Interview will be coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.
  • Candidates who qualify the main examination (Officer Scale I) or Single Online Examination (Officer Scale II and Officer Scale III) shall be called for interview session which will carry 100 marks.
  • Candidates are required to score minimum 40% marks (35% for SC/ST, OBC, PwD candidates) in the interview session.
  • Candidates shall be provided with allotment on the desired post only after they successfully qualify in all the stages with high merit.
  • Also provisional allotment will depend on the number of vacancies and merit-cum preference basis.


IBPS RRB 2021 Document Verification

Candidates will be called for document verification after he/she successfully clears the qualifying examination. Candidate’s failure to produce the documents can make him/her ineligible for the post applied for. Candidates must carry the following documents in original as well as two self-attested copies of each along with him/her for document verification process:

  1. Print out of the IBPS RRB call letter
  2. IBPS RRB Application Form registered for CWE RRBs-V
  3. Proof of Date of Birth (class 10th certificate/ Birth certificate issued by Municipal Corporation)
  4. Photo identity proof
  5. Marks sheet of qualifications and other related graduation documents. The documents should be dated before September 30, 2020.
  6. Experience certificates (if applicable)
  7. Caste certificates must be produced that will be issued by competent authority in prescribed format.
  8. Disability certificate issued by authorized medical board.
  9. An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy of the Service or Discharge book along with pension payment order and documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive as well as acting) at the time of interview.
  10. Those who are still in Defence service should submit a certificate from a competent authority that they will be relieved from Defence services, on or before September 29, 2020.
  11. No objection certificate if a candidate is working in Government Offices or Public Sector Undertakings.
  12. For age relaxation, candidate must produce required documents. Domicile certificate must be produced by the candidates applying in this category and certificate issued by magistrate confirming the 1984 riot affected persons’ relief.

Provisional Allotment

IBPS RRB 2021 Provisional Allotment

A provisional allotment list will be drawn out in each category as per the number of vacant seats, however, it will not guarantee recruitment. There are certain eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled and the final allotment will be done on merit basis. Candidates must get their documents verified and ensure all the other eligibility conditions are fulfilled.

The number of vacancies shall be filled according to the merit and IBPS or RRBs shall not be responsible if the vacant seats have been filled. The guidelines for age relaxations, reserved category, etc. set by the Government of India shall be kept in mind while provisional allotment of seats.

Own Merit Candidates of reserved category will be adjusted against the vacancies of unreserved category and will be given provisional allotment first treating them notionally as reserved candidates as per their preference of Regional Rural Banks. Such candidate will not be adjusted against a reserved post, however, shall be treated as if he/she is a reserved category candidates for the purpose of allotment of seat.

If two or more candidate obtain same marks, allotment will be done on the basis of the Date of birth of candidate(s).

Read About IBPS RRB Cutoff

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


mohammed najamuddin
Will reasoning section comes in the IBPS RRB 2021 Preliminary Exam?
jaya garg

Hi. IBPS takes the IBPS RRB 2021 preliminary examination for the post of Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) only. It is held to screen out under qualified candidates. There are 2 sections in the prelims including Reasoning and Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude.

dharshini rajendran
Can you tell me about the IBPS RRB 2021 Final Allotment List?
jaya garg

Hi. IBPS RRB 2021 notification will be announced in the month of June, 2021. Once the exam gets over, candidates can check the final allotment list according to the post applied for on the official website @

puja sao
Through how many rounds, IBPS shortlists the most suitable and qualified candidates?
jaya garg

Hi. IBPS shortlists the most suitable and eligible candidates through three stages including Prelims, Main and Interview Round. Candidates who clear every round makes up to the final merit list.

kashish tomar
When should I submit the OBC certificates?
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. Caste certificates must be produced at the time of document verification. Refer here to get more details.

Will there be interview after the written exam?
jaya garg

Hi vipasha. IBPS shortlists the most suitable and qualified candidates through multiple stages – Prelims, Main and Interview Round. You can check the detailed selection procedure here.