The IBPS RRB Clerk exam is conducted to recruit candidates at the post of Office Assistant, who will form the backbone of the day-to-day activities, in the various Regional Rural Banks of the country.
The IBPS RRB exam is an annually conducted exam and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the conducting body for the same.
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Apat from the Office Assistant exam, IBPS conducts recruitment for two other posts to appoint candidates in the various RRBs in India. These include:
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale I (IBPS RRB PO)
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale II & III
This article will discuss the important details about the exam such as exam dates, syllabus, cut off score and more about the IBPS RRB Clerk exam.
To know more about the various other clerical cadre examinations which are conducted across the country to appoint candidates in the banking industry, interested aspirants can visit the Bank Clerk page.
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IBPS RRB Clerk Online Application
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is conducted annually and the online application mostly begins in the month of June or July every year and candidates can apply for the clerical cadre post at the official website of IBPS.
The online application process begins once the official IBPS RRB notification is released by the conducting body.
For the year 2021, IBPS RRB has invited applications to fill in a total of 5305 vacancies.
There are certain documents like the candidate’s scanned photograph and signature, educational qualification certificates and caste certificates (if applicable) that are required for the online application process.
Interested candidates can check the IBPS RRB apply online procedure at the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Dates
The IBPS exam dates are released once the official IBPS Calendar is released in the beginning of every year. The IBPS RRB exam dates for the year 2020 were released in the official IBPS RRB notification.
The table given below mentions the exam dates for the 2020 and 2021 IBPS RRB examination:
|IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Dates|
|IBPS RRB Exam Level||Exam Dates (Year-wise)|
|Notification Release||June 30, 2020
Supplementary Notification – October 22, 2020
|June 7, 2021|
|Prelims Exam||September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th & 26th, 2020||August 8th & 14th, 2021|
|Mains Exam||To Be Notified Later||September 2021|
To get the detailed IBPS RRB exam dates, candidates can visit the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Eligibility
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam requires a candidate to fulfil a certain set of eligibility criteria to appear for the exam.
Given below is the IBPS RRB Clerk eligibility criteria in brief:
- Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India, subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee
- Age: Candidate between 18 years to 28 years of age is eligible to apply
- Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any disciple
For detailed IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, visit the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Selection Process
The bank exam syllabus for most of the banking sector exams is quite similar. Candidates who are looking forward to apply for the upcoming IBPS RRB Officer Assistant exam must carefully go through the syllabus and exam pattern for the exam.
The selection process for the exam comprises two stages:
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Exam
Given below is the exam pattern for the IBPS RRB Office Assistant prelims and mains exam in brief:
|IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern|
|Level of Exam||Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Prelims||Reasoning Ability||40||40||45 minutes|
|Mains||Reasoning Ability||40||50||2 hours|
To know the detailed, section-wise IBPS RRB syllabus for the Office Assistant exam, candidates can visit the linked article.
Apart from the IBPS RRB Clerk syllabus, there are various other banking sector exams being conducted in the country. Candidates can get the detailed bank exam syllabus for these exams at the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Salary
The IBPS RRB salary for Office Assistant mostly ranges between Rs.15,000/- to Rs.19,000/- per month. The salary offered by the Regional Rural banks for the post of Office Assistant is one major reason for a candidate’s attraction towards this job profile.
The salary structure for the various other posts is equally decent. The job is permanent and candidates once employed shall be able to continue working with the various RRBs in the country.
To know the detailed IBPS RRB salary structure, candidates can visit the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card
The IBPS RRB Clerk admit card is released by the conducting body 10 to 15 days before the exam is to be conducted. The admit card is released at the official website of IBPS.
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant admit card acts as an identity proof at the exam centre and also as a proof that the candidate’s application has been accepted by the board.
Aspirants can download the IBPS RRB admit card and check the steps to download it at the linked article.
IBPS RRB Clerk Result And Cut Off
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam result is declared after each phase of the examination. The candidates who qualify the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. The marks scored by a candidate in the mains exam is finally calculated to get the final merit of the shortlisted candidates.
Aspirants can know more about the IBPS RRB Clerk result at the linked article and also get the direct link to check the Office Assistant admit card.
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant cut off is released to shortlist the candidates first for the mains exam and then finally for the provisional allotment. The cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score to move to the next phase of the examination.
Check the IBPS RRB cut off for previous year and analyse the change in cut off trend over the years and prepare yourself accordingly for the upcoming exam.
IBPS RRB Clerk Preparation
The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam is tough to crack because of the large number of candidates that appear for the exam.
It is important that an aspirant ensures that he/she thoroughly prepares themselves for the clerical cadre exam. Given below are a few tips that may help candidates prepare for the upcoming IBPS RRB Clerk 2021 exam:
- Strategize a study plan and follow it completely to ace the examination
- Solve mock tests and practise papers on a regular basis
- Manage to look after the time management skills while preparing for the exam
- Look for the previous year IBPS RRB Clerk question papers for assistance
- For current affairs, read the newspaper daily and stay updated with the latest news across the world
Aspirants can get the tips to prepare for the IBPS RRB exam at the linked article.
To get preparation strategies for the clerical cadre examination under the banking sector, candidates can visit the Bank Clerk Exam Preparation page and get preparation tips, study material and section-wise preparation strategy.
For any further assistance related to study material or exam information candidates can turn to BYJU’S and stay updated.
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