IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

IBPS RRB Officer exam is conducted every year by IBPS for recruiting eligible candidates to various officer posts in the Regional Rural Banks of India. The various posts covered under the IBPS RRB Officer Scale II exam include Banking Officer Scale, Agricultural Officer Grade II, Law Officer Grade II, Chartered Accountant Grade II, Officer IT Officer II.

A Common Recruitment Process is held by IBPS for recruitment in various RRBs. The selection procedure comprises of a Mains Exam, and the Interview round. However, a single exam will be held for IBPS RRB Officer Scale II this year. The age, educational and other eligibility criteria various from one post to another.

The IBPS RRB Scale II General Banking Officer consists of 40 questions from each of the five subjects. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Specialist Officer exam consist of multiple-choice questions from six subjects. The exam is carried out for 200 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer given by the candidate. Each candidate needs to secure the minimum cut-off marks in all the sections on the basis of which the candidate is called for interview.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit eligible candidates to various officer posts
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
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IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be:
    • A citizen of India
    • A subject of Nepal
    • A subject of Bhutan
    • A refugee for Tibet who moved to India before January 1 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
    • Migratory citizens from Pakistan, Burma, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Uganda, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Kenya with intention to permanently settle in India

  3. Educational Qualification
    • There are several educational eligibility criteria laid down by the authorities.
    • The educational qualification varies based on the post for which the candidate has applied.
    • There are different sets of educational qualifications required for different posts under Scale-II officer exam, but the candidate applying for the job for any of the posts must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University.

  4. Age Limit
  5. The age of the candidate to appear in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 32 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 37 years
    OBC 35 years
    Person With Disability 42 years
    Ex-Serviceman/ Disabled Ex-Serviceman 50 years
    Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 41 years
    Person ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980 to December 31,1989 37 years
    Person affected by 1984 riots 37 years

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no attempt restriction as long as candidate fulfills the age limit criteria.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application July 1, 2020
Last Date of Application July 21, 2020
Date of Exam February 25, 2021

** All the dates mentioned above are tentative.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the exam:

  • There is a single Mains exam that is conducted for the candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II.
  • Each candidate is required to obtain at least the minimum marks in each test of the Online Single Examination will be further shortlisted for consideration of the final job.
  • The Exam comprises questions from five subjects namely reasoning, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation, financial awareness, English/Hindi language, and Computer Knowledge.
  • The total marks of the exam are 200 and the candidate needs to obtain the minimum required cut off in all the subjects.
  • For the Specialist Cadre Exam there are questions form six subjects which are asked from the candidates including reasoning, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation, financial awareness, English/Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge and Professional Knowledge.

Pattern for Single Mains Exam (General Banking Officer)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning Ability

The paper aims at checking a candidate’s logical reasoning ability

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude

The paper aims at checking a candidate’s command on mathematical and calculation skills

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 50
3 Financial Awareness

To check the candidates financial knowledge

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
4 English / Hindi Language

To check the candidates grasp on the selected language

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
5 Computer Knowledge

To check the candidates computer knowledge

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 20
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Single Mains Exam (Specialist Cadre)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning Ability

The paper aims at checking a candidate’s logical reasoning ability

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude

The paper aims at checking a candidate’s command on mathematical and calculation skills

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
3 Financial Awareness

To check the candidates financial knowledge

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
4 English / Hindi Language

To check the candidates grasp on the selected language

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 20
5 Computer Knowledge

To check the candidates computer knowledge

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 20
6 Professional Knowledge

To check the candidates professional knowledge based on the post applied for

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 40
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale II Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Single Mains Exam (General Banking Officer)

1 Reasoning Ability

• Odd man out,
• Analogy,
• Syllogism,
• Coding-Decoding,
• Blood Relation,
• Alphabet Test,
• Blood Relation,
• Series Test,
• Ranking and Time,
• Causes and Effects,
• Direction Test,
• Sitting Arrangements,
• Decision Making,
• Statement and Assumption,
• Figure Series,
• Assertion and Reason Statement and Conclusion,
• Word Formation,
• Statements and Action Courses,
• Inequalities,
• Puzzles

2 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System,
  • HCF and LCM,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Decimal,
  • Fractions,
  • Simple Interest,
  • Compound Interest,
  • Time and Work,
  • Time and Distance,
  • Average,
  • Age Problems,
  • Simplification,
  • Partnership,
  • Percentage,
  • Ratio and Proportion,
  • Data Interpretation,
  • Permutation and Combination,
  • Probability,
  • Quadratic Equations

3 Financial Awareness

  • Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy,
  • Budget and Economic Survey,
  • Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India,
  • Bank Accounts and Special Individuals,
  • Organizations Deposits Credit,
  • Loans,
  • Advanced Non Performing Assets,
  • Asset Reconstruction Companies,
  • NPAs,
  • Restructuring of Loans,
  • Bad Loans,
  • Risk-Management,
  • BASEL I,
  • BASEL II,
  • BASEL II,
  • ACCORDS

4 English / Hindi Language

English:

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Error Detection,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Rearrangement of Sentences,
  • Cloze Test,
  • Jumbled Words,
  • Idioms,
  • One word substitution,
  • Phrase Substitution,
  • Antonyms,
  • Synonyms

Hindi:

  • Vyakaran,
  • Error Spotting,
  • Paragraphs,
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms

5 Computer Knowledge

  • Computer Fundamentals,
  • Computer Abbreviations,
  • Software and Hardware,
  • Fundamentals,
  • Shortcut Keys,
  • Networking,
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet,
  • MS Office,
  • Database,
  • History of Computer,
  • Security Tools,
  • Number System and Conversions,
  • Computer Languages,
  • Internet,
  • Input and Output Devices

Syllabus for Single Mains Exam (Specialist Cadre)

1 Reasoning Ability

• Odd man out,
• Analogy,
• Syllogism,
• Coding-Decoding,
• Blood Relation,
• Alphabet Test,
• Blood Relation,
• Series Test,
• Ranking and Time,
• Causes and Effects,
• Direction Test,
• Sitting Arrangements,
• Decision Making,
• Statement and Assumption,
• Figure Series,
• Assertion and Reason Statement and Conclusion,
• Word Formation,
• Statements and Action Courses,
• Inequalities,
• Puzzles

2 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System,
  • HCF and LCM,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Decimal,
  • Fractions,
  • Simple Interest,
  • Compound Interest,
  • Time and Work,
  • Time and Distance,
  • Average,
  • Age Problems,
  • Simplification,
  • Partnership,
  • Percentage,
  • Ratio and Proportion,
  • Data Interpretation,
  • Permutation and Combination,
  • Probability,
  • Quadratic Equations

3 Financial Awareness

  • Latest Topics in News in Financial World Monetary Policy,
  • Budget and Economic Survey,
  • Overview of Banking and Banking Reforms in India,
  • Bank Accounts and Special Individuals,
  • Organizations Deposits Credit,
  • Loans,
  • Advanced Non Performing Assets,
  • Asset Reconstruction Companies,
  • NPAs,
  • Restructuring of Loans,
  • Bad Loans,
  • Risk-Management,
  • BASEL I,
  • BASEL II,
  • BASEL II,
  • ACCORDS

4 English / Hindi Language

English:

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Error Detection,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Rearrangement of Sentences,
  • Cloze Test,
  • Jumbled Words,
  • Idioms,
  • One word substitution,
  • Phrase Substitution,
  • Antonyms,
  • Synonyms

Hindi:

  • Vyakaran,
  • Error Spotting,
  • Paragraphs,
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms

5 Computer Knowledge

  • Computer Fundamentals,
  • Computer Abbreviations,
  • Software and Hardware,
  • Fundamentals,
  • Shortcut Keys,
  • Networking,
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet,
  • MS Office,
  • Database,
  • History of Computer,
  • Security Tools,
  • Number System and Conversions,
  • Computer Languages,
  • Internet,
  • Input and Output Devices

6 Professional Knowledge

This paper comprises of questions from various subjects based on the profession and the post for which the candidate has applied.

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