IBPS RRB Exam Date 2021: Check Prelims & Mains Exam Dates

IBPS RRB Exam Date 2021: Tentative IBPS RRB Prelims & Mains Exam Date 2021 Announced!!! The Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection is recruiting candidates for the Regional Rural Banks. IBPS had released a notification announcing the IBPS RRB exam date 2021. In the IBPS RRB 2021 notification, you can check the important dates regarding the apply online, pre-exam training, prelims exam, and mains exam. The IBPS RRB Prelims Exam date 2021 are 01.08.2021, 07.08.2021, 08.08.2021, 14.08.2021, & 21.08.2021. The IBPS RRB Clerk exam date 2021 (mains) is 3rd October 2021. Also, the IBPS RRB PO exam date 2021 (mains) is 25th September 2021. The IBPS RRB mains exam date 2021 for officer scale 2 & 3 is 25th September 2021.


IBPS RRB Notification 2021

Important IBPS RRB Exam Dates:

If you start you preparation as soon as possible, you can complete it before the IBPS RRB exam date 2021 as mentioned in the table.


Activity Tentative Dates
Online Registration start date 08.06.2021
Online Registration End date 28.06.2021
Pre-exam training call letter download 09.07.2021
Pre-exam training 19.07.2021 to 25.07.2021
Download of call letters for online preliminary exam July/ August 2021
Online Preliminary exam dates 01.08.2021
Online Preliminary Exam Result September 2021
IBPS RRB office assistant mains 3rd October 2021
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 mains 25th September 2021
Online Exam – Main / Single for officer scale 2 & 3 25th September 2021
Declaration of Result – Main/ Single (For Officers Scale I, II, and III) October 2021
Download of call letters for interview (For Officers Scale I, II, and III) October/November 2021
Conduct of interview (For Officers Scale I, II, and III) October/November 2021
Provisional Allotment (For Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant) January 2022


Note: Pre-exam training will be conducted only if it is possible.


IBPS RRB 2021 Apply Online

IBPS RRB Selection Process:

The IBPS RRB Selection Process involves an online exam (Prelims & Mains) and interview process to select candidates. Except for the office assistant post, all other officer posts of IBPS RRB recruitment will have an interview round. In this step by the step selection process, candidates are filtered at each stage, by fixing a minimum cut off. The candidates will attend the exam as per their IBPS RRB exam date 2021.


There are some common factors in all the IBPS RRB online exams. They are,

  • No sectional timing. Candidates can attend any section at first. Also, they can change the sections at any time as per their wish.
  • Negative marking – for each wrong answer, candidates will lose 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question.
  • Candidates have to clear both sectional and overall cut-offs in all the stages.


IBPS RRB Syllabus 2021

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Selection Rounds:

The candidates will attend the prelims exam as per the IBPS RRB Clerk exam date 2021. The IBPS RRB office assistant exam date 2021 for the prelims exam is mentioned in the call letter. The IBPS RRB Office Assistant post has just 2 rounds of selection.

  • The first round is an online preliminary exam for 80 marks. Total time duration for this round is 45 minutes.
  • This exam is comprised of two sections namely numerical ability and reasoning.
  • Both sections have 40 questions each. The candidates clearing prelims exam will qualify for the next round.
  • The second and final round for this recruitment is an online mains exam. The mains exam is comprised of 5 sections in total. The total marks for the mains exam is 200.


The Candidates will attend the mains exam as per the IBPS RRB Assistant exam date 2021 in their call letter.


Get More: IBPS RRB Exam Pattern



IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Selection Rounds:

The officer scale I Selection has 3 rounds in total.

  • The first round preliminary exam is conducted for 80 marks. Time duration for this round is 45 minutes. The candidates will attend prelims exam as per their IBPS RRB PO exam date 2021.
  • Quantitative aptitude and reasoning are the 2 sections. Each section contains 40 questions.
  • The candidates passing in the prelims will attend the second round.
  • The second round online mains exam has maximum marks of 200. The candidates will attend exam as per the IBPS RRB PO mains exam date 2021 in their admit card. After qualifying in this round, candidates will attend the 3rd round.
  • Then the third and final round is an interview. In the final selection, the marks of mains and interviews are taken in 80:20 ratio respectively.



IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II & III Selection Rounds:

For officer scale II and III, there is no prelims exam. Only a single level examination is conducted for 200 marks. The IBPS RRB scale II exam date 2021 is available in the admit card. The candidates passing in this exam will attend the interview. The final selection will take place by calculating the marks of single level exams and interviews in 80:20 respectively.

IBPS RRB Section-wise Preparation Strategy:

In IBPS RRB exams, there is no sectional time. So that you can swap between the sections at any time as per your wish. But time managing skill is very important. So that you can use the time in an efficient manner. This will help you to attend the maximum possible number of questions within the given time limit.

General Awareness:

As the IBPS RRB 2021 clerk exam date will near soon, start your preparation soon. If you attend the general awareness section first, you can complete it within 15 minutes. This will boost your confidence level at the beginning itself. This confidence will help you to attend the other sections with a positive mindset. Some good preparation tips for this section are here for your reference.


Study current affairs in a daily manner to make your preparation easier. Split the current affairs preparation like month-wise and state-wise, to make the preparation simple. Attend daily quiz on current affairs.  Give importance to static affairs and banking awareness. Use score booster and power capsules for last-minute preparation and revision purposes.

Computer Knowledge:

After finishing the general awareness section, mostly this section will be very easy, if you have prepared well. In 1 minute you can easily complete 4 to 5 questions. So that you can finish this entire section within 10 to 12 minutes. If you are confident in this section, attend this section 2nd in order. Allocate just 10 minute. Or else a maximum of 15 minutes is enough for this section. As the IBPS RRB mains exam date 2021 will near soon, candidates start your preparation for the computer knowledge section. This section helps you to save more time.

Reasoning Ability:

This is one of the tough sections in the exam. As the IBPS RRB mains exam date 2021 is nearing, give more attention to this section. If you want to increase your overall score, you must practice this section with dedication. After finishing all the above 3 easier sections, you can attend reasoning section, if you are comfortable enough. If you like maths, then attend it as 3rd. Decide it as per you strength. If you choose reasoning section, attend the topics in the following order, so that you can manage time in an efficient manner.

  • Syllogism, Inequality
  • Direction sense, Blood relation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Machine input – output
  • Puzzle and seating arrangement


First, attend all the easy questions. So that you can bag more marks within less time period. Then you can attend the medium-range question with a relaxed mindset. Then you can move on to the next section. After completing all the sections, attend the difficult questions in this section. This is good time management for this section.

English Language:

You can attend this section as 3rd or 4th. It depends on your knowledge in this section. But this section needs heavy practice with the mock test. Most of the candidates will not give importance to this section. Because, candidates think that, they cannot score in this section, even if they prepare. But it’s a wrong thought. A lot of mock test practice will surely help you to improve your English knowledge. If you enter this section finish the questions in the following order. Before the IBPS RRB 2021 exam date, practice more English section mock tests.

  • Fillers, cloze test, error spotting
  • Sentence improvement
  • Jumbled sentences.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Reading comprehension


In preparation aspects, concentrate more on grammar. Grammar knowledge is the base for you to score marks in this section.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Basic maths knowledge is very important to score in the quantitative aptitude section. If you are weak in basic calculation, then you cannot even score in the simple topics. Attend the questions in the following order.

  • Simplification, approximation
  • Number series
  • Quadratic equation
  • Word problems and DI


In this section Word problems and data interpretation may be asked in high difficult level. So practice those topics with extra care. Before IBPS RRB clerk mains exam date 2021 prepare and practice all the topics.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Candidates refer the FAQs given here to clarify tour doubts on the IBPS RRB exam date 2021.


Q: What is the consolidated time duration for the IBPS RRB prelims exams?

A: The prelims exam is conducted only for the officer scale I and office assistant posts. The consolidated time for these prelims exams are 45 minutes. You can change between the sections as per your wish.


Q: Is sectional cut off is applicable in IBPS RRB exams?

A: Yes, sectional cut off is fixed for all the IBPS RRB prelims and mains exams. 


Q: What are the IBPS RRB Prelims exam dates 2021?

A: The IBPS RRB Prelims exam dates are 01.08.2021, 07.08.2021, 08.08.2021, 14.08.2021, & 21.08.2021.