IBPS RRB Officer Scale – 2

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a self-governing recruitment body responsible for conducting examinations to recruit candidates for numerous posts in Public Sector Banks. The IBPS Regional Rural Banks (RRB) Scale 2 notification was out on 7 June 2021.

Important Dates for IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam

Check the important dates regarding the RRB Scale 2 Exam for 2021.

Event Date
IBPS RRB official notification 7 June 2021
Online registration 8 June 2021
Last date to apply 28 June 2021
Single examination (Officers Scale II and III) 25 September 2021
IBPS RRB result (Officers Scale I, II and III) October 2021
IBPS RRB interview call letters (Officers Scale I, II and III) October 2021/November 2021
IBPS RRB interviews (Officers Scale I, II and III) October 2021/November 2021
Provisional allotment January 2022

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam

Aspiring candidates must fulfil the following conditions to qualify for the IBPS RRB Scale 2 exam.

Age Limit: Candidates must be above 21 years – below 32 years of age. Below are the age limit relaxations for IBPS RRB Scale 2.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
PWD 10 years
Divorced women, widows, divorced women who have not remarried 9 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-Servicemen, Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual service period in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen who belong to SC/ST) with a maximum age of 50 years

Experience: The candidates should have two years of experience in a financial institution or a bank.

Educational Qualification: The candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50%. Candidates possessing a degree in Banking, Marketing, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Finance, Agriculture, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Pisciculture, Management, Accountancy, Economics and Law will be preferred.

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Scale 2

Section Number of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 Hours
Financial Awareness 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
English/Hindi Language 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Scale 2 Syllabus


  • Machine Input Output
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Inequalities
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Direction and Distance
  • Venn Diagram/Syllogism
  • Cause and Effect
  • Puzzles
  • Blood Relation
  • Statement and Argument
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Statement and Assumptions

English Language:

  • Vocabulary Based Questions
  • Double Fillers
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Error Spotting
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Ages and Average
  • Percentage and Interest
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic equations
  • Boats and Streams
  • Data sufficiency
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Problems on Trains
  • Area and Volume
  • Linear equations

Financial Awareness:

  • RBI Circulars
  • Banking products
  • Priority sector lending
  • RBI regulations for Commercial banks, RRBs, Small Finance Banks, HFCs, NBFCs and UCBs
  • Financial market instruments
  • Important committees
  • Union budget
  • Financial regulatory institutions in India
  • Ratio analysis
  • Time Value of Money
  • Factoring
  • Derivatives- Future and Forward Contract
  • Cost of Capital
  • Banking Regulations Act, 1949
  • SARFAESI Act, 2002
  • Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • Companies Act, 2013
  • Latest Government Schemes
  • RBI Act, 1934
  • Banking Awareness (Updated on monthly basis)
  • Basel Norms
  • Indian Financial System
  • International reports and indices
  • Foreign investment and trade
  • Latest mergers and MOUs of banks and financial institutions
  • Mutual Funds
  • Break-even Analysis
  • Working capital management
  • Dividend Policy
  • Derivatives- Future and Forward Contract
  • Capital Structure
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Currency Act
  • Taxation Acts (Income Tax and GST)

Computer Knowledge:

  • Hardware and Software
  • Internet Terms and Services
  • History of Computers
  • Database
  • Operating System Basics
  • MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • Networking and Communication

FAQs About IBPS RRB Scale 2 Exam

  1. When was the official notification of IBPS RRB released?

    The official notification of IBPS RRB was released on 7 June 2021.

  2. What is the age limit to apply for IBPS RRB Scale 2 exam?

    The candidate should be above 21 years – below 32 years of age.

  3. What is the duration of IBPS RRB Scale 2 exam?

    The duration of IBPS RRB Scale 2 exam is two hours.

  4. Is there any penalty for incorrect answers in IBPS RRB Scale 2 exam?

    Yes, for every incorrect answer, 1/4th marks will be deducted.

  5. When is the provisional allotment for IBPS RRB Scale 2?

    The provisional allotment for IBPS RRB Scale 2 is scheduled for January 2022.

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