IBPS RRB 2021 Preparation – Booklist Based on the Latest Exam Pattern
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS is the leading organisation that conducts recruitment for all major Public Sector Banks, except the State Bank of India. Both, Officer and Clerical cadre examination for PSB recruitment are held by this organisation.
Regional Rural Banks in India are the Commercial Banks operating in various rural areas of the country that aim to comfort the people living in rural areas and provide them with all the necessary banking information and facilities. The official IBPS RRB 2021 notification was released on June 7, 2021, to appoint over 10,000 candidates at the following posts:
- Officer Scale I
- Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officers)
- General Banking Officer
- IT Officer
- Chartered Accountant
- Law Officer
- Treasury Manager
- Marketing Officer
- Agriculture Officer
- Officer Scale III
- Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
43 RRBs in India are participating in the 2021 Regional Rural exam recruitment and lakhs of candidates are expected to fill in the application form. Thus, the vacancies released are way less in comparison to the number of applicants, thereby increasing the competition.
Discussed further below in this article is the exam pattern for all the posts along with the list of best books that can help in bank exam preparation for each topic.
Post-wise IBPS RRB Exam Pattern
The scheme of selection for the Office Assistant, Officer Scale I, II and III are slightly different from one another:
- Officer Scale I – Prelims, Mains and Interview
- Officer Scale II & III – Single Online Examination and Interview
- Office Assistant – Prelims and Mains Online Examination
Though the selection scheme is different, the subjects included in the syllabus for each of the above-mentioned posts are almost the same. These include:
- Reasoning Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
- Computer Knowledge
- Hindi/English Language
- General Awareness
- Profession Knowledge
One must note that the Professional Knowledge section is only included in the Specialist Officer category of Scale II Managers. Under this section, questions based on the applicant’s category of specialisation are asked in the paper.
The final merit list for the IBPS RRB Clerk (Office Assistant) post is released based on the marks scored in the Mains examination. For the Officer Scale-II and III, candidates are provisionally shortlisted as per the marks scored in the online examination and Interview, combined in the ratio of 80:20. The same goes for IBPS RRB PO (Officer Scale I), the final merit is released based on the marks obtained in the mains and interview phase combined together.
Subject-wise IBPS RRB Booklist for Preparation
The table given below mentions the best books that will provide candidates with ample study material, concept details, solved examples and practise exercises to score well in the bank exams:
|Reasoning Ability||A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal|
|A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal & Non-verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali|
|How To Crack Test of Reasoning by Arihant Experts|
|Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Agarwal|
|How To Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma|
|How To Prepare Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma|
|English Language||Objective General English by S.P.Bakshi|
|General English for All Competitive Examinations by S.C. Gupta|
|Wren and Martin English Grammar and Composition|
|Tips & Techniques in English for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts|
|Hindi Language||IBPS RRBs Objective General Hindi by Pratiyogita Kiran|
|Samanya Hindi by Onkaar Nath Verma
Gramin Bank – Hindi Language by Competition Herald
|Computer Knowledge||Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Experts|
|Kiran’s Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy|
|Objective Question Bank: Computer Awareness for General Awareness|
|General Awareness||Month Edition of Pratiyogita Darpan|
|Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications|
|Professional Knowledge||This includes books related to the various specialist post for which a candidate applies. They differ for each specialisation|
Once the candidates are of a sound understanding of the concepts, they can test their preparation by solving the online mock tests and practise papers. They help in analysing one’s performance and comprehending which subjects need more preparation.
Since the notification for Regional Rural Bank is already out, candidates must pull up their socks and start their preparation. To know the steps to download the hall ticket for the upcoming online examinations, candidates can refer to the IBPS Admit Card page.
Aspirants who are looking forward to applying for other bank exams can also refer to the books mentioned above as the syllabus for almost all major banking sector examinations is the same.