A short-term phytotoxicity experiment was conducted on four varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.) under the influence of arsenic (III & V) to evaluate the impact on root and coleoptiles growth. Four varieties (GB-1, IET-4786, IET-4094, and MTU-1010) of rice were undertaken for this study with different concentrations (0, 5, 10, 25 and 50 mg/L) of arsenic (III & V). Germination along with mean daily germination (MDG), length of root and coleoptile, water holding capacity of root and coleoptiles, fresh and dry weight, arsenic accumulation, MDA and root ion leakage were evaluated. Results highlighted that the percent germination of IET-4094 and MTU-1010 varieties of rice seed over control decreased significantly (p < 0.05) with increasing concentration of both arsenite and arsenate. However, the percent germination of GB-I and IET-4786 dose not affected on the different concentration of both arsenate and arsenite. The root and coleoptile length of all the four varieties showed remarkable decreasing trend over control with increasing concentration of both arsenite and arsenate. However, more pronounced effects were observed for arsenite than arsenate. Similarly, biomass of shoot is less affected than root under different concentration of arsenite and arsenate. The variety IET-4786 and MTU-1010, accumulated lower level of arsenic and variety GB-1 accumulate higher level of MDA level in root under both arsenite and arsenate treatments. Therefore, it can be concluded that the variety IET-4786 and MTU-1010 are the suitable varieties towards phytoremediation of both arsenite and arsenate. Moreover, farmers of arsenic contaminated area are recommended to cultivate IET-4786 and MTU-1010 varieties.