IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age, Nationality, Education

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021: The Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection has announced the IBPS RRB 2021 exam notification. Candidates applying for this exam must ensure that they fulfill the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2021 before they start their application process. IBPS RRB Eligibility criteria 2021 deals with the set of parameters in terms of age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. Every year the IBPS RRB Exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the office assistant, officer scale 1, 2, & 3 posts in Regional Rural Banks of India. To avoid the cancellation of your candidature, it is important that you go through the IBPS RRB exam eligibility criteria such as educational qualification, age criteria, & nationality. The IBPS RRB PO eligibility criteria 2021 will be different when compared to the IBPS RRB clerk eligibility criteria 2021. Go through this article to know more on IBPS RRB eligibility 2021 criteria for Clerk, & officer scale 1, 2, & 3.

 

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021

The IBPS RRB Notification has complete details of exam dates, eligibility, IBPS RRB Syllabus, and pattern. Only the candidates who satisfy the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria can apply.

 

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

Nationality

Candidates applying for the Exam must belong to the below Nationality. The IBPS RRB eligibility criteria on nationality is common for all the posts.

  • A Citizen of India’
  • A Subject of Bhutan
  • A Subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan Refugee who permanently settled in India before 1962, January 1.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Malawi, East African countries of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, Zaire, Ethiopia permanently settled in India. Eligibility Certificate should be awarded to the above category by the Government of India.

 

These are the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2021 in case of nationality / citizenship.

 

Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit for the candidates who are going to apply for the upcoming IBPS RRB 2021 Exam. Find the maximum and minimum age limit for the general candidates in the below table. The candidates applying for the office assistant exam should fulfill the IBPS RRB clerk eligibility criteria 2021 age limit. Similarly, the candidates who apply for the officer scale 1 post should fulfill the IBPS RRB PO eligibility criteria 2021 age limit.

 

Post IBPS RRB Age Limit (As on 01.06.2021)
Officer Scale III (Senior Manager)  Above 21 years – Below 40 years
Officer Scale-II (Manager)  Above 21 years – Below 32 years
Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager)  Above 18 years – Below 30 years
Office Assistant (Multi-Purpose) Between 18 years and 28 years

 

 

Age Relaxation (Reserved Category)

In the IBPS RRB age eligibility criteria 2021, there are certain relaxations. We have listed below the age relaxation for reserved candidates:

 

Category IBPS RRB Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Candidates With Benchmark Disability  under ‘ The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016’ 10 years
Disabled Ex-Servicemen/ Ex-Service Man (for the post of Office Assistant – Multipurpose)

actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

In the case of Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines (for Officer post)

5 years

Divorced women, Widows, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (for Multi-purpose office assistant post only)

9 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification

IBPS has several eligibility criteria for the candidates who are applying for the IBPS RRB Exam depending on the post. Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, II, and III and Officer Scale I exam must hold a degree in any discipline from a reputed institution. the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria for Educational qualification requirements of various posts is mentioned below:

 

IBPS RRB Posts Educational Qualification Experience
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

(i) Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB

(ii) Working knowledge of computer

Not Required
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 1 (Assistant Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.

(i) Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB

(ii) Working knowledge of computer

Not required
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 2 – General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates having a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy will be given preference. Two years as an officer in a Banking or a Financial Institution
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officers (IT) Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50 % marks.

Candidates with certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc will be given preference

1 year in the relevant field
IBPS RRB educational eligibility 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officers (CA) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 1 year as a Chartered Accountant
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officer (Law Officer) Degree in Law from a recognized University in Law or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate 2 years as an advocate or should have worked os Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
IBPS RRB educational eligibility 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officer ( Treasury Manager) Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized One year in the relevant field.
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing from a recognized university One year in the relevant field
IBPS RRB educational eligibility 2021 for Officer Scale 2 Specialist Officer (Agricultural Officer) Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture from a recognized university or it’s with a minimum of 50% marks or aggregate Two Years in the relevant field
IBPS RRB educational eligibility criteria 2021 for Officer Scale 3 (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Proficiency in Local Language:

Another important IBPS RRB eligibility criteria is local language proficiency. The IBPS RRB Officers Scale I & Office Assistant should have proficiency in the local language:

  • Candidates who have studied the local language until Grade 8 or any level above grade 8.
  • Candidates who do not have local language proficiency are given 6 Months time to improve the same.

IBPS RRB 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Persons with Disability (PwD)

Candidates who suffer from disability( not less than 40 percent) certified by the medical board can apply for IBPS RRB Exam under the PwD category. PwD Category includes the following Candidates

  • Candidates with the visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lens and field of vision subtending up to an angle of 20 degrees or worse.
  • Deaf and Hearing Impaired means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. Such candidates experience total loss of hearing ability in both the ears.
  • Orthopedically challenged candidates with a minimum of 40% percent locomotor impairment can apply for the IBPS RRB Exam.

Guidelines for Scribes:

Visually Impaired candidates who could not write by themselves can use their own scribe:

  • Candidates should arrange scribe with their own cost
  • There is no particular academic stream for the  scribe
  • Both the Candidate and scribe should fulfill the eligibility criteria by the RRB.
  •  The Scribe should not be a candidate of the IBPS RRB Exam
  • Extra 20 Minutes will be given for candidates with scribes.

 

IBPS RRB Previous year Question Paper

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021 – FAQs:

Check FAQs regarding IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021.

 

Q. Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Exam must have computer Knowledge?

A. Yes. The IBPS RRB Exam is conducted via online mode, so candidates should have basic computer knowledge.

 

Q. Is there any Relaxation given in the age limit?

A. Relaxation is given only for reserved candidates.

 

Q. What is the age limit for a Senior Manager?

A. The age limit for a senior manager is between 21-40

 

Q. Is it necessary for a Candidate to have local Language Proficiency?

A. Yes, local language proficiency is mandatory.

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