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IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2020: Age, Nationality, Education

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2020: Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before they start their application process. IBPS RRB Eligibility criteria deal with the set of parameters in terms of age limit, nationality and educational qualification. Candidates who have completed their graduation can enrol themselves for the IBPS RRB Exam.

Every year the IBPS RRB Exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit officers for the vacant posts in Regional Rural Banks of India. To avoid the cancellation of your candidature, it is important that you go through the official eligibility criteria.

To help you understand, we have listed below the eligibility for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III ( Senior Manager), Officer Scale II ( Manager), Officer Scale I ( Assistant Manager) and Office Assistant ( Multi- Purpose). The eligibility criteria for the IBPS RRB Exam is based up,

  • Nationality/ Citizenship
  • Age limit
  • Educational Qualification and Experience

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2020

The IBPS RRB Notification released on June 30, 2020, and all the candidates should have a thorough insight into the IBPS RRB Syllabus and pattern. The IBPS RRB Pattern will be different for respective posts and the common element between them is that they all consist of preliminary Examination, mains Examination and the interview process. Only the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can attend the IBPS RRB Exam.

Nationality

Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Exam must belong to the below Nationality

  • 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,i, Pakistan,Zaire, Ethiopia  permanently settled in India. Eligibility Certificate should be awarded to the above category by the Government of India.

IBPS RRB 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit for the candidates who are going to apply for the upcoming IBPS RRB 2020 Exam. Find the maximum and minimum age limit for the general candidates in the below table.

PostMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
Officer Scale III ( Senior Manager) 21 Years40 Years
Officer Scale II ( Manager) 21 Years32 Years
Officer Scale I ( Assistant Manager) 18 Years30 Years
Office Assistant ( Multi- Purpose)18 Years28 Years

Age Relaxation (Reserved Category)

We have listed below the age relaxation for reserved candidates:

CategoryIBPS 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 ManMultipurpose office Assistant post.

50 years

In the case of ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including  SSCOs/ ECO’s who have at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment.

Note: There should be no  dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or on account of physical disability, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines.

Officer post

5 years

Divorced women, Widows and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarriedMulti-purpose office assistant post only

9 years

1984 riots affected people5 years

IBPS RRB Educational Qualification 2020

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.

Educational qualification requirements for various posts is mentioned below:

IBPS RRB PostsEducational QualificationExperience
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
Officer Scale – I (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
Officer Scale-II

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
Officer Scale-II

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
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers ( CA)Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India1 year as a Chartered Accountant
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Law Officer)Degree in Law from a recognized University in Law or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate2 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
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer ( Treasury Manager)Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognizedOne year in the relevant field.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer)MBA in Marketing from a recognized universityOne year in the relevant field
Officer 

Scale-II 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 aggregateTwo Years in the relevant field
Officer Scale-III

(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 AccountancyMinimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Proficiency in Language:

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 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Candidates 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 IBPS RRB Exam
  • Extra 20 Minutes will be given for candidates with scribes.

For more related articles:

IBPS RRB Previous year Question Paper

IBPS RRB EXAM Dates

IBPS RRB Exam Centres

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can I apply for IBPS RRB Exam with a backlog in graduation:

A. No, you cannot Apply.

Q. Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB Exam must have the 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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