IBPS RRB Eligibility 2020 - Age Limit & Relaxation, Qualification And Participating RRB List

The IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria are set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Every year the IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts an examination to recruit to Group ‘A’ Officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group ‘B’ Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRB).

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The IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  1. Nationality / Citizenship
  2. Age
  3. Education and Experience

This article will explain in detail the eligibility criteria required for IBPS RRB Exam 2020.

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IBPS RRB Eligibility 2020

The IBPS RRB exam pattern varies slightly from post to post, but the common factor between them is that they all consist of a Prelims, Mains and Interview phase. Only those candidates that pass the criteria can attend the exam.

Candidates appearing for IBPS RRB exam must practice IBPS RRB Mock Test to revise the whole syllabus of the exam.

Candidates who are taking the IBPS RRB Exam this year must go carefully through the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria before filling up the application form, to ensure that they meet the essential requirements.

The IBPS RRB notification 2020 released on June 30, 2020, and candidates must note that they can get detailed IBPS RRB Notification at the linked article.

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IBPS RRB Nationality

A candidate writing the IBPS RRB exam must belong to the following nationalities:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS RRB Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit set by the IBPS for candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB Exam. The age limit varies according to the scale of the officers. The IBPS RRB age limit set (As on July 1, 2020) for general category candidates according to the posts are given below:

  1. For Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) – Above 21 years – Below 40 years, i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3rd 1980 and later than June 30th 1999 (both dates inclusive)
  2. For Officer Scale-II (Manager) – Above 21 years – Below 32 years, i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3rd 1988 and later than June 30, 1999 (both dates inclusive).
  3. For Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) – Above 18 years – below 30 years, i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 3rd 1990 and later than June 30 2002 (both dates inclusive).
  4. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years, i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than July 2nd 1992 and later than July 1st, 2002 (both dates inclusive)

The table below gives an idea about 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
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under ‘ The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016’ 10 years
Ex-Serviceman/ Disabled Ex-Serviceman (For the post of Office Assistant – Multipurpose)

The actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years ( 8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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 released on completion of assignment other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines (for the post of officers)

5 years

Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistant – Multipurpose)

9 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

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IBPS RRB Eligibility – Education and Experience

Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB exam must note that the IBPS has laid down several educational criteria depending on the post for which a candidate is applying. There are different sets of educational qualifications required for posts such as Officer Scale- I, II and III and Office Assistant, but candidates applying for any of the posts mentioned above must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution.

CandidatesAspirants appearing for IBPS RRB exam this year can take Online Quizzes to understand their level and scope of preparation.

Requirements for various posts based on education and experience has been elaborated in the table below:

IBPS RRB Posts Educational Qualification Experience
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 India 1 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 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
Officer Scale-II 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.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing from a recognized university One 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 aggregate Two 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 Accountancy Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Aspirants can check the IBPS RRB Syllabus here.

RRBs Participating in IBPS Exam & Local Languages

Now that you are well aware of the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, it is also prudent to know the language of the region where you might get posted. 

Below mentioned is the list of participating RRBs their headquarters and the local language of that region:

RRBs Participating in IBPS Exam & Local Language
RRBs & States Local Language  Head Office
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank- Arunachal Pradesh English Naharlagun (papumpare)
Aryavart Bank – Uttar Pradesh Hindi Lucknow
Andhra Pradesh Gramin Bank – Telangana Telugu  Warangal
Andhra Pragathi Gramin Bank- Andhra Pradesh Telugu  Kadapa
Assam Gramin Vikas Bank – Assam Assamese, Bengali & Boro Guwahati
Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank – West Bengal Bengali Murshidabad
Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank – Uttar Pradesh  Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit Raibareilley
Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank – Gujarat Gujarati Bharuch
Baroda Rajasthan Kshatriya Gramin Bank- Rajasthan Hindi Ajmer
Chaitanya Gramin Godavari Bank – Andhra Pradesh Telugu Guntur
Chhatisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank – Chhatisgarh Hindi Raipur
Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank – Bihar Hindi Patna
Ellaquiai Dehati Bank – Jammu & Kashmir Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti, Dardi, Hindi Sri Nagar
Himanchal Pradesh Gramin Bank – Himanchal Pradesh Hindi Mandi
Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank – Jharkhand Hindi Ranchi
Jammu & kashmir Gramin Bank – J&K Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti, Dardi, Hindi Jammu
Karnataka Gramin Bank – Karnataka Kanada Bellary
Kashi Gomti Samyukt Gramin Bank – UP Hindi Varanasi
Karnataka Vikas Gramin Bank – Karnataka Kanada Dharwad
Kerala Gramin Bank – Kerala Malayalam Mallapuram
Meghalaya Rural Bank- Meghalaya Khasi, Garo Shillong
Madhyanchal Gramin Bank – MP Hindi Sagar
Maharashtra Gramin Bank – Maharashtra Marathi Aurangabad
Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank – MP Hindi Indore
Manipur Rural Bank – Manipur Manipuri Imphal
Mizoram Rural Bank – Mizoram Mizo Aizwal
Nagaland Rural Bank- Nagaland English Kohima
Odisha Gramya Bank – Odisha Odia Bhuvaneshwar
Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank – Puducherry Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu Puducherry
Punjab Gramin Bank – Punjab  Punjabi Kapurthala
Paschim Banga Gramin Bank – West Bengal Bengali Howrah
Prathama UP Gramin Bank – UP Hindi Moradabad
Purvanchal Bank – UP Hindi Gorakhpur
Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank- Rajasthan Hindi Jodhpur
Sattagiri Gramin Bank – Andhra Pradesh Telugu Chittor
Saurashtra Gramin Bank – Gujarat Gujarati Rajkot
Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank – Haryana Hindi  Rohtak
Telangana Gramin Bank- Telangana Telugu, urdu  Hyderabad
Tamil Nadu Grama Bank- Tamil Nadu Tamil Salem
Tripura Gramin Bank – Tripura  Kokborak, Bengali Agartala 
Uttar Banga Kshetriya Gramin Bank- West Bengal Bengali, Nepali Coochbehar
Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank – Bihar HIndi Muzaffarpur
Uttrakhand Gramin Bank – Uttrakhand Hindi, Sanskrit Dehradun
Utkal Gramin Bank – Odisha Odia  Bolangir
Vidharba Konkan Gramin Bank – Maharashtra Marathi Nagpur

Candidates must go through each eligibility criterion to properly understand whether they meet all the required standards set by the IBPS and should also keep their relevant documents in hand during verification to avoid any last-minute hurdle.

You can visit BYJU’S for important tips, study material and a general guideline on which books to read up for the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions – IBPS RRB Eligibility

Q.1. A candidate with B.Tech, B.E. Degree can apply for IBPS RRB exam?

Ans. Yes, the required minimum qualification to fulfil IBPS RRB eligibility is a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

Q.2. Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB exam must have computer knowledge?

Ans. Yes, as the mode of IBPS RRB exam is online, therefore basic computer knowledge is important.

Q.3. A 19-year-old candidate who belongs to the General category is eligible to sit for IBPS RRB Exam?

Ans. Yes, but depending on the post the candidate wishes to apply. IBPS RRB Age-limit for general category is as mentioned below:

  • Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) – Min age is 21 years – max is 40 years
  • Officer Scale-II (Manager) – Above 21 years – Below 32 years
  • For Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) – Above 18 years – below 30 years
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years

Q.4. A Foreign Citizen candidate can apply for the IBPS RRB exam?

Ans. Candidate applying for IBPS RRB exam must fulfil the following nationality conditions:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee
  • A person of Indian origin who is a migrant of either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention to settle permanently in India.

4 Comments

  1. Jai Prakash Kumawat

    Please suggest HDB FINANCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES( junior processing officer) are eligible for RRB Scale-II (Manager)

    1. Hi Jai,
      There are various Posts under Officer scale II. Please check the experience, education and age limit requirement for the specialization you wish to apply.

  2. A person with 8 years of experience in Private Financial Institution like EKO financial service, Vakrangee Ltd are eligible for IBPS RRB-III or not?

    1. Hi Sudhakar,

      IBPS RRB Officer scale III minimum of 5 years experience in any Financial institution as an OFFICER is required. So, if you were holding the officer post and fulfil the age eligibility you can apply for the exam.
      Check IBPS RRB Syllabus

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