IBPS RRB Eligibility

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).

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 2019.

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IBPS RRB Eligibility 2019

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 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 key requirements.

You can check the updated IBPS RRB Notification for more detailed info on the eligibility criteria.

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 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • 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 June 1st 2019) 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 June 3rd 1979 and later than May 31st 1998 (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 June 3rd 1987 and later than May 31st 1998 (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 June 3rd 1989 and later than May 31st 2001 (both dates inclusive).
  4. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than June 2nd 1991 and later than June 1st 2001 (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 ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1st 1980 to December 31st 1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

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 above-mentioned posts must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution.

Requirements for various posts on the basis of 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. 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 recognised 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.

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 in order 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.

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