RRB Group D Eligibility 2020 - Age Limit, Education Qualification, Citizenship & Medical Qualification

RRB Group D Eligibility 2020 – The Railway Group D eligibility criteria is decided by the Railway Recruitment Board. Candidates willing to appear for RRB Group D exam can apply for the same only if they fulfil the prescribed RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria.

The RRB Group D Eligibility criteria comprise four main aspects that are mandatory for candidates to fulfil. The four main aspects of RRB Group D eligibility are:

  1. RRB Group D Age Limit
  2. RRB Group D Citizenship/Nationality
  3. RRB Group D Educational Qualification
  4. RRB Group D Medical Qualification

This article will discuss the above mentioned RRB Group D eligibility criteria in detail. Candidates who wish to work in the Indian Railways through RRB Group D exam must meet the above mentioned Railway Group D eligibility conditions.

The RRB Group D eligibility criteria are mentioned in details in the official RRB Group D Notification. For detailed information on the RRB Group D Notification, check the linked page.

RRB Group D exam is conducted to recruit eligible personnel in various departments of Indian Railways for level 1 posts of 7th CPC Pay matrix. Candidates can check the RRB Group D exam for further information.

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Railway Group D Eligibility

Through the official notices of the examinations, the railway board releases a detailed description of the eligibility condition mandatory for the exam. Similarly, the railway board prescribed in detail the RRB Group D eligibility conditions in the exam notification of RRB Group D 2019-2020.

Candidates before applying for the Railway Group D examination must go through RRB Group D eligibility conditions because:

  1. RRB conducts verification of eligibility criteria with reference to original documents.
  2. Verification is done, once the candidate qualifies all the stages of the exam and gets shortlisted for the Document Verification round.
  3. The Railway board has the right to reject the candidature of the applicant at any stage of recruitment in case he/she is found to be not fulfilling the required criteria and,
  4. If the candidate is appointed, in such a case he/she is liable to be removed from service.
  5. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Candidates appearing for the next recruitment of RRB Group D can check the following links:

The detailed RRB Group D eligibility is as mentioned below:

RRB Group D Eligibility Age Limit

As per the notification, the railway board has set upper and lower age limit for RRB group D exam. Candidates willing to appear for the RRC level 1 examination must be from the age group 18 to 33 years.

Precisely, the RRB Group D age limit is as follows:

  • Lower Age limit – 18 years
  • Upper age limit – 33 years

The age limit of candidates appearing for RRC Level 1 examination is to be calculated from 1st July 2019. The date of birth of candidates applying for the exam should be between 1st July 2019 and the dates given below (both inclusive):

RRB Group D Age Limit – Age group 18 – 33 years
Upper Limit of Date of Birth- Not Before Lower limit of Date of Birth – Not After Remarks
Unreserved OBC- Non-Creamy Layer SC/ST For All Category and community Candidates belonging to Communities or categories shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable. Note. The date of birth limits for SC/ST & OBC NCL includes community age relaxation.
July 2 1986 July 2 1983 July 2 1981 July 1st 2001

The RRB Group D age limit given above gives certain relaxation to candidates belonging to reserved categories. The RRB Group D Age relaxation for different category candidate is given below:

eligibility RRB Group D Age limit - relaxation

Eligibility RRB Group D Age relaxation


  1. If a candidate is eligible for age relaxation on more than one ground, he would be accorded the highest of the limits (not cumulative) for which he is eligible.
  2. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) and applying against unreserved vacancies will not be allowed any relaxation on age.
  3. PwBD candidates applying against UR vacancies will be allowed age relaxation applicable for UR PwBD only.

Candidates appearing for RRB Group D examination 2019-2020 can check the links for preparation:

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RRB Group D Nationality

Candidates willing to appear for the Group D Level 1 exam of the Railway Board are required to fulfil the RRB Group D Eligibility condition in terms of Nationality Or Citizenship.

Only the candidate who fulfils the following conditions of nationality will be allowed to appear for the examination. A candidate who is:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
  5. A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) presents a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

RRB Group D Education Qualification

The railway board has set a minimum level of education qualification that a candidate must possess in order to appear for the RRB Group D level 1 examination.

A candidate who wishes to appear for Group D Railway exam must have:

  • Class 10th pass certificate OR
  • ITI degree or diploma

Any of the above degrees from a government recognised institution/Board/NCVT/SCVT is acceptable.


  1. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed minimum educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.
  2. Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu of the course completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI. Also, Graduate Act Apprentice will not be accepted in lieu of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship.

RRB Group D Medical Standard

Like educational qualification, the railway board has prescribed the RRB Group D medical requisites in the notification. Candidates who are called for DV – document verification have to pass the required medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration.

The medical fitness tests are conducted to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.

The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:

RRB Group D Eligibility Medical Standards
Medical Standard General Fitness Visual Acuity – All Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc.
A-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses(no fogging test)

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses

A-3 Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses.

B-1 Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

B-2 Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

C-1 Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

C-2 Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.


  • The above medical standards are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general
  • Candidates who have undergone Lasik surgery or any other surgery procedure to correct refractive error are not eligible for the post having Medical Standards A2, A3, B1 and B2.
  • Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible as per the medical standards for the posts opted by them. Candidates found medically unsuitable for the applied post (s) shall not be given any alternative appointment

The RRB Group D post wise educational qualification and medical standard as prescribed in the notification is given below:

Candidates are advised to keep checking the page for regular updates and information regarding Railway Group D Eligibility.

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  1. Railway job for class 10th pass give notification and age limit

    1. Hi,
      The RRB Group D age limit is as follows:
      Lower Age limit – 18 years
      Upper age limit – 33 years
      You can also check the detailed RRB Group D notification for further information.

  2. hlo,
    is height matter for this job

    1. Hi,
      Nothing related to Height under the eligibility criteria is mentioned in the official notification. Check RRB Group D Notification in detail.

  3. completed BE degree is eligible for group D

    1. Hi,
      Minimum education qualification to apply for RRB Group D is 10th pass. Hence you are eligible to apply for Railway Group D exam.

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