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IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Qualifications & more

One of the most important aspects of the IBPS RRB (www.ibps.in) recruitment process is the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2021. To apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II, and Officer Scale III or IBPS RRB Officer Assistant, a candidate must meet all of the IBPS eligibility requirements.

The official IBPS RRB notification for 12,500+ vacancies was released this year by IBPS Rural Regional Bank (RRB) 2021. In order to avoid application cancellation later, candidates filling out the IBPS RRB application form must read the IBPS RRB age limit, IBPS RRB educational qualification, and the age relaxation.

Before applying for the exam, candidates must meet the IBPS RRB 2022 eligibility requirements. Read the entire article to learn about candidate eligibility, including nationality or citizenship, age (as appropriate for the positions), educational qualifications, experience, and reservations. The application process for IBPS RRB was released on June 8, and the deadline to apply is June 28, 2021.


IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria: Nationality Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the IBPS RRB 2022 exam:

  • Indian national or citizen
  • Nepalese subject or
  • Bhutanese subjects or
  • A Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of staying permanently, or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, the 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), and above is a person in whose favour the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility.


IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit

IBPS has set an upper and lower age limit for candidates who want to take the IBPS RRB exam. The age limit varies depending on the officer’s pay scale. The following is the age limit for general category candidates according to the positions:

  • The minimum age limit for Officer Scale-III candidates is 21 years, and the maximum age limit is 40 years. A candidate for officer Scale III must have been born between June 3, 1981, and May 31, 2001.
  • For Officer Scale-II, the candidate must be between the ages of 21 and 32 years. These candidates should not have been born before June 3, 1989, nor after May 31, 2001.
  • For Officer Scale I, a candidate must be over the age of 18 and the maximum age limit for such candidates is 30, so the candidate must have been born between June 3, 1992, and May 31, 2004.
  • Candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 can apply for the position of Office Assistant (Multipurpose). A candidate for this position must have been born between June 2, 1994, and June 1, 2004.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Relaxation

IBPS RRB 2022 granted age relaxation to reserved categories in terms of age, as shown in the table below:

Category Relaxation in Age
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 Years
Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
For ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs and SSCOs, who have served in the military for at least 5 years. 5 Years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistants) Actual service in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen from SC/ST) up to 50 years of age
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 Years
Widows, Divorced women & women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (for the post of Office Assistants) 9 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

Important Factors related to IBPS RRB Age Relaxation:

  • Candidates must be familiar with some very important age relaxation instructions. Here are some things to keep in mind when applying for age relaxation in reserved categories.
  • The relaxation in the upper age limit for the SC/ST/OBC categories can be used in combination with only one of the remaining categories (PwD, Ex-servicemen or Disabled Ex-servicemen, widows, divorced women, domicile of J&K or persons affected by 1984 riots).
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation for Officers Scale I, II, and III positions must submit copies of required certificate(s) at the time of interview (if they are shortlisted).
  • At the time of document verification, candidates applying for the position of Office Assistants must have the certificates and documents certifying their relaxation.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST, PwD categories must produce a certificate of caste or category issued and signed by a competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by the Government of India.
  • Candidates in the OBC category should have their certificates specifically state that they do not belong to the creamy layer of the OBC category, as they will not be eligible for the relaxation and must apply under the General category.
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment with the Central Government in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ will be eligible for the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen in order to secure another job with the Central Government in a higher grade or cadre.
  • If a candidate from the Ex-Servicemen category has previously used the relaxation benefits in seeking civil service employment before applying for IBPS RRB 2022, he or she will be disqualified for civil service employment.
  • Candidates who have previously served in the armed forces will be classified as ex-servicemen, and they will be able to apply for re-employment one year prior to the end of the specified term of engagement (from the last date of application) and take advantage of all ex-servicemen benefits, but they will not be allowed to leave the uniform until their tenure in the Armed Forces Union is completed.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualifications

Candidates applying for IBPS RRB should be aware that the competent authority has established a number of educational eligibility criteria that vary depending on the position for which they are applying. For posts such as Officer Scale I, II, and III, as well as Office Assistant, different sets of educational qualifications are required, but candidates applying for any of the above-mentioned positions must have a degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institution.

IBPS RRB Post IBPS RRB Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Degree in any discipline. Proficiency in local language. Knowledge of Computer skills. Not Required
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer) Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 Years
Officer Scale-I Degree in any discipline. Candidates having degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference. Proficiency in local language. Knowledge of Computer skills. Not Required
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager) Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA) Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA) Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT) Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certificatation in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc. will be given preference. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer) MBA in Marketing. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer Degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks. Candidates having degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisci-culture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference. 2 Years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-III Degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks. Candidates having Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci-culture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference. Minimum 5 years of experience as an Officer in any Bank or Financial Institution

While applying for any position, keep the following points in mind regarding educational qualifications:

  • Before September 30, 2022, the candidate must have earned a degree from a recognised university in any discipline.
  • The candidate must have proper university-issued documentation declaring the outcome of the candidate’s degree. If the degree result has been announced online, an original certificate duly signed by the authoritative party must be presented during the interview.
  • The candidate must state the percentage of marks received. If the candidate is given a CGPA/OGPA, it should also be converted to a percentage (As directed in the online application).
  • The percentage is calculated by dividing the candidate’s total marks for all subjects/semesters by the total marks for each subject. This also applies to honours, optional, and additional subjects.

Proficiency in the following local languages will be considered an essential qualification for Officer Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) recruitment:

  • Candidates who have studied the state’s local language in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognised Boards of Education will be given priority.
  • Candidates with a certificate indicating proficiency in standard VIII or any level higher than standard VIII are considered proficient in that local language.
  • If a candidate fails to meet this requirement during the IBPS RRB selection process, he or she will be given six months from the date of joining to improve their language skills.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022 for Person with Disability

IBPS RRB 2022 provides age relaxation to various categories, including candidates with disabilities. If a candidate has a disability that is not less than 40% certified by a Medical Board, he or she can apply for the IBPS RRB 2022 examination under the PwD category. It is critical to have documents certifying the claim issued by medical boards under the control of the federal or state governments. Candidates in the PwD category have the following disabilities:

  • Applicants with total blindness, visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses, and a field of vision extending in an angle of 20 degrees or worse fall into this category.
  • Hearing loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies is defined as deafness. Candidates with this condition have total hearing loss in both ears.
  • Orthopedically challenged candidates can apply for IBPS RRB if they have a locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with a locomotor impairment of at least 40%. Candidates who fit into one of the following categories are also eligible to apply for IBPS RRB 2022:
  1. Both legs are affected, but not the arms. OA – Affected arm (R or L), impaired reach, grip weakness Ataxia
  2. OL – Affected one leg (R and or L)
  3. MW – Muscle weakness and physical endurance issues

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2022: Guidelines for Scribe

If you use a scribe, have a locomotor disability, cerebral palsy, or have a visual impairment, you must follow the rules and regulations set forth by IBPS RRB 2022. Here are some guidelines for candidates in each of the categories listed above:

Candidates who utilise Scribe

Candidates whose writing speed is hampered by their disability are free to use a scribe at their own risk. If a candidate chooses to sit with a scribe, the scribe must be familiar with the following rules that apply to the IBPS RRB 2022 exam:

  • The scribe will not be provided by the IBPS RRB 2022 examination committee; instead, the candidate must hire one at his or her own expense.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate can be from any stream, but if the candidate is applying for the position of Specialist’s Officers, the scribe must be from an academically different stream than the one required for the position.
  • The scribe and the candidate must both sign an undertaking confirming that the scribe meets all of IBPS’ eligibility requirements.
  • Candidates who use a scribe are entitled to 20 minutes of compensatory time for each hour of the examination, unless otherwise advised.
  • The need for a scribe must be specified in the application form, along with a request for a time extension.
  • If a candidate or scribe violates the IBPS RRB 2022 rules and regulations, both the candidate and the scribe will be found guilty, and the candidate’s candidature will be cancelled, along with any disciplinary actions that may be imposed.

Guidelines for candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy 

If locomotor disability and cerebral palsy prevent performance, a candidate with a minimum of 40% impairment will be given a 20-minute per-hour concession in the writing section.

Guidelines for Visually Impaired Candidates 

Candidates who are visually impaired can request that the contents of the IBPS RRB question paper be magnified in the font. Alternatively, the candidate will be given an additional 20 minutes for every hour of examination. Candidates who choose scribe, however, will not have access to the magnifying facility.


FAQs

Can I apply from different state/or region other than mine?

Yes, but you must be fluent in the local language of the area.

What is the minimum age to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1?

To apply for IBPS RRB officer scale-1, you must be 21 years old and no older than 30 years old.

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