Before filling the application form online, ensure that you fit in the IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria as prescribed by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The criteria of eligibility are the set norms and rules, which are to be satisfied by the candidates. IBPS has strictly mentioned that it will not recruit ineligible candidates. The IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2017, varies for the post of Officer Scale I, II, III, and Assistant. The candidates may read the article further to know all the details about RRB Eligibility Criteria.

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria that is specified below is the basic eligibility criteria for registration and appearing for the entrance examination. This does not ensure the guarantee of recruitment to the post he/she has applied for. The eligibility criteria are specified below:

Nationality:

A candidate must either be a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India for the purpose of permanently settling dated before January 1, 1962.

Age Limit:

    1. For Officer Scale I – Between 18 – 30 years (not born earlier than 03.09.1986 and later than 31.08.1998).
    2. For Officer Scale II – Between 21 – 32 years (not born earlier than 03.09.1984 and later than 31.08.1995).
    3. For Officer Scale III – Between 21 – 40 years (not born earlier than 03.09.1976 and later than 31.08.1995).
    4. For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 – 20 years (not born earlier than 02.09.1988 and later than 01.09.1998).

Age Relaxation

  • For SC/ST candidates, age relaxation will be 5 years. Whereas for OBC candidates it will be 3 years.,
  • For Person with Disability, the age will be relaxed for up to 10 years.
  • Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen applying for the post of Office Assistants who spent actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) are subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
  • In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have given at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines and have applied for the post of Officers, will be given age relaxation of up to 5 years.
  • Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried will be provided relaxation in age of 9 years but only for the post of Office Assistants
  • Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980, to December 12, 1989, will be given relaxation for up to 5 years

Academic Qualification:

  • For Office Scale I–  Obtained degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent. Knowledge of computer skills will also be beneficial.
  • For Officer Scale II-  Obtained a degree in any discipline from any recognised university or its equivalent. Computer Knowledge or awareness will be an additional qualification. Preference will be given to the candidates who have a degree in following.
  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture
  3. Forestry
  4. Animal Husbandry
  5. Veterinary Science
  6. Agricultural Engineering
  7. Pisciculture
  8. Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation
  9. Information Technology
  10. Management
  11. Law
  12. Economics
  13. Accountancy
  • For Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) – Degree in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks from any recognised university or its equivalent with 2 years or work experience as an officer in a Bank or a Financial Institution. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in any of the following:
  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture
  3. Forestry
  4. Animal Husbandry
  5. Veterinary Science
  6. Agricultural Engineering
  7. Pisciculture
  8. Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation
  9. Information Technology
  10. Management
  11. Law
  12. Economics
  13. Accountancy
  • For Officer Scale II (Specialist Officers)
Educational Qualification Work Experience
Information Technology Officer
Degree in Electronic Communication/ Information Technology/ Computer Science with 50% aggregate marks from any recognised university or its equivalent

Desirable:

Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.

One year
Chartered Accountant
Must be a Certified Associate (CA) from Chartered Accountant of India One year
Law Officer
Obtained degree with 50% aggregate marks from any recognised law university or its equivalent Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period not less than two years.
Treasury Manager
Must be a Certified Associate (CA) from Chartered Accountant of India or completed MBA in Finance from any recognised university or its equivalent One year
Marketing Officer
Completed MBA in Marketing from a recognised university One year
Agricultural Officer
Degree with minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognised university or its equivalent Two year
  • Officer Scale III- Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from any recognised university or its equivalent followed by a minimum of 5 years of work experience as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions. Preference will be given to candidates having a degree/ diploma in the following:
  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture
  3. Forestry
  4. Animal Husbandry
  5. Veterinary Science
  6. Agricultural Engineering
  7. Pisciculture
  8. Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation
  9. Information Technology
  10. Management
  11. Law
  12. Economics
  13. Accountancy
  14. Banking
  15. Finance
  16. Marketing

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