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IBPS RRB PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

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IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 2022 will be released in sometime. We are here to guide the aspirants for all the details related to the RRB Officer Scale 1 eligibility criteria. Candidates before applying for the IBPS RRB posts have to make sure that fulfill the eligibility criteria. Read below for complete details on IBPS RRB PO Eligibility 2021.

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Nationality

A candidate writing the IBPS RRB 2021 exam must belong to the following nationalities:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutandefensebeen
  • 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 PO 2021 Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit set by the IBPS. The age limit varies as per the scale of officers.

The IBPS RRB age limit set (As of July 1, 2021) 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, 1981 and later than May 31st, 2000 (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, 1989 and later than May 31st, 2000 (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, 1991 and later than May 31st, 2003 (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, 1993 and later than July 1st, 2003 (both dates inclusive)

The table below gives an idea about the age relaxation for reserved candidates:

CategoryIBPS 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) is 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 riots5 years

Important points related to the relaxation in age

  • The relaxation in the upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis together with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted.
  • Candidates applying for the posts of Officers Scale I, II, and II and seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of interview.
  • Candidates applying for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) are required to produce the certificates at the time of verification of documents on the day of joining.
  • In the case of candidates belonging to the OBC category, the certificate should specifically mention that they do not belong to the creamy layer. Such candidates cannot avail of the relaxation and they must apply under the General category.
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group C and D will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
  • Ex-Servicemen category will be ceased from candidates for employment on the civil side if they have previously availed the relaxation benefits in seeking employment in civil services before applying for the exam.
  • Candidates who have previously served in the armed forces will be categorized as ex-servicemen. They can apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagement and avail relaxations available to ex-servicemen. They will not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete their tenure in Armed Forces Union.

IBPS RRB PO 2021 Educational Qualification

Different educational requirements for different IBPS RRB posts are as follows:

IBPS RRB PostsEducational QualificationExperience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)Bachelor's degree in any discipline.(i) Proficiency in local languages as prescribed by the participating RRB(ii) Working knowledge of computerNot 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 computerNot required
Officer Scale-IIInformation Technology OfficerBachelor's degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc.1 year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-IIChartered AccountantCertified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India
1 Year as a Chartered
Accountant
Officer Scale-IILaw OfficerDegree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.2 years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Officer Scale-II Treasury ManagerChartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution1 Year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-IIMarketing OfficerMBA in Marketing from a recognized university1 Year in the relevant field
Officer Scale-IIAgricultural OfficerBachelor's degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate2 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 AccountancyMinimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

Note:

  • All the educational qualifications should be recognized and I have declared the result as on the date of application
  • Candidates must possess proper documents issued by the university mentioning that the result has been declared by them. In case the result has been declared online, a certificate duly signed by the authority must be provided at the time of the interview in the original
  • Candidates should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application

Language proficiency

Proficiency in the local language is an essential qualification for recruitment of Officers Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose).

  • Candidates should have studied the language of the state in Class 8 or any level above Class 8 in government-recognized boards.
  • Candidates who do not meet the requirement in the local language at the time of selection will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire proficiency.

RRBs Participating in IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam & Local Languages

Name of RRBsPresent Head OfficeState / UT

Desired Local Language Proficiency 

as prescribed by the Participating RRBs

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas
Bank
WarangalTelanganaTelugu
Andhra Pragathi Gramin BankKadapaAndhra PradeshTelugu
Arunachal Pradesh Rural BankNaharlagun
(Papumpare)
Arunachal PradeshEnglish
Aryavart BankLucknowUttar PradeshHindi
Assam Gramin Vikash BankGuwahatiAssamAssamese, Bengali, Bodo
Bangiya Gramin Vikash BankMurshidabadWest BengalBengali
Baroda Gujarat Gramin BankVadodaraGujaratGujarati
Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin
Bank
AjmerRajasthanHindi
Baroda U P BankGorakhpurUttar PradeshHindi, Urdu, Sanskrit
Chaitanya Godavari Grameena BankGunturAndhra PradeshTelugu
Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin BankRaipurChhattisgarhHindi
Dakshin Bihar Gramin BankPatnaBiharHindi
Ellaquai Dehati BankSrinagarJammu & KashmirDogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Urdu, Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Balti
(Palli), Dardi, Hindi
Himachal Pradesh Gramin BankMandiHimachal PradeshHindi
J & K Grameen BankJammuJammu & KashmirDogri, Kashmiri,  Pahari,
Gojri, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Balti (Palli), Dardi, Urdu, Hindi
Jharkhand Rajya Gramin BankRanchiJharkhandHindi
Karnataka Gramin BankBellaryKarnatakaKannada
Karnataka Vikas Grameena BankDharwadKarnatakaKannada
Kerala Gramin BankMallapuramKeralaMalayalam
Madhya Pradesh Gramin BankIndoreMadhya PradeshHindi
Madhyanchal Gramin BankSagarMadhya PradeshHindi
Maharashtra Gramin BankAurangabadMaharashtraMarathi
Manipur Rural BankImphalManipurManipuri
Meghalaya Rural BankShillongMeghalayaKhasi, Garo
Mizoram Rural BankAizawlMizoramMizo
Nagaland Rural BankKohimaNagalandEnglish
Odisha Gramya BankBhubaneshwarOdishaOdia
Paschim Banga Gramin BankHowrahWest BengalBengali
Prathama UP Gramin BankMoradabadUttar PradeshHindi
Puduvai Bharathiar Grama BankPuducherryPuducherryTamil, Malayalam, Telugu
Punjab Gramin BankKapurthalaPunjabPunjabi
Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin BankJodhpurRajasthanHindi
Saptagiri Grameena BankChittorAndhra PradeshTelugu
Sarva Haryana Gramin BankRohtakHaryanaHindi
Saurashtra Gramin BankRajkotGujaratGujarati
Tamil Nadu Grama BankSalemTamil NaduTamil
Telangana Grameena BankHyderabadTelanganaTelugu, Urdu
Tripura Gramin BankAgartalaTripuraBengali, Kokborak
Utkal Grameen BankBolangirOdishaOdia
Uttar Bihar Gramin BankMuzaffarpurBiharHindi
Uttarakhand Gramin BankDehradunUttarakhandHindi, Sanskrit
Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin BankCoochbeharWest BengalBengali, Nepali
Vidharbha Konkan Gramin BankNagpurMaharashtraMarathi

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FAQs

Will there be anything new in this year’s IBPS RRB Notification when compared to IBPS RRB 2021 notification?

No, we don't think that there will be any major change in IBPS RRB 2022 Notification when compared to the 2021 Notification. However, if there will be any changes it will be updated once the RRB PO 2022 notification gets released.

For what all posts will IBPS conduct the RRB-X exam? +

IBPS will conduct RRB-X examination for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose).

Can I apply for both: RRB Clerk & RRB PO posts? +

A candidate can apply for the Post of RRB Clerk/Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of RRB PO/Officer Scale 1. However, a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. either for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale-III.

What is the Application fee for applying to RRB Clerk & RRB PO? +

The details of application fee are below: Officer Scale I – Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. – Rs. 850/- for all others Office Assistant (Multipurpose) -Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates. – Rs. 850/- for all others

What is the educational qualification required for both RRB Clerk & RRB PO? +

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. Please note that there is no minimum percentage required to apply for RRB Clerk or RRB PO.

Can I apply for a state other than my home state? +

Yes, a candidate can apply for any state he/she wants, however, upon selection he/she will be posted in the RRB’s that particular state only. For eg: A candidate from Madhya Pradesh can apply from Uttar Pradesh, however upon selection he will be posted in RRBs located in UP only.

Is there any local language requirement as well? +

Yes, candidates need to know the local language as prescribed by the respective RRB of a state. So, candidates are advised to take a well-deliberated call. Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ school would be considered proficient in that local language. If not he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency.

Is there any negative marking in the prelims and Mains stage? +

Yes, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that particular question will be deducted as a penalty if the question is answered incorrectly. However, unattempted answers will not attract any penalty.

What is the final selection criteria for RRB PO and RRB Clerk? +

For RRB Clerk- Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. For RRB PO- Candidates will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Candidates in each category not exceeding three times of the declared vacancies in each state shall be called for the interview. Final merit will be based on the performance of both Mains and Interview.

Will I be allowed to carry & wear mask inside the examination hall? +

Please be informed that wearing a mask is compulsory to take the exam.

Is Aarogya Setu app compulsory to take the exam? +

A Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed on his mobile phone. The Aarogya Setu status must show candidate’s risk factor. A candidate will have to display this status to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue.

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