IBPS RRB 2017 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IBPS RRB (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Rural Regional Bank) is a competitive exam conducted by IBPS to recruit Group ‘A’ Officers (Scale I, II and III) and Group ‘B’ Office Assistants (Multipurpose). IBPS RRB exam will be conducted in November, 2017. IBPS RRB Application Process will begin from September 2017. IBPS RRB exam is conducted in 3 stages- Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Interview Session.
Candidates are required to fulfill IBPS RRB eligibility criteria before applying for IBPS RRB registration process. Eligibility of candidates includes nationality/Citizenship, age (according to the scale), educational qualifications and experience. Candidate must be a citizen of India who has attained 18 or 21 years of age (depending on the scale) and must at least hold a degree from a recognized university along with other educational requirements.
To be eligible to apply for IBPS RRB 2017 exam candidate must be:
There is an age limit set by IBPS for candidates who wish to appear for IBPS RRB exam. The age limit varies according to the scale of the officers. Age limit set for general category candidates according to the scale of the officers is given below:
Age relaxation granted to reserved categories in terms of age by IBPS RRB 2017, a detailed table has been presented below
|Category||Relaxation in Age|
|Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)||5 Years|
|Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 Years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||10 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistants)||Actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|For Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years’ military service||5 Years|
|Widows, Divorced women & women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (for the post of Office Assistants)||9 Years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989||5 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
Candidate must be acquainted with some very important instructions regarding the age relaxation. Here are the points that must be kept in mind while seeking age relaxation in reserved categories
Candidates applying for IBPS RRB must note that the competent authority has laid down several educational eligibility criteria depending on the post for which a candidate is applying. There are different sets of educational qualifications required for Officer Scale- I, II and III and for posts such as Office Assistant, but candidate applying for any of the above-mentioned posts must hold a degree in any discipline by a recognized University or Institution.
Educational requirements for various posts have been elaborately defined in the following table:
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Degree in any discipline. Proficiency in local language. Knowledge of Computer skills.|
|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.|
|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-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 (CA)||Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.||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 (Treasury Manager)||Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance.||1 Year|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer)||MBA in Marketing.||1 Year|
|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-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.|
Some points to keep in mind regarding the educational qualifications while applying for any post by the candidate are
For recruitment of Officer Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose), proficiency in local language as specified below will be considered as an essential qualification:
IBPS RRB 2017 gives relaxation to various categories in terms of age limit which includes candidates belonging to Persons with Disability. Candidate can apply for IBPS RRB 2017 examination under PwD category if he/she suffers from the disability not less than 40% certified by Medical Board. It is important to carry documents, certifying the claim, issued by authority of medical boards under central/state government. PwD category includes candidates with following disabilities:
Candidates belonging to PwD category are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations set by IBPS RRB 2017 if he /she uses a scribe or suffers from locomotor disability and cerebral palsy or has visual impairment. Here are some guidelines for candidates belonging to each of the above-mentioned categories:
Candidate’s whose writing speed is adversely affected due to the disability, can use a scribe at his/her own risk. Candidate who chooses to sit with a scribe must acquaint the scribe with following rules that are applicable in IBPS RRB 2017 examination:
Candidate with minimum 40% impairment shall be provided with the concession of 20 minutes per hour in the writing section, if locomotor disability and cerebral palsy hinders performance.
Visually impaired candidates can opt for the contents of the IBPS RRB question paper to be magnified in font. Such candidate shall be given extra 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination. However, the magnifying facility shall not be available for the candidates who opt for scribe.
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