Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS has laid down a set of eligibility conditions for IBPS RRB IX which all aspiring candidates must fulfil to enter into the banking domain. As per the official notification released by IBPS, this year (2020-21), more than 9600 vacancies will be filled with Officers Scale I, II & III Officers and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). Candidates who fulfil the required IBPS RRB eligibility criteria can sit for the Prelims and Mains examination.
The IBPS authorities prescribe the eligibility criteria for the posts of Officers and Office Assistants in multipurpose roles. The IBPS RRB eligibility criteria are published annually by the IBPS. The eligibility of candidates is determined by factors like nationality, age, and education qualification.
As per the official notification, the IBPS RRB 2020 Mains exam will be conducted on 30th January 2021 (Officer Scale – 1) and 20th February 2021 (Office Assistant).
The official IBPS RRB notification 2020 was released on 30th June 2020. Later, the notification was revised and was released on 22nd October 2020. The IBPS RRB online application process started from 1st July 2020 and continued till 21st July 2020.
The table below contains all the important IBPS RRB exam dates:
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Official Notification||30th June 2020|
|Availability of IBPS RRB online application form||1st July 2020|
|Last date to submit the application form||21st July 2020|
|Revised Notification||22nd October 2020|
|Registration link Reopened for Officers Scale I & Office Assistant||26 October 2020 – 9th November 2020|
|Date of downloading Call letters for Pre-Exam Training||Event Cancelled|
|Dates of Pre-Exam Training||Event Cancelled|
|IBPS RRB Prelims admit card||8th September 2020 (Officer Scale I) |
5th October 2020 (Officer Scale-II and II)
|IBPS RRB Prelims Examination Dates||September 12, 2020 (Officer Scale-I) |
September 13, 2020 (Officer Scale-I)
September 19, 2020 (Office Assistant)
September 20, 2020 (Office Assistant)
September 26, 2020 (Office Assistant)
|IBPS RRB Prelims Re-examination||31st December 2020 (Officers Scale-I) |
2nd January or 4th January 2021 (Office Assistant (Multipurpose))
|IBPS RRB Single Exam||18th October 2020 (Officers Scale II & III)|
|IBPS RRB Prelims Result||24th November 2020 (Officers Scale II & III)|
|Result Closing Date (Officers Scale II & III)||1st December 2020|
|IBPS RRB Mains Exam||Officer Scale I – January 30, 2021 |
Office Assistant – February 20, 2021
|IBPS RRB Mains Result||To Be Announced|
|Provisional Allotment for IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant||March/April 2021*|
*The exact dates are yet to be announced
The IBPS authority has set up the eligibility criteria for the following 10 posts/positions in the Indian Regional Rural Banking sector:
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)||Chartered Accountant (Grade II)|
|Treasury Manager||IT Officer (Grade II)|
|Marketing Manager Scale-II||Law Officer (Grade – II)|
|Banking Officer Scale-II||Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)|
|Agriculture Officer (Grade – II)||Officer (Grade III)|
The IBPS authority sets the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria based on 3 major factors –
As per IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or citizen of the countries highlighted below.
The applying candidate must be either a:
1. Citizen of India
2. OR Subject of Bhutan
3. OR Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
4. OR Subject of Nepal
5. OR Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:
Note: An eligibility certificate must be issued by the Government favouring the candidates belonging to the category number 2, 3, 4 and 5. The candidates have to produce a certificate of eligibility duly approved and signed from the Government of India during the IBPS RRB Interview.
Before applying for the different IBPS RRB posts, candidates should fulfil the important age limit eligibility norms. IBPS has set an upper and lower age limit for candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB exam 2020-21.
Candidates should remember that the age limits of all the posts are different and they should check them carefully before applying for their preferred choices.
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Age should be between 18 to 28 years (Not born before 2nd July 1992 and later than 1st July 2002.|
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)||Age should be between 18 to 30 years (Not born before 3rd July 1990 and later than 31st June 2002.|
|Officer Scale-II (Manager)||Age should be between 21 to 32 years (Not born before 3rd July 1988 and later than 30th June 1999.|
|Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager)||Age should be between 21 to 40 years (Not born before 3rd July 1980 and later than 30th June 1999.|
IBPS RRB Age Relaxation
The applicant should carefully check the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria if they fall under the respective age category before applying for any of the above posts. They can do so by following the official IBPS RRB notification. However, in certain cases, IBPS grants age relaxation to the candidates. Candidates can find below the age relaxation for different categories in the below table:
|Category||Age Limit Relaxation|
|Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as defined under “The |
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”
|Applicants affected by 1984’s riots||5 years|
| ||5 years (for the post of Officers) |
The actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))
|Other Backward Classes*||3 years|
|Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years (only for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose))|
| ||3 years|
*Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation
Candidates applying for the IBPS RRB exam 2020-21 must note that IBPS has laid down several educational conditions under IBPS RRB eligibility criteria. Criteria are dependent on posts for which each of the candidates are applying.
They must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below.
IBPS RRB Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on 21.07.2020)
|IBPS RRB Posts||Educational Qualification||Experience|
|Officer Scale-III |
| ||Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions|
|Officer Scale-II |
Specialist Officers ( IT)
| ||1 year in the relevant field|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Marketing Officer)||MBA in Marketing from a recognized university||One year in the relevant field|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Law Officer)||Degree in Law from a recognized University in Law or 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 not less than two years|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer (Agricultural Officer)||Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture from a recognized university or it’s with a minimum of 50% marks or aggregate||Two Years in the relevant field|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officer ( Treasury Manager)||Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized||One year in the relevant field|
|Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers ( CA)||Certified Associate (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India||1 year as a Chartered Accountant|
|Officer Scale-II |
General Banking Officer (Manager)
| ||Two years as an officer in a Banking or a Financial Institution|
|Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager)|| ||Not required|
|Office Assistant (Multipurpose)|| ||Not Required|
This requirement is mainly for Officers Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose) candidates. Proficiency in the local language will be considered an essential qualification for candidates who:
Candidates must note the following points regarding the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria:
This eligibility criterion is basically for the candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in India. The EWS category candidates are those candidates who have a gross family annual income of less than 8 lakh rupees and do not fall under the SC, ST, OBC categories.
The EWS candidates will get a benefit of 10% reservation for the IBPS RRB vacancies.
Any person or his/her family having the below-stated assets will NOT be included in the EWS category irrespective of their yearly family income as per the updated IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria.
As per the norms set by the Government of India, people with benchmark disabilities are eligible to receive added benefits. They are entitled under ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’ under Section 34.
The categories of disability that fall under the purview of reservation are:
Candidates who are visually impaired or whose writing speed is adversely affected (permanently) can use the facility to avail a scribe. However, there are a few rules associated with availing a scribe:
There are 10 posts available through IBPS RRB -
According to IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, the candidates who wish to appear for the exam must comply with the following age criteria -
There are 3 phases of IBPS RRB 2020 exam -
No. Slot booking for IBPS RRB exam is not provided to candidates. IBPS has the authority to assign the IBPS RRB exam date to all the candidates.
As per IBPS eligibility criteria, the age relaxation for PwBD candidates is 10 years.
Yes, as per IBPS RRB eligibility criteria, it is necessary to have proficiency in the local language.
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