Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS has laid down a set of eligibility conditions for IBPS RRB X which all aspiring candidates must fulfil to enter into the banking domain. As per the official notification released by IBPS, this year (2021), 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.
3rd February 2021 – Tentative Calendar of Online CRP for RRB 2021-22 released.
The official IBPS RRB notification 2021 will released sometime around June 2021. As per the updated information, the IBPS RRB preliminary exam was will be conducted on 1st August, 7th August, 8th August, 14th August and 21st August 2021 respectively. Besides this, the Mains exam of IBPS RRB for Officer Scale I will be conducted on 25th September 2021 and Office Assistant will be held on 3rd October 2021.
The table below contains all the important IBPS RRB exam dates:
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|IBPS RRB Official Notification||3rd week of June 2021*|
|Availability of online application form||1st week of June 2021*|
|Last date to submit the application form||2nd week of June 2021*|
|Last Date to Submit Fee||2nd week of June 2021*|
|IBPS RRB Prelims admit card||July 2021*|
|IBPS RRB Prelims Examination Dates||1st August 2021 |
7th August 2021
8th August 2021
14th August 2021
21st August 2021
|IBPS RRB Single Exam||25th September 2021 (Officers Scale II & III)|
|IBPS RRB Prelims Result||To be Announced*|
|Release of Result (Officers Scale II & III)||To be Announced*|
|IBPS RRB Mains Exam||Officer Scale I – 25th September 2021 |
Office Assistant – 3rd October
|IBPS RRB Mains Result||To Be Announced*|
|Provisional Allotment for IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II and III & Office Assistant||To Be Announced*|
*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 2021.
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 2021 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 June 2021)
|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 2021 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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