IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 2018, like many other banking exams, consists of requirements in educational qualifications, age, and nationality. As seen in the official notification of IBPS RRB 2018, the candidates should meet the demands put forward by the competent agencies in the form of eligibility criteria. The IBPS RRB exam would be conducted to select a large number of promising candidates in various regional rural banks across the country with distinctive local setups. The recruitment process of IBPS RRB 2018 will be authorized mainly by the nodal regional banks, NABARD along with IBPS. We intend to provide the information related to IBPS RRB eligibility for 2018 through this article.
IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria2018
Candidates are required to check all the below-mentioned IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2018 carefully before applying. These are the criteria set by the IBPS officials for basic qualification, IBPS RRB age limit and other such parameters.
Fulfilment of either one of the conditions is necessary for taking the IBPS RRB 2018 exam:
(i) must be a citizen of India
(ii) must be a subject of Nepal or
(iii) must be a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India
(v) a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
2. Age Restriction
Before you apply, you should know about the IBPS RRB age limit. Note that 01-September-2018 is the reference date for the purpose of calculation of age. Following are the restrictions for taking the IBPS RRB 2018 Exam:
Name of the Post
|Officer scale – I||18 – 30|
|Officer scale – II||21 – 32|
|Officer scale – III||21 – 40|
|Officer Assistant||18 – 28|
This is the maximum age limit for General Category candidates. Candidates belonging to other categories would get age relaxation as per the IBPS RRB Eligibility criteria 2018 from the following table:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes||3 years|
|Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||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|
|In the case of Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered 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 (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 ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years
3. Educational Qualification
To take the IBPS RRB 2018, candidates must have the qualification in order to meet the demands of a specific post. The educational and experience requirements of IBPS RRB eligibility criteria.
|Name of the Post||Educational Qualification||
|1||Officer Scale-I||Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
Preference will be given to those candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information, Technology, management, Law, and Accountancy;
· Essential proficiency in local language of the applicable RRBs
· Knowledge of computer skills and general awareness will be an added qualification
(General Banking Officer)
|Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Preference will be given to those candidates having a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information, Technology, management, Law, and Accountancy.
|2 years as an officer in a Bank or in any Financial Institution|
|Information Technology Officer
Degree from a recognized 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.
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India
Degree in Law from a recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.
|Two years as an advocate or should have worked as law officer in Banks or Financial Institutions|
Certified associate form the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in finance from a recognized university
MBA in marketing from a recognized Institute
degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with 50% aggregate mark
|4||Officer Scale-III||Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Preference will be given to the candidates having degree/ diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture, Agriculture, marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy
|Minimum five years of experience as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions|
|5||Office Assistant (Multipurpose)||Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
IBPS RRB Application Process
Meeting the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria 2018 is the first step for a candidate to achieve a prosperous position in the field of banking. You need to ensure that you fill up the online application properly. Yes, the mode of the application is online and there is no other method of filling up the application process is accepted. To know more about the application process, click on the link below:
One should not become complacent after reading the criteria, as there are many challenges ahead in the form of online exams and so on.