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IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria 2023

Last updated on 01-Jun-2023

IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has released IBPS RRB 2023 notification to recruit Group ‘A' Officers (Scale I, II, and III) in Regional Rural Banks (RRB). The eligibility criteria include age, educational qualification, and nationality that candidates need to fulfill to apply for the exam. 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 Criteria 2023.

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IBPS RRB PO Eligibility Criteria 2023

The IBPS authority sets the IBPS RRB PO eligibility criteria based on 3 major factors –

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

Nationality

A candidate writing the IBPS RRB 2023 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.

 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 for general category candidates according to the posts is given below:

  1. For Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) –Above 21 years – Below 40 years
  2. For Officer Scale-II (Manager) – Above 21 years – Below 32 years
  3. For Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) – Above 18 years - Below 30 years

Category Wise Age Relaxation:

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

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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 the 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.
  • The 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 Eligibility Criteria – Education & Experience

IBPS has laid down several educational criteria depending on the posts.

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

IBPS RRB PostsEducational QualificationExperience
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.

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RRBs Participating in IBPS RRB PO 2023 Exam & Local Languages

In the IBPS RRB 2023 Online Application, candidates will be provided the option to indicate the Version of Tests (Medium of Examination) as applicable below for their respective State. Candidates should be careful in exercising this option of Medium of Examination.

Sr. No.Name of StateVersion of tests (Medium of examination)
1Andhra PradeshEnglish, Hindi, and Telugu
2Arunachal PradeshEnglish and Hindi
3AssamEnglish, Hindi, and Assamese
4BiharEnglish and Hindi
5ChhattisgarhEnglish and Hindi
6GujaratEnglish, Hindi, and Gujarati
7HaryanaEnglish and Hindi
8Himachal PradeshEnglish and Hindi
9Jammu & KashmirEnglish, Hindi, and Urdu
10JharkhandEnglish and Hindi
11KarnatakaEnglish, Hindi,  Kannada and Konkani
12KeralaEnglish, Hindi, and Malayalam
13Madhya PradeshEnglish and Hindi
14MaharashtraEnglish, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani
15ManipurEnglish, Hindi, and Manipuri
16MeghalayaEnglish and Hindi
17MizoramEnglish and Hindi
18NagalandEnglish and Hindi
19OdishaEnglish, Hindi, and Odia
20PuducherryEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam
21PunjabEnglish, Hindi, and Punjabi
22RajasthanEnglish and Hindi
23Tamil NaduEnglish, Hindi, and Tamil
24TelanganaEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu
25TripuraEnglish, Hindi, and Bengali
26Uttar PradeshEnglish, Hindi, and Urdu
27UttarakhandEnglish and Hindi
28West BengalEnglish, Hindi, and Bengali

FAQs

How many questions are there in IBPS RRB PO?

The questions asked in the IBPS RRB Mains exam will be of Graduation level. The Prelims paper will have 80 questions, while the Mains paper will have 200 questions.

Does IBPS RRB PO Selection Process have interview? +

Yes, an interview will be part of the selection process for the post of Officers Scale I, II, and Scale III.

What is the duration of the IBPS RRB Exam 2023? +

The time duration of the IBPS RRB exam for prelims is 45 minutes and in the mains, students will be given 2 hours for the completion of the examination.

What are the steps in recruitment of IBPS RRB PO? +

The recruitment procedure for the IBPS RRB Probationary Officers (Assistant Managers) posts involves three stages that are Prelims, Mains, and Interview round.

What is the age limit for IBPS RRB PO? +

Minimum: 18 years and Maximum: 30 years

From where can I download the IBPS RRB PO Notification 2023? +

You can download the IBPS RRB PO Notification 2023 from the direct link mentioned in this article.

What is the last registration date for the IBPS RRB PO Recruitment 2023? +

Candidates can apply online till 21st June 2023 for the IBPS RRB PO Recruitment 2023.

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