IBPS RRB Eligibility 2017: Age, Language Requirement & List of Participating Banks

IBPS RRB Eligibility 2017:

The candidates who are interested in applying for the IBPS RRB 2017 Exam have to fulfil certain eligibility criteria. The IBPS RRB eligibility criteria for 2017 has specifications related to age, educational qualification, and the language/languages required to be known by the candidate who is applying for the post in a particular state.

Educational Qualification: The candidate must have a degree from a university that is recognised by the Government of India, as on 2017.

Language Requirement: The candidate must be proficient in the local language of the state in which the RRB is located. The candidate should also have attempted and passed an exam in the local language in his/her 8th standard exam or a higher level.

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IBPS RRB 2017 Eligibility Related to Age:

The candidates who fall under the General Category and are interested in applying for the posts Office Assistant and Officer (Scale I, II & III) must fulfil the age criteria. The applicant’s Date of Birth must fall in between the dates specified in the table below.

IBPS RRB 2017 Age Criteria for GC (General Category)
Designation Minimum Age Maximum Age DOB
Office Assistant 18 year 28 years September 2, 1989 – September 1, 1999
Scale I Officer 18 years 30 years September 3, 1987 – August 31, 1999
Scale II Officer 21 years 32 years September 3, 1985 – August 31, 1996
Scale III Officer 21 years 40 years September 3, 1977 – August 31, 1996

However, there is a relaxation in the Age for candidates who fall under the following categories, Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Castes (OBC), Ex-Servicemen, Disabled Ex-Servicemen, Widows, Divorcees, etc,

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IBPS RRB 2017 Age Criteria Relaxation
Sl. no Category Age Relaxation Details
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 PWD 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen (only for the post of Office Assistants) Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years; (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST). This is subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women, women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried (only for the post of Office Assistants) 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by the 1984 riots 5 years

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IBPS RRB 2017 Language Requirements & List of Participating Banks:

The IBPS RRB Exam is conducted state wise. The candidates who are applying for the IBPS RRB Exam 2017, can apply to write the exam in one state. It is highly important for the candidates to check whether he/she fulfils the language requirement for the state. The candidate can be selected to become an Office Assistant or an Officer (Scale I, II & III) only if he/she knows the local language/languages of the state. The table below contains a list of IBPS RRB 2017 language requirements and list of participating banks.

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