RRB – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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(as on 01-07-2013)

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE):

However it should be noted that the eligibility criteria specified is the basic criteria for applying to various Regional Rural Banks. However merely applying for and qualifying in CWE does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any particular Regional Rural Bank as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria, followed by Interviews etc.

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, 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, 4 provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit (As on 01-06-2014):

For Officer Scale- III: Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03-06-1974 and later than 31-05-1993 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- II: Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03-06-1982 and later than 31-05-1993 (both dates inclusive).
For Officer Scale- I: Above 18 years – Below 28 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03-06-1986 and later than 31-05-1996 (both dates inclusive)

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates

should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1985 and later than 01.07.1995 (both dates

inclusive)

Age Relaxation:
Category Relaxation (in years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10
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
5
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
5
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not
remarried
(only for the post of Office Assistants)
9 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen (for the post of Office Assistants)
actual period of service rendered in thedefence forces + 3 years (8 years forDisabled Ex-Servicemen belonging toSC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of50 years
 Educational Qualification

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
Officer Scale-II: Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy;
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer): Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having 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 Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officers):

  • Information Technology Officer: Degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Chartered Accountant: Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Law Officer: Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Treasury Manager: Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
  • Marketing Officer: MBA in Marketing from a recognized university. Agricultural Officer 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 aggregate

Officer Scale-III: Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.

For details, aspirants can check the Detailed Notification. Interested candidates have to submit their application before Last date for which Click, Important Date.

Read detailed Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form also refer guidelines for Application Procedure.

Experience:

Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions.

Note:

All educational qualifications should be from a recognised university/ Board.

Language Proficiency – The candidates applying for the posts of Officer Scale I and Office Assistants –(Multipurpose) in any particular RRB or RRBs are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State / UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview, as per the notification of the concerned RRB (The condition does not apply for the posts of Officer Scale II and III). For ensuring proficiency in local language, the candidate should have –
a. Local language at 10thStd level
OR
b. Native language at 10thStd level
OR
c. Local language at any level upto graduation level.

 III Definition of Persons With Disabilities

Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original in support of their claim at the time of Interview. Persons With Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective RRB.

 Visually Impaired (VI)

Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely (1) Total absence of sight, (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses. (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse. 6 Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning of execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

 Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear; understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

 Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

Only those Orthopedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL – Both legs affected but not arms

OA – One arm affected (R or L) –

(a) Impaired reach;

(b) weakness of grip;

(c) ataxia

OL – One leg affected (R and or L)

MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance

 Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe

The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsycan use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

  • The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his/her own cost.
  • The scribe may be from any academic stream. However for Specialist Officers’ posts the scribe should be from an academic stream different from that prescribed for the post.
  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfil any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the online examination.
  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
 Guidelines for candidates

(i) withlocomotor disability and cerebral palsy

An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates withlocomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment),although no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.

(ii) Visually Impaired candidates

Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font. This facility will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination. 7

 IV DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN (EXSM)

(Applicable for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

  1. Ex-Servicemen (EXSM): Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-servicemen whofulfil the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms NotificationNo.36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.01.1986 as amended from time to time.
Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS):

Ex-servicemen who while serving in ArmedForces of the union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbedareas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS).

  iii. Dependents of Servicemen Killed In Action (DXS): Servicemen killed in thefollowing operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable tomilitary service (a) war (b) war like operations or Border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c) fighting against armed hostiles in counter insurgency environment viz: Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) serving with peace keeping mission abroad (e) laying or clearance of mines including enemymines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three monthsafter conclusion of an operation (f) frost bite during actual operations or during theperiod specified by the Government (g) dealing with agitating para-military forces personnel (h) IPKF Personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka.

The relaxation in upper age limit and in educational qualifications is not available to Dependents of Servicemen killed in action.

Note: The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as ex-servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.

Important:

Govt. Guidelines regarding Definitions, relaxation etc. are subjectto change from time to time.

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