IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam Eligibility Criteria

To apply for any important exam like IBPS RRB Officer Scale III, which is two scale higher than the usual PO level exams, you need to be extra careful and vigilant. You need to go through the complete official notification and ensure that you are eligible from all aspects according to IBPS requirements and only then you should move ahead with the application process. IBPS specifies some basic criteria for eligibility which needs to be followed by all candidates and if anyone fails to do so, his/her candidature will be rejected. Read on for complete eligibility criteria for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam. 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam Educational Criteria

According to IBPS and the respective RRBs, all the candidates who are willing to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III should possess certain educational qualifications. This will apply to all candidates irrespective of the category. Basic educational qualification for the post of RRB Officer Scale III would be a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate. The candidate should also possess 5 years of experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution. Check the details in the table given below: 

PostEducational QualificationExperience
Officer Scale III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent   Minimum 5 year Experience as Officer in Bank 

IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam Age Criteria

To be eligible for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam, all the candidates also need to follow a certain age criteria mentioned by IBPS. The candidates need to be within the specified age limit in order to apply for Officer Scale III Exam. All the candidates should not be less than the minimum age and more than the maximum age specified by IBPS in its official notification. Being a Scale III post, the age criteria will be different as compared to all other posts. For a candidate to be eligible to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale III the age criteria is as follows: 

  • Minimum Age:  21 years
  • Maximum Age:40 years

IBPS RRB Officer Scale III Exam Age Relaxation

IBPS provides an additional age relaxation facility to some categories of candidates. The relaxation is applied to the upper age limit of the candidates belonging to certain specific categories who are applying for the RRB Officer Scale III Exam. Certain categories like SC/ST/OBC etc. will be eligible for this relaxation. The relaxation period may vary among all the categories. Refer to the table below for details:

S.No.CategoryAge relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years
4 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 efficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years