RRB Group D Exam Eligibility Criteria

RRB Group D Exam Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for any post under the Railways Recruitment Group D exam, you must ensure your eligibility. There is certain RRB Group D eligibility prescribed by the board (which is mandatory to be followed). Some of the very important eligibility requirements are Age criteria, Nationality, Educational Criteria, Physical efficiency test, and medical standard test.

Educational Criteria 2021

You are required to be 10th pass or ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by Government. This educational qualification is for various posts under the railway's recruitment board. i.e. Assistant pointsman, Assistant Bridge, Track maintainer Grade IV, Hospital attendant, Assistant (Signal and Telecom) along with various other posts. Complete details on post parameters are given below in the table.

Name of the PostEducational Qualification
Railways Group D Candidates should have requisite minimum educational qualifications from recognized Board/NCVT/SCVT

Note: Diploma/ Degree holders in Engineering applications are not accepted to apply for any post.

Age Criteria 2021

The age limit to apply for the Railways Recruitment Group D posts is 18 to 33 years as on the date mentioned in the official notification. Applicants who fall under this age criteria are eligible to apply for the post. For complete details related to the RRB Group D age limit, please refer below.

PostAge Criteria
Railways Group D Minimum age - 18 Years / Maximum age - 33 years

The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2019.

Age Relaxation 2021

The relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to certain groups of communities like OBC (Non-creamy layer), SC/ST, PwBD, women candidates who are widowed/divorced for RRB Group D 2019 Exam as per government norms. In case you want to seek age relaxation, you need to present valid certificates at the time of document verification. You can refer to the below table for further information.

Community / CategoriesRelaxation In Upper Age Limit (or) Maximum Upper Age
OBC-Non Creamy Layer(NCL) 3 Years
SC/ST 5 Years
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months of service after attestation UR 33 years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
OBC-NCL 36 years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
SC/ST 38 years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
PwBD UR 10 Years
OBC-NCL 13 Years
SC/ST 15 Years
Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to31.12.1989 UR 38 years of age
OBC-NCL 41 years of age
SC/ST 43 years of age
Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes and put in minimum 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells). UR 40 years of age
OBC-NCL 43 years of age
SC/ST 45 years of age
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and Institutes. UR 33 years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
OBC-NCL 36 years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
SC/ST 38 years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced, or judicially separated from their husbands but not remarried. UR 35 years of age
OBC-NCL 38 years of age
SC/ST 40 years of age
Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship. UR 33 years of age plus the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum of three years.
OBC-NCL 36 years of age plus the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to a maximum of three years.
SC/ST 38 years of age plus the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the apprentice Act 1961 subject to a maximum of three years.
Candidates who have commenced Act Apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years UR 35 Yrs of age
OBC-NCL 38 Yrs of age
SC/ST 40 Yrs of age

RRB Group D Medical Standard

You will be called out for Document verification, Physical efficiency test, and medical test if you will qualify for the RRB Group D 2019 written examination. It is advised to ensure your eligibility for the post you opted for. Any alternative appointment shall not be given to any candidate if he/she fails in the medical standard test for the opted post, therefore, it is advised to be very careful while filling out the application for the desired post. The medical tests will be there to test your medical fitness needed for the opted post in the Railways Recruitment Group D exam. Complete details on the Medical standard test are provided in the table.

Medical StandardGeneral FitnessVisual Acuity
A-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses(No fogging test)
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision, etc.
A-3 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Myopic vision etc.
B-1 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc.
B-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Binocular Vision etc.
C-1 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
C-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.

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