RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check age limit, educational qualifications and other details here

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Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB NTPC Exam. Candidates aspiring to appear for this exam should ensure that they know all the details such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. RRB NTPC eligibility criteria is set along the parameters of age limit, educational qualifications and so on. Candidates should ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria such as age limit, educational qualification, nationality, medical standards and so on. You can now ace RRB Exam with the help of our  Indian History E Book For All Exams. The details and latest updates related to the exam are as follows:
  • The online test for RRB NTPC 2021 CBT 2 examination had been rescheduled to be conducted from 15th to 19th February 2022 to recruit 35,281 (Revised) vacancies.
  • The nationality of candidates must be Indian.
  • Candidates should be between 18 to 30 years of age to be eligible for RRB NTPC Exam.
  • There are different educational qualification requirements as per different posts.
  • There are also some medical standards that must be satisfied by the candidates.
  • Check out the latest RRB Exam dates here for more details.
Those who fail to fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be considered for the post and their application can be rejected. In this article, we have provided all the details regarding RRB NTPC eligibility criteria for the benefit of the candidates. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our RRB Group D courses.
 
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RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 

RRB has set the  RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria based on the following parameters:
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Medical Standards

Candidates should go through the eligibility criteria and understand it thoroughly before applying for the exam. The details of each of these parameters are given below:

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

A candidate must be
  1. An Indian citizen
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  4. 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 to permanently settle in India.
This RRB NTPC Eligibility is the same as central government rules.
 
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RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

Candidates who are applying for Undergraduate posts much be between 18 to 30 years of age. Candidates who are applying for Graduate posts much be between 18 to 33 years of age. There is age relaxation provided to the candidates, the RRB NTPC Eligibility  age relaxation details are as follows:

For Undergraduate Posts

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC NCL- Non-creamy Layer

3 Years

SC/ST

5 years

Ex-Serviceman

UR

The candidate must have 30 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

OBC-NCL

The candidate must have 33 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

SC/ST

The candidate must have 35 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

PwD

UR

10 Years

OBC-NCL

13 Years

SC/ST

15 Years

Candidates who are domiciled from Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.

UR

35 Years

OBC-NCL

38 Years

SC/ST

40 Years

Candidates who are serving Railway Staff, Casual Labour, Group C and Group D with a minimum of 3 years of service

UR

40 years

OBC-NCL

43 Years

SC/ST

45 Years

The candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of Railway organizations like Railway Canteen, Institutes, and Co-operative societies 

UR

30 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

OBC-NCL

33 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

SC/ST

35 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

Widows/Divorced Women/Women who are judicially separated but not remarried

UR

35 Years

OBC-NCL

38 Years

SC/ST

40 Years



For Graduate Level Posts

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC NCL- Non-creamy Layer

3 Years

SC/ST

5 years

Ex-Serviceman

UR

33 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

OBC-NCL

36 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

SC/ST

38 Years plus the number of years of service in Defence plus 3 years.

PwD

UR

10 Years

OBC-NCL

13 Years

SC/ST

15 Years

Candidates who are domiciled from Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.

UR

38 Years

OBC-NCL

41 Years

SC/ST

43 Years

Candidates who are serving Railway Staff, Casual Labour, Group C and Group D with a minimum of 3 years of service

UR

40 years

OBC-NCL

43 Years

SC/ST

45 Years

The candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of Railway organizations like Railway Canteen, Institutes and Co-operative societies 

UR

33 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

OBC-NCL

36 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

SC/ST

38 Years length of service or 5 years whichever is lower

Widows/Divorced Women/Women who are judicially separated but not remarried

UR

35 Years

OBC-NCL

38 Years

SC/ST

40 Years

 
You can also check related aritcles on RRB NTPC here:
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RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

Post

Educational Qualification

Required proficiency

Commercial Apprentice

Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or it is equivalent.

-

Station Master

Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or it is equivalent. 

-

Goods Guard

Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or it is equivalent. 

-

Junior Accounts Assistant cum typist

Degree from the university which is recognized, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Senior Clerk Cum Typist

Degree from the university which is recognized, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Senior commercial clerk cum Ticket Clerk

Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or it's equivalent. 

-

Senior Time Keeper

Degree from the university which is recognized, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Traffic Assistant

Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or it's equivalent.

-

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks is not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

-

Account Clerk cum Typist

12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks is not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Junior Clerk Cum Typist

12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks is not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Junior Time Keeper

12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks is not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

Candidates must have typing proficiency in English / Hindi

Trains Clerk 

12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks is not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

-

 

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria: Medical Standards

The details of the medical standards are as follows:

Medical Standard

General Fitness

Visual Activity

A-2

The candidate must be Physically fit in all respects.

  • Distant Vision: 6/6,6/9 without glasses(No Fogging Test)
  • Near Vision:Sn 0.6, 0.6 without or with glasses and must pass tests for colour vision, Myopic vision, Night Vision, and Binocular Vision.

A-3

The candidate must be Physically fit in all respects.

  • Distant Vision: 6/6,6/9 without or with glasses(Power of lenses should not exceed 2D)
  • Near Vision:Sn 0.6, 0.6 without or with glasses and must pass tests for colour vision, Myopic vision, Night Vision, and Binocular Vision.

B-2

The candidate must be Physically fit in all respects.

  • Distant Vision: 6/6,6/12 without or with glasses(Power of lenses should not exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without or with glasses when close work is required or while reading. And must pass the test for the field of vision (Binocular Vision) etc.

C-2

The candidate must be Physically fit in all respects.

  • Distant Vision: 6/12, Nill without or with glasses.
  • Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without or with glasses while reading or close work is required.


The post-wise requirement is as follows:
Post Name Level in 7th CPC Medical Standards
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 6 B2
Station Master 6 A2
Goods Guard 5 A2
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist 5 C2
Senior Clerk-Cum-typist 5 C2
Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk 5 B2
Senior Time Keeper 5 C2
Traffic Assistant 4 A2
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk 3 B2
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist 2 C2
Junior Clerk Cum Typist 2 C2
Junior Time Keeper 2 C2
Trains Clerk 2 A3
  

 

What is the minimum age limit for RRB NTPC Exam?

The minimum age limit for RRB NTPC Exam is 18 years.

What is the age limit for undergraduate posts?

The age limit for undergraduate posts is 18 to 30 years of age.

What is the age limit for graduate-level posts?

The age limit for graduate-level posts is 18 to 33 years of age.

Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for RRB NTPC Exam?

No, there is no restriction on the number of attempts for RRB NTPC Exam.

Is age relaxation provided to candidates applying for RRB NTPC Exam?

Yes, there is age relaxation provided to candidates from reserved categories applying for RRB NTPC Exam.

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