RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Exam Date

Dec 15, 2020

Apr 7, 2021

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Before submitting the application form every candidate must go through the eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC to ensure that they satisfy the eligibility conditions as per the official notification. once they satisfy the criteria they can apply for the exam. RRB NTPC eligibility criteria are discussed in the section below.

Before applying for the different posts under the RRB NTPC exam, a candidate must fulfil the eligibility conditions related to the exam. The eligibility conditions vary from one post to another. Also in some conditions, relaxation is provided to some communities. The complete information about RRB NTPC Eligibility is provided in this section. The candidate can apply for numerous posts under RRB NTPC through a single RRB NTPC application form 2021 & place the posts in the order of their preference.

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

The applicant should either be a citizen of India or a citizen of the following countries as mentioned below.

The applying candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 in order to get permanently settled in the country or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam, Zaire with the intention of getting permanently settled in the country.

RRB NTPC Eligibility 2021 - Based on Education

RRB NTPC Eligibility has the following conditions with respect to the education of the applicants:

  • Candidates should have the Educational/Technical qualifications indicated against the notified posts, from a recognized Board/NCVT/SCVT as of the closing date for submission of the ONLINE application.
  • Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational/technical qualification SHOULD NOT apply.
  • Graduate Act Apprentice or Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu of the course completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI.
  • Graduation through non-formal / distance education: In case, a candidate has a degree through non-formal / distance education, then they need to meet either of the two of the RRB NTPC Qualification Criteria mentioned below, in addition to those discussed for candidates who have completed their graduation through regular mode:
    • The candidate should have completed 12 years of schooling through an Examination conducted by a Board / University, OR
    • The candidate should have passed an entrance test by the University to enrol in a 3-year degree program through distance/non-formal education
    • The candidate must not have been below 18 years of age as of 1st July of the year of admission to this course.

RRB NTPC Education Qualification

The table below shows the RRB NTPC Eligibility for different posts.

RRB NTPC Educational Qualification
Post Name RRB NTPC Educational Qualification
Traffic Assistant The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent
Junior Time Keeper Candidates must have passed 12th or its equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate and not less than that. ( 50% is not required in the case of candidates falling under the categories of SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen and candidates with higher qualification than +2 ). English/Hindi typing on the computer is essential.
Senior Time Keeper The candidate must be a holder of a Degree from any recognized university or its equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on the computer is compulsory
Commercial Apprentice (CA) The candidate needs to be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or equivalent
Traffic Apprentice (TA) The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk

Candidates must have passed 12th or its equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate and not less than that. ( 50% is not required in the case of candidates falling under the categories of SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen and candidates with higher qualification than +2 )

Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk

Candidate must obtain a degree from its recognized university or equivalent

Enquiry-Cum-Reservation-Clerk The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent
Goods Guard Selection The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent
Station Master Candidate must obtain a degree from its recognized university or equivalent
Asst Station Master (ASM) The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or its equivalent
Senior Clerk-Cum-typist The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or it's equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on the computer is compulsory
Junior Clerk Cum Typist Candidates must have passed 12th or its equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate and not less than that. ( 50% is not required in the case of candidates falling under the categories of SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen and candidates with higher qualification than +2 ). English/Hindi typing on the computer is essential
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist The candidate must be a holder of a degree from any recognized university or it's equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on the computer is compulsory
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist

Candidates must have passed 12th or its equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate and not less than that. ( 50% is not required in the case of candidates falling under the categories of SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen and candidates with higher qualification than +2 )

Trains Clerk

Candidates must have passed 12th or its equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate and not less than that. ( 50% is not required in the case of candidates falling under the categories of SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen and candidates with higher qualification than +2 )

Medical Standards for RRB NTPC 2021

  • The candidates who are called up for the final selection will have to pass a requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them.
  • The medical tests are very strict for Railway NTPC Qualification. Without qualifying the medical test, no candidate will be deemed fit for the job.
  • The medical requirements for RRB NTPC Qualification for different categories are given below:
RRB NTPC Medical Standards
SL. NO Medical Standards General Fitness Visual Acuity
1 A-1 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept +2D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.
2 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.
3 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 the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc.
4 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 the test for Binocular Vision, etc
5 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

Note:

  • The above medical standards are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general.
  • Candidates who have undergone Lasik surgery or any other surgical procedure to correct the refractory error are not eligible for the post having Medical Standards A2, B1, and B2.
  • Candidates are advised to make sure they are eligible for the posts they have opted for as per the medical standards.

RRB NTPC Age Limit 2021 and Relaxations

RRB NTPC Age Limit 2021 is as follows:

  • The Age limit for any post in level 1 of the 7th pay matrix is from 18-33 years.
  • The Age Limit for any post of ALP and Technician is from 18-30 years.
  • As of 1st July 2021, the lower and upper age limit is common for all the notified posts.
  • The relaxation in the upper age limit for RRB NTPC for the various categories is shown in the table below and is dependent on the submission of requisite certificates.
RRB NTPC Age Relaxation 2021

Category

Age Relaxation

General

No Relaxation

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

Person With Disability Unreserved)

10 Years

Person With Disability ( OBC)

13 years

Person With Disability (SC/ST)

15 years

Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (UR)

3 years

Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (OBC)

5 years

Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (SC/ST)

8 years

Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes (UR)

8 years

Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes (OBC)

11 years

Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour, and Substitutes (SC/ST)

13 years

Working in Quasi – Administrative Offices such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and Institutes

Relaxation up to a length of service rendered, subject to a maximum relaxation of up to 5 years.

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

5 years

Ex-Servicemen, provided you put in more than 6 months of service after attestation.

January 2, 1981, to January 1, 1998

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2021-Age Limit (Undergraduate Posts)

Post

Age Limit

Junior Clerk cum Typist

18-30 Years

Assistant Clerk cum Typist

18-30 Years

Junior Timekeeper

18-30 Years

Trains Clerk

18-30 Years

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

18-30 Years

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2021-Age Limit (Graduate Posts)

Post

Age Limit

Traffic Assistant

18-33 Years

Goods Guard

18-33 Years

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

18-33 Years

Senior Clerk cum Typist

18-33 Years

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

18-33 Years

Senior Time Keeper

18-33 Years

Commercial Apprentice

18-33 Years

Station Master

18-33 Years

Typing Proficiency for Specific Posts in RRB NTPC 2021

  • This test is not compulsory for all the posts but is conducted for the posts whose working profile involves extensive typing.
  • These posts are Junior Accounts Assistant – cum – Typist, Senior Clerk – cum Typist, and Sr. Time Keeper.
  • While the writing capability is not required at the season of composing the Computer Based Test, a qualifying exam called, Typing Skill Test is directed on the off chance that you are shortlisted for the position, in the second round.
  • You should ensure that you are able to comfortably achieve the following typing proficiency after disabling editing and spell-check tools:
    • English Language Typing: 30 words per minute
    • Hindi Language Typing: 25 words per minute in Kruti Dev or Mangal font.

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