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  • Last Modified 21-07-2022

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check Qualification

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RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the recruitment and selection for multiple posts such as Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains, Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, etc. within Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). However, candidates interested in applying for the exam should first check the RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria.

Currently, due to Covid-related delays, RRB has opened a grievance submission window regarding the RRB NTPC CBT-1 result which will be open till February 16, 2022. Candidates interested in applying for RRB NTPC 2022 can check the various criteria for RRB NTPC eligibility including age limit, nationality, educational qualification, and more. Read to know more.

RRB NTPC Exam Overview 2022

Before delving into details about the eligibility criteria, candidates can get a brief outline of the exam here:

ParticularsDetails
Name of the examRRB Non-Technical Popular Categories
Commonly known RRB NTPC
Exam conducting bodyRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Vacancy released35,208 vacancies
Level of exam National
Mode of applicationOnline
Stages of exam1) CBT 1
2) CBT 2
3) Typing Skill Test/ Computer Based Aptitude Test
4) Document verification

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2022

RRB has set the eligibility criteria for the RRB NTPC exam and aligned it in the official notification. It includes several aspects of eligibility, such as 

  1. Nationality
  2. Age limit,
  3. Educational qualification
  4. Physical fitness of a candidate.

Candidates need to go through all the aspects of RRB NTPC eligibility criteria one by one in detail before applying for the RRB NTPC examination.

RRB NTPC Eligibility – Age

The candidates applying for the RRB NTPC exam should consider the below-mentioned age criteria:

Age GroupUpper Limit DoB (Not earlier than)Upper Limit DoB (Not earlier than)Upper Limit DoB (Not earlier than)Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than) for Under-Graduate Posts
UROBC-NCLSC/STFor all communities/
18 – 30July 02, 1989July 02, 1986July 02, 1984July 01, 2001
Relaxation in Upper Age Limit /Maximum Upper Age for The Following Categories/Communities
Category/ CommunityRelaxation in upper age limit or maximum upper age for Under-Graduate posts
OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes)3 years
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months of service after attestation (General)1) General – 30 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years
2) OBC – 33 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years
3) SC/ST – 35 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)General – 10 years (40)
OBC – 13 years (43)
SC/ST – 15 years (45)
Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989General – 5 years (35)
OBC – 8 years (38)
SC/ST – 10 years (40)
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)General – 10 years (40)
OBC – 13 years (43)
SC/ST – 15 years (45)
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organisation such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes1) General – 30 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
2) OBC – 33 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
3) SC/ST – 35 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried1) General – 5 years (35)
2) OBC – 8 years (38)
3) SC/ST – 10 years (40)

Age Limit for RRB NTPC Graduate-Level Posts

For 7th CPC Level 4, 5 and 6 (Graduate level Posts), the Date of Birth of candidates should be between the dates given below (both dates inclusive):

CategoryLower and Upper Age Limit as of 1st July 2019
General18 to 33
OBC18 to 36
SC/ST18 to 38

RRB NTPC Eligibility – Nationality

According to the RRB NTPC eligibility criteria, a candidate writing the exam must belong to the following nationalities:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  • 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.

RRB NTPC Eligibility – Required Educational Qualification

It is crucial to attain or have the specified educational level as per the eligibility criteria aligned in the table below: 

PostsLevel in 7th CPCEducational Qualification
Commercial Apprentice6Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
Station Master6Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
Goods Guard5Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist5Degree from a recognized university or equivalent +Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.
Senior Clerk Cum Typist5Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is important.
Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk5Degree from recognized university or equivalent
Senior Time Keeper5Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is important.
Traffic Assistant4Degree from recognized university or equivalent
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk312th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualification higher than 12th (+2 stage)
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist212th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is important.
Junior Clerk Cum Typist212th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is important.
Junior Time Keeper212th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is important.
Trains Clerk212th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing skills in English / Hindi on the computer is required.

RRB NTPC Eligibility – Medical Standard Requirement

Candidates applying for the exam will be checked for the specified RRB NTPC eligibility standards:

Post NameLevel in 7th CPCMedical Standards
Commercial Apprentice (CA)6B2
Station Master6A2
Goods Guard5A2
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist5C2
Senior Clerk-Cum-typist5C2
Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk5B2
Senior Time Keeper5C2
Traffic Assistant4A2
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk3B2
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist2C2
Junior Clerk Cum Typist2C2
Junior Time Keeper2C2
Trains Clerk2A3

Over and above the requirement for medical standards, there is also an additional set of requirements specified that include a multitude of vision standards that are included within the medical standards. This is also known as the Visual Acuity Standard (VAS). Candidates can check these in detail here:

Medical StandardsGeneral FitnessVision Standards
A-2Physically fit in all respectsDistance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (No fogging test)
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision.
A-3Physically fit in all respectsDistance 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 the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision.
B-2Physically fit in all respectsDistance 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 Field of Vision (Binocular Vision), etc.
C-2Physically fit in all respectsDistance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

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FAQs on RRB NTPC Eligibility 2022

Q1: I have passed my 12th standard exam. Can I take the RRB NTPC exam?
A1: Yes, but you will only be eligible for a limited number of posts under RRB NTPC such as Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Accounts Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Clerk Cum Typist, and Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk.

Q2: What is the qualification needed for the RRB NTPC exam?
A: While some posts require 12th pass candidates, other posts of a higher calibre require a degree from a recognized university in terms of educational qualification for RRB NTPC.

Q3: How many exams are there in the RRB NTPC Exam?
A3: There are 3 stages in the selection process of the RRB NTPC exam – First stage CBT (Prelims), Second stage CBT (Mains), and a typing test that is optional for a limited number of posts. However, the first two stages are mandatory to be cleared for the RRB NTPC exam.

Q4: What is the salary for RRB NTPC?
A4: The monthly salary for RRB NTPC starts from INR 28,696 (for graduate posts) and goes up to INR 48,696. The difference relies on the type of post, on which different pay bands are applied as per the 7th Pay Commission.

Q5: Is the typing test compulsory for the RRB NTPC exam?
A5: No. However, there are some posts on the RRB NTPC that require candidates to clear the typing test to qualify for the respective posts.

We hope this detailed article on RRB NTPC 2022 Eligibility helps you. If you have any queries regarding the exam, feel free to leave a comment below. We will get back to you soon.

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