RRB Group D

RRB Group D Eligibility 2019

The candidates must know about the eligibility criteria before applying for the Group D exam. If one does not give the correct details the application will not be valid.

a) Nationality:

A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • As a Tibetan refugee who came to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries like Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to the above group shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  b) Age limit: The age limit for Group D is 18 to 31 years.

The relaxation in lower and upper age limit for the categories are given in the table below:

1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
2 OBC-Non-creamy layer candidates 3 years
3 Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in not less than 6 months continuous services after attestation Up to the extent of service rendered in defence plus 3 years
4 Persons with disabilities UR 10 years
Persons with disabilities OBC- Non-creamy layer 13 years
A person with disabilities SC/ST 15 years
5 Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
6 Candidates who are serving Group C and Erstwhile Group D Railway staff, casual labour, and substitute in railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years’ service (continuous or in broken spells) UR 40 years
OBC-Non-creamy layer 43 years
SC/ST 45 Years
7 Women candidates who are widowed, divorced, or judicially separated from husband but not remarried UR 35 years
OBC-Non-creamy layer 38 years
SC/ST 40years
8 Candidates who have commenced act apprentice under the apprenticeship act before attaining the age of 25 years. UR 35 years
OBC-Non-creamy layer 38Years
SC/ST 40 Years
9. Candidates who are working in quasi Administrative offices of the railway organizations such as railway canteens co-operative societies and institutes. Up to the length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is earlier

Date of birth of both the upper and lower limits of the candidates inclusive of both the dates are given below:





             The upper limit of Date of Birth


The lower limit of Date of Birth













OBC-Non-Creamy    Layer



For all categories/               community







Note: The Date of Birth for both upper and lower limits of OBC-NCL & SC/ST given includes community age relaxation.  If a candidate is eligible for age relaxation on more than one ground, then he/she will be accorded the highest of the age relaxations which is not cumulative for which he/she is eligible.

c) Educational Qualification: The candidates who are applying for Group d Exam must have some educational qualifications as mentioned below. Though it is a lower grade post the candidates must at least have some minimum knowledge.

The candidates should have passed 10th or ITI (Industrial Training Institute) from an institution recognized by the NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or national apprenticeship certificate granted by NCVT.