IBPS Clerk Eligibility – Age Limit, Education Qualification Requirement

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2024: IBPS (Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts recruitment for the post of Clerk. Candidates who will appear for IBPS Clerk Exam must fulfill the given eligibility criteria. If the candidate doesn’t fulfill any one of the below criteria, he/she is not eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates must read the official notification carefully before applying for the IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2024 Details

Organization Name Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post / Exam Name Clerk
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Nationality Criteria

  • A Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 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 of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam have a valid certificate to prove their intention to settle permanently in India are also eligible to apply for the examination.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

There are lower and upper age limit criteria for the exam. They are,

  • Minimum Age – 20 years
  • Maximum age – 28 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit: Age relaxation is applicable based on the category of the candidate. Details are given below category-wise.

Category Upper Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) / scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 Years
PWD 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen the actual period of service rendered in the defense
forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a
maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, divorced women and women legally
separated from their husbands who have not remarried
9 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory,
Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to
Madhya Pradesh state only)
5 Years

Academic Qualification

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Other Criteria

  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply for is preferable.
  • Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/ Institute.
  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 23.09.2020. Such certificates should be dated on or before 23.09.2020.

No of Attempts

There is no such limit of attempts for the IBPS Clerk post. So Candidates within the age limit can apply several times for this post.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the age limit for the IBPS Clerk exam?

Candidates who are appearing for the Clerk exam must have ages between 20 to 28 years. Age relaxation is applicable for certain categories.

Can 12th pass apply for IBPS Clerk?

Minimum qualification graduation is required for IBPS Clerk so 12th pass candidates can’t apply.

How many attempts are there for IBPS Clerk?

Officially Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection of India has not specified any restriction regarding the number of attempts. It indicates a candidate can sit in the IBPS Clerk exam many times.

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