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IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. This examination is taken by candidates interested to apply for clerical level jobs. The entire responsibility of conducting IBPS clerk 2018 examination lies in the hands of IBPS management itself. In this article, find all you need to know IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria – 2018

Following are the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Qualification

The Candidate must have completed their graduation and holds a degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc. i.e. any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. A candidate who possesses the same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should also be mentioned at time of online registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS Clerk exam is conducted online. 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
Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

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.

  • Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank Clerk Examination should be one of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
    Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India, i.e. they must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.
  • Age Eligibility

The minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum 28 years. i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-09-1989 and not later than 01-09-1997 (both dates inclusive).

Here it is to be noted that the Maximum Age Limit of 28 years is applicable only for General Category Candidates. For other category candidates, IBPS is providing Relaxation Benefits as per the Government Rules.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Serviceman Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces +3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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 with ordinary Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (for MP state Only)  5 years

Important Instructions Pertaining To The Above Age Relaxations

  • The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted, which means that two or more relaxation pointers cannot be clubbed
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation must submit “ Important Documents Required at the Time of Joining in Banks”, which is mentioned on their official website.
  • The following rules apply to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE pertaining to age relaxation:
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
  • An Ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment under IBPS examination, his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the re-employment in Government jobs ceases.
  • Candidates who are still in the Armed Forces and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen category whose date of completion of the specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed one year from the last date for receipt of online application are eligible to apply.

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