Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

  • 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Education Qualifications

Minimum Eligibility for these exams are Graduation that means a candidate he/she completed his Graduate from recognised University can appear in this exam. Students who want to design their career in Banking sector can join Inteliclass right after 12th class. Since IBPS started conducting exams online hence students can practice online and learn new techniques to solve the difficult questions.

Age Criteria

Minimum: 20 Years
Maximum: 28 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit
No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency, Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned  Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
7 Persons who have completed 5 years of service in RRBs 5 years
8 Clerical Employees of Participating PSBs (relaxation is as applicable only to employees of those Banks where relaxation is available and to the extent of the respective Bank's policy) 6 years