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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria | 2017

IBPS categorises the eligibility requirements to be met by the applicants for clerical cadre examination under three main categories, and they are citizenship/nationality, Age, and the third one is the educational qualification.


  • To apply for the IBPS Clerk examination, an applicant must be either:
    1. A citizen of India or
    2. A subject of Nepal or
    3. A citizen of Bhutan or
    4. A Tibetan refugee, who reached India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement in India. Or
    5. An individual of Indian origin, who have migrated from Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Kenya with the intention to settle in India permanently.
  • The candidates falling from the second to the fifth of the points mentioned above must have obtained an eligibility certificate from the Government of India.

Age (As on the 1st of August 2017):

  • Utmost 30 years and at least 20 years. This means that the candidates must have born not earlier than 02nd of August 1989 and not later than 01st of August 1997, inclusive of both dates.
  • The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST candidates, 3 years for OBC candidates from the non-creamy layer, 10 years for persons with disabilities and 5 years for Ex-servicemen. Also, a relaxation of 5 years applies to people affected by 1984 disturbances. Moreover, a relaxation of 5 years applies to people ordinarily lived in Jammu & Kashmir during the period  January 01st 1980 to December 31st,  1989.

Educational Qualification (as on the 12th of September 2017):

  • Candidates must have completed their degree in any discipline. They should have obtained the degree from the central government recognized university. Candidates with equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply, and the qualification should be approved by the Central Government.
  • The applicants must have valid degree certificate or mark sheet showing that he/she is a graduate on the day of registration.
  • The applicant must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in graduation when they register online for IBPS clerical cadre recruitment.
  • The qualifying examination result should have been declared on or before the 12th of September 2017.
  • Computer literacy: It is mandatory for applicants to have working knowledge in computer system and computer operation literacy.  This means that the applications must have completed a degree or diploma or a certificate course in computer operations or language or should have studied information technology or computer as one of the subjects at the college or high school or institution.
  • It is important that applicants should be proficient in the local language of the state or union territory. Candidates should know how to write/read and speak in the official local language of the state or UT to which a candidate wishes to apply with preference.
  • In the case of ex-servicemen without this qualification, they should have a matriculation. They should be matriculated ex-servicemen, with Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Air Force of Navy after completing not less than 15 years of service in armed forces of the union as on the 12th of September 2017.  
  • Candidates should also submit an appropriate document from the university or board of education for having declared the results on or before the 12th of September 2017 at the time of joining the clerical position.
  • The passing date for judging the candidate's eligibility will be the date mention in the mark card or the provisional certificate issued by the university or institute.
  • In case an applicant applies for the web-based certificate from the institution or university, a proper certificate or document in original as issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the university or institute showcasing the date of passing will be counted for verification and further processing.
  • Candidates have to mention the percentage obtained in the course of graduation that is calculated to the nearest couple of decimals in the online applications.
  • In the case of candidates with CGPA/OGPA is awarded by the university, candidates should convert the same into percentage and should indicate the same in online application.

Pre-Examination Training:

  • The nodal banks or participating organisations might arrange for pre-examination training.
  • This training is offered only to a limited number of candidates from SC/ST and minority communities, ex-servicemen at certain centres. Candidates can get to know these centres from the official website of IBPS once the notification is out.
  • Candidates, who are wishing to take the training of pre-exam, should fill in the details in the appropriate column in the online application.
  • The training will be offered to all participants free of cost. But, candidates will have to manage the other expenses like lodging, boarding and travelling.
  • Based on the response from the test takers and administrative feasibility the right to cancel or add any new centre for training is reserved.
  • Just because a candidate has attended the pre-examination training does not mean that he has the right to get selected in any of the participating organisations.

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