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IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2020 - Know What Qualifications Are Required!

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020


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IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2020 is the key through which you can be assured whether you would be able to appear in the exam or not.


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection takes the responsibility to conduct the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam and therefore it has set some specific guidelines to filter out the ‘eligible ones’ amongst lakhs of willing candidates.


If you are wishing to appear in the Bank Clerk Recruitment Exam, then you must be aware of the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Details 2020.


Below in this blog, we have provided the complete information and facts related to IBPS Clerk Eligibility. With this information, please analyze whether you can be an IBPS Clerk 2020 aspirant or not.


Kindly read all the instructions and guidelines very carefully!



IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibility: Nationality/Citizenship


When applying for the IBPS Recruitment Exams, make sure you have an idea about this important factor of Nationality that lies under Bank Exam Eligibility Requirements.


Please find the details below!

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.



Important Instructions:


All the above candidates belonging to any category must have a valid citizenship certificate issued by the Government of India.



IBPS Clerk Age Limit – Are you Eligible to Appear in the Exam?


Please check the basic IBPS Clerk Age Limit Criteria for all the categories!


Minimum Age: 20 Years

Maximum Age: 28 Years


Note: The Maximum Age Limit of 28 years is applicable for General Category Candidates only. For other category candidates, IBPS is providing Relaxation Benefits as per the Government Rules.



IBPS Clerk Age Limit Relaxation Benefits - Category Wise Classification!


The candidates who lie under some specific categories can take advantage of the Age Relaxations Benefits. Below, we are presenting the complete details through which you can check the IBPS Clerk Age Limit for OBC, ST, SC, PWD, Ex-Servicemen and other candidates.


S.No. Category Age Relaxation
1. ST/SC 5 Years
2. OBC 3 Years
3. PWD Candidates 10 Years
4. Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual Period of Service Rendered in The Defense Forces + 3 Years
  Disabled Ex-Servicemen from ST/SC Actual Period of Service Rendered in The Defense Forces + 8 Years


Divorced Women

Women Legally Separated from Their Husbands Who Have Not Remarried

9 Years
6. Domiciled Persons from Jammu & Kashmir during 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989. 5 Years
7. Persons Affected By 1984 Riots 5 Years
8. Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 Years



Important Instructions:


The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted.

Candidates seeking age relaxation must submit Important Documents Required at the Time of Joining in Banks.

The following rules applicable to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE:

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 are given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, 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.




IBPS Clerk Qualification Criteria, know the marks & percentage required for applying?


Before you can be considered as an eligible applicant to apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam, you are required to fulfil the certain requirements for IBPS Clerk Eligibility Marks and IBPS Clerk Eligibility Percentage.


To check your IBPS Clerk Qualification eligibility, please go through the information given below –


Educational Qualification


A Graduation degree in any discipline from any reputed and well recognized Indian University.


To ensure their applicability, candidates must possess valid Mark-Sheet or Degree Certificates clearly stating about the Academic Marks and Percentage along with the Pass-out date.


Must Read –

  IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus!

  IBPS Clerk Result and Cutoff Marks Declaration!



Computer Literacy


Aspirants must have enough knowledge of Computer Systems.


They must have a valid certificate/degree/diploma in Computer Operations or Information Technology.



Language Proficiency


Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk should know how to read, write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT for which they are willing to apply.



Important Instructions:


The candidates should have passed their Graduations from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by the Govt. Of India.

The passing date of the concerned Graduation Degree and authority’s seals or signatures should be present on the Result Marksheet.

If the Result was declared online, then the proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned there on will be reckoned for verification and further process.

Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the online application.

The candidate must produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority stating that the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate are in terms of norms.


Calculation of Percentage
Percentage Marks =    Total Marks obtained in all Semesters or Years / Aggregate Max Marks in All Subjects



IBPS Clerk Eligibility FAQs – Quench your Queries here!


Many aspirants face problems in understanding the Eligibility Guidelines and thus they seek for the answers of their queries. To quench their thirst of knowing the eligibility criteria in detail, we are presenting some IBPS Frequently Asked Questions with their relevant Answers below.


Please check it out!


Ques 1: What is the maximum age limit to appear in the IBPS Clerk Exam?

 Answer: It’s 28 for General Category Candidates and the candidates belonging to other categories will be benefited with Age Relaxation. 


Ques 2: Can I appear in the Exam with 50 Marks% in Graduation Degree?

Answer: Yes, your score or percentage doesn’t matter for appearing in IBPS Clerk Exam. But you should be declared as passed or qualified in the Graduation Degree. 


Ques 3: Which type of persons belong to PWD Category?

Answer: Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.


Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply –


1. Visually Impaired (VI) 

Blindness refers to the condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely –


The total absence of sight

Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses.

Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with an appropriate assistive device.


2. Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears.


They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech.


 3. Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

Orthopedically Challenged candidates are those who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply –

BL - Both legs affected but not arms

OA - One arm affected (R or L) [Impaired reach, weakness of grip, ataxia OL]

One leg affected (R or L)

MW - Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance.


Candidates claiming such benefits should produce the original certificate in support of their claim at any stage of the process if provisionally allotted to any of the Participating Organizations.


Note: Persons with Disabilities must work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating Organization.


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  • Tasmiya taj
    please teach me how to solve ipbs clerk exam questions iam not undrstng how to clear exam....iam fearing about ibps clerk exam i saw previous year papers so i got fear can i...
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  • Pranoy lama
    Well, I was an Accountancy (hns) B. Com student. Due to some problems I was failed in 1st Yr, and in 3rd Yr too, So, I dropped the Honours degree in 3rd Yr. I passed as a Simple B...
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    Hello Pranoy,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Robim
    I am robinclement complete my ug degree with 48 %, is i am eligible for IBPS EXAM???
    Hello Robin,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Abhishek
    In graduation my total percentage is 37%can i apply any bank form
  • Satish
    Sir, I m in army. I m passed graduation with 45 percentage from IGNOU. I m eligible for bank clerk exam?
    Hello Satish,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for IBPS Clerk Exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Rolland n jami
    I am a state govt. employed and I belong to ST community and My age is already 33 yrs. Am I eligible to appear Ibps clerk exam 2019.Plz reply me to my email address rollandjami12@g...
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  • Neha
    Sir my age on 1/09/2019 will be 28 years 4 months can I appear for IBPS clerk 2019
    Hello Neha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per the official notification, you should not cross 28 years of your age as on 1/09/2019 to apply for IBPS Clerk. Only under reserv...
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  • Mohammed azhar
    Sir mere 12th me 56% hai aur graduation me 51% Kya me eligible hu
  • Ujjal Guha
    Hii sir, Is doeacc o level certificate enough for ibps cleark and po? Pls rply.
    Hello Ujjal,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Candidates with DOEACC O Level certificate are eligible for IBPS PO & Clerk.   ...
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  • Chitra Bordoloi date of birth is 1st jan 1986 and I belong to ST cast.....can I apply for IBPS exam 2018
    Hello Chitra,   Yes! You are eligible   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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