IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2018 – Know What Qualifications Are Required!

IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2018


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IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2018 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 2018 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 2018.


And when you’re finished reading the blog, make sure to leave a quick comment to let us know if you still have doubts regarding IBPS Clerk Qualification 2018 and Eligibility Criteria.



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Below in this blog, we will be providing you the complete information and facts related to IBPS Clerk Eligibility. With this information, please analyze whether you can be an IBPS Clerk 2018 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
5. Widows


Divorced Women


Women Legally Separated from Their Husbands Who Have Not Remarried


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, Bhopalretrenched 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 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 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 fulfill 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 the 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 is in terms of norms.




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





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



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 in 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 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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48 thoughts on “IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2018 – Know What Qualifications Are Required!

  1. vinay

    good morning mam can u tell me that which font use in hindi typing in up jr. assistant

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vinay,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      You should use the ‘DevLys’ Font for the Typing Test for Junior Assistant.

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  2. Mariya

    Mam can u tell me from where I can download the previous papers of IBPS clerk exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mariya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly Register at Eduncle and you can enjoy the benefits of Smart Learning. You can gain access to learning through Syllabus PDFs, Previous Year Papers, and Mock Test Papers. You can locate the link at the Home page of Eduncle and Eduscoop.

      Kindly revert if you face any concerns.

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  3. Pooja

    Hello mam
    Can i crack ibps clerk exam by self study bcz I can’t afford an institutional education

  4. Uttam Chetri

    I am still serving in the Indian Army as clerk and will be retired from service wef 30 Apr 2018. My actual academic educational qualification is 12th. As per the policy of Govt of India, Ministry of Defence ex servicemen who are matriculate but having not less than 15 years of service are awarding with a Graduation Equivalent Certificate at the time of retirement. So, can I apply for the forthcoming IBPS clerks exam based on the Graduation Equivalent Certificate. I have obtained “No Objection Certificate” from my Organisation for applying for civil service also.

  5. Raju

    I finished BCA degree from Madras University Distance education ( Direct 2nd year) after finishing 3years diploma (regular) after 10th Standard . My education pattern is 10+3+2 . Can I eligible for IBPS PO /Clerk Exams . Since I am preparing for Bank exams , please suggest me. ​

    I am also having two years experience as officer in financial institution. Can I eligible for RRB Scale 2 exam

    Is there any problem for distance degree

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Raju,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Yes, you can appear in all the Banking Exams.
      Thanks for asking your query!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Ujjal Guha

    Hii sir,
    Is doeacc o level certificate enough for ibps cleark and po? Pls rply.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ujjal,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Candidates with DOEACC O Level certificate are eligible for IBPS PO & Clerk.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team


    I have completed regular school 10+2. Later i have completed Diplamo in Hotel mgnt for 3 years as PDHMCS ( Professional Diplamo in Hotel Management & catering service ) recognized by Malasian University through Amrita institute of Hotel Mgt & catering service, Coimbatore. Can I appear for ipbs clerical / PO exams ??? Please guide

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Siddharth,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Yes! You’re eligible to appear if you also fulfill the age limit criteria for both the exams.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Aishwarya kumari

    Hlo sir I finished b.come my percentage 52 …. I m eligibil ibps clarck exam …

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aishwarya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Yes, you’re eligible!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. kishor

    sir plzz tell

    kya appearing me ibps clerk exam form fill kr skte h

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Kishore,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Candidates who completed their graduation before 03.10.2017, are eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Purva

        My graduation is completed June 2018 .but due to back in fifth semester my result is incomplete..I will clear it in December 2018..I am eligible for ipbs po 2018 exam or not?? please help

  10. siddharth singh

    Dear Sir what is the minimum percentage for ibps clerk post.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Priyanka,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      There is no minimum percentage requirement for IBPS Clerk Exam.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. mamatha

    I have completed regular school 10+2.later I have comleted diploma 3year electronics and communication engg.can I appear for IBPS clerk exam!!!please guaide me

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mamatha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      The minimum qualification for IBPS Clerk exam is Graduation Degree in any discipline from any reputed and well recognized Indian University.
      Make sure Indian Government & UGC considers your diploma course equivalent to graduation degree. You’ll be able to apply for IBPS Clerk.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. Bhuwan chandra

    I am ex army pers may civil education is 10+2 but defense min gave me graduation cert.so can I apply ibps clerk job

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Bhuwan,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Yes, you can apply for the IBPS clerk exam with Graduation degree.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. Sairam

    Is degree acquired by way distance education from a recognised university is valid to apply for bank exam??

    Please let me know , please mail me if know want to reply

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sai,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Any graduation equivalent degree is considered qualified for IBPS Clerk exam. Make sure your institute is not blacklisted by UGC.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Sairam

        Thank u Sir..,

  14. Mukesh Kumar

    I have joined defence after 10th than I do BPP from IGNOU and then Batchler degree in Tourism Studies (BTS) from IGNOU can I apply for IBPS clerk.

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, you can apply for IBPS clerk.

  15. cini

    my dob is 30/04/1987 .and i belong to obc..am i eliglble to write upcoming ibps clerk 2018 exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes! You are eligible for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam.
      Candidates belong to OBC category have 3 years of relaxation.
      Go for it!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. Rajesh

    Hello Sir, My date of birth is 21 Oct 1990 and I belong to OBC. Still how long I can apply for IBPS and SBI? I mean years! Thank you!


  17. Pramila

    Mam I completed b.com with 57percentage is I’m eligible for ibps Po exams and now I m doing my m.com but didn’t cleared sem 1 exam is it would be any effect for future bank exams

  18. chitra

    sir…my date of birth is 1st jan 1986 and I belong to ST cast…..can I apply for IBPS exam 2018

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Chitra,
      Yes! You are eligible
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  19. divyareddy

    sir,when iam studying in 4-1 semester in 2018 am i eligible to write ibps clerk job

  20. Marandi

    My graduation percentage is only 45 can I apply for IBPS clerk exam..

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, you can apply for IBPS Clerk.

  21. Damayanthi

    Sir, actually my academic year for graduation is 2008-2012,but I completed in 2014. can i apply for ibps clerk

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Damayanthi,
      Yes! you are eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  22. Sneha Jena

    Sir I have secured 60% mark in my graduation am I eligible for ibps clerk 2018?

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes Sneha, You are Eligible.

  23. Loy

    My vision is 6/9, so will they reject me in medical exam ?

  24. Azhar

    Sir mere 12th me 56% hai aur graduation me 51% Kya me eligible hu

  25. nikhil

    good afternoon sir/mam.. i m waiting for my 3rd year ba result which is to be declare either in this month or next.. m i eligible to appear in ibps clerk 2018-19 exam?? plz help me out.

  26. pranisha

    I have done my diploma in computer science Technology, I am eligible for ibps clerk

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pranisha,
      Yes, you can appear in all the Banking Exams.
      Thanks for asking your query!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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