IBPS decides the eligibility criteria for the post of Clerk. The institute has elaborated different eligibility conditions as per the nationality selected by the candidate. Here is a brief of the Eligibility Criteria for candidates appearing in IBPS Clerk.
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30 October 2020: On 6 November 2020, the IBPS Clerk 2020 application process will be closed.
23 October 2020: To complete the supplementary vacancy, the IBPS Clerk 2020 registration window has re-opened.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020: At a Glance
The aspirants who are belonging from the age group of 20-28 years, can apply for IBPS Clerk
The reserved category students will have age relaxation for applying the exam.
The applicants should complete their graduation in any subject.
- The exam comprises of two stages- Preliminary and Main.
- Application Form for IBPS Clerk can only be filled online at its official website i.e. ibps.in.
- The preliminary examination will be conducted on December 12, 13 and 29, 2020
- Shortlisted candidates will appear for IBPS Clerk Main exam on January 24, 2021.
- Candidates must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a University recognized by Government of India.
- Candidate must know to speak, read and write the language of the particular state that they are applying for.
- Minimum age requirement for IBPS Clerk is 20 years and maximum is 28 years.
- Candidate born later than September 1, 2020 will not be considered eligible.
Note: The eligibilIty criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and photocopy in support of their identity and eligibility – pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications, etc. as indicated in their online application form at the time of joining and any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS / Participating Organizations.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility as per Educational Qualification
- IBPS Clerk Degree Eligibility: In order to pass IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria, a candidate should have a degree (Graduation) in any discipline from Government of India recognised college/ university, as on 12/09/2020. Candidates having any equivalent qualification that is recognized by Central Government are also eligible to apply.
- Other Requirements: Computer Literacy is a must. Candidate must possess operating as well as working knowledge of Computer System. For this, candidates should have followed -
(a) Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate in Computer Operations/ Language
(b) Should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ Institute/ College.
- Proficiency in Local Language: Candidates should also be proficient in the language of the state from which they are applying. This means that the candidates should know how to read, write and speak the official language of the state of union territory from which they are applying.
- In cases where the college/ university provides CGPA or OGPA, candidates need to convert the same into the percentage, up to 2 places of decimal and accordingly fill it in the application form.
- The selected candidates are also required to produce a certificate, mentioning the university norms for the grade to percentage conversion as well as the percentage of marks that the student has secured, and it should be signed by an appropriate authority.
- For candidates from colleges/ universities where web certificate is released or the result is published online, the candidates must produce a relevant document, signed by the appropriate authority, in original, with clear mention of candidate’s date of passing.
- 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 online applicaion. The candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
- Ex-servicemen who do no possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-servicement 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 as on October 10, 2020. Such certificates should be dated on or before October 10, 2020.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility as per Age Limit
- Age is another factor which affects the eligibility of a candidate.
- To apply for IBPS Clerk Exam, candidate must be at least 20 years and maximum age limit is 28 years.
- Although IBPS Clerk notification has laid down the limitations pertaining to age, there are relaxations for certain section of people.
- Follow the table given below to know about relaxations for IBPS Clerk:
Relaxation of Upper Age limit
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
|Persons With Disability
||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
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
|Persons affected by 1984 riots
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)
- 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 as mentioned above.
- The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates and Economically Weaker (EWS) Category Candidates.
- Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original / copies at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS / Participating Organization(s).
- The following rules apply to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the examination:
- Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ and ‘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-Serviceman 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 will be governed in terms of OM No. 36034/1/2014 Estt. (Res.) dated August 14, 2014 of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
- Candidates who are still in the armed forces and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen category whose date of completion of a specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed one year from the last date for receipt of online application i.e. on or before October 8, 2020 are eligible to apply.
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IBPS Clerk Citizenship/ Nationality
A candidate must be either of the following:
- An Indian National or can be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who have settled in India.
- A person of Indian origin who has originally 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 to permanently settle in India.
- Candidate belonging to countries other than India must present an eligibility certificate issued by authorities recommended by Government of India.
IBPS Clerk Reservation
IBPS in accordance with section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The post is identified as suitable for the persons with under noted categories of disabilities as defined in the Schedule of RPWD Act 2016 and notified by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) from time to time.
The OC Category
A person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with the movement of self and object resulting from affliction of the musculoskeletal or nervous system or both, including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy and Acid Attack Victims. Orthopedically challenged persons are covered under locomotor disability with following benchmark:
- OA – One arm affected (Right or Left)
- OL -One leg affected (Right or Left)
- OAL – One arm and One leg affected
- BL – Both legs affected but not arms
Persons with OA and OAL category should have normal bilateral hand functions.
”Leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from:
- Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and persis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
- Manifest deformity and paresis but has sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity
- Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him / her from undertaking any gainful occupation and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be construed accordingly.
“Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive neurological conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occuring before, during or shortly after birth;
“Dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;
“Acid Attack Victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acide or similar corrosive substance.
Visual Impairment (“VI” Category)
Only the Visually Impaired (VI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply.
- Total absence of sight; OR
- Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; OR
- Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree. OR
- Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; OR
- Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degrees up to 10 degree.
Hearing Impaired (“HI” Category)
- Deaf: means person having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.
- Hard of Hearing: means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.
Only those persons, who suffer from any one of the following types of disabilities, are eligible to apply under this category:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand relationships, and relate to others, and is frequently associated with unusual stereotypical rituals or behaviours.
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD) means a heterogenous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and developmental aphasia.
- Mental Illness (MI) means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation, or memory that grossly impairs judgement, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person specially characterized by sub normality of intelligence.
- Multiple disabilities
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Note: Only those persons with benchmark disabilities would be eligible for reservation. “Benchmark disability” means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes the persons with disability, where disability has been defined in a measureable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. A person who wants to avail benefit of reservation will have to submit a disability certificate issued by a competent authroty as per Goverment of India guidelines. Such certificate will habe to be subject to verification / re-verification as may be decided by competent authority.
The allocation of reserved vacancies for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating Organizations.
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