IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before you start the application process for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021, you will have to first ensure if you are eligible for the same. You need to be eligible in all respects as per the criteria mentioned by IBPS, failing which you will not be allowed to apply to the IBPS Clerk exam. You need to follow the complete IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria including educational qualifications, age etc.

IBPS Clerk Educational Criteria

You need to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent qualification recognized by Central Government to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021. If you fail to possess the required qualification, you will not be able to apply or appear in the IBPS Clerk exam.

PostEducational Qualification
IBPS Clerk
  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.
  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen 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 23.09.2020. Such certificates should be dated on or before 23.09.2020.

IBPS Clerk Age Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)

You have to make sure that you are eligible with respect to the age criteria mentioned in the IBPS Clerk notification 2021. You have to fall under the specified age limit mentioned by IBPS. If you fail to possess the required qualification your candidature will be cancelled. A candidate must have been born not earlier than July 02,1993 and not later than July 01,2001 (both dates inclusive)

PostAge Criteria (As on 01.07.2021)
Clerk Minimum age - 20 years / Maximum - 28 years (A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1993 and not later than 01.07.2001 (both dates inclusive))

IBPS Clerk Age Relaxation

Apart from the age criteria that IBPS mentions in its notification, it also provides relaxation in age for different categories. The period of relaxation will vary according to the categories. It provides this relaxation in order to give some advantage to the backward classes.

CategoryAge Relaxation (As on 01.07.2021)
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years
Persons With Disabilities 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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 Age concession upto the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

Has the online application process for IBPS Clerk 2021 commenced?

A:  

Yes, the IBPS Clerk online application process has commenced already and the last date to apply is October 27, 2021.

Q2:  

What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 Examination?

A:  

The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Q3:  

Can I apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 post if I am in my final year of Graduation?

A:  

You can apply for IBPS Clerk post only in the case of final result being declared on or before Aug 01, 2021.

Q4:  

Is Computer literacy mandatory for IBPS Clerk?

A:  

Yes. To apply for the post of IBPS Clerk, working knowledge of computer systems is required.

Q5:  

Is there any age relaxation for the EWS category of candidates?

A:  

No. There is no such relaxation mentioned specifically for the EWS category. Although there is a relaxation slab that is meant for widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried that belong to the EWS category.

Q6:  

How many sections will be assessed in IBPS Clerk examination?

A:  

There will be three sections in IBPS Clerk Prelims (Numerical Ability, English Language & Reasoning) and four sections in IBPS Clerk Mains (Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge English Language General / Financial Awareness).

Q7:  

Is there any online course available for IBPS Clerk preparation?

A:  

Yes. You can enrol yourself in the IBPS Clerk Exclusive Course available on ixamBee. The course has been prepared by our expert faculty and caters to all your requirements.

Q8:  

What does EWS refer to?

A:  

EWS refers to ‘Economically Weaker Sections’.

Q9:  

What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 Examination?

A:  

The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.



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