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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria

When you plan to prepare and appear for an important examination like IBPS Clerk, you need to make sure that you have complete information of the whole selection process starting from the registration/application till the final stage of the process. Before applying for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam, you will have to ensure your eligibility on various parameters and then move on with the application process. If you are found to be ineligible at any point, your application will be rejected. A candidate is supposed to be eligible on all respects as per IBPS guidelines and requirements for the job. The details of the eligibility criteria are as follows:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Educational Qualification

A candidate who wishes to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam should possess a particular educational qualification to be eligible for the post. If any candidate does not possess the required qualification, he/she will not be able to apply for the exam. IBPS Clerk 2019 is going to be one of the most awaited examinations and most of the candidates will be applying for it. Therefore, it is important that you do not miss the deadline for IBPS Clerk application after ensuring that you possess the required educational qualification. To apply for IBPS Clerk 2019, you should have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. 



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IBPS Clerk 2019 Age Criteria

To apply for IBPS Clerk, you should follow an age criteria also apart from the educational qualification. This age will be reckoned as on 01.09.2019. When you apply for IBPS Clerk your age should be between 20 - 28 years, which implies that the minimum age of the candidate at the time of application should be 20 years and the maximum age should be 28 years failing which you will not be eligible to apply for the exam. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1991 and not later than 01.09.1999 (both dates inclusive).


IBPS Clerk 2019 Age Relaxation

Apart from the age criteria that IBPS mentions in its official notification, there is also another facility of age relaxation that is provided by IBPS. This age relaxation is provided to certain categories of candidates. The relaxation period also differs according to the categories. The permisisble age relaxation for various categories is detailed below:

S. No.

                Reservation Category 

     Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 

5 Years


Oher Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years


Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

PWD (Gen) - 10 Years        

PWD(SC/ST) - 15 Years
PWD (OBC) - 13 Years


Persons ordinarily domicile of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period      01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 

5 Years


Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-Serviceman belonging to SC/ST) subject to max.age of  50 years


Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 

9 years


Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years


Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)

5 years


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