IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017

Nitin Rao updated on : 07 Sep 2017

Get detailed information about IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria, education qualification, age limit, citizenship here.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

IBPS, the organizing committee of IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO/MT and IBPS SO exams, is going to release conduct IBPS Clerk exam 2017 for the recruitment of personnel for Clerical Cadre posts in numerous public banks across the country. The IBPS conducts online entrance exams for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre, Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees and Specialist Officers. Since the IBPS committee released the tentative dates for IBPS Clerk exam 2017, students are in a rush to find out if they are eligible to apply for the exam.

There is no major change in the eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk 2017 as compared to last year. Let’s check out the detailed information about IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017.

Note: IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification released, Check it here!

Candidates applying IBPS Clerk VI Examination 2017 must satisfy the criteria mentioned below:

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017


Applicants must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Candidates are required to have operating and working knowledge of computers. They should have a certificate/degree or diploma in computer operations or language.

Along with the qualification, the candidate must be proficient in the official language of the state or territory where s/he wants to apply.

Age Limit:

Candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and must not be above 28 years of age. However, there will be a relaxation of the upper age limitations for applicants belonging to the reserved categories.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Age Limit for Reserved Categories Applicants

Sr. No.


Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years


Persons With Disabilities (PwD)

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 and divorced women (legally separated from their husbands and have not married again)

9 years


A domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989


5 years


Individual affected during 1984 riots

5 years


Applicants must be the citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.

Tibetan refugees who had migrated to India before January 1, 1962 to settle down in India permanently can also apply.

Applicants of Indian origin who had migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam are also eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk VI 2017.

(Note: Such candidates are required to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India)

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill IBPS Clerk 2017 application form by visiting the official website. Apart from the eligibility criteria, candidates should also read about the form filling process and the documents required to complete the process. Make sure you keep all the documents ready with you while filling the form. 


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