IBPS Clerk Exam eligibility requirements

The Clerical cadre exam had considerably the least eligibility requirements when IBPS announced the first exam back in 2011. At that time, a pass in matriculation with 60% mark was the basic qualification for applying the IBPS CWE for Clerk. Now you know for most of the banking/financial sector jobs a degree is the widely accepted standard, and IBPS has changed the eligibility norms to include this in 2013-2014 notification. Have a look at the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam eligibility rules after the break.


An Indian or a person of Indian origin who is permanently settled in the country, and with a valid government-approved certificate/identification card can apply for IBPS CWE 2013.

The lowest age level at which you can apply for IBPS Clerk exam 2013 is set as 20 years and the maximum is 28 years, both as on 1st of August 2013:

As always relaxation on age is available for reserved candidates, and Ex-Servicemen/Widows/Legally divorced women. Relation can be clubbed with the maximum age limit specified.

Eligibility requirements for IBPS PO, Specialist and RRB

IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibility

That simply suggest that if you’re a person with disability (VI/HI/OC) you can still apply for the IBPS clerical cadre CWE, at the age of 38.

Education qualifications:

As we have cited earlier the minimum qualification for attending IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 is a degree from a University acknowledged by the Central Government of India. Candidates are required to have diploma or certificate in computers and its operation. Those who have studied computer/IT subjects in the school levels are exempted from producing a separate certificate for demonstrating their computer literacy.


Proficiency in the local language of the State/UT is considered as an added advantage. Ex-Service Men (with Matriculation/Pre-Degree) have additional relaxation in the requisite if they hold a certificate of education issued by Army/Navy/Air Force, and if they have completed 15 years in the service before retirement.

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