IBPS Clerk Exam 2020

Clerk Exam

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

The Clerk recruitment notification clearly stated that candidates intending to apply for CRP Clerks should meet the minimum eligibility criteria set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The IBPS eligibility for clerk includes various levels such as nationality/citizenship, age, educational qualification and reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities. Aspirants should explore IBPS eligibility criteria for clerk meticulously. 

1. Nationality

Candidate should meet one of the following criteria with reference to nationality to be eligible for IBPS Clerk:

  • He/she should be a citizen of India
  • He/she should be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • He/she should be a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • He/she should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from other countries including 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India provided that a candidate belonging to categories above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Indian government

2. Age Limit

Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk position must satisfy the following criteria as their age limit to be eligible:

  • Candidate with a minimum age of 20 years and maximum of 28 years (As on 23.09.2020)

Upper age limit relaxation is applicable for candidates belonging to the following categories:

  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are allowed an age relaxation up to 5 years 
  • Candidates belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) are eligible for an age relaxation of 3 years
  • Candidates applying under the category of Persons With Disability (PWD)/ Physically Handicapped (PH) are allowed an age relaxation of maximum up to 10 years
  • If a candidate is a widow, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husband who has not remarried will have a relaxation age of 9 years
  • Candidates Domiciled in J&K during the period 01/01/1980 – 31/12/1989 are allowed an age limit relaxation of 5 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

3. Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the IBPS Clerk must have any of the following educational qualifications to be eligible to apply for the post of Clerk:

Candidates must have obtained a bachelors' degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government

Computer Literacy: A candidate must possess knowledge in computer operations, he/she should also be certified with a Diploma /Degree in Computer Operations/Language/ or should have studied Computer Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

A candidate who is proficient in the official language of the state or Union Territory, where vacancies are available, will be preferred.

Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated 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 October 10, 2019. Such certificates should be dated on or before October 10, 2019.

4. Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely:

  • Blindness and low vision;
  • Deaf and hard of hearing;
  • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
  • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability.

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