• IBPS Clerk Qualification 2023: Age, Percentage Requirement, Natioanality

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07 Oct 2023
Update on: 22 Jun 2023 16:55:29 PM

The  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the IBPS Clerk eligibility along with its notification. IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2023 is essential for any banking aspirant who is looking to apply for the Clerical post. Get complete details about IBPS Clerk educational qualification, age limit, age relaxation, percentage requirement, etc. 

What is IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2023?

Candidates who will be applying for the IBPS Clerk 2023 exam should go through the detailed IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2023 that is specified here. Candidates will be required to produce relevant documents to support their eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk exam. Only those candidates who fulfil the following given IBPS Clerk eligibility will be eligible to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam: 

  • IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification
  • IBPS Clerk Age Limit
  • IBPS Clerk Nationality
  • IBPS Clerk Age Limit relaxation (if any)

We have explained the detailed eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk exam in this post. Gather complete information here for the above-mentioned parameters for IBPS Clerk eligibility below. 

IBPS Clerk Qualification

Candidates who intend to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam 2023 should fulfil the IBPS Clerk qualification that is needed to fill out the form. The IBPS Clerk educational qualification is given below here:

  • IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university. 
  • Candidates should have a valid mark sheet/degree certificate that specifies the percentage obtained by the candidate in their Graduation. 
  • IBPS Clerk Qualification for Computer Knowledge: Candidates should have a working knowledge in computer applications. Candidates should have a certificate/diploma/degree in computer operations/language OR should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/College/Institute.
  • Proficiency in the official language for IBPS Clerk: 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. 
  • Candidates should have proficiency in the official language of the State/UT, i.e. they must know how to read/write and speak the official language of the State/UT for which he/she is applying for. 

IBPS Clerk Eligibility for Ex-Servicemen

The Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above IBPS Clerk exam qualification 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.

What is IBPS Clerk Eligibility Graduation Percentage Requirement?

IBPS has not specified the IBPS Clerk graduation percentage that is needed to fill the IBPS Clerk application form. Candidates should have passed their Graduation from any recognised university by securing the passing marks. 

The percentage that has to be mentioned while filling out the online form will be arrived by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%. 

The percentage obtained by the candidate in Graduation will be calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online form. The CGPA/OGPA should be converted into percentage and the same should be filled in the online form. 

IBPS Clerk Age Limit 2023

The minimum age limit to apply for IBPS Clerk exam is 20 years while the maximum age limit is 28 years. However, the candidates who belong to the reserved categories will be given age relaxation. 

IBPS Clerk Age Limit Relaxation

The category wise IBPS Clerk age limit relaxation for SC,ST, OBC, PwD, Ex Servicemen, etc varies.Some of the sailed features related to the IBPS Clerk age relaxation are as follows: 

  • Candidates availing the age relaxation will be required to produce aste /category certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format in case of SC / ST / OBC/ PWBD category candidates at the time of document verification. 
  • Candidates from OBC category who belong to the non-clreamy layer will only be considered for age relaxation benefits. 

 The category wise upper age limit relaxation is given below here. 

IBPS Clerk Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation (In years)



Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)




The 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

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

Persons affected by 1984 riots


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

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2023: Nationality

Only those candidates are eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk exam 2023 who fullfil the following given IBPS Clerk nationality: 

(i) A citizen of India or

(ii) A subject of Nepal or

(iii) A subject of Bhutan or

(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided they should belong to categories - (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility for PwD

The following candidates are eligible to avail the IBPS Clerk eligibility for PwD who fulfill the following disabilities: 

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

IBPS Clerk Eligibility - OC Category

A person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with the movement of self and object resulting from affliction of the musculoskeletal or nervous system or both, including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy, and Acid Attack Victims. Orthopedically challenged persons are covered under locomotor disability with the following benchmark: 

  • OA - One arm affected (Right or Left)
  • OL - One leg affected (Right or Left) 
  • OAL - One arm and One leg affected 
  • BL - Both legs affected but not arms 

Points to note for those availing the OA and OAL eligibility for PwD:  

Persons with OA and OAL categories should have normal bilateral hand functions. ”Leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from: 

  • Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as the loss of sensation and persistence in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity.
  • Obvious deformity and paresis but has sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity 
  • Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be construed accordingly. 

What is Cerebral Palsy in IBPS Clerk Eligibility?

“Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive neurological conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during, or shortly after birth; “Dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimetres) or less; “Acid Attack Victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance. 

Visual Impairment for IBPS Clerk Eligibility ('VI' Category)

Only the Visually Impaired (VI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply. 


  • Complete absence of sight; OR 
  • Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction,
  • Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of fewer than 10 degrees.
  • Low Vision,
  • Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections,
  • Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of fewer than 40 degrees up to 10 degrees. 

Hearing Impaired ('HI' Category)

  • Deaf: means a person having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears. 
  • Hard of Hearing: This means a person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility - 'ID' Category

Only those persons, who suffer from any one of the following types of disabilities, are eligible to apply under this category: 

Intellectual Disability: 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand relationships, and relate to others, and is frequently associated with unusual stereotypical rituals or behaviours. 
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD) means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and developmental aphasia. 
  • Mental Illness (MI) means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation, or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person especially characterized by sub normality of intelligence. Along with this, Multiple disabilities also fall under this category. 

Points to Note for IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates who are applying for the IBPS Clerk exam 2023 must ensure that produce the relevant documents in support of their eligibility requirement. Here are some of the noteworthy points related to the IBPS Clerk eligibility:

  • Candidates will not be able to change their category or any other detail after they have submitted their IBPS Clerk application form and paid the application fee. 
  • Qualifying the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam does not guarantee their selection for the post of IBPS Clerk. The candidates will strictly be selected in order or merit based on the marks scored by them in the Mains exam. 
  • During the document verification, all the candidates will be required to produce original documents to support their educational qualifications, nationality, date of birth, caste certificate (if any), etc. 

IBPS Clerk exam related posts:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus IBPS Clerk Cut off
IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis  IBPS Clerk Question Paper



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