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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age, Qualification, No of Attempts

Updated By Shubhangi Pandey on 26 Jun, 2023 16:18

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IBPS Clerk 2023 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk exam is an examination conducted for the aspirants who wish to acquire clerical cadre posts at different financial institutions and public sector banks. Candidates who wish to apply for the national-level banking examination need to know about the IBPS Clerk 2023 Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility criteria define the details that every applicant is required to fulfil if they want to give the IBPS Clerk 2023 test. These defining criteria include age limitation, educational qualification, nationality, categorization, etc. Satisfying these factors is necessary for a successful chance of getting permission to sit for the examination. The ones who fail to accomplish any of these defining factors will not be allowed to appear for the examination. It is also important to know that the candidates found faking the information provided will be debarred from any attempts of the IBPS Clerk. 

Check Out: IBPS Clerk Model Papers (Prelims & Main)

After confirming the eligibility norms of the examination, candidates can switch to the Application Process of IBPS Clerk 2023. The application process can be done only through an online medium and no other means to fill the application form is applicable. As proof of authentication and confirmation of eligibility, each applicant will also be asked to add some of their documents along with the application. Therefore, candidates must make sure that they satisfy the eligibility norms and only then go further with their applications as the ones found ineligible will lose their candidature.

Also Read: Check the Steps to Apply for IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

  • A candidate should be an Indian citizen or
  • He/She may also be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee
  • A Tibetan Refugee came over to India before 1st January 1963 with the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from 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.

Age Criteria for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2023

  • The candidate should be between 20 Years and 28 Years.
  • The candidate should be born after 02.08.1989 and before 01.08.1997.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

10 Years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned 5 years Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment

5 years

Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried

9 years

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

5 years

Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Also Read: Check the Important Dates of Admit Card

    IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria - Academic Requirements

    • A Bachelor's Degree in any subject from any University recognised by the Government of India or any Central Government.
    • While applying for IBPS Clerk 2023, candidates should have a valid mark sheet/degree certificate of their graduation.
    • All academic qualifications should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by the Government of India/ approved by Government Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before September 2023.

    Computer Literacy:

    • Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

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    IBPS Clerk 2023 Language Requirements

    • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT where the candidate has applied.
    • Candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT.

    Reservation Policy for IBPS Clerk Exam 2023

    The reservation policy is applicable only for the applicants who fall under the category of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as prescribed by the exam conducting authority. It is to note that the reservation policy for certain categories has been imposed under the section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” that explains the right for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities to get the reservation for any such examination. The details of the reservation policy define the leverage given to applicants who inherit certain disabilities as mentioned below:

    • Autism, Mental Illness, Specific Learning Disability and Intellectual Disability.

    • Low Vision and Blindness

    • Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy

    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    • Multiple Disabilities including the ones falling under the category of Low Vision and Blindness and Autism, Mental Illness, Specific Learning Disability and Intellectual Disability, including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability.

    Note: Applicants must remember that the reserved vacancies will be subject to the vacancies and availability reported by the Participating Organisations of IBPS Clerk 2023.

    Also Read: IBPS Clerk Three Month Study Plan

    Reservation Policy for IBPS Clerk Exam 2023-Economically Backward Section

    • Persons who have not been covered the existing scheme of reservations to the Scheduled Castes, the Schedule Tribes and the Other Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh comes under the category of Economically Backward Section. 
    • Th income for EWS is calculated from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. and it will be income for the financial year prior to the year of application.
    • Person who family possess any of the following properties will also be exempted from the EWS category for IBPS exam:
    1. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above;
    2. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;
    3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
    4. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

    Note: : EWS Vacancies are tentative and subject to further directives of Government of India and outcome of any litigation. These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.

    Eligibility Norms for IBPS Clerk Mains 2023

    Apart from the eligibility criteria mentioned above, candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS Clerk 2023 Mains Examination need to clear the Preliminary Exam of the same. The qualifying marks of the IBPS Clerk 2023 Preliminary Exam is an essential factor that will help candidates to get the ticket for the Mains Exam. Hence, it is important for the candidates to clear the IBPS Clerk 2023 Prelims and mark their place in the cut-off list prepared for the Mains applicants. It is also important for aspirants to know that clearing the Mains exam will make them eligible for the round of Selection Process for IBPS Clerk.  

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    FAQs about IBPS Clerk Eligibility

    What is the eligibility for IBPS Clerk Exam?

    Candidates must be Indian citizens and must have a bachelor's degree in any field from a recognised university.

    Do visually impaired candidates have to arrange their own scribe for IBPS clerk exam 2023?

    Yes, the visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination (Preliminary and Main). Candidates have to arrange their own scribe for the exam.

    How is the graduation percentage calculated for IBPS clerk 2023 exam?

    For calculating the percentage of the graudation degree marks, candidates need to divide the total marks obtained 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. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.

    What are the documents that need to be submitted by the candidates who are seeking reservation during the time of Job joining?

    Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificates in original along with photocopies at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Banks.

    Is it compulsory to have Diploma in computer proficiency in order to apply for IBPS clerk 2023 exam?

    Yes, it is mandatory for the candidate to know how to use the computer. Although it is not compulsory to have Diploma in Computer Technology. Candidate should at least fulfil on of the following aspects in order to apply for IBPS clerk 2023 exam: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

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