IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 20 Jan, 2021 16:28

Want to know more about IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk 2020 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 2020 Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility criteria define the details that every applicant is required to fulfil if they want to give the IBPS Clerk 2020 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 IBPS Clerk.

IBPS Clerk Model Papers (Prelims & Main)

After confirming the eligibility norms of the examination, candidates can switch to the Application Process of IBPS Clerk 2020. The application process can be done only through 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 IBPS Clerk 2020 application form. Therefore, candidates must make sure that they satisfy the eligibility norms and only then go further with the application process as the ones found ineligible will lose their chance for IBPS Clerk 2020.

The choice of the category will also specify the eligibility criteria of the applicants to some extent. Check the details related to the categories as defined by IBPS and confirm the category at the time form filling. Candidates must also remember that at the stage of registration process no changes will be possible once the choice of the category has been clicked and confirmed.

Also Read: Check the Steps to Apply for IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Norms

Candidates can check below the eligibility norms of IBPS Clerk 2020 to know the requirements they have to fulfil pertaining to their age, qualification, nationality, language proficiency, and others.


  • A candidate should be an Indian citizen or
  • He/She may also be the citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 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.


  • Candidate should be between 20 Years and 28 Years.
  • Candidate should be born after 02.08.1988 and before 01.08.1996.

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

Educational Details:

  • 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 2020, candidates should have a valid mark sheet/degree certificate of their graduation.
  • All academic qualifications should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Government of India/ approved by Government Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before September 2020.

Language Proficiency:

  • 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.

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.

Reservation Policy for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020

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 2020.

Also Read: IBPS Clerk Three Month Study Plan

Eligibility Norms for IBPS Clerk Mains 2020

Apart from the eligibility criteria mentioned above, candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS Clerk 2020 Mains Examination need to clear the Preliminary Exam of the same. The qualifying marks of the IBPS Clerk 2020 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 2020 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.  

Want to know more about IBPS Clerk

Related Questions

IBPS exam kone aapi sakay

-gori naresh bhai mangalbhaiUpdated on July 20, 2020 02:37 PM
  • 1 Answer
Simran Saini, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the organising body of IBPS PO. IBPS PO is one of a popular entrance examination that is conducted for the recruitment of POs (Probationary Officers) in various participating banks across India. The recruitment process is divided into three stages - Preliminary exam, Mains exam and finally the Interviewround. The marks of Preliminary examination are used while generating the merit list, but it is only a qualifying exam. Candidates who qualify the Prelims exam are called to write the IBPS PO Mains examination. The marks obtained in the Mains examination are ...


Still have questions about IBPS Clerk Eligibility ? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Never miss an exam update !!

Register Now