Similar to other IBPS Exams, Nationality, Education, and Age are the three requirements under IBPS Clerk Recruitment Eligibility. Therefore, we have provided all the relevant information with the relaxations provided in age, nationality, and education to help you get the complete understanding of IBPS Clerk eligibility.

IBPS will conduct the IBPS CLERK CWE VII 2017-18 exam for selection of candidates for Public sector banks. The CWE-VII Clerk Preliminary & Mains Exam 2017 will happen tentatively in December 2017 and January ‘18 respectively.

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Exam Schedule

The IBPS Clerk Exam Process starts in the month of August every year and commences in April of the upcoming year. The exam dates for IBPS Clerk Exam are as follows:

IBPS Clerk 7 (VII) Exam ScheduleExam Dates
Online registration start dateAugust 2017
Online registration last dateSeptember 2017
Online application fees payment dateSeptember 2017
Call Letter for Pre-Exam TrainingOctober 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training  November 2017
Preliminary Exam Admit card downloadNovember 2017
Preliminary exam dates02/12/2017, 03/12/2017,
09/12/2017, 10/12/2017
Declaration of prelims resultJanuary 2018
Mains Exam Admit card download dateJanuary 2018
Mains exam dates21 January 2018
Provisional allotment dateApril 2018

Now, to be able to appear for the exam of IBPS Clerk CWE VII 2017-18, a candidate must know the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Eligibility Criteria, given as follows:

1.    Nationality Criteria for IBPS Clerk Recruitment Eligibility

To appear for IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Main Exam,

A candidate should be a:

  • Citizen of India or
  • Subject of Nepal or
  • Subject of Bhutan or
  • Refugee who came to India before 1 Jan 1962 with the intention of settling in India or
  • Candidate of Indian origin who has migrated from with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility. Countries which comes in the list are Tibet, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, East African countries of Kenya, and Vietnam.

2.    Education Qualification for IBPS Clerk Recruitment Eligibility

A candidate must possess a:

  • Graduation degree in any discipline from a Govt. of India recognised University
  • Equivalent Qualification from central Govt.

IBPS Clerk Exam also requires skillsets of:

Computer Literacy

A candidate must know a computer operating system with a degree certificate or diploma in computer operations or Language.

Alternatively, a candidate must have studied Computer or IT in either High School or College (any institute).

Proficiency in Official Language of State/UT

An IBPS Clerk is supposed to know the regional language where he/she gets posted. Hence, a candidate must possess proficiency in the official regional language of the Union Territory or State.

Proficiency in any language means the candidate should know the Regional Language to:

  • Read
  • Write
  • Speak

However, there is no minimum pass percentage for language proficiency; you must possess marks sheet or degree certificate as proof.

3.    Age Criteria for IBPS Clerk Recruitment Eligibility

Age criteria to appear for IBPS Clerk in General Category is – minimum 20 years, and maximum 28 years.

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both dates inclusive)

Although there is age relaxation for various categories as below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities10 years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual 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 who have not remarried9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)5 years