IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria, Age Eligibility and Educational Qualification

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria, Age Eligibility and Educational Qualification

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021 eligibility criteria are defined under two stages which are age limit criteria and educational qualification. ou can go through the age limit (with age relaxation), educational qualification eligibility, and graduation percentage required for appearing in IBPS Clerk 2021 exam this year in this post. Candidates not fulfilling the IBPS Clerk eligibility norms will not be allowed to participate in the recruitment process. In order to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam, you need to fulfil the following IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria-

IBPS Clerk 2021 Nationality: To participate in the IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment candidates need to fulfill the nationality criteria as shared below:

A candidate must be either -

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 1st January 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 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 (ii), (iii), (iv) &

vi. above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 

IBPS Clerk 2021 Age Limit Criteria

  • To fulfill the eligibility criteria, for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021, a candidate must be minimum of 20 years and maximum of 28 years old, as on 01/07/2021.
  • This basically means that any candidate born earlier than 02/09/1993 and later than 01/09/2001 does not pass the IBPS clerk eligibility criteria to appear for this exam, where both the above-mentioned dates are inclusive while calculating age.

IBPS Clerk Age Relaxation

Candidates can also seek relaxation for the upper age limit, subject to the following -


Age Relaxation provided


5 years


3 years

1984 riots affected people

5 years

Candidates who domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989

5 years

Union Carbide Factory’s regular employees who have retrenched from service. This is however applicable only for Madhya Pradesh state candidates)

5 years

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

9 years

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen or Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Eligible candidates can seek relaxation for (actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST)) period. However, this relaxation is subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

IBPS Clerk 2021 Educational Qualification

  • IBPS Clerk Degree Eligibility: In order to pass the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2021, a candidate should have a degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a Government of India recognized college/ university, as on 01/08/2021. Candidates having any equivalent qualification that is recognized by Central Government are also eligible to apply.
  • Other Requirements: Computer Literacy is a must. Candidate must possess operating as well as working knowledge of Computer System. For this, candidates should have followed -
    (a) Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate in Computer Operations/ Language
    (b) Should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ Institute/ College.
  • Proficiency in Local Language: Candidates should also be proficient in the language of the state from which they are applying. This means that the candidates should know how to read, write and speak the official language of the state of union territory from which they are applying.
  • In cases where the college/ university provides CGPA or OGPA, candidates need to convert the same into the percentage, up to 2 places of decimal, and accordingly fill it in the application form. The selected candidates are also required to produce a certificate, mentioning the university norms for the grade to percentage conversion as well as the percentage of marks that the student has secured, and it should be signed by an appropriate authority.
  • For candidates from colleges/ universities where a web certificate is released or the result is published online, then candidates must produce a relevant document, signed by the appropriate authority, in original, with clear mention of the candidate’s date of passing.

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