IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality

Are you eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam? IBPS has decided the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017 for the exam. The IBPS Clerk 2017 eligibility criteria are the conditions that a candidate has to meet to be eligible for applying. Eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk include requirement including age, educational qualification, passing percentage, nationality, category etc.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria is fixed by the conducting body of the exam which is IBPS. If an applicant fails to meet the eligibility requirements then his/her registration may cancel at any stage of the IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure. Go through the article to get full information about IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017.

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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017

Applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the IBPS Clerk Application Form. Candidates can check all the requirements of eligibility criteria below:

Age Limit

The maximum age prescribed for the IBPS Clerk is 28 years and minimum age is 20 years which means the applicant must be born not earlier than 2-08-1988 and not after than 1-08-1996 (both dates are inclusive).

Educational Qualification

  • Applicant must have a degree in any discipline from a recognized University by the Government of India or equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.
  • The candidates must have their valid mark sheet/degree while applying for the IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • The result should have been declared on or before September 2017.


The applicant 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) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

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Language Proficiency

  • The applicant has the proficiency in the language of that State/UT for which he/she is applying will be preferable.
  • Applicant should know how to Read, Write and Speak the official language of the State.

Computer Literacy

Applicants must 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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