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IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2022: Age Limit & Qualification


IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the notification for IBPS Clerk 2022 on June 30, 2022. Along with the official notification, IBPS has released the eligibility criteria. Interested candidates can check the notification and eligibility online from the official website, i.e., ibps.in. Furthermore, they can check the detailed eligibility criteria on this page.

Candidates must check as well as ensure their eligibility before applying online for IBPS Clerk 2022. The eligibility criteria include age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and other measures that candidates need to fulfil. The age limit for candidates is 20 to 28 years. Additionally, candidates need to have a graduation degree in any discipline or any equivalent qualification from a recognised university. Scroll down to know more about the IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2022.

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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2022: Overview

Before getting into the detailed eligibility criteria, let us first take a look at the overview of the IBPS Clerk exam 2022 from the table below:

Name of ExamIBPS Clerk
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post NameClerk
Exam LevelNational Level
Age limit20 to 28 years
Educational qualificationA Graduation Degree in Any Discipline
Selection ProcessPrelims and Mains

Note: Even if a candidate clears the Prelims and Mains, his/her candidature will be cancelled if it is found later that he/she does not satisfy the eligibility criteria.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 have to meet the age limit as shown below:

Minimum Age Limit20 years
Maximum Age Limit28 years

In other words, the candidate must have been born not earlier than July 02, 1994, and not later than July 01, 2002, (both dates inclusive).

IBPS Clerk Age Relaxation

As per government rules, a relaxation in the upper age limit will be given to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Check the IBPS Clerk age relaxation details from the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST5 Years
OBC (Non-creamy Layer)3 Years
Persons with Disabilities10 Years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe actual period of service rendered + 3 Years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST). The Maximum age limit is 50 years
Widows, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarriedAge concession up to the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates
Persons affected by the 1984 riots5 Years

IBPS Clerk Citizenship/ Nationality

The candidates must satisfy the below-mentioned nationality to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk 2022 exam. According to nationality criteria, candidates must be:

  • An Indian citizen, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • Tibetan Refugees (before 1st January 1962) who have settled in India, or
  • 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.

Note: Candidates belonging to countries other than India must present an eligibility certificate issued by authorities recommended by the Government of India in order to be eligible.

IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification

The educational requirements to sit for the IBPS Clerk exam must be fulfilled.

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university by the government of India or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Aspirants must possess a valid Marksheet/ Degree Certificate that they graduated on or before the IBPS Clerk registration. Moreover, they need to indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Proficiency in Local Language

Candidates must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking in the local language of the state/union territory from where he/she is applying.

Computer Literacy/Knowledge

  • Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 need to have an operating and working knowledge of computer systems.
  • Candidate 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.


  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated.
  • The candidate must obtain the Army Special Certificate of Education, or corresponding certificate in the
    Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria: Key Points

Here are a few important points regarding IBPS Clerk 2022 eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates will have to enter the percentage obtained by them in graduation (rounded off to 2 decimal places). In the case of CGPA/OGPA, the same has to be converted into the equivalent percentage.
  • The percentage of marks is to be obtained by dividing the total marks obtained in all the subjects in all semesters/years by the aggregate maximum marks and multiplied by 100.
    [Percentage Marks = (Marks Obtained in All Semesters X 100 )/(Aggregate Maximum Marks)]
  • Candidates will not be allowed to change the category once entered in the IBPS Clerk application form.
  • Candidates will have to present the relevant documents in support of the details such as age, qualification, category, etc. at the time of joining.

IBPS Clerk Reservation

Persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation under Section 34 of the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” at IBPS. The position has been identified as suitable for persons with the disabilities listed in the Schedule of the RPWD Act 2016 and notified by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) from time to time.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2022

IBPS invites online applications from the eligible candidates for Clerical Cadre. Candidates can access the application form online directly from the official website, i.e., ibps.in. Before submitting the IBPS Clerk application form, candidates must ensure that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria.

How to Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form?

Aspirants can apply online from the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Navigate to the home page and locate and click on the ‘IBPS Clerk Exam Application’ link.
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab.
  • Fill out the form with basic information such as name, father’s name, date of birth (DOB), and so on.
  • After entering all of the necessary information, double-check it and click on the ‘Save and Next’ button.
  • Upload the required digitally scanned documents and then click on ‘Next’.
  • Fill in the educational and professional information on the following page, then click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • Proceed with the payment of the fees. To pay the online application fee, use online net banking, credit cards, or debit cards.
  • Download and save a copy of the application form, as well as the fee payment receipt, for future reference.

Candidates can also check:

IBPS Clerk NotificationIBPS Clerk Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk RecruitmentIBPS Clerk Result
IBPS Clerk SyllabusIBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Admit CardIBPS Clerk Exam
IBPS Clerk PrelimsIBPS Clerk Mains

FAQs on IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers to IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria:

Q.1: Who decides the Clerk eligibility criteria?
Ans: IBPS is the authorized body that decides the eligibility criteria, including age limit, education qualifications, nationality, and other standards.

Q.2: What is the age limit for the IBPS Clerk exam?
As per the previous notification, the candidate’s age must be between 20 years to 28 years.

Q.3: What is the education requirement for the IBPS Clerk exam?
All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised board or university.

Q.4: What is the application fee required for IBPS Clerk?
All applicants belonging to the general category are required to pay Rs. 850. And applicants belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories will need to pay Rs. 175 (only the intimation charges).

Q.5: What is the selection process for IBPS Clerk?
The selection process for IBPS Clerk includes two stages: preliminary exam, and main exam. There is no interview round conducted for IBPS Clerk recruitment.

We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2022 helps you. Stay tuned to Embibe for the latest news and updates on IBPS Clerk 2022.

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