IBPS CLERK 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 8th December 2018 To 16th December 2018
Result Date : 5th March 2019

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Overview

Between 20 - 28 years.
Completed graduation with English as mandatory subject. Studied Computer as one of the subject in High School/College/Institute.
Age relaxation between 3-10 years varies according to the Category.

IBPS CLERK 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • To write the IBPS CLERK Exam, the candidate should fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria.

  • If candidates do not satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria then the  IBPS Clerk 2018 Application form can be rejected at any stage.

IBPS CLERK 2018 Exam Eligibility - Based on Nationality/Citizenship:

  • As prescribed in the IBPS CLERK eligibility criteria, the candidate must be a citizen of India/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan.

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with intention of permanently settling in India.

  • A person of Indian origin who came from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: All the above-mentioned candidates must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by Government of India.

IBPS CLERK 2018 Exam Eligibility - Based on Age Limit:

  • As prescribed, IBPS CLERK age limit must be between 20 Years to 28 Years as on 01 November 2018.

  • The candidate should be born after 02.09.1990 and before 01.09.1998.

  • Relaxation will be provided to the reserved category students as per norms of Government of India.

Sr. No.


Age Relaxation



5 Years



3 Years



10 Years


Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Service rendered + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen who 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 remarried.

9 Years


Persons ordinarily settled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

5 Years


Persons affected by riots of 1984 

5 Years


Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only).

5 Years



  • Cumulative basis: The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. II (3) to II (8).

  • Maximum Age Limit: The maximum IBPS CLERK age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

  • Certificates for Age Relaxation: Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit the necessary certificate(s) in original/copies at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/Participating Organisation(s).

  • Rules for Ex-Servicemen: The following rules apply to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government who are appearing for the exam:

    • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.

    • An Ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on the civil side and availed benefits which were being given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-Servicemen status for re-employment purpose in Government jobs ceases.

    • Candidates who are in the Armed Forces and are still desirous to apply under Ex-Servicemen category whose date of completion of the specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed one year from the last date for receipt of online application i.e. on or before 11.09.2017 are eligible to apply.

IBPS CLERK 2018 Exam Eligibility - Based on Education:

  • Minimum qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

  • English Knowledge: Keeping English as one of the majors, subjects at SSC/HSC/Intermediate/Graduation level, a candidate must clear the same.

  • Certificate: Candidate should possess the certificate of proof of passing the qualifying examination.

  • Computer knowledge: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations or the candidate should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute. 

  • State Language: Candidates should know how to read, write and speak the Official Language of the State or Union Territory from where the candidate is applying.

  • Graduation marks/degree: A candidate must have possession of graduation mark sheet/Degree certificate of graduation and should enter the authenticate marks obtained on the day of registering for IBPS CLERK exam.

  • Calculation of marks: The marks obtained by a candidate must be calculated by taking all subjects studied in a course in consideration irrespective of honours/optional/additional subjects and the percentage should be exactly indicated in the respective section of IBPS clerk online application form.

  • Certificate for Ex-Servicemen: Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be a matriculate Ex-Serviceman who has obtained 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 of the Union as on 12.09.2017. Such certificates should be dated on or before 12.09.2017.


Discussion Forum

My permanent address is of Nepal can i apply for IBPS Clerk exam

My permanent address is of Nepal can i apply for IBPS Clerk exam ?

Asked By: Shalini Mishra,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Shalini,

As prescribed in the IBPS CLERK eligibility criteria, the candidate must be a citizen of India/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan.

Click here to read other eligibility criteria of IBPS CLERK exam.

Good Luck.

How much age relaxation for SC/St category candidates

How much age relaxation for SC/St category candidates?

Asked By: Anamika,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Anamika,

Age relaxation in IBPS CLERK exam for SC/ST category candidates is for 3 Years.

Click here to read other eligibility criteria.

Good Luck.

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