1) Education qualification for IBPS:

For the IBPS Clerk Exam

  • The candidate must be a graduate of any stream from a recognized University.
  • Good handling and working knowledge of computers and must have proof of it, a course of computer completed either in the 10th / 12th or graduation degree.
  • Another mandatory requirement is the proficiency in the language that the candidate opted for in the exam form.

For the IBPS PO/MT exam

  • The candidate must have a graduation degree of any stream from a recognized University. Initially IBPS had pegged a minimum of 60% to be eligible but later revoked it on public request.
  • Good handling and working knowledge of computers.
  • Proficiency in the language that the candidate opted for in the exam form.

2) Age Limit for the IBPS exam: the age criteria are the same for the IBPS Clerk and PO/MT exam, which is from 20-30 years (both inclusive).However, relaxation has been provided by IBPS for the different reserved categories:

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • Person with Disability: 10 years
  • Ex-Serviceman/ Disabled Ex-serviceman: the authentic period of service completed in the defense forces with an additional 3 years
  • Widows(for Clerk exam) : 9 years
  • Persons domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of J&K during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89: 5 years

3) Nationality requirements for IBPS:

  A candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the date 01/01/1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Any person of Indian origin who has migrated from any other nation (a complete list of the countries can be found on the official website for which the link has been given below) with the intention of settling down permanently in India.
  • The candidate should have been issued a certificate of any of the above category in which he wishes relaxation by the Government of India.

4) More details of the eligibility conditions can be found on the official site of IBPS: http://www.ibps.in/