IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) determines IBPS Clerk 2020 eligibility criteria for all the aspiring candidates. Before filling the application form, it is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk 2020. The authorities have determined the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2020 on the basis of nationality, age and education qualification. As per IBPS Clerk 2020 eligibility criteria, a graduate between 20 to 28 years of age as on September 1, 2020 can fill the application form. However, there are certain age relaxations given to the reserved category candidates on the upper age limit. Thus, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria on all the grounds before applying for the IBPS Clerk exam. The candidature of the candidates might be rejected in case they are found not meeting the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2020. To know more about the IBPS Clerk 2020 eligibility criteria, go through the article below.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification, Nationality, Age Limit

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains, and interview. The IBPS Clerk 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be held on December 12, 13 and 19, 2020 while the mains exam is to be conducted on January 24, 2021. Candidates will be able to fill the application form of IBPS Clerk from September 17 tentatively.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Dates

The table below contains the important dates along with the IBPS Clerk exam dates 2020 for both prelims and the mains examination.

IBPS PO Important Dates 2020



IBPS Clerk notification

September 12, 2020 (Tentative)

Start date of online registration

September 17, 2020 (Tentative)

Last date to fill IBPS Clerk application form

October 9, 2020 (Tentative)

Dates of Prelims exam

December 12, 13 and 19, 2020

Dates of the mains exam

January 24, 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The authorities determine the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk on the basis of the following grounds:

  1. Nationality

  2. Age

  3. Education Qualification

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Nationality

On the basis of nationality, a candidate must be

  • Citizen of India or

  • A citizen of Nepal or

  • A subject of Bhutan or

  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) & (5) and have certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit (As on September 1, 2020)

  • Lower age limit: 20 years

  • Upper age limit: 28 years

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation

The table below contains the various age relaxations given to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. Candidates will have to present documents to support their claim for age relaxation while the document verification.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Age Relaxation


Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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 domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

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

5 years

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Education Qualification

  • Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

  • Knowledge of Computer - Must have knowledge of operating and working computers.

  • Candidates must have a certificate/diploma/degree in computer operations/language/ should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the high school/college/institute.

  • Knowledge of official and local language - Must have proficiency in the official language of the state/UT.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020

The exam authorities will release IBPS Clerk 2020 application form tentatively on September 17 in online mode at the official website. Candidates fulfilling the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2020 will be able to fill the application form. Along with filling out the application form, candidates also need to pay the prescribed application fee as per their category. Candidates successfully filling the application form will be issued the IBPS Clerk admit card.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification, Nationality, Age Limit

Question: What is the educational qualification for IBPS Clerk 2020?


Candidates have been a graduate in any discipline.

Question: I have appeared for the test thrice. Will I be able to take the test this year or is there any limit in attempts?


No, there is no limit in the number of attempts in IBPS Clerk exam and thus you will be able to appear for the test.

Question: Is there any minimum percentage required in graduation to be eligible to appear in the exam?


No, you just need to be a graduate irrespective of the marks secured in the graduation.

Question: Do I have to upload my category certificate while filing the application form?


No, all the certificates proving your eligibility whether it is education, caste  etc, will be checked during the documents verification.

Question: Till what age can I fill the application form if I am an ST candidate?


Since the authorities have given a relaxation of 5 years on the upper age limit of the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, you can fill the application form till 33 years of age.

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i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


What is the graduation percentage needed for taking admission?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020

When it comes to IBPS Clerk, there's no specific aggregate required for graduation. One just needs to have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

Apart from this, it's imperative to have proficiency in official language of the state or union territory for which one has applied.

how do I check my result of ibps clerk IX ? please let me know the website?

Neha Tiwari 1st Jan, 2020


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has Recently Uploaded Pre Exam Result for the Post of Clerk IX Recruitment 2019. Those Candidates Who have Applied for this Recruitment Exam can Download Pre Exam Result from the  website www.ibps.in.

Hope this helps!!


how to do registration in website for ibps examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Follow the below steps to register for ibps examination :-

1. Registration :-

  • You should first visit the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in and then s elect your post column from the left sidebar and enter .Now click on Apply Online link.
  • In the next window, you need to submit your new registration details to generate registration id and password. (It also sent to your registered email ID) .After getting registration id and password login to fill IBPS Online Application form.

2.Filling up Online Application

  • After login, choose the application form which you want to apply. Click on it. Now submit all required details carefully Specially Double Check (Name / DOB / Passing % / Passing Year / Exam Center)

3. Uploading of Scanned Docs

You need to upload Photo and signature scanned copy in the required size .(you must scan both photo and signature in required size and format before applying the form)

Step 4. Online Payment of Fee

After successfully uploading , you need to pay fees ,for paying fees online you can use your debit/credit/net banking.Now fill all necessary details which required paying fees online.

Step 5. Finalize the Application :-

  • After full payment process once again properly check your filled IBPS application form details .If required make changes in it. After properly check now click on submit button.

Step 6. Printing of Finalized Online Application Form

  • After successfully submitting the IBPS application form, you must  take print out of it .Also, save it on your computer as this is the proof of your filled application formKeep this form safe for future use.



Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019
Hello Arti,
At the time of filling your application for IBPS PO CLERK exam you are not asked to provide caste certificate.You have to enter primary details like your name, email id contact number etc and upload a scanned passport size photo and signature and a written declaration note.
But at the time of counselling you need to carry your caste certificate along with other required. SC/ST/OBC candidates must provide caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format by Government of India.This is just enough.
I hope this is helpful to you.

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