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IBPS Bank Exam Eligibility requirements: PO, Clerk, Specialist and RRB

In less than five years, “IBPS Bank Exams” has matured into the biggest platform for those who are aiming to become a Clerk, PO (Probationary Officer) or SO (Specialist Officer) in Indian Banks. At present, all the public financial establishments back IBPS as their recruiting partner. Therefore, anyone intending to apply for Bank jobs in 2016 has to conform with the eligibility requirements demanded by the IBPS, and those norms may be regarded as the “.

IBPS eligibility norms related to Nationality/Citizenship

As in any government organization in our country, Indian Nationals are straightaway qualified, they can apply for IBPS Bank Exams if the age and educational requirements are met. Residents of our neighbours/ other recognised nations are also eligible under certain conditions, as explained below.

Bank Exam Eligibility: Age and Education.

The second and most important part of the IBPS eligibility criteria is age and education.

  • The minimum educational requirement for a candidate wishing to appear for Bank Exams in 2016 is a bachelor’s degree.
  • Professional qualification and relevant experience are a must for higher officer posts.
  • Some IBPS posts require the applicants to have basic knowledge in computers and proficiency in local languages.
  • Aspirants in the final year of their study or waiting for the result are not eligible.

Coming to the IBPS’s age criteria, the typical age range in which you’re able to apply is 20-30. However, relaxation is applicable for the reserved candidates; you can read the details below.

Eligibility for IBPS’s Bank Clerk Recruitment in 2016

When IBPS announced the Clerk Exam in 2012, the minimum eligibility for applying Clerk Recruitment was Pre-Degree or +2 with 60% marks. The latest requirement as of 2016 is a pass in the degree course.

Age Limit for General category: 20-28 as on 01-08-2016*.  Following table shows the age relaxation applicable to IBPS Clerk aspirants.

For more details check IBPS Clerk Recruitment

The relaxation benefit is cumulative, up to one additional category. That means, for example, a widow with a disability applying for IBPS exam is eligible to get a relaxation of 19 years (9+10) in the upper age limit. However, she cannot claim the benefit of any other category.

Other requirements:

Computer Literacy. Candidates must have studied computer as a subject in school or degree level; the remaining people have to provide a certificate to prove their proficiency.

Candidates should be able to read, write and speak the local language of the State from which they are applying for the IBPS Clerk Exam.

Eligibility for IBPS’s Bank PO Exam in 2016

The IBPS PO Recruitment from its inception has “pass in degree” as the eligibility condition. Graduates from all discipline can register for IBPS Bank PO exam, and there isn’t a percentage requirement.

Age: 20-30 as on 01-07-2016*.

IBPS PO, visit IBPS PO Recruitment



Upcoming IBPS PO Exam 2016 registration dates:

To date  IBPS has organized 5 PO exams, and the most recent exam was during October/November in 2015. The online registration for this exam ended on 01-08-2015. As of now IBPS has completed the Preliminary and Main Exam phases of this recruitment and recently they published the scores secured by the eligible candidates appeared in the Main Exam.

Status of last IBPS PO recruitment 2015: Interview Call letter released.

The schedule of the last PO recruitment is posted above. If you’re an IBPS PO aspirant you may check the page on IBPS PO , to know more about the eligibility conditions, syllabus, etc. and prepare yourself to apply for the next chance.

Registration for next IBPS PO Exam would start in the month of September 2016.

When is the next IBPS Clerk exam in 2016?

When IBPS started managing the Clerical Cadre exam in 2011, the minimum eligibility for a participating candidate was a pass in 10th Class. People from all sorts if life, even engineering graduates applied for the exam and ultimately the agency received around 50L registrations. The trend continued in successive exams although the education and age norms have had changed a bit in the course. The Clerk Exam is comparatively easy for the higher-educated: if they could crack this exam, they have the opportunity to advance to the PO and managerial levels within the institution- they are also entitled to get age-relaxation in PO and RRB exams, subject to the rules.

Status of recent IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2015: Candidates are waiting for Main Exam results.

IBPS finished the web-based application process for the Clerk Recruitment 2015 on 1st day of September. Candidates have already appeared in the preliminary exam and are now being shortlisted for the Main Exam. The Interviews and the final placement would be carried out by April 2016.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 dates.

Tentative dates of IBPS Specialist Exam 2016.

Professionals like engineers, lawyers, managers, accountants, etc. who have the interest in the banking sector always anticipate for the dates of IBPS Specialist recruitment, which usually gets announced before the end of every year. There was a Specialist Exam in February of 2015 and just in this week IBPS announced the impending registration for the 2016’s recruitment.

Status of the last IBPS Specialist Recruitment  in 2016:  Registrations ends, Call letter available for download. 

IBPS has completed the registration for the 2016’s Specialist recruitment. Applicants are now preparing for the online Specialist Exam. If you wish to apply for the upcoming recruitment, for 2017 cadre,you might have to wait until December 2016, for IBPS to start the fresh registrations.

IBPS Specialist Exam 2017 dates

Schedule of the IBPS RRB Recruitment in 2016:

IBPS RRB exam is your gateway to around 60 plus Gramin and Rural banks in India. Unlike the PO, Clerk and Specialist exams, IBPS has no direct role in the final enrollment of a candidate to the regional banks, although they manage the exams and interviews for the RRBs. IBPS conducts the RRB recruitment to the post of Office Assistants ( Clerical position), and Officer Scales 1, 2, and 3 in every year and releases a scorecard. The RRBs use this score for filling job vacancies, for one year from the date announcement of result.

Status of the last IBPS RRB recruitment in 2016.Final results announced.

RRB is one of the IBPS recruitment categories which do not have the “preliminary exam” phase. Those who got selected in the RRB Recruitment 2015 are awaiting for their appointment order.  Candidates in the waiting-list are eligible for applying all the Gramin Bank vacancies in 2016.

Notification for the next IBPS  Rural Bank Exam would be released in August 2016.