Check Whether You Are Eligible For IBPS Bank Exams 2014-2015 ?

Before starting the preparations for any of the bank exams in India, you should be aware of each exam eligibility criteria which include credentials like educational qualification, age limit etc. We have been getting a lot queries regarding whether they are eligible or not for the demotic IBPS exams where more than 19 banks conducting their recruitment process based on the IBPS CWE score. And several times we got the info that candidates who have already started their bank exams coaching either via some institutes or themselves for more than 3-4 months stand disqualified since they did not check the IBPS eligibility criteria when they started their exam coaching.

As you all know IBPS conducts bank exams (CWE) for the posts of Clerk, Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee (MT), Specialist Officer (SO) and in addition to that they do the same for the posts of Officer and Officer Assistant in Regional Rural Banks (RRB). We are going to detail the eligibility criteria for above mentioned posts for which IBPS conducts the Common Written Examination (CWE). Read the criteria carefully since there were some misconception regarding the educational qualification and age limit of IBPS PO recruitment because IBPS reversed it back to the old criteria soon after the notification been revealed.

IBPS Bank Exams Eligibility Criteria For The Recruitment 2014-2015

  • IBPS Clerical Recruitment 2014-2015 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS conducts clerical exams once in an year. Those who are eligible to apply for the CWE with their educational qualification and age limit can apply for it online and the exams will be conducted later, the candidates who passed, that means, if they have got the minimum cutoff marks that IBPS put will be selected for the next stage that is an interview.

Minimum Educational Qualification

Age Limit

  • IBPS PO/MT Recruitment 2014-2015 Eligibility Criteria

Like the same how IBPS has been conducting the recruitment process for clerical, for PO/MT also, the CWE is once in every year. Apart from clerical posts, this has some salary hike and an additional probationary period also.

In the previous IBPS PO/MT recruitment, IBPS had done some changes (which they reversed back to the old later) in the educational qualification and age limit, that made a lot of candidates in trouble for a while.

Minimum Educational Qualification

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  • IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment 2014-2015 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS SO recruitment has some difference when compared to clerical and PO. Under the category of SO there are 11 posts which have both the educational qualification and age limit are different. There are also Scale I and Scale II divisions for some posts where work experience in the associative fields is mandatory for Scale II posts.

Educational Qualification And Age Limit For Various Specialist Officer Posts

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  • IBPS RRB Recruitment 2014-2015 Eligibility Criteria

56 Regional Rural Banks in various states recruits candidates based on IBPS CWE score. Similar to IBPS specialist officer recruitment, RRB also has similar divisions in posts which are Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer (Scale I), Officer (Scale II) and Officer (Scale III) and some of them needed experienced candidates. Further details are given below.

Educational Qualification And Experience Required For Various RRB Posts

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IBPS-RRB-Posts-Age-Relaxation-2013-2014You may have some doubts after reading all the eligibility criteria which we have detailed above. Significant one is about distance education and recognized university.

Which Are The IBPS Recognized Universities ?.

Universities which have approval from University Grants Commission (UGC) will be considered as recognized universities.

Will IBPS Support Distance Education ?.

Yes, IBPS consider candidates who have taken their degree (graduation) or other educational qualification via distance education only if it should be a UGC approved university.

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