What are the Age Limits & Relaxations for Bank Jobs in India?

1187167_abstract_circle_shape To apply for any bank exams in India & to make it upto the written exam, the first eligibility condition posed is - Age Limit. All public & private sector banks have certain policies & based on those criteria set for selection processes, applicants are filtered at the initial stages.We receive many questions about this age factor & for the benefit of those, here are some quick points.


Age Limits: All public sector banks follow the same set of rules for entry level posts (like clerk & PO). For the recruitment of specialist officers, each bank will have their own preference.


For the post of Clerk  18 - 28 yrs &

For Officers/PO posts  21 - 30 yrs would be the general condition.


Apart from this, there are relaxations for candidates of certain categories -

Category Upper age limit increased by

SC/ ST Candidates 

5 years

OBC 3 years

Physically Challenged Candidates

10 years
Ex- Servicemen 5 years
Widows, Divorced women etc., 9 years


* The data was compiled based on previous bank recruitments & subject to change.The final decision to include the relaxations, rests with the banking exam co-coordinator or those whose frame the criteria for bank exams.


Private Sector Banks: Although there are age limit to apply for private bank jobs, the above categorized relaxations are not applicable for their recruitments, as private banks may conduct separate tests or direct interviews to select candidates. 


It is necessary for applicants to understand that relaxations in age stop at the preliminary stages.It is upto the candidate`s knowledge on competing with others & performing well in the written test, interview & reach the final selection, wherein marks will have a major impact.


Incase of any questions or difference of opinion you can voice it out through comments

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Anonymous said...

Any information about new clerical recruitment in sbi?(approximately in which month &how many vacancies)

jobs in sbi said...

There is no announcement from SBI on Clerk Jobs but check out Management Executive Jobs in SBI

Anonymous said...

my date of birth is 20/10/1991.shall ican write this exam?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

pl.infomation of bank exams age limit.

ravikumar said...

I have qualifications of MBA and Mcom.and my age is 40.and and working as manager in co-operative bank.now i want job change. can i apply for commercial and nationalised banks ?.

Latest news said...

Ravikumar, Although you can apply only for senior postings in private and nationalized banks & not for Clerk & PO

Murari said...

I am an serving soldier, applied for bank clerk exam under Ex-servicemen category and cleared it too, now I have to appear for interview, I will be released from service immediately on getting appointment letter from Bank, but I do not know how to prove my credentials as Ex-serviceman as I will become ex-serviceman only after quitting the service which can happen only if bank gives me a firm appointment letter.

Can any one suggest me a way out as this is Egg & Chicken situation for me

rakesh said...

don't you think that the relaxation for sc and bc or other relaxation to any group is injustice with the generals. or you can say that preference merits not to any category.

Bank Jobs said...

Rakesh, Relaxations for categories even in this competitive world does affect those with merit.But that is how the government is formulating its policies.

sameera said...

General category candidates are more worried..they are eligible to write exam upto 30 yrs. Higher officials in the bank has to bring this to govt notice. so general candidate age limit can be increased for atleast 2 more yrs. So we all will be benefited and more grateful to officers. Need ur help to push up general candidates in their career life. Don't be partial to other categories. On behalf of general candidates i request bank officers kindly to look after it and do the needful as early as possible.