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
Physically Challenged Candidates
|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.
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