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Eligibility For Bank Clerical Grade Exam

The eligibility of candidates for appearing in the Bank clerical grade exam is explained here.

Age Limit For Bank Clerical Grade Exam

Not below 18 years and not above 28 years. Relaxation in upper age limit is as per rules for specified categories including SC/ST/OBC etc.


A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification For Bank Clerical Grade Exam

1. For the posts of Clerks and Typists:

Bachelor's degree of a recognized University in any discipline or its equivalent recognized as such by the Central Government.

Passed with 50% marks in aggregate in Higher Secondary

Examination/(10+2) of 10+2+3 pattern/Eleventh Standard Examination of 11+3

pattern/Intermediate/Pre-University or its equivalent.


Passed with 50% marks in aggregate in Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. Administration.

Passed with 60% marks in aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/ l0th standard of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent.

2. For the posts of Stenographers, Data Entry Operators, Telephone Operators:

A pass in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern) SSLC/ l0th standard examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent.

3. For the posts of Agricultural Clerks:

A degree or Diploma in Agriculture (including Agricultural Engineering) from a recognized University/Institution.

Passed Higher Secondary/ 12th Standard of 10+2+3 pattern or Intermediate or equivalent examination with Agriculture as a subject with 50% marks for all candidates except SC/ST/OBC/XS/OBC/OH candidates in whose case the eligibility is a mere pass in these subjects.

A Matriculation/SSC (l0th Standard) certificate in case of a Village Level Worker with a minimum of 3 years experience as Village level worker under a Government.

Other Qualifications Required For Bank Clerical Grade Exam

Applicants for the posts of Typists and Stenographers must have proficiency in Typing and Shorthand with the following minimum speed.

Hindi Typing - 25 wpm

English Typing - 30 wpm

Hindi Shorthand - 60 wpm in Hindi shorthand in addition to minimum Hindi Typing speed of 25 wpm

English Shorthand -80 wpm in English shorthand in addition to minimum English Typing speed of 30 wpm

For further details, readers are advised to check out the Employment Notification.

Exam Pattern Of Bank Clerical Grade Exam

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