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IBPS Eligibility, Guideline, and Relaxation for Person With Disability (PWD) / Physically Handicapped (PH) Candidates.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Scheduled exams for various posts this year for IBPS PO 2017, IBPS Clerk 2017, IBPS Specialist Officer 2017, and IBPS RRB 2017 etc. Every year more than 10 lac students participate in these tests. Before applying for IBPS Online Application form, all of you need to check your eligibility first that you are eligible or not.

Here department divides all students into some categories like General, OBC, SC/ST, (Persons With Disabilities) PWD, Ex- servicemen, etc. Each category aspirants have their different eligibility terms, reservation norms, and relaxation. Here

Each category aspirants have their different eligibility terms, reservation norms, and relaxation. Here IBPS Recruitment Guide provides you complete information on IBPS Eligibility for PH/PWD candidates.

Who is a Person With Disability (PWD)? (विकलांग व्यक्ति)

Definition of Disability (विकलांगता): Federal laws define a person with a disability as “Anyone who has a physical or mental impairment (शारीरिक या मानसिक हानि) that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.”

Major life activities include walking, talking, hearing, seeing, breathing, learning, performing manual tasks, and caring for oneself. IBPS PO Practice / Mock Test Series Pdf.

Definition of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) According to IBPS

  • Visually Impaired (VI) = नेत्रहीन
  • Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI) = बहरापन
  • Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) = अस्थि विकलांग
  • Physically Handicapped (PH) = शारीरिक रूप से विकलांग.

What is Eligibility Criteria for PWD Candidates for IBPS Exam?

In a case of persons with a disability what kind of disability is acceptable for IBPS? First of all, you should check your IBPS Exam eligibility for PWD candidates. In which Person With Disability Act 1995, clearly mention that every participant will take benefits of the person with the disability only if he/she suffer from more than 40% of the relevant disability.

And is certified by the Medical Board constituted by the Central /State Government. You will need to show your original certificates at the time of interview.

Candidate with following disability is eligible to apply for the IBPS Bank Exam. Do You belong to PWD Category?

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Visually Impaired (VI) = Blindness (अंधापन)

  1. The total absence of sight,
  2. Visual acuity is not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
  3. Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse. These are visual disability criteria.

Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates

  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in the magnified font, and all such candidates will be eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour Or otherwise advised of examination.
  • The facility of viewing the substance of the test in the magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

Deaf and Hearing Impaired (HI)

A person with total loss of hearing in both the ears. A person cannot hear or understand sounds even after amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

A person with the locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% can apply.

  • BL – Both legs affected but not arms,
  • OA – One arm affected (Right or Left) with impaired reach or weakness of grip or ataxia,
  • OL – One leg affected (Right or Left)
  • MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance.
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Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe

  • A candidate who uses writer gets extra 20 minutes for every hour of IBPS Exam.
  • The candidate can use their scribe at his/her own cost during the online examination. The scribe can be from any academic stream.
  • If a candidate is visually impaired and is not using the service of a scribe, then he/she may opt for the magnified font.
  • For the post of Specialist Officer, the scribe should be from a different academic stream as that prescribed for the post.
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All participants must check carefully for their eligibility. And IBPS Department also gives ten years age relaxation in all post. IBPS Disability certificate format of PWD certificates to be submitted at the time of interview etc. can be downloaded from IBPS website www.ibps.in.

Hope this Article gives you lots of information about Person with disability & visually handicapped criteria and guideline for IBPS Exam. Share this with your friends that it can help others. You can also share your exam experiences here.

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  1. hello sir,
    i am a pwd candidate (VI 40%). but in my certificate they did not mention either any specific date of validity of certificate or permanent. while in my case it is incurable.
    so please tell, is there any problem or it is ok??

    1. Hello Prakash, You should make PWD Certificate in IBPS Websites Format in this formatted date of validity is mention, PWD certificates as applicable to be submitted at the time of interview can be downloaded from IBPS website http://www.ibps.in

  2. Ya i got it…but how can i apply magnifying font…whether i have to do that in examination hall or during formfillup??

    1. In the Examination.

      1. Thank u😊

  3. Sir, I have done my 12th with science from NIOS (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOL) and after that I did BBA WITH 60+% NOW IAM DOING PGDM IN FINANCE (CORESPONDANCE) AND MY AGE IS 27 , I WANT TO KNOW IS IAM ELIGIBLE FOR PO EXAM.

    1. Yes, Parveen you are eligible.

  4. Sir my graduation % is 49.89…so can i apply rbi grade b…where it needs 50%… so can i apply for that?
    Do reply..thank u …

  5. Sir i m visually handicapped…and my percentage is 50%, so how can i apply for magnifying font… Plzz tell me the procedure …
    Thank u.

    1. Saurav, Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
      The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

  6. sir, my eyes have by birth retinal degenerative condition and can not see properly nearby things and distant also.m i eligible for PWD categry?

    1. Yes, You can apply.

  7. ibps form fill karte time magnifying font k lie yes karne ka option nahi ata..
    toh ye exam center p bolne se milega kya..???

  8. Sir, I got cleared in SBI PO Pre, I belong to OH category, my left hand and right foot are affected. The problem is I can not write or type as some fingers are missing and rest are curved. I have the same problem with my foot but I can walk with ease. In my certificate doctor has mentioned one hand and one foot are affected, so technically I fall under OAL category which is not allowed in banks. what can I do now? will they reject me at the time of interview on the basis of my certificate. please reply to me.

    1. Rajni, Now It depends on the interviewer, Hope For Best.

  9. Sir i am belongs to HI with 50% plz tell about medical test i have CMO certificate 45%

    1. Disability certificate issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Disability category
      If the candidate has used the services of a Scribe at the time of CWE the duly filled in details of the scribe in the prescribed format.

  10. sir 2016 ka HI cutoff sectional wise kitna tha…..aur overall………..ibps clerk aur po ka

  11. sir.. what i have to do if i want to view exam content in magnifying font…i am 40% visually handicap…??

    1. Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
      The facility of viewing the contents of the test in the magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

  12. hello sir,i m 75% VI have a by birth retinal eye problem in both eyes,m i eligible for PWD categiry? and i want reader not writer will i able to take reader’s help?

    1. Hello Swati, Yes you are eligible for PWD Category.

      1. sir/madam i am pwd person but i don’t know my disabilty percent if my disabilty is less than 40 % than i can fill exam in pwd catgory……i m confuses no one tell me right way …..

      2. You are not eligible for PWD category.

  13. Dear sir/madam
    My right ear fully profound(not hearing 100℅ ) and my left ear minimal lossing , may i apply for upcoming ibps exam and how i get pwd certificate for Hearing impaired

    1. Yes, you can apply if you have been certified,
      Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.
      Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of IBPS Notification advertisement)

  14. Hai sir,
    Shivakumar from Karnataka

    Dob:16/6/89 GM with Physically​ challenged​
    Orthopaedically Challenged ( MW) 45% sir , am eligible for IBPS clerk 2017 sir

    1. Hi Shivakumar, Yes you are eligible for IBPS Clerk.

  15. iam 40% visually pwd candidate

    Form fill karte time Visual impaired candidates k lie.. magnifying font choose karne ka option nahi araha to ye automatically yes hojata hai kya… ??
    please help…

  16. sir..l m vi 40%cn i use scribe….kya scribe use krne se selection me ko paresani nhi n hogi…pls help me

    1. Yes, Rupesh you can use the scribe.

  17. hii mam ,

    Form fill karte time Visual impaired candidates k lie.. magnifying font choose karne ka option nahi araha to ye ye automatically yes hojata hai kya… ??

  18. sir,
    iam 40% visually pwd candidate

    if i will not choose scribe or magnifying font facility in exam .. then also will i get compensatory time??

    1. Hello Priya, If you do not choose this facility then how could they will give you compensatory time.

  19. Sir my left hand was broken in childhood and due that whole hand has become heel and weak at young so should I apply under pwd category or not

    1. Hello Abhi, if you have a medical certificate of this then you can apply under PWD category.

  20. sir
    I am 68% OC, I have physical disability certificate with all counter signature by the required personnels but the issue is the certificate is a little different from the proscribed format(my full size photograph is in the lower right corner). Will that be accepted while document verification?

    1. Hello, Suraj you should submit this query here-
      http://cgrs.ibps.in/

  21. Sir am Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) person. I want to know that i have extra 20 minutes time or not.

    1. Hello Sudhir, you don’t have extra 20 minutes for the exam.

  22. Hello Raghavendra, No it is not a big issue.

  23. sir how much percentage needed a physically challanged person in 12th and graduation for bank po exam

  24. I have rheumatoid arthritis. Shall i get pwd certificate under muscular weakness and limited physical endurance? Plz guide me

  25. sir muje left eye se bilkul bhi nhi dikhta
    kya me VI certificate bnwa skta hu? ?

  26. Hello sir

    Iam Mallikarjun Recently March 5th conducted, We waiting For result so when announced, please tell me. Bharatiya note mudrana, Post: Industrial work man Trainee.

    1. Hello Mallikarjun, It will become soon.

      1. Hello,
        I am one eye person… My left eye vision is nil and right eye is 6/6 so can i eligible for bank… Nd in which category plz tell….. Thanku

      2. Hello, Akshay you are eligible for IBPS Clerk and PO.

  27. Sir,
    I’m physically handicapped SC candidate with 40% VI, if I’m use scribe my cut off marks will equal to OC cut off marks?

  28. Sir,l have a pwd certificate of HI of 85%. Will l Select, ls there any medical check up after Selection. Pls tell me sir.

  29. If someone got injury in his/her spinal cord and his disability is 40%.Where that person will fall in Handicaped category in IBPS exams.

    1. Hello, Deepak this person will able to apply in orthopedically challenged (OC) category.

  30. स र, कितना percentage विगलांगता मिनिमम होना चाहिए जब फायदा मिलता है?
    अ 25 ब 40 स 50 age me nokri me please tell me sir.

    1. Hello Umesh, 40 percentage milega.

  31. Sir
    I am low vision candidate . How can i see the exam in magnified fonts ? i dont need scribe , only magnified fonts , is there any option ? while filling the form there was no option for viewing the contents magnified i have selected the option PWD = VI and % DISABILITY 40 % .
    PLEASE HELP .

    1. Hello, Harsha Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.

    2. yes, those people are do not use scribe they have magnified option in right side above, 40% or 40% more- people are only eligible.

  32. Hello Sir
    I would like to ask that how will i get a scribe for the exam if i am visually impaired. Do I have to arrange it myself or will it be provided by ibps commission?In case I have to arrange it on my own then can i choose one of my family members,any educated person?What all formalities need to be done? Please help me with my problem.

    1. Hello, Nikita
      The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

      • The scribe may be from any academic stream.
      • The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the examination
      • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination

      You will have to arrange your own scribe.

  33. 1)AFTER FINAL SELECTION OF CANDIDATES IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANK, IN WHICH CATEGORY THE CANDIDATES WILL GET SELECTED. I AM PWD WITH HI(HEARING IMPARIED) AND GENERAL CATEOGORY. SO WHICH CATEGORY MY CUT OFF WILL DECIDE? PWD OR GEN AND BOTH.
    2)IN FINAL SELECTION, WILL I GET SELECTED IN PWD RESERVATION OR BY MERIT LIST OR BY GENERAL CATEGORY OR BY BOTH

    1. Anshul, You will be selected as per PWD candidates Cutoffs. If you are eligible for it. Check Eligibility given above.

  34. I m divore kya bank po exam m else liye koi benefit Mila h?????

  35. sir i am a person with VI disability….i have asked for the help of scribe in sbi po upcommiing… i want to ask that when will i have to submit the scrib decleration form?? i mean before exam or after exam?

    1. Hello Vishal, Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of scribe in the examination should carefully indicate the same in the online application form.

  36. Sir meri spine me curve problem hai jyada chalne me ya khade hone me pareshaani hoti hai aur bina kisi support ke baithne me bhi body me pain rahta hai mera disability certificate kitne percent ka ban jaayega pleaee sur guess and tell me

    1. Anuj, it is a concern of medical authority.

  37. sir mai multiple disability 45% hu oh ibps me pwd ke koun si cateogory ke ayega

  38. Sir meri ek eyes side nill hai to kya mein VI category mein aata hu kya……

    1. Visually Impaired (VI)
      Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely (i) Total absence of sight, (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses. (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse.

  39. sir can i use the person who applied for sbi po as my scribe for sbi po prelims exam?/if the date/shift of exam is varied….

    1. Yes, Suresh.

  40. Sir, I am 30% visually handicapped.. How it will cost for me for filling ibps po/clerk form??

    1. Rs. 600/-

  41. Sir ,
    I am having pwd certificate in OH category.but that certificate was issued to me on the year 2006, so can you tell me whether new updated certificate is required at the time of selection or that oldone is enough, please advise…….

    1. Sovan, You required a new certificate in prescribed format which given at IBPS Notification.

  42. Sir , I’ve been qualified for IBPS SO.
    I’ve the following disabilities
    Kindly tell me whether I’m eligible for applying on PHC quota
    Cerebral palsy , right arm and right leg , muscular weakness with 65 %
    Am i eligible for applying PHC….if not , i got very good scoring , so can I apply on open category ( i belong to open category )

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