Ex Servicemen Eligibility Criteria + Cut Off Marks for IBPS/SBI Bank Exam

IBPS Ex-Servicemen Criteria / Quota / Cut Off marks for Bank Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and State bank of India (SBI) conducts various exams every year for different posts such as IBPS Probationary Officer, Clerk, Office assistants, and Officers in various sectors like (IT Officer, Agriculture Officer, Law Officer, Marketing and HR Officers etc.)

Every exam has different eligibility criteria and cut off marks. Today here we are talking about Ex Servicemen Eligibility Criteria for Bank Exam and Cut off marks for ex-servicemen in ibps exam.

Eligibility Criteria for Ex Servicemen –

  • Age Limit for Ex Servicemen in IBPS / SBI Exam
  • Education Criteria for Ex Servicemen in IBPS / SBI Exam

First of all, you all need to know basic things about ex-servicemen according to the IBPS and SBI department.

Who is Ex-Servicemen?

According to IBPS department, the ex-servicemen is categorized under three categories namely as XS, DXS, DISXS.

  1. Ex-servicemen (EXSM): Those candidates shall be treated as Ex-servicemen who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Notification No. 36034/ 5/ 85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.10.1986 as amended from time to time.
  2. Disabled Ex-servicemen (DISXS): Ex-servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-servicemen (DISXS).
  3. Dependents of Servicemen killed in Action (DXS): Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to military service
    (a) war (b) war like operations (c) fighting against armed hostiles (d) serving with peace keeping mission abroad (e) layering or clearance of mines (f) frost bite during actual operations (g) dealing with agitation para- military forces personnel (h) IPKF Personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka.

Who can Apply as Ex-Servicemen?

The Ex- servicemen who would apply for the job post:

  • Ex- Servicemen candidates who already secured employment under the Central government in
  • Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ would be permitted for the age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’.
  • An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an ex-serviceman for his/her re-employment.
  • Candidates who are still in armed forces and desirous of applying under ex-servicemen category whose date of completion of the specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed one year from the last date for receipt of an online application that is on or before 31.08.2016 are eligible to apply.

IBPS Eligibility for Ex Servicemen

Department scheduled ibps exam for ex-servicemen for various posts.

Ex-Service men Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Exam

Age Limit – The IBPS Ex-servicemen criteria candidate must be fit into the nationality decided by the conducting body. The age limit for applying for IBPS PO exam for all people is 20-30 years by the 1 July 2018.

The relaxation of 5 years is provided to the ex-servicemen. This age relaxation category includes the commissioned officers including ECO / SSCOs who contributed at least 5 years in the military services. The relaxation is provided in upper age limit. Check Complete IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria category wise details here.

Educational Qualification – The candidate must be a graduate from any recognized institution or university recognized by the central government. The candidate must have scored at least 50% of their graduation. Basic in computer knowledge as all the banking processes are handled online and also the proficiency in the local language is a must.

Aspirants in the final year of their degree or waiting for their results are not eligible to sit for exams. It is complete IBPS PO Eligibility for Ex Servicemen.

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IBPS PO Exservicemen Cut off Category wise 2016 – 

Category Prelims Cut off (Out of 100) Mains Cut off (Out of 100)
General 47.50 52.50
OBC 46.50 52.50
SC 40.00 41.75
ST 31.25 31.50
OC 32.75 34.00
VI 31.50 37.50
HI 18.00 37.00
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Ex-service men Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB Exam

Age Relaxation
The age limit for IBPS RRB is different for all four category posts.

  • Officer Scale I = 18-30 years
  • Officer Scale II = 21-32 years
  • Officer Scale III = 21-40 years
  • Office Assistant (Multipurpose)  = 18-28 years.

The age relaxation for the upper limit for Ex-servicemen/ disable ex-servicemen is the actual period of service rendered in defense forces + 3years (8 years for disabled ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max age limit of 50 years and ex-servicemen commissioned officers including ECOs/ SSCOs is 5 years.

IBPS RRB Eligibility for Ex Servicemen – Educational Qualification

The candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized University or its equivalent. Also, the proficiency in the local language is must and knowledge of computers should also be one of the skills in a candidate. Check Complete IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria category wise details here.

Sectional IBPS RRB Ex Servicemen Cut off for Office Assistant

S.No. Subjects General OBC SC ST
1 Numerical Ability 16.25 11.50 11.50
2 Reasoning Ability 18.25 13.25 13.25

Sectional Cut off for IBPS RRB Mains 2016 Officer Scale I

Section Max. Marks Gen OBC SC ST
Reasoning 40 14.25 11.75 11.75
Computer Knowledge 40 19.50 17.00 17.00
General Awareness 40 11.25 8.50 8.50
English Language 40 5.75
Hindi Language 40 22.50 20.00 20.00
Quantitative Aptitude 40 14.00 11.50 11.50
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Ex-Service men Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam

Age Relaxation – The ex-servicemen candidate must be fit into the nationality decided by the conducting body. The age limit for applying for IBPS clerk exam for all people is 20-28 years that is the candidate should not have born earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1995 (both dates inclusive). This is for general candidates. Check Complete IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria Category wise details here

IBPS Clerk Eligibility for Ex Servicemen – The relaxation provided to ex-servicemen and disabled ex-servicemen is the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for disabled ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years. The relaxation is provided in upper age limit.

The ex-servicemen and disabled ex-servicemen need to provide necessary certificates in original/ copies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by the IBPS Participating organizations.

Educational Qualification – The candidate must be a graduate from any recognized institution or university recognized by the central government. The candidate must have scored at least 50% in their graduation.

Basic in computer knowledge as all the banking processes are handled online and also the proficiency in the local language is the must. Aspirants in the final year of their degree or waiting for their results are not eligible to sit for exams.

Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated ex-servicemen who have obtained the Army special certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed forces of the union.

IBPS Clerk Category wise Cut off 2016 – Prelims

S. No. Category Cut off Marks (Out of 100)
1 General 44-51
2 OBC 40-45
3 SC 35-39
4 ST 29-34
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Ex Servicemen Cut Off list for IBPS Clerk 2016 Mains

States Category
EXS DXS/DISXS
Andaman & Nicobar 20.69 NA
Andhra Pradesh 26.22 20.57
Arunachal Pradesh NA NA
Assam 15.69 NA
Bihar 21.88 20.82
Chandigarh 16.63 NA
Chhattisgarh 14.60 NA
Dadra & Nagar Haveli NA NA
Daman & Diu NA NA
Delhi 27.44 19.38
Goa 24.97 NA
Gujrat 16.44 21.22
Haryana 25.57 18.88
Himachal Pradesh 20.19 NA
Jammu & Kashmir 17.72 22.22
Jharkhand 13.13 NA
Karnataka 13.10 24.50
Kerala 27.13 22.16
Lakshdweep NA NA
Madhya Pradesh 14.32 NA
Maharashtra 12.69 21.78
Manipur 25.16 NA
Meghalaya NA NA
Mizoram NA NA
Nagaland NA NA
Odisha 27.41 18.97
Punducherry NA NA
Punjab 11.85 16.50
Rajasthan 22.35 NA
Sikkim NA NA
Tamil Nadu 12.50 42.22
Telangana 24.13 17.25
Tripura NA 21.94
Uttar Pradesh 23.03 19.47
Uttarakhand 23.19 16.47
West Bengal 23.13  NA
Ex-service men Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO Exam

Age Limit Criteria
IBPS SO stands for IBPS specialist officers which are officer scale II and it should have the age 21-32 years for general categories and the age relaxation for upper limit for Ex-servicemen/ disable ex-servicemen is the actual period of service rendered in defense forces + 3years (8 years for disabled ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max age limit of 50 years and ex-servicemen commissioned officers including ECOs/ SSCOs is 5 years.

IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility for Ex Servicemen – Educational Qualification

The candidate must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree in computers/ information technology or equivalent with a min 50% marks in aggregate. The desired certificates in computer languages and one-year experience are required. This is for IT officers.

For CA, one-year experience and for law officer a degree in the respective field and two-year experience is required. There are other fields as well for which different requirements are there but graduation is must in all the respective fields.

IBPS SO Cut Off 2016 – Final Cut Off Marks

Minimum & Maximum Cut Off (Category-Wise & Post-Wise)

Posts Category
General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing
Officer
74.95 to
55.30
66.80 to
51.90
59.40 to
47.35
62.05 to
35.50
33.70 to
33.70
58.10 to
39.40
NA
IT Officer 76.75 to
61.50
64.05 to
57.75
55.05 to
46.50
65.10 to
53.35
50.50 to
40.60
61.85 to
50.15
65.40 to
60.10
Law Officer 62.85 to
52.95
55.80 to
49.20
71.15 to
44.95
47.50 to
39.55
NA 54.40 to
39.65
43.70 to
36.70
H.R/Personnel
Officer
73.35 to
60.75
65.10 to
53.50
62.95 to
50.70
56.45 to
46.65
43.40 to
43.40
NA NA
Agriculture Field
Officer
69.75 to
41.65
60.95 to
40.90
52.30 to
34.65
53.45 to
30.00
45.60 to
26.50
49.05 to
27.20
60.25 to
25.95
Rajbhasha
Adhikari
66.50 to
44.15
62.20 to
45.05
51.85 to
43.35
49.80 to
34.20
NA 43.55 to
38.75
69.05 to
69.05
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Ex-servicemen Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO Exam

Age Limit
The ex-servicemen candidate must be fit into the nationality decided by the conducting body. The age limit for applying for SBI PO exam for all people is 21-30 years that is the candidate should not have born earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (both dates inclusive).

The relaxation of 5 years is provided to the ex-servicemen. This age relaxation category includes the commissioned officers including ECO/ SSCOs who contributed at least 5 years in the military services. The relaxation is provided in upper age limit.

SBI PO Eligibility for Ex Servicemen – Educational Qualification

The candidate must be a graduate from any recognized institution or university recognized by the central government. The candidate must have scored at least 50% in their graduation.

Basic in computer knowledge as all the banking processes are handled online and also the proficiency in the local language is the must. Aspirants in the final year of their degree or waiting for their results are not eligible to sit for exams.

Cut Off marks for Ex Servicemen in SBI PO Exam

Category SBI PO 2016 cutoff SBI PO 2015 cutoff
General 47.50 47.5
OBC 44.50 42.25
SC 38.75 37.25
ST 29.25 19.75
OH 36.00 29.25
VH 37.00 30.75
HI 15.75
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Ex-service men Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerk Exam

Age Limit – SBI provided the relaxation in upper age limit for reserved category candidates. Candidates seeking for the age relaxation in upper limit must have all the necessary certificates and should be produced at the time of the interview, in case they qualify the examination and gets selected for the interview. No change in category is possible once the application form is submitted.

The ex-servicemen/ disabled ex-servicemen will have the upper age relaxation of the actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST subject to maximum age of 50 years).

SBI Clerk Eligibility for Ex Servicemen Educational Qualification

The candidates who wish to apply for the post of Junior associates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central government.

The candidates who wish to apply for the post of Junior Agricultural Associates must hold a graduation degree in Agriculture or Agricultural allied activities from a Government recognized University/ Institute. Candidate should be proficient in the local language and also the basic knowledge of computers is required.

Ex-Servicemen Application Fees Structure for IBPS / SBI Exam

The fees that need to be paid by ex-servicemen should be 100 INR for both the IBPS and SBI exams and its 600 INR for general category candidates. Check Complete step by step guide on How to Pay IBPS Fees Online?

The candidates belonging to this category must make sure about all the details regarding the exam, age and educational qualification as per the details shared by IBPS and SBI so as to avoid any discrepancy.

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85 COMMENTS

  1. Sir, I applied for IBPS RRB VI as an ESM quota with sab caste category OBC for the post of Office Assistant, I cleared the exam but not able to obtain caste Certificate due to the complication in obtaining the OBC certificate from district Authority, so could you plz tell me, Am I eligible to join the bank as an ESM GEN category becoz I don’t have obc certificate

  2. Sir i m a graduate with computer science secured 55% and i m serving in indian army. How many times can i apply for ibps clerk/po exams and what is the cut off marks for po/ clerk for ex service man quota

  3. Dear sir I have done 12th with pcm from cbse bd in the year 1997. After completion of 19yrs of service I am retiring from Army in August 2018. My date of birth is 12 July 1978. Sir am I eligible for Ibps clerk job.

  4. hello sir ,
    iam an indian army, 16 years completed and disabled exservicemen, with 44% in graduation. Can i avail the chance to apply for PO

  5. Sir, I am completing 20yrs in 10 Nov 2019 in Indian AIRFORCE as a non combatant enrolled can I apply for clerk in dec 2018 vacancy as a ex-service quota

  6. Hello Sir
    I completed my 7 years services in army n I have completed my graduation from open university with 49.5 % marks n pg with 54.4 % marks and I m OBC candidate
    So Wat r the scopes for me in this field after completion my services in army ????????

  7. respected sir ,
    myself mehar and serving in Indian army as completed 20 years in this Jul 18 and willing to premature from service i.e July 19 to join in bank as – in post of po or clerk. my dob is 23 Nov 78. is Iam eligible for above statements.

  8. Sir, I am passed 12th class and serving in indian army. After complete 17 years service and a certificate provided by Army, what am I eligible for clerical exam through ibps

  9. Respected ma’m/sir
    I am an exserviceman and want to apply for sbi po. I have 10+2 with pcm and have degree equvalent certificate which is given by Indian Army on retirement. Am I eligible for bank clérk/po.

  10. Sir, I am Marathi and belong from Maharastra state. Can I give exam of ibps in Punjab exam centre for the post in Maharastra. Because of I am Defence Person and now posted in Punjab

  11. Sir/madam I am serving in army and retirement in june2018 complete 24 yers service I am 12th pass and I have equivalent certificate provide army so I am eligible for bank po/clk yes or no

  12. Sir i completed 20 years of service in defense. Sir i belong to SC category Can i get benefit of SC quota and defense quota both.

  13. Sir, I am serving in Army and have completed 15 yrs of service. I have completed my graduation obtaining 49% marks. Am I eligible for bank PO exams. Plz let me know by your valuable guidance.

  14. Sir,I am having graduate equalvant certificate from Indian Navy.I am now settled in chattishgarh,but in my discharge book the address is of Maharashtra,and I am not having any language certificate of chattishgarh but I can speak and understand the local language of chattishgarh ,I am eligible or not please tell.and what other things required please tell.

  15. Sir I am a serving soldier.i have completed 14.6 months can I apply for ibps/sbi clerk exam.
    What is passing marks for ex army quotas

  16. Dear sir
    I am Sukhendra serving in Army and complted Intermediate in Scince stream with 59%. I will receive transfer order for pension in the year 2019. Am I eligible for bank clerk job and what is the age relaxation for ex-servicemen.

  17. Repeated Sir,
    I am an undergraduate. I will be graduated by July 2020. Graduation certificate will be available on July 2020 only. So, can I appear for IBPS Clerk or SBI clerk exam on Ex-servicemen category
    Sir another question is Army certificate is also eligible for clerk or po?
    Which qualification and age relaxation for Ex Service Men?
    Please reply me

  18. Sir, I will be retiring from Army in 2018. I did Bsc (tech) weapon system affiliated to u university of pune. I am now in the rank of Junior Comissioned Officer. AM I eligible for PO. PLEASE provide me the direct link of application. Thank u

  19. Dear Sir/Madam,I am presently serving in Indian Navy and I am going to prepare for SBI/IBPS JA & PO exams. My edu Qualification is SSC as well Graduated through Distance learning without +2(Intermediate). Am i eligible for banking exams without +2 qualification

  20. I am an ex serviceman with 15 years of service in the Indian army. I have 49% marks in BA degree and also got a graduation equivalent certificate from the army. Am I eligible for bank PO exam? (irrespective of 50 percent mark restrictions?)

  21. Sir
    I am serviceman staying in Bangalore.If I get selected in ibps clerks exam.Do I need to qualify language test in Kannada as I am a north Indian Kannada Will be a problem for me. What is the difficulty level of language test.Will I be able to clear language test with little coaching.

  22. Dear , sir my self suraj iam ex service man of Indian army ,and my graduation percentage iS 49.5% so iam illegible for sbi po or clerk

  23. Sir please tell me

    Ibps clk ki primiliary exam me Tino subject me koi minimum marks jaduri h ya Tino subjects ke total ko variyta di jayegi

  24. Dear sir/madam.
    I am an undergraduate. I will be graduated by May 2018. Graduation certificate will be available on May 2018 only. So, can I appear for IBPS Clerk or SBI clerk exam on Ex-servicemen category held on 2017 and 2018 respectively.

  25. Dear Sir,
    As per the govt policy, a matriculate soldeir who completes 15 years of service in the Indian Armed Forces of the union are awarding with a Graduate Equivalent Certificate at the time of retirement. So, why the certificate is required as on the last date of filling online application if a soldier is already completed 15 years while filling online application…..? Why a 12th pass soldier who is serving under Call up service and being retired wef 31 May 2018 is not eligible for applying IBPS Clerk 2017 ……?
    Please clarify

    • Yes, Kuldeep Age Relaxation for Ex-Serviceman is an actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years.

    • sir,my self Jitender singh. I’m an ex service man and completed my graduation in regular basis during my service. May i apply for bank clerk/ PO exam.

  26. Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should
    have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information
    Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

    i am serving in indian navy, graduated through ignou but not holding above said cert.
    am i eligible for clerk exam?

    • Hello Anil, for Ex servicemen age relaxation actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years.

  27. I am an ex serviceman with 15 years of service in the Indian Navy. I have 44% marks in BA degree and also got a graduation equivalent certificate from the Navy. Am I eligible for bank PO exam? (irrespective of 50 percent mark restrictions?)

  28. As per the notification, Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications(i.e Graduation Certificate) should be matriculated ex-servicemen who have obtained the Army special certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed forces of the union. Please clarify whether I can apply for IBPS clerk/PO as I have already completed my 15 years of service in the Indian Army and also being retired w.e.f 31 Jul 2018 as per call up order issued.

  29. As per the notification, Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications(i.e Graduation Certificate) should be matriculated ex-servicemen who have obtained the Army special certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed forces of the union. Please clarify whether I can apply for IBPS clerk/PO as I have already completed my 15 years of service in the Indian Army and also being retired w.e.f 31 Jul 2018 as call up order.

  30. Sir
    I am still serving in the Indian Army and will be retired by Jul 2018 from Army Service.My academic educational qualification is 12th pass. As per govt policy,I will be awarded with a Graduate Equivalent certificate at the time of retirement from Indian Army.
    Now, my question is can I apply for IBPS Clerk/PO.

  31. Repeated sir/madam. I am an undergraduate. I will be graduated by July 2018. Graduation certificate will be available on July 2018 only. So, can I appear for IBPS Clerk or SBI clerk exam on Ex-servicemen category held on 2017 and 2018 respectively.

  32. I am presently serving with Army. I am undergoing graduation final year. I have diploma from Rani Durgawati Viswa Vidayala. Am I eligible for IBPS clerk exam.

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