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Federal Bank Officers Eligibility

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Federal Bank Officers Eligibility

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Prospective individuals for Federal Bank Officers positions, should check the eligibility criterion, before applying for the position through the online application form. To apply for Federal Bank Officers Scale-I, the candidates must be eligible as per the educational qualifications, age limit and nationality of Federal Bank Officers exam.

Educational/ Academic Qualifications Nationality/ Citizenship Age Limit
Post Graduation with minimum 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University.

Candidates should have completed their Post-Graduation during the academic years 2016-17 or 2017-18 (passing out year of their post-graduation should be 2017 or 2018).
A candidate must be a Citizen of India. A candidate shall not exceed 26 years as on 01.07.2018


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(A) Nationality:

The candidates applying for participation in the recruitment process shall be a citizen of India.

(B) Academic Qualifications:

  • Post-Graduates with minimum 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any other Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.

  • Candidates should have completed their Post-Graduation during the academic years 2016-17 or 2017-18 (passing out year of their post-graduation should be 2017 or 2018).

  • Candidates should have completed their academics (from 10th onwards) in the regular mode of study.

  • Candidates should have a consistent academic record of minimum 60% marks from class 10th onwards (for 10th, 12th, Graduation and Post-Graduation)


Candidates are eligible to apply only if they have completed their Graduation or Post-Graduation in the stipulated academic years. In the case of candidates whose final results of qualifying examination is yet to be published by the University/ Institution by 27.08.2018, they are eligible to apply only if, they:

  • Have cleared all the papers of previous year/ semesters of qualifying examination and secured minimum marks of 60% as on 27.08.2018 and all papers pertaining to the subsequent semester(s)/ years should be cleared invariably in the first chance itself with an aggregate of 60% marks in the qualifying examination.

  • Submit their final certificates/ results at the time of joining or as demanded by the Bank.



(C) Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2018)

Candidates shall not exceed 26 years as on 01.07.2018 (candidates should be born on or after 01.07.1992) for being eligible to apply for the post of Officers.


(D) Place of Domicile:

The place of domicile of the candidates applying for the post of Officers should be in any of the States of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Punjab, Tamil Nadu or West Bengal.


Guidelines for persons with disabilities using a scribe

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 aptitude test, subject to limits as in (i) and (ii) below. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

  • The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/ her own cost.

  • The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the same online aptitude test. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process; candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the online aptitude test should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.

  • A person acting as a scribe for one candidate cannot be a scribe for another candidate.

  • The scribe may be from any academic stream.

  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/ she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the online aptitude test.

  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the online aptitude test or as otherwise advised.

  • Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he/ she is not registered for the same.

  • Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.


(i) Guidelines for Candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

    A compensatory time of 20 minutes every hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).


(ii) 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 magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of online aptitude test.


Federal Bank Officers – Related Information
Federal Bank Officers 2018 – Official Notification