IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage

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IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility

Hello Candidates,

Your wait is over as the online application forms for IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 Examination have been released on the official website of IBPS. If you are planning to appear in the exam then you need to register yourself for it and fill up the online application form. But, there are certain parameters that decide if you are eligible to apply or not. Ensure your eligibility before applying for the examination form. We have described all the eligibility conditions here in this article -

IBPS PO Exam 2019 is approaching fast and all of you must be preparing your best in order to crack this popular examination to get a job for the post of Probationary Officer in any of the public sector banks in the country. The examination will open the door to a career with a handsome salary, job stability and security so that you can have a decent life ahead.

IBPS PO syllabus is the first thing you need to know if you are preparing for the IBPS PO exam this year. You can understand IBPS PO Syllabus in detail for the better preparation of the exam.  

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019: Check If You Are Eligible Or Not

IBPS PO is one of the most democratic examinations in India in terms of eligibility criteria just like the UPSC Civil Services or SSC CGL Examinations and certainly unlike the elitist exams such as the RBI Grade B or SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exams. Candidates can check the detailed IBPS PO Notification 2019 PDF to get all the information regarding the recruitment process. Following are the eligibility conditions, mandatory for the examination-


The applicant must be either -

  •  a Citizen of India or
  •  a subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or  a Tibetan Refugee 
  •  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • All such migrant candidates should have the certificate of eligibility issued to them by the Government of India. 

Age Criteria:

  • Minimum Age- 20 years
  • Maximum Age- 30 years
  • The determination of age-limit for IBPS PO will be based as on 01.08.2019. 

However, the following relaxations are applicable to the age limits to certain categories of candidates-

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes 

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy layer) 

3 years

Persons with benchmark disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

10 years


5 years 

Persons originally domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected in the 1984 riots 

5 years

Educational Qualification:

  • It is mandatory for the candidate to carry a Bachelor's Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate indicating the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
  • The percentage in the graduation should be calculated according to the total marks secured divided by the aggregate marks for all the subjects in all the years and then the same should be multiplied by 100. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%. So, with 59.99% marks, you will not be considered as having the First Class degree. 

Bottom Line:

The IBPS PO Examination has the doors open for candidates from any stream because, in a diverse career such as banking, it is required that candidates from various disciplines join this sector to bring diverse experiences. Make your degree count and qualify the exam regardless of the disciple. 

I hope you are now able to figure out IBPS PO eligibility for PO Exam. In case of any doubt, you may ask in the Comments Section below. We will be glad to resolve your queries.

All the Best!!

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