IBPS PO exam is one of the most sought-after entrance exams in India which lakhs of candidates appear for in a given year. The exam is conducted once a year in both Hindi and English language. Candidates have to fulfill a certain age, nationality and educational criteria before applying for the IBPS PO exam.
Also known as CRP PO/MT-X (Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations), the IBPS PO exam comprises three stages – prelims, mains and interview.
In this article, you will get familiar with the IBPS PO eligibility criteria as per age, educational qualification, nationality and category.
For general candidates, the following table shows the minimum and maximum age limit for appearing in the IBPS PO exam.
To know details on IBPS probationary examination, read IBPS PO article here.
IBPS PO General Category Age Limit
IBPS PO Age Limit – Maximum
IBPS PO Age Limit – Minimum
Age relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to the following categories in the table below:
Age Relaxation Duration
SC or ST candidates
Persons with Disabilities(PwD):
Person Domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir from year 1980 to 1989
1984 Riot Victims
To know what is the exam schedule for IBPS PO, read IBPS PO exam dates here.
The following kinds of subjects and citizens of India can apply for the IBPS PO exam:
Note: All non-Indians have to produce a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India during the Bank PO interview.
Important points related to IBPS PO educational criteria:
EWS candidates who belong to the Economically Weaker Section are entitled to the benefit of 10% reservation in the vacancies released by IBPS.
Any candidate who has or who’s family has possession of any of the below-mentioned assets, will not be included in the EWS category, irrespective of his/her annual family income.
Note: Candidates who are going to apply for the IBPS PO Selection Process under the EWS reservation, are required to produce an Income and Asset Certificate at the time of document verification.
The categories of PwD (Persons with Disabilities) eligible to avail reservation under the Section 34 of 2016 Disability Act is as follows:
Candidates suffering from 40% or more disability can opt to view the contents of the question paper in magnified font and will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 min/hr otherwise advised.
A. One has to adhere to the age limit, nationality and education qualification to apply for the IBPS PO exam.
Q. I am 31 years old and belong to an unreserved category. Am I still eligible to apply for the IBPS PO exam?
A. No, you won’t be eligible for the IBPS PO exam as the upper age limit to apply for the IBPS PO exam is 30 years.
Q. I belong to the OBC category according to the State list but not the central list. What should I do?
A. You will be considered as a general category candidate and you will have to mention the general category in the IBPS PO application form.
Q. What is the minimum percentage required to qualify for IBPS PO exam?
A. There is no minimum percentage required (in the university studies) to qualify for appearing in the IBPS PO exam.
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