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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019



Attention Aspirants!

IBPS PO Exam is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees in Public Sector Banks.


Candidates who are willing to appear in the exam must satisfy the minimum IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria specified by the Organization. If a candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria, he/she will not be allowed to take the IBPS PO 2019 Exam.


In this article, candidates will get to know the complete details regarding IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019.


It is necessary to satisfy all the three IBPS PO Eligibility 2019 Conditions:



Age Limit

Educational Qualification for Bank PO



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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019


Candidates who wish to appear in IBPS PO Exam must fulfill all the aspects of IBPS PO Eligibility 2019.


IBPS PO Exam Eligibility is specified based on three aspects: Nationality, Age Limit, and Educational Qualification for Bank PO, which we are going to explain in following sections.



Age Limit


The minimum age for a candidate to give IBPS PO Exam is 20 years and maximum age is 30 years i.e. a candidate must be born on or after 02nd August 1989 but not later than 01st August 1999. IBPS PO Age limit is considered an important criterion for the selection of eligible candidates.



Age Relaxation


S. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
3 Persons with Disabilities 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment 5 Years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 5 Years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years




A candidate must be either –


A Citizen of India or

A Subject of Nepal or

A Subject of Bhutan or

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

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.


Note: Candidate who belong from any of the above-mentioned category must have an identity proof certified by the Government of India.



Educational Qualification for Bank PO


A candidate with a Graduation Degree in any branch/stream from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The final result of their Graduation Degree must be declared on or before 28th August 2019.

In case a candidate is awarded with CGPA/OGPA, they must convert it into a percentage (nearest to 2 decimal places) and mention it in the application form.

The fraction of percentage will be counted as whole number i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%. While filling your application form you will be required to fill in your graduation percentage. So, you should mention it accordingly.

Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided based on Honors marks only.


Note: There is no restriction on the number of attempts in IBPS PO Exam. A candidate can attempt the exam as many times as he wants, until he surpasses the IBPS PO Age Limit.



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IBPS PO Eligibility 2019- Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities


According to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Section 34, candidates with Benchmark Disabilities are eligible for reservation.


Categories mentioned under this Act are enlisted below:


Blindness and Low Vision.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Locomotor disability including Cerebral Palsy. Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy.

Autism, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability and Mental Illness.

Multiple Disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including Deaf-Blindness in the posts identified for each disability.


Candidates must note that the allocation of these reserved categories will be as prescribed in “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per the vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating Organizations.



IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria- Frequently Asked Questions


Many candidates have doubts related to IBPS PO Exam Eligibility. Some of these questions are asked about the basic Bank PO eligibility criteria for the exam and some require detailed information regarding the age limit & qualification criteria.


Drop us a comment to ask your doubts regarding IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria. We’ll gladly answer all your questions at the earliest.

So, below we have enlisted the Most Asked Questions/FAQs regarding IBPS PO Eligibility 2019.



Ques 1. I scored less than 60% in my Bachelor’s degree. Am I eligible for IBPS PO?

The answer is Yes. Candidates with less than 60% marks in their Graduation Degree are also eligible for IBPS PO Exam because candidates only need a Graduation Degree to appear in the exam.



Ques 2. Are Engineering students eligible for an IBPS PO position?

Yes, Engineering students can also appear in IBPS PO Exam. Candidates with Graduation Degree from any stream/branch are eligible for IBPS PO 2019 Exam. Engineering Candidates are eligible to appear in any competitive exam. If not, the eligibility for engineering students will be mentioned in the official notice of that exam.



Ques 3. Are B.Tech 4th year students eligible for the IBPS PO Exam?

Yes, candidates in their final year of their Graduation Degree are not eligible. Candidates must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate of Graduation with percentage of marks obtained, while registering online.



Ques 4. Is a Partially deaf candidate (deaf by one ear) eligible for IBPS PO?

Yes, candidates who are partially deaf are eligible for IBPS PO 2019 Exam. Above we have mentioned the details regarding IBPS PO Exam Eligibility for candidates with Benchmark Disabilities. Candidates who cannot write the exam or whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason, can use their own scribe. Rules for using Scribe are mentioned in the Official Notification of IBPS PO 2019 Exam.



Ques 5: How Many Attempts I Can Get for IBPS PO Exam?

You can take as many attempts as you want . There is no restriction on number of attempts for IBPS Bank PO Exam. However in SBI PO, you can appear in the exam only 4 time. In upcoming years, IBPS may introduce it as well.



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Above we have provided every single detail for IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria. Candidates are suggested to appear in IBPS Bank PO Exam being sure whether you are qualified for it or not. If a candidate satisfies the above mentioned IBPS PO Exam Eligibility, he/she will be eligible to write the exam.


Hope, all your doubts/queries regarding IBPS PO Exam Eligibility will get cleared after reading this blog. If you still have some questions, you can ask in the comment section provided below.



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  • Sathish
    Sir, I'm sathish. I completed B.E/Mechanical Engg. My percentage is 58.2%. can I eligible for IBPS Bank exam po and clerk. Please tell. Thank you
    Hello Sathish,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes you are eligible. Go for it!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Thank you sir. I have another one question. My cgpa is 58.2 how to convert cgpa to percentage.
    Thank you sir. I have another one question. My cgpa is 5.82 how to convert cgpa to percentage.
    Mayank Sharma
    yeah sure
  • Juney Reji
    Sir, I am passed 10th and +2 with 58 % and 55.66 % respectively. And BCOM with 38 % (grade C). Can I eligible for bank exam PO and clerk?
    Yes Juney, You are eligible for Bank PO and Clerk Exam.
    Juney Reji
    Is I am eligible for every public bank?
    Hello,   Some banks like SBI, Syndicate, Canara have their own recruitment process. In this, they invite candidates with minimum percentage like, say, 60%. You can apply for I...
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    Juney Reji
    Thank you sir
  • Divya Veni name is divya i have done my schooling and college in i have shifted to andhra can i take my ibps po exam here or should i take it in tamilnadu cities only
    Hello Divya,   If you can appear in the PO exam from any state. For the clerk exam,. proficiency in the language of the state is desired. However, if you are not proficient in...
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    Pawan kumar
    can i apply for bank po because my percentage is 40% above so tell me
    Hello Pawan kumar,   Yes, you are eligible for Bank PO.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    But sir I have Checked RRB PO exam Criteria, Which describes that it requires minimum 50%
  • Praddep
    Sir mene BSc clear kar li h... Mere average percentage also 52% h kya m bank PO ki tyari kar sakta hu kya
    Yes, Pradeep you are qualified to appear in IBPS Exams.
    Prashanth Kumar
    sir as of now my age is 26....if can I start now for preparing bank exams is it will be worth sir...... I am in dylamo please help me in getting rid of this confusion sir.... Than...
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    Hello prashanth,   You have enough time to prepare for bank exams before reaching the upper age limit. Banks provide white collar jobs and although there are many challenges b...
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  • Shreyansh Puri
    Sir i am in the final year of and till now i have got 51% Should i applicable for the bank po exam and when i fill the Application form for giving the exam after the Or...
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    Hello,   There is no minimum marks required to appear in IBPS PO Exam. But you must have a graduation degree. If you are in the final year, then your result should be declared...
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    Shreyansh Puri
    Thank you sir
  • Vidya
    Hi ,my degree percentage is 49.93%,can I apply for bank exam for clerk post and what should be the max mark to apply for the post.
    Hello Vidya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for Bank Clerk Exam. There is no minimum percentage criteria for
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    Ajith kumar
    yes you can apply because percentage is not important for IBPs exam
  • Rahul Sharma
    sir/mam i had secured 53% in my btech with extending degree to 2 yrs more ie my batch was 2012-2016 but i completed in 2012-2018 am i eligible for the PO.
    Hello Rahul,   Yes! You are eligible for IBPS PO Exam.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Pooja Panjwani
    Sir my percentage is 48 can I apply for bank probitary officer exam?
    Hello Pooja Yes, you are eligibile for Bank PO Exam
  • Binitha
    Hi sir, I have completed my degree in correpondence in TamilNadu Open University. Is open university degree is eligible for applying ibps PO exam. Please suggest me
    Hello Binitha   Yes, you are eligible for Bank PO Exam. Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shreyas
    Sir, I am an engineer student and my aggregate is 52%, so if i wrote the IBPS exam what banks are available for me. please reply
    Hello Shreyas,   Allotment of the banks does not depends on your Graduation marks. You have to choose your bank preference during the online application submission of the exam...
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