IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018: Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage

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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 2018 Exam.


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


It is necessary to satisfy all the three IBPS PO Eligibility 2018 Conditions:




Age Limit.


Educational Qualification for Bank PO.



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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018



Candidates who wish to appear in IBPS PO Exam must fulfill all the aspects of IBPS PO Eligibility 2018.


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 1988 but not later than 01st August 1998. IBPS PO Age limit is considered an important criterion for the selection of eligible candidates.



Age Relaxation



Sr. 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.



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 September 2018.


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. If a candidate has secured 59.99% marks, it will be treated as less than 60%.


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 2018- 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 2018 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 2018.



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. 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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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17 thoughts on “IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018: Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage

  1. sumit kasare

    sir i have got D Grade in My Graduation am i eligible or not for ibps exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You are Eligible to appear in IBPS PO and Clerk Exam.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. 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.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vidya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can apply for Bank Clerk Exam. There is no minimum percentage criteria for IBPS Clerk exam.  
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Venkat

    Sir, I have diploma ( eee) , am I eligible for ipbs exam, please answer me sir,

    • Eduncle Team

      Does your diploma course is equivalent to graduation level?

  4. inderjeet chauhan

    sir i am in final year BMS . My expected average will be around 50% for all the 6 semesters will i be eligible for the PO exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes Inderjeet, You are eligible.

  5. Sathish

    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

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sathish,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Yes you are eligible. Go for it!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Sathish

        Thank you sir. I have another one question. My cgpa is 58.2 how to convert cgpa to percentage.

        • Sathish

          Thank you sir. I have another one question. My cgpa is 5.82 how to convert cgpa to percentage.

    • mayank sharma

      yeah sure

  6. Pakhi

    Sir i scored 45 % in b.sc i m eligible fr dis exm or nt

  7. Apsana

    I got 35% in my 10+2 examination and 50% in my graduation can i eligible for IBPS Bank exam po and clerk.

  8. Arun G

    My percent is 59.04 is am eligible for ibps exam.
    But syndicate and canara bank notification denote that 60% is
    Minimum . My application is rejected

  9. S S

    Dear Sir, I am taking psychiatric treatment for the past ten years. My problem is that I will be slow in all my works. I don’t know the name of my illness. Do I qualify for intellectual disability?

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