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

IBPS PO Eligibility

 

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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:

 

Nationality.

 

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

 

 

Nationality

 

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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64 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

      Hello,
       
      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

    • Ajith kumar

      yes you can apply because percentage is not important for IBPs exam

  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

    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

    • 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

    Sir
    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?

  10. Mallayala Gopal

    My name is Gopal
    I have only 57% in my graduation may I eligible for IBPS Po posts pls clarify my doubt

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, You fulfil IBPS Eligibility Criteria for PO.

  11. divya veni

    hi..my name is divya i have done my schooling and college in chennai….now i have shifted to andhra can i take my ibps po exam here or should i take it in tamilnadu cities only

    • Eduncle Team

      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 the language, you are given 6 months time from the date of the joining to learn the language.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. ALOK SINGH

    hiii sir . my name is alok singh (general category) my percentage in b.com 52% . can i apply for CGPSC OR SSC

  13. Juney

    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?

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes Juney, You are eligible for Bank PO and Clerk Exam.

      • Juney

        Is I am eligible for every public bank?

        • Eduncle Team

          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 IBPS Exams.
           
          Thanks for asking!
           
          Kind Regards,
          Eduncle Team

          • Juney

            Thank you sir

  14. Praddep

    Sir mene BSc clear kar li h… Mere average percentage also 52% h kya m bank PO ki tyari kar sakta hu kya

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, Pradeep you are qualified to appear in IBPS Exams.

  15. Radha

    Sir ,what is the minimum under graduation percentage requirement for ibps bank po and clerk??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Radha,
       
      There is no minimum percentage requirement for IBPS PO and Clerk exam. The educational qualification is graduation for both posts but unlike SBI PO there is no minimum percentage requirement.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. aman sethi

    Hello
    Sir,
    What is the minimum percentage criteria to appear for IBPS exam as per latest schedule
    for PO post.
    Waiting for a sooner reply.
    Thanks
    Regards
    AMAN SETHI
    (STUDENT)

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aman,
       
      As per the latest update there is no minimum percentage requirement for IBPS PO. However, in 2018 detailed advertisement IBPS might add some surprising elements related to the eligibility and qualification of candidates.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. 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.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rahul,
       
      Yes! You are eligible for IBPS PO Exam.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. Shreyansh Puri

    Sir i am in the final year of b.com 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 B.com Original marksheet issued or online Result declaration sheet.
    Sir Please Tell Me ,
    Thank You .

    • Eduncle Team

      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 before September 2018. You can fill your form after the result declaration.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Shreyansh Puri

        Thank you sir

  19. Arun

    Dear team

    My date of birth is 08/02/85 OBC, can I apply or elegibal for Ibps po 2018 . My graduation is Bsc Agri

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Arun,
       
      Check the age relaxation given in the blog, to ensure you are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2018.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  20. Uneasy kannan

    I am working in army as a profession,now I am 35 year old I have a plan for retirement after 3 year,after 3 year my age will be 38 year old. So now I will be eligible for apply the PO or not?.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Uneasy,
       
      No, you are not eligible for IBPS PO Exam. Maximum age limit to apply for Ex – Servicemen in IBPS PO Exam is 35 years.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  21. Nitesh patel

    Sir my In 10th class only 50%
    12th 65%
    And graduation running

    My imp. Question is in 10th class are necessary to 60% mark

    So can I able to apply bank po or Clark exam

    Plzz reply sir

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nitesh Patel,
       
      The 10th percentage is not considered for Bank PO and Clerk.
      You only need to have a graduation degree for the Banking Exams.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  22. kausar rehman

    i m mca and i m ibps exam my age is 32 above please reply

  23. Teja

    Sir .my degree is 3 year but i complete my degree in 4 years.can i eligible for po exam…but my percentage is 70 ……

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Teja,
       
      Regardless of your duration of completing graduation, you are eligible for IBPS PO Exam.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  24. Teja

    Sir .my degree is 3 year but i complete my degree in 5years.can i eligible for po exam…but my percentage is 70 ……

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Teja,
       
      Yes, you are eligible for IBPS PO Exam. Go for it.
      All the Best!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  25. 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

    • Eduncle Team

      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.
      Once the merit list is declared, you will be allotted your preferred bank.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  26. Tulasi das

    Sir I can get 55% in graduation am I eligible for bank po exams

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Tulasi das,
       
      Yes, you are eligible. You only need a Graduation degree to appear in IBPS PO Exam.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  27. KISHAN GOPE

    Sir
    I am an BCA(H) student and my 1st & 2nd year exam aggregate marks is 54% & final year exam appearing . If am not get 60% marks in final year. After MBA course i can apply for SBI PO.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      For SBI Po, you need aggregate 60% marks. You’ll be eligible for IBPS PO with even the graduation degree.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  28. Pooja Panjwani

    Sir my percentage is 48 can I apply for bank probitary officer exam?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pooja

      Yes, you are eligibile for Bank PO Exam

  29. lalit B.

    Sir my percentage is 36 can I apply for bank probitary officer exam?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Lalit B.,
       
      The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO is Graduation Degree in any of the streams
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  30. Harshit Sharma

    Sir I have completed my BSc and MSc in Biotechnology am I eligible for IBPS exam???

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Harshit Sharma,
       
      Yes you are eligible for IBPS Exams
      All the best!!
       
      Thanks for asking
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  31. neeraj

    If person apply in Dwarfism category, does he/she needs to provide certificate of disability? Please give clarification if candidate applying as Dwarfism category what steps need to take.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Neeraj,
       
      Yes, they have to provide the certificate of disability. Rest all the procedure is same. Only 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.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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