Institute of Banking Personnel Selection determines IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 for applicants willing to appear in the exam. Candidates must ensure that they satisfy the laid down eligibility conditions before applying for IBPS PO 2021.
|Age Criteria||20-30 years|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation (Minimum)|
The lower and upper age limit for IBPS PO Exams is 20 years and 30 years respectively.
However, relaxation is provided to candidates with reservations. A candidate must have been born on or later than August 02, 1991, and on or earlier than August 1, 2001.
|SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe)||5 years|
|OBC (Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|PwD (Persons With Disabilities)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers which includes Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have gained at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of the assignment (including those whose assignment is due within a year)||5 years|
|Persons originally domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
The eligibility conditions for the banking exam is based on various factors such as the candidate’s nationality, age, and educational qualification. Further, candidates seeking reservation under SC/ ST/ OBC / EWS and PwD have to fulfill other eligibility criteria. Merely, satisfying the eligibility to be appointed as Probationary Officer in Nodal banks does not guarantee the selection of the candidate. The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:
A candidate must be either -
Note: Candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4), and (5) should possess and produce, whenever asked by IBPS, a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
Applicants who are not covered under the existing reservations to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income less than INR 8 lakhs (Rupees eight lakh only) are to be identified as candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for the benefit of 10% reservation in the vacancies reported by IBPS.
Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation as per the government of India norms. The following categories of disabilities can avail reservation under this Act:
Vacancies reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be allocated as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating banks.
Candidates with minimum benchmark disability whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their scribe at their cost during IBPS PO 2021 Exam. The following rules will apply to use a scribe:
Candidates with a minimum of 40% Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function will be permitted a compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised.
Candidates who are Visually Impaired suffering from not less than 40% of disability may opt to view the contents of the test (question paper) in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination. The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will only be available to Visually Impaired candidates who will not use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
Candidates with more than 40% Intellectual Disability, Autism, Specific Learning Disability, and Mental Illness will be provided a compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour of examination, irrespective of availing the services of a scribe. Download IBPS PO Practice Papers
Ques. I am a Tibetan refugee residing in India. Am I eligible to fill and submit the IBPS PO application form?
Ques. Can I fill the IBPS PO online application form when my graduation final year result is awaiting?
Ans. No, results must be declared before registration.
Ques. I am 31 years old and belong to the unreserved category. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form?
Ques. I am 32 years old and belong to the SC category. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form?
Ques. I am 19 years old and belong to the OBC category. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form?
Ans. No, the lower age limit is 20 years for any category.
Ques. I belong to the OBC category as per state norms, but it is not on the central list. What should I mention in the registration form?
Ans. In that case, you will be considered as a general candidate and you have to mention it as the General category.
Ques. I belong to the General category and secured just 45% marks in my B.Sc. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form this year again?
Ans. Yes, there is no such condition about the required minimum percentage.
Ques. I belong to the General category and have attempted IBPS PO five times before. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form?
Ans. Yes, as long as age limit criteria are met, there is no limit on the number of attempts.
Ques. I belong to the ST category. What fee do I need to pay while registering for IBPS PO?
Ans. You need to pay INR 100 to register for IBPS PO.
Ques. I am an Arts graduate. Am I eligible for filling the IBPS PO online application form?
Ans. Yes, you can be graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or hold any equivalent qualification recognized by the central/state government.
Ques. I have a gap of 2 years in my academic career. Am I eligible for applying to IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes, as long as you fulfill the specified criteria.
Ques. Can a foreign citizen apply for this post?
Ans. A candidate must satisfy the following nationality conditions. The candidate must either be: A citizen of India A subject of Nepal A subject of Bhutan A Tibetan Refugee A person of Indian origin who is a migrant of either Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam to settle permanently in India
Ques. I belong to Bhutan. Do I need to produce some eligibility certificate for applying to IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes, the candidates who are not the citizen of India must produce the certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian government.
Ques. What is the minimum percentage required in the qualifying exam to apply for IBPS PO?
Ans. There is no such condition as the required minimum percentage.
Ques. Is there any limit on the number of attempts for IBPS PO?
Ans. No, as long as the age limit criteria are met, there is no limit on the number of attempts.
Ques. I have completed my B.Tech. in Civil Engineering. Will I be eligible for applying to IBPS PO?
Ques. Is computer knowledge a must for applying for IBPS PO?
Ans. The mode of exam is online. Therefore, you must have a basic knowledge of computers for applying for IBPS PO.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.