IBPS PO Eligibility – Age Limit, Education Qualification Requirement

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2024: IBPS (Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts recruitment for the post of Probationary Officer. Candidates who will appear for IBPS Probationary Officer Exam must fulfill the given eligibility criteria. If the candidate doesn’t fulfill any one of the below criteria, he/she is not eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates must read the official notification carefully before applying for the IBPS Probationary Officer exam.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2024 Details

Organization Name Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post / Exam Name Probationary Officer/Management Trainee
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Probationary Officer Nationality Criteria

  • 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 have a valid certificate to prove their intention to settle permanently in India are also eligible to apply for the examination.

IBPS PO Age Limit

There are lower and upper age limit criteria for the exam. They are,

  • Minimum Age – 20 years
  • Maximum age – 30 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit: Age relaxation is applicable based on the category of the candidate. Details are given below category-wise.

Category Upper Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) / scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 Years
 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers 5 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the
period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

Academic Qualification

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

No of Attempts

There is no such limit of attempts for the IBPS Probationary Officer post. So Candidates within the age limit can apply several times for this post.

IBPS PO Eligibility – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the age limit for the IBPS Probationary Officer exam?

Candidates who are appearing for the Probationary Officer exam must have ages between 20 to 30 years. Age relaxation is applicable for certain categories.

Can 12th pass apply for IBPS Probationary Officer?

Minimum qualification graduation is required for IBPS Probationary Officer so 12th pass candidates can’t apply.

Is there any Negative Marking in IBPS PO Exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking for each wrong answer in both the Preliminary and Mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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