IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – IBPS has announced the eligibility criteria along with the notification of IBPS PO. IBPS PO eligibility criteria determine whether any candidate is eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2018 or not. IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2018 include eligibility related to nationality, age, educational qualifications, etc. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the online application form from August 14 to September 4, 2014. Aspiring candidates are adviced to check the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO carefully before applying. In the IBPS PO eligibility criteria related to age, special category and reserved category candidates will get some relaxation in the upper age limit. Candidates need to have a graduation degree in any discipline recognised by the Government of India as per IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2018. Read the article below to find out the complete eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2018.

IBPS PO 2018 prelims exam will be conducted on October 13, 14, 20 and 21 while IBPS PO 2018 mains exam will be conducted on November 18, 2018. IBPS PO common written examination is for the recruitment of candidates as probationary officers and management trainees in participating organisations.

 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to Nationality

Based on the citizenship of the candidate, the following are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2018

  1. A citizen of India

  2. A subject of Nepal

  3. A subject of Bhutan

  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement.

  5. A person of Indian Origin (PIO) migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India. Given that categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 provide a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favour to fulfill the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to Educational Qualification 

 

The candidate must hold a graduation degree such as B.A., B.Tech., or any other Bachelors Degree from a university recognised by the Government of India or an equivalent qualification also recognised by the Government of India and the final result must have been declared on or before September 4, 2018 as per the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2018. The candidate must have a valid marksheet/degree certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day of registration and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering online.

The candidate must be computer literate as the mode of examination for IBPS PO 2018 is online. The candidate must also have proficiency, both verbal and written in the language of the state or the union territory to be eligible for IBPS PO 2018.

 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to Age (as on August 1, 2018)

 

A general category candidate must be 20-30 years of age as per the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2018. The candidates must have been born between August 2, 1988, to August 1, 1998. There's a relaxation on the upper limit of age for special and reserved categories.

Eligibility Criteria of IBPS PO 2018 – Age relaxation for special and reserved categories

Categories

Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PWD (Person With Disabilities)

10 years

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 (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment

5 years

People with J&K domiciles dated from 1980 to 1989

5 years

People affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificates in original along with photocopies at the time of interview and/or at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS or participating organisations.

 

Important point about the eligibility of ex-servicemen


In case of an ex-serviceman who has once joined in a Government job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an ex-serviceman for his re-employment, his ex-serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment (for this exam) in Government ceases.

 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 for candidates with Benchmark Disabilities

 

Candidates appearing for IBPS PO 2018 with benchmark disabilities are eligible to appear for the exam if they are one of the following

  • blind and candidates with low vision

  • deaf and hard of hearing candidates

  • candidates with locomotor disabilities including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

  • intellectually disable victims like with autism, specific learning disabilities and mental illnesses.

  • Multiple disabilities like deaf-blindness for posts identified for each disability.

Guidelines for Candidates with Benchmark Disabilities and those using a Scribe

 

Candidates using a scribe to appear for IBPS PO exam will have to follow some rules and regulations both while applying and writing the exam.

Guidelines, Rules and regulations given below will have to be followed by candidates using a scribe.

  • Candidates will have to arrange their own scribe at their own expense.

  • Both the candidate and the scribe are supposed to submit an undertaking stating that the scribe being used is eligible in all ways for being a scribe. The applicant will be disqualified if the knowledge is hidden or distorted that the scribe is not eligible in any way possible.

  • The scribe himself must not be a candidate.

  • Candidates using a scribe will be eligible for a compensatory 20 minutes time every hour.

  • The candidate must bring the scribe declaration issued by IBPS to the exam centre. 

Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disabilities and cerebral palsy.

  • The compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised will be allowed to candidates with cerebral palsy and locomotor disabilities when the effect is to an extent of slowing the performance of function. 

Guidelines for candidates with visual impairment.

  • Visually impaired candidates with vision loss not less than 40% can request to view the contents of the examination in magnified fonts. Such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour.

  • The facility of magnified content will not be available for blind candidates using a scribe.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 FAQs

 

Ques. Can I register for the IBPS PO 2018 exam when my final semester results are awaiting?

Ans. No. Results must be out before the registrations.

Ques. What is the minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS PO 2018?

Ans. The candidate must hold a bachelors degree before the day of registration.

Ques. Can a B.Tech graduate apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes.

Ques. Does a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan need to produce any certificate of eligibility to appear for the IBPS PO exam?

Ans. Yes. Candidates other than citizen of India need to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Ques. While filling the application form of IBPS PO 2018, how much fee does a  ST category candidate need to pay?

Ans. Rs. 100.

Ques. Is the candidate eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Exam if he/she has already attempted 5 times?

Ans. The candidate can appear as many times as he/she wishes until he/she reaches the upper age limit specified in the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2018.

Ques. Can a candidate apply for IBPS PO if they have a gap of two years in the academic career?

Ans. Yes, as long as you fulfill the specified IBPS PO eligibility criteria.

Ques. Is computer knowledge must for applying for IBPS PO?

Ans. The mode of examination is online so the candidate must have a basic knowledge to able to appear for the IBPS PO examination.

 

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