IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification, Percentage, Age & Relaxation
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has determined the IBPS PO 2020 eligibility criteria for all aspiring candidates. The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO is determined on the basis of nationality, age, education qualification. Candidates must meet IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2020 on the basis of all three factors before they fill the IBPS PO application form. As per IBPS PO 2020 eligibility criteria, Indian nationals between 20 to 30 years of age as on August 1, 2020 can apply for the exam. Along with it, candidates must also hold a graduation degree to appear for IBPS PO exam. However, candidates belonging to the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) have also been given the age relaxations in the upper age limit as per the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO. To know more about IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2020, go through the complete article.
Latest: IBPS PO 2020 application form released on August 5. IBPS PO 2020 notification out On August 4.
IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains, and interview. IBPS PO 2020 prelims exam scheduled to be held on October 3, 10, and 11 in online mode. All those candidates who pass in the prelims stage will have to take the mains exam and further the mains qualifying candidates will have to appear for the interview round. As per the IBPS PO exam pattern, the prelims exam will be held for a total of 100 marks while the amins exam will be conducted for a total of 200 marks.
IBPS PO Important Dates 2020
Candidates can check the important dates along with IBPS PO exam dates 2020 in the table below:
IBPS PO 2020 Dates
IBPS PO application form dates
August 5 to 26, 2020
IBPS PO 2020 exam
Prelims: October 3, 10 and 11
Mains: November 28, 2020
Interview: January/February 2021
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates can fill IBPS PO application form 2020 only if they meet the eligibility criteria on the basis of the following three factors:
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Nationality, Age, Education
Age on August 1, 2020 (For General and EWS)
(However, reserved category candidates are given certain age relaxations, the details of which have been listed in the below table.)
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Universities by the Government of India or equivalent recognized by Central Govt. (The final result must be out on or before August 28, 2020)
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Relaxations In Age
Candidates belonging to the reserved categories like Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Weaker Divisions (PWD) etc have been given certain age relaxations on the upper age limit.
Age Relaxations Given In IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020
Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer)
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by 5 years 3 way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment
Persons affected by 1984 riots
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates (January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989)
** It must be noted that the candidates who seek to avail the age relaxation will have to submit necessary category certificates in original along with photocopies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process.
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Benchmark Disabilities
Candidates with the benchmark disabilities must go through the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO mentioned below along with other guidelines.
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - Benchmark Disability
Instructions to be followed by candidates using a scribe.
Instructions for Visually Impaired candidates
Instructions for candidates with Intellectual Disability (ID)
Candidates suffering from more than 40 percent of Intellectual Disability (autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability, and mental illness) will be given 20 minutes extra per hour of examination, either taking the service of a scribe or not.
Instructions for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy
A compensatory time of 20 minutes will be given where writing extremity is affected (minimum of 40% impairment)
Who will fall under the EWS Category?
Candidates who will fall under the following points will only be considered for filling the form under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) categories:
Persons who are not under reservations to SC/ST/OBC and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh
The income shall include all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year prior to the year of filling the application form.
However, candidates owning the following assets will be excluded from the EWS categories, irrespective of the family income.
5 acres of Agricultural Land and above
Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;
Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.
IBPS PO Application Form 2020
IBPS PO 2020 application form has been releassed in online mode on August 5. Candidates meeting IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2020 can fill the application form till August 26. Filling of application form contains various steps like registration, filling details, uploading scanned image of photo and signature, payment of application fee etc. Candidates successfully filling the application form will be issued the IBPS PO admit card 2020.
IBPS PO Application Fee
For all other categories
The application fee must be paid in online mode through Internet Banking, Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification, Percentage, Age & Relaxation
Question: Can I appear for the exam if I have exceeded the age limit by three days?
No, you will not be able to fill the IBPS PO application form 2020, if you exceed the age limit. As per IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2020, you must not be more than 30 years of age as on August 1, 2020.
Question: What is the lower age limit for appearing in the IBPS PO exam?
As per IBPS PO age limit, candidates must not be lower than 20 years of age.
Question: I am in the final year of graduation. Can I apply for the IBPS PO 2020 exam?
Yes, you can definitely apply for the exam if you are an appearing candidate provided your final result of graduation must be released on or before August 28, 2020.
Question: Will I be given any age relaxations on the upper age limit if I belong to the EWS category?
No, candidates belonging to the general and EWS category will have to be between 20 to 30 years of age only. No age relaxation will be given to you for being an EWS candidate.
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Questions related to IBPS PO
hello sir,i am Amrita nayak frm Bhadrak , odisha,now i am bsc finallier in chemistry hons and gave 6 th semester this yrr but due to covid our last paper has postponed,but one problem is sir,i miss my 5 th semester exam due to my bad health condition ,is it possible to apply ibps po or clerk form ?
Candidates who have passed their bachelor's degree from a recognised board and candidates who are in their final year of qualifying exam are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2020. Candidates who are in their final year must obtain their results on or before August 28, 2020. You still need to appear in one exam in 6th semester and you still have to pass in the subjects of 5th semester. Your results might not be released on or before August 28, 2020. So you are not eligible to apply for it. But if you obtain your results by August 28, 2020 you can apply if you pass your bachelor's degree
I am in last year of engineering can I apply for the IBPS PO exam
As per the official notification of IBPS for the recruitment of its probationary officers, it states :final year results of the candidates should be declared on or before 26th August,2020". So, if your final year results get declared within this stipulated time , then only you can apply for this exam, else you have to wait for next year.
whether final year students who are going to appear for exams are allowed to appear for ibps po exam ?? as all know that due to pandemic the exams are postponed and will complete the exams in end of September.. results get declared in October.
According to the eligibility criteria the candidates with Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Universities by the Government of India or equivalent recognized by Central Govt the final year are eligible but the final result must be out on or before August 28, 2020. As we know that the final year exam will be conducted at the end of September you will not be eligible for IBPS PO 2020 exam. Candidates must also hold a graduation degree to appear for IBPS PO 2020 exam. Please click the below link to know more.
I gave my 3rd year exams before the lockdown but since many other exams didnt took place, the university has not yet released the results as of 5 Aug 20. So am i eligible to apply for ibps po which released on 4 Aug 20?
The official notification does mention that the Candidate should have a Degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Government of India. It also mentions that the Candidate must possess valid marks sheet or Degree Certificate by the day he/she registers for the exam. The notification clearly mentions that the final results should hav been declared on or before August 26th, 2020. Because the last date for registration for IBPS 2020 is August 26th, you still have time. If by any chance the results are announced by August 26th, then you can apply for IBPS 2020 or else unfortunately you may be ineligible and might have to wait until next year to appear for the exam.
I will get my results on 15th September 2020. Can I still apply??
As per the official notification released by IBPS for recruitment of its probationary officers, "it states final year results of the candidates should be declared on or before 26th August,2020". So, if your results get declared in the month of September, you don't meet this criteria and cannot apply for the same. You can apply it next year, or more better if you fulfill the eligibility criteria of RBI Grade B Officer, apply for this one, it's a highly reputed post among all the banking exams, and it's notification isn't released yet, comparatively this is quite tough exam more so because of its second stage exam.