IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019
Updated on Sep 3, 2019 - 5:05 p.m. IST by Shristi Kirti

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) determines the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO for all aspiring candidates. IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019 refers to the minimum qualifications required to appear for the exam. Candidates must go through IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019 carefully before filling the application form. The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO is determined on the basis of nationality, age and educational qualification of the candidates. As per IBPS PO 2019 eligibility criteria, candidates between 20 to 30 years of age holding a graduation degree can fill the application form.
It is important for the candidates to meet the IBPS PO 2019 eligibility criteria before they fill the application form so that their candidature is not cancelled at any later stage. IBPS PO exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates as Probationary Officers/Management Trainee at various banks. IBPS PO 2019 exam will be conducted in three stages - prelims, mains, and interview. The prelims exam is slated to be held on October 12, 133, 19 and 20 while the mains exam is slated to be held on November 30, 2019. To know more about IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019, go through the articles below.
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IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The exam conducting authority has determined the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2019 on the basis of the following parameters:

  1. Nationality

  2. Age

  3. Education Qualification

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Nationality

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India

  • He/She might be a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 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, Zambia Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that they must have a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS PO Age Limit 2019

To appear in the IBPS PO exam, candidates must be between the minimum and maximum age limit .

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years

  • Maximum Age: 30 Years

However, candidates belonging to OBC, ST and SC category are given age relaxation on the upper limit of age. The age relaxation given to the following categories are mentioned below in the table:

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 on the basis of Age Relaxation


Age relaxation

Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

PWD candidates

10 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates (January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989)

5 years

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 on the basis of Educational Qualification

All those candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree from any of the recognised Universities by the Government of India or equivalent recognized by Central Govt. are eligible as per the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO.

According to IBPS PO 2019 eligibility criteria, final result should have been declared on or before the prescribed date by the exam conducting body.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 and guidelines for candidates with Benchmark Disabilities

The examination authority has provided guidelines for candidates with the benchmarks disabilities.

IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Benchmark Disability



Instructions to be followed by candidates using a scribe.

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

  • 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.

Instructions for Visually Impaired candidates

  • 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 the compensatory time of 20 minutes extra.

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

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 get twenty minutes extra per hour of examination, either taking the service of a scribe or not.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

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


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 2019.

Question: While filling the application form of IBPS PO 2019, how much fee does a General and SC/ST category candidate need to pay?


Candidates belonging to General and SC/ST category are required to pay Rs. 600 and 100 respectively.

Question: When will the application of IBPS PO 2019 be released?


The application form of IBPS PO 2019 is expected to be released in the second week of August 2019.

Question: From which stream do I need to do my graduation in order to be eligible for IBPS PO?


You can do your graduation from any stream of your choice from a recognized university/institute by the government of India.

Question: What is the maximum age limit to apply for IBPS PO 2019?


The maximum age to apply for IBPS PO 2019 is 30 years.

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my date of birth is 3rd march 1990 am i eligible for banks exams like ibps po and sbi

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
The minimum and maximum age of a candidate for IBPS PO 2020 should be 20 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st July of 2020. And for SBI PO 2020 should be 21 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st April 2020. And you will complete your 30th on 03.03.2020. Thus it makes you ineligible for both the exams.

My dob is 7/8/1999 can give ibps po exam

MOHIT DHYANI 20th Jan, 2020

IBPS has released official notification of Probationary Officer at its official website. As per the notifications candidates between 20 to 30 year of age are eligible to apply. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1999. For more details candidates can check IBPS eligibility criteria .


i was born in 26 February 2001 can i eligible for ibps po

Indrajit Gupta 11th Jan, 2020
Hello parul,
No, you are not eligible for apply IBPS PO. According to the rules, The minimum age of candidate should be 20 and maximum age should be 30. The candidate who born earlier than 1 august 2000 then He/ she can apply for IBPS PO 2020.
I hope this helpful for you.
Best wishes!!

Can we apply for IBPS PO..at 8th sem.. ?.. and i am afraiding that my university SDS is declaring result at mid of july

Parvathi Ramachandran 19th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

Yes , you can definitely apply for both IBPS PO. The eligibility criteria for IBPS PO  with respect to educational qualification is that, a candidate must have done graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Final year or final semester candidates are also eligible to apply, however, they can only apply provisionally. Candidate if called for interview, have to produce their passing mark sheet or proof of passing the graduation exam or the provisional certificate.  If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank You !!


expected cutoff of IBPS PO mains

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 5th Dec, 2019


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will release the cutoff of IBPS PO 2019 mains exam along wth its scorecard.

Go through the link below and check the previous year cutoff for reference


Good Luck!

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