IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 03 Jan 2019, #IBPS PO

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) prescribes the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO along with the notification for all the aspiring candidates. IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019 include requirements based on nationality, age and educational qualification. As per the IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019, candidates who aspire to join as a Probationary Officer must hold a graduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized University.

Candidates must check the IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019 before applying online for it. Those who meet the IBPS PO 2019 eligibility criteria can fill the IBPS PO application form 2019 from the second week of August 2019. To know more about, IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2019 read the article. 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Highlights 

The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO is based on three factors 

  • Nationality

  • Age 

  • Educational Qualification

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Detailed information 

All candidates appearing in the exam have to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2019.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Nationality 

  • Candidates applying for IBPS PO 2019 must be a citizen of India

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age Limit 

Candidates who wish to apply for IBPS PO exam must know the minimum and maximum age limit in order to avoid rejection at any later stage. 

  • The minimum age to apply for IBPS PO is 20 years

  • The maximum age limit to apply for the post of IBPS PO is 30 years

  • 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:


Age relaxation

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

Three years 

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Five years

PWD candidates 

Ten years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

Five years

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

Five years

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Educational Qualification 

Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised University by the Government of India or equivalent recognized by Central Govt. are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2019. 

Also, all the educational qualifications mentioned in the application form must be from a University/ Institution recognised by Government Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the 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

Important guidelines for the candidates with Benchmark Disabilities



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. 

Important points regarding IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

  • In case a candidate is found not eligible at any later stage then his/her candidature will be rejected.

  • The above mentioned educational qualification of the candidate must be from a university, institution or board recognized by the government of India. 

  • Candidates who have applied under reserved category will be required to submit necessary original certificates along with photocopies at the time of Interview and at any stage of the recruitment process. 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 – FAQs

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

Answer. 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.

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

Answer: 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?

Answer: 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?

Answer: 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?

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

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