IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019
Shristi Kirti, 03 Sep 2019, #IBPS PO

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.

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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sir how can i download my result for ibps po prelims with resistration no and date of birth

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019


ibps has released ibps po prelims score today. the exam was held on first november, 2019.

you can check your result with your login credentials from the below official link:



which books should i refer for ibps PO exams....?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 28th Oct, 2019


Here is the list of books which you can refer for the preparation of IBPS PO exam

Reasoning Ability
A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by B.S. Sijwali
Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal by B.S. Sijwali
Logical reasoning by K. Kundan
Test of Reasoning by Pearson Publication
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Kiran Publication
Lucent’s Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by Arihant Publication

Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude Book by Wiley’s Publication
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination by The Pearson Guide
Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks by Disha Publication
Aptitude Quantitative by Sarvesh Verma
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)
Quantitative Aptitude by Disha Experts

English Language
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
New Pattern English Language for SBI/IBPS Bank PO by Disha Experts

Good Luck!


i have finished my bachelors degree in anaesthesia am i elilgible for IBPS

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


Yes, Bachelor's Degree in Anaesthesia in  three year undergraduate program and as per eligibility criteria of IBPS candidate needs to passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university, so you definitely fulfill its eligibility criteria.


For IBPS PO 2019 and IBPS Clerk , EWS Certificate for which financial year is required? 2018-19 or 2019-20?

Piyush Dixit 9th Oct, 2019

Candidates who are applying for IBPS PO and Clerk should be noted that EWS Certificate will be required for the income of the financial year prior to the year of application. Hence 2018-19 is the year for which certificate is required


how many question to attend to qualify prelims

Ankhi Banerjee 23rd Sep, 2019


In IBPS PO prelims, there are a total of 100 questions each carrying 1 mark. In preliminary exam, there are 30 questions in english, 35 questions in quantitative aptitude and 35 questions in reasoning ability. There is a sectional cut-off in all the 3 sections which you will need to qualify separately as well as the overall cutoff. As a result of this, every year the cut-off changes. In 2018, the cut-off was 56.75 for general, 55.50 for OBC, 49.25 for SC and 41.75 for ST category. So try to solve correctly more number of questions as there is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

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