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..

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Qualification, Percentage, Age & Relaxation

IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains, and interview. IBPS PO 2020 prelims exam scheduled to be held on October 3, 4, and 10 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 1 to 28, 2020 (Tentative)

IBPS PO 2020 exam

Prelims: October 3, 4 and 10

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:

  • Nationality

  • Age

  • Education Qualification

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Nationality, Age, Education




  • Candidates must be a citizen of India

  • 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, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Burma, Sri Lanka, 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.

Age on August 1, 2020 (For General and EWS)

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years

  • Maximum Age: 30 Years

(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


Age relaxation

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

3 years

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

PWD candidates

10 years

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

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

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

5 years

** 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.

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

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

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

Instructions for Visually Impaired candidates

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

  • 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.

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

The examination authorities are expected to release the IBPS PO 2020 application form in online mode from August 1. Candidates meeting IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2020 can fill the application form within the allotted time frame. 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




Rs 100

For all other categories

Rs. 600

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

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I am purshuing 3-2semistor and I am 20 years , can I apply for SBI PO (or) IBPS PO this year

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Rama, for being eligible for SBI PO, you need to be between 21 to 30 years . There is an age relaxation for Reserved Categories. If you are 20 years, you should turn 21 at least by April 1st, 2020. If you do not turn 21 by 1st April 2020, you might not be eligible for SBI PO.

But for IBPS PO, the minimum age limit is 20 years and so you qualify for appearing for IBPS exam. Regarding you studying our Final year graduation, Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for both SBI PO and IBPS PO. And those who are appearing for their final year exams are also eligible. But their recruitment is subjective to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria required.

In short, you have to wait for SBI PO until next year but can appear for IBPS PO this year.


which bank exam is best after graduation

Richa Gautam 18th Mar, 2020

In India, State Bank of India (SBI) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are the bank exam recruitment bodies which conduct various bank exams as listed below:



SBI Clerk



IBPS Clerk


RBI Officer Grade B

RBI Officer Grade C

RBI Office Assistant



can i able to give the ibps po exam in the final year gradution but the exam of ibps po in oct 2020 and my final year result was declare in the may or june 2021 kya me exam de skti hu

Afrin Hossain 8th Mar, 2020


Sorry but u are not eligible to take the ibps po exam of 2020 since all candidates must have a graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University the marksheet should be dated earlier than august 28 ,2020 for qualification .

Hope this helped


SBI po aur IBPS po ke liye graduation mein kitna % hona chahiye

Sharon Rose Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020


There isn't any minimum percentage requirement to be eligible to appear in SBI PO and IBPS PO.

  • To be eligible to appear in SBI PO a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized board or University or Central Government.
  • Candidates who are in final year are also eligible.


  • A candidate must have passed bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.

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I have on Jan 14th 1989 I am belongs backward caste I have 3 years age relaxation I am eligible for ibps po 2020

Kalpana Sharma 4th Mar, 2020
The maximum age to appear in  IBPS PO exam is 30 years. There is relaxation of three years for non creamy layer of OBC caste. As your age is 31 years now, you can give the exam upto the age of 33 years.
So you are eligible for the IBPS PO entrance exam.
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