Updated By Deepansh Sharma on 03 Aug, 2022 09:15
IBPS PO is an all India level examination conducted for the aspirants of the banking sector. In order to participate in the Probationary Officers examination organised by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), candidates need to know the IBPS PO 2022 eligibility criteria. Before starting with the registration process, applicants must check the eligibility criteria defined by IBPS. Candidates must meet the minimum age requirement, educational qualification, citizenship criteria and category policies to be eligible for the examination. Those who do not stand on the prescribed eligibility criteria will not be counted as the right candidate to sit for the exam and applications of such candidates will not be accepted by IBPS.
Candidates are advised to check the detailed eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2022 given below. Any candidate who underserves the eligibilty requirements, for the IBPS PO examination, at any phase of the Common Recruitment Process will be declared ineligible immediately. Such candidates might also fall for legal implications in case of severe forgery.
As discussed, the IBPS demands certain eligibility criteria, which are to be fulfilled by the candidates, before applying for the IBPS PO 2022 exam. These can be categorised as:
On the basis of these three specific parameters, IBPS decides whether a candidate is eligible or not, to apply for the IBPS PO 2022 exam. The comprehensive description of these parameters is given below:
2. Age Criteria:
The minimum age requirement for IBPS PO is 20 years while the upper age limit is 30 years. The authority also furnishes age relaation criteria for the reserved categories. According to the criteria of IBPS, the age relaxation will be based on the candidate's category. The table listed below mentions the upper age relaxations for different categories in the IBPS PO examination:
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs),
Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) Who has worked in the army for less than 5 years and
left the project's conclusion.
Persons Ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
3. Academic Qualification:
Persons with benchmark disability are eligible for reservation under this category. The reserved categories under this section are blindness and low vision, locomotor disability such as cerebral palsy, deaf and hard of hearing, leprosy cured, acid attack victims, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disability, mental illness, and persons with a specific learning disability.
Visually impaired candidates whose writing speed has been affected permanently due to some adverse accident or mishap are allowed to use scribe. The scribe can be used for both Prelims and Mains, the rules applied for scribe are:
Candidates will have to arrange for their own scribe at their own cost.
The scribe can belong to any academic stream.
The candidate of the examination and his scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the required eligibility criteria.
Candidates using scribe will be given 20 mins extra to complete the paper.
The scribe arranged by the candidate must not be a candidate for online examination. If any of the above-mentioned criteria are violated then the candidate and the scribe would have their candidature cancelled.
Candidates who are eligible to use a scribe must mention about it in the online application process. Later on, no request would be entertained.
Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be given the time. The exam conducting body will not allow the candidates to take extra time if they are not registered for extra time. The candidates who are not registered under it will not be allowed to take this liberty of extra time.
For candidates with 40% impairment in this category would be allowed to use scribe and a 20 min compensatory time every hour ill be given to such candidates.
Candidates who are visually impaired for not less than 40% will be given bigger font size paper and 20 mins extra for every hour of the examination.
Candidates who would use scribe will not be given the magnified paper.
A compensatory time of 20 minutes extra would be given to these candidates irrespective of using a scribe or not. But candidates will have to be more than 40% disabled intellectually.
General Candidates who are not covered under the current scheme of Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Class whose annual income is less than 8 lakh. Such candidates are considered under the economically weaker section.
Applicants who would not be considered under this category would be for the following reasons:
Candidates who possess 5 acres of agricultural land and more
Residential flat for 1000sq.ft or more
A residential plot of more than 100 sq - 200 sq. yards would be mentioned in the municipality and are not eligible for this category.
Property held by a family in different parts of the city or location. Such cities will be clubbed for determining the economically weaker section.
The income of the candidate and also the asset certificate by the competent authority must be produced to prove the EWS. the candidates shortlisted under this category will be called for document verification.
The term "Family" for this purpose will include the person who seeks the benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.
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