IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 12 Mar, 2019 12:24 IST

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IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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 2019 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 application of such candidates will get denied by IBPS.

Candidates are advised to check the detailed description related to the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2019 given below. Any candidate who is found to be unqualified 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.

IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Norms


  • Candidates should be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates may also be citizens of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who have settled in India since 1st January 1962.
  • Migrated candidates from Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Pakistan, Burma, Zambia, Malawi, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, and Zaire with the intention of settling in India are also eligible to apply for IBPS PO examination.
  • Migrated candidates must be the ones who have been awarded eligibility certificate by the Government of India. 

Age Criteria: 

The minimum age requirement is 20 years while the upper age limit is 30 years. 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:


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Disabilities (PWD)


10 Years

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.

5 years

Persons Ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Academic Qualification:

  • A Bachelor's degree in any subject/stream from any recognised university by the Central Government or Indian Government.
  • Candidate should have the Marksheet/ Degree Certificate indicating the percentage of marks obtained in the Graduation programme entered during IBPS PO Online Registration.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the last year of their degree programme can also apply for the IBPS PO exam.
  • Candidates must have their result dated on or before 4th September 2019.
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