IBPS PO Age Limit | IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – 2019


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the notification for IBPS PO exam 2018, The IBPS PO exam is conducted every year to recruit Probationary Officers or POs in various government banks across the country. If you are looking for a secure government job that provides ample growth opportunity, then IBPS PO is one of the best jobs for you. However, to apply for IBPS PO, you need to meet certain criteria. For example, you need to be of a certain age to be eligible. Likewise, there are certain other requirements as well. In the following article, we would be talking about the IBPS PO age limit and other factors that determine the IBPS PO eligibility.

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IBPS PO Age Limit – Eligibility Criteria

One of the most important things that you should know while applying is the IBPS PO Age Limit. Given below are the details:

Minimum Age as on 01/08/2018: 20 Years

Maximum Age as on 01/08/2018:  30 Years

These are the requirements for IBPS PO age limit 2018 for candidates belonging to the General Category. Reserved category candidates and certain other candidates would get an age relaxation. The following table gives all the details

IBPS PO Age Limit – Relaxation for the Reserved Category and Certain Other Candidates

Category Age relaxation
SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe) 5 years
OBC (Other Backward Classes –Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwD (Persons With Disabilities) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have rendered at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within an year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
Persons actually domiciled in the J & K during the period from January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989. 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

In order to claim age relaxation, you would have to produce relevant certificates to the authorities. You would need to carry a photocopy as well as the original certificates to the interview or any stage of the selection process, as directed by the IBPS.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Educational Qualifications

Now that we know about the requirements for IBPS PO Age Limit 2018, let us now take a look at the educational qualifications that you need to fulfill. The educational qualifications are another important aspect for IBPS PO eligibility criteria. Given below are the educational requirements that form a part of the IBPS PO eligibility criteria.

Required Educational Qualifications

  • As on 05.09.2018, the candidate must possess graduation degree in any discipline/stream from a University recognized by the Government of India.
  • You are also allowed to apply for IBPS PO if you have an equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Government of India.

Some Facts About the IBPS PO Eligibility 2018

  • You must have the original degree or final mark sheet with you as you would be required to produce them during the interview round for document verification.
  • The date on the provisional certificate or the mark sheet would be considered to be the date of passing.

FAQs on the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018

My University awards CGPA/OGPA instead of a percentage, how should I fill up the form?

You need to convert it into a percentage (nearest to 2 decimal places) and mention it in the application form. For example, most universities offer a CGPA on a scale of 10. So, if you got a CGPA of 7.5, then you just need to multiply it by 10. So, 7.5 becomes 75%.

I belong to SC/ST category and I am physically handicapped as well, would I get age relaxation for both categories?

No, you can only claim age relaxation on IBPS PO age limit under only one category. So, you need to choose only one.

I have scored 60% in the final year examination, but 40% in the year before. Should I put my final year marks?

No. There is a definite method for calculating the percentage of marks under IBPS PO eligibility. The percent marks will be calculated by dividing the total marks that the student has obtained in all the semesters or years by the aggregate maximum marks. The aggregate marks should include all the subjects, irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject and then multiplied by 100.

IBPS PO Application Process

The IBPS PO Application process is something that should be done online. No other way of applying for IBPS PO is accepted. You need to fill up your details and also pay the application fee through net banking, credit card/debit card or any other mode that is accepted by the IBPS. To know more about the IBPS PO Application Process, click on the link below:

IBPS PO Application Form Details

Please make sure that you are filling in all the information correctly as an error might cause your candidature to be canceled even if pass the IBPS PO 2018.

So, this was all the information that you needed to know about the IBPS PO age limit and IBPS PO eligibility criteria. Hope this article was of help to you. Check out the following articles for more information on the IBPS PO exam 2019.

IBPS PO Apply Online
IBPS PO Selection Process
IBPS PO Exam Pattern