Bank PO Eligibility 2022- Age Limit, Educational Qualifications Along With List of Banks!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:01 AM IST

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Check Bank PO Eligibility here with Safalta. Get details on SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB PO and much more.

Do you know what is the eligibility in different banks? Banks are one of the major employers in the Government sector. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for various bank exams. The job profile, salary, and career growth make the banking sector one of the most sought-after careers in India. There are a total of 12 public sector banks in India and various Regional Rural Banks. The probationary officers in these banks are junior-level managerial officers. There are various exams for PO like SBI PO, IBPS PO, and IBPS RRB PO. Interested candidates should be aware of Bank PO Eligibility before the application process begins for the year 2021. The eligibility criteria are generally based on age limit, educational qualification, number of attempts etc.

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Bank PO Eligibility 2022

A Probationary Officer (PO) is an Assistant Manager of Scale I in a bank. He is a Junior Manager of Grade I scale and hence also called Scale I Officer. After the selection, Probationary Officer has to go through an intensive training program at the Institute of Banking Management followed by a probation period of  2 years. The official notifications released by the conducting bodies contain detailed eligibility criteria for the post of Probationary Officer. Interested candidates should ensure that they meet all the criteria and have relevant documents to support the same.

The broad paraments for eligibility are:

  1. Nationality 
  2. Age limit 
  3. Educational Qualification 
  4. Number Of Attempts 

Bank PO Eligibility: Nationality 

A candidate must be :
  • A Citizen of India 
  • A Subject of Nepal 
  • A Subject of Bhutan 
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to permanently settle in India 
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Bank PO Eligibility: Age Limit 

The age limit for various banks is discussed below. A candidate can only apply for these exams is he/she is above 21 years of age. The age limit as per various exams is given below:
Exam  Age Limit 
SBI PO  Minimum: 21 years Maximum: 30 years
IBPS PO  Minimum: 21 years Maximum: 30 years
IBPS RRB PO  Minimum: 21 years Maximum: 40 years

There are various relaxations in age limit, the relaxations follow a general set of rules. They are mentioned below:
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years
 

Bank PO Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the Bank PO exams is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a recognized university. The candidate should also possess the relevant documents to validate the same. The exam vise eligibility is covered below:
Exam  Educational Qualification
SBI PO  Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification
IBPS PO  Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification
IBPS RRB PO  Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

Candidates should note that they should at least have 50% marks in graduation. They should also have all the relevant and valid documents to prove the same.

Bank PO Eligibility: Number of Attempts 

There is no bar on the number of attempts in any of these exams. If a candidate is allowed to appear as per the age limit he can appear any number of times.
 

Bank PO Exam Pattern

The organising body determines the bank PO exam format for each bank exam. The Bank PO exam pattern is subject to change, and the organising authority retains the right to do so at its leisure.
The majority of banks use the following procedures as part of their normal exam pattern when hiring bank officers (bank POs):
  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview
  4. Group Discussion (only SBI PO)
The IBPS, SBI, and IBPS RRB PO exam's short Bank PO test format is provided below:
Bank PO Exam Pattern
IBPS PO
  Sections Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
Preliminary Exam English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Mains Exam English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Descriptive Paper 2 24 30 minutes
IBPS RRB PO  
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40   45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40  
Mains Exam English/Hindi Language 40   2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40  
Reasoning Ability 40  
General Awareness 40  
Computer Knowledge 40  
SBI PO
Preliminary Exam English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Mains Exam English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Descriptive Paper 2 50 30 minutes
Interview 30
Group Discussion 20
 

 


 

What are the various Bank PO exams?

The exam for Bank PO are:
  • SBI PO 
  • IBPS PO 
  • IBPS RRB PO 

What is the age limit for Bank PO exams?

 The age limit for SBI PO and IBPS PO is 21 to 30 years, while for IBPS RRB PO its is 21 to 40 years.

Is it necessary to have work experience for Bank PO Exams?

No, there is no requirement for work experience in any Bank PO exam.

What functional skills are needed for the Bank PO exam?

 For the Bank PO exam, a candidate must be proficient in computer skills, IBPS PO also takes a test of regional languages.

What is the duration of the probation period after the Bank PO exam?

There is a probation period of 2 years after the Bank PO Exam.

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