IBPS PO Eligibility 2022, Age Limit, Qualification, Percentage for Bank Exams

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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the official notification for Probationary Officer for the year 2022 on its website. IBPS PO Eligibility criteria like Age limit, Educational Qualification, Percentage marks etc are some of the most important information that every candidate should know. The eligibility depends upon the age limit, educational qualifications, and other requirements and is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Candidates who are aspiring to appear for IBPS PO Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and so on. Candidates should ensure that they are aware of the eligibility criteria and they should fulfill them. If you are preparing for the IBPS PO exam, you can Attempt  Our Mock FREE Here- Attempt Now.
  • IBPS PO is one of the most sought-after bank exams in India.
  • There are more than 6000 vaccines for this year.
  •  The exam is set to be held on 15, 16, and 22 Oct 2022.
  • Candidates between 20 to 30 years of age are eligible to apply for IBPS PO Exam.
  • Candidates should have completed graduation from a recognized university or college.
  • Candidates who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be considered for the post.
Read this article to know all about IBPS PO eligibility criteria and other details.

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Table of Contents

1. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Overview
2. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 
     i. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Nationality
     ii. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
     iii. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification
     iv. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Important Points
     v. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Number of Attempts
3. IBPS PO Eligibility - EWS 
IBPS PO Eligibility – PwD Category
IBPS PO Eligibility - Points To Remember 


IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Overview

  The overview of IBPS PO eligibility criteria is as given below:
Nationality Indian citizens and others
Age Limit 20 to 30 years of age
Educational Qualification The candidate should have completed graduation
Number of Attempts Not specified


IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

The exam's eligibility is broadly based on the following criteria. Each candidate must satisfy all the criteria to be eligible to appear for the exam, except in case he is permitted any relaxation
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications
The details are covered below.

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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

As per the official notification, 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.
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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

A candidate in the age group of 20 to 30 years is eligible to apply for the post. The details related to the date for calculation of age will be provided with the official notification. There is also various relaxations in the age limit depending upon the category they are covered 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

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO exam 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. Besides, the basic educational qualification candidates must also possess computer literacy and proficiency in the English language based on the job profile.

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IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Important Points

  • Candidates who do not satisfy the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, their candidature can get canceled
  • Candidates must have all the relevant documents to support their educational qualifications, age, and caste. 
  • Documents must be original and they must also have digital versions of them/ or scanned copies.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: Number of Attempts

There is no specified number of attempts for IBPS  PO. The age limit has been defined as that of between 18 to 30 years of age. Candidates can give IBPS  PO Exam as many times as they want to be provided they satisfy all of the eligibility criteria mentioned above. 


IBPS PO Eligibility – EWS Category

Applicants not covered under the SC, ST, and OBC categories and who have a gross annual income less than 8 lakh rupees are identified as EWS candidates i.e. candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Section. Such candidates are entitled to the benefit of a 10% reservation for the vacancies released by IBPS.

Important Points related to IBPS PO Eligibility for EWS Category 

The income from all sources such as salary,  business, agriculture, profession, etc. will be included in revenue. This income will be the income from the financial year preceding the year of application. 

However, a person possessing any of the following assets will not be included in the EWS category, irrespective of his annual family income.

  1. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above
  2. Residential flat of 1000 sq. Ft. and above
  3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  4. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities

While applying for the property holding test to determine EWS status, the property owned in different locations by a particular “Family” is clubbed.

Candidates seeking to avail the benefit of EWS reservation for IBPS PO Selection Process will have to produce an Income and Asset Certificate at the time of document verification and interview round issued by a Competent Authority in the prescribed format. 

The term “Family” will include the person seeking the benefit of reservation, his parents, siblings below 18 years of age, spouse and children below 18 years of age.


IBPS PO Eligibility – PwD Category

As per the Government of India norms, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for reservation under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.

The categories of disabilities eligible to avail reservation under the Act is as follows:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Blindness and low vision
  • intellectual disability, autism, mental illness and specific learning disability
  • locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy and acid attack victims

People with benchmark disabilities will be allocated the reserved vacancies as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating banks.

Directives for PwD using services of Scribe

Candidates whose writing speed is affected permanently or with minimum benchmark disability for any reason are allowed to use their own scribe during IBPS PO Exam 2021, but have to abide by certain rules mentioned below.

  • Candidates who wish to use the scribe services or are eligible for the same in the examination will have to apply for the services of scribe while filling out the IBPS PO Application Form.
  • Scribes will have to be arranged by the candidates themselves and at their own cost.
  • Both candidate and Scribe will have to submit an undertaking that all the stipulated eligibility conditions mentioned for the Scribe are fulfilled. Also, if, at any stage of the exam, it is found that the Scribe did not fulfil any of the eligibility criteria prescribed or suppresses material facts then the applicant’s candidature will be cancelled, irrespective of the result of the CRP.
  • The scribe used by the candidate is eligible for compensatory time of 20 mins or otherwise recommended for the full hour of the examination.

Since compensatory time given to candidates shall be a system-based process, therefore, only candidates who register for the same will be allowed such concessions.

Directives for candidates with Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability 

Candidates with a minimum of 40% Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability where dominant extremity i.e. writing is affected to the scope where it may slow down the performance will be permitted a compensatory time of 20 min/hr or otherwise advised.

Directives for candidates having Intellectual Disability

Candidates will be provided a compensatory time of 20 min/hr of the exam only if they are more than 40% Intellectually Disabled, mentally ill, Autistic or have Specific Learning Disability, irrespective of availing the Scribe services. 

Directives for Visually Impaired candidates

Visually Impaired candidates suffering from 40% or more disability may opt to view the contents of question paper in magnified font and will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 min/hr otherwise advised. Only the visually impaired candidates who are not using the services of Scribe will be permitted to avail the facility of viewing the contents of the test in the magnifying font.

IBPS PO eligibility – Points to remember

  • Persons with disabilities are provided reservation in the IBPS PO exam according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • For visually impaired candidates, IBPS PO Eligibility has norms that allow the use of scribe according to the guidelines.
  • The number of reserved vacancies is declared after the respective banks communicate the number of vacant positions to the institute.
  • Candidates who fulfil all the above IBPS PO Eligibility criteria should start preparing for the examination well in advance.
  • As the IBPS application process is entirely online, it is useful to keep scanned copies of all relevant supporting documents handy.
  • This would allow the candidate to finish the application process faster and secure the examination centre of their own choice.

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What is the exam date for the IBPS PO exam?

The exam date for the IBPS PO exam is 15th, 16th, and 22nd October 2022.

Is the notification for IBPS PO 2022 out?

No, the notification for IBPS PO 2022 is not out yet.

What is the age limit for the IBPS PO exam?

The age limit for the IBPS PO exam is 20 to 30 years.

What is the educational qualification for the IBPS PO exam?

The educational qualification for the IBPS PO exam is graduation.

Is there is a bar on the number of attempts in the IBPS PO exam?

No, there is no bar on the number of attempts in the IBPS PO exam.

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