IBPS PO Syllabus - Eligibility

Following are the essentially criteria for appearing in the Bank PO exams −


  • Following are the essential features −
    • A citizen of India or

    • A subject of Nepal or

    • A subject of Bhutan or

    • A Tibetan Refugee

    • A person of Indian origin who is a migrant of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the purpose to settle in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • The minimum age required to appear in the Bank PO exams is 20 years

  • The age limit to appear in the Bank PO exams is 30 years

However, there are some age relaxation to the following category candidates

Category Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disabilities 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years

Educational Qualifications

Candidate must have 3-year degree from a recognized university.

Number of Attempts

No limit

As such there is no limit in terms of number of attempt; a candidate can appear as many times as he/she wants up to his/her upper age limit.

Physical Standards

As such there is no Physical Standard criteria for Bank PO exam as required for the defence or police services.

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