IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016 – IBPS PO Age Limit, Age Relaxation | IBPS PO Educational Qualification

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IBPS conducts the PO/ MT exam in October (prelims) and November (mains) every year. A large number of candidates attempt these exams. Therefore it is important for applicants to know about IBPS PO Eligibility. IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria covers a large spectrum of details like IBPS PO Age Limit, age relaxation, citizenship and work experience etc. However the most important aspect of IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016 is the IBPS PO Educational Qualification.

The IBPS PO exam takes place for the post of Probationary Officer or Management Trainee. However there is a single common written exam conducted for these posts. Furthermore the eligibility criteria are same for both of them. So we have explained its various themes below after dividing in appropriate sections.


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If you are looking for the details of IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016, then you have landed in the right place. We have explained the complete details of IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria in our IBPS PO Eligibility section such as IBPS PO Age Limit or IBPS PO Educational Qualification and a lot more. In addition this article has links to various other important information of IBPS PO/ MT exam. So you can agree that these details will prove beneficial to you.IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016

IBPS PO Eligibility: –

There are various themes in the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria. However we have classified them into three important categories as explained below. So read on to know about IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016 before applying for the same.

Nationality: –

The most basic but least bothered point about IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria is Nationality or Citizenship. For IBPS PO Eligibility the applicant must be of an Indian identity. A candidate must be either a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Moreover it may be a person of Indian origin who has 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India. However in that case they must have a certificate from the Government of India.

IBPS PO Age Limit: –

The next fundamental point is IBPS PO Age Limit. The applicant must have attained the age of 20 years but should not be more than 30 years old. The date of consideration of the date of birth is 01 July of the year in which exam is conducted. For IBPS PO exam 2016 it is 01 July 2016. So your date of birth should be in between 02 July 1986 and 01 July 1996.

However there is a range of relaxation applicable to a few categories as below.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
Sr No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen or 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 (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one 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 or invalidment 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years


IBPS PO Educational Qualification: –

The candidate must possess a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute. The candidate must possess valid mark sheet or degree certificate indicating the date of passing and percentage of marks. The educational qualification should have been attained before 13 August 2016.

The percentage should be indicated two places after decimal. In case of CGPA the candidate must have the corresponding percentage too. Moreover no work experience is required for IBPS PO Eligibility.

Application Fee: –

Candidates have to pay examination fee plus intimation charges as follows.

1) Rs 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.

2) Rs 600 for all others.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016

By now you must have understood the various aspects of IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016 such as age limit, relaxation, citizenship or nationality or identity, IBPS PO Educational Qualification and experience etc.

We hope that we have helped you clear most of your doubts and queries regarding IBPS PO Eligibility. If you still have any doubts you may ask below.IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016

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Updated: November 14, 2016 — 1:55 pm

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