IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Academic Qualification and Age Limit

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IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality / Citizenship:

Indian Citizens as well as Bhutanese and Nepalese subjects are eligible to apply for this exam. Also, Tibetan Refugees who came over to India before 1st January 1962 and persons of Indian origin who have 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 can also apply.

Please note that candidates apart from Indian citizens must have been issued a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India.

II. Age (As on 01st August 2019)

Minimum: 20 years | Maximum: 30 years

Thus, a candidate must not have been born before 2nd August 1988 or after 1st August 1998.

As per government guidelines, certain categories are allowed relaxation in the prescribed limit upto a certain age. The following table can be followed to determine the Relaxation of Upper age limit available to select candidates:

Sr. No. Category Relaxation 
1. SC/ST* 5 years
2. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)* 3 years
3. Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) [Min. 5 years military service rendered] 5 years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 5 years
6. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Cumulative relaxation in upper age limit for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be allowed with only one of the other categories for which age limit may be relaxed.

Candidates who wish to claim age relaxation have to submit all necessary original documents and certificates along with photocopies of the same during the Interview process.

III. Educational Qualifications

A candidate with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree/Graduation in any discipline from a GoI recognised University.

Central Gov. recognised equivalent qualifications is also accepted as eligible.

The candidate must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet or Degree that establishes that he or she is a graduate on the date of registration. This means that the date on the degree must be one that precedes 5th September 2018.

The marks obtained in graduation should be indicated (corrected to two decimal places) on the online application. If CGPA / OGPA is awarded in place of percentage, then candidates need to convert the same into percentage on the basis of University norms.

How to calculate percentage marks in graduation for IBPS PO application?

The percent marks will be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the semester(s) or year(s) by the aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects, irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject if any) and then multiplied by 100.

Can graduations marks be rounded off to the closest whole number?

In the exact words of the notification, “The fraction of percentage arrived at will be ignored. So, a 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and a 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%”