IBPS Probationary Officer

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS PO Eligibility criteria can be summarized as explained below:


An applicant must be either –

  1. A Citizen of India or
  2. A subject of Bhutan or
  3. A subject of Nepal or
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Graduation or Degree in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Must possessing a valid Degree Certificate / Mark sheet and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
  • All the educational qualifications should be from an Institution / University/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies.
  • The applicants who are in the final year of their final year of graduation that means appearing applicants are also eligible to fill the IBPS PO Application form 2016.


  • The applicants must be aged between 20 years to 30 years of age.
  • Must have been born between 02.07.1987 and 01.07.1997.
  • Relaxation in Age limit will be provided to the applicants belonging to different categories.

The following table shows the age relaxation criteria for the reserved category applicants:

Category Relaxation in age
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes 05 years
Physically disabled applicants (PH) 10 years
Other backward classes OBC-NCL 03 years
Of the State of Jammu and Kashmir the original habitants of Kashmir Division during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 1989 05 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs), Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project 05 years
The people affected in the 1984 riots 05 years
  1. Preliminary Examination Scheme:


Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of

1 hour

2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


  1. Main Examination Scheme:


Sr. No Name of Tests


No. of Qs Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 English & Hindi 20 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 English & Hindi 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes


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