IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS follows specific eligibility criteria that you need to follow if you do not want to be rejected further in the process. You will not be allowed to fill the application form if you do not conform to the IBPS PO eligibility criteria 2021 mentioned in the official notification. For the successful application of any examination, you need to follow certain guidelines that are mentioned in the official notification, failing which your candidature will be cancelled. This exam is one of the most important exams and thus needs complete attention. Know the complete IBPS PO 2021 eligibility details before applying.

Educational Criteria

The most important part of the ‘eligibility criteria’ is confirming that if you are eligible enough to appear for the exam or not. IBPS specifies a fixed educational criteria that needs to be strictly followed if you want to be selected as a PO (Probationary Officer) in PSU. Given below is the IBPS PO 2021 eligibility criteria. 

PostEducational Criteria
IBPS Probationary Officer(PO) A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Age criteria

You must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as on the mentioned date in the official  IBPS PO notification 2021. Further details regarding the IBPS PO 2021 age limit can be inferred from the table below.

PostAge Creteria
IBPS Probationary Officer(PO) Min- 20 Years / Max-30 Years

Age Relaxation

IBPS gives relaxation with respect to age, to certain categories, to facilitate them in the recruitment process. Refer to the table given below to get the required details regarding the IBPS PO 2021 age relaxation. 

CategoryAge relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016” 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 (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
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any age relaxation for candidates belonging to the reserved category in the IBPS PO exam 2021?


Yes, you are eligible for age relaxation depending upon the reserved category you belong to.


Do I need to submit documents for claiming age relaxation in the IBPS PO exam process?


Yes, you need to upload your caste certificate along with other documents as prescribed while filling the IBPS PO application process.