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SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

As the official notification for SBI PO 2019 has been released, the application process for the same has started for which the candidates will have to first ensure their eligibility. SBI releases a specific eligibility criteria for the same with respect to age, nationality, education etc. and all the candidates will have to follow this criteria if they want to apply for the SBI PO 2019 Exam. If any candidate fails to conform to the fixed eligibility criteria, his/her eligibility to apply will be rejected. The detailed eligibility criteria has been given below.

Educational Qualification

The candidates willing to apply for SBI PO 2019 Exam shall possess a certain educational degree in order to make sure that his/her chance for getting selected as SBI PO doesn't get lost. SBI PO is an esteemed job which is not so easy to achieve and therefore there needs to be a particular eligibility requirement for the same. Only the eligible candidates can apply for this job post. As per the notification of SBI PO 2019, the candidates need to be graduates to be able to apply for the post of SBI PO.

Educational Qualification

Probationary officer

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 a 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

Apart from the educational requirements that are specified in the official notification, a candidate also needs to be fit to apply with respect to age. SBI specifies particular age criteria for the candidates to apply for the exam. Any candidate should not be less or more than the age mentioned in the notification.


Age Criteria

Minimum Age

Maximum Age

21 years

30 years

Age Relaxation

All the candidates need to follow the age criteria mentioned by SBI in the official notification, except a few categories of applicants where SBI provides some relaxation. The relaxation in age varies according to the different categories and helps provide an advantage to certain candidates who are lacking some basic requirements due to various reasons. As per the notification for SBI PO 2018, the age relaxation provided to the candidates by SBI is as follows:

Sr. No.

Reservation Category

Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 Years


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years


Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years

PWD (OBC) - 13 Years

PWD (Gen/EWS) - 10 Years


Persons ordinarily domicile of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years



SBI PO 2019 Number of chances

As SBI PO recruitment is a chance that no one would want to miss, therefore whenever the SBI PO notification is released, all the job aspirants apply for it, and those who cannot fare well in their first attempt probably go for it again, for as many times as possible. Most of the examinations have only an age limit to apply , but in the case of SBI there is a cap on the number of times any candidate can appear for the SBI PO Examination. Thus, you need to have complete information regarding the same, otherwise your candidature can get cancelled later. There are certain conditions for the same where a failed attempt of the Mains Exam will not probably be counted as an attempt and thus for those who do not pass the Mains Exam can apply again afresh.


No. Of Chances



General (PWD)







No Restriction


No Restriction

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