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IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2017 mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks, to apply for the exam. Only the candidates who fulfill IBPS PO Eligibility can proceed towards filling IBPS PO Application Form from August 16 – September 05, 2017

Here are some key highlights of IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2017:

  • Final year candidates can also apply for IBPS PO.
  • Minimum age requirement to apply for IBPS PO is 20 years, whereas the upper age limit is 30 years.
  • Only Indian Nationals can apply for IBPS. Also, there is no domicile restriction.

IBPS PO Prelims is set to be conducted on October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2017. It is conducted under the guidance of IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations. 

IBPS PO Eligibility 2017 – Age Criteria 

  • The age limit of minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years old as on 01/08/2017 is the eligibility for IBPS PO exam.
  • This means candidates who are born earlier than 02/08/1987 or later than 01/08/1997 do not pass the eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS PO 2017 (subject to age relaxation). Both these dates are inclusive for age calculation.
  • Candidates appearing for IBPS PO may seek age relaxation based on following - 
CategoryAge relaxation
SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe) 5 years
OBC (Other Backward Classes –Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
PwD (Persons With Disabilities)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have rendered at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within an 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 service5 years
Persons actually domiciled in the J & K during the period from January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989.5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
  • Candidates who request relaxation in age limit to pass the eligibility will have to produce relevant certificates in original as well as Xerox when called for Interview or at any stage of recruitment as required by IBPS.

IBPS PO Eligibility 2017 – Acdemic Qualification

IBPS PO Degree Requirement

  • As on 05.09.2017, candidate must possess graduation degree in any discipline/stream from a Government of India recognized university or,
  • They must have any equivalent qualification, recognized by the Central Government to appear in IBPS PO 2017.

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

  • A valid mark sheet or degree certificate must be present with the student certifying that he/she is a graduate as on the day prescribed by IBPS.
  • The date mentioned on the mark sheet/provisional certificate, issued by the University will be considered as the date of passing the eligibility examination. 
  • The final result of candidates should have been declared on or before 05/09/2017.
  • Students will have to submit relevant documents, certifying the declaration of result on or before 05/09/2017 at the time of Interview. 

IBPS PO Educational Eligibility Criteria

  • If any university provides a web-based certificate or the result is posted online then a candidate will be required to submit relevant original document or certificate signed by an appropriate college/ university authority.
  • By clearly mentioning the date of passing from the Institute, and will have to be presented at the time of interview, otherwise the eligibility criteria will not be met.

IBPS PO Eligibility Percentage 

  • In case any university/college awards CGPA/OGPA, candidates are required to convert it into a percentage (nearest to 2 decimal places) and mention it in the application form.
  • Percentage fraction in scores will be ignored, i.e. if a student has secured 59.99% marks, it will be treated as less than 60%.

Percentage Calculation under Educational Qualification Criteria

  • The percent marks will be calculated by dividing the total marks that the student has obtained in all the semester (s)/ 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. 
  • This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.
  • In cases where CGPA / OGPA is awarded by the institute, the same should be converted into percentage and mentioned in the online application. At the time of the interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority stating the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

IBPS PO Eligibility 2017 – For PwD Category

Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely:

  • Blindness and low vision;
  • Deaf and hard of hearing;
  • locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
  • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities:

Note: Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016”. The allocation of reserved vacancies for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating Organisations.

IBPS PO Eligibility 2017 – Disabilities using a Scribe

There are specific guidelines for PwD candidates using a scribe. These candidates must adhere to the guidelines both at the time of applying and on the day of examination. The facility for scribe during online examination is available only for visually impaired candidates or candidates whose writing ability is hampered permanently due to any reason. The candidates have to bear the cost of scribe themselves.

The following rules and regulations would apply for the use of scribe.

  • Candidates will have to arrange their own scribe at their own expense.
  • Scribe could be from any academic stream.
  • The candidate as well as the scribe, are required to submit a valid undertaking confirming that the scribe meets all the required eligibility criteria for a scribe. In case it so happens that he/she does not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or has hidden/distorted any facts then the candidature for that applicant would be cancelled, irrespective of the result.
  • Candidates using scribe would be eligible for a compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of examination.
  • Scribe arranged by the candidate must not be candidate taking theIBPS Exam (CWE PO/MT-VI). In case of any violation, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe would be cancelled. Candidates have to carefully mention the request for scribe in the online Application form. No requests for the same would not be entertained at later stages.
  • Candidates registered for compensatory time would be only allowed such concession as the compensatory time given to candidates would be system based, it would not be possible for the test conducting agency to provide such concessions if the candidate is not registered for the same. Thus, candidates not registered for the same will not be allowed any time concession.

Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

  • The compensatory time of 20 minutes every hour or otherwise advised would be allowed for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy.
  • The dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing down the performance of function (at least 40% disability).

Guidelines for Visually Impaired Candidates

  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
  • The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
  • These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.


IBPS PO Application Form 2017

IBPS PO Registration can be done via online mode. To apply online, candidates can register at Here’s how you can fill IBPS PO Application Form in online mode:

ibpa po application process 2017

  1. Visit the official website and click “click here to register for IBPS PO”. 
  2. Enter complete details viz. Full name, Correct Email ID, Mobile Number and Date of Birth in the Online Fee Payment form to register.
  3. Pay the requisite application fee.
  4. After successful registration for IBPS PO, registration no. and password will be sent on your registered email id.
  5. Login using registration no. and password and fill IBPS PO Application Form.
  6. Last date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form for IBPS is September 05, 2017.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from August 16, 2017 to September 05, 2017 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, will be as follows –

  • INR 100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • INR 600 for all others

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by candidate.



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1 Comment
riddhi parmar

Is there any specific Knowledge / Qualification required for the exam?

04 Jun, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Riddhi, If you want to appear in the IBPS PO 2017 Candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks, to apply for the exam and final year candidates can also apply for IBPS PO.

02 Sep, 2017 13:09

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