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IBPS PO Exam Complete Details – Eligibility, Age, Qualification

IBPS PO Exam details – The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO exam on a yearly basis. This bank exam is conducted to recruit the probationary officers for various government banks in India except for the SBI, which conducts a separate exam for hiring the officers.

IBPS PO Exam Complete Details - Eligibility, Age, Qualification

Here are the top 20 banks that hire probationary officers through this exam –

Allahabad BankIndian Bank
Punjab National BankCentral Bank of India
Union Bank of IndiaOriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of IndiaAndhra Bank
Bank of MaharashtraPunjab & Sind Bank
Canara BankDena Bank
Indian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Corporation BankBank of Baroda
Syndicate BankUnited Bank of India
IDBI BankVijaya Bank

IBPS PO Exam Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled in order to appear for the IBPS PO exam. 

  1. Nationality/ Citizenship:

With regards to the age, only that candidate can appear for this exam, who is a-

  • citizen of India
  • subject of Nepal/ Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee and came to India before January 1, 1962
  • person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan/ Burma/ Sri Lanka/ Kenya/ Uganda/ the United Republic of Tanzania/ Zambia/ Malawi/ Zaire/ Ethiopia/ Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling down in India

2.  Age:

The minimum age to apply for this exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years.  It must be noted that an age relaxation of three, five and ten years is given to OBC (non-creamy layer), SC/ST and PwD candidates, respectively.

3.Educational Qualification:

All candidates must possess a graduation degree or an equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized university to meet IBPS CWE PO 2019 exam eligibility criteria

IBPS Prelims exam pattern –

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS Mains exam pattern – 

Sr. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
2English Language3540English only40 minutes
3Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
 Total155200 180 minutes
 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

Clearing this exam can be quite challenging for any candidate as millions of aspirants take this test simultaneously. But with proper guidance, you can pass this test quite easily. Just go through the vast content that is available online for a fruitful prep and given proper attention to each topic to ensure that nothing comes in your way of clearing this exam. Good luck!

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