Am I eligible for bank PO exam after completing graduation? I have scored only 49% in 12th class

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RE: Am I eligible for bank PO exam after completing graduation? I have scored only 49% in 12th class

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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  • Nasik

Hello Deepshikha,

A warm welcome to

Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.

With the policies like Financial Inclusion and Rural expansion mandate the financial sector has got a tremendous career opportunities especially the Sector like Banking and Finance has been growing at the rapid rate. Due to the Bank Expansions every year there are many job openings in the Banking Sector. The Candidate who apsires to make a career in the Government Finance Sector for them Banking is one of the Best Career option.

There have been a great career opportunities in both the Private as well as Public Banking Sector.

The person who aspires to make a career in the Banking Sector especially in the Public Banking Sector they need to go through the exam. There are two types of Exams are conducted in the Government Banking Sector i.e Bank Clerk and Bank PO.

The Banking sector needs a skilled and tech savvy Human Resource because of the immense use of Technology in the Banking System.

The Candidates who aspires to make a career in SBI bank they need to give an SBI PO exam.; whereas the candidate who wish to make a career as PO in any of the Government Banks they need to give an IBPS Bank PO exam. IBPS BANK PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the remaining 21 Government Banks in the Country.


The educational eligibility for  Bank PO Exam (both) is the same as follows-

1.A candidate should have completed a Graduation Degree from any of the stream from a recognised university.

2.Nationality- Indian (a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or refugee of Tibet who came to India with the intention to permanent settlement before 1st Jan. 1962)

3.Age- 20 to 30 years; 5 years of age relaxation for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC and 10 years is for disabled person.


There is no percentage criteria to apply for BANK PO exam.

Whereas 10th and 12th marks are not considered for the Bank PO Exams. So no need to worry about 12th marks. Apply for the exam and crack it.

I hope you find this information useful and helpful for you.

Feel free to get in touch again for any further career queries.

Wish you Good Luck.

Thank You

Warm Regards,

Prathamesh Kapote


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