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Am I eligible to sit for Bank PO exam? I have done B.Com Accountancy honors with 43.25%

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RE: Am I eligible to sit for Bank PO exam? I have done B.Com Accountancy honors with 43.25%

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Hello Nidhi,

A warm welcome to

Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.

Banking sector of India is the strongest in the world. Banking has a great importance in developing the economy of our country. Banking has been rapidly growing and expanding in different parts of India. Banking is one of the career option that many students aspire to make a career. Banking sector is one of the best career option considered and is the respected profession in the society.

Banking in commerce field is one of the high ranking profession. Its expected that there are large number of people are going to retire from the Banking Sector. Currently around 7 lakh are there in the banking sector and many of them are going to retire in the next 5-6 years and so there is a huge requirement of the Skilled Human Resource.

One can make a career in the Banking Sector as a Clerk or PO officer.


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 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 Clerk and 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 or a student who are in the final year of the degree and waiting for their results are also eligible to apply for the Bank Exam.

2. Nationality - Indian

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

Percentage is not a matter. As you have completed your Graduation in commerce you are eligible to give an SBI PO and IBPS PO exam.

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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