Vishal Ostwal

Can I appear for Bank PO Exam without appearing for IBPS Exam?

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RE: Can I appear for Bank PO Exam without appearing for IBPS Exam?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Hello Dear Vishal,


A warm welcome to Career


Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.




Banking sector is one of the top most growing field in the country. It has been one of the top most preferred career option by many students these days. Banking sector has been flourishing in Urban and Rural area as well as at the International Level too. So there has been huge requirement of the Human Resource in this sector. The large use of the Technology these days their has been a need of the Human Resource that have a good Technological Skills. The Banking Sectors work is not restricted to providing customers a Bank Account Facility it has gone beyond like providing more services to the clients.


There has 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. 


Bank PO is higher designation offered in the Government Banking Sector. Bank PO exam is conducted for the students who are Graduates. There are two types of Bank PO exam conducted.


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 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 - 20-30 Years. Age relaxation for SC/ST is 5 years; 3 years for OBC and 10 years for disabled.




You get eligible to apply any of these exams .Percentage is not an criteria to apply for the Exam.You need to meet the above mentioned criteria.

You do not need to give IBPS Bank PO exam if you are wishing to go for SBI PO then you need to go for SBI PO exam but for other 21 Government Banks you need to give an IBPS Bank PO exam without which you cannot become a PO of the Bank.


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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