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Details as per the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016

The IBPS PO Eligibility criteria can be summarized in the form of the Age qualification, Nationality and the Educational qualification of the candidates. Let us understand the three types of eligibility criterions which are as follows:

Educational Qualifications:

As per the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2016, the candidates must follow the following points:
The candidates must have in possession a Graduation Degree from any recognized university identified by the UGC and approved by AICTE.
The candidates must also have the proper documentation to prove their educational qualification at the time of application.
The candidates who are in the final year of their final year of graduation are also eligible to fill the IBPS PO Application form 2016.

Age Qualification:

In general the candidates who want to fill the application form must be aged between 20 years to 30 years of age. However, the constitution of India provides for age relaxation for the reserved categories.
Following table shows the age relaxation criteria for the reserved category candidates:
Serial Number Category Relaxation in age
1 Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes 05 years
2 Other backwards classes OBC-NCL 03 years
3 Physically disabled candidates (PH) 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project 05 years
5 The original habitants of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 1989 05 years
6 The people affected in the 1984 riots 05 years

Following is the Section Wise Break of Questions and Marks

Serial Number Name of section Number of questions in the section Marks allotted for the section
1 English language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Features of the IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern 2016

  • The Main Exam will consist of 5 sections.
  • There will be 200 questions asked in the examination.
  • Every question will carry 1 mark and hence the total mark will be 100.
  • There will also be negative marking for every wrong answer which will be equivalent to ¼ of correct answer.
  • The candidates will get 2 hour to solve the 200 questions.
  • There will also be section wise cutoff.

Following Table will Show the Section wise Integration of Question Paper

Serial Number Name of the section Number of questions asked in the section Marks allotted to the section
1 English language 40 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50
4 General Awareness (special reference to banking industry) 40 40
5 Computer proficiency 20 20
Total 200 200