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SBI PO Eligibility 2023: Age Limit & Qualification


SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2023: The State Bank of India (SBI) prescribes the eligibility criteria for PO in its notification available on the official website, i.e., sbi.co.in. The eligibility criteria include various aspects like the minimum qualification, age limits, nationality, and other conditions that candidates require to meet to apply for the post. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can proceed to fill up the application form.

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Without meeting the eligibility, candidates should not apply for this recruitment as the officials will reject their applications later. Aspirants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Furthermore, the age limit is between 21 to 30 years. Scroll down to find more details on the eligibility criteria.

SBI PO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to attempt the SBI PO 2023 exam should know the latest eligibility criteria. If at any stage, it is found that the applicant is not fulfilling the eligibility conditions, then officials will reject the candidature. Check the table below to know the overview of the eligibility criteria:

Eligibility FactorsCriteria
Educational QualificationGraduation or Any Equivalent Degree
Age Limit21 to 30 Years
Number of AttemptsUR/ EWS – 4
OBC- 7
SC/ ST – No Limit

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Candidates applying for SBI PO recruitment should fulfil the following eligibility criteria. They must be:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Note: Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, and 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favour.

Age Limit and Relaxation

The age limit for general candidates in SBI PO eligibility criteria is 21 to 30 years as on April 1, 2023. However, the relaxations for various reserved categories are as follows:

CategorySBI PO Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC)5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
People affected by the 1984 riots5 years
Kashmiri Migrants5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
PWD (Gen/EWS)10 years
PWD (SC/ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
Ex-servicemen, ECOs, and SSCOs who have rendered 5 years of military service.5 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates who wish to apply for the SBI PO 2023 exam should meet any of the educational criteria listed below before filling in the online application form.

  • Candidates should have a Graduation or equivalent degree in any discipline from any University/ Educational Institution which is recognised by Central Government to apply for SBI PO.
  • Candidates who are in their final year/ semester can also fill in the SBI PO Application Form. But they have to show the passing certificate for their degree, which has been issued before December 31, 2023, during the SBI PO Interview.
  • Aspirants with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) must ensure that the date of passing is on or before December 31, 2023.
  • A Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant candidate is also eligible to apply for the SBI PO recruitment.
  • No minimum marks are required in graduation for filling out the SBI PO application form.

Passing Date

  • The date of passing the degree examination is the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate from University/ Institute.
  • If the result of any examination is uploaded on the website of the University/ Institute and a certificate is provided by the appropriate University/Institute authority specifying the date the result was released on the website, that date will be considered the passing date.

Percentage Calculation

  • The percentage marks shall be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all the semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks into all the subjects irrespective of Honours/ optional/ additional optional subject if any.
  • The above rule will also apply to those Universities where Class/ Grade is determined entirely on the basis of Honours marks.
  • The fraction of the percentage will be completely ignored and will not be rounded up, i.e. 59.99% will be treated as 59% and not 60%.
  • In the SBI PO 2023 form, candidates must have to specify the percentage of their graduation degree calculated to the nearest two decimals.
  • Where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded, the same percentage calculation rule should be used and mentioned on the SBI PO 2023 application form.
  • If invited for an interview, the candidate must show a certificate provided by the appropriate authority, specifying the University’s rules for converting grades into percentages and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in accordance with these norms.

Number of Attempts

There is a limit to the number of attempts a candidate can have. The following chart gives details about the number of attempts permitted for aspiring candidates from various categories in the SBI PO exam.

CategoryNumber of Attempts
Gen (PWD)7
SC/STNo Limit
SC(PWD)/ST (PWD)No Limit

Points to Remember

There are a few more things that candidates should keep in mind about the restrictions of attempts:

  • The number of attempts is different based on the category of the candidates.
  • Candidates who have crossed the Age Limit are ineligible to apply even if they have not exhausted their number of attempts.
  • The number of attempts will be counted from the examination held on and after 18.04.2010.
  • Appearing in only the Preliminary Examination will not be counted as an attempt.

Other Requirements

Following are a few aspects that are required for the candidates to follow:

  • Candidates with a record as defaulters in repayment of loans/ credit card dues / or have extremely negative reports of CIBIL or other external agencies in their name are not eligible for appointment.
  • Aspirants with an adverse report regarding their character & antecedents and moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.

Eligibility for Reserved Categories

The eligibility criteria for Reserved Categories are as follows:

  • The candidates who don’t have any kind of certificate for their caste or category will fall under the General Category.
  • Those with a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe Certificate declared by the Indian Government should specify it in the SBI Application Form, but they will have to show it during the exam and interview process.
  • Under the Category of OBC, only the candidates coming under “Non-Creamy LAYER” will be treated as OBC.
  • Under the EWS category, the Benefit of reservation can be availed upon production of an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ issued by a Competent Authority in the format prescribed by the Government of India.
  • Candidates who are under PwD Category need to mention their Caste if there is any.
  • They should indicate their category as ‘GEN’ or ‘GEN (LD)’ or ‘GEN (VI)’ or GEN (HI) or GEN (d&e) (as applicable).

Reservation for a Person with a Disability

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria offers a 4% horizontal reservation for people with Benchmark Disabilities.

Locomotor Disabilities (LD)

  • OA – One arm affected (Right or Left) 
  • OL – One leg affected (Right or Left)
  • OAL – One arm & One leg affected 
  • BL – Both legs were affected but not the arms
  • Leprosy cured person
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dwarfism
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Acid attack victims

Visual Impairment (VI)

  • Blindness 
  • Low vision

Hearing Impaired (HI)

  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing

Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

  • Mental Illness (MI)
  • Multiple Disabilities amongst LD, VI, HI, SLD & MI

Note: Benchmark disability means that a person must have not less than 40% of the specified disability.

Experience Requirement

The candidates need not have any work experience to be eligible for the post. Fresh graduates can apply for the position of SBI PO exam. 

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FAQs on SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2023

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about SBI PO 2023 eligibility:

Q: What are the age limit criteria for SBI PO?

A: Candidates must be between the age of 21 to 30 years old. However, reserved category candidates are given some flexibility which can be found in the above article.

Q: Is it compulsory to be a citizen of India to apply for the SBI PO exam?

A: No. Apart from Indian citizens, subjects of Nepal and Bhutan and permanent settlers of Indian origin who came from certain countries will also be eligible to apply for the SBI PO 2023 recruitment.

Q: I am 32 years old and belong to the OBC category. Am I eligible to apply for SBI PO 2023?

A: Yes. According to the SBI PO Age limit criteria, the candidate must be between the ages of 21 and 30, but certain categories are exempted. The OBCs are offered a relaxation of 3 years.

Q: Do we need a graduation degree in any specific subject to appear for SBI PO?

A: No, candidates with a graduate degree in any subject from a recognised university in India can apply for SBI PO.

Q: When will the notification for SBI PO 2023 be released?

A: The State Bank of India will soon release the official notification for SBI PO 2023 online.

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