SBI PO 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Relaxation, Qualification

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SBI PO Eligibility 2024

The SBI PO eligibility criteria is decided by the State Bank of India in the official notification. The applicants must satisfy the eligibility of the SBI PO exam. The details of the SBI PO age limit and relaxations for different categories, educational qualifications, and the number of attempts. We have attached the SBI PO Eligibility notification pdf herewith.

Those who satisfy all the aspects of the SBI PO eligibility 2024 will be able to advance to the further selection procedure - Preliminary examination, Mains exam, Group exercises (GE) & Personal Interview.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria: Highlights

Some of the important highlights related to the SBI PO exam are given below.


SBI PO Eligibility Details

Educational Qualification

Graduation or any equivalent degree

Age limit

21 to 30 years

Age Relaxation

SC/ST: 5 years

OBC (NCL): 3 years

The number of attempts


OBC: 7

SC/ST: No Limit

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates need to follow the specified guidelines and conform to the SBI PO eligibility 2024. In case any candidate fails to prove his/her eligibility or falls short on any aspect, their candidature will be cancelled at any point during the recruitment process. There are mainly three SBI PO eligibility criteria. These are:

      SBI PO Nationality

      SBI PO Age Limit

      SBI PO Qualification

SBI PO Eligibility - Nationality

The SBI PO eligibility states only candidates of Indian nationality will be allowed to participate in the examination, or they can be under any one of the following categories to be considered for SBI PO eligibility criteria 2024.

      Indian national.

      A subject of Bhutan or Nepal.

      Tibetan refugees who arrived in India prior to January 1, 1962, with the goal of settling permanently.

      PIOs (people of Indian origin) who have moved to India with the aim of staying permanently from countries like Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African nations like Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, or Malawi.

Candidates that fall under categories 2, 3, or 4 need to have a certificate of eligibility that was issued in their favour by the Indian government.

SBI PO Age Limit

The applicant needs to be in the age group 21 years to 30 years as of April 01, 2024, which means candidates must have been born no later than April 01, 2001, and not earlier than April 02, 1992 (both inclusive days).

      Minimum Age: 21 years

      Maximum Age: 30 years

SBI PO Age Relaxation

Some categories are eligible for age relaxation by SBI. Below are the details of age relaxation for reserved categories under the SBI PO eligibility criteria.


Age Relaxation Offered

Other Backward Classes

3 years


5 years

Ex-servicemen (includes Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have given 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) other than through dismissal on a charge of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability

5 years

Those who are domiciled in the Kashmir division of the state of J&K between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989

5 years


15 years


13 years

PWD (Gen)

10 Years

SBI PO Qualification

According to the notification, candidates must fulfil educational qualifications mentioned under the SBI PO eligibility subject to the norms of the organisation.

      Those who are interested in applying for the post of PO must be a Graduate in any discipline from a state or central-recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

      Those in their final semester/year are also eligible to apply, but they will have to mention the result stating pass on the date mentioned by the organisation.

      Candidates need to present proof of passing their graduation or having the graduation degree pass as per the deadline stipulated by the bank.

      Aspirants who have pursued an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing is on or before December 2024.

      Candidates with the degree of Chartered Accountant are also eligible to apply for the SBI PO recruitment process.

How to Calculate the SBI PO Eligibility Percentage?

Some additional details on SBI PO Eligibility are provided:

      The candidature will be cancelled if the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute is not received by the date mentioned by the bank. The result of any examination posted on the website of the University/Institute will be taken as the final date of passing that exam or semester.

      The candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded. The same should be converted into the percentage and indicated in the online application.

      If called for the interview, candidates will have to show the original certificate issued under the concerned authority stating the norms of the university regarding the conversion of grades into percentages and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate.

      Calculation of Percentage: The percentage will be calculated by the marks in the mark sheet and by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by the aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any. Marks obtained in a fraction of the percentage will be ignored, i.e., 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%, and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

SBI PO Eligibility - Number of Attempts

The basic factors which determine the number of attempts are given below.

      The number of attempts has been decided as per the category of the candidates.

      Those who cross the age limit are ineligible to apply even if they have attempts left with them.

      The number of attempts will be counted from the examination held on and after 18.04.2010.

      Appearing in the prelims exam will not be considered a chance or attempt for SBI PO.

Candidates get a very limited number of attempts for the SBI PO exam. The category-wise number of attempts is mentioned in the table below.


Number of attempts










No restriction

FAQs on SBI PO Eligibility

What is the SBI PO Eligibility 2024?

The SBI PO eligibility criteria are the minimum requirement to apply for the job. Only candidates eligible for the post can fill out the application. Otherwise, their candidature will be canceled. The eligibility criteria is divided into 3 different stages- Nationality, Educational Qualification and SBI PO age limit.

What is the SBI PO age limit?

The applicant must be of the age group 21 years to 30 years to fit in the SBI PO age limit criteria. Age relaxation is also applicable for candidates of different categories as per government norms.

What is the minimum SBI PO education qualification?

The candidates should have a graduate degree in any discipline from a state or central-recognized university or possess any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government to fit in the SBI PO Eligibility 2024.

What is the SBI PO eligibility criteria for SC candidates?

According to the SBI PO Age limit criteria, the applicant should be between 21 to 30 years, but certain categories are offered relaxation on the upper age limit. SC and ST are offered an age relaxation of 5 years.

I am a Charted Accountant, Am I eligible for the SBI PO exam?

Yes, a person with a degree in Charted Accountant can apply for exam as per the SBI PO eligibility. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university for the SBI PO exam.

I am 32 years old and belong to the OBC category. Am I eligible for SBI PO exam?

Yes, you fit in the SBI PO Eligibility criteria. According to the SBI PO Age limit criteria, the applicant must be 21 to 30 years, but relaxations are offered to certain categories. The OBCs are offered a relaxation of 3 years.

I am from the SC category, How many times can I appear for SBI PO exams?

There are no restrictions on a candidate's appearance in the SC/ST category in SBI PO Exams. You can attempt the SBI PO exam as many times as you like.

What is the minimum percentage criteria to get eligible for SBI PO exam?

There is no percentage barrier to applying for the exam per the SBI PO eligibility 2024. Candidates who have a graduation degree and are otherwise eligible for the exam can fill out the application form.

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