Today I will explain you about SBI PO Eligibility Criteria. SBI PO notification is released every year and it is very important you to understand the eligibility norms for this very important and popular exam.
Before applying for the SBI PO, please check the eligibility norms and thereafter apply. In this post I will explain all the important criteria on which eligibility is decided.
The main eligibility criteria for SBI PO are nationality, age, qualification, percentage of marks, number of attempts etc.
SBI PO Eligibility Norms – Nationality Criteria
SBI Probationary Officer is for Indian Citizens. Selected candidates will be posted anywhere in India.
SBI PO Eligibility Norms – Educational Qualification
This one is very important. You must check the eligibility criteria to see whether you possess the required qualification for this job. To be eligible for SBI PO candidates must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or from an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year of their graduation or in the final semester can also apply for SBI PO provided that if they get an interview call they have to produce proof of having passed the graduation exam.
A candidate who possesses the qualification of Chartered Accountant is also eligible to apply for SBI PO.
Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that they have the proof of passing the IDD before the cut off date given in the notification.
Calculation of Percentage
The percentage obtained in the Graduation is to be indicated to the nearest decimals in the online application. In case CGPA / OGPA are awarded, grades are required to be converted into percentage while filling up online application. In case of an interview call a candidate has to produce a certificate from the University regarding conversion of grades into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of these norms.
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects by aggregate maximum marks. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
What is the minimum percentage required for SBI PO?
This is a common question among the aspirants. There is a general perception that certain minimum percentage in Graduation is required to be eligible for SBI PO. However there is no such bar. In SBI PO notification nowhere it is mentioned that minimum percentage is required. It means there is no percentage bar in graduation to be eligible for SBI PO and anyone who has passed graduation is eligible for SBI PO.
For SBI PO the minimum age required is 21 years and upper age limit is 30 years as per the cut off date of the notification. Relaxation in upper age is as per the government norms.
SBI PO Eligibility Norms – Number of Chances
Those candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The cut off date of counting the number of chances is published in the notification you can check it and calculate your number of chances. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance. The number of chances for each category is as under:-
General / EWS – 4
General / EWS (PWD) – 7
OBC – 7
OBC (PWD) – 7
SC / SC (PWD) / ST / ST (PWD) – No Restriction
Others Eligibility Criteria
Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans / credit card dues and /or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible for appointment.
Candidates against whom there is / are adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.
So these were the major eligibility criteria to be eligible for SBI PO. Please also check official notification before applying for SBI PO.