State Bank of India releases the SBI PO vacancy and the candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria before applying for it. The candidates need to cross-check and verify the eligibility criteria with the official notification of SBI. According to the official notification, the minimum age limit for the candidates opting for SBI PO is 21 years. The age relaxation applicable for all the different categories has also been illustrated in the official notification. The minimum educational qualification to apply for the SBI PO 2021 is graduation in any stream from a recognised university. 
 
The candidates applying for the SBI PO exams have to fulfil every eligibility criteria or their candidature can be cancelled at any stage of the selection process. So, the candidates need to cross-check and verify each eligibility criteria and then move on to the application procedure. The detailed eligibility criteria for the SBI PO examination has been discussed briefly in this article, it can be beneficial for the aspirants to clear their doubts and have a clear understanding of the eligibility criteria.
 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

 
The candidates can check out the basic eligibility criteria i.e. Age Limit, Educational Qualification etc admissible for an SBI PO from the space below:
 

Nationality

 
The candidates who wish to apply for the SBI PO exam need to qualify for any of the following eligibility:
 
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Age Limit

 
The minimum age limit for the candidates applying for the SBI PO 2021 examination is 21 years to 30 years. Candidates belonging to the reserved category are applicable to get the age relaxation as mentioned in the table below:
 
Category Age Relaxations
OBC 3 Years
SC 5 Years
ST 5 Years
Physically Disabled Category
PWD SC/ST
PWD OBC
PWD GENERAL
 15 Years
13 years
10 years
 

Educational Qualification


The candidates willing to apply for the SBI PO examination 2021 must possess a graduation degree in any stream from a recognised University. As per the official notification, minimum aggregate marks for candidates of any category is not mentioned i.e. even the candidates obtaining pass marks in the graduation exam can apply for the SBI PO 2021.
 
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Scribe Eligibility

 
As per the official notification of SBI PO, candidates who are Orthopaedically or visually impaired are allowed to avail of the scribe facility while appearing for the PO exam. The qualification of the scribe should be less than that of the candidate and must not be preparing for the SBI PO exam.
 

Maximum Number of Attempts

 
The minimum age limit for the candidates applying for the SBI PO 2021 examination is 21 years to 30 years along with the age relaxation applicable for all the categories. But the candidates belonging to the General category who have the permission to appear for the SBI PO examination have only 4 chances. Candidates belonging to the General PWD, OBC and OBC PWD  can appear for the SBI PO examination 7 times. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts by the candidates belonging to the ST/SC categories.
 

Work Experience

 
No work experience is required to apply for the SBI PO examination, the candidates having the minimum qualification degree can apply for it.
 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 FAQs

 
Q.1: What is the age limit for the SBI PO Exam 2021?
 
Ans.: The age limit for the SBI PO Exam 2021 is 21 years to 28 years for the General candidates.
 
Q.2: Can a Diploma holder with first-class be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2021?
 
Ans.: No, a Diploma holder with first class is not eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2021
 
Q.3: Is there any age relaxation in the SBI PO Exam 2021 for the OBC candidates?
 
Ans.: Yes, there is age relaxation in the SBI PO Exam 2021 for the OBC candidates of 3 years in the upper age limit.
 
Q.4: How many times can a candidate appear for the SBI PO Exam 2021?
 
Ans.: A candidate can appear for the SBI PO Exam as long as they satisfy the age limit for the same.
 
Q.5: What is the reservation policy for the Physically disabled candidates for the SBI PO Exam 2021?
 
Ans.: The Physically disabled candidates for the SBI PO Exam 2021 who have a disability of more than 40% will be eligible for age relaxations.

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