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IBPS PO 2019

Last Updated - December 13, 2017

IBPS PO 2019 is a national-level exam convened by IBPS (Institute for Banking Personnel Selection) for recruiting Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in various public sector banks in India. The process is conducted once a year and is divided into 3 stages- Prelims or Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview. Online Registration for IBPS PO 2019 will commence from July 2019 and candidates will be able to fill the form till August 2019.

  • Aspirants must make sure that they fulfil all eligibility norms before filling application form.
  • IBPS PO 2019 exam for Prelims is scheduled in October 2019, the admit card for which will be available in September 2019.
  • Result for Prelims exam will be announced in October 2019.
  • All those who clear this round will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam, hall ticket for which will be made available in October 2019.
  • IBPS PO 2019 exam will be held in the online mode. Check IBPS PO Exam Pattern
  • After qualifying the Mains exam, candidates will further have to appear in a Personal Interview round comprising 100 marks.

This article attempts to structure a tentative time frame for the recruitment drive, including other relevant details pertaining to the exam which include eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, pattern and others such.

IBPS PO 2019 Highlights

Exam NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam
Conducting BodyIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam Date

Prelims: October 2019

Mains: November 2019

Interview: January 2020

Eligibility CriteriaQualification: Graduate from a recognized University Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeComputer-Based Test

Preliminary Exam: 1 hour

Main Exam: 3 hours 30 minutes

IBPS PO SalaryINR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)
IBPS PO Help Desk1800 222 366/ 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2019 Important Dates

Candidatescan find below all important details related to IBPS PO exam tabulated below. Candidates must note that the dates mentioned are tentative and subject to change. They are advised to regularly check IBPS official website for any further updates.

Online Registration including Edit/Modification of ApplicationJuly 2019- August 2019
Online Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesJuly 2019- August 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card for PrelimsSeptember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam DateOctober 2019
Publication of Results of IBPS PO 2019 PrelimsOctober 2019
Availability of Hall Ticket for IBPS PO 2019 MainsNovember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam DateNovember 2019
Publication of Results for IBPS PO 2019 MainsDecember 2019
Issuance of Call Letters for IBPS PO 2019 InterviewJanuary 2020
Common Interview ScheduleJanuary/February 2020
Provisional AllotmentApril 2020

IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to study eligibility conditions laid down by IBPS before registering for IBPS PO 2019. In case, any candidate does not meet the specific condition at any stage of the Common Recruitment Process, the candidature is liable to be rejected immediately. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and academic qualification of a candidate applying for IBPS PO 2019 is discussed below.


To appear for IBPS PO 2019, a candidate must be any of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  4. Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing permanently in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Academic Qualification

  • A graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a university recognized by Government of India.
  • General category candidates must score minimum 60% marks while there is a relaxation of 5% for reserved category.
  • Result of the qualifying examination should be declared by September 2019.

Age Limit

  • General category applicants should be of at least 20 years and less than 30 years, as on August 1, 2019.
  • Provisions for age relaxation, depending upon the category of the candidate as per IBPS norms, is tabulated below:
CategoryRelaxation in age
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes05 years
Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)03 years
Persons with Disability (PWD)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who were in service for not less than 5-years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.05 years
The original residents of Kashmir Division of the State of J&K during January 1980 to December 1989.05 years
Candidates affected by the 1984 riots05 years

IBPS PO 2019 Application Form

The Application Form for IBPS PO 2019 is expected to be available online from July 2019. Candidates can follow these steps for IBPS PO Registration:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS, i.e.
  2. Click on the tab “APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES” to access the Online Application Form.
  3. Register application by entering basic information in the online form.
  4. Candidates need to be very careful about the details they enter as there is no provision for editing or modification of the data entered in the application form.
  5. The system would generate a provisional registration number and password on screen as well send the same via Email & SMS to registered email ID and mobile number.
  6. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given below:
Applicant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph of good quality with light background

Image dimensions: 200 X 230

Pixels File Type: JPG

File size: 20 KB – 50 KB

Applicant’s signature

Image dimensions: 140 X 60

Pixels File Type: JPG

File size: 10 KB - 20 KB

  1. IBPS PO 2019 application fees can be paid in the online mode only. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment can be made by using Debit or Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  2. On successful completion of the payment process, an e-receipt will be generated which the applicant needs to obtain a print of along with the completed application form.

Applicants need to keep the following points in mind while filling the IBPS PO 2019 Application Form.

  • The applicant’s name/guardian’s name etc. should be spelled identically to the applicant’s certificates/mark sheets. Any dissimilarity found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to carefully verify the details entered. No change is permitted once the form is submitted.
  • Since all correspondence related to the recruitment drive would be sent via email and/or SMS, applicants are advised to register with an active email ID and a valid mobile number.

IBPS PO 2019 Application Fee

The application fee/intimation charges as per applicant’s category are tabulated below. Bank Transaction charges as applicable, is to be borne by the applicants.

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 600

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card

Separate Admit Cards will be issued for each round of IBPS PO 2019 which will be available to download from the official website. IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 for Prelims is expected to be issued in October 2019 while that for Mains will be available in November 2019. Applicants need to follow the steps listed here to download their Admit Cards:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS.
  2. Click on the link to download IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card.
  3. Enter the login credentials (Provisional ID and Password received during the IBPS PO Application Process).
  4. Verify the details on the Admit card and obtain multiple prints.

Please note that no candidates will be allowed to appear for either the Prelims or the Main Exams without the following documents:

  • Valid Admit Card for the respective date and session of Examination.
  • Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original as well as photocopy.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Centers

  • IBPS PO 2019 candidates need to specify their preferred center for both Prelims and Main Examinations in the online application form.
  • Allotment of IBPS PO 2019 Exam Center will be on the "first-apply-first-allot" manner based on availability.
  • The Admit Card will carry the details of the Exam Center and time. Once the centers are allotted, no request for change will be entertained by the Board.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2019 is an objective type, computer-based examination, while the exam pattern is different for the Prelims and Mains Exam and the same has been explained below.

  1. Prelims Exam

Prelims stage of IBPS PO exam comprises objective type questions which need to be attempted by the candidates in 1 hour.  It comprises 3 sections, i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Medium of the exam is English and Hindi. Section-wise distribution of questions of each section is tabulated below.

Preliminary Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMarking SchemeMedium of ExamDuration
English30+1 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answerEnglish1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude35English and Hindi
Reasoning Ability35
Total100100 - -

As per IBPS PO Marking Scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer while ¼ marks are deducted for a wrong answer. Candidates who meet the Cut Off score in the Prelims exam as specified by IBPS will proceed to the Mains Exam.

  1. Mains Exam

The Mains exam is divided into 5 sections and the section-wise distribution of questions is tabulated below. Candidates will have to answer 200 questions and maximum marks for the exam is 200.

Mains Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
English Language3540English40 minutes
Essay & Letter Writing22530 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Total157225 -210 minutes

The Main Exam also has the provision of negative marking similar to the Prelims. Only candidates who qualify the specific cut-off score in each section of Main Exams will proceed to the subsequent Interview round.

It should be noted here that deserving candidates belonging to the reserved category will be provided a free-of-cost pre-exam training by IBPS.

The exam pattern of IBPS PO covers a vast range of subjects, wherein English and Quantitative Aptitude are at the elementary level and Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness are at the Competitive Examination level.

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessComputer knowledge
Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & CombinationSeating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical ReasoningReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para JumblesBanking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GKFundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts

There are plenty of reading materials available for the preparation of IBPS PO. Candidates may consider looking up the following reference books as well:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment ExaminationArihant Publications
Comprehensive Guide for IBPSDisha Publications
Target IBPS PODisha Publications
Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MTKiran Publication
Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PON K Singh
Quantitative AptitudeR S Aggarwal
English LanguageWren & Martin
Objective Computer Knowledge & LiteracyKiran Publication

IBPS PO 2019 Result

IBPS PO Result 2019 for each stage will be announced on the official website as per the schedule published by IBPS in its official notification. Successful candidates of Prelims exam will appear for Mains Exam wherein each candidate needs to secure a minimum cut-off score in order qualify for the Interview round.

IBPS Result for Prelims exam will be announced in October 2019 while that for the Mains exam will be announced in December 2019. The corrected scores obtained by each of candidates in different sessions of the main exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points will be taken for the purpose of calculations. There is a combined IBPS PO Result for qualification to the provisional allotment process. It comprises the marks obtained in main and interview taken together in the ratio of 80:20 (Main: Interview).

Steps to Download IBPS PO Scorecard

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e.
  2. Click on ‘CWE VII PO/MT’ tab
  3. Follow the link ‘IBPS PO 2017 Result’
  4. Enter the Registration ID, Password, and Date of Birth
  5. Verify and Click on Submit
  6. The scorecard is displayed which includes the maximum marks in each section, minimum cut off marks, and scores obtained by candidate.
  7. Download and Print IBPS PO Scorecard for further process.

IBPS PO 2019: Interview Process and Provisional Allotment

Candidates who qualify the Mains examination of IBPS PO 2019 will subsequently be invited for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations in coordination with IBPS. Details of the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates via the Interview Call Letter which can be downloaded from the official website.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100 while the minimum qualifying score in the interview is 40 (35 for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage of the score of Main exam and interview will be in the ration of 80:20. Candidates are expected to score sufficiently high on the merit in both Main and Interview rounds in order to be considered for subsequent provisional allotment process.

At the time of Interview, candidates need to furnish all prescribed documents, in the absence of which, the candidature might be cancelled.

  • A Print of the Interview Call Letter
  • Copy of system-generated filled-in preview of the online application form of IBPS PO 2019
  • Valid proofs of Photo ID, DOB, and Caste/Disability/ or any other Certificate in support of claim for reservation, if applicable (in the prescribed formats only)
  • Qualifying Examination Certificates
  • Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility conditions.

Upon successful completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies at the Participating Organizations and based on merit-cum-preference of shortlisted candidates, they will be provisionally placed with one of the Participating Organizations.

The provisional allotment of shortlisted candidates is subject to the candidates meeting the requisite criteria for Participating Organization as well as identity verification to the satisfaction of the allotted organization. Once the allotment is made, no request for change will be entertained. The decision of IBPS in provisional allotment of Organizations is final and binding upon the selected candidates. Please note that the issuance of offer of appointment including terms and conditions etc. is solely the discretion of the Participating Organizations.

The issuance of appointment letter including the terms and conditions, verification formalities, joining date etc. is done by the participating organization and is considered final. This is an All India cadre and provisionally allotted candidates (subject to fulfilling all required criteria) may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the participating organization.



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