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Institute for Banking Personnel Selection holds PO exam for recruiting Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical Cadre in various public-sector banks in India. Total number of vacancies this year are expected to be more than 4000 thousand. The examination is conducted as an online exam in two parts:
Preliminary exam for IBPS PO 2019 is tentatively scheduled on October 13, 14, 20, 21 and the Mains exam on November 18. The recruitment exam is conducted annually by IBPS. Online Registration window will become functional in July 2019 and will remain open for a month.
|IBPS PO Exam Pattern||IBPS PO Important Topics||IBPS PO Application Form|
Prelims qualifiers will have to appear for Mains exam. 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.
|Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam|
|Conducting Body||IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)|
|Exam Type||National Level|
Prelims: October 2019
Mains: November 2019
Interview: January 2020
|Eligibility Criteria||Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University|
Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test|
Preliminary: 1 hour
Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes
|IBPS PO Salary||INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)|
|IBPS PO Help Desk||1800 222 366/ 1800 103 4566|
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 Application||July 2019- August 2019|
|Online Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||July 2019- August 2019|
|IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card for Prelims||September 2019|
|IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam Date||October 2019|
|Publication of Results of IBPS PO 2019 Prelims||October 2019|
|Availability of Hall Ticket for IBPS PO 2019 Mains||November 2019|
|IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam Date||November 2019|
|Publication of Results for IBPS PO 2019 Mains||December 2019|
|Issuance of Call Letters for IBPS PO 2019 Interview||January 2020|
|Common Interview Schedule||January/February 2020|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2020|
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:
Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
|Category||Relaxation in age|
|Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes||05 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 riots||05 years|
CheckIBPS PO Eligibility
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:
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Applicants need to keep the following points in mind while filling the IBPS PO 2019 Application Form.
Check detailedIBPS PO Registration Process
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.
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:
Please note that no candidates will be allowed to appear for either the Prelims or the Main Exams without the following documents:
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.
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.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marking Scheme||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|English||30||+1 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answer||English||1 hour|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||English and Hindi|
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.
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.
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|Essay & Letter Writing||2||25||30 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
Check DetailedIBPS PO Paper Pattern
Mains 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 is a special training process organized by the Nodal Banks/ IBPS PO Participating Banks before the exam for candidates from SC/ST/Religious Minority Communities. The IBPS PO Pre-exam training is free of cost, where candidates are introduced to the exam pattern and are given helpful tips & tricks by experts and institutes.
This training also makes the candidates aware of the IBPS PO recruitment process, thereby acting as a playing field to students from weaker sections. The training is usually conducted for 5 days and the option to avail it is available while filling the application form for IBPS PO.
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 Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness||Computer 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 & Combination||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
Know detailedIBPS PO Syllabus
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 Book||Publisher/Author|
|The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination||Arihant Publications|
|Comprehensive Guide for IBPS||Disha Publications|
|Target IBPS PO||Disha Publications|
|Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MT||Kiran Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO||N K Singh|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R S Aggarwal|
|English Language||Wren & Martin|
|Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy||Kiran Publication|
Prepare with IBPS PO Sample Papers
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 check IBPS PO Result
Candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks in IBPS PO Mains will be eligible to take part in the interview round. The round will be conducted by various participating organisations 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.
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.
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.
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