IBPS PO Exam 2021
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam Information
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts an annual exam series known as Common Recruitment Process (CRP) PO/MT for the Recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (nodal banks). The exam is currently in its 8th edition, hence titled IBPS CRP PO/MT-VIII.
The exam is applied to by around 20 lakh aspirants each year for 3500 -3600 seats that are available. Eligible candidates can register themselves online to appear for the Preliminary examination. This year the IBPS PO prelim will be conducted on the 12, 13, 19 & 20th October 2019.
The IBPS PO exam is a 3-stage exam consisting of a qualifying Prelim exam, a Mains exam and an Interview. The Mains examination this year will be conducted on the November.
Participating Organizations in CRP PO/MT-VIII
Every year, nodal banks having recruitment requirements become part of the IBPS PO Participating Organisations and are then allotted candidates post the examination and provisional allotment process. This year there are 20 participating nodal banks, as listed below:
|Allahabad Bank||Canara Bank||Syndicate Bank||United Bank of India|
|Andhra Bank||Oriental Bank of Commerce||Indian Overseas Bank||Bank of Maharashtra|
|Bank of Baroda||Central Bank of India||Corporation Bank||IDBI Bank|
|Indian Bank||Union Bank of India||UCO Bank||Vijaya Bank|
|Bank of India||Dena Bank||Punjab National Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank|
IBPS PO 2019 Exam Notification
The registration process will tentatively begin from the 2nd week of August. The eligible candidates will appear for the IBPS PO prelim on the 12, 13, 19 & 20th October 2019. Those qualifying the Prelim stage will appear for IBPS PO Mains Examination on 30th Nov 2019.
The pre-exam training call letters have also been made available starting 21st September and will be downloadable till the 7th of October.
The following dates must be noted by candidates interested in appearing for the IBPS PO 2019 exam:
|Date of Application||07 August 2019|
|Late Date of Application||28 August 2019|
|Payment of Application||07 August 2019|
|Last date of Payment||28 August 2019|
|Download IBPS PO Admit Card for Pre-Exam Training||September 2019|
|Conduct IBPS PO Pre-exam Training||23 to 28 September 2019|
|Download Call Latter for IBPS PO Exam (Prelims)||1st October 2019|
|IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)||12, 13, 19 and 20 Oct 2019|
|Result Date (Prelims)||October/ November 2019|
|Download Call Latter for IBPS PO Exam (Main)||11 November 2019|
|IBPS PO Exam Date (Main)||30 November 2019|
|Result Date (Main)||1 January 2020|
|Download Call Letter for Interview||January-2020|
|Personal Interview||January / February 2020|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2020|
IBPS PO Vacancy
This year IBPS has released 4102 indicative vacancies, which is more than that of last year’s vacancies which stood at 3562. This year Canara Bank has reported highest vacancy requirements with 1200 seats, followed by Bank of India with 965 seats.
Given that close to 20 lakh candidates apply for the exam ever year, it is evident the competition for these seats is extremely high.
IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility
I. Nationality / Citizenship:
Indian Citizens as well as Bhutanese and Nepalese subjects are eligible to apply for this exam. Also, Tibetan Refugees who came over to India before 1st January 1962 and persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India can also apply.
Please note that candidates apart from Indian citizens must have been issued a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India.
II. Age (As on 01st August 2019)
Minimum: 20 years | Maximum: 30 years
Thus, a candidate must not have been born before 2nd August 1988 or after 1st August 1998.
As per government guidelines, certain categories are allowed relaxation in the prescribed limit upto a certain age.
IBPS PO 2019 Application Form
Applications for the IBPS PO exam are only accepted online.
Applying for the exam is an easy 4-step process. The 4 steps involved are:
- Candidate Registration
- Application Form Submission
- Document Upload
- Fee Payment
IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern
Exam Structure Summary
The IBPS PO exam is conducted in 3 stages i.e. preliminary, mains and interview. Each stage must be qualified to proceed to the next. Here are some details about each stage:
1) IBPS PO Preliminary Examination:
Certain number of candidates are shortlisted based on cutoff which depends on requirements of participating organisations.
2) IBPS PO Mains Examination:
Type: Objective + Descriptive
Note: Sectional cutoff as well as overall cutoff must be cleared to qualify for interview.
3) IBPS PO Interview:
Candidates who have been shortlisted post the Mains examination for CWE PO/MT-VII are called for an Interview that is conducted by the Participating Organisations with the help of IBPS and coordinated by the Nodal Bank of every State.
Detailed breakdown of Mains Examination is as follows:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus
IBPS PO The exam syllabus for IBPS PO is no different from any other banking exam. Here, the sections have been subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2019
This comprises of 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Data Sufficiency||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Seating Arrangement||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Error Spotting and Sentence Correction|
|Alphanumeric Series||Mixtures and Alligations||Fill in the blanks|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time Problems||Paragraph/Sentence Completion|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Time & Distance – Trains, Police-Thief type Question||Sentence Arrangement|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere|
|Blood Relations||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Input Output||Number Systems, Surds & Indices|
|Coding Decoding||Sequence & Series|
|Permutation, Combination, Probability|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2019
This stage of the exam comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Aptitude.
The syllabus for English Language and Quantitative Aptitude will be of the same nature as that in the prelims, hence it has not been repeated here. For General Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge, candidates can refer to the syllabus here:
IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card
IBPS will release admit cards or call-letter for all three stages separately.
- To download Admit Card, candidates can log onto the IBPS official websites, ibps.in and click on the CRP PO/MT Option
- On the page that will open, click the option for Common Recruitment Process for PO/MT VIII
- Admit Card option for every stage will be displayed on the subsequent stage as and when it is released.
- Candidates are required to fill in the Registration No / Roll No and Password / DOB(dd-mm-yy) as specified to download the Call Letter.
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Admit Card
All candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can download their IBPS PO Prelim Admit Card from the official website from the Oct 2019 (Prelims) & Nov 2019.
IBPS PO 2019 Results (Prelims, Mains), Answer Key and Score Card (Released)
The IBPS PO Prelim Result will be released either at the end of October or beginning of November. The result will be declared on the official website, ibps.in.
Similarly, for the Mains Examination which is scheduled for the 30th Nov 2019, the results will tentatively be released in December beginning.
The provisional allotment result, which takes into consideration mains and interview combined score, will be declared in February 2019.
IBPS PO 2018 Cutoff
Expected IBPS PO Prelim Cutoff
While calculating a cutoff estimate is vague, one can use the previous year’s cutoff marks to get an idea about the marks required to be scored. Candidates can refer to the IBPS PO 2017-18 Cutoffs here: