IBPS PO| Notifications, Highlights, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results
IBPS PO Notification 2021
IBPS PO Notification 2021 PDF will be released by IBPS to recruit 4000+ posts of Probability Officers (PO) in different public sector banks. Post the release of official notification, IBPS PO 2021 Recruitment will be started. The Official Notification PDF link is mentioned below
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Date
IBPS has released IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates along with its Exam calendar for year 2021. As per the latest calendar of IBPS, the preliminary exam of IBPS PO is scheduled to be conducted on 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021 while the mains exam will be held on 27th November 2021. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE XI 2021 are as follows:
|IBPS PO 2021 Notification||September 2021|
|On-line Registration Process||September 2021|
|IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Date||9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result||November 2021|
|IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||November 2021|
|IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam Date||27th November 2021|
|IBPS PO Mains Result||December 2021|
|Conduct of Interview||January 2022|
|IBPS PO 2021 Provisional Allotment||1st April 2022|
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers or IBPS PO exam is conducted every year for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in 11 public sector banks in India. Candidates are selected on the basis of the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The banking industry is one of the most sought-after career options in the country. The post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in the public sector banks in India are in huge demand because of the career growth and lucrative salary. In 2020-21, a total of 6.78 lakh candidates had registered for IBPS PO exam, out of these, 4.75 lakh candidates had appeared.
IBPS PO Highlights
|Exam Name||Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (CRP PO/MT-X)|
|Commonly known as||IBPS PO|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Stages of recruitment||Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Exam Duration||Prelims: One hour (60 minutes) Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Purpose||To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566|
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2021
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they registers for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants
A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years oldand not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there isage relaxation application to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)||5 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal|
|retrenched from service(for MP state Only)||5 years|
IBPS PO 2021: Selection Process
The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2021. There are three stages of the IBPS PO Exam.
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
In order to get selected in the IBPS PO, the candidates will have to score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off. The selection process of the IBPS PO exam requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected into the IBPS PO exam 2021. The prelims round of the IBPS PO exam is qualifying while the mains exam of IBPS PO requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round. The interviews process of the IBPS PO exam will be conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. The interview round of IBPS PO exam holds 100 marks.
IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus
The syllabus of IBPS PO is quite vast. Here is a list of topics that should be covered to crack the exam:
|Quantitative Aptitude||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|
|Reasoning Ability||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles|
|General Awareness||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK|
|Computer knowledge||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
There are many IBPS PO books available in the market. Candidates will have to choose wisely the best books which covers all the syllabus chapterwise along with model questions.
Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus in details.
IBPS PO Application Fee
The category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application.
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS PO Exam Pattern
IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CWE 10) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 mintues for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.
|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 Interview
The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
IBPS PO 2021 Vacancy
More than 8 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. The total number of vacancies for IBPS PO 2021 exam will be released along wwith its notification in August 2021. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 3517.
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2021-22: _____
Posts for IBPS PO 2020-21: 3517
Posts for IBPS PO 2019-20: 4336
Posts for IBPS PO 2018-19: 4252
Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates must download the IBPS PO 2021 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2021 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2021 will be issued in 3 phases:
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
IBPS PO Cut off 2021
The cut-off will be released for each phase of exam along with the scoreccard. The previous year cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is shown below for reference:
IBPS PO 2020-21 Prelims Cut-Off (Category-wise )
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
IBPS PO 2021 Result
IBPS will release the results after completion of each Phase of Examination.The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.
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