Institute of banking personal selection
Preliminary examination dates: 07 Aug 2019 to 28 Aug 2019
Main Examinationn: 30th Nov 2019
- IBPS PO Notification 2019
- IBPS PO Vacancy 2019
- IBPS PO Exam Dates
- IBPS PO Salary
- About Exam
- Eligibility Criteria
- Exam Pattern
- Pre - Exam Training
- Interview Details
- How to Apply
- Application Fees
- Admit Card & Other info
- How to Prepare
- Previous Year Exam Analysis
- Previous Year Exam Cut-off's
IBPS PO Exam 2019
Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS offers recruitment services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.
IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.
- Earliers IBPS Introduced 4252 Vacant Posts
- Availble Vacancies for IBPS PO 2019-20 are 4336.
- Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
IBPS 2019 CalenderPlease enclosed the attached PDF files !!!
The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2019 are as follows:
|Starting Date to Apply Online||07 Aug 2019|
|Closing Date to Apply Online||28 Aug 2019|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||07 Aug 2019 to 28 Aug 2019|
|Download of IBPS PO Admit Card for Pre- Exam Training||September 2019|
|Conduct of IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training||23 Sep 2019 to 28 Sep 2019|
|Download of IBPS PO call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||October 2019|
|IBPS PO Online Examination – Preliminary||12 Oct 2019, 13 Oct 2019, 19 Oct 2019 and 20 Oct 2019|
|IBPS PO Result of Online exam – Preliminary||October/ November 2019|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||November 2019|
|IBPS PO Online Examination – Main||30 Nov 2019|
|IBPS PO Declaration of Result – Main||December 2019|
|Download of IBPS PO call letters for interview||January 2020|
|Conduct of IBPS PO interview||January / February 2020|
|IBPS PO Provisional Allotment||April 2020|
In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of PO is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank PO’s salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015. According to which the revised salary of Bank PO will come into effect from 1st January 2016.
The revised basic pay of PO thus becomes –
23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020
Here Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of Bank PO as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.
Educational Qualification : The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE PO exam is Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
|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|
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should 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.
In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off 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||Composite time of 1 Hour|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.
The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:
|S.No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|4||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|English Language(Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes
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IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2019
This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test (LetterWriting &Essay).
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As per our expectation The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold pre-exam training from September . It has also released the call letters for Probationary Officer (PO)/management trainees CWE PO/MT VII. One can download from the official website of IBPS
There will be a pre-exam training at various test centers across the country which will be held from september to october.
Who can attend Pre-examination training and how?
Pre-examination training is arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating organizations for a limited number of aspirants who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at select centers. Expenses such as traveling, boarding, lodging, etc have to be borne by the aspirants who are attending this training.
The category wise application fees for IBPS PO exam 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 please check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2018 would be released. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from August 2019. There are 4252 Vacant Posts vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (MT).
- Available Posts: 4252 Vacant Posts Vacant Posts
- Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
Participating Banks and Category-wise Vacancies:
Bankwise IBPS PO 2018 Vacancies List
|3||Bank of Baroda||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|4||Bank of India||144||72||260||489||965||9||9||9||9|
|5||Bank of Maharshtra||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|7||Central Bank of India||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|12||Indian Overseas Bank||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|13||Oriental Bank Of Commerce||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|14||Punjab National Bank||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|15||Punjab & Sind Bank||20||12||52||66||150||45||8||28||5|
|18||Union Bank of India||59||29||172||259||519||9||10||9||6|
|19||United Bank of India||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL||NIL|
The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks. To qualify for the interview a candidate is required to score 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes. It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS work out final score with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.
Penalty for Wrong Answers
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.
How to download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letters
- Visit official website, ibps.in
- Connect to the link and download call letter (admit card) for PO/MT-VII
- Now, enter your registration number and password in the space given for the purpose.
- Carefully enter the captcha code given thereafter.
- Now login your account where your admit card will appear on the screen
- Download and obtain a printout of the same for future use
Note: The download of call letters for PO/MT –VII can only be done until September 29.
|Pre-exam training||September to October|
|Last date to download call letters for online examination||Preliminary: September 2019|
|Exam date schedule for online pre-examination||October 2019|
|Result Declaration date of preliminary examination||October 2019|
|Expected date to download the call letter for online exam (main)||November 2019|
|Expected date for Online main examination||November 2019|
|Result of Mains will be declared||December 2019|
|Expected date to download call letters for interview||January 2020|
|Expected date for the Conduct of interview||January/February 2020|
|Date for Provisional allotment||April 2020|
Candidates aspiring for IBPS PO Mains i.e those who have qualified IBPS PO PRELIMS 2019 can download the ADMIT CARD from the official website of IBPS.
The link is open for the download till 14.10.2019 the examination schedule is from 13 Oct 2019 – 18 Nov 2019
Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2018 admit card from the official website IBPS because 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 September 2019 IBPS PO Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2019 will be issued in 3 phases:
- Online Preliminary Examination
- Online Mains Examination
- The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.
IBPS has announced IBPS PO Prelims 2019 result which is available at the official website ibps.in Candidates who appeared in the IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam can check their result which will be available on the website till 7th November 2018. The link for checking the status of the result is given below:
IBPS has announced IBPS PO Prelims 2018 result on 31st October. It was conducted on 13 and 14 October 2019. To check the result candidates need to have the registration number to see the result. The scores of the examination will be released shortly, only status of the exam is available at the given link. Those who have qualified the first phase i.e. prelims exam are eligible to appear in the IBPS PO Mains 2019 which will be held on November 18, 2019.
- Go to the home page at link
- You will reach the window showing the form to be filled in to reach the result. Fill the form by entering the required details such as roll number and date of birth to check the status of your result.
Kindly make a special note that scores of IBPS PO Prelims exam would not be considered for the final appointment, it is only a qualifying exam to reach the mains. The admit cards for IBPS PO Mains 2018 will be available from 3rd November 2018 on the official website. Keep a close watch on the latest updates for the same on our page.
The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate.
IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam centrThe candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.
IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
|English||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Total|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
|English||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Computer||GA||Total|
IBPS PO FAQs
- Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
- Is there Negative Marking?
- Are there fixed timings for different sections?
The first phase of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted on 7th and 8th October 2019. It was held at All India level. The feedback given by aspirants who appeared in the written examination on these two days experienced that the difficulty level was from moderate to difficult. It was not an easy paper. We are discussing here the4 detailed analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2019 so that the future aspirants can get some tips to appear in the exam at ease.
There is no actual access to the question paper by those who are not attending the exam; therefore, the given analysis is on the basis of the memory based questions retained by the candidates who appeared in the examination.
IBPS PO Prelims 2019 has three sections and the expert analysis has given an overall analysis of the question paper as:
Question Paper Analysis
|Subject||Total Questions||Good Attempt||Time|
|English Language||30 Questions||11-14 Attempts||15|
|Reasoning Ability||35 Questions||17 to 22 Attempts||20|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35 Questions||17 to 21 Attempts||25|
|Total||100 Questions||53 to 58||60 Minutes|
Subject wise exam Analysis
IBPS PO Prelims: English Language Section Analysis (Moderate- Difficult)
English language section was from Moderate to difficult. Reading comprehension included the topics related to Economics. Spot the error questions were difficult and they were asked in a different pattern. Most of the questions were based on Subject Verb agreement rule.
|S.No||Topics||No. Of Questions||Level|
|2||Other question such as Fill in the blanks (phrases based questions)
+ Error Detection (new pattern)
Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis
The pattern of Quantitative Aptitude section was same in two shifts and there were some variations in the other two shifts. There were number series questions instead of quadratic equations and the level was moderate. If you are preparing for the bank exams then it is better to devote more time in calculation. Build speed so that you calculate quickly. It had only 2 sets of DI. There was one question based on line chart and the other one was on tabular form. The level was from easy to moderate.
|Topics||No of Questions||Level|
|Quadratic Equations/Number Series||5||Moderate|
|Data Interpretation||12||Calculative and Difficult|
|Profit & Loss||2||Moderate|
|Problem on Ages||1||Moderate|
|Ratio and Proportion||1||Moderate-Difficult|
|Time and Work||1||Moderate|
|Boat and Stream||1||Moderate-Difficult|
|Mixture and Allegation||2||Moderate-Difficult|
Reasoning Ability Analysis
Questions in reasoning section in all the shifts were of the same pattern except for the one which had a very little variation. Puzzles and seating arrangement questions were more in fourth shift. Other shifts hadThere were a total of 25 questions based on puzzle and seating arrangement in the fourth shift.
In general the pattern was as follows:
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||20-25|
|Order and Ranking||1||Moderate-Difficult|
This analysis will help aspirants to make a good and helpful strategy to attempt the question paper effectively. It will make the candidate stress free also as they will be having a good idea about the pattern and topics to be prepared. Even if you do not see the above said pattern in your exam does not loose heart because the questions will be asked from the syllabus only. Concentrate on the topics that you know and attempt those questions first based on the topics that you have mastered all the time long.
IBPS PO Preparation
Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.
IBPS PO 2019 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.
New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in IBPS PO 2019.
Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO 2019.
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