What Is The Selection Process For IBPS PO?

What Is The Selection Process For IBPS PO? Published by: suzan poudel Updated Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:32 PM IST

IBPS PO stands for Probationary Officer who is basically an Assistant Manager of Scale I in a bank. He is a Grade I Junior Manager and has to undergo a probation period of 2 years until their stature is,confirmed . After the selection criteria is complete the Probationary Officer has to go through an intensive training period at Institute of Banking Management where they are trained in all aspects . The probation period of 2 years differs from bank to bank.

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IBPS PO examination is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year .The IBPS examination is for selection of candidates to 11 public sector banks across the country.

What Is The Selection Process For IBPS PO?

What Are The Stages Of Selection For IBPS PO?

IBPS PO  Selection Process  comprises of  three stages– Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Round .Candidates have to  qualify in all the 3 phases to be eligible for Provisional Allotment.

What is the syllabus for IBPS PO Prelims?

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus :

The syllabus for the preliminary exam consists of  three subjects- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
English Language (30 marks) Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks) Reasoning (35 marks)
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para Jumbles Mixtures and Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Paragraph Completion Simple Interest, Compound Interest Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work and Time Coded Inequalities
Error Spotting Time and Distance Seating Arrangement
Vocabulary Mensuration Puzzle
Miscellaneous Sequence and Series Input-Output
  Permutation, Combination, Probability Coding-Decoding
  Percentages Statement and Arguement
  Quadratic Equations Analogy

What Are The Important responsibilities of IBPS PO

 Important responsibilities of PO are :
  • To make sure the business of the bank increases with time
  • To resolve queries of the customer
  • To maintain and supervise all the activities of the branch To address issues, and complaints of the customers
  • To act as Public Relations Officer if required
  • To manage cash flow, loans and mortgages and finances.
  • To issue ATM cards, cheque books, Demand Drafts etc.
  • To address customer related issues such as discrepancies in the accounts, rectification of undue charges
  • .To supervise the clerical work, take decisions for the benefit of the bank, manage cash balance etc.

What are the career prospects for IBPS PO?

Candidates who qualify for the IBPS PO exam will have to serve a probation period of 2 years during which the candidates will be assessed on the basis of their performance. Those candidates who will qualify in the assessment will be then confirmed a position as Junior Management Grade Scale I. After that according to their performance and other areas candidates will be promoted to higher posts namely :

Deputy Manager
Chief Manager
Assistant General Manager
Deputy General Manager
General Manager
Chief General Manager


Safalta has started an online batch for IBPS  PO for those students who are preparing for the entrance exams. The course will provide 180+ downloadable study material, classes of 2 hours daily (Mon-Sat), counselling session by expert facilities, strategy and techniques on how to solve the examination, a telegram group with regular updates, weekly test, special question and answer sessions and many more.



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