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The 11th edition of the IBPS PO exam will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) soon. The exam is conducted to recruit personnel in 11 public sector banks. As per the official notification, the preliminary stage of the IBPS PO exam is expected to be held on 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021. The mains is scheduled for November. Each year approx. 8 lack candidates apply for the exam. The out of which around 5 lack candidates appear for the exam. As per data of 2020 total 4.75 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam. This space will cover the IBPS PO Exam in detail including important dates, details related to IBPS, notification, eligibility, syllabus, and other details.

 IBPS PO Exam

Banking jobs are the most sought-after careers in India. The banking industry comprises private and public banks. The recruitment into public sector banks at the Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) is the mandate of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS caters to the needs of 11 public sectors banks. The IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages- Preliminary, mains, and interview.  The candidates once selected have a lucrative and rewarding career. The various banks under which they can be recruited are:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India
3. Bank of India
4. Indian Bank
5. Canara Bank
6. Indian Overseas Bank
7. Central Bank of India
8. UCO Bank
9. Bank of Baroda
10. Punjab & Sind Bank
11.Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS PO Important Details

Exam Name 

IBPS PO

Purpose of Exam

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organizations 

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online – Objective type

Number of vacancies(2020)

4977

Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims-One hour (60 minutes)
Mains-3 hours 30 minutes 

Language

English

Official Website

https://www.ibps.in/

 

IBPS PO Notification 2021

IBPS Recruitment notification for the year 2021 is expected to be released soon. The notification will contain details related to vacancy, eligibility, exam pattern etc.  The expected vacancy for the year 2021 are around 3500. The application process will commence in online mode once the notification for the exam is out.

 
IBPS PO Exam Date

The exam dates are released by IBPS on: 03.02.2021, in the official exam calendar. The dates for the preliminary exam are 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021, while the mains is scheduled for 27 th of November 2021. The important dates for the exam are:

IBPS PO Events

Date

Notification

August 2021

On-line Registration Process

August 2021

Preliminary Exam Date

9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021

Preliminary Result

November 2021

Mains Admit Card

November 2021

Mains Exam Date

27th November 2021

Mains Result

December 2021

Interview to Commence from

January 2022

Provisional Allotment

1st April 2022

 

IBPS PO Vacancy Details

Each year approx. 8 lack candidates apply for the exam. The out of which around 5 lack candidates appear for the exam. The vacancies for the exam are declared in the official notification. The Vacancies for IBPS PO 2021 are expected to be around 3500. The candidates can check the previous year's vacancy here.

Exam

Vacancy

IBPS PO 2020-21

3517

IBPS PO 2019-20

4336

BPS PO 2018-19

4252

 

IBPS PO Application Process

IBPS PO 2021 registration process will begin once the recruitment notification is out. As per the guidelines, the candidates must use Internet Explorer 8 and above, Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 3.0 and above for a smooth application process. The application process is completely online, the candidates should ensure they have the following things ready beforehand.

  1. A valid Email Id
  2. Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  3. Debit/credit card details for online transaction

 
IBPS PO Application Fee

The interested candidates are required to deposit a fee after the completion of the application process. Without the application fee, the candidate’s application is not accepted by IBPS. The fee is taken to manage expenditure incurred in conducting the exam, it also serves the purpose of deterring nonserious aspirants to apply for the exam. The fee needed to be paid is as follows:

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)

General and Others

Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

The official notification contains details on eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria is based on nationality, age limit, educational qualification etc. There are various relaxations as per the official rules. The eligibility is mentioned below.

Nationality

Must be a citizen of India

Age limit

21 to 30 years

Educational Qualification

Graduation form a recognized University.

 

IBPS Recruitment Process

The recruitment process begins with the official notification. The next stage is the application process. The candidates whose application is accepted receive an online admit card for the 1 st stage of 3 stage recruitment process. The recruitment process consists of a Preliminary Stage, followed by the mains exam and interview process. The candidates have to qualify the previous stage to reach the next. The finally selected candidates after the interview round are given provisional recruitment by the IBPS.

The stages are as follows:

IBPS Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the number of vacancies and facilities for the main exam. The result of prelims is declared within a month of the prelims. The examination pattern for prelims is as follows:

  • The total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • There are three sections in the exam.
  • The sections are Math, Reasoning, and English.
  • Each section has a fixed time.
  • There is a penalty for the wrong answers.

The exam pattern and marking scheme is illustrated 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

 
It is important to note that besides the overall cut off there is a sectional cut off too. Candidates must score at least 10 marks in each section in order to be eligible for the mains exam.

IBPS PO Mains Examination

The candidates who are successful in the preliminary stage have to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam is essential for getting a call for an interview round. The final merit list is made based on the score in the mains exam. The details of the mains exam pattern are as follows.

  1. The exam has 5 sections in total.
  2. The duration of the exam is 1 Hour 20 minutes.
  3. The sections are to be attempted infixed time.
  4. There is a penalty for wrong answers.
  5. Like the preliminary stage, there is a sectional cut-off.
  6. There is a subjective section for essay writing as well.

The exam breakup 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

Total

155

200

3 Hours

5

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

  
Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as an overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.

IBPS PO Interview

The interview will be conducted by the participating banks and their nodal branches. The candidates 3 times the vacancy are called for the exam.

 IBPS Final Result:

The mains and the interview round are considered for the final result. The candidates are given various ranks as per their performance in the examination. The results are declared on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS Provisional Allotment

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates' preferences which are made at the time of online application.
 

IBPS PO Syllabus

The syllabus as per the sections is discussed below:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus – Detailed

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus

IBPS PO English Syllabus

Simplification/ Approximation
Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Reading Comprehension

Mixtures & Alligations

Logical Reasoning

Fill in the blanks

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

Work & Time
Sequence & Series

Ranking & Order
Directions
Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices

Seating Arrangement

Vocabulary

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Coded Inequalities

Paragraph Completion

Time & Distance
Number Systems

Puzzle
Coding-Decoding
Tabulation

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Data Interpretation

Syllogism

Sentence Completion

Ratio & Proportion
Percentage

Blood Relations
Input-Output

Tenses Rules

 
 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus (topic-wise)

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Reasoning

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

English Language

Tabular Graph

Syllogism

Current Affairs

Reading Comprehension

Line Graph

Verbal Reasoning

Financial Awareness

Grammar

Bar Graph

Circular Seating Arrangement

General Knowledge

Verbal Ability

Charts & Tables

Linear Seating Arrangement

Static Awareness

Vocabulary

Missing Case DI

Double Lineup

Banking Terminologies Knowledge

Sentence Improvement

Radar Graph Caselet

Scheduling

Banking Awareness

Word Association

Probability

Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning

Principles of Insurance

Para Jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Input-Output, Analytical, and Decision Making

 

Error Spotting

Let it Case DI

Directions and Distances

 

Cloze Test

Permutation and Combination

Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities

 

Fill in the blanks

Pie Charts

Data Sufficiency

 

 

 

Coding-Decoding, Course of Action

 

 

 

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IBPS PO – FAQ

Q1. What is the exam date for IBPS PO exam?

A1.  The exam date for IBPS PO exam is 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021.

Q2. What is the age limit for IBPS PO exam?

A2. The age limit for IBPS PO exam is 20 to 30 years.

Q3. When IBPS PO 2021 notification will be released?

A3 .IBPS PO 2021 notification is expected to be released in August by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

Q4. Is there any probation period for IBPS PO?

A4. Yes, candidates selected to the post of IBPS PO will be on probation for two years.
 
 

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