Best IBPS PO Online Course for both Prelims and Mains exams with online classes, interactive videos & tests aligned to the latest Paper Pattern & IBPS PO syllabus.
In the official notice of IBPS PO Exam, the board has declared the total of ___ probationary vacancies, including category-based reservations. All the applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before appearing for the IBPS PO examination.
Category-wise vacancy details are given below:
|Out of which PWBD||210|
IBPS PO selection process comprises three phases. A candidate must qualify each to proceed to the next phase.
IBPS Preliminary Exam
IBPS Mains Exam
IBPS PO Preliminary Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper
The Section-wise details are given below:
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|English Language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
Candidates must clear the cutoff in all three sections to qualify for IBPS PO Main Exam.
IBPS does not fix the cut-off marks. Instead, it decides depending on the question paper. The adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted for the Mains examination depending upon requirements.
Prelims exam is only qualifying, which means marks got in the Prelims exam will not be added anywhere else.
IBPS PO Main Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper (4)+Descriptive (1)
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Total Marks Allotted||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||45||60||English and Hindi||60 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||English and Hindi||35 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English and Hindi||40 minutes|
|English language(Letter Writing and Essay)||2||25|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam are shortlisted for the interview round. The interview is for a maximum of 100 marks.
The weightage of the online Main Exam and Interview will be 80:2
|IBPS PO Examination- Preliminary|
|IBPS PO Examination- Mains|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude|
IBPS PO Exam Preliminary Syllabus
The IBPS PO Prelims is an objective type paper. The syllabus for Prelims consists of three subjects:
|English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning|
|Reading Comprehension||Simplification, Approximation||Logical Reasoning|
|Cloze Test||Profit and Loss||Alphanumeric Series|
|Para Jumbles||Mixtures and Alligations||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test|
|Miscellaneous||SI and CI||Data Sufficiency|
|Fill in the blanks||Surds and Indices||Coded inequalities|
|Multiple meaning/Error spotting||Work and Time||Seating arrangement|
|Paragraph Completion||Time and Distance||Puzzle|
|Idioms and Phrases||Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone and Sphere and Cuboid||Tabulation|
|Ratio and Proportion, Percentage||Blood Relations|
|Sequence and Series||Coding-Decoding|
|Permutation, Combination, and Probability|
Assertion and Reason,
The statement, Argument, and Assumption
|Quadratic Equations||Word Formation|
IBPS PO Mains Syllabus
The syllabus of IBPS Probationary Officer Mains Exam is as follows:
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude|
|Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning||Internet||Banking Awareness||Reading Comprehension||Simplification|
|Syllogism||Memory||Financial Knowledge||Vocabulary||Average and Mixture and Allegation|
|Seating Arrangements(Circular and Linear )|
|Double and Triple Lineups||Computer Abbreviation||Current Affairs- Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial news||Letter Writing||Ratio and Proportion|
Static GK :
General Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions
|Essay Writing||Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency|
|Input/output||Computer Hardware||Verbal Ability||Geometry and Mensuration|
|Permutation, combination, and Probability|
|Ordering and Ranking||Operating System||Linear Equation and Quadratic Equation|
|Coding and Decoding||Networking||Simple and Compound Interest|
|Sufficiency of Arguments and Data||Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies||Problem of Ages|
|Directions and Displacement||Profit and Loss, Discount|
|Code Inequalities||Number System and Number Series|
|Alphanumeric Series||Speed, Time, and Distance|
|Time and Work|
The main Exam also consists of a descriptive paper having 2 questions on Letter and Essay writing. IBPS will examine the descriptive paper only when the candidate will score minimum marks in the objective paper.
IBPS PO eligibility criteria is based on four parameters:
The candidate must have a graduation degree in any stream from the Government of India recognised University or any equivalent qualification from a Central Government recognized institution. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate stating that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers for the IBPS PO exam. The candidate has to also provide the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering online.
Any Candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. However, there is an age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
The candidates appearing in the IBPS PO exam must be qualify under any one of the following:
Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.
Part-I: IBPS PO Registrations
As the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For this, the candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
Part-II: IBPS PO application form
Next, candidates can log in to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process.
The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents, to complete their application process:
|Left thumb Impression||240x240||20-50||jpg/jpeg|
|Hand Written Declaration||800x400||50-100||jpg/jpeg|
Part-III: Fee Structure
Candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through ONLINE mode only, that is by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets (like Paytm, GPay). Once the fees are paid, the candidate cannot claim for refund.. At the end of the payment procedure, the candidate should make sure to take a print copy for future use.
The application fee is given below:
|Category||Application Fee (in Rs)|
|General and others||175|
On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the e-receipt and online IBPS PO application form.
Q. Can I appear for IBPS PO with a 55% graduation score?
Ans. Yes, you can appear for IBPS PO with a 55% graduation score. There is no percentage cut-off, but the candidate must have completed the graduation.
Q. What is the selection process for IBPS PO?
Ans. IBPS PO is held in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The candidate will have to clear each stage to qualify for an IBPS PO appointment.
Q. When will the online applications start?
Ans. IBPS PO notification will be released in the first week of August.
Q. What is the cut-off for IBPS PO recruitment?
Ans. There is no fixed cut-off. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year.
Q. Is IBPS PO a bilingual exam?
Ans. Yes, the IBPS PO exam is conducted in English and Hindi language. However, the English language section is in English only.
Q. What is the application fee?
Ans. The application fee for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates is ₹ 175/-. All others have to pay ₹ 850/-
Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections?
Ans. Yes, both in Prelims and Mains