IBPS Exam 2024: RRB, PO & SO Exam Dates, Notification, Online Form & Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection 2024 ( IBPS )

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Exam On: 24 Aug '24 - 31 Aug '24

Dewesh Nandan Prasad

Dewesh Nandan PrasadAssociate Senior Executive

Updated on Apr 8, 2024 10:06 IST

IBPS Exam: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released the IBPS Clerk cut off 2023 for mains exam/final selection on April 1, 2024. The cut off is released in two stages-prelims exam and mains exam. 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) announced IBPS PO final result 2023 on April 1, 2024. Along with the result, IBPS PO final cut off 2023 was released. 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released the IBPS PO and SO scorecard for the candidates who were selected for the interview round on March 14 and 15 respectively. The candidates were allowed to check their scorecards through the candidate's login on the official website using their registration number/application number and date of birth/password. 

The IBPS will release the notification and application form for the IBPS Clerk and PO exams in September and October 2024, respectively. The candidates will be able to fill out the application form on the official website- ibps.in. 

 

Highlights of IBPS Exams

The important highlights of the various IBPS exams are summarised in the table below.

Overall IBPS Exam Highlights
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exams Level

National

Exams Purpose 

Selection of candidates as PO, Clerk and SO for Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks

Exams Frequency

Once a year

Exams Language

English and Hindi

Official Website

ibps.in

IBPS PO

Post name

Probationary Officer/Management Trainee

Recruitment stages

Preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview

Exam Mode

Preliminary and mains exam is conducted online

Exam Duration

Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes

IBPS Clerk

Post names

Clerks

Recruitment stages

Preliminary and Mains exam

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

Prelims: 60 minutes

Mains: 160 minutes

IBPS RRB

Post names

Officers Scale I, II & III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Recruitment stages

Officers Scale I: Prelims, Mains, and Interview

Officers Scale II and II: Single level exam and Interview

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Prelims and mains

Exam Mode

Prelims, Mains, and Single level exams are conducted online

Exam Duration

Prelims: 45 minutes

Mains: Two hours

Single level exam: Two hours

IBPS SO

Post names

IT Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), and Marketing Officer (Scale I).

Recruitment stages

Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

Prelims: 120 minutes

Mains: 120 minutes

Q:   How can I crack IBPS clerk exam?

A:

It is important for candidates to utilise the right resources to prepare for IBPS Clerk exam. The accurate preparation strategy helps candidates in moving ahead on the path to success. Candidates need to put in consistent and dedicated efforts to prepare for IBPS Clerk exam in the right direction. If candidates are preparing for the exam, it is essential for candidates to have an efficient study plan. This will help candidates to prepare in the best possible way. As this is a competitive exam, without study plan, candidates may struggle to clear the cutoff. The tips and tricks to prepare for the exam are given below:

  • For English Language, candidates can focus on the topics such as reading comprehension, cloze test, fillers, spotting errors, etc. Candidates can improve their comprehension by reading newspapers
  • For Reasoning Ability section, candidates must practice more questions on the topics such as puzzles, inequalities, syllogism, coding decoding, blood relations, seating arrangements
  • For Numerical Ability section, candidates must practice a variety of questions on different topics including simplification, number series, data interpretation, and quadratic equations.
  • Candidates must attempt mock tests inorder to identify the strengths and weaknesses
  • Candidates must focus on the important topics that carry higher weightage

 

 

Q:   Is IBPS still taking interviews for clerk level jobs?

A:

There is no interview in IBPS Clerk exam. The selection process comprises two stages-prelims and Mains. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for the Mains exam. The final selection of candidates is done based on the Mains exam. The marks obtained in the Mains exam are not counted for final selection. Allotment of candidates in the participating banks is done based on merit-cum-preference. The process of conducting interviews in Clerical level jobs was discontinued in 2015. The list of participating banks is given below:

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
 

Q:   How many banks participate in the recruitment process of IBPS Clerk?

A:

A total of 11 public sector banks participate in the recruitment process of IBPS Clerk. The list of participating banks is given below 1) Bank of Baroda 2)Canara Bank 3) Indian Overseas Bank 4) UCO Bank 5)Bank of India 6) Central Bank of India 7) Punjab National Bank 8)Union Bank of India 9) Bank of Maharashtra 10) Indian Bank 11) PSB The selection process of IBPS Clerk comprises prelims and mains exams. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are not counted for the merit list. The marks obtained in the mains exam are counted for the merit list. The prelims and mains exams are conducted online. The selection process is carried out by IBPS. However, joining letters and verification of eligibility is done by the participating banks.

 

IBPS 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IBPS 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

24 Aug '24 -

31 Aug '24

IBPS Clerk 2024 prelims exam

19 Oct '24 -

20 Oct '24

IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2024

09 Nov '24

IBPS SO prelims exam 2024

30 Nov '24

IBPS PO 2024 Mains Exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

13 Feb '24 -

29 Feb '24

IBPS PO Call Letter

16 Jan '24 -

21 Jan '24

IBPS SO Prelims Result 2023

What is IBPS Recruitment?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, popularly known as IBPS is an autonomous body that conducts recruitment examinations for all Public Sector Banks (PSBs) except SBI. Over the years, the institute has provided services related to assessment and testing for different banks through various exams. The institute was constituted in 1984 and is governed by a board of nominees from different government bodies and banks such as RBI, Ministry of Finance, NIBM, IBA, etc. In the same year, the centralised examinations covering all public sector banks started on a limited scale. The process of conducting the exams online started in late 2000. IBPS exams are conducted to recruit employees for PSBs at various levels, such as Probationary Officers, Clerks, and Specialist Officers. This article has discussed various IBPS exams in India.

                            IBPS Recruitment Exams in India

IBPS PO (Probationary Officer/Management Trainee)

IBPS Clerk

IBPS RRB (Officers Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

IBPS SO (Specialist Officers)

Q:   Which is better, an IBPS Clerk or a RRB PO?

A:
Both the IBPS Clerk and RRB PO positions have their own unique characteristics, and it ultimately depends on your individual career goals and preferences. An IBPS Clerk is a junior-level position in a bank and mainly deals with customer service, cash management and other administrative tasks. The job is considered to be a stepping stone to become a PO (Probationary Officer). On the other hand, an RRB PO (Regional Rural Bank Probationary Officer) is a higher-level position in a regional rural bank, where the main focus is on loan approvals, recovery of loans, and general banking operations. It's important to weigh the pros and cons of each position before making a decision. Both positions require a graduation degree and are subject to a competitive examination. It's also worth noting that the RRB PO position may have a higher salary and more responsibilities compared to the IBPS Clerk position. If you're looking for a job with a government bank, you can consider taking the IBPS Clerk or RRB PO examination. If you're looking for a job with a regional rural bank, you can consider taking the RRB PO examination.
 

Q:   How many candidates apply and appear for IBPS Clerk exam?

A:

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted for recruitment to the post of Clerks in the 11 participating banks. This is one of most sought-after banking exams in the country. The selection process of IBPS Clerk comprises prelims andMainsexams. The exam is conducted every year wherein large number of candidates appear in the exam. In 2022-23, a total of 6.95Lacscandidates had registered for the exam. Out of which, 4.91Lacscandidates had appeared for the exam. In 2021-22, a total of 8.49Lacscandidates had registered for the exam. Out of which, 5.94 candidates had appeared for the exam. 

 

Q:   What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk?

A:
The candidates who are looking for government bank jobs must go for Bank PO Recruitment or IBPS PO Recruitment. The official website has revealed the IBPS PO notification, those who are willing to get placed at the Bank PO position should start their exam preparation as soon as possible. The IBPS PO is conducted in two phases Prelim and Main. Those who appears in IBPS PO Prelim Exam and qualify it with good score will be eligible for the next phase that is Bank PO Exam Mains. The candidates who get shortlisted in PO Exam Main round will be applicable to appear in Interview round, which is the last and final stage of IBPS PO Recruitment. The final result of Bank PO Exams will be declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO main and interview session. Bank Clerk is the most responsible employee of the organisation, as he has many organizational roles and responsibilities that are to be fulfilled by him. So, the candidates who can handle their work very efficiently and are also interested in banking jobs, must go for IBPS Clerk Recruitment. IBPS Clerk exam is divided into two phases Prelim and Main exam. IBPS has decided not to take the Interview sessions for the clerk cadre posts. The candidates who qualify IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam will only be eligible to appear in the next phase of Clerk Recruitment that is IBPS Clerk Main Exam. And after completing both the online test rounds of Bank Clerk Exam, candidates are shortlisted based on the merit list of the marks obtained in main exam. The IBPS Clerk conducting body releases final result after having all the selection rounds completed. And the candidates who scores more than the cut off marks separately for each round are declared as IBPS Clerk Exam qualified.
 

IBPS Result 2024

IBPS result for different exams are announced online for Probationary Officers (PO), Specialist Officers, and Clerk. The candidates can check their scores by logging into their registered accounts. The result displays the qualifying status of candidates for the next round of selection. The scorecard is released a few days following the declaration of the result:

  • Go to the official website 
  • Click on the PO, SO or Clerk result link 
  • Login to the registered account using the registration number, roll number and password or date of birth
  • Click on the submit button 
  • The result for the IBPS PO, SO or Clerk will appear on the screen

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IBPS Cutoff 2024

IBPS Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure in order to qualify for the exam. IBPS decides section-wise and overall cutoff marks. To qualify for each stage of the selection process, candidates need to score the cutoff marks.

Check here IBPS Clerk Mains Cut off 2023-24-https://www.ibps.in/index.php/notification-regarding-provisional-allotment-under-crp-clerks-xiii/

IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut off 2023

Category Expected Cut Off (Out of 225) (+/-3)
General 74
OBC 69
SC 61 
ST 57
EWS 72
HI 39
OC 54
VI 67
ID 37

IBPS Exam Calendar PDF 2024

The candidates can download the IBPS 2024 exam calendar by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website- ibps.in
  • Click on the IBPS Calendar 2024 link 
  • The IBPS calendar PDf will appear on the sceen 
  • Download the calendar and save it for later use

Direct Link for IBPS Calendar PDF: Click Here 

IBPS 2024 Application Process

IBPS application forms are released separately for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB. Candidates as per their eligibility are required to apply online for the various IBPS exams. The application fee which is INR 850 for the General and OBC categories and INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates, needs to be paid online only.

How to Apply Online for IBPS Exams?

The steps to apply online for various IBPS exams are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS-ibps.in
  • Click the 'Apply Online' link provided against the exam notification
  • Register for the exam by filling in the required details
  • Registration ID and password are generated
  • Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature
  • Fill in the basic details, personal details, educational qualifications, work experience, language known, etc
  • Select the preferred banks
  • Preview the IBPS application form
  • Upload left thumb impression and handwritten declaration
  • Pay the application through the online payment mode
  • Submit the application form and take a printout of the fee acknowledgement slip

Download IBPS Exam Calendar: Click Here 

Q:   How should I choose banks in the IBPS PO application form?

A:
Applicants can choose their preferred banks in IBPS PO exam based on headquarters of the banks. The headquarters is one of the best criteria for choosing banks because whichever bank candidates they will find more number of branches in the state where the headquarter is located. Candidates can choose their preferred banks in the following manner: Best Choices for North India States: Delhi, Punjab, UP, UK, J&K, HP, Haryana and Rajasthan 1. Bank of Baroda 2. Punjab National Bank 3. Punjab & Sind Bank 4. Canara Bank Best choice for East & North East India States: Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Seven Sister states and Sikkim 1. Allahabad Bank 2. Punjab National Bank 3. Bank of Baroda 4. UCO Bank 5. United Bank of India 6. Canara Bank Best Choice for West & Central India States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa 1. Bank of Baroda 2. Bank of Maharashtra 3. Canara Bank Best Choice for South India States: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala 1. Canara Bank 2. Indian Bank Number of vacancies: Candidates must also check the number of vacancies before choosing the banks. Based on NPA (Non-performing asset): Nowadays NPA is one of the key factor of banks to suffer through PCA (Prompt Corrective Action). As of now 9-10 PSU banks are under PCA because of the poor financial health. So check the NPA of each bank before choosing your preferences.
 

Q:   What is IBPS Clerk handwritten declaration?

A:

IBPS Clerk handwritten declaration is a text which candidates need to upload while filling the application form. By uploading the handwritten declaration, candidates declare that the details provided in the application form are correct and valid. The text for the handwritten declaration is given below: The text for the handwritten declaration I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declares that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required. Applicants need to write the IBPS Clerk handwritten declaration in English on white paper with black ink. The file of handwritten declaration should be in jpg/jpeg. The dimensions should be 800x400 pixels in 200 DPI. The file size should be 50 kb to 100 kb.

 

Q:   When IBPS PO application form 2023 was released?

A:

IBPS PO application form 2023 was released on August 1, 2023. The application process comprises various steps such as registration, uploading of scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, previewing the application form, uploading of left thumb impression and handwritten declaration and fee payment. Candidates need to fill the application form online only. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. The application fee can be paid online only. The application fees are INR 850 for the General and OBC categories and INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates. Candidates should check the details carefully before submitting their application forms. The examination authority will not entertain any changes in the details entered in the application form after final submission.

 

IBPS Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for various exams are given below.

Exams Eligibility

IBPS PO eligibility criteria

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Age limit: 20 to 30 years

IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria

Educational Qualification: Graduation

Age limit: 20 to 28 years

IBPS RRB eligibility criteria

Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Age Limit: 18 to 40 years (Vary as per the posts)

IBPS SO eligibility criteria

Age Limit: 20 to 30 years

Educational Qualification: Graduation (Vary as per posts)

IBPS Syllabus 2024

IBPS syllabus is more or less the same for all the exams. However, the pattern of questions as well as the difficulty level differ from exam to exam. IBPS syllabus for prelims and mains exam is given below.

IBPS Prelims Syllabus 2024

English Language Quantitative Ability Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Simplification

Logical Reasoning

Cloze Test

Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Para jumbles

Mixtures & Allegations

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Miscellaneous

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Data Sufficiency

Fill in the blanks

Work & Time

Coded Inequalities

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Time & Distance

Seating Arrangement

Paragraph Completion

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Puzzle

-

Data Interpretation

Tabulation

-

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Syllogism

-

Number Systems

Blood Relations

-

Sequence & Series

Input-Output

-

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Coding-Decoding

IBPS Mains Syllabus 2024

Data Interpretation and Analysis
Simplification Average
Percentage Ratio and Percentage
Data Interpretation Mensuration and Geometry
Quadratic Equation Interest
Problems of Ages Profit and Loss
Number Series Speed, Distance and Time
Speed, Distance and Time Time and Work
Number System Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation Permutation and Combination
Probability Mixture and Allegations

General Awareness: Questions are asked from Financial Awareness, Current Affairs and General Knowledge

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Verbal Reasoning

Internet

Syllogism

Memory

Circular Seating Arrangement

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linear Seating Arrangement

Computer Abbreviation

Double Lineup

Microsoft Office

Scheduling

Computer Hardware

Input-Output

Computer Software

Blood Relations

Operating System

Directions and Distances

Networking

Ordering and Ranking

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Data Sufficiency

-

Coding and Decoding

-

Code Inequalities

-

English Language: Questions are asked about Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability, and Fill-in-the-blanks.

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IBPS Admit Card 2024

IBPS admit card is released online for different stages of exams as well as for different posts. IBPS admit card is an important document as it contains details related to the exam. Candidates need to carry the printed copy of the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2024

The admit card for the IBPS clerk will be released in September and October 2024 for various exams. The steps to download the IBPS exam clerk admit card has been given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Click the 'IBPS Clerk Admit Card' download link on the home page
  • In the login, candidates need to enter their registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • IBPS Clerk admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

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Q:   How is IBPS Clerk final cut off calculated?

A:

The interview score is sorted, considering only those who score above 40% (35% for SC/ST and PWD) in the interview.
80% weightage is given to the common written normalized score and then the remaining 20% is allotted to the interview.
While the IBPS clerk exams' final selection will be based on the marks obtained in the main examination. 

Only those who receive a score of at least 40% (or 35% for SC/ST and PWD) in the interview are taken into account for sorting the results.
The common written normalized score is given an 80% weighting, while the interview receives the remaining 20%.
While the ultimate selection for the IBPS clerk exams would be based on the results of the main examination. 

Hope this helps.

 

Q:   What is the pay scale of IBPS PO?

A:

IBPS PO pay scale is INR 23700 - (980 / 7) - 30560 - (1145 / 2) - 32850 - (1310 / 7) – 42020, including INR 980 is the annual increment that will add up to the basic salary, and it will be applicable for 7 years. The basic salary after 7 Years is INR 30,560. Also, the basic IBPS PO salary after 7 + 2 Years is INR 32,850 and the basic salary after 7 + 2 + 7 Years is INR 42,020. (as per the 10th Bipartite settlement). The basic IBPS PO salary is INR 36,000. Besides, candidates get other allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), City Compensatory Allowance (CCA), and Special Allowances are also there. 

 

Q:   IBPS PO admit card page is taking time to load. What to do?

A:

At times due to the heavy load at the server, IBPS PO admit card page takes time to load. In such case, candidates should not panic rather they should try downloading the admit card within certain interval of time. It is better to download the admit card at night. Moreover, candidates must also check their internet connectivity. In the admit card login page, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. IBPS PO admit card comprises the details related to the exam such as the candidate’s name, roll number, date of birth, password, details related to exam centre, date of exam, reporting time and many more.

 

Q:   What are the factors that influence calculation of IBPS Clerk cut off marks?

A:
IBPS Clerk cut off is calculated based on several factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of vacancies, number of candidates who appeared for the exam. Candidates are required to secure both the sectional and overall cut off marks. The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions are normalized using the equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points are taken for the purpose of calculations.
 

IBPS Recruitment Process

The complete recruitment process of IBPS is explained below.

Step 1: IBPS Registration

This is the first stage of the recruitment process. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria are required to register online with IBPS for its various exams. Candidates can click the links below to know the application process for various IBPS exams.

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IBPS PO application form

IBPS Clerk application form

IBPS SO application form

IBPS RRB application form

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Step 2: IBPS Admit Card

IBPS issues admit cards online separately for different posts and stages of the exam. Candidates can access the admit card from the official website by logging in with their registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

IBPS RRB admit card

IBPS PO admit card

IBPS SO admit card

IBPS Clerk admit card

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Step 3: IBPS Exam

Candidates need to appear in the IBPS exam as per the details mentioned in the admit card. The exam is conducted across various cities spread throughout the country in multiple shifts. IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. IBPS RRB exam is held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Single online exam, Interview. IBPS SO is conducted in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview. IBPS Clerk is conducted in two stages: Prelims and Mains exam.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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Step 4: IBPS Exam 

The result is announced online on the official website. IBPS result is announced separately for different posts and stages. The result can be accessed by logging in with the required credentials. Candidates qualifying for the prelims exam are selected for the mains exam. Candidates who qualify for the mains exam are called for interview (specific to the posts).

IBPS RRB result

IBPS PO result

IBPS Clerk result

IBPS SO result

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IBPS Exam Centres

The prelims and mains exams are conducted in multiple exam centres spread throughout the country. Candidates are directed to choose the exam cities for the prelims and mains exams while filling in the basic details parts in the application form. Candidates can choose one exam city each for prelims and mains exams. The list of exam cities for prelims and mains exams is given below.

IBPS Exam Centres for Prelims

State /UT/ NCR IBPS PO Prelims Exam Centre

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Surat, Jamnagar

Delhi

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Goa

Panaji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Haryana

Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar

Himachal

Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una

Jammu &

Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Jharkhand

Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga,

Hassan, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Ladakh

Leh

Lakshadweep

Kavarrati

Madhya

Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Maharashtra

Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Odisha

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali,

Pathankot, Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Sikkim

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Sitapur, Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

 IBPS Exam Centres for Mains

State /UT / NCR IBPS PO Main Examination Centre

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Assam

Guwahati, Silchar

Bihar

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna,

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and

Daman & Diu

Surat

Delhi

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Goa

Panji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Vadodra

Haryana

Ambala, Hissar

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar

Jharkhand

Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore

Kerala

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

Ladakh

Leh

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Indore

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Odisha

Bhubaneshwar

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Rajasthan

Jaipur, Udaipur

Sikkim

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

Telangana

Hyderabad

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

West Bengal

Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

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IBPS PO Exam Centres IBPS Clerk Exam Centres IBPS RRB Exam Centres IBPS SO Exam Centres

IBPS Exam Pattern

IBPS follow a separate exam pattern for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB. The exam pattern for various posts is explained below:

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk exam pattern for prelims comprises three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Candidates need to answer 100 questions within 60 minutes. Candidates get 20 minutes to answer each section. The score of the prelims exam is calculated out of 100 marks. The mains exam for IBPS Clerk comprises four sections: General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude. The total duration of the test is 160 minutes, with different sectional timings. The test carries a total of 190 questions and the total marks are 200. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO prelims exam pattern consists of three sections. The paper will have 100 objective-type multiple-choice questions. Questions in the exam are asked from Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The total time allotted to candidates to solve questions in IBPS PO prelims exam is 60 minutes. Candidates will get 20 minutes to attempt each section. The mains exam consists of both objective and descriptive type tests. The objective test is divided into four sections-Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation. The descriptive section carries questions from English Language (Letter Writing and Essay). The total marks of the mains exam are 225. The interview carries 100 marks.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO prelims exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari comprises objective-type questions based on subjects such as English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry. The prelims question paper for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer comprises subjects such as English Language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. The total marks allotted to the prelims exam are 150.  The mains exam pattern for the post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer is such that it comprises questions from professional knowledge. IBPS SO mains question paper for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari comprises objective and descriptive-type questions from professional knowledge.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB exam pattern is different for Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant. The prelims exam is common for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant where candidates are asked questions based on Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. The mains exam comprises questions from Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English/Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge. Candidates appearing for the post of SO are required to appear for Professional Knowledge section along with other subjects.

IBPS Exam Preparation Tips

Large number of candidates appear for the various IBPS exams. As the competition is high, preparation should be good. Here we have provided few tips to crack IBPS exams:

  • Go through the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Solve the previous years' question papers
  • Prepare a proper study plan and follow it dilligently
  • Solve section-wise and full-length mock tests
  • Dedicate equal time to each section
  • Solve similiar pattern of questions from each topics to gain better understanding
  • Clear the basic concepts of each topic

Also Read:

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips IBPS PO Preparation Tips IBPS SO Preparation Tips IBPS RRB Preparation Tips

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IBPS PO Cutoff 2024

IBPS main exam cutoff for 2024 will be released soon for the candidates on the official website. The candidates can check the category-wise IBPS PO prelims cutoff for the year 2022 below in the table:

Category 

Cut-Off Marks 

GEN 

50.5 

SC 

44.50 

ST 

38 

OBC 

50.5 

EWS 

50.5 

HI 

20.75 

OC 

42 

VI 

37 

ID 

20.75 

IBPS Books

Candidates can refer to the subject-wise best books for IBPS exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

Books Author/Publication

Quantitative Aptitude Book

Wiley’s Publication

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination

The Pearson Guide

Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks

Disha Publication

Quantitative Aptitude

Sarvesh Verma

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)

Quantitative Aptitude

Disha Experts

English Language

Books Author/Publication

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Descriptive General English

S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma

Objective English for Competitive Examinations (5th Edition)

Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication

Essential Grammar In Use (3rd Edition)

Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press New Delhi

New Pattern English Language for SBI/IBPS Bank PO

Disha Experts

General Awareness

Books Author/Publication

Guide to Banking General Awareness

R.Gupta

Manohar Pandey Book

Arihant Publications

Manorama Yearbook ( English) Paperback

Philip Mathew 

Reasoning Ability

Books Author/Publication

A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

BS Sijwali

Verbal Reasoning

RS Agarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal

B S Sijwali

Logical reasoning

K Kundan

Test of Reasoning

Pearson Publication

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Kiran Publication

Lucent’s Reasoning

Lucent

Analytical Reasoning

M K Pandey

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal

Arihant Publication

Also Read:

IBPS Clerk Vacancy IBPS RRB Vacancy
IBPS PO Vacancy IBPS SO Vacancy

IBPS Salary

The post-wise salaries of IBPS Clerk, PO, SO, Office Assistant, Officers Scale I are given below.

Exam IBPS Salary
IBPS PO The basic salary is INR 36,000
IBPS Clerk The first basic pay for IBPS Clerk 2022 will be INR 19,900. The IBPS Clerk pay scale is INR 19900-1000/1-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920
IBPS SO The basic pay of candidates is INR 23,700 for Scale I
IBPS RRB PO INR 51,000 to 58,000
IBPS RRB Clerk INR 55,000 to 60,000

IBPS Exams: Registered vs Appeared

The table below highlights the number of candidates who registered and appeared for the various exams conducted by IBPS in 202223

Exams Registered (In Lakh) Appeared (In Lakh)
IBPS PO  5.74 4.37
IBPS RRB

Office Assistant: 7.76

Officers: 5.74

Office Assistant: 5.33

Officers: 4.36

IBPS Clerk 8.49 5.94
IBPS SO 1.29 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBPS Exam FAQs

Refer IBPS 2023 FAQs Here 

Q:   What are the best books for IBPS PO?

A:

IBPS PO is a competitive exam which is largely participated by the banking aspirants. To crack the exam, candidates need to have good level of preparation. Choosing the best books for IBPS PO exam becomes important as it will help candidates to clear the concepts of topics given in the syllabus. The section-wise best books for IBPS PO exam is given below:

English Language

  • Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
  • English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)
  • Data interpretation by Arun Sharma

Reasoning Ability

  • A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali
  • Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal by B S Sijwali
  • Logical reasoning by K Kundan
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

General Awareness

  • Manorama Yearbook by Philip Mathew

Computer Aptitude

  • Computer by Rani Ahilya
  • Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera
 

Q:   When IBPS Clerk application form 2023 was released?

A:

IBPS Clerk 2023 application deadline was extended to July 28. The application form was released on July 1, 2023. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was July 21. Interested candidates need to submit their application forms online within the prescribed deadline. IBPS Clerk application process comprises certain steps such as registration, uploading of scanned photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, previewing the application, uploading handwritten declaration and left thumb impression. The application fee is INR 850 for General and OBC candidates and INR 175 for SC/ST/PWD categories. The application form is released to fill up the vacancies for the post of Clerks in the public sector banks in India. Selection process comprises prelims and mains exams. The final selection of candidates is done based on the performance in the mains exam.

 

Q:   Is the IBPS PO exam tough to crack?

A:

The difficulty level of IBPS PO exam varies depending on the variety of factors such as the number of applicants, the level of competition, and the complexity of the material being tested. IBPS PO is a competitive exam that requires significant amount of preparation and hard work in order to clear the exam. It is important to familarise themselves with the exam format and syllabus. Candidates must also solve the previous years' question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. The tips and tricks to prepare for IBPS PO exam are given below:

  • The first and foremost step towards IBPS PO exam preparation is knowing the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Candidates must also go through the previous years’ cut off marks to know the level of competition and prepare accordingly for the exam
  • After going through the syllabus, candidates must prepare preparation strategy for the exam based on the important topics
  • Candidates must also solve the previous years’ question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Candidates must also attempt mock test to improve speed and accuracy
 

Q:   Is there any probation period for IBPS PO?

A:

Yes, candidates selected for the post of IBPS PO will be on probation for two years. During probation, the performance of candidates is assessed. They need to undergo training in the various branches. On successful completion of training, candidates are confirmed to the position of Probationary Officers. During the probation period, candidates are trained on various banking services. They are also required to undergo certain banking courses. The pay scale of candidates is INR 23,700-(980 x 7) -30,560-(1145 x 2)-32850-(1310 x 7)-42,020. The basic salary of IBPS PO is INR 36,000. Besides the salary, candidates are also entitled to various perks and benefits.

 

Q:   What are the best books for IBPS Clerk exam?

A:
The best books for IBPS Clerk exam are given below: English Language High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin Objective General English by Arihant Publications Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude by R S Agarwal Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goal Fast Track Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma Reasoning Ability Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali and Indus Sijwali General and Financial Awareness India Year Book Manorama Yearbook Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications Lucent's GK book Computer Aptitude Banking & Computer Aptitude for IBPS Bank Clerk/PO Exams Paperback Computer Knowledge by Odisha Publication Computer Awareness by Arihant Publication Objective Computer Knowledge and Literacy by Kiran Publication.
 

Q:   What is the salary of IBPS clerk?

A:

The public sector banks in India offer lucrative salaries to Clerical cadre posts along with various perks, incentives and benefits. Therefore, the in-hand salary of an IBPS Clerk may range between INR 28,000 to 30,000 per month. The following allowances are offered to IBPS Clerk: Dearness Allowance: This component is 4 per cent of the Basic Pay. DA depends on the CPI and is revised after every three months. House Rent Allowance: The HRA is dependent on the location of the posting. It is 8.5 per cent of the Basic Pay for Metro Cities, 7.5 per cent of the Basic Pay for cities having a population of more than 5 Lacs, and 6.5 per cent of the Basic Pay for other cities. Travel Allowance: The official tours and travels will be reimbursed by the bank. Medical Allowance: For IBPS Clerks, the amount is fixed at INR 2000. Medical allowance is provided once in a year. Special Allowance: For IBPS Clerk this amount is fixed at INR 4118.

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IBPS PO final result 2023 was announced on April 1, 2024. The result has been announced on the official website. However, the direct link to check the result is provided on this page. Selection of candidates for final appointment was done based on merit-cum-preference. Candidates need to satisfy th

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IBPS SO interview is conducted for candidates who qualify the Mains exam. The interview is conducted by the participating banks and coordinated by the nodal banks in each state/UT. The total marks allotted for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40 per cent (35 per

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IBPS SO Mains exam tests the professional knowledge of candidates. The Mains exam pattern for the post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer is such that it comprises questions from professional knowledge. The test paper carries 60 questio

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IBPS SO eligibility is given below:

IBPS SO Age Limit: The aspirants must be between 20 and 30 years.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification: The post-wise educational qualification for IBPS SO exam is given below:

Post

IBPS SO Qualification 

IT Officer (Scale I)

BTech in Computer Science/ Applications, IT, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation

Or

Postgraduation in the above-mentioned field

Or

Graduate who has passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Four-year Graduation in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or corresponding fields

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Postgraduation in Hindi with English as a subject at the Graduation level

Or,

Postgraduation in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the Graduation level 

Law Officer (Scale I)

Graduation in law (LLB) (The person should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council)

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Graduation with two-years full-time PG degree or Diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work or Labour Law

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduation with a two-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with a specialisation in Marketing

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IBPS SO recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the posts of Agriculture Field Officer,  Marketing Officer (Scale I),  HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I),  IT Officer (Scale I),  Law Officer (Scale I),  Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I). The selection of candidates are done based on prelims exam, M

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The process to navigate between sections in IBPS Clerk mock test is given below:

  • Sections are displayed on the top bar of the screen
  • Questions can be viewed by clicking on the section name
  • The section that candidates currently works is highlighted
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To fill IBPS Clerk application form, candidates need to upload documents such as scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration. The dimensions and specifications to upload documents are given below:

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20kb to 50 kb

200 x 230 pixels

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