IBPS 2024 Recruitment: Exam Dates, Application Form & Vacancies

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 May 22, 2024 11:41 IST

IBPS Exam Recruitment 2024: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) holds recruitment examinations for a variety of positions in Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks, including Probationary Officers (PO), Management Trainees (MT), Specialist Officers (SO), and Clerks. Lakhs of applicants participate in different IBPS recruitment each year. We covered IBPS recruitment in this article for the following exams. 

IBPS PO (Probationary Officers/Management Trainee)

IBPS Clerk

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

IBPS SO (Specialist Officers)

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IBPS Recruitment 2024 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS recruitment eligibility criteria vary from post to post. The IBPS age eligibility criteria have been given for the candidates in the table:

IBPS Post  IBPS Age Limit 
IBPS PO 20 to 30 years
IBPS Clerk 20 to 28 years 
IBPS RRB  18 to 40 years 
IBPS SO 20 to 30 years

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Q:   How many vacancies were announced for IBPS PO 2022 exam?

A:

In 2022, a total of 6932 vacancies were announced for IBPS PO exam. The highest number of vacancies were announced for the Canara Bank. A total of 2500 vacancies were announced for Canara Bank. A total of 2799 vacancies were announced for General Category, 1876 for OBC, 1071 for SC and 520 for ST. IBPS PO 2022 vacancies are given below.

Participating Bank

Old Vacancy

Bank of India

535

Bank of Maharashtra

-

Canara Bank

2500

Punjab National Bank

500

Punjab & Sind Bank

253

UCO bank

550

Union Bank of India

2094

 

Q:   How many vacancies were announced for IBPS PO in 2020?

A:

In 2020, a total of 4799 vacancies were announced for IBPS PO exam. The highest number of vacancies were announced for Canara Bank. A total of 2100 vacancies were announced for Canara Bank. The vacancy break-up is given below.

Banks

Number of vacancies

Bank of India

1466

Bank of Maharashtra

250

Canara Bank

2100

Punjab National Bank

400

Punjab & Sind Bank

233

UCO Bank

350

Total

4799

 

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.

 

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

IBPS Recruitment 2024 Application Form

IBPS recruitment application form is released online on the official website. The application form comprises several steps such as registration, uploading scanned documents, filling out the detailed application form, previewing the application, and fee payment. The application fee is INR 850 for General and OBC while it is INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and can be paid online.

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IBPS PO application form

IBPS Clerk application form

IBPS SO application form

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IBPS Recruitment 2024 Vacancies

Every year IBPS releases a large number of vacancies to select candidates for various posts. IBPS vacancies are different for different posts. IBPS releases the vacancies based on the business needs of the participating banks.

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Q:   What is IBPS Clerk Recruitment?

A:
IBPS Clerk recruitment is conducted by IBPS every year to select candidates for the Clerical level post. The selection process of IBPS Clerk recruitment comprises prelims and Mains exams. The final selection of candidates is done based on the Mains exam. Selection of candidates is done in the 11 participating public sector banks in India.
 

Q:   Is SBI Clerk exam more difficult than IBPS Clerk?

A:
There is not much difference in the difficulty level of SBI Clerk and IBPS Clerk exams. The exam pattern and syllabus of IBPS Clerk and SBI Clerk are more or less the same. IBPS Clerk exam pattern comprises prelims and Mains exams. The prelims exam comprises three sections English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to the prelims exam are 100. The Mains exam comprises General/ Financial Awareness, General English Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude. The total marks allotted to the test are 200. SBI Clerk exam pattern comprises prelims exam, Mains exam and language proficiency test. The prelims exam comprises three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to prelims exam are 100. The Mains exam comprises three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to the test are 200.
 

Q:   What is IBPS Clerk marking scheme?

A:

IBPS Clerk marking scheme is prescribed by the examination authority. For correct answer, one mark is awarded to candidates. For incorrect answers, 0.25 marks are awarded. The score is calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. The marks obtained by candidates are normalised to calculate the scores. Candidates need to secure the desired marks to get selected for the post of Clerk in the public sector banks in India. The total marks allotted to the prelims exam are 100. The total marks allotted to the mains exam are 200. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are not counted for the final merit list. Only the marks scored in the mains exam are taken into consideration for the final merit list.

 

IBPS Recruitment Exam Pattern

IBPS exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as marking scheme, time duration, total marks, section-wise weightage of topics, etc. IBPS PO exam pattern is different for Clerk. Similarly, the IBPS SO exam pattern is different from RRB. Candidates must be thorough with the IBPS exam pattern to get themselves familiarise with the exam.

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IBPS Recruitment 2024 Syllabus

IBPS recruitment syllabus highlights the topics that candidates need to cover for the exam. The standard of the IBPS recruitment syllabus is of high school and graduation level.

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IBPS Recruitment 2024 2Selection Process

The selection process for various posts is explained below:

Exam Selection Process

IBPS Clerk

Prelims and Mains exams

IBPS PO

Prelims, Mains and Interview

IBPS RRB

Prelims, Mains & Single Level Exam and Interview

IBPS SO

Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview

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IBPS Recruitment 2024 FAQs

Refer to IBPS Recruitment FAQs Here 

Q:   When IBPS PO notification 2023 was released?

A:

IBPS PO notification 2023 was released on July 31, 2023. The notification was released for the post of Probationary Officers in 11 public sector banks in India. The notification was released in PDF form and comprises details such as exam dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, etc. IBPS PO prelims exam will be conducted on September 23, 30 and October 1, 2023. The Mains exam of IBPS PO will be conducted on November 5, 2023. Candidates must read the IBPS PO notification before applying to the exam. The notification comprises the important details related to the exam.

 

Q:   When will IBPS PO prelims exam 2023 be conducted?

A:

IBPS PO prelims exam 2023 was conducted online on September 23 & 30 at around 100 cities spread throughout the country. The prelims exam consists of three sections-Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The duration of the test is 60 minutes with sectional timings of 20 minutes. The test paper carries a total of 100 objective-type questions. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for the Mains exam. The mains exam comprises both objective and subjective-type papers. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are not counted for the final merit list. Only the marks obtained in the mains exam are taken for the final merit list. Candidates qualifying the mains exam are called for interview.

 

Q:   When IBPS PO Mains exam 2023 was conducted?

A:

IBPS PO Mains exam 2023 was conducted on November 5, 2023 for the candidates who have qualify the prelims exam. The Mains exam carries questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation. The Mains test paper carries descriptive-type questions too from English Language (Letter Writing and Essay). The duration of the test is 3 hours 30 minutes with sectional timings. The total marks allotted to the test are 225. The marks obtained in the Mains exam are counted for the final merit list. Candidates qualifying the mains exam are called for interview.

 

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.

 

Q:   Is normalisation applied in the calculation of IBPS Clerk?

A:
Yes, normalisation is applied in the calculation of IBPS Clerk cut off. The normalisation process is followed to adjust the difficulty level of question papers as the exam is conducted in various shifts. The normalisation of marks done using equi-percentile method. The cut off for the Mains and prelims exams are calculated based on the normalised marks.
 

Q:   What are the important topics for IBPS Clerk exam?

A:
The important topics for IBPS Clerk exam are listed below: English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fillers, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the Blanks, etc. Numerical Ability: Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, etc. Reasoning Ability: Puzzle and Arrangements, Inequality, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction sense and Order and Ranking, etc. Computer Aptitude: History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS, Operating System, Internet, Computer Network & Security, Computer Memory, Computer Software, etc. General Knowledge: Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs government. Schemes and Policies, Static Awareness, etc.
 

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It will take around 60-90 days minimum to complete the IBPS syllabus. Here are some tips:

  1. First you need to analyse the whole syllabus and divide it into sections
  2. Assign the days to each section and assign the days to revise these sections
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Himanshi Tirkha

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Few important points related to IBPS RRB exam centres 2024 are given below:

  • The details of IBPS RRB exam centres are mentioned on the admit card
  • Candidates should judiciously choose the exam centres of IBPS RRB as they will not be allowed to change after the final submission of application form
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Anangsha Patra

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IBPS RRB PO exam pattern is given below.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern 2024 for Officers Scale I/PO

Name

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

40 

40

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Total

80 

80 

 

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern 2024 for Officers Scale I/PO

Name

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40 

50

2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

English/Hindi Language*

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

20

Total

200

200

 

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IBPS RRB Clerk exam pattern 2024 is divided into prelims and Mains exams. The prelims exam carries 80 marks. The Mains exam carries 200 marks. There are negative markings in both prelims and Mains exams. For the wrong answer, 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question are deducted as penalty. The s

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Anangsha Patra

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The Interview is conducted for Officers Scale I, II, and III. Candidates for Interviews are selected based on their performance in the Mains exam. The interview is co-ordinated by nodal Regional Rural banks with the help of NABARD. The interview is conducted at the selected exam centres. The marks a

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Anangsha Patra

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The list of IBPS Clerk exam centres is released along with the notification. Candidates need to select their preferred exam centres while filling the application form. One exam centre each can be selected for the prelims and Mains exams. IBPS Clerk exam centres are allotted to candidates based on th

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Anangsha Patra

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IBPS PO interview is conducted for candidates who qualify the Mains exam. The total marks allotted to the interview are 100. The difficulty level of interview may be easy or difficult. Candidates must navigate the challenges successfully in the interview. The interview of IBPS PO can be cracked with

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Anangsha Patra

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The IBPS  application form comprises several steps. The IBPS application form fees are INR 850 for general and OBC candidates and INR 175 for SC, ST, and PWD categories.

 Checkout the steps for applying it:

• Go through the IBPS official website.

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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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Anangsha Patra

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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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