IBPS PO 2023: Interview Call Letter (OUT), Final Result & Cut off

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Exam 2023 ( IBPS PO )

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Admit Card: 12 Feb '24 - 29 Feb '24

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Feb 23, 2024 17:38 IST

IBPS PO 2023: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the interview process for IBPS PO exam. The interview call letter is available now. The last date to download the admit card is February 29, 2024. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials. IBPS PO final result 2023 will be announced on April 1, 2024.

IBPS PO exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in 11 participating banks. A total of 3049 vacancies will be filled through IBPS PO 2023 exam. Read below for more details on the IBPS PO exam. 

Also Read:

SBI CBO 

IBPS PO notification

IBPS PO application form 2023

IBPS Calendar 2023

 

Q:   What is the full form of IBPS PO?

A:

IBPS PO full form stands for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers. The exam is conducted online once a year and comprises three-stage selection process-prelims, Mains and interview. Candidates are recruited in 11 participating banks. The final selection of candidates is done based on the Mains exam and interview. The prelims exam comprises 100 marks and Mains paper carries 250 marks.

 

Q:   What is the selection criteria in IBPS PO interview?

A:

The selection of candidates for the interview is done based on the Mains exam. The total marks allotted for the interview are 100. The interview is conducted by the participating banks in co-ordination with IBPS. The marks obtained in the interview are considered for final selection. In interview, candidates are usually asked questions based on the banking awareness and personal details.

 

Q:   What is IBPS PO exam pattern?

A:

IBPS PO exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as marking scheme, total marks, time duration, etc. IBPS PO exam pattern is such that it is divided into prelims exam, Mainsexam and interview. IBPS PO prelims exam comprises three sections-Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The total marks allotted to the test are 200. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. There are sectional timings in the exam. IBPS POMainsexam comprises both objective and descriptive-type questions. The total marks allotted to theMainsexam are 225. The duration of the test is 3 hours 30 minutes. The total marks allotted to the interview are 100.

 

IBPS PO 2024 Exam Dates

IBPS PO 2024 exam dates have been announced. IBPS PO prelims exam will be conducted on October 19 & 20, 2024. The mains exam will be conducted on November 30, 2024. 

IBPS PO Dates 2023

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IBPS PO 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

12 Feb '24 -

29 Feb '24

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2023

ONGOING

01 Apr '24

IBPS PO 2023 Final Allotment Result

19 Oct '24 -

20 Oct '24

IBPS PO 2024 Prelims Exam

30 Nov '24

IBPS PO 2024 Mains Exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

31 Dec '23

IBPS PO Mains Result 2023

26 Oct '23 -

05 Nov '23

IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2023

18 Oct '23

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2023

What is IBPS PO?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers or IBPS PO exam is conducted every year for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in 11 Public Sector Banks in India. IBPS CRP PO/MT exam comprises the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. In 2021-22, a total of 5.74 candidates had registered for IBPS PO, out of which 4.37 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam. A job in the banking industry is one of the most sought-after career options in the country. The post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in the public sector banks in India is in huge demand because of career growth and lucrative salary. 

Know About IBPS PO Exam

Also Read: Private Sector Bank Recruitment in India

IBPS PO Participating Banks

Banks under IBPS are the public sector banks where candidates are selected for the post of POs/MTs. There are 11 bank list for IBPS PO. Upon selection, candidates are allotted to any one of the following IBPS PO bank lists. 

Participating Bank Participating Bank
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 -

 

Latest News:

Feb 2: IBPS PO 2023 Mains Scorecard & Cut off Released

Jan 30: IBPS PO 2023-24 Mains Result Announced

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:   What is better job IBPS PO or SBI PO?

A:
Both SBI PO and IBPS PO are the most sought-after banking exams in the country. The choice between the two depends on the candidate's personal preferences and career goals. IBPS PO is a national-level exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in various public sector banks. On the other hand, SBI PO is a recruitment exam conducted by the State Bank of India to recruit Probationary Officers in its various branches across the country. While both exams have similar job profiles, SBI PO offers higher pay and better perks compared to IBPS PO. However, the selection process for SBI PO is more rigorous and the competition is higher.

Highlights of IBPS PO

Candidates can check below the highlights related to IBPS PO exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

IBPS PO 

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Online

Total Registrations

5.74 (As per 2021-22 data)

Total Test Takers

4.37 (As per 2021-22 data)

Exam Purpose

To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers 

Exam Fees

INR 850 for the General and OBC categories

INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates

Exam Duration

Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes 

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language (100 marks)

Mains: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation (225 marks)

Interview: 100

Total Questions

Prelims: 100

Mains: 157 (155 objective types and 2 descriptive types)

Marking Scheme

0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

No. of Participating Banks

11

No. of Test Cities

Prelims: Approximately 200

Mains: Approximately 100

Official Website

https://www.ibps.in/

Contact Details

1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566

Also Read: NRA CET

 

 

 

Q:   What is IBPS PO exam?

A:

IBPS PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. The exam is being conducted every year since 2011. IBPS PO exam is for selection of candidates for the 11 public sector banks. IBPS PO exam is conducted online at various locations throughout India. The selection process of IBPS PO comprises prelims exam, mains exams and interview. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. The final selection of candidates is done based on the performance in the mains exam and interview. The participating institutes verifies the eligibility of candidates after which they are provided appointment.

 

Q:   Does IBPS maintains reserve list for IBPS PO exam?

A:
A reserve list to the extent of approximately 10 percent of the vacancies under each category may be kept, subject to the availability of candidates. This does not guarantee provisional allotment to/recruitment by the participating banks. In the event of Participating Banks providing further vacancies during April 2024-March 2025 at different intervals, provisional allotment may be carried out three to four times for the candidates in the reserve list, based on the vacancies provided by some or any of the participating banks at different intervals during the period. However, if no vacancy is furnished by the Participating Banks owing to exigencies or otherwise during the validity period, the candidates under the reserve list will not be considered for provisional allotment. The reserve list will expire automatically on March 31, 2025. Candidates who are not provisionally allotted or not in the reserve list will not be considered for further process.
 

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:   What is IBPS PO Educational Qualification?

A:

IBPS PO educational qualification is a Degree/Graduation in any discipline from a university recognised by the government. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Candidates must possess valid marksheet/degree Certificate that they are graduate on the day they register and indicates the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registration online. All educational mentioned by the examination authority should be from a university/institution/board recognised by government. Of India/approved by government/approved by government. Regulatory bodies and the final result should have been declared. Candidates who are in the final year of graduation are not eligible to apply for the exam. At the time of interview, candidates are required to submit the educational qualification certificates.

 

IBPS PO Result 2023

IBPS PO final result will be announced in April 2024. To check the result, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The final selection of candidates is done based on the mains exam and interview. The scorecard is released few days after the declaration of the result. The scorecard displays the overall score, section-wise scores, overall cut off, section-wise cut off, qualifying status, etc.

How to Download IBPS PO Result 2023?

The steps to download IBPS PO result 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Click the 'IBPS PO result 2023' link on the home page
  • On the login page, candidates are required to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • IBPS PO result 2023 appears on the screen
  • Download the result and save it

Details in IBPS PO Result 2023

The following details are mentioned in the IBPS PO scorecard:

Name of candidate

Roll number
Registration number Exam date
Category

Maximum score overall and section-wise

IBPS PO cut off marks

Obtained score in individual sections and overall

IBPS PO Result 2023: Know the Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of IBPS PO is given below:

  • Candidates are awarded one mark for correct answers
  • 0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers
  • The total marks are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers

Normalisation of IBPS PO Marks

IBPS calculates the IBPS PO marks of the candidates through a method called normalisation that help candidates to get a rounded-up figure. Since the exam is conducted in multiple shifts and days the difficulty level of the question paper varies from one shift to another. Normalisation of scores is done to balance and assist in the fair evaluation. This method is followed both for prelims and Mains exams. Some of the benefits of normalisation are given below: The first assumption made for normalisation of marks is that the candidates across all the shifts of the exam have similar abilities The number of candidates appearing in the exam conducted by IBPS in large shifts is randomly done.

Also Read: IBPS PO result 2023

Q:   What happens after you clear IBPS PO exam?

A:
After clearing the online tests of IBPS PO exam, candidates are called to participate in a Personal Interview with a panel of experts. This interview assess the overall suitability for the position of probationary officer, and include questions about their qualifications, work experience, and personal characteristics. After the Personal Interview a merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in the Mains exam and interview. Candidates who are placed in the merit list are eligible for appointment as a probationary officer in the participating banks. Candidates should note the letter of appointment is issued by the participating banks. Allotment of candidates is done based on merit-cum-preference.
 

Q:   What is IBPS PO score calculation process?

A:
IBPS PO scores are calculated based on the marking scheme prescribed by the examination authority. For correct answers, candidates score one mark whereas 0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers. Candidates need to secure the desired score inorder to qualify the exam. The scores of candidates are calculated based on the following method: The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions of the exam are normalised using the equi-percentile method. The normalised marks are used to announce the result Scores upto two decimal points are taken for the purpose of calculations The corrected scores are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
 

Q:   Are the marks of IBPS PO prelims exam considered for final merit list?

A:
No, the marks of IBPS PO prelims exam are not considered for the final merit list. For provisional allotment of candidates, only the marks obtained in Mains and interview are considered. IBPS PO scores are calculated out of 100 marks. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are taken into consideration to select candidates for the Mains exam. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. It is just to screen candidates for the Mains exam. Candidates need to qualify the prelims exam inorder to get shortlisted for the Mains exam. Candidates need to secure the desired cut off marks to get shortlisted for the Mains exam.
 

Q:   How to check IBPS PO Result?

A:
IBPS PO result is announced online on the official website of IBPS. To check the result, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The result displays the qualifying status of candidates for the next round of selection process. The hard copy of the result is not sent to candidates by post. Candidates need to download their results online only. The steps to download IBPS PO result are given below: Visit the official website of IBPS Click on the IBPS PO result link In the login page, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth and password IBPS PO result appears on the screen Download the result and take its printout.
 

IBPS PO Cutoff 2023

IBPS PO cut off 2023 for mains exam will be released soon by IBPS. The cut off is made available in PDF form for different sections and categories. IBPS PO cut off is applied to the overall score and individual score.

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 PO Prelims Cut off 2023

The category-wise IBPS PO cut off marks for prelims exam are given below.

Category Cut-Off Marks

GEN

54.25

SC

49

ST

43

OBC

54.25

EWS

54.25

Candidates can check below IBPS PO previous year's cut off.

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2022

The category-wise mains cut off is given below.

Category Cut Off Marks (Out of 225)
General 71.25
OBC 69.75
SC 59.25
ST 53.25
EWS 70.50
HI 37.75
OC 50.50
VI 66.25
ID 36

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2022

Candidates can check below the IBPS PO prelims cut off 2022.

Category-Wise Cut off

Category Cut-Off Marks

Gen

49.75

SC

46.75

ST

40.75 

OBC

49.75

EWS

49.75

HI

17.50

OC

32.75

VI

24.75

ID

19.75

Section-Wise Cut off

Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability

Maximum Score

30

35

35

Cut Off Score 
UR/EWS

09.75

08.75

09.25

Cut Off Score 
SC/ST/PWBD

06.50

05.50

05.00

Cut Off Score 
OBC

06.50

05.50

05.00

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2023

IBPS PO exam analysis 2023 will be provided for prelims and mains exams. The exam analysis helps candidates to know the overall difficulty level, section-wise difficulty level, expected cut off, etc. Candidates can check below the previous year's IBPS PO exam analysis to know the difficulty level of the question paper.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022-23

IBPS PO mains exam was conducted successfully on November 26. The overall difficulty level of the objective paper was moderate to difficult. The Reasoning & Computer Aptitude section was moderate, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness section was easy to moderate, English Language section was easy and Data Analysis & Interpretation section was moderate to difficult. The descriptive paper was easy to moderate.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis Video

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022-23

IBPS PO prelims exam was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. The Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate. The Reasoning section was easy to moderate. The English section was easy to moderate. An attempt of 64-70 questions is what is considered as good. Candidates can check below IBPS PO prelims exam analysis 2022-23 video.

 Also Read: IBPS PO Exam Analysis 

Q:   What was IBPS PO prelims cut off in 2022?

A:

IBPS PO prelims cut off 2022 for General category was 49.75. The cut off for SC and ST was 46.75 and 40.75, respectively. The cut off for EWS was 49.75. The category-wise IBPS PO prelims cut off is given below.

Category

Cut-Off Marks

Gen

49.75

SC

46.75

ST

40.75 

OBC

49.75

EWS

49.75

HI

17.50

OC

32.75

VI

24.75

ID

19.75

 

Q:   What was IBPS PO Mains cut off in 2022?

A:

IBPS PO Mains cut off 2022 was calculated out of 225 marks. The cut off for the General category was 71.25 whereas it was 69.75 for OBC. IBPS PO Mains cut off for SC category was 59.25 whereas it was 53.25. The category-wise IBPS PO Mains cut off is given below.

Category

Cut Off Marks (Out of 225)

General

71.25

OBC

69.75

SC

59.25

ST

53.25

EWS

70.50

HI

37.75

OC

50.50

VI

66.25

ID

36

 

Q:   Does IBPS PO exam cutoff come statewise?

A:

IBPS PO cut off is released category-wise and section-wise. The cut off is not released state-wise. IBPS PO cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure inorder to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection process. IBPS PO 2022 cut offs for the prelims and Mains exam are given below.

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2022

CategoryCut-Off Marks

Gen

49.75

SC

46.75

ST

40.75 

OBC

49.75

EWS

49.75

HI

17.50

OC

32.75

VI

24.75

ID

19.75

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2022

CategoryCut Off Marks (Out of 225)
General71.25
OBC69.75
SC59.25
ST53.25
EWS70.50
HI37.75
OC50.50
VI66.25
ID36
 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2023

The difficulty level of IBPS PO prelims exam was easy to moderate. The Quant section was moderate to difficult, Reasoning was easy to moderate and English section was easy. The Maths section was lengthy. Questions in Maths section was asked from Simplification, Missing Number, DI, Arithmetic, Pie Chart, Stats. The Reasoning section carried questions from Blood Relations, Time and Distance, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, etc. Candidates can below IBPS PO prelims exam analysis 2023.

 

IBPS PO Admit Card 2023

IBPS PO admit card 2023 for interview was released by IBPS. The interview call letter was released for the shortlisted candidates of the mains exam. Candidates can access their interview call letters by logging with registration or roll numbers and date of birth or password. Candidates need to carry all the required documents inorder to appear for the interview.

The admit card comprises details such as the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, password, date of birth, address of exam centre, scanned photograph, signature, etc. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

How to download IBPS PO Admit Card 2023?

The steps to download IBPS PO admit card 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS 
  • Click the IBPS PO admit card link on the home page
  • Enter the required credentials in the login page
  • IBPS PO admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

Details on IBPS PO Admit Card 2023

The following details are printed on IBPS PO admit card 2023:

Roll number/user ID 

Password 

Name and address of candidates 

Registration number 

Venue code 

Venue of examination 

Date of examination 

Reporting time 

Space for affixing photograph 

Scanned images of photograph and signature 

Space for Left thumb impression

Space for candidate’s signature

Space for invigilator’s signature

Instructions for the exam in general and COVID-19 pandemic

Self-Declaration

Barcode

Documents Required for Interview

To appear for the interview, candidates need to bring the following documents:

  • Interview Call Letter
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Mark Sheet & Certificate
  • Caste Proof
  • Disability Proof
  • Ex- Ex-ServiceMan Candidate
  • No Objection Certificate
  • Age Relaxation
  • Experience Certificate

IBPS PO Exam Day Guidelines 2023

Given below are a few IBPS PO exam day guidelines that candidates need to follow while appearing for the exam:

  • Wearing masks is compulsory while appearing for IBPS PO exam
  • Candidates are allowed to carry hand sanitiser (50ml), pen, gloves, and a transparent water bottle
  • Aarogya Setu app is compulsory on mobile phones
  • Candidates should reach IBPS PO exam centre as per the slot mentioned on their admit cards to avoid overcrowding
  • Candidates are required to carry two passport-size photographs along with the admit card
  • Candidates reaching the exam centre late are not allowed to appear in the exam 
  • Any electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, pagers, and pen drives are not permitted inside the exam centre
  • Stationery items such as textbooks, papers, pencil boxes, scales, and writing pads are not allowed
  • The biometric impression of candidates is captured at the exam centre, therefore, candidates are advised not to put mehendi on their hand

Q:   How do I download the IBPS PO admit card?

A:

IBPS PO admit card is released separately for the prelims exam, Mainsexam and interview. The link to download the admit card is made available on the official website. However, the direct link to download the admit card is also provided on this page. To download IBPS PO admit card, candidates need to enter the 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. The steps to download IBPS PO admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS 
  • Click the 'IBPS PO Admit Card' link on the home page
  • Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • After entering the details, IBPS PO admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout
 

Q:   What is the sample handwriting given in the IBPS PO admit card?

A:

The IBPS PO admit card typically includes a sample handwriting section for you to use as a reference when filling out your handwriting test. The sample handwriting is usually a few lines of text written in both capital and lowercase letters. It is intended to serve as a guide for the handwriting test, which is used to evaluate your writing skills and ensure that your handwriting is legible and easy to read. Candidates need to download their admit cards online. To download IBPS PO admit card, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. IBPS PO admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates should keep their admit cards safely till the completion of selection process.

 

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.

 

IBPS PO Application Form 2023

IBPS PO application form 2023 was released on August 1, 2023. Interested candidates could fill the application form online within the prescribed deadline. The application fees were INR 850 for the General and OBC categories and INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates. 

How to fill IBPS PO Online Form?

The steps to fill IBPS PO online form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Go to the 'IBPS PO 2023 Advertisement' 
  • Register for the exam first by clicking 'New Registration' tab
  • Fill in the required details to register
  • Registration ID and password are generated
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Fill the basic details, personal details, and educational qualifications, enter details of computer certification courses, select the languages known, enter preferences of banks, etc
  • Preview the application form
  • Upload left thumb impression and handwritten declaration
  • Pay the application fees 
  • Submit IBPS PO application form

IBPS PO Application Fee

Category Application Fee (In INR)

SC/ST/PWD

175 (Intimation Charges only)

General and Others

850 (Application fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO Application Form Video

 IBPS PO Eligibility 2023

IBPS PO eligibility criteria are certain parameters in terms of age and educational qualification. The age limit of candidates for IBPS PO is between 20 and 30 years. The educational qualification prescribed for the exam is Graduation.

Nationality

A candidate applying for IBPS CRP/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

IBPS PO Age Limit 

Candidates should be between 20 and 30 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to the following categories.

Category Age Relaxation (In Years)

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

Widows/Divorced Women

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

Persons affected by 1984 riots

Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(for MP state Only)

5

IBPS PO Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP exam is a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, BTech, etc) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

The candidates must be in possession of a valid marksheet/ degree certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering for the IBPS PO. 

Calculation of Graduation Percentage

The percentage of marks obtained in graduation is arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived is ignored i.e. 59.99 per cent will be treated as less than 60 per cent and 54.99 per cent are treated as less than 55 per cent.

Computer Literacy

Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency

Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.

Also Read: IBPS PO eligibility criteria

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 can one do if he/she has forgotten to take the printout of the application form for the IBPS PO exam?

A:
If you have forgotten to take the printout of your application form for the IBPS PO exam, you can try to contact the exam organizers to see if they can provide you with a copy of your application form. In addition, you can also try to print a copy of your application form from the online portal where you originally submitted it. If you are unable to find a copy of your application form, you may need to submit a new application form and pay any associated fees. It is always best to check the official website of the IBPS PO exam or contact the exam organizers for more information about their policies and procedures.
 

Q:   What happens if a candidate enters a wrong percentage obtained in graduation in IBPS PO application form?

A:
If a candidate enters a wrong percentage in the IBPS PO application form, it may lead to disqualification from the recruitment process. It is important for candidates to ensure that all information provided in the application form is accurate and true to the best of their knowledge. If a candidate is found to have provided false information, they may be barred from future recruitment processes. It is also important to note that even if the percentage entered satisfies the eligibility criteria, it is still considered as an error and may result in disqualification. It is always best to double-check all information before submitting the application form.
 

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 PO Selection Process

The recruitment process for IBPS PO is explained below:

Release of application form: The application form is released online on the official website. The application process comprises registration, uploading of photograph and signature, filling the detailed application form, uploading left thumb impression and handwritten declaration, and fee payment. 

Issue of admit card: IBPS PO admit card is released online for different stages. Candidates need to download their admit cards by logging in with the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

Appearing in the exam: The exam is conducted in three stages: prelims, mains and interview. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. Based on the mains exam marks, candidates are called for the interview. The final selection of candidates is done based on the mains exam and interview. 

Declaration of result: IBPS PO result is declared online for different stages: prelims, mains and final allotment. To check the result, candidates need to login with a registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

Refer to the infographic below for the IBPS PO recruitment process:

IBPS_PO_Recruitment_Process

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year by IBPS. The recruitment process comprises prelims, mains and interview. Candidates must qualify for each stage to proceed to the next phase. IBPS plays an important part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. The public sector banks offer attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth, and good work-life balance. IBPS has been given the responsibility to recruit probationary officers and clerks in public sector banks. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature and marks obtained in this stage are not counted for the final merit list. The final allotment is done based on the mains exam marks and performance in the interview.

Also Read: IBPS PO Dates

IBPS PO Notification 2023

The short notification for IBPS PO 2023 was released on July 31, 2023 by IBPS for the recruitment of Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee (MT) in different public sector banks. The detailed notification was released on August 1. The application form was made available from August 1 to 21, 2023. IBPS PO 2023 exam dates were announced along with IBPS Calendar. The notification was released on the official website in PDF form. The notification comprises all details related to the exam, such as the important dates, number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, exam day guidelines, etc. Candidates can check below the previous year's notification for reference.

Download here IBPS PO 2023 notification PDF

IBPS PO Exam Centres 2023

IBPS PO exam centres are released along with the notification. The prelims exam was conducted in more than 200 cities in four shifts. The mains exam was conducted in around 100 cities. Candidates can check below IBPS PO exam centres across various zones.

North India South India East India West India

Agra

Bengaluru

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Chennai

Balasore

Aurangabad

Amritsar

Coimbatore

Behrampur (Ganjam)

Bhopal

Bareilly

Gulbarga

Bhubaneshwar

Indore

Chandigarh

Hyderabad

Dhanbad

Jabalpur

Dehradun

Kavaratti

Guwahati

Jaipur

Gorakhpur

Kochi

Hubli

Jodhpur

Jammu

Madurai

Kolkata

Mumbai

Kanpur

Mangalore

Muzaffarpur

Nagpur

Karnal

Mysore

Patna

Panaji (Goa)

Lucknow

Port Blair

Ranchi

Pune

Ludhiana

Puducherry

Sambalpur

Raipur

New Delhi

Thiruchirapalli

Shillong

Rajkot

Patiala

Thiruvananthapuram

Siliguri

Vadodara

Rohtak

Vijaywada

Tirupati

 

Shimla

Vishakhapatnam

 

Varanasi

 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2023

IBPS PO syllabus is divided into two parts-prelims and mains. IBPS only notifies the subjects/sections for the prelims and mains exam, the topics or sub-topics in the syllabus are formulated based on the questions that have appeared in the exam over the past few years. Candidates can check below the IBPS PO syllabus:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Syllabus English Language

Simplification

Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Cloze Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds & Indices

Data Sufficiency

Word Usage, Word-Swap

Work & Time

Inequalities

Fill in the blanks

Time & Distance

Seating Arrangement

Error Detection, Error Spotting

Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Puzzle

Paragraph Completion

Data Interpretation

Tabulation

One Word Substitution

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Syllogism

Miscellaneous

Number Systems

Blood Relations

 

Sequence & Series

Input-Output

 

Permutation, Combination &Probability

Coding-Decoding

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus English Language Syllabus

Simplification

Financial Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Internet

Reading Comprehension

Average

Current Affairs

Syllogism

Memory

Vocabulary

Percentage

General Knowledge

Circular Seating Arrangement

Keyboard Shortcuts

Grammar

Mixture and Allegations

Static Awareness

Code Inequalities

Computer Abbreviation

One word Substitution

Ratio and Percentage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linear Seating Arrangement

Microsoft Office

Verbal Ability

Data Interpretation

Double Lineup

Computer Hardware

 

Mensuration and Geometry

Scheduling

Computer Software

Quadratic Equation

Input-Output

Operating System

Interest

Blood Relations

Networking

Problems of Ages

Directions and Distances

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Profit and Loss

Ordering and Ranking

 

Number Series

Data Sufficiency

 

Speed, Distance and Time

Coding and Decoding

Time and Work

 

Number System

Data Sufficiency

Linear Equation

Permutation and Combination

Probability

 

Q:   What is the difference between the syllabus of IBPS PO and that of SBI PO?

A:
The syllabus for IBPS PO and SBI PO are quite similar, as they both cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to the banking industry. However, there are some key differences between the two. The IBPS PO syllabus covers topics such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude English Language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The exam also includes a Descriptive Paper on English Language, which tests the candidate's ability to write essays, letters, and precis. SBI PO syllabus covers topics such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude English Language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The exam also includes a Psychometric Test, Group Discussion and Interview round, which tests the candidate's ability to communicate and work in a team. The SBI PO syllabus places more emphasis on General Awareness and Computer Knowledge than the IBPS PO syllabus. It is important to note that both the exams are very competitive and require a lot of hard work and dedication to clear. It is recommended that you go through the official syllabus provided by both the organizations and compare it with your own strengths and weaknesses to decide which one to take.
 

Q:   Are the IBPS PO prelims and Main exam syllabus the same?

A:

The IBPS PO (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer) exam has two stages: the preliminary exam and the main exam. The syllabus for both exams is different. The preliminary exam tests a candidate's knowledge in English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The main exam tests a candidate's knowledge in General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, and Financial Awareness. The difficulty level of both the exams is different. The level of the prelims exam is easier than the mains exam. Candidates should be thorough with the IBPS PO syllabus as the questions in the exam are framed based on it.

 

Q:   What is the IBPS PO syllabus?

A:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection formulates the IBPS PO syllabus. Candidates must prepare according to the syllabus to get good score in the exam. IBPS PO syllabus is segregated into prelims, Mains and interview. IBPS PO Prelims 2023 syllabus comprises the English Language, Quantitative Ability, and Reasoning Ability. IBPS Mains syllabus covers the various topics of Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Interpretation and Analysis, General economy or Banking Awareness. IBPS PO Syllabus is given below.

Subjects

Topics

Reasoning

Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation.

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series and Permutation, Combination & Probability

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks, etc

General Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Operating System, etc.

 

 

Q:   What is the IBPS PO Prelims syllabus?

A:

IBPS PO prelims syllabus is given below: English Reading comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Para Jumbles, Sentence Improvements, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Connectors etc. Reasoning Ability: Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, miscellaneous questions, data sufficiency etc. Quantitative Aptitude Number series, simplification, quadratic equations, data interpretation, arithmetic problems, quantity-based questions etc. IBPS PO prelims syllabus is given below:

IBPS PO prelims Reasoning syllabus: Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation.

IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus: Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series and Permutation, Combination & Probability.

IBPS PO Prelims English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks, etc.

 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2023

IBPS PO exam pattern is divided into prelims, mains and interview. The exam pattern is explained below in detail:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS PO prelims exam is conducted for one hour with 20 minutes of sectional timings. It consists of three sections with a total of 100 questions. The total marks allotted to the test are 100 marks. There is a negative marking in IBPS PO and 0.25 marks are deducted for a wrong answer. IBPS PO prelims exam pattern is given below.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
Sections Total Questions Total Marks Duration (In minutes)

English Language

30 

30 

20 

Quantitative Aptitude

35 

35 

20 

Reasoning Ability

35 

35 

20 

Total

100 

100 

60 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO mains exam pattern comprises both objective and descriptive-type tests. The duration of the test is 3 hours 30 minutes. The total marks allotted to the test are 225. Candidates qualifying the mains exam are called for an interview.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Sections Total Questions Duration (In minutes) Total Marks

English Language

35 

40

40 

Data Interpretation and Analysis

35 

45

60 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45 

60

60 

General Awareness

40 

35

40

Total

155

180

200

English (Essay and Letter Writing)

2

30 minutes

25

Grand Total

157

3 hours 30 minutes

225

IBPS PO Interview

Shortlisted candidates for the mains exam are called for the interview, which is conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the nodal bank. The interview carries 100 marks. In the interview, candidates are asked questions based on the Banking Sector, Current Affairs, General Awareness, etc. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40 per cent (35 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). 

IBPS PO Mock Test

IBPS PO mock test gives candidates a feel of the actual examination as they need to attempt a good number of questions within the given time frame. After analysing the mock test, candidates get a fair idea of their strong and weak subjects. Accordingly, candidates can chalk out a plan and start working on their goals. Mock tests also help candidates to improve speed and accuracy. The benefits of solving mock tests are given below:

  • Solving mock tests help candidates to build the conceptual clarity of all the topics given in the syllabus
  • Mock test help candidates to familarise with the exam pattern
  • Solving IBPS PO mock test will help candidates to build speed and accuracy
  • By solving mock test candidates can know the important topics for the exam

Q:   What is IBPS PO prelims exam pattern?

A:

IBPS PO prelims exam is the first stage of selection process. The test carries three sections- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The prelims exam carries 100 marks. Candidates gets 60 minutes to solve the question paper. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are called for theMainsexam. The structure of IBPS PO prelims exam is given below.

Sections

Total questions

Total marks

Duration (In minutes)

English Language

30 

30 

20 

Quantitative Aptitude

35 

35 

20 

Reasoning Ability

35 

35 

20 

Total

100 

100 

60 

 

Q:   What is IBPS PO Mains exam pattern?

A:

IBPS PO Mains exam comprises both objective and subjective-type questions. Questions in the objective section are asked from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation. Questions in the subjective section are asked from English Language (Letter Writing and Essay. The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes. The total marks allotted to the test are 225. The structure of IBPS PO Mains exam pattern is given below.

Section name

Total questions

Allotted Time

Total marks

English Language

35 

40

40 

Data Interpretation and Analysis

35 

45

60 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45 

60

60 

General Awareness

40 

35

40

Total

155

180

200

English (Essay and Letter Writing)

2

30 minutes

25

Grand Total

157

3 hours 30 minutes

225

 

 

Q:   How important is IBPS PO mock test?

A:

IBPS PO Mocks are similar to the actual exam. Solving mocks will give candidates an idea of the kind of questions that can be expected on exam day IBPS PO mock tests familiarise candidates with the kind of syllabus, pattern, and difficulty level of the actual exam IBPS PO mock tests help candidates to keep a check on their preparation. Mock tests help candidates in effective time management. The importance of solving IBPS PO mock tests are given below:

  • IBPS PO mock tests help candidates to ascertain the difficulty level of the actual exam
  • Section-wise IBPS PO online mock tests are formulated in line with the latest syllabus and helps in revision and practice
  • Candidates gain clarity of IBPS PO exam pattern and scope of questions by regularly solving IBPS PO mock tests
  • Solving IBPS PO mock tests help candidates to identify the weak areas and work upon improving those areas
  • Solving mock tests help candidates to improve speed and accuracy
 

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

IBPS PO preparation needs a systematic and holistic approach. Since the syllabus is vast, candidates need to choose the right IBPS PO books to understand the concepts of each topic. Candidates must go through the previous year's exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the paper and the topics that were asked in the exam. It is also important to solve the previous years' question papers/sample papers to know the topics from where the maximum number of questions is asked in the exam. Candidates must attempt as many mock tests as they can to improve speed, and accuracy and analyse their performance. 

IBPS PO Books

IBPS PO books are the most important resource to prepare for the exam. Candidates should refer to those books that have covered all the topics given in the syllabus. The list of best books for IBPS PO exam is given below.

English Language

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis
  • Reading Comprehension, Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha

Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agrawal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Agarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goyal

General Awareness

  • India Year Book by Publications Division, Government of India
  • Banking Awareness by B.K Raut and S.R Behera
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

IBPS PO Previous Years' Question Papers

IBPS PO previous year question papers are the most important resource to prepare for the exam. Some of the benefits of solving IBPS PO previous year question papers are given below:

  • Solving the IBPS PO previous year question papers is a good way to practice, evaluate, identify and improve the study process
  • Students can plan their preparation strategies by solving IBPS PO previous year question papers by understanding their advantages
  • Practising IBPS PO question papers serves as the best revision strategy for the exam
  • IBPS PO previous year's question papers allow applicants to practice questions that may appear in the final exam
  • Solving the question papers helps candidates to understand the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Practising IBPS PO previous year question papers also help candidates in effective time management

Q:   What should be the daily study routine/plan to crack the IBPS PO exam?

A:
IBPS PO exam is conducted to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers. As it is a competitive exam, candidates need to prepare seriously and dedicatedly. To prepare for such competitive exam, candidates need to formulate a proper study plan. The daily plan/routine to prepare for IBPS PO exam is given below: Candidates should review the previous day study material for about 30 minutes to refresh the memory Start studying the most important topics for the exam and allocate around two hours for each topic Take breaks of 15-20 minutes to refresh the mind Practice mock tests and question papers to get a sense of the exam pattern and types of questions that are asked Stay updated with the Current Affairs as they are important part of the exam For English, candidates can refer to the high school grammar books. They should also read the newspapers especially the editorial part For Reasoning, candidates must solve previous years question papers. Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Blood Relation, Venn Diagram, etc., are the important topics for this section
 

Q:   How do I start preparation for the IBPS PO exam?

A:
The tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO exam are given below: Tips for Prelims Exam For prelims, speed is important. The section-wise tips to crack IBPS PO exam are given below: Quantitative Aptitude Learn squares of natural numbers upto 50 and cubes upto 30 by heart. Learn tables upto 30 Learn percentage equivalents Learning these will help candidates solve the problems quickly instead of wasting time Practice 15 questions from Data Interpretation Practice 10 questions from Quadratic Equations, Number Series or Simplication Solve 10 questions from other miscellaneous topics Refer to the intermediate Maths textbooks. Most of the syllabus is covered in that Focus more on Data Interpretation Attempt mock tests Reasoning Learn alphabets associated with numbers like A-1, B-2 and so on Practice mocks and analyse it. Analyse each and every question Solve 15 passage questions (Three Sets approximately) Solve 10 questions from Inequality, Series and Syllogism Solve 10 questions from other remaining topics Practice two Sets 10 questions from Inequality, Series and Syllogism daily English Read newspapers daily especially the editorial section Learn new words Tips for Mains Exam For Mains, accuracy is important. The tips and tricks to crack the Mains exam are given below: General and Banking Awareness Learn last five to six months Current Affairs Read newspapers and Current Affairs books daily Tips and Tricks for Interview For interview, Confidence is important. Know more about your surroundings Know about current happenings in the city, state, country and world Gain basic banking knowledge Refer some frequently asked questions and prepare answers accordingly Learn more about your hobbies and graduation subjects Don't argue with the interviewer Wish the panel when you enter.
 

Q:   What is the strategy to crack IBPS PO exam in 3 months?

A:
The strategy to crack IBPS PO exam in three months is given below: Speed and accuracy play a very important role in the banks exam preparation. So candidates need to work on their speed and accuracy. Practice previous years' question papers or sample papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam For Maths practice Data Interpretation, Percentage, Average, Number Series, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, etc. For Reasoning, practice Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Coding Decoding, etc. For English prepare Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, etc. Candidates should also practice mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy of solving questions.
 

IBPS PO Vacancies 2023

IBPS PO vacancies 2023 was released along with the notification. A total of 3049 vacancies were announced for the exam. In 2022 a total of 6615 vacancies were announced. The vacancy break-up of IBPS PO is given below.

Participating Banks SC ST OBC EWS General Total

Bank of Maharashtra

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Bank of Baroda

33

16

60

22

93

224

Bank of India

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Canara Bank

75

37

135

50

203

500

Central Bank of India

300

150

540

200

810

2000

Indian Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Indian Overseas Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Punjab National Bank

30

15

54

20

81

200

Punjab & Sind Bank

24

16

40

08

37

125

UCO Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Union Bank of India

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Total

462

234

829

300

1224

3049

IBPS PO Last Year Vacancy 

The break-up of IBPS PO last year vacancy is given below. 

Participating Bank Revised Vacancy Old Vacancy

Bank of India

535

535

Bank of Maharashtra

500

-

Canara Bank

2500

2500

Punjab National Bank

500

500

Punjab & Sind Bank

253

253

UCO bank

550

550

Union Bank of India

2094

2094

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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 2021?

A:

In 2021, a total of 5809 vacancies were announced for IBPS PO 2021 exam. The highest number of vacancies were announced for the Union Bank of India. A total of 912 vacancies were announced. The bank-wise vacancy break-up of 2021 is given below.

Banks

Revised Vacancies

Bank of Baroda

0

Bank of India

838

Bank of Maharashtra

500

Canara Bank

650

Central Bank of India

620

Indian Bank

498

Indian Overseas Bank

424

Punjab National Bank

500

Punjab & Sind Bank

427

UCO Bank

440

Union Bank of India

912

Total

5809

 

 

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

 

What is IBPS PO Salary?

The initial in-hand IBPS PO salary is INR 52,000 to 55,000 with dearness allowances, special allowances, other benefits. The initial basic pay of a PO is INR 36,000 as per 11th Bipartite Agreement.

IBPS PO Job Profile

Candidates who qualify all the stages of the selection process will get recruited as Assistant Managers. This post comes under Junior Management Grade A (JMG Scale-1, and is also called Scale 1 Officer or Assistant Manager). Candidates will be on probation period to get recruited as Assistant Managers. The job profile of IBPS PO is given below:

  • POs are assigned to various banking activities
  • POs are trained in various fields such as Marketing, Accounting, Loans & Advances as well as Finance
  • POs are required to handle the customers of the banks
  • POs handle customer complaints like discrepancies in accounts and the rectification of undue charges 
  • PO supervised all the Clerical related work such as managing cash, opening accounts, and customer dealing

Career Growth of IBPS PO

IBPS PO get promoted to the level of Chairman and Managing Director. The career growth of IBPS PO is given below:

  • Probationary Officer 
  • Manager 
  • Senior Manager 
  • Chief Manager 
  • Assistant General Manager 
  • Deputy General Manager 
  • General Manager 
  • Executive Director 
  • Chairman and Managing Director 

IBPS PO Posting 

The posting process of IBPS PO is given below:

  • Selected POs go through an Induction Training Program in the Management Training Academies of the Bank
  • The training lasts for 10 to 20 days 
  • PO can be posted anywhere in India after completion of their induction training 
  • They are posted as an Assistant Manager on probation in different branches or Head Office or Corporate Office or Zonal Offices
  • They may be posted in specialized branches such as microstate branches, treasury Branches, etc.

Q:   What is IBPS PO salary?

A:
The public sector banks offer a good salary to candidates selected through IBPS PO exam. The basic salary is INR 23,700- (980 x 7) -30,560- (1145 x 2)-32850- (1310 x 7)-42,020. IBPS PO inhand salary ranges between INR 52,000 to 55,000 with dearness allowances, special allowances, HRA, and other perks. Candidates selected as PO are promoted to the post of Middle Manager-Middle Management Grade Scale 2, Senior Manager-Middle Management Grade Scale 3, Chief Manager-Senior Management Grade Scale 4, Assistant General, Manager-Senior Management Grade Scale 5, Deputy General Manager, Management Grade Scale 6, General Manager-Top Management Grade Scale 7, Executive Director, Chairman and Managing Director.
 

Q:   What is the structure of IBPS PO salary?

A:

IBPS PO salary includes various components that cumulatively deduct or add the amount. The salary structure of IBPS PO is given below.

Basic Pay

INR 36,000

Special Allowance

INR 5,904

DA

INR 8,593.20

CCA

INR 1,400

DA and others

INR 1,552.50

Learning Allowance

INR 600

HRA

INR 3,240

Gross with HRA

INR 57,289.70

Deduction

INR 4,659.32

Total IBPS PO salary

INR 52,630.38

 

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. 

 

IBPS PO Registered vs Appeared

In 2022-23, 6.52 lakh candidates had applied for the exam. Out of these, 4.61 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam. The number of candidates registered and appeared in IBPS PO exam in previous years' are given below.

Year Registered (In Lakh) Appeared (In Lakh)

2022-23

6.52

4.61

2021-22

5.74

4.37

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IBPS Contact Details

Address

IBPS
IBPS House, 90 feet, DP Road
Near Thakur Polytechnic
Off. Western Express Highway, PB No. 8587
Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400101

Phone Number

1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566 (available from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM on all working days)

Fax

91-22-2854 2076

IBPS PO 2023 Exam FAQs

Candidates can check below IBPS PO 2023 FAQs related to the exam such as application form, eligibility, salary, admit card, syllabus, etc.

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:   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.

 

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IBPS PO full form stands for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers. The exam is conducted online once a year and comprises three-stage selection process-prelims, Mains and interview. Candidates are recruited in 11 participating banks. The final selection of candidates is

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IBPS PO exam dates are announced along with the notification. The exam dates announced by the examination authority are considered as final and cannot be rescheduled. IBPS reserves the right to change the exam date of IBPS PO. The exam is conducted in three phases-prelims, Mains and interview. The p

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IBPS PO application form needs to be filled online only. While filling the application form, candidates need to upload the scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration. The specifications for uploading these documents are given below.

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The job profile of IBPS RRB PO is given below:

  • Disburse loans
  • Manage numerous tasks of the bank
  • Auditing the tasks
  • Upliftment of the rural economy
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