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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personel Selection Committee) which conducts IBPS PO to the candidates for the post of Probationary officer. IBPS PO Exam is one of the most popular bank exam conducted to help candidates fulfill their dream of being in part of respectable Bank like Bank of India, Union Bank of India, UCO Bank, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Corporation Bank.Now at 2019, IBPS aims to to fill a total of 4336 vacancies through this recruitment drive in 9 public sector banks.

  • Until 2019, they recruit candidates based on conducting only one exam followed by an interview. From 2019, the selection process for the exam will be conducted in 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview.
  • Cut off for IBPS PO 2019 will be based on the total score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process scored by a candidate.

Before attending the IBPS PO 2019 exam to reach your desire, there are POme important and complete aspects about IBPS PO 2019, which you must know to keep yourself ahead from other fellow candidates.

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IBPS PO 2019 Exam Highlights:

You must know the complete details about the following highlights of IBPS PO 2019.

Conducting party IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
IBPS PO Registration 2019 Begins August 7, 2019 (Open)
Mode of IBPS PO 2019 Online (computer based test)
Official website
Duration of IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary: 1 hour | Main: 3 hours 30 minutes
Eligiblity criteria Graduation from recognized university Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years as on August 1, 2019
IBPS PO Salary INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)
Exam Date of IBPS PO 2019 October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019 (Prelims) November 30, 2019 (Mains)
Exam type National Level

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates:

Here is the entire exam dates for you to prepare for the exam to achieve the best. IBPS PO Preliminary exam 2019 will be held on December 28 – 29, 2019 and Mains examination will be conducted on January 25, 2020.

IBPS PO 2019 Application process Starts August 7, 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Exam date October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019
IBPS PO 2019 prelims Admit Card October, 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Mains Admit Card November, 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam Date November 30, 2019

IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility

Before applying to the exam, the applicants must ensure that they fulfil the following eligibility requirements to further proceed to the next level. The various criteria are as stated below:

The candidates who is applying must be a

  • Citizen of India
  • A occupant of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A immigrant from Tibet to India, who came to stay in India permanently.
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with an intension to settle in India permanently.
  • As on August 01, 2019, the age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years to fulfil the eligibility.
  • Age relaxation will be valid as per category and it is given in the table below:
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the period January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

  • A graduation degree or an equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • The degree/ mark sheet should be dated earlier than August 28, 2019.

IBPS PO 2019 Vacancies

If you met with all the above criteria’s. Then you are the candidate suited for the following vacant positions. IBPS has released a total of 4,336 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies in 9 participating banks. Aspirants can check the category-wise vacancies below:

670 299 904 432 2031 4336 88 56 46 47

The bank wise vacancies are mentioned below for your clarity:

Sr.No Participating Organization SC ST OBC EWS UR TOTAL Out of Which (PWBD)
1 Allahabad bank 75 37 135 50 203 500 5 5 5 5
2 Andhra Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bank of India 158 58 11 89 583 899 6 17 6 6
5 Bank of Maharashtra 52 26 94 35 143 350 3 3 3 3
6 Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 2013 500 5 5 5 5
7 Central Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
8 Corporation Bank 22 11 40 15 62 150 2 2 1 1
9 Indian Bank 73 37 133 49 201 493 5 5 5 5
10 Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Oriental Bank of Commerce 48 22 79 29 122 300 3 3 3 3
12 Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
13 Punjab & Sind Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
15 UCO bank 53 18 118 50 261 500 47 4 3 13
16 Union Bank of India 114 53 159 65 253 644 12 12 15 6
17 United bank of India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 670 299 904 432 2031 4336 88 56 46 47

IBPS PO 2019 Application Form:

IBPS PO 2019 Application process will begin from August 7 – 28, 2019. The application process mainly consists of the following 3 steps which are given below:

Step 1: Register in by providing basic details to generate individual’s provisional registration number and password.

Step 2: Fill IBPS PO 2019 Application Form and upload with required documents.

Step 3: The final step is the payment process of IBPS PO application fee through various modes namely Credit/ Debit card, Net banking, Cash Card & Wallet and IMPS.

IBPS PO 2019 Application Fee

An individual is supposed to pay INR 600 (General/EWC/OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS PO 2019 exam. The same amount is decreased down to INR 100 for a candidate who belongs to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application form will be started once the notification has been released by IBPS.

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card

After registering successfully, IBPS will release admit card of IBPS PO 2019 Mains examination for the registered candidates. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. Below are the steps to download

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card :

  • Log on to the official website of IBPS PO 2019.
  • Login with the Registration Number and Password.
  • Applicants will see a ‘Download Admit Card’ link on their profile. Click on that link to download.
  • Once the admit card has been downloaded, it appears in a new tab. Check all your details and print out 1 coloured copy of it.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Center:

IBPS PO 2019 will be conducted across all major cities of India. As per the preference of the participants while applying for the exam, the city for the exam will be allocated. Here, the institute will allot a center to the individuals and the venue of this center also be mentioned in the admit card/ call letter. Below are the list of cities that of IBPS PO Exam Center for preliminary and main examination.

State/UT Preliminary Exam Centre Main Exam Center
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Vadodra
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, POlan, Una Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, MyPOre, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, POlapur Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha BalaPOre, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
West Bengal AsanPOl, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri AsanPOl, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern:

After registering successfully, IBPS will release admit card of IBPS PO 2019 Mains examination for the registered candidates. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. Below are the steps to download

Name of sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
English 30 30 English 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
ReaPOning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Bilingual 1 hour

Aspirants need to score minimum qualifying marks in each section as specified by IBPS.

In IBPS PO Main exam, it includes both objective and a descriptive paper. Descriptive paper will be examined only when a candidate qualified in the objective paper. Main Paper Pattern is given below in detail:

Number of Sections (Not by Sequence) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English and Hindi 35 minutes
ReaPOning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English and Hindi 60 minutes
Total 155 200 Bilingual 3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview 2019:

Candidates who qualify both the above preliminary and main examination will be appeared for the final Interview round. The interview round is conducted by the participating banks in the IBPS PO Recruitment. The IBPS releases the Interview Call Letter within 5 to 10 days prior to the Interview round.

Interview Cutoff:

The interview round carries a total of 100 marks. Here, the Candidates need to score a minimum of 40 per cent, i.e., 40 marks in the Interview Round. This cut off is 35 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PwD aspirants.

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus:

Below are the Syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 prelims, which will cover a variety of topics from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Awareness and computer knowledge. The important topics that an individual must focus on for Prelims are represented on the table below:

Simplification Verbal ReaPOning
Average Syllogisms
Percentage & Ratio Proportion Seating
Data Interpretation Scheduling
Quadratic Equations Input Output
Interest Data Sufficiency
Linear Equations Blood Relations
Profit & Loss Directions & Distances
Number Series Ordering & Ranking
Speed, Time & Distance Coding & Decoding
Mensuration & Geometry Coded Inequalities
Time & Work Analytical Decision Making
Number Systems -
Data Sufficiency -
Permutation & Combination -
Probability -
Fundamentals of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts anguage Gen History of Computer eral Awareness
Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Error Spotting Current Affairs
Phrase Replacement General Know
Fill in the Blanks -
Sentence completion -
Cloze Test -
Para Jumbles Arrangements -

IBPS PO 2019 Recommended books:

The following are the recommended books for IBPS PO 2019 Mains, which helps for your preparation.

Name of the Book Publisher/Author
The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination Arihant Publications
Comprehensive Guide for IBPS Disha Publications
Target IBPS PO Disha Publications
Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MT Kiran Publications
Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO N K Singh
Quantitative Aptitude R S Aggarwal
English Language Wren & Martin
Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy Kiran Publications

IBPS PO 2019 Result:

Finally, it’s time to check your results. IBPS PO 2019 preliminary exam result will be released by IBPS on October/ November 2019, whereas Main exam will be announced in December 2019. The result will be valid for the academic year of 2020 only. Based on the certain important points, the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:

  • Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only considered to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
  • Candidates individually need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview rounds to be eligible for final worth.
  • Thus, the marks between CWE (Common Written Examination) Main exam and interview for final merit list will be in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
  • The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Finally the candidate with high merit rank in each category will be selected.

If you want to check the results for both stages, then you can check it by the following few steps:

  • Log on to the official IBPS website.
  • Select the option of ‘IBPS PO 2019 Prelims/ Mains Result’.
  • Result will be available in the form of a file. Here, the applicant should search for their roll number to view their result.
  • Final merit list will be drawn after the interview round is over.
  • Merit position of candidates in this list will be based on their cumulative scores obtained in Mains exam and Interview.

IBPS PO Cut off –-2019 & 2018:

Candidates need to qualify in each level or phase (Preliminary and Main Exams) by scoring minimum cutoff marks to get a job in the participating banks that mentioned above. The IBPS PO Cut off is decided only by the IBPS , which is after the declaration of the IBPS PO Result. The IBPS PO Cutoff is determined based on the number of total vacancies, the total number of candidates appearing for the exam and difficulty level of the exam.

In order to make candidates familiar with the IBPS PO Cutoff marks, we have provided here with the previous IBPS PO Cutoff 2018 of both preliminary and mains examinations. Take a look at it for reference:

IBPS PO Cutoff 2018 – Prelims & Mains

Category IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff IBPS PO Mains Cutoff
General 56.75 74.50
OBC 55.50 68.38
SC 49.25 56.38
ST 41.75 35.75
OC 42.75 53.25
VI 38.75 66.88
HI 16.50 42.63
ID 17.00 37.00

IBPS PO Sectional Cutoff 2018 (Prelims)

Examination English Language ReaPOning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
IBPS PO Prelims (General) 8.75 9 7.75
IBPS PO Prelims (OBC/SC/ST/PwD) 5.5 5.25 4.75

IBPS PO Sectional Cutoff 2018 (Mains)

Section General OBC/SC/ST/PwD
English Language 11.25 7.5
ReaPOning and Computer Aptitude 10.25 7.5
Data Analysis and Interpretation 4.5 2.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 8.0 5.0
Descriptive Paper 10 8.75

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