IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment begins @ ibps.in: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has started the registration process for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) or Management Trainees (MT) in participating banks. This year, the IBPS has announced a total of 4336 vacancies and 9 banks are participating in the IBPS PO 2019 recruitment. The IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam will be conducted on October 12, October 13, October 19 and October 20 in online MCQ format. We have provided here the complete details of the IBPS PO 2019 Exam including the application process, eligibility criteria, qualification, vacancies, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, selection process, best books, participating banks and so much more.
IBPS PO 2019 Application Fee
The IBPS PO Application Fee is different for different category candidates:
– General/OBC – Rs. 600
– SC/ST/PWD – Rs 100
IBPS PO 2019: Important Dates
IBPS PO 2019 examination is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main and Interview. Check the important dates of the IBPS PO 2019 Examination here:
|Release of IBPS PO 2019 Notification
||2 August 2019
|Beginning of Online Application Process
||7 August 2019
|Last Date to Apply Online
||28 August 2019
|Download of Pre- Exam Training call letters
|Pre-Exam Training (PET) 2019
||23 -28 September 2019
|Release of IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Admit Card
|IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Date
||12-13 October, 19-20 October 2019
|Result Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims 2019
|Release of IBPS PO Mains 2019 Admit Card
|IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Date
||30 November 2019
|Result Declaration of IBPS PO Mains 2019
|Release of IBPS PO Interview 2019 call letters
|IBPS PO 2019 Interview
IBPS PO 2019: Participating Banks & Vacancies
Here is the list of participating banks along with number of vacancies:
|Bank of India
|Union Bank of India
|Bank of Maharashtra
|Oriental Bank of Commerce
IBPS PO 2019: Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification & Age Limit
Before you apply for the IBPS PO 2019 examination, have a look at the given Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Educational Qualification. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the IBPS PO 2019 exam. Have a look:
Nationality/Citizenship: Candidates must be either Citizen of India or Subject of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who settled in India before January 1962 or person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia) Zaire, and Vietnam.
Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years, as on 1 August 2019. Check the upper age relaxation for different categories:
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
|Person with Disabilities
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers, Persons domiciled in J&K during January 1980 to December 1989
|Persons affected by 1984 riots
Education Qualification: Graduation Degree from a recognised University*
*Candidates need to indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation while registering for IBPS PO 2019. Candidates must possess the authentic mark sheet or degree certificate, validating their completion of Graduation.
Selection Process of IBPS PO 2019
The IBPS PO 2019 recruitment is a three-phased process involving – Prelims, Mains & Interview. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2019 will be held in October 2019. Candidates who would qualify the Prelims exam will be called for the IBPS PO Mains 2019 on November 30, 2019. Finally, candidates who clear both Prelims and Mains will be called for IBPS PO Interview 2019. The selection of candidates for the post of Bank PO or MT will be done on the basis of their performance in Interview round.
IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern
For the ease of the candidates, we have provided here the detailed exam pattern of the IBPS PO/MT 2019 examination for both prelims and mains. Have a look:
IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern: A total of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) will be asked in the preliminary examination from 3 sections – English language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Each question carries 1 Mark. The medium of examination will be bilingual – English & Hindi, except for English Language section.
||No of Questions
IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Pattern: A total 155 questions (MCQs) will be asked from 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation; and 2 Descriptive questions will be asked from English Language.
||Number of Questions
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
|Data Analysis & Interpretation
|Total (200 Marks)
|Descriptive Paper – English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
Marking Scheme: There is a negative marking for every wrong answer given by the candidates. One-fourth of the marks (0.25 of 1 mark question) will be deduction for wrong answers.
Note: The exam pattern or structure can be modified or altered by the IBPS at any point of time and such information will be intimated to the candidates through official website ibps.in.
IBPS PO Interview 2019: Candidates who would qualify the Prelims & Mains examination for PO/MT will be called for Interview by the respective participating bank. The information regarding the Interview centre and date will be shared through the Call Letters or Admit Cards. The marks allotted for Interview are 100.
IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019
Antonym & Synonym
Fill in the Blanks
Idioms and Phrases
One word Substitution
Odd man out
Ranking and Time
Causes and Effects
Direction Sense Test
Statement and Assumption
Assertion and Reason
Statement and Conclusion
Statement and Arguments
Statements and Action Courses
Data Interpretation – Bar, Line, Table, Caselet
HCF and LCM
Profit and Loss
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Boat & Stream
Pipe & Cistern
Permutation and Combination
IBPS PO Cut Off 2019
Candidates need to qualify the each level or phase (Preliminary and Main Exams) by securing minimum cutoff marks to fetch a job in the participating organisations or banks. The IBPS PO Cut off is decided by the IBPS alone after the declaration of the IBPS PO Result. The IBPS PO Cutoff is decided based on the number of total vacancies, total number of candidates appearing for the exam and difficulty level of the exam.
Interview Cutoff: Candidates need to secure minimum 40 percent, i.e., 40 marks in the Interview Round. This cut off is 35 percent for SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.
Final Score: The final score of the candidates is calculated by adding marks secured in IBPS PO Mains & Interview round. The marks are calculated in the ratio of 80:20 respectively for Online Main Exam and interview.
IBPO PO 2019 Preparation Strategy: Important Books & Previous year Papers
When it comes to the preparations, books, practice papers, previous years papers and mock tests prove to be the best way out. Candidates can prepare for the IBPS PO 2019 exam through the books such as:
– Arihant Expert – IBPS and SBI Bank PO Solved Papers Pre and Main
– Kiran Prakashan – Banking and Financial Awareness
– M K Panday – Analytical Reasoning
– Rajesh Verma – Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Paperback
– Rani Ahilya – Lucents Computer
These books will help candidates clear their doubts and concepts for topics asked in the IBPS PO 2019 Exam.
IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card
The IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 for Prelims, Mains and Interview will be released for download 10 or 15 days prior to the respective exam. Candidates will be allowed to download the Admit Card from the official website ibps.in.
Expected release date of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019: First week of October 2019
IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on October 12-13 and October 19-20. As the IBPS releases the Admit Card or Call Letters 10 to 15 days prior to the exam, it is anticipated that the IBPS PO Prelims call letter will be released around October 1, 2019.
Note: It is necessary for the candidates to download and carry the Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates would not be allowed to enter the centres without Admit card.
IBPS PO Exam Centres
The IBPS allots the Exam Centres through the IBPS PO Call Letter or Admit Card, after the closing of registration process. The centres are allotted on the basis of preference selected by the candidates while filling the IBPS PO 2019 application form. However, IBPS reserves the right to allot the exam centre other than the selected one, if there is non-availability of seats.