As far as Government Banking Jobs are considered, The IBPS Probationary Officer holds the most prestigious and highly respectable position in banking bodies.
A probationary officer of any bank has to undergo through the training session of 1 year or 2 years and after successful completion of training period, he gets promoted on the position of Assistant Manager.
Now-a-days, Bank PO as a career is the 'much preferred career option' for young graduates and IBPS Recruitment Exam is the gateway to this job destination.
|IBPS PO Result||IBPS PO Syllabus|
|IBPS PO Eligibility||IBPS PO Analysis|
However, becoming an IBPS PO is not that easy as the difficulty level of this exam increases every year.
If we talk about IBPS PO Exam 2019, around 4000+ vacant seats will be made available. So, the candidates need to prepare so brilliantly that they can beat up their competitors and notch up the top scores in the Bank PO Exam.
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This blog gives you details regarding IBPS PO Vacancies 2019 & Exam Dates:
|Name of Exam||IBPS PO MT 2019|
|Number of Vacancies||4000+|
|Participating Banks||19 Nationalized Banks|
|IBPS PO Prelims Exam Dates||12th, 13th, 19th, 20th Oct 2019|
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Dates||30th Nov 2019|
|Conduct of Interview||Will be Updated Soon|
Banking as a career provides many chances for employment and promotion as well. Before making up your mind for Bank PO position, you should be very well aware of the PO Job Position and Its Benefits.
Below we have listed all the benefits in a precise form. Please have a look!
To know more about Probationary Officer, please follow the link - IBPS Bank PO Job Profile.
Well! IBPS PO Exam consists of 3 stages and these are Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personality Test/Interview.
In order to qualify for IBPS PO, aspirants are required to pass all the three rounds with good scores.
Preliminary Exam - IBPS PO 2019 Prelims is the very first step of the recruitment process. If a candidate qualifies this phase, only then he/she'll be able to appear in the next round.
The Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. After the declaration of IBPS PO Prelims Result, the admit cards for Mains Exam are released for the qualified candidates.
Mains Exam - In IBPS PO Mains phase, candidates are required to score as much as they can. The overall marks score in IBPS PO Mains 2019 will be considered while merit listing for interview. As per the guidelines, IBPS Mains Scores hold 80% weightage in the recruitment process.
Interview - The IBPS PO Mains qualified candidates are eligible to appear in Interview Sessions. The candidates are assessed personally by the interviewers and rated accordingly.
Final Result - The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
Provisional Allotment - After completion of Result Declaration procedure, the official website releases the list of finalized candidates along with their allotted banks.
The provisional allotment of IBPS Banks is done on the basis of candidates' preferences which are made at the time of applying online.
After the provisional allotment, only the respective banks will be responsible to intimate candidates about their joining dates and procedure.
So, this was the complete process through which a candidate can become a Probationary Officer in any of the reputed Indian Banks.
We are presenting IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019, check the table below:
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 Minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 Minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 Minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 Minutes|
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 Minutes|
|Grand Total||157||225||3.5 Hours|
The first thing which candidates should have a look on before starting their Bank PO Exam Preparation is to review IBPS PO Exam Syllabus.
To remove your confusion regarding important topics and exam conveners' expectations for the course, Eduncle provides prescribed IBPS PO Syllabus 2019.
However, the official website of IBPS does not provide any Syllabus Portion for IBPS PO Exam but as per the Previous Years Papers Analysis, Eduncle has come up with the important topics which may come in the PO Exam 2019.
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures & Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||-|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems||-|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series||-|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination & Probability||-|
This comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.
Check out the IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2019 now!
Before applying for the exam, candidates must ensure whether they are eligible to appear in the exam or not?
The convener body of Bank PO Recruitment Exam - IBPS has set some guidelines for each and every applicant in the concern of some important criterion like - Age, Educational Qualification & Nationality.
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO Exam is a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India.
Percentage: Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam. There is no minimum percentage requirement for IBPS Bank PO.
A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS PO 2019 examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is age relaxation applicable to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)||5 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (for MP state Only)||5 years|
To know more about the eligibility criteria you can visit this link - IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.
The official website of IBPS to conduct the Online Application Process from August to September 2019.
If candidates have any query regarding their online applications, they can visit to the following blog - IBPS PO Online Application Form and get answers to all their queries.
Please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2019 Application form is one of the following:
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
If you seriously want to crack Bank PO Exam, then you must create a smart IBPS PO Study Plan and follow it with complete dedication. In order to crack the exam and get the score card, you should follow the steps given below -
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Eduncle which is India's Leading Online Learning Platform, provides IBPS aspirants a complete guidance to prepare well, through its video lectures and other helpful online study material.
It is mandatory for each candidate to carry their hall tickets in exam hall otherwise they will not be permitted to enter the examination hall and appear for the exam.
At Eduncle, all the latest notifications related to IBPS PO Recruitment 2019, is updated first, so that the readers can download their IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Admit Cards.
Similarly, Official Website releases IBPS PO Call Letter for shortlisted candidates for the Interview Round. These call letters must be carried at the time of Interview.
Eduncle has made it easier for candidates to download their IBPS PO Prelim Admit Cards, IBPS PO Mains Admit Card and IBPS PO Call Letter with a step by step procedure which is given in the following blog -
IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 and Call Letter - Download Here!
IBPS PO Result 2019 for Prelims and Main Exam will be declared once the exam will be conducted. You can check the step-by-step procedure to check your result for Prelims as well as for Main Exam here - IBPS PO Result 2019.
The Common Interview Process is the final stage of IBPS Recruitment. Based on the score obtained in Mains, the official authorities shortlist the talented and deserving candidates for Interview Round.
Earlier in 2011, the 27 PSB’s used to conduct their separate Interview Processes for the final selection of candidates shortlisted through CWE rounds. But later in 2012, IBPS itself has introduced the scheme of Common Interview Process to filter out the suitable candidates for the positions like – Probationary Officer, Clerk & Specialist Officer.
The Interview process contains total 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% for General Candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. And the selection ratio of written exam & interview round is 80:20.
The candidates who successfully qualified Mains Exam must follow these actionable tips to ace the IBPS Interview:
The selection ratio of written exam & interview round is 80:20. For more Interview Tips, please visit - 7 Tips you should consider while preparing for Bank Interviews.
IBPS is not responsible about candidates' joining. After Result Declaration, the selected candidates will get an email from IBPS mentioning the allotted banks.
The allotted Banks will send an email (within 10 days of result declaration) to selected candidates regarding joining date, procedure and other relevant information.
# The bank allotment is done as per Candidates' Preferences.
# The training will be conducted by the allotted bank in their respective training center.
After successfully completing their training, candidates are absorbed in the bank as Probationary Officers (JMG Scale-I) and posted in branches of the bank across India.
After successful completion of Provisional Allotment Process by IBPS, the allotted banks notify candidates about their joining details and the formalities, they have to fulfill before joining.
The provisional allotment does not mean being finally placed at the post of Probationary Officer. It is subject to the candidate fulfilling the criteria of Allotted Bank and identity verification as per Allotted Bank.
It is important to note that -
So this document verification stage is very important because if the bank authorities found that any document is missed or containing wrong information then the employment of any candidate will be cancelled.
You can check the list of all the required documents here - IBPS PO Important documents for Joining in Banks.
|S.No.||Bank Name||Probation & Bond Period||Bond Amount|
|1||Allahabad Bank||2 Years (3 Years Bond)||1 Lakh|
|2||Andhra Bank||2 Years (3 Years)||2 Lakh|
|3||Bank of Baroda||1 Year (3 Years)||2 Lakh|
|4||Bank of India||2 Years (No Bond)||-|
|5||Bank of Maharashtra||1 Year (2 Years)||1 Lakh|
|6||Canara Bank||2 Years (2 Years)||25,000|
|7||Central Bank of India||2 Years (No Bond)||-|
|8||Corporation Bank||2 Years (2 Years)||50,000|
|9||Dena Bank||2 Years (3 Years)||1.50 Lakh|
|10||IDBI Bank||1 Year (No Bond)||-|
|11||Indian Bank||2 Years (2 Years)||1 Lakh|
|12||Indian Overseas Bank||2 Years (3 Years)||1 Lakh|
|13||Oriental Bank of Commerce||2 Years (No Bond)||-|
|14||Punjab National Bank||NA (3 Years)||2 Lakh|
|15||Punjab & Sind Bank||2 Years (3 Years)||50,000|
|16||Syndicate Bank||2 Years (2 Years)||1 Lakh|
|17||UCO Bank||2 Years (2 Years)||2 Lakh|
|18||Union Bank of India||2 Years (3 Years)||2 Lakh|
|19||United Bank of India||2 Years (3 Years)||1 Lakh|
|20||Vijaya Bank||2 Years (3 Years)||2 Lakh|
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With this, we have provided you every essential thing to clear IBPS PO Exam. IBPS PO Bank Job is for those who diligently prepare for it. It is one of the toughest recruitment exams in India, so start early and get ahead of your competitors!
Best of Luck!