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How to Become IBPS PO in 2019 | Recruitment Exam for Bank

How to Become IBPS PO in 2019 | Recruitment Exam for Bank


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.

However, becoming an IBPS PO is not that easy as the difficulty level of this exam increases every year.



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If we talk about IBPS PO Exam 2019, 4336 vacant seats has been 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.



Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option


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!

Tremendous Job Opportunities

Challenging Job Tasks

Excellent Promotion Policies (Fast Growths in Career from PO to General Manager)

Wonderful Salary Packages (Approx. INR 38000 per month) and Job Perks (Travelling, Housing, Medical Insurances and many others)

Fix Working Hour

Easy Loan Sanction at Lower Interest Rates

Get Promoted with Departmental and Flagship Exams (Read JAIIB and CAIIB Exams)

Free Trips across the country

To know more about Probationary Officer, please follow the link - IBPS Bank PO Job Profile.



IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure | How to become an IBPS PO ?


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.

Mains Exam - The overall marks score in IBPS PO Mains 2019 will be considered while merit listing for interview.

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.

Check Selection Proces of probainary officer in detail - IBPS PO Selection Proces.



IBPS PO 2019 Exam Notification: Important Dates & Events


IBPS PO 2020 Exam dates has been released by the Institute of Banking Personal Selectin.

IBPS PO Interview call letter has been released on 14th January 2020. Candidates can download it till 06th February 2020.

Check the important details regarding IBPS PO Notification 2019-20, Exam Dates, latest updates here.



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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019


We are presenting IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019, check the table below:


Preliminary Exam:



No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


English Language



20 Minutes

Numerical Ability



20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes




1 Hour



IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2019


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 Exam 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.



IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019


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 criteria like - Age, Educational Qualification & Nationality.


Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:


A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/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 permanently settling 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.


To know more about the eligibility criteria you can visit this link - IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.




IBPS PO 2019 Online Application Form


IBPS has conducted the Online Application Process from 7th August to 28th August 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:

Internet Explorer 8 and above

Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above

Google Chrome 3.0 and above



IBPS PO Exam Preparation Tips and Study Plan!


If you 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 -

Prepare a daily schedule to accomplish your preparation goals and stick to it! Prepare a schedule, divide the topics to be learned, assign a particular time duration to topic and also set time for revision. Follow this schedule strictly.

Assign Deadlines to yourself and try your best to meet them.

Spend almost 7-8 hours daily on your studies and take each section one by one.

For better time management, you can take General Awareness Section in the morning hours and save your noon time for practicing Math questions.

For smart study, you can take help of short tricks and formulas to solve the questions.

To make your practice more effective, take help of IBPS PO Previous Years Question Papers . This is the smartest way to practice for the exam as you get to know the exact format of questions that come in the question paper.

IBPS General Awareness Section consists most of the questions from Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. So Read them on daily basis!

Also visit - Important Banking Terms!

To become stronger in IBPS English, you can start reading English Newspapers and Novels, watch English Movies and TV Shows. Also make it a habit to speak in English while talking with your friends or family.

IBPS Computer Knowledge Section consists questions from basic computer terms and terminologies. So focus on gaining the basic computer knowledge!

You can also take help of online learning!

You may check the IBPS PO Analysis to get an idea about the exam pattern and difficulty level of the questions.

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.



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IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 & Call Letter


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 -

Suggested Read : IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 and Call Letter - Download Here!



IBPS PO Result 2019


IBPS PO Result 2019 for Prelims and Mains Exam has been declared. 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.



IBPS PO Interview Preparation 2019 | What to Study for Interview?


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. 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 PO Interview Preparation - Avoid Rejection in the Final Round!


Get complete IBPS PO Interview Topics explained in length in the series of banking interview preparation articles.


Bank Interview Preparation Guide – Topic Wise

Principle of Core Banking

Bank Functions, Accounts, Cheques & Risks

Reserve Bank of India

Public Sector Banks & Mutual Funds

Indian Financial Sector and Payment Systems

Bank KYC (Know Your Customer)

Bank PO Interview Questions Asked in Previous Year 2019



Joining Procedure for Finalized Candidates


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 initiation letter sent by allotted bank will describe candidate's appointment or joining details in which the joining date on which candidates will have to report to the bank for training will be mentioned.

The joining date will be given within 6 months of Result Declaration.

The candidates are required to carry documents & certificates specified in intimation letter at the time of joining.

If the candidate has to undergo any medical tests or similar exams, the letter will detail the same as well.

All the candidates will have to appear in Training Programs of 10-15 days before joining as a PO in the concerned bank.

# 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.



Important Documents Required at the time of Joining in Banks


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 -

The finalized candidates are required to submit a set of some important documents at the time of joining in the bank.

If it is found that the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria his/her candidature/ chance to work in the Allotted Bank will be cancelled.

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.


Important Documents for Bank Joining



Bond Amount and Service Agreement in Public Sector Banks



Bank Name

Probation (Bond Period)

Bond Amount


Allahabad Bank

2 Years (3 Years Bond)

1 Lakh


Andhra Bank

2 Years (3 Years)

2 Lakh


Bank of Baroda

1 Year (3 Years)

2 Lakh


Bank of India

2 Years (No Bond)



Bank of Maharashtra

1 Year (2 Years)

1 Lakh


Canara Bank

2 Years (2 Years)



Central Bank of India

2 Years (No Bond)



Corporation Bank

2 Years (2 Years)



Dena Bank

2 Years (3 Years)

1.50 Lakh



1 Year (No Bond)



Indian Bank

2 Years (2 Years)

1 Lakh


Indian Overseas Bank

2 Years (3 Years)

1 Lakh


Oriental Bank of Commerce

2 Years (No Bond)



Punjab National Bank

NA (3 Years)

2 Lakh


Punjab & Sind Bank

2 Years (3 Years)



Syndicate Bank

2 Years (2 Years)

1 Lakh


UCO Bank

2 Years (2 Years)

2 Lakh


Union Bank of India

2 Years (3 Years)

2 Lakh


United Bank of India

2 Years (3 Years)

1 Lakh


Vijaya Bank

2 Years (3 Years)

2 Lakh


As you prepare to ace IBPS PO 2019 Exam and give it your best shot, we recommend you to go through our Bank PO Exam Preparation Video Lectures to make a bang on impression and crack the exam in 1st attempt.

Also as a part of your Bank PO Exam Preparation, you need to solve tons of brain teasing questions on a routine basis. You can take mock tests to improve your speed. Work on daily Reasoning, Mathematics and English Quizzes to help you get a grip over these subjects.

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!




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  • Shikha gupta
    Thanks a lot for sharing the detailed information for IBPS PO. Really Helpful.
  • Ankit
    Loved your content. It was so satisfactory to go through the article. Thank you for untangling my confusions I had been dealing with. Thanks a lot for the full process of bank job.
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