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How to Become IBPS PO in 2021 - Recruitment Exam for Bank

IBPS PO Recruitment 2021

The IBPS PO full form is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted every year for Probationary Officers. It holds the most prestigious and highly respectable position in banking bodies.

The IBPS is responsible for organizing the PO exam. Bank PO is considered as one of the most competitive exams that is a preferred career option of many graduates.

Every year more than 8 lakh candidates appeared in the exam for 3517 posts.

If you are appearing for this IBPS PO 2021, your preparation should be strong so that you can get top scores in the Bank PO Exam 2021.

Below, we have mentioned the complete details of the IBPS PO 2021 along with its eligibility, pattern, syllabus, admit card, etc.


 Highlights of Bank PO Exam 2021

 IBPS PO Notification 2021

 Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option?

 IBPS PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

 How to apply for IBPS PO Recruitment 2021

 Bank PO 2021 Selection Procedure

 IBPS PO Paper Pattern 2021

 IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

 How to Prepare for IBPS PO Recruitment Exam?

 Bank PO 2021 Admit Cards

 IBPS PO 2021 Result and Cut Off Marks

 IBPS PO Bank Joining Procedure

 IBPS PO Post Vacancies 2021



Highlights of IBPS PO Recruitment 2021 


Before appearing for the exam, you should know about its important details.

Below, we have mentioned the important highlights of the IBPS PO exam 2021 as per the latest notification.


Name of Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection 2021

Number of Vacancies

3517+ (Tentative)

Exam Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Mode of Exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Number of Banks

11 Public Sector Banks

Candidates Registered Every Year

More than 8 Lakhs



IBPS PO Exam 2021 Notification: Important Dates & Events 



The IBPS has released the dates for the 2021 exam. If you are going to appear for the 2021 session, you should check all the IBPS PO important dates and updates.

IBPS has relased the IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam from from 10th to 22nd January 2022.

As per the latest updates,the official notification for IBPS Recruitment 2021 has released, and the exam dates was 4th & 12th Decemebr 2021.

Following are the events and their respective date for the competitive exam of Bank PO 2021


Exam Events

IBPS PO Dates 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Application form

20th October to 10th November 2021

IBPS PO Exam Date 2021

4th & 11th December 2021

Declaration of Result

5th - 11th January 2022


Find here the complete details of the IBPS PO 2021 Notification and the latest updates.



Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option


Banking as a career provides many chances for employment and promotion. Before making up your mind for a Bank PO position, you should be very aware of the Job Position and its benefits.

Below we have listed all the benefits of choosing a PO post as a career:

Tremendous Job Opportunities

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)

Fixed Working Hour

Easy Loan Sanction at Lower Interest Rates

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Free Trips Across Country

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



IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 


Before applying for the IBPS PO, you must ensure whether you are eligible to appear in the exam or not?

The convener body, IBPS has set some guidelines for every applicant in the concern of some important criteria like - Age, Educational Qualification & Nationality.

The basic requirement to appear for the bank PO exam 2021 is that you must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream.

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



IBPS PO Application Form 2021 


Once you have fulfilled the eligibility criteria, you must apply for the IBPS PO online application. To appear in the exam, you must fill out the application form.

It is expected that the IBPS PO online test registration will start in August 2021.

You can check the complete IBPS PO 2021 Online Application Process to fill the form with proper guidelines.



IBPS PO Selection Process- How to Become Bank PO? 


If you want to get recruited for the post of Probationary Officer, you should follow a proper selection process.

IBPS PO Recruitment Process 2021 consists of 3 stages and to qualify for the exam, you are required to pass all the following rounds with good scores.

Preliminary Exam 

Mains Exam


If you want to know how to become a Bank PO, then click here for complete details: IBPS PO Selection Process.



IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021 


To prepare for an exam, knowledge of its paper pattern is necessary. So, when you are appearing for the Bank PO exam, you should be completely aware of the IBPS PO Pattern 2021.

IBPS Probationary Officer exam is conducted online in two phases: Prelims and Mains.

Below, we have mentioned the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021:



IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:



No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


English Language



20 Minutes

Numerical Ability



20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes




1 Hour



IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:


Name of Tests

No. of Ques.

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted for Each Test

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 Minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 Minutes

English Language



40 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 Minutes




3 Hours

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)



30 Minutes



IBPS Bank PO Exam 2021 Syllabus 


After knowing the paper pattern of the Bank PO Exam, the next thing you should check is its syllabus.

It will help you to make a timetable for the preparation of the exam and gives you an idea of the important topics.

To clear your confusion regarding what can be asked in the exam and what are the important topics in the PO syllabus, we have provided the complete IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2021.



How to Prepare for a Bank PO Exam?


If you want to crack the PO 2021, then you must create a smart IBPS PO study plan and follow it with complete dedication.

You should follow the tips given below to get a good score in the exam:

Prepare a daily schedule in which you should include:

Divide the topics to be learned,

Assign a particular time duration to the topic

Set time for revision to accomplish your preparation goals.

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

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

Most of the questions asked from the General Awareness Section so, read them daily.

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

To make your practice more effective, solve the Bank PO Previous Years Questions, this would help you to know the exact format of the questions paper. 

Focus on gaining the basic computer knowledge, as it is required for Computer Aptitude.

Avoid silly mistakes.

You may check the IBPS PO Analysis to get an idea about the types of questions asked, and their difficulty level.



IBPS PO Admit Card 2021 & Call Letter 


After the application process, you will have to wait for the Bank PO Admit Card.

IBPS PO hall ticket is the entry pass for the exam centre. It is mandatory for you to carry the hall ticket to the examination hall.

The officials will release the IBPS PO Call Letter of shortlisted candidates for the Interview Round. These call letters must be carried at the time of the Interview.

As per lastest updates the hall ticket for the Mains exam has been released from 10th to 22nd January 2022.

If you are facing any issue while downloading, we have provided a complete step-by-step procedure here: IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card and Call Letter.



IBPS PO Exam 2021 Result 


All the preparation you do for the exam will be visible in your IBPS PO 2021 Result.

Once you have got the desired result, you can appear for the interview round of IBPS PO Recruitment.

As per latest updates, the IBPS PO Result has released fro 5th to 11th January 2022.

In case of any issue, while downloading, we have provided a complete step-by-step procedure of IBPS PO Result 2021 & Cut-off for Prelims as well as for Main Exam. IBPS PO cut-off helps you to set your target.



IBPS PO Interview 2021 Preparation 


The Common Interview Process is the final stage of IBPS Bank Recruitment.

Based on the score obtained in Mains, the official authorities shortlist the talented and deserving candidates for the Interview Round.

Earlier in 2011, 27 PSB’s used to conduct their separate Interview Processes for the final selection through CWE rounds.

But later in 2012, IBPS itself introduced the scheme of Common Interview Process to filter out the suitable candidates for the posts of Probationary Officer, Clerk & Specialist Officer.

The Interview process contains a total of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40% for the General category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD. The selection ratio of the written exam & interview round is 80:20.

For more Interview Tips, please visit - 7 Tips you should consider while preparing for Bank Interviews.


Important Note –

If you want to clear the interview, you must focus on some topics that can be asked.

You can check some tips for these important topics of Bank PO below:


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 2021



IBPS PO Bank Joining Procedure 


After 10 days of result declaration, the selected candidates will get an email regarding the joining date, procedure, and other relevant information from the allotted banks.

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

You will have to appear in a training program of 10-15 days before joining as a PO in the concerned bank.

After successfully completing the training, you are absorbed in the bank as Probationary Officers (JMG Scale-I) and posted in branches of the bank across India.



The training will be conducted by the allotted bank in their respective training centre.

If you have undergone any medical tests or similar exams, the letter will detail the same as well.



Important Documents Required at the time of Joining in Banks 


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

If the bank authorities found that any document is missing or contains wrong information, then the employment of selected candidates will be canceled.

Below, you can check the documents that you need to submit at the time of joining:


You can check the list of all Bank PO Important documents for Joining here.



IBPS PO Vacancies 2021 


As per the officials, the IBPS PO 2021 vacancy will be notified in the month of August.

You can estimate the number of expected vacancies, with the knowledge of previous year vacancies.

Below, we have mentioned the vacancies for the last three years:

For the Year 2020: 3517

For the Year 2019: 4336

For the Year 2018: 4252

To get you to understand and to fulfill your dream of a banking job, we have provided all the details of the Bank PO Exam.


Hope the above information will help you. If you have any queries regarding the above information, please feel free to ask in the below comments box.

We will solve your queries as soon as possible.



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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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