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August 8, 2019 • 5:59 pm

IBPS PO Selection Process 2019 – Check Prelims, Mains, Interview Steps

IBPS PO Selection Process



Probationary Officer is one of the most lucrative posts in banks in India. To select the best candidates for this post, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Exam.

Candidates who wish to get selected for Probationary Officer post should be aware of complete IBPS PO Selection Process.

Now you can expand the knowledge about the selection process through this blog.

Here we have shared the complete IBPS PO Selection process 2019 that will guide you with each essential step to get recruited.



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IBPS PO Selection Process 2019 – Important Steps Required to Qualify the Exam!


The officials have prescribed each step that need to be elapsed by candidates to become Probationary Officer

following are the important phases of IBPS PO Selection Procedure.

IBPS PO Online Exam

IBPS PO Personal Interview

IBPS PO Provisional Allotment

The ability of an aspirant to become PO in Bank will be decided when he/she go thoroughly from these phases.

Scroll down the blog and get details information about these steps.



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IBPS PO Online Exam – Prelims & Mains!


The process will start from checking the ability of the candidate in Arithmetic, Reasoning, General Awareness & in the English language by taking online written tests.

The IBPS PO Online Written test will be conducted in two distinct phases i.e.

IBPS PO Prelims


Following will be the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and marking scheme that needs to be followed by aspirants to qualify the CBTs.



IBPS PO Prelims


There will be 100 objective questions comprising 100 marks in IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

Candidates will get 60 minutes to solve the questions of three sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

There will be sectional and overall cut off marks in IBPS PO Prelims Exam.





There will be total 155 questions of four sections Reasoning & Computer Science, Data Analysis & Interpretation, English Language and General Awareness/Banking/Economy.

As per IBPS PO Exam Pattern, candidates will get total 180 minutes (different for each section) to solve the questions.

Just after completing 180 minutes Paper, candidates will also face IBPS PO Descriptive Paper. This paper will contain two questions (essay & letter) of 25 marks.

The maximum time limit to solve the descriptive paper is 30 minutes.

There will be sectional and overall cut off marks in IBPS PO Mains Exam.


0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer marked by the candidate in both the phases.


Candidates should also know about the complete IBPS PO Syllabus before starting preparation for the exam.


Candidates who will qualify both the phases will be eligible to appear in the next segment of IBPS PO Selection Process i.e. Interview.



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IBPS PO Interview – Know the Key Points


This is the third most crucial step of IBPS PO Selection Process. The IBPS PO Interview process is organised to test the skills of a candidate for professional knowledge, attitude and confidence level.

Candidates who pass the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Examinations will be called for interview.

Below are the details about IBPS PO Interview Process.


Candidates who cleared the minimum IBPS PO Cut off Marks will be subsequently called for the interview that will be conducted by participating organisations.

The interview process will be comprising 100 marks.

Minimum marks to clear the interview round is 40 for general and 35 for SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.

The interviews will be conducted at the selected cities across the country.

While appearing for the interview, you must have to carry the prescribed documents.


A merit list will be prepared by combining the scores of candidates in IBPS PO Mains and Interview exams.

The weightage of marks obtained by the candidates in Mains and Interview will be 80:20 respectively.



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IBPS PO Provisional Allotment


The candidates will be provisionally allotted on the basis of final merit list and fulfilment of the criteria for participating organization and identity verification of the allotted organization.

A seat allocation software will be used for allotment of banks to the candidates.

The allocation of the bank will be done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates.

Priority will be given to those who scored higher marks than other candidates.

Banks will be allotted as per the availability of seats and the first preference marked by the candidate.

The software will check the availability of the seats. If the seats are full in the firstly preferred bank, then the software will look for the other preferred banks by the candidates to allot the seat.


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Once the aspirant completes all these steps, he/she will be recruited to the banks.

The IBPS PO final Selection is truthfully made by the organisation and the selection committee. There are no possibilities of any scam or unfairness.

If you have any doubt about the prescribed IBPS PO Selection Process, then do ask your queries with our experts with the help of comments’ box.