IBPS PO Exams
IBPS currently functions as an autonomous body that is mainly engaged in conducting IBPS PO and clerical exams for recruitment to clerical and officers’ posts in the banking sector. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted annually, in the fourth quarter of the year. Online Classes
IBPS Participating Banks List 2019-2020 Includes:
- Public Sector Banks
- Co-Operative Banks
- Private Banks
- Regional Rural Banks
Public sector Banks associated with IBPS
- Allahabad Bank (Indian Bank merged)
- Bank of Baroda (Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank merged)
- Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Canara Bank (Syndicate Bank merged)
- Central Bank of India
- IDBI Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Punjab National Bank (Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India merged)
- Punjab and Sind Bank
- UCO Bank
- Union Bank of India (Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank merged)
List of Private Banks associated with IBPS
- The Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd
- Axis Bank Ltd.
- The South Indian Bank Ltd.
- Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd
- The Karnataka Bank Ltd.
- The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd.
- The Nainital Bank Ltd.
- Federal Bank
- The Catholic Syrian Bank
- Bank of Rajasthan Ltd
Many cooperative and Regional Rural Banks (RRB) are associated with IBPS. List of RRB is covered in IBPS RRB Exam.
The exams conducted by IBPS are as follows:
- IBPS PO/MT exam takes place for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees’ in the participating banks, which are national public sector banks.
- IBPS SO exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
- IBPS Clerk exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam takes place for the recruitment of Scale-I Officers in Regional Rural Banks, this post is equivalent to Probationary Officers post in National Public Sector Banks.
- IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam takes place for the recruitment of Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks, this post is equivalent to Clerk post in National Public Sector Banks.
- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II and Scale-III exam takes place for the recruitment of Scale-II and Scale-III Officers in Regional Rural Banks, the post of Officer Scale-II is equivalent to Specialist Officer post and Officer Scale-III post is equivalent to Senior Manager in National Public Sector Banks.
IBPS PO Eligibility
Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years, as on 1 August 2020.
Education Qualification: Graduation Degree from a recognised University, please note that in general for all banking exams 60% in graduation is the norm. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that one is a graduate on the day one registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
IBPS PO / MT Examination
POs are practically trained in various fields, like – Marketing, Accounting, Loans & Advances as well as Finance. They also handle customers, like issuing Cheque books, ATM cards, Demand Draft, etc. They supervise clerks and also look into loan processing.
CRP (Common Recruitment Process)–Online Examinations
a. IBPS PO Preliminary Examination
- No of MCQ :100
- Total Marks:100
- Mark per question: 1
- No. of Sections: 3 English language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude
- The medium of examination: bilingual – English & Hindi.
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
|Name of Test||Questions||Marks||Time Allotted|
|Quantitative (Math)||35||35||20 Minutes|
|Reasoning Ability Logical)||35||35||20 Minutes|
|English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
B. IBPS PO Main Examination
- No of MCQ :155
- Total Marks:200
- Mark per question: 1.29
- No. of Sections: 4 – English language, Reasoning & computer Aptitude, GK, Economy, Banking Awareness & Data interpretation
- 2 Q on descriptive: English letter writing and Essay
- The medium of examination: bilingual – English & Hindi.
IBPS PO exam result is not just based on the overall cut off, but the section-wise cut off. Hence aspirant need to pay equal attention to each section while preparing for the IBPS PO exam.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||Qs||Marks||Medium (Exam)||Time allotted|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|2||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|3||English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|4||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both –Online Preliminary and Online Main examination) x -0.25 for every wrong answer.
C. IBPS PO Interview
The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
Causes and Effects
Odd man out
Statement and Arguments
Statement and Assumption
Statement and Conclusion
Clocks & Calendars
Logical Venn Diagrams
Situation Reaction Test
|Age & Averages
Time& Distance-Boat & Stream
Simple & Compound Interest
Data Interpretation – Bar graph, Line, tabular, pie chart
HCF and LCM
Permutation and Combination
Pipe & Cistern
Profit and Loss
Inequality -Quadratic Equation
Ratio, Proportion, Partnership
Time and Work
Roots, Surds & Indices
Decimal and Fraction
Heights & Distances
|Antonym & Synonym
Fill in the Blanks
Idioms and Phrases
Qs on Vocabulary
Shuffling of Sentence parts
IBPS PO Mains Syllabus
|English Language||Data Analysis||Computer Aptitude|
|Puzzle||Overview of Indian Financial System Current Affairs, Recent Banking Updates||Sentence Improvement||Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)
Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)
|Blood Relations||Current Affairs||Error Detection||Inequality
|Seating Arrangement||General Knowledge (Static)||Vocabulary||Probability||Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Input-Output||Financial Committees||Phrase Replacement||Percentage||Computer Abbreviation|
|Syllogism||Financial Markets||Word Association||Population-based Bar Graph||Microsoft Office|
|Data Sufficiency||Currency and Capital, Awards and Honors||Reading Comprehension||Data interpretation Tabular Graph
Line Graph Pie Chart
Radar Graph Caselet
|Coding-Decoding||Credit and monetary policies (Recent),||Word Usage||Computer Software|
|Inequalities||Indian Economy||Fill in the blanks||Operating System|
|Logical Reasoning||Financial Sector Regulators||Spelling Errors||Networking|
|Order and Ranking||RBI and its Functions||Word Replacement||Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies|
|Direction sense||National and International Matters||Column Based Fillers||Number System|
|National Income and expenditure||Sentence Connectors||Logic Gates|
|Monetary Policy||Cloze Test||Security Tools, virus|
|World Financial Institutions||Para Jumbles|
IBPS mains 2019 category wise cut off
|Name of Category||Cutoff on Total (Out of 225)|
|EWS (Economically Weaker Sections)||65.88|
|HI (Hearing Impaired)||41.00|
|OC (Orthopaedically Challenged)||46.13|
|VI (Visually Impaired)||70.50|
|ID (Intellectual Disability)||45.88|
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