IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2019 Apply Online

IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2019
IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2019

IBPS PO Recruitment Official Notification 2019

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has begun with the recruitment process for Probationary officers (PO) / Management trainees (MT). This year, the IBPS has announced a total of 4336 vacancies and 9 banks are participating.

The examination will be two tiers i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary, and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview.

Participating Banks & Vacancies :

Participating Bank Gen OBC EWS SC ST Total
Bank of India 583 11 89 158 58 899
Union Bank of India 253 159 65 114 53 644
UCO Bank 261 118 50 53 18 500
Allahabad Bank 203 135 50 75 37 500
Canara Bank 203 135 50 75 37 500
Indian Bank 201 133 49 73 37 493
Bank of Maharashtra 143 94 35 52 26 350
Oriental Bank of Commerce 122 79 29 48 22 300
Corporation Bank 62 40 15 22 11 150
Total 2031 904 432 670 299 4336



  • Online registration will start from 7th August 2019 to 28th August 2019.
  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th October 2019
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam will be on 30 November 2019
  • IBPS PO Interview will be on January 2020
  • Provisional Allotment will be on April 2020



  • Age The age should be between 20-30 years, as on 1 August 2019.
  • Education QualificationGraduation Degree in any stream from a recognised University.





English 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 60 Minutes




Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.


IBPS PO INTERVIEW – Candidates who would qualify the Prelims & Mains examination for PO/MT will be called for Interview carrying 100 Marks.


IBPS PO 2019 Application Fee :

  • 600/- for General and OBC
  • 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.



Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, i.e., www.ibps.in.

The application for IBPS PO Exam 2019 needs to be done online. To avoid any technical errors 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 Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online.

When your application has been submitted, don’t forget to take a print out of the application form as it will be required in the future.


Final Cutoff Calculation:

The final cutoff for the IBPS PO exam is released keeping the following points in mind:

  • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
  • Aspirant must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
  • The ratio of Main exam and interview for final merit list will be calculated in 80:20 respectively.
  • The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.



English Language :-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Connectors


Numerical Ability :-

  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quantity Based Questions
  • Miscellaneous – Time & work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Pipes & Cistern, Average, etc.

Reasoning Ability :-

  • Puzzle and Arrangements
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Miscellaneous – Blood Relations, Direction sense test, Order and Ranking, etc.

General Awareness :-

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static General Awareness

Computer Aptitude




Q1. What are the types of posts offered under this recruitment project?

The post offered under IBPS PO Notification is Probationary officer / Management Trainee.


Q2. What are the changes in Exam Pattern?

IBPS has changed the timings pattern by adding sectional timings of 20 minutes for each section in the first phase in combination with the sectional cutoff for each section.


Q3. When will the result be declared?

Preliminary exam result is declared one month after the conduct of exam, last year it was declared in November 2018 as the exam was held in the month of October 2018. And Mains exam result was announced in December 2018 and the final result for the same will be declared in the month of April 2019.


Q4. How many vacancies are released every year?

Last year the number of posts advertised was 4102 for PO and this year it is 4336, but it expected to increase upto 5000.


Q5. What is the prescribed syllabus for IBPS PO Exam every year for Pre and Mains Exam?

There are 4 subjects, i.e., Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Awareness. In order to know the detailed syllabus it is advisable to visit the official website or can also see on our website.


Q6. Is there any interview after the final result?

Yes, interview session is there which is conducted in the month of January/February after declaration of Mains Exam result. The final cut off is made taking the ratio in which the interview and main result is measured is 80 for mains result and 20 for the interview.


Q7. What is the mode of exam online or offline?

The exam for IBPS PO is conducted online both for prelims and mains.


Q8. What is the age limit to apply for CWE IBPS PO Exam?

The minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum is 30 years as on the date of applying for the vacancy.


Q9. What are the eligibility criteria for applying for the post of IBPS PO?

Candidate should be a graduate from any of the recognized University in any discipline. University or Board should be recognized by the Central Government. Final semester students can also apply ensuring that there final result should be declared before September.


Q10. What is the amount of fees to be paid for registration?

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Rs. 600 /- for all others


Q11. Can an individual with 55% in graduation apply for the exam?

Yes, one can apply as there is no percentage bar to apply for the exam.


Q13. What is the structure of IBPS PO EXAM?

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

S.No. Section Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Candidates need to qualify in all the three sections by scoring minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.


Phase – II: Main Examination

Main Examination comprises of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests are conducted online.

S.N. Section Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General/ Economy/ Banking
40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Descriptive Writing Test 2 25 30 minutes


Q14. Is the exam Bilingual?

The sections other than the Test of English Language will be accessible bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.


Q15. What is the cut-off for being recruited?

There is no predetermined cutoff for IBPS Probationary Officer. It depends on the presentation of the applicants each year. The final score is calculated on the basis of the performance in the written test and the interview. IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2018-19

  • General Category – 56.75
  • SC – 49.25
  • ST – 41.75
  • OBC – 55.50


IBPS PO 2018 PRELIMS Section wise Cut Off:

English Language 5.50 8.75
Reasoning Ability 5.25 9.00
Quantitative Aptitude 4.75 7.75


IBPS PO 2018 Mains Overall Cutoff:

  • General Category – 74.50
  • SC – 56.38
  • ST – 35.75
  • OBC – 68.38


Q16. Which are the participating bank in this exam?

There are the following banks participating in the IBPS PO exam:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • ECGC
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Any other bank or financial institution


Q17. Any limit on the number of attempts for IBPS PO?

No, IBPS hasn’t set any such criteria. Unless you cross the age limit criteria.


Q18. How difficult is the SBI PO compared to IBPS PO?

Both SBI PO & IBPS PO are almost conducted at the same level.


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