IBPS PO 2019

IBPS PO 2019 Exam:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which is your gateway to the much sought after bank jobs. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.

Public Sector Banking has become an illustrious career option in current times as it comes with the promise of attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth and good work-life balance. Government of India had set up Personnel Selection Services (PPS) in 1975 for recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PSS was later changed to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984 as per the mandate of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

In 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online application through its official website. The IBPS CWE,earlier known as the IBPS Bank PO exam has been conducted every year since then and is now happening in 2019 in its 9th edition. The IBPS CWE 2019 is for selection of candidates to the 27 public sector banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). It is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. IBPS CWE-IX PO Prelims Exam 2019 is scheduled on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be tentatively held on 30th November 2019.

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter:

IBPS has released IBPS PO 2019-20 Interview Call Letter. All candidates can download the call latter for IBPS PO Interview by clicking on the link mentioned below:

IBPS PO 2019 Notification:

IBPS PO 2019 Official Notification released by IBPS. With the release of official notification, IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 start. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2019 will start.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates:

The IBPS PO exam dates has been released in the latest notice released by IBPS. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE IX 2019 are as follows:

Activity

Date

On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates

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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date

12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

30th November 2019

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, ibps.in. The 3-tiered selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.

IBPS PO Online Application:

IBPS will be activating the online applicable link for IBPS PO 2019 Exam soon. Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS PO 2019 Exam.

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 so all document required for online transaction

The IBPS PO 2019 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Applicaion

IBPS PO Application Fee:

The category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application

Sr. No.

Category Application Fee

1

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)

2 General and Others

Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2019 Vacancy:

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS will be soon releasing the official notification, exam dates & vacancies for IBPS PO 2019. IBPS introduced 4252 vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2019 is likely to be more or less same as that of last year.

Available Posts for IBPS PO 2019-20: to be announced

Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

IBPS PO Exam Centre:

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is conducted online at numerous centers all over India and the candidate can mention their preferences at the time of filling in the online application. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues,IBPS may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by acandidate. IBPS is the sole authority on adding or removing an exam center and candidates can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behavior at the exam center can lead to cancellation of the candidature.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2019:

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year through a Common Written Examination (CWE), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE was started in 2011 and is being conducted for the eighth time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CWE IX 2019.The IBPS PO selection process consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

•Online Mains Examination:

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for interview.

•Interview:

Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates’ preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern:

IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CWE 9) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

1

English Language 30 30 20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability 35 35

20 minutes

3 Reasoning Ability 35 35

20 minutes

Total 100 100 60 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like IBPS PO 2017, IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum 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 Awareness 40 40

35 minutes

Total 155 200

3 Hours

5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25

30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview:

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:

The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated 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).
  • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
  • The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 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.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019:

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2019:

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement Time & Distance

Miscellaneous

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2019:

This comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2019:

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they registers for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.

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 permanent settlement 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.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years oldand not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there isage relaxation applicable to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Widows/Divorced Women

9 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal
retrenched from service(for MP state Only)

5 years

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training:

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. This is a kind of orientation session where candidates are told about type of questions, common mistakes, tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and strategies by experts from training institutes. The objective is to provide a level playing field to students from weaker sections who can’t avail coaching and make them aware about commons aspects and recruitment process of the exam.

Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned categories can avail the training by indicating the same against relevant column, while applying on-line.The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging to be borne by the candidate. It is usually conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India

South India East India West India

Agra

Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Chennai Balasore Aurangabad

Amritsar

Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam)

Bhopal

Bareilly

Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore

Chandigarh

Hyderabad

Dhanbad Jabalpur

Dehradun

Kavaratti Guwahati

Jaipur

Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli

Jodhpur

Jammu Madurai Kolkata

Mumbai

Kanpur

Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur

Karnal

Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi

Pune

Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur

Raipur

New Delhi

Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot

Patiala

Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada

Tirupati

Shimla

Vishakhapatnam

Varanasi

IBPS may add additional centres or remove some depending on need. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card & Call Letter:

Candidates must download the IBPS PO 2019 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2019 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2019 will be issued in 3 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Interview

IBPS PO 2019 Results:

IBPS will release the results after completion of each Phase of Examination.The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

IBPS PO Preparation:

IBPS PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

Previous years’ IBPS PO exam left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don’t face issue in IBPS PO 2019.

Candidates should go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO 2019. We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS PO Exam 2017 with latest Pattern. 

IBPS PO Cut off 2019:

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2017-18

The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2017-18 is shown below for reference:

Subjects

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total

Maximum Score

30 35 35

100

Cutoff Score 05.00 07.75 10.00

42.75

IBPS PO Prelims 2017-18 Category-wise Cut-Off

Category

Cut off

Scheduled Caste (SC)

36.00

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

28.50

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

42.25
General (Gen)

42.75

Hearing Impaired

15.75

Orthopaedically Challenged

28.75

Visually Impaired

23.25

Intellectual Disability

17.75

IBPS PO FAQs:

  • Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?

Ans. All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

  • Is there Negative Marking?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Ans. Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains Exam.

IBPS PO Notification 2019

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