IBPS PO Exam 2019

Introduction IBPS PO Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Bank Recruitment Examination to select Probationary Officers to the various Public Sector Banks in India.

Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply on the official website of IBPS and appear for the online examinations to be inducted as an IBPS PO Officer.

The job of an IBPS Officer guarantees good incentives, formal growth opportunity, attractive salary, job security, perks and good work environment and above all job appreciation.

Notification IBPS PO Exam 2019

The official notification for IBPS Recruitment Exam 2019 will be announced soon. Once the official notification is released, IBPS Recruitment 2019 process would commence immediately afterwards. The recruitment body, IBPS is expected to issue the notification for the position of IBPS PO posts tentatively in the month of August. On being compared to last year statistics, candidates can expect almost over 3500 vacancies for IBPS PO 2019.

Application Process IBPS PO Exam

Interested and eligible candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, once the official notification has been announced. IBPS PO online application form 2019 would be tentatively made available in the month of August to September on their official website, www.ibps.in.

The candidates would be given an entire month to submit the online application form. Interested and eligible candidates are required to go through the detailed notification available online and plan their future strategy.

Application Fee IBPS PO Exam

Candidates would be required to pay an examination fee against their application to the recruitment of IBPS PO posts 2019 as follows.

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 600
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 100


Vacancy Details IBPS PO Exam

The official notification for the recruitment of IBPS PO posts 2019 has not been released. The number of vacancies offered will be mentioned in the official notification itself. 

Important Dates IBPS PO Exam

Activity Date
On-line registration July - August 2019
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 12, 13, 19 & 20 October 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 30 November 2019
Declaration of Mains Exam Result December 2019
Declaration of IBPS PO Interview Call letter  January 2020
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2020
Allotment & Posting April 2020


Exam Pattern IBPS PO Exam

IBPS PO Prelims Examination (Total Duration: 60 minutes)

Subject No. Of Questions Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Examination Pattern

Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration (mins)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
General / Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45
Total 155 200 3 Hours
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) 2 25 30


Exam Syllabus IBPS PO Exam

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English
  • Reasoning

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2019

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • General Awareness

IBPS PO Interview Topics

  • Banking Awareness
  • Economics related questions
  • Personal Background
  • General Awareness

Eligibility Criteria IBPS PO Exam

Interested candidates to be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Recruitment Exam 2019 are required to be citizens of India, Nepal or Bhutan.

The candidates are also required to be between the age group of 20-30 years calculated on the day of the release of the notification. There have been age relaxations provided for the benefit of the reserved class.

The candidates are also required to have successful completion of the graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university and should have passed in the English Language as one of the subjects at HSC/SSC/Intermediate or Graduation Level.

Admit Card IBPS PO Exam

Since there has been no formal announcement for the recruitment of IBPS PO 2019, looking at last year we can safely say that, since the Prelims have been scheduled for October 2019.

The Admit Card is expected to be released at the beginning of September, giving candidates enough time to view and download their Admit Card.

The Admit Card would be made available on the official website of ibps.in.

Candidates should realise that it is mandatory to take their Admit Cards to the examination venue, not doing so, would lead to their examination paper being cancelled.

Cut Off IBPS PO Exam

The IBPS Recruitment Exam process would be carried out through a three-tier selection procedure which would consist of a Preliminary and Main Exams followed by an Interview Round. The Prelims and Mains exam would be conducted online.

Candidates are required to clear each process to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage of the recruitment.

Final selection of the candidates would be based on Mains and Interview merit, the prelims exam would be of qualifying nature only.

Once the official notification is released, we will always know about the cut-off that has been set for this year.

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Result IBPS PO Exam

The exam result is released within 20 days of commencement of exam. The result will be released on the official website of IBPS.


  • What is the essential qualification for the IBPS PO Exam?

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.

  • What is the age criterion to apply for IBPS PO Exam?

Minimum 20 years and Maximum 30 years.

  • What is the age relaxation for SC/ST candidates for IBPS PO Exam?

Age relaxation of 5 years will be provided to SC/ST category candidates.

  • What is the Application fee for IBPS PO Exam?

For Gen/OBC candidates: Rs. 600/- & for SC/ST Candidates: Rs. 100/-

  • When will admit card be released for the IBPS PO Exam?

The admit card for Prelims exam was released in Oct 2018 while the Mains Exam Admit Card was released in Nov 2018.

  • What is the selection procedure of the IBPS PO Exam?

The IBPS PO Exam consists of three stages. Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Personal Interview.

  • Are there any changes in the IBPS PO Exam pattern?

No. The pattern is the same as in previous years.

  • When will the result be declared of IBPS PO Exam?

The result will tentatively be released by the end of December 2018.

  • Will there be an interview after the written result of IBPS PO Exam?

The interview will be conducted after clearing the Mains Exam.

  • Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based) of IBPS PO Exam?

The exams will be conducted in online mode only.

  • Is there a criterion for negative marking in IBPS PO Exam?

0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in the exam.

The official notification for IBPS Recruitment Exam 2019 will be released in July 2019. All the details regarding IBPS PO Official Notification, Exam Dates, Exam Syllabus and much more are available below.