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IBPS PO 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Jan 13, 2021

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS PO) conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The recruitments will be made of three steps including Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Process. Those students within 20 and 30 years, and have a graduation degree can apply for the IBPS PO 2020. The Application fees will be INR 600/- for all and sundry including some relaxation for certain categories. Both modes of application form and mode of the examination are online which provides a vast area for the candidates to go for IBPS PO Exams. Also Read- BOI recruitment 2020 Application process begins

Get FREE IBPS PO 2021 Mock Tests, Sectional Quiz, Previous Years Papers. Click Here


13 January 2011: IBPS PO exam schedule for 2021 has been released. Read more

7 January 2021: Check the exam analysis for IBPS PO 2020 shift 1 and 2 of January 6, 2021 here and here.

11 December 2020:

  • Admit card for IBPS PO 2020 Prelims has been released. Read more
  • 60 vacancies in EXIM Bank. Read more

11 November 2020:

  • The application process for IBPS PO 2020 exam will be closing today. Read more
  • Application process to fill 30 vacancies in Visakhapatnam Cooperative bank is out. Read more 

28 october 2020: IBPS PO 2020 Application Process has been reopened. Read more

27 October 2020: The vacancies of IBPS PO 2020 have been revised. The number of revised vacancies is 3517. Check details here

24 October 2020:  On 28 October, IBPS PO 2020 application form was reopened to fill the supplementary vacancy. The last date of applying the supplementary vacancy is 11 November. On the other hand, the preliminary re-examination will be held from 5 to 6 January 2021. 

  • The IBPS PO 2020 exam analysis for the first shift is out. Check details here
  • The Admit card for IBPS PO 2020 has been released and candidates can download it easily on the respective website. You can download the admit card from September 22, 2020, to October 11, 2020. Click here for a direct link to download the admit card.
  • Nainital bank Application dates have been extended. Check details here
  • IBPS has released a revised exam date calendar. Check details here
  • IBPS PO 2020 application process ends on August 26, 2020. Read more here
  • Apply for IBPS 2020 exam from your smartphone. Click here for details
  • IBPS PO 2020 vacancy has been increased from 1167 to 1417. Check the detailed news here.
  • IBPS PO 2020 registration and application process has begun and will take place from August 5-26, 2020. Click here for details.
  • Bank of abroad recruitment 2020 notice is released for 66 vacancies. Click here for details.
  • IBPS PO 2020 notification and application form is likely to be released in August 2020. The admit card will be released in September 2020
  • IBPS PO 2019 Main Examination Result has been released on May 20, 2020. Check here
  • IBPS PO 2018 Result for Provisional Allotment under Reserve List has been released on May 19, 2020. 

Highlights of IBPS PO 2021

Exam Name

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (CRP PO/MT-X)

Commonly known as


Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection 

Exam Level


Exam Frequency


Exam Mode


Stages of recruitment 

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes 


English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers 

Exam Helpdesk No.

1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566

Official Website

IBPS PO 2020-21 Latest updates and Important Dates:

IBPS has postponed like all other exam conducting boards due to the deadly outbreak of COVIT-19. The following dates have been taken by analyzing the dates of previous years.

Events Dates

 Application form 


Last date to apply

26-Aug-2020 , reopened and extended till November 11, 2020

Editing of application


Prelims admit card 


Preliminary exam




Result of preliminary exam

October/ November 2020

Prelims scorecard 

October/ November 2020

Mains admit card

November 2020

Mains exam 


Prelims re-exam



Re-opening of application form

28-Oct-2020 to 11-Nov-2020

Mains result

December 2020

Mains scorecard

December 2020


January / February 2021

Provisional allotment

April 2021

The application fees of IBPS PO Application form is INR 600/- in general. But there is relaxation among the caste categories and PwD candidates. This is a two-stage examination known as IBPS PO preliminary and IBPS PO Main, followed by an Interview session through which the final selection is made and recruited for banking sectors throughout India. Candidates who are will to appear in the IBPS PO examinations have to meet the eligibility criteria that have been declared by the IBPS itself. Those who do not meet will be unable to fill the Application Form of IBPS PO even.

IBPS PO Vacancies

IBPS PO 2020-21 Vacancies and reserved seats:

In the official notice of IBPS PO, the board has declared that there will be a total of 4336 probationary officers’ vacancies including the category-based reservations. All applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before attempting for IBPS PO examination:

Category of Candidates Vacancies
Scheduled Caste (SC) 670
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 299
Other Backward Class (OBC) 904
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 432
Unreserved (UR) 2031
Total Vacancies 4336
Pwd Candidates Vacancies 237

IBPS PO Eligibility

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria: 

Now, if we talk about the eligibility criteria of the IBPS PO Exam, we must know that there is a multi-level of criteria with relaxations for special categories. The candidates must meet the declared eligibility of Nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. These are the minimum eligibility criteria for filling up the Application Form of IBPS PO Examination.


Candidates who are willing to appear in the IBPS PO exam must meet any of the following lists:

  • Citizen of Our Nation

  •  Citizen of Nepal 

  • Citizen of Bhutan

  • Tibetan refugees who have come to India to seek a settlement before January 1, 1962.

  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Age Limit and Relaxation:

The minimum age for any candidate to attempt the IBPS PO Exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years. This age limit is calculated according to the date of August 1, 2020. Though IBPS has declared a certain limit for all and sundry, there is some relaxation which is of great interest. 

Category Age relaxation
General Candidates 0 years
Scheduled Caste 5 years
Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS - NCL) 3 years
Persons with Disability 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project. 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st,1980 to December 31, 1989  5 years
Candidates affected by the 1984 riots 5 years

Check IBPS PO Mock Tests 2020

Also, Check IBPS PO Sectional Tests 2020

Educational Qualification: 

The minimum educational qualification that is required to fill up the Application Form of IBPS PO can be any of the enlisted categories:

  • Candidate must have a Graduation Degree or any Degree equivalent to Graduation for a university that has been recognized by the State/Central Government of India. The degree must be before August 2020, or to be precise, before the Application Form fill-up date

  • In case the candidate is awarded CGPA/OGPA, they can convert their marks into Percentage and mention it in the Application Form of IBPS PO 2020.

The fraction of the Percentage like 59.99 % will be treated s less than 60%. The time the candidate is filling up the form will be required to mention the percentage of the Marks. So, mention the marks appropriately. 

IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Benchmark Disabilities:

According to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, candidates with Benchmark Disabilities are eligible for reservations. The enlisted categories can apply for the IBPS PO:

  • Blindness and Low Vision,

  • Deaf and Low Hearing

  • Locomotor disability including Cerebral Palsy. Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims, and Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Autism, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, and Mental Illness

  • Multiple Disabilities from enlisted disabilities

Procedures of IBPS PO Application Form:

IBPS PO Application Form will be available in the month of August 2020. Due to the pandemic situation and world crisis, the notification has been postponed. But as soon as the notices are released you can check the official website [

IBPS PO Registration

IBPS 2020 Registration: 

  • Go to the home page of the official website

  • Click on “Click Here for New Registration

  • Enter Email ID and Other basic details.

  • A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number

Documents Uploading:

Applicants need a few documents to upload to complete the Application procedure. A scanned copy of enlisted documents is needed to be uploaded:

Documents Dimensions (pixels) File Size (KB) Type 
Photograph 200 x 230 20- 50  JPG /JPEG
signature 140 x 60 10-20 JPG /JPEG
Left Thumb Impression 240 x 240 20 - 50 JPG /JPEG
Hand Written Declaration 800 x 400  50 - 100 JPG /JPEG
  •  Signature should not be in Capital letters. 

  • Keep the necessary details handy.

  • The email id should be valid. Otherwise one cannot get the password. 

  •  The call letter of examination and other information will b send in the Email id.

  • The candidates who do not have any email id must create a new one before filling up the Application form.

  •  Hand Written Declaration: Text- “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required”.

  • Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.

  •  Choose the exam center as per your facility and check the form.

  •  Then “Save and Next” and preview it.

  •  Finally, click on the “final button’ to submit the Application Form of IBPS PO and move to the payment part.

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Application Fees:

The applicants can the fees of the Application Form via Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets. Once the fees are paid, there is no chance of getting the refunds. At the end of the payment procedure, do take out a print copy for future use.

The application fee varies as per candidate’s category:

· For General /EWs/OBC, the fees will be INR 600/-

· For SC/ST/PWD, there is relaxation in fees. It will be INR 100/-


There will be no other chance of correcting the Application Form of IBPS PO once it the submitted and the payment procedure has been completed. Those who wish to make some changes must reapply, make a fresh start, and make a fresh payment for the new application. 

IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card

The details that have been entered during filling up the Application Form, should be correct because errors can cause issues in the Admit Card of IBPS PO Exam.

  • Admit card will be available nearly 10 to 7 days before the examination date as per the declaration of the IBPS.
  • IBPS PO Admit Card 2020 for the Prelims exam will be released on September 30, 2020.
  • The date of IBPS PO Main Admit Card has not been declared officially. But it can be assumed that it will be issued from November 11 – 28, 2020.

To Download to Admit, Follow these steps.

  • Visit the website of IBPS.
  • Click on the “IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card” to download.
  • Verify the details and have a hard copy of it.
  • At the time of entering in the examination hall, the print out copy of the Admit card and photo-identity proof in original and xerox copy will be required.

IBPS PO Exam Centers

Examination Centers of IBPS PO:

Throughout India, there are several examination centers for IBPS PO. Candidates get to choose their examination centre as per their choice or requirements. Almost all the states of India have examination centers which is a privilege for the candidates that they don’t have to travel far to appear in the Examination. But not all the examination Centers are in the same locations. Here is a list of location which is offered to candidates:

State Center of IBPS PO Preliminary Center of IBPS PO Main
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna,
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji Panji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Vadodra
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS Po Syllabus

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IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of IBPS PO is quite vast. Here is a list of topics that should be covered to crack the exam:

Quantitative Aptitude 1. Simplification, 2. Number Series, 3. Ratio & Proportion, 4. Percentage & Averages, 5. Profit & Loss, 6. Mixtures & Allegations, 7. Simple Interest & Compound Interest, 8. Work & Time, 9. Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, 10. Quadratic Equation, 11. Permutation & Combination
Reasoning Ability 1. Seating Arrangement, 2. Syllogism, 3. Input-Output, 4. Coding-Decoding, 5. Alphanumeric Series, 6. Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, 7. Data sufficiency, 8. Puzzle, 9. Logical Reasoning
English Language 1. Reading Comprehension, 2. Fill in the blanks, 3. Error Spotting, 4. Sentence Correction, 5. Para Jumbles
General Awareness 1. Banking & Financial Awareness, 2. Current Affairs. 3. Static GK
Computer knowledge 1. Fundamentals of Computer, 2. History of Computer, 3. Internet MS Office, 4. Input-Output devices, 5. Computer Shortcuts

IBPS PO Pattern

Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

IBPS PO Examination Patterns and Durations:

IBPS PO 2020 mode is online and objective type though both the Exams IBPS PO Preliminary and Main are different from each other. The Negative marking for giving a Wrong answer is also applicable. IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary: In the case of IBPS PO Preliminary, the exam is conducted in online mode. Here 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer and the questions unattended, will not affect the scores. Candidates must qualify for the preliminary examination to appear in IBPS PO Main.

Name of Sections Number of Question Maximum Marks Medium Duration
English 30 30 English 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Bilingual 1 hour

IBPS PO 2020 Main Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO 2020 Main Exam is a bit different from preliminary. There are both objective and descriptive paper in IBPS PO Main examination. The descriptive paper will be examined only when the objective paper is qualified. Main Paper Pattern is given below in detail:

Topic Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium duration
English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 60 35 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 40 60 minutes
Total 155 200 Bilingual 3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO Result & Cuttoff

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IBPS PO Results and Cutoffs:

The results of IBPS PO 2020 for written exams will be issued on the official website. Only successful candidates will be called for the IBPS PO Interview. The results are usually declared on the overall assessment of the exam. You must score the minimum marks for IBPS PO 2020 will be set by IBPS PO the basis of vacancies available. Check Here IBPS PO Cut Off

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Cutoff (Overall):

Category Cutoff of IBPS PO
General 59.75
OBC 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
EWS 59.75
HI 21.25
OC 44.50
VI 52.25
ID 20.75

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Cutoff (As per Topics):

Name of Section IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS) IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 10.50 6.50
Reasoning Ability 10.25 6.50
Quantitative Aptitude 8.75 5.25

IBPS PO 2019 Main Cutoff 2019 (Overall):

Category Cutoff of IBPS PO
General 71.50
EWS 65.88
OBC 70.25
SC 55.63
ST 38.13
OC 46.13
VI 70.50
HI 41.00
ID 45.88

IBPS PO 2019 Main Cutoff (As per Topics):

Name of Section IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS) IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 5.5 7.75
English Language 10.75 14.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 5.0 8.0
Data Analysis and Interpretation 2.50 5.25
English Language (Descriptive Paper) 8.75 10

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2018 (Overall):

Category Cutoff of IBPS PO
General 56.75
OBC 55.50
SC 49.25
ST 41.75
OC 42.75
VI 38.75
HI 16.50
ID 17.00

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2018 (As per Topics):

Name of Section IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS) IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 8.75 5.5
Reasoning Ability 9 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 4.75

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2018 (Overall)

Category Cutoff of IBPS PO
General 74.50
OBC 68.38
SC 56.38
ST 35.75
OC 53.25
VI 66.88
HI 42.63
ID 37.00

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2018 (As per Topics):

Name of Section IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS) IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 7.5 10.25
English Language 7.5 11.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 5.0 8.0
Data Analysis and Interpretation 2.25 4.5
Descriptive Paper 8.75 10

Pre-examination training of IBPS PO 2020:

IBPS organizes a Pre-examination training for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Caste only. IBPS PO interview and Provisional period. Among 61 cities of India, candidates can participate in this training program.

  • There will be no need of applying any Application form for this Pre-Examination Training.

  • Candidates willing to join this training must have the pre-examination training call letter.

  • Candidates can find the training call letter on the official website and click on the “Download Call Letter for PO/MT – IX”.

  • Enter the required data as per the instruction, the Pre-Exam training Admit Card will be on the Screen. One can have multiple printout copies for the future.

Practice IBPS PO Pre (Mock test) as much as possible to uplift your preparation

IBPS PO 2020 Interview and Provisional period:

The candidate who has qualified the mains is called for a face to face interview. The minimum qualifying marks is 40%. There is a relaxation for the SC/SC/OBC/PwD candidates. For these enlisted categories, the minimum marks is 35% marks. The interview round usually runs 15 to 20 minutes where the board members ask questions related to personal life, academic life, work experience, banking field, Economic affairs as well as current affairs. To be precise, one has to prepare their communication skills and boost up their confidence. After all, through their interview round, the Interviewers will choose the best among the bests. The ratio of Main Examination and Interview is 80: 20.

However, the merit list will be prepared based on the score obtained in Main Exam and Interview. The candidate will be selected for provisional allotment to one of the participating banks/ organizations according to vacancies available. Check Here IBPS PO Pre-exam training

IBPS PO Salary Structure and Other Allowances:

 This examination not only provides a one-way ticket to success if anyone can crack it. The candidates who are applying for IBPS PO must be interested in salary structure and salary perks. The following chart shows the improvements in salary throughout their life:

Basic Salary New Joiners INR 23700
Basic Pay After 7 years Rs 30560
Basic Pay After 2 more years Rs. 32850
Basic Pay After 7 more years Rs. 42020

Other Allowance: There are several allowances other than basic salary: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance.

Allowances Percentage of allowances
Dearness Allowance (DA) 40% of the Basic Pay
House Rent Allowance (HRA) 7% or 8% or 9% of Basic Pay
Special Allowance 7.75 % of Basic Pay
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) 4% or 3% or 0% depending on the job location

Other benefits and Perks:

1. Leased Accommodation: The bank provides accommodation/quarters as per the location. In such cases, the HRA is not provided. The amount goes directly to the owner of the accommodation.

2. Travelling Allowance: The bank also provides Travelling Allowance. Otherwise, the expenses on petrol are reimbursed.

3. Medical Allowances

4. Newspaper Reimbursement

5. New Pension Scheme

Recruiting banks:

There are more than 15 banks that are recruiting candidates for their banking posts and services. Each bank does not offer the same number of vacancies either does not have the same kinds of reservations of vacancies. Here is a table that can give an estimate to the candidates about the vacancies:

Name of the recruiting Bank General SC ST OBC EWS
Allahabad Bank 203 75 37 135 50
Andhra Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Bank of Baroda Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Bank of India 583 158 58 11 89
Bank of Maharashtra 143 52 26 94 35
Canara Bank 203 75 37 135 50
Central Bank of India Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Corporation Bank 62 22 11 40 15
Indian Bank 201 73 37 133 49
Indian Overseas Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Oriental Bank of Commerce 122 48 22 79 29
Punjab National Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Punjab & Sind Bank NR NR NR NR NR
Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR
UCO Bank 261 53 18 118 50
Union Bank of India 253 114 53 159 65
Union Bank of India Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Total Number of VACANCIES 2031 670 229 904 432

There are excellent opportunities for PwD candidates. There are several slots of vacancies for the PwD candidates who dreamed to be a Banker

Name of the recruiting Bank HI OC VI ID
Allahabad Bank 5 5 5 5
Andhra Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil
Bank of Baroda Nil Nil Nil Nil
Bank of India 6 17 6 6
Bank of Maharashtra 3 3 3 3
Canara Bank 5 5 5 5
Central Bank of India NR NR NR NR
Corporation Bank 2 2 1 1
Indian Bank 5 5 5 5
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 3 3 3 3
Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR
Punjab & Sind Bank 0 0 0 0
Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR
UCO Bank 47 4 3 13
Union Bank of India 12 12 15 6
United Bank of India 0 0 0 0
Total Number of VACANCIES 88 56 46 57

This three-stage examination is a path to be a banker. Candidates who will be selected through interview, will be joining any of the banking sectors mentioned earlier as per the vacancies. The salary pers and structure is quite tempting but this procedure is also challenging. One more thing to say, every candidate will be willing to be a service person in IBPS, make up your mind for challenges and go for it. 



Question: How many times is the IBPS PO Exam conducted every year?

Ans. The IBPS PO is conducted once a year.

Question: If one scores less than 60% in Graduation or equivalent degree, will he/she be eligible to attempt IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes. Candidates who have scored less than 60 % in their Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent any degree are eligible for this exam

Question: Students who have given the final exam yet the results must be published, will they be eligible for IBPS PO 2020?

Ans. No, such candidates are not eligible to attempt because the student must bear a valid mark sheet or any kind of certificate that ensures their Educational eligibility.

Question: How many attempts can a person give?

Ans. For IBPS PO examination, a person can have Unlimited attempts until his/her age limit crosses.

Question: What books we should follow for IBPS PO?

Ans. Though these websites which are offering such tests and course would be very much helpful, there are few recommended books:

  • The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination by Arihant Publications
  • Comprehensive Guide for IBPS by Disha Publications
  • Target IBPS PO by Disha Publications
  • Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MT by Kiran Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO by N K Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • English Language by Wren & Martin
  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publications

Ques. Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual? 

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

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


Hello mam, currently I am pursuing btech 4th year .my final exams will complete on August 2021.but evaluation and processing certificates might take till October of 2021.i am I eligible for 2021?

HI Sharan

Candidate must need a graduation certification from any recognized university to apply fo the exam. Visit on our official website of IBPS PO Eligibility to know all the other details about the exam.

tejashwini mv
Hi, I'm currently pursuing M.Com 1st year... Can I apply for ibps po exam in 2021?
common admission test

Hii Tejashwini, The minimum eligibility requires a candidate to possess a graduation degree or equivalent from a recognized university. Since you are pursuing Post graduation program you are eligible for IBPS PO exam. For more details Click Here

avinash sahu
how many times ibps po exam is conducted in a year?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash.IBPS exam is taken once in every year and are taken in the month of September and November.

Hi, i am a student. I have completed my degree in this year. But not graduated. So can i apply for IBPS PO or SBI PO exam on 2021 even if i wouldnt pass??? Is it necessarily submit our graduation certificate on the time of online registration
arvind kumar

Hi Aswathi, you must submit all the necessary documents  along with graduation certificate at the time of registration. For details visit: IBPS PO 2020

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arvind kumar

Hi Sakethv, thank you for your valuable feedback.

priyanka panda
Hi, Can someone apply who completed Diploma and pursuing and by 2021B tech will complete? Please let me know.
arvind kumar

Hi Priyanka, the candidate who has completed graduation from a recognised university can apply. For more details visit: IBPS PO 2020

shiv sagar prabhunath prajapati
Dear Sir/Mam, Please let me know, I have issued caste certificate(O.B.C) from Uttar Pradesh so may I apply as OBC category for IBPS PO Exam in Maharashtra because I have Domecile Certificate and other things of Maharashtra and may I elect the exam centre in Maharashtra and I am also good in Marathi Language as well as Hindi and English. Should me apply as OBC or GENERAL Category ? Please please Reply...
abdul nazir

Hi Shiv Sagar,

Firstly every state has different criterias for caste specification, so you need to apply for OBC certificate for Maharastra in order to appear as OBC category candidate. Secondly, as you are proficient in local language, you can apply for IBPS exam of Maharastra as a General category candidate. For other eligibility norms click here.

himadri tanaya sona
Hii...i m the b. Com student passed in the yaer 2018 , but i had a back.. But i passed.. Can i prepared for ibps bo?

Hi Himadri,

Yes, you can still prepare for IBPS PO. To know more about the eligibility criteria, please visit – IBPS PO Eligibility

nafisa khatoon
If a person belonging to OBC category clears the IBPS PO exam with general category marks, should he/she produce the OBC certificate during the document verification process?

Hi Nafisa,

If you have checked your category as OBC while filling up the form, it is mandatory for you to produce the OBC certificate during the document verification, or else you’ll be disqualified. 

kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Yes, documents must be produced during the interview. In case you have applied as OBC Category then you need to an OBC certificate as well, approved by the Indian Government. In case you fail to produce the certificate then your application will get rejected.

laxmi mishra
Which books should I refer to for quantitative aptitude to crack IBPS PO?
kavita rani

Hi Laxmi. Some of the books that can be referred include aptitude Quantitative by Sarvesh Verma, Quantitative Aptitude by Disha Experts, among others.

lakshay kakkar
How do I study the English syllabus for the IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Try to do more questions related to Synonyms & Antonyms, Word Association Pair as it helps increase the knowledge of words. Refer here to know more about the same.

ankita sasmal
How much time is necessary for preparation of the IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ankita. There is no fixed time bar to prepare for the IBPS PO exam but to crack the exam, you must stay aware of the latest exam patter as it helps you to prepare in the right manner. Still you are suggested to start preparing at least 3 months before the exam.  You can refer to the Study plan here to crack IBPS RRB in 3 months.

kashish tomar
How should I prepare for the BANK PO (SBI, IBPS)? What is an exhaustive list of books I should read and practice tests I should take?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Some of the books that can be referred include The Complete Success Package- Bank Recruitment Examination written by Arihant Publications, Computer Knowledge written by Kiran Publication, among others that are mentioned here.

karan rathod
When does IBPS PO start getting salary after passing IBPS PO exams successfully?
kavita rani

Hi Karan. After working in IBPS PO exam for a month, your salary will be credited into your account.

How do I prepare for the descriptive paper of the IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. The descriptive section is added to judge the candidates communication skills. This section must be completed within 30 minutes, so study in the right manner to get a good score in this section. Refer here in case you want to know the ways to prepare for the descriptive paper.

lakshay kakkar
Is +2 maths necessary for the preparation of IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. No, mathematics is not compulsory to give the banking exams. Graduates in any stream are eligible to apply for the exam. Check out the detailed eligibility here.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the cutoff calculation in the IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. IBPS PO final merit is prepared by giving 80% weightage to the mains while the remaining 20% weightage is given to the IBPS PO interview. Check out the IBPS PO Cutoff here.

shaik kabeer
What is the cutoff calculation in the IBPS PO exam?

Hi Shaik,

The cut-off is the minimum marks that a candidate has to score, in order to be eligible to appear in the next round of selection. IBPS PO has both sectional as well as an aggregate cut-off. A candidate has to clear both of these to be able to sit in the main examination. 
To know more about the selection procedure, please click here- IBPS PO Selection Procedure
To know about the cut off and cut off trends from the last year, please visit – IBPS RO Cut-Off

What percent is required upon graduation for IBPS PO Exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. You must have obtained at least 50% marks to give the IBPS PO exam. Also you must be aged between 20 to 30 years to write the exam. Check out other eligibility criteria here.

nafisa khatoon
Can a political party member participate in the IBPS PO exam?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can apply for the IBPS PO exam. Refer here for more details.

kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. In case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can apply for the IBPS PO exam. Refer here for more details.