The IBPS PO 2021 dates have not been announced yet. However, the application process is going to start in August 2021. Before this, IBPS PO 2020 Final result was announced on April 1, 2021.
The IBPS PO conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit PO for 15 public sector banks in India. The recruitments will be made of three steps including Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Process. While preparing for IBPS PO Exam, candidates can follow Kirtan Buhecha’s strategy to ace in 6 months.
Those candidates within 20 and 30 years, and have a graduation degree can apply for the IBPS PO 2021. 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.
|Table of Contents
|Exam Name||Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (CRP PO/MT-X)|
|Commonly known as||IBPS PO|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Stages of recruitment||Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Exam Duration||Prelims: One hour (60 minutes) Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Purpose||To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566|
The exam conducting authority has not released the IBPS PO 2021 exam dates yet. However, the IBPS PO Preliminary exam 2021 is expected to start on October 9, 2021. To know more about the important exam dates of the IBPS PO 2021 exam dates, check the following table:
|IBPS PO Exam||IBPS PO Exam Date 2021 (Tentative)|
|IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||September/ October 2021|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam||October 09, 2021|
|October 10, 2021|
|October 16, 2021|
|October 17, 2021|
|IBPS PO Prelims Result||October 2021|
|IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||November 2021|
|IBPS PO Main Exam||November 27, 2021|
|IBPS PO Main Result||December 2021|
|IBPS PO Final Result||February/March 2022|
The application fees of the IBPS PO Application form are 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.
The Institute has not announced the vacancies for 2021. However, we have provided the details about the 2020 vacancies. The final result of this recruitment cycle was published in April 2021.
|Name of the Bank||Vacancies|
|Bank of India||1466|
|Punjab and Sind Bank||233|
|Bank of Maharashtra||250|
|Punjab National Bank||400|
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 the IBPS PO Examination.
Candidates who are willing to appear in the IBPS PO exam must meet any of the following lists:
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 the IBPS has declared a certain limit for all and sundry, there is some relaxation which is of great interest.
|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|
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.
The application forms will be released on the official website in August tentatively. All the candidates who are willing to appear for IBPS PO must keep an eye out on the official website.
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|
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.
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.
To Download to Admit, Follow these steps.
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.
The syllabus of IBPS PO is quite vast. Here is a list of topics that should be covered to crack the exam:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination|
|Reasoning Ability||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles|
|General Awareness||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK|
|Computer knowledge||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus
IBPS PO 2021 exam 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.
|Name of Sections||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Medium||Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|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|
|English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
The results of IBPS PO 2021 for written exams will be issued on the official website. The expected cut-off will be followed soon. Here we have provided IBPS PO 2020 cut-offs for the students to have an idea about the expected cut-off.
|Category||Cutoff of IBPS PO|
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.
The candidate who has qualified for the mains is called for a face-to-face interview. The minimum qualifying mark is 40%. There is a relaxation for the SC/SC/OBC/PwD candidates. For these enlisted categories, the minimum mark 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
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|
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|
|Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Bank of India||583||158||58||11||89|
|Bank of Maharashtra||143||52||26||94||35|
|Central Bank of India||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|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|
|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|
|Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Bank of India||6||17||6||6|
|Bank of Maharashtra||3||3||3||3|
|Central Bank of India||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|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|
|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 an 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 an equivalent 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 2021?
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:
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.