IBPS PO 2021 Selection Procedure comprises three stages– Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Round. There is a single IBPS PO Application Form for all three stages, however, separate admit cards are released for each exam.
There are three phases in IBPS PO 2021 Selection Procedure namely Prelims, Main, and Interview. Candidates have to appear and qualify all the 3 phases to be eligible for Provisional Allotment. Characteristics of each stage of the selection procedure are provided below:
The Preliminary Examination for IBPS PO 2021 is scheduled for October 2021. This is the first stage in the IBPS PO Selection Process. It includes an online test consisting of 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
Candidates will have to score sectional as well as an overall cutoff to clear the Preliminary exam.
IBPS PO Main Exam is conducted in both online and offline mode. It has an objective paper and a descriptive paper. IBPS PO Main Exam is scheduled for November 2021. There are 4 sections in the exam- English Language, Data Interpretation and Analysis, Reasoning and Computer Awareness, General/ Banking and Economy Awareness. Descriptive Paper has only 2 questions i.e. Essay and Letter Writing. It will carry 25 marks and 30 minutes to attempt the section.
The Descriptive Paper will only be examined if the candidate clears the objective paper.
The Interview Round for IBPS PO 2021 is the final step in the Selection Procedure.
Candidates must produce the following documents in original and their self attested photocopies in support of their eligibility for IBPS PO 2021
The candidates applying and seeking relaxation under various reserved categories such as SC/SC/OBC/PwD are required to obtain the requisite certificates from the authorities designated by Govt. of India.
Certificates issued by any other authority would not be considered valid. The competent authorities for the issuance of documents are listed in the table below.
|Category||Required Documents||Issuing Authorities|
|Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes||SC/ST caste certificate, OBC-NCL Certificate||District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Collector, Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Collector, First Class Stipendiary Magistrate, City Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate), Taluk Magistrate, Executive Magistrate, Extra Assistant Commissioner|
|Chief Presidency Magistrate, Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate, Presidency Magistrate|
|Revenue Officer (not below the rank of Tehsildar)|
|Sub-divisional officer of the Area where the candidate or his family resides|
|Persons With Disabilities (PwD)||DisabilityCertificate I / Disability Certificate II / Disability Certificate III||Medical Board at the District level consisting of Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer in the District and an Orthopaedic / Ophthalmic / ENT Surgeon|
Candidates qualifying all the stages of the recruitment and fulfilling the eligibility criteria in all aspects will be provisionally allotted in participating banks.
Ques. Will I need to fill a separate form for the Main exam?
Ans. No, only a single form would suffice. If you clear the Preliminary exam, you will get the call letter (or admit card) for the main exam, without filling any separate form.
Ques. How will I receive the call letter?
Ans. Call letters or Admit Cards will not be sent by post. You will have to download your admit card from the official website. You may get notified about availability of admit cards for selection, but it is advisable to keep on checking the website.
Ques. I belong to OBC (Non-Creamy) Category; will I get any age relaxation for the exam?
Ans. Yes, NC OBC candidates will get relaxation of 3 years on upper age limit, which means that maximum age for them is 33 years. Similarly, SC, ST, Ex-servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs (subject to conditions), Persons affected by 1984 riots and J&K Domiciles (between 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989) will get a relaxation of 5 years. Persons will benchmark disability will get a relaxation of 10 years.
Ques. What is the minimum percentage required in graduation for applying for IBPS PO?
Ans. There is no minimum percentage criteria provided in the notification. You just need to be a graduate to apply for the exam.
Ques.Do I need to produce a caste certificate during the selection process?
Ans. For a candidate who does not belong to General Category, Caste Certificate is necessary. It is not needed while filling the form, but it is necessary in the later stages.
Ques. Is there any sectional cut off for selection?
Ans. Yes, you will have to clear the sectional cutoffs for each and every section, along with the overall cutoff.
Ques. When will the interviews take place?
Ans. Interviews will tentatively take place in the month of January and February of 2022.
Ques. If I clear the exam, by what time will I be allotted a bank?
Ans. Provision allotments will be done by April, 2022.
Ques. Which all banks participate in the selection process of IBPS PO?
Ans. A total of 20 banks participate in the process. These are –Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank. However, the number of participating banks can also increase or decrease.
Ques. What is the cost of applying for IBPS PO?
Ans. The application fee for SC, ST and PWD candidates is INR 100. The fee for rest of the candidates is INR 600.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.