IBPS Exam Guide 2020

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IBPS PO important Exam date, No. of vacancies , mains syllabus, interview process (2019)


Activity IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates 
IBPS PO notification 2-8-2019
Application Start 7-8-2019
Aplication End 28-8-2019
Pre exam 23-9-2019 to 28-09-2019
Pre Exam Admit Card Release First Week of October 2019
IBPS PO Pre Exam Date  12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
IBPS PO Pre Exam Result October / November 2019
PO Mains Exam Date  30-9-2019
PO Mains Result Date December 2019
Interview January / February 2020
IBPS PO Allotment April 2020


Every year IBPS conduct PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS recruit for all  Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies. They started  Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks.
IBPS PO Detailed Vacancy List 2019

Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2019 released now. The Online Registration will start from 7-Aug- 2019 to 28-Aug-2019. There are  4300+ post are vacant.


670 300 900 436 2029 4336

Vacancies category wise

Total Number of Vacancies in bank

No. Bank name SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
1 Allahabad Bank 74 38 134 51 204 500
2 Bank of India 158 58 11 89 583 899
3 Bank of Maharashtra 52 26 94 35 143 350
4 Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500
5 Corporation Bank 22 11 40 15 62 150
6 Indian Bank 73 37 133 49 201 493
7 Oriental Bank of Commerce 48 22 79 29 122 300
8 UCO Bank 50 21 118 49 262 500
9 Union Bank of India 114 53 159 65 253 644
Total 670 299 904 432 2031 4336

Salary of IBPS PO

When we come to the salary part  the basis pay is Rs. 23700 of Bank PO
there is the  annual increment of Rs. 980 for the period of 7 years.

PO Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:  the  Graduation Degree in any of the streams such.

Computer knowledge: Computer knowledge is a must as we know that IBPS PO exam is conducted online.

Age criteria : 20 – 30 Years

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


Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for IBPS PO Examination should under this criteria.

  1. Indian citizen
  2. citizen of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 for permanent settlement
  4. Candidates belongs to 2, 3, 4 category must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.

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Career In bank sector in 2019



PO Prelims Exam Pattern


S.No. Section Name Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 60 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

This year  IBPS has introduce descriptive paper in its mains exam.

The IBPS PO Main exam has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.

The section-wise details are given below:

S.No Subjects (Objective) Questions Marks Duration
     1 Reasoning and Computer
45 60 60 minutes
     2 General/Economy/Banking
40 40 35 minutes
     3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
     4 Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
 Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language(Letter
Writing & Essay)
2 25 30 minutes


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IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of PO is similar to the syllabus of other banks exam.


Reasoning Ability Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Code Work or Time Fill ups
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

Quantitative ability General knowledge Reasoning & Computer ability English
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
% question GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts  Basics of Grammar
Ratio quetsions Seating Arrangement Abbreviation Verbal
Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
Quadratic Equation Input-Output Computer Software
Interest Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
 Find Profit and Loss Ordering Terminologies
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations

IBPS PO Application Fee


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 Interview

The aspirant who qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview

To pass in interview candidate should score minimum 40% of marks.

The interview round is conducted for 15-20 minutes. There is a panel of bank officials who will ask questions to the candidates on the topics like banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The aspirant should be well-groomed, and confident.

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