IBPS PO 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Selection Procedure

| Updated On January 14th, 2020 at 04:52 pm

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter Out:

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2019 has been released. IBPS PO Interview is the last stage of IBPS PO 2019 recruitment. According to the official news released by IBPS, Interviews will end on 6th February 2020. 

IBPS PO Interview 2019 will carry a maximum of 100 marks & will play a crucial role in IBPS PO Final Result 2019. The IBPS PO Final Result 2019 is expected to release on 1st April 2020.

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter Out: Download Now

IBPS PO Mains Score card 2019:

IBPS PO Mains Scorecard 2019 has been released. The IBPS PO Mains Score Card is available on its official website ibps.in. Candidates who have appeared for the mains exam can now check their marks in the PO Mains Exam. The direct link to check IBPS PO Mains Marks 2019 has been given below.

IBPS PO Mains 2019 Score Card Released

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-off 2019

IBPS Clerk PO Cut-off 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks which is required to sail through the first stage i.e. IBPS Clerk PO 2019. 

The cut-off of any examination depends on the following factors:
  • Level of the Examination
  • Pattern of the Examination
  • Number of Vacancies
  • Average attempts of candidates taking into account accuracy
  • Mains Qualifying ratio with respect to total number of vacancies

    Check IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Cut-off

IBPS PO Mains (30.11.2019)

IBPS PO Mains exam is over now. The exam was conducted in one shift only as the duration of the IBPS PO Mains exam was of 3:30 hours including descriptive exam. The level of the exam was Moderate to difficult due to increasing level of the competition. There were a total of 155 questions for a total account of 200 marks. IBPS PO Mains consist of four sections namely, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language and General Awareness.

After the objective test of 200 marks, descriptive test was conducted for 30 minutes. Where students were required to write a letter and essay in the given word limit. Students needs to qualify in both the part to be finally eligible for the IBPS PO interview round. Marks obtained in both objective and descriptive will be considered for final merit list.

Check Detailed IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis and Review.

GA Question Asked In IBPS PO Mains 2019

IBPS PO Prelims exam was conducted on 12th and 19th October 2019. As the IBPS Clerk exam is approaching you can take reference from the IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis and on the basis of it, you can start off your preparation.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam analysis, 12th October (All shifts)

Exam analysis, Shift 1 Exam analysis, Shift 2
Exam analysis, Shift 3 Exam analysis, Shift 4

What other exam can be prepared together with IBPS PO exam?

Well, syllabus for almost all the banking exams is more or less similar to each other. The difference lies in the difficulty level only. If you are preparing for IBPS PO exam, you can also prepare for the exam like:

  • IBPS Clerk
  • IBPS RRB Clerk
  • SBI Clerk
  • SBI PO
  • Bank of baroda

What is IBPS PO Exam 2019?

IBPS PO bank exam is conducted in online mode for prelims as well as mains exam. PO Officers are very prestigious managerial level job in banking sector. PO Notification 2019 is available on the official website of IBPS. Those who are preparing for the po exam must be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern and cut off to crack the exam. Here is a complete guide to give you information related to IBPS PO Exam.

IBPS PO Notification 2019 – Apply Online

IBPS PO official notification was released on 2nd August, 2019. This year a total of 4336 candidates will be recruited for the post of PO.  IBPS PO Exam is the most desirable exam for the banking aspirants. According to the data, this year around 9 lakh aspirants are supposed to fill the application form for IBPS PO. If you are going to focus on this exam, read all the details about the PO Exam like Exam pattern, syllabus, salary, eligibility criteria, etc.

IBPS PO Apply Online

Banking Aspirants are advised to carefully read the PO Notification 2019. It is a must for the candidates to avoid last minute goof ups. Candidates must read complete eligibility before applying to the post. In the ibps notification, candidates must read the following:

  1. Educational Qualification
  2. Minimum Age Requirement
  3. Application Fee
  4. How to fill online application form

Candidates who want to pursue their career with banking sector has a brilliant opportunity. Those aspirants who want to appear for IBPS PO have to register themselves. Official link for submitting application is started and candidates can apply online.

IBPS PO Vacancies

As per IBPS Recruitment Notification, around 4336 vacancies are released for the post of probationary officer 2019. Candidates will have to undergo three stages to be posted as PO in the Public sector bank. Candidates must check the bank wise PO Vacancies. This year vacancies have increased as compared to last year. A total of 4105 PO Vacancies were introduced in the year 2018 but now the number has increased to 4336.

 IBPS PO Exam Dates 2019

As per PO Notification 2019, the date of PO preliminary examination as 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th October. Candidates who clears the prelims examination can appear for the IBPS PO mains examination which is scheduled to be held on 30th November. Here are some important IBPS PO Dates 2019:



          Activity Exam Dates
  1 IBPS PO Application Form 7th August 2019
  2 Last Date for Submitting Application 28 August 2019
  3 Admit Card for Prelims September 2019
  4 Online Examination – Preliminary 12.10.2019, 13.10.2019, 19.10.2019 and 20.10.2019
  5 IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019 October/ November 2019
  6 IBPS PO Mains Admit Card November 2019
  7 Online Examination – Mains 30.11.2019
  8 IBPS PO Mains Result December 2019 
  9 IBPS PO Call Letter for Interview January 2020
10 IBPS PO Conduct of Interview January/ February 2020
11 Provisional Allotment April 2020

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring to apply for IBPS PO should ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria issued by IBPS. Ignoring the eligibility criteria of the official guideline issued by the authority can result in lapse of application and candidate will not be able to appear for the PO Exam in this case. All the aspirants are advised to go through the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO as it will ease their application selection.

Here are few criteria mentioned in the official notification:

  • Nationality/ Citizenship : Before applying for the examination, candidate must be either:
  • A Citizen of India
  • A Subject of Nepal
  •  A Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India  before January 1962.
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East Africa.

 Note : Candidate falling in the category of (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) should have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

  • Educational Qualification: A candidate should have graduation degree in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. While a candidate register online for IBPS PO, he/she must have a valid Mark-Sheet /  Certificate which indicates marks as well as day of registration in the graduation.
  • Age Criteria : There is a provision of age relaxation according to the category in IBPS PO.

Minimum age limit: 20 years 

Maximum age limit: 30 years

For more details and age relaxation you can go through the official notification of IBPS PO 2019

IBPS PO Job Responsibilities and Roles

The  probation period of a Probationary Officers (PO) is 2 years. The work allotted to them during this period includes drafting cheques, documents to pass loan, etc. Once the probation period is completed, PO will be assigned the position of assistant manager in the respective banks so that they can implement their knowledge and ideas. In later phases, they are designated the work of public relation officer in which they handle customer complaints and solve issues related to accounts discrepancies, undue charges and other bank related services.

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2019

IBPS PO is generally a three-tier exam process. It consists of three stages like:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

The prelims exam is merely a qualification stage whose marks are not included in the overall merit list. Candidates are selected for mains stage on the basis of cut-off marks laid down by the institution. To be posted as a PO in the bank, candidate has to clear all the stages. However, the final selection will be based on the merit list declared by the IBPS which will include the marks of mains as well as interview.

IBPS PO 2019 Participating Organisation

Most of the organization which recruits PO through IBPS are reputed public sector banks.

Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank
Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce
UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank
Punjab National Bank
Union Bank of India
Bank of India
Indian Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS PO Salary

As per the official notification of IBPS PO, the pay scale is 23,700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42020. It also includes DA, TA, HRA, CCA, Medical Aid, Leave Fare Concession, etc. So, we can conclude that the PO salary in hand is around 40,000 to 45,000 INR.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

IBPS has released the syllabus for the bank PO exam on its official website. Serious aspirants must go through the whole IBPS PO Syllabus religiously and make the list of topics to be covered by them properly. Given below is the link to read the complete syllabus of IBPS PO.


Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Antonym & Synonym

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled Words

Phrase Substitution

Para Jumbles

Idioms and Phrases

Cloze Tests

One word Substitution


Reasoning Aptitude

Number Series

Alphabetical Series

Figure Series

Odd man out



Word Formation


Blood Relation

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Direction Sense Test

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Statement and Assumption

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Statement and Arguments

Statements and Action Courses

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System

Data Interpretation – Bar, Line, Table, Caselet



Profit and Loss



Ratio and Proportion

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Boat & Stream

Pipe & Cistern


Permutation and Combination


IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

This 3 stage examination consists of preliminary, mains and interview process. The exam pattern of 2019 IBPS PO is the same as last year’s pattern

Stage – 1 : IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2019

Prelims examination is objective in nature and the medium of paper is generally English. The medium for quantitative aptitude and reasoning is both hindi and English.

S.No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
100 100 60 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests separately by securing minimum cut-off marks determined by IBPS.

Stage 2 : IBPS PO Mains Examination 2019

IBPS PO Main Examination is both objective and descriptive in nature and is based on online mode. The objective test is of 3 hours consist of 200 marks whereas the descriptive test is of 30 minutes of 25 marks.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

The descriptive test is a test of English which contains Letter Writing and Essay with 25 marks and 30 minutes duration.

Note: For every wrong answer in both preliminary and mains examination, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks assigned to the particular question.

Stage 3: IBPS PO Interview

The total marks assigned to the interview stage is 100. The minimum qualifying marks are 40% for general candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC. The ratio of main exam and interview for final  merit list will be 80:20.

Note: Only the marks of mains and interview is calculated for the overall merit list. Prelims marks are just qualifying in nature.

IBPS PO Admit Card – Download Here

IBPS has released the admit card for preliminary exam of Probationary Officers recruitment. Candidates who have filled the IBPS PO Registration can download their IBPS PO Prelims Admit Cards/Call Letters from the link given below:

Click Here to Download IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card

IBPS PO 2019 Preparation tips

“Knowledge has no value if you do not put it into practice”. This quote holds true in the case of competitive examination. The amount of practice you put into your preparation will help you to attain a position in IBPS PO. Aspirants must go through all the previous year papers and mock test of IBPS PO and practice one mock every day. Preparation for each section separately is important as this can only  make you sail through all the stages successfully. We have some tips and strategy to kick start you preparation for IBPS PO 2019.

IBPS PO 2019 Result and Cut Off

IBPS releases its results within a month after the respective exam. The results of different stages of examination will be released separately. As soon as IBPS releases the result, we will provide you with the links.

Talking about the po cut off marks, it is derived by analyzing the question paper and last year cut off.

IBPS PO Cut off : Previous year Cut Off Differentiation

Cut off comparison 2017-2018 IBPS PO -prelims 2017 IBPS PO – Main 2017 Final cut off 2017 IBPS PO -Prelims 2018 IBPS PO -Main 2018 Final cut off 2018
General 42.75 82 47.04 56.75 74.50 63.91
OBC 42.25 75.63 43.02 55.50 68.38 53.02
SC 36 62.50 38.56 49.25 56.38 55.34
ST 28.50 42.25 33.73 41.75 35.75 47.33


   Check the cut off comparison of IBPS PO

IBPS PO 2019 FAQ’s

Candidates who want to appear for IBPS PO 2019 have to register themselves by applying online on the official website. IBPS PO 2019 is activated and aspirants can apply directly on the official website ibps.in. Candidates are confused about the examination nature of IBPS PO. So to know all the answer related to IBPS PO, we have come up with the answer to frequently asked question.

Frequently asked question on IBPS PO 2019: Click here

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), an autonomous body has gained popularity as the major Selection Test Conducting Agency for personnel in banks of the country. Every year IBPS conducts a three tier examination for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) to serve in various public sector  banks in India. For 2019, the authority has released the ibps po recruitment notification on its official website.