IBPS PO 2021 Notification: Check Exam Date, Syllabus, Vacancy, Exam Pattern, and Others Details

IBPS PO 2021

As we all know every year Institute of Banking Personnel releases the application for probationary officer. This year as well, the IBPS has released its yearly calendar for the all exams which it will conduct throughout the year. Today in this article we will provide you the information regarding the exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and all the relevant information about IBPS PO examination 2021. All those students who want to work in the banking sector, can grab the opportunity this year. 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020: All Shift Exam Review For 3 Oct, 10 Oct & 11 Oct Prelims Exam

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Date

IBPS has officially released a notification regarding the mains exam date for IBPS PO. Below is the table having some important dates for this exam.

Activity Date
Application process notification 02.08.2021
Application form  07.08.2021

Last date to apply

Call Letter download September(tentatively)
Online Examination – Preliminary 09.10.2021 10.10.2021 16.10.2021 & 17.10.2021
Mains examination 27.11.2021

The aspirants who have already given the prelims exam are advised to start their preparations accordingly as not much time is left to increase their chances of scoring maximum and clearing the mains.

IBPS PO 2021 Major Participating Banks

Let’s take a look at all the banks who have participated in this year for IBPS PO 2021 recruitment process:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India
3. Bank of India
4. Indian Bank
5. Canara Bank
6. Indian Overseas Bank
7. Central Bank of India
8. UCO Bank
9. Bank of Baroda
10. Punjab & Sind Bank
11.Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS PO Application Fee

Given below is the category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application. It is to be noted that Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Make sure that the application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee 
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS PO Age limit (As on 09.10.2021): Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years

Education Qualifications : A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. 

Computer Knowledge: It is important for candidates to have the working knowledge of computer systems to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency: It is important for candidates to be proficient in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. 

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Given below is the eligibility criteria related to the Nationality/ Citizenship of Applicants: 

1.Candidate must be the citizen of India

2. Candidate must be the subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Those candidates who are Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

4. Those Candidates are allowed who are  of Indian Origin (PIO) and has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Given below is the age Relaxation given to different category candidates:

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

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Process

IBPS PO Exam is a 3-stage process i.e.

  • IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam
  • IBPS PO Interview

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year to become Officer in Public Sector Banks. About 20 times the number of students qualify for the next stage i.e. IBPS PO Mains Exam. Subsequently, 3 to 5 times the number of candidates is recommended for IBPS PO Interview.


IBPS PO Vacancies 2020-21

IBPS PO 2021 vacancies has not been announced yet, but it will be updated on the official website of ibps. Although the vacancies in 2020 was  increased vacancies to 3517 for the Recruitment. Given below is the detailed table of the vacancies released in the year 2020.

1.Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.Bank of India      110 55 198 74 297 734 29
3.Bank of Maharashtra   37 18 67 25 103 250 10
4 Canara Bank  315 157 567 210 851 2100 84
5. Central Bank of India  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Indian Bank  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
7. Indian Overseas Bank  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Punjab National Bank  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
9. Punjab & Sind Bank  14 6 21 8 34 83 0
10. UCO Bank    53 26  95  35 141 350 44
11. Union Bank of India  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 529  262 948 352 1426 3517 73

In IBPS PO official notification 2018, there were initially 4102 vacancies mentioned which rose to 4252 after the culmination of IBPS PO recruitment process.

Similarly in 2017, initial indicative vacancies were 3562 & the number of final allotments rose to 3760. Viewers can refer to the graph below to view IBPS PO Vacancy trends.

IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter

The admit card or call letter will be available on the official websites of IBPS. Candidates who will apply for this exam may download the IBPS PO 2021 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2021 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2021 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Interview

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO is a three-tier examination which consists of preliminary, mains and interview process. Candidates can check IBPS PO exam pattern given below:

Stage – 1: IBPS PO Pre Examination

IBPS PO Preliminary examination is objective type & the medium of paper is generally English. The medium for Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning Ability is both Hindi & 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

There is a provision of sectional cut-off i.e. candidates will have to qualify each section separately.

Stage 2: IBPS PO Mains Examination

IBPS PO Main Exam is both objective & descriptive in nature and is based on online mode. The objective test is 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 mains 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.

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IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims 2021 syllabus in a nutshell is given below. Aspiring bankers should go through the topics carefully.

Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims 2021:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Puzzle Simplification & Approximation Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric Series Number Series Cloze Test
 Direction sense Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based) Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Ratio & Proportion, Partnership Vocabulary Based
Inequalities Percentage Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Mixtures & Alligations Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Input-Output Average & ages Paragraph Completion
Syllogism Profit & Loss Spelling Errors
Blood Relation Time and work & Pipe and cistern Word Replacement
Order and Ranking Simple Interest & Compound Interest Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
coding-decoding Time & Distance, Boat & stream Word Usage
  Permutation, Combination &Probability Idioms and Phrases
  Mensuration (2D&3D) Sentence Completion
  Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet),  
  Data sufficiency  

The complete IBPS PO Mains Syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
Puzzle Reading Comprehension Banking and Financial Awareness Internet
(Quantity based)
Syllogism Error Detection Current Affairs (4-5 Months) Memory
Ratio & Proportion, Partnership  Seating Arrangement Vocabulary Static Awareness Keyboard Shortcuts
Percentage Input-Output Phrase Replacement   Computer Abbreviation
Mixtures & Alligations Blood Relations Word Association   Microsoft Office
Average & ages   Sentence Improvement   Computer Hardware
Profit & Loss Direction sense Para Jumbles   Computer Software
Time and work & Pipe and cistern Data Sufficiency Cloze Test   Operating System
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Coding-Decoding Spelling Errors   Networking
Time & Distance, Boat & stream Inequalities Fill in the blanks   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Permutation, Combination & Probability Logical Reasoning Column Based Fillers   Number System
Mensuration (2D&3D)   Sentence Connectors   Basic of Logic Gates
   Data Interpretation   ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar),   Word Replacement    
Caselet   Word Usage    
    Sentence Rearrangement    
    Sentence Completion    



Only those students will be called for the interview round who will successfully clear both the above-mentioned phase. The preliminary exam will be qualifying in nature but marks of both main (objective+ descriptive) will be taken into the account for the selection of the interview.

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IBPS PO 2020-21 Salary

The Salary structure breakdown is mentioned in the table below.

IBPS Bank PO Salary Structure 2020-21
Basic Pay 23,700
Special Allowance 1,836.75
DA 10,163.63
CCA 870
Total (without HRA) 36,570.38
HRA 2,133.00
Gross with HRA 38,703.38

There is a provision of timely increment of the pay of the IBPS PO officer as given below:

Increment Percentage Basic Pay Gross Salary
15 % Rs.26,706/- Rs.37,068/-
20 % Rs.27,866/- Rs.38678/-
25 % Rs.29,026/- Rs.40,288/-
30 % Rs.30,187/- Rs.41,899/-


IBPS PO Final Cut-Off 2019-20

Maximum Scores 47.07 50.80 50.22 48.98 60.58 46.38 53.16 42.33 42.04
Minimum Scores 36.02 33.24 40.27 40.82 44.44 36.00 42.18 26.36 28.80

IBPS PO Mains Cut-off for 2019-20 has been released and below is the category wise cut-off marks for qualifying the exam. IBPS PO releases cut-off marks separately as per their category and this is applicable for both sectional and final cut-off list. 

Sno Category Marks (Out of 225)
1 General  71.25
2 SC 55.63
3 ST 38.13
4 OBC 70.25
5 EWS 65.88

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-off Comparison


IBPS PO previous years cut-off (2017 & 2018 ) has been given below.

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 43.87
OBC 42.25 75.63 43.02 55.50 68.38 40.29
SC 36 62.50 38.56 49.25 56.38 35.78
ST 28.50 42.25 33.73 41.75 35.75 31.60



IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

Click on the link below to view IBPS PO Previous Years Exam Analysis of 2019 & 2018.

Cleck IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis – All Slots

Check IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 1

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 2

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 3

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam Analysis 

IBPS PO Exam Centres 2021

Given below is the complete list of exam centres based on the previous year notification. If any change in the list will be there, we will update it.


Preliminary Exam Centre

Main Exam Center

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




Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati, Silchar


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna





Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur


Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Surat, Jamnagar


Daman & Diu


Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram





Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad, Vadodra


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


Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore


Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram




Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal, Indore


Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune














Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur






Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala


Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur


Bardang/ Gangtok

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal





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


Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee


West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Prepare with,



  FAQ- IBPS PO 2021


Q1: How many Total Vacancies are there for IBPS PO?

Answer: Total Vacancies are not yet released for IBPS PO 2021.

Q2: What is the selection process of IBPS PO 2021?

Answer: IBPS PO 2021 is a three-tier process i.e. Preliminary Exam Mains Exam, Interview

Q3: What is the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO?

Answer: To appear for IBPS PO exam, A candidate should possess a graduation degree from a recognized university.

Q4: How to get information regarding the latest bank jobs?

Answer: You can follow bankersadda.com to get regular updates on ongoing recruitments, examinations and upcoming bank jobs as well. Click Here to Check Bank Job Notifications.




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