IBPS PO 2019 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Every year the Institute of banking personnel institution conducts a three-tier process examination to recruit various candidates under the post of a probationary officer to be posted in various public sector banks across India. A number of candidates participate in this recruitment process. For the year 2019, the organizing body has released the IBPS PO 2019 official notification. According to the official notification, IBPS PO Prelims 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be tentatively held on 30th November 2019. Candidates can check the frequently asked questions for IBPS PO 2019 before appearing in the exam. Students can check the official notification on the IBPS official website. Keep on reading this article to know more about the IBPS PO 2019 exam.

Download the IBPS PO Notification 2019 from the link given below

IBPS PO Notification 2019

IBPS has released the official notification for the recruitment of IBPS PO 2019. A total of 4336 candidates have to be recruited for this post. Every year a huge number of eligible candidates apply for this reputed exam. Candidates after clearing all the levels successfully are posted in the public sector banks according to their preference and marks scored in the final merit list across India.

As per the data, a number of 9 lacs candidates fill the application for IBPS PO. This is considered to be the most sought after the exam in India. If you are aiming IBPS PO 2019, read all the details about Exam pattern, IBPS PO 2019 syllabus, salary, and growth profile, etc.

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2019

According to the official notification, IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled to be held on 12th, 13th, and 19th of October 2019. After clearing the first phase students will appear for the IBPS PO Main Exam 2019 on 30th November 2019. Check the important events of the IBPS PO 2019 below:

Sr. No.ActivityIBPS PO Exam Dates
1Online Application of IBPS POCheck here
2IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card for PrelimsSeptember 2019
3Online Examination - Preliminary12.10.2019, 13.10.2019, 19.10.2019 & 20.10.2019
4IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Result October 2019
5IBPS PO Mains Admit CardNovember 2019
6Online Examination – Main30.11.2019
7IBPS PO Mains ResultDecember 2019
8IBPS PO 2019 Call Letter Release DateJanuary 2020

Check all the Important events of the IBPS PO 2019:

IBPS PO Eligibility 2019 

To appear for the IBPS PO Exam one should be confined with the eligibility criteria of age and education as it is mandatory to follow the guidelines issued by the IBPS. Avoiding the eligibility criteria of the guidelines may lead to failure of your application and you will not be able to appear for the exam.

A. Nationality Criteria: Before applying to the IBPS PO Exam, the candidate must be through the following eligibility criteria:
  • Citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing permanently in India.
Note: Candidates belonging to the categories (2,3 and 4) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

B. Educational Qualification: 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. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

C. Age Eligibility Criteria:

There are provisions for age relaxation depending upon the category of the candidate.

For General Category, the age required is:
Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years

IBPS PO JOB PROFILE 2019 - What are the responsibilities of Probationary Officers

A Probationary Officer (PO) serves all the task during his probation period which is of 2 years. His work during the probation period will be drafting cheques, documents to pass the loan. After completing the probation period, they will be posted as assistant manager where they get to implement their knowledge & ideas. Later on, The Bank Assistant Manager work as public relations officer, handle customer complaints and solve various customer related issues such as discrepancies in accounts, the rectification of undue charges and look into complaints regarding services provided by the bank.

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2019

It is a three-tier process. It consists of three exams like:
  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Interview process
Candidates have to clear all the rounds to be posted in the bank as a PO. His final selection will be solely based on the final merit (marks obtained in the Main Exam and the interview round) list declared by the IBPS. As the preliminary exam is qualifying in nature.

IBPS PO 2019: IBPS PO Salary and Growth 

According to official notification the pay scale of Bank Probationary Officer is 23700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42020 including Dearness Allowance, HRA, CCA, Medical Aid, Leave Fare Concession, etc. and Perquisites like Conveyance, Furniture, etc., depending on the place of posting shall be paid as per rules. Thus, we can say a newly recruited Bank PO can earn around 40,000 -45,000 INR.

Check the complete details on IBPS PO 2019, Salary and growth profile

IBPS PO Vacancies

IBPS is going to recruit a number of 4336 candidates for the post of probationary officer. Candidates will have to undergo three processes to be posted as PO in the Public sector bank. Vacancies have increased as compared to last year. last year a total of 4105 vacancies were introduced now the number has increased to 4336.

IBPS PO 2019 : Check detailed syllabus here

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network 
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

The examination for IBPS PO Recruitment process is carried out in three phases i.e. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personal Interview. Following is the expected pattern of IBPS PO 2019 Exam if there is no change in the pattern this year and it remains the same as last year's: 

Phase-IIBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2019

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Candidates had to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks which were decided by IBPS.

Phase – II: IBPS PO Main Examination 2019

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests were conducted online. 

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours

1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Note: There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

We do not claim that it will exactly be the same as we expect it to be for, IBPS can surprise candidates with a changing face of banking examinations anytime. So, you also have to prepare yourself for all sorts of bombshells that can be dropped by IBPS when IBPS PO 2019 is conducted.

Phase – IIIIBPS PO Interview

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in the interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card

Institute of banking personnel institute releases the admit card 15 days before the examination. Once IBPS activate the link for the IBPS PO Prelims exam, we will update the same link. You can visit ibps.in for the same.

IBPS PO 2019 Preparation Tips

The practice is the only key to attain perfection. You need to revise all the syllabus of Reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude section, and the English language. All the sections in IBPS PO 2019 require the same time so that you can revise all the concepts from basic to advance level.

IBPS PO 2019 Result

IBPS releases the results for different phases of examinations separately. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

IBPS PO 2019 Final Cut Off

IBPS releases the results for different phases of examinations separately. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

IBPS PO 2017-2018: Previous year Cut Off comparison

Cut off comparison 2017-2018
IBPS PO prelims 2017
IBPS PO Main 2017
Final cut off 2017(out of 100)
IBPS PO Prelims 2018
IBPS PO Main 2018
Final cut off 2018(out of 100)

IBPS Clerk Pre & Main Cut Off

PRE-Cut off 2017
UR 2017(final)
PRE-Cut off 2018
UR 2018(final)
Uttar Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh

IBPS PO 2019 FAQ's

All those who want to appear for the IBPS PO 2019 Exam have to register themselves for the probationary post. IBPS PO 2019 apply online link is activated and candidates can apply online. IBPS PO Online Registration has started, candidates can apply online through the link given below:

Check the detailed Frequently asked question on IBPS PO 2019: Click here