IBPS PO 2019: Notification, Exam Dates, Apply Online, Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) releases its calendar every year in the month of January and conducts a three-step examination to carry out the recruitment process of Probationary Officers in various Public Sector Banks of India. As mentioned in the IBPS Calendar 2019, IBPS PO Preliminary and Mains Examinations are scheduled to be held in October 2019 and November  2019 respectively. The first two steps involve objective type tests viz. IBPS PO Prelims Exam and IBPS PO Main Exam which are followed by the Personal Interview Round i.e. the final phase of the IBPS PO Examination. Here are the details of IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 for all those who aspire to become a Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank this year.

IBPS PO 2019 Notification

In the year 2018, IBPS released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the month of August. Based on the previous year notification, it can be conjectured IBPS is likely to invite applications for IBPS PO 2019 Exam in August 2019. We will update the link to the official notification as soon as it is updated on the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel Section (IBPS). To know more about IBPS PO notification you can check out IBPS PO Notification 2018 by clicking on the link below:

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates

The IBPS Calendar is out already which clearly declares the dates of IBPS PO Prelims Exam as 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2019 and IBPS PO Mains Exam as 30th November 2019. Given below is the table from IBPS Calendar 2019 which shows the exact dates of IBPS PO Exam 2019:

Sr. No.ActivityIBPS PO Exam Dates
1Online Examination - Preliminary12.10.2019, 13.10.2019, 19.10.2019 & 20.10.2019
2Online Examination – Main30.11.2019

IBPS PO 2018 Final Result

The third phase i.e. Personal Interview round of IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Examination is yet to be conducted. The final result of IBPS PO 2018 Examination will be released on 1st April 2019.

IBPS PO 2019 Apply Online

IBPS will activate the link for online applications on its portal as soon as it releases the official notification for IBPS PO Vacancies 2019. The online registrations are expected to begin in the month of August this year. 

IBPS PO 2019 Application Fees

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

IBPS PO Vacancies 2019

The total number of vacancies in the year 2018 for the post of Probationary Officers was 4102. This year's vacancies will be declared through the official notification of  IBPS PO 2019 recruitment which will be updated here as soon as it is out. 

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

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-I: IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2018

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 2018

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 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 changed 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 Eligibility Criteria

Educational 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. 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.


Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years

IBPS PO 2019 Salary

Approximate salary of a Bank PO is 35,000 - 40,000 and it may vary across different banks. To know more about other allowances, perks and benefits, check out the post provided in the link below:

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus

  • 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 2019 Admit Card/ Call Letter

The admit cards for the Prelims Exam, Main Exam and Personal Interview will be released 10-15 days before they are held. We will update the links to download them as soon as they are made available on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS PO 2019 Final 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 Cut Off 2018:

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2018

SubjectsEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityTotal
Maximum Score303535100
Cutoff Score08.7507.759.0056.75

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2018

Cut Off for Individual Subjects of IBPS PO Mains: 

Overall Cut Off: 

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2017

Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
Cutoff Score 05.00 07.75 10.00 42.75

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2017

Category Cut-Off
GEN 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25
VH 77.87
ID 55.00
HI 47.75
OC 59.63

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2016

Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cutoff
SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD General
1. Reasoning 50 03.25 05.25
2. English Language 40 02.25 04.75
3. General Awareness 40 08.00 10.75
4. Computer Awareness 20 05.00 06.50
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 10.75 12.50

CategoryCut-offs on Total (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC)41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST)31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)52.50
General (Gen)52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI)37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged34.00
Visually Impaired (VI)37.50

IBPS PO Final Cut Off 2016

Provisional Allotment

Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Score 33.70 10/09 /91 28.60 30/06 /92 37.00 06/06 /95 39.90 28/08 /93 31.40 12/12 /90 33.10 01/04 /86 25.40 22/12 /86

IBPS PO Previous Years' Cut Off 

1. IBPS CWE PO 2 - 2012 55.84 47.36 58.32 62.12 45.20 42.84 55.88
2. IBPS CWE PO 3 - 2013 34.20 26.20 36.80 42.20 33.20 19.60 21.40
3. IBPS CWE PO 4 - 2014 42.20 36.40 45.60 49.60 39.60 34.80 24.40
4. IBPS CWE PO 5 - 2015 41.40 36.20 46.70 49.90 37.90 37.20 22.10