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IBPS PO 2019 Exam: Know Registration Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Banks List

IBPS PO 2019 notification @ ibps.in: Check IBPS PO recruitment process, eligibility, exam dates, pattern, syllabus, selection process here. The IBPS invites application for Probationary officers (PO) and management trainees (MT) to fill 4336 vacancies.

Aug 16, 2019 12:48 IST
IBPS PO 2019

IBPS PO 2019: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) or Management Trainees (MT) in the public sector banks. The Last date to apply for the IBPS PO 2019 exam @ ibps.in is 28 August. This year, the IBPS aims to fill in 4336 vacancies in the banks. A total 9 banks are participating in the IBPS PO 2019 recruitment. Check the complete details of the IBPS PO 2019 recruitment notification including the registration process, eligibility criteria, qualification, vacancies, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, selection process, best books, participating banks and so much more.

The IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam will be conducted on October 12, October 13, October 19 and October 20 in online MCQ format. Candidates seeking a job in banking sector, can apply for the post by 28 August. Have a look at all the details regarding IBPS PO 2019 recruitment here:

Apply for IBPS PO 2019 here - IBPS PO 2019 Registration

IBPS PO 2019 Application Process: The IBPS PO Application Fee is different for different category candidates:

- General/OBC - Rs. 600

- SC/ST/PWD – Rs 100

IBPS PO 2019: Check Best Books for Preparation - Recommended by Experts

IBPS PO 2019: Important Dates

IBPS PO 2019 examination is conducted in three phases - Preliminary, Main and Interview. Check the important dates of the IBPS PO 2019 Examination here:

Event

Date

Release of IBPS PO 2019 Notification

2 August 2019

Beginning of Online Application Process

7 August 2019

Last Date to Apply Online

28 August 2019

Download of Pre- Exam Training call letters

September 2019

Pre-Exam Training (PET) 2019

23 -28 September 2019

Release of IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Admit Card

September 2019

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Date

12-13 October, 19-20 October 2019

Result Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims 2019

October-November 2019

Release of IBPS PO Mains 2019 Admit Card

November 2019

IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Date

30 November 2019

Result Declaration of IBPS PO Mains 2019

December 2019

Release of IBPS PO Interview 2019 call letters

January 2020

IBPS PO 2019 Interview

January 2020

Provisional Allotment

April 2020

IBPS PO 2019: Participating Banks & Vacancies

Here is the list of participating banks along with number of vacancies:

Participating Bank

Gen

OBC

EWS

SC

ST

Total

Bank of India

583

11

89

158

58

899

Union Bank of India

253

159

65

114

53

644

UCO Bank

261

118

50

53

18

500

Allahabad Bank

203

135

50

75

37

500

Canara Bank

203

135

50

75

37

500

Indian Bank

201

133

49

73

37

493

Bank of Maharashtra

143

94

35

52

26

350

Oriental Bank of Commerce

122

79

29

48

22

300

Corporation Bank

62

40

15

22

11

150

Total

2031

904

432

670

299

4336

IBPS PO 2019: Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification & Age Limit

Before you apply for the IBPS PO 2019 examination, have a look at the given Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Educational Qualification. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the IBPS PO 2019 exam. Have a look:

Nationality/Citizenship: Candidates must be either Citizen of India or Subject of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who settled in India before January 1962 or person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia) Zaire, and Vietnam.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years, as on 1 August 2019. Check the upper age relaxation for different categories:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Person with Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers, Persons domiciled in J&K during January 1980 to December 1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Education Qualification: Graduation Degree from a recognised University*

*Candidates need to indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation while registering for IBPS PO 2019. Candidates must possess the authentic mark sheet or degree certificate, validating their completion of Graduation.

Selection Process of IBPS PO 2019

The IBPS PO 2019 recruitment is a three-phased process involving – Prelims, Mains & Interview. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2019 will be held in October 2019. Candidates who would qualify the Prelims exam will be called for the IBPS PO Mains 2019 on November 30, 2019. Finally, candidates who clear both Prelims and Mains will be called for IBPS PO Interview 2019. The selection of candidates for the post of Bank PO or MT will be done on the basis of their performance in Interview round.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

For the ease of the candidates, we have provided here the detailed exam pattern of the IBPS PO/MT 2019 examination for both prelims and mains. Have a look:

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern: A total of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) will be asked in the preliminary examination from 3 sections – English language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Each question carries 1 Mark. The medium of examination will be bilingual – English & Hindi, except for English Language section.

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Total

100

100

1 Hour

IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Pattern: A total 155 questions (MCQs) will be asked from 4 sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation; and 2 Descriptive questions will be asked from English Language.  

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 Minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 Minutes

English Language

35

40

40 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 Minutes

Total (200 Marks)

155 Questions

200

3 Hours

Descriptive Paper - English Language

(Letter Writing & Essay)

2 (English)

25

30 Minutes

Marking Scheme: There is a negative marking for every wrong answer given by the candidates. One-fourth of the marks (0.25 of 1 mark question) will be deduction for wrong answers.

Note: The exam pattern or structure can be modified or altered by the IBPS at any point of time and such information will be intimated to the candidates through official website ibps.in.

IBPS PO Interview 2019: Candidates who would qualify the Prelims & Mains examination for PO/MT will be called for Interview by the respective participating bank. The information regarding the Interview centre and date will be shared through the Call Letters or Admit Cards. The marks allotted for Interview are 100.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019

English Language

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Antonym & Synonym

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled Words

Phrase Substitution

Para Jumbles

Idioms and Phrases

Cloze Tests

One word Substitution

Grammar

Number Series

Alphabetical Series

Figure Series

Odd man out  

Analogy

Syllogism       

Word Formation

Coding-Decoding

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

Number System

Data Interpretation – Bar, Line, Table, Caselet

HCF and LCM

Quadratic

Profit and Loss

Percentage

Averages

Ratio and Proportion  

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work          

Time and Distance

Boat & Stream

Pipe & Cistern

Simplification

Permutation and Combination

Probability

IBPS PO Cut Off 2019

Candidates need to qualify the each level or phase (Preliminary and Main Exams) by securing minimum cutoff marks to fetch a job in the participating organisations or banks. The IBPS PO Cut off is decided by the IBPS alone after the declaration of the IBPS PO Result. The IBPS PO Cutoff is decided based on the number of total vacancies, total number of candidates appearing for the exam and difficulty level of the exam.

Interview Cutoff: Candidates need to secure minimum 40 percent, i.e., 40 marks in the Interview Round. This cut off is 35 percent for SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.

Final Score: The final score of the candidates is calculated by adding marks secured in IBPS PO Mains & Interview round. The marks are calculated in the ratio of 80:20 respectively for Online Main Exam and interview.

IBPO PO 2019 Preparation Strategy: Important Books & Previous year Papers

When it comes to the preparations, books, practice papers, previous years papers and mock tests prove to be the best way out. Candidates can prepare for the IBPS PO 2019 exam through the books such as:

- Arihant Expert -  IBPS and SBI Bank PO Solved Papers Pre and Main
- Kiran Prakashan - Banking and Financial Awareness
- M K Panday - Analytical Reasoning
- Rajesh Verma - Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Paperback
- Rani Ahilya  - Lucents Computer

These books will help candidates clear their doubts and concepts for topics asked in the IBPS PO 2019 Exam.

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card

The IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 for Prelims, Mains and Interview will be released for download 10 or 15 days prior to the respective exam. Candidates will be allowed to download the Admit Card from the official website ibps.in.

Expected release date of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019: First week of October 2019

IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on October 12-13 and October 19-20. As the IBPS releases the Admit Card or Call Letters 10 to 15 days prior to the exam, it is anticipated that the IBPS PO Prelims call letter will be released around October 1, 2019.

Note: It is necessary for the candidates to download and carry the Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates would not be allowed to enter the centres without Admit card.

IBPS PO Exam Centres

The IBPS allots the Exam Centres through the IBPS PO Call Letter or Admit Card, after the closing of registration process. The centres are allotted on the basis of preference selected by the candidates while filling the IBPS PO 2019 application form. However, IBPS reserves the right to allot the exam centre other than the selected one, if there is non-availability of seats.