IBPS PO 2019

18 Jan, 2019

IBPS PO 2019 – Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the official exam dates for the academic year 2019. As per the calendar released by the official authority for the year 2019, Preliminary examination for the IBPS PO Recruitment will be held on 12 October 2019, 13 October 2019, 19 October 2019, and 20 October 2019. Mains Examination will be conducted on 30 November 2019. IBPS PO 2019 comes under the category of National level test that will be organized by Institute for Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS with an objective to recruit the competent  Probationary Officers in a wide range of PSUs or public sector banks in the country. The exam for IBPS PO takes place every year and the authority has specified the recruitment process in three rounds that will be the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview. The exam conducting body will release the application form for IBPS PO 2019 in the month of July 2019 and the interested applicants need to complete the process of online registration before the Deadline in the month of August 2019. The candidates need to go to the website of IBPS to get access to the online application form. The authority will issue the hall ticket or admit card for every stage of the exam and the applicants need to bring the same as the compulsory document with one valid identity proof. It is suggestible to read the eligibility criteria first and then proceed to apply for IBPS PO 2019 exam.


Overview of IBPS PO 2019



    Name of Recruitment

    Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam (IBPS PO 2019)

    Administrative Body

    IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)

    Official Website of the conducting body


    Level of Examination

    National Level

     Stages of recruitment

    Preliminary examination

    Mains examination

    Interview Round


    Dates of examination (declared)

    Preliminary examination: October 12, 13, 19, and 20’ 2019

    Mains examination: November 30’ 2019

    Interview round: January 2020

    Mode of Application


     Mode of examination

    Computer-Based Test (CBT)

    Time Duration

    Preliminary examination: 1 hour

    Mains examination: 3 hours 30 minutes

    IBPS PO Salary offered

    INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 

    Help Desk number of official authority

    1800 222 366/ 1800 103 4566

    IBPS PO Notification 2019

    IBPS has released the official notification for the competitive examination IBPS PO 2019. In the official notification recent released by the IBPS, it has released the official dates for the preliminary and Mains Examination. According to the notification, Preliminary Examination will be held on 12,13,19,20 October 2019 and Mains Examination will be held on 20 November 2019. The official notification of IBPS PO 2019 will be published by IBPS or Institute for Banking Personnel Selection on its official web portal. The aspirants need to visit the website of IBPS to access the exam notification in the format of PDF. The tentative period for the notification release will be in the month of July 2019. This exam is organized by the authority every year for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in various PSUs in India.

    IBPS PO comes in tier III recruitment where the applicants will have to clear three stages of selection that are Preliminary exam and Main Exam and the personal interview in order to achieve the post of PO in one of the PSUs in India. The final result will be announced according to the overall score of the candidates in all these stages.

    Important Dates related to IBPS PO 2019

    The tentative dates of the events related to IBPS PO 2019 are given below as table:

    Release date for IBPS PO Application form 2019 Exam

    July to August 2019

    Last date for IBPS application submission

    July to August 2019

    Admit card availability for IBPS PO Prelims

    September 2019

    Training of Preliminary examination

    September 2019

    Hall ticket issuance for Prelims

    September 2019

    IBPS PO Prelims  date

    October 12, 13, 19, and 20’ 2019

    Result for IBPS PO Prelims

    October 2019

    Admit card for IBPS PO Mains

    October 2019

    IBPS PO Mains Exam 2019

    November 30’2019

    Result of Mains exam

    November 2019

    Availability of Interview Call letter

    December 2019

    IBPS PO Interview 2019

    January 2020

    Provisional allotment

    April 2020

    IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

    Only those aspirants can apply for IBPS PO 2019 exam that will succeed to fulfill the eligibility criteria as specified by the authority. In case the applicants fill the application form without meeting the below-given requirements, IBPS reserved the right to cancel the application at any stage of the recruitment process.

    S. No.


    Eligibility Criteria



    Candidates with Indian Nationality are eligible to apply for IBPS SO 2019.


    Educational Qualification

    Applying candidates should have degree of graduation from a recognized University by government of India.


    Age Limit

    Applying candidates should be between 20 years to 30 years of age.

    Relaxation in age limit is also provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories:

    S. No.





    05 years



    03 years



    05 years


    Domicile of J&K state

    05 years


    Candidates affected by 1984 riots

    05 years


    PWD (General)

    10 years



    13 years



    15 years

    Note: Result of the successfully qualified candidates should be announced by September 2019.

    IBPS PO Application Form 2019

    The candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2019 as mentioned below can proceed ahead to complete the process of online application form submission via online mode. They need to visit the IBPS portal and initiate the online registration procedure. The login credentials will be generated that the applicants will have to use while login into the IBPS website. The application form will be displayed on the screen once the candidates click on the link given there.

    The details need to be mentioned perfectly and accurately in the form. Those who will provide unauthentic data to the authority while filling the IBPS PO application form will have to face the rejection of the application at any stage of the recruitment process.

    The applicants are also supposed to upload the signature image and the photograph online at the time of application form filling. Reviewing the form once again before submission is highly recommended so as to avoid any error or mistake. There will not be any clause of making changes in the form after online submission.

    Steps to fill IBPS PO Application 2019

    1. Application form will be available on the official website of the recruiting body, so first, visit the official website as mentioned above.
    2. A new tab will get open up on your respective computer screens, click on APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES”.
    3. Enter your details on the application form.
    4. It is advisable to the candidates to fill the information carefully as there is no chance offered for editing or modification.
    5. The official authority will generate registration number and password.
    6. After that, candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature.
    7. Now, candidates are required to pay the application fee as per their category respectively.
    8. After the successful payment, e-receipt will be generated which needs to be printed by the candidates.
    9. Now take print out of IBPS PO Application form 2019.

    Important instruction to fill the IBPS PO Application form 2019

    1. Name of candidates or name of the guardian should be same as in the mark sheet/certificate as any difference may disqualify the candidature of the candidate.
    2. Follow the following instruction while uploading the photograph and signature:

    Photo And Sign Uploading Information


    Dimensions: 200×230

    File type: JPG

    Size: 20KB-50KB


    Dimensions: 140×60

    File type: JPG

    Size: 10KB-20KB

    1. Most importantly check all the details carefully before clicking on submit tab.

    IBPS PO Application Fee 2019

    After mentioning the details in the IBPS PO 2019 application form, the candidates need to deposit the fee amount as per their category. The details for the same are given as under:

    • The candidates who fall under the General category need to deposit the fee of Rs. 600 through online mode.
    • Those who are from the category of SC, PwD, and ST will get the relaxation in the application fee and will have to deposit Rs 100.
    • All the candidates irrespective of their category need to make the payment through credit card or internet banking or debit card.

    IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

    All the candidates who are aspiring to be recruited as Probationary Officers in Government banks need to prepare hard for the IBPS PO 2019 exam. The foremost thing that is required for preparation is the exam pattern. Without knowing it, the candidates will not be able to make a proper schedule of studies and also will fail to apprehend various parameters like marking scheme, time duration, difficulty level of the exam, types, and number of questions that will come in the exam of IBPS PO 2019 and much more. The IBPS Exam Pattern 2019 for all the three stages of IBPS PO 2019 is given below:

    Preliminary Exam

    • The mode of the preliminary exam for IBPS PO will be online
    • The questions in the exam will be of multiple choice or objective type.
    • The applicants will get the total 1 hour or 60 minutes time to complete the paper.
    • The medium of the preliminary exam paper will be both English and Hindi.
    • There is the penalty clause for incorrect answers. If the applicants give the wrong response, 1/4thmark will be deducted for every question.


    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Time duration

    Reasoning Ability



    Total time of 1 hour or 60 minutes

    Quantitative Aptitude



    English Language







     Main Exam

    • IBPS PO main exam 2019 will be conducted via online mode.
    • The candidates will be allotted the time of 120 minutes or 2 hours.
    • There will be total 200 questions in the exam paper.
    • The total marks for the mains exam will be 200.
    • The medium of the exam paper will be both English and Hindi.


    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Time given for every section

    Medium of Exam




    40 minutes

    Hindi and English

    Quantitative Aptitude



    40 minutes

    Hindi and English

    General Awareness (Banking Industry)



    20 minutes

    Hindi and English

    English Language



    30 minutes


    Computer Knowledge



    10 minutes

    Hindi and English




    140 minutes


    Personal Interview

    The candidates who will clear the rounds of Prelims and Mains can attend the interview which is the final stage of selection. This round will be of 100 marks. Some of the important points about the interview round are as under:

    • PI is the final process or step of the IBPS PO 2019 recruitment procedure.
    • The candidates will be given the choice to select the centre of the interview.
    • The panel of interviewers will assess the candidates on the grounds of their confidence level, communication skills and other General Knowledge related to banking sector.
    • The process of Personal Interview will be governed by the participating banks and is formulated by IBPS and the Nodal Bank that is there in all the states.

    IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

    S. No.




    Quantitative Aptitude

    Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Simple Interest & Compound Interest


    Reasoning Ability

    Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Logical Reasoning


    English Language

    Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks


    General Awareness

    Current Affairs. Static GK, Banking & Financial Awareness


    Computer knowledge

    Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts, Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer

    IBPS PO Admit Card 2019

    The admit card for all the rounds of IBPS PO 2019 will be available on the website of the authority and the candidates need to download the same before the last date. The important details about the IBPS PO Admit card 2019 are mentioned below:

    • The applicants need to go to the official portal of IBPS and get the link of admit card there.
    • They can easily download the same and take the print out.
    • Note that the authority will issue three hall tickets, one will be of Prelims, second will be of Mains and the third one will be of interview.
    • Retain the hard copies of the admit cards for further use.

    IBPS PO Result 2019

    • The candidates need to visit the official website and access the result of Prelims and Mains from there.
    • Do not forget to see the web portal for any updates on IBPS PO 2019.

    Steps to download IBPS PO 2019

    1. Result will be available on the official website of the administrative body, so first visit the official website as mentioned above.
    2. A new screen will get open on your computer screens, click on ‘CWE VII PO/MT’ tab.
    3. Click on the link of IBPS PO 2019 Result
    4. Enter the credential, registration ID, password and date of birth.
    5. Check your details and hit on submit tab.
    6. IBPS PO Result 2019 will get appear on your computer screens which will include maximum marks, marks obtained by the candidate, minimum cut off marks required.
    7. Download the IBPS PO Result 2019 and preserve it for future reference.

    IBPS PO Cut Off 2019

    • Cut off is the minimum score that the applicants need to achieve in order to qualify the IBPS PO 2019 exam, both prelims, and mains.
    • The candidates will have to achieve the cut off in all the sections of the preliminary and main exam.

    Important books required for preparation of IBPS PO 2019

    • Comprehensive Guide for IBPS by Disha Publications
    • The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination by Arihant Publications
    • Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal
    • Objective Computer Knowledge and Literacy by Kiran Publication
    • Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO by N K Singh (Upkar Publication)
    • Target IBPS PO by Disha Publications
    • Bank PO Solved Papers for PO and MT from Kiran Publication
    • English Language by Wren & Martin
    • General Awareness Category – Mahindra Financial And Banking Awareness
    • M Tyra for IBPS PO from BSC Publication

    IBPS PO 2019: Process of Interview & Provisional Allotment

    Process of Interview

    • Candidates who have successfully qualified the IBPS PO Mains 2019 will be eligible to take part in personal interview round.
    • All participating banks will conduct the interview round.
    • Successfully selected candidates in the interview round will be shortlisted for the call letter which will be available on the official website of the administrative body.
    • Interview round is conducted to check the communication skills and personality of the candidates.


    • Personal Interview round will carry 100 marks and minimum qualifying marks for:
    • General category: 40 marks
    • SC/ST/OBC/PWD category: 35 marks
    • Interview round will carry 20% weightage in the final IBPS PO Result 2019.
    • The ration of mains marks and interview round marks is 80:20.

    Provisional Allotment

    • In order to get shortlisted for the provisional allotment round, candidates are required to score sufficient marks in mains and interview round.
    • After the commencement of personal interview round, candidates will be provisionally placed with one of the participating organization on the basis of number of vacancies and merit-cum-preference.

    Documents Required at the Time of Interview

    Candidates are required to carry following documents at the time of interview:

    1. Print out of interview call letter.
    2. IBPS PO Application form 2019.
    3. Photo ID
    4. Proof of DOB.
    5. Certificate of caste/disability (if any)
    6. Certificate of qualified examination

    IBPS PO 2019: Preliminary Examination

    IBPS PO Preliminary Examination will be the first stage of the recruitment process. All the candidates filling the application form successfully will appear in preliminary examination.

    IBPS has released the official examination dates for the preliminary examination. Prelims exam will be held on 12, 13, 19, 20 October 2019.

    IBPS PO 2019: Mains Examination

    Mains Examination will be the second stage of the IBPS PO 2019. Candidates qualifying preliminary examination will appear in Mains Examination only.

    Mains Examination will be held on 30 November 2019. Candidates qualifying mains examination successfully will go further for interview round.

    IBPS PO 2019: Important Information

    The participating banks in IBPS PO 2019 exam will be Allahabad Bank, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, UCO Bank, Central Bank of India, IDBI Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Vijaya Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, United Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank, Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of India, Dena Bank, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank.  

    This current year the examinations for IBPS PO will be conducted in two classifications, the preliminary will be conducted on October 12, 13, 19, 20 and the main examinations will be conducted on the November 30’ 2019. The candidates who want to get employed as POs in various PSUs need to prepare well for this exam. The above given article was all about the IBPS PO 2019, related dates and events, eligibility requirements, application form filling and submission, deposition of the application fee, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card availability for every round of the exam, result announcement, important tips to prepare well for this exam and much more.

    Necessary tips to prepare for IBPS PO 2019

    • Make proper planning for studies and strategize the preparations in an organized manner. Without perfect planning and execution, you cannot achieve success in any exam.
    • It is highly suggestible to go for subject wise preparation. This will help you to allow the time for all the topics and with this none of the topics will get skipped.
    • An appropriate time table is a must. You need to first check the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 and the pattern of IBPS PO 2019 and then go for making a perfect time table.
    • Practice will make you perfect in a particular subject or topic. So try to take out some time for revision also.
    • Focus on every subject and never read or study with a burden on your mind. Try to enjoy what you are reading. For instance, if you have to prepare for the section of General Awareness, read newspapers, listen to news channels and discuss with your mates about the topics on current affairs. With this, you will take interest in whatever you study.
    • There are various competent books for IBPS PO exam preparation. Gather the study material from these authentic sources.
    • You need to give mock tests that are available online and also practice the sample papers and previous year exam papers of IBPS PO.
    • For better understanding of all the topics and subjects and to know about the tricks of solving the questions speedily and accurately, you may also join the coaching institutes for IBPS PO.
    • Making notes is the best planning and strategy to prepare for any exam. This will help you to save a lot of time during the exam and also to recall the topics.
    • Stay away from any stress and do exercise and yoga to calm your brain nerves.
    • Take healthy diet and switch to a healthy routine.

    This is the complete information about the IBPS PO 2019. Those who feel any doubt regarding this can simply get in touch with us.


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