IBPS PO 2019 | Notification, Application dates, syllabus and exam dates

IBPS PO 2019 Notification

The notification for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Bank Exam (IBPS PO Bank Exam) for the year 2019 will be out soon. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2019 is scheduled on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be tentatively held on 30th November 2019.

The notification is expected in the month of July and the selection procedure will commence after that.


Participating banks


Allahabad Bank Corporation Bank Canara Bank Dena Bank
Andhra Bank Bank of Baroda IDBI Bank Indian Bank
Punjab National Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Central Bank of India Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank Syndicate Bank
Vijaya Bank United Bank of India Union Bank of India Oiental Bank of Commerce


Dates to remember


Purpose Date
Notification July 2019
On-line Application (Modification & Online Payment) July-August 2019
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 30th November 2019


Eligible candidates are required to register for the exam through online mode before the last date for application on the official IBPS website, ibps.in. The candidates will have to go through the Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.


IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2019


Educational Qualification

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.

Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.


Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:

i. Citizen of India

ii. Subject of Nepal

iii. Subject of Bhutan

iv. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

v. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who 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

candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


Age Eligibility

Minimum 20 years and Maximum 30 years at the time of registration for general category candidates.

Age relaxation:
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe – 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” – 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment – 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 – 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots – 5 years
Note: Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original/ along with photocopies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).


IBPS PO Online Application


Click Here to Apply Online for IBPS PO 2019 Bank Exam The link will be activated as soon as the notification is out. The IBPS PO 2019 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

  • A valid Email Id
  • A recent photograph (50kb) and signature scanned (20kb)
  • Netbanking

    IBPS PO Application Fee

    SC/ST/PWD: Rps. 100
    General and Others: Rps. 600


    IBPS PO 2019 Vacancies

    More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. The detailed vacancy chart will be announced along with the IBPS PO 2019 notification. There were 4252 vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam, 2019-2020 also it is expected to be more or less same.


    IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims

    The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

    S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allocation
    1 English Language 30 30 English 20 minutes
    2 Numerical Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
    Total 100 100

    Candidates will have to answer each test in the time duration specified for the particular test only. Revisiting the test after the time out is not allowed.
    Candidates will have to pass in each of the three tests individually by securing minimum cut-off marks as well as will have to clear the total cut-off marks decided by IBPS.


    IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

    The candidates who clear the preliminary exam will have to clear the main exam in order to answer the interview.

    S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allocation
    1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English and Hindi 60 minutes
    2 English Language 35 40 English and Hindi 40 minutes
    3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
    4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 English and Hindi 35 minutes
    Total 155 200 English and Hindi 3 Hours
    5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes


    Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examination)

    For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.



    Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination will be invited for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The center, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

    Candidates should download their interview call letters from the IBPS website www.ibps.in.
    The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.


    IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Syllabus

    The IBPS Po Prelims syllabus is divided into three parts- Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language:

    Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
    Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
    Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
    Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
    Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
    Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
    Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
    Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
    Tabulation Data Interpretation
    Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
    Blood Relations Number Systems
    Input Output Sequence & Series
    Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability


    IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training

    Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities at certain centers. All eligible candidates who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should indicate the same in the online Application. While training will be given free of cost, all other expenses will have to be borne by the candidate for attending the pre-examination training program at the designated Centres.


    IBPS PO 2019 Result

    IBPS PO Final results will be announced after the completion of each phase of Examination. The final merit list will be prepared giving 80% weightage to mains exam and 20% to the interview.


    IBPS PO Cut off 2018-19


    Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
    Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
    Cutoff Score 08.75 07.75 9.00 56.75


    Category Cut Off Marks
    General (Gen) 56.75
    Other Backward Classes (OBC) 55.50
    Scheduled Caste (SC) 49.25
    Scheduled Tribe (ST) 41.75

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