IBPS PO Exam 2019

Probationary Officer Exam

What is IBPS PO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is recruitment body started in 1975 with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks (except SBI) in India.

Aspirants who are eligible and aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations (listed below) as a Probationary Officer/Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRPPO/MT-VIII).

The examination will be held in two phases, i.e. Online Preliminary and Online Main. A candidate who will qualify in Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for an Online Main examination. Therefore shortlisted candidate in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

Later, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.


The vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2019-20 and it is based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS.

Participating Organisations/Banks:

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

The last date to submit the application form is July 4, 2019.

Examination Dates:

Online Preliminary Examination - October 12, 2019, October 13, 2019, October 19, 2019 and October 20, 2019.
Online Main Examination - November 30, 2019.
Conduct of Interview - January/February 2020.

Who is a Probationary Officer (PO)?

An employee who is newly recruited as an officer at an entry-level position or a junior level cader is called PO. PO has to serve a probationary period for at least 2 years, during which he/she undergoes training in handling various roles, responsibilities and functions in different departments of a particular bank.

After the completion of the probationary period, PO would be designated Assistant Manager.

Job Roles:

The PO would be assigned to work in several departments based on the directions of the senior manager. Handling General banking and bank administration would be the prominent role of a PO. In order to supervise various issues, PO is expected to have good communication skills and ability to resolve conflicts. Following are some of the major responsibilities of a Probationary Officer:

Customer Service: Ensuring service to customer forms a vital part of service. Thus, a PO who is into the designated post should provide the necessary information with complete details. For instance, information about opening a new account, deposits, ATM cards, loans, chequebooks, receipts, discrepancies in accounts, rectification of undue charges etc.,

Promoting Business: Fetching new business by promoting bank products to enhance customer list is a vital responsibility. For eg: Handling fixed Deposits, insurance policies, Credit cards, Mutual funds etc. PO may also be responsible to meet the set targets or deadlines.

Cash Flow: Cash disbursal and collection of cash are generally done by the cashier. PO has to take charge of cash transactions during increase inflow of customers or clerk's absence. PO will also be trained with software skills to make the transactions easy and fast.

Clearing Payments: Payment clearance through cheques, DD, NEFT and RTGS need to clear by the PO when it is beyond a certain amount.

Verification of Reports: It is a work =done at the end of the day wherein PO has to look into core banking and check all the reports of the day. In this case, PO has to generate the reports of transactions of the day without mismatch. Report verification include deposits, withdrawals, ledger balance, etc.

Official Communication: PO may also be in charge of answering all the official emails. Thus, the PO does not have any specific job description instead required to get acquainted with all the job roles during the probation period.

Pay scale:

The pay scale of a PO ranges between Rs. 23,700 - Rs. 30,560, while the actual salary would be Rs. 35,000 - Rs. 38,000/- per month (depends on the location)

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Scorecard Released

The IBPS has released the scorecard for the Probationary Officers (PO) Preliminary exam 2019. Candidates can access the scorecard until November 30, 2019. Earlier, IBPS has released the PO Prelims result on November 1. 

The qualified candidates in the Preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the Main exam, which will take place on November 30, 2019. The admit cards will be released next week. 

Click here for IBPS PO Prelims scorecard 2019

The IBPS PO Main Exam is a computer-based test and has both objective and subjective components. There will be a total of 155 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. Candidates should also write 2 descriptive questions (essay writing or letter writing) carrying a total of 25 marks. The duration of the test is three hours. 

11 November 2019
IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019 Declared

The IBPS has declared the Probationary Officers (PO) Preliminary exam result 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the online written exam can check their result on the official site. The result was declared on November 1, 2019. 

Click here for IBPS PO Prelims result 2019

Candidates can check only the result status of the exam. The qualified candidates should now start preparing for the IBPS PO Main exam, which will be held on November 30, 2019. One should also check the Main Exam admit card details and other information. 

2 November 2019
IBPS PO Prelims 2019 To Be Held From October 12

IBPS is all set to conduct the Probationary Officers (PO) Preliminary examination on October 12, 13 and 19, 2019. Candidates who have registered online for the recruitment are advised to go through the important details. 

  • Download the IBPS PO admit card and take a printout of the same. 
  • Carry the admit card along with the original identity card for verification purpose. 
  • Be careful with the things not allowed inside the examination hall such as papers and mobiles.
  • It is advised to not carry any ornaments to save time.

11 October 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Admit Card Released

IBPS has released the Probationary Officers (PO) admit card for Preliminary exam 2019. Candidates who have registered online for the PO examination can visit the official site of IBPS to download the admit card. 

Candidates need to use their registration number/ roll number and password/bate of birth to download the IBPS PO Preliminary admit card 2019. The PO admit card will be available online until October 19, 2019. 

Aspirants should download the PO admit card and take a printout of the same. One should carry the original identity card along with the admit card to the examination centre.

1 October 2019
Last Date To Register Online For IBPS PO 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be closing the online registration window for  Common Recruitment Process (CRP)-IX Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees (MT) today i.e., August 28, 2019. Aspirants can visit the official website of IBPS to apply online for recruitment.  

Candidates should pay Rs 600 as application fee. It is Rs 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD categories. One who successfully submitted the online application can download the admit card from the official website. A bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational qualification to apply. 

Click here to apply for IBPS CRP-IX PO 2019

Candidates have to appear for the online preliminary examination on October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019. One who qualifies in the preliminary exam is eligible for the Main exam, which will be held on November 30, 2019.

28 August 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Application Window Activated: Apply Online Till August 28
IBPS CRP-IX PO/Management Trainee 2019 Notification Released
CRP PO/MT VIII Main Examination And Interview Result Announced 
IBPS Released CRP PO/MT Online Main Exam Scores
IBPS PO Interview Call Letters Released
IBPS Released PO Main Exam Score Card 2018
IBPS PO Main Exam Results 2018 Announced
IBPS PO Main 2018 Exam Analysis
IBPS Released The PO Preliminary Exam Score 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Results 2018 Declared On The Official Website
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Results To Be Released Soon
IBPS Released PO Admit Card For Preliminary Exam
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus
IBPS PO 2018 Reference Books Available Here

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