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 September 4, 2018.

Examination Dates:

Online Preliminary Examination - October 13, 2018, October 14, 2018, October 20, 2018, and October 21, 2018.
Online Main Examination - November 18, 2018.
Conduct of Interview - January/February 2019.

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 Released PO Main Exam Score Card 2018

IBPS has released the main examination scorecards of Probationary Officer (PO) and Management Trainee (MT). The scorecards were released for the candidates who appeared for the PO main examination in November. However, the PO main exam results were released on December 17, 2018. 

Candidates can visit the official website to view their PO main exam scorecard. Candidates who have qualified in the main examination will appear for the interview round in the months of January and February. The admit cards for the PO interview will be released during the first week of January on the official website.  

The interview is the final round in the IBPS PO selection process. It will be carried for a total of 100 marks and candidates should obtain at least 40% marks to qualify. For reserved categories, the minimum qualifying marks are 40%. 

Click here to check the PO main exam score card 2018

The final merit list will be prepared based on the scores of the main exam and the interview with the weightage ratio of 80:20, respectively. Candidates who are shortlisted for the interview should carry the necessary documents on the interview day. 

27 December 2018
IBPS PO Main Exam Results 2018 Announced

Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has released the Probationary Officers (PO) Main examination result 2018. The PO main exam results are available on the official website. Candidates who took the main examination on November 18, 2018, can visit the IBPS website to download the main exam results. 

Candidates who qualify in the IBPS PO main exam results will be promoted to the next stage of the selection process, i.e., interview. The qualified candidates have to download the call letter for the interview in January 2019. However, IBPS will conduct the PO interviews in January/February 2019. 

Click here to check the IBPS PO Main exam result 2018

Many candidates felt that the IBPS PO Main exam 2018 was lengthy and difficult compared to last year. The questions in the quantitative aptitude section also were rated as difficult. However, the general/banking awareness questions were moderate. Check the complete IBPS PO main exam analysis here.

17 December 2018
IBPS PO Main 2018 Exam Analysis

The IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Main examination was held on November 18, 2018, in a single slot between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM. The IBPS PO main examination has surprised the aspirants with lengthy questions. The difficulty level of the IBPS PO Main 2018 question paper is high compared to last year. 

The reasoning section was too difficult and the questions were quite lengthy. The English section was relatively moderate compared to other sections. The questions in the quantitative aptitude section also were rated as difficult. However, the general/banking awareness questions were moderate. In the descriptive test, a candidate had to attempt both letter and essay writing. 

Good Attempt Of IBPS PO Main 2018

1. English language: 12 to 15
2. Reasoning & computer aptitude: 12 to 16
3. Data analysis & interpretation: 10 to 14
4. General/banking/economy awareness: 22 to 25
Overall good attempt: 75 to 78 questions 

As the IBPS PO Main question paper was believed to be difficult, there will be an impact on the cut-off score as well. Candidates have to obtain a minimum cut-off score to get shortlisted for the next phase of the selection process, i.e., interview. 

19 November 2018
IBPS Released The PO Preliminary Exam Score 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS PO online preliminary exam scores. Candidates who have appeared for this examination on October 13 and 14 can now visit the official website of IBPS to check their scores for the IBPS PO preliminary examinations 2018. 

The scores of the IBPS PO preliminary will be available till November 18, 2018, on the official website. The scores are available to all the candidates. One should remember that the preliminary score will not be considered for the final merit list. The final selection will be based on the main examination followed by an interview. 

To check the IBPS PO preliminary scores, candidates should click on the activated link located under IBPS PO/MT in the official website. Enter the registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth. Submit the details to check the scores. 

Click here to check the IBPS PO preliminary exam score 

 Candidates who have cleared the IBPS PO preliminary exam will take the main examination on November 18, 2018. The main consists of both online test and descriptive paper. The online test consists of sections such as reasoning & computer aptitude, general/ banking awareness, English language and data analysis & interpretation. Check the complete exam pattern here.

12 November 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Results 2018 Declared On The Official Website

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Probationary Officers (PO) preliminary results on its official website. Candidates who have appeared for the preliminary examinations held at the mid-weeks of October can visit the IBPS website to download the result. IBPS PO preliminary results will be available on the website till November 7, 2018. 

Steps To Download IBPS PO Preliminary Result 

Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS – ww.ibps.in 

Step 2: Click on the link ''IBPS PO preliminary exam result'' 

Step 3: The result page will be displayed

Step 4: Submit all the details such as the login id and password to view the result 

Step 5: Take a printout of the result for future reference. 

Click here to download the IBPS PO preliminary result

Candidates who have cleared the preliminary examination are eligible to appear for the main examination, which will be held on November 18, 2018. IBPS PO main examinations consist of sections such as reasoning and computer aptitude, English language, data analysis and data interpretation, and general awareness. To know more about the IBPS PO main exam pattern, click here.

31 October 2018
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Results To Be Released Soon

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to release the probationary officers (PO) 2018 preliminary result soon. As per the official recruitment notification from IBPS, the results will be released in October. Candidates who have appeared for the probationary officer's preliminary examination can visit the official website to check their results. 

IBPS conducted the probationary officer's (PO) preliminary examination on October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018. Candidates who have qualified in the preliminary examination will advance to the next round, i.e., the main examination that will take place on November 18, 2018. The admit cards for the main examination will be released in the first week of November. To know more about the IBPS PO main exam admit cards, click here.

Annually, IBPS conducts the probationary officer's exam to recruit the candidates for participating organisations. The selection of the candidates will be based on two online examinations followed by a personality round. Click here to access the IBPS main exam preparation tips. 

26 October 2018
IBPS Released PO Admit Card For Preliminary Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the admit cards for the online preliminary exam of probationary officers/ management trainees. Candidates who had registered for the examination can download the call letters/ admit cards from the official website till October 14, 2018. To know more about the IBPS PO admit card, click here.

IBPS PO preliminary exam will kick-start from October 13, 2018. The results will be declared in the final week of October 2018. The successful candidates have to appear for the main examination which will take place on November 18, 2018. Click here to access the IBPS PO exam dates.

The preliminary examination is a screening round and aspirants will be tested on English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. Aspirants should attain qualifying marks in each section besides securing minimum cut-off mark decided by IBPS. To know more about the IBPS PO exam pattern, click here

27 September 2018
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The IBPS PO Prelims examination is going to be conducted from October 13, 2018. A candidate has to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

The IBPS Prelims exam comprises three tests and they are:

1. English Language
2. Quantitative Aptitude
3. Reasoning Ability

A candidate has to finish his/her test within a time duration of one hour. The maximum marks for IBPS Prelims shall be 100 marks. Based on requirements, the candidates will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination. Click here to download IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Syllabus and to know more about the IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern.

12 September 2018
IBPS PO 2018 Reference Books Available Here

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28 August 2018

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