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)

CRP PO/MT VIII Main Examination And Interview Result Announced 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees (MT) VIII result. Candidates who have appeared for the Main Examination and Interview can visit the official website to check their result.

The PO/MT result is available on the official website between April 1 and 30, 2019. Candidates need to submit their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to access the result.

Click here for CRP PO/MT VIII Main Exam & Interview result

IBPS has conducted the PO/MT Main Examination on November 18, 2018, and shortlisted the candidates for the interview, which held in February. The final result for the PO/MT result was announced and qualified candidates will soon receive the appointment letter to their registered email. 

1 April 2019
IBPS Released CRP PO/MT Online Main Exam Scores

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the CRP-PO/MT – VIII Main examination scores. Candidates who have appeared for the Main examination on November 18, 2018, can visit the IBPS's official website to check the result. The Institute has released the PO Main exam result in the month of December 2018. 

Candidates can access the PO Main scores until March 31, 2019. In order to access the result, candidates need to enter their login credentials such as registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. The Main exam scores are available only to the candidates who are shortlisted for interview. 

Click here for IBPS PO Main scores

IBPS conducted the PO preliminary examination in the month of October 2018. The Main examination was held on November 18, 2018. It has released the preliminary result in December 2018 and call letters for the interview in January 2019. The Institute will release the allotment list soon.

12 March 2019
IBPS PO Interview Call Letters Released

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the interview call letter for the recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees (PO/MT). Candidates who have passed in the main examination can visit the official website to download the interview call letter. 

The interview call letter is available only on the official website of IBPS. The call letter for interview will be available till February 2, 2019. In order to download the IBPS PO admit card, candidates need to enter the registration no/ roll no and password/date of birth (DOB) . 

Click here to download IBPS PO interview call letter

IBPS conducted the screening round, i.e., preliminary examination in the month of October. The main examination was held on November 18, 2018. It released the main exam results on December 17, 2018. Every year, IBPS conducts the recruitment examination to shortlist the candidates for the post of probationary officers for various participating banks.

28 January 2019
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
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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