IBPS PO

IBPS PO 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Details

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the notification. The exam dates calendar released by IBPS on its Official Website.IBPS released it on 3rd February 2021. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exam for the position of Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee in various public sector banks in India. The online examination is held in two phases – Preliminary and Main. Last Year, there were 1417 vacancies in the IBPS PO 2020 Notification.

IBPS PO 2021 Updated Vacancies

The number of vacancies for this year will be released with the release of Notification. The bank-wise Vacancies for IBPS PO are given below:

Bank Name

Vacancies

Bank of India

To be notified later

Punjab & Sind Bank

To be notified later

UCO Bank

To be notified later

Bank of Maharashtra ( New)

To be notified later

Canara Bank

To be notified later

Total

To be notified later

 

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates:

The exam dates will be announced with the release of the Notification.

Event

Date

Release of IBPS PO Notification

To be Notified

Beginning of Online Application Process

To be Notified

Last Date to Apply Online

To be Notified

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date

October 09, 2021

October 10, 2021

October 16, 2021

October 17, 2021

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

November 27, 2021

 

IBPS PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Application for the Probationary Officer (PO) will be subject to various eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official IBPS PO Notification. Applicants need to fulfill the required eligibility to apply for IBPS PO.

IBPS PO 2021 Age Limit: (01.08.2021 ) : 20 - 30 Years

S.No

Category

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

5 years

5

 Persons ordinarily domiciled in state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 1-01-1980 to 3-12-1989

5 years

6

Persons affected by 1984 riots  

5 years

 

Educational Qualification:

The Eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO exam is Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as B.Com, B.A B.Sc, B.Tech, etc, from a University, recognized by the Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the IBPS PO examination. Final Year Appearing student is not allowed for IBPS PO Exam.

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IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO conducted in three phases, Phase I is the prelim exam that consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries 100 questions. This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step and its marks will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. There will be no Sectional Cut off marks for the prelims exam. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Phase-1 

Sr. NO.

Name of the Test

No.Of Question

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

1.

English Language 

30

30

20 Min

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Min

3.

Reasoning Ability  

35

35

20 Min

Total

100 Ques.

100 Marks

60 Min

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Phase-2- 200 Marks 

It will also consist of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) like IBPS PO Pre Exam but carry a maximum of 200 marks that are given below : 

Sr.
No.

Name of Tests  

No. of Questions

 Maximum Marks

Time allotted

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 Min

2

General/ Economy/ Banking
Awareness 

40

40

35 Min

3

 English Language 

35

40

40 Min

4

 Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 Min

Total

155

200

3 Hours

Descriptive Paper

5

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

-

25

30 Min

 

IBPS PO Interview Phase-3

Shortlisted Candidates in the main examination for IBPS-PO subsequently called 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 to be conducted at select centers. The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview must not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). However, like most interviews for various examinations, the IBPS-PO interview does not have defined syllabus but candidates need to be articulate about his/her knowledge in General Awareness with special emphasis on Banking, Finance, and Economics along with his/her own qualification and work experience (if any) related questions.

IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus:

IBPS PO Syllabus for Preliminary exam 

The syllabus for this Prelims Exam includes three subjects- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The prelims have a sectional cutoff which implies that candidates must obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each section to clear the exam. Candidates must also meet the cutoff to qualify for Mains and the interview round.

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Series completion

  • Percentage    

  • Simplification    

  • Ratio and proportion

  •  Average

  • Problems on ages

  • Profit and loss,Simple Interest& Compound Interest

  • Time and distance & Trains

  • Boat and streams,Data Sufficiency

  • Time and work

  • Quadratic equations

  •  Permutation & combination and probability 

  • Data Interpretation,Alligation and Mixture

 

IBPS PO Reasoning Ability Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO Reasoning Ability Syllabus

  • Coding-decoding 

  • Distance and direction

  • Order and Ranking

  • Blood relation 

  • Mathematical operation 

  • Sitting arrangements

  • Puzzle test  

  • Syllogism    

  • Alphanumeric Series 

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Input-Output

  • Logical reasoning

  • Coded enquality

  • Relationships

  • Tabulation 

  • Word Formation

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus

  • Reading comprehension

  • Cloze test (Fill in the blanks)

  • Error locations

  • Rearrangements

  • Sentence improvement, Connector

  • Synonyms/Antonyms

  • Fillers

IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains exam 

The Syllabus for IBPS PO Main Exam includes 4 subjects- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy, and Banking Awareness.

S.No 

 Data Analysis & Interpretation

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

English    

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

1

Number system

Series completion

 Grammar 

Current affairs

2

HCF & LCM 

Analogy

Sentence Improvement

International economy

3

Decimal fraction

Classification 

Error Detection

UNO

4

Square root & cube Root 

Coding-decoding

Para Jumbles

Marketing

5

Percentage    

Distance and direction

 Paragraph Completion

Award & honors

6

Ratio and proportion

 Ranking and number

Fill in the blanks

Sports

7

Average

Blood relation

Reading Comprehension 

Finance

8

Simplification & Approximation

Mathematical operation 

Rearrangements

Agriculture

9

Quadratic equations

Sitting arrangements

Antonyms

History of banking

10

Problem on ages

Puzzle test 

Synonyms-

Country currency capital

11

Partnership

Venn diagram

-

Books & authors

12

Profit and loss

Data sufficiency

                   -                    

Banking terms

13

Simple and compound interest    

Input and output

-

Dams/Rivers/Temples

14

Allegation and mixture

Eligibility test 

-

Nuclear/thermal power plant

15

Time and distance

Statement conclusion

-

Banking Instruments

16

Trains

Statement course of action

-

-

17

Boat and streams

Statement assumptions

-

-

18

Pipe and cistern

Basic computer knowledge

-

-

19

Mensuration 2D & 3D

Number system

-

-

20

Permutation & combination

Logic gates

-

-

21

Probability

Network & DBMS

-

-

 

IBPS PO 2021 Pre - Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for  SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying online. An indicative list of training centres is given below:

North India

South India

East India

West India

Agra

Bangalore

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Chennai

Aizwal

Akola

Bareilly

Coimbatore

Asansol

Aurangabad

Chandigarh

Ernakulam

Bhubaneswar

Indore

Dehradun

Gulbarga

Berhampur (Ganjam)

Bhopal

Gorakhpur

Hubli

Dibrugarh

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Hyderabad

Gangtok

Mumbai

Kanpur

Madurai

Guwahati

Nagpur

Lucknow

Mysore

Imphal

Panaji (Goa)

Meerut

Port Blair

Itanagar

Pune

NewDelhi

Tirupati

Kohima

Raipur

Srinagar

Vishakhapatnam

Kolkata

Vadodara

Varanasi

Vijayawada

Patna

 

 

 

Purnea

 

 

 

Ranchi

 

 

 

Sambalpur

 

 

 

Silchar

 

 

 

Siliguri

 

 

 

Shillong

 

 

The bank may add additional centers or may delete some of the centers syndicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from  Bank's website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.

IBPS PO 2021 Salary:

The salary payable to the PO’s differs in reference to the place of posting. The basic salary remains the same in all regions. But the other allowances which are payable by the bank differ in many aspects. The details of such differences & the salary are given below-

Basic salary

23700.00

Special Allowances

1836.75

DA amount

10163.63

CCA amount

870

Transport Allowances

-

Total salary (exclusive of HRA)

36570.38

HRA

2133.00

Total salary (inclusive of HRA)

38703.38

Medical Aid allowances

8000

Entertainment allowances

500

Newspaper allowances

300

Petrol bill payments

3000

Telephone bill payments

400

Canteen Subsidy amount

400

Pension Contribution amount

2500

Annual total salary (leased Accommodation allowance is not included)

5,57,640.52

IBPS PO 2021 Application Fees:

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS PO 2019 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

Category

Fees

General

Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)

IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card & Result:

IBPS PO Admit Card (Prelims) is available from

To be notified later

Last date to download Admit Card (Prelims)

To be notified later

IBPS PO Admit Card will be released by

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Mode of Download

Online

IBPS PO Admit Card can be downloaded from

www.ibps.in

Details required to download IBPS PO Admit Card

Registration number, Password/ Date of Birth

Documents to carry at the exam hall

IBPS PO Admit Card and a Photo ID Card

Helpline Number

1800 222 366

 

IBPS PO Admit Card will be available online at the official website of IBPS. All candidates must keep handy their log-in credentials to download the same. Applicants are requested to follow the steps mentioned below to download the hall ticket for all stages:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
Step 2: Click on the official link for ‘IBPS PO Admit Card’
Step 3: Enter “Registration ID” and “Password” or “DOB” (Date of Birth) created during registration
Step 4: Cross-check all the details on IBPS PO Admit Card
Step 5: Download and take a printout.

IBPS PO 2021: Result

The result for IBPS PO 2021 will be declared separately for Prelims, Mains & Interview Process. The result will be declared after every stage of examination been conducted under IBPS PO Recruitment Process 2021. Candidates can get details of the upcoming IBPS PO Result 2021 on its official website ibps.in.

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Steps to access the result of IBPS PO 2021
1. Go to the home page at the link
2. You will reach the window showing the form to be filled in to reach the result. Fill the form by entering the required details such as roll number and date of birth to check the status of your result.
Kindly make a special note that scores of the IBPS PO Prelims exam would not be considered for the final appointment, it is only a qualifying exam to reach the mains.

IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis has given below:

IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020:  IBPS PO Prelims 2020 conducted its first exam on 3rd October 2020. Candidates appearing for the IBPS PO exam next year must go through the IBPS PO Exam Analysis to get an idea about the no. of questions asked per topic and their difficulty levels.

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE)  2020 Exam Analysis 3 October Shift-1

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis 3 October Shift-2

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis 3 October Shift-3

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis 10 October Shift-1

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis 10 October Shift-2

Click here for IBPS PO (PRE) 2020 Exam Analysis 10 October Shift-3

Detailed IBPS PO Exam Analysis 20 For Prelims

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019:  IBPS PO Prelims 2019 conducted its first exam on 19th October 2019. Candidates appearing for the IBPS PO exam next year must go through the IBPS PO Exam Analysis to get an idea about what to expect in the different slots.

A.) IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis (Overall)

The level of the exam can be considered as Easy to Moderate. IBPS PO Prelims exam had 3 sections in the objective test of 100 marks.

Sections

Good Attempts

Level

Reasoning Aptitude

26-28

Easy-Moderate

English Language

20-23

Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

23-21

Easy-Moderate

Total Marks: 100

68-74

Easy-Moderate

Topic Wise Exam Analysis

1. Reasoning Ability

This section had 35 questions. The overall reasoning section was easy-moderate. There was no syllogism in the exam. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, which are mentioned below:

  • Linear Based Puzzle (8 People)

  • Square seating arrangement (8 People-based)

  • Box Based Puzzle (7 Box)

  • 3 Variable Puzzle

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Blood Relations

3

Easy

Inequality

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Pair Based Question, Alphabetical Question)

2

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

2. Quantitative Aptitude

The section was a bit easy for some while a bit moderate for the others. Three types of questions were asked in the exam. Data Interpretation Questions are based on Double Pie, Bar Graph & Caselet DI.

No Number Series Questions asked in the exam of 1st slot of 19th October.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Double Pie, Bar Graph & Caselet DI)

15

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation

6

Easy-Moderate

Approximation

6

Easy

Arithmetic(Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)

8

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

3. English Language

English Language section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to "Western Education in China". There were 5 questions of Word Replacement. There was no syllogism in the exam.

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

7

Easy-Moderate

Para jumbles

05

Easy

Error Detection

05

Easy-Moderate

Fillers (Single)

05

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

05

Easy-Moderate

Word Replacement

03

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Cut Off: IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Cut off

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam was conducted on 12th and 19 October 2019 to recruit 4336 Probationary Officer in different public sector banks across the country. IBPS PO Cut-Off for 2019-20 Prelims exam has been released with its scorecard & marks on 8th November 2019. IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Cut-Off table is mentioned below.

Click here to View: IBPS PO 2019-20 Final Cut Off Marks Out

IBPS PO Cut Off 2019

Category Cut Off Marks
General 59.75
OBC 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
EWS 59.75
HI 21.25
OC 44.50
VI 52.25
ID 20.75


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Preparation Tips For IBPS PO 2021

IBPS PO exam is conducted in three phases these are:

Phase 1 : Preliminary
Phase 2 : Mains
Phase 3 : Interview

Every year IBPS PO exam is conducted and it is significant to the exam pattern and syllabus so that it comes easy to formulate preparation tips. Let us discuss some significant tips to prepare proficiently for the Upcoming ibps po exam 2021 in order to assist the aspirants to study systematically.

1. Understand the exam pattern of all the phases of the IBPS PO Exam so that you can plan your studies accordingly.

2. Prefer to plan the study strategy section-wise so that you can give equal weightage to all the subjects of the exam.

3. Buy the best resource books for the preparations which are based on the latest exam pattern and syllabus of the IBPS PO Exam.

4. Join online coaching or classroom coaching for the IBPS PO exam in case you are not able to study on your own. It does not mean that you do not need self-study. 

5. Make a timetable of exam preparations in such a way so that you have enough time to learn and revise the topics on daily basis. Learning is the primary aspect and revision makes it thorough. Thorough knowledge is the ultimate key to success in any of the competitive job exams like IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, etc. 

6. Practice is the key to acquire speed and accuracy. Competitive exams are crafted in such a way that it has questions more than the time allotted. Therefore take one practice test from the online test series to master the topic and feel confident. Repeat the exercise of taking tests till the examination day to know your abilities.

7. Take doubt sessions of the difficult topics identified while practicing on mock tests. This session helps in making the weaknesses as strengths because you are under the supervision and guidance of the subject expert.

8. Make short and concise notes of the intricate topics so that it becomes easy to revise them at the end of the preparation period.

Hope these tips will assist you to prepare well for the upcoming IBPS PO Exam 2021!!

FAQs IBPS PO 2021: 

Ques 1. When is the IBPS PO 2020-21 Exam scheduled for?
Ans: According to the IBPS Annual Exam Calendar, the Online Preliminary exam for IBPS PO 2020-21 will be conducted on 9th, 10th 16th & 17th October 2021 while the mains exam will be conducted on
November 27, 2021

Ques 2. When is the Official Notification of IBPS PO 2021 Exam expected?
Ans: The Official Notification for IBPS PO 2021 exam is expected to be released in the first week of Oct 2021.

Ques 3. Is B.Sc graduate eligible for IBPS PO 2021 exam?
Ans: Yes, a B.Sc graduate is eligible to apply for IBPS exam. An aspirant needs to be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Ques 4. How many attempts are allowed to appear in the IBPS PO?
Ans: There are no limits set for the attempts in the IBPS PO exam. There is no need to worry for the number of attempts one can appear as many times as he or she does not reach the maximum age limit set by IBPS.

Ques 5. What is the age limit permissible to appear in IBPS PO 2021 exams?

Ans:

1.   To appear in the IBPS PO exam, a candidate should be 21-30 years of age.
2.   Age relaxation of 5 years is given to candidates belonging to SC and ST.
3.   The candidates of OBC categories are specified with an age relaxation of 3 years.
4.   The ex-servicemen and the candidates having Jammu and Kashmir quota are offered an age relaxation of 5 years.

Ques 6. What is the salary package offered to the post of IBPS PO 2021?
Ans: The post of IBPS PO holds a basic salary of IBPS PO is 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020.

Ques 7. Is the IBPS PO 2021 exam Bilingual?
Ans: Yes, IBPS PO Exam is bilingual i.e., it is conducted in both English and Hindi languages.

Ques 8. Does IBPS PO 2021 have Negative Marking?
Ans: Yes, IBPS PO follows negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2021. There is a deduction of one-fourth of the total marks allotted for that question for marking a wrong answer.

Ques 9. Is IBPS PO 2021 having sectional timings?
Ans: Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains Exam will follow sectional timings in the question papers.

Ques 10. What is the selection process of IBPS PO 2021?

Ans: The selection process of IBPS PO comprises of three phases these are:

a.  Preliminary Exam
b.  Mains Exam (Objective + Subjective)
c.  Interview

Ques 11. Does IBPS PO 2021 Exam follows a sectional cut-off?

Ans: Yes, IBPS PO Exam has sectional and overall cut off in Prelims as well as Mains Examination. An aspirant has to qualify both the cut-offs in order to appear in the next stage of the exam.

Ques 12. Is there be an interview session in IBPS PO 2021 after the written result?
Ans: Yes, there will be an interview session for those who successfully qualify all the phases IBPS PO Exam ie Prelims and Mains exams.

Ques 13. What is the cut-off for being recruited?
 Ans: There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS Probationary Officer. It depends on the performance of the applicants in a particular year. The final merit score is calculated on the basis of the performance in the written test and the interview.

Ques 14. Is it necessary to have 60% in graduation to apply for IBPS PO 2021 Exam?
Ans: No, 60% in graduation is not essential to appear for IBPS PO exams. Percentage in graduation is not measured in the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO exams.

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