IBPS PO 2019

Last Updated - December 12 2017

IBPS PO 2019 is a national-level exam convened by IBPS (Institute for Banking Personnel Selection) for appointing Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in different public sector banks in India. The procedure is organized once a year and is divided into 3 stages- Prelims or Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Individual Interview. Online Registration for IBPS PO 2019 will commence from July 2019 and aspirants will be able to fill the form till August 2019.

  • Candidates must make sure that they fulfill all eligibility norms before filling the application form.
  • IBPS PO 2019 exam for Prelims is scheduled in October 2019, the hall ticket for which will be available in September 2019.
  • Result for Prelims exam will be released in October 2019.
  • All those who complete this round will be applicable to appear for the Mains exam, admit card for which will be made available in October 2019.
  • After qualifying the Mains exam, aspirants will further have to appear in an Individual Interview round comprising 100 marks.
  • IBPS PO 2019 exam will be held in the online method. Check IBPS PO Exam Format

This article attempts to structure a tentative time frame for the appointment drive, including other relevant details pertaining to the exam which comprise eligibility criteria, application procedure, hall ticket, format, and others such.

IBPS PO 2019 Highlights

Exam NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam
Organizing BodyIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Websitewww.ibps.in
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam Date

Prelims: October 2019

Mains: November 2019

Interview: January 2020

Eligibility CriteriaQualification: Graduate from a recognized University Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
Method of ApplicationOnline
Exam MethodComputer-Based Test

Preliminary Exam: 1 hour

Main Exam: 3 hours 30 minutes

IBPS PO SalaryINR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)
IBPS PO Help Desk1800 222 366/ 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2019 Important Dates

Aspirants can find below all important details concerned to IBPS PO exam tabulated below. Aspirants must note that the dates mentioned are tentative and subject to change. They are advised to regularly check IBPS official website for any further updates.

Online Registration including Edit/Modification of ApplicationJuly 2019- August 2019
Online Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesJuly 2019- August 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Hall Ticket for PrelimsSeptember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam DateOctober 2019
Publication of Results of IBPS PO 2019 PrelimsOctober 2019
Availability of Admit Card for IBPS PO 2019 MainsNovember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam DateNovember 2019
Publication of Results for IBPS PO 2019 MainsDecember 2019
Issuance of Call Letters for IBPS PO 2019 InterviewJanuary 2020
Common Interview ScheduleJanuary/February 2020
Provisional AllocationApril 2020

IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants are advised to study eligibility conditions laid down by IBPS before registering for IBPS PO 2019. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and academic qualification of an aspirant applying for IBPS PO 2019 is discussed below. In case, any aspirant does not meet the specific condition at any stage of the Common Appointment Procedure, the candidature is liable to be rejected immediately.


To appear for IBPS PO 2019, an aspirant must be any of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  4. Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing permanently in India.

Please note that aspirants belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility allotted by the Government of India.

Academic Qualification

  • The result of the qualifying examination should be declared by September 2019.
  • General category aspirants must score at least 60% marks while there is a relaxation of 5% for reserved category.
  • A graduate degree or equivalent in any branch from a university recognized by Government of India.

Age Limit

  • General category participants should be of minimum 20 years and less than 30 years, as on August 1, 2019.
  • Provisions for age relaxation, depending upon the category of the aspirant as per IBPS norms, is tabulated below:
CategoryRelaxation in age
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes05 years
Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)03 years
Persons with Disability (PWD)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who were in service for not less than 5-years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.05 years
The original residents of Kashmir Division of the State of J&K during January 1980 to December 1989.05 years
Aspirants affected by the 1984 riots05 years

IBPS PO 2019 Application Form

The Application Form for IBPS PO 2019 is expected to be available online from July 2019. Aspirants can follow these steps for IBPS PO Registration:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS, i.e.  www.ibps.in
  2. Click on the tab “APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES” to reach the Online Application Form.
  3. Register application by entering basic information in the online form.
  4. Aspirants obligatory to be very careful about the details they enter as there is no provision for editing or modification of the data entered in the application form.
  5. The system would generate a provisional registration number and password on screen as well send the same through Email & SMS to registered email ID and mobile number.
  6. Aspirants need to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications are given below:
Participant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph of good quality with light background

Image dimensions: 200 X 230

Pixels File Type: JPG

File size: 20 KB – 50 KB

Participant’s signature

Image dimensions: 140 X 60

Pixels File Type: JPG

File size: 10 KB - 20 KB

  1. IBPS PO 2019 application fees can be paid in the online method only. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment can be made by using Debit or Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  2. On successful completion of the payment procedure, an e-receipt will be generated which the participant needs to obtain a print of along with the finished application form.

Participants obligatory to keep the following points in mind while filling the IBPS PO 2019 Application Form.

  • The participant’s name/guardian’s name etc. should be spelled identically to the participant’s certificates/mark sheets. Any dissimilarity found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Prior to submission of the online application, aspirants are advised to cautiously verify the details entered. No change is permitted once the form is submitted.
  • Since all correspondence concerned to the appointment drive would be sent through email and/or SMS, participants are advised to register with an active email ID and a valid mobile number.

IBPS PO 2019 Application Fee

The application fee/intimation charges as per participant’s category are tabulated below. Bank Transaction charges as eligible is to be borne by the participants.

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 600

IBPS PO 2019 Hall Ticket

Separate Hall Tickets will be allotted for each round of IBPS PO 2019 which will be available to download from the official website. Participants obligatory to follow the steps listed here to download their Hall Tickets: IBPS PO Hall Ticket 2019 for Prelims is expected to be allotted in October 2019 while that for Mains will be available in November 2019.

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS.
  2. Click on the link to download IBPS PO 2019 Hall Ticket.
  3. Enter the login credentials (Provisional ID and Password received during the IBPS PO Application Procedure).
  4. Verify the details on the Admit card and obtain multiple prints.

Please note that no aspirants will be allowed to appear for either the Prelims or the Main Exams without the following documents:

  • Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original as well as photocopy.
  • Valid Hall Ticket for the respective date and session of Examination.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Centers

  • IBPS PO 2019 aspirants obligatory to specify their preferred center for both Prelims and Main Examinations in the online application form.
  • The Hall Ticket will carry the details of the Exam Center and time. Once the centers are issued, no request for change will be entertained by the Board.
  • Allocation of IBPS PO 2019 Exam Center will be on the "first-apply-first-issue" attitude based on availability.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Format

IBPS PO 2019 is an objective type, computer-based examination, while the exam format is various for the Prelims and Mains Exam and the same has been explained below.

  1. Prelims Exam

Prelims stage of IBPS PO exam includes objective type questions which obligatory to be attempted by the aspirants in 1 hour. The medium of the exam is English and Hindi.  It includes 3 sections, i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Section-wise distribution of questions of each section is tabulated below.

Preliminary Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMarking SchemeMedium of ExamPeriod
English30+1 for each accurate response; -1/4 for each wrong responseEnglish1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude35English and Hindi
Reasoning Ability35
Total100100 - -

As per IBPS PO Marking Scheme, 1 mark is honored for every accurate response while ¼ marks are deducted for a wrong response. Aspirants who meet the Cut Off score in the Prelims exam as specified by IBPS will proceed to the Mains Exam.

  1. Mains Exam

The Mains exam is divided into 5 sections and the section-wise distribution of questions is tabulated below. Aspirants will have to response 200 questions and maximum marks for the exam is 200.

Mains Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamPeriod
English Language3540English40 minutes
Essay & Letter Writing22530 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Total157225 -210 minutes

The Main Exam also has the provision of negative marking similar to the Prelims. Only aspirants who qualify the specific cut-off score in each section of Main Exams will proceed to the subsequent Interview round.

It should be noted here that deserving aspirants belonging to the reserved category will be offered a free-of-cost pre-exam training by IBPS.

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus and Advisable Books

The exam format of IBPS PO covers a vast range of subjects, wherein English and Quantitative Aptitude are at the elementary level and Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness are at the Competitive Examination level.

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessComputer knowledge
Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & CombinationSeating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical ReasoningReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Mistake Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para JumblesBanking & Financial Awareness, Present Affairs. Static GKFundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts

There are plenty of reading materials available for the preparation of IBPS PO. Aspirants may consider looking up the following reference books as well:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
The Clear Success Package – Bank PO Appointment ExaminationArihant Publications
Extensive Guide for IBPSDisha Publications
Target IBPS PODisha Publications
Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MTKiran Publication
Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PON K Singh
Quantitative AptitudeR S Aggarwal
English LanguageWren & Martin
Objective Computer Knowledge & LiteracyKiran Publication

IBPS PO 2019 Result

IBPS PO Result 2019 for each stage will be released on the official website as per the schedule published by IBPS in its official notification. Successful aspirants of Prelims exam will appear for Mains Exam wherein each aspirant obligatory to secure an at least cut-off score in order qualify for the Interview round.

IBPS Result for Prelims exam will be released in October 2019 while that for the Mains exam will be released in December 2019. Scores up to two decimal points will be taken for the purpose of calculations. There is a combined IBPS PO Result for qualification to the provisional allocation procedure. The accurate scores obtained by each of aspirants in various sessions of the main exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile mode. It includes the marks obtained in main and interview taken together in the ratio of 80:20 (Main: Interview).

Steps to Download IBPS PO Scorecard

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
  2. Click on ‘CWE VII PO/MT’ tab
  3. Follow the link ‘IBPS PO 2017 Result’
  4. Enter the Registration ID, Password, and Date of Birth
  5. Verify and Click on Submit
  6. The scorecard is displayed which comprises the maximum marks in each section, at least cutoff marks, and scores obtained by the aspirant.
  7. Download and Print IBPS PO Scorecard for further procedure.

IBPS PO 2019: Interview Procedure and Provisional Allocation

Aspirants who qualify the Mains examination of IBPS PO 2019 will subsequently be invited for an Interview to be organized by the Participating Organizations in coordination with IBPS. Details of the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted aspirants through the Interview Call Letter which can be downloaded from the official website.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100 while the at least qualifying score in the interview is 40 (35 for SC/ST/OBC/PWD aspirants). The weightage of the score of Main exam and interview will be in the ration of 80:20. Aspirants are expected to score sufficiently high on the merit in both Main and Interview rounds in order to be considered for subsequent provisional allocation procedure.

At the time of Interview, aspirants obligatory to furnish all prescribed documents, in the absence of which, the candidature might be canceled.

  • Valid proofs of Photo ID, DOB, and Caste/Disability/ or any other Certificate in support of claim for reservation, if eligible (in the prescribed patterns only)
  • A Print of the Interview Call Letter
  • Qualifying Examination Certificates
  • Copy of system-generated filled-in preview of the online application form of IBPS PO 2019
  • Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility conditions.

Upon successful completion of the interview procedure, depending on the vacancies at the Participating Organizations and based on merit-cum-preference of shortlisted aspirants, they will be provisionally placed with one of the Participating Organizations.

The provisional allocation of shortlisted aspirants is subject to the aspirants meeting the requisite criteria for Participating Organization as well as identity verification to the gratification of the allotted organization. is solely the discretion of the Participating Organizations. Please note that the issuance of provide of recruitment including terms and conditions etc. Once the allocation is made, no request for change will be entertained. The judgment of IBPS in the provisional allocation of Organizations is final and binding upon the selected aspirants.

The issuance of recruitment letter including the terms and conditions, verification formalities, joining date etc. This is an All India cadre and provisionally allotted aspirants (subject to fulfilling all need criteria) may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the participating organization. is done by the participating organization and is considered final.

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