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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is about to conduct the Mains examination on 30th November 2019. IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 is looking to fill 4336 vacancies. The IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 will provide a comprehensive review of both the online & descriptive exam, difficulty level & expected cut off for the mains test.

  • IBPS PO Mains Cut Off for mains exam is expected to be 77 for general category students only.
  • The online objective test will be conducted for 3 hours while the offline Descriptive test will be conducted for 30 minutes. 
  • As per the previous year IBPS PO Paper Analysis for Mains test, the exam is expected to be Moderate to Tough in terms of difficulty.
  • The IBPS PO Marks Normalization will re-calculate candidates score to make the Result marks fair for all candidates

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019

The review for the Mains test will be updated once the first shift is over. Keep tabs of this post to know more about the mains exam. 

  • Marks scored in the Mains test will be considered for final selection.
  • Candidates will have to clear the Sectional Cut Off as well as the overall cut off to enter the next stage of the exam. 
  • IBPS PO Mains Analysis will give an insight about the cut off marks. 
  • Go through the IBPS PO Preparation Tips for mains test to form the right strategy for the test. 
  • As each shift gets over, we will update the IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 in this post.

IBPS PO Mains Paper Analysis 2019 for Shift 1

Here is the overall IBPS PO Mains Analysis. Go through the below table to know the overall difficulty level and the number of good attempts.

  • As per the review received by students, the overall difficulty level fo the paper was Moderate to Difficult
  • 10-15 questions appeared from Banking Awareness
  • 6-7 questions from Logical Reasoning was asked
Section Number of Questions Marks Difficulty Level Number of Good Attempts
English Language 35 40 Moderate 25-28
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 35 60 Easy to Moderate 28-32
Data Analysis & Interpretation 45 60 Moderate 30-35
General Awareness 40 40 Easy to Moderate 30-34
Total 155 200 Moderate 113-129
Descriptive Test (English Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 Moderate

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis 2019

IBPS PO Descriptive Analysis


  • Social Media Influence,
  • Ethical Banking,
  • FDI

Letter Writing 

  • Write a letter to your bank’s branch manager informing him that your EMI installment of Rs. 3000 has been deducted instead of Rs. 2000. Request him to take the necessary action to roll back the transaction or adjust the amount.
  • Write a letter to the Road Transport Authority expressing your concern over the usage of high beam LED lights in bikes and cars
  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern on the state of elderly living alone by themselves. Request the government to take some initiatives to help the senior citizens living alone.

Questions Asked in the English Language

  • Error Detection - 3-4 questions
  • Cloze test based on Grammar
  • 5 questions from Rearrangement
  • RC based on Economy, Budget, GDP
  • Para jumbles (error detection)

Questions asked in Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Questions from DI (Pie Chart and Bar Graph)
  • Probability-Based Caselet
  • Puzzle Based Caselet
  • Time & Work-Based Question
  • Comparison based Number Series 
  • Bar Graph DI

Questions Asked in Reasoning

  • Floor Based and Box based questions
  • Coding & Decoding - 3 questions
  • Direction Based Problem 
  • Circular based Seating Arrangement Puzzle (7 people based)
  • Machine Input & Output Questions

Questions Asked in General Awareness

  • Current Affairs questions from November month and July month
  • There were more of Banking Awareness Questions than Current Affairs
  • Question on Economy Survey 

1. What is the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019?
Ans: "Engage the Past Through Sound and Images"
2. Which actor unveiled the ICC World Cup Cup trophies for the men's and women's tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)?
Ans: Kareena Kapoor  
3. Which is the first central government healthcare center to have a robotic surgery facility?
Ans: Safdarjung Hospital 
4. Which institute has made the first-ever Indian Brain Atlas (IBA)?
Ans: International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
5. Vikram Solar based in which city? 
Ans: Kolkata
6. Who is the author of the book “The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra”?
Ans: Arupjyoti Saikia
7. Srei Equipment Finance Ltd partnered with which bank to provide loans to MSMEs Sector?
Ans: United Bank of India (UBI)
8. How many countries have signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework?
Ans: 83
9. Which organization presented the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2019 for social justice? 
Ans: Harmony Foundation
10. Which company signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NTPC Limited and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)? 
Ans: Siemens Limited
11. Hyderabad has been announced as ‘Creative City’ by UNESCO for?
Ans: Gastronomy
12. In which state the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 451 mn loan to strengthen power connectivity of CKIC?
Ans: Tamil Nadu
13. India and ADB (Asian Development Bank) signed a 200-million dollar loan agreement for upgrading roads in which state?
Ans: Maharashtra
14. Who has become the first state in the country to get the law on contract farming?
Ans: Tamil Nadu
15. As per the National Health Profile (NHP) 2019, what percentage of GDP of India is spent on public expenditure on health?
Ans: 1.28%
16. Which state government has launched the ABADHA scheme?
Ans:  Odisha
17. Recipient of the 2018 Vyas Samman wrote 'Jitane Log Utane Prem' poem?
Ans: Liladhar Jagudi
18. Who has become the first Indian to win the Italian Golden Sand Art Award, 2019?
Ans: Sudarsan Pattnaik
19. Where is the headquarter of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?
Ans: Bengaluru
20. Who has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) of India?
Ans: Sharad Arvind Bobde
21. Baroda FASTag is based on which technology? 
Ans:  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology
22. MD & CEO of Indian Overseas Bank Karnam Sekar was the former MD and CEO of which bank?
Ans: Dena Bank
23. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) set up, owned and operated by non-bank entities are called ___
Ans: "White Label ATMs" (WLAs)
24. Which bank has launched a new Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme - FD Health?
Ans: ICICI Bank 
25. sbiINTOUCH Tap & Go Debit Card is based on which technology?
Ans: Near Field Communication (NFC) Contactless Technology
26. RBI approves the merger of 13 District Cooperative Banks with state cooperative banks of which state? 
Ans: Kerala
27. Global Alumni Endowment Fund has been launched by which institute?
Ans: IIT Delhi
28. The government announced to set up an alternative investment fund (AIF) worth Rs 25,000 crore for__. 
Ans: Housing Sector 
29. Bharosa Saving Accounts is launched by which Payments Bank? 
Ans: Airtel Payments Bank
30. The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) prepared the Report of __.
Ans: National Health Profile
31. The CIBIL Score containing how many digits?
Ans: Three (The CIBIL Score is a 3-digit number ranging from 300-900).
32. Which resolution scheme was launched to solve the NPA problem through a market-led approach?  
Ans: Project Sashakt
33. Indian Railways’ which zone conducted ‘Operation Dhanush’against ticket touts involved in e-ticketing? 
Ans: Central Railway zone
34. Who is the Chairman of the high-level panel to suggest possible structures and regulations for creating 'social stock exchanges' formed by SEBI?
Ans: Ishaat Husain 

What is Next After IBPS PO Mains Exam 2019?

  1. The Result for the mains test will be declared in December 2019. 
  2. Selected candidates that clear the Mains exam will be called for a face to face interview in the month of February 2020.
  3. Final Appointment of candidates will be based on the marks achieved in the Mains Exam + Interview.
  4. The Provisional allotment for selected candidates will be done in April 2020. 

IBPS PO Mains Shift Timings 2019

The Mains exam for Probationary officer recruitment will be conducted in 2 shifts on 30th November 2019. Candidates are suggested to go through the IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis to know about difficulty level of the paper.

More information about the shift timings will be updated when the week before the mains test. 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

The IBPS PO Mains Analysis will give an idea about the Good Attempts in each section of the exam. Mains exam will be conducted on Onlne and Offline.

The exam pattern for the mains online test has been displayed in the table below:-

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

The exam pattern for the offline test will be based on the following pattern

Descriptive Test  No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes 
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IBPS PO Score Card 2019- Out Now!

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the Scorecard for all candidates that appeared for the Prelims examination on 12th & 19th October 2019. IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 is looking to hire 4336 Probationary Officer Vacancies. Find the direct link to download your IBPS PO Score Card/Marksheet for prelims in the article below. LATEST IBPS PO Prelims Marksheet Update: IBPS PO Score Card 2019 is announced. Official Notice for the release of the Score Card updated on the official IBPS website. Click on the below link to know the Prelims scorecard. Candidates that cleared the prelims exam will be called for the Mains exam that is to be conducted on 30th November 2019.

Direct Link to check IBPS PO Prelims Marks

IBPS PO Score Card 2019

The IBPS PO Prelims Result was declared on 1st November. The IBPS PO Score Card 2019 for the Prelims exam will be released on 8th November 2019.

  • The scorecard will help you analyze your examination and will contain the sectional as well as overall marks secured by you.
  • IBPS PO Cut Off marks for Prelims has not bee released yet. The Cut Off Marks for Prelims examination will be released along with the scorecard.
  • Candidates who will clear the Mains exam will be called for a final round of face to face Interviews.

How to Download the IBPS PO Score Card 2019?

The Direct Link to Download the IBPS PO Prelims Scorecard will be updated today.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on CWE PO/MT.
  • Find the Score Card link for IBPS PO Mains exam.
  • Enter your login credentials to view the mark sheet.
  • Download your IBPS PO Pre Exam Scorecard and make sure you review your marks in each section.

What Information is Mentioned on the IBPS PO 2019 Scorecard?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the scorecard for prelims exam displaying the number of marks scored in each section.

  • The IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Scorecard will display the marks scored by the candidates in English, Numerical Ability & Logical Reasoning.
  • Scorecard will also display the Prelims Cut Off Marks along with the marks obtained by each candidate.
  • Maximum Marks that can be achieved will also be displayed on the scorecard.

Have a look at the Scorecard for IBPS PO Mains Exam to get an idea about the information mentioned on the official scorecard. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam Scorecard will be released in a similar pattern. 

What is Normalization in IBPS PO Exam?

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection normalizes the result marks. What this really means is that IBPS balances the different difficulty levels in multiple shifts of the exam.
  • This is done to make the Result fair for those students whose slot was exceptionally difficult.

IBPS PO Normalization helps to make the entire recruitment process fair to all students.

IBPS PO Result 2019

The IBPS PO Prelims Result PDF was released on 1st November 2019. The Mains exam will be conducted on 30th November 2019 & The result for the Mains test will be released in December 2019. We wish you Good Luck!

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IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019 Out

The IBPS PO 2019 Notification was released by the end of July 2019. The IBPS PO Prelims Result is out on November 01, 2019 at 09.00 PM. This article will take the candidates through the expected IBPS PO Result Dates, instructions to check the IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019. Get the direct link for the result below.

  • Interested candidates can fill the IBPS PO Application Form 2019 from the beginning of August 2019.
  • IBPS PO Exam Dates for Prelims CWE (Common Written Examination) is 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019.
  • Aspirants can read through the expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2019 & Previous year cut off's to understand the cut-off trends and strategize for the exam accordingly.

Click Here To View IBPS PO Result 2019

IBPS PO Result 2019

IBPS declares the result for the Bank PO Exam in 3 stages: Prelims, Mains, and Final Result

  • The Direct Link to download the IBPS PO Result for Prelims will be active once the result has been announced on the official website.
  • Prelims exam will test the candidates in 3 sections - English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability.
  • IBPS follows the negative marking checking criteria. Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 1/4 th of total marks of the question.

IBPS PO Result Dates 2019 

Event IBPS PO Result 2019 Dates
IBPS Prelims Result 01, November 2019
IBPS PO Mains Result December 2019
Provisional Allotment Date of PO April 2020

How to check IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019?

Direct Link to Download IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019 PDF will be updated in November 2019.

  • Click on the above link to download IBPS Prelims Result.
  • Enter your roll no. / registration number, password and submit.
  • You will be able to view your IBPS PO 2019 Result.
  • Save & download the Result for future reference.


  • Visit the official IBPS Website - www.ibps.in.
  • Click on the “Probationary Officer Prelims Result 2019” tab.
  • Enter your roll no. / registration number, password and submit.
  • View & Download the IBPS CWE Result 2019.

  IBPS PO Mains Result 2019

  1. The IBPS Mains Examination will be conducted on 30th November 2019.
  2. The IBPS PO Mains Result is expected to be released in December 2019.
  3. Candidates who clear the IBPS PO Mains will be called for the face to face interview.

IBPS PO Result for Interview Process

  1. Candidates appearing for the interview will be scored out of 100.
  2. Interview tests students on their communication skills, general knowledge about topics & how the candidate presents himself/herself.
  3. Generally the interview for each candidate lasts for about 15-20 minutes.

IBPS PO Final Result 2019

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the Final IBPS PO Merit list once the all 3 stages of the IBPS PO Selection Process is completed.

  • Final IBPS Result will be a cumulative score of the IBPS Mains Examination + Interview Score.
  • Selected candidates will receive provisional allotment.
  • Once the Provisional allotment is provided to the candidate, it falls to the respective Bank to provide the date of joining and appointment documents.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2019- Expected

The expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2019 calculated on the basis of previous cut of trends is mentioned in the table below-

Category IBPS PO Expected Prelims Cut Off 2019 
 General  62
 OBC  57
 SC  53
 ST  45
 Hearing Impaired (HI)  21
 Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)  45
 Visually Impaired (VI)  42
 Intellectual Disability (ID)  20

*The Bank PO Exam conducted by IBPS also has sectional cut off. In order to qualify for the main examination, the candidate will have to clear both Overall & sectional IBPS PO 2019 Cut off.

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IBPS PO Admit Card 2019

This post will take you through instructions to download IBPS PO Admit Card & Direct Link to get the IBPS PO Prelims Hall Ticket. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the Application form on 7th August and the last date to apply online was 28th August 2019. Latest:

  • IBPS has released IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019 on September 30, 2019
  • The IBPS PO Pre- Exam Training (PET) Admit Card has been released. Candidates can download the PET Admit Card from 16th to 28th September 2019.
  • The IBPS PO PET Exam will be conducted from 23rs to 28th September 2019.
  • IBPS PO Preliminary exam will be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 and the mains exam is scheduled for 30th November 2019.
  • The IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card will be released in the first week of October 2019.
  • IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims will cover 3 sections: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English.
  • The IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019 will be released in 4 Stages:- Pre-Exam Training, Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam & Interview.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2019

  • IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019 is mandatory to appear for the exam in each stage. Students are suggested to take multiple print-outs of the admit card just to be safe.
  • Candidates must know what information is mentioned on the IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019 so they can cross-check it for any irregularities.
  • Make sure the details on the Hall Ticket are correct to avoid any discrepancies later. In-case there is some crucial detail like name or exam center information that is missing, contact IBPS on their Helpline Numbers – 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566.
  • Preparing candidates should go through the IBPS PO Preparation Tips to know about important topics, tricks & strategies to clear the exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Admit card 2019 Download Here

IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019 Important Dates

Event  Date
IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training Admit Card 16th September to 28th September 2019
Pre-Exam Training to be conducted from 23rd September to 28th September 2019
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card September 30
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Dates 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
IBPS Admit Card for Mains November 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 30th November 2019
IBPS Admit Card to be released on www.ibps.in

How to download the IBPS PO Prelims Admit card 2019?

The Direct Download link will be active when the call letter is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Follow the below-mentioned steps to get the IBPS PO Prelims Hall Ticket.

  1. Click on the direct link to download IBPS PO Prelims Hall Ticket 2019.
  2. Enter the Registration number & Password or Date of Birth.
  3. View the Exam date & Timings.
  4. Download the IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019.
  5. Take at least 2-3 Print out's for future use.

The IBPS PO Admit Card for the preliminary exam will be released on October 2019, 7-10 days prior to the prelims exam.

Facing Issue in Downloading the IBPS PO Admit Card 2019?

If you are unable to download the Admit Card, try these following checks

  1. Make sure you are entering the correct login-credentials
  2. Re-check your internet speed.
  3. Cross-check if you received an email on the successful completion of the Application Form.

You can contact IBPS Helpline through 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566. These helpline numbers are operational from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm all week except for Saturday (Weekly Off).

What Details are Mentioned on IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019?

The Following details will be written on the IBPS Admit Card:- Name of the candidate: Full Name of the candidate appearing for the examination will be present on the admit card. Father's Name: Appearing candidate's father's name will be mentioned on the Admit Card. Candidate's Address: The complete address as entered in the application form will be present on the IBPS PO Admit Card. Empty Boxes – The IBPS Hall Ticket has 4 empty boxes.

  1. First box- the candidate has to paste their passport-sized photograph and attest it on the exam day.
  2. The second box is for candidates left Thumb Impression that should be clearly affixed in the presence of the invigilator at the exam center.
  3. The third box is for the candidate’s signature which has to be done in the presence of the invigilator.
  4. The fourth box is for the invigilator’s signature, confirming that all the activities done in the first three boxes was done in the presence of the invigilator.

Roll Number/Registration Number: Candidate's unique registration number is clearly written on the IBPS PO Admit Card. Date of Birth: Candidate's birth date will be mentioned in the Call Letter. Exam Date & Time: The date and time of the examination along with the reporting time and gate closing time is also mentioned on the Admit Card. Exam Center Information: The Address of the Examination center along with the center code is mentioned on the admit card. Instructions for the Exam: Important Exam Day Instructions are mentioned on the IBPS PO Admit Card that all candidates are expected to adhere to.

How to Resolve any Discrepancies in the IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2019?

If any detail mentioned on the IBPS Admit Card is incorrect or incomplete. Follow these steps to contact IBPS Office

  • IBPS Toll-free Helpline:- 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566 (Available from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM)
  • Address for Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection: "IBPS House, 90 Feet, D.P. Road, Near Thakur Polytechnic Off. Western Express Highway, P. B. No. 8587 Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400 101 INDIA".
  • Official IBPS Website-  www.ibps.in
  • Fax Number: 91-22-2854 2076.

IBPS PO Admit Card for Mains Examination

Candidates who clear the IBPS PO Prelims exam will receive the Call letter for IBPS PO Mains exam.

  • The Mains Admit Card will be issued in November 2019.
  • The IBPS PO Call Letter for mains will also display the Exam Center details.
  • Candidates are suggested to keep all admit cards safe until the recruitment process is not over.

IBPS PO Call Letter for Interview

Candidates who clear both the Prelims and Mains examination will be called for the final round of interview.

  • The interview will be conducted by the nodal banks in the respective Stage or Unior Territory.
  • IBPS Interview Call Letter will be issued to selected candidates in January 2020.

What Documents to carry to the IBPS PO Exam Center?

Candidates must carry these documents to the Examination Center-

  • IBPS PO Hall Ticket
  • Voter's Id card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Colored photograph as uploaded on the Online Application form.

IBPS PO Exam Day Instructions

It is essential for the candidate to be on his/her best behavior to avoid any hassle on the exam day. Candidates should strictly not participate in any mischievous activity inside the Examination Hall. Go through the following important instructions to follow on the day of the IBPS PO Exam.

  • Carry Multiple copies of your IBPS PO Call Letter
  • Do not carry expensive jewelry like mangal sutra, earrings, brooch, etc. (Candidate's own risk)
  • Any food item or eatables or drinks etc
  • Wrist Watches
  • Magazines
  • Gold items like chains, rings, bracelets, etc.
  • Pen drives or any kind of storage devices
  • Any kind of Bluetooth devices/chargers/microphone/pager/earphones etc
  • Books/handbags/caps etc.
  • Pen/pencil and paper for rough work is provided in the exam lab
  • Paper Chits
  • Mobile Phones/goggles/badge etc.
  • Calculator
  • Camera or any other electrical device

*In case of violation of the exam day instructions or any misbehavior/mischievous activity, the student's candidature will be canceled & he/she can be subjected to legal/criminal proceedings.

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IBPS PO Application Form Available Until August 28, 2019

IBPS PO Application Form 2019 is active on the official website from 7th August 2019. The direct link to apply for the post of Probationary Officer exam is given below along with instructions to fill the application form. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the Official IBPS PO Recruitment Notification on 2nd August 2019.

  • According to the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria, candidates with a Graduation Degree in any discipline can apply for the IBPS exam.
  • Candidates who are still unconvinced whether to apply for the IBPS Bank PO exam can go through the IBPS PO Salary to know about In-hand pay, career growth & the additional allowances a PO receives.
  • No changes can be made in the Online IBPS Application form once the fee payment is done, fill the form carefully.

Direct Link to Apply Online for IBPS PO 

IBPS PO Apply Online 2019

The below-mentioned application form will be live from 7th August & candidates will be able to apply online for IBPS Exam 2019. The IBPS PO Application Form has 3 important stages that need to be carefully followed to avoid any discrepancies. IBPS PO Application Form

  1. Filling Correct Information: Aspirants should make sure the spelling of each entry matches their official document.
  2. Uploading Documents: The scanned copy of the documents should not be blurred. The content in the picture must be clearly visible.
  3. Application Fee: While making payment online make sure the internet connection is stable & the device is working smoothly.

Important Dates for IBPS PO Application Form 2019

The table below displays important dates for IBPS PO Online Form

Event Dates
IBPS PO Application Form 2019 Start Date 7th August 2019
Last Date for IBPS Online Application 28th August 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card for Prelims available from October 2019
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card available from November 2019
IBPS PO Exam Date for Prelims 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019
IBPS PO Exam Date for Mains 30th November 2019

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Online Form

Before applying for IBPS Exam 2019, let us take you through the Eligibility criteria set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Educational Qualification

  1. The aspirant must possess a graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognized university.
  2. If the candidate doesn’t possess a graduation degree, then he/she must have any equivalent qualification, recognized by the Government of India to appear for the IBPS Bank PO Exam.
  3. The date on the mark sheet/provisional certificate, issued by the university will be considered as the date of passing the course.

Age Limit

  1. The Minimum Age of 20 Years is required to apply for the IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Exam is.
  2. The maximum Age is 30 Years to apply for IBPS PO Exam.

Details Required to Apply Online for IBPS PO Exam

Candidates will require the following documents while filling the IBPS Application form

Asked Information in the Application Form Filling Details
Nationality Mention your nationality
Aadhar card  If you have the Aadhar card, mention the number. (Not Mandatory)
IBPS PO Exam Center for Prelims & Mains Mention the State, city & the center of your choice
Father's Name Mention the name as per official documents
Mother's Name Mention name as per the official documents
Permanent Address Input the Complete address
Subject/stream The subject & stream in graduation
Type of Bachelor's Degree  Mention the graduation degree name
Percentage of Marks Mention the Percentage scored in Graduation
Language Mention the languages you know
Details of Employer Only if you were employed in a company
Designation Post in the company
Date of Joining & Leaving Mention the dates in the format: DD/MM/YYYY
Years of Service Write the work experience in the format: YY/MM

How to fill the IBPS PO Application Form?

Once the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the application form, candidates can directly apply through the IBPS PO 2019 Apply Online. The following steps will take you through the process to fill the Application Form

IBPS PO Application Form Instructions

1- Click on the direct link mentioned above or visit the official web- www.ibps.in

  • Click on CWE PO/MT & you will be directed to a new page as displayed in the image   
  •  Press the "Click Here for New Registration" Tab.
  • You will receive the Login Credentials, save them with you.

2- Fill the required information mentioned in the IBPS PO 2019 Application form 

  • Enter the Security code (Captcha) & click on "Save & Next"

3- Upload all the documents required.

  • You will need to upload- Passport sized Photograph, Signature, Thumb Impression, Scanned copy of the handwritten declaration.

Make sure all the documents are in the JPG format. The following table mentions the file size of the document. If the file size exceeds the prescribed limit then compress the doc through any tool available on google to "compress image" 

Documents to upload in the IBPS PO Application Form File Size
Candidate’s Photograph 20 KB- 50 KB
Candidate’s Signature 10 KB- 20 KB
Candidate’s Thumb Impression 10 KB- 20 KB
Scanned copy of the handwritten declaration 10 KB- 20 KB

4- Choose the Organization preference for Pre-Exam Training.

  • Candidates have to select their preferred choice of pre-exam training center while filling the application form.
  • After the form is submitted, this field can not be changed. Take careful note of your selection.

 5- IBPS PO Application Fee Payment is the final step in filling the application form.

  • The fee can be paid through Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card and Mobile Wallets.
  • This fee is non-refundable

The Payment screen will look like this 

  • Once the payment is successfully done, an acknowledgement receipt will appear on the screen

*Take a print out of the payment & save it for future use.

IBPS PO Application Fee 2019

The application fee for the IBPS PO Application Form is mentioned in the table below-

Category IBPS Application Fee
General/OBC Rs 600
SC/ST/PWD Rs 100

IBPS PO Application Form Correction

  • Once the Application Fee payment is done, no changes can be made to the IBPS PO Application Form.
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has kept no provision to edit or make any changes to the application form after the payment is done.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the form very carefully to avoid any discrepancies.

How to Retrieve IBPS PO Password?

If you have lost or forgotten your IBPS Login Password, it can be easily retrieved. Follow these steps to get recover your password.

  • Go to the official IBPS website - www.ibps.in & click on the notification which says " Click here to apply for CWE PO/MT"
  • Click on the "Forgot Password" button mentioned on the right side of the screen as mentioned in the image below
  • You will be directed to a new window.
  • Mention your Registration Number/registered mobile number or Email address.
  • A new password will be sent to you.
  • Login with the new password & change it if you wish to.

Need help applying online for IBPS PO?

Candidates facing any issue while filling the IBPS PO Application form can take help from the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Helplines

  1. Contact IBPS on their Helpline Numbers - 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566.
  2. IBPS Helpline numbers are operational from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm all week except for Saturday (Weekly Off).
  3. These helpline numbers will not be operational on the National holidays.

Alternatively, students can file a complaint on the official website. On the homepage of the IBPS Website, you will see an option "Candidate Grievance and Redressal Mechanism" as visible in the image below

IBPS Address:- IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P Road, Near Thakur Polytechnic, Off. Western Express Highway, P.B No. 8587, Kandivali, Mumbai 400 101, India

IBPS PO Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

Q-How can I download IBPS application form? A- You can get the IBPS PO Application Form by visiting the official web- www.ibps.in, clicking on "CWE PO/MT" & downloading the IBPS Bank PO Registration form.

Q-What is the Age limit to apply for Bank PO jobs? A- The Age Limit to apply for the Bank PO jobs is from 20 to 30 years. Age Relaxation is applicable as per the government guidelines.

Q-How many attempts are there for IBPS PO? A- There is no limit for the number of attempts in the IBPS PO exam.

Q- What is the salary of IBPS PO? A-The IBPS PO Salary is Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700 (in-hand pay). A PO is eligible for many additional allowances & perks depending on the Public bank the probationary officer is appointed to.

Q-Can final year students apply for IBPS PO 2019? A- Yes, final year students can apply for the IBPS PO Exam. However, the candidate must have a valid graduation degree in order to get appointed as a Probationary Officer.

Q-Is there any percentage criteria for IBPS PO? Yes, you must have a score of at least 50% in graduation to be eligible to apply for IBPS PO examination.

Q-Which is better IBPS PO or SBI PO? A- Both IBPS PO & SBI PO Exam recruit for the position of Probationary officer and lakhs of candidates appear for these banking exams each year. They both offer come under the same salary slab, IBPS PO CWE is considered to a bit easier compared to the SBI PO exam.

Q-Will there be IBPS PO in 2019? A- Yes, the Application form IBPS PO 2019 will be released by the end of July 2019. Prelims exam will be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th October 2019, Mains examination will be held on 30th November 2019.

Q- When will the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam’s Result be declared? A- Expected Result Date for IBPS PO Prelims exam is November 2019.

Q- How can I download the Call Letter/Admit Card if I have forgotten my Registration Number & Password? A- The Registration number and Password are sent to the phone number & email address during the time of filling the application form. Candidates should save these details as IBPS doesn’t provide these details again.

Q- How will I know about my successful registration for IBPS PO? A- You will receive a registration number and password on your e-mail Id and mobile number on successful registration.

Q- I was filling the IBPS PO Application form & my registration payment failed, what do I do? A- If the amount has been deducted from your account, rest assured it will get credited back in 5-7 days. You can also contact IBPS helpline number - 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566.

Q- Can I make corrections in the IBPS PO application form after submitting it? A- No, IBPS doesn't allow any corrections in the application form after submission. Make sure to fill the form with extreme care.

Q- I submitted two applications for IBPS PO by mistake and paid the fee for both. Will both of my registrations be cancelled? A-No, IBPS will only accept the last submitted form & the fees will be refunded for the first application form that you submitted. You can contact the helpline for any other information 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566. 

Q- Do I need to register separately for the Prelims and Mains exam of IBPS PO?  A- No, you will only need to register once for the IBPS PO Exam. You can apply for the registration when IBPS released the Application form.

Q- Can I upload the signature in blue ink? A-No, the signature is to be uploaded in Black ink only.

Q- How can I submit the application fee for the exam? A- You can pay the application fee with Debit/Credit card & internet banking.

Q- Is it mandatory to have an Aadhar card to apply for the exam? A- No, Aadhar card is not compulsory to apply for the IBPS Exam, it is optional.

Q- I am a SC candidate, do I need to upload the caste certificate while filling the IBPS PO Application Form? A- No you don't need to upload the caste certificate at the time of application however you will need to carry the cast certificate during the Interview round.

Q- Is there any Fee Exemption for the IBPS PO Application Form? A- No, there is no fee exemption to apply for the IBPS PO Exam.

Q- I have forgotten the password to login to IBPS Website. What do I do? A- Vist the official website, click on "Click here to apply for CWE PO/ MT-VII". Proceed to click on forgot the password. Enter your phone number/Email-id & you will receive your new password.

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IBPS PO Result 2018-19 | Final Allotment Announced

IBPS PO Result 2018:-Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has declared the results for CRP-PO/MT-VIII on 1st April 2019 

The Closure of Result is 30th April 2019.

IBPS PO Result 2018-19 | Result Out

The candidates can now check the IBPS PO Result 2018-19 on the official website of IBPS. The students must read the following important aspects of the exam IBPS PO:

  • IBPS conducts the examination for the post of PO (Probationary Officer).
  • The Mains exam for IBPS PO was held on 18th November 2018.
  • Candidates must remember that they can now check the result and get the direct link to result in this article
  • Get all the details on the IBPS PO Result and know how to check your result.
  • To know Cut Off, read our post on IBPS PO Cut Off

IBPS PO Result 2018-19

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS has released the Final IBPS PO Result today i.e  1st April 2018 on its official website. Applicants can check the Official Final IBPS PO Result through the direct link mentioned in this post. Now, let us learn, how to check Final IBPS PO Result 2018;

How to Check Final IBPS PO Result?

NOTE:- IBPS has released the direct link to download Final IBPS PO 2018 Result on its official website on 1st April 2018. Candidates must follow the guidelines below in order to know how to check the Final IBPS PO Result:

  • First of all, visit the official website of IBPS, or click here directly
  • Then, click on the PO recruitment link for 2018.
  • After that, find and click on the IBPS Probationary Officer Result link.
  • Fill the Registration Number and Password and click ok
  • Finally, check your result.
  • You can download the Result PDF for future.

IBPS PO Final Cut off

As the Final IBPS PO Result is scheduled to be released on 1st April 2019, applicants can check the Minimum Score required to qualify for INPS PO Exam;

Category Maximum score Minimum Score
SC 53.20 38.56
ST 54.74 33.73
OBC 57.18 43.02
UR 65.58 47.04
HI 45.42 25.07
OC 51.11 38.53
VI 74.14 45.88
ID 44.38 28.87

The scorecard along with IBPS PO mains cut off shall be released after 1 week of the result being published. Stay tuned to catch our latest update on IBPS PO Mains Result and Score Card here. Do let us know your Question Attempts in the comment section. It will help in analyzing the expected cut off: So, tell us, did you find our post on IBPS PO Result 2018 for Mains helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more result updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. 'Cause your opinion matters!

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IBPS PO Result 2018 for Prelims is Out | Check Now!

IBPS PO Result for Prelims is out. Get all the details on the IBPS PO Prelims Result and know how to check your result.

IBPS PO Result 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has declared the results of IBPS PO 2018 for Prelims. The Prelims exam for IBPS PO was held on 13th, 14th October 2018.  Earlier various media reports suggested that IBPS PO prelims results were to be announced on 28th OctoberHowever, the Wait is over now. The IBPS PO Prelims Result is out now. Candidates must remember that they can check the result only from 31st October to 7th November 2018. Get the direct link to check your result.

How to Check IBPS PO Prelims Result

Direct Link to check : IBPS PO Prelims Result 2018


  • Visit the official IBPS website.
  • Then, click on the PO recruitment link for 2018.
  • After that, find and click on the IBPS Probationary Officer Result link.
  • Finally, check your result.
  • You can download the Result PDF for future.

The score card along with IBPS PO prelims cut off shall be released after 1 week of result being published.

Do let us know your Question Attempts in comment section. It will help in analyzing the expected cut off:

Since the Prelims exam is merely qualifying in nature, you need not worry much about the marks scored. On qualifying the Prelims, you are eligible to sit for the IBPS PO Mains exam 2018. Candidates must start preparing for the Mains exam as this round is not merely qualifying in nature. The marks scored in this round will be considered to prepare the final merit list. You can go through the Mains Preparation Tips below:

So, tell us, did you find our post on IBPS PO Result 2018 for Prelims helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more result updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. ‘Cause your opinion matters!

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IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to Enhance Your Preparation

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips – Find the preparation tips and strategies and know how to crack the IBPS PO Mains exam 2018. Get here all information on the important topics and plan your move with the useful tricks.

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips  2018

IBPS PO Prelims exams are over and results are expected to be released soon. We are sure that you have performed well and hence should continue your hard work for the upcoming IBPS PO 2018 Mains exam. The scheduled IBPS PO Mains Exam Date is 18th November 2018. You can get here all the guidance on the preparation strategy for the exam.

We all know that the IBPS PO is being conducted in 3 phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

While the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, the marks obtained in Mains Exam shall be deciding the Final Selection list. Hence you should pour all your efforts to get yourself placed in the Mains merit list. Follow the given IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to get yourself ready for exam.

The IBPS PO Mains examination will consist of the following sections:

  1. English
  2. Data Analysis and Interpretation
  3. Reasoning and Computer Knowledge
  4. General Awareness

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Pattern

Let us take a look at the pattern of  IBPS PO Mains 2018:

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
Descriptive Paper (Essay & Letter Writing) 2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Mains: Highlights

  • The duration of the objective exam and descriptive exam will be of 180 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively.
  • There will be 155 questions of 200 mark.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable for incorrect responses.

You can also have a look at the previous year IBPS PO Cut off Marks to estimate how much you need to score to clear the exam successfully.

IBPS PO Mains: Important Areas to focus

Let us go through some of the important areas from each section which the students need to focus on:

English Language Data Analysis and Interpretation Reasoning and Computer Knowledge General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning Current Affairs of last 6 months
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series Basics of Banking Awareness
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding Overview of Indian Banking system and knowledge of Different banks
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency, Syllogism Latest Reviewed monetary policies and banking terms
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities Important government Schemes on Capital and money market.
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement, Input Output  Bank headquarters and Head Offices
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle, Blood Relations
Data Interpretation Basics of Computer, History
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Abbreviations and Shortcuts
Number Systems MS office
Sequence & Series Computer hardware
Permutation, Combination &Probability Basics of Networking

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Tips to crack the exam

  • First of all Prepare according to a fixed strategy. Don’t prepare randomly as it will not give you enough scope to prepare all the sections properly.
  • Focus on the areas which you are weak in. Practice questions from different standard books like R. D. Sharma.
  • Learn to choose between questions such that you can answer the maximum number of questions successfully within the given sectional timing.
  • For the English Descriptive section, keep practice of writing letters and paragraphs on latest topics.
  • Make habit of reading newspapers and banking magazines to keep yourself aware of the different banking current affairs and government rates. You can follow our Free Daily GK Capsule to know about all latest important events.
  • You can also solve IBPS PO Previous year question papers to understand the type of questions. Do not forget to keep an eye on the timer while solving.
  • Try to manage your time efficiently. Time management is one of the most essential tools to be successful in any exam.
  • Keep Practicing IBPS PO Mains Mock Tests for a constant watch on the preparation status.
  • Don’t panic in the examination hall. Be relaxed, breathe deep, and solve the paper.
  • Be confident. Because self-confidence is the ultimate ladder to success.

We hope that this article on IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips 2018 was helpful to you. You can also share your views and ideas in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more updates and job notifications. Till then, keep learning!

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Get the Last minute Preparation tips for IBPS PO – Prelims 2018

IBPS PO Prelims exam is round the corner. Hence you must go through some useful Last minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO prelims Exam. Read along to know the factors to keep in mind and also check the recent Bank PO exam analysis.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO

We understand how the applicants are preparing for the IBPS PO recruitment 2018 with all their efforts. While the IBPS PO prelims exam dates are scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st of October, the exam fever is raising its bar. Therefore, we are here to help you with all the suggestions and Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO that can help you form a proper strategy and strengthen your preparation. Find the details of the exam tips given below.

Exam Tips for IBPS PO Exam

Know the exam pattern

Although people take it very casually, but knowledge of the exam patterns and IBPS PO syllabus are very important. An applicant must remain thorough of the exam pattern, the sections and their marks. A very important thing to note is that this year, 2018, IBPS PO exam pattern shall contain a feature of sectional timing. So now, you need to be very careful with your strategy of time management. The section wise exam pattern is given below:

Sections No.of Qs Marks Duration
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35  20 minutes
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
 English Language  30  30  20 minutes
 Total  100  100  1 Hour

Strategy for all Sections

Candidates should have a well formed strategy for every section. While Aptitude and Reasoning are the sections where you need to manage a lot of time, English is a comparatively easier one. Yet, you cannot neglect any section. You must remember that practice is the best way to ascertain a good preparation. You can attempt IBPS PO Mock Test for better practice and analysis. We are here to provide you some tips for every subject.

Reasoning Ability: 

Try to start with question where you are more confident and also less time taking. This will help you to save a lot of time, boost your confidence and also attain the minimum cut-off marks for the section. Try questions from coding-decoding, syllogism, series questions. You can acquire good marks from these.

Quantitative aptitude:

This is a section where the people end up loosing major time. Consequently, this is also the section which needs a lot of practice. You have to attain speed and accuracy both to excel in this section. For Numerical, practice the sections like number series, Simplification, Data Interpretation. Solving these successfully you can score good marks.


This is a comparatively easy subject and you can surely score well if you put some good efforts. Practice more with the comprehension section. Apart from that, build  a strong vocabulary in English. You can read newspapers and magazines daily to do that. Note down all new words learnt and keep revising.

Attempt Mock Tests for Last Minute Revision

Mock tests can be very useful to analyze your preparation. These are time bound tests that give you the actual glance of your preparation and also states where you stand. Among the different last minute IBPS PO preparation tips, this is also a crucial one. If you feel time crunch to attempt long tests, then you can also go for Short Free Quizzes Daily and keep practicing for the exam. But there is a systematic way of attempting mock tests. 

Miscellaneous Last Minute Tips for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Here are some factors that you need to keep in mind even at the time of exam. Read through and try to remember:

  1. Read all guidelines and instructions present in the questions before attempting them.
  2. Remember the blind-fold theory : “Speed With Accuracy”
  3. Keep your cool and do not panic.
  4. Avoid investing much time solving a single question.
  5. All the essential documents like admit card, original valid ID Proof, photograph should be kept handy.
  6. Have a good sleep the night before the exam.

The Candidates know that this year almost all bank exams have introduced sectional timing. So, to have an idea of the question trends and difficulty level, you can go through some of the recent bank PO exam analysis. Very recently, Indian Bank PO Exam analysis was conducted. You can go through it along with SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018.

We believe that your are working hard and your efforts will be colourful. Hope we could help you boost your confidence with the Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO. Write to us if you need any tips and suggestions. We have also provided sample questions in the comment section below. Let’s see how fast can you solve it out!

Best Wishes for the Exam!!

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IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS PO to recruit Probationary Officers/Management Trainees all across India. The institute has released the IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 on 9th August 2018. If you want to pursue a career in Banking, then you must apply for the IBPS PO 2018 Exam immediately. The online registration starts from 14th August and will end on 4th September 2018. Go through the entire article to know more.

IBPS PO 2018 Vacancies

This year IBPS has announced a total of 4102 vacancies. According to the IBPS exam calendar updates, IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams schedule is mentioned below in the table.

IBPS PO Exam 2018 Important Dates

Important Dates Events
Online Application Date start  14th August 2018
Last Date to fill Application Form  4th September 2018
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Exam Training  September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training   1st-7th October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Call letter Download Date  October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date  13th, 14th,20th,21st
 October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Result Date  October /November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Call Letter date  November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date  18th November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Result Date  December 2018
Download of Call Letters for Interview  January 2019
Conduct of Interview  January/February 2019
Provisional Allotment  February 2019

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern & Selection Process

IBPS PO Exam consists of 3 stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Note: IBPS has made a change in the exam pattern this time for Prelims Exam. It has introduced sectional timing for each section in the Prelims exam.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Exam is of 100 marks which is divided into 3 sections. The total time allotted for this exam is 1 hours which is divided into 20 minutes for each section. The exam is objective type and the mode of exam is online.

Name of the Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1  English Language  30 30  20 minutes
2  Numerical Ability  35  35  20 minutes
3  Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
 Total  100 100  1 hour

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

A candidate must be a Graduate from any discipline from a recognized college/university or equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. The candidate must have English as language in SSC/HSC/Intermediate and Graduate level. The candidate must have proof in certificate of passing the qualifying exam.

Age (01.08.2018)

  • Minimum age should be 20
  • Maximum age should be 30.

How to apply for IBPS PO Exam 2018

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS PO 2018 (active on 14th August)
  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Look for IBPS PO application link.
  • Click on New Registration.
  • Candidate must have a valid email id and mobile number.
  • Enter all your personal details asked carefully.
  • Upload your photo and signature properly.
  • Click on submit to register.
  • Pay the application fee and print a copy of the acknowledgement for future use.

Application Fees

Reservation Category Application Fees
1. SC/ ST/ Pwd 100/-
2. General & Others 600/-
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