Entrance Exam Details

Name of Entrance Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam

Category of Exam

National Level Entrance Exam

About Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruitment body that was started with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks in India, other than the State Bank of India. It also provides standardised systems for assessment and result processing services to organisations..

Eligibility

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

 

Nationality

To appear for IBPS PO 2019, a candidate must be any of the following:

 

Citizen of India

Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962

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 candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

 

Academic Qualification

A graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a university recognized by Government of India.

General category candidates must score minimum 60% marks while there is a relaxation of 5% for reserved category.

Result of the qualifying examination should be declared by September 2019.

Age Limit

General category applicants should be of at least 20 years and less than 30 years, as on August 1, 2019.

Provisions for age relaxation, depending upon the category of the candidate as per IBPS norms, is tabulated below:

Exam pattern and syllabus

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

Prelims Exam

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

Preliminary Exam
Section Number of Questions Marking Scheme Medium of Exam Duration
English 30 +1 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answer English 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 English and Hindi
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100 100  -  -

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

 

Mains Exam

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

Mains Exam
Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
Essay & Letter Writing 2 25 30 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Total 157 225  - 210 minutes

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

Note:Candidates belonging to the reserved category will be provided free-of-cost pre-exam training by IBPS.

Exam fees

CategoryApplication Fee
General INR 600
SC/ST/PWD INR 100

How to apply

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, ibps.in. The 3-tiered selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.

Official Website & Contact Details:

http://www.ibps.in/