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IBPS PO Bank Preference: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has already released the IBPS PO 2021 notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO). Earlier, IBPS had released the tentative exam date for IBPS PO 2021 Exam. As per the latest notification, the Probationary Officers Prelims exams for PSBs are slated to be conducted on December 4 & 11, 2021, and the Main Exams are scheduled to be conducted in the month of January 2022. The online registrations are going on and the closing date is 10.11.2021.

Those students who are filling up the online application forms might be having some problems in making a decision to choose their preferred Bank from the list of Banks mentioned on the official IBPS website.

In this article, we will tell you how to fill Bank preference in the IBPS PO form, as many applicants get confused while choosing the Bank in the preference column. But before moving on, you should keep in mind that out of 11 Participating Banks in the upcoming IBPS PO 2021 recruitment process, there are some that haven’t released the number of vacancies as yet. Banks like Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda have not yet released the number of vacancies, but the candidates should fill their names as a preference if they want, as these banks may release vacancies later.

How to fill IBPS PO preference
How to fill IBPS PO preference

Bank Preference Order: Vacancies

The Bank Preference order can be based on vacancies. This is one parameter that you can use while filling up the form. Pick that bank at the top that has released the maximum number of vacancies so far and then second-highest and so on. If you will choose the banks in this preference then Bank of India will be at the top with 734 vacancies followed by UCO Bank and then Bank of Maharashtra. Rest you can keep in whatever order you want.

How to fill IBPS PO preference

List of Participating Banks – IBPS PO Bank Preference 2021

A total of 4799 vacancies have been released for the general category aspirants, which the participating Banks share with each other. But, in order to choose one option, you should know all the available Bank options the candidates have to choose from. The list of participating bans has been released by IBPS.

Here is the list of 11 banks for the IBPS PO Bank Preference list:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Bank of Baroda
3. Canara Bank
4. Union Bank of India
5. Indian Bank
6. Bank of India
7. UCO Bank
8. Punjab & Sindh Bank
9. Bank of Maharashtra
10. Central Bank of India
11. Indian Overseas Bank

Here is a table that shows the category-wise vacancies available in these 11 Banks mentioned above as released by IBPS PO for the year 2021:

CategoryNumber of vacancies
General1974
EWS474
OBC1277
ST350
SC724
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How to choose the right IBPS PO Bank Preference?

While selecting the right Bank via IBPS PO Preference you should keep in mind the following 4 points in mind:

  1. Do good research for each and every bank preference available and know about the perks and benefits it offers before the application forms are filled out. Once decided candidates can choose the bank reference on the application form.
  2. If you want to choose to stay in your own state and avoid relocation, it is advisable to make sure of the available bank preference options available in your own state and choose accordingly. If you are a female, there are many vacancies for the female candidates. Therefore, you can choose your desired bank preference in your own region or state.
  3. If you want to get your posting in some specific area or region of the country then you have to check as to where the headquarters of the Bank are located. It will give you an idea about your future posting.
  4. Many candidates prefer listing their order of preference based on the number of vacancies available. Choosing the banks with the maximum number of vacancies means the maximum chance of getting recruited in your desired location and branch. Banks with more vacancies usually have a lower cut-off rate and hence this can be your first choice.

Check out the list of the names of the Banks, their location, and the number of vacancies declared by them:

Participating BanksHeadquarter LocationVacancies
Bank of BarodaVadodara0
Bank of IndiaMumbai1466
Bank of MaharashtraMumbai250
Canara BankBangalore2100
Central Bank of IndiaMumbai0
Indian BankChennai0
Indian Overseas BankChennai0
Punjab National BankDelhi400
Punjab & Sind BankDelhi233
UCO BankKolkata350
Union Bank of IndiaMumbai0
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Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS PO Exam

Q. What is IBPS PO salary?

Ans. The basic pay of a Probationary Officer in IBPS is Rs.23,700. Candidates can know the detailed IBPS PO salary in the linked article.

Q. What is the full form of IBPS?

Ans. The full form of IBPS is the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection.

Q. Which books are recommended for the IBPS PO exam preparation?

Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the IBPS PO exam:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive exams by R.S. Agarwal
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
  • Pratiyogita Darpan (monthly edition) for General Awareness
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

Q. Is there a probation period for IBPS PO?

Ans. There is a probation period of 2 years for the IBPS PO.

Q. When can I apply for IBPS PO 2021?

Ans. The IBPS PO application process 2021 was conducted between October 20, and November 10, 2021.

Q. Will the IBPS PO exam be conducted in 2021?

Ans. Yes, IBPS PO 2021 exam will be conducted. The tentative dates have been released in the official notification. While prelims will be held in December 2021, the mains are scheduled for January 2022.

Q. I am in the final year of my Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO 2021?

Ans. No, final-year students cannot apply for IBPS PO 2021. The minimum educational qualification is Graduation which the candidate should have completed before registering online for the examination.

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