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IBPS stands for The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and PO stands for Probationary Officer. It is one of the most sought-after Banking exams in India. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) provides recruitment and training services to a common standard for public sector banks (PSB).

According to the latest notification by IBPS, 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.

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IBPS PO 2021: Highlights

IBPS PO 2021 is one of the most awaited Banking exams, for which a huge number of vacancies are released. Check out the highlights of the IBPS PO Exam.

Organization NameIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Post NamePO (Probationary Officer)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam ModeOnline
Application ModeGraduate from a recognized University
Vacancies4,135
SalaryRs. 52,630.38 (Net Salary)
CategoryBank Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview
Education QualificationOnline
Age Limit20 years – 30 years
Official Websiteibps.in
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Selection Process for IBPS PO 2021

You will be appointed an IBPS PO after clearing the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2021. These three stages are:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam of IBPS PO consists of a total of 100 questions with a time duration of 60 minutes.

  • Question type remains Multiple Choice questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the exam for each wrong answer.
  • This round of IBPS PO exam is only qualifying in nature.
S. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Note: As per the official IBPS website, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Mains exam also entertains Multiple Choice type questions with a slightly higher difficulty level. The Number of questions and the duration of the exam is higher as compared to the Prelims Exam. In addition, there is also a negative marking of 0.25 in the IBPS PO main exam for every incorrect answer you will give. Take a look at the table given below to know the No. of Questions asked and the time duration allowed to answer each section of the IBPS PO Mains Exam.

S. No.Section NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes

Note: As per the official IBPS website, IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its authorized website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorized IBPS website.

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IBPS PO Interview Process

The interview is the final stage of the IBPS PO Exam. Candidates clearing the Mains cut-offs will be shortlisted for the interview process. The interview round of the IBPS PO exam is 100 marks. The final score obtained by candidates in the IBPS PO exam is calculated by IBPS with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

IBPS PO Notification: Eligibility Criteria

If you want to appear in the upcoming IBPS PO exam 2021, you need to make sure you fulfill all the required criteria before making up your mind to prepare for it. You need to take care of:

Education Qualification for IBPS PO

Applicants applying for IBPS PO 2021 should have the following educational qualification: An applicant possessing a graduate degree (such as BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech) from a recognized university. Please note that the degree or marks should be obtained on or before the date (to be issued). Also, candidates possessing degrees equivalent to the mentioned qualification are also eligible.

Knowledge of Computers- As the exams are now conducted online, candidates need to know the basic working of the computer.

Language Proficiency- Verbal and written knowledge of the state/ UT is desirable.

Online Registration Process

The registration process will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both Preliminary and Main examinations, wherever applicable. You will be required to upload the following documents as per the specification given in the advertisement. These documents include:
(1) Your Photograph– 20 kb to 50 kb in .jpeg file(2) Signature of the Applicant – 10 kb to 20 kb in .jpeg file
(3) Your thumb impression– 20 kb to 50 kb in .jpeg file
(4) Scanned Copy of handwritten declaration as per the format, which will be available in the respective advertisement-50 kb to 100 kb in .jpeg file

Read & know complete details about how to apply online!

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FAQs: IBPS PO 2021

Q. What are the vacancies in IBPS PO 2021?
Ans. A total number of 4135 vacancies are released by the IBPS for IBPS PO 2021

Q. What is the last date to apply for online IBPS PO 2021?
Ans. The last date to apply online IBPS PO 2021 is 10th November 2021.

Q. What is the application fee for IBPS PO 2021?
Ans. The application fee for IBPS PO 2021 is Rs. 850.

Q. What is the age limit for IBPS PO 2021?
Ans. The age limit for IBPS PO 2021 is 21 to 30 years.

Q5. What is the educational qualification required for IBPS PO 2021?
Ans. The educational qualification required for IBPS PO 2021 is graduation

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