The IBPS PO Exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the gateway to sought-after banking sector jobs and provides employment avenues across public-sector banks as well as RBI, SBI and its associate banks, SIDBI, NABARD, and LIC and other insurance companies. The IBPS has recently released the PO recruitment notification for the year 2019 for a total of 4,336 vacancies. These vacancies announced under IBPS PO notification 2019 are for posts of officers and clerks in public sector banks as well as other members of the IBPS society.
We bring you a rundown on everything you need to know about IBPS PO recruitment 2019:
IBPS PO 2019 Notification 2019
IBPS PO notification 2019 was released on August 2 for recruitment to the 4,336 posts of Probationary Officers (PO). This gets the process of IBPS PO recruitment 2019 underway. The online registration for this year’s PO recruitment process will start August 7 onwards.
IBPS PO Recruitment Important Dates
Here are the important dates to bear in mind for IBPS PO Recruitment 2019:
Important Event Schedule for IBPS PO 2019
- IBPS PO Notification Released – August 2, 2019
- Online registration Starts – August 7, 2019
- Online registration Ends – August 28, 2019
- Call letters for Pre-Exam Training Available for Download- September 2019
- Pre-Exam Training – September 23 to 28
- IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release – 1st Week of October 2019
- IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Dates – October 12, 13, 19 and 20
- IBPS PO Preliminary Result – October/November 2019
- IBPS PO Mains Exam – November 30, 2019
- IBPS PO Mains Result – December 2019
- IBPS PO Interview – January/February 2020
- IBPS PO Provisional Allotment – April 2020
To know more, you can download official IBPS PO notification PDF.
IBPS PO Vacancy
As mentioned before, the total IBPS PO vacancies for 2019 are 4,336. These vacancies are distributed in the following participating organisations:
- Allahabad Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Canara Bank
- Central Bank
- Indian Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- Punjab National Bank
- Punjab and Sind Bank
- UCO Bank
- Union Bank of India
- United Bank of India.
IBPS PO Application Process
To appear for IBPS PO, candidates can complete the application process online. Here’s how:
- Visit the official website – www.ibps.in
- Search for ‘Click for New Registration’ under IBPS PO Apply Online.
- Enter your email ID and other basic details asked for to initiate this process.
- This will lead to generation of a provisional registration number and password, which will be sent to your registered email id.
- Upload all the documents asked for.
- Fill out the IBPS PO application form.
- Pay the application fee – Rs 600 for general candidates, Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD
- Download receipt and application and wait for your admit card to arrive.
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the IBPS PO selection process, aspirants must meet the following criteria:
Age limit: Minimum 20 years and Maximum 30 years, as on August 1, 2019. There is a relaxation of five years in the upper age limit for SC/ST, OBC, persons affected by 1984 riots, J&K domiciled during the period of 1980-1989, and ex-servicemen as well as commissioned officers who have put in 5 years of service.
Educational Qualifications: The educational qualification requirements for IBPS PO eligibility are as follows:
- Graduation in any stream from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification recognised by the central government. Students in the final year or semester of an undergraduate course cannot apply for this exam, as final mark sheet or degree certificate is essential for registration.
- Working knowledge of computers is necessary to apply for this job.
- Proficiency in the official language of the chosen state or UT is desirable. Candidates must be able to speak, read and write the language.
IBPS PO Selection Process
The IBPS PO selection process entails the following steps:
- Preliminary Examination: An online computer-based test (CBT) is conducted to shortlist candidates for the main examination.
- Main Examination: Candidates are required to meet the sectional and the overall cut-off for this exam to qualify for the next stage of IBPS PO recruitment 2019.
- Interview: Candidates who clear the main exam are called for an interview conducted by representative of participating organisations and organised by the nodal bank in every state or UT in collaboration with IBPS.
- Provisional Allotment: Based on the results of the main exam and the interview, provisional allotment is issued to qualifying candidates via a notification on the official website.
At this point, the role of IBPS in the PO recruitment process ends. Thereafter, it is the responsibility of the banks to inform the prospective candidates about their joining dates and procedures.
IBPS PO Official Notification PDF
The official notification for IBPS PO 2019 can be downloaded from the below link :
IBPS PO Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO selection procedure involves two computer-based objective type exams – Prelims and Main. Here is a quick looks at the exam pattern:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2019: The preliminary exam is a qualifying exam conducted online. The paper is divides in three sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability, carrying 30, 35 and 35 multiple choice questions of one mark each. This is a bilingual exam and the duration is one hour. Candidates are awarded one mark for every right answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Only those who score higher than the minimum qualifying marks will be eligible to appear in the Main exam.
IBPS PO Main Exam 2019: The main exam for IBPS PO recruitment 2019 includes one objective and one descriptive paper. The objective-type paper is an online exam with four sections – English, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Banking/Economy Awareness, and Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, carrying 40, 60, 40 and 60 marks respectively. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and there is a sectional time limit of 40 minutes for English, 45 for Data Analysis and Interpretation, 35 for General/Banking/Economy Awareness and 60 for Reasoning and Computer Aptitude. The descriptive paper entails letter and essay writing and comprises two questions, carrying 25 marks. The descriptive paper is examined only if a candidate qualifies the objective paper. To qualify the objective paper, one must clear the overall as well as the sectional cut-off.
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