IBPS 2023: Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility, Vacancies & More


IBPS Exam 2023: Except for SBI, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous organization that organizes recruitment exams for all Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The institute has provided assessment and testing services for numerous banks through various bank exams over the years.

The institute was founded in 1984 and is managed by a board of nominations from various government agencies and banks, including the RBI, Ministry of Finance, NIBM, IBA, etc. Employees for PSBs at various levels, such as Probationary Officers, Clerks, and Specialist Officers, are recruited through IBPS exams. The numerous IBPS exams in India were mentioned in this article.

IBPS Recruitment Exams in India

IBPS PO (Probationary Officer/Management Trainee)

IBPS Clerk

IBPS RRB (Officers Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

IBPS SO (Specialist Officers)

List of Participating Banks in IBPS Exam 2023

Every year, 19 Public Sector Banks compete in the IBPS Exam to recruit qualified candidates for the positions of PO, Clerk, and SO. The following are the banks:

  1. Andhra Bank
  2. Allahabad Bank
  3. Bank of India
  4. Bank of Baroda
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Indian Overseas Bank
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  13. Punjab and Sind Bank
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Syndicate Bank
  16. UCO Bank
  17. United Bank of India
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. Vijaya Bank

IBPS Exam 2023 | Highlights

Overall IBPS Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exams Level


Exams Purpose 

Selection of candidates as PO, Clerk and SO for Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks

Exams Frequency

Once a year

Exams Language

English and Hindi

Official Website



Post name

Probationary Officer/Management Trainee

Recruitment stages

Preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview

Exam Mode

Preliminary and mains exam is conducted online

Exam Duration

Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes

IBPS Clerk

Post names


Recruitment stages

Preliminary and Mains exam

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

Prelims: 60 minutes

Mains: 160 minutes


Post names

Officers Scale I, II & III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Recruitment stages

Officers Scale I: Prelims, Mains, and Interview

Officers Scale II and II: Single level exam and Interview

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Prelims and mains

Exam Mode

Prelims, Mains, and Single level exams are conducted online

Exam Duration

Prelims: 45 minutes

Mains: Two hours

Single-level exam: Two hours


Post names

IT Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), and Marketing Officer (Scale I).

Recruitment stages

Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

Prelims: 120 minutes

Mains: 120 minutes

IBPS Exam Dates 2023

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has published the IBPS exam dates for 2023. Exam dates for IBPS prelims and mains are listed in the table below.

IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2023

Sr. No. Activity IBPS RRB Exam  IBPS RRB Exam Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary Officer Scale I and Office Assistants  05th, 06th, 12th, 13th, 19th August 2023
2 Single Examination  Officers Scale II & III 10th September 2023 
2 Online Examination – Main Officer Scale I  10th September 2023
  Office Assistants  16th September 2023

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2023

Sr. No. Activity IBPS PO Exam Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 23rd, 30th September and 1st October 2023
2 Online Examination – Main 5th November 2023

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2023

Sr. No. Activity IBPS Clerk Exam Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 26th, 27th August and 2nd September 2023
2 Online Examination – Main 7th October 2023

IBPS SO Dates 2023

Sr. No. Activity IBPS SO Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 30th and 31st December 2023
2 Online Examination – Main 28th January 2024

IBPS Eligibility Criteria 2023

The following are the eligibility requirements for several exams.

Exams Eligibility

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Age limit: 20 to 30 years

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Graduation

Age limit: 20 to 28 years

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Age Limit: 18 to 40 years (Vary as per the posts)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 20 to 30 years

Educational Qualification: Graduation (Vary as per posts)

IBPS Recruitment Process 2023

The complete recruitment process of IBPS is discussed below:

Step 1: IBPS Registration

This is the first phase in the hiring process. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements must register for the various exams offered by IBPS. The application fee for general and OBC applicants is Rs 850, while it is Rs 175 for SC/ST/PWD candidates. Only online payments are allowed for the application fee. Candidates can learn more about the application process for various IBPS exams by clicking on the links below:

IBPS PO Application Form

IBPS Clerk Application Form

IBPS SO Application Form

IBPS RRB Application Form

Step 2: IBPS Admit Card

IBPS publishes various admit cards for different posts and stages of the exam on its website. Candidates can get their admit cards by logging in with their registration number, roll number, and date of birth or password on the official website.

IBPS RRB Admit Card

IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS SO Admit Card

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

Step 3: IBPS Exam

Candidates must appear in the IBPS exam according to the instructions on the admit card. The exam is administered in numerous shifts around the country in various cities.

  • Prelims, Mains, and Interviews are the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam.
  • The IBPS RRB exam has three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and a single online exam, as well as an interview.
  • Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interviews are the three stages of the IBPS SO exam.
  • The IBPS Clerk exam is organized into two sections: Prelims and Mains.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Step 4: IBPS Result

The result is published on the official website. IBPS results are released in stages and for different posts. By logging in with the proper credentials, you can access the result. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam are invited to take the main exam. Candidates who pass the mains exam will be invited to an interview (specific to the posts).


IBPS PO Result

IBPS Clerk Result

IBPS SO Result

IBPS Exams: Registered vs Appeared

The table below shows the number of candidates who registered and took part in IBPS’s various exams.

Exams Registered (In Lakh) Appeared (In Lakh)
IBPS PO  8.25 5.76

Office Assistant: 7.13

Officers: 5.39

Office Assistant: 4.89

Officers: 4.09

IBPS Clerk 9.91 6.65
IBPS SO 1.6 1.23

We have provided complete details of the IBPS Exam 2023. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.


How many times are IBPS Exams held?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exams once a year (IBPS).

Who conducts IBPS exam interviews?

With the help of IBPS, participating organizations conduct interviews for various IBPS tests, which are organized by the nodal bank in each State/UT.

Does the letter of appointment issued by IBPS?

IBPS does not give certificates of appointment to candidates selected through the IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, or SO examinations. Candidates are given the same opportunity by the participating banks.

Is there any negative marking in IBPS exams?

In the IBPS exams, there is negative grading. A penalty of 1/4 mark is deducted for each incorrect response.

Is there any capping in the number of attempts in various IBPS exams?

No, there is no limit on how many times you can take the IBPS examinations. 

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