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IBPS PO 2020 - 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Salary, Other Details

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) happens to be one of the most prominent recruitment banking sectors. The Institute, every year holds the IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Bank examination for recruitment of interested and eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in various banks all across the country. The IBPS PO examination is conducted by IBPS in two stages including a Preliminary examination and the Main examination. Information and details regarding the IBPS PO 2021 examination is available in complete detail at examlabonline.com following which interested candidates can access the following article for further details.

 

IBPS PO 2020 Highlights

Specification Overview
Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam
Commonly Known As IBPS PO Exam
Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Examination Level National Level
Examination Frequency Vacancy Based
Languages English and Hindi
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Mode of Application Online

 

IBPS PO Online Application Form

The online application form will be released by IBPS on its official website at www.ibps.in. Aspiring candidates are required to fill the online application form carefully. Following below are some guidelines that the candidate must follow while filling the application form.

·         The candidate is suggested understanding the important guidelines, before beginning.

·         The application form will be available online following which candidates are required to visit www.ibps.in in order to avail of the form.

·         The candidate is required to register by filling in the mandatory details, carefully noting down the registration numbers and passwords entered.

·         Next, the candidate is required to fill up the application form using the registration numbers.

·         The mandatory documents and scanned photograph and signature have to be uploaded keeping in mind the format mentioned.

·         Pay the required application fee and submit the application form.

·         The candidate is suggested to get the confirmation and the application form downloaded and printed for future use.

Application Fee: Candidates belonging to the categories: General, Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) are required to pay an amount of Rs 600 as application fee, while candidates belonging to the categories: Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) are required to pay Rs 100. The application fee can be paid in an online mode via Debit/ Credit card, IMPS, Net Banking, Cash Card/ Mobile Wallet.

 

IBPS PO Notification

The notification regarding the IBPS PO 2021 examination released by IBPS gives a detailed insight and information regarding the examination dates, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card release date and other details.

 

IBPS PO Examination Date

The examination date regarding the 2021 IBPS PO examination has been scheduled for the months of October, 2021 and November, 2021. The Preliminary exam is scheduled for October, 2021 while the Main exam is scheduled for November, 2021.

 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria to confirm their eligibility before the application process.

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India. However, citizens from Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet are also eligible to apply given that they have permanently stayed as Indian residents before 1 January, 1962. Indian origin candidates who have permanently migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire, Kenya, Zambia or Tanzania are also eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification: Candidates who have successfully completed their graduation and possess a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university are eligible.

Age Limit: Candidates are required to fulfil the age criteria of having the minimum age group of 20 years and maximum age group of 30 years as of 1 August, 2021. However, age relaxations are granted to candidates from different categories.

Category of Applicant

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers with 5 years military service and released according to the assigned project)

5 years

Candidates who are domiciled residents of Kashmir between 1 January, 1980 and 1 December, 1989

5 years

Candidates affected due to 1984 riots

5 years

 

 

IBPS PO Examination Pattern

The IBPS PO examination pattern includes a Preliminary examination and a Main examination followed by an Interview.

Preliminary Exam: The Preliminary examination is the first stage and will be conducted in an online mode while the questions included in the paper will be Multiple Choice Questions. The Prelim exam will consist of 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. The candidate will be given one hour for the examination which will be held in English as well as in Hindi. A negative marking of 0.25 marks will also be applicable for every wrong attempt. The Prelim exam will consist of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

 

Following is a table including the distribution of questions and marks:

Test Name  

No. of Questions  

Maximum Marks  

Time Duration

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

 

Main Exam: The Main examination will also be conducted in an online mode for which the candidate will be given two hours while the paper will be conducted in English as well as Hindi. A negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt will also be applicable and the candidate will be granted 3 hours and extra 30 minutes for English Language. The Main exam will consist of sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and English Language (Essay and Letter writing).

Following is a table including the distribution of questions and marks:

Test Name 

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks 

Time Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

Total

155

200

180 minutes

 

The English Language paper will consist of 2 questions of Letter Writing and Essay Writing carrying 25 marks. The candidate will be given 30 minutes for the English Language examination.

 

IBPS PO Syllabus

The candidate must be totally aware of the syllabus regarding IBPS PO in order to qualify the examination. The information is available on the official website as well as at examlabonline.com.

Preliminary Examination:

English Language: Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Miscellaneous.

Numerical Ability: Simplification, Mixtures and Allegations, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Surds and Indices, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Mensuration (Cylinder, Cone, Sphere), Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, Permutation, Combination and Probability, Sequence and Series.

Reasoning Ability: Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Tabulation, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output.

Main Examination:

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: Verbal Reasoning, Circular and Linear Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Double Line up, Scheduling, Blood Relations, Input and Output, Directions and Distances, Code Inequalities, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies, Operating System, Internet, Keyboard Shortcuts, Networking, Memory, Computer Abbreviations, Computer Hardware and Software, Microsoft Office.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness: Financial Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Grammar.

Data Analysis & Interpretation: Simplification, Ratio and Percentage, Average, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Mensuration and Geometry, Problems of Ages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Speed, Distance and Time, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Time and Work, Number System, Permutation and Combination, Mixture and Allegations, Probability, Linear Equation.

 

IBPS PO Admit Card 2021

The Admit Card regarding the IBPS PO 2021 examination will be issued by IBPS on their official website. The candidate will be provided with three different admit cards for Preliminary exam, Main exam as well as an Interview. The candidate must get the admit card downloaded and printed after the same has been issued by the Institute. It is mandatory for the candidate to have access to his/ her admit card. The admit card will be made available to the candidate before the commencement of the examination.

 

IBPS PO Cut Off 2021

The Institute every year sets a cut off for the aspiring candidates to achieve in order to get selected. The cut offs usually change every year and differ for candidates from different categories. IBPS will release the cut off on their official website.

 

IBPS PO Result 2021

The results of candidates will be announced on the official website of IBPS. The results will be announced after every stage: Preliminary exam, Main exam and Interview. The result of the Preliminary exam is scheduled to release in the month of October, 2021 while the result of the Main exam is scheduled for November, 2021 and the final selection will be done in 2022.

 

IBPS PO Vacancies

The Institute will announce the detailed information regarding the available vacancies for IBPS PO on their official website. The total number of vacancies will be divided among candidates from all the categories.

 

IBPS PO Selection Procedure

The selection procedure regarding IBPS PO consists of three stages: Preliminary examination, Main examination and Interview. Candidates who successfully qualify the Preliminary exam will have to appear for the Main exam and selected candidates will finally have to appear for an Interview after which a final selection list will be prepared.

 

IBPS PO Interview Process

The interview is the final stage for clearing IBPS PO. The interview will be conducted by the Institute for the candidates who qualify both the Preliminary as well as the Main examination. The interview will carry 100 marks out of which candidates are required to secure 40 marks while candidates from reserved categories have to secure 35 marks. Candidate must carry the admit card for the interview as well as important documents.

 

IBPS PO Preparation Tips & Tricks

Aspiring candidate must have the required knowledge of all the important details and information regarding IBPS PO and the examinations. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of the examination pattern and syllabus as the same will help in preparation. The candidate must have a routine made for the subjects and study accordingly. Doubts must be regularly cleared and concepts must be understood. It is suggested that the candidate must answer the questions carefully and leave the ones that are not known as there is negative marking. He/ she must also regularly watch news and read newspapers, magazines and books for general awareness and general knowledge. Candidates can also prepare for the exams by appearing for the mock test series and mock tests available at examlabonline.com.

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis

IBPS PO includes a Preliminary exam, a Main exam and an Interview. The difficulty level of Preliminary exam is easy to moderate, while the difficulty level of Main exam was usually moderate while some questions were slightly difficult. The Interview is easy to moderate.

 

IBPS PO Salary

The salary that will be given to candidates getting selected after qualifying all the stages of IBPS PO will vary from a minimum amount of Rs 37,360 to a maximum amount of Rs 38,700. The salary also depends on the category that the candidate belongs to.

Students Feedback

IBPS PO Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is Bank PO Exam?

    The full form of Bank PO Exam is ‘Bank Probationary Officer Exam’. Bank PO is a Managerial Level post offered in various banks of the country. This exam is conducted by various recruiting bodies to recruit Bank PO every year. These recruiting bodies are I
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    How much can I earn as a Bank PO?

    A Bank PO salary is hefty right from the initial stage. The Pay Scale is different that depends on the bank you are working in. Let’s have a look on the difference of Pay Scale for IBPS & SBI bank which you can earn if you get recruited. If you get recruited in any of the Banks under IBPS, the Final Bank PO Salary including HRA, DA, etc. goes up to Rs. 38,360 – 40,700/- initially. Moreover, it will increase along your career path at the bank. Apart from that, there are a number of allowances that you will be getting like medical cover, travel allowance, Newspaper allowance etc. If you are recruited as a SBI PO, the Pay Scale is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020. The Total compensation per annum is a minimum of ₹7.55 lakhs and maximum of ₹12.93 lakhs depending on place of posting and other factors. This means that an entry level SBI Probationary Officer in a city like Mumbai could earn over ₹1 lakh a month.

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