IBPS Bank PO Exam – Selection Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cutoff


Dear candidate, Today I am Going to Discuss IBPS and its Bank PO requirement process in detail. I am Covering the entire Client banks of IBPS and, its selection process, salary package and benefits, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, cut-off, and preparation strategy for Its Bank PO Exam. I hope this article will help you to understand Its bank PO Requirement process, so let’s start

IBPS Bank PO Exam

What are the Functions of IBPS:

  • IBPS is an autonomous body of the Banking Selection process. this institute is a service provider to all its client organization for the selection of the banking personnel.
  • Its organizes Exams, screening tests, medical tests, Essential skill tests using its tools. it conducts the selection process for the various posts like- Bank Clerk, Bank PO, and for some higher positions like- AGMs, DGMs, GM, etc.
  • It Offers its Service to various client Organizations as below-

Client Organizations of IBPS

How many banks exams Conducted by IBPS:

The Clint Organizations of the IBPS are large in number, because It conduct the exam at National Level. we can classified them as below-

1. Public Sector Banks

Allahabad BankAndhra BankBank of Baroda
Bank of IndiaBank of MaharashtraCanara Bank
Central Bank of IndiaCorporation BankDena Bank
Indian BankIndian Overseas BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National BankPunjab & Sind BankSyndicate Bank
Union Bank of IndiaUnited Bank of IndiaUCO Bank
Vijaya BankIDBI Bank Ltd.__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Public Sector Banks

These all banks are known as Public sector banks, and IBPS provides its Selection and Promotion test service to them, you can click any of the bank names to reach their respective authorize website.

2. Associate banks of SBI

State Bank of Bikaner and JaipurState Bank of HyderabadState Bank of Mysore
State Bank of PatialaState Bank of Travancore__ __ __ __ __ __ __
Associate banks of SBI

These all banks are known as Associate Bank of the SBI. these all are controlled and regulated by State bank of India but their some Staff selection is processed by IBPS

3. Co-Operative banks

State Co-operative Banks (SCBs)Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs)
Co-operative Banks category

These two category consist wide range of co-operative banks in Indian, and IBPS offers its facility to few oh them.

4. Regional Rural banks

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas BankArunachal Pradesh Rural BankAssam Gramin Vikash Bank
Dakshin Bihar Gramin BankChhattisgarh Rajya Gramin BankBaroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
Sarva Haryana Gramin BankHimachal Pradesh Gramin BankJammu And Kashmir Grameen Bank
Jharkhand Rajya Gramin BankKarnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
Kerala Gramin Bank
Madhyanchal Gramin BankMaharashtra Gramin BankManipur Rural Bank
Meghalaya Rural BankMizoram Rural BankNagaland Rural Bank
Odisha Gramya BankPuduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank
Punjab Gramin Bank
Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin BankTamil Nadu Grama bankTelangana Grameena Bank

Tripura Gramin Bank
Aryavart BankETC…
Regional Rural banks

Here you can see, these all banks belong to their respective states, There are 43 RRB in Indian, and these are few of them. IBPS offers its service o all RRBs.

Apart from that IBPS also offers its services to SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, and LIC Insurance Companies.

Note- Participatory Banks in Bank PO Exam are- Public sector banks

About IBPS Bank PO

Who is bank PO and What its responsibility:

An IBPS Bank PO is Same as Other Bank Po, IBPS Arranges the Selection process for the post of Probationary Officer for its various client banks, that’s why it treated as IBPS PO.

It is an Assistant bank manager in respective Client banks of IBPS as discussed above, after the completion of the probation period. it has many job responsibilities like- manage the banking system of Branch, Deals with Daily visit costumers, handle Loans details, etc. let’s discuss in detail-


Responsibility of Bank PO:

  • To Work on Daily Costumer deposits, and Transactions.
  • To Handle Loans, Cheque deposit and transactions
  • To Handle drafts, Insurance, and cash management
  • To Improve customer relationship
  • To Improve the number of loans, Insurance and transaction to improve cash flow
  • To Improve Earnings of bank
  • To Execute Government Financial Policies
  • etc…

Pay-scale and Salary

Salary of Bank PO:

The Pay scale of the IBPS PO may differ to different Client banks, it depends on the participatory banks in the examination process, but IBPS Po salary package is same as SBI PO Salary package as below

IBPS Bank PO Salary and Pay-scale

ParticularsAmount Rupee
Basic salary23700.00
Special Allowances1836.75
DA amount10163.63
CCA amount870
Transport Allowance__ __
Total salary (exclusive of HRA)36570.38
HRA 2133.00
Total salary (inclusive of HRA)38703.38
Entertainment allowances500
Newspaper allowances300
Petrol Bill payments3000
Telephone Bill payments400
Canteen Subsidy amount400
Pension Contribution amount2500
Total In Hand Monthly
( Exclusive Annual Medical Aid allowances)
Medical Aid allowances (Annually)8000
Total in hand monthly 46469.98
Annual total salary
(leased Accommodation
allowance is not included)
(Annul Package)
pay scale Salary slip

Facility and Benefits

What Facility are get an IBPS bank PO

Facilities of the Bank Po may differ according to participating banks, some banks offer more and some offer less. but some common facilities provide to an IBPS PO are as below-

Accommodation:- This Facility is Provide in Place of HRA amount by some banks, You will get an Official bank accommodation quarters, and a monthly payment of the accommodation will be directly paid to the Quarters owner.

Allowances:- Apart from the basic Salary, an IBPS officer will get some attractive allowances like- Entertainment allowances, Telephone bill Allowances, Petrol bill allowances, Newspaper Allowances, Canteen Subsidy Amount, and pension contribution monthly and a Medical allowances also provide annually. etc…

Life After IBPS PO: The Indian Society deals with you according to your Job profile, Status, and lifestyle. and the IBPS PO position gives you all these. this job position will make you rich, therefore you will able to spend in your quality of life. Also, you will able to make your social status in society.

Eligibility Criteria

What are the Eligibility criteria for IBPS Bank PO Exam:

When IBPS is Conduct, the examination, eligibility criteria changed according to participatory banks. therefore we will discuss some common eligibility criteria for the post of IBPS PO.

Essential Education Criteria

  • Candidate Must be a Graduate from any recognized university.
  • or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Final year of Graduation candidate can also Apply.
  • Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply

Age Criteria

The candidate must have Age between 20 years to 30 Years at the time of application date. And Relaxation age is Applicable as per govt. rules as below-

Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC / ST5 Years
OBC3 years
Ex-serviceman5 Years
Person of J&K 5 Years
Age relaxation

Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian Citizen or Subject of Nepal, Bhutan, And J&K. etc…

Plan of IBPS PO Exam

What is the Exam process of IBPS Bank PO:

The Vacancy Notification of IBPS Bank PO Exam is released in the month of July / August. The Prelims exam is conducted in October month & the Mains exam is Conducted in November Month. but due to Covid-19 pandemic it getting late yet. There are mainly Three Tiers in the IBPS PO exam which are-

  • Tier-1: Preliminary exam (100 Marks)– Qualifying in nature only
  • Tier 1 exam is only a screening exam for the main exam
  • Tier-2: Main exam (225 marks) include Objective 200 marks and Descriptive 25 Marks
  • Tier 2 exam score is added with tier 3 exam score to set merit list
  • Tier-3: Interview (100 marks)
  • the selection of the candidate will be based on the merit list and performance in the tier-3 round.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern:

What is the Exam pattern of IBPS bank PO:

IBPS Bank PO Exam scheduled in Pre, Main, and Interview as below-

Tier-1: Preliminary exam

Name of TestNo. of Ques.MarksDuration
English Language303020 Min.
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Min.
Reasoning Ability353520 Min.
Total1001001 Hour
Tier-1: Preliminary exam

Each Test will have separate timing as mentioned above.

Tier-2: Main Exam:- Objective + Descriptive exam

Tier-2: Objective Type exam:

Name of TestNo. of Ques.MarksDuration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude456060 Min.
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 Min.
General Economy /
Banking Awareness
404035 Min.
English Language354040 Min.
Total1552003 Hours
Tier-2: Main exam Objective

Each Test will have separate timing as mentioned above.

Descriptive Type Exam

Name of TestDuration
Two questions for Total 25 marks
will be a Test of English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
30 Min
Tier-2: Main exam Descriptive

Tier-3: Interview

  • Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in
    each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.
  • Interviews will be conducted at select centers along with Document Verification.
  • The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than
    40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).
  • The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively
Face to Face InterviewTotal
100 Marks100 Marks
Tier-3: Group Discussion and Interview

Penalty for Wrong Answers: IBPS PO Exam Consist of a Negative Marking System (1/4th of equivalent marks) 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Preliminary exam and Main exam objective type both.

Examination/Intimation Fee

Examination fee is Differ to all according to Category as below-

CategoryExamination/Intimation Fee
SC/ ST/ PwBD100/- Intimation Fee Included
Gen/ EWS/ OBC600/- Intimation Fee Included
Examination/Intimation Fee

Selection Process

  • This process held in all Three Stages for further Stage.
  • Shortlisting will be done on the basis of category vise Merit List in Each stage.
  • The Final Selection merit list will be Designed on behalf of the Main exam and Interview Score.
  • Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category
  • After the Final selection Merit, the Selected candidate will be deputed to further the Joining process.
  • The Candidate will be subjected to continuous assessment during the probation period.

IBPS PO Syllabus

What Syllabus asked in IBPS bank PO Exam:

Syllabus Can be Arranged According to Exam pattern as below-

Prelims Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

English LanguageQuantitative
Reading ComprehensionSequence & SeriesSyllogism
Para JumblePermutation and Combination
& Probability
Cloze TestSimplificationDirection sense
FillersRatio & ProportionBlood Relation
Error SpottingAverageAlpha Numeric Series
Paragraph CompletionPercentageOrder and rank
Sentence ConnectorsPartnershipPuzzle
MiscellaneousQuadrtic EquationSeating Arrangement
Profit & LossInput & Output
Time and WorkCoding & Decoding
Pipe and CisternsData Sufficiency
Boats & StreamTabulation
Problem on AgeLogical Reasoning
Problem on Train
Mixture & Allegation
Time, Speed & Distance
Data Interpretation
Simple & Compound Interest
Pre Exam All Syllabus

Main Exam Syllabus

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

SyllogismAlpha Numeric SeriesTabulation
Input & OutputCoding & DecodingPuzzle
Circle Seating ArrangementSquare Seating ArrangementCoded Inequality
Coded Direction senseCoded Blood RelationOrder & ranking
SchedulingData SufficiencyCritical reasoning
Verbal ReasoningCourse of ActionAnalytical and Decision making
Main Exam Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Data Analysis and Interpretation Syllabus

Sequence and SeriesTabular GraphLine graph
Pie GraphBar graphRadar Graph
Missing DICase-let DIData Sufficiency
MiscellaneousPermutation and CombinationProbability
Main Exam Data Analysis and Interpretation Syllabus

Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Computer HardwareComputer AbbreviationsComputer Terminologies
Computer FundamentalsKeyboard
Operating System
Number SystemNetworkingBasics of Logic gates
Main Exam Computer Aptitude Syllabus

General Awareness Syllabus

Current AffairsFinancial Awareness
Static GK-
History, Economy,
Polity, Geography, Indian Culture
General Science and Research
Banking Awareness-
Banking History
Banking Fundamental
Banking Finance
Banking Economy
Main Exam General Awareness Syllabus

English Language Syllabus

Reading ComprehensionPara JumbleCloze Test
FillersError SpottingParagraph Completion
Sentence ConnectorsMiscellaneousWord Association
VocabularyVerbal AbilitySentence Improvement
Main Exam English Language Syllabus

This is all Detailed Syllabus Asked in the exam, It is based on official Notification of Bank PO Exam, Please read full notification before apply.

Last year Cut-Off

Last year main exam cut-off released Category wise as below-

IBPS PO Main Exam Category wise cut-off

CategoryCut-Off Score
(Out of 225)
HI (Hearing Impaired)41.00
OC (Orthopaediacally Challenged)46.13
VI (Virtually Impaired)70.50
ID (Intellectual Disability)45.88
Main Exam Category wise cut-off

Preparation Strategy

How to Prepare for the IBPS Bank PO exam:

  • There is no Short Track for the Preparation, you have to understand it.
  • Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity.
  • If you really want to crack IBPS Bank PO, you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
  • If you belong to a poor family, you can teach anyone Subject in any coaching or as Home Tuition, it will help you financially and improve your concepts.
  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • This will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Always read from NCERT textbooks accordingly IBPS PO Syllabus.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Attend Test test series weekly to check your skills
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.

How to Apply

How to Apply for IBPS bank PO:

The candidate who wants to Apply for IBPS Bank PO can apply directly on the authorized website of IBPS, Click Here. Here you can regularly check current openings in Participatory banks, when you find the vacancy notification the website, go through the instruction provided, and fill the required application form, Information filled by you must be true and authentic. your information will be checked to match with your Documents during document verification.

Dear Candidate, IBPS PO is one of the most beneficial banking services in India. it has a wide range of networks, departments, and big infrastructure. where you can develop yourself. It offers Attractive Salary, Accommodation facility, Medical facility, Official Leaves, sick leaves, Retirement policy, and many more. that’s why tough competition always makes it special. So work hard to achieve your goal, because if you will get this opportunity, the future will be better for you and your family.

This is all about IBPS PO bank Exam, I hope this information will useful to you if you have any doubt please write in the comments, I will reply as soon as possible, and thank you so much for coming here and for your precious time, I will come with a new educational article for you. all the best for your bright future.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who is Bank PO
A bank PO is known as Probationary Officer and also known as Assistant bank manager
What is the Function of IBPS
The Main function of IBPS is Selection of the Banking personnel to its Clients Organizations.
How many banks are under IBPS Exam
IBPS offers its services to its clients are- public sector banks, associate banks of SBI, SBI, LIC, SIDBI, NABARD, RRBs, etc.
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What is the responsibility of IBPS PO
To manage the banking System
To Manage Customer relations
To manage Banking Staff
To handle, Process, and verify Account and Assets documents.
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What is the Salary package of IBPS PO
IBPS PO get 23700/- as Basic Salary monthly along with
various Allowances
in hand salary- 45803/-
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What is IBPS Exam Pattern
IBPS Consist of three tiers
Tier-1 Prelims exam ; (Qualifying in nature); 100 Marks
Tier-2 Mains exam ; (Objective 200 and written essay 25) total 225
Tier-3 interview; 100 marks
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What Syllabus Asked in IBPS PO exam
IBPS Consist-

in Pre-exam:-

In Main Exam:-
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
General Economy /
Banking Awareness
English Language

view more in details
Whats facility get an IBPS Po
An IBPS PO gets Attractive Salary, Growth in career, Social Status, Attractive Salary, And Other Allowances.
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Life After bank Po
IBPS PO Get Social Status, career growth, and Attractive Salary package , there fore you will able to Spend in your Quality of life.
How Many papers in the IBPS PO
Two Written papers Objective Type
a Written Essay type paper
and Interview Round
What subject asked in IBPS Exam
IBPS Consist-

in Pre-exam:-

In Main Exam:-
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
General Economy /
Banking Awareness
English Language

view more in details
How to Prepare for IBPS PO
First of read the full notification to check your eligibility
then make your study chart and follow it.
list your syllabus on your study table or door of the room and follow this strategy click here
How to Apply for IBPS PO Exam
Go through the Authorized Website click here.
and follow the Instructions giving on the Website.
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