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IBPS PO Notification 2021 Out

IBPS PO Notification 2021 Out: Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the IBPS PO Notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in various Public sector banks. This year as well IBPS PO notification 2021 has been released on 19th October 2021 on the IBPS official website @ibps.in to recruit 4135 posts of bank PO. The candidates can download the IBPS PO official notification from the button below or at the official website. The candidates will be selected through Prelims, Mains, and Interview round conducted by IBPS for the recruitment of the IBPS PO Exam.

IBPS PO Notification 2021

The Official Notification for the IBPS PO 2021-22 is Out, the conducting body IBPS has released the official IBPS PO Notification PDF on its website @ibps.in on 19th October 2021. The candidates can download the IBPS PO Notification from the button below or by visiting the official website. The IBPS PO notification contains all the details regarding the IBPS online application process, eligibility criteria and the number of vacancies. Bookmark this page and get notified with every latest update for IBPS PO 2021.

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IBPS PO 2021-Overview

IBPS PO 2021 is one of the most awaited Banking exams, for which 4135 vacancies has been released for the year 2021-22. Check out the highlights of the IBPS PO 2021 as the same has been released on the official website.

IBPS PO 2021 Exam- Highlights
Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Name Probationary Officer (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT)
Exam Level National Level
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Vacancies 4135
Salary Rs. 52,000/- to Rs.55,000/-
Category Bank Jobs
Selection Process Prelims, Mains & Interview
Education Qualification Graduate
Age Limit 20 years – 30 years
Official Website @ibps.in

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates

Th exam dates for IBPS PO 2021 prelims and mains exam have been released by the IBPS on 19th October 2021 along with its official notification. As per the notification, IBPS PO Prelims will be held on 04th & 11th December 2021 and IBPS PO Mains in January 2022. Check the below table for all important dates for IBPS PO 2021 that has been announced in the IBPS PO Notification 2021.

IBPS PO Notification 2021: Exam Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
IBPS PO Notification 2021 19th October 2021
Apply Online Starts 20th October 2021
Last date to Apply Online 10th November 2021
Download PET Call Letter November 2021
Conduct of Pre-exam Training November/ December 2021
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card November/ December 2021
IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Date 04th and 11th December 2021 (tentative)
IBPS PO Preliminary Result December 2021
IBPS PO 2021 Mains Admit card December 2021/January 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date January 2022
IBPS PO Mains Result January/ February 2022
Download call letter for interview February 2022
Conduct of interview February/ March 2022
IBPS PO 2021 Provisional Allotment April 2022

IBPS PO Vacancy 2021

A total of 4135 vacancies for the IBPS PO 2021 has been released with the IBPS PO Notification 2021. Here we have presented the detailed IBPS PO 2021 Vacancies. You can predict the number of vacancies for the IBPS PO exam from last year’s vacancies. The vacancy details for the last year is given below

IBPS PO 2021 Vacancy Details
Organisation  General SC ST OBC EWS Total
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 240 88 44 158 58 588
Bank of Maharashtra 162 60 30 108 40 400
Canara Bank 265 97 48 175 65 650
Central Bank of India 53 193 104 257 13 620
Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Indian Overseas Bank 41 14 07 26 10 98
Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab & Sind Bank 169 67 37 112 42 427
UCO Bank 179 66 33 118 44 440
Union Bank of India 491 94 47 148 132 912
Total  1600 679 350 1102 404 4135

IBPS PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who wants to appear for the upcoming IBPS PO exam should check that they fulfil the criteria required. Also, consider the age relaxation provided for the IBPS PO examination in the notification of IBPS PO.

Nationality

The applicant for applying for the IBPS PO exam could be:

  • A Citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing in India permanently.

Educational Qualification (as on 10/11/2021)

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.

Age Limit (as on 01/10/2021)

An applicant aiming for the IBPS PO examination should be between the age of 20 years but less than 30 years.

The age relaxation for the candidates for IBPS PO 2021 is as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste 5 years
Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Class- Non-creamy layer 3 years
Person with disability 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned at the conclusion of the assigned project. 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
Candidates affected by the 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS PO 2021 Online Form

The online registration process to apply for IBPS PO 2021 will begin from 20th October and the last date to apply online is 10th November 2021. The online application process begins for IBPS PO 2021. The candidates have to upload IBPS PO handwritten declaration for applying online. Click on the link below to apply online for IBPS PO 2021. The link is now active.

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IBPS PO 2021 Application Fees

The application fee provided below for IBPS PO is to be paid by the candidates while applying online for IBPS PO 2021. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges for the IBPS PO exam will have to be borne by the candidate.

Category Charges Fee Amount
SC/ST/PWBD Intimation Charges only ₹ 175/-
GEN/OBC/EWSs Application fee including intimation charges ₹ 850/-

IBPS PO 2021- Selection Process

The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2021. There are three stages of the IBPS PO Exam.

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

In order to get selected in the IBPS PO, the candidates will have to score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off. The selection process of the IBPS PO exam requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected into the IBPS PO exam 2021. The prelims round of the IBPS PO exam is qualifying while the mains exam of IBPS PO requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round.

Practice with IBPS PO Previous Year Question Paper

IBPS PO 2021- Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of IBPS PO  the detail of the examination covering the question type, sections of the exam, duration of the exam, number of questions asked. The IBPS PO Exam consists of three stages:

Stage                     Marks                Type of Questions

Prelims 100 Objective (MCQ)
Final 200 + 25 Objective (MCQ)
Except for English Descriptive Paper
Interview 100 Verbal

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 exams is only qualifying in nature.
S.No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Questions type of IBPS PO Mains exam is again Multiple Choice with a slightly higher difficulty level. The Number of questions and the duration of the exam is higher. There is a negative marking of 0.25 in the IBPS PO main exam for every incorrect answer. Refer to the table for a brief Exam pattern for mains

S.No. Section Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The interview is the final stage of the IBPS PO Exam.

  • Candidates qualifying with good marks in Prelims and Mains of IBPS PO  exam will finally be appearing 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.

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IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of the IBPS PO Exam consists of a general test of the candidate for their logical and general knowledge. An extensive range of topics is covered in the syllabus for an IBPS PO (probationary officer) exam. These topics are broadly classified as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. The syllabus of each phase of the exam is different in the aspects of its difficulty level.

The topics are described below:

1. Reasoning

This section of the exam comprises questions that a candidate can relate to as per his thinking in a logical manner. Refer to the given topics:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test
  • Data sufficiency
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning

2. Quantitative Aptitude

Also known as Quant, consists of the mathematical/ numerical ability of the candidate up to a basic level(school level). The topics include:

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Sequence & Series
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Permutation & Combination

3. General Awareness (GA)

GA questions are for the testing of knowledge of the current worldly knowledge possessed by the candidates and how much he/she is updated about them. Check the following topics for IBPS PO GK Syllabus:

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK

IBPS PO Exam Centre

A separate call letter is issued to the candidates for this pre-exam training that is conducted in various centres across India. The list of centres included are:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati
Shimla Vishakhapatnam
Varanasi

IBPS PO 2021 Salary Structure

Salary holds a lot of importance in the life of an IBPS PO candidate. With high perks and bonuses, a candidate gets lured for the given post. Hence, the payscale, structure of salary, in-hand salary, perks, and profile of the job is a piece of important information. The details of the salary are provided:

  • 23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020.
  • It means Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 Years – Rs 30,560 Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 + 2 Years – Rs 32,850 Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 + 2 + 7 Years – Rs 42,020
  • Allowances include Dearness, CCA, HRA, Medical Aid.

Click Here to Check IBPS PO Salary

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IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card

The IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card for prelims will be released in November/ December 2021 while the mains admit card will be released in December/January 2022. The call letter is an important document for the entry of the candidates into the exam hall. Without it, candidates are not permitted to give the exam.

Click here to Download IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card

Practice with IBPS PO Previous Year Question Paper

IBPS PO Result

IBPS PO Result is to be announced after each phase of the exam. The result is followed by the scorecard, where candidates can check their marks scored in each phase. Refer to the link for checking the result.

Click here to Check IBPS PO Result

Normalization of Scores- This is a common practice in the case of government exams. Through this, the difficulty level is brought to a normal level so that the cut off can be prepared. This is done using the equi-percentile method

Click here to Check IBPS PO 2021 Score-Card

IBPS PO Cut Off

Cut Off is the minimum marks that are required by any candidate to score in order to be shortlisted to appear for the Interview and thereafter for the final recruitment.

  • Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum cut-off score in each test of the IBPS Main examination online and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for an interview.
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS interviews.
  • The final appointment will be made on the basis of the marks secured in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and the scores obtained in the Interview.
  • Prior to the completion of the IBPS interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview.

Given below is the IBPS PO cut off marks for preliminary exam 2020-21.

Category Cut Off Marks
General 58.75
OBC 58.50
SC 51
ST 43.5
EWS 57.75
HI 19.75
OC 46
VI 54.25
ID 21.75

Click here to Check IBPS PO Cut Off 2020-21 (Previous Year)

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How to Prepare for IBPS PO?

Every year, lakhs of candidates apply and get recruited for government jobs including Banking, which forms a crucial part of the government exams. There are some govt organizations that conduct exams annually, bi-annually, and sometimes more. To prepare for a Bank Exam, especially IBPS PO, one has to be aware of all the vacancies that are released.

The next step should be to know about the previous year’s trend of the questions asked along with the exam pattern of the particular exam.

Make a list of topics for the exam you’re appearing for, using the syllabus. After this, you must list down the topics you need to devote time to in decreasing order.

With this, you can divide your time schedule in order to inculcate topics daily. Try making a checklist while you are studying.

Preparation should involve completing all the tasks (topics) in a complete manner, wherein at the end, you are able to answer all types of questions of each level. The difficulty level of the exam needs to be covered too.

You should also know that your confidence will be answering most of your problems. Don’t lose hope when you’re stuck or when you are taking too much time to complete a topic. Be positive and stay focused.

IBPS PO 2021 FAQs

Q1. What are IBPS PO 2021 Exam dates?

Ans. The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam has been scheduled from 04th December and 11th December 2021 tentatively.

Q2. What is the selection procedure for IBPS PO?

Ans. The IBPS PO will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interviews. The candidates will have to clear each stage to be eligible to be appointed as an IBPS PO.

Q3. I am a graduate with less than 60% marks. Can I Apply for IBPS PO 2021 Exam?

Ans. Yes, all graduates are can apply for the IBPS PO exam. There is no required percentage to apply for IBPS PO.

Q4. Can final year students apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes. However, the degree, before the Application Form fill-up date.

Q5. Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking for every wrong answer in IBPS PO 2021. 0.25 of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

Q6. What is the last date to apply for IBPS PO 2021?

Ans. The last date to apply online will be released with the notification.

Q7. What is the number of vacancies for IBPS PO 2021?

Ans. The number of vacancies will be announced in the notification. The last year’s vacancies for the IBPO PO 2020-21 were 3517.

Q8. When will the IBPS PO Notification 2021 released?

Ans. IBPS PO Notification 2021 has been released to recruit 4135 posts of Probationary Officers on 19th October 2021.

Q9. What is the Basic Pay of IBPS PO Post?

Ans. The Basic Pay of IBPS PO Post is Rs. 36,000.

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