IBPS PO 2021: IBPS PO 2021 exam will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year since 2011 and is now happening in 2021 in its 11th edition. The IBPS CRP PO/MT CRP-XI 2021 is for the selection of candidates for the 11 public sector banks.
IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online applications through its official website. IBPS PO exam is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. IBPS PO Online Registration for 4135 vacancies will be conducted from 20th October to 10th November 2021.
IBPS PO Notification 2021
The detailed IBPS PO Notification 2021 PDF has been released by IBPS at the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in on 19th October 2021 for the recruitment of Probability Officers (PO) in different public sector banks. IBPS has announced the online registration & exam dates for IBPS PO 2021 (CRP-XI PO/MT) in the official notification. Click on the below link to download a detailed IBPS PO 2021 Notification
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Date
As per the revised IBPS calendar, the official notification for IBPS PO has been released on 19th October 2021 along with the Online Registration, Prelims, & Mains Exam Dates. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CRP XI 2021 has been updated in the below table as notified in the official IBPS PO Notification.
|IBPS PO 2021: Important Dates|
|IBPS PO Notification||19th October 2021|
|Online Registration Process||20th October to 10 November 2021|
|PET Call Letter||November 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training||November/December 2021|
|IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||November/December 2021|
|IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Date||04th & 11th December 2021|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result||December 2021|
|IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||December 2021/January 2022|
|IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam Date||January 2022|
|IBPS PO Mains Result||January/February 2022|
|Conduct of Interview||February/March 202|
|IBPS PO 2021 Provisional Allotment||April 2022|
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Summary
The detailed advertisement for the vacancies has been published by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection on its official website on 19th October 2021. For more details about IBPS PO 2021, go through the below summary table.
|Organisation||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Post Name||Probationary Officer|
|Registration Dates||20th October to 10th November 2021|
|Recruitment Process||Prelims- Mains- Interview|
|Education Qualification||Graduate on or before 10.11.2021|
|Age Limit||20 years to 30 years (As on 01.10.2021)|
|Salary||Rs. 52,000 to 55,000|
IBPS PO 2021 Vacancy
IBPS has announced 4135 vacancies of Probationary Officer posts to be recruited for FY 2021-22 for 11 participating banks which have been tabulated in the detail below. The IBPS PO Vacancies for Indian Bank & Punjab National Bank will be announced soon.
Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
|IBPS PO 2021 Vacancy|
|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|
|Central Bank of India||53||193||104||257||13||620|
|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|
|Union Bank of India||491||94||47||148||132||912|
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2021
Educational Qualification (as on 10/11/2021)
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants
A candidate applying for IBPS CRP/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Age Limit (01/10/2021)
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS PO examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is an age relaxation application to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)||5 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(for MP state Only)||
IBPS PO 2021 Salary
The initial in-hand salary of an IBPS Probationary Officer is Rs. 52,000 to 55,000 with dearness allowances, special allowances, other benefits. The initial basic pay of a PO is Rs. 36,000 as per the revision made to the salary, click on the below link to check the revised IBPS PO Salary as per 11th Bipartite Agreement.
IBPS PO Application Fee
The category wise fee structure for IBPS PO 2021 online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for the IBPS PO Application Fee.
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern
IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CRP XI) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is a negative marking in the IBPS PO pre-exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
|IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern|
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examinations to be eligible for the interview process.
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern|
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||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|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for a wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
IBPS PO Interview
The candidates who have qualified for the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam
The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates must qualify for Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
• The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO Main exam and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
IBPS PO 201 Syllabus
IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS PO syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus
Th IBPS PO Mains Exam comprises 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.
How to Apply: Interested and Eligible Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.
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IBPS PO 2021: FAQs
Q1. When will the IBPS PO 2021 Exam be conducted?
The online preliminary examination for IBPS PO 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 04th December 2021 & 11th December 2021.
Q2. Is IBPS PO 2021 official notification released?
Yes, The official notification for IBPS PO 2021 exam has been released by the IBPS on 19th October 2021.
Q3. What is the salary of IBPS PO?
The Initial Basic Salary of IBPS PO is 36,000
Q4. Can an Engineering graduate apply for IBPS PO Exam?
Yes, Any candidate who have a graduation degree can apply for IBPS PO exam.
Q5. Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.
Q6. Is there any Negative Marking?
Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2021. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
Q7. Are there fixed timings for different sections?
Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains Exam.