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Banking Exams Guide

IBPS PO

Latest Updates

  • June 11:IBPS PO 2019-20 application form reprint link has been re-activated for new joinees and candidates can take reprint of their application form till July 31.
  • May 20: Final result for IBPS PO 2019 has been announced today.
  • May 20: IBPS PO 2018 result under reserve list for provisional allotment has been announced.
  • April 27: The declaration of IBPS PO 2019 final result has been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and new dates will be announced soon on the official website.
  • March 23: The announcement of IBPS PO (VIII) 2018 result of provisional allotment under the reserve list has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • March 17: IBPS PO 2019-20 mains scorecard has been released for candidates who have qualified the mains exam. Candidates can download the scorecard till March 31, 2020, from the official website by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

About IBPS PO

The IBPS PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in any of the 17 participating banks in India. Candidates are selected on the basis of a preliminary exam, a mains exam and an interview.

Salary of IBPS PO: Across the majority of public sector banks, the salary of PO is more or less the same and is dictated by the latest revision as per the 10th Bipartite settlement.
The revised pay scale which has been in effect since January 2016 is-
23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020.
The revised basic pay of Bank PO is Rs 23,700 and a Bank PO will get Rs. 980 as annual increment for a period of 7 years.

Paper Type Prelims- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs); Mains- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Descriptive Questions
Exam Duration Prelims- 1 hour; Mains- 3 hour 30 minutes
Scoring Prelims- 1 marks for correct answer
1/4 of marks assigned to question deducted for incorrect answer in Prelims and Mains
0 marks for not attempted

Important Dates

Online Registration Aug 2020
Prelims Admit Card Sep 2020
Prelims Exam Date 3, 4 and 10 Oct 2020
Prelims Results Oct 2020
Mains Admit Card Nov 2020
Mains Exam Date 28 Nov 2020
Mains Results Dec 2020
Interview Admit Card Dec 2020
Interview Dates Jan 2021

Exam Pattern

The IBPS exam pattern is conducted in three stages: the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The exam pattern is different for different stages of selection. Candidates need to qualify the previous stage to be eligible for the next stage, that is, only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam can appear in the mains exam and candidates are called for the interview based on marks scored in mains exam. The final selection of candidates is performed based on their performance in the mains exam and interview.
Both the Prelims and Mains exams are conducted online, and can be attempted in either English or Hindi languages.

First Stage Prelims Exam

Section Name No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration (in mins)
English Language 30 30 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60

Second Stage Mains Exam

Section Name No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration (in mins)
English Language 35 40 40
Data Interpretation and Analysis 35 60 45
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
General Awareness 40 40 35
English (Essay and Letter Writing) 2 25 30
Total 157 225 210

Third Stage Interview

In the third stage of selection, an interview is conducted to assess the intellectual capability, overall personality, and general knowledge of candidates who qualify the mains exam. The total marks allotted to the interview is 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates.

Detailed Syllabus

Syllabus for IBPS PO- Prelims

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • a) Reading Comprehension
  • b) Cloze Test
  • c) Para Jumbles
  • d) Fill in the Blanks
  • e) Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • f) Paragraph Completion
  • g) Miscellaneous

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY

  • a) Simplification
  • b) Profit & Loss
  • c) Mixtures & Allegations
  • d) Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • e) Surds & Indices
  • f) Work & Time
  • g) Time & Distance
  • h) Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • i) Ratio & Proportion
  • j) Percentage
  • j) Number Systems
  • k) Sequence & Series
  • l) Permutation & Combination
  • m) Probability

REASONING

  • a) Logical Reasoning
  • b) Alphanumeric Series
  • c) Alphabet Test
  • d) Coded Inequalities
  • e) Data Sufficiency
  • f) Seating Arrangement
  • g) Puzzle
  • h) Tabulation
  • i) Syllogism
  • j) Blood Relations
  • j) Input-Output
  • k) Coding-Decoding
  • l) Direction-based questions
  • m) Ranking-based questions

Syllabus for IBPS PO- Mains

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • a) Reading Comprehension
  • b) Vocabulary
  • c) Grammar
  • d) Verbal Ability
  • e) Fill in the Blanks

DATA INTERPRETATION AND ANALYSIS

  • a) Simplifcation
  • b) Average
  • c) Percentage
  • d) Ratio and Proportion
  • e) Data Interpretation
  • f) Mensuration & Geometry
  • g) Linear & Quadratic Equations
  • h) Interest
  • i) Profit & Loss
  • j) Number series
  • j) Problems on ages
  • k) Speed, distance & Time
  • l) Time & Work
  • m) Number System
  • n) Data Sufficiency
  • o) Permutation & Combination
  • p) Probability
  • q) Mixtures & Alligations

REASONING AND COMPUTER APTITUDE

  • 1) Verbal Reasoning
  • 2) Scheduling
  • 3) Double Lineup
  • 4) Coded Inequalities
  • 5) Data Sufficiency
  • 6) Linear & Circular Seating Arrangement
  • 7) Syllogism
  • 8) Blood Relations
  • 9) Input-Output
  • 10) Coding-Decoding
  • 11) Directions & Distances
  • 12) Ordering & Ranking
  • 13) Internet & Networking
  • 14) Memory
  • 15) Keyboard Shortcuts
  • 16) Computer Abbreviations
  • 17) Microsoft Office
  • 18) Computer Hardware & Software
  • 19) Operating Systems
  • 20) Computer Fundamentals/Technologies

GENERAL AWARENESS

  • a) Financial Awareness
  • b) Current Affairs
  • c) General Knowledge

Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2019 Mains Analysis

The IBPS PO 2019 Mains examination was held on 30th November 2019 in two shifts- 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 PM to 5:30 PM. The overall analysis of the Mains exam is given below:

The overall difficulty level of the exam was tagged as moderate to difficult by test-takers. Candidates shared that they felt that the mains exam was more difficult this year compared to last year. At a section level, Data Analysis & Interpretation was said to be the most difficult while the General Awareness sections was relatively easier. This year, the IBPS PO Mains question paper did not have any questions on Computer Aptitude. The descriptive section was easy as well. The section-wise difficulty level has been tabulated below:

Section Name Number of Questions Time (in mins) Difficulty Level Good Attempt
English Language 35 40 Difficult 25-30
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 45 Very Difficult 20-25
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 Moderate 22-24
Reasoning & Computer Awareness 45 60 Difficult 13-18
Essay & Letter (Descriptive) 2 30 Moderate

The detailed IBPS PO Mains exam analysis for each section is given below to help candidates understand the relative importance of topics for their preparation.

English Language: This is considered the most scoring section of the IBPS PO mains exam since it requires no calculation but the difficulty level of this section is by virtue of the diversity in the type of questions asked. The question paper had 3 sets of reading comprehensions on the topics: Quality of education in US, Economy Based RC on a comparison of GDP and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, Comparison between men and women’s soccer team. The distribution of questions belonging to various topics has been provided below:

Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 12
Error Detection 5
Cloze Test 3
Word Rearrangement 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Para jumble 5

General/Banking Awareness: This section has questions on Banking, Economic and General Awareness. Candidates need to be aware of important updates across the world as well as General Knowledge to score well in this section. The IBPS PO mains exam analysis for the general awareness section suggests that current affairs between the month of July and November were asked, only a few questions were asked from static GK and there were some questions related to banking awareness. Topics from where questions were asked are:

  • Chief Justice of India
  • COP25 Summit
  • The theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019
  • Operation Dhanush
  • International Solar Alliance Framework
  • Questions related to the Asian Development Bank
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Headquarters
  • First central government healthcare center to have a robotic surgery facility
  • Vikram Solar
  • ABADHA Scheme

Data Analysis and Interpretation: This was the toughest section of the IBPS PO Mains 2019. The section was lengthy and had difficult questions. Topics from where questions were asked are:

Topic Number of Questions
Data Interpretation 34
Number Series 1

Following types of DIs were asked in the exam:

  • Probability based Line Graph (Data related to no. of students was given)
  • Missing DI (No. of Applicants valid and invalid were given-A,B,C,D,E)
  • Time and work based Caselet DI
  • Pie Chart based DI ( Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4)
  • Percentage based Line Graph DI (data related to orders delivered and cancelled was given)
  • Population-based Bbar Graph ( 3 Companies- X, Y, Z)
  • Caselet DI -4 questions (data related to batteries- A, B, C – percentage of battery and unit of battery in neurotherapy)

Reasoning and Computer Awareness: This section was difficult and time-consuming since the questions are complex and lengthy. The distribution of questions belonging to various topics has been provided below:

Topic Number of Questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 25
Direction Sense with Coding Decoding 3
Inequality 2
Logical Reasoning 5
Blood Relations 2
Machine Input Output (coding based with 3 steps) 4
Machine Input Output with 4 steps 3
Alphabet Series 1

Types of questions asked from Seat Arrangement and Puzzles are:

  • Floor based puzzle
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Box based puzzle
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Designation based puzzle of order and ranking

Descriptive Paper: The descriptive paper of the IBPS PO mains exam is a 25 marks section with two questions: one letter writing and one essay. Candidates are supposed to write one essay and one letter from the given options. Given below are the essay writing topics for IBPS PO mains descriptive exam 2019:

  • Social Media Influencers Impact on Us
  • Ethical Banking
  • FDI in Retail Sector
  • Contribution of Unorganised sector in the Indian Economy
  • Pros and Cons of 4 days working in a week

Following are the topics that were given for letter writing in the mains exam:

  • Write a letter to your bank’s branch manager informing him that your EMI instalment of Rs. 3000 has been deducted instead of Rs. 2000. Request him to take the necessary action to roll back the transaction or adjust the amount.
  • Write a letter to the Road Transport Authority expressing your concern over the usage of high beam LED lights in bikes and cars.
  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern on the state of elderly living alone by themselves. Request the government to take some initiatives to help the senior citizens living alone.

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Analysis

The IBPS PO 2019 Prelims examination was held on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th October 2019 in four shifts on each day- 9 AM to 10 AM, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2 PM to 3 PM and 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The overall analysis of the Prelims exam is given below:

The Prelims exam had a moderate difficulty level and had a pattern similar to that in previous years. The difficulty level and good attempt for each shift has been tabulated below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis – October 12, 2019

Shift Difficulty Level Good Attempt
Shift 1 Moderate 62-64
Shift 2 Moderate 59-63
Shift 3 Moderate 60-62
Shift 4 Moderate 58-63

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis – October 13, 2019

Shift Difficulty Level Good Attempt
Shift 1 Moderate 59-63
Shift 2 Moderate 60-64
Shift 3 Moderate 59-63
Shift 4 Moderate 61-63

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis – October 19, 2019

Shift Difficulty Level Good Attempt
Shift 1 Moderate 61-63
Shift 2 Moderate 58-63
Shift 3 Moderate 60-64
Shift 4 Moderate 59-63

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis – October 20, 2019

Shift Difficulty Level Good Attempt
Shift 1 Moderate 60-64
Shift 2 Moderate 59-63
Shift 3 Moderate 61-64
Shift 4 Moderate 60-63

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Section Wise)

Candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks in each section, in addition to qualifying the overall cut-off, to clear the IBPS PO exam. Given below is the section-wise number of attempts which can be counted as good attempts for each shift.

IBPS PO Section-wise Exam Analysis – October 12, 2019

Shift English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 16-20 21-26 24-26
Shift 2 18-21 24-29 21-25
Shift 3 17-20 23-27 22-24
Shift 4 16-19 22-24 20-25

IBPS PO Section-wise Exam Analysis – October 13, 2019

Shift English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 18-21 22-25 23-27
Shift 2 16-20 23-27 22-25
Shift 3 18-21 24-26 21-26
Shift 4 21-24 23-27 23-35

IBPS PO Section-wise Exam Analysis – October 19, 2019

Shift English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 14-16 23-25 21-25
Shift 2 15-17 22-26 22-24
Shift 3 13-16 24-26 21-24
Shift 4 14-18 22-24 20-23

IBPS PO Section-wise Exam Analysis – October 20, 2019

Shift English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 14-16 22-25 22-28
Shift 2 15-18 24-26 23-26
Shift 3 15-16 24-27 24-27
Shift 4 16-19 22-25 21-26

Section-Wise Important Topics- The three sections had varied levels of difficulty and the important topics in each section are provided below.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for the English Language-The English language section had a moderate difficulty level and the common topics from which questions were included in the IBPS PO prelims exam across all shifts are given below:

  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Fillers
  • Para Jumble
  • Error Detection
  • Word Replacement
  • Phrase Replacement

The reading comprehension passage was related to the history of the printing press and newspapers. The rest of the questions were shared equally between the cloze test and sentence improvement.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability- The section had high variety in the type of questions. Out of a total of 35 questions, 16 questions were divided between puzzles, seating arrangement and alphabet series. The common topics on which the questions were asked in the IBPS PO Prelims exam 2019 are mentioned below:

  • Puzzles (Floor Based, Circular, Linear, etc.)
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Inequality
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Order and ranking

The rest of the questions were divided between direction and displacement type questions, inequality and comparison along with a few miscellaneous questions. Overall, the reasoning section had a moderately difficulty level.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude- This section had a moderate difficulty level and the majority of questions were based on data interpretation from lines, graphs and number series. The common topics for this section in the IBPS PO Prelims 2019 includes:

  • Data Interpretation (Double Pie, Bar Graph, Tabular, etc.)
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Wrong Number Series/ Missing Number series

The rest of the section were from the topics: profit and loss, age-related, simple and compound interest etc.

Exam Tips

  • Know the exam pattern and syllabus: Candidates must know the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for IBPS PO examination before kick-starting the preparation. By going through the IBPS PO syllabus, they will understand which sections and topics are used in questions.
  • Time Management: Create a time-table to allocate 5-6 hours of daily studying across topics. Allocate more time for topics that you need improvement on and relatively less time for your strong sections. It is important to make a realistic timetable so that you can follow it well.
  • Make Reading a Habit: Reading and writing are critical skills for succeeding in the IBPS PO exam. The English Language, General Awareness and Computer Aptitude sections require a lot of reading. Read newspapers, magazines, books and yearbooks daily which will help not only to build GK for the General Awareness section but also make you accustomed to reading passages for the English Language section. You must also take down notes as you read- a new word you have come across, points about an important event, etc. which will help you later for revision. Practicing writing is important because the IBPS PO exam has a descriptive English section as well.
  • Clear your Concepts: The key to excel in the IBPS PO exam is not just remembering formulas, important information, etc., but also the ability to apply your analytical skills. This means that candidates must have the basic knowledge of every concept and topic in the syllabus- understanding concepts and not just formulas for the Quantitative Aptitude section, understanding the theory behind every chapter of the Reasoning Ability section, and having the knowledge of basic English grammar for English Language section, are very important.
  • Practice IBPS PO sample papers and previous year question papers: Your IBPS PO preparation will be incomplete if you do not practice regularly. Solve IBPS PO practice questions once you finish preparing a chapter, and then move on to solving sample papers. While practice questions, mark the questions you find difficult and revise them later. Solve previous year question papers, in a time bound format, to understand the balance between accuracy and time management.
  • Revise regularly: While making a preparation plan for completing the syllabus, you should allocate time for revision of chapters and topics as well to ensure that you retain what you have learned.
  • Take full length IBPS PO mock tests: Appearing for full length mock tests will help you get used to the pressure of taking an exam in an allocated time. Taking mock tests will help you to assess your performance and guide you to work on your weak areas.
  • Choose the right books: Considering the different sections for IBPS PO Prelims and Main examination, it is important that candidates choose the right selection of books to ensure that they cover all the topics well. The following section provides a list books recomended for preparation for IBPS PO examination.
Book Author
Comprehensive Guide to IBPS Disha Publications
The Complete Success Package- Bank PO Recruitment Examination Arihant Publications
Target IBPS PO Disha Publications
Quantitative Aptitude R.S Aggarwal
Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy Kiran Publication
Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO N K Singh
English Language Wren & Martin

Eligibility Criteria

01

Candidate should be a citizen of India or subject of Nepal/ Bhutan. Candidates who are Tibetan Refugees and came to India before January 1, 1962 are also eligible

02

Candidates must be between 20 to 30 years. Age relaxation of 5, 3 and 10 years is given to SC/ ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PwD candidates, respectively

03

Candidates should be graduates to be eligible to apply for IBPS PO exam

Result and Counselling

The results for IBPS PO Prelim 2020 will be announced tentatively in the October 2020 while the result for Mains will be announced in December 2020.The final result for IBPS PO 2019 has been announced on May 20 and candidates can access the result from the official website by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The final result can be downloaded till June 30. Along with the result, IBPS PO cut off 2019-20 for provisional allotment has also been released.

Since the sectional and overall difficulty of topics varies in each slot of the exam, IBPS normalises the marks obtained by candidates using the equi-percentile method.

Tie-breaking Policy: In case two or more candidates have the same score, the merit is decided based on the date of birth and the older candidate will be placed above those younger in age.

Cut Off

The cut off marks specify the minimum score that candidates need to secure at sectional and overall levels to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next level of selection. The provisional allotment cut off is decided based on the mains exam and interview, and performed on merit-cum-preference basis. The weightage given to the mains exam and interview is 80:20.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) had released IBPS PO mains cut off 2019 on January 9, 2020. The cut off is released category-wise and section-wise. Candidates who have secured IBPS PO cut off 2019 in the mains exam are called for the interview.
The IBPS PO cut off marks are determined by multiple factors like –

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Total marks
  • Number of vacancies

IBPS PO Final Cutoff Trends

The cutoff trends of the last three years for IBPS PO are given below

IBPS PO Final Cut off 2019

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 36.02
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40.27
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 33.24
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 40.82
General (Gen) 44.44
Hearing Impaired (HI) 26.36
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 36.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 42.18
Intellectual Disability (ID) 28.80

IBPS PO FInal Cut off 2018

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 35.78
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40.29
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 31.60
General (Gen) 43.87
Hearing Impaired (HI) 25.16
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 31.36
Visually Impaired (VI) 42.09
Intellectual Disability (ID) 20.36

IBPS PO Final Cut off 2017

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 38.56
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 43.02
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 33.73
General (Gen) 47.04
Hearing Impaired (HI) 25.07
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 38.53
Visually Impaired (VI) 45.88
Intellectual Disability (ID) 28.87

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff Trends

The cutoff trends of the last three years for IBPS PO Mains are given below

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2019 - Section-wise

Sections SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/GEN
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 5.50 7.75
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 5.00 8.00
English Language 10.75 14.25
Data Analysis & Interpretation 2.50 5.20
English Language (Descriptive) 8.75 10.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2019 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.63
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 70.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 38.13
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 65.88
General (Gen) 71.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 41.00
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 46.13
Visually Impaired (VI) 70.50
Intellectual Disability (ID) 45.88

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2018 - Section-wise

Sections SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/GEN
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 7.50 10.25
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 5.00 8.00
English Language 7.50 11.25
Data Analysis & Interpretation 2.25 4.50
English Language (Descriptive) 8.75 10.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2018 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 56.38
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 68.38
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 35.75
General (Gen) 74.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 42.63
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 53.25
Visually Impaired (VI) 66.88
Intellectual Disability (ID) 37.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2017 - Section-wise

Sections SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/GEN
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 7.50 10.25
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 8.25 11.25
English Language 3.25 5.75
Data Analysis & Interpretation 10.75 14.00
English Language (Descriptive) 8.75 10.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut off 2017 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 62.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 75.63
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 42.25
General (Gen) 82.00
Hearing Impaired (HI) 47.75
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 59.63
Visually Impaired (VI) 77.87
Intellectual Disability (ID) 55.00

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff Trends

The cutoff trends of the last three years for IBPS PO Prelims are given below

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2019 - Section-wise

Sections SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/GEN
English Language 6.50 10.50
Quantitative Aptitude 5.25 8.75
Reasoning Ability 6.50 10.25

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2019 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 53.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 59.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 46.25
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 59.75
General (Gen) 59.75
Hearing Impaired (HI) 21.25
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 44.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 52.25
Intellectual Disability (ID) 20.75

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2018 - Section-wise

Sections GEN category
English Language 8.75
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75
Reasoning Ability 9

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2018 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 49.25
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 55.50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 41.75
General (Gen) 56.75

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2017 - Section-wise

Sections GEN category
English Language 5.00
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75
Reasoning Ability 10

IBPS PO Prelims Cut off 2017 - Overall

Category Cutoff Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC) 36.00
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 42.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 28.50
General (Gen) 42.75
Hearing Impaired (HI) 15.75
Visually Impaired (VI) 23.25
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 28.75
Intellectual Disability (ID) 17.75

List of Banks

The 17 participating banks to which shortlisted candidates will be allotted through the IBPS PO exam are:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Indian Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • United Bank of India
  • Punjab & Sind Bank

FAQs

Ques: Can a candidate appearing in the final year of graduation apply for IBPS PO exam?

Ans: No, only the candidates who completed their graduation can apply for the exam.