Did you think about your career in banking? Banks are the only places which resolve, saves and teach us money management. People working in banks are the most sophisticated and sorted people with much patience and great  A good news to all those people who are waiting for IBPS Bank PO notification in 2019. It is finally out! Gear up to prepare and to beat the competition! This article explains in and out about the IBPS Bank PO exam and its dates, preparation and best institutes to prepare! 

Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) mainly conducts exams for students who are looking for their career in the banking sector. The students who are qualified in IBPS by writing different exams will be recruited for public banks in the nation (except SBI).

IBPS conducts exams every year in 4 different exams. Every exam held within a period of 3-4 months. Four different Exams of IBPS are:

    • IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) Exam
    • IBPS Specialist Officers Exam
    • IBPS RRB (Regional Rural Bank) PO and Assistant Exam


  • IBPS Clerk


We have received the notification for IBPS PO 2019. So what is IBPS PO?

It is an entry-level exam of IBPS. PO is Probationary Officer, i.e, PO defines the assistant manager role in public banks.

When a candidate gets selected for the post of Probationary Officer through IBPS PO 2019, he/ she first serve a probation period of 2 years (that varies across different Public Sector Banks). After the bank employee completes their probation period, they appear for an internal exam conducted by the bank he/ she is serving. One can be promoted internally when they attend an exam which promotes the candidate from PO to Deputy manager. 

The responsibilities of a PO would be public relations, monitor and regulate branch activities & tasks, address customer related issues & grievances, approve & monitor daily transactions of branch & customers and handle the processing of loans. It is a multi tasking job and the PO should be real quick in their work to handle everything in a balance. The salary of a PO varies from 34000 INR to 43000 INR per month. 

IBPS PO exam in 2019 will select candidates for 27 public bank sectors and regional rural banks. The notification 2019 was released on 2nd August, 2019 for 4336 posts of POs. The online registration will be started on 7th August. 

PO exam is divided into two parts.
1.  Preliminary exam (prelims)
2.  Mains exam 

The online registration starts on 7th August and ends on 28th August, 2019. The preliminary admit card release date will be on 1st week of October, 2019. The Preliminary exam dates are 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 and the results will be announced between October/ November 2019. 

Considering that results, the mains exam will be conducted on 30th November, 2019 and the results of that will be released in the month of December 2019. The conduct interview will be held in the month of January or February 2020 and the provisional allotment will be in April 2020.

What is the application fee?

If you belong to SC/ST/PWD Community, the fee will be 100 INR

If you belong to others and general category, your fees will be 600 INR



This year IBPS has introduced 4336 vacancies in the while the last year’s vacancies were 4252. 

Exam Pattern: 

  1. Prelims 

The total exam is divided into three main categories i.e; English Language, Numerical Ability and reasoning bearing a one-hour time limit. Each section has 20 minutes. 


S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes


IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern: 

  1. IBPS PO mains 2018 will now have 200 questions in total and the time frame for the exam will be 120 minutes. 
  2. The objectives of the mains exam remain the same from prelims but with an additional touch of Computer knowledge and General/ Financial Awareness. The time frame for each section varies. 

Find the exam pattern and weightage for each section clearly in the table below:


S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes


The candidates who are qualified in mains are eligible for the interview which is face to face and it is for 100 marks. The time duration is generally 15-20 minutes. A panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves and related to banking. 

More information about the IBPS PO exam and exam date and notifications can be found on this site which is the official page of IBPS.

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All the best for all the aspirants of IBPS PO!!

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