IBPS PO 2021

Exam TypeBank Exam
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration Of Exam3 hours 30 minutes

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the notification for the post of Probationary Officer / Management Trainee in public sector banks. IBPS conducts the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank. The authority conducts the recruitment process in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main exam. The exam will be conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. Candidate can access the application form online only.  Check here all the important information about IBPS PO 2021 such as Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Admit and Result, etc.

Participating Banks

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

IBPS PO 2021 Important Dates

Online Application form start to submit1st week of August 2021
Application form fee last datelast week of August 2021
Hall Tickets Downloading  for pre-examSeptember 2021
Start of Pre-examination Traininglast week of September 2021
Hall tickets for Prelims Exam1st week of October 2021
Prelims Examination date2nd week of October 2021
Prelims Result dateNovember 2021
Mains Hall tickets3rd week of November 2021
Mains Exam datelast week of November 2021
Mains Result dateDecember 2021
Call letters for Interview Downloading dateJanuary 2022
Date of interviewJanuary/February 2022
Provisional allotmentApril 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be Indian.
  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)3 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability10 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

IBPS PO 2021 Application Form

Those candidates who are eligible need to fill the IBPS PO Application form through the online mode. Collect the application form from the official website. Applicants will have to fill all the necessary information and personal details in the application form. Candidates will have to upload the scanned photo and signature, after filling all the personal and educational details in the application form.

Application Fee

  • Submit the amount Rs. 600 via internet banking facility.
  • Submit Rs 100 for those who belong to categories like SC, ST, and PWD.
  • You can pay via online mode as well else make use of credit card and debit card.

Exam Pattern

For Preliminary Exam

  • The exam mode is online where candidates have to solve the only objective type of questions.
  • Candidates will get 1 hour of time in order to solve all questions.
  • Language Mode of the Question paper: Hindi as well as English
  • The penalty for wrong question 0.25 for each wrongly attempted question.
TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

For Main Exam

  • The mode of the exam is online.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours.
  • The test paper will consist of 200 questions of 200 marks.
  • Language mode: Hindi and English.
TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each sectionExam Medium
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutesHindi & English
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutesHindi & English
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutesHindi & English
English Language354040 minutesEnglish
Computer Knowledge202010 minutesHindi & English
Total155200180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutesEnglish

For Interview

After qualifying as Main exam candidate will further have to appear of the interview of 100 marks.

Cut Off

  • Cut off implies that minimum scored marks for qualifying prelims as well as mains examination.
  • There is a requirement for the candidate to acquire minimum marks in every section like in main as well as in Prelims.

Personal Interview

  • This is the final stage of the IBPS PO 2021 recruitment process.
  • The interview will be done at the center chosen by the selected applicants.
  • The applicants will be judged on their general information, skills, abilities and communication skills.
  • This process will be directed by participating banks & composed by the Nodal Bank in every State/UT with the assistance of IBPS.

Important Topics for Pre Exam

English LanguageReasoningQuantitative Aptitude
Reading ComprehensionLogical ReasoningSimplification/ Data Interpretation
Cloze TestAlphanumeric SeriesProfit & Loss
Para jumblesRanking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &Alligations
Multiple MeaningData SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Fill in the blanksCoded Inequalities/ SyllogismWork & Time/ Time & Distance
MiscellaneousSeating Arrangement/ PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Paragraph CompletionBlood RelationsRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Error SpottingInput-OutputNumber Systems/ Sequence & Series
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

Important books to prepare for IBPS PO 2021

  • Comprehensive Guide for IBPS – Disha Publications
  • The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination – Arihant Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy By Kiran Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO By N K Singh By Upkar Publication
  • Target IBPS PO by Disha Publications
  • Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MT – Kiran Publication
  • English Language By Wren & Martin
  • General Awareness Category – Mahindra Financial And Banking Awareness
  • M Tyra for IBPS PO By BSC Publication

Important Tips to Prepare for IBPS PO 2021

  • Planning: If you do not plan your preparation for IBPS, it’ll be a mistake. By planning, you can also give more time to your weak areas.
  • Step by Step Preparation: The Topic wise study is a recommended tip from IBPS PO toppers. Don’t follow multiple topics at the same time.
  • Time Management: You should divide your time into all subjects. Plan for every subject topic checks the complete list of PO syllabus topics first.
  • Update Yourself: Don’t perform just like a reading machine. You should act in all other activities such as Improve English Grammar, Watching News channels, Reading Newspapers, magazines and other General Knowledge/Current Affairs books to enhance your overall awareness.
  • Study Material: Books are the best source to complete your study material. You should buy some of the best author IBPS Preparation Books and Previous Year IBPS PO Question Papers.
  • Follow Practice Makes Perfect Rule: To get an exact idea about the exam + type of paper try model paper of PO exam.
  • Expert Advice: For an expert view, you can also Join the IBPS PO Coaching/Institute. Where professionals will give you a better approach for IBPS Exam and helps you to make a proper study plan.
  • Notes for Revision: It is a time-saving strategy for bank exams that for last time preparation you make useful notes like shortcuts formulas, tricks, and important points on a separate sheet.
  • Feel free: Concentrate on your goal doesn’t think about your personal and family issue at that time. Keep yourself calm during exam days. Eat healthy food and sleep well.

Official Website: https://www.ibps.in/

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