IBPS PO 2019

The total number of vacancies this year are expected to be more than 4 thousand. The online registration is expected to begin in July. The exam is conducted in two parts- 1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and 2. IBPS PO Mains Exam.

IBPS PO 2019 Important Dates

Candidates can find below all important details related to IBPS PO exam tabulated below.

Online Registration including Edit/Modification of ApplicationJuly 2019- August 2019
Online Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesJuly 2019- August 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card for PrelimsSeptember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam DateOctober 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019
Publication of Results of IBPS PO 2019 PrelimsOctober 2019
Availability of Hall Ticket for IBPS PO 2019 MainsNovember 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam DateNovember 30, 2019
Publication of Results for IBPS PO 2019 MainsDecember 2019
Issuance of Call Letters for IBPS PO 2019 InterviewJanuary 2020
Common Interview ScheduleJanuary/February 2020
Provisional AllotmentApril 2020


IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to study eligibility conditions laid down by IBPS before registering for IBPS PO 2019. In case, any candidate does not meet the specific condition at any stage of the Common Recruitment Process, the candidature is liable to be rejected immediately. The basic eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality, age limit and academic qualification of a candidate applying for IBPS PO 2019 is discussed below.



To appear for IBPS PO 2019, a candidate must be any of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  4. 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 permanently in India.

Please note that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), and (d) should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.



Academic Qualification

  • A graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a university recognized by Government of India.
  • General category candidates must score minimum 60% marks while there is a relaxation of 5% for reserved category.
  • Result of the qualifying examination should be declared by September 2019.


Age Limit

  • General category applicants should be of at least 20 years and less than 30 years, as on August 1, 2019.
  • Provisions for age relaxation, depending upon the category of the candidate as per IBPS norms, is tabulated below:


CategoryRelaxation in age
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes05 years
Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)03 years
Persons with Disability (PWD)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who were in service for not less than 5-years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.05 years
The original residents of Kashmir Division of the State of J&K during January 1980 to December 1989.05 years
Candidates affected by the 1984 riots05 years


IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2019 is an objective type, computer-based examination, while the exam pattern is different for the Prelims and Mains Exam and the same has been explained below.


Prelims Exam

Prelims stage of IBPS PO exam comprises objective type questions which need to be attempted by the candidates in 1 hour.  It comprises 3 sections, i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Medium of the exam is English and Hindi. Section-wise distribution of questions of each section is tabulated below.

Preliminary Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMarking SchemeMedium of ExamDuration
English30+1 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answerEnglish1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude35English and Hindi
Reasoning Ability35
Total100100 – –

As per IBPS PO Marking Scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer while ¼ marks are deducted for a wrong answer. Candidates who meet the Cut Off score in the Prelims exam as specified by IBPS will proceed to the Mains Exam.


Mains Exam

The Mains exam is divided into 5 sections and the section-wise distribution of questions is tabulated below. Candidates will have to answer 200 questions and maximum marks for the exam is 200.

Mains Exam
SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
English Language3540English40 minutes
Essay & Letter Writing22530 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Total157225 –210 minutes


Note :-

1. All papers except English will be available in both languages Hindi & English.
2. Negative marking applicable for all candidates with O.25 marks deducted at every wrong question and unmarked questions will not be included in Negative marking.
3. Minimum score required being called for Interview.


IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks.It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.


IBPS Prelims Syllabus

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability


Comparative Table showing topic – wise syllabus of SSC (CGL), IBPS (PO) & SBI (PO)

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IBPS PO 2019  Recommended Books

The exam pattern of IBPS PO covers a vast range of subjects, wherein English and Quantitative Aptitude are at the elementary level and Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness are at the Competitive Examination level.

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessComputer knowledge
Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & CombinationSeating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical ReasoningReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para JumblesBanking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GKFundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts


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