IBPS PO Mains 2023

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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 31-01-2024
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 31-01-2024

About IBPS PO Mains Exam

About Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the exam to recruit candidates for Probationary Officer (PO) positions in different public sector banks across India. This recruitment examination is for all public sector banks except the SBI. The official notification was released on July 31, 2023, on its official website — ibps.in.

As per the latest exam calendar, the IBPS PO Mains 2023 exam was conducted on November 05, 2023. Candidates who clear the Mains exam will be called for the next round of the selection process, i.e. IBS PO Interview. Go through the article to know all the updates about IBPS PO Mains 2023.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Exam Summary

Check out the overview of IBPS PO Mains 2023 from the table mentioned below:

IBPS PO 2023 Exam
Organisation Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Name Probationary Officer (PO)
Exam Level National Level
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Vacancies 3049
Salary Rs. 52,000/- to Rs.55,000/-
Selection Process Prelims, Mains & Interview
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Latest Updates


IBPS has declared IBPS Online Mains exam result status on January 30, 2024, at ibps.in. Aspirants who took the test will be able to check the status of their IBPS PO Mains scorecard in February 2024

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Notification

The official notification for the recruitment of Probability Officers (PO) in various public sector banks was released by IBPS on July 31, 2023, on the website, ibps.in. Click the link below to read the detailed IBPS PO 2023 notification:

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Important Dates

Exam Pattern

It is essential for candidates to be aware of the important dates and events related to the IBPS PO Mains exam. Check the IBPS PO Mains exam dates 2023 in the following table:

Events Important Dates
Release of IBPS PO Notification July 31, 2023
IBPS PO Apply Online Start Date August 1, 2023
IBPS PO Apply Online Last Date August 28, 2023
Download IBPS PO Mains Admit Card October 26, 2023
IBPS PO Main Exam Date November 05, 2023
Declaration of IBPS PO Main Result January 30, 2024


IBPS PO Vacancy 2023

Exam Syllabus

This year, the overall number of vacancies for the IBPS PO 2023 session is 3049. These vacancies are 11 participating banks. Check out the bank- and category-wise vacancy details below:

Participating Banks SC ST OBC EWS General Total
Bank of Maharashtra NR NR NR NR NR NR
Bank of Baroda 33 16 60 22 93 224
Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR
Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500
Central Bank of India 300 150 540 200 810 2000
Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Indian Overseas Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab National Bank 30 15 54 20 81 200
Punjab & Sind Bank 24 16 40 08 37 125
Union Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR
Total 462 234 829 300 1224 3049

IBPS PO Salary & Job Profile 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Before applying for the IBPS PO 2023 exam, candidates must be aware of the complete job profile. This includes details, such as role, salary structure, and key responsibilities.

IBPS PO Job Description

The IBPS PO job is considered prestigious in the banking industry and it offers many benefits to its employees. A probationary officer is trained in various tasks such as finance, billing, collection, accounting, revenue, investment, etc. They may also be asked to perform other duties such as:

  • Handle customer queries 
  • Manage branch activities 
  • Public relations, customer service, and complaint resolution 
  • Daily transactions of customers 
  • Processing loan(s) details
  • Bring new customers to the bank

IBPS PO Salary Structure

IBPS offers good remuneration to the POs and because of this reason, many people apply for IBPS PO jobs. The basic pay of a PO is Rs.36,000/- and it also offers various allowances and perks. Candidates appearing for the Mains examination must know the IBPS PO salary structure for the post to have an idea of what they are going to get after the final selection.

The starting in-hand salary of an IBPS PO is Rs.52,000/- to Rs.55,000/-.

After the introduction of the 7th pay commission, there are many types of allowances that are added to the gross pay scale. Check the below list to know the list of allowances that are applicable for IBPS PO.

  1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  2. City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
  3. Travel Allowance (TA)
  4. Leased House Accommodation/House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  5. Loan Benefits
  6. Medical Insurance
  7. Travel Allowance (TA)

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Eligibility Criteria

About Exam

All candidates must meet the minimum eligibility criteria to successfully submit the application form. All the aspects of the IBPS PO eligibility criteria for 2023 recruitment will be released in the detailed IBPS PO notification on an annual basis.

Educational Qualification Criteria

Applicants should have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government. The candidate must have a valid marksheet / degree certificate certifying that they are a graduate, and it should mention the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation.

Nationality Criteria

Candidates applying for the exam must be any of the following:

  1. An Indian Citizen
  2. Citizen of Nepal
  3. Citizen of Bhutan
  4. Tibetan refugee who has come to India before January 01, 1952,
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Zambia, Burma, Vietnam, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania or Sri Lanka with the intention of permanent settlement in India. 

Candidates other than Indian citizens must submit an eligibility certificate issued by the Indian Government. Candidates who claim to have migrated to India without the eligibility certificate will not be considered for further process.

Age Limit

Candidates must go through the IBPS PO notification and check their eligibility. The age of the aspirants must be between 20 years and 30 years. Only eligible candidates must fill out the application form. Check the below section to know the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2023.

IBPS PO Age Limit

Candidates within the age group of 20 to 30 years can apply for IBPS PO 2023. Age relaxation is applicable as per the government rules for the reserved category candidates. Check the table given below to know the age relaxation.

Categories Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwBD Candidates 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Persons Affected by 1984 Riots 5 years

Additional Aspects of IBPS PO Mains Eligibility

  • Knowledge of Computers: Since the exams are conducted online, the candidates are expected to know the basics of navigating a computer.
  • Language Proficiency: Verbal and written knowledge of the respective state/ UT is desirable.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Application Form

About Exam

The IBPS PO Mains examination does not require an application form to be filled out separately. Candidates who filled out the application before the IBPS PO Prelims examination will be valid for all the exams. The application form will be released only via online mode on the official website. Candidates can follow the steps below to fill out the IBPS PO online application form.

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website — www.ibps.in.
  • 2nd Step: On the homepage, click on the link ‘Click here to apply Online for CRP PO/MT XI’ (Not yet released).
  • 3rd Step: It will direct you to a new page. Click on the button ‘Click here for New Registration’.
  • 4th Step: Read the instructions on the page and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • 5th Step: Enter the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc. Click on ‘Save & Next’.
  • 6th Step: Registration number and password will be generated. The details will be sent to the candidate’s email ID and registered phone number.
  • 7th Step: Log in with the registration number and password. Upload the scanned copy of the passport-size photo, signature, left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration as per the prescribed standards.
  • 8th Step: Fill up the application form with personal details and educational details.
  • 9th Step: Upload the documents as per requirement and save the details.
  • 10th Step: Click on the online fee payment link and complete the transaction through a Debit/ Credit card or Net Banking.
  • 11th Step: Cross-check all the details before final submission and make necessary changes if required.
  • 12th Step: Download and take the printout for further reference.

IBPS PO Application Fee 2023

IBPS PO online application fees can be paid online. Find out the category-wise fee for IBPS PO in the table below:

Category Application Fee
SC/ ST/ PwBD Rs. 175/-
Other Categories Rs. 850/-

IBPS PO Fee Payment Process

IBPS PO application process will be completed only after the successful payment of the application fee. If the application fee is not acknowledged, the process will be considered incomplete. The payment of the application fee can be made online only.

  1. Fill in the application form for IBPS PO and click on the ‘Make Payment’ option.
  2. It will direct you to a new page with options for payment methods like Credit/ Debit Card, Net Banking etc. Choose the payment mode depending on convenience.
  3. Enter all the mandatory fields and make the payment. Wait patiently till the process completes, and do not refresh the page.
  4. A payment acknowledgement will be generated. Take a printout of the same for further reference.
  5. Note: If candidates do not receive the acknowledgement, they will have to repeat the payment process.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Exam Centres

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates who successfully apply for the exam and have cleared the Prelims exam will be allowed to attempt the Mains. The list of IBPS PO Mains exam centres is mentioned below:

State Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vadodra
Haryana Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

Important: Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to their exam call letters to find out the precise location or name of the exam centre. 

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Exam Pattern

Admit Card

A candidate must clear the Prelims, Mains, and Interview stage of the IBPS PO exam to get their name on the merit list.

IBPS PO 2023 Exam Pattern

A candidate must clear the Prelims, Mains, and Interview stage of the IBPS PO exam to make it to the merit list. Let us look at the IBPS PO Mains exam pattern in detail:

Name of the Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language Time Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 mins
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 mins
English Language 35 40 English 40 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 mins
Total 155 200 0- 180 mins (3 hours)
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 mins


  • 1) There will be a deduction of ¼ or 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is unattempted, then there will be no deduction.
  • 2) Questions will be both objective and descriptive.

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2023

Cut off

Probationary Officer candidates must qualify for the IBPS PO Mains exam to be considered for the post. The IBPS PO Mains scorecard carries the maximum weightage in the final selection process. Let us look at the syllabus in detail.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus English Language Syllabus
Reasoning Simplification Financial Awareness Reading Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Average Current Affairs Vocabulary
Syllogism Percentage General Knowledge Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Ratio and Percentage Static Awareness Verbal Ability
Linear Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation
Double Lineup Mensuration and Geometry
Scheduling Quadratic Equations
Input-Output Interest
Blood Relations Problems of Ages
Directions and Distances Profit and Loss
Ordering and Ranking Number Series
Data Sufficiency Speed, Distance and Time
Coding and Decoding Time and Work
Code Inequalities Number System
Computer Awareness Data Sufficiency
Internet Linear Equation
Memory Permutation and Combination
Keyboard Shortcuts Probability
Computer Abbreviation Mixture and Alligations
Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Operating System
Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Exam Preparation Tips

Exam Result

The IBPS PO exam is very competitive, which is why candidates should start preparing for the exam as early as possible. However, it is ideal to stick to a study plan for effective preparation. Some critical preparation tips and exam-taking strategies for the IBPS PO Mains exam have been given here:

  1. Understand the latest syllabus.
  2. Learn about IBPS PO Mains Prelims scoring pattern.
  3. Make a detailed schedule and stick to it.
  4. Take the help of the best preparation books.
  5. Attempt mock tests and solve previous year’s papers to determine the weaknesses.
  6. Make brief notes as it will be useful for last-minute revision before the exam.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Admit Card (Out)

The IBPS Mains admit card was released on October 26, 2023. The call letter is required for candidates to enter the exam hall. Aspirants must bring both their IBPS PO admit card and a government-issued photo ID to the test centre. Below are the steps for downloading the IBPS Probationary Officer Mains admit card:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS at ibps.in.
  • Click the link to ‘Download the online exam call letter for CRP PO/MT-XIII’.
  • Enter the Registration Number/Roll Number, Password/Date of Birth and enter the captcha as per the given image in the appropriate fields.
  • Click on the Login button.
  • The IBPS PO admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the details mentioned, download, and take a few printouts for future reference.

After downloading the admit card, candidates must go through all the details mentioned on the hall ticket. The details must match the information filled in the application form. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must bring it to the notice of the officials and get it rectified.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2023

The IBPS releases the PO admit card on its official website. The IBPS PO Mains exam was conducted on November 5, 2023; the admit card is available for download from October 26, 2023. Candidates should keep checking the official website for updates. The IBPS PO admit card is a mandatory document to enter the exam centre. So, candidates have to make sure that they download the IBPS PO hall ticket and information handout soon before the last date.

Check the below steps to download the hall ticket of IBPS PO:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of IBPS at ibps.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click the link to ‘Download the online exam call letter for CRP PO/MT-XI’.
  • 3rd Step: Enter the Registration Number/Roll Number, Password/Date of Birth and enter the captcha as per the given image in the appropriate fields.
  • 4th Step: Click on the Login button.
  • 5th Step: The IBPS PO admit card will be displayed on the screen. Check the details mentioned, download, and take a few printouts for future reference.

After downloading, candidates must go through all the details mentioned on the hall ticket. The details must match the information filled in the application form. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must bring it to the notice of the officials and get it rectified.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Answer Key

Candidates should note that IBPS does not release the official answer key for the PO Mains exam. However, they can check the unofficial answer key prepared by subject matter experts here, after IBPS conducts the exam. The IBPS PO answer key contains the correct answer for all the questions asked in the exam. Therefore, candidates can tentatively calculate marks by matching their marked answers with the correct answers given.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Result

Since the IBPS PO Mains exam was conducted, authorities at IBPS released the IBPS PO Mains result via the official website on January 30, 2024. Candidates will know if they have passed the IBPS PO 2023 exam and are eligible for the interview round by checking the Main exam result.

IBPS PO Mains 2023 Cut-off

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board will announce the cut-off scores for IBPS PO Mains 2023 exam on the official website – ibps.in. The cut-off scores will be released in sectional and overall types after the exam. Till then candidates can check last year’s cut-off from the below table:

Category Cut-off Marks (Out of 225)
General 71.25
OBC 69.75
SC 59.25
ST 53.25
EWS 70.50
HI 37.75
OC 50.50
VI 66.25
ID 36

FAQs on IBPS PO Mains Exam 2023

Freaquently Asked Questions

Candidates might have many questions regarding the IBPS PO 2023 Mains exam. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.

Q: When will the IBPS PO Mains 2023 be conducted?

A: The IBPS PO Mains 2023 was conducted on November 5, 2023.

Q: Has the IBPS PO 2023 notification been released?

A: The notification for IBPS PO 2023 was issued on July 31, 2023.

Q: Is there any negative marking for the IBPS PO 2023 Mains exam?

A: Yes, there will be a deduction of 1/4 of the marks for every wrong answer in IBPS PO Mains 2023.

Q: What is the process for making final appointments of candidates in the IBPS PO recruitment?

A: The IBPS PO considers the score of the Mains examination and the score obtained in the Interview round to select the candidate for the provisional allotment.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS PO 2023?

A: Candidates who have completed their graduation from a recognised University and meet the age limit can apply for IBPS PO 2023.

Q: What is the selection process for IBPS PO 2023?

A: Applicants will have to clear three stages for IBPS PO 2023, i.e. Prelims, Mains, and the Personal Interview to be selected for the post of probationary officer.

Q: What is the salary of an IBPS Probationary Officer?

A: The basic pay for candidates selected as probationary officers is Rs.36,000/-.

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