IBPS PO Notification 2021: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the IBPS PO Notification 2021 on October 19, 2021, for the recruitment of 4135 Probationary Officers (PO). The direct link to access the IBPS PO 2021 Notification is provided below. The official Notification contains important dates of the IBPS PO 2021 Recruitment process. The IBPS PO Application Form 2021 will be released on October 20, 2021. As per the IBPS PO Notification 2021, last date to apply online is November 10, 2021. The IBPS PO 2021 Exam date is fixed on December 4 and 11, 2021. The IBPS PO Notification also contains other crucial information regarding the IBPS PO 2021 recruitment process such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc. Read on to know more!
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IBPS PO Notification 2021: An Overview
Before getting into the details of IBPS PO Notification, let’s have an overview of the IBPS PO exam as mentioned below:
|Name of the Exam||IBPS PO 2021 – Common Recruitment Process (CRP PO/MT-XI)|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Name of Post||IBPS Probationary Officers|
|Participating Organizations||11 Public Sector Banks in India except for SBI|
|Number of Vacancies||To be updated soon|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Number of Stages||1. Prelims|
IBPS PO Notification 2021 Dates
Candidates can check the important dates for the IBPS PO examination 2021 as mentioned below:
|Release of IBPS PO Notification||October 19, 2021|
|Starting Date of IBPS PO Online Application||October 20, 2021|
|Last Date of Online Application||November 10, 2021|
|Release of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||November 2021|
|IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date||December 4 & 11, 2021|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims Result||To Be Announced|
|Release of IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||To Be Announced|
|IBPS PO Main Exam||To Be Announced|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Main Result||To Be Announced|
|Release of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter||To Be Announced|
|IBPS PO Interview||To Be Announced|
|Provisional Allotment||To Be Announced|
|IBPS PO Apply Online||IBPS PO Mock Test|
|IBPS PO Preparation||IBPS PO Books|
|IBPS PO Salary||IBPS PO Study Material|
|IBPS PO Syllabus||IBPS PO Exam Pattern|
|IBPS PO Result||IBPS PO Cutoff|
IBPS PO Vacancies 2021
The IBPS PO 2021 Notification has announced a total of 4135 PO vacancies. The detailed category-wise vacancy list is released along with the IBPS PO Notification 2021 on the official website. Candidates can check the same in the table given below
IBPS PO Salary 2021
Candidates selected as Probationary officers will be offered a handsome salary package. The Basic IBPS PO Salary is 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020. This means that after joining, the Basic Pay will start from Rs. 23700/-. Besides the Basic Pay, the IBPS PO Salary structure will include various allowances and other perks. The salary structure includes Dearness, CCA, HRA, Medical Aid, and other allowances. Including the Basic Pay and allowances, the starting In-Hand Salary for IBPS PO will be around Rs 37360 to Rs 38700/-.
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021
The IBPS PO Application Form 2021 is released on October 20, 2021. The last date to apply online is November 10, 2021. Candidates interested to apply for CRP-PO/MT-XI should ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria before the start of the application process. Check the IBPS PO/MT eligibility criteria as mentioned below:
The candidate must be an Indian citizen or one of the following categories.
– Citizen of Nepal (or)
– Citizen of Bhutan (or)
– Tibetan refugees who have come to India to seek a settlement before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India (or)
– A 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 permanent settlement in India.
Note that candidates falling under the above-mentioned categories (except Indian citizens) have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit –
The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. Besides that, there is also provision for relaxation in the upper age limit of candidates belonging to certain categories as per the government rules. Check the age relaxation criteria from the table below:
|SC/ ST||5 Years|
|OBC (NCL)||3 years|
|PWD Candidates||10 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
The candidate must hold a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from any recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidates must have valid mark sheet or degree certificate that he/she registers and indicate the marks obtained in graduation while filling the application form.
IBPS PO Notification 2021: How to Apply?
The IBPS PO Application Form will be released in online mode. All eligible candidates can apply online from the IBPS official website as per schedule. Check the steps to complete the IBPS PO Registration and Application process for IBPS PO 2021 are as follows:
– 1st Step: Vist the official website – ibps.in.
– 2nd Step: Click on the link ‘Click here to apply Online for CRP PO/MT XI’ appearing on the homepage.
– 3rd Step: Now click on the link which says ‘Click here to apply online for Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees-XI (CRP PO/MT-XI)’
– 4th Step: A new page will open. Click on the button ‘Click here for New Registration’.
– 5th Step: An instruction page will appear. Go through the instructions and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
– 6th Step: Enter the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc. Click on ‘Save & Next.
– 7th Step: A Provisional ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ will be generated. Note them down. The same will also be sent to you via your registered phone number and email ID.
– 8th Step: Login with Provisional Registration Number and Password. Upload the scanned copy of the Photograph, Signature, left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration as per the prescribed standards.
– 9th Step: Fill the application form with personal, educational, and other required details.
– 10th Step: Check the entered details and make changes if necessary.
– 11th Step: Upload other essential documents and save the details.
– 12th Step: Click on the Fee Payment link and enter the required details. Check the fee details and complete the transaction.
– 13th Step: Download and take a few printouts of the filled application form and fee receipt.
IBPS PO Application Fee 2021
The IBPS PO application fee can be paid only in online mode. Candidates can pay the application fee using Credit Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Maestro/MasterCard), Internet Banking, IMPS, Mobile wallets/Cash Cards. The fee details for different categories are tabulated below:
|SC/ST/ PwD Candidates||Rs. 175/-|
|All Others||Rs. 850/-|
Note that the application fee is non-refundable.
IBPS PO Application Upload Guidelines 2021
Check the details of the scanned documents from the table below:
|Photograph||– File Size: 20kb–50 kb |
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 200 x 230 pixels
– Recent passport-sized color photo against a light background (preferably white)
|Signature||– File Size: 10kb – 20kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 140 x 60 pixels
|Left-Hand Thumb Impression||– File Size: 20 kb – 50 kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 240 x 240 pixels
|Hand-Written Declaration||– File Size: 50 kb – 100 kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 800 x 400 pixels
IBPS PO Selection Process 2021
Candidates are shortlisted for the post of Probationary Officers as per the selection process which consists of 3 stages namely:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
Besides that, IBPS also conducts the ‘Pre-Exam Training’ before the Prelims exam for eligible candidates who have opted for the same.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021
IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams have different paper patterns. Both Prelims and Mains exam are conducted in Computer Based Mode. The Preliminary exam is conducted to shortlist candidates for the Main exam. Final selection for provisional allotment will be made based on the marks scored by the candidates in Mains and Personal Interview. Check Prelims and Mains IBPS PO exam pattern from below:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
- The maximum time duration to complete the exam is 1 hour.
- Each section is separately timed.
- One mark is awarded for every correct answer.
- There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
- All the questions are Multiple Choice Questions.
- Candidates will have to meet both sectional and overall cutoff to qualify for the Mains exam.
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|English Language||45||60||40 Minutes|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||45||40||45 Minutes|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||35||60||60 Minutes|
|General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||35||40||35 Minutes|
|Total in Objective Test||155||200||3 Hours|
|English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)||2||25||30 Minutes|
|Grand Total||157||225||3 Hour 30 Minutes|
- The maximum time to complete the test is 3 hours 30 minutes with a sectional time limit.
- For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question is deducted from the total score.
IBPS PO Interview 2021
Candidates qualifying for the main exam will be called for the interview round. The centre, venue, date, and time of the interview will be informed on the candidate’s admit card. Candidates are required to download an interview call letter from the official website. The Personal Interview will be conducted for 100 marks. The qualifying marks for Personal Interview is 35 percent for SC/ST/PwD candidates and 40 percent for others.
The final score will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the main exam and interview. Candidates must score as high as possible in both Main and Personal Interview in order to ensure provisional allotment.
Candidates can check the list of documents produced at the time of interview mentioned below:
- Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter.
- Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB).
- Photo ID proof
- Marksheet or educational certificates.
- Caste certificate if applicable
- Income certificate if applicable
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment 2021
After the completion of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted based on merit cum preference. Provisional allotment will be done on the basis of the final vacancies to be reported by the participating organization.
IBPS PO Syllabus 2021
Candidates will have to follow the IBPS PO Syllabus in order to prepare for IBPS PO 2021 exam. The IBPS PO exam for Prelims and Mains consists of the following subjects/ sections as mentioned below:
- Reasoning Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Data Analysis & Interpretation
- Computer Aptitude
- General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
IBPS PO Admit Card 2021
IBPS PO 2021 Admit card is released separately for each stage of the exam. Candidates will have to log in with their ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’/’Date of Birth’ in order to download the IBPS PO admit card. It is compulsory to carry the IBPS PO Hall Ticket to the exam centre. No candidates will be allowed to take the exam without a valid hall ticket.
Candidates will also have to carry a valid Photo ID proof along with the hard copy of the hall ticket. The IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent personally to any candidate via post or courier. The admit card will only be released on the official website – ibps.in. Once released, candidates will have to download the admit card and verify the details mentioned on it. In case of a discrepancy, candidates should report to the authority and get it rectified.
IBPS PO Exam Centers 2021
IBPS PO exam will be conducted at several exam centers across the nation. Candidates will have to choose their ‘Exam City Preference’ while filling the application form. The complete information on the allotted exam centre will be mentioned on the IBPS PO admit card.
The officials will allocate an exam centre considering the preference made by the candidate. However, IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate any centre other than the one he/she has opted for. Check the tentative exam centre list from the link provided below.
IBPS PO Result 2021
The IBPS PO Result will be released separately for each exam stage. The result will only be released on the official website. Once the result is released, candidates can check the IBPS PO result by entering their ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’/ ‘Password’. Candidates will have to check the IBPS PO Result as per the schedule declared by IBPS.
IBPS PO Cutoff 2021
The Prelims and Mains exam have two different kinds of IBPS PO Cut Off – Overall cutoff and Sectional cutoff. Candidates must clear both the cutoffs in each stage in order to become eligible for the next round of the selection process. Both overall and sectional cutoffs will be decided by the IBPS based on the number of vacancies, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the difficulty level of the exam.
IBPS PO 2021 Participating Banks
Check the 11 public sector banks participating in IBPS PO 2021 as mentioned below:
a. Bank of Baroda
b. Canara Bank
c. Indian Overseas Bank
d. UCO Bank
e. Bank of India
f. Central Bank of India
g. Punjab National Bank
h. Union Bank of India
i. Bank of Maharashtra
j. Indian Bank
k. Punjab & Sind Bank
FAQs regarding IBPS PO Notification 2021
The frequently asked questions on IBPS PO 2021 exam are given below:
|Q. When will IBPS PO 2021 Notification release?|
A. The IBPS PO notification has been released on October 19, 2021, on the official website.
| Q. When will IBPS PO 2021 exam be conducted? |
A. The IBPS PO exam for Prelims will be conducted on December 4 &11, 2021.
| Q. What is the IBPS PO Salary? |
A. The Basic Pay for candidates selected as Probationary officers is Rs.23,700. The detailed IBPS PO salary structure is provided in this article.
| Q. What is the medium of the IBPS PO exam? |
A. The IBPS PO examination will be bilingual i.e., both in English & Hindi medium.
|Q. Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO 2021 exam? |
A. Yes, there is 1/4th of the marks deducted for every wrong answer.
| Q. Can any graduate apply for IBPS PO 2021? |
Yes, candidates holding a Graduation Degree from a recognized University are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2021
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