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IBPS PO 2021: Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, Result, Cut Off, Eligibility, Vacancy, Notification PDF

Rupali Pruthi

IBPS PO 2021 Recruitment Update: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Admit Card on its official website on November 20, 2021. IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exams will be held on December 4, 2021 and December 11, 2021 for recruitment of 4,135 vacancies under PO/MT XI Recruitment drive for Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MTs). In this article, we have shared below the complete details of the IBPS PO Recruitment 2021 including the Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, cut off, Result process, and other details.  Also, Download PDF IBPS PO Notification 2020 below.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2021 is being held to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officers or Management Trainee in public sector banks such as Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, UCO Bank, and Union Bank of India. The IBPS PO examination will be held in three phases - Preliminary, Main, and Interview.

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IBPS PO 2021: Important Dates

Check the important dates of the IBPS PO 2021 Examination here such as release date of notification PDF, admit card, exam dates, result declaration date, and other events. Have a look:

IBPS PO 2021 Recruitment Process

Important Dates

Notification Release Date

October 19, 2021

Online Application Registration Date

October 20, 2021 to November 11, 2021

Application Fees Payment Date

October 20, 2021 to November 11, 2021

Last Date to Apply Online

November 10, 2021

Prelims Admit Card Release and Download Date

November 20, 2021 to December 11, 2021

Prelims Exam Date

December 4, 2021 and December 11, 2021

Prelims Result Declaration

December 2021/ January 2022 (Tentative)

Mains Admit Card Release and Download Date

December 2021/ January 2022 (Tentative)

Mains Exam Date

January 2022 (Tentative)

Mains Result Declaration

January 2022/ February 2022 (Tentative)

Interview Call Letters Download Date

February 2022 (Tentative)

Interview Date

February 2022/ March 2022 (Tentative)

Provisional Allotment

April 2022

IBPS PO 2021: Participating Banks & Revised Vacancies

Here is the list of participating banks along with the number of vacancies:

IBPS PO 2021 Application Process

The IBPS PO Application Fee is different for different category candidates. For General/OBC categories, the fee is Rs. 850 and for SC/ST/PWD categories, the fee is Rs 175. Candidates can apply for the IBPS PO 2021 recruitment by simply following the given steps:

- Visit the official website of IBPS

- Click on Apply for CRP PO/MT 2021

- Enter your Credentials – Personal, Academic & Communication information

- Upload Documents – Photograph & Signature

- Pay the application fee

- Submit & save the confirmation page

IBPS PO 2021: Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification & Age Limit

Before you apply for the IBPS PO 2021 examination, have a look at the given Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Educational Qualification. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the IBPS PO 2021 exam. Have a look:

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either:

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently
settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Additionally, candidates belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above should have a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Government of India. 

Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years, as on October 1, 2021. Check the upper age relaxation for different categories:

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Person with Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers, Persons domiciled in J&K from January 1980 to December 1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Education Qualification: As on November 10, 2021, a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. 

The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she
registers. The Mark sheet/ degree/ Certificate should indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online for IBPS PO 2021.

IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Admit Card on its official website on November 20, 2021. Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2021 admit card on the direct link here when issued by the IBPS.

Note: It is necessary for the candidates to download and carry the Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates would not be allowed to enter the centres without Admit card.

IBPS PO 2021 Selection Process

The IBPS PO 2021 recruitment is a three-phased process involving – Prelims, Mains & Interview. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2021 will be held from December 4, 2021 to December 11, 2021. Candidates who would qualify the Prelims exam will be called for the IBPS PO Mains 2021 in January 2022 (Tentative). Finally, candidates who clear both Prelims and Mains will be called for the IBPS PO 2021 Interview. The selection of candidates for the post of Bank PO or MT will be done on the basis of their performance in Interview round.

IBPS PO Prelims Pre-Exam Training (PET)

Before conducting the examination, IBPS PO participating banks hold the pre-exam training for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities. This training is conducted free of cost wherein candidates are made familiar with the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and preparation tips.

NOTE: The Pre-Exam Training (PET) for IBPS PO 2021 may or may not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

For the ease of the candidates, we have provided here the detailed exam pattern of the IBPS PO/MT 2021 examination for both prelims and mains. Have a look:

IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Exam Pattern

A total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) will be asked in the preliminary examination from 3 sections – English language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Each question carries 1 Mark. The medium of examination will be bilingual – English & Hindi, except for the English Language section.

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Medium of Exam

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

Total

100

100

1 Hour

 

IBPS PO Mains 2021 Exam Pattern

A total 155 questions (MCQs) will be asked from 4 sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation; and 2 Descriptive questions will be asked from the English Language.  

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Medium of Exam

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 Minutes

English and Hindi

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 Minutes

English and Hindi

English Language

35

40

40 Minutes

English

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 Minutes

English and Hindi

Total (200 Marks)

155 Questions

200

3 Hours

 

Descriptive Paper - English Language

(Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 Minutes

English

IBPS PO Marking Scheme

There is a negative marking for every wrong answer given by the candidates. One-fourth of the marks (0.25 of 1 mark question) will be a deduction for wrong answers.

Note: The exam pattern or structure can be modified or altered by the IBPS at any point of time and such information will be intimated to the candidates through the official website ibps.in.

IBPS PO Interview 2021: Candidates who would qualify for the Prelims & Mains examination for PO/MT will be called for Interview by the respective participating bank. The information regarding the Interview centre and date will be shared through the Call Letters or Admit Cards. The marks allotted for the Interview are 100.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

English Language

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Antonym & Synonym

Fill in the Blanks

Jumbled Words

Phrase Substitution

Para Jumbles

Idioms and Phrases

Cloze Tests

One word Substitution

Grammar

Number Series

Alphabetical Series

Figure Series

Odd man out  

Analogy

Syllogism       

Word Formation

Coding-Decoding

Blood Relation

Ranking and Time

Causes and Effects

Direction Sense Test

Sitting Arrangements

Decision Making

Statement and Assumption

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Statement and Arguments

Statements and Action Courses

Number System

Data Interpretation – Bar, Line, Table, Caselet

HCF and LCM

Quadratic

Profit and Loss

Percentage

Averages

Ratio and Proportion  

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Time and Work          

Time and Distance

Boat & Stream

Pipe & Cistern

Simplification

Permutation and Combination

Probability

IBPS PO 2021 Cut Off

Candidates need to qualify for each level or phase (Preliminary and Main Exams) by securing minimum cutoff marks to fetch a job in the participating organizations or banks. The IBPS PO Cut off is decided by the IBPS alone after the declaration of the IBPS PO Result. The IBPS PO Cutoff is decided based on the number of total vacancies, the total number of candidates appearing for the exam and difficulty level of the exam. 

In order to make candidates familiar with the IBPS PO Cutoff marks, we have provided here the IBPS PO Cut-off 2020 and 2019 of both preliminary and mains examinations. Have a look:

IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 – Prelims & Mains (Category-wise)

Category

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff

General

58.75

83.50

OBC

58.50

78.63

SC

51

66.38

ST

43.5

52.25

EWS

57.75

75.75

OC

46

61.25

VI

54.25

84.88

HI

19.75

38.25

ID

21.75

53.00

IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 (Prelims) - Section-wise

Examination

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Prelims (General/EWS)

11

8

9.25

IBPS PO Prelims (OBC/SC/ST/PwD)

7.75

4.25

6

IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 (Mains)  - Section-wise

Section

General/ EWS

OBC/SC/ST/PwD

English Language

11.75

8.5

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

6.0

3.75

Data Analysis and Interpretation

8.75

5.75

General/ Banking and Economics Awareness

6.25

9.75

Descriptive Paper - English Paper (Essay and Letter Writing)

10

8.75

IBPS PO Cutoff 2019 – Prelims & Mains (Category-wise)

Category

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff

General

59.75

71.50

OBC

59.75

70.25

SC

53.50

55.63

ST

46.25

38.13

EWS

59.75

65.88

OC

44.50

46.13

VI

52.25

70.50

HI

21.25

41.00

ID

20.75

45.88

IBPS PO Cutoff 2019 (Prelims) - Section-wise

Examination

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Prelims (General/EWS)

10.50

10.25

8.75

IBPS PO Prelims (OBC/SC/ST/PwD)

6.50

6.50

5.25

IBPS PO Cutoff 2019 (Mains)  - Section-wise

Section

General/ EWS

OBC/SC/ST/PwD

English Language

14.25

10.75

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

7.75

5.50

Data Analysis and Interpretation

5.20

2.50

General/ Banking and Economics Awareness

8.00

5.00

Descriptive Paper - English Paper (Essay and Letter Writing)

10.00

8.75

IBPS PO Interview 2021

Candidates who qualify for both preliminary and main examinations will have to appear for the final Interview round. The interview round is conducted by the participating banks in the IBPS PO Recruitment. The IBPS releases the Interview Call Letter 5 to 10 days prior to the Interview round.

Interview Cutoff: The interview round carries 100 marks. Candidates need to secure a minimum of 40 per cent, i.e., 40 marks in the Interview Round. This cut off is 35 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates.

Final Score: The final score of the candidates is calculated by adding marks secured in IBPS PO Mains & Interview round. The marks are calculated in the ratio of 80:20 respectively for Online Main Exam and interview.

IBPO PO 2021 Preparation Strategy: Important Books & Previous year Papers

When it comes to the preparations, books, practise papers, previous years papers and mock tests prove to be the best way out. Candidates can prepare for the IBPS PO 2020 exam through the books such as:

- Arihant Expert -  IBPS and SBI Bank PO Solved Papers Pre and Main
- Kiran Prakashan - Banking and Financial Awareness
- M K Panday - Analytical Reasoning
- Rajesh Verma - Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Paperback
- Rani Ahilya  - Lucents Computer

These books will help candidates clear their doubts and concepts for topics asked in the IBPS PO 2020 Exam.

IBPS PO Result 2021

The IBPS releases the Result of the preliminary and mains within a month after the examination. The tentative date for IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Result is December 2021/January 2022 while the IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam Result is January 2022/February 2022. The IBPS PO Result is declared on the official website of IBPS. Candidates who qualify for the IBPS PO Prelims by securing the Cut off marks need to appear for the IBPS PO Mains. Thereafter, candidates who clear the Mains examination are then called for the Interview round. It is essential for the candidates to qualify for all three rounds to fetch a job in the IBPS PO participating banks. Candidates can check their results by following these steps:

Step 1: Visit official website of IBPS

Step 2: Click on “View Result of IBPS PO 2021 Exam”

Step 3: Enter Roll Number & Date of Birth

Step 4: Submit & Download the result

IBPS PO Provisional Allotment or Merit List 2021

Candidates who qualify in both Main and Interview rounds will be named in the Provisional Allotment Reserve List 2021 of the IBPS PO recruitment. For allotment, candidates need to furnish all documents as notified by the IBPS. These documents can be – passing certificates, call letters, copy of online application form, photo ID Proof, Date of Birth certificate, certificates of SC/ST/OBC/PwD and others.

IBPS PO Exam Centres

The IBPS allots the Exam Centres through the IBPS PO Call Letter or Admit Card, after the closing of the registration process. The centres are allotted on the basis of preference selected by the candidates while filling the IBPS PO 2021 application form. However, IBPS reserves the right to allot the exam centre other than the selected one, if there is non-availability of seats.

State/UT

Preliminary Exam Centre

Main Exam Center

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Naharlagun

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati, Silchar

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur

Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Surat, Jamnagar

Surat

Daman & Diu

Delhi

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Goa

Panaji

Panji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad, Vadodra

Haryana

Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar

Ambala, Hissar

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una

Hamirpur, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Jammu, Srinagar

Jharkhand

Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

Lakshadweep

Kavarrati

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal, Indore

Maharashtra

Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

Manipur

Imphal

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Kohima

Odisha

Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Bhubaneshwar

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur

Sikkim

Bardang/ Gangtok

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

Hyderabad

Tripura

Agartala

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi

Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Dehradun

West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

 

FAQ

When will IBPS PO Application Process 2021 begin?

IBPS PO Application Process begins on October 20, 2021 and concludes on November 11, 2021.

When will IBPS PO Prelims 2021 exam be held?

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exams will be held on December 4, 2021 and December 11, 2021.

How many vacancies will be filled through IBPS PO Recruitment 2021?

IBPS aims to fill a total of 4,135 vacancies through IBPS PO Recruitment 2021.

Has IBPS PO Notification 2021 released?

Yes, IBPS PO/MT Notification 2021 has been released on the official website of IBPS on October 19, 2021.

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