The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has published the IBPS PO 2021 notice on October 19 for the filling of a total of 4135 vacancies for the position of Examination Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT). Successful candidates will be appointed as PO/MT at 11 public sector banks in India. The IBPS PO application form was published on October 20. Interested candidates can complete the online application form until November 10.
The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam will be held on the 4th and 11th of December. The main exam will take place in January 2022. Interview will take place in February/March 2022. Read this article below to know what is IBPS PO, eligibility criteria, important dates, vacancies, selection process, preparation tips and many more details.
IBPS PO Notification 2021
IBPS PO Notification has been published for the filling of Exam Officer Vacancies in various PSBs. The notification was posted on the official website in PDF format. The notice includes all the details related to the exam like important dates, number of slots, eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, exam day guidelines, etc.
What is an IBPS PO?
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or Test Test IBPS PO for recruitment for the position of Test Officer/Management Trainee (PO/MT) is conducted every year in 11 public sector banks in India. IBPS CRP PO / MT-XI 2021 Exam consists of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. In 2020-21, a total of 6.78 lakhs of candidates registered for the examination, out of this, 4.75 lakhs of candidates appeared.
The banking industry is one of the most desirable career options in the country. The position of Examination Officer/Management Trainee (PO/MT) in public sector banks in India is in great demand due to career growth and lucrative salary.
IBPS PO . Highlights
Candidates can check the highlights related to the IBPS PO Exam below.
|(IBPS CRP PO/MT-XI 2021)
|Commonly known as
|Institute of Banking Personnel Selection [IBPS]
|Number of applicants
|6.78 lakh (As per 2020-21 data)
|Number of test-takers
|4.75 lakh (As per 2020-21 data)
|Number of vacancies
|Stages of recruitment
|Prelims, Mains and Interview
|Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes
|English and Hindi
|Number of test cities
|Prelims: Approx 200Mains: Approx 100
|To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers
|Exam helpdesk no.
|1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
IBPS PO 2021 Online Application
The registration process for IBPS PO 2021 has begun. The application form must be completed online only. To avoid technical errors, candidates must complete the IBPS PO application form in web browsers such as Internet Explorer 8 and above, Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and later, and Google Chrome 3.0 and later. Before completing the application form, candidates must have the following documents ready:
- Valid email ID
- Scan image and signature at specified size
- Debit/credit card details for online transactions
IBPS PO 2021 Exam dates
The complete IBPS PO Exam schedule has been published with the notification. Candidates can refer to the table below for the dates of the IBPS PO 2021 examination.
|IBPS PO Events
|IBPS PO Dates
|The notification available in PDF form
|The application form released online on the official website
|Last date to apply
|Candidates can submit the application form and pay the fees within the deadline
|Editing of application
|20-Oct-2021 to 10-Nov-2021
|The facility to edit the application form will be made available within the prescribed dates of the application
|Prelims admit card
|IBPS PO admit card for the prelims exam will be released on the official website
| 04-Dec-2021 and 11-Dec-2021
|The preliminary exam of IBPS PO will be conducted online across various cities of the country and in multiple sessions for all the registered candidates
|December 2021/January 2022
|The result will be announced online
|December 2021/January 2022
|The scorecard of prelims exam displays the section-wise
|Mains admit card
|December 2021/January 2022
|Shortlisted candidates of prelims exam will be issued admit cards for appearing in the mains exam
|The mains exam will be conducted in two shifts for the qualified candidates
|The result of mains exam will be announced online
|The scorecard of mains exam will be released for candidates. However, the scorecard of the shortlisted candidates will be issued after they appear for the interview
|Interview call letter
|The admit card for the interview will be released for the qualified candidates for the mains exam
|The interview will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of the mains exam
|The provisional allotment result will be announced based on the candidate’s performance in the mains exam and interview
IBPS PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The IBPS PO eligibility criteria were determined by the IBPS based on age, educational qualifications, and nationality. Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria to take the exam:
- Nationality/Citizenship: Any candidate who is an Indian citizen or subject from Nepal/Bhutan is eligible to sit for the IBPS PO 2021 examination. Also, candidates who are Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before January 1, 1962 and meet IBPS PO can apply eligibility criteria. Apart from this, persons of Indian origin who immigrated from Pakistan/ Burma/ Sri Lanka/ Kenya/ Uganda/ United Republic of Tanzania/ Zambia/ Malawi/ Zaire/ Ethiopia/ Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India are also eligible for the exam application.
- Age: Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years old as of October 1, 2021. Age relaxation of five, three and ten years applies to candidates for SC/ST, OBC (non-cream coating) and PwD, respectively.
- Educational Qualification: Any graduate candidate can apply for the IBPS PO Exam. Final year graduate candidates cannot take the IBPS PO Exam.
IBPS PO . Recruitment Process
PO/MTs in public sector banks are assigned each year through a Common Written Examination (CWE) by the IBPS. Here are the steps of the IBPS PO recruitment process:
Fill out the application form
Applicants must complete the IBPS PO online application form. The application fee is INR 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates, while it is INR 850 for all other candidates.
Release the entry/admit card
The IBPS PO Admission/admit Card is published separately from Qualifications, Communication and Interviews. The access card can be accessed by logging in with the registration number, list number, date of birth or password.
Appear in the exam
The IBPS PO exam consists of three stages: introductory, main, and interview. Candidates have to evaluate each of them to move on to the next stage.
Candidates should check the IBPS PO result online on the official website. To check and download the result, candidates must log in with the required credentials. The scorecard is issued to the candidates a few days after the result is announced. Preliminary test scores do not count toward the final merit list. A final merit list is drawn up based on the marks obtained in the main test and interview. Final scores are calculated by IBPS with a weighting of 80:20 for the main test and interview.
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern
According to the IBPS PO exam pattern, the preliminary exam consists of three sections. The sum of the test score is 100. The IBPS PO main test is taken for the candidates who are pre-selected from the preliminary examination. The main exam consists of objective and descriptive questions. The total score for the test is 225. The candidates selected for the main test are called for an interview, which is conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the nodal bank. The interview is 100 points. There is a negative score for wrong answers, and a quarter of the points are deducted as a penalty for wrong answers. The structure of the IBPS PO Preliminary and Main Exams is presented below.
IBPS PO prelims exam pattern
|Duration (In minutes)
IBPS PO main exam pattern
|Duration (In minutes)
|Data Interpretation and Analysis
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
|English (Essay and Letter Writing)
|3 hours 30 minutes
IBPS PO Exam Day 2021 Guidelines
Here are some IBPS PO exam day guidelines that candidates should follow when taking the exam:
- The use of masks is mandatory when taking the IBPS PO . Exam
- Candidates can bring hand sanitizer (50ml), pen, gloves and a clear water bottle
- Aarogya Setu app is mandatory on mobile phones
- Candidates should arrive at IBPS PO Exam Center as per the space mentioned on their admission cards to avoid crowding
- Candidates must bring two passport size photographs with their admission card
- Candidates who arrive late at the test center cannot take the exam
- Electronic devices such as cell phones, calculators, pagers and pen drives are not permitted inside the test center.
- Stationery items such as textbooks, papers, pencil boxes, scales and notebooks are not allowed
- The biometric fingerprints of the candidates are recorded at the examination center, so candidates are advised not to put on mehndi on their hands.