IBPS PO: Exam Date, Notification, and Selection Procedure

2019-06-26 | Team PendulumEdu

After the nationalization of 14 major banks in the year 1969, the National Institute of Bank Management was formed with a small department to overlook the personnel selection. This department was called the Personnel Service Selection unit, which later came to be known as the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in the year 1984, with Dr. A. S. Deshpande as the founder-director. The IBPS has been an autonomous body since its inception helping various banks, almost 65 now (including Regional Rural Banks), to select the most suitable candidates for the jobs.

IBPS PO Free Mock Test

The IBPS conducts five examinations throughout the year for the banking sector: two exams for Regional Rural Banks, one for clerical level, one for probationary officers and one for specialist officers (agricultural, law, technical).

The examinations conducted are as follows:

  • CRP Specialist Officers
  • CRP Clerical
  • CRP RRBs (officers)
  • CRP RRB (Office Assistant)

More than one crore candidates apply every year with almost 60-70% of them taking the examination. As per the IBPS, 1.01 crore registered for IBPS examination in the year 2018-19, indicating the growing attraction of the youth towards the Banking and Finance Sector.

For IBPS PO 2019, IBPS has released the official notification of IBPS PO 2019. A total of 4336 IBPS PO vacancies are announced for 17 participating banks in 2019.  In the year, 2018 the IBPS PO exam was conducted for 4,252 vacancies for 20 participating banks. The same is expected this year.

The List of Participating banks for IBPS PO 2019 is as follows:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Indian Bank
  10. Indian Overseas Bank
  11. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  12. Punjab National Bank
  13. Punjab & Sind Bank
  14. Syndicate Bank
  15. UCO Bank
  16. Union Bank of India
  17. United Bank of India

IBPS PO 2019 Calendar

Application Process:

The IBPS PO 2019 registration process is singular (one for both exams) and online. The candidates wishing to apply for the examination should check IBPS PO 2019 application process regularly. The online application process window is available from 7 August 2019 till 28 August 2019; however, the official notification was announced on 2 August 2019.

IBPS PO 2019 Schedule



Online Registration Process

7 August 2019 to 28 August 2019

Online Payment of fees

7 August 2019 to 28 August 2019

Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

October 2019

Preliminary Examination

12th, 13th,  19th, 20th October 2019

Preliminary Examination Result

October 2019 or November 2019

Download Admit Card for Main Exam

November 2019

Main Examination

30 November 2019

Main Examination Result

December 2019

Admit Card for Interview

January 2020


January 2020 or February 2020

Provisional Allotment

April 2020


IBPS PO 2019 Selection Procedure

The IBPS PO Prelims and Mains examination is conducted during the months of October- November every year. To appear in mains examination, candidates have to qualify prelims examination. After the mains exam, candidates are shortlisted for interview and the candidates who qualify the interview are given the provisional allotment. The Common Recruitment Process (CRP) is conducted in four stages:


The IBPS PO is considered as one of the most prestigious examinations for the Indian Banking Sector. Many aspiring youths are taking this examination every year for a lucrative banking career. This year also the IBPS PO examination is expected to draw masses as people are attracted to the growth perspective offered in a career of Probationary Officer.

The first step in preparation of IBPS PO is to know the IBPS PO syllabus and IBPS PO exam pattern.

Candidates prepare for months to crack this examination and put themselves on a path to a successful career. The preparation requires a disciplined study of the various topics as per the syllabus. PendulumEdu aims at helping you prepare for this examination. Visit PendulumEdu regularly for more info about IBPS PO.



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