IBPS

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, popularly known as the IBPS is an autonomous body. It conducts recruitment examinations for all Public Sector Banks except the SBI.

Over the years, it has also provided services related to assessment and testing for different banks through various bank exams.

The Institute is governed by a board of nominees from different government bodies and banks such as the RBI, Ministry of Finance, IIT Mumbai, NIBM and IBA. It was constituted in 1984 from the original examining body under the National Institute of Bank Management.

The centralized examinations covering all public sector banks’ recruitment started on a limited scale the same year. The process was made fully online in the late 2000s.

The IBPS conducts the following examinations:

  • IBPS PO Examination
  • IBPS SO Examination
  • IBPS Clerk Examination
  • IBPS RRB Examination

The above IBPS exams recruit employees for PSBs at various levels.

For details on upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.

Table of Contents:

  1. IBPS Recruitment
  2. IBPS Exam dates
  3. IBPS Notification
  4. IBPS Eligibility
  5. IBPS Exam Pattern
  6. IBPS Syllabus
  7. IBPS Registration
  8. About IBPS

IBPS Exams 2019

IBPS Recruitment

The IBPS Recruitment details contain relevant information related to the IBPS Salary, vacancies, posts, etc.

IBPS Salary

The IBPS Salary varies for various posts and exams accordingly. The allowances and the perks included in the IBPS Salary are very lucrative for all the posts.

The Bank salary related decisions are taken by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

IBPS Vacancies

The IBPS Vacancies are decided by the recruiting body of the Public Sector bank exams.

The vacancies have seen a rising trend in a few years span.

The IBPS vacancies are mentioned below for the following exams:

  1. IBPS PO
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB

IBPS PO Vacancies

The IBPS PO Vacancies are released for the 2019-20 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS PO Vacancies for the 2019-20 is given below:

IBPS Exam- IBPS PO vacancies

Candidates should keep referring to the official website of IBPS for proper details on the PO vacancies.

IBPS SO Vacancies

The IBPS SO vacancy details are usually released for the following Posts:

  1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  4. Law Officer (Scale I)
  5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

The tentative vacancies for the above-mentioned posts have been released for the 2019-20 exam.

IBPS SO VACANCY :-Download PDF Here

IBPS Clerk Vacancies

The State-wise IBPS Clerk vacancies for 2019-20 have been released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection in the official Notification for Clerk exam.

IBPS CLERK VACANCY :-Download PDF Here

IBPS RRB Vacancies

The IBPS RRB Vacancies for the 2019 exam have been published in the official Notification for the RRB Exam.

As per the IBPS Recruitment, the various RRB posts are as follows:

  1. Group A- Officers (Scale-I, II & III)
  2. Group B- Office Assistant

There are a large number of vacancies for these above-mentioned posts.

IBPS RRB VACANCY :-Download PDF Here

IBPS Exam Dates

The IBPS Exam dates for 2019 have been released for most of the exams.

The IBPS Exam dates are subjected to change from time to time. Candidates should be very careful while checking the exam dates for the IBPS exams.

IBPS PO Exam dates

The important IBPS PO Exam dates for the 2019 exam are as follows:

IBPS PO Exam IBPS PO Exam date
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam October 12, 2019
October 13, 2019
October 19, 2019
October 20, 2019
IBPS PO Main Exam November 30, 2019

IBPS SO Exam dates

The IBPS SO Exam dates for the 2019-20 exams have been published on the annual IBPS Exam Calendar.

The important IBPS SO Exam dates for 2019 are as follows:

IBPS SO Exam IBPS SO Exam date
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam December 28, 2019
December 29, 2019
IBPS SO Main Exam January 25, 2020

IBPS Clerk Exam dates

The important IBPS Clerk Exam dates for the 2019-20 exam are as follows:

IBPS Clerk Exam IBPS Clerk Exam date
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam December 7, 2019
December 8, 2019
December 14, 2019
December 15, 2019
IBPS PO Main Exam January 19, 2020

IBPS RRB Exam dates

The important IBPS RRB Exam dates for 2019 are as follows:

IBPS RRB Exam IBPS RRB Posts IBPS RRB Exam date
IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Officer Scale I and Office Assistants August 03, 2019
August 04, 2019
August 11, 2019
August 17, 2019
August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019
IBPS RRB Single Exam Officers Scale II & III September 22, 2019
IBPS RRB Main Exam Officer Scale I

Office Assistants

September 22, 2019

September 29, 2019

Candidates can refer to the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2019-20 exams to get complete details on the exams and various important instructions related to the same.

IBPS EXAM CALENDAR :-Download PDF Here

IBPS Notification

The IBPS Notification for various bank exams is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS Notification is usually published a few months before that particular bank exam.

The official IBPS Notification is released for the following exams:

  • IBPS PO Exam
  • IBPS SO Exam
  • IBPS Clerk Exam
  • IBPS RRB Exam

IBPS PO Notification

The IBPS PO Notification gives all the relevant information related to the exam.

The IBPS PO exam is officially known as the Central Recruitment Process: Probationary Officer/Management Trainee or CRP PO/MT for short.

It was started in 2011 replacing different exams of the IBPS that recruited bankers separately for each PSB. Probationary officers form the management cadre of public sector banks.

The IBPS PO Notification for the 2018-19 exam is already available on the official website.

The various important aspects related to the IBPS PO Notification are as follows:

  • IBPS PO Registration
  • IBPS PO Admit Card
  • IBPS PO Exam Pattern
  • IBPS PO Cut-off
  • IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO Notification for the 2019 exam will be released shortly.

To know more details on the IBPS PO Notification and related information, refer to the official website.

IBPS SO Notification

The IBPS SO Notification gives the relevant details on every single process involved in the exam.

The IBPS SO exam is conducted to recruit specialist officers who form the technical, financial and legal cadres as well as support functions of the public sector banks.

It is officially known as the CRP Specialist Officers.

The IBPS SO Notification for the 2019 exam will be released shortly.

To know all the important details related to the IBPS SO Notification, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Notification

The IBPS Clerk Notification is published by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS Clerk examination consists of just two Common Written Examinations. It recruits clerks for PSBs who form the bulk of the banks’ workforce. The exam is officially called the CRP Clerical

The IBPS Clerk Notification for the 2019 exam will be released shortly.

For more details on the IBPS Clerk Notification, refer to the Official website.

IBPS RRB Notification

The IBPS RRB Notification for the 2019 exam has been published on the official website.

The important RRB Exam related information is mentioned in the official Notification.

For complete details on the IBPS RRB Notification, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Eligibility

The IBPS Eligibility details are mentioned for the various exams.

The IBPS Eligibility gives a clear idea on the various queries that a candidate might have like Age Limit, Nationality, Educational Qualification.

The IBPS Eligibility for the following exams are mentioned below:

  1. IBPS PO
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB

IBPS PO Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the PO Exam are given below:

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
IBPS PO Age Limit Maximum- 30 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s Degree from a Recognized University.

For complete details regarding the IBPS PO Eligibility on other related aspects such as age relaxation, refer to the linked article.

IBPS SO Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the SO exam are given below:

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria
IBPS SO Age Limit Maximum- 30 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational Qualification Degree from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies.

For complete details on the IBPS SO eligibility, refer to the official IBPS SO Notification.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the Clerk exam are given below:

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria
IBPS Clerk Age Limit Maximum- 28 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational Qualification Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India

or

any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

For complete details on the IBPS Clerk Eligibility, refer to the linked article.

IBPS RRB Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the RRB exam are given below:

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria
IBPS RRB Age Limit Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– 21 years – 40 years

Officer Scale-II (Manager)- 21 years – 32 years

Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- 18 years – 30 years

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)– 18 years – 28 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

For complete details on IBPS RRB Eligibility, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Exam Pattern

The IBPS Exam Pattern has been updated recently for a few exams.

The IBPS Exam Pattern gives a complete idea on the exam based on the expectation level of the candidates.

The IBPS Exam Pattern is mentioned for the following exams:

  1. IBPS PO Exam
  2. IBPS SO Exam
  3. IBPS Clerk Exam
  4. IBPS RRB Exam

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern gives detailed information the question set, topics marking scheme of the exam.

The IBPS PO exam process consists of the following stages:

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is as follows:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the Prelims exam is given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern – Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the Mains exam is given below:

IBPS PO Mains Pattern- Paper Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
Objective Test Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
English Language 35 40 40 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
General Awareness, Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 min
Descriptive Test English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 min

IBPS PO Interview

The IBPS interview is conducted for those who clear the bank PO mains exam.

As per the IBPS PO Exam pattern, the interview carries 100 marks.

The candidates have to secure at least 40 marks in the interview to be considered for the merit list, irrespective of their score in other stages of the exam.

According to the IBPS PO Exam pattern, candidates belonging to the weaker sections of society, are awarded a concession of 5 marks in IBPS PO Interview.

For more details on the IBPS PO Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern gives detailed information the question set, topics marking scheme of the exam.

IBPS SO Exam consists of three stages which are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination (Professional Knowledge Test)
  • IBPS SO Interview

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 40 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry(For Law and Rajbhasha) 50 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude( For IBPS SO I.T officer, Agriculture, HR/Personnel and Marketing) 50 40 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Exam Pattern for the Mains exam is given below:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture) 60 45 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Objective for Rajbhasha) 60 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive for Rajbhasha) 30 minutes

For more details on the IBPS SO Exam Pattern, refer to the official IBPS SO Notification.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern gives all relevant information related to the expected topics, marking scheme and duration.

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern is given for 2 stages of the exam:

  1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
  2. Clerical Main Examination

The IBPS Exam Pattern for the clerk prelims exam is as follows:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
English 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min

The IBPS Exam Pattern for the Clerk Mains Exam is as follows:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
General English 40 40 35 min
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min

For more details on the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is different from the other exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern varied according to the Posts and Scale of the Post.

For details on the IBPS Exam Pattern for RRB Exam, refer to the syllabus for the exam.

 

IBPS Syllabus

The IBPS Syllabus is not specific for any of the bank exams.

The IBPS Syllabus for most of the exams is based on the the previous years’ analysis of that exam.

The IBPS Syllabus is mentioned in brief for the following exams:

  1. IBPS PO
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB

IBPS PO Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the PO Exam is mentioned in this section

The IBPS PO syllabus for the Prelims exam consists of the following topics:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

The IBPS PO syllabus for the Mains exam consists of the following topics:

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • English Language
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation

For complete details on the topics involved in the IBPS PO Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS SO Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the SO Exam is mentioned in this section.

The IBPS SO syllabus for the Prelims exam consists of the following topics:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness, Economy and Banking Knowledge

The IBPS SO syllabus for the Mains exam consists of the following topics:

  • Professional Knowledge(Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture)
  • Professional Knowledge(Objective for Rajbhasha)
  • Professional Knowledge(Descriptive for Rajbhasha)

For complete details on the IBPS SO Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the Clerk exam is mentioned in this section.

The IBPS Clerk syllabus has separate topics for Prelims and Mains Exam.

The IBPS Syllabus for the Clerk Prelims has topics related to:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The IBPS Syllabus for the Clerk Mains has topics related to:

  • General And Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

For complete details on IBPS Clerk syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The IBPS RRB syllabus has a wide range of topics covered.

The IBPS RRB Syllabus has the following topics:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language
  4. Hindi Language
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. General Awareness
  7. Financial Awareness

For more details on IBPS RRB syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Registration

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has a common process of IBPS registration for all its examinations.

Once IBPS registration is done, the institute generates and sends the Registration login ID and password via email.

For complete details on the IBPS Registration, refer to the linked article.

About IBPS

The full form of IBPS is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS conducts various bank exams to recruit candidates into the Public Sector Banks.

Though banks like State Bank of India and Reserve Bank of India conduct their own examinations, such as SBI PO exam and RBI Grade B exams, the software and methodology used by them are developed by the institute.

The IBPS official website (www.ibps.in) provides access to candidates for IBPS notifications and mock tests. It helps them to familiarise themselves with the pattern of examination and the software environment in use. It also hosts the webpages for applying for exams for the time period the application window is active.

Also, the official website and notifications state that merely being allowed to appear in the exam does not confirm eligibility, hence aspirants should make sure they fulfil all criteria for eligibility before they apply for an IBPS exam.

The IBPS examinations provide a gateway to a great banking career and a chance to enter public service.

Due to this the competition level of these exams is increasing day by day. Candidates should develop effective strategies for the institutes’ detailed exam process.

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