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Highlights 2021

IBPS PO exam 2021 is the most awaited job notification among banking job aspirants. IBPS conducts an online exam to select the eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. IBPS PO notification 2021 (CRP PO/MT-XI) for vacancies of 2022-23 has finally been released. The online application window will open from October 20, 2021. Before starting the application process, you should know the highlights of the IBPS PO exam.

The IBPS PO Prelims exam has been (tentatively) scheduled to be held on December 04, 2021, and December 11, 2021.

IBPS PO Highlights 2021

Conducting AuthorityIBPS
Official Website https://ibps.in/
Participating Banks Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Indian, Overseas Bank,
UCO Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India,
Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra,
Indian Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank
Name of the Posts Probationary Officer (PO)
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 100 marks, 1 hour
  • Phase 2-
    • Objective - 200 marks, 3 hours
    • Descriptive - 25 marks, 30 minutes
On-line registration including Edit/
Modification of Application
October 20, 2021 to November 10, 2021
IBPS PO Phase I (Preliminary)
Online Examination
December 04 & 11, 2021
Number of Vacancies 4135 (More Details)
Official Notification PDF Click Here

Notification 2021

IBPS is one of the most trusted employers on the list of top government organizations. Therefore, any of its notifications are most awaited. IBPS PO recruitment notification 2021 has been released now. IBPS PO official recruitment 2021 has all the information related to IBPS PO vacancy, syllabus, exam pattern, IBPS PO application process, and more. IBPS has released 4135 vacancies to be filled in for the year 2022-23. It will also conduct IBPS PO pre-exam training for the candidates belonging to reserved categories, only if it will be safe enough due to the ongoing pandemic situation. 

The IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on December 04, 2021, and December 11, 2021 (tentative). The online application window will be open from October 20, 2021, - November 10, 2021.  

Exam Pattern 2021

To ensure your full-proof success in the IBPS PO exam, it is necessary that you are aware of the IBPS PO exam pattern and other related details. There is no such major change in the IBPS PO 2021 exam pattern as compared to the last year. There will be three phases in the IBPS PO 2021 exam - Prelims, Mains followed by Personal Interview. While you acquaint yourself with the exam pattern, you should also check the information on IBPS PO marking scheme and IBPS PO exam language. 

Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO 2021 exam can be counted among the most difficult exams, following a certain pattern of questions where the chapters/topics have almost remained constant throughout the years with certain minor changes. You should be well aware of the IBPS PO syllabus 2021 in order to avoid missing out on any important details which might be helpful in cracking the IBPS PO exam 2021.  Apart from the syllabus, you should also be aware of useful IBPS PO books so that you can prepare in the right direction. 

Exam Dates 2021

IBPS PO 2021 exam for Prelims will be conducted on December 4, 2021 and December 11, 2021. The registration process for the same commence from October 20, 2021 and ends on November 10, 2021. While filling the IBPS PO application form, you will have to choose your preferred IBPS PO exam centre along with other details. The IBPS PO exam calendar contains the complete information for application window opening and closing date, exam date, result date and other important information. Refer to the table below for the complete IBPS PO exam schedule.

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates

IBPS PO ActivityIBPS PO Tentative Dates
Online registration for IBPS PO 2022-23 including Edit
/Modification of Application by candidates
October 20 to November 10, 2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) October 20 to November 10, 2021
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November/December 2021
Download of call letters for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam November/December 2021
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam December 04 & 11, 2021 (Tentative)
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result December 2021/January 2022
Download of Call letter IBPS PO Mains Exam December 2021/ January 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam January 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam Result January / February 2022
Download of call letters for IBPS PO interview February 2022
Conduct of IBPS PO interview February/March 2022
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment April 2022

Salary 2021

Once you are fully aware of all the details, one important aspect that still remains to be known is the IBPS PO salary. It is extremely necessary to know about the salary/pay scale in the job you are aiming for. We can not completely predict the IBPS PO salary in hand but can surely get a clear idea of what to expect. The detailed IBPS PO salary info can enhance your motivation level to get through the exam with flying colours.

Besides this, the IBPS PO job profile is very dynamic thus giving immense career growth opportunities to any candidate who is selected as a PO in any public sector bank.

Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS follows specific eligibility criteria that you need to follow if you do not want to be rejected further in the process. You will not be allowed to fill the application if you do not conform to the IBPS PO eligibility 2021 mentioned in the official notification. For the successful application of any examination, you need to follow certain guidelines like the IBPS PO 2021 age limit, failing which your candidature will be cancelled. Also if you are a reserved category candidate then you are eligible to claim age relaxation in the IBPS PO exam.

Previous Year Cut-off

To get an idea about the IBPS PO exam 2021 level, it is good to refer to the IBPS PO exam cut-offs, which may give you a correct picture of the exam and the extent to which you need to prepare for it. As the exam is held in three phases, therefore it is extremely important to know the IBPS PO previous year cut-offs for all the phases. You need to secure the minimum specified marks in different sections as well as overall to ensure your selection.

IBPS PO Final Cut-Off 2020-21

IBPS PO exam Cut-Off 2020-21 as released by IBPS is given below.

Maximum Scores 52.20 52.11 52.82 52.40 62.98 53.78 64.16 42.16 54.31
Minimum Scores 39.73 35.56 43.96 42.98 47.89 38.84 45.89 27.20 28.44
10/06/99 08/06/97 03/11/94 25/10/95 13/01/97 09/08/90 18/05/95 20/07/93 20/09/98

Reserve List (Subject to vacancy for 2020-2021 and availability of candidates)

Minimum Scores 39.31 35.20 43.60 42.58 47.42 38.22 45.51 NA NA

Detailed insight into IBPS PO previous year cutoff will help you in planning a strategy plan that suits your preparation need. Also, exam analysis of IBPS PO will help you in devising a strategy guide plan. Besides this, IBPS PO previous year paper will help you in getting aware of the question level difficulty.

Online Course 2021

To assist you in your preparation and give an edge over other candidates, ixamBee has brought together a well-curated IBPS PO exam course. This is a complete, comprehensive and precise IBPS PO course 2021 that is meant for you. To ensure your success, it is better to not leave any opportunity that comes your way. The IBPS PO coaching online has been curated by experts having rich experience in the banking and financial sectors.

Free Mock Tests 2021

A good preparation strategy should always be accompanied by enough practice to let all your knowledge and learning stay for a longer time. Especially when it comes to subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, practice is the key to success. ixamBee provides IBPS PO free mock tests that will give you an opportunity to practice as much as you can and analyze your performance. You can check out IBPS PO previous year paper also and keep a check on most of the questions that appeared in the last year exam. By practicing IBPS PO online mock test, you will be able to keep a check on your exam preparation in a better way and also improve your score.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in the final year of Graduation apply for any post in IBPS PO recruitment?


No. All the candidates who plan to apply for the IBPS PO 2021 exam, should be a graduate on the day of registration. This also implies that the final result should have been declared on or before November 10, 2021.


How many attempts are there in IBPS PO Exam?


There is no such limit on the number of attempts for the IBPS PO Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.


In how many stages IBPS PO recruitment process takes place?


IBPS PO is a three stage process - Prelims, Mains and Interview.


What is the meaning of the EWS category?


EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections'. The Central Govt. has introduced this reservation for Economically Weaker Sections among the General category of candidates. This provision provides 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs provided they fulfilled the norms covered under it.


What is the mode of payment for the IBPS PO application form?


The application fee need to be paid online through any of the online payment gateways.


If a college has CGPA/ OGPA system, is there any problem in filling the IBPS PO application form?


If a candidate degree marks are awarded in CGPA/ OGPA, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the application form of the IBPS PO recruitment process.