Name of the Recruiting Body : IBPS

Probationary Officer (PO)

Educational Qualification :

Any Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a university recognised by the Government of India.

Salary Package :

Approximate salary of a Bank PO is 35,000 – 40,000 and it may vary across different banks. To know more about other allowances, perks and benefits.

Eligibility Conditions :

Post Age limit Category Age relaxation
PROBATIONARY OFFICER 20 – 30 years SC/ST 5 years
Clerical cadre 20 – 28 years OBC 3 years
Specialist Officers 20 – 30 years Handicapped (PH) 10 years
Others 20 – 30 years PH + OBC 13 years

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates :

The IBPS Calendar is out already which clearly declares the dates of IBPS PO Prelims Exam as 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2019 and IBPS PO Mains Exam as 30th November 2019. Given below is the table from IBPS Calendar 2019 which shows the exact dates of IBPS PO Exam 2019:

S. No. Activity IBPS PO Exam Dates
1. Online Examination – Preliminary 12.10.2019,   13.10.2019,   19.10.2019   &   20.10.2019
2. Online Examination – Main 30.11.2019


Preliminary (OBJECTIVE) :

S. No. Subjects No.of.Questions Marks Remarks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 -0.25 marks Composite time of 1 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


S. No. Name of test (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Max. Marks Remarks Time Allotted for each test (Secretary timed)
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 -0.25 marks 60 minutes
2. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4. General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) only for PO/Officer cadre 2 25 30 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

Objective Test :

The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Important Note :

Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Note :

There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

We do not claim that it will exactly be the same as we expect it to be for IBPS can surprise candidates with a changed face of banking examinations anytime. So, you also have to prepare yourself for all sorts of bombshells that can be dropped by IBPS when IBPS PO 2019 is conducted.

Phase – III : IBPS PO Interview :

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in the interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

Detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus :

English Language : Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)
Reasoning Ability : Puzzles
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Quantitative Aptitude : Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
General Awareness : Banking and Insurance Awareness
Financial Awareness
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness
Computer Aptitude : History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card/Call Letter :

The admit cards for the Prelims Exam, Main Exam and Personal Interview will be released 10-15 days before they are held. We will update the links to download them as soon as they are made available on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS PO 2019 Final Result :

IBPS releases the results for different phases of examinations separately. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2018:

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2018 :

Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
Cutoff Score 08.75 07.75 9.00 56.75

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2018

Cut Off for Individual Subjects of IBPS PO Mains :

S. No. Name of test (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Max. Marks Cut off SC/ST/OBC/PWBD General
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 07.50 10.25
2. English Language 35 40 07.50 08.00
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 02.25 11.25
4. General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 05.00 04.50
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) only for PO/Officer cadre 2 25 08.75 10.00

Overall Cut Off

Process for Arriving at Total Weighted Score & Cut-offs on Total Weighted Scores :

Total Weighted Score = Score obtained in Reasoning & Computer Aptitude + General/Economy/Banking Awareness + English Language + Data Analysis and Interpretation + English Language (Descriptive)

Category Cut-offs on Total (Out of 225)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 56.38
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 35.75
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 68.38
General (Gen) 74.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 42.63
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 53.25
Visually Impaired (VI) 66.88
Intellectual Disability (ID) 37.00


  • Total Classes -62
  • Total Duration-124 hours.
  • Total Mock Test-40 sets (Both Online & Offline)
  • Total Course Duration-3 months
  • Total Discussion Class-5

S. No. Batch Duration Timing
1. Regular Batch (Monday – Friday) 3 months 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
2. Weekend Batch (Sunday Only) 4 months 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


Interview Class for Banking :

In 3 days intensive classroom training programme by banking specialist.

Mock Interview conducted by senior PSO Bankers/ Government officials.

Banking & Current Affairs recap.


Note :

The orientation class will conducted on every Saturday at 6.00 p.m.


Admission Office Class Room
Shankar IAS Academy
Door No 18, Old Plot No 109, New Plot No 259, AL Block, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai ‐ 600040.
Plot No.1742, 1st Floor, 18th Main Road, Anna Nagar Chennai – 600 040 Contact No. 044 - 45543082

Branch Office

Adyar-Chennai Madurai Trichy
No-2/23, 3rd Cross Street, Padmanabhanagar, Opposite to Sishya School, Adyar Chennai – 600 020, Tamilnadu 044 - 24 418886 Plot no:409/B, Mall Super Market, Second floor, Church Road, Anna Nagar, Sathamangalam, Madurai- 625020. Contact : 97896 22555 | 0452-4255455 [land mark: near Suguna stores bus stop, Second left towards Ambiga college] N.R.Towers A9( N), Salai Road, Thillai Nagar, Trichy – 620018 Contact : 0431-4976911 | 97896 64555 Land Mark – LIC -Rock fort branch building |
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