About IBPS PO Exam

IBPS conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) since 2011 to recruit officer and clerks in public sector banks. It is a 3 level examination i.e. preliminary, main and interview. Preliminary is of qualifying in nature i.e. the marks obtained in the main exam and interview will be taken into account for final consideration (preparation of final merit list).

Candidates are screened and shortlisted at each level as they progress to the successive stages. The exam has sectional as well as overall cut off which has to be cleared in each exam. IBPS makes the provisional allotment for the selected candidates and the rest will be handled by the participating banks.

List of IBPS PO Exam Services

The Governing Board consists of nominees from Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance Government of India, National Institute of Bank Management, representatives of Public Sector Banks, Insurance sector and academics. The matters related to policy and affairs of the Institute are vested in the Governing Board.

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Bank

IBPS PO Exam Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria of IBPS PO CWE Contains these 3 points to check such as Candidates age limit , Educational qualification , Nationality / Citizenship. Let’s see the details about these points.

I. Age Limit:

Under IBPS Eligibility Criteria for PO 2016 Interested candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.

Sr NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1.Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 Years
2.Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 Years
3.Persons With Disabilities10 Years
4.Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the stipulated time) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment5 Years
5.Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 Years
6.Persons affected by 1984 riots5 Years

II. Educational qualification:

Under IBPS PO Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2015 Candidates must have completed their Graduation Degree from any recognized university or institution. Participants also required their mark sheet numbers while they submit IBPS PO online form 2016.

III. Nationality / Citizenship :

Participants must have these citizenship which is given below.
• Citizen of Indian
• Citizen of Nepal
• Citizen of Bhutan
• A Tibetan refugee
• Migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) it’s an institute that recruit staff in various banks which comes under IBPS. IBPS conducts a common written exam for the recruitment of eligible aspirants in 19 public sector banks. It selects eligible aspirants for the bank staffs posts in the banks which come under IBPS.

This year’s IBPS applications have been invited from eligible aspirants such aspirants now would be eager to get information regarding IBPS PO Syllabus 2015-16 for probationary officer’s post. To keep in mind the demand of the aspirants our web portal www.sarkarinaukricareer.in provides all the information’s regarding IBPS PO syllabushere. The complete syllabus and exam pattern is described given below. Aspirants must read the details carefully before they get prepare for the IBPS PO examination.

Test of English Language

This section is in the syllabus to check the knowledge of the aspirants in the English like as vocabulary, comprehension, general usage, grammar, and error detection.

Vocabulary: Antonyms/synonyms/completion sentence.
Comprehension: Detection/completion passage/find the conclusion.
Grammar: Indirect direct speech/active passive voice. Error detection means passage/sentence/spelling correction.

Test of Logical Reasoning

Logical reasoning contains two types one is verbal and second one is non-verbal.

Verbal reasoning: Blood relation/sitting arrangement/judgment/statement/coding decoding/making series and syllogism.
Non-verbal: Making series/analogy and classification.

Test of Quantitative Aptitude

It’s a game of numbers and calculation like as add/minus/multiple/average/roots/percentage/profit & loss/ratio/time & distance/stock & shares/area. Data interpretation is also one of the parts of quantitative aptitude, in this tabulation/graphs like as bar/line and charts will be asked as questions.

Test of General Awareness

General awareness is the ability to be conscious of events and current affairs of India like as sports/constitution/technique/economics/science/politics/culture and banking.

Test of Computer Knowledge

The computer acknowledges section has been divided into two parts hardware and other software. Hardware contains physical parts of computer like as monitor/printer/mouse/keyboard/C.P.U and, etc. Software contains application like as Ms office/paint/coral draw and, etc.

IBPS PO Exam Selection Process

IBPS PO Selection Process will be done in three stages First is Preliminary Common Written Exam & Second is Mains and then Common Interview exam and IBPS Department simply generate Score Card by the Performance in these parts. By Score level of this card candidates will be shortlisted in participating organization.

1. IBPS Preliminary Exam:

Sr NoTest NameQuestionsMarksDuration
1.Reasoning35351 hour
2.Quantitative Aptitude Paper3535
3.English Language Paper3030

2. Common Written Exam (CWE):

IBPS Common Written Exam (IBPS CWE) is a Objective type question paper which will conducted Online. This exam contains 200 marks with a duration of 02 hours. there will be Negative marking also for every wrong Answer 0.25 marks. each Students required to get minimum score to qualify for Second Stage for Interview. IBPS CWE exam Consists 5 different Sections that are Reasoning , English , Quantitative Aptitude , General Knowledge and Computer Knowledge. See details below.

Sr NoName of TestsMaximum MarksDuration
1.Reasoning50Composite time of 2 hours
2.English Language40
3.Quantitative Aptitude50
4.General Awareness(with special reference to Banking Industry)40
5.Computer Knowledge20

3. IBPS Common Interview:

Candidates who have been qualified IBPS PO MT 5 CWE 2015 they will be called for Interview to be directed by the Participating Organizations and composed by the Nodal Bank in each one State/ UT with the assistance of IBPS. Meetings will be led at select focuses. Interview will be conducted at the selected Interview Centers.

IBPS Interview Minimum Qualify marks is above 40% out of 100 and 35% for (SC/ST/PH/OBC/PWD). Ratio of Both exams (CWE & Interview) will be 80:20 separably. If participants will qualify in both exams then shortlisted for provisional Allotment Process. While going for Interview take these documents with you.

  • Printout of Valid Interview Call Letter
  • Valid System generated Online Application form
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • If Applied for reservation Caste Certificate
  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates
  • Experience Certificates
  • NOC from department those candidates perusing in any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking etc.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

It comprises of five sections with 200 questions of 1 mark each in all section. Candidates have to attempt all the sections and qualify with minimum required marks in each section.

Sr NoSubjectsNo of QuestionsMarksTime
1.Reasoning5050Composite time of 2 hours
3.Quantitative Aptitude5050
4.General Awareness4040
5.Computer Knowledge2020

Negative Marks:There is penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Applicants should advised to ensure about the correct answer while marking the answer otherwise they can left the option blank as there is no penalty will be applicable for blank option.

Minimum Cut off Marks:

The candidates must score a minimum marks required to qualify as per the cut off issued by the banks.
Aspirants who qualify the exam by fulfilling banks cutoff will be called for interview.


It is the final selection process in which shortlisted aspirants have to face direct interview and gives answers asked by the interviewer based on bank.