IBPS PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
April 8, 2021
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About IBPS & IBPS PO Exam

IBPS was founded in 1975 by A. S. Deshpande and stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. It conducts hiring examinations through a standard program for all Public Sector Banks. IBPS also conducts studies for IBPS PO.

Abbreviation IBPS
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment of Banking Personnel
Location Maharashtra, India
Chairman Mr. Rajkiran Rai G
Director Shri Harideesh Kumar B

IBPS PO Notifications/News

IBPS PO notification contains details such as the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria required for the exam. Also its contains the reservation policy, essential dates, filling the application form, exam pattern, provisional allotment, calculation of scores for different stages, etc.

Table of Contents

Read below for more details information regarding notification.

Activity Dates
Notification Aug. 2021
Starting of On-line Registration Process Aug. 2021
Online Examination – Preliminary 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th Oct. 2021
Preliminary Exam Result Nov. 2021
Mains Admit Card Nov. 2021
Mains Exam Date 27th Nov. 2021
Mains Exam Result Dec. 2021
Interview Jan/Feb 2022
Provisional Allotment of Banks Apr. 2022

IBPS PO Exam Dates

IBPS has released IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates along with its Exam calendar for the year 2021.

According to the latest calendar of IBPS, the preliminary exam to be conducted on 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021. And the mains exam will be on 27th November 2021.

The details of Preliminary and mains exams are given below.

Exam Name Date
Prelims Exam Date 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th Oct. 2021
Main Exam Date 27th Nov. 2021

IBPS PO Application Fee

IBPS takes the intimation charges from the interested candidates. Given below is the category-wise exam fees structure.

Category Application Fee
Others INR 850

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must fill the required criteria to be part of process.

A candidate has to meet the age and education qualification criteria to apply for IBPS PO.

Educational Qualifications (As on 26.08.2020):

Candidate should hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a approved University.


A candidate must be an Indian citizen to applying for IBPS PO Examination.

IBPS PO Age Limit –

Below mentioned categories has been given exceptions in age limit:

Age Limit Relaxation Category Age Relaxation in Years
SC/ST Applicants Five years
OBC Applicants (Non-Creamy Layer) Three years
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” Ten years
Ex-Servicemen Five years
Persons affected by 1984 riots Five years

NOTE: Candidates must have original and photocopies of certificates for age relaxation at any stage of the process as needed by IBPS/Participating Organizations.

IBPS PO vacancies

IBPS has revised PO vacancies for the 3rd time. Initially, the total number of vacancies announced for PO was 1167; after some time, the vacancies changed to 1417. The last revision to 3,517 for IBPS PO 2020.

Banks SC ST OBC EWS General Total
Bank of India 110 55 198 74 297 734
Bank of Maharashtra 37 18 67 25 103 250
Canara Bank 315 157 567 210 851 2100
Punjab & Sind Bank 14 6 21 8 34 83
UCO Bank 53 26 95 35 141 350
Total 529 262 948 352 1426 3517

Know More – IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

How to apply?

The latest notification will be released for Probationary Officers (PO) in the August first week on the IBPS website.

The application form will be available at ibps.in. The steps to fill application form are explained below. The application can be filled only by online method.

Step 1: IBPS PO Registration

  • Open the IBPS website.
  • Click the link ‘New Registration’ on the home page of IBPS
  • Enter name, phone number, email id, and security code
  • Upon successful registration, a provisional registration number and password are generated
  • The provisional registration number and password are also sent to the registered email ID and password

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • Post-registration, candidates need to upload the photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration
  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted
  • The left thumb impression should be properly visible
  • The handwritten statement should be in English only

Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

This page is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences. Check details below:

Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill in the category, nationality, personal information, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.

Preferences: Candidates need to enter the importance of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.

Step 4: Preview of IBPS PO application form

The candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. Then, they can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the same. After completion, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their applications.

Step 5: IBPS PO fee payment

  • Candidates need to follow the steps below for making payment.
  • The payment modes are Debit/ Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, and Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets etc.
  • After the successful transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
  • Candidates must print the e-receipt as well as the online application form that contains the fee payment information.

There are few things that candidates should keep in mind while applying for IBPS PO.

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Left thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration
  • Bank details to pay the application fees
  • Marksheet of graduation to enter educational details
  • Valid email ID and contact number

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Q.1 What is the probation period for IBPS PO?

A: Successful candidate needs to spend two years on probation.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released?

A: The total number of vacancies in 2021 is yet to release.

Q.3 Can a final year graduation student apply for IBPS PO?

A: No, the final-year student can not apply for IBPS PO, but the minimum qualifications require candidates to have a graduation degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

Q.4 What are the age criteria to apply for IBPS PO?

A: Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.

Q.5 What is the salary of the IBPS PO?

A: The salary varies from state to state. The basic salary of an IBPS PO is Rs 23720 with an increment in 4 stages.

Q.6 What is the Application fee for IBPS PO?

A: The application fee is Rs. 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 850 for all others.

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