Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers

IBPS PO Exam 2024: Check dates, Results, Paper Analysis, Dates, Syllabus, Books, Selection Process

IBPS has released the exam calendar for 2024. IBPS PO Prelims exam for 2024 will take place on October 19 and 20, 2024. The mains exam will take place on November 30, 2024.
IBPS PO 2024

IBPS PO 2024

IBPS PO Exam 2024: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the tentative examination calendar for the year 2024 on January 15, 2024. Candidates can check the schedule on the official website, The IBPS PO Prelims exam is going to be conducted on October 19 and 20, 2024. Meanwhile, the IBPS PO Main exam will take place on November 30, 2024. The IBPS PO exam calendar for 2024 session is available on the official website. 

IBPS released the result for the IBPS Mains 2023 exam on January 30, 2024 at the official website, Students who pass the exam will be invited for the Personal Interview round. To appear for the interview round, candidates have to clear the IBPS PO cutoff. The expected cutoff for IBPS PO mains for the general category student is 80-85 marks.

IBPS PO mains exam was successfully conducted on November 5, 2023. The interview date will also be announced soon on the official website. Candidates who appeared for the IBPS PO exam are advised to keep checking the website regularly for result updates. 

Latest Updates:

  • IBPS RRB PO application process will begin from June 7, 2024. The IBPS RRB PO exam schedule is also available online at 
  • IBPS RRB PO examination will begin from August 3, 2024. 

Also Read: IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS PO Exam 2024: Dates 

Candidates can refer to these tentative dates if they are planning to appear for IBPS PO 2024 exam:



IBPS PO Notification 2024

May/June 2024 (Tentative)

IBPS PO Registration Starts


IBPS PO Registration Ends


IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card


IBPS PO 2023 Preliminary Exam Date

October 19 and 20, 2024

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2023


IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2024


IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 2024

November 30, 2024

IBPS PO Mains Result 2024


IBPS PO Interview Call Letter


IBPS PO 2024 Provisional Allotment


IBPS PO Mains Exam 2023 Analysis 

IBPS PO Mains exam 2023 concluded on November 05, 2023. According to media reports, the difficulty level of the question paper for the IBPS PO Mains exam 2023 was between 'easy to moderate'. 

The IBPS PO exam is a yearly government test for those who want to become Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Public Sector Banks. It happens in three steps: prelims, mains, and an interview. In 2023, the prelims exam was scheduled on September 23, 30, and October 1. The mains exam was held on November 5. Interviews might start around February 2024, but the exact date has not been announced yet. The provisional allotment will be done based on the candidate's performance in the mains and the interview round.

Check: IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Recruited candidates start working in different IBPS PO participating banks, including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, etc- once they have cleared all rounds of the selection process. For the unversed, only 11 public sector banks participate in the IBPS PO recruitment process. In order to be recruited, aspirants must start effective IBPS PO 2024 Preparation.

IBPS PO Results

The IBPS PO Mains result is expected to be released on the official website soon. To check the result, candidates have to register on the website with the given password and registration number. The IBPS PO mains exam was conducted on November 30, 2023. 

A final merit list is released both state and category-wise. The list is often prepared in descending order in terms of the marks that have been obtained by the selected candidates. These candidates have to undergo a medical fitness appointment before they are allotted seats in different public banks. 

Check: IBPS PO Result 2024

IBPS PO Participating Banks

Candidates are selected for the post of POs/MTs at public sector banks through the IBPS exam. 11 banks are in the IBPS PO bank list. Recruited applicants will be assigned to one of the following IBPS PO participating banks-

Punjab & Sind Bank Indian Bank
Union Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra
Central Bank of India  Punjab National Bank
Bank of India UCO Bank 
Indian Overseas Bank Canara Bank
Bank of Baroda -

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2024

In order to appear for the exam, the candidate must fulfil the eligibility criteria given by the exam conducting body. Some requirements that are asked of the candidates include:

Education Qualification

Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in any course or subject from a recognized university in India.

Further, candidates should also note that they do not require any minimum percentage of marks to be eligible for the IBPS PO exam. 

10th and 12th marks are also not considered for bank examinations. 


Candidates have to be a Citizen of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Tibetan Refugees who entered India before 1st January 1962 with wanting to permanently settle in India, or a person of Indian origin having migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, etc are also eligible to appear for the exam. However, they should come with the intention of settling in India permanently. 

Age Limit

The candidate should be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years of age. 

Check detailed requirements here: IBPS PO Eligibility 2024

IBPS PO Notification 2024

IBPS PO Notification 2024 has been released on the official website. The notification consists of details about the process of recruitment of IBPS PO in a total of 11 public sector banks. As per the official notification, the exam dates have already been announced. The IBPS PO Prelims exam 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on October 19 and 20, 2024. The IBPS PO Mains exam will take place on November 30, 2024. 

IBPS PO Application Form 2024

The IBPS PO registration for 2024 examination will begin soon on the official website. Further, the official link to apply online will be activated on the official website. Candidates will have to fill in details according to their documents and certificates. They were also required to submit their scanned photograph and signature. Note that there will be a single registration process for every round of the exam.

IBPS PO Registration Date 2024

The IBPS PO Registration dates are not out yet. Candidates are required to keep checking the official website for new notification regarding the IBPS PO application process. 

IBPS PO Fee Structure 2024

Once the application has been submitted, a registration number and password for every registered candidate will be given in specific emails. Students can then log in through this for information or queries. Candidates who belong to the general/OBC category have to pay an application fee of INR 850, whereas SC/ST/PWD candidates have to submit INR 175 as the application fee.

IBPS PO Vacancy 2023

The IBPS PO 2023 notification PDF included the announcement of 3049 vacancies for Probationary Officer posts across 11 participating banks. The IBPS has provided a detailed table of vacancies categorized by banks. Among the banks, the Central Bank of India has the highest number of vacancies, with 2000 positions available. The vacancies will help in determining the IBPS PO Cut-Off.

Check the table below to know the bank-wise IBPS PO Vacancy 2023-

IBPS PO Vacancy 2023
Participating Banks SC ST OBC EWS General Total
Bank of Maharashtra NR NR NR NR NR NR
Bank of Baroda 33 16 60 22 93 224
Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR
Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500
Central Bank of India 300 150 540 200 810 2000
Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Indian Overseas Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab National Bank 30 15 54 20 81 200
Punjab & Sind Bank 24 16 40 08 37 125
Union Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR
Total 462 234 829 300 1224 3049

Note: This figure is bound to change with time as other participating banks release their vacancies.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2024

IBPS releases independent admit cards for IBPS PO prelims, mains, and interviews.

IBPS PO admit card has various significant details about the candidate, the date of the exam, the location of the exam, the exam time, and exam guidelines. Hence, it is an important document. Candidates are denied entry to the centre if they fail to carry their admit cards to the venue. The admit card is released on the official website of IBPS, and from there, candidates can download and print their admit cards. 

It is advisable to check the details on the admit card. Students should check all the details on the admit card including - name, exam name, and other information. By any chance, if the admit card contains incorrect information, then one can contact the authorities in order to make the appropriate changes.

IBPS PO Selection Process 2024

Recruitment for Probationary Officers and Management Trainees is done every year through a Common Recruitment Process (CRP), also called the IBPS PO examination. This started in 2012, and this year will be the 13th time it will be conducted. Candidates are selected on the basis of three important rounds, and the candidate must qualify for each round to get to the next one. These important phases are: 

Preliminary Examination

The first phase of the process is the Preliminary exam which candidates are required to clear in order to reach the next round. 

Mains Examination

Mains is the second phase where candidates need to obtain an appropriate score so that they can step into another phase of the examination.


Participating Organizations coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS will conduct interviews for the shortlisted candidates, and as this will be the final round, candidates will be selected on the basis of how they perform in this round. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2024

The exam is conducted in three phases, including Prelims, Mains and an Interview. Consequently, the first phase (Prelims) consists of three sections. Candidates who will qualify for the prelims will further be eligible to sit for the IBPS PO mains exam. The second phase is more elaborated and consists of descriptive and objective-type questions. 

IBPS PO Prelims Pattern


Total Questions 


Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability



English Language






Each correct question carries a +1 mark whereas, 0.25 marks will be deducted for the question answered incorrectly.

IBPS PO Mains Pattern





English Language



40 Minutes

Data Analysis and Interpretation



60 Minutes

General Awareness Related to Economy and Banking



35 Minutes

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude



60 Minutes

Essay and Letter Writing



30 Minutes




3 Hours 30 Minutes

One-fourth of the marks are deducted for the wrongly selected answers. 

IBPS PO Interview Pattern

Candidates who will clear the mains stage will then appear for the personal interview round. IBPS PO interview is often conducted by the nodal bank and participatory organizations. The interview session goes on for 15-20 minutes and is of 100 marks. This phase does not have a limited syllabus, although the questions can revolve around the banking sector, things about yourself, current, and general awareness. 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024

The IBPS PO syllabus is a combination of a wide range of questions from different fields. The Prelims section is divided into three sections, consisting of  Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. 



Reasoning Ability

Input and Output, Puzzles, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Tabulation, Coding-Decoding, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism

Quantitative Aptitude

Mensuration, Average, Profit and Loss, Probability, Mixtures & Alligations, Simplification, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Time and Distance, Data Interpretation, Relations, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems Quadratic Equation, Work Time & Energy, Approximation, Sequence & Series

English Language 

Para jumbles, Spotting Errors, Sentence Correction and Sentence Improvement, Spotting Errors, Fill in the Blanks, Para or Sentence Completion, Miscellaneous, Cloze Test

IBPS PO Salary 2024

As PO is a desirable job role, the salary is what draws people to it. The initial pay for a public bank PO is 52,000 to 55,000, with timely incentives and benefits like allowances, special allowances, HRA, and other perks. This is expected to increase with time according to the promotion of candidates.

Check the detailed salary structure here: IBPS PO Salary

IBPS PO Cut-Off 2024

The cut-off for the IBPS PO mains exam 2023 has been released. The cut-off will be different for every section and category. Candidates who will score equal to or more than the released cut-off for IBPS PO prelims will then be selected for the Mains exam. Take a look at the cut-off for the year 2023 here:

IBPS PO Cut Off 2023-24

Categories Cut off 2023-24
Unreserved 63.00
Scheduled Castes 50.25
Scheduled Tribes 41.00
OBC 62.25
EWS 61.00
HI 28.75
OC 45.75
ID 37.00
Visually Impaired 47.50

IBPS PO Books 2024

In order to prepare for the IBPS PO exam in the best way possible, students are advised to refer the expert-recommended books available in the market. Lakhs of people prepare for the same test with limited time in hand. Hence, to stand out and make the most out of the provided time, it is advisable to find study material that actually helps. Books and other such materials are also categorized section-wise. 

IBPS PO English Language Books

  • Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
  • English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Books

  • Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
  • Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks by Disha Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude Book by Wiley’s Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination The Pearson Guide
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Disha Experts
  • Data Interpretation magical books series by BSC Publication
  • Data interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

IBPS PO Reasoning Books

  •  Modern Approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning by K Kundan
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B S Sijwali

IBPS PO Preparation 2024

Lakhs of students appear for the same exam, making the competition level extremely difficult. Therefore, it is important to stand out from the others to clear the examination. The candidate’s preparation should be productive and systematic, keeping the latest exam pattern and IBPS PO books in mind. Thus, it is extremely important to study from suitable study material. Meanwhile, some candidates opt for coaching classes to prepare for the IBPS PO exam. However, those classes can cause a huge hole in a student's pocket. If you are someone who is planning to cover the syllabus on your own, here are a few tips:

  • Candidates should go through the previous year's IBPS questions so that they have an idea of what to expect in the IBPS PO 2022 examination
  • It is advisable to solve as many mock tests and past papers as possible
  • Watch lecture videos online and if possible, join an online test series
  • Make a schedule and divide time for self-study
  • Have a proper routine wherein you are getting proper sleep and also exercising for better productivity
  • Be consistent with your exam preparation

IBPS PO Center 2024

The exam is conducted all over the country at various locations, and candidates can mention their preference for the centre while filling out the application form. It is advisable to choose a centre that is closest to the candidate’s place of residence, in order to cut down on time travelling. If the preferred centre is not available, IBPS may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. 

IBPS is the only authority that has the power of adding or removing an exam centre. As a consequence, candidates cannot request a change if they have already submitted the application form with their preference for the exam centre. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will IBPS PO be conducted in 2024?

The examination will be conducted in three rounds which are Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. For the year 2024, the prelims exam will be held on October 19 and 20, 2024. Mains will be conducted on November 30th. The last round, which is the interview, will be conducted by January/February 2024.

What is the age limit to be eligible for the IBPS PO exam?

The exam conducting body has defined a lower and an upper age limit to be eligible for IBPS PO. Applicants need to be a minimum of 20 years of age and a maximum of 30 to attempt the exam.

What is the purpose of the IBPS PO exam?

The IBPS PO exam is held annually to recruit candidates for the role of Probationary officer in Public sector banks. Interested applicants must register for the test.

Can students in school give IBPS PO?

No, completing graduation from an accredited university is mandatory to be eligible for the IBPS PO exam. Hence students in school cannot give the test.

How can one register for the IBPS PO exam?

To register for the exam, candidates are required to go to the official website and provide their personal and educational details while filling up the application form. Once the form is completed and the registration fee is paid, the process will be completed.

What is the highest salary of bank PO?

The highest salary for a Bank Probationary Officer (PO) in India was around Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 per month. However, please note that salary structures and increments can vary between different banks and may change over time.

Where can applicants find the detailed IBPS PO Syllabus 2023?

The important topics for each section of the exam can be found in the notification released by the exam conducting body. Candidates may also check this for details: IBPS PO Syllabus

What is the last date to apply for IBPS PO 2024?

The application process for IBPS PO 2024 has not started yet. Candidates  must keep an eye on the official notification. 

When was the IBPS calendar for 2024 released?

The IBPS calendar for 2024 was released on January 15, 2024. 

When is the IBPS PO Main exam in 2024?

The IBPS PO Main exam is scheduled to be held on November 30, 2024. 

Is the result for IBPS PO mains exam out?

No, the IBPS PO mains result is not out yet. However, candidates can expect the result to be declared any time soon at