IBPS PO 2021: Exam Dates, Salary, Notification, Syllabus, Admit card & Result

IBPS PO is an examination conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Service (It is an Institution which conducts exams for the recruitment of officers for the banking sectors) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer for the post of PO in Reserve bank of India and also for other public sector banks.

Below mentioned is the working culture of RBI PO in the Reserve Bank of India.

  • The PO has to verify the work done by the bank clerks.
  • All the transactions of the bank involve the role of the producer and the checker. For example, in cash transactions, if the clerk is the producer, the PO is the checker. In the case of loans, generally, he/she is the creator and the bank manager is the checker. The responsibility for the loss rests with the examiner.
  • He takes care of loan-related documents and makes the on-site visit of the borrower parties when required. A bank issues PO ATM cards, cheque books, demand drafts etc.

It is anticipated that the PO should be aware of all the latest developments in the bank. They are required to read all the circulars and know about all the decisions taken by bank management.

Read More about Upcoming Bank Exam Notification 2021: 

IBPS PO Notification 2021: The IBPS PO 2021 exam will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select qualified candidates as Probationary Officers in different Banks across India. There is a total of 11 public sector banks participated in the CRP PO / MT-X recruitment.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) not yet releases the Official Notification of IBPS PO 2021, It is expected that the recruitment process of IBPS PO 2021 might start from August 2021. IBPS also releases an official notice of the exam date with the release of notification 2021.

Important Updates:

  • The Candidates can apply for the IBPS PO Exam 2021 from August 2021.
  • Once the Notification releases the online recruitment process will begin.
  • The IBPS PO examination will be conducted online.
  • The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam might be scheduled in October 2021.
  • Candidates can also download IBPS PO Admit Card from the Official Website of IBPS.

Name of the exam

Probationary Officers exam (IBPS-PO exam)

Name of conducting body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Level of exam

National Level

Criteria applied

Qualification: Degree from a recognized university

Age Limit: more than 20 years and less than 30 years old

Application mode

Online mode

Examination mode

Computer-based- Online mode

Time duration of exams

Preliminary exam: 60 minutes (1 hour)

Main: 210 minutes (3 hours 30 minutes)

Salary of IBPS PO

Rs. 37,360 – Rs. 38,700

Helpline number/Official site

Ibps.in1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2021 Vacancy Details:

The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam might get conducted on October month as compared to last year. While the results were declared during November month. A total of 11 banks Public Sector Banks had participated in this recruitment.

In the year 2020, there was a total of 1417 vacancies released by IBPS PO 2020.

IBPS PO Exam 2021 Dates:

Below mentioned are some important dates, that every applicant must know, who are willing to appear in the examination.

The IBPS PO 2021 Exam dates are not yet released on the official website, these dates are decided by the officials.



IBPS PO 2021 Registration to open from

August 2021

Last day to fill IBPS PO 2021 Application Form

August 2021

Release of IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card

September 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Date

October 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam Date

November 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Interview Dates

January 2022

IBPS PO 2021 Final Provisional Allotment

April 2022

IBPS PO Salary 2021:

IBPS SO gets a very handsome salary which is mentioned below in the table.

Apart from this, there are many other allowances included in the entire facility, it contains medical expenses, house rent, travel expenses, etc.

There are several increments which are added to the salary of IBPS PO as an employee continues to work in the bank.

IBPS PO Salary Structure in India
IBPS PO Salary: Basic Pay

Rs 23700/- ( Increment in 4 stages-)

Salary after 1st Increment- Rs. 30560/-

Salary after 2nd Increment-Rs. 32850/-

Salary after 3rd Increment- Rs. 42020/-

Dearness Allowance40% of the basic pay (Varies Based on inflation rates)
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)3% or 4%(depending on the place of posting)
House Rent Allowances7% – 9% of the basic pay
Special Allowance7.75% of the basic pay


Candidates can check the IBPS PO Salary details in the linked article.

IBPS PO 2021 Selection process:

Selection Process of IBPS PO 2021 takes three stages to complete –

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview round.
  • The first stage will be the Preliminary exam. It will be conducted only to shortlist candidates for the main exam.
  • Candidates who qualify prelims exam will have to appear in the main exam.
  • The second stage will be the Main exam consists of an objective and a descriptive paper.
  • Candidates who clear the main exam will be invited for a personal interview of 100 marks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021:

According to the selection process of IBPS PO, The Exam Pattern includes 3 steps in the entire selection procedure.

Written exam which is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel. Selection (IBPS).

  1. Preliminary Test – It is the first step of the selection procedure
  2. Main Test – It is the second step of the 
  3. Interview – It is basically last part of IBPS PO selection procesure.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern:

  • The total marks of this paper are 100.
  • There is negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • The penalty for each wrong answer is 1 / 4th of the marks allotted for that question.
  • Based on the result of the prelims, the candidates clearing the declared cutoff are invited to appear in the next stage, the main examination.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions & Maximum Marks

Language of the exam

Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam

Number of questions

English Language



20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


English & Hindi

20 minutes


Reasoning Ability


English & Hindi

20 minutes





1 hour


IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern:

  • The Main exam is in the online mode.
  • Time duration allotted to complete this examination is 2 hours.
  • 200 number of question will be in a total of 200 marks.
  • Mains paper is divided into a total of 5 different sections.
  • Language option will be in two languages (Hindi/English).
  • Negative marking will be 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Name of the Test

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam

Language of the exam

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 minutes


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes

English & Hindi

English Language



40 minutes

English & Hindi

Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes

English & Hindi

English Language( Letter Writing & Essay)



30 minutes





3 hours

Checkout Full Exam Pattern of IBPS PO 2021.

IBPS PO Interview Part:

The interview is one of the most important parts of the IBPS PO officer exam. It is important for you to clearly state your thoughts to the interviewers.

So focus on brightening your communication skills and body language. Some candidates are blessed with such skills.

Some require practice to become excellent communicators of their ideas. Candidates with no communication skills can contact those who have already appeared in the Civil Services Examinations, to get useful suggestions from them.

The interview portion of the Civil Services Examination is not designed to judge someone’s expertise on a subject.

However, a candidate must speak from the heart or answer all questions honestly.

There is a common misconception among the candidates that if they lie about their hobby just to get through the interview, it will never help them.

Interviewers are not just to ask questions, but to evaluate a candidate’s personality and ability to evaluate whether a ‘no’ is a ‘no’, it cannot be changed to a ‘yes’ and vice versa.

IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus

The IBPS PO syllabus covers all the essential topics, from where any kind of question occurs during the examination. Here, we have discussed all the topics which are gonna come in Preliminary and Main exam as well.

IBPS PO Preliminary Syllabus:

Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding.

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability.

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous, Paragraph Completion.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus:

Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadric Equation, Interests, Problem Of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Mixture and Allegations.

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge.

Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Internet, Memory, Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Networking, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies.

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability.

IBPS PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

To be an IBPS PO officer in selected banks, you must meet 3 criteria.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Qualification
  3. Nationality
  • Must have a degree from a recognized university(no percentage criteria)
  • The candidate must be an Indian.
  • Candidate can be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Candidates who are originated in India and migrated from other countries like Ethiopia, Burma, Vietnam,  Sri Lanka, Malawi, Pakistan, Kenya, Zaire, Tanzania, or Zambia to shift permanently in India can also apply this examination.
  • Tibetan refugee, permanently settled in India before date 1st January 1962 can also apply.
  • Age limit older than 20 years old and smaller than 30 years old.

Want to Know More about IBPS PO Eligibility 2021 visit the linked article.

How to Apply for IBPS PO?

To Apply for IBPS PO 2021 Exam Candidates should follow the given below steps:

  1.  Visit the official website of IBPS (www.ibps.in)
  2. Go to the CRP PO/MT page and click on the button for new IBPS PO registration.
  3. Read the directions on the pop up that follows and close it.
  4. This will take you to the Part 1 page of the IBPS PO application form for basic details.
  5. Fill the details in the relevant field and save and click on next
  6. Note the provisional registration number and password generated by the website after the last step. The same information is also sent by the institute via email.

    Upload photograph and required signature.

    • Size and clarity requirements are stated on the website as follows:
    • 2000 passport size photographs of only 4.5 to 3.5 centimetres or 2000 pixels are allowed in a light background.
    • The file must not be smaller than 20 KB or larger than 30 KB.
    • The face and eyes should be clearly visible and there should not be any type of head except religious symbols.
    • Signatures should not be in capitals and should be on white paper with black ink.
    • Signature files should be 60 pixels by 140 and 20 KB or less.
    • The same signature should be used during all subsequent stages in the exam.
  7. Fill the details of your education and experience on the next page. This page will also have the option to fill the category for which you are applying.
  8. On the next page select the order of preference of banks and go to the preview page. This page will also ask you to opt for pre-examination training and indicate whether any legal action has been taken against you in court.
  9. After reviewing all the information and rectifying the mistakes, if there is any in the IBPS PO Application Form, then make a payment on the next page.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2021:

IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card: Important Points to remember

  • Candidates should bring a hard copy of their Admit Card with Photo ID.
  • Candidates should attach a passport-sized photo on their admit card.
  • No hard copies of the IBPS PO 2021 admit card is sent to the candidate by post.
  • Candidates must ensure that there are no errors on the admission card during IBPS PO 2021 registration.
  1. Go to the official website of IBPS (www.ibps.in).
  2. Click the IBPS PO official Link to download IBPS PO Prelims, Mains Examination Admit Card.
  3. Fill your required details i.e registration number or roll number and the password also in the appropriate box.

IBPS PO Result Dates 2021:

Candidates who are willing to apply for the IBPS PO Exam 2021 can go through the given table that shows IBPS PO 2021 Important Dates with the Result dates.



IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Dates

October 2021

Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims Result

November  2021

IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam Date

November 2021

Declaration of IBPS PO Main Result

January 2022

IBPS PO 2021 Interview Dates

February 2022

Final Result

April 2022

Candidates can visit IBPS PO 2021 Result page to know more.

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