The IBPS PO Exam is conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam has been conducted every year since 2011 and in 2024 this would be the 14th edition. The IBPS CRP PO/MT CRP-XIV 2024 is for the selection of candidates for the 11 public sector banks. IBPS PO Prelims, Mains, and Interview will be 3 stages of the selection process to recruit candidates for Probationary Officer vacancies 

The complete details for the IBPS PO 2024 Exam will be mentioned in IBPS PO Notification 2024 which will be released by IBPS. IBPS provides its services to all public sector banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks that are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online applications through its official website. IBPS PO exam is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. 

IBPS PO Notification 2024

The detailed IBPS PO Notification 2024 PDF will be released by IBPS at the official website  for a huge number of vacancies for the recruitment of Probability Officers (PO) in different public sector banks. IBPS has released the detailed notification IBPS PO 2024 (CRP-XIV PO/MT) along with all details. Click on the below link to download IBPS PO last year's Notification pdf attached below.

IBPS PO Notification PDF [Last Year]- Click to Download

IBPS PO 2024- Exam Summary

The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection will release IBPS PO Notification 2024 with the complete schedule and details on its official website For more details about IBPS PO 2024, go through the below summary table.

IBPS PO 2024- Exam Summary
OrganisationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post NameProbationary Officer
VacancyTo be notified
Participating Banks11
Application ModeOnline
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date 202419th and 20th October 2024
Exam ModeOnline
Recruitment ProcessPrelims- Mains- Interview 
Education QualificationGraduate 
Age Limit20 years to 30 years 
SalaryRs. 52,000 to 55,000

IBPS PO 2024 Exam Date Out

The IBPS PO Exam Dates for the Prelims and Mains Exam have been notified with the release of the IBPS Calendar 2024. This year, the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be held on the 19th and 20th of October 2024 and the mains exam will be conducted on the 30th of November 2024.

IBPS PO 2024 Important Dates

The online registration dates will be released along with IBPS PO Notification 2024. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CRP XIV 2024 will be updated in the below table when announced.

IBPS PO 2024 Important Dates
IBPS PO Notification 2024July 2024
Online Registration Process Starts--
Online Registration Process Ends--
Last Date to Pau Application Fee 
IBPS PO 2024 Preliminary Exam Date19th, 20th October 2024
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 202430th November 2024

IBPS PO Vacancy 2024

The IBPS PO Vacancies for IBPS PO 2024 will be announced along with the official IBPS PO notification pdf. IBPS PO Vacancy 2024 will be released category-wise for all banks. Last year, IBPS announced 3049 vacancies of Probationary Officer posts for 11 participating banks which has been tabulated here.

IBPS PO Vacancy 2023
Participating BanksSCSTOBCEWSGeneralTotal
Bank of MaharashtraNRNRNRNRNRNR
Bank of Baroda3316602293224
Canara Bank753713550203500
Central Bank of India3001505402008102000
Indian Overseas BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
Punjab National Bank3015542081200
Punjab & Sind Bank2416400837125
Union Bank of IndiaNRNRNRNRNRNR

IBPS PO 2024 Online Application

The online registration procedure for the IBPS PO 2024 exam will be conducted online mode on The registration dates will be announced along with the release of the IBPS PO 2024 Notification. For complete details regarding the steps to apply, the application fee, document required click on the below link. 

Click Here for Apply Online Details for IBPS PO 2024 Exam

All Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, Upon the submission of the duly filled application form with the required fee, uploading of signature, photographs, IBPS PO Handwritten Declaration, and documents the application process is said to be completed. The 3-tiered selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interviews. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.

The application for the IBPS PO Exam 2024 needs to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2024 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all documents required for online transaction

The IBPS PO 2024 application form can only be filled on the official website of IBPS i.e.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Application.

IBPS PO 2024 Application Fee

The category-wise fee structure for IBPS PO 2024 online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for the IBPS PO Application Fee.

IBPS PO 2024 Application Fee
SNo.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria required for IBPS PO 2024 Exam in terms of educational degree, computer literacy, language proficiency, and age limit has been discussed below- 

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

The candidates must have a valid mark sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

A candidate applying for the IBPS CRP/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

IBPS PO Age Limit

Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS PO examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is an age relaxation application to category-wise candidates as per the government rules:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)10 years
Ex-servicemen (Army personnel)5 years
Widows/Divorced Women9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(for MP state Only)5 years

IBPS PO Recruitment 2024

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year through a Common Recruitment Process (CRP), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CRP was started in 2011 and is being conducted for the 13th time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CRP XIV 2024. The IBPS PO selection process consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process:

• Online Preliminary Examination

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

• Online Mains Examination

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as an overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.

• Interview

The interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

• Final Result

The Final result is declared based on candidates' combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

• Provisional Allotment

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates' preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedures lies with the respective banks.

Public Sector Banking has become an illustrious career option in current times as it comes with the promise of attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth and good work-life balance. The government of India had set up Personnel Selection Services (PSS) in 1975 for the recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PSS was later changed to the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984 as per the mandate of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Major Banks Participating in IBPS PO Recruitment 2024

Let’s take a look at all the banks that have participated in this year for IBPS PO recruitment process:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India 
3. Bank of India 
4. Indian Bank 
5. Canara Bank 
6. Indian Overseas Bank 
7. Central Bank of India 
8. UCO Bank 
9. Bank of Baroda 
10. Punjab & Sind Bank 
11. Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS PO 2024 Exam Pattern

IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CRP XIII) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is a negative marking in the IBPS PO pre-exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2024
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. The adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2024

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examinations to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2024
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for a wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified for the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared based on marks obtained in the main examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam

The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).

• Candidates must qualify for Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.

• The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO Main exam and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS PO 2024 Syllabus 

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS PO Syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2024

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2024
ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation 
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems 
Input-OutputSequence & Series 
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability 

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 [Click Here]

IBPS PO Previous Year Question Papers [Click Here]

IBPS PO 2024 Salary 

The initial in-hand salary of an IBPS Probationary Officer is Rs. 52,000 to 55,000 with dearness allowances, special allowances, and other benefits. The initial basic pay of a PO is Rs. 36,000 as per the revision made to the salary, click on the below link to check the revised IBPS PO Salary as per the 11th Bipartite Agreement.  

IBPS PO Revised Salary Structure- Click to Check

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam is conducted online at numerous centres all over India and the candidate can mention their preferences at the time of filling in the online application. However, if there is a non-availability of seats at preferred venues, IBPS may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. IBPS is the sole authority on adding or removing an exam centre and candidates can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behaviour at the exam centre can lead to the cancellation of the candidature.

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India. This is a kind of orientation session where candidates are told about types of questions, common mistakes, tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and strategies by experts from training institutes. The objective is to provide a level playing field to students from weaker sections who can’t avail of coaching and make them aware of commons aspects and the recruitment process of the exam.

Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned categories can avail of the training by indicating the same against the relevant column, while applying on-line.The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging to be borne by the candidate. It is usually conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training Centres
North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AmritsarCoimbatoreBehrampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
KarnalMysorePatnaPanaji (Goa)
LucknowPort BlairRanchiPune
New DelhiThiruchirapalliShillongRajkot

IBPS may add additional centres or remove some depending on need. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

IBPS PO 2024 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS PO 2024 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on to the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2024 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO Exam 2024 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Interview

IBPS PO 2024 Result

IBPS will release the results after the completion of each phase of the Examination. The Final Merit state-wise and category-wise list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

IBPS PO Preparation

IBPS PO preparation must be done systematically, with the latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

Previous years' IBPS PO exam left everyone startled by the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issues in IBPS PO 2024.

Candidates should go through the previous year IBPS questions so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO Exam 2024. We are providing you with all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS PO Exam 2024 with the latest Pattern. Follow Bankers Adda to get all Study Materials in New Pattern. Apart from self-study, you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

IBPS PO Coaching

Career Power classroom programs are the most exhaustive coaching Programmes in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of Career Power, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2024.

IBPS PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

Career Power provides Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD etc), which are well-researched and closely emulate the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared to keep in the mind last years exam pattern and expected changes in the pattern and level of questions.

IBPS PO 2024 Cut off 

The cut-off will be released for each phase of the exam along with the scorecard. The previous year cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is shown below for reference:

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-Off 2023- Category-wise

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2023 (Category-wise)
CategoryCut-Off Marks

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-Off 2023- Section-wise

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2023 (Sectional)
Subject NameMaximum MarksCut-Off Marks (Gen)Cut Off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD)
Quantitative Aptitude3574.25
Reasoning Ability35105.75
English Language3011. 508.25

IBPS PO Previous Year Cut-Off [Click Here]

IBPS Calendar 2024 Out- Click to Check

IBPS PO 2024: FAQs

Ans. IBPS PO prelims exam will be conducted on 19th and 20th October 2024 and the mains exam will be conducted in 30th November, 2024.

Ans. The detailed notification for IBPS PO 2024 exam will be released by end of July 2024 at

Ans. The Initial Basic Salary of IBPS PO is Rs. 36,000/-

Ans. Yes, Any candidate who have a graduation degree can apply for IBPS PO exam.

Ans. All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2024. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

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