IBPS PO 2024: Notification, Exam Dates, Selection Process, and Eligibility

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is set to release the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in July 2024.

This notification will provide detailed information on the application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, and important dates for the IBPS PO Exam 2024.

This article covers all the essential details you need to know about the IBPS PO 2024 recruitment process.

Important Dates for IBPS PO 2024

The key dates for the IBPS PO Exam 2024 have been officially announced. The preliminary exams are scheduled for 19 and 20 October 2024, while the main exam is tentatively set for 30 November 2024. Here is a summary of the important dates:

  • Notification Release: July 2024
  • Application Form Availability: July 2024
  • Preliminary Exam: 19 & 20 October 2024
  • Main Exam: 30 November 2024

Candidates are advised to regularly check the official IBPS website for any updates or changes to the schedule.

Vacancies for IBPS PO 2024

While the exact number of vacancies for the IBPS PO 2024 recruitment has not yet been disclosed, it is anticipated that there will be around 4000 to 5000 positions available. Last year, the IBPS announced 3029 vacancies and a similar number is expected this year. The participating banks include:

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

Once the official notification is released, detailed information about the vacancies will be updated.

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO 2024

To be eligible for the IBPS PO Exam 2024, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Educational Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution.

Computer Literacy

  • Working knowledge of computer systems.

Language Proficiency

  • Proficiency in the official language of the State or Union Territory for which the candidate is applying.


  • Indian citizen, subject of Nepal or Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from certain countries.
IBPS PO 2024: Notification, Exam Dates, Selection Process, and Eligibility

Age Limit

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • PWD: 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen: 5 years
  • Widows/Divorced Women: 9 years

Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the official notification once released to verify their eligibility.

Application Fee for IBPS PO 2024

The application fee for the IBPS PO Exam 2024 varies by category:

  • SC/ST/PWD: ₹175
  • General/EWS/OBC: ₹850

Candidates can pay the application fee using a debit card, credit card, net banking, or UPI.

Selection Process for IBPS PO 2024

The selection process for the IBPS PO Exam 2024 consists of three stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview.

Preliminary Exam

  • Mode: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability
  • Number of Questions: 100 (30 in the English Language, 35 each in Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability)
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer, -0.25 for each incorrect answer

Main Exam

  • Mode: Online
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy & Banking Awareness, English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
  • Number of Questions: 155 (45 in Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, 35 each in English Language and Data Analysis & Interpretation, 40 in General Economy & Banking Awareness, 2 in English Language for Letter Writing & Essay)
  • Maximum Marks: 225 (200 in Objective sections, 25 in English Language for Letter Writing & Essay)
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer, -0.25 for each incorrect answer



  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: 15-20 minutes
  • Marks: Maximum of 100
  • Content: Questions related to the candidate’s background, banking sector, current affairs, and general awareness

Candidates who successfully clear all three stages and meet the required cut-off marks will be shortlisted for appointment as Probationary Officers in one of the 11 participating banks.

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