IBPS PO 2015 –  FAQs

IBPS PO has released the notification for the recruitment of PO. Here is a list of FAQs with their answers.


Exam related

When will the registration start?

Registration will start from 10-07-2015

When will be the exam conducted?

The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are –

  • 03.10.2015
  • 04.10.2015
  • 10.10.2015
  • 11.10.2015

The tentative date for IBPS Mains is 31.10.2015

When will the result be declared?

Tentative Date for declaration of Results is October 2015.

Will there be a common interview after the written result?

Yes. There will be common interview. The tentative month for the Common Interview is January 2016.

Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?

Common Written Exam for IBPS will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

Which Banks will participate in this recruitment Process?

This time with the inclusion of EXIM bank, there are total 24 participating banks viz.

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • ECGC
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • EXIM Bank
  • Any other bank or financial institution

How many vacancies will be there?

It is not fixed and will depend on the vacancies created by each participating bank in next one year.

Exam structure related

What is the Structure of the exam?

Preliminary Exam

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English 30 30
Total 100 100

Mains Exam

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
General Awareness 40 40
English 40 40
Computer 20 20
Total 200 200

Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?

There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS PO exam. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.

Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

What is the pattern of score in IBPS?

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Eligibility and Qualification

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

Age Criteria As on 01.07.2015:

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

A candidate must have been born on or after 02.07.1985 and on or before 01.07.1995

What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

What will be validity of the score issued by IBPS in this recruitment process? 

The validity for CWE PO/MT-IV will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2017 with or without giving any notice.

I have scored 50% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?

Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

I have given exams of my final year graduation but result has not yet been declared. Can I apply?

No. You can not apply. If the result is out on or before 1.08.2015, only then you can apply. Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 1.08.2015.

Payment related

What is the application Fee?

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Rs. 600 /- for all others