IBPS PO 2016 Exam | Recruitment Updates & Notifications

IBPS PO 2016 Exam | Recruitment Updates & Notifications

IBPS PO 2016 Exam | Recruitment Updates & Notifications
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As far as Government Banking Jobs are considered, The IBPS Probationary Officer, who is designated as Assistant Manager (after minimum 1 year of mandatory training), holds the most prestigious and highly respectable position in banking bodies.

A probationary officer of any bank has to undergo through the training session of 1 year or 2 years and after successful completion of training period, he gets promoted on the position of Assistant Manager.

Now-a-days, Bank PO as a career is the 'much preferred career option' for young graduates and IBPS Recruitment Exam is the gateway to this job destination.

However, becoming an IBPS PO is not that easy as the difficulty level of this exam increases every year.

If we talk about IBPS PO Exam 2016, only around 8828 vacant seats are available and lakhs of aspirants are going to appear in the exam. So the candidates need to prepare so brilliantly that they can beat up their competitors and notch up the top scores in the exam.

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Below in this blog, you can be benefitted with the complete information about the IBPS PO Recruitment -

Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option?

Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option?

Banking as a career provides many chances for employment and promotion as well. Before making up your mind for Bank PO position, you should be very well aware of the PO Job Position and Its Benefits.

Below we have listed all the benefits in a precise form. Please have a look!

  • Tremendous Job Opportunities
  • Challenging Job Tasks

To know more about Probationary Officer, please follow the link - IBPS Bank PO Job Profile .

Tip: The most important factors to qualify the exam are Speed, Accuracy and Confidentiality.

IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure | How to become an IBPS PO ?

Well! IBPS PO Exam consists of 3 stages and they are Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personality Test/Interview.

In order to qualify for IBPS PO, aspirants are required to pass all the three rounds with good scores.

Prelim Exam - This is the first stage of IBPS PO Recruitment. If a candidate qualifies this test, only then he/she'll be able to appear in the next round, otherwise he/she'll be disqualified from the PO Recruitment Tests.

Main Exam - The candidates are required to score more than the sectional and overall cut off to qualify this round. This round is very important as the its scores will be considered at the time of Final Result Declaration.

Interview - The IBPS PO Mains qualified candidates are eligible to appear in Interview Sessions. The candidates are assessed personally by the interviewers and rated accordingly.

Final Result The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment - After completion of Result Declaration procedure, the official website releases the list of finalized candidates along with their allotted banks.

The provisional allotment of IBPS Banks is done on the basis of candidates' preferences which are made at the time of applying online.

After the provisional allotment, IBPS will not be responsible to conduct any other activities for the selection procedure. After that, only the respective banks will be responsible to intimate candidates about their joining dates and procedure.

You can also check the Joining Procedure described in detail in the below image.


So, this was the complete process through which a candidate can become a Probationary Officer in any of the reputed Indian Banks.

IBPS PO Notifications 2016-17 - Stay Updated!

Staying updated with every latest IBPS PO 2016 Notification is the very first thing that aspirants should do while planning to appear in the exam.

This is a wise approach to check out the Important IBPS PO Exam Dates so that you can schedule your activities accordingly.

Below we have presented all the important exam dates released officially. Please check it out!


However, the governing body IBPS, reserves the rights to change or/and re-issue new calendar dates for the IBPS PO /MT Exam 2016.

Eduncle notifies candidates about each and every single detail of Bank PO Recruitment 2016 so stay tuned with Eduncle for latest IBPS PO 2016 Notifications & Exam Date.

#What's New in IBPS PO 2016 ?

The CWE VI for IBPS PO/MT administered a change for the year 2016-17, with the introduction of time bound sessions for the Mains Exam.

Let's make it easier for you to understand!

All those who will be taking the IBPS CWE VI for the first time, there is a change in the exam pattern for the Mains stage question paper.

The candidates now have to finish a particular section within the fixed time limit. For example, the Reasoning section carrying 50 questions will have to be finished within 40 minutes.

For your convenience we have added the changes in the exam pattern and the same is explained in the table below.

IBPS PO 2016 Exam | Important Things to know before appearing in Exam

IBPS PO 2016 Aspirants!

Don't forget to check out the four IBPS PO Essentials before beginning up your exam preparation.

These are -

  • IBPS PO Eligibility 2016.
  • IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016.
  • IBPS PO Syllabus 2016.

IBPS PO Pattern 2016

IBPS PO Eligibility 2016

Before applying for the exam, candidates must ensure whether they are eligible to appear in the exam or not?

The convener body of Bank PO Recruitment Exam - IBPS has set some guidelines for each and every participant in the concern of some important characteristics like - Age, Educational Qualification, Nationality and their Health Status.

The candidates who wish to appear in the exam must fulfill all the requisite conditions which are specified in the following blog - IBPS PO 2016 Eligibility Criteria.

IBPS PO Pattern 2016

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016

Aspirants appearing for Bank PO Exams 2016 must check the paper pattern as it provides a complete idea of the nature of questions which may arrive in exam paper.

The candidates are required to understand the Paper Pattern as qualifying IBPS Exam with good score is very challenging. So it may help them to prepare accordingly and they will be well aware of how to attempt the test.

As per the latest official release, the exam convener body has changed the paper pattern for main exam. Check out the latest IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern here!"


IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2016

The first thing which candidates should have a look on before starting their Bank PO Exam Preparation is to review IBPS PO Exam Syllabus.

To remove your confusion regarding important topics and exam conveners' expectations for the course, Eduncle provides prescribed IBPS PO Syllabus 2016-2017.

However, the official website of IBPS does not provide any Syllabus Portion for IBPS PO Exam but as per the Previous Years Papers Analysis, Eduncle has come up with the important topics which may come in the PO Exam 2016.

Check out the IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2016 now!.

IBPS PO Books, Study Material and Other Preparation Stuff - Opt the Best Ones!

While travelling to your dream destination, you must not compromise with the quality of the sources that will make your journey more interesting and easier as well.

Similarly, if you want to get placed at your dream job position of IBPS PO, you must not compromise with the Study Material and Preparation Stuff that can ease out your journey.

At Eduncle -

  • The well-designed and wisely priced Study Material and IBPS PO Books are available as per the user requirement.
  • You can also customize your required IBPS PO Preparation Packages.
  • Along with the Bank PO Books and Study Material, Eduncle is also providing some useful tips which may help students in concentrating on the exam preparation and gaining good score.
  • You can learn from video lectures.

The candidates seeking for such guidance to score well in PO Exam 2016 may visit the following link - Bank PO Exam Preparation Tips, Books and Study Material.

IBPS PO Exam Preparation Tips and Study Plan!

If you seriously want to achieve IBPS PO qualification, then you must create a smart study plan and follow it with complete dedication.

In order to crack the exam and get the score card, you should follow the steps given below -

  • Prepare a daily schedule to accomplish your preparation goals and stick to it! Prepare a schedule, divide the topics to be learned, assign a particular time duration to topic and also set time for revision. Follow this schedule strictly.
  • Assign Deadlines to yourself and try your best to meet them.
  • Spend almost 7-8 hours daily on your studies and take each section one by one.
  • For better time management, you can take General Awareness Section in the morning hours and save your noon time for practicing Math questions.
  • For smart study, you can take help of short tricks and formulas to solve the questions.
  • To make your practice more effective, take help of IBPS PO Previous Years Question Papers . This is the smartest way to practice for the exam as you get to know the exact format of questions that come in the question paper.
  • IBPS General Awareness Section consists most of the questions from Current Affairs and Banking Awareness . So Read them on daily basis!

Also visit - Important Banking Terms !

  • To become stronger in IBPS English , you can start reading English Newspapers and Novels, watch English Movies and TV Shows.
    Also make it a habit to speak in English while talking with your friends or family.
  • IBPS Computer Knowledge Section consists questions from basic computer terms and terminologies . So focus on gaining the basic computer knowledge!
  • You can also take help of online learning!

Eduncle which is India's Leading Online Learning Platform, provides IBPS aspirants a complete guidance to prepare well, through its video lectures and other helpful online study material.

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IBPS PO 2016 Online Application Form

The official website of IBPS has completed its online application process on 13th August 2016. But those who didn't take the print out of their online application may take it on or before 28th August 2016.

If candidates have any query regarding their online applications, they can visit to the following blog - IBPS PO Online Application Form and get answers to all their queries.

#How to fill up the Bank Preferences?

Since, there are 20 bank options so it can be really difficult for you to rate them on the basis for your priorities and preferences.

Female candidates should take those banks at first which are residing in their home states or nearby states.

You can also fill up the bank preferences on the basis of number of vacancies.

Below in the given image, you can check the expected vacancies list for IBPS PO 2016 Recruitment.


IBPS PO Admit Card 2016 & Call Letter

The official website will release the IBPS PO admit card for Prelims. Candidates may download IBPS PO admit card before 27th Oct, 2016.

It is mandatory for each candidate to carry their hall tickets in exam hall otherwise they will not be permitted to enter the examination hall and appear for the exam.

At Eduncle, all the latest notifications related to IBPS PO Recruitment 2016-17, is updated first, so that the readers can download their IBPS PO Prelim and Mains Admit Cards.

Similarly, Official Website releases IBPS PO Call Letter for shortlisted candidates for the Interview Round. These call letters must be carried at the time of Interview.

Eduncle has made it easier for candidates to download their IBPS PO Prelim Admit Cards, IBPS PO Mains Admit Card and IBPS PO Call Letter with a step by step procedure which is given in the following blog - IBPS PO Admit Card 2016 and Call Letter - Download Here! .

IBPS PO Result 2016 (Pre & Mains)

IBPS declares the results after completion of each phase -

  • IBPS Prelim Result (sectional cut off + overall cut off)
  • IBPS Mains Result (sectional cut off + overall cut off)
  • Final Result (Main Result Score + Interview Marks)

Those who get qualified in the exam are shortlisted for the provisional allotment.

As you can see above that the cut off marks plays an important role in Result Declaration! Do you want to know that how cut off marks are declared?

Well! The cut off marks are decided by the exam convener body on the basis of the maximum number of same answers given by the students in the exam paper.

If maximum number of students have marked the 'A' option for the same question, then A will be declared as the right answer.

To know the complete procedure, you can visit to - IBPS PO Result and Cut Off Declaration Procedure! .

How Interviews are taken for Selection of IBPS PO ?

The shortlisted candidates who get a chance to appear in IBPS PO Interviews should be well dressed and confident as they have to face around 10 Banking Professionals in the Interview Room.

The IBPS PO Interview contains only 20 marks. The interviewers assess interviewee (shortlisted candidate) on the basis of their banking awareness and confidence while answering the questions. They also notice the body language of the candidates and after analyzing them completely, they mark candidates on a scale of 20.

For more Interview Tips, please visit - 7 Tips you should consider while preparing for Bank Interviews .


Joining Procedure of Finalized Candidates

IBPS is not responsible about candidates' joining. After Result Declaration, the selected candidates will get an email from IBPS mentioning the allotted banks.

The allotted Banks will send an email (within 10 days of result declaration) to selected candidates regarding joining date, procedure and other relevant information.

# The bank allotment is done as per Candidates' Preferences.

  • The initiation letter sent by allotted bank will describe candidate's appointment or joining details in which the joining date on which candidates will have to report to the bank for training will be mentioned.
  • The joining date will be given within 6 months of Result Declaration.
  • The candidates are required to carry documents & certificates specified in intimation letter at the time of joining.
  • If the candidate has to undergo any medical tests or similar exams, the letter will detail the same as well.
  • All the candidates will have to appear in Training Programs of 10-15 days before joining as a PO in the concerned bank.

# The training will be conducted by the allotted bank in their respective training center.

After successfully completing their training, candidates are absorbed in the bank as Probationary Officers (JMG Scale-I) and posted in branches of the bank across India.

Important Documents Required at the time of Joining in Banks

After successful completion of Provisional Allotment Process by IBPS, the allotted banks notify candidates about their joining details and the formalities, they have to fulfill before joining.

The provisional allotment does not mean being finally placed at the post of Probationary Officer. It is subject to the candidate fulfilling the criteria of Allotted Bank and identity verification as per Allotted Bank.

It is important to note that -

  • The finalized candidates are required to submit a set of some important documents at the time of joining in the bank.
  • If it is found that the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria his/her candidature/ chance to work in the Allotted Bank will be cancelled.

So this document verification stage is very important because if the bank authorities found that any document is missed or containing wrong information then the employment of any candidate will be cancelled.

You can check the list of all the required documents here - IBPS PO Important documents for Joining in Banks .


List of IBPS Participating Banks (Head Offices and Contact Details), Bond Amount and Duration

S.No. Bank Name Head Office Location Probation & Bond Period Bond Amount Contact Details
1 Allahabad Bank (www.allahabadbank.in) Kolkata 2 Years (3 Years Bond) INR 1,00,000 03322420851 / 22423373, 22420863 / 2242 0915, 22420869/ 22103777, 22420900 / 22420883, 22420912
2 Andhra Bank (www.andhrabank.in) Hyderabad 2 Years (3 Years Bond) INR 2,00,000 040-23252000 / 23234313, 18004252905
3 Bank of Baroda (www.bankofbaroda.co.in) Mumbai 1 Year (No Bond) - 1800223344, 18001024455, 18001027788, 912226529981, 912240768300, 1800220400
4 Bank of India (www.bankofindia.com) Mumbai 2 Years (No Bond) - -
5 Bank of Maharashtra (www.bankofmaharashtra.in) Pune 1 Year (2 Years) INR 1,00,000 18002334526 / 18001022636
6 Canara Bank (www.canarabank.in) Karnataka 2 Years (2 Years) INR 25,000 18004250018, 08025580625
7 Central Bank of India (www.centralbankofindia.co.in) Mumbai 2 Years (No Bond) - 18002001911, 02266387777
8 Corporation Bank (www.corpbank.com) Mangalore 2 Years (2 Years) INR 50,000 91-8242861888
9 Dena Bank (www.denabank.co.in) Mumbai 2 Years (3 Years) INR 1,50,000 02226545361,1800225740
10 IDBI Bank (www.idbi.com) Mumbai 1 Year (No Bond) - 18002001947, 1800221070, 91-2266937000
11 Indian Bank (www.indianbank.in) Chennai 2 Years (2 Years) INR 1,00,000 044-28134300, 180042500000
12 Indian Overseas Bank (www.iob.in) AbuDhabi 2 Years (3 Years) INR 1,00,000 18004254445
13 Oriental Bank of Commerce (www.obcindia.co.in) Gurgaon 2 Years (No Bond) - 18001801235, 0120-2580001
14 Punjab National Bank (www.pnbindia.in) New Delhi NA (3 Years) INR 2,00,000 18001802222, 18001032222, 0120-249000, 011-23714562
15 Punjab & Sind Bank (www.psbindia.com) New Delhi 2 Years (3 Years) INR 50,000 1800-419-8300
16 Syndicate Bank (www.syndicatebank.in) Manipal 2 Years (2 Years) INR 1,00,000 0820-2571181 to 2571196
17 UCO Bank (www.ucobank.in) Kolkata 2 Years (2 Years) INR 2,00,000 (033) 4455-8060/7331
18 Union Bank of India (www.unionbankofindia.co.in) Mumbai 2 Years (3 Years) INR 2,00,000 1800222244, 18002082244
19 United Bank of India (www.unitedbankofindia.com) Kolkata 2 Years (3 Years) INR 1,00,000 18003450345
20 Vijaya Bank (www.vijayabank.com Mumbai 2 Years (3 Years) INR 2,00,000 18004255885 / 18004259992

As you have seen above, Eduncle covers almost each and every single detail about IBPS PO and also help aspirants in getting reputable score in exam.

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