Posted by Examsmate.com on 24th, July, 2016


The banking sector in India always recruits people in masses which does not necessarily indicate a compromise on the quality. The deserving candidates not only have to prepare hard for the exam but also know the nitty gritty of it. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the organisation which conducts exams for its participating banks and institutions. These banks and institutions are in need of talented employees every year. So they publish vacancies for different posts like PO, clerk, RRB, and Specialist Officer.

About IBPS PO 2016 Exam - Understanding the Gameplay

Students mostly keep on searching about the preparation of IBPS PO 2016 examination. But firstly, they should have knowledge about the exam. It is more valuable to know each and everything about the exam before starting the preparation.

Process: IBPS PO 2016 Exam candidates have to clear the Common Written Exam (preliminary and main exam) to become eligible for the interview. After cracking the interview the candidate gets the provisional letter.

IBPS PO 2016 CWE: The preliminary exam is of 100 marks which are to be completed in the time duration of 1 hour. There are three subjects to study in prelims which are English (30 marks), Reasoning (35 marks), and Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks). After clearing prelims, candidates have to face the main exam which is of 200 marks. The time period given this is 2 to 2.30 hours. The students have to learn the following subjects:

  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computer Knowledge

There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer attempted.

IBPS PO 2016 Interview: The candidates who pass the CWE are qualified for the interview. They have to score 40% marks (General) and 35% marks (SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD) in the interview to get the provisional letter.

IBPS PO 2016 Preparation - Get Ready for the Final Battle

The Candidates of IBPS PO 2016 exam should focus on all the subjects as all have equal importance in the exam. So, here we are discussing subject wise preparation:

Reasoning: This subject can push your overall score too high. It normally consumes less time if the candidate solves the paragraph puzzles with full concentration. Normally 5 questions related to a paragraph are asked. Reasoning should be the killer part of your preparation.

General Awareness: Under this subject, most of the questions are asked related to current affairs. One should be updated with the news of banking and finance sector. To remain updated, it is essential to read newspapers and magazines.

English: It is a scoring subject if your basics are clear. Reading English newspapers and novels can help a lot. One should focus on topics such as prepositions, sentence rearrangement, phrases and idioms, editing, comprehension passage, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: It is the most time-consuming section as it contains the calculation questions. A major part of it is data interpretation which includes over 15 items. So, it is important to give more attention to tabulation, pie chart, line chart, bar chart, etc.

Computer Knowledge: Most candidates neglect this subject which proves to be fatal. One should develop computer skills and basic computer knowledge in order to crack this subject. MS office covers a major part of this subject.

IBPS PO 2016 Important Dates

Sr.No. Events Important Dates
1 Duration of On -line registration and Modification of Application by candidates 26.07.2016 to 13.08.2016
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 26.07.2016 to 13.08.2016
3 Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 23.09.2016 to 08.10.2016
4 Conduct of Pre – Exam Training 03.10.2016 to 08.10.2016
5 Download of call letters for IBPS PO 2016 – Online Examination – Preliminary October 2016
6 Conduct of IBPS PO 2016 – Online Examination – Preliminary 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 23.10.2016
7 Announcement of IBPS PO Result 2016 for Preliminary Examination November 2016
8 Download of call letters for IBPS PO 2016 – Main Exam First week of November 2016
9 Conduct of IBPS PO 2016- Main Examination 20.11.2016
10 Announcement of Result for IBPS PO 2016-Main Examination December 2016
11 Download of call letters for interview January 2017
12 Conduct of interview January / February 2017
13 Provisional Allotment

April 2017

Salient Features of the IBPS PO 2016

Parameters Preliminary Main Examination
Mode of Exam Online Online
Type of Questions Objective Objective
Time duration 1 Hours 02 Hours
No. of Sections 03 05
Name of the Sections English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability Reasoning, English Language , Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness
No. of Questions 100 200
Maximum Marks 200 200
Negative Marking 0.25 0.25
Sectional Cutoffs Yes Yes
Marks to be counted in Merit No Yes

IBPS Participating Banks and Financial Institutions List

Public Sector Banks List:

State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of Patiala
IDBI Bank Indian Bank
State Bank of Mysore Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce State Bank of Mysore
Bank of Baroda State Bank of Travancore
Central Bank of India Canara Bank
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Syndicate Bank
Vijaya Bank United Bank of India
UCO Bank Andhra Bank
Union Bank of India Allahabad Bank
Punjab and Sind Bank Bank of Maharashtra
Bank of India Dena Bank
Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank

Co-Operative Banks List:

Citizen Credit Co-Operative Bank Ltd The Cosmos Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Ltd Apna Sahakari Bank Ltd
The Urban Co-operative Bank Thane Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd
Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank Ltd Latur District Central Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Vaishya Sahakari Bank ltd Janakalyan Sahakari Bank Ltd
National Co-operative Bank Ltd Rajgurunager Sahakari Bank Ltd
Kangra Central Co-operative Bank Ltd Kurla Nagrik Sahkari Bank Ltd
Surat People’s Co-operative Bank Akola Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd
The Bharat Co-Operative Bank Ltd The Maharashtra State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
Saraswat Co-operative Bank Ltd The Shamrao Vithal Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Vidya Sahakari Bank Ltd  

Private Banks List:

The Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd Axis Bank Ltd
The South Indian Bank Ltd ING Vysya Bank Ltd
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd The Karnataka Bank Ltd
The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd The Nainital Bank Ltd
Federal Bank The Catholic Syrian Bank
Bank of Rajasthan Ltd  

Regional Rural Banks List:

Andhra Pradesh Gramin Vikas Bank Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank Aryavart Gramin Bank
Assam Gramin Vikash Bank Baitarani Gramya Bank Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank
Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank Cauvery Kalpataru Grameena Bank Chaitanya Godavari Gramin Bank
Chattisgarh Gramin Bank Chikmagalur Kodagu Grameena Bank Deccan Grameena Bank
Durg Rajnandgaon Gramin Bank Ellaquai Dehati Bank Gurgaon Gramin Bank
Hadoti Kshetriya. Gramin Bank Haryana Gramin Bank Himachal Gramin Bank
Jaipur Thar Gramin Bank J and K Gramin Bank Jharkhand Gramin Bank
Kamraz Rural Bank Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank
Krishna Gramin Bank Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank Madhya Bharat Gramin Bank
Maharashtra Godavari Gramin Bank Malwa Gramin Bank Meghalaya Rural Bank
Mewad Aanchalik Gramin bank Mizoram Rural Bank Nagaland Rural Bank
Nainital-Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank Narmada Malwa Gramin Bank Neelachal Gramya Bank
North Malabar Gramin Bank Pallavan Grama Bank Pandyan Grama Bank
Parvatiya Grameen bank Pragathi Gramina Bank Puduvai Bhartiya Grameen Bank
Prathama Bank Punjab Gramin Bank Purvanchal Grameen Bank
Rajasthan Gramin Bank Rewa Siddhi Gramin Bank Rushi Kulya Gramya Bank
Saptagiri Grameena Bank Saurashtra Gramin Bank Shreyas Gramin Bank
South Malabar Gramin Bank Triveni Kshetriya Gramin Bank Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
Vananchal Gramin Bank Vidisha Bhopal Kshetriya Grameen bank Vidharbha Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Wainganaga and Solapur Grameen Bank Wainganga and Ratnagiri Grameen Bank