Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an online examination to recruit Probationary Officers (PO) for multiple nationalized banks in India.
The vacancies in individual banks as well as the group discussion and personal interview process are managed by each participating bank separately.



A candidate must be either

  • a Citizen of India
  • a Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A  Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1995 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Educational Qualifications

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.

Key dates

Test Pattern

IBPS PO is an online multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination conducted in two phases.

a) Preliminary Examination


b) Main Examination

Job Profile

The Probationary Officer Post is a coveted in India as it comes along with prestige and a range of benefits.  This is the entry point for officers in the bank.  After a induction and training period which ranges from few weeks to one year, they are placed either in a branch or administrative office. Day to day activities include passing of cheques, evaluating loan proposals; marketing of bank products etc.