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IBPS PO Admit Card 2016 for Preliminary Exam to be released on October 2, 2016

Last Updated - April 03, 2017

IBPS PO has recently released an official notification announcing the release date of IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims. The candidates eagerly waiting for IBPS PO Admit Card are informed, that it will be available from October 2, 2016 for download on the IBPS Official website. Since a large number of candidates have applied, the IBPS PO online tests are to be conducted for 3 days starting from October 16, 2016.

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts the CWE PO 6 to provide IBPS recruitment to eligible candidates for the post of PO (Probationary Officer) in 20 participating banks that come under IBPS. Around 2 million candidates are expected to sit for the exam and the total seats that are available are 8,822 to be filled by the banks. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 16, 22 and 23. The Mains exam will be conducted on November 20.

Important Exam Dates for IBPS PO

The candidates can go through the table given below to know the dates of IBPS PO 2016 upcoming events:

Conduction of IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary TrainingOctober 03, 2016- October 08, 2016
Availability of IBPS Admit Card- Preliminary ExaminationOctober 2, 2016
Conduction of IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary ExaminationOctober 16, 2016
October 22, 2016
October 23, 2016
Result of IBPS PO 2016- Preliminary Examination1st week of November 2016
Availability of IBPS Admit Card- Main Examination2nd week of November 2016
Conduction of IBPS PO 2016 - Main ExaminationNovember 20, 2016
IBPS PO Result - Main ExaminationDecember 2016
Availability of IBPS Call Letters for InterviewJanuary 2016
Conduction of InterviewJanuary 2016/ February 2016
Provisional AllotmentApril 2016

Read About IBPS PO Syllabus

How to download the Prelims Admit Card for IBPS Exam?

As the Prelims Admit Card for IBPS PO will be made available from October 2, 2016 at www.ibps.in, you are required to download the same by providing your Registration Number and Password/ Date of Birth. Also, make sure that you have successfully submitted your IBPS Online Application form before making yourself eligible to download the hall ticket.

Mentioned below are the steps that will guide you to download the IBPS PO Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Visit the Careers section
  • Click on ‘IBPS CWE 6 Probationary Officer Exam Admit Card link’. The link will be activated after the release of admit card
  • Enter essential details such as Application Number and Date of Birth
  • Click on Submit button 
  • Download and save admit card for further reference

The candidates should make sure to take a print out of the same, as it will be required at the time of IBPS Exam. Another reason for the print out is that the hard copy of the call letter will not be dispatched by post.

All you need to know about the IBPS PO Admit Card

Admit card is an important document for not only this IBPS Exam but also for every examination because it contains valuable information about the exam and participant.

Your IBPS PO admit card will contain the following information:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Registration Number
  • Candidates Photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Name of the IBPS Exam Center
  • Address of the IBPS Exam Center
  • Date of the IBPS PO 2016 Exam

Documents Required at the time IBPS Exam

As the exam is to be conducted from October 16, the candidates are required to follow few instructions and carry few documents at the time of IBPS Exam. Mentioned below are the mandatory documents that a candidate needs to produce and submit at the time of IBPS Exam:

  • IBPS PO Call Letter
  • Photo ID Proof

Note: the candidates are required to carry any one of the ID proofs: Passport, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving license, Voter’s ID, College ID or Bank Passbook with duly attested photograph.

The candidates are required to produce and submit the above mentioned documents to the invigilator at the time of their respective IBPS exam. We suggest all the candidates to strictly follow all the instructions which are mentioned on the IBPS PO Admit Card.

Exam pattern for IBPS PO

Preliminary Exam for IBPS PO will comprise of 100 Multiple Choice Questions, which will be objective in nature and the candidates will have to answer all the questions within an hour (60 minutes). The total weightage is thus 100 marks as each question is for 1 mark. The IBPS PO will have 3 sections by the name of:

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  • English Language,
  • Quantitative Aptitude and
  • Reasoning Ability

We inform you that the medium of examination for General English is English, however, it is English and Hindi for the other sections. The major highlights about the preliminary examination of IBPS Exam is given in the table below:

SectionEnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningTotal
Time Duration1 Hours (60 Minutes)
Number of Questions30 Questions35 Questions35 Questions100 Questions
Marks30 Marks35 Marks35 Marks100 Marks
MediumEnglishEnglish & Hindi
Expected Minimum Cut off8 Marks12 Marks8 Marks40 Marks

We also inform you that while answering the questions, the candidates to answer the questions carefully as there will be negative marking as well. For every wrong answer, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks will be deducted.

Expected IBPS PO Cut off 2016

As it is important for the candidates to qualify all three sections individually and have to clear the overall cut-off to qualify for Mains Exam. The cut-off marks will be decided by IBPS.

Mentioned below is the expected IBPS PO cut off scores for SC, ST, OBC and General category candidates based on the previous year cut off marks. The candidates can go through the same to have an idea of the IBPS Cutoff:

CategoryEnglishReasoningAptitudeTotal
General07.5011.2507.7537.25
SC04.7507.7505.0030.75
ST04.7507.7505.0017.75
OBC04.7507.7505.0037.25

IBPS will decide PO cut off marks for each section and an overall score. Candidates must achieve the IBPS PO cut off scores in order to be called for main examination. The expected IBPS PO cut off marks will be published after conducting the exam.

What comes next after the IBPS Exam?

IBPS will shortlist the adequate number of candidates in each category depending upon the requirements. Candidates who will qualify the Preliminary and Mains phase will be called for an Interview phase. The interviews will be conducted by the Participating Organisations with the help of IBPS. The shortlisted candidates will be informed about the centre, address of the venue, time and date of Interview.

Read More About  IBPS PO Preparation

IBPS PO Participating Banks

All the banks that are given below will be conducting separate interviews for the candidates who qualify the IBPS Mains. The participating banks under IBPS are given below:

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Participating Banks
Allahabad BankBank of Baroda
Canara BankCorporation Bank
Indian BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Syndicate BankUnion Bank of India
Andhra BankBank of India
Central Bank of IndiaDena Bank
Indian Overseas BankPunjab National Bank
UCO BankUnited Bank of India
IDBI BankBank of Maharashtra
Vijaya BankPunjab & Sind Bank

For the candidates who crack the interview level as well, then the next thing for them to do is to Party! Make sure to celebrate and treat yourself with whatever makes you happy. This is because you have earned it! We wish you all the luck for the Preliminary Exam ofIBPS PO 2016.

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