IBPS Calendar 2019 : Exam Dates And Its Related FAQs

Dear Readers,Following every year’s trend Institue Of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has announced the tentative schedule and exam dates for the upcoming competitive examinations of the banking sector which are supposed to be held in the year 2019-20. The notification released by IBPS consists of a tentative calendar of the online recruitment process for the post of officers and assistants in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The complete details of IBPS Calendar 2019 are given below along with some related FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Take a look at this article to know more.

IBPS Calendar 2019 : Exam Dates And Its Related FAQs
The tentative Calendar published by IBPS includes the exam dates for IBPS RRB Officers-VIII, IBPS RRB Office Assistants-VIII, IBPS CRP PO (Probationary Officers)-IX, IBPS CRP Clerk-IX, and IBPS CRP SO (Specialist Officers)-IX examinations. The exam dates for both preliminary and mains examinations of all the above-mentioned exams are covered in the calendar. IBPS conducts these competitive examinations every year in online mode to recruit the staff for various Regional Rural Banks and Public Sector Banks.

IBPS Calendar 2019: Exam Dates and Schedule

Jobs in Banking Sector is considered to be highly esteemed and reputable which can offer you an attractive career growth as well as a handsome salary and incentives with some secured perks. Recruitment for bank jobs is done every year by IBPS for various posts such as Probationary Officers, Clerks, Specialist Officers, Assistants etc. through online competitive exams. So this seems to be a golden opportunity for all the aspiring candidates who want to give their services and make a career in the public sector banks or regional rural banks of the country.

IBPS RRB Exam 2019

The tentative exam dates of preliminary as well as mains examination for the recruitment of Officer Scale I, Scale II, Scale III and Office Assistants are given below. You can expect the arrival of the notification for the same in the midweek or last week of June 2019.
Activity IBPS RRB 2019 Exam Dates
Preliminary Examination Officer Scale I and Office Assistants :
03.08.2019, 04.08.2019, 11.08.2019, 17.08.2019,
18.08.2019 & 25.08.2019
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III : 22.09.2019
Main Examination Officer Scale I: 22.09.2019
Office Assistants: 29.09.2019

IBPS PO Exam 2019

The tentative exam dates of IBPS CRP PO-IX for both preliminary and mains examinations are given below. As per the trend which follows every year, the notification for recruitment of probationary officers in public sector banks can be released by IBPS in the month of August 2019.
Activity IBPS PO 2019 Exam Dates
Main Examination 30.11.2019

IBPS Clerk Exam 2019

The tentative exam dates of preliminary as well as main online examinations for IBPS CRP Clerk-IX are given below. The notification is expected to publish on the official website of IBPS in the month of October 2019.
Activity IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Dates
Main Examination 19.01.2020

IBPS SO Exam 2019

The tentative dates for the online preliminary as well as main examinations for IBPS CRP SPL-IX are given below. The official notifications for the recruitment of specialist officers is expected to arrive in the month of October 2019.

Activity IBPS SO 2019 Exam Dates
Mains Examination 25.01.2020


Process of Registration

According to the notification released by IBPS, the registration process will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both Preliminary as well as Main examination, which implies that candidates will not have to register again for the mains examination. The details such as name, fathers’ name, mother’s name, date of birth etc. to be filled in the application form should be correct and dully matchable with the mark sheets of school and colleges while doing registration, in order to avoid further mishmash. Also candidates should have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CRP.

Next, for the purpose of registration, the aspirants will be required to upload some documents as per the specifications are given in the advertisement, which is as follows :

  1. Photograph of the Applicant – Size from 20 kb to 50 kb in a .jpeg file format
  2. Signature of the Applicant – File size from 10 kb to 20 kb in a .jpeg file format
  3. Thumb impression of the Applicant – File Size between 20 kb to 50 kb in the .jpeg file format
  4. Scanned copy of handwritten declaration as per the format, which will be available in the respective advertisement – File size from 50 kb to 100 kb in the .jpeg file format

Besides uploading all the above-mentioned documents, the candidates will also have to select the center in the state followed by the city in which they are willing to appear for the online examination. Furthermore, they will also be required to choose the order of participating banks in the recruitment process in which they are inclined to work with, as per their preference. Entering the correct details carefully is the essential and most important part of the registration process which is required to be kept in the mind of aspirants while filling the application form, as once the application is submitted after completing the payment procedures, the candidates will not be allowed to edit or make any changes in the details given by them and further if any alteration found can lead to disqualification of the candidate. The payment will be accepted through online mode only, there will not be any facility to make the payment through cash or through any other type of offline mode.

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We have taken some frequently asked questions which were circulating over the internet and were left unanswered. Hope you can find the answers to the questions you are searching for and if still there are some questions or doubts which are not mentioned here, then please always feel free to ask or discuss them with us in the comment section given below.

Q.1) Will IBPS recruit in 2019?

Ans – Yes, now as the official calendar of exam dates and schedule for various bank exams has been announced, so it is confirmed that IBPS will recruit in 2019.

Q.2) When does the notification for the above-mentioned exams will be released?

Ans – You can expect the notifications for the above-mentioned IBPS Exams almost 2 months prior to the dates given for the preliminary examinations in the notification of the respective exams. And as per the information given by the IBPS candidates are advised to visit the official website of IBPS regularly for the detailed notification of various exams.

Q.3) How many attempts are there for IBPS PO?

Ans – There is no restriction on the number of attempts for candidates appearing in IBPS Bank PO Exam unless or until they are eligible with the age limit mentioned in the notification released by IBPS. Hence, candidates of any category are allowed to take as many attempts as they want.

Q.4) What is the age limit for bank exams?

Ans – Usually the minimum age to appear in bank exams is 20 years whereas the maximum age limit is 30 years. However, for the candidates who belong to SC/ST or ex-servicemen, the relaxation of upper age limit is 5 years whereas for the candidates of OBC the relaxation of upper age limit is 3 years and for persons with benchmark disabilities it is 10 years.

Q.5) Can a final year student apply for IBPS PO?

Ans – As per the rules specified by IBPS, candidates in their final year of graduation are not eligible to apply for any IBPS bank exams and only those candidates are allowed to apply who at least possess a degree of graduation from any University/Institution/ Board recognized by the Govt. Of India or approved by any Govt. Regulatory Bodies. However, if the final result of final year students is declared before the last date to apply for the respective bank exam as mentioned in the notification, then that candidate is eligible to apply for the particular bank exam conducted by IBPS.

Q.6) What is the recruitment process for the candidates appearing in IBPS Exams?

Ans – For the recruitment of the post of officers, candidates are required to qualify the preliminary examination followed by the mains examination and then the selected candidates will appear in the interview round. Lastly, the ones who qualify in the interview round will get the final selection. But in case of recruitment for clerical cadre and office assistants, there is no interview process and the candidates getting selected in the mains examination will have to appear in the language proficiency test (LPT) which is also qualifying in nature.

Q.7) Will there be IBPS PO in 2019?

Ans – Yes, there is a maximum probability that IBPS will be recruiting Probationary Officers (POs) in 2019.

Q.8) What is the eligibility criteria to appear in IBPS Bank Exams?

Ans – A Degree of Graduation in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/she is a graduate on the day of registration and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Q.9) What is the minimum percentage required to apply for IBPS Bank Exams?

Ans – The minimum percentage requirement for a General Category candidate is 60% whereas for other categories (SC/ST/OBC) candidates it is 55%. If the fraction of percentage arrived by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of the honors/optional/additional subject if any) multiplied by 100 is 59.99% or 54.99% then it will be treated as less than 60% or 55%  respectively.

Q.10) How should one prepare for IBPS PO 2019 or How do I prepare for any IBPS Bank Exam?

Ans – Every person has their own strategies so the best advice would be to make your own strategies and not follow anyone in particular. Taking some reference from everyone’s strategy is the key to make a successful future. We at Banking Dreams would suggest the bank aspirants to start their preparations by solving topic wise questions and cover the question types and topics which comprise most of the marks in prelims. Next tip will be to learn the concepts and smart ways to solve questions, especially in which you are having a tuff hand. Purchase the test series and practice well enough before appearing in the exam. Practicing mock test is really very important as many aspirants despite having all the key knowledge of craking difficult problems, often fails to comply with the time limit given in online exams and sometimes also end up wasting their time on the wrong question. If you are weak in any subject, then do focus on it and give some of your quality time to make an improvement. Learn speed maths tricks for faster calculations or learn to do calculations in your mind while solving problems. Last and the most crucial advice would be to stay updated with the current affairs, as the general awareness section in the mains examinations plays an important role for scoring good marks and getting selected for the next stage.

Q.11) What is good preparation material for the IBPS Bank PO Exam?

Ans – In the world of the digital era, don’t go with an offline mode of learning and preparing. Try to find preparation material over the internet, as internet today is flooded with the materials which can help you in learning as well as earning good marks, you just only need to explore it by going in the right directions. And if possible try to take notes of the concepts you learn, in order to revise them afterward when in need. This will also aid you in saving your quality time when there is no time left before the exam.

Final Words

Now as the official calendar for the recruitment in bank exams has arrived and the tentatives dates have been announced and also it’s a fact that for the past three years IBPS has been following the tentative calendar to be the actual, so it is recommended for the bank aspirants to start their preparations from today and not after the release of the notifications. Always remember,

“Wasting Time is worst than Wasting Money”

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