Indian Bank Po

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Indian Bank PO is a national level recruitment exam help by the Indian Bank every year. It is a gateway for recruiting aspirants into the Probationary Officer post offered by the branches of the bank. Selected candidates must undergo a 1-year PGDBF course at the Indian Bank, Manipal School of Banking before they’re recruited as Probationary Officers (POs).

Indian Bank PO 2019 notification and vacancies will be published soon on the official website i.e. Indian Individuals should have a graduation degree with 60% marks (55% for reserved category) in any stream from a recognized institute/ university to fulfill the minimum eligibility norms of the recruitment test.

Indian Bank PO 2019 will be held in 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. The preliminary exam is held in the 4th week of January 2019 in a single session. The application process for Indian Bank PO 2019 begins in December 2018. Pre-exam training shall also be offered for the 1st stage of the exam.

The details about the admission process and other updates of Indian Bank PO are mentioned in this article

Indian Bank PO 2019 Highlights

Exam Name Indian Bank PO (Probationary Officer) 2019
Conducting Body Indian Bank
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Examination
Periodicity Annually
Exam Date Prelim: 4th week of January 2019 Main: 4th week of February 2019
Eligibility Criteria Must have a graduation degree with minimum 60% marks
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Computer based test (Online)
Number of vacancies Will be updated soon

Indian Bank PO 2019 Exam Dates

The tentative schedule proposed for Indian Bank PO 2019 is given below. The important dates regarding recruitment process will be available on the official website of the bank and will be updated here soon

Events Dates
Indian Bank PO 2019 Official Notification January 2019
Availability of Indian Bank PO 2019 Application Form January 2019
Conduct of Pre-exam Training 3rd week of January 2019
Indian Bank PO Admit card/ Call Letter for Prelims will be available from 3rd week of January 2019
Indian Bank PO 2019 Prelim Exam date 4th week of January 2019
Prelim Result will be declared within 7 days of exam
Indian Bank 2019 Main Exam date 4th week of February 2019

Indian Bank PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criterion for the Indian Bank PO exam is set up by the conducting body. Candidates have to make sure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility norms for the recruitment test before applying for it. The eligibility criteria for the test are given as follows-


Individuals belonging to any of the following nationalities can apply for the Indian Bank PO 2019 exam:

  1. Indian national
  2. A resident of Bhutan or Nepal
  3. A Tibetan refugee, who has moved to India intending to stay here permanently
  4. People of Indian origin who have migrated from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and East African countries intending to settle permanently in India

Age Limit:

  1. The lower age limit is 20 years of age and the upper age is 28 years for the General category as on July 1, 2018.
  2. Age relaxation will be applicable for reserved categories as per government norms and is given in the table below:
Category Upper age relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ ST 5 years
PwD 10 years (additional if from reserved category)

Educational qualification:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university/ institution or any equivalent qualification as recognized by the Central government.
  • Those appearing for the final exam of the qualifying degree are also eligible provided they can submit requisite documents during the final recruitment round

Indian Bank PO 2019 Application Form

Indian Bank PO 2019 Application Forms can be submitted by individuals interested to pursue the various posts through the online mode only. Indian Bank PO 2019 Application process will begin from the month of December 2017. Candidates have to provide basic details like personal information and academic qualifications in the application form. Indian Bank PO 2019 online registration and application process consists of 3 steps which are given below:

  1. Registration by filling basic information to create the user’s login account.
  2. Fill Indian Bank PO 2019 Application form and upload the required documents.
  3. Payment of application fee via online mode

How to fill Indian Bank PO 2019 Application Form Online?

Aspirants can follow the steps give below to apply online for the national bank recruitment exam:

Step 1: Registration

  • Go to the official website of Indian Bank i.e.
  • Click on ‘PGDBF Program 2019-19’ under the Career tab. Select the option of ‘Apply Online for PO- Onboarding’ to start the registration process.
  • Applicants must fill in their basic details like their name, mobile number, and email ID. Carefully go through these details and click on ‘Register’.
  • Upon successful registration, candidates will see a provisional Registration
  • Number and Password. These credentials will also be sent via email and SMS to the registered mobile number and email ID of candidates

Step 2: Filling of Application Form

  • Participants must use the system generated Registration Number and Password to login to their user accounts.
  • They will be required to enter their personal, communication and educational details.
  • Aspirants will then have to upload scanned images of their recent passport- size photograph and signature as per the guidelines specified in the form.
  • After all the necessary fields have been duly filled, individuals can see the preview of their application form. Check all the details, edit the errors and click on ‘Save & Next’

Step 3: Fee Payment

  • The next step is to pay Indian Bank PO 2019 application fee.
  • Fees can be rendered only through the online mode.
  • Applicants should take a print out the copy of e-receipt of transaction and preserve it.
  • Upon completion of all the above steps, candidates should take a print out of the confirmation page of the application form for reference.

Application Fee

Individuals must pay the application fees for Indian Bank PO 2019. The fee amount will depend on the students’ categories. It can be rendered by the online mode only. For paying the fees via online mode, you can use the following:

  • Net Banking, or Debit/ Credit Card.
  • IMPS
  • Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallet

Indian Bank PO 2019 Application fees for various categories are:

Category Application Fees
General INR 600
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 10

Pre- Exam Training

Pre-Examination Training will be organized by the Indian Bank for the participants belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD and other minority communities at various centers. All eligible individuals who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should mention the same in the application form. Training will be imparted free of cost but applicants must arrange the travel, stay, food, etc. expenses by themselves.

Indian Bank PO 2019 Admit Card

Indian Bank PO 2019 admit card will be available 2 weeks prior to the exam. These call letters should be downloaded within the given time period. Candidates will be notified about the availability of the call letters via email and SMS. Every applicant should have a copy of the call letter so as to be able to appear for the recruitment exam. Steps to download Indian Bank PO 2019 Admit Card are given below:

  1. Log on to the official website of Indian Bank and select the link of ‘Download Indian Bank PO 2019 Call Letter’.
  2. Enter the Registration Number, Password/ Date of Birth and security code and click on ‘Submit’.
  3. PO admit card will appear on the screen.
  4. Download it and take 2 print outs of it.

Exam Centers

Indian Bank PO 2019 will be conducted in various cities across all states of India. Candidates will have to select their preferred exam center in the application form. The final exam center allotted to the individual will be specified in the call letter

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Indian Bank PO 2019 Exam Pattern

Indian Bank PO 2019 will be conducted in 3 stages- Prelims, Main and Interview. Here are some highlights about the exam pattern:

  1. Indian Bank PO 2019 Prelim exam is an online test.
  2. The test will have 100 objective type questions which have to be solved within 1 hour.
  3. The question paper will be divided into 3 sections- English language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  4. Indian Bank PO 2019 Main exam will also be an online test comprising 200 objective questions.
  5. This online test will have 5 sections- English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge.
  6. Students who qualify the online test of the Main stage will have to appear for a descriptive test (Letter writing & Essay).
  7. Both tiers of the exam will be available in English and Hindi
Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online (Descriptive Test of Main will be offline)
Stages of exam 3 (Prelims, Main and Interview)
Type of Questions Objective (except descriptive paper of Main)
Total questions Prelims: 100 Main: 200
Duration Prelims: 1 hour Main: 2 hours (additional 30 minutes for descriptive test

Indian Bank PO 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for Indian Bank PO 2019 will cover a multitude of topics. The important topics for the exam are given below


Seating Arrangement

Logical Reasoning



Input – Output


Data Sufficiency

Alphanumeric series

Order and ranking

Blood Relations


Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Spotting Errors

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

Time & Work,


Profit & Loss

Simple and Compound Interest

Ratio & Proportion


General Awareness

Current Affairs and Banking Awareness topics

Static GK

Computer Knowledge

Fundamentals of Computer

MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Access


Computer Shortcuts


Input-Output device

results - indian bank po

Indian Bank PO 2019 Result for the Prelims will be declared within 7 days of conducting the exam. The results will be announced on the official Indian Bank website in the form of scorecards. The scorecard will have the scores obtained in the different sections as well as the total normalized score. The results of the Indian Bank PO 2019 for all stages can be checked by following these few steps:

  1. Log on to the official Indian Bank website.
  2. Click on the link of ‘Indian Bank PO 2019 Result’.
  3. Applicants will have to enter their Registration/ Roll Number to view their result.
  4. The scorecard will appear. Download it and take a print out of it.

The final merit list for selection will be drawn out by using scores obtained in all 3 stages. The weight allotted to Prelim & Main (taken together) and the interview will be 80:20 respectively. Candidates have to qualify both tests, the interview and have a high rank in the merit list to be selected

Indian Bank PO 2019 Selection Process

Indian Bank PO 2019 is a 3 tier exam. Individuals will have to go through the prelims, mains and interview round in order to get recruited. These processes are explained in brief below:

  • Prelims exam: This is the first stage of the Bank PO examination. Candidates have to appear for a computer-based, objective type test held in a single session. Those who clear the sectional and overall cut off will proceed for the next tier.
  • Mains exam: In this stage, candidates have to appear for an online, objective test. Candidates who qualify this test will have to write a descriptive paper wherein they must write a letter and an essay. Selected applicants will advance to the interview round.
  • Interview: This is the final stage of the exam wherein applicants have to appear before a panel and answer questions about themselves and on various topics related to banking. This round will be marked out of 100.
    Participants who secure a good rank in the final merit list after considering their performance in each stage will be admitted for the PGDBF course. After completing the aforementioned course, candidates are be recruited as PO in the branches of Indian Bank

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