If you are looking to enter the banking sector as an officer, IBPS PO 2016 common written examination is the one hurdle that you need to cross.The IBPS notification was released few days ago & online registration links are currently active.But many candidates are finding it tough to know if they are eligible to apply for this exam or not.
It won’t be practically possible to answer your every doubt via email as we receive numerous queries
Hence here is the compilation of the most commonly asked questions related to the IBPS bank PO exam 2016.
To help you navigate easier – this article is divided into following topics:
About IBPS PO Eligibility:
What are the age limit conditions for PO post?
Minimum: 20 years & Maximum: 30 years.Applicants must have attained this age as on July 1, 2016.
In short, you must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 & not later than 01.07.1996
The maximum age is relaxed for the below categories:
SC/ST – 35 yrs | OBC (non-creamy) – 33 yrs | Disabled – 40 yrs
Is 50% or 60% required in degree?
Absolutely No.If you have passed in degree, you are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2016 exam.
Can B.E. or B.Tech degree holders apply?
I had scored 45% in UG & 70% in PG.Am I eligible?
As said earlier, your percentage in UG/ PG is not important.You can fill the application form if you had passed in UG (degree).
I am working in an IT company.Will I get any age relaxation?
Although employees of IT company are eligible to apply for banking exams, there are no separate concessions or relaxations provided for you while registering.
Can final year/ semester students apply? I am waiting for marksheets/ degree certificate etc.,?
Candidates in final semester can also apply but their results should be declared on or before 13.08.2016.
If you haven’t received the degree certificate, some valid document from the college/ university, stating the results were declared on or before Aug 13, 2016 should be submitted at the time of interview.
Can correspondence/ distance education graduates apply for IBPS PO 2016?
Yes, candidates who had completed their degree through distance education/ part-time/ correspondence are also eligible for this recruitment.
Can I fill the application form with CGPA/ OGPA grades?
No.Candidates should indicate their marks only in percentage.
Contact your college for the methodology to follow on converting CGPA to percentile. Also get a certificate attested by the concerned official for the same.
About IBPS PO Exam
When will I get the preliminary exam call letter?
Call letters for IBPS PO prelims exam should be downloaded from IBPS website directly in the monht of October 2016.
Dates of preliminary test: October 16, 22 & 23
Main examination: November 20
IBPS PO 2016 results – When will it be announced?
Prelims: Last week of October 2015
Mains: in the month of November
What are the books to prepare for IBPS PO 2016 exams.
When you want to buy IBPS PO 2016 books, you need materials to learn & then to practice.
Here are two links that will help you to prepare properly
1) To know the concepts & topics:
2) Online mock tests for practice.
3) Online course for self study (200+ classroom videos)
Can I pay fees in any bank?
No.There is no offline fee payment option in IBPS PO 2015.
All candidates must pay the registration fees only through Debit/ATM card or Credit card or Netbanking only
After you make the payment, remember to take a print of the e-receipt which may be asked in future.
While making online payment,I lost internet connection.Should I apply from first again?
Not required.Once you get the connection, login with your registration id & password to complete the payment and submit the application.
I made some mistake in the application.Can I send a new application again?
If you had paid the fees & submitted the application, you wont be able to make any changes to it.
In this case, you may submit another application but to be on the safer side, use a different email id for this new application.You must also pay the application fees once again.
Is it compulsory to fill the bank preferences section?
Yes.Candidates should compulsorily fill the bank PO preferences,based on which allotments will be made.See how to fill ibps po preference list