Expected Joining Dates for IBPS Bank PO, Clerk & SO Allotments 2016

With IBPS completing the allotment process, its time for candidates to become a Officer (PO), Clerk & Specialist Officer in public sector banks.As this would be one of the biggest moment in their life, many selected candidates are eagerly waiting to get their appointment letters.For the benefit of these to-be-banking-professionals here is the ultimate list of banks expected joining dates for PO, SO & Clerk.


In the month of March 2016, the final results of IBPS CWE V recruitment were released. Following it, Govt banks came out with the list of vacancies which included 12600 PO jobs, 24600 clerk jobs & 4300 specialist officer jobs.


The next step is joining process which will be announced by each bank separately. Candidates will then have to report at the mentioned location & time with all the necessary documents for verification.




PO, Clerk & SO Expected Joining Dates 2016

Many candidates have been asking us about the approximate joining dates but banks don't follow any specific timeline for inducting new hires.


So we are providing you with expected date of joining for banks based on last year`s data.There is no guarantee whether the dates shall be the same for this year but you can get a rough idea of the things to come.


Name of the Bank

Expected Joining Month (2016)

Punjab National Bank July 2016 (reporting could be in batches)
Oriental Bank of Commerce June
Bank of Maharashtra May
Union Bank of India


United Bank of India

Indian Bank June (for PO); November (for Clerks)
Bank of Baroda June/ July (clerk)

Andhra Bank


Canara Bank

August / September

Syndicate Bank

May (PO, clerk); June (SO)

Allahabad Bank


Dena Bank

June (PO); May (clerk)

Bank of India

Vijaya Bank July – September
IDBI Bank April – May (may get late this year)
UCO Bank June/ July
Central Bank of India July (PO); March 2017 (clerk) - joining was late last year for clerical cadre

Corporation Bank, Punjab Sind Bank,ECGC, EXIM Bank

Not available


Note: The above details have been compiled based on the last year`s joining & purely for informational purpose only.It may or may not be the same in 2016 as banks take final decision on reporting & joining.

Doubts about Joining?

Having read about the expected joining dates, we know many of you might be having some doubts.Somebank joining signature of your common questions have been answered here:


Can I call the bank to know about exact joining dates?

Many banks are strictly advising candidates not to contact them about the allotment.


They also say that, only after posting location is finalized, they shall call for joining and all required information would be published on their websites.


So we too request candidates not to keep calling or visiting them regularly as you wont get any proper response.


Should I join on the same day of document verification?

Some banks may to join on the date of verification, while some would fix the reporting date few days later.It will be informed on that particular day.


Allotted as clerk? Then see why your clerk appointment is not confirmed


Will they allow me to join on some other day?

We cannot answer this question because the bank officials have to decide on it.


So once the joining information is released, try contacting the person in-charge of recruitment & request permission.


What to do incase they don't announce the joining within the dates you mentioned?

As said earlier, the bank joining dates given above are based on previous year recruitment and are accurate to the best of our knowledge.


It is not compulsory for banks to conduct the joining formalities in the same month every year.If its getting late, there is no option apart from waiting.


We will be keeping a close watch, anyways to report the events.So don't worry even if banks take time.


Selected in IBPS PO? checkout Bank PO joining dates in 2016 


Allotted in IBPS Clerk? Then checkout Bank clerk joining dates in 2016

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