IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Results Out - How Many Passed for Mains?

The IBPS PO prelims 2016 exam for the recruitment of officers (scale I) in public sector banks is currently underway.Every year, close to 10 – 12 lakh candidates register for this examinations as it is required to apply for bank jobs in India.When so many people take part in the selection process for a total of 8800 vacancies, we tell you about how many candidates will qualify for IBPS PO mains & IBPS PO prelims results expected dates.


IBPS PO 2016 recruitment selection process consists of two stages – Preliminary Exam & Main exam.While the prelims are held on October 16, 22, 23 & 27, the mains are scheduled to happen in the month of November 2016.


Although the 1st day candidates have termed the prelims as ‘tough’ & ‘tricky’, we must wait for all shifts to get over to get an idea of the overall difficulty level & performance.


UPDATE: IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2016 results are declared.Check them here.

This online facility to view your IBPS PO prelims results will be active till November 11th.


How Many Will Qualify for IBPS PO Mains 2016:

According to IBPS PO notification, 8822 officer vacancies are to be filled during the year 2017 -18 in govt banks.See below for bank-wise breakup of available posts:


The procedure of selection is as follows:

  • Qualify in Prelims & get shortlisted for mains exam
  • Qualify in Mains & get chosen for personal interview
  • Qualify in Interview & get appointed as PO

It is estimated that atleast 8 – 10 lakh candidates appear for the prelims but IBPS will fix cutoffs in such a way they shortlist in the ratio of 1:20 (20 times the no. of vacancies). The same ratio was practiced in SBI PO recruitment as well.


Going by that formula, 8822 x 20 = 1,76,440.


So approximately 1.80 lakh candidates should qualify for IBPS PO 2016 mains.


The prelims cutoff scores would be determined accordingly by the institute to match this number.Checkout our IBPS PO prelims expected cutoffs & exam review.


When is IBPS PO Prelims Results?

Since the tests are conducted through online mode, the results are normally out within few weeks.IBPS is also known to declare the results of their examinations quite fast.


As per their official calendar, the IBPS PO prelims results will be released in the 1st or 2nd week of November 2016.


Qualifiers would then have to appear for the IBPS PO Main 2016 on November 20.


Will you be one among the 1.80 lakh candidates expected to qualify for the main examination? Share your prelims attempts below to discuss about your chances.

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