IBPS PO Application Process and Preparation Guide

Preparation guide for ibps po

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has started accepting the IBPS PO Application Form to recruit Probationary officers. Candidates must know the application process and all the required documents to submit for the application form. This year the IBPS PO Vacancy has been increased to 3517. A lot of candidates have confusion regarding the process of registration for the exam. Let us have a look at the application process of IBPS PO.

Steps to Fill the IBPS PO Application Form

Step 1: Go to the official IBPS website

Step 2: You will find a ‘New Registration’ link. Click on it.

Step 3: Fill in the required information like your name, email id, contact number, and the security code that will be generated for you.

Step 4: Once you are done with the above step, a temporary registration number and password will be generated for you.

Step 5: You will receive the registration number and password on your registered email ID.

After you are done with the registration you will just have to fill in the application form and follow the steps mentioned during the process. Keep these documents handy for submitting it for the application process. For the registration process of IBPS PO candidates need scanned copies of these documents so that filling the application form is hassle-free.

  • Handwritten declaration
  • Passport Photo
  • Signature
  • Left-thumb impression
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Valid contact number and Email ID
  • Bank details at the time of payment

These steps will help your application process be completed smoothly. Let us now look at some of the things that you should follow while you prepare for the exam.

Preparation Guide for the IBPS PO Exam

Before you start your IBPS PO preparation you must know the 3 major requirements that you need to focus the most on-

  1. Speed
  2. Accuracy
  3. Time management


It will help you complete the questions in less time giving you more time to check your answers before you finally submit your paper. It will help boost your confidence too.


This is the key factor to score more marks in the exam. The questions must be accurately solved to ensure good results. For this, you will need lots of practice on various types of questions.

Time Management

This will help you complete the entire paper on time. This helps you to manage your time in a manner that you can spend minimum time solving easy questions so that you still have some extra time for the tricky questions.

If you achieve to have good speed with high accuracy, you can manage time easily. You can achieve this by practicing all types of questions by solving mock tests with a timer.

You must make sure that while you are preparing for the exam, the topics that you are studying are in the exam syllabus and are necessary. For this, you must be very familiar with the syllabus of the IBPS PO exam. The syllabus of the PO exam is very vast; therefore, you must carefully go through it before you even start your preparation. This is the first and most important step.

To prepare for the exam at the last minute, the best way is to solve the previous year’s papers and mock tests. This will help in revising the complete syllabus in less time and will also help you analyse the progress of your PO exam preparation. The score you get at the end of each test can be considered as the reflection of the score that you might get in the actual exam. Work on improving your marks in the mock tests and you definitely will score good marks in the actual exam.

Another benefit of solving mock tests and previous year papers is that you can analyse the topics which you have a stronghold on and the topics that you are weak in. Once you know this, you can start studying accordingly and focus more on the topics that you are weak in. You can even try all the shortcuts that can be used for solving the questions faster.

This was the basic preparation guide to prepare for the IBPS PO exam. Make sure you follow these to ensure that you are completely ready for the exam. If you have any queries about the IBPS PO preparation, let us know in the comment box below.

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About the Author: Dharmesh Prajapati

A coder-cum-marketer, Dharmersh works for one of the leading ed-tech start-ups in India, Testbook. When not working you can find him watching new shows on Amazon Prime/Netflix.


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