How to fill IBPS PO 2016 Bank Preferences

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016

  • We have received a lot of queries on How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 application.
  • We have compiled all those answers in this article.
  • Here we are providing you  the Preference List of all the banks recruiting through IBPS PO 2016, based on various criteria.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 based on Headquarters of the banks

Choosing a Bank on the basis of it’s headquarters has always been one of the most important criteria. The obvious reason being, the Bank focuses more in the region where its headquarter us located. This implies high density of branches in that region. So you will be having high chances of getting posted in the state, where the Headquarter of the Bank is located.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 based on Area and Regions of Posting

Based on the area of your choice:

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 for North India ‐

States Include: Delhi, Punjab, UP, UK, J&K, HP, Haryana.
  • Punjab National Bank.
  • Bank of Baroda.
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  • Allahabad Bank.
  • IDBI Bank.
  • Punjab & Sind Bank.
  • Canara Bank.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 for East and North East:

Eastern States Include: Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand

  • Allahabad Bank.
  • Bank of India.
  • Bank of Baroda.
  • UCO Bank.
  • United Bank of India.
  • Canara Bank.
  • Union Bank.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 for West & Central India:

States Include: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, Goa
  • Bank of Baroda.
  • IDBI Bank.
  • Dena Bank.
  • Bank of Maharashtra.
  • Canara Bank.
  • Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Corporation Bank.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS PO 2016 for South India:

States Include: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
  • Andhra Bank.
  • Indian Bank.
  • Vijaya Bank.
  • Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Canara Bank.
  • Corporation Bank.
  • Syndicate Bank.

IBPS PO 2016 : How to fill preferences based on Employee Feedback

Although all banks associated with IBPS PO 2016 are government owned and have almost same salary structure, but still each has its own working culture and promotion system. Therefore it is advisable for the candidates to talk to few employees before applying the banks in their preference list.

Based on our assessment and as per the feedback given to us by our selected students, we have prepared following list

  1. IDBI Bank
  2. Bank of India
  3. Union Bank of India
  4. Punjab National Bank
  5. Canara Bank
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. UCO Bank
  8. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  9. United Bank of India
  10. Allahabad Bank
  11. Vijaya Bank.
  12. Punjab & Sindh Bank
  13. Syndicate Bank
  14. Andhra Bank

IBPS PO 2016 : How to fill preferences based on Location Preference & Transfer Policy

As, we all know that different banks have different policies regarding transfer and postings. Some banks do ask for your preference for posting while others don’t.  So go through the transfer policies of the banks before putting them in your preference list.

IBPS PO 2016 : How should female candidates fill preferences

There is no difference as such when it comes to male and female candidates in selection process. But when it comes to post preferences, there is lot of difference in how each of them selects certain bank of over others. Female candidates need to keep following in mind while making their preferences

  • Headquarter of the bank. Nearer to your location, the better
  • What is the female head count in the bank?
  • How much female friendly is the bank?
  • How many females are in the higher management?

IBPS PO 2016 : How to fill preferences based on Number of Vacancies in the Banks

IBPS is conducting this recruitment for approx 8800 Posts,distributed across 16 Banks. 4 banks are not recruiting this year.

The Details are as Follows:

Sr.No. Participating Organization  SC  ST  OBC  UR  Total Out of Which (PWD)
1 Allahabad Bank 80 40 142 263 525 17 4 7
2 Andhra Bank 45 22 81 152 300 0 3 6
3 Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bank of India 28 15 53 104 200 2 2 2
5 Bank of Maharashtra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Canara Bank 330 166 595 1109 2200 26 31 20
7 Central Bank of India 45 22 81 152 300 3 3 3
8 Corporation Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dena Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 IDBI Bank 202 101 364 683 1350 0 20 20
11 Indian Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Oriental Bank of Commerce 75 38 136 251 500 8 5 2
14 Punjab National Bank 112 56 202 380 750 7 8 7
15 Punjab & Sind Bank 23 11 42 82 158 1 1 1
16 Syndicate Bank 60 30 108 202 400 4 4 4
17 UCO Bank 87 36 132 285 540 37 6 9
18 Union Bank of India 128 61 178 532 899 14 14 14
19 United Bank of India 30 15 54 101 200 10 4 2
20 Vijaya Bank 93 52 151 204 500 25 8 5
  Total 1338 665 2319 4500 8822 154 113 102

IBPS PO 2016 : How to fill preferences based on Your Personal Choice

This is the most important criteria. You should also keep in mind your personal choices. Almost all the Banks recruiting through IBPS PO 2016 will offer you similar kind of salary structure & promotion policy. So, do a little bit of research about the Banks based on your personal choices before putting them in your preference lists.

Disclaimer: The information stated above is based on independent sources and analysis. We do not take any responsibility for the decision that might be taken, based on the information provided above.
This is just an outline from us regarding How to fill preferences for IBPS PO 2016. 
The final decision is yours. Therefore we recommend you to do a detailed analysis and review of your choices before filling the form.

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  • Gourab Vishal Singh

    there is no ecgc and exim bank this please be informed and don’t copy paste old articles for students.


    no vacancies for Indian bank, IOB etc….

  • Learner

    BOB has 0 vacancies then why u include it on top position plz answer

    • Raj Aryan

      Sometimes use ur brain too dude….if u know the truth. U don’t have to seek answer. This article is to help bank po aspirants , they are not responsible in any way.

  • Naisargi

    for gujarat – female candidate ke liye bank preference kya rhegi?


      Preference are same for male and Female.
      Generally, after joining females are prefrences in Transfer and postings.

      • Naisargi




  • Sirsha Sen

    what will be the preferences if someone fill up the form from north eastern region like assam and sikkim????????????


      As such, there is no demarcation on that.
      You can fill them as per your wish

  • anuja bhilala

    Bank change kiye ja sakte h from dalne k bad sar


      generally not

      • sbi po

        sir while filling the form i forgot to mention that i registered for ibps po 2015 and i dont even remember whether i gave the exam or not ……so what should i do now since i submitted the form ………should i reapply..please help


          If you don’t know,what will you fill when you reapply?

          • sbi po

            i found the reg no in my email after i went through all the mails .what should i do now explain it to them during the interview. will it create a problem

          • AMIT CHAUDHARY

            Generally,it will not create a big issue.
            But on a safer side, you can re-apply again.

  • Namrata kamat

    how many banks to fill in preferences 5 banks or more?


      As many as you want.
      Fill all

  • Vimal Arora

    I am from Delhi & m confused to fill bank preferences. Should i fill it either as per the number of vacancies or as per the area wise or ?
    Please reply…..


      Whichever way, you feel

  • Aditi Singh

    Respected Sir,

    I am having a query regarding “Work Experience” section in IBPS PO application form.
    What advantages or disadvantages will I get if I show or dont show my work experience. And if I show then what documents I need to submit at the time of document verification.

    Kindly clear the air in this matter. Thank you so much in advance.


      Work Experience is not mandatory for IBPS PO and there are no marks for it.
      Most candidates join as freshers and they don’t have work experience.
      If you did your graduation a few years back, then to justify that you were not sitting idle, you can show work experience.

      • Trisha

        I have a query-
        While filling IBPS application, a column related to computer knowledge comes. what should I fill as I have no diploma, degree, or any other certificate. During Post graduation I read a subject namely – MIS Management Information System, This is mention in my marksheets also, will it be consider as a computer subject? can u guide what should i mention?


          Yes, It will be considered.
          didn’t you study Computer in Graduation or Class 12th?

      • Aditi Singh

        Thank You so much for clarifying. Actually I passed my grads in 2012. I was working in a private sector company till March, 2016. I had to leave my job because of my boss’s character. Things went sour, hope you can understand. I’m having the appointment letter and experience letter of the same, nothing else. That is why I’m bit worried. I mean in clerical its not needed right ?, because there is no interview. In PO, there is interview so I will have to show it to justify that I was not sitting idle. Right?
        What is your take? Thanks again for guiding 🙂

        • sbi ki kasam

          These are additional preferences which might help you (say 1%) in scoring good at interviews. However it all depends on your presentation. As a lot of questions may arise from this topic in interview
          1. your job profile
          2. Technical expertise
          3. Why did u left
          4. Why did not u raise ur voice against your boss attrocities
          5. What if it happens again in your banking career. will u again opt to leave the job.

          So if u r ready to take advantages of your work experince, be prepared to counter these questions.

          • Aditi Singh

            Thank you so much for guidance. In that case, I am definitely not going to tell them anything from 3-5. What about the document verification process if I update my work experience. And if I don’t, then what reasons do candidates who have done their graduation few years back give in interview. Thanks again for your help, it really means a lot 🙂

          • AMIT CHAUDHARY

            Generally, People say that they were preparing for Exams.
            But in your case, you can show your work experience.
            As per the Questions that are likely to be asked, simply say that your previous job was also good, and the reason you left that was that now you want to work in government sector, because of the job security, power and other such positive reasons.

          • Aditi Singh

            Updated. Thanks a ton for guiding me through this. Umm…1 last query, should I update my work experience in IBPS clerk too. I mean there will be no interview so work experience doesn’t matter at all in clerk. Isn’t it? Thanks again for everything 🙂

          • sbi ki kasam

            if u r updating ur work exp then u must be in possession of joining letter / offer letter and relieving letter. if u r still working somewhere u should have No Objection certificate from ur present employer.
            In IInd case if u r not updating ur work exp… u should have a valid answer for sitting idle after graduation. Just think urself why u were sitting idle. there must be a reason. Be true to urself u need not to justify others.

          • Aditi Singh

            Updated. Thanks a lot for ur guidance. It was really helpful 🙂

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  • BhabhutiJi

    idbi ko top choice mat rakhna. clerk ka kaam karoge officer bankar.

  • shiva

    Sir..while filling up ibps po form ..I have done a mistake I.e in work experience column I have mentioned my name instead of employer (organization name)..what should I do now  ..should I fill the form again!??.if i reapply it .will multiple application creates any problems?..please suggest me…help is highly appreciated…


      You can give an affidavit at that time regarding the same.
      Also if you don;t want to be in dilemma, you can apply again with new email id and mobile number.

  • Ganesh Kumar

    Sir , i entered wrong stream. Stream: science instead of enginering . Can i apply again. Or it is ok…


      You can give an affidavit at that time regarding the same.
      Also if you don;t want to be in dilemma, you can apply again with new email id and mobile number

  • tippu sultan

    sir , i completed my graduation in 2012 and i have only 1 yr experience as lab assistant but i dont have any experience certificate or salary slips from the college i worked , i left that job bcoz my mother fell ill and there was no one to look after her . now what should i fill in the experience section should i leave it or fill it with my one yr experience . pls suggest


      Do not Fill it.
      If they ask you at the time of interview, explain them the scenerio

  • kumar

    Sir..I joined in regional rural bank six months back…in ibps PO 6 application at work expirence menu…there is present employer name …date of of leaving and type of institute and reason to left… As I m still working is it applicable for me


      Just fill Date of Joining and Employers Name. Leave the rest or write Still Working

  • HARI

    Sir,for this year po exam obc non creamy layer certificate should be bought on or before which date?


      less than one year old as on the date of interview

      • HARI

        thank u so much sir

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  • Debraj P

    I ticked in category section as OBC. But I dont have NCL certificate.
    As per IBPS I was supposed to tick in GENERAL if I dont have NCL.
    So I had done a mistake by ticking OBC.

    Now, the place I live, here it is too much difficult for me to get NCL certificate due to various reasons.
    Should I continue with this exam or if selected then I will be rejected??

    PLEASE give some detail information about that. As mistake in Category is not like any other mistake of form fillup.


    which is better region for ibps clerk -Delhi or Punjab ?