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IBPS PO 2016 - How to fill the bank preferences?

IBPS PO 2016 – The examination is about to hit in a few days and you are ready to roll with your preparations. The registration will start from July 26, 2016. But during the registration process you need to fill in the preference order of 20 nationalized banks. The biggest dilemma can be choosing a bank as a first preference. In this article, we will help you out in making the correct preference order.

Significant dates IBPS PO examination:



26th July, 2016

Online Registration (Starting date)

13th August, 2016

Online Registration (Last date)

16, 22 and 23rd October, 2016

Prelims Online examination

List of banks partcipating:

The list given below is the list of banks participating in the recruitment process:

  • Vijaya Bank

  • United Bank of India

  • Union bank of India

  • Allahabad Bank

  • Andhra Bank

  • Bank of Baroda

  • Bank of India

  • Bank of Maharashtra

  • Canara Bank

  • Central Bank of India

  • Corporation Bank

  • Dena Bank

  • IDBI Bank

  • Indian Bank

  • Indian Overseas Bank

  • Oriental Bank of Commerce

  • Punjab National Bank

  • Punjab & Sind Bank

  • Syndicate Bank

  • UCO Bank

The major quandary is “How to choose the preferences?”. The answer to this questions can be many. We have come up with a few suggestions to help you choose your preferences in IBPS PO 2016.

  • In case you are a female, go for a bank having multiple branches in your state. You can also make the same choice if you prefer to work near your state.

  • You should be very clear with this fact that whatever choice you make, you will have to serve the bank for at least 30 years.

  • Location is also a major factor in making this decision. In order to check your future posting area, you need to know about the headquarters of the concerned bank. The following table will give you a lucid information about the headquarters of different banks:


Head quarters of banks


Syndicate Bank


Bank of Baroda


Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank


Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank


Bank of Maharashtra


Andhra Bank


Punjab National Bank, Punjab and Sindh Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce


Allahabad Bank, United Bank of India, UCO Bank


Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank


  • Please note that every bank has an unique policy regarding transfers and relocations. Before making your decision, we advice you to go through the norms of the concerned bank.

  • If you have interest in joining a particular bank, you can choose it. You must keep this in mind that most of the PSU banks (under IBPS) have almost the same salary structure and promotion policy.

So, make a wise decision to choose a glorious career for a lifetime. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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