What Next After Provisional Allotment of IBPS PO, Clerk and SO Post?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS had declared the final result on 1st April 2022. The provisional allotment under IBPS CRP-XI has been done on the category-wise vacancies for 2021-22.

There has been a constant discussion taking rounds and hence the repeated queries arise in the mind of the candidates about the Provisional allotment that needs to be followed after the exam. So, in this article, we are sharing with you the Process after provisional Allotment of Banks.

Many congratulations to all the candidates who got the final selection in the IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk & IBPS SO recruitment process in CRP XI of IBPS.

First, let us discuss what exactly is a Provisional Allotment?

In Provisional Allotment, IBPS shortlists candidates and allocates any one of the Participating Banks who has qualified in both Written Exam & Interview & has cleared the final cutoff. The allotment of banks is done on the basis of a candidate’s merit & preferences order of the bank.

IBPS will also send a selection + confirmation email to all candidates at their registered email IDs about the bank they have allotted. After this process, the role of IBPS finishes, and the further process is done by the allotted bank.

Now How the Merit will be Made by the IBPS?

Merit will be made on the basis of your marks in the combined Mains and Interview. It is important to note that if two candidates have obtained the same score, then the merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age).

Note: The provisional allotment does not mean an offer of employment i.e. if at any recruitment stage; it is found that the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility his candidature would be canceled.

The Process After Provisional Allotment?

After the provisional allotment of the banks by IBPS, the role of banks starts here. The individual banks will send an appointment letter (offer letter) with the details of formalities to the candidates’ registered email IDs and also to the candidate’s correspondence address which was mentioned during the application form.  In some cases, banks provide information on their website about formalities or joining schedules.

The appointment or offer letter includes the dates on which the candidates have to report to the bank for training and also the documents & certificates that the candidates need to carry for verification. The mail will also mention the medical test, if any, whose certificate has to be submitted at the time of the joining.

When do banks call candidates for training or joining processes?

It is a bank’s discretion when to call a candidate for training or joining. However, the usual practice says that the minimum time lag between sending the intimation mail and the result declaration date is usually 20 days or 1 month.

But banks may delay sending the intimation by as much as two, three, or six months after results are declared.

IBPS Training

Most banks conduct training programs for all candidates. These programs are normally 10-15 days long and are held at the banks’ own training Centres, zonal offices, or head offices for IBPS PO & IBPS SO.


Most banks provide hostels or stay facilities during this period. The classes are held for 5-6 hours daily wherein candidates are trained in the bank’s processes and normal banking procedures. It is only after training is complete that a candidate can actually start working in the bank.


  • Some Banks conduct training prior to the joining while some conduct it after the joining.
  • The training for Probationary Officers/Specialist Officers will be conducted by the allotted bank in their respective training centers.
  • For Clerk, training will be conducted in the same state by the allotted bank in its training center or in a regional zonal office.

After successfully completing the training, candidates are absorbed in the bank as Probationary Officers/ Specialist Officers (JMG Scale-I) and posted in branches of the bank across India.

While for IBPS Clerk, candidates are absorbed in the bank as Clerk and posted in branches of the bank across any district of the same state.

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