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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had released the notification in August 2020 to recruit candidates for more than 3500 Probationary Officers post. IBPS has reopened the supplementary applications for aspirants who have missed applying previously. Read the complete notification and know more. 

Latest: The IBPS PO Apply Online Link for the supplementary exam will be active until November 11, 2020. Make sure to satisfy the eligibility criteria and apply before the last date. 

IBPS PO Notification 2020 PDF

Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Exam Location PAN India
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancy  1167
IBPS PO Salary Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700 (in-hand pay)
IBPS PO Help Desk 1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is an official document released by the exam officials to inform candidates about the application process and other exam details. Candidates are advised to go through the complete IBPS PO Exam 2020 notification and then proceed with the application process. IBPS released another notification for the supplementary examination of PO posts. Hence, the application has been reopened until 11th November 2020. 

Read IBPS PO Supplementary Notification PDF 2020

Read IBPS PO Recruitment 2020 Notification PDF

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020-21

The following table displays all important dates for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam:

Event Exam Dates
IBPS PO Notification Release Date 4th August 2020
IBPS PO Application Form 2020 Start Date 5th August 2020
Last Date for IBPS Online Application 26th August 2020
Supplementary Application Dates October 28 - November 11, 2020
Pre-Exam Training will be conducted on September 21-26, 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card for Prelims available from October 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date for Prelims October 03, 10, and 11, 2020
Supplementary Prelims Exam Date January 5 & 6, 2021
Prelims Result Date January 2021
Mains Admit Card available from February 2021
Exam Date for Mains February 2021
Mains Result Date February 2021
Call Letter for Interview March 2021
Interview Date March 2021
Final Result Date/Provisional Allotment April 2021

Participating Banks in IBPS PO Recruitment 2020

The table shows the list of IBPS PO Participating Banks. After the final selection, candidates will be appointed to the following banks.

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Syndicate Bank Andhra Bank Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce UCO Bank Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of India Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
United Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra -

IBPS PO Vacancy List 2020

This year IBPS has announced 1167 total vacancies for reserved and unreserved categories this year. Here is the bank-wise vacancy list for this year and previous year for analysis:

Participating Bank Bank PO Vacancy 2019 Bank PO Vacancy 2020
Bank of Baroda 0 0
Bank of India 899 734
Bank of Maharashtra 350 NR
Canara Bank 500 NR
Corporation Bank 150 NR
Central Bank of India NR 0
Indian Bank 493 NR
Indian Overseas Bank NR 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 300 NR
Punjab National Bank NR NR
Punjab and Sind Bank NR 83
UCO Bank 500 350
Union Bank of India 644 NR

IBPS PO Previous Year Vacancy

Last year IBPS had announced 4336 vacancies for both reserved and unreserved categories. Find below the bank-wise vacancy list for 2019:

Organization Reserved Vacancies Unreserved Vacancies Total
Allahabad Bank 297 203 500
Bank of India 316 583 899
Bank of Maharashtra 207 143 350
Canara Bank 297 203 500
Corporation Bank 88 62 150
Indian Bank 292 201 493
Oriental Bank of Commerce 178 122 300
UCO Bank 239 261 500
Union Bank of India 391 253 644
Total 2305 2031 4336

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility before applying for IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. Read through the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria for the exam.

  • Graduation Degree: Candidates should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognized university. 
  • Computer Literacy: Basic knowledge of computers is a necessary thing. Hopeful aspirants should have a working knowledge of computer systems. 
  • Local Language Proficiency: Candidate is expected to be able to read, write & speak the language of the State/Union Territory. 

Age Limit to Apply for the IBPS Bank PO Exam

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 20 years.
  • The maximum age limit to apply is 30 years.

Age Relaxation is applicable as per the following table -

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC ( Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of J&K during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal 
retrenched from service(for MP state Only)
5 years

IBPS PO Application Form 2020

The application process for IBPS 2020 has been reopened as a supplementary examination. Aspirants can fill the application forms until 11th November 2020. Here are the Steps to Apply Online for IBPS PO Exam 2020.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on new registration.
  • A new page will open after clicking on new registration.
  • Enter all personal details.
  • Click on register now.
  • Upload photograph and signature in the next step.
  • Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Proceed to pay the registration fee.

Application Fee for IBPS Bank PO Exam 2020

On the release of IBPS PO Notification 2020-21, candidates will be able to apply online. The following table displays the IBPS PO Application Fee-

Category Application Fee for IBPS Form
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100 
General and Others Rs. 600

IBPS PO Salary 2020

Once the IBPS PO Recruitment is finished, the appointed probationary officers will enjoy many perks, allowances & growth opportunities. 

  • The starting In-hand IBPS PO Salary for PO is Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700. 
  • Once the selection process is complete, candidates are appointed in different public banks across the country, allowances & perks vary from bank to bank.
  • Wage revision for Bank employees is due from November 2017 in accordance with the 11th Bipartite settlement. Once it is implemented, employees will receive a hike of 15% and more.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020

It is essential to understand the structure of the IBPS CWE (Common Written Examination). As the IBPS Bank PO Exam is conducted in 3 Stages, we will take you through the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for all 3 stages.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 60
  • Prelims Exam Duration- The exam is conducted for 60 Minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • Sectional Cut Off- Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the preliminary exam to be eligible for Mains CWE.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Here is the detailed exam pattern as per the latest IBPS Bank PO 2020 Notification.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Descriptive Test  No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes 
  • Mains Exam Duration- 3 Hours & 30 minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • The English Language Descriptive paper will also be conducted in the Mains Examination which will require the students to write Letter & Essay. 

IBPS PO Interview Process 2020

Candidates who clear the Mains Exam are called for a face to a face interview session with Banking officials. IBPS conducts the interview to test candidates on their presentation, knowledge about Banking, Current Affairs & more. 

  • The Interview session generally lasts for 15-20 minutes.
  • The candidate is graded out of 100 marks. 
  • Qualifying marks for the IBPS Bank PO Interview is 40% ( General Candidate)
  • Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates is 35%. 

The Final Selection is made on the basis of the score achieved in the Mains Exam + Interview. Weight of both Mains & Interview in the final calculation is based on a ratio of 80:20 respectively. 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

The Syllabus for both Prelims & Mains exam differs slightly. Aspirants who are hoping to apply for the IBPS Exam this year are advised to start their preparation & not miss out on any of the topics mentioned below.  Download the Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains. Check out the syllabus as per the latest IBPS Bank PO Notification 2020.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2020

The Prelims exam tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language. Go through the important topics in the Prelims exam-

Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles- Floor Based or Circular.
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Series

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Practice is the key to success in this section. Go through the following topics thoroughly. 

  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Simplification, Age Problems
  • Ratio & Proportion

Important Topics for English Section

Most questions in the English section are asked from the following topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2020

For the convenience of the preparing candidates, we have mentioned the critical & important topics that are frequently asked in the CWE (Common Written Examination). 

Important Topics for Reasoning and Computer Knowledge

The below-mentioned topics are recurring in every Bank PO Exam. With practice, they can be very scoring-

  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Internet
  • Computer Networking
  • Hardware & Software

 Important Topics for General Awareness Tier 1

Candidates must prepare these topics thoroughly-

  • Financial Knowledge
  • Current Affairs (India + World with a focus on financial news).
  • Financial Institutions
  • Read the Newspaper regularly, keep tabs of the current affairs & Financial News in the country & across the globe.

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Go through the important topics of the Quantitative Aptitude section 

  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Profit Loss & Discounts
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • SI/CI

Important Topics for English Section

Crucial English section topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Letter/Essay Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training 2020

The Participating banks with the IBPS Bank PO Exam conduct Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/ Religious Minority Community aspirants across the country. This training is mandatory as per the Government of India. The goal behind this training is to provide equal opportunity for all & ensure diversity in the IBPS PO Recruitment. 

  • Candidates are helped with the major topics & common mistakes in the exam. 
  • Students are educated about Exam Strategies, tips & tricks to crack the paper.
  • The training is provided by professionals with the aim to uplift the communities. 
  • Training is provided across the country. 

The Pre Exam Training is conducted in North, East, West & South India. This table provides a list of all IBPS Pre-Exam Training centers as per the latest IBPS PO Recruitment 2020-21 Notification.

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati Shimla 
Vishakhapatnam Varanasi - -

IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2020

While preparing for the Bank PO exam, refer to the important IBPS PO Preparation Tips. Follow these points to Crack the IBPS Probationary Officer exam 

  • Practice the Quantitative/Numerical Ability section as much as possible.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible to prepare for Reasoning & Quantitative aptitude.
  • Read the newspaper every day, it will improve grammar, vocabulary & will keep you updated with the current affairs. 
  • Learn all Banking Terms, Important Government Schemes on capital & money market. The trick is to revise the Banking awareness & Financial terms regularly. 

Best Books for IBPS PO 2020

Candidates hoping to crack the IBPS Bank PO Exam can start their preparation with our handpicked selection of 7 IBPS PO Best Books-

  • Comprehensive Guide to IBPS by DISHA Publications.
  • The Complete Success Package- Bank PO Recruitment Examination by Arihant Publications. 
  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO by N K Singh by Upkar Publication
  • English Language by Wren & Martin
  • Bank PO Solved papers for PO & MT – Kiran Publication
  • General Awareness category – Mahindra Financial and Banking Awareness

IBPS PO Mock Test 2020

We have covered the section-wise IBPS PO Preparation Tips above. Let us have a look at a very useful resource for IBPS PO exam preparation: Mock Tests.

  • Candidates should attempt to go through as many Mock Tests as possible.
  • Mock tests will help candidates in getting acquainted with the exam pattern.
  • It helps in figuring out the Strong & Weak sections.
  • Preparing candidates can focus on their weaknesses & focus on improving it.

Practice the below mentioned Mock Tests

IBPS PO Banking Quiz IBPS PO Mock Test

IBPS PO Admit Card 2020

The Official IBPS Notification has mentioned the admit card dates for Prelims & Mains. The following table displays the important IBPS PO Hall Ticket 2020 Dates 

IBPS PO Call Letter Dates
Pre-Exam Training Call Letter to be released in September 2020
IBPS PO Hall Ticket for Prelims October 2020
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card November 2020
Call Letter for IBPS PO Interview January 2021
  • The download of the IBPS PO Admit Card will commence 10 days prior to the exam date. 
  • The Call Letter for Prelims, Mains & Interview will be released separately. 
  • IBPS Admit card will have all the details of the exam center, exam date, shift timings & exam instructions. 
  • Candidates will need to carry the print out for IBPS PO Mains Hall Ticket to the exam center. 

IBPS PO Result 2020

The IBPS PO Result is declared on the official IBPS website. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection declares the result in 3 stages. 

IBPS PO Result

The IBPS PO 2020 Result Dates have been announced with the Official IBPS PO 2020 Notification. 

IBPS PO 2020 Result Dates
IBPS PO Prelims Result Date October/November 2020
Declaration of Mains Result December 2020
  • The Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, candidates who clear the IBPS Prelims Result will be eligible for the Mains Exam. 
  • IBPS PO Result marks scored in the Mains examination are considered in the final selection.

Expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2020

The Cut Off for Prelims exam will be out in October/November 2020. By studying the previous year's Cut off's & understanding the cut off trends, we have come up with the expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2020-21.

 Category IBPS PO Previous Year Cut Off 
 General  62
 OBC  57
 SC  53
 ST  45
 Hearing Impaired (HI)  21
 Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)  45
 Visually Impaired (VI)  42
 Intellectual Disability (ID)  20

*Sectional Cut Off– Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the Prelims exam to be eligible for Mains CWE (Common Written Examination).

*Know more about the Expected Prelims Sectional Cut Off & the Previous year IBPS PO Cut Off and trends. 

IBPS PO Selection Process 2020

As per the IBPS PO Notification 2020-21, there are three stages in IBPS PO Recruitment.

IBPS PO

Phase I - Prelims

  • The Prelims Exam has 100 Questions.
  • Time Duration for Prelims CWE (Common Written Exam) is 60 minutes.

Phase II - Mains

  • The Mains Exam is conducted for 3 Hours & 30 Minutes.
  • The maximum number of marks in Mains is 225.

Phase III- Interview

  • The Interview session generally lasts for 15-20 minutes.
  • Candidates are graded out of 100 marks.

Know more about the IBPS PO Selection Process, final selection & Provisional Allotment details. 

IBPS PO Exam Centers 2020

The IBPS CWE (Common Written Examination) is conducted Online for Prelims & mains. The IBPS Exam centers can be different for both preliminary & mains examination as fewer candidates will appear for the mains exam as compared to the Prelims. 

  • IBPS PO Exam Centers are spread across 36 regions in the country. 
  • The centers are located in States/UT's & NCR.

FAQ's

Is there any Gd in IBPS PO interview?

No, there is no Group Discussion (GD) round in IBPS PO. The Personal interviews is a face to face round which is conducted for 100 marks.

What are the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Dates 2019?

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2019 is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 20th and 21 October 2019. 

Is there sectional cutoff in IBPS PO prelims?

Yes, there is a sectional cut off for all 3 sections in the IBPS Prelims exam.

How many vacancies are released in IBPS PO Vacancy 2019 list?

In IBPS PO Vacancy List 2019, a total of 4336 vacancies are released. The vacancies are released in category wise every year.

How many candidates appeared in the IBPS PO 2019 Exam?

Around 11 Lakh Candidates appeared in the IBPS PO Exam 2019. It is one of the highly prestigious examination conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection.

Do I need a different Hall Ticket for Prelims & Mains?

Yes, IBPS releases different Hall Ticket for both Prelims & Mains. Candidates appearing for the Mains Examination will need to download their IBPS PO Mains Admit Card before the exam.

Can the IBPS PO Exam Center be changed after I submitted the Application Form?

No, once the application form is submitted no changes can be made. Make sure to fill the application form with extreme care.

Is the IBPS PO Exam held every year?

Yes, IBPS conducts the Bank PO exam once every year.

What is IBPS PO Salary?

The Basic IBPS PO Salary is 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020. Along with basic salary, the employee is entitled to various other perks and allowances.

When is the last date for IBPS PO 2019 apply online?

You will be able to fill the IBPS PO 2019 Application form from August 07, 2019 until 28th August 2019 on the official IBPS website- www.ibps.in

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