IBPS PO 2020 Notification: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS conducts the exam for Probationary Officers(PO). A probationary officer has a very important role in handling the management of the bank. It has been considered a remunerative option for the Banking aspirants with a rewarding and settled job. Every year, the authority releases many vacancies for PO and a lot of applicants appear for the same to make a good career for themselves. Even though it is an entry-level position, candidates can create a good path through the prospects the job offers. For the year 2020, IBPS PO Notification is expected in August 2020. Go through the article provides complete insight about IBPS PO Exam.
IBPS PO 2020: Overview
IBPS PO 2020 is one of the most awaited Banking exams, for which a huge number of vacancies are released. The extent of competition is also quite high.
|Organization Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Post||Probationary Officer (PO)|
|Vacancies||To be notified soon|
|Online Application Start Date||July- August (Tentative)|
|Closing Date||To be notified soon|
|IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)||
|Selection Process||Prelims, Mains & Interview|
|Education Qualification||Graduate from a recognized University|
|Age Limit:||20 years – 30 years as on August 1, 2020|
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Date
IBPS has declared the exam date of Probationary Officer, well in advance as per the IBPS Calendar 2020. With the release of the calendar, the IBPS PO exam date has been scheduled for 3rd, 4th & 10th October 2020.
|IBPS PO Notification Release Date||by 1st week of August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Starts From||August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Ends on||August 2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||September 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release Date||September 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||3rd, 4th & 10th October 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result Date||October 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date||28th November 2020|
|IBPS PO Mains Result Date||December 2020|
|Conduct of interview||January / February 2020|
|IBPS PO 2002 Provisional Allotment||1st April 2021|
Aspirants of Bank take good advantage for making a career as a Bank PO, which has such good perks. Candidates should note that this is an opportunity, which they must not miss. One may refer to the given article for the essential details about the Exam.
IBPS PO 2020: Vacancy
The number of vacancies under IBPS PO will be notified with the release of the IBPS Notification 2020. However, considering the previous year data, the vacancy number is expected to be 5000. Till then you can refer to the IBPS PO previous year’s vacancy distribution.
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2020-21: to be updated later
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2019-20: 4336
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2018-19: 4252
Refer to the image given below for IBPS PO Vacancy of the previous years.
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
A candidate who wants to appear for the upcoming year’s exam should check that they fulfil the criteria required. Also, consider the age relaxation provided. The Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Exam includes the following conditions to be fulfilled:
- Nationality- The applicant could be:
A Citizen of India
The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing in India permanently.
- Academic Qualification-
An applicant possessing a graduate degree (such as BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech) from a recognized university. Please note that the degree or marks should be obtained on or before the date(to be issued).
Also, candidates possessing degree equivalent to the mentioned qualification are also eligible.
- Knowledge of Computers-
As the exams are now conducted online, candidates need to know the basic working of computer.
- Language Proficiency- Verbal and written knowledge of the state/ UT is desirable.
- Age Limit- An applicant should be between the age of 20 years but less than 30 years as on August 1, 2020.
The age relaxation for the candidate is as follows:
|General Candidates||0 years|
|Scheduled Caste||5 years|
|Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS – NCL)||3 years|
|Persons with Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.||5 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st ,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
Ensure that the eligibility is fulfilled in all aspects to get this particular government job.
IBPS PO Selection Process
The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2020. There are three stages of IBPS PO Exam.
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
The candidates will have score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off. The selection process requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected. The prelims round is qualifying while the mains exam requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. The interview round holds 100 marks.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern
Exam pattern is the detail of the examination covering the question type, sections of the exam, duration of the exam, number of questions asked. The IBPS PO Exam consists three stages:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The prelims exam consists of a total of 100 questions with a time duration of 60 minutes. Question type remains Multiple Choice questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the exam for each wrong answer. This round is only qualifying in nature.
|S.No.||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Questions type are again Multiple Choice with a slightly higher difficulty level. The Number of questions and the duration of the exam is higher. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. Refer to the table for a brief of exam pattern for mains:
|S.No.||Section Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
IBPS PO Interview
The interview is the final stage of IBPS PO Exam.
- Candidates qualifying with good marks in Prelims and mains will finally be appearing for the interview process.
- The interview round is of 100 marks.
- The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus
Syllabus of IBPS PO Exam consists of a general test of the candidate for their logical and general knowledge. An extensive range of topics is covered in the syllabus for a probationary officer. These topics are broadly classified as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. The syllabus of each phase of the exam is different in the aspects of its difficulty level.
The topics are described below:
1. Reasoning- This section of exam comprises of questions that a candidate can relate as per his thinking in a logical manner. Refer to the given topics:
|Seating Arrangement||Syllogism||Input-Output||Coding-Decoding||Alphanumeric Series||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test||Data sufficiency||Puzzle||Logical Reasoning|
2. Quantitative Aptitude
Also known as Quant, consist of mathematical/ numerical ability of the candidate up to a basic level(school level). The topics include:
|Simplification||Number Series||Ratio & Proportion||Percentage & Averages||Profit & Loss||Mixtures & Allegations||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Work & Time||Time & Distance||Sequence & Series||Quadratic Equation||Permutation & Combination|
3. General Awareness (GA)
GA questions are for the testing of knowledge of the current worldly knowledge possessed by the candidates and how much he/she is updated about them. Check the following topics for IBPS PO GK Syllabus:
|Banking & Financial Awareness||Current Affairs||Static GK|
IBPS PO Application Fee
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
How to Apply Online for IBPS PO?
The application process for IBPS PO involves two steps.
Step 1: Registration
- The candidates are to first click on the link that is given below.
- Enter the details asked for.
- A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number.
Step 2: Login
- On receiving the registration no. and password, login to complete the application procedure.
- Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.
- Choose the exam centre carefully.
- Upload the photograph, signature, Left Hand Thumb Impression, Handwritten declaration.
- The handwritten declaration should state “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required”.
Guidelines For Uploading Documents
Applicants need a few documents to upload to complete the Application procedure. A scanned copy of enlisted documents is needed to be uploaded:
|Documents||Dimensions (pixels)||File Size (KB)||Type|
|Photograph||200 x 230||20- 50||JPG /JPEG|
|Signature||140 x 60||10-20||JPG /JPEG|
|Left Thumb Impression||240 x 240||20 – 50||JPG /JPEG|
|Hand Written Declaration||800 x 400||50 – 100||JPG /JPEG|
- Preview the application form and verify it.
- Finally click on the “final button’ to submit the Application Form of IBPS PO and move to the payment part.
- Pay the required application fee.
IBPS PO 2020: Online Application Form
The online link to apply for IBPS PO will be provided here as soon as the notification is out for IBPS PO 2020.
IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card
The Admit Card for IBPS PO 2020 will be released for each phase of the exam. The call letter is an important document for the entry of the candidates into the exam hall. Without it, candidates are not permitted to give the exam.
For the reserved category candidates, there is an arrangement of pre-exam training. It is for the candidates to make them thorough with the recruitment process. This is going to be conducted in the month of September 2020. The training does not require any fee. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Communities are eligible for the Pre-exam Training.
IBPS PO Result
IBPS PO Result is to be announced after each phase of the exam. The result is followed by the scorecard, where candidates can check their marks scored in each phase. Refer to the link for checking the result.
Normalization of Scores- This is a common practice in case of government exams. Through this, the difficulty level is brought to a normal level so that the cut off can be prepared. This is done using the equi-percentile method
IBPS PO Exam Centre
A separate call letter is issued to the candidates for this pre-exam training that is conducted in various centres across India. The list of centres included are:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
IBPS PO 2020 Salary
Salary holds a lot of importance in the life of an IBPS PO candidate. With high perks and bonuses, a candidate gets lured for the given post. Hence, the payscale, structure of salary, in-hand salary, perks and profile of the job is a piece of important information. The details of the salary are provided:
- 23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020.
- It means Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 Years – Rs 30,560 Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 + 2 Years – Rs 32,850 Basic Salary of IBPS PO after 7 + 2 + 7 Years – Rs 42,020
- Allowances include Dearness, CCA, HRA, Medical Aid
IBPS PO Cut Off
The cut off tells the minimum marks that the candidate needs to attain in order to be shortlisted for the next round. The previous year cut off can be checked for IBPS PO.
IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Cut-Off Score For General Category:
|Subjects||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||Total|
|Cut Off Score
|Cut Off Score
IBPS PO Prelims 2019-20 Category-wise Cut-Off
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
How to Prepare for IBPS PO?
Every year, lakhs of candidates apply and get recruited in government jobs including Banking, which forms a crucial part of the government exams. There are some govt organizations that conduct exams annually, bi-annually, and sometimes more. To Prepare a Bank Exam, especially IBPS PO, one has to be aware of all the vacancies that released.
The next step should be to know about the previous year trend of the questions asked along with the exam pattern of the particular exam. You can visit Bankersadda to get study material, question papers of previous years as well as mock test papers.
Make a list of topics for the exam you’re appearing for, using the syllabus. After this, you must list down the topics you need to devote time in decreasing order.
With this, you can divide your time schedule in order to inculcate topics daily. Try making a checklist while you are studying.
Preparation should involve completing all the tasks (topics) in a complete manner, wherein at the end, you are able to answer all types of questions of each level. The difficulty level of the exam needs to be covered too.
You should also know that your confidence will be answering most of your problems. Don’t lose hope when you’re stuck or when you are taking too much time to complete a topic. Be positive and stay focused.
Remember, bank exam preparation does involve quality as there’s negative marking in most exams. So, the correct answers hold more importance/marks than the number of questions attempted and wild guesses do not work here. Be thorough with each topic you study and be consistent in your devotion and hard work.
IBPS PO 2020 FAQ’s
Q1. When will IBPS PO Exam be conducted?
Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on 3rd, 4th and 10th October 2020. The mains exam is will be held on 28th November 2020.
Q2. What is the selection procedure for IBPS PO?
Ans. The IBPS PO will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The candidates will have to clear each stage to be eligible to be appointed as an IBPS PO.
Q3. I am a graduate with less than 60% marks. Can I Apply for IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes, all graduates are applicable to apply for IBPS PO. There is no required percentage to apply for IBPS PO.
Q4. Can final year students apply for IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes. However, the degree must be before August 2020, or to be precise, before the Application Form fill-up date.
Q5. Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for every wrong answer in IBPS PO 2020. 0.25 of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.