The much-awaited IBPS PO 2020 Notification has finally been released. Each year lakhs and lakhs of candidates apply to become an IBPS Probationary Officer. The candidates have to apply through the online mode only for which they have to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the banks. The eligibility criteria of IBPS are certain factors that have been mentioned below:

  • Nationality

  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification


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IBPS PO Eligibility: Nationality

The IBPS PO Eligibility as per the Nationality/Citizenship of a candidate is given below. A candidate must be either –

  • a Citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  •  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

The candidates who are not the citizens of India i.e. for the categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above will have to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India during the Bank PO interview.

IBPS PO Eligibility: Educational Qualification

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 26.08.2020.

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicates the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Points To Note For IBPS Educational Qualification

  • Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 26.08.2020 has to be submitted at the time of the interview. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.
  • Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application.

  • If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms

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Calculation of Percentage For IBPS PO 2020

The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

For extensive preparation of IBPS PO exam candidates must take Mock Tests, which will also help them analyze their preparation level.

IBPS PO Eligibility for EWS Category

Applicants not covered under the SC, ST, OBC categories, and have a gross annual income less than 8 lakh rupees are identified as EWS candidates i.e. candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Section. Such candidates are entitled to the benefit of a 10% reservation for the vacancies released by IBPS.

The income from all sources such as salary,  business, agriculture, profession, etc. will be included in revenue. This income will be the income from the financial year preceding the year of application.

However, any person or his family having possession of any of the below-mentioned assets will not be included in the EWS category, irrespective of his annual family income.

  1. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above
  2. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above
  3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  4. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities

While applying for the property holding test to determine EWS status, the property owned in different locations by a particular “Family” is clubbed.

Candidates seeking to avail the benefit of EWS reservation for IBPS PO Selection Process Will have to produce an Income and Asset Certificate at the time of document verification and interview round issued by a Competent Authority in the prescribed format.

The term “Family” will include the person seeking the benefit of reservation, his parents, siblings below 18 years of age, spouse and children below 18 years of age.

IBPS PO Eligibility for PWD Category

As per the Government of India norms, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for reservation under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.

The categories of disabilities eligible to avail reservation under the Act is as follows:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Blindness and low vision
  • intellectual disability, autism, mental illness, and specific learning disability
  • locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, and acid attack victims

People with benchmark disabilities will be allocated the reserved vacancies as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating banks.

Directives for PwD using services of Scribe

Candidates whose writing speed is affected permanently or with minimum benchmark disability for any reason are allowed to use their own scribe during IBPS PO Exam 2020, but have to abide by certain rules mentioned below.

  • Candidates who wish to use the scribe services or are eligible for the same in the examination will have to apply for the services of scribe while filling the IBPS PO Application Form.
  • Scribe will have to be arranged by the candidates themselves and at their own cost.
  • Both candidate and scribe will have to submit an undertaking that all the stipulated eligibility conditions mentioned for the scribe is fulfilled. Also, if, at any stage of the exam, it is found that the scribe did not fulfil any of the eligibility criteria prescribed or suppresses material facts then the applicant’s candidature will be canceled, irrespective of the result of the CRP.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate may be from any educational background but should not be any candidate for the online examination under (CRP-PO/MT-IX)
  • Scribe used by the candidate is eligible for compensatory time of 20 mins or otherwise recommended for the full hour of the examination.

Since compensatory time given to candidates shall be a system based process, therefore, only candidates who register for the same will be allowed such concessions.

Directives for candidates with Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability 

Candidates with a minimum of 40% Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability where dominant extremity i.e. writing is affected to the scope where it may slow down the performance will be permitted a compensatory time of 20 min/hr or otherwise advised.

Directives for candidates having Intellectual Disability

Candidates will be provided a compensatory time of 20 min/hr of the exam only if they are more than 40% Intellectually Disabled, mentally ill, Autistic or have Specific Learning Disability, irrespective of availing the Scribe services.

Directives for Visually Impaired candidates

The Visually Impaired candidates suffering from 40% or more disability may opt to view the contents of question paper in magnified font and will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 min/hr otherwise advised. Only the visually impaired candidates who are not using the services of scribe will be permitted to avail the facility of viewing the contents of the test in the magnifying font.

IBPS PO Eligibility: Age Limit

The age limit plays an important factor while filling up the IBPS PO 2020 Online Form.

IBPS PO Age Limit
Age
IBPS PO Age Limit- Maximum 30 years
IBPS PO Age Limit- Minimum 20 years

The exemptions related to the IBPS PO Age Limit for the following category of candidates is given below:

IBPS Age Limit: Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe) 5 years
OBC (Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwD (Persons With Disabilities) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers which inlcudes
Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have gained at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of the assignment (including those whose assignment is due within a year
5 years
Persons originally domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir
from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Note:

  • Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original/ along with photocopies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).
  • There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in Officers’ Cadre.

IBPS PO 2020: FAQs

Q. What is the age limit to apply for IBPS PO 2020?

Ans. The minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum age limit is 30 years to apply for IBPS PO 2020. However, age relaxation is provided for a certain categories of candidates.

Q. Can the candidates who are in their final year of Graduation and are waiting for the result can apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. No, the candidates need to have their mark sheets to enter the marks while filling the online application of IBPS PO 2020.

Q. I have obtained 50% in my Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you can apply.

Q. Do I need to round off the percentage obtained in graduation while filling up the online application for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you have to round off the percentage obtained.The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%


 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 has been discussed here. The Syllabus for IBPS PO is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The syllabus is an important part of knowing the exam, a candidate is appearing for. To do well in the IBPS Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the new IBPS PO Syllabus. This article explains the IBPS PO Syllabus elaborately.

The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is released on 04th August 2020 and the candidates can apply online until 26th August 2020. Based on the latest pattern as given in the notification of IBPS PO 2020, the IBPS PO Syllabus has been discussed on adda247.com/jobs. Read on to know more.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: Overview

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Name of Exam IBPS PO 2020
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
IBPS PO Notification  Released on 4th August 2020
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
Marks Segregation
IBPS PO Exam
  1. Prelims: 100 Marks
  2. Mains: 200 Marks
  3. Descriptive Test: 25 Marks
  4. Interview: 100 Marks
Duration of Exam
  1. IBPS PO Prelims: 1 Hour
  2. IBPS PO Mains: 3 Hours + 30 Min
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative marking 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQ
Mode of Examination Online For Prelims & Mains
Language of examination English OR  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English.

IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is no different from any other PO Bank Exams. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different stages as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
  3. IBPS PO Interview

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test  (Pre and Mains) of the Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for the interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO Cut-Off will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high to be considered for the final appointment. Thus,  the final selection is made on the marks scored by the candidate in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and Interview (Mains+Interview).

IBPS PO Syllabus: IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Prelims

The IBPS PO Prelims is the first stage of the IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. This is the screening round.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Prelims Exam

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

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IBPS PO Syllabus: IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Mains

This is the 2nd Stage of the IBPS Exam. The candidates who will qualify the Prelims of IBPS PO Exam will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2020.

  1. There will be four sections for the IBPS PO Mains Exam and an additional section of the English Language which will be taken separately on the same date of the exam.
  2. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will have a total of 200 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours.
  3. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.
  4. The candidates will have to pass separately in each test/section.
Introduction of Descriptive Test: 25 Marks

Just like SBI PO 2020 Exam, IBPS has included the descriptive test of 25 Marks in the PO Mains Exam. The candidates will have to write an essay and a letter of 25 marks. The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum cut off.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

A candidate’s marks in the IBPS PO Mains Exam should be sufficiently high to be elgible for the Final Section.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Mains

S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each
test
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
02 25 30 minutes
Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

IBPS PO Syllabus For Prelims

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam is given below for the following sections:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

IBPS PO Syllabus For Mains

The candidates who secure a minimum cut off will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam. The syllabus for the IBPS PO Mains Exam is given below for the following sections:

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  2. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  3. English Language
  4. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness and Computer Knowledge
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS PO 2020 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS PO 2020 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus: Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT-X will subsequently be
called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers.

  1. The total marks allotted for the IBPS PO Interview is 100.
  2. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).
  3. The weightage (ratio) of the IBPS PO Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  4. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-IX and Interview.
  5. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

IBPS PO Syllabus: FAQ’s

1. What Sections/Topics are there for IBPS PO Exam 2020?

Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam consists of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language whereas the Mains Exam comprises of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

2. How many stages are there in IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. There are three stages in IBPS PO Exam: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and an Interview.

3. Is there negative marking for IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question.

4. How many times is IBPS PO Exam conducted?

Ans. IBPS PO Exam is held once in a year.

5. I have less than 60% marks in Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you can apply. There is no criteria for the % secured in Graduation.