IBPS PO Notification 2020 is out and you can download the official IBPS PO 2020 Notification PDF from here. IBPS PO Online Application has started on 5th August 2020. Check IBPS PO Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Recruitment Process and other important details.
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IBPS PO Notification Out 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS has begun the online application process for the post of Probationary Officers (PO). The candidates can apply online from 5th August to 26th August 2020. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020 while the results will be declared in November. A total of 11 banks will be participating this year for 1167 Vacancies of IBPS PO 2020.
The candidates can read about the IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, IBPS PO 2020 Online Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut off for the previous years, Salary, Preparation Tips, Study Materials on this page.
IBPS PO Notification 2020 – Important Highlight
|Eligibility||Age – 20 to 30 Years, Education- Graduate|
|Recruitment Process||Prelims + Main + Interview|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Online Application Process||5 Aug to 26 Aug 2020|
|Subjects||Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer and General Awareness|
|Prelims Exam Date||3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020|
|Main Exam Date||28th Nov 2020|
IBPS PO 2020 Notification PDF
IBPS PO 2020 Notification was released on 4th August 2020. The Official Notification PDF for the IBPS PO Exam, apply online date, exam date is available here as it has been released by the conducting body IBPS on its official site which is www.ibps.in. The IBPS PO 2020 Online Application link has been activated on www.ibps.in/ The IBPS PO Notification PDF is given below for 2020-21.
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, 10th & 11th October 2020.
|IBPS PO Exam 2020 Activity||Date|
|IBPS PO Notification 2020||4th August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Starts From||5th August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Ends on||26th August 2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||21st to 26th September 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release Date||October 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result Date||October/ November 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||April 2021|
IBPS PO 2020: Vacancy Detail
The number of vacancies under IBPS PO is given below. There has been a major decline in the no. of vacancies this year. Out of the total 11 banks that are participating in the IBPS 2020 Recruitment, only three banks have notified the vacancies. The vacancy details for the other banks is not reported (NR) as of now.
Available Vacancies for IBPS PO 2020-21: 1167
Available Vacancies for IBPS PO 2019-20: 4336
Available Vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19: 4252
Indent for PO/MT for the year 2021-22
IBPS PO Vacancy 2020
|Bank of India||734|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||83|
IBPS PO 2020: 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 candidates for IBPS PO 2020 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|
IBPS PO 2020: Application Fee
The application fee for IBPS PO is given below. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate
|Sr. No.||Category||IBPS PO Application Fee|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850 /-|
How to Apply for IBPS PO Notification 2020-21?
Please follow these instructions to fill the online application for IBPS PO 2020:
- Visit the official website- ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP PO/MT”.
- Then, click on the option titled “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES ” to open the On-Line Application Form.
- Next, click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register the application by entering the basic information.
- Upload your photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand-written declaration.
- Make Payment through the ONLINE mode only.
- Click on the “FINAL SUBMIT” button
- After registering online, the candidates have to take a printout of their system generated online application forms.
|Apply Online||Registration | Login|
|Official Notification||Click Here|
|Official Website||Click Here|
Documents To Upload For IBPS PO 2020
Applicants need a few documents to upload to complete the Application procedure. A scanned copy of enlisted documents is needed to be uploaded as given below.
|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|
IBPS PO Notification 2020: 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 2020: 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 Exam 2020: Prelims Exam:
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 mintues for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
|Test Name||Questions/ Marks||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|English Language||30/ 30||20 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35/ 35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35/ 35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the next stage.
IBPS PO Exam 2020: Mains Exam
The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60/60 mins|
|General /Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40/35 mins|
|English Language||35||40/40 mins|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60/45 mins|
|English Language (Letter Writing& Essay)||2||25/30 mins|
Interview Stage Under IBPS PO Recruitment 2020
|The interview will be of 100 marks under IBPS PO recruitment 2020. Candidates declared successful in the mains stage of IBPS PO recruitment exam will be shortlisted for an interview round which will be competitive and will consist of a reputed panel. The IBPS PI will 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 centres.|
IBPS PO Recruitment 2020: Negative Marking
|There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests as per IBPS PO recruitment notification. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.|
Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
• The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
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 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 Cut Off
Cut Off is the minimum marks that are required by any candidate to score in order to be shortlisted to appear for the Interview and thereafter for the final recruitment.
- Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum cut-off score in each test of IBPS Main examination online and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for an interview.
- Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS interview.
- The final appointment will be made on the basis of the marks secured in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and th scores obtained in the Interview.
- Prior to the completion of the IBPS interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview.
Given below is the IBPS PO cut off marks for preliminary exam 2019-2
IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Cut-Off
|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|
IBPS PO Mains 2019 Cut Off
|Serial No.||Subject||Maximum Marks||Cut Off (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)||Cut Off (General)|
|1.||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||60||05.50||07.75|
|3.||Data Analysis & Interpretation||40||02.50||05.25|
|4.||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||05.00||08.00|
|5.||English Language (Descriptive)||25||08.75||10.00|
IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2019: Category Wise
|Category||IBPS PO Mains Cut Off
(Out of 225)
IBPS PO Final Cut Off 2019: (Mains + Interview)
How to Prepare for IBPS PO Exam?
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 Mockbank or Onlinetyari 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, 10th & 11th 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.