IBPS PO Prelims 2020

IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card

IBPS PO 2020| Exam Date, Syllabus & 1417 Vacancies

Banking industry is the most demanded career opportunity in the country. Each year lakhs of aspirants appear in the several banking exams and among them is IBPS PO. The exam is held by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT). Candidates will be selected based on the preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Candidates will be offered a position in any of the 11 participating banks in India. 

IBPS PO Prelims 2020

 Name of ExamRecruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (CRP PO/MT-X)
Commonly known asIBPS PO
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection 
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyAnnually
Exam ModeOnline
Stages of recruitmentPrelims, Mains and Interview
Duration of ExamPrelims: One hour (60 minutes)   Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes
Language KnownEnglish and Hindi
Purpose of ExamTo select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers
Exam Helpdesk No.1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566


IBPS PO Prelims 2020: Notification

Notification for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 is now available. The notification consists of details like date of exam, vacancies, eligibility criteria, pattern of exam, calculation of score, details in relation to cut off marks, details of reservation category-wise, number of participating banks, etc.

IBPS PO Prelims 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/Citizenship: Any aspirant who is Indian citizen or subject of Nepal/ Bhutan is capable for appearing in IBPS CWE PO Exam 2020. Candidates who are Tibetan Refugees and migrated to India before January 1, 1962, need to fulfil eligibility criteria. Along with this, people of Indian origin who came from Pakistan/ Sri Lanka/Burma/ Kenya/ Uganda/ the United Republic of Tanzania/ Malawi/Zambia/ Zaire/ Ethiopia/ Vietnam with the purpose of permanently settling in India can also apply for the exam.

Age: Candidates need to be between 20 to 30 years. Age relaxation of five, three and ten years is provided to SC/ ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and candidates of PwD, respectively.

Educational Qualification needed:  To apply for IBPS PO exam graduation is needed. 

IBPS PO Prelims 2020: Dates

According to official notice, the preliminary exam will be held on October 3rd, 10th  and 11th . The mains exam shall be held on November 28th, 2020. Candidates can assess the below given schedule:

EventsDatesSalient Features
Application form05-08-2020The application form shall be declared online on the official website.
Last date for application26-08-2020Candidates need to submit the application form and pay the fees in the prescribed deadline.
Editing of application26-08-2020The facility to check and correct the application form shall be available within the prescribed dates of application.
Prelims admit card22-08-2020IBPS PO Prelims admit card has been released for the candidates registered . 
Preliminary exam03-Oct-2020 10-Oct-2020 11-Oct-2020  The preliminary exam of IBPS PO will be held online across several cities of the country and in multiple sessions.
Result of preliminary examOctober/ November 2020The preliminary result will be declared online on the official website.
Prelims scorecardOctober/ November 2020The scorecard of prelims exam can be gathered by logging with the needed credentials.
Mains admit cardNovember 2020Shortlisted candidates of prelims exam shall be provided admit cards for appearing in the mains exam
Mains exam28-09-2020The mains exam is held for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam.
Mains result  December 2020The result of mains exam shall be stated for all candidates who need to appear in the exam.
Mains scorecardDecember 2020The scorecard is declared a few days after the release of result. Scorecard of the qualified candidates will be released after the completion of interview.
Provisional allotmentJanuary / February 2021The provisional allotment is held on basis of candidate’s performance in mains exam and interview.
InterviewApril 2021The interview shall be held for the qualified candidates of mains exam.

IBPS PO 2020: Vacancies 

The vacancy of IBPS PO 2020 is mentioned below:

Name of BankTotal
Bank of India734
Punjab & Sind Bank83
UCO Bank350
Bank of Maharashtra250

IBPS PO 2020: Salary

Salary of PO is more or less the similar in the majority of banks of public sector. The most recent revision of Bank PO’s salary was in Nov 2012, the final contract was signed in May 2015. The revised IBPS PO salary that came into effect from January 1, 2016.Hence, the revised pay scale is 23,700 – (980 x 7) – 30,560 – (1145 x 2) – 32,850 – (1310 x 7)-42,020. The revised basic pay of Bank PO is Rs 23,700. 

IBPS PO Exam 2020: Banks participating  

Upon selection, candidates will be allotted in any one of the following banks.

Bank of BarodaCanara Bank
Indian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of India
Punjab National BankUnion Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank 

IBPS PO 2020: Process of Selection Process

Entire process of selection of IBPS PO is given below.

Filling the application form

Aspirants need to fill online form for IBPS PO on the official website. The application fee is Rs 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and it is Rs 850 for all others. 

Admit Card release

Admit Card is declared online discretely for prelims, mains and interview. All aspirants can download the admit card uptill the day of the exam by login with registration number/roll number and date of birth/password. 

Preliminary exam details

Preliminary exam of IBPS PO is the initial stage of the process of recruitment. As per IBPS PO  the preliminary exam consists of three sections. The total marks of the test are 100. 

Mains exam

Mains exam of IBPS PO will be held for the candidates shortlisted in the prelims exam. The mains exam consists of four objective tests and one descriptive test. Total marks of the test are 225. 

Common Interview

Shortlisted candidates for the online mains exam will be called for the process of common Interview that is held by the participating organizations and co-ordinated by the nodal bank.

Result Declaration

Announcement of IBPS PO 2020 result will be done online on the official website. For checking and downloading the result, candidates need to login with the needed credentials. The scorecard is provided to candidates a few days after the result is declared.

IBPS PO 2020: Analysis of Exam

Analysis of exam analysis will be done just after the exam gets completed. The exam analysis will be done on basis of feedback given by the candidates. To know the level of difficulty of the exam, candidates shall refer to exams conducted last year. 

IBPS PO 2019: Analysis of Exam for Prelims

The whole struggle of IBPS PO prelims exam was moderate to difficult. No change were seen in the exam pattern. The questions examined for  English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude were easy to moderate.

IBPS PO 2019: Analysis of Exam for Mains

The complete level of difficulty of the mains exam was moderate to difficult. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude were among the toughest sections. English Language section and General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness was easier as compared.

IBPS PO Exam Day Guidelines 2020

  • Wear masks, it is compulsory.
  • Candidates need to carry hand sanitiser (50ml), pen, gloves and transparent water bottle.
  • Aarogya Setu app is mandatory on mobile phones.
  • Take IBPS PO admit card along with photo-identity proof.
  • Reach the centre of exam according to the slots given on the admit card to avoid overcrowding.
  • Take two passport-sized photographs with the admit card.
  • Those candidates who reach the exam centre late shall not be allowed for appearing in the exam.
  • Any electronic gadgets such as pagers, mobile phones, calculators, pen drive, etc. are not  to be taken inside the exam centre
  • Stationery items as textbooks, papers, pencil box, scale, writing pad, etc., are not allowed.

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