IBPS PO 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the admit card for IBPS PO 2020 prelims exam at the official website, ibps.in. The application process for IBPS Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts was started from August 05, 2020 and ends on August 26, 2020. IBPS conducts pre-exam training between September 21 -26, 2020. CRP PO/MT-X prelims are scheduled to be held on October 3, 10, and 11, 2020 whereas the main examination is scheduled to be held on November 28, 2020. Candidates, after qualifying prelims and mains exams, have to appear for the interview stage. Check here complete details and the latest news on IBPS PO 2020 including exam date, notification, how to apply online, exam pattern, etc.
Latest: The admit card for IBP PO 2020 prelims exam is now available. Download here
IBPS PO 2020
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection looks after all the events related to IBPS PO recruitment. The Institute holds the exam once a year for the recruitment of Probationary Officer at the participating Public Sector Banks (PSBs). Key dates related to IBPS PO 2020 are given in the table below.
|IBPS PO Recruitment 2020||Tentative Dates|
|Start date of Registration||05 Aug 2020|
|Last date of Registration and pay fees||26 Aug 2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||21 -26 Sep 2020|
|Call letter releases for Prelims||22 Sep 2020|
|Conduct of Prelims exam||03, 10, & 11 Oct 2020|
|Declaration of Prelims result||October/ November 2020|
|Call letter releases for Mains||November 2020|
|Conduct of Mains exam||28 Nov 2020|
|Declaration of Mains result||December 2020|
|Call letter releases for Interview||January 2021|
|Conduct of Interview||January / February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
Overview of IBPS PO
The IBPS PO exam is conducted once a year and the latest iteration of the exam was in 2019. Those awaiting to appear in the IBPS PO 2020 exam can check out all the important information about the exam from this page. Here is a brief overview of the exam to check out before going through more detailed information.
|Name of Exam||Common Recruitment Process for |
Probationary Officer/Management Trainee posts
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last Conducted in||2019|
|Exam Fees||Rs 850/-|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Online|
IBPS PO 2020 Call Letter
Applicants are issued call letters for prelims, mains and interview rounds of IBPS PO 2020. Candidates must note the following important points about IBPS PO 2020 admit card.
- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection issues IBPS PO 2020 call letters online.
- Those who have applied can download it from ibps.in.
- The details present in the document are name of the candidate, roll number, name and address of exam centre, exam date, exam time, photograph, signature and important instructions.
Items to carry with IBPS PO 2020 Call Letter: Candidates need to report to the examination centres on exam day with the following documents.
- Hard copy of the IBPS PO 2020 call letter
- Valid photo identity proof (original and photocopy)
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern
The selection process consists of two tiers of exams namely the preliminary and the main exam. Check below the exam pattern for IBPS PO 2020 as per previous iterations of the exam.
- Type of questions: Objective (multiple-choice)
- Mode: Online
- Duration: 1 hour (20 minutes are allotted for each of 3 sections)
- Language: English and Hindi
- Marks/ unattempted question: 0
- Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question.
- Total Questions: 100
- Total marks: 100
- Section-wise weightage: Check the table below.
|Subject||No. of Qs||Max marks|
- Language: English & Hindi
- Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
- Mode: Online
- Type of Questions: Objective and Typing.
- Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question.
- Marks/ unattempted question: 0
Preparation Tips For IBPS PO 2020
Candidates must refer to the syllabus provided herewith and adopt a smart study strategy to crack the IBPS PO 2020 exam. Here are some useful preparation tips to help candidates go forward with preparations for the IBPS PO 2020 exam.
#1: Refer to the syllabus to devise a study plan at first. Chalk out the plan and allocate dedicated study hours to complete each subject.
#2: Acquire sufficient learning resources including previous year papers, mock tests, guides, textbooks, etc.
#3: Clear out fundamental concepts and subject understanding at first. Refer to guides and textbooks for this.
#4: Make short notes while studying to memorize topics easily. These short notes can also be useful as last-minute revision materials.
#5: Solve mock tests and refer to previous year papers to know and understand the pattern of exam and increase the number of good attempts.
Strategy for Cracking IBPS PO 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Answer Key
The Institute releases the official answer keys shortly after the exam. The answer keys are released through the official website and they contain the correct answer to all the questions that are asked in all sets of the question paper. Therefore, candidates can refer to the answer key to check the correct answers and compare their responses with the answer key. Once released, candidates are also offered the opportunity to raise objections against the answer key within a specified schedule. The Institute considers the objections and revises the answer key as per valid objections. Invalid objections are rejected. The final answer keys are then released and the result of the IBPS PO 2020 exam are based on the final answer keys.
IBPS PO 2020 Result
The result of IBPS Probationary Officer 2020 exam is a deciding factor for all banking job aspirants all over India. Important aspects of the IBPS PO result declaration are encapsulated in the following points.
- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is responsible for compilation and declaration of IBPS PO result 2020.
- The IBPS 2020 result is announced at ibps.in.
- First, result of preliminary exam is announced, on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted for the main examination. The prelims exam serves as a screening test only.
- Then the result of main exam is announced, on the basis of which candidates are invited for interview round and document verification. Final selection is made on the basis of candidates’ scores in the main examination and interview.
IBPS PO 2020 Cut-off
The candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off scores in preliminary exam and main exam to be eligible for interview. Candidates need to cross the sectional cut-off as well as overall cut-off score in the main examination. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection decides the IBPS PO cut-off scores based on the number of vacancies. The scores of the candidates in the main examination are not published until the completion of the interview process.
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies
There are a total of 1417 vacancies indicated in the IBPS PO 2020. Check the detailed distribution of vacancies from the image provided below:
IBPS PO 2020 Selection Procedure
IBPS conducts the recruitment process for the post of PO in 3 stages. The candidates need to qualify each previous round in order to take part in the next one. Check all the stages of selection procedure below.
Preliminary Examination (Prelims): The candidates, who submit valid applications, have to appear for an online prelims exam. This is the first stage of the selection process. Candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary examination to proceed further. However, marks secured in the prelims are not considered while preparing the final result of IBPS PO 2020.
Main Examination (Mains): Candidates have to appear for an online main examination next. It is considered as the most important round in the whole selection process. Scores in the main examination account for 80% of the weightage in the final merit list of IBPS PO 2020.
Interview: Only those candidates are invited for the interview process who secure minimum cut-off marks in the main examination. In the final merit list, the weightage of interview round is 20%.
IBPS PO 2020 Interview
The schedule and venue of the interview is intimated to the mains qualifying candidates through call letter. The candidates are required to download the interview call letter from ibps.in as per schedule and carry it to the interview center along with other documents. The interview process is conducted by the participating organizations. A total of 100 marks have been allotted to the interview round.
Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates must score more than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC candidates) of the total marks to be considered for recruitment.
Documents required at the time of interview: The canddiates have to produce the following documents in original along with self-attested copies.
- Printed interview call letter
- Printout of online application form
- DOB proof
- A valid photo identity proof
- Graduation marksheets
- Graduation certificate
- Caste certificate
- Income certificate
- Disability certificate
- Ex-servicemen certificate
- No objection certificate, for candidates in Govt./ Quasi Govt. offices/ PSUs
- Supporting certificates for age relaxation
- Experience certificate
IBPS PO 2020 Pre-Examination Training
The candidates belonging to certain categories (Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minority communities) can avail the facility of pre-exam training at certain designated centres. It is arranged by the nodal banks and participating organizations. The candidates willing to opt for pre-exam training have to make their wish known while filling the application form for IBPS PO 2020. The training is provided free of cost to the eligible applicants. The candidates belonging to unreserved category cannot opt for pre-exam training.
What is IBPS PO Recruitment?
IBPS PO recruitment is conducted for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in various Indian public sector banks, except the State Bank of India. The candidates selected using the IBPS PO recruitment process are given the designation of Officer Scale-1 or Assistant Manager. All the recruited candidates have to undergo 2 years of probation period. Check the list of banks that participate in the IBPS PO Recruitment process from the image below.
IBPS PO Salary, Job Profile, Allowances, Perks
The basic pay offered to a Probationary Officer in public sector banks in India is Rs 23,700 per month. Check the table below for a rough estimate of the monthly salary of PO.
|Type||Amount (in Rs)|
|DA (Dearness Allowance)||10,163|
|CCA (City Compensatory Allowance)||870|
Perks: Along with the allowances mentioned above, PO is also entitled to perks for the following.
Adding all the allowances and perks offered, a PO in a public sector Indian bank gets around Rs 42000 per month, out of which around Rs 35000 is in-hand salary received.
Job Profile: After the completion of the training period, the candidates are posted as Assistant Manager in Banks. The job of a bank PO is intensively multi-tasking and include the following:
- Dealing with customers
- Handling loan processing
- Supervising clerical work
- Supervising daily branch activities
- Monitoring daily transactions
- Handling customer grievances
IBPS PO 2020 Notification
On August 04, 2020, the IBPS PO Notification 2020 has been released. Through it, the details for IBPS Probationary Officer / Management Trainee recruitment 2020 has been announced. IBPS PO 2020 Notification pdf, along with the download link, is provided below.
Click here to download the IBPS PO 2020 Notification.
Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO 2020
The applicants must ensure their eligibility for the exam before applying online. Check eligibility criteria in terms of age limits, nationality and educational qualifications below.
Citizenship: The candidates must be citizens of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan or must belong to either of the following categories:
- Tibetan refugees who crossed over to India before January 01, 1962 with an intention to settle permanently in India.
- Persons of Indian Origin (POIs) who migrated from following countries and intending to settle permanently in India: Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
Age Limit: The age of the candidates must be between 20 years and 30 years.
Educational Qualifications: To be eligible, the candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification. The candidates must obtain the required qualification from an institute recognized by the Central Govt. of India.
IBPS PO 2020 Online Application Form
Interested and eligible candidates can apply for IBPS Probationary Officer recruitment exam as per schedule. Key details to be noted about IBPS PO 2020 application form are as follows.
- IBPS releases IBPS PO 2020 Application Form in online mode.
- To apply, prospective applicants need to visit ibps.in.
- The details to be filled in the form include name, email id, phone number, educational qualifications obtained, correspondence address. The applicants also need to upload scanned copies of photo, signature, thumb impression and handwritten declaration.
Application Fee: Candidates can pay the application fee amount using a credit card, debit card, net-banking, cash cards or mobile wallets.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous recruitment body responsible for the recruitment of candidates in the Indian banking sector. IBPS was initially named Personnel Selection Services (PSS) at the time of establishment in 1975. However, in 1984, PSS was renamed IBPS. The institute conducts various competitive examinations in the country, based on which candidates can get recruited to the officer and clerical posts in Indian Banks. Currently, IBPS conducts the following recruitment exams: IBPS PO/MT, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO, IBPS RRB Office Assistant and IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I, II and III.
Official website: ibps.in
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IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : No, the candidates must be graduate while registering for IBPS PO 2020.
Ans : Candidates need to register and apply only once before the prelims exam. Separate registration/application is not required for any other stage of the selection procedure.
Ans : Yes, a separate call letter is issued for each of these stages.