IBPS PO 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS PO (CRP PO/MT-X) recruitment notification on August 04. A total of around 1417 vacancies are released for 11 participating banks. The IBPS PO 2020 Prelims exam will be conducted on October 03, 10 & 11 whereas the Mains exam will be conducted on November 28, 2020.
All interested candidates must go through the eligibility and other essential details to apply online from August 05 to 26. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year to recruit candidates as Probationary Officers in various public sector banks of India. This is a golden opportunity for candidates seeking a job in the banking sector. Go through the article to get all the essential and relevant information on IBPS PO Recruitment 2020.
|– IBPS PO 2020 online registration will end on August 26 (today). Click Here to check details & apply online for 1417vacancies. |
– IBPS PO Vacancies revised! 250 vacancies are added in Bank of Maharashtra. The total vacancies have increased from 1167 to 1417.
IBPS PO Revised Vacancy Distribution
IBPS PO 2020 Notification
Before getting into the details of IBPS PO Notification, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Name of the Exam||IBPS PO 2020 – Common Recruitment Process (CRP PO/MT-X)|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Name of Post||IBPS Probationary Officers/Management Trainees|
|Participating Organizations||11 Public Sector Banks in India except for SBI|
|Number of Vacancies||1417|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Number of Stages||Three – Prelims, Mains, and Interview|
Important Dates For IBPS PO Recruitment 2020
Let us first look into the important dates for IBPS PO 2020 recruitment. This will help you plan accordingly. Check the IBPS PO exam schedule from the table below:
|Beginning of IBPS PO Online Registration||August 05, 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online For IBPS PO 2020||August 26, 2020|
|Payment of IBPS PO Application Fee||August 26, 2020|
|Release of Pre-Exam Training Admit Card*||September 2020|
|Pre-Examination Training*||September 21 to 26, 2020|
|Release of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||October 2020|
|IBPS PO Prelims Exam||October 03, 10 & 11, 2020|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims Result||October/November 2020|
|Release of IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||November 2020|
|IBPS PO Main Exam||November 28, 2020|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Main Result||December 2020|
|Release of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter||January 2021|
|IBPS PO Interview||January/February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
*In case it is possible and safe to hold Pre- Examination Training.
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies
IBPS has released a total of 1417 vacancies across all the participating banks. The IBPS PO 2020 detailed category-wise vacancy list is released along with the IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment notification.
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
It is very important to be aware of the IBPS PO eligibility criteria before you apply for the exam. Check the IBPS PO/ MT eligibility criteria from below:
The candidate must be an Indian citizen or one among the following categories.
– Citizen of Nepal (or)
– Citizen of Bhutan (or)
– Tibetan refugees who have come to India to seek a settlement before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India (or)
– A 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 permanent settlement in India.
provided the candidates falling under the above-mentioned categories (except Indian citizens) have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit –
The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years as on 01.08.2020.
This means that the candidate must not have been born earlier than 02.08.1990 and no later than 01.08.2000 (both dates inclusive).
Besides that, there is also provision for relaxation in the upper age limit of candidates belonging to certain categories as per the government rules. Check the age relaxation criteria from the table below:
|SC/ ST||5 Years|
|OBC (NCL)||3 years|
|PWD Candidates||10 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
The candidate must hold a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from any recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government as on 26.08.2020.
IBPS PO 2020 Application Form
The IBPS PO Application Form is released in online mode. All eligible candidates can apply online from the IBPS official website as per schedule. Check the steps to complete the IBPS PO Registration and Application process for IBPS PO 2020:
- – 1st Step: Vist the official website – ibps.in.
- – 2nd Step: Click on the link ‘Click here to apply Online for CRP PO/MT X’
- – 3rd Step: Now click on the link which says ‘Click here to apply online for Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees-IX (CRP PO/MT-IX)’
- – 4th Step: A new page will open. Click on the button ‘Click here for New Registration’.
- – 5th Step: An instruction page will appear. Go through the instructions and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
- – 6th Step: Enter the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc. Click on ‘Save & Next’.
- – 7th Step: A Provisional ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ will be generated. Note them down. The same will also be sent to you via your registered phone number and email ID.
- – 8th Step: Login with your credentials. Upload the scanned copy of Photograph & Signature as per the prescribed standards
- – 9th Step: Fill the application form with personal, educational, and other required details.
- – 10th Step: Check the entered details and make changes if necessary.
- – 11th Step: Upload other essential documents and save the details.
- – 12th Step: Click on the Fee Payment link and enter the required details. Check the fee details and complete the transaction.
- – 13th Step: Download and take a few printouts of the filled application form and fee receipt.
IBPS PO 2020 Application Fees
The IBPS PO application fee can be paid only in the online mode. Candidates can pay the application fees using Credit Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Maestro/MasterCard), Internet Banking, IMPS, Mobile Wallet/Cash Cards. The fee details for different categories are tabulated below:
|SC/ST/ PwD Candidates||Rs. 175/-|
|All Others||Rs. 850/-|
Note that the application fee is non-refundable.
IBPS PO Application Upload Details
Check the details of the scanned documents from the table below:
|Photograph||– File Size: 20kb–50 kb |
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 200 x 230 pixels
– Recent passport-sized color photo against a light background (preferably white)
|Signature||– File Size: 10kb – 20kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 140 x 60 pixels
|Left-Hand Thumb Impression||– File Size: 20 kb – 50 kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 240 x 240 pixels
|Hand-Written Declaration||– File Size: 50 kb – 100 kb|
– File Type: jpg / jpeg
– Dimension: 800 x 400 pixels
IBPS PO 2020 Selection Stages
Candidates are shortlisted for the post of Probationary Officers as per the selection process which consists of 3 stages namely:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
Besides that, IBPS also conducts the ‘Pre-Exam Training’ before the Prelims exam for eligible candidates who have opted for the same.
IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training 2020
The Pre-exam training is conducted for the SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates. The pre-exam training is conducted by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations in selected centers across the nation.
Eligible candidates will have to select the Pre-Exam Training option to attend the training. A separate pre-exam admit card will be released for candidates who have opted for pre-exam training. The officials have indicated that due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Pre-Exam Training will be conducted depending on the pandemic situations at that point in time.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern
IBPS PO Prelims & Mains exams have different paper patterns. Both Prelims and Mains exam are conducted in Computer Based Mode. The Preliminary exam is only to shortlist candidates for the Main exam. Final selection for provisional allotment will be made based on the candidates’ marks in Main and Personal Interview. Check Prelims & Mains IBPS PO exam pattern from below:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
- – The maximum time duration to complete the exam is 1 hour.
- – Each section is separately timed.
- – One mark is awarded for every correct answer.
- – There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
- – All the questions are Multiple Choice Questions.
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60|
|General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40|
|Total in Objective Test||155||200|
|English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)||2||25|
- – The maximum time to complete the test is 3 hours 30 minutes with a sectional time limit.
- – For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question is deducted from the total score.
IBPS PO Interview & Final Selection
As mentioned above, candidates will be finally selected based on their performance in the Main Exam and Personal Interview (80:20 ratio). The Personal Interview will be conducted for 100 marks. The qualifying marks for Personal Interview is 35 percent for SC/ST/PwD candidates and 40 percent for others.
Candidates must score as high as possible in both Main and Personal Interview in order to ensure provisional allotment.
IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus
Candidates will have to follow the IBPS PO Syllabus in order to prepare for IBPS PO 2020 exam. The IBPS PO exam (Prelims and Mains) consists of the following subjects/ sections.
- Reasoning Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Data Analysis & Interpretation
- Computer Aptitude
- General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
Go through the detailed section-wise syllabus from the link given below.
IBPS PO Salary 2020
Candidates selected as Probationary officers will be offered a handsome salary package. The Basic IBPS PO Salary is 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020. This means that after joining, the Basic Pay will start from Rs. 23700/-. Besides the Basic Pay, the IBPS PO Salary structure will include various allowances and other perks. The salary structure includes Dearness, CCA, HRA, Medical Aid, and other allowances. Including the Basic Pay and allowances, the starting In-Hand Salary for IBPS PO will be around Rs 37360 to Rs 38700/-.
|Check Complete IBPS PO Salary Details Here|
IBPS PO Notification: IBPS PO Admit Card
IBPS PO 2020 Admit card/call letter/hall ticket is released separately for each stage of the exam. Candidates will have to log in with their ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’/’Date of Birth’ in order to download the IBPS PO admit card. It is compulsory to carry the IBPS PO Hall Ticket to the exam center. No candidates will be allowed to take the exam without a valid hall ticket.
Candidates will also have to carry a valid Photo ID proof along with the hardcopy of the hall ticket. The IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent personally to any candidate through any means. The admit card will only be released on the official website – ibps.in. Once released, candidates will have to download the admit card and verify the details mentioned on it.
IBPS PO Exam Centers
IBPS PO exam will be conducted at several exam centers across the nation. Candidates will have to choose their ‘Exam City Preference’ while filling the application form. The complete information on the allotted exam center will be mentioned on the IBPS PO admit card.
The officials will allocate an exam center considering the preference made by the candidate. However, IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate any center other than the one he/she has opted for. Check the tentative exam center list from the link provided below.
IBPS PO Cutoff Marks 2020
Both Prelims and Mains exam have two different kinds of IBPS PO cut off – Overall cutoff and Sectional cutoff. Candidates must clear both the cutoffs in each stage in order to appear for the next stage. You must remember that clearing the cutoff is enough for the Preliminary exam as it is just qualifying in nature. However, in the Main exam, you must score as high as possible.
Both overall and sectional cutoffs will be decided by the IBPS based on the number of vacancies, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the difficulty level of the exam.
IBPS PO 2020 Result
The IBPS PO Result will be released separately for each exam stage. The result will only be released on the official website. Once the result is released, candidates can check the IBPS PO result by entering their ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’/ ‘Password’. Candidates will have to check the IBPS PO Result as per the schedule declared by IBPS.
IBPS PO 2020 Participating Banks
Check the 11 public sector banks participating in IBPS PO 2020 from below:
a. Bank of Baroda
b. Canara Bank
c. Indian Overseas Bank
d. UCO Bank
e. Bank of India
f. Central Bank of India
g. Punjab National Bank
h. Union Bank of India
i. Bank of Maharashtra
j. Indian Bank
k. Punjab & Sind Bank
IBPS PO 2020: Frequently Asked Questions
Go through some frequently asked questions on IBPS PO 2020 exam from below:
As the official notification, the IBPS PO Prelims exam is scheduled on October 03, 10 & 11. The Mains exam will be held on November 28, 2020.
IBPS PO 2020 exam notification has been released on August 04, 2020.
The Basic Pay for candidates selected as Probationary officers is Rs.23,700. The detailed, IBPS PO salary structure is provided in this article.
Yes, IBPS PO examination will be bilingual i.e., both in English & Hindi medium.
Yes, for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted from the total score.
Yes, candidates holding a Graduation Degree from a recognized University are eligible to apply for IBPS PO 2020.
Yes, they can, provided they have a valid Mark-sheet/Degree Certificate before the application form fill-up deadline.
IBPS PO 2020 Preparation
Now you know everything about IBPS PO Recruitment Notification, start your IBPS PO preparation. Get a clear knowledge of the IBPS PO exam pattern and IBPS PO syllabus and plan accordingly. Finish each and every topic in the most effective way and solve as many IBPS PO practice questions as possible. Make sure you take IBPS PO mock tests once you have finished the whole syllabus. Work on your mistakes and weaknesses as well. Develop a proper balance between your speed and accuracy.
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