IBPS PO 2020 - Prelims Scorecard (OUT), Mains Exam Date, Selection Process
IBPS PO 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released the scorecard of IBPS PO for the prelims stage. Earlier, IBPS announced the IBPS PO prelims result 2020 on its official website on January 14. The IBPS PO mains exam is scheduled on February 2, 2021. Earlier, IBPS had reopened the window for filling the IBPS application form 2020 on October 28 and the last date for registering for additional prelims exam was November 11. The IBPS PO 2020 additional prelims exam will be conducted on January 5 and 6, 2021. Earlier, the authorities had issued the IBPS PO 2020 admit card in online mode on September 22 and candidates could download it till October 11, 2020. Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities IBPS PO exam is held in three stages - prelims, mains, and interviews. IBPS PO 2020 exam for prelims was held in online mode at various centers in 195 cities while mains exam will be held across 72 cities across the country. Candidates qualifying in both prelims and mains exam of IBPS PO. IBPS PO 2020 exam for the prelims stage was held on October 3, 10 and 11 while the mains exam is to be held on February 2, 2021. Candidates securing marks equal to or more than the cut off of IBPS PO 2020 prelims exam will have to take the mains exam while the mains qualified candidates will be called for interview after which the final result will be announced. The final merit list of IBPS PO 2020 will be announced on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the mains and interview.
Latest Update: IBPS PO 2020 scorecard available now. Check now IBPS PO 2020 prelims result here.
IBPS had closed the window to print the application form on September 10. The last date to submit application form and fee payment was August 26, 2020. IBPS has increased the number of vacancies on August 6. Previously IBPS has announced 1167 vacancies which is now increased to 3517. The application process started from August 5, 2020. The last date to fill the application form was August 26, 2020. Graduates between 20 to 30 years of age could fill the application form of IBPS PO 2020 within the allotted time frame. IBPS PO 2020 exam will be held for the recruitment of Probationary Officers for 1417 vacancies at 11 participatory organizations. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of the candidates, PET during this period may not be held.
IBPS PO 2020 Overview
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers exam
Exam short name
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Probationary Officers/Management Trainees
Mode of application
Mode of exam
Online (computer-based test)
Stages of IBPS PO
Prelims, Mains and Interview
IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates
Online application form released
August 5, 2020
October 28, 2020 for additional prelims
Last dates for online application
August 26, 2020
November 11, 2020 for additional Prelims
Fee payment (online)
August 5 to 26, 2020
Admit Card for Pre-exam
September 22, 2020
Ten days before the exam for additional prelims
Admit Card start date
September 22, 2020
Ten days before the exam for additional prelims
IBPS PO 2020
October 3, 10 and 11, 2020
January 5 and 6, 2021 (additional prelims)
February 2, 2021
Availability of IBPS PO Result
January 14, 2021
Scorecard - January 20, 2021
Last week of February 2021
IBPS PO Interview
The authorities have announced the result of IBPS PO prelims in online mode on January 14. Candidates can download the result by using their registration/roll number and date of birth/password. Only those candidates will be considered qualified who will secure marks equal to or more than the cut off scores. The final result of IBPS PO is announced on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in the mains exam and their interview round.
How to check your IBPS PO 2020 Result
Go to the IBPS PO result link (link will be available as and when the result is announced).
Enter your registration number/login ID and date of Birth/Password.
The result will be displayed on the screen.
Print and save the result for future reference.
What’s New in IBPS PO 2020
The application fee of IBPS PO has been increased this year from Rs. 600/- to Rs. 800/- for general category while reserved category candidates have to pay Rs. 175/- which was Rs. 100/- previously.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, pre exam training for reserved category candidates may not be held this year.
There is a slight decrease in the number of vacancies. As compared to 4336 vacancies last year, IBPS has announced only 1417 vacancies this year for the recruitment.
Candidates need to report at the exam centre strictly as per the timings mentioned in the admit card. Applicants without sanitizer, face mask and gloves will not be permitted to take the exam.
Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria could fill the application form of IBPS PO 2020 form for additional prelims from October 28 to November 11 in online mode. The application form comprises registration, filling details, uploading image and signature, payment of application fee etc.
How to fill IBPS PO 2020 Application Form
To fill the application form of IBPS PO, candidates need to follow the steps below.
Go to the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in
Click on “CRP PO/MT” notification link
A new page appears on the screen
Click on the new registration option to register
Fill in the required details and click on the submit button
Provisional registration number and password will be generated and the same is sent on the registered email ID and mobile number.
Login using the credentials
Fill the required details in the application form
Along with filling the details, candidates must also pay the application fee in online mode within the allotted time frame
IBPS PO Application 2020 Fee
Candidates must pay an application fee of Rs 600 for the general category while for SC/ST/PWD candidates, the application fee id Rs. 100. Candidates must pay the application fee in online mode.
IBPS PO Application Fee Details
For all other categories
All those candidates who filled the application form successfully were issued the admit card of IBPS PO Prelims exam in online mode. Candidates can download IBPS PO admit card by using registration/roll number and date of birth/password. The admit card of IBPS PO contain details like the name of the candidates, roll number, registration number, date and time of the test, exam centre details, etc. Candidates must bring the admit card to the exam centre on the day of the test along with one of the prescribed valid photo ID proofs - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport. It must be remembered that no candidates will be allowed to appear for the test without the admit card and ID proof.
How to download IBPS PO Admit Card 2020
Go to the official website of IBPS -ibps.in
Click on ‘IBPS PO Prelims admit card.
The link takes you to the login window.
Enter registration/roll number and date of birth/password.
IBPS PO admit card 2020 for prelims exam is displayed on the screen.
Download the admit card and take at least two printouts.
Candidates must carry the admit card of IBPS PO 2020 to the exam centre on the day of exam. Along with the admit card, candidates must also carry one of the prescribed photo ID proofs - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card.
The examination authority prescribed the exam pattern of IBPS PO to help candidates understand the structure of all the stages of the examination. By going through the IBPS PO exam pattern, candidates will know the mode of exam, duration of the exam, sectional division of the question papers, division of marks and number of questions that are asked etc. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of IBPS PO before they start off with their preparation. To know more, go through IBPS PO exam pattern 2020 written below:
Phases of IBPS PO 2020 exam
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern– Preliminary Examination
No. of questions
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020 – Mains Examination
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
English Language (Letter writing and Essay writing)
IBPS prescribes IBPS PO 2020 syllabus so that candidates know topics and subject one should study for the exam includes all the topics from which the questions are asked in the examination. The questions will be asked from sections – Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General/Financial Awareness, and Computer Aptitude. It is imperative that the candidates check the syllabus of IBPS PO 2020 in order to prepare well for the exam.
Syllabus of IBPS PO 2020 Mains Examination
Reasoning - logical reasoning, alphanumeric series, puzzles, blood relations, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude - Simplifications, profit, and loss, number systems, mensuration, permutation, combination, etc. English
Language section - error detection, Para jumbles, fill in the blanks, etc.
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis and Interpretation. Letter writing and essay writing is to be prepared for the descriptive section
Banking awareness, general awareness, etc.
The examination authority determines the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO 2020 on the basis of nationality, age and education qualification. Before filling the application form, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO. The table below contains the of IBPS PO 2020 eligibility criteria:
IBPS PO Eligibility 2020
Candidates must be a citizen of India
B.A., B, Tech., or any other Bachelors Degree from a university recognized by the Government of India or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of India
The candidate must be computer literate as the mode of examination is online. The candidate must also have proficiency, both verbal and written in the language of the state or the union territory.
However, the authority has provided certain age relaxations to the candidates belonging to the reserved category which can range from 3 years to 10 years.
Candidate can select their preferred exam centre while filling the application form. Exam centres of IBPS PO are the venues where the exam is conducted. IBPS PO 2020 prelims exam will be conducted in 195 cities while the mains exam will be held across 72 cities across the country. The details related to the allotment of the exam centre are intimated to the candidates through the admit card. To get the complete list of IBPS PO exam centres 2020, go through the table below
IBPS PO Exam Centres 2020 (States/UTs)
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
IBPS PO 2020 Interview Round
Candidates qualifying in the mains exam will have to further appear for the Interview round. The interview will be conducted for 15 to 20 minutes and will carry weightage of 100 marks. The questions from the topics related to the banking sector, general awareness, current affairs, etc.
IBPS determines the cut off of IBPS PO for each stage – Prelims, Mains and Interview category wise. Candidates have to secure sectional as well as overall IBPS PO cut off to qualify each stage of the recruitment process. IBPS PO cut off 2020 of each stage is released sometime after the result. Candidates who will score higher marks in the mains examination, single online exam and interview will be placed at higher ranks in IBPS PO merit list and amongst those having high ranks will be allotted to any of the participating banks. The table below contains the cut off of IBPS PO for the previous year for both prelims and mains.
IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Cut Off - Category-wise
Cut Off Marks
IBPS PO Mains Cut-Off 2019 - Category-wise
IBPS PO Mains Cut Off
Marks (Out of 225)
IBPS PO Cut off 2018 - Sectional (Mains)
Cut off (General)
Cut off (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
English Language (Descriptive)
Data Analysis and Interpretation
IBPS PO Cut off 2018 - Overall (Mains)
Overall cut off
VI (Visually Impaired)
OC (Orthopaedically challenged)
HI (Hearing Impaired)
IBPS PO 2020 Participating Organisations
There are 20 participating organizations in IBPS PO exam. These are banks and other organisations that recruit the candidates who qualify the IBPS PO exam, at the post of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees. Given below is a list of the 20 participating organisations of IBPS PO 2019.
IBPS PO Participating Organisations
Bank of Maharashtra
Central Bank of India
Punjab and Sind Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
As per the notification, the selection process of IBPS PO consists of three phases - prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates have to qualify in each stage of IBPS PO selection procedure to become a Probationary Officers. Candidates securing qualifying marks in IBPS PO 2020 prelims will be shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. Candidates qualifying the mains examination will further have to appear in interviews and group exercises.
IBPS PO Selection Procedure – Phases
Candidates can check details of the IBPS PO selection procedure given below.
IBPS PO phase I - Preliminary examination
IBPS PO phase II - Mains examination
IBPS PO phase III - Interview
Declaration of the final merit list
IBPS PO 2020 Prelims - It is the first stage in the selection process of the exam. Candidates issued with the prelims admit card can only appear for the prelims stage. It is qualifying in nature and marks secure in this exam is not evaluated for preparing the final merit list.
Mains exam of IBPS PO 2020 - Candidates qualifying in the prelims exam will have to appear for the mains exam. To appear in the mains exam, candidates will be issued the admit card for mains without which candidate will not be able to take the test. The mains exam is the most important stage in the selection process of IBPS PO since the marks obtained in this stage will be considered while preparing the final merit list.
IBPS PO Interview - All those who will qualify in the mains exam will have to appear for the interview round. Qualified candidates are issued the interview call letter wherein they will find the venue and time of interview. The marks obtained in the interview will also be added along with the mains exam marks to prepare the final merit list.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
Candidates are required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in the admit card.
Candidate should not share any of their personal belonging/material with anyone
Applicants must maintain safe social distance with one another.
Candidate should stand in the row as per the instructions provided at venue
Applicants must carry a face mask, hand gloves, personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer, simple pen and exam related documents.
Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed in the mobile phone
Any candidate having temperature more than 99.14 Fahrenheit will not be allowed to take the exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO 2020 - Prelims Scorecard (OUT), Mains Exam Date, Selection Process
Question: When will the official notification of IBPS PO 2020 exam be released?
The official notification for IBPS PO 2020 exam was released on August 1.
Question: Which are the books that I should refer to in order to prepare for IBPS PO?
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive exams by R.S. Agarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
Pratiyogita Darpan(monthly edition) for General Awareness
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Question: Till what age can I appear for the IBPS PO 2020 exam?
Candidates between the age of 20 to 30 years can apply for the SBI PO 2020 examination,. However, there are various age relaxations that are provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved category candidates.
Question: What if I have to change the exam centre that I have been allotted?
You will not be able to change the allotted exam centre of IBPS PO. You must appear for the IBPS PO 2020 exam at that exam centre only which is mentioned in the admit card.
Question: How can I check the result of IBPS PO?
To check IBPS PO result, you must visit the official website of IBPS and click on the IBPS PO result link. The link will open into a login window screen wherein you must enter your registration/roll number and password/date of birth to check you result.
Question: What if I score good in the prelims exam but secure less marks in the mains exam. Will I be given preference in the interview round?
In the process of preparing the final merit list, the marks secured by the candidate in the mains exam and interview will only be considered. The prelims exam of IBPS PO 2020 will just be qualifying in nature and the marks secured in this stage of exam will not be added.
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Questions related to IBPS PO
I have done B.Sc in hotel management so, can i seat for bank exams like SBI PO, SBI clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS clerk, RRB, etc.
Yes, you can. As far as bank exams(Probationary and Clerk posts) are concerned , any candidate in age group of 20-30 can sit for the exam if he/she has a valid undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Based on your category reservation ,you will get age relaxation too which you can check in detail in the exam's eligibility section. Coming to RRB ,the following are the exams:
RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam
Under Non-Technical Popular Categories, there are many posts like:
Goods Guard an dmany more.
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist .
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Deg
RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam
RRB Group D Exam/RRC Level 1 exam
So in railways , you can apply for non technical posts which require either graduation or 12th qualification. Technical posts will require technical degrees such as engineering as qualification ,so you may not be eligible for that. The average age limit for the various exams is at 18 minimum and about 32-33 years at maximum. Similar to bank exams , the age relaxation is provided to some reserved categories. Therefore , kindly go through the complete eligibility criteria for all posts to find out which is apt for your level of qualification.
All the best
Does ibps po/ sbi po and mens objective and descriptive exam happen in 1 day?
Both IBPS PO and SBI PO exams will have a descriptive section along with the objective section. The descriptive test will begin immediately after the objective section so yes it will happen on the same day ie., on the mains exam day. The descriptive section will have both essay writing and letter writing questions for which you will be given 30 minutes to complete . The total marks for this section in IBPS PO is 25 and in SBI PO it will be 50. Both the questions will be usually based on current affairs, government schemes and policies, latest news, ethical subjects and more.
All the best
should I get a coaching for ibps po or holding an undergraduate degree can I apply for ibps so ? if not then can I prepare these exams at home and how ?
See if you have undergraduate degree only then you can go for IBPS SO but for some specific posts like I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale) and Law Officer (Scale I). But they also have some particular eligibility conditions which are described below :-
@I.T. Officer (Scale-1) :-
a) Either you should have passed 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Electronics & Instrumentation/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & telecommunications
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Applications
Graduation with DOEACC ‘B’ level
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale) :-
A candidate should have graduation (4 year) degree in any one of the mentioned courses :-
Agriculture/Veterinary Science/Animal Husbandry/Fishery Science/Agri/Pisciculture/Dairy Science/Marketing & Cooperation/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Forestry/Horticulture/Agricultural/Biotechnology/Agriculture Business Management/Food Science/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering
Law Officer (Scale I) :-
A candidate should have undergraduate degree in Law (LLB) along with mandatory enrolment with Bar Council as an advocate.
For complete details about eligibility criteria for IBPS SO kindly check out the link given below :-
If you want to go for IBPS PO then the correct path of preparation is needed for which any coaching is not needed but your determination and smart planning is needed. You can get complete preparation tips and effective ways for preparing for IBPS PO from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
I have valid ews during the filling up of form of ibps po in July month but it got expired in December and the documents verification is in feb. Will it effect my selection.
Yes of course it will create problem during document verification because at the time of document verification any exam whether it is IBPS PO or any other you have to produce the valid documents and if your EWS certificate is expired in December than it will not be considered as valid certificate in February '21 so what I would recommend you is to apply for new certificate and you can get your new EWS certificate before February '21. So you can produce your new and valid EWS certificate for document verification other wise you will be considered under Unreserved/ General category from which you will not get any advantage of reservation even after belonging to EWS category.
For complete details about IBPS PO kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
when will ibps po and ibps clerk 2021 notification come out ?
See there are no official tentative dates available. But you can assume notifications after March,2021 for both the exams. And I hope within August,2021 the notification will be done.
I hope my answer helps you. All the very best for your future endeavors!