IBPS PO 2020 - Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
IBPS PO 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is expected to release the application form of IBPS PO 2020 on August 1, 2020, in online mode along with the notification PDF. Graduates between 20 to 30 years of age can 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 as many as 4500 vacancies at 16 participatory organizations. IBPS PO exam is held in three stages - prelims, mains, and interviews. IBPS PO 2020 exam for prelims will be 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 is scheduled to be held on October 3, 4 and 10 while the mains exam is to be held on November 28. 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.
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 1, 2020
Last dates for online application
August 28, 2020
Fee payment (online)
August 1 to 28, 2020
Admit Card for Pre-exam training
Admit Card start date
IBPS PO 2020
October 3, 4 and 10
November 28, 2020
Availability of IBPS PO Result
IBPS PO Interview
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.
Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form of IBPS PO 2020 form from August 1 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
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
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 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 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.
All those candidates who fill the application form successfully are issued the admit card of IBPS PO. Candidates will be able to download IBPS PO admit card by using registration/roll number and date of birth/password. The admit card of IBPS PO will 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.
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)
The authority announces the result of IBPS PO for each stage separately. The result of IBPS PO is announced in online mode. 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO 2020 - Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
Question: When will the official notification of IBPS PO 2020 exam be released?
The official notification for IBPS PO 2020 exam will be released tentatively 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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Im 20 year old and Im in final year So can I apply for ibps po 2020
i am october 2000 born..can i apply for ibps po 2020 exam..by 2021 march Ill complete my graduation
The minimum age limit to appear for IBPS PO exam is 20 years, and the maximum limit is 30 years of age. However since you are in final year of your graduation, you are not eligible to appear for IBPS PO 2020 exam. To be eligible the graduation result must be declared before registering for the IBPS PO examination.
Are MAKAUT university BSc+MSc data science graduate eligible to apply for RBI grade B DSIM/DEPR post? SSC CGL JSO and Complier post and UPSC ISS, IES post? Please mentioned other opportunities?
see the eligibility criteria for rbi depr post is candidates need to have master degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, . however in data science there is statistics and mathematics involved, but it is not equivalent with economics, so you are not eligible to apply.
however you are eligible to apply for upsc ISS post since the eligibility criteria is Bachelor's degree with Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or Applied Statistics as one of the subject. since data science has statistics you are eligible to apply.
you are also eligible to apply for ssc cgl junior statistical officer post, the eligibility criteria is Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
I am purshuing 3-2semistor and I am 20 years , can I apply for SBI PO (or) IBPS PO this year
Rama, for being eligible for SBI PO, you need to be between 21 to 30 years . There is an age relaxation for Reserved Categories. If you are 20 years, you should turn 21 at least by April 1st, 2020. If you do not turn 21 by 1st April 2020, you might not be eligible for SBI PO.
But for IBPS PO, the minimum age limit is 20 years and so you qualify for appearing for IBPS exam. Regarding you studying our Final year graduation, Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for both SBI PO and IBPS PO. And those who are appearing for their final year exams are also eligible. But their recruitment is subjective to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria required.
In short, you have to wait for SBI PO until next year but can appear for IBPS PO this year.
which bank exam is best after graduation
In India, State Bank of India (SBI) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are the bank exam recruitment bodies which conduct various bank exams as listed below:
RBI Officer Grade B
RBI Officer Grade C
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