IBPS PO Selection Process 2020 for Prelims, Mains & Interview
IBPS PO Selection Process 2020 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has determined the IBPS PO 2020 selection process for conducting the recruitment test. As per the selection process of IBPS PO, the test will be held in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. Candidates will have to qualify in each stage of IBPS PO selection process 2020. All those passing in the prelims stage of IBPS PO will have to appear for the mains exam. All those candidates who will qualify in the mains stage of IBPS PO 2020 selection process will have to appear for the interview stage. After qualifying all the stages of the exam, the authorities will verify documents and release the final IBPS PO result 2020. To know more about IBPS PO selection process 2020, go through the article below.
Latest: IBPS PO Mains Exam Date announced on the official website. IBPS PO 2020 application form for additional prelims is available November 11. IBPS will release prelims result of IBPS PO on the official website. Check IBPS PO preparation tips.
IBPS PO 2020 exam for the prelims stage was held on October 3, 10 and 11 while the mains exam will be conducted on February 2, 2021. As per the exam pattern, the test will be held in online mode wherein the prelims exam will be held for a total of 100 marks whi;e the mains exam will be held for a total of 200 marks.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Dates
The table below contains the IBPS PO exam dates 2020 for each stage of exam:
IBPS PO Important Dates 2020
IBPS PO application form
August 5 to 26, 2020
October 28 to November 11, 2020 (Additional Prelims)
Admit Card start date
IBPS PO 2020
October 3, 10 and 11
February 2, 2021
Availability of IBPS PO Result
To Be Notified
To Be Notified.
IBPS PO Interview
IBPS PO 2020 Selection Process - Stages
The following stages are included in the selection process of IBPS PO exam:
IBPS PO Prelims
BPS PO 2020 Mains examination
IBPS PO Interview
Declaration of IBPS PO Final Merit List
IBPS PO Selection Process - Prelims stage
The first stage in the selection process of IBPS PO is the prelims exam. The test is qualifying in nature and contains a total of 100 marks of 1 mark each. Candidates will be given 60 minutes to complete the test. The prelim stage of IBPS PO selection process 2020 will contain questions from three sections - English Language (30 questions), Reasoning Ability (35 questions) and Quantitative Aptitude (35) questions). Candidates securing IBPS PO cut off 2020 as per their category will only qualify this stage. However, the marks secured in the prelims stage of IBPS PO selection process is not added to the preparation of the final merit list.
IBPS PO 2020 Selection Process - Mains Stage
All candidates qualifying in the prelims exam will have to appear for the mains exam which is the second stage in the selection process of IBPS PO. The mains exam contains questions from Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, English Language, Descriptive Test. The test will be held for a total of 200 marks for objective and 50 marks for descriptive test. All those candidates who will qualify in this stage of IBPS PO selection process will have to appear for the interview stage.
IBPS PO Selection Process 2020 - Interview/Document Verification
The interview stage is conducted for a total of 50 marks. In this stage of IBPS PO selection process the authorities will conduct the document verification to check the eligibility of the candidates. In the interview stage, candidates will have to bring the following documents:
A printed copy of the Interview Call Letter
Printout of the online IBPS PO application form
Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
Photo Identity Proof
Mark-sheets or certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board/ University for having declared the result on or before 04.09.2020 has to be submitted.
Caste Certificate in the case of SC/ST/OBC category candidates.
Disability certificate in case of Persons With Benchmark Disability category
Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility
IBPS PO Final Merit List
After the conclusion of all the tests in the selection process of IBPS PO, the authorities will release the final merit list. The IBPS PO final merit list will be prepared by taking the marks secured by the candidates in the mains and interview round. After which the names of all the candidates mentioned in the final merit list will be given the appointment letter mentioning the date, time and branch for joining.
IBPS PO Joining & Training
After the composition of IBPS PO selection process, candidates will be posted as Probationary Officers at various banks on the merit cum preference basis. The appointed candidates will be on probation for two years. Candidates who will achieve higher standards/scores stipulated by the Bank will only be considered for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees CRP- PO/MT-VIII after confirmation. Candidates might also be terminated in case they fail to achieve the minimum standard prescribed by IBPS.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO Selection Process 2020 for Prelims, Mains & Interview
Question: What is the selection process of IBPS PO 2020?
As per the IBPS PO 2020 selection process, the test will be held in three stages - preliminary, main and interview. Candidates qualifying in all the three stages will be considered qualified.
Question: Will the authorities conduct IBPS PO interview?
Yes, the authorities will conduct the IBPS PO interview round. The interview will be held for a total of 100 marks.
Question: What qualification is needed in order to apply for IBPS PO?
A candidate appearing for IBPS PO must be between 20 to 30 years of age holding a graduation degree
Question: When will the authorities release the IBPS PO 2020 notification?
The official notification of IBPS PO 2020 will be released in the first week of August.
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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!