About IBPS PO 2020

Institue of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS PO for the recruitment of candidates as Probationary Officers/ Managemnt Trainees in participating banks. IBPS PO is conducted in three phases - prelims, mains and interview. Only those candidates who are graduate and between 20 to 30 years of age as on August 1 of the recruitment year are eligible to apply for IBPS PO/MT. On the basis of the marks secured in the preliminary exam, candidates will be selected for the mains examination. The authority will also use the equi-percentile method to normalize the marks secured by candidates in different sessions of the exam. 

Candidates shortlisted in the IBPS PO mains exam will be called for an Interview to be organized by participating banks and Nodal banks in the State/UTs. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks secured in mains and interview.

IBPS PO 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees
Short Exam Name IBPS PO
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 600 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam - Duration 1 Hour +1 More
Number of Seats 4336 Seats

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IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates

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IBPS PO (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

15 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)

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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

03 Oct, 2020

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04 Oct, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

10 Oct, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

IBPS PO Mains Exam (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

28 Nov, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO has been prescribed by the conducting authority, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. All the candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility requirement before applying for the IBPS PO.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria  - Nationality: Candidates belonging to Indian nationals or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came in India before January 1, 1963 to settle permanently in India or  Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia Uganda, and Vietnam to permanently in India.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit: To apply for IBPS PO, candidates must be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years as on 1st August of the recruitment year. 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation: Candidates belonging to SC/ST/ Other Backward Classes/ PwD candidates/Ex-servicemen/ domiciled candidates in Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989/persons who were affected during 1984 riots will be given age relaxation as per their category. Check age relaxation for reserved categories below:

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • Other backward classes – 5 years
  • PWD categories – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen – 10 years
  • Domiciled candidates in Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 – 5 years
  • Persons who were affected during 1984 riots – 5 years

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - Educational Level Qualifications – Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from any recognised University by the Government of India or equivalent recognized by Central Govt. can apply for IBPS PO.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

IBPS PO Application Form

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection releases the application form of IBPS PO online. Before filling up the application form candidates have to make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by IBPS. The application fees for General and other categories is Rs. 600 and Rs. 100 for SC/ST/PH candidates. Before filling up the IBPS PO application form candidates have to keep the following details ready

  • An active email ID, 
  • Contact details
  • Bank details for payment
  • Scanned photograph with the size between 20 kb to 50 kb
  • Scanned left-hand thumb impression 
  • Scanned signature with the size between 10 kb to 20 kb
  • A handwritten declaration as prescribed

Steps to fill IBPS PO application form:

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Uploading of photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression and handwritten declaration

Step 3: Filling up the basic details

Step 4: Previewing the application form

Step 5: Payment of application fees

Step 6: Printout of the application form

IBPS PO Application modes: Debit cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), credit cards, internet banking, IMPS, cash cards/mobile wallets.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General PWD Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 100
OBC, General Online Male, Female ₹ 600
ST, SC Online Male, Female ₹ 100

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

English language

Quantitative aptitude

Reasoning ability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

General Economy and Banking awareness

English language

Data analysis and interpretation

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

Be thorough with the Syllabus - Segregate the syllabus according to your convenience. It can be topic wise or section-wise for each of the subjects.

Know the exam pattern -  After going through the syllabus, candidates must go through the exam pattern of IBPS PO to know the duration of the exam, sectional division of the question papers, division of marks and number of questions, etc.

Best books for IBPS PO - To start your preparation, you must know what are the best books for IBPS PO exam. 

Prepare a timetable - It is always important to make a proper timetable first and then start your preparation accordingly. After collecting all the best books, and knowing the syllabus and exam pattern, segregate time keeping in mind the syllabus and ensuring that it is completed within time and you can get enough time for revision.

Start with the basics - It is imperative to understand the basics of each topic to obtain better marks in the examination. As the exam is held in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. Start with prelims syllabus first and then gradually move towards mains. If the basics are strong and clear, then each stage of the exam will be far easier and compelling. 

Current affairs Preparation: Candidates who feel difficulty while preparing current affairs for the exam can check Current Affairs. This article will give boost to candidates in making of preparation strategy for the exam.

Study Regularly - Almost all bank exams need regular study. Divide time wisely for all the sections. Study at least three to four hours on a daily basis so that you do not get stress on the peak time of the entrance test.

Update Yourself - For any bank exam, it is essential to stay updated on Current Affairs and develop it as your core skills. Reading newspapers daily, current affairs books or online e-books, watching channels on the news and general awareness can make your scores higher in the General Awareness section.

Practice sample papers - Along with current affairs, get a hold on the sample papers and previous years question papers of IBPS PO to regularly work on your weak areas. Also, practice mock test to get proper knowledge of the online examination and increase your accuracy and speed by attempting maximum questions on the exam day. 

Revise and make notes regularly - It is an integral part to make notes on each topic and revise regularly and make your concepts clear on a daily basis to avoid last minute confusion.

Do not take any new topics in the last week of preparation - It is better to study those subjects which need to be reworked.

Be focused, confident and include stress busters - Confidence while preparing for an exam is the most important. There might be hurdles and obstructions in your way of preparation. But all you need to be is confident. Do not stress with any negative feeling. To stress out, do meditation, taking short breaks or walks in a park or garden, watch your favourite series or movie etc. This will help you relax and increase your confidence to appear in the examination.

The prelims exam pattern of IBPS PO includes sections, a total number of questions, marks distribution, the medium of the examination, duration of each paper. Candidates can check below the exam pattern for both prelims exam:

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination                                                                               

            

Exam Mode

        

            

Online

        

            

Sections

        

            

Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language

        

            

Total number of questions

        

            

100             

        

            

Sectionwise questions

        

            

Reasoning Ability – 35

           

Quantitative Aptitude – 35

           

English Language - 30

        

            

Total marks

        

            

100             

        

            

Medium of the exam

        

            

English and Hindi

        

            

Duration

        

            

1 hour

        



IBPS PO Mains Examination                                                                                                                       

Exam Mode

            

Online

Sections        

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude,             General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation        

Total number of questions  

157        

Section-wise questions        

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude– 45           

General/Economy/Banking Awareness -40

English Language – 35          

Data Analysis & Interpretation – 35

Descriptive  Exam: 

Letter Writing & Essay(English language) - 2

Total marks        

225        

Medium of the exam        

English and Hindi        

Duration        

3 hours 30 minutes        

 The IBPS PO mains exam is conducted in two phases, online exam followed by a descriptive test which has 2 questions from letter writing & essay. The written test will be of 25 marks and candidates have to appear for this otherwise they will not be considered for the selection process. 

The preliminary admit card of IBPS PO is issued online. To download the admit card of IBPS PO, candidates have to enter their registration number and date of birth/password in the login window. Before downloading, candidates have to ensure to check all details mentioned on it were correct. If any discrepancies occured, candidates are supposed to contact the officials immediately. The authority does not send any hard copy of the admit card to candidates through email ID/post.

Steps to download IBPS PO Admit Card:

  • Log in the online window to download admit card

  • Enter registration number and date of birth/password

  • Admit card will be displayed on the screen

  • Download and take two to three photocopies of the admit card

IBPS PO Mains Admit Card

The mains admit card of IBPS PO is released in November. Candidates can download it in online mode. To download IBPS PO mains admit card, candidates have to enter registration number and password on the login window. Only those candidates who qualify in IBPS PO prelims examination are able to download the mains admit card. The admit card of IBPS PO carries details about exam venue, date and time of the exam, candidate’s name, registration number, password, space for photograph and signature etc. Along with the admit card, candidates had to carry any one of the photo identity proof to appear in the examination.

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Centers

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Chittoor
Eluru
Guntur
Nellore
Vizianagaram
Tirupati
Rajahmundry
Visakhapatnam
Vijayawada
Kadapa
Kakinada
Kurnool
Ongole
Srikakulam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Arrah
Aurangabad
Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Mohali
Amritsar
Fatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Pathankot
Patiala
Sangrur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Gujarat Surat
Jamnagar
Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Himatnagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Vadodara
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurugram
Ambala
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Yamuna Nagar
Hisar
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Kannauj
Goa Panaji
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kullu
Mandi
Shimla
Solan
Una
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Belgaum
Bidar
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Hassan
Hubli
Mandya
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha
Kochi
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Ratnagiri
Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Erode
Madurai
Nagercoil
Salem
Thanjavur
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Khammam
Warangal

IBPS PO Mains Exam Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kurnool
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Mohali
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Patiala
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Gujarat Surat
Ahmedabad
Vadodara
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Delhi Delhi
New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurugram
Ambala
Hisar
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Allahabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Goa Panaji
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Hubli
Mangalore
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol
Kolkata
Kalyani
Siliguri

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Permanent driving licence
  • Voter’s card
  • Bank passbook with photograph
  • Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer
  • People’s representative along with a photograph
  • Identity card issued by a recognised college/university
  • Aadhar/ E-aadhar card with a photograph
  • Employee ID

IBPS PO Prelims Result

To check the result, candidates can use their registration number and date of birth/password. On the basis of the preliminary exam, candidates are selected for the mains exam. The authority will soon release the scorecard for the same. Along with scorecard, the cutoff marks are also released. Candidates must note that preliminary marks are not used while preparing the final merit list and shortlisting candidates for interview.

 IBPS PO Mains Result

Candidates can check their result by entering registration number and password in the login window. The authority uses equi-percentile method to calculate the marks obtained by candidates in the exam is held various shifts. Based on the marks obtained in the IBPS PO mains, the authority selects candidates for the interview round. The final merit list is also prepared on the basis of mains and interview marks.

Procedure to check IBPS PO Result/Scorecard

  • On the login page, enter the registration number and date of birth/password

  • The result will be displayed on the screen

  • Download the scorecard/result and take printouts for future reference

IBPS PO Cutoff

IBPS will announce the IBPS PO cut off marks for prelims, mains and interview along with the result. The cut off for each stage will be released separately. The IBPS PO cut off is the minimum marks that the candidates need to score to qualify each stage of the examination. In each stage of the exam, candidates have to score overall cut off marks as well as subject wise and category wise IBPS PO cutoff scores. Only those candidates who secure equal to or more than the decided IBPS PO cutoff will be declared qualified for the next stage of the recruitment process.

IBPS PO 2020 Selection Process

IBPS PO Selection Procedure

IBPS does the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. The candidates must qualify the IBPS PO prelims exam first to proceed to the next stage of the selection procedure. Candidates who qualify mains exam will be called to participate in the Common Interview conducted by participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/UT with the help of IBPS. 

IBPS PO selection procedure includes the following steps:

  • Filling up online IBPS PO application form
  • Appearing in Prelims and Mains online examination
  • Interview round and Document Verification
  • Provisional Allotment
  • Issuance of Appointment

IBPS PO application form – The first stage of the selection process is filling and submitting the online application form within the prescribed dates. The application form is available online only. 

Prelims and Mains examination – All registered candidates, have to appear in the preliminary exam. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks obtained in prelims exam. Only those candidates who will score more than or equal to the prelims cutoff will be selected for mains. 

IBPS PO mains exam will be held for all the candidates who have qualified prelims exam. Candidates who have shortlisted in the mains exam will be called for the interview. Only marks secured in mains exam will be calculated for shortlisting candidates for the interview round. 

 Interview round and document verification – Shortlisted candidates in mains exam, will be called for Interview round to be organised by Nodal Banks in each State. The interview centre address, date and time for the Interview will be mentioned in the call letter. Candidates have to carry all the original documents as prescribed along with the call letter to the centre for verification of documents. Marks allotted for Interview are 100. The ratio of online mains exam and interview round will be 80:20.

Provisional Allotment – On the basis of the vacancies, candidates will be provisionally allotted to the participating banks of IBPS. 

Issuance of appointment letter – The appointment letter will be issued to the candidates after verification of document and completing all the formalities.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Interview call letter
  • Printout of IBPS PO application form
  • Birth certificate
  • Prescribed photo identity proof
  • No objection certificate for candidates working in government offices/public sector undertakings
  • Ex-serviceman candidates have to produce a copy of the Service or discharge book has to produce a copy of the service or Discharge book along with pension payment order and documentary proof
  • Experience certificates, if any
  • Disability certificate in the prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of PWD candidates
  • Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility
  • Mark-sheets or certificates for graduation or equivalent qualification in proper document from Board /University
  • SC/ST/OBC category candidates have to produce caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format a by Government of India

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Questions related to IBPS PO

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can we complete the syllabus of ibps PO RRB Bank PO in 6 months and crack the exam

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 29th Jan, 2020
Hello,

Yes,you can surely crack IBPS PO,RRB PO or any other banking exam,you have to make a time table for that, most banking exams follow similar pattern in their stage 1 as well as stage 2 exams.

Accuracy and speed matters the most in these exams, also it has sectional timing which makes it more challenging. You need to be really good with the subjects like Quant,Reasoning, English etc.

The level of question in banking examis of higher level compared to SSC, make sure you practice mock papers on a regular basis. Also,give test series before exams,it'll help you evaluate your progress.
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my date of birth is 3rd march 1990 am i eligible for banks exams like ibps po and sbi

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
The minimum and maximum age of a candidate for IBPS PO 2020 should be 20 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st July of 2020. And for SBI PO 2020 should be 21 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st April 2020. And you will complete your 30th on 03.03.2020. Thus it makes you ineligible for both the exams.
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My dob is 7/8/1999 can give ibps po exam

MOHIT DHYANI 20th Jan, 2020

IBPS has released official notification of Probationary Officer at its official website. As per the notifications candidates between 20 to 30 year of age are eligible to apply. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1999. For more details candidates can check IBPS eligibility criteria .

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i was born in 26 February 2001 can i eligible for ibps po

Indrajit Gupta 11th Jan, 2020
Hello parul,
No, you are not eligible for apply IBPS PO. According to the rules, The minimum age of candidate should be 20 and maximum age should be 30. The candidate who born earlier than 1 august 2000 then He/ she can apply for IBPS PO 2020.
I hope this helpful for you.
Best wishes!!
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Can we apply for IBPS PO..at 8th sem.. ?.. and i am afraiding that my university SDS is declaring result at mid of july

Parvathi Ramachandran 19th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

Yes , you can definitely apply for both IBPS PO. The eligibility criteria for IBPS PO  with respect to educational qualification is that, a candidate must have done graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Final year or final semester candidates are also eligible to apply, however, they can only apply provisionally. Candidate if called for interview, have to produce their passing mark sheet or proof of passing the graduation exam or the provisional certificate.  If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank You !!

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