IBPS PO Notification 2020
IBPS PO 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS conducts the exam for Probationary Officers (PO). The job of an IBPS PO is considered a remunerative option for the Banking aspirants with a rewarding and settled job, which thus leads to a lakhs of applications being filled up each year.
The IBPS has released the notification for IBPS 2020. The candidates can apply online from 5th Aug to 26th August 2020.
IBPS PO 2020 Notification is released on 4th August 2020. The Official Notification PDF for the IBPS PO Exam, apply online date, exam date is available here as it has been released by the conducting body IBPS on its official site which is www.ibps.in. The IBPS PO Online Applications will be made available to the aspirants from 5th August 2020.
IBPS PO 2020: PO Exam Highlights
IBPS PO 2020 is one of the most awaited Banking exams, for which a huge number of vacancies are released. Check out the highlights of the IBPS PO Exam.
|Organization Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Post||Probationary Officer (PO)|
|Online Application Start Date||5th August 2020|
|Closing Date||26th August 2020|
|IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)||3rd October 202010th October 202011th October 2020|
|Selection Process||Prelims, Mains & Interview|
|Education Qualification||Graduate from a recognized University|
|Age Limit:||20 years – 30 years as on August 1, 2020|
IBPS PO Exam Date 2020
IBPS has declared the exam date of Probationary Officer, well in advance as per the IBPS Calendar 2020. With the release of the calendar, the IBPS PO exam date has been scheduled for 3rd, 4th & 10th October 2020.
|IBPS PO Exam 2020 Activity||Date|
|IBPS PO Notification 2020||4th August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Starts From||5th August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Ends on||26th August 2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||21st to 26th September 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release Date||October 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result Date||October/ November 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date||28th November 2020|
|IBPS PO Mains Result Date||December 2020|
|Conduct of interview||January / February 2020|
|IBPS PO 2002 Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
Aspirants of Bank take a good advantage for making a career as a Bank PO, which has such good perks. Candidates should note that this is an opportunity, which they must not miss. One may refer to the given article for the essential details about the Exam.
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies
IBPS has released 1417 vacancies for the IBPS PO Recruitment 2020
IBPS PO Exam: Eligibility Criteria
A candidate who wants to appear for the upcoming year’s exam should check that they fulfil the criteria required. Also, consider the age relaxation provided. The Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Exam includes the following conditions to be fulfilled:
- Nationality- The applicant could be:
A Citizen of India
The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
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 residing in India permanently.
- Academic Qualification-
An applicant possessing a graduate degree (such as BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech) from a recognized university. Please note that the degree or marks should be obtained on or before the date(to be issued).
Also, candidates possessing degree equivalent to the mentioned qualification are also eligible.
- Knowledge of Computers-
As the exams are now conducted online, candidates need to know the basic working of computer.
- Language Proficiency- Verbal and written knowledge of the state/ UT is desirable.
- Age Limit- An applicant should be between the age of 20 years but less than 30 years as on August 1, 2020.
The age relaxation for the candidates for IBPS PO 2020 is as follows:
|General Candidates||0 years|
|Scheduled Caste||5 years|
|Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS – NCL)||3 years|
|Persons with Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.||5 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st ,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS PO 2020: Selection Process
The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2020. There are three stages of IBPS PO Exam.
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
The candidates will have score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off. The selection process requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected. The prelims round is qualifying while the mains exam requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. The interview round holds 100 marks.
IBPS PO 2020: Exam Pattern
Exam pattern is the detail of the examination covering the question type, sections of the exam, duration of the exam, number of questions asked. The IBPS PO Exam consists three stages:
|IBPS Probationary Officer 2020|
|Stage||Marks||Type of Questions|
|Final||200 + 25||Objective (MCQ)|
Except for English Descriptive Paper
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The prelims exam consists of a total of 100 questions with a time duration of 60 minutes. Question type remains Multiple Choice questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the exam for each wrong answer. This round is only qualifying in nature.
|S.No.||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Questions type are again Multiple Choice with a slightly higher difficulty level. The Number of questions and the duration of the exam is higher. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. Refer to the table for a brief of exam pattern for mains:
|S.No.||Section Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
IBPS PO Interview
The interview is the final stage of IBPS PO Exam.
- Candidates qualifying with good marks in Prelims and mains will finally be appearing for the interview process.
- The interview round is of 100 marks.
- The final score is calculated by IBPS with a weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
IBPS PO Salary
The gross monthly emoluments of a PO range between Rs. 37,360 –38,700/-. This varies from location to location.
IBPS PO 2020: Application Fee
The application fee for IBPS PO is given below. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate
|Sr. No.||Category||IBPS PO Application Fee|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850 /-|
IBPS PO 2020 FAQ’s
When will IBPS PO Exam be conducted?
Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on 3rd, 4th and 10th October 2020. The mains exam is will be held on 28th November 2020
What is the selection procedure for IBPS PO?
Ans: The IBPS PO will be held in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interviews. The candidates will have to clear each stage to be eligible to be appointed as an IBPS PO.
I am a graduate with less than 60% marks. Can I Apply for IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes, all graduates are applicable to apply for IBPS PO. There is no required percentage to apply for IBPS PO.
Can final year students apply for IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes. However, the degree must be before August 2020, or to be precise, before the Application Form fill-up date.
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