IBPS PO Notification 2020 Out: Check Exam Date, Eligibility, Selection Process, Previous Year Cut Off

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 NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostProbationary Officer (PO)
Vacancies1417
Online Application Start Date5th August 2020
Closing Date26th August 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)3rd October 202010th October 202011th October 2020
CategoryBank Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview
Education QualificationGraduate from a recognized University
Age Limit:20 years – 30 years as on August 1, 2020
Application ModeOnline

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 ActivityDate
IBPS PO Notification 20204th August 2020
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Starts From5th August 2020
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Ends on26th August 2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingSeptember 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training21st to 26th September 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release DateOctober 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Result DateOctober/ November 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date28th November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result DateDecember 2020
Conduct of interviewJanuary / February 2020
IBPS PO 2002 Provisional AllotmentApril 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 Notification 2020  Out: Check Exam Date, Eligibility, Selection Process, Previous Year Cut Off

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Knowledge of Computers-
    As the exams are now conducted online, candidates need to know the basic working of computer.
  4. Language Proficiency- Verbal and written knowledge of the state/ UT is desirable.
  5. 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:
CategoryAge relaxation
General Candidates0 years
Scheduled Caste5 years
Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS – NCL)3 years
Persons with Disability10 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, 19895 years
Candidates affected by the 1984 riots5 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.

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

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
 StageMarksType of Questions
Prelims100Objective (MCQ)
Final200 + 25Objective (MCQ)
Except for English Descriptive Paper
Interview100Verbal

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 TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10060 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 NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 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.CategoryIBPS PO Application Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs. 175/-
2General and OthersRs. 850 /-

IBPS PO 2020 FAQ’s

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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