IBPS PO 2020

IBPS PO 2020

The IBPS PO 2020 Exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection every year. This exam is one of the most popular exams. It conducts a common written exam (CWE) every year. All over the country, they select the candidates for Probationary Officer in multiple public sector banks.

Every year Lakhs of students apply for this exam to take a seat and to achieve their dream to become a banker. IBPS PO is one of the most competitive exams in India for PO Job. The selection of IBPS PO is held in 3 Stages. They are Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

The applicants can click here to see all the details of the official website of IBPS. So in this article, we will give all the important details regarding the IBPS PO 2020.

Also if you are an IBPS SO Candidate and looking for full details then click here and know all the details regarding IBPS SO 2020 Exam

IBPS PO 2020 Overview

The applicants must know the overview of IBPS PO. IBPS PO 2020 is one of the most awaited Banking exams, for which a huge number of vacancies are released. The amount of competition is also quite high. So you will find all the important details in the list given below

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Probationary Officers
Short Form IBPS PO
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Type National Level
  Select as Probationary Officer
Mode of Exam Computer-Based (Online)
Help Desk Number 1800-222-366 or 1800-103-4566

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

Applicants who are looking for IBPS PO 2020 Exam can click here and check the notification from the official website of IBPS. The start date of the online application will be on August 7, 2020. Also, the last date to submit the application form will be on August 28, 2020. On the other hand, the IBPS PO information release date is not declared yet. Thus, the other details will be released along with the IBPS PO notification pdf.

IBPS PO 2020: Exam Dates

To prepare for the exam one just know the important exam dates in order to score and achieve maximum marks in an exam. Also to strategize your preparation and perform accordingly. The exam dates of IBPS PO 2020 are given below:

Events Important Dates
 Application Process Start date August 7, 2020
Applications Form Submission Last date August 28, 2020
Application Fees Online Payment Last Date August 28, 2020
Last date to download your application form September 12, 2020
The download of call letters – Pre-Exam Training for Probationary Officer September 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training September 23, 2020, to September 28, 2020
The download of Call letters for online examination- Prelims October 2020
Preliminary Exam Dates October 3, 4 and 10, 2020 (Released)
Preliminary Exam – Result date October/November 2020
The download of Call letters for online examination- Mains November 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date November 28, 2020 (Released)
Declaration of Mains Exam Result December 2020

IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who are appearing for the IBPS PO exam must fulfill their Eligibility Criteria and also consider the age relaxation provided. There are 3 levels in Eligibility Criteria Nationality, Age-based, and Educational Qualification. So check out all the details to fulfill the needs of Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates must be Citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who is forever settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
  •  A Person of Indian origin who has moved from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the purpose of living in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • IBPS PO age section is between 20 to 30 years which means he or she  must have been born between August 2, 1989, and August 1, 1999,
  • There is age relaxation for reserved categories as well.
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC Non-Creamy Layer 3 years
 PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualification

  • Applicant must be a Graduate in any stream from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government.
  • The applicant should possess the certificate of proof of passing the qualifying examination.
  • Applicants should have passed with English as one of the subjects from SSC to Graduation level

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IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO 2020 Exam is conducted on 3 stages. Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Both Prelims and Mains exam are online based test. The exam pattern for Prelims and Mains stages are given below:

Prelims Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

Important Points:

  • The total marks for this paper are 100.
  • There is negative marking for each wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
Objective Test Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
English Language 35 40 40 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
General Awareness, Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 min
Descriptive Test English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 min

Important Points:

  • To be able to move on to the next stage of the exam, candidates have to score above the bank PO cutoff announced by the institute as well as the separate cutoffs.
  • The marks are not implied to successful candidates earlier to the interview.


Those who have qualified for the mains exam will be called for a face to face interview. The interview will contain a total of 100 marks. Usually, the interview will be of 15 to 20 minutes. Also, the panel will consist of Bank officials. The applicants must be confident and well dressed while going for an interview.

The final list will be calculated by the marks obtained in the mains exam and also for the interview. the ratio of mains and interviews of the final merit list will be 80:20.

 Important Note

  • Only the marks of mains and interview are calculated for the overall merit list. Prelims marks are just qualifying in nature

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of the IBPS PO exam is divide into two parts mainly for the Preliminary and Mains. It is an important part of the preparation. The Syllabus of IBPS is almost the same as any other banking exam.

IBPS PO Preliminary Syllabus

The Prelims Syllabus is classified into three parts mainly English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating-Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination, Probability

IBPS PO 2020 Mains Syllabus

The mains syllabus of IBPS PO is the same as the preliminary syllabus except for a few topics. The mains syllabus is divided into 4 parts. There are different topics for each subject. These topics are similar to other banking exams. The list of topics for IBPS PO Mains Syllabus is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Grammar
Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double Lineup
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling
Quadratic Equation Input-Output
Interest Blood Relations
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances
Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System Internet
Data Sufficiency Memory
Linear Equation Keyboard Shortcuts
Permutation and Combination Computer Abbreviation
And Probability Microsoft Office
Mixture and Allegations Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Operating System
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

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IBPS PO 2020 Pre Examination Training

The IBPS will start its Pre Examination Training from September. The call letters are released for the IBPS Probationary Officers. Applicants can check the details on the official website of IBPS. The Pre Examination Training will be held at various centers. It will be held across the country from September to October.

IBPS PO 2020 Application Form

IBPS Po 2020 Application Form will be available online in the month of August 2020. Those Applicants who are willing to appear for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam are required to fill the application form on the official website of IBPS. The application fee is Rs 600/- for General and OBC and Rs 100/- for SC/ST/PWD. The Application form is to be filled in the online mode only.

Applicants who are looking to appear for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam must check the IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria so that they should be aware of the important factors that are necessary in order for the IBPS PO Exam

All Applicants who have successfully completed their Graduation in the month of August are eligible to apply for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam. Those applicants who are eligible for Pre-Examination Training must apply for the same.

To Know More about  IBPS PO 2020 Application Form then click here

IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card

Applicants who are aspiring for Mains Exam which means those who have qualified for the Prelims can download the Admit Card. The Admit Card will be available from the official website of IBPS. A hard copy of the Admit Card will not be sent to applicants by post.

The Call Letter for the IBPS Interview Process will be issued to those candidates who will successfully clear the IBPS PO Mains Exam. The Admit Card will be available to download 15 days before the exam. The Admit Card issued is issued separately for each phase of the examination. The date of the admit card is different for each exam.

Steps to Download Admit Card 

Applicants need to follow the listed steps to download the Admit Cards without any hassle:

  • Click here Go to the official website of IBPS.
  • Click on the link shown on the home page for the admit card.
  • Enter your registration number & password to login to the page.
  • Now, enter Captcha & click on the submit button.
  • A new page showing your IBPS PO admit card will appear.
  • Download & save the copy of the admit card.

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IBPS PO 2020 Application Fee

The application fees for each category are given below. The application fees must be paid online and not offline. Fees once paid cannot be refunded on any account nor it can be held in reserve for any other exam.

The applicants should know the exact details of the application fee so as to avoid confusion. Check out the complete details of Application Fees given below:

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2020 Vacancy

There are more than 5000+ vacancies for the Probationary Officers. The official notification of IBPS PO will be expected to be released in July 2020. Every year more than 20 Lakh students appear for the IBPS PO Exam. Last year there were 4336 vacancies.

The Vacancies for IBPS PO are very important for all the applicants. The online registration of IBPS PO will start from August 2020. The vacancy list will help you to judge the overall competition of the exam

IBPS PO 2020 Preparation

  • Applicants must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS PO Exam.
  • The applicants must know the syllabus and exam pattern. It is also important to choose the right study books to score good marks in an exam.
  • Preparation should involve all the topics in a proper manner so that students should be focused and clear.
  • Don’t lose hope while you are stuck with any question be focused and stay positive.
  • Be clear and study all the topics and also be consistent with your hard work.
  • Make a daily note of all the topics that you have learned and how many are left.
  • Also, you will get a clear idea of how to complete the syllabus.
  • Learn your topics online.
  • If you are not familiar with online read the books of IBPS PO.
  • In this way, you will be consistent

IBPS PO 2020 Participating Banks

These are the participating banks for the IBPS PO 2020. These Banks play an important role in IBPS PO 2020. Check the full details in the below-given list:

IBPS PO Participating Banks
Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank  UCO Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank  United Bank of India Punjab National Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank Of Commerce  Union Bank of India Punjab and Sind Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Dena Bank Syndicate Bank  Vijaya Bank IDBI Bank

IBPS PO 2020 Selection Procedure:

The IBPS PO Selection Procedure Consists of 3 Stages. All 3 stages need to be cracked in order to become an IBPS Probationary Officer. So I will give you the detail of all 3 Stages that all applicants must know about it.

  1. Prelims Exam: The IBPS PO Prelims Exam is easy and passing in nature. You have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each subject to qualify for the next selection.
  2. Mains Exam: If you are able to score minimum and overall cutoff in this stage then you will be called for the last stage of selection. The Syllabus of the Mains exam is quite difficult than the Prelims Exam. In order to get to the interview stage, you have to score good marks in Mains Exam. The marks of the Mains exam is very important and it will be considered for Selection.
  3. Interview: The Interview is the main stage to become a Probationary Officer. The interview is a face to face round. All the questions will be asked directly by the panel members. Based on the performance the applicants will be selected for Probationary Officer. For more details, you can go to the official website of IBPS

IBPS PO 2020 Salary

The IBPS PO 2020 Salary is gaining tremendous popularity due to its amazing Benefits and Perks given to the Applicants after becoming an IBPS Probationary Officer [PO]. Every year Lakhs of Applicants apply for the IBPS PO Exam in order to get a Wonderful Salary and to get other benefits as well.

It is one of the best Banking Jobs in India when it comes to Financial Sectors. The IBPS holds as very respective position and also gives us various benefits and handsome salary to the IBPS PO Aspirants. Applicants who are appearing for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam must be curious about the Salary Structure, Perks and Benefits, and Other Factors.

Know more about IBPS PO 2020 Salary then click here

IBPS PO 2020 Results

The result of IBPS PO is released in 3 stages one after the other.  Those applicants who have passed the prelims exam will qualify for the mains exam. However, those applicants who secured cutoff marks in Mains exam will be qualified for the interview. lastly, IBPS will release the final list by combining the marks of mains and interview. The applicants can go and check on the official website of IBPS by entering their roll number or password. However, the mains result will be out on January 2021.

Also, Read – IBPS PO 2020 Result


1. How many attempts are there in the IBPS PO?

There are no attempts at all you can give many attempts just they have to prepare for the exam and score good marks.

2. Does the IBPS PO Exam have a negative marking?

Yes the IBPS PO Exam has a negative marking of 0.25 marks. So applicants must take their time and solve questions properly to avoid negative marking. The negative marks will affect your paper so think and write.

3. What is the selection procedure in the IBPS PO Exam?

The selection process of the IBPS PO Exam is divided into 3 steps. In order to be selected, you have to clear all 3 stages to become a Probationary Officer

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

4. How many vacancies are released every year for IBPS PO Exam?

Last year the number of vacancies released was 4336.  So this year, it is expected that 5000 vacancies will be released for IBPS PO Exam.

5. When will the IBPS PO Exam be conducted?

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.

6. Is there any common interview after the written exam?

Yes, there will be a common interview. The IBPS PO selection process consists of a personal interview. Those applicants who have scored maximum marks will be selected for an interview. After the interview, they will be selected as IBPS PO

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