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IBPS PO Notification 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which recruits for numerous bank jobs. Landing a job in a public sector banks is sought after by Lakhs of aspirants. The IBPS PO Recruitment fills vacancies for SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC, Insurance companies & other Banks. Public Sector Banking is a very attractive career opportunity for candidates across the country. More than 20 Lakhs aspirants appear for this exam every year. Working in the Public Sector banking industry comes with a very good salary, extra perks, job security, fast-growth & a healthy work-life balance. 

  • This year, pre-exam training shall not be held. The authorities will look for safe and possible conditions to hold it as mentioned in the IBPS PO Notification PDF.
  • The online applications shall be accepted until August 26, 2020.
  • There is no change in the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus amidst the current situation.

IBPS PO Notification 2020 PDF

Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Exam Location PAN India
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancy  1167
IBPS PO Official Notification Release Date 4th August 2020
IBPS PO Online Application Form Dates 5th August to 26th August 2020
IBPS PO Salary Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700 (in-hand pay)
IBPS PO Help Desk 1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will recruit for 1167 vacancies across various banks. IBPS PO Recruitment will be done in 3 stages. Candidates are expected to clear all 3 stages to be appointed with IBPS. This popular exam attracts Lakhs of aspirants every year. More than 20 Lakh hopeful aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO Test. The IBPS PO Notification has been released. The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is an official document released by the exam officials to inform candidates about the application process and other exam details. Candidates are advised to go through the complete IBPS PO Exam 2020 notification and then proceed with the application process.

Participating Banks in IBPS PO Recruitment 2020

The table shows the list of IBPS PO Participating Banks. After the final selection, candidates will be appointed to the following banks.

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Syndicate Bank Andhra Bank Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce UCO Bank Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of India Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
United Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra -

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020-21

The following table displays all important dates for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam:

Event Exam Dates
IBPS PO Notification Release Date 4th August 2020
IBPS PO Application Form 2020 Start Date 5th August 2020
Last Date for IBPS Online Application 26th August 2020
Pre-Exam Training will be conducted on September 21-26, 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card for Prelims available from October 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date for Prelims October 03, 10 and 11, 2020
IBPS PO Prelims Result Date October/November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card available from November 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date for Mains 28 November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result Date December 2020
IBPS Call Letter for Interview January 2021
Interview Date January/February 2021
IBPS PO Final Result Date/Provisional Allotment April 2021

IBPS PO Vacancy List 2020

This year IBPS has announced 1167 total vacancies for reserved and unreserved categories this year. Here is the bank-wise vacancy list for this year and previous year for analysis:

Participating Bank Bank PO Vacancy 2019 Bank PO Vacancy 2020
Bank of Baroda 0 0
Bank of India 899 734
Bank of Maharashtra 350 NR
Canara Bank 500 NR
Corporation Bank 150 NR
Central Bank of India NR 0
Indian Bank 493 NR
Indian Overseas Bank NR 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 300 NR
Punjab National Bank NR NR
Punjab and Sind Bank NR 83
UCO Bank 500 350
Union Bank of India 644 NR

IBPS PO Previous Year Vacancy

Last year IBPS had announced 4336 vacancies for both reserved and unreserved categories. Find below the bank-wise vacancy list for 2019:

Organization Reserved Vacancies Unreserved Vacancies Total
Allahabad Bank 297 203 500
Bank of India 316 583 899
Bank of Maharashtra 207 143 350
Canara Bank 297 203 500
Corporation Bank 88 62 150
Indian Bank 292 201 493
Oriental Bank of Commerce 178 122 300
UCO Bank 239 261 500
Union Bank of India 391 253 644
Total 2305 2031 4336

IBPS PO Application Form 2020

The IBPS PO 2020 Application form will be active from 5th August 2020 on the official website IBPS PO Apply Online Link will be available on the official website. Candidates should fill the IBPS form before 26th August 2020.

What are the Steps to Apply Online for IBPS PO Exam 2020?

  • Candidates can apply online through the IBPS PO Application Form 2020.
  • Click on new registration.
  • A new page will open after clicking on new registration.
  • Enter all personal details.
  • Click on register now.
  • Upload photograph and signature in the next step.
  • Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Proceed to pay the registration fee.

Application Fee for IBPS Bank PO Exam 2020

On the release of IBPS PO Notification 2020-21, candidates will be able to apply online. The following table displays the IBPS PO Application Fee-

Category Application Fee for IBPS Form
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100 
General and Others Rs. 600

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel is about to commence the IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. Read through the Eligibility parameters for the exam.

  • Graduation Degree: Candidates should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognized university. 
  • Computer Literacy: Basic knowledge of computers is a necessary thing. Hopeful aspirants should have a working knowledge of computer systems. 
  • Local Language Proficiency: Candidate is expected to be able to read, write & speak the language of the State/Union Territory. 

Age Limit to Apply for the IBPS Bank PO Exam

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 20 years.
  • The maximum age limit to apply is 30 years.

Age Relaxation is applicable as per the following table -

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC ( Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of J&K during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal 
retrenched from service(for MP state Only)
5 years

*Know all aspects of the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS PO Salary 2020

Once the IBPS PO Recruitment is finished, the appointed probationary officers will enjoy many perks, allowances & growth opportunities. 

  • The starting In-hand IBPS PO Salary for PO is Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700. 
  • Once the selection process is complete, candidates are appointed in different public banks across the country, allowances & perks vary from bank to bank.
  • Wage revision for Bank employees is due from November 2017 in accordance with the 11th Bipartite settlement. Once it is implemented, employees will receive a hike of 15% and more.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020

It is essential to understand the structure of the IBPS CWE (Common Written Examination). As the IBPS Bank PO Exam is conducted in 3 Stages, we will take you through the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for all 3 stages.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 60
  • Prelims Exam Duration- The exam is conducted for 60 Minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • Sectional Cut Off- Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the preliminary exam to be eligible for Mains CWE.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Here is the detailed exam pattern as per the latest IBPS Bank PO 2020 Notification.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Descriptive Test  No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes 
  • Mains Exam Duration- 3 Hours & 30 minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • The English Language Descriptive paper will also be conducted in the Mains Examination which will require the students to write Letter & Essay. 

IBPS PO Interview Process 2020

Candidates who clear the Mains Exam are called for a face to face interview session with Banking officials. IBPS conducts the interview to test candidates on their presentation, knowledge about Banking, Current Affairs & more. 

  • The Interview session generally lasts for 15-20 minutes.
  • The candidate is graded out of 100 marks. 
  • Qualifying marks for the IBPS Bank PO Interview is 40% ( General Candidate)
  • Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates is 35%. 

The Final Selection is made on the basis of the score achieved in Mains Exam + Interview. Weight of both Mains & Interview in the final calculation is based on a ratio of 80:20 respectively. 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

The Syllabus for both Prelims & Mains exam differs slightly. Aspirants who are hoping to apply for the IBPS Exam this year are advised to start their preparation & not miss out on any of the topics mentioned below.  Download the Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains. Check out the syllabus as per the latest IBPS Bank PO Notification 2020.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2020

The Prelims exam tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language. Go through the important topics in the Prelims exam-

Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles- Floor Based or Circular.
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Series

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Practice is the key to success in this section. Go through the following topics thoroughly. 

  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Simplification, Age Problems
  • Ratio & Proportion

Important Topics for English Section

Most questions in the English section are asked from the following topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2020

For the convenience of the preparing candidates, we have mentioned the critical & important topics that are frequently asked in the CWE (Common Written Examination). 

Important Topics for Reasoning and Computer Knowledge

The below-mentioned topics are recurring in every Bank PO Exam. With practice, they can be very scoring-

  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Internet
  • Computer Networking
  • Hardware & Software

 Important Topics for General Awareness Tier 1

Candidates must prepare these topics thoroughly-

  • Financial Knowledge
  • Current Affairs (India + World with a focus on financial news).
  • Financial Institutions
  • Read the Newspaper regularly, keep tabs of the current affairs & Financial News in the country & across the globe.

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Go through the important topics of the Quantitative Aptitude section 

  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Profit Loss & Discounts
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • SI/CI

Important Topics for English Section

Crucial English section topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Letter/Essay Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training 2020

The Participating banks with the IBPS Bank PO Exam conduct Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/ Religious Minority Community aspirants across the country. This training is mandatory as per the Government of India. The goal behind this training is to provide equal opportunity for all & ensure diversity in the IBPS PO Recruitment. 

  • Candidates are helped with the major topics & common mistakes in the exam. 
  • Students are educated about Exam Strategies, tips & tricks to crack the paper.
  • The training is provided by professionals with the aim to uplift the communities. 
  • Training is provided across the country. 

The Pre Exam Training is conducted in North, East, West & South India. This table provides a list of all IBPS Pre-Exam Training centers as per the latest IBPS PO Recruitment 2020-21 Notification.

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati Shimla 
Vishakhapatnam Varanasi - -