IBPS PO 2020: Notification, Exam pattern, Syllabus

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released its most awaited notification for IBPS PO 2020 on their website  www.ibps.in. Aspirants can check exam dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, syllabus and all other information from official IBPS PO 2020 notification. IBPS has released its notification on 4th August 2020 and its going to fill 1417 vacancies by conducting IBPS PO 2020. Aspirants can fill theirs from 5th August 2020 to 26th August 2020.

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IBPS PO: The institute of banking personnel selection holds the IBPS PO exam every year, which is the most preferred job among candidate who are preparing for bank exams. IBPS shortlists candidates by exams in 3 rounds for various nationalized banks. This year IBPS PO prelims exams are going to conduct on 3rd,10th,11th October 2020. If you are aiming to become PO in a Public sector bank then IBPS  PO 2020 is the best opportunity to grab. In this space we are providing all the necessary details related to the recruitment process of IBPS PO 2020. Bookmark this page and visit regularly for any updates related to vacancy, Prelims exam date, eligibility criteria etc.

IBPS PO 2020 Important  dates: IBPS in its notification has mentioned all the important dates regarding IBPS PO 2020. We have compiled all the dates in a table for your ease.
                         Events Tentative dates
IBPS PO 2020 notification release date 4th August, 2020
IBPS PO application start date 5th August, 2020
IBPS PO application last date 26th August, 2020
Pre-exam training call letter download September 2020
Pre-exam training  date 21st  To 26th September 2020
IBPS PO Prelims Admit card download September 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam dates 3rd,10thand11th October 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Prelims result dates October/November 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains admit card download November 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains exam date 28th November 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains result date December 2020
IBPS PO interview call letter dates January 2021
IBPS PO 2020 interview dates January/February 2021
Provisional allotment 1st April 2021
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility  Criteria:

Educational Qualification:
The eligibility criteria for the IBPS  PO 2020 exam is a Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as BA, B. COM, BSc, B. Tech.  Etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language. The candidate should be able to read, write, and speak the language.

Age Limit: 20 - 30 Years for unreserved category and  reserved category given  age relaxation. Check for your category from the table below
Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (non creamy layer) 3 years
Person with disability 10 years
Ex-service men (Army personnel) 5 years
Persons affected by the 1984 riots 5 years
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. The subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugees who came to India before January 1962.
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc.
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must be verified by Govt of India.

IBPS PO 2020 application fee: The application for IBPS PO is completely online. Aspirants can register themselves on the official website.
The following fees to be paid by the applicants after completing their registration.
Category Application fee
Unreserved Rs 850
SC/ST/PWD Rs 175
IBPS PO Exam Pattern:  IBPS PO exam is a 3 tier process
  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Mains exam
  3. Interview
    IBPS PO Preliminary exam pattern:
  1. This exam consists of three sections.
  2. Each section in IBPS notification is given 20 minutes.
  3. There is a penalty for each incorrect answer is ¼  of the marks.
  4. Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
Section No. Of Ques Marks Time
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
  1. IBPS PO Mains exam consist of one objective and one descriptive paper.
  2. The exam is conducted online for 3 hours (Objective paper) + 30 mins (Descriptive paper)
  3. Negative marking pattern is same as the Prelims.
  4. Marks obtained in in the mains are added to the final list
Test Section No of Ques Marks Time
Objective Test Reasoning & Computer aptitude 45 60 60 min
  English Language 35 40 40 min
  Data Analysis and Interpretation
35 60 45 min
  General, Economic and Banking Awareness 40 40 35 min
Descriptive Test English Language (Letter writing and Essay) 2 25 30 min
IBPS PO Interview:
  1. The IBPS interview is conducted by the respective banks, according to the main exam score card.
  2. Total 100 marks are allotted for the interview stage.
  3. Generally question asked from Current affairs, banking awareness and personality of the candidates.
 IBPS PO Syllabus:  The IBPS PO syllabus can be divided according to the stages of the exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus:  The following table gives the detailed view  of the IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus.
Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric series Profit and Loss Cloze English test
Ranking/Direction Test Mixtures Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple and Compound interest Error Spotting
Coded Inequality Work and Time Fill in the blanks
Seating arrangement Allegations Miscellaneous
Puzzle Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Ratio and Proportion  
Syllogism Number System  
Blood Relation Sequence and Series  
Input output Permutation and Combination  
Coding-Decoding Probability  
 IBPS PO mains syllabus IBPS PO mains syllabus is quite similar to Prelims syllabus few topics are getting added in mains syllabus.
Quantitative aptitude Reasoning and Computer aptitude General awareness English language
Simplification Verbal reasoning Financial awareness Reading Comprehension
Average Syllogism Banking awareness Vocabulary
Percentage Seating arrangement Current affairs Verbal ability
Ratio Double lineup   Error Spotting
Data Interpretation Scheduling   Cloze English test
Quadratic Equation Input and output   Para Jumbles
Interest Blood relation   Miscellaneous
Profit and loss Coded inequality   Paragraph Completion
Series Internet    
Data Sufficiency Memory    
Linear Equation Keyboard shortcuts    
Permutation and Combination Abbreviation    
Probability MS office    
  Computer fundamentals    
 IBPS PO 2020 vacancy details: IBPS has released total 1417 tentative vacancies for the IBPS PO 2020. Bank wise details is given in the below table
Bank ST SC OBC EWS General
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 110 55 198 74 297
Bank Of Maharastra 37 18 67 25 103
Canara Bank -- -- -- -- --
Central  Bank of India 0 0 0 0 0
Indian Bank -- -- -- -- --
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0
Punjab National Bank -- -- -- -- --
Punjab and Sindh Bank 14 6 21 8 83
UCO Bank 35 10 14 35 350
Union Bank -- -- -- -- --
IBPS 2020 Cutoff:  Cutoffs for the IBPS 2020 will be declared by IBPS after the 15 days of Prelims exam. Candidates can refer to below table for the cutoff of IBPS  PO 2019-20 and plan their strategy accordingly.

IBPS PO 2019 Cutoff
Category Marks
General 59.75
OBC 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
EWS 59.75

IBPS PO 2019 Mains Cutoff
Category Marks
General 71.25
OBC 70.25
SC 55.63
ST 38.13
EWS 65.88
IBPS PO Final Cutoff 2019-20
Category Max marks
Min marks
General 60.58 44.44
OBC 50.22 40.27
SC 47.07 36.02
ST 50.80 33.24
EWS 48.98 40.82


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