IBPS PO 2020

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection [IBPS] conducts recruitments for major governments banks for a range of positions such as Bank PO, etc. Out of this, the IBPS PO is rated as one of the most popular Bank exams in India. Its popularity ranks alongside that of the NDA exam, RRB exams and even UPSC exams. It consists of three stages, namely, IBPS PO Preliminary, IBPS PO Mains and the final Interview.

Important Dates for IBPS PO

Before moving forward, check out the dates to abide by.

Particulars  Dates
Opening of Application Window including any edit or modification August 2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) August 2020
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training September 2020
Pre-Exam Training  September 2020
Download of call letters for Online examination [Preliminary]  October, 2020
Online Examination [Preliminary]  03.10.2020, 04.10.2020 and 10.10.2020*
Result of Online exam [Preliminary]  October/ November, 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam [Main] November 2020
Online Examination [Main] Nov 28th, 2020*
Declaration of Result [Main] December 2020
Download of call letters for interview January 2021
Conduct of interview January / February 2021
Provisional Allotment April 2021

* Only these dates have been officially announced. Other dates are tentative and based on the 2019 schedule.

Participating Institutions in the IBPS PO exam

The banks recruiting through the IBPS PO exam are mentioned below.

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

IBPS PO Exam: Eligibility Criteria

In order to appear for the IBPS PO exam, you need to fulfil the following conditions.

Nationality  Citizen of India/subject of Nepal/ subject of Bhutan/ Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India before Jan 1st, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India/ Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Age Minimum: 20 years to a maximum of 30 years

Age Relaxations:
SC/ST: 5 yearsOBC [Non-creamy layer]: 3 years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities under the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”: 10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment: 5 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989: 5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Education  At least a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a university recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Further, the candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet/Degree Certificate certifying that he/she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation at the time of online registration.

Note: For all those who are not citizens of India, in order to be considered, they must possess a Government of India issued certificate of eligibility.

Exam Pattern [Preliminary]

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Qualification in each section is mandatory. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Section Medium of Exam Total Questions Tot. Marks Allotted Time
English Language English 30 30 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude English/Hindi 35 35 20 mins
Reasoning Ability English/Hindi 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 60 mins

IBPS PO: Exam Pattern [Mains]

Successful candidates will be shortlisted for the IBPS PO mains examination, the details of which are listed below.

Section Medium of Exam Total Questions Tot. Marks Allotted Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English/Hindi 45  60  60 minutes
General/ Economy/Banking Awareness English/Hindi 40 40 35 mins
English Language English 35 40 40 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation English/Hindi 35 60 45 mins
TOTAL 155 200 3 hrs
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) English 2 25 30 mins

Interview: Carries 100 marks and is conducted at select centres. At this stage, candidates are also required to present a list of documents mentioned here.

Application Process

The process of application is completely online and candidates need to follow certain steps to be considered for the IBPS PO examination.

  • Log on to the official website of IBPS, i.e, www.ibps.in. Then, clicking on the ‘Home Page’, you will be able to open the ‘CRP PO/MT’ link after which you need to click on link “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP-11PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CRP-PO/MT-IX)” to finally open your application form.
  • Register as a new applicant and generate your provisional registration number and password. These details will also be sent via email and SMS but note them down to be on the safer side. 
  • Upload Scanned copies of Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Hand-written Declaration Image [more on this in the next section]
  • Click on ‘Final Submit’ after personally checking all the entered information and pay the applicable fees/charges.
  • An e-receipt will be generated. Take printout of both the e-receipt as well as the application form.
  • Take great attention while entering details in the online application form such as Name, Birth Date, Address, Category, Contact Number, Email ID, Preferred Centre, Registration of preferences of participating organisations as these can not be edited subsequently.

Document Details

The size and dimensions related details for uploading of documents are:

Document Dimensions Size Remarks
Photograph 200 x 230 pixels 20 KB–50 KB Recent passport size colour photograph against a white background
Signature 140 x 60 pixels 10 KB –20 KB With a black pen on white paper
Left Thumb Impression 240 x 240 pixels 20 KB –50 KB With black or blue ink on white paper
Hand-written Declaration Image 800 x 400 pixels 50 KB –100 KB In English with Black ink on white paper

In order to appear for the IBPS examinations [preliminary and mains] it is important for students to possess the following documents:

  • Valid Call Letter as applicable for the date and session of the examination
  • Original Photo-ID proof with the same name as specified in the online application form and call letter.
  • Photocopy of photo-identity proof

IBPS PO: Application fees

The application form is not complete until you pay the requisite application fees. 

Category Fees
SC/ST/PwBD INR 100
Others INR 600

Note: Transaction charges/bank fees/intimation charges will be applicable as per prevalent rates.

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