IBPS PO 2020: Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS PO 2020: Notification, Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Institute of banking personnel selection conducts the IBPS PO 2020 national level entrance examination every year throughout India to recruit Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT). Every year twenty lakh students compete for the seats which are approximately 1167 this year.

IBPS PO 2020 official notification is officially published by the Institute of personnel banking selection. Yes, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their merit scores through which they will get placements in the banks.

IBPS PO 2020 Notification Details:

There are 3 stages for IBPS PO Exam 2020

  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam
  • IBPS PO Interview Exam
IBPS PO Full Form Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers Exam
Conducting Authority IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Dates 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and
IBPS PO Main Exam Date November 28, 2020
Exam Level National
Official Website www.ibps.in
Posts Offered Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT)
Number of seats offered 1167
Allowances & Benefits DA, HRA, CCA, Special Allowance, etc.
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Stages in IBPS PO Prelims, Mains, Interview
IBPS PO Salary INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in-hand salary)
IBPS PO Help Desk 1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566

Recent updates

  • As per IBPS PO Calendar, the Prelims will be conducted on- 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and
  • IBPS PO 2020 Main Exam will be held on November 28, 2020
  • Check IBPS PO Job Profile first.

IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies

Every year, more than 20 lacs job aspirants appear for the IBPS PO examination. According to the latest IBPS PO Notification 2020, the total number of vacancies is 4252. You will be notified if there will be any amendments.

  • Vacancies will vary according to the category of candidate and participating organization.

जानें कहां कितनी है वैकेंसी :
आईबीपीएस ने इस साल प्रोबेशनरी ऑफिसर के जिन 1167 पदों पर वैकेंसी निकाली है, उसके तहत देश के इन प्रमुख बैंकों में PO के पदों पर भर्ती होगी –

  • बैंक ऑफ इंडिया – 734 पद
  • पंजाब & सिंध बैंक – 83 पद
  • यूको बैंक – 350 पद

Let’s have a look at the vacancies offered for each category

There are vacancies in the following 6 banks –

IBPS PO Notification 2020: Total Vacancies

Here is the category-wise list of IBPS PO Vacancies released under 2020 Recruitment drive. 

Category Name Total Vacancies
General 587
OBC 233
SC 159
ST 71
EWS 118

Out of these PWD Vacancies are as follows-

Category Name Total Vacancies
HI 15
OC 11
VI 11
ID 36
Bank Name Total Vacancies
Bank of India 734
UCO Bank 350
Punjab and Sindh Bank 83

Important Dates for IBPS PO Exam, Application process and results

The IBPS PO official notification 2020 published today. The tentative timetable regarding the same has published below.

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Dates

 IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020 Date
IBPS PO CWE X Official Notification 05.08.2020
IBPS PO 2020 Online Registration 26.08.2020
Last Date to fill IBPS PO 2020 Online Application Form 26.08.2020
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card Download October 2020
Pre-Exam Training Date 21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2020 October 2020
Date of IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exams 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and
IBPS PO Result of Preliminary CWE X October 2020
Download of Call letter for Mains CWE November 2020
Date of IBPS PO CWE  (Mains) 28.11.2020
IBPS PO Result 2020 will be announced in December 2020
IBPS PO Interview Call Letters will be released in January 2021
IBPS PO Interview Date January/ February 2021
Provisional Allotment Date April 2020

Note: The dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change once the official notification for IBPS PO 2020 exam will be released.

IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit & Educational Qualification Required for IBPS Exam

Candidates must be eligible according to the IBPS PO eligibility 2020 before filling the application form. Following are the guidelines to be kept in mind to ensure your eligibility for the ibps po exam.

*Indian nationals and even the residents of Nepal or Bhutan can apply for the exam.
*Migrated candidates from Pakistan, Burma, and The united republic of Tanzania, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who are intended to settle in India.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must possess specialization degree in any course from a recognized college/university.

IBPS PO Age Criteria

The minimum age needed to apply for IBPS PO is 20 years, whereas the maximum age limit is 30 years.

Relaxation of age limit as per the category of student stated below

Category Relaxation
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe 05 Years
Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) 03 Years
Persons with Disability (PWD) 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in the military and have left on the conclusion of the project 05 Years
The original habitats of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989. 05 Years
The people affected in the 1984 riots 05 Years

IBPS PO 2020 Online Application Form: How to apply?

Registration for IBPS PO 2020 application form will start from 05.08.2020, you can apply through ibps po application form will be published on the official website.


  1. Visit the official website that is www.ibps.in
  2. Click on “CRP PO/MT
  3. Now Click on “Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officer/Management Trainee X”
  4. Follow the link ‘New registration and fill the necessary details.
  5. Enter the security code and click on save and next
  6. You will be provided with a provisional registration number and password via text and email.

Step-2: Upload required documents

  1. You have to use the provisional id and password to log in
  2. Upload a scanned passport sized photograph and the signature as per the directions.

Step 3: Fill personal details

  1. You have to enter your basic information such as category code, nationality, exam centre, name, academic details etc.
  2. Then click on the I agree in the declaration to confirm that the information entered by you is valid and true.
  3. Before submitting you have to preview the application form and then click on the submit button.

Step 4: Fee payment

  1. For SC/ST/PWD category-175/-
  2. For the other categories-850/-

The mode of payment is online which includes payment through Debit card/Credit card/Net banking.

Step 5: Confirmation

*After successful payment, an additional page will be opened

*Enter the required details to generate e-receipts

* print the e-receipts displayed on the screen

IBPS RRB 2020 Notification

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern (Prelims +Mains)

IBPS PO is a computer-based online exam which consists of multiple-choice questions. Check complete IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 here. As per IBPS PO exam pattern 2020, there will be total of 100 questions in the prelims exam whereas in the main there will total 200 question

IBPS PO Exam Pattern is tabulated below

Specifications IBPS PO Prelims IBPS PO Mains IBPS PO Interview
Sections Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge
Total questions 100 155
Total marks 100 155 100
Time duration 1 hour 3 hours Variable
Marking scheme for objective paper -0.25 for the incorrect answer

1 mark for correct answer

-0.25 for the incorrect answer

1 mark for the correct answer

Not applicable
Normalization method Applicable Applicable

IBPS PO Interview Details

As per IBPS the candidates who have qualified the prelims & mains will be called for the final round that is face to face interview. The interviews carry total 100 marks and the minimum score to crack the interview round is 40% (34% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates.

The duration of the interview will be 15-20 minutes. It will be conducted by experts. The question asked in the interview is divided into two categories

  1. Personal details
  2. Technical, banking, skill knowledge, current affairs related queries.

Candidates preparing for the interview should give their best while facing the interview for IBPS PO. They are advised to follow the recommended tips that will help them in understanding the accountability of questions.

Candidates can have an idea about the question asked in the interview from previous year exam material asked questions. While facing interview candidates must reflect the confidence, be vigilant and analyze their knowledge and crack the interview smartly.

Negative marking for wrong answers

Note: The IBPS PO department deducts one-fourth of the marks that is 0.25 from the question. Yes, there will be no negative marking for the unattempted question.


Each candidate is required to get a minimum score in each of the tests to be shortlisted for the final round.

IBPS PO Salary 2020 IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2020
Expected IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 IBPS PO 2020 Result

IBPS PO Pre-exam Training

The participating banks/Nodal banks conduct pre-examination training for the minor community such as SC/ST/religious at certain centered specified by the government of India. It will be a kind of orientation program where candidates will get a brief idea about the question, tips for time management, basic tricks and strategies applied.

The objective of this training is to assist the weaker section who can afford to coach and is unaware of the recruitment process.

Candidates belonging to the minor category can avail of this training. Yes, it is free of cost there will be no charges you have to pay for it. The duration of training will be 5 days before the actual examination date are announced on the official website.

Hereby mentioning the list of training centers

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

IBPS PO department may add additional examination centers or remove some depending on need. Candidates appearing for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post on the student’s address.

IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card

Students are required to download their ibps po admit card 2020 from the official website of ibps. The hard copy of the permission letter will not be sent to the address of the student.

To login the official website, students will need the following

  • *Registration no
  • *Date of birth/password

You will get the admit cards 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2020 examination.

It is issued in three phases

  1. Online prelims.
  2. Online mains examination
  3. And the interview

How to download IBPS PO Admit card?

  • *Students must visit the official website of Ibps
  • *Click on the link
  • *Enter your registration number and password
  • *Carefully enter captcha code given
  • *Log in your account your admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • *Download it and generate a print out of the same


Participants who have successfully filled the examination form inline must get ready for preparation.

We are providing you with list ibps examination center

Students can easily check the IBPS PO exam centers 2020 venue by the state-wise or city wise with the help of this table. You can also view other state center list.

Let’s check it below

State Code State /UT / NCR Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh ChiralaChittoor Guntur Hyderabad Kakinada Kurnool Nellore OngolePutturRajahmundry Srikakulam Tirupati Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh ItanagarNaharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh Guwahati Jorhat KokrajharSilcharTezpur
15 Bihar ArrahAurangabad Bhagalpur Bihar Sharif DarbhangaGayaHajipurMuzzafarpurPatnaPurneaSamastipurSiwan
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh BhilaiBilaspurRaipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli SuratJamnagar
19 Daman & Diu
20 Delhi BahadurgarhDelhi Faridabad Ghaziabad Greater Noida Gurgaon
21 Goa PanajiVerna
22 Gujarat AhmedabadAnandGa

IBPS PO 2020 Result

The final result of the examination will be declared on the basis of the performance of candidates who have attempted IBPS PO mains and interview round.

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus Subject wise

The syllabus for IBPS PO exam 2020 is the same as the other banks. IBPS issue broad subjects which can be divided into individual topics. The IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 has two parts prelims and mains syllabus.

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English language
Logical reasoning simplifications Reading comprehensions
Alphanumeric series Profit & loss Cloze test


Mixtures and allegation Para jumbles


Data sufficiency Simple interest and compound interest & surds and 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 relation Number systems
Input output Sequence and series
Coding decoding Permutations combination and probability

IBPS PO MAINS EXAM Syllabus 2020

IBPS PO Mains consist of 5 sections

  1. Reasoning
  2. English language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. General awareness
  5. Computer aptitude

IBPS PO 2020 Preparation: How to study?

It is advised for the students to conduct their study in a systematic manner, with the latest exam pattern. Syllabus cover all the topics, it is advised to go for the best study material and guide so that you can understand the concepts and also practice various question for the examination.

Last year in 2017 it is reported that there was an unexpected pattern of the exam. New pattern includes the application of concepts in a new form. It just needs a lot of practice.

Candidates must refer previous year papers IBPS PO questions. Candidates are required to refer mock test papers and can go IBPS coaching.

IBPS PO 2020 Mock test and online test series

Yes, Various online test series are available in the market for your best reference. These are the best test series which are thoroughly researched and have the exam pattern well defined. Practice papers are prepared to keep in mind the last year examination and level of questions.

IBPS COACHING – Several career coaching classes are preparing the candidates for the IBPS PO Bank exam. It is believed that out of every 5 classroom students, 3 got selected for banking or SSC jobs in 2015-`16.

IBPS PO 2020 Salary structure

Candidates preparing for IBPS PO are curious to know the salary structure. It is the most frequently asked question by the seeking job aspirants who are appearing for IBPS exam. There is good news for job aspirants as the department has revised the salary from this year.

IBPS PO Salary Structure 2020

A probationary officer is the beginning post of a banker. He/she have to work as a probationer officer for at least two before getting promoted to a higher level. In the probation period, the employee will learn the basics and important duties of PO in a bank.

IBPS Bank PO salary and allowances

You can check here the list of in addition to salary probationary officers is entitled to the following:

*Dearness allowance (DA) – It is paid to all govt. and public sector probationary officers. It is a cost of living adjustment. It is also revised quarterly and based on the consumer price index. It goes up with inflation and comes down with inflation.

HRA – HRA stands for housing rent allowance it the amount paid by employers to the employees as a part of salary it gives tax benefits to employees depends on the place of posting.

Special allowance – It is a leftover component of the salary. According to section 10 of the income tax act, it covers many allowances such as house rent, leaves traveling allowances (LTA) and some more.

CCA – It also depends on the place of posting. It can be 4% maximum is rupees 870/-or 3%. Minimum is rupees 600/-or 0%

Conveyance allowance – Conveyance allowance is paid to the employee for commuting between home and office.

Other benefits and perk available to bank PO

Here are different kinds of benefits given to IBPS PO officers. It may differ for every bank. Bank gives primary and general perks( as per rating of perks by banks, SBI is no.1 bank in India which give the best perks and benefits and facilities to the employee as compared to other nationalized bank.

Leased Accommodation – It is available to bank officers. Some bank offers home accommodations to the employee instead of leasing housing.

*Travelling Allowance – Many banks give a fixed traveling allowance & reimbursement of petrol bill payments.

Medical Aid – Medical allowance is also given to the bank officer. Revised price is 8000/-p.a.


Salary of ibps po may be different according to the location and bank salary in metro and rural cities may vary.

IBPS PO Career and Promotion

As the banking sector is considered one of the prestigious and esteemed works, everyone aspires to go for banking jobs due to its benefits. Yes, opting banking as a career will provide you with a pool of opportunities and promotion as well.

Bank also offers the opportunity for posting abroad and it gives the brilliant officer a chance to show their best of ability. Hardworking and trained employee will have a high chance to be promoted on a higher scale in a short period of time.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 cut off

Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
Cutoff Score 05.00 07.75 10.00 42.75

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Cut off: 

Category Cut-Off
GEN 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25
VH 77.87
ID 55.00
HI 47.75
OC 59.63

IBPS PO Mains 2016 cut off

Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cutoff
SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD General
1. Reasoning 50 03.25 05.25
2. English Language 40 02.25 04.75
3. General Awareness 40 08.00 10.75
4. Computer Awareness 20 05.00 06.50
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 10.75 12.50
Category Cut-offs on Total (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 52.50
General (Gen) 52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50

IBPS PO Final 2016 cut off

Provisional Allotment

Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Score 33.70 10/09 /91 28.60 30/06 /92 37.00 06/06 /95 39.90 28/08 /93 31.40 12/12 /90 33.10 01/04 /86 25.40 22/12 /86

IBPS PO Previous Years Cut Off

1. IBPS CWE PO 2 – 2012 55.84 47.36 58.32 62.12 45.20 42.84 55.88
2. IBPS CWE PO 3 – 2013 34.20 26.20 36.80 42.20 33.20 19.60 21.40
3. IBPS CWE PO 4 – 2014 42.20 36.40 45.60 49.60 39.60 34.80 24.40
4. IBPS CWE PO 5 – 2015 41.40 36.20 46.70 49.90 37.90 37.20 22.10

The cut-off for ibps po prelims exam

English Reasoning ability Quantitative ability total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

The cut-off for ibps po mains exam is shown below. Take a look!

English Reasoning ability Quantitative ability Computer Ga Total


04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50

IBPS Provisional allotment

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidates is released on the official website of IBPS PO bank.

IBPS banks are allotted as per the preference of candidates which are done at the time of applying online application. The ibps departments play its role in the selection process until the provisional allotment to different banks.

Provisional Allotment
Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Score 33.70 10/09 /91 28.60 30/06 /92 37.00 06/06 /95 39.90 28/08 /93 31.40 12/12 /90 33.10 01/04 /86 25.40 22/12 /86


Providing with the list of the frequently asked question by students

  • What to do if I forget my registration password?
    Ans. You should recheck your registered email ID and Mobile inbox for that.
  • What am I supposed to do my name is printed with wrong spelling?
    Ans. You can apply another form with correct details before the last date. The last filled form will be considered.
  • What are the important documents required for applying ibps po online form?
    Ans. Important documents are:
    Softcopies of scanned Sign & Photo.
    Passing marks details (Mark sheets)
    Valid Email ID
    Payment Details
  • What is score pattern for ibps po
  • I am a Tibetan refugee am I eligible to fill the form?
  • I am an arts graduate can I apply?
    Ans. – Yes, you can apply.
  • Is there any provision for foreign students to apply?
  • What is the examination fee?
    Ans. For SC/ST/PWD category-100/-
    For the other categories-600/-
  • When will the result of ibps 2020 declare?
    Ans. IBPS PO 2020 Prelims result will be declared in October 2020.

Hope you find useful information about the IBPS PO 2020 Exam if you have any question OR query please use our comment section given below.

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