The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS conducts the exam for Probationary Officers(PO). A probationary officer has a very important role in handling the management of the bank. It has been considered a remunerative option for the Banking aspirants with a rewarding and settled job. Every year, the authority releases many vacancies for PO and a lot of applicants appear for the same to make a good career for themselves. Even though it is an entry-level position, candidates can create a good path through the prospects the job offers. For the year 2020, IBPS PO Notification is expected in August 2020. In this blog we will discuss about IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment.
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Important Dates
|IBPS PO Notification Release Date||1st week of August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Starts From||August 2020|
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) Ends on||August 2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||September 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release Date||September 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||3rd, 4th & 10th October 2020|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Result Date||October 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date||28th November 2020|
|IBPS PO Mains Result Date||December 2020|
|Conduct of interview||January / February 2020|
|IBPS PO 2002 Provisional Allotment||1st April 2021|
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Vacancies
Since the official notification is not yet out hence the vacancies for IBPS PO 2020 will be updated soon. Meanwhile you can check the vacancies for some previous years below;
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2019-20: 4336
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2018-19: 4252
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2017-18: 3562
Available Posts for IBPS PO 2016-17: 8822
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria
A candidate who wants to appear for the upcoming year’s exam should check that they fulfil the criteria required. Also, consider the age relaxation provided. The Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Exam includes the following conditions to be fulfilled:
- Nationality- The applicant could be:
A Citizen of India
The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962
Person of Indian origin who has migrated from either Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zaire, or Zambia with the intention of residing in India permanently.
- Academic Qualification-
An applicant possessing a graduate degree (such as BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech) from a recognized university. Please note that the degree or marks should be obtained on or before the date(to be issued).
Also, candidates possessing degree equivalent to the mentioned qualification are also eligible.
- Knowledge of Computers-
As the exams are now conducted online, candidates need to know the basic working of computer.
- Language Proficiency- Verbal and written knowledge of the state/ UT is desirable.
- Age Limit- An applicant should be between the age of 20 years but less than 30 years as on August 1, 2020.
The age relaxation for the candidate is as follows:
|General Candidates||0 years|
|Scheduled Caste||5 years|
|Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS – NCL)||3 years|
|Persons with Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.||5 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st ,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Selection Process
The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2020. There are three stages of IBPS PO Exam.
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
The candidates will have score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off. The selection process requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected. The prelims round is qualifying while the mains exam requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. The interview round holds 100 marks.
Exam pattern is the detail of the examination covering the question type, sections of the exam, duration of the exam, number of questions asked. The IBPS PO Exam consists three stages:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The prelims exam consists of a total of 100 questions with a time duration of 60 minutes. Question type remains Multiple Choice questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the exam for each wrong answer. This round is only qualifying in nature.
|S.No.||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Questions type are again Multiple Choice with a slightly higher difficulty level. The Number of questions and the duration of the exam is higher. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. Refer to the table for a brief of exam pattern for mains:
|S.No.||Section Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
IBPS PO Interview
The interview is the final stage of IBPS PO Exam.
- Candidates qualifying with good marks in Prelims and mains will finally be appearing for the interview process.
- The interview round is of 100 marks.
- The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Syllabus
IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS PO syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2020
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/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|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Syllabus
IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus: The mains exam is the important phase of IBPS PO 2020 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2020 consists of 4 + 1 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO 2020, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.
|Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus||General Awareness Syllabus||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus||English Language Syllabus|
|Simplification||Financial Awareness||Verbal Reasoning||Internet||Reading Comprehension|
|Percentage||General Knowledge||Circular Seating Arrangement||Keyboard Shortcuts||Grammar|
|Ratio and Percentage||Linear Seating Arrangement||Computer Abbreviation||Verbal Ability|
|Data Interpretation||Double Lineup||Microsoft Office|
|Mensuration and Geometry||Scheduling||Computer Hardware|
|Quadratic Equation||Input Output||Computer Software|
|Interest||Blood Relations||Operating System|
|Problems of Ages||Directions and Distances||Networking|
|Profit and Loss||Ordering and Ranking||Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies|
|Number Series||Data Sufficiency|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Coding and Decoding|
|Time and Work||Code Inequalities|
|Permutation and Combination|
|Mixture and Allegations|
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Admit Card
Candidates must download the IBPS PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2020 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2020 will be issued in 3 phases:
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Cut-Off
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2019-20 is shown below for reference:
IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Cut-Off Score For General Category:
|Subjects||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||Total|
|Cut Off Score
|Cut Off Score
IBPS PO Prelims 2019-20 Category-wise Cut-Off
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment: Salary Details
In the majority of the public sector banks, the Salary of the PO is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank PO’s salary as per the 10th Bipartite settlement took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless, the final agreement was signed in May 2015. According to which the revised salary of Bank PO will come into effect from 1st January 2016.
The revised basic pay of PO thus becomes –
23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020
Here Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of Bank PO as applicable on 1st January 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.
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