IBPS PO NOTIFICATION 2020

IBPS PO 2020 exam will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year since 2011 and is now happening in 2020 in its 10th edition. The IBPS CRP PO/MT-X 2020-21 is for selection of candidates to the 11 public sector banks.

IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online applications through its official website. IBPS PO exam is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. IBPS CRP PO/MT-X Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled to be held on 3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020 while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be tentatively held on 28th November 2020.

IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates
Events Date
IBPS PO 2020 Notification 4th August 2020
On-line registration Starts From 5th August 2020
On-line registration Ends on 26th August 2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training September 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training September 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card October 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date 3rd, 10th & 11th 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
IBPS Conduct of interview January / February 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Provisional Allotment 1st April 2021
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancy

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS has introduced 1417 vacancies for IBPS PO 2020-21 Exam along with its official notification. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 4336.

Total Vacancies : 1167 posts
Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria
Minimum Age Limit : 20 Years
Maximum Age Limit: 28 Years
Educational Criteria:

Bachelor Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India.
Exam Pattern
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) 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
Total 155 200 3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes
IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:

The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
• The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

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