IBPS PO 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card

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IBPS PO 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has invited online application to recruit applicants for the posts of Probationary Officers (POs)/Management Trainee Posts in the participating organization. The application form for the IBPS PO 2020 was released on 5th August 2020. The last date to submit the application form was 26 August 2020. The admit card for the IBPS PO Preliminary exam is available now on the official website. Eligible candidates need to download the admit card on or before the given deadline. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO will be conducted on 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020, and 11.10.2020.

The selection for the post comprises of three stages that is Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (Interview). Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the recruitment. You can get the complete details about IBPS PO 2020 from this article.

IBPS PO 2020 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts competitive examination for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the posts for Probationary Officers (POs)/Management Trainee Posts every year. The admit card for the IBPS PO Preliminary exam is available now on the official website and the applicant should download the same before the given deadline. The last date to submit the application form was 26 August 2020.

The selection process for the IBPS PO comprises of three stages that are Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (&Interview).   The applicants need to download the IBPS PO Admit Card before each stage of the examination on the official website. The result will be released for all the stages separately after the completion of each phase of the exam. Read this article to know the complete details about the exam.

IBPS PO Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the IBPS PO 2020 from the table given below:

EventsDates
Application Form5th August 2020-26 August 2020
Preliminary Exam Admit Card22 Sept 2020
Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)03.10.2020, 10.10.2020, and 11.10.2020.
Preliminary ResultOctober/November 2020
Phase II (Mains Examination)28.11.2020
Official WebsiteClick here

IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below:

NationalityYou must be either of the following: A citizen of India, or A subject of Nepal, orA subject of Bhutan, or A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 to permanently settle down in India, or A 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 to permanently settle down in India.
AGE LimitThe age limit of the applicant should be between 20 years to 30 years. There is  relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories
Educational QualificationThe applicants must have completed Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification

IBPS PO Selection Process

The selection process for the post will be conducted in three stages that are as follow:

  • Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)
  • Phase II (Mains Examination)
  • Phase III (Interview)

The applicants need to appear and qualify Phase-I that is Preliminary exam to be eligible to appear for the next stage. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the mark secured in prelims exam for the next stage that is Phase II (Mains Examination). The applicants need to qualify both the stages of the exam to appear for the next stage of the selection process that is Phase III (Interview). The applicants need to qualify the third and the final stage of the selection process that is Group Exercise &Interview to be considered for the final selection.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Here we will discuss Exam Pattern of each stages in the tables given below:

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)

  • Type: Objective, Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Medium: English and Hindi
  • Sections: 3
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Name of the SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 min
Quantitative Aptitude353520 min
Reasoning Ability353520 min
Total1001001 hour

Phase-II (Mains Examination)

Part 1:

  • Type: Objective, Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Sections: 4
  • Medium of Exam: English and Hindi
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Name of the SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 min
English Language354040 min
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 min
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 min
Total1552003 Hour

Part II: Descriptive

  • Time Duration: 30 minutes
  • Questions: 2
  • Medium of Exam: English
  • Total Marks: 25
  • Subject: English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

Phase III (Interview)

After the applicants qualify both the stages of the exam they will be called to appear for the next stage of the selection process that is Phase III (Interview). The applicants need to qualify the third and the final stage of the selection process that is Interview round to be considered for the subsequent provisional allotment process.  The final merit list for the selection process will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in mains examination and Interview.

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

The applicants can check the table given below to know the syllabus for IBPS PO 2020:

SubjectSyllabus
Quantitative AptitudeNumber System, Simplification, Set theory, Discount, Averages, Time and Distance, Percentage, Interest, , Profit & Loss,  Surds & Indices, LCM & HCF, Trigonometry, Permutations & Combinations Inequalities, Speed, Time and Work, Logarithm, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart, Binomial Theorem and etc
English LanguageVocabulary, Error Spotting, Sentence Completion, Sentence Structure, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Paragraphs, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms/Antonyms, Word usage and etc
General AwarenessHistory, Culture, Science, World Events,  Business & Economy, Sports, Current Affairs, General Polity, Static GK, Important Schemes, Geography,  and etc
General Intelligence and ReasoningCoding & Decoding, Analogy, Decision Making Syllogism, Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Statement-Conclusion, Problem Solving,  Similarities and Differences, and etc

IBPS PO 2020 Important Books

The applicants need to select right source of study material from a wide variety of books available in the market both in online and offline mode to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Magical books on Quicker MathsM. Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav

English Language

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Agrawal
Analytical ReasoningM.K Pandey

General Awareness

Name of the Book/SourcesAuthor Name
Current Affairs: Hindu, Times of India, Business Today, and etc
General KnowledgeLucent’s

IBPS PO Salary Structure

It is very important for the applicants who will be applying for the IBPS PO 2020 to understand the pay scale of the post they are applying for, so they can check the pay scale from the below points:

  • The starting basic pay is 23700/- in the scale of 23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020

Complete Details Of IBPS Salary And Job Profile

IBPS PO Admit Card

The admit card has been released by IBPS on the official website. The applicants can download the admit card before each phase of the examination. They will be required to carry the admit card to the exam hall with photo identity proof on the day of the examination. The admit card will consist of Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details.

No hard copy of the admit card will be sent via post at any stage of the examination. The admit card of IBPS PO is released on the official website from where all the eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials such as Registration Number/Roll No and Password/Date of Birth, and other details. The applicants need to refer to the official website frequently for further updates on exam.

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IBPS PO Result

IBPS will release the result on the official website. The result will be declared for all the stages separately after the completion of each stages of the exam. The applicants need to check the official website to view and access the result and the scorecard for each phase of the exam. They can check the result via their correct login credentials such as Roll No and other relevant details. The applicants can refer to the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

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IBPS PO Previous Year Cut off

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)

The applicants can check the cut-off of Prelims Exam of IBPS PO 2019 from the tables given below:

CategoryPrelims Cut Off
General59.75
EWS59.75
OBC59.75
SC53.50
ST46.25
ID20.75
VI52.25
HI21.25
OC44.50

Phase-II (Mains Examination)

The applicants can check the cut-off of Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2019 from the tables given below:

CategoryMains Cut Off
General74.50
OBC68.38
SC56.38
ST35.75
ID37.00
VI66.88
HI42.63
OC53.25

How to prepare for IBPS PO 2020

In this article we have discussed important and relevant details of the IBPS PO 2020 for the eligible applicants who are willing to appear and qualify the exam. We have shared and suggested all the important tips and tricks that can be a great source of help to the applicants preparing for the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read more to know the important tips and tricks to crack the exam:

  • Create a daily schedule and study plan and stick to it in a disciplined an effective manner
  • Cover and clear all the basic concept of the important and relevant topics of each subject
  • Analyze the exam pattern and understand the syllabus carefully before starting the exam preparation
  • The applicants need to make the right selection of the important books, notes, mock tests, and etc both online and offline mode for the better preparation of the exam. Refer to the “Important Books” section from this article for further information.
  • Practice previous year question paper and attempt mock test to understand your strength and weakness in each topic or subject.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the admit card for IBPS PO be out?

The admit card for the IBPS PO Preliminary exam is available now on the official website. Eligible candidates need to download the admit card on or before the given deadline.

When will the IBPS PO Prelims Exam be conducted?

The preliminary exam of IBPS PO will be conducted on 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020, and 11.10.2020. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process of the IBPS PO 2020?

The selection for the post comprises of three stages that are Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (Interview). For more information, the applicants can check the section “Selection Process” mentioned above in the article.

Is there any negative marking in the IBPS PO Preliminary and Mains Exam?

Yes, there will be negative marking for wrong answers.

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