IBPS PO 2020 Exam

IBPS PO Recruitment 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which is your gatewayto the much wanted bankjobs. IBPS provides its services to all or any Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of 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 application through its official website. The IBPS CWE,earlier referred to as the IBPS Bank PO exam has been conducted per annum since then and is now happeningin 2020 in its 10th edition . The IBPS CRP PO/MT-X 2020 is for selection ofcandidates to the 17 public sector banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). It is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. IBPS CRP PO/MT-X Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled on 3rd, 4th & 10th October 2020 while the IBPS POMain Examination will be tentatively held on 28th November 2020

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

IBPS PO 2020 Notification has been released  August 05 . The Official Notification PDFlink are goingto be available here once it’s been released by https://ibps.in

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Date

IBPS has released IBPS PO 2020 Exam Dates alongside its Exam calendar for year 2020-21. As pert the newest calendar of IBPS, the preliminary examination of IBPS PO is scheduled to be conducted on 03.10.2020, 04.10.2020 & 10.10.2020 while the mains exam is scheduled on 28th November 2020. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE X 2020 are as follows-

 Activity Date
IBPS PO Notification Release Date05/08/2020
Application Begin05/08/2020
Last Date for Apply Online26/08/2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingSeptember 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam TrainingSeptember 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release DateSeptember 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Date 03-11 October 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Result DateOctober 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Date 28th November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result DateDecember 2020
Conduct of interview January / February 2020
IBPS PO 2002 Provisional Allotment 1st April 2021
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IBPS PO Recruitment 2020

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited per annum through a standard Written Examination(CWE), commonlyreferred to as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE was started in 2011 and is beingconducted for the eighth time this year and hence is officiallycalled IBPS PO /MT CWE X 2020.The IBPS PO selection process consists of three phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and therefore the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to subsequent phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process:

Online Preliminary Examination: An adequate number ofcandidates in each category are shortlisted byIBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:Candidates must qualifythe sectional also as overall cutoff within the main exam to be eligible for interview.

Interview: Interview are goingto be conducted bythe Participating Organizations and coordinated bythe Nodal
Bankin each State/ UT with the assistance of IBPS

Final Result: The Final result’s declared on the idea ofcandidates combined performance in IBPS POMains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment: The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted supported candidates’ preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part within the selection process onlytill the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibilityto intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS released new exam pattern for IBPS PO Exam. The exam pattern are goingto be similar for IBPS PO 2020 also . There is separate sectional timingfor everysections in preliminary examination . IBPS PO 2020 Exam are goingto be conducted in three phases: preliminary examination , Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatoryfor a candidate to clear each level of examination to urge selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CWE 10) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020:

The IBPS PO preliminary examination are goingto be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to finish the preliminary exam. It consists of three sections with a complete of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative markingin IBPS PO preliminary examination and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessaryto clear the cut-off altogether 3 sections to qualifyfor the IBPS POMain exam.

 S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of QuestionsMaximum 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 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020:

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: a bit like SBI PO 2020 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates are goingto be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter are goingto be given to candidates to write down which will constitute of 25 marks which hasgot to be completed during a time span of 30 minutes.

• the general time allotted for everysection has also been changed.

• No separate paper are goingto be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoningis teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this complete section will contain 45 questions of a complete of 60 marks.

• the general time allotted for IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

 Sr. No. Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
 1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
 2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
 3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
 4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
  Total 155 200  180 minutes
  English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO 2020 Interview Process:

Candidates who qualifythe Mains Exam are finallyinvolved the Interview Process byIBPS. The Interview Process will constituteof 100 marks and therefore the minimum marks for qualifyingthis round are goingto be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belongingto SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Penaltyfor Wrong Answers: 0.25 marks are goingto be deducted for each question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2020 preliminary examination and IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam. there’ll be no deduction ofmarks for an issue left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

Final Selection: The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer are goingto be made bytakinginto consideration the cumulative score ofMains Exam and therefore the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of examination are goingto be within the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list are goingto be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO 2020 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list are goingto be thus offered the joiningletter bythe Bank of their choice.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2020

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibilitycriteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a Universityrecognized bythe govt of India. Anysuch candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized bythe Central Government is additionally eligible to use for this

The candidates must be in possession of a legitimate Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they’re a
graduate on the daytheyregisters for this exam, and must indicate the share ofmarks obtained in Graduation while
registeringfor the IBPS Bank-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Workingknowledge ofcomputer systems is important for the work also on give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiencyin official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be readyto read, write and speakthe language.

Nationality/ Citizenship of Applicants: A candidate applyingfor IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one among the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, SriLanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Candidates belongingto the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibilityissued bythe govt. of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applyingfor IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Anycandidate who is applyingfor the IBPS CWE examination shouldn’t be but 20 years oldand less than 30 years old at the time of registration. additionallyto the present , there isage relaxation applicable to category wise candidates as per the govt rules:

 Category Age Relaxation
 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
 Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
 Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
 Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
 Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
 Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal 
 retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: To ace IBPS PO 2020 exam, it’s really necessary to understand the detailed IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus. The syllabus may be a bit different for IBPS PO 2020 preliminary examination and IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam. Let’s have a glance at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO Exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus: IBPS PO preliminary examination is that the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2020 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary examination are eligible to seem for the mains exam. The preliminary examination of IBPS PO comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English


Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding

Quantitative Ability

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures &Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus: The mains exam is that the important phase of IBPS PO 2020 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to attain obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam within 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 , Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. a bit 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

Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest, Problems of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, And Probability, Mixture and Allegations.

General Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge


Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities

Computer Aptitude

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Networking, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability