IBPS PO 2020

Mar 18, 2019 - 13:13

IBPS PO 2020 Notification Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Details

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exam for the position of Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee in various public sector banks in India. The online examination is held in two phases – Preliminary and Main. IBPS PO 2020 Notification, Expected 5000+ Vacancies in 2020: Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Exam Date, IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern, IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility, IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus, IBPS PO 2020 Cutt Off, IBPS PO 2020 Preparation Articles.

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IBPS Exam Calendar 2020-21

The Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the exam calendar for this year. The candidates were also eagerly waiting for the same. Now they can check all the exam dates in this newly released IBPS exam calendar 2020-21.

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IBPS PO Vacancy 2020: 5000+ Vacancies

The bank-wise Vacancies for IBPS PO 2020 are given below:

Sr. No. Participating Organization SC ST OBC EWS UR Total Out of Which (PWBD)
HI OC VI ID
1 Allahabad Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500 5 5 5 5
2 Andhra Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bank of India 158 58 11 89 583 899 6 17 6 6
5 Bank of Maharashtra 52 26 94 35 143 350 3 3 3 3
6 Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500 5 5 5 5
7 Central Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
8 Corporation Bank 22 11 40 15 62 150 2 2 1 1
9 Indian Bank 73 37 133 49 201 493 5 5 5 5
10 Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Oriental Bank of Commerce 48 22 79 29 122 300 3 3 3 3
12 Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
13 Punjab & Sind Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
15 UCO Bank 53 18 118 50 261 500 47 4 3 13
16 Union Bank of India 114 53 159 65 253 644 12 12 15 6
17 United Bank of India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 670 299 904 432 2031 4336 88 56 46 47 

IBPS PO 2020: Exam Dates

Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates August 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 03, 04, & 10 October 2020
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 28 November 2020
 

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IBPS PO 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Application for the Probationary Officer (PO) will be subject to various eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official IBPS PO Notification. Applicants need to fulfill the required eligibility to apply for IBPS PO 2020.

IBPS PO 2020 Age Eligibility: (01.08.2020 ) : 20 - 30 Years

S.No Category Age Relexation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe  5 years
2 Other backward classes(Non-Creamy Layer)    3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”  10 years
4 Ex-servicemen 5 years
5  Persons ordinarily domiciled in state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 1-01-1980 to 3-12-1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots   5 years
 
 

Educational Qualification:

The Eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO exam is Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as B.Com, B.A B.Sc, B.Tech, etc, from a University recognized by the Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS PO examination. Final Year Appearing student is not allow for IBPS PO Exam.

IBPS PO 2020: Exam Pattern

IBPS PO conducted in three phases, Phase I is the prelim exam that consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries 100 questions. This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step and its marks will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. There will be no Sectional Cut off marks for prelims exam. 

Phase-1: IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Sr. NO. Name of the Test No.Of Question Maximum Marks Time Allotted
1. English Language  30 30 20 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Min
3. Reasoning Ability   35 35 20 Min
Total 100 Ques. 100 Marks  
 

Phase-2: IBPS PO Mains Exam - 200 Marks

It will also consist of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) like IBPS PO Pre Exam but carry a maximum of 200 marks that are given below : 

Sr.
No.
Name of Tests   No. of Questions  Maximum Marks Time allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
2 General/ Economy/ Banking
Awareness 
40 40 35 Min
3  English Language  35 40 40 Min
4  Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Descriptive Paper
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) - 25 30 Min
 

Phase-3: IBPS PO Interview

Shortlisted Candidates in the main examination for IBPS-PO subsequently called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews to be conducted at select centers. The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview must not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). However, like most interviews for various examinations, the IBPS-PO interview does not have defined syllabus but candidates need to be articulate about his/her knowledge in General Awareness with special emphasis on Banking, Finance, and Economics along with his/her own qualification and work experience (if any) related questions.

IBPS PO 2020: Syllabus

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus for Preliminary exam 

The syllabus for this Prelims Exam includes three subjects- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The prelims have sectional cutoff which implies that candidates must obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each section to clear the exam. Candidates must also meet the cutoff to qualify for Mains and the interview round.

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Series completion
  • Percentage    
  • Simplification    
  • Ratio and proportion
  •  Average
  • Problems on ages
  • Profit and loss, Simple Interest& Compound Interest
  • Time and distance & Trains
  • Boat and streams, Data Sufficiency
  • Time and work
  • Quadratic equations
  •  Permutation & combination and probability 
  • Data Interpretation ,Alligation and Mixture

IBPS PO Reasoning Ability Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO Reasoning Ability Syllabus

  • Coding-decoding 
  • Distance and direction
  • Order and Ranking
  • Blood relation 
  • Mathematical operation 
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Puzzle test  
  • Syllogism    
  • Alphanumeric Series 
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Input-Output

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus for Prelims Exam

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test (Fill in the blanks)
  • Error locations
  • Rearrangements
  • Sentence improvement, Connector
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Fillers


IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus for Mains exam 

The Syllabus for IBPS PO Main Exam includes 4 subjects- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy and Banking Awareness.

S.No   Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English     General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
1 Number system Series completion  Error locations   Current affairs
2 HCF & LCM  Analogy Synonyms International economy
3 Decimal fraction Classification  Antonyms UNO
4 Square root & cube Root  Coding-decoding Phrasal Marketing
5 Percentage     Distance and direction Verbs Award & honors
6 Ratio and proportion  Ranking and number Preposition  Sports
7 Average Blood relation  Passage completion Finance
8 Simplification & Approximation Mathematical operation  Fill in the blanks Agriculture
9 Quadratic equations Sitting arrangements Reading comprehensive History of banking
10 Problem on ages Puzzle test  Re arrangements Country currency capital
11 Partnership Venn diagram Sentence improvement Books & authors
12 Profit and loss Data sufficiency - Banking terms
13 Simple and compound interest     Input and output - Dams/Rivers/Temples
14 Allegation and mixture Eligibility test  - Nuclear/thermal power plant
15 Time and distance Statement conclusion - Banking Instruments
16 Trains Statement course of action - -
17 Boat and streams Statement assumptions - -
18 Pipe and cistern Basic computer knowledge - -
19 Mensuration 2D & 3D Number system - -
20 Permutation & combination Logic gates - -
21 Probability Network & DBMS - -
         

 

IBPS PO 2020: Pre - Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for  SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such  training at  their own  cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna  
    Purnea  
    Ranchi  
    Sambalpur  
    Silchar  
    Siliguri  
    Shillong  

The bank may add additional centers or may delete some  of  the center sindicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from  Bank's website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.

IBPS PO 2020: Salary

The salary payable to the PO’s differs in reference to the place of posting. The basic salary remains the same in all regions. But the other allowances which are payable by the bank differ in many aspects. The details of such differences & the salary are given below-

Basic salary 23700.00
Special Allowances 1836.75
DA amount 10163.63
CCA amount 870
Transport Allowances -
Total salary (exclusive of HRA) 36570.38
HRA 2133.00
Total salary (inclusive of HRA) 38703.38
Medical Aid allowances 8000
Entertainment allowances 500
Newspaper allowances 300
Petrol bill payments 3000
Telephone bill payments 400
Canteen Subsidy amount 400
Pension Contribution amount 2500
Annual total salary (leased Accommodation allowance is not included) 5,57,640.52

IBPS PO 2020: Application Fees

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS PO 2019 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

CATEGORY FEES
GENERAL Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)

IBPS PO 2020: Admit Card & Other Info

IBPS PO Admit Card (Prelims) is available from September 2020(Tentative)
Last date to download Admit Card (Prelims) October 2020 (Tentative)
IBPS PO Admit Card will be released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Mode of Download Online
IBPS PO Admit Card can be downloaded from www.ibps.in
Details required to download IBPS PO Admit Card Registration number, Password/ Date of Birth
Documents to carry at exam hall IBPS PO Admit Card and a Photo ID Card
Helpline Number 1800 222 366

IBPS PO Admit Card will be available online at the official website of IBPS. All candidates must keep handy their log-in credentials to download the same. Applicants are requested to follow the steps mentioned below to download the hall ticket for all stages:
Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
Step 2: Click on the official link for ‘IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card’
Step 3: Enter “Registration ID” and “Password” or “DOB” (Date of Birth) created during registration
Step 4: Cross-check all the details on IBPS PO Admit Card
Step 5: Download and take a printout.

IBPS PO 2019: Result

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Result Out

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board (IBPS) has declared the IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Result on 1st November 2019. IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Exam was conducted on 12th and 19th October 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the prelims examination can check the result on the official website https://ibps.in

Click here to check the IBPS PO Prelims Result 

IBPS PO 2019 Score Card

The Scorecard for IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary exam has been released by IBPS. IBPS PO Prelims Scorecard Link is mentioned below. So all candidates are advised to check their Scorecard & Marks for IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam by clicking on the link given below:

Click here to check IBPS PO Prelims Score card 2019

The result for IBPS PO 2019 will be declared separately for Prelims, Mains & Interview Process. The result will be declared after every stage of examination been conducted under IBPS PO Recruitment Process 2019. Candidates can get details of the upcoming IBPS PO Result 2019 on its official website ibps.in.
Steps to access the result of IBPS PO Prelims 2019
1. Go to the home page at the link
2. You will reach the window showing the form to be filled in to reach the result. Fill the form by entering the required details such as roll number and date of birth to check the status of your result.
Kindly make a special note that scores of IBPS PO Prelims exam would not be considered for the final appointment, it is only a qualifying exam to reach the mains.

IBPS PO 2019 : Previous Year Exam Analysis

Detailed IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 For Prelims
IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019:  IBPS PO Prelims 2019 conducted its first exam on 19th October 2019. Candidates appearing for IBPS PO exam next year must go through the IBPS PO Exam Analysis to get an idea about what to expect in the different slots.

A.) IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis (Overall)

The level of the exam can be considered as Easy to Moderate. IBPS PO Prelims exam had 3 sections in the objective test of 100 marks.

Sections Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 26-28 Easy-Moderate
English Language 20-23 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 23-21 Easy-Moderate
Total Marks: 100 68-74 Easy-Moderate

Topic Wise Exam Analysis
1. Reasoning Ability

This section had 35 questions. The overall reasoning section was easy-moderate. There was no syllogism in the exam. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, which are mentioned below:

  • Linear Based Puzzle (8 People)
  • Square seating arrangement (8 People-based)
  • Box Based Puzzle (7 Box)
  • 3 Variable Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Pair Based Question, Qlphabetical Question) 2 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

2. Quantitative Aptitude

The section was a bit easy for some while a bit moderate for the others. Three types of questions were asked in the exam. Data Interpretation Questions are based on Double Pie, Bar Graph & Caselet DI.

No Number Series Questions asked in the exam of 1st slot of 19th October.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Double Pie, Bar Graph & Caselet DI) 15 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 6 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 6 Easy
Arithmetic(Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 8 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

3. English Language

English Language section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to "Western Education in China". There were 5 questions of Word Replacement. There was no syllogism in the exam.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Easy-Moderate
Parajumbles 05 Easy
Error Detection 05 Easy-Moderate
Fillers (Single) 05 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 05 Easy-Moderate
Word Replacement 03 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Detailed IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018 For Prelims & Mains

A.) IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis (Overall)
The level of the exam can be considered as Moderate. IBPS PO Prelims exam had 3 sections in the objective test of 100 marks.

Sections Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 19-23 Moderate
English Language 16-19 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 Moderate
Total Marks: 100 57-61 Moderate

Topic Wise Exam Analysis
1. Reasoning Ability

This section had 35 questions. The overall section was moderate. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, which are mentioned below:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction sense 3 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate
Comparison Based Questions 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

2. English Language
English Language section was of moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to printing press and history of newspapers. There were 3 different types/pattern of Error Detection questions.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate
Error Detection 7 Moderate-Difficult
Filler 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

 3. Quantitative Aptitude
The section was a bit easy for some while a bit moderate for the others. Data Interpretation Questions are based on Line Graph & Bar Graph. No Approximation Questions asked in the exam of 1st slot of 13th October.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Line Graph, Bar Graph) 11 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 6 Easy-Moderate
Wrong Number Series 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 12 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

 

B.) IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam Analysis (Overall)

 

Sections Good Attempts
English Language 12-17
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 15-19
Data Analysis and Interpretation 07-11
General Awareness 22-24
TOTAL 67-76
 

Topic Wise Exam Analysis

1. Data Analysis and Interpretation (Difficult - Lengthy)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 18 Difficult- Lengthy
Data Sufficiency 5 Lengthy
New Pattern Number Series 3 Moderate-Difficult
LCM, HCF 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mensuration 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate-Difficult
Speed Time and Distance 1 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 5 Difficult-Lengthy
Total 35 Difficult-Lengthy
 

2. English Language (Difficult)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 21 Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 10 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Difficult
Total 35 Difficult
 

3. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude (Difficult)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 23 Difficult
Machine Input Output 3 Moderate-Difficult
Alphabet 1 Moderate
Coding Decoding 3 Moderate-Difficult
Logical Reasoning 10 Difficult
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate- Difficult
Total 45 Difficult
 

4. General Awareness (Moderate)

This section had 40 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of May - Nov Months. As per the review shared by students who appeared for this exam, there were only a few questions from static and banking awareness.

C.) Descriptive Test
This section was of 25 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes. Candidates had to choose from given 5 options to write a letter and an essay.
Letter Writing (150 words)
•    Write a letter to the editor on types of pollution and how to reduce it.
•    Write a letter to your neighbor thanking them for their help in the hour of need.

Essay Writing  (200 words)
•    Fake-News
•    Magazines and Journals have switched to digital media
•    Does India needs a universal health care system
•    Advantages of learning foreign languages.

IBPS PO 2019 : Previous Year Exam Cutoff

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Cut Off

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam was conducted on 12th and 19 October 2019 to recruit 4336 Probationary Officer in diffrent public sector banks across the country. IBPS PO Cut-Off for 2019-20 Prelims exam has been released with its scorecard & marks on 8th November 2019. IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Cut-Off table is mentioned below.

IBPS PO Cut-Off 2019

Category Cut Off Marks
General 59.75
OBC 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
EWS 59.75
HI 21.25
OC 44.50
VI 52.25
ID 20.75

Previous Years Official IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Cut Off

IBPS PO 2018 Cut Off

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Cut Off

Category Cut Off
General 56.75
OBC 55.50
SC 49.25
ST 41.75
Hearing Impaired 16.50
Orthopedically Challenged 42.75
Visually Impaired 38.75
Intellectually Disable 17.00
 

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Sectional Cut Off

Sections Cutt Offs for General CutOffs (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)
General Economy & Banking Awareness 8.00 5.00
English Language 11.25 7.50
Data Analysis & Interpretation 4.50 2.25
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 10.25 7.50
English Language ( Descriptive) 10.00 8.75
 

IBPS PO Mains 2018 OverallCut Off

Category Cut Offs
General 74.50
OBS 68.38
SC 56.38
ST 35.75
HI 42.63
OC 53.25
VI 66.88
ID 37.00
 

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Final Cut Off

Category Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
SC 55.34 35.78
ST 47.33 31.60
OBC 53.02 40.29
UR 63.91 43.87
HI 34.69 25.16
OC 50.69 31.36
VI 56.11 42.09
ID 43.69 20.36
 

IBPS PO 2017 Cut Off

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Category wise cut off marks (Objective Paper)

Category Cut Off marks (out of 100 )
SC 36
ST 28.50
OBC 42.25
General 42.75
HI 15.75
OC 28.75
VI 23.25
ID 17.75
 

IBPS PO Final Prelims 2017 Cut Off (out of 100)

Name of Test Max. Marks Category
General SC/ST/OBC/PWD
English Language 30 5 2.75
Reasoning Ability 35 10 6.75
Quantitative Aptitude 35 7.75 4.75
 

IBPS PO Mains 2017 – Sectional cut off marks (Objective Paper)

Name of Test Max. Marks Category
General   SC/ST/OBC/PWD
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 10.25

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