IBPS PO 2020 is one of the much-awaited bank exam notifications. The IBPS PO 2020 notification has been released yesterday. Due to the current pandemic situation in the country the IBPS PO 2020 notification got delayed, but now since the notification is out, start your preparation by taking IBPS PO Prelims free mock test. Aspirants those preparing for IBPS PO 2020 can utilize this time for better preparation as one has to completely rely on self-study at this point in time. Candidates can use this time for clarifying their basic concepts and for practicing as many mock tests as possible. Mentioned below are the IBPS PO 2020 exam dates and other important details related to the IBPS PO 2020 notification that was released on 4th August 2020.
IBPS PO 2020 Important Exam Dates
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application bycandidates||05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Trainingl||September 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training l||21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||October 2020|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and11.10.2020|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||October/ November 2020|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||November 2020|
|Online Examination – Main||28.11.2020|
|Declaration of Result – Main||December 2020|
|Download of call letters for interview||January 2021|
|Conduct of interview||January / February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
Every year, The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO 2020 exam and shortlist the candidates based on their performance in Prelims, Mains and Interview. The IBPS PO 2020 notification is now released. This opportunity is a major one for banking aspirants and should not be missed at any cost. Thus, starting the preparation now will definitely give you an edge above other aspirant. Let’s take a closer look at the IBPS PO 2020 selection procedure, exam pattern and eligibility criteria.
IBPS PO 2020- Vacancies
Please note that the number of vacancies would increase as many banks have not reported the vacancies which would be declared along with the results.
Earlier the vacancies were 1167, however these are now increased to 1417. Mentioned below are the details with the revised vacancies.
|1||Bank of Baroda||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2||Bank of India||110||55||198||74||297||734|
|3||Bank of Maharashtra||37||18||67||25||103||250|
|5||Central Bank of India||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7||Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8||Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|9||Punjab & Sind Bank||14||6||21||8||34||83|
|11||Union Bank of India||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
1. Age (As on 01.08.2020):
Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years
In other words, A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.2000 (both dates inclusive)
2. Educational Qualifications (As on 26.08.2020)
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
IBPS PO 2020 Selection Procedure
IBPS PO 2020 exam is a three-step process and the candidates are selected based on their performance in the exam.
- IBPS PO Prelims
- IBPS PO Mains
Candidate must qualify each and every stage to get through the IBPS PO 2020 selection procedure and in order to get selected finally. The selection procedure of IBPS PO comprises of Prelims followed by Mains. Aspirants who clear Mains face the Interview. The Interview round itself holds 100 marks. Next comes the IBPS PO 2020 exam pattern.
IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO Prelims exam comprises of a total of 100 marks featuring three sections including English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The IBPS PO Prelims is qualifying in nature.
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||English Language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
- Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
- Marks of Prelims will be considered only for the Mains Exam and not in the final selection
- Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam
IBPS PO Mains 2020 Exam Pattern
As far as IBPS PO mains is concerned there are multiple choice questions, however the difficulty level is a bit high in comparison to that of the prelims. The IBPS PO Mains exam pattern comprises of 5 different sections. 30 minutes for descriptive that includes Essay and Letter Writing. Mentioned below is the complete exam pattern for IBPS PO mains.
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests(NOT BY SEQUENCE)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|2||General/ Economy/ BankingAwareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|3||English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|4||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
- Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable
- Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam
- Marks obtained in the Mains exam only will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and for Final Merit List.
IBPS PO also has a Pre-Exam training and it also releases its call letters that can be downloaded from the official website. This pre-exam training will be hosted at various test centres across the country. The date for the conduct of pre-exam training this year is 21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020.
Note- Due to COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of the candidates, PET during this period may not be held.
IBPS PO Syllabus
For your convenience, we have listed the topics which need to be compulsorily prepared for this exam. Try not to forget to solve previous year questions and along with this practice as many mock tests as possible. Practicing mock tests will help you increase your speed and accuracy to a great extent that will further help you in your IBPS PO exam preparation. The syllabus is similar to IBPS Syllabus of 2018 and there isn’t much change.
|English Language||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude|
|Cloze Test||Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series||Age Problems|
|Error Spotting||Analytical Reasoning||Boats and Stream|
|Fillers – Single, Double||Blood Relations||Clock and Calendar Problems|
|Idioms and Phrases||Coded Inequalities||Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI|
|Odd One Out||Coding and Decoding||Data Sufficiency|
|One Word Substitution||Data Sufficiency||LCM and H.C.F|
|Parajumbles||Directions and Distances||Mensuration|
|Paragraph Completion||Double Line-up||Mixture and Allegations|
|Reading Comprehension||Inequality||Number Series|
|Sentence Improvement||Input Output||Number System|
|Synonyms/ Antonyms||Order and Ranking/Direction||Partnership|
|Vocabulary based questions||Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.||Percentage|
|Word/Phrase Replacement||Scheduling||Permutation and Combination|
|Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed||Pipes and Cisterns|
|Statement and Conclusion||Probability|
|Statement-Course of Action||Profit, Loss and Discount|
|Simple and Compound Interest|
|Simplification & Approximation|
IBPS PO 2020- How to Apply
Candidates can apply online on the official website only from 05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
IBPS PO 2020- Application Fee
|SC/ST/PWD candidates||Rs 175|
Note: Bank Transaction charges will be borne by the candidate.
IBPS PO 2020- Examination Centers
|Preliminary Examination Centre||Main Examination Center|
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||Port Blair|
|12||Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati,Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada,Vishakhapatnam|
|14||Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur||Guwahati, Silchar|
|15||Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya,Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea||Bhagalpur, Darbhanga,Muzzafarpur, Patna,|
|17||Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur||Raipur|
|18||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Surat, Jamnagar||Surat|
|19||Daman & Diu|
|20||Delhi||Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram||Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad,Greater Noida, Gurugram|
|22||Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar,Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara||Ahmedabad, Vadodra|
|23||Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra,Panipat, Yamuna Nagar||Ambala, Hissar|
|24||Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una||Hamirpur, Shimla|
|25||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu, Srinagar|
|26||Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi||Dhanbad, Jamshedpur,Ranchi|
|27||Karnataka||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga,Hassan, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi||Bengaluru, Hubli,Mangalore|
|28||Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode,Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur||Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram|
|30||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain||Bhopal, Indore|
|31||Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune,Ratnagiri, Solapur||Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai,Nagpur, Pune|
|36||Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack,Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur||Bhubaneshwar|
|38||Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana,Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur||Jalandhar, Ludhiana,Mohali, Patiala|
|39||Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur||Jaipur, Udaipur|
|40||Sikkim||Bardang/ Gangtok||Bardang/ Gangtok|
|41||Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem,Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar||Chennai, Madurai,Tirunelveli|
|42||Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Hyderabad|
|44||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur,Varanasi||Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi|
|45||Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee||Dehradun|
|46||West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri||Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri|
IBPS PO 2020- Detailed Notification
Start preparing for the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims 2020 starting today. Give a free mock test and know your exam preparation level. Practice as many mocks as possible. Stay tuned for timely notification updates of the upcoming 2020 examination.
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