IBPS PO Exam

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Latest Update

 

September 22, 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card on the official website. 
Click Here to download the IBPS PO admit card for Prelims exam scheduled on October 3, 10, and 11.

 

August 05, 2020

IBPS has revised the IBPS PO 2020 vacancies. There has been a hike in the number of vacancies from 1167 to 1417. A total of 250 vacancies are added in Bank of Maharashtra.

The IBPS PO online registration has begun. Check the details and apply online.

 

August 04, 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released IBPS PO 2020 Notification on the official website. A total of 1167 vacancies are released. All the interested and eligible candidates can apply online from August 05 to 26, 2020.

Click Here to read the IBPS PO 2020 Official PDF

Click Here to apply online for IBPS PO 2020 

 

17th January 2020

IBPS 2020-21 Exam Calendar Released

Click here to Download Official Exam Calender

Mock Test Series

                          IBPS PO Recruitment 2020: Mock Test
All (26) Full length (18) Sectional (6) Previous Year Test (2) Attempt Free Test

 

*NOTE:

Official Pattern: Tests based on official pattern and syllabus as stated by governing body, i.e., IBPS

Full Length: Test paper consisting of all sections of the exam; ideally also known as model practice mock tests.

Sectional: Tests based on sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language.

Previous Year: Tests based on previous year paper

Attempt FREE Tests: Free trial tests to attempt before purchasing the entire package.

About Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection also known as IBPS, is a recruitment body that was started with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks in India (except SBI). It also provides standardized systems for assessment and result processing services to organizations.  

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. 

Exam Dates/Notifications

ActivityDate
Online registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates August 05 to 26, 2020
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card September 22, 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date October 03, 10 & 11, 2020
IBPS PO Prelims Result October/November 2020
Release of IBPS PO Mains Admit Card November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date November 28, 2020
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2020
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2021
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2021
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2021

Application Process

The IBPS PO 2020 online registration has started on August 5 and will end on August 26, 2020. The Application Fee details are given below:

  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 850 /- for General and others
    Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges need to be done by the candidates themselves.

How to Apply

Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link 'Click Here To Apply Online For CRP-PO/MT-X' and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CRP-PO/MT-X)” to open the On-Line Application Form.

IBPS PO 2020 Application Link: Click here to Apply

  • Candidates will have to click on 'CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION' to register. Enter the basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. Login using Provisional registration number and password and fill the application form.
  • Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per prescribed formats
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.
  • Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only.

IBPS PO परीक्षा 2020: ऑनलाइन आवेदन हुआ शुरू, शीघ्र करें अप्लाई !

Vacancies

This year, the Institue of Banking & Personnel Selection is going to fill 1417 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer.

Selection Process

The Selection Procedure for recruiting Probationary Officers through IBPS PO Recruitment Examination is still the same i.e. 3-Tier Selection Process.

Tier 1: Online Preliminary Examination
Tier 2: Online Mains Examination
Tier 3: Interview

Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO 2020 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of Age, Educational Qualification and Nationality. Let us have a look at it and see if we are eligible to appear for IBPS CRP PO/ MT Recruitment Examination 2020.

Age Limit

Age (As on 01.08.2020):

Minimum: 20 years, Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.2000 (both dates inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: 5 Years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 Years

Educational Qualification

A candidate must possess atleast a Bachelors Degree from a recognized college or university recognised the Central Government.

Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus

Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of IBPS PO. We have mentioned the entire IBPS PO syllabus  in a constructive format.

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning from following topics:

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Statement & Conclusion, Argument and Cause & Effect)

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus

This section will consist of questions on basic understanding of English Language from the following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Double fillers/ Sentence/ Multiple Sentence fillers
  • Sentence Correction/ Improvement
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Odd one out cum para jumbles
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph 1, 2, 3..., Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement).

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on numerical ability from the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Problems
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI & CI
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Problems on Boats and Stream,
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation

IBPS PO General Awareness

This Section will consist of questions based on General and Financial Awareness from the following topics:

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

IBPS PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus

In this section, basic knowledge about the world of computers will be put to test. Topics are mentioned below:

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020: Sectional Timings Introduced

Phase-IPreliminary Examination

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

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

Phase – IIMain Examination Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. 

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
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
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes
  157 225 3 Hours 30 Minutes
      A penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examination).
      There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has a separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Job Profile

The post of a probationary officer is the most popular choice for all of the bank aspirants. The job offers high career growth and prospects for a bright future in banking. Typically, a bank PO undergoes a 2 year probation period or training and then gets the post of Assistant Manager on joining a branch. During this period, officers are assigned various responsibilities and roles such as:

Providing Service to Customers: In many branches of public sector banks, a probationary officer will be asked to assist customers in various services such as opening new bank accounts, handling cash receipts, depositing money etc. The responsibility of issuing ATM cards, cheque books, Demand Drafts etc. is also assigned to probationary officers.

Expanding Business: As an IBPS PO, you need to interact with customers directly. During this process, you need to promote various products and services of the bank and its partners such as fixed deposits, mutual funds, insurance policies etc.

Handling Cash and Customer Complaints: You may be required to perform clerical work or activities related to the bank. You should be able to control the ATM activities as well. Another responsibility of IPBS PO job profile is to work as public relations officer and handling customer complaints. You will have to address various customer related issues such as rectification of undue charges, discrepancies in accounts etc.

Reporting Verification: As a probationary officer, you will be assigned to generate reports which may include deposits, withdrawals, ledger balances etc. You will have to manually verify each transaction and record the changes found.

Communication: It is important that a PO should be aware of the latest developments of the bank. You will have to send official letters and e-mails to other departments and ensure a free flow of communication. You need to follow these responsibilities effectively as well as efficiently to maintain your position of IBPS PO.  

IBPS PO Salary Perks and Allowances

After knowing about the roles and responsibilities in a typical IBPS PO job profile, you must be curious to know the salary.  In most of the public sector banks, Salary of PO is almost same. Thus, CTC will vary from bank to bank and place of posting. Current, revised basic pay of PO:

23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020

For your better understanding let's breakdown the basic pay, fixed salary, and perks of probationary officers.

IBPS PO Salary

In most of the public sector banks, the first term of the pay scale Rs 14500/- is the initial basic pay of Bank PO. The second term in the pay scale shows that officers can get up to 7 increments worth Rs 600/- each. The third term involves 2 increments worth Rs 700/- rupees. Similarly, the fourth term in the pay scale will mean that a Probationary Officer can get 7 more increments worth 800/- each This means that the total salary which an IBPS PO can draw after completion of all the terms will be Rs 25,700. After adding all the allowances, the total salary will be approx Rs. 42,000. Let us see the perks & allowances breakdown:

IBPS PO Perks and Allowances

  • Dearness Allowance: The latest DA allowance in banks is 39.80% of the Basic Pay.
  • House Rent Allowance: This varies according to Bank PO’s place of posting and can be 9.0% or 8.0% or 7.0%depending upon metros, big cities, and other locations.
  • City Compensatory Allowance: This also depends on the place of posting and can be either 4% or 3 % or 0%.
  • Reimbursements: The limit for the room rent reimbursement is Rs 700/- per day. Other than this, he is also eligible for Rs 8000/- as medical aid every year. You can also avail Leave fare concession for medical or non-medical purposes. Leave fare concession will reimburse travel expenses for 4000 km.
  • Annual Increment: Rs. 980, it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.
  • Special Allowance: In the latest revision, a special allowance has been added to the salary structure of Bank PO. In addition, it is 7.75% of the Basic Pay.
  • Other Perks: Petrol expenses up to 35 Litre and news paper expenses up to two newspapers. There are also other reimbursements like telephone and entertainment expenses.

 

Result

IBPS will release the IBPS PO Result on the official website separately for each stage of the exam. Once the Prelims exam is over the IBPS PO Prelims Result will be released. Likewise, the result for Mains and Interview will also be released as per the schedule.

Cutoff

IPS PO Cutoff is the minimum score which candidates will have to score in order to qualify the next stage of the exam. The cutoff scores are decided by the officials and are released along with the IBPS PO result. The IBPS PO 2020 cutoff will be announced separately for each stage of the exam. For now, candidates can go through the previous year cutoff scores.

IBPS PO Cut-Off 2018-19:

CategorySCSTOBCURHIOCVIID
Maximum Scores 55.34 47.33 53.02 63.91 34.69 50.69 56.11 43.69
Minimum
 
Scores
35.78 31.60 40.29 43.87 25.16 31.36 42.09 20.36
 
Reserve List Cut-Off 2018-19:
CategorySCSTOBCURHIOCVIID
Minimum Scores 35.38 31.05 39.91 43.42 NA 30.42 40.71 NA

 

IBPS PO Mains Expected Cutoff 2018: Are you in a safe zone??

 

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Cut Off (Subject-wise)

SubjectsEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityTotal
Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
Cutoff Score 05.00 07.75 10.00 42.75

Category-wise Cut-Off

CategoryCut off
Scheduled Caste (SC) 36.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 28.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 42.25
General (Gen) 42.75
Hearing Impaired 15.75
Orthopaedically Challenged 28.75
Visually Impaired 23.25
Intellectual Disability 17.75

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff (Category-wise)

GEN
82.00
OBC
75.63
SC
62.50
ST
42.25
VH
77.87
ID
55.00
HI
47.75
OC
59.63

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Section-wise Cutoff

1.
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60
7.50
10.25
2.
General Economy/Banking Awareness
40
8.25
11.25
3.
English Language
40
3.25
5.75
4.
Data Analysis & Interpretation
60
10.75
14.00
5.
English Language (Descriptive)
25
8.75
10.00

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: For On-Line Registration Process
1. What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?
Speed for Registration of On-Line Application on Internet, is based on various factors like
Internet Speed, large number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc.
Therefore if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15
minutes or during off-peak hours in the night.
2. How do I know that my application is registered?
Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button
indicating the generated "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD". Please note down the same carefully
and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download
the Call Letter, results etc
3. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
"REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" are also sent by auto-response Confirmation emails.
Delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of E-Mail ID provided, Policy of your EMail
Service Provider to accept and Divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails or bounce back such
mails without accepting it due to heavy number of emails generated by our Applications. In case of
Govt./official /company Email Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies. Therefore, please do
not expect replies from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response Emails.
4. How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?
In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for
Re-Print of Application / e-Receipt, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy
(printout) of the Application.
5. I got Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application on-line?
In rare cases Candidates may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. Candidates are
advised to Re-Register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.
6. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed
/ hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?
Please refer to Point No.4. If you do not get the application printout / e-Receipt through RePrint
option, your application is not saved. Please re-apply.
7. I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?
"Reply to" Email Id for the Application is created for the convenience of the Candidates for
genuine communications. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for "Acknowledgment",
"Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc. Our Email Server is configured to delete such
emails automatically.
8. What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?
While writing back by replying the confirmation emails for genuine problem, please retain the
text containing "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" details on the email.
9. What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to us: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2)
MOBILE NO. (3) DATE OF BIRTH & (4) FULL NAME as entered in application. In case of application failure
or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS
Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows
XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5
etc.) used.
10. I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?
Prior to submission of the online application, please choose the 'EDIT' option to correct the
details. Please remember to take fresh print out after modifying any details. Candidate should note that
the data entered cannot be modified after finally submitting the application.
11. In case of Tablets / iPads, all the Static documents like Guidelines of Photo/sign, Definition of
disability, ex-servicemen, Nationality etc are placed in the index page of the application.
12. Field validation behaviour will differ for Tablets/ iPads as of from desktop. (example: Field
validation with max length of 10 will not allow to enter 11th digit in Desktop where as on trying to enter
the 11th digit value gets cleared in Tablets/ iPads).
13. Static pages behaviour will differ for Tablets/ iPads (example: On clicking the static documents
link it gets opened in a new tab and the instructions will not be opened by default)
14 ‘ID & Others’ means intellectual disability including autism, specific learning disability and mental
illness
"In case you face any difficulty in online registration or if you haven't received auto response
mail within 24 hours, I inform us by clicking on the link under the heading “Candidate Grievance Lodging
and Redressal Mechanism” on IBPS official website i.e. www.ibps.in. giving following specific details to
enable us to provide quick resolution of the error encountered by you - (a) Registration Number (b)
Name of the Bank (c) Name of the Post applied for (d) Your Email Id (f) Your contact telephone number
(preferably your Mobile no ) (g) Your Operating System Windows XP SP2 or Linux ( with Version number)
(h) Browser with its version number (i) Whether java script is enabled (j) Copy of Exact Text of error
message you encounter.

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