IBPS PO 2020: Result, Cut-off & Marks, Exam Dates, Selection Process

IBPS PO Exam 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel & Selection Board is an exam conducting body which conducts the exam every year to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officers. This is a national level exam for which lakhs of aspirants apply to grab that one seat and to fulfill their dream of becoming a banker. IBPS released the tentative exam dates calendar every year and this year also in January, it has released the IBPS PO & other exams dates. As per the calendar, This year IBPS PO is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd, 4th and 10th October 2020. It is a three-stage examination process namely: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. IBPS also released the IBPS PO Result for CRP-IX on 20 May and you can check the result and cutoffs below.

You can make this lockdown productive by studying sincerely for this exam. If your aim is IBPS PO 2020 exam then this is the best time that you can utilize for your preparation and excel. We are providing you with all the necessary details related to this recruitment. Make sure you keep on reading this page to know more about the exam pattern, recruitment procedure, syllabus, previous years’ cut off, eligibility, and such important details.

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IBPS PO Exam is a 3-stage process i.e.

  • IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam
  • IBPS PO Interview

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year to become Officer in Public Sector Banks. About 20 times the number of students qualifies the next stage i.e. IBPS PO Mains Exam. Subsequently, 3 to 5 times the number of candidates is recommended for IBPS PO Interview.

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1IBPS  PO Official Notification 2020
2IBPS PO Vacancies 2020
3IBPS PO  Exam Dates 2020
4IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020
5IBPS PO Syllabus 2020
6IBPS PO Result & Cut Off 2020
7IBPS PO Previous Years Exam Analysis

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IBPS PO Important Dates

Given below is the complete list of the IBPS PO important dates:



Release of IBPS PO 2020 Notification

Expected in August 2020 (Tentative)

Beginning of Online Application Process

Expected in August 2020 (Tentative)

Last Date to Apply Online

Expected in August 2020 (Tentative)

Download of Pre- Exam Training call letters

Expected in September 2020 (Tentative)

Pre-Exam Training (PET) 2020

Expected in  September 2020 (Tentative)

Release of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2020

Expected in September 2020 (Tentative)

IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam Date

3-4 October, 10 October 2020 (Tentative)

Result Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims 2020

Expected in October-November 2020 (Tentative)

Release of IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2020

Expected in November 2020 (Tentative)

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 2020

28 November 2020

Result Declaration of IBPS PO Mains 2020

Expected in  December 2020

Release of IBPS PO Interview 2020 call letters

Expected in January 2021

IBPS PO 2020 Interview

Expected in January 2021

Provisional Allotment

Expected on 1st April 2021

IBPS PO Notification 2020

According to IBPS Calendar 2020, the IBPS PO prelims 2020 will take place in the month of October followed by IBPS PO Mains 2020 in November. IBPS PO 2020 official notification is expected to be released in the month of August 2020. For reference purposes, candidates can go through the IBPS PO previous year notification mentioned below.

IBPS PO 2019 Official Notification

IBPS PO Vacancies 2020

In has been observed from the past trends that vacancies tend to increase after the IBPS PO final result is announced (1st April every year). In IBPS PO official notification 2018, there were initially 4102 vacancies mentioned which rose to 4252 after the culmination of IBPS PO recruitment process.

Similarly in 2017, initial indicative vacancies were 3562 & the number of final allotments rose to 3760. Viewers can refer to the graph below to view IBPS PO Vacancy trends.

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020

IBPS PO preliminary exam 2020 will be held on 3 days followed by IBPS PO Mains 2020 on a single day. Here is the complete schedule of IBPS PO Exam 2020.

Sr. No.ActivityIBPS PO Exam Dates
1Online Examination – Preliminary03.10.2020 04.10.2020 10.10.2020
2Online Examination – Main28.11.2020

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS PO is a three-tier examination which consists of preliminary, mains and interview process. The IBPS PO exam pattern 2020 will be updated once the official notification is released. Candidates can check IBPS PO exam pattern according to previous year notification.

Stage – 1 : IBPS PO Pre Examination

IBPS PO Preliminary examination is objective type & the medium of paper is generally English. The medium for Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning Ability is both Hindi & English.

S.No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
 10010060 minutes

There is a provision of sectional cut-off i.e. candidates will have to qualify each section separately.

Stage 2 : IBPS PO Mains Examination

IBPS PO Main Exam is both objective & descriptive in nature and is based on online mode. The objective test is 3 hours consist of 200 marks whereas the descriptive test is of 30 minutes of 25 marks.

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours

The descriptive test is a test of English which contains Letter Writing and Essay with 25 marks and 30 minutes duration.

Note: For every wrong answer in both preliminary and mains examination, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks assigned to the particular question.

Stage 3: IBPS PO Interview

The total marks assigned to the interview stage is 100. The minimum qualifying marks are 40% for general candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC. The ratio of mains exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20.

Note: Only the marks of mains and interview is calculated for the overall merit list. Prelims marks are just qualifying in nature.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

IBPS PO Prelims 2020 syllabus in a nutshell is given below. Aspiring bankers should go through the topics carefully.

Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims 2019:

ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
PuzzleSimplification & ApproximationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric SeriesNumber SeriesCloze Test
 Direction senseInequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)Para jumbles
Data SufficiencyRatio & Proportion, PartnershipVocabulary Based
InequalitiesPercentageFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementMixtures & AlligationsMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Input-OutputAverage & agesParagraph Completion
SyllogismProfit & LossSpelling Errors
Blood RelationTime and work & Pipe and cisternWord Replacement
Order and RankingSimple Interest & Compound InterestColumn based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
coding-decodingTime & Distance, Boat & streamWord Usage
 Permutation, Combination &ProbabilityIdioms and Phrases
 Mensuration (2D&3D)Sentence Completion
 Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet), 
 Data sufficiency 

The complete IBPS PO Mains Syllabus is discussed below:

Data AnalysisReasoningEnglish LanguageGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessComputer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
PuzzleReading ComprehensionBanking and Financial AwarenessInternet
(Quantity based)
SyllogismError DetectionCurrent Affairs (4-5 Months)Memory
Ratio & Proportion, Partnership Seating ArrangementVocabularyStatic AwarenessKeyboard Shortcuts
PercentageInput-OutputPhrase Replacement Computer Abbreviation
Mixtures & AlligationsBlood RelationsWord Association Microsoft Office
Average & ages Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Profit & LossDirection sensePara Jumbles Computer Software
Time and work & Pipe and cisternData SufficiencyCloze Test Operating System
Simple Interest & Compound InterestCoding-DecodingSpelling Errors Networking
Time & Distance, Boat & streamInequalitiesFill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Permutation, Combination & ProbabilityLogical ReasoningColumn Based Fillers Number System
Mensuration (2D&3D) Sentence Connectors Basic of Logic Gates
   Data Interpretation   ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar),  Word Replacement  
Caselet Word Usage  
  Sentence Rearrangement  
  Sentence Completion  

Only those students will be called for the interview round who will successfully clear both the above-mentioned phase. The preliminary exam will be qualifying in nature but marks of both main (objective+ descriptive) will be taken into the account for the selection of the interview.

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IBPS PO Salary

The Salary structure breakdown is mentioned in the table below.

IBPS Bank PO Salary Structure 2020
Basic Pay23,700
Special Allowance1,836.75
Total (without HRA)36,570.38
Gross with HRA38,703.38

There is a provision of timely increment of the pay of the IBPS PO officer as given below:

Increment PercentageBasic PayGross Salary
15 %Rs.26,706/-Rs.37,068/-
20 %Rs.27,866/-Rs.38678/-
25 %Rs.29,026/-Rs.40,288/-
30 %Rs.30,187/-Rs.41,899/-

IBPS PO Final Result Out

IBPS has released the final result for IBPS PO 2019 recruitment on 20 May 2020. Usually IBPS declares results on 1st April, but this year due to coronavirus pandemic there was a delay. Candidates can check their IBPS PO Final Result from the link given below-

IBPS PO Final Result 2020 Out: Check PO Result Direct Link

IBPS released the final result for CRP-IX on 20 May 2020. You can check the cut off given below-

IBPS PO Final Cut-Off 2019-20

Maximum Scores 47.07 50.80 50.22 48.98 60.58 46.38 53.16 42.33 42.04
Minimum Scores 36.02 33.24 40.27 40.82 44.44 36.00 42.18 26.36 28.80

IBPS PO Mains Cut-off for 2019-20 has been released and below is the category wise cut-off marks for qualifying the exam. IBPS PO releases cut-off marks separately as per their category and this is applicable for both sectional and final cut-off list. 

Sno Category Marks (Out of 225)
1 General  71.25
2 SC 55.63
3 ST 38.13
4 OBC 70.25
5 EWS 65.88

IBPS PO previous years cut-off (2017 & 2018) has been given below.

Cut off comparison 2017-2018IBPS PO -prelims 2017IBPS PO – Main 2017Final cut off 2017IBPS PO -Prelims 2018IBPS PO -Main 2018Final cut off 2018
General42.758247.0456.7574.50 43.87
OBC42.2575.6343.0255.5068.38 40.29
SC3662.5038.5649.2556.38 35.78
ST28.5042.2533.7341.7535.75 31.60

IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

Click on the link below to view IBPS PO Previous Years Exam Analysis of 2019 & 2018.

Cleck IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis – All Slots

Check IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 1

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 2

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – Shift 3

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam Analysis 

IBPS PO 2020: Exam Centres

Given below is the complete list of exam centres based on the previous year notification. If any change in the list will be there, we will update it.


Preliminary Exam Centre

Main Exam Center

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh




Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati, Silchar


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna





Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur


Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Surat, Jamnagar


Daman & Diu


Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram





Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad, Vadodra


Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar

Ambala, Hissar

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una

Hamirpur, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Jammu, Srinagar


Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore


Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram




Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal, Indore


Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune














Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur






Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala


Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur


Bardang/ Gangtok

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal





Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi

Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi


Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee


West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Q1: When will IBPS PO 2020 official notification release?

Answer: The IBPS PO 2020 official notification is expected to release in the month of August-September.

Q2: What is the selection process of IBPS PO 2020?

Answer: IBPS PO 2020 is a three-tier  process i.e.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Q3: When will IBPS PO 2020 be conducted?

Answer: According to the IBPS Calendar 2020, The preliminary examination will be held on 3rd October, 4th October & 10th October 2020. IBPS PO Mains 2020 will be held on 28th November 2020.

Q4: What is the eligibility criteria of IBPS PO?

Answer: To appear for IBPS PO exam, A candidate should possess a graduation degree from a recognized university.

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