IBPS PO 2020: Exam date, Notifications, Admit Card, Syllabus, & Exam pattern

IBPS PO 2020:  IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary exam is going to be conducted on 3rd, 10th, and 11th October 2020 and this is the time when you have to start burning the night oil. This is one opportunity that can help you to fulfill your dream of becoming a banker in a public sector bank because almost all the Public Sector banks participate in this recruitment process. This year the number of vacancies has been reduced though but we are expecting them to increase in the coming time. You all should make that extra effort to clear this exam this time. In this space, we will be giving you all the relevant information related to IBPS PO 2020 like Exam date, Notifications, Admit Card, Syllabus, & Exam pattern, etc. All the latest updates related to this recruitment will be updated in this space so make sure you bookmark this space or keep visiting. 

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

IBPS PO Notification 2020 has been released at the official website of IBPS on 4th August 2020. The last date to apply for IBPS PO Recruitment 2020 is 26th August 2020. If your aim is to become a PO in a public sector bank then IBPS PO 2020 exam is the best opportunity that you can have. We are providing you with all the necessary details related to this recruitment. Bookmark this page to know all the Important updates about the exam and visit regularly to stay updated. In this space, we will be covering IBPS PO 2020 Notification, Registration, Exam Dates, IBPS PO Last date exam pattern, recruitment procedure, syllabus, previous years’ cut off, eligibility, etc.

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

IBPS PO 2020 Exam: Important Dates

Given below is the complete list of the IBPS PO 2020 important dates:

IBPS PO 2020 Important Event and Dates



IBPS PO 2020 Notification Release Date

 4th August 2020

IBPS PO Apply Online Start Date

5th August 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

26th August 2020

Release of IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2020

Expected in September 2020 (Tentative)

IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam Date

3rd October, 10 October, 11 October 2020 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 2020

28 November 2020

IBPS PO 2020 Interview

January/Febuary 2021

Provisional Allotment

1st April 2021

IBPS PO Notification 2020

According to IBPS PO Notification 2020, the IBPS PO prelims 2020 will take place in the month of October followed by IBPS PO Mains 2020 in November. IBPS PO notification 2020 has been released at the official website of IBPS i.e ibps.in on 4th August 2020. For reference purposes, candidates can go through the IBPS PO 2020 notification mentioned below.

Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Official Notification PDF

IBPS PO 2020: Major Participating Banks

Let’s take a look at all the banks who have participated in this year for IBPS PO 2020 recruitment process:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India
3. Bank of India
4. Indian Bank
5. Canara Bank
6. Indian Overseas Bank
7. Central Bank of India
8. UCO Bank
9. Bank of Baroda
10. Punjab & Sind Bank
11.Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS PO Apply Online 2020 

IBPS PO Online application process will be started from 5th August 2020 to 26th August 2020. Interested and Eligible candidates are requested to fill the application form as soon as possible to avoid any last minute technical glitch. This is one opportunity that you must not miss at any moment and fill the form in order to be eligible to sit for the examination process. After completing the application process make sure to takeout a print of the same for future reference. Interested, candidates can check direct link to IBPS PO apply online 2020 by given below:

Apply online for IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment- Click Here

IBPS PO Application Fee

Given below is the category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application. It is to be noted that Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Make sure that the application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee 
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

IBPS PO Age limit (As on 01.08.2020): Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years

Education 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.

Computer Knowledge: It is important for candidates to have the working knowledge of computer systems to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

Language Proficiency: It is important for candidates to be proficient in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. 

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Given below is the eligibility criteria related to the Nationality/ Citizenship of Applicants: 

1.Candidate must be the citizen of India

2. Candidate must be the subject of Nepal or Bhutan

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

4. Those Candidates are allowed who are  of Indian Origin (PIO) and has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Given below is the age Relaxation given to different category candidates:

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 2020 Exam

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 qualify 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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IBPS PO Vacancies 2020

IBPS PO 2020 has released 1417 vacancies this year. Given below is the detailed table of the vacancies released this year.

1.Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.Bank of India      110 55 198 74 297 734 29
3.Bank of Maharashtra   37 18 67 25 103 250 10
4 Canara Bank  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
5. Central Bank of India  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Indian Bank  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
7. Indian Overseas Bank  0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Punjab National Bank  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
9. Punjab & Sind Bank  14 6 21 8 34 83 0
10. UCO Bank    7 4 4 29 35 10  14  35 256 350 44
11. Union Bank of India  NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 159   71 233 118 587 1417 73

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 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter

The admit card or call letter will be available on the official websites of IBPS. Candidates who will apply for this exam may download the IBPS PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2020 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2020 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Interview

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO is a three-tier examination which consists of preliminary, mains and interview process. Candidates can check IBPS PO exam pattern given below:

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 2020 Syllabus

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 2020:

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 2020 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

The final result of IBPS PO 2020 will be out once the exam will be conducted but for the reference, you can see the previous year cut-off given below. IBPS had 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.

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 Prelims Cut-off Comparison

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 Exam Centres 2020

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

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Q1: When will IBPS PO 202O notification release?

Answer: The IBPS PO 2020 notification has been released on 4th August 2020.

Q2: What is IBPS PO Last Date to apply Online?

Answer: According to the IBPS PO 2020 Notification, The preliminary examination will be held on 3rd October, 10th October & 11th October 2020. IBPS PO Mains 2020 will be held on 28th November 2020.

Q3: 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

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.

Q5: How to get information regarding the latest bank jobs?

Answer: You can follow bankersadda.com to get regular updates on ongoing recruitments, examinations and upcoming bank jobs as well. Click Here to Check Bank Job Notifications.

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