IBPS PO : Eligiblity, Vacancy, Syllabus, Online Application etc.

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The banking industry is one of the most sought after career options in the country. Every year lakhs of candidates appear in the various banking exams and one among them is IBPS PO. The exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT). Candidates are selected on the basis of the preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Selected candidates are offered an appointment in any of the 11 participating banks in India. 

Highlights of IBPS PO 2020

Exam Name Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organisations (CRP PO/MT-X)
Commonly known as IBPS PO 
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection 
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Annually
Exam Mode Online 
Stages of recruitment  Prelims, Mains and Interview
Exam Duration Prelims: One hour (60 minutes)

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes 

Language English and Hindi
Exam Purpose To select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers 
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/


IBPS PO 2020 Apply Online

The application process for IBPS PO is completely online. Candidates can register for the exam from the official website.

The following fees have to be paid by the aspirants for completing their IBPS PO exam online application:

IBPS PO online application Category IBPS PO Online Application Fees
Unreserved Rs. 600
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100

The IBPS PO admit card is issued to candidates who fulfill all the PO eligibility criteria and have paid the registration fees online.

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Tentative Schedule For IBPS PO 2020

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO exam pattern consists of three stages, which are:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:

Also known as the CWE PO/MT Prelims, it consists of an online objective test consisting of three sections.

Each section mentioned in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern is allotted 20 minutes and the total duration is 1 hour.

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is given below:

Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min

IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims- Salient Points

  • The total marks for this paper are 100.
  • There is negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • The penalty for each incorrect answer is 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question.
  • Based on the result of the prelims, candidates clearing the declared cutoff are invited to appear in the next stage, the Main exam.

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern:

The IBPS PO Mains exam pattern consists of one objective type and one descriptive paper.

The examination is conducted online for a total duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern for mains is as follows:

Paper Section Number of Questions Marks Allotted Time Allotted
Objective Test Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
  English Language 35 40 40 min
  Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
  General Awareness, Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 min
Descriptive Test English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 min

IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Mains- Salient Points

  • To be able to move on to the next stage of the exam, candidates have to score above the bank PO cutoff declared by the institute as well as the sectional cutoffs.
  • The marks are not intimated to successful candidates prior to the interview.

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IBPS Cut-off Score

The relevant details related to the IBPS PO cut-off score for the Exam is as follows:

  • Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum cut-off score in each test of IBPS Main examination online and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for an interview.
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS interview.
  • Prior to the completion of the IBPS interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Given below is the IBPS PO cut off marks for preliminary exam 2019-20:

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2019-20
General 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
OBC 59.75
EWS 59.75
HI 21.25
OC 44.50
VI 52.25
ID 20.75

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