IBPS PO 2020 – Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS is recruitment agency to appoint the staff for all Public Sector Banks. IBPS conducts an online exam to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different participating organisations. The schedule of exams remains fixed, however the notification is yet to be released and expected to be released in August 2020.


Process for PO Hiring

The entire exam is conducted in 2 stages : Preliminary and Mains. The exam are then followed by interview by the respective Bank for the final Selection.

IBPS Participating Organisations

IBPS till 2020 was hiring for the below positions, but posts the Bank merger this would be First hiring.

Canara Bank Allahabad Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank Of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank Of Barorda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank Of Commerce Union Bank Of India
Bank Of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank Of India
Bank Of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab and Sind Bank Vijaya Bank

Exam Pattern

IBPS exam pattern has been as below as per previous years.

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • Mode Of Exam: 1 Hour (60 mins)
  • Question Paper Language: English & Hindi
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Marking scheme: Correct Answer gains 1 mark and Penalty 0.25 for Wring Answer.
Topic Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS Main Exam Pattern

  • Mode Of Exam: 2 Hours (120 mins)
  • Question Paper Language: English & Hindi
  • Number of Questions: 200
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Marking scheme: Correct Answer gains 1 mark and Penalty 0.25 for Wring Answer.
Sr. No. Topic No Of Questions Marks Duration Language
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 English and Hindi
2 English Language 35 40 40 English and Hindi
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 40 45 English and Hindi
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 35 60 35 English and Hindi
  Total 155 200  
  Essay Writing 2 25 30 English

IBPS PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO 2021 exam is as below:

National Criteria:

  • Candidate must an Indian Citizen Or
  • Candidate is a Nepal or Bhutan Or
  • Candidate is a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India before 1st January 1962 Or
  • Candidates who are originated in India and migrated from countries like Burma, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zaire, or Zambia to reside permanently in India can also apply for an examination.

Age Criteria:

Candidates between the age of 20 and 30 are allowed to participate in the exam.

Academic criteria:

Candidate is expected to be a graduate or possess an equivalent degree from a recognised university.

Proposed Timelines for IBPS PO

Event Proposed Time Frame
Notification Issuance 1st week of August
Application Form Submission (start) 1st week of August
Application Form Submission (End) 2nd Week of August
Admit Card for Pre Exam 2nd Week of September
Pre Exam Dates October
Results for Pre Exam October
Admit Card for Mains Exam November
Mains Exam Date December
Results for Mains Exam January
Admit Card for Interviews January
Interview Schedule January/Februrary
Provisional Allotment April,2021

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