Supplementary Notification for IBPS PO Prelims Out | Registrations Start Today

IBPS has officially released the IBPS PO Notification to hold an additional cycle of Online Preliminary Examinations under CRP- PO/MT-X for the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee. This additional exam is tentatively  scheduled to happen on 05.01.2021/06.01.2021. As per the notification new aspirants can register for the same tentatively between 28.10.2020 and 11.11.2020. You are advised to check official IBPS site or this section for more updates. 

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Official Notification and Tentative Dates Announced

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application & Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 28.10.2020 to 11.11.2020
Online Examination – Preliminary 05.01.2021/06.01.2021

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Previous Notification 

Note: In the vacancies under IBPS PO, 2100 new vacancies have been added by Canara Bank as per the latest notification updated. Vacancies have been increased to 3517 earlier it was 1417. Apart from this UCO back has reduced the number of unreserved vacancies to 141, which was 256 earlier. 

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In this blog, we bring to you all the details like vacancies, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, and more given in the IBPS PO Notification 2020 PDF. This recruitment drive is for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations.

1. IBPS PO Notification 2020: Important Dates 

  • On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates: 05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
  • Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online): 05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
  • The download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training September 2020
  • Conduct of Pre-Exam Training: 21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020
  • Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary October 2020
  • IBPS PO 2020 Online Examination Preliminary – 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and 11.10.2020
  • Result of IBPS PO Online exam Preliminary – October/ November 2020
  • Download of Call letter for Online exam Main – November 2020
  • IBPS PO 2020 Online Examination Main – 28.11.2020
  • Declaration of Result Main – December 2020
  • Download of call letters for interview – January 2021
  • Conduct of IBPS PO 2020 interview – January / February 2021
  • Provisional Allotment – April 2021

*These dates are tentative.

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2. IBPS PO Notification 2020: Bank-wise Vacancies

In the vacancies under IBPS PO, 2100 new vacancies have been increased by Canara Bank as per the latest notification updated. Vacancies have been increased to 3517 earlier it was 1417. Apart from this UCO back has reduced the number of unreserved vacancies to 141, which was 256 earlier. 

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3. IBPS PO Recruitment 2020: List of Participating Banks

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

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3. IBPS PO Notification 2020: Application Fees

  • All Others: Rs.850/-
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates: Rs.175/-

4. Selection Process & Exam Pattern for IBPS PO Recruitment 2020

The selection process is given in the IBPS PO Notification 2020 consist if 3 stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

Details of exam pattern of each stage are given in the following tables:

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4.1 IBPS PO 2020: Preliminary Exam Pattern

The first stage of IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment is the Prelims exam. It is online of 100 marks. The duration of the exam is 1 hour. Full details are given below

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

English Language 30 30 English 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 mins
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Note: There will be a 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 or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score.

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4.2 IBPS PO 2020: Main Exam Pattern

The second stage of IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment is the Mains exam. It is online of 225 marks. The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes. Full details are given below

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 English and Hindi 60 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English and Hindi 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 155 200   3 Hours

Note: There will be a 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 or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score.

The Main exam also consists of an English Language descriptive writing test.

  • Questions: 1 on essay writing;  1 on letter writing ( Total: 2 )
  • Maximum Marks: 25
  • Time Allotted: 30 mins

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4.3 IBPS PO Interview

Interviews will be conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of the Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. 

5. IBPS PO Notification 2020: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be between 20-30 years of age.
  • Age relaxation is provided for reserved categories as per government guidelines.
  • Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university.

Download the official IBPS PO notification pdf here.

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6. IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) Job Profile

Probationary Officer is an entry-level job for various banks. After getting selected, the candidates have a 2-year probation period, where they’re given intensive training in various departments of the bank to help them gain practical knowledge. Post the probation period, the candidates go through a screening test conducted by the bank, post which they’re posted in one of the branches of the banks as ‘Assistant Managers’

Some responsibilities of a PO are as follows:

  • Administrative and Banking tasks
  • Supervising the work of bank Clerks
  • Taking and solving customer queries
  • Increasing the bank’s business and profit through marketing.

Posting of a PO can be both rural or urban depending upon the bank. Also, one can expect promotions in approximately 3 years. 

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