IBPS PO

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS PO) conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The recruitment will be made of three steps including Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Process.

ELIGIBILITY

Graduation

SUBJECTS

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

Banking Awareness

PAPER PATTERN

Prelims

English Language - 30

Numerical Ability – 35

Reasoning Ability – 35

Total - 100 Questions

 

Mains

Reasoning / Computer – 45

English – 35

Data Analysis/DI – 35

Eco/Banking – 40

Total - 155

SALARY

Rs. 35,000+

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Overview

What is IBPS PO?

IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online application through its official website. IBPS PO exam is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only.

Notification Details

IBPS PO Exam Dates

IBPS PO 2020 Notification Out: IBPS PO 2020 exam will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year since 2011 and is now happening in 2020 in its 10th edition. The IBPS CRP PO/MT-X 2020-21 is for selection of candidates to the 11 public sector banks.
IBPS CRP PO/MT-X Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled to be held on 3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020 while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be tentatively held on 28th November 2020.


IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020-21

However, IBPS PO exam date 2020-21 was released under the IBPS Calendar 2020-21. According to the IBPS calendar, IBPS PO Prelims 2020 exam will be conducted on 03rd, 10th and 11th October 2020. On the other hand, details such as vacancies, eligibility, exam pattern, etc. are also released along with the IBPS PO notification pdf.

With the help of IBPS PO exam dates, it will be easy for you to strategize your preparation and execute accordingly. Thus, below you will find all important dates such as to admit card, tentative IBPS PO exam date and more regarding IBPS PO recruitment 2020-21:

- IBPS PO NOTIFICATION RELEASE: 04th August 2020

- IBPS PO Apply Online Start: 05th August 2020

- IBPS PO Apply Online End: 26th August 2020

- IBPS PO Fee Submission Last Date: 26th August 2020

- Download of PET Call Letter: September 2020

- IBPS PO Pre Training Exam 2020: 21st to 26th September2020

- Download IBPS PO Admit Card: 22nd September 2020

- IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date: 03rd, 10th, & 11th October2020

- IBPS PO Pre Result: October/November 2020

- IBPS PO Mains Admit Card Download: November 2020

- IBPS PO Mains Exam Date: 28 November 2020

- IBPS PO Mains Result: December 2020

- Re-print of IBPS PO Interview Application: January 2021

- Downloading of Interview call letters: January 2021

- IBPS PO Interview Date: January/February 2021

- IBPS PO Final Result: April 2021

Salary and Job Profile

Salary

The basic pay for IBPS PO is Rs. 23700/-.

Apart from this, Probationers are also entitled to various perks including Annual increment, Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, etc.

Below is the Wage revision for bank employees under the 11th bipartite settlement which the help of which you can determine the IBPS PO salary in-hand:

When the increment percentage is 15%

The basic pay is Rs, 26,706/- and Gross salary is Rs, 37,068/-

When the increment percentage is 20%

The basic pay is Rs, 27,866/- and Gross salary is Rs, 38,678/-

When the increment percentage is 25%

The basic pay is Rs, 29,026/- and Gross salary is Rs, 40,288/-

When the increment percentage is 30%

The basic pay is Rs, 30,187/- and Gross salary is Rs, 41,899/-

Job Profile

- After selection as Probationary Officer, candidates are placed in Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

- They need to undergo a probation period of 1 year.

- During this probation period, candidates undergo various training in order to learn practical aspects of banking.

- The IBPS PO job profile is a multitasking job, it includes customer service, Supervision of Clerical work, loan processing, etc.

Promotion and Career Growth

After the end of the probationary period, candidates are posted as Assistant Managers in the bank branch. The next step of the promotion places them in Middle Management Grade Scale and one can even rise to the level of Chairman and Managing Director. Below is the career growth of IBPS PO.

- PO

- Manager

- Senior Manager

- Chief Manager

- Assistant General Manager

- Deputy General Manager

- General Manager

- Executive Director

- Chairman and Managing Director

Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020

The candidate who made it to qualify the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be eligible for Mains Exam. Preliminary exam is the first step for IBPS PO selection procedure which is mandatory to clear in order to jump on the second step. 

The prelims exam has 3 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English with a time duration of 20 minutes for each section.

While Quants and reasoning sections comprise 35 questions each and english section comprises 30 questions.

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The mains exam has 4 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, English, General awareness and Reasoning & Computer Aptitude with time durations of 45 minutes, 40 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes respectively.

While Quants and English sections comprise 35 questions each and GA section comprises 40 questions and Reasoning and Computer section comprises 45 questions. 

Prelims

 

Quantitative Aptitude

- Simplification & Approximation

- Number Series

- Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures & Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

- Time and work & Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance, Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic,caselet)

- Data sufficiency

 

Reasoning

- Puzzle

- Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric Series

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Inequalities

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Syllogism

- Blood Relation

- Order and Ranking

- coding-decoding


English

- Reading Comprehension

- Cloze Test

- Para jumbles

- Vocabulary Based

- Fill in the blanks

- Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

- Paragraph Completion

- Spelling Errors

- Word Replacement

- Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors

- Word Usage

- Idioms and Phrases

- Sentence Completion

Mains

 

Quants

- Data Analysis

- Inequality (Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures & Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

- Time and work

- Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance

- Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation (Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic,radar)

 

English

- Reading Comprehension

- Error Detection

- Vocabulary

- Phrase Replacement

- Word Association

- Sentence Improvement

- Para Jumbles

- Cloze Test

- Spelling Errors

- Fill in the blanks

- Column Based Fillers

- Sentence Connectors

- Word Replacement

- Word Usage

- Sentence Rearrangement

- Sentence Completion

 

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

- Puzzle

- Syllogism

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Blood Relations

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Coding-Decoding

- Inequalities

- Logical Reasoning

-  Internet

- Memory

- Keyboard Shortcuts

- Computer Abbreviation

- Microsoft Office

- Computer Hardware

- Computer Software

- Operating System

- Networking

- Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

- Number System

- Basic of Logic Gates

 

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

- Banking and Financial Awareness

- Current Affairs (4-5 Months)

- Static Awareness

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification

The institute specifies that candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS PO EXAM  ould at least have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Candidates appearing for IBPS PO exam must be abreast of the latest exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. 

Other qualifications acceptable as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree such as AMIE, departmental courses from the government etc. are also allowed.

For the courses mentioned above, the candidate should furnish proof that the qualification is considered equivalent to a degree (Graduation) by the Government of India.

For the rigorous practice of IBPS PO exam, it is advised to take IBPS PO Mock Tests regularly.

Candidates have to specify the percentage obtained in Graduation while filling in the online application. Also, the candidates being awarded CGPA have to convert the same into a percentage. Percentage calculation must be done to the nearest two decimals.

The fraction of percentage arrived will be ignored, i.e. 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%, and 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%.

The Institute does not specify any IBPS PO eligibility percentage. The individual banks use the IBPS calculation of aggregate percentage for their purposes.

For extensive and comprehensive preparation of IBPS PO exam candidates must take free online quizzes, that will also help them analyze their preparation level. 

Age

Minimum -20

Maximum -30

IBPS PO Eligibility – EWS Category

Applicants not covered under the SC, ST, OBC categories and have a gross annual income less than 8 lakh rupees are identified as EWS candidates i.e. candidates belonging to the Economically Weaker Section. Such candidates are entitled to the benefit of 10% reservation for the vacancies released by IBPS.

Important Points related to IBPS PO Eligibility for EWS Category 

The income from all sources such as salary,  business, agriculture, profession, etc. will be included in revenue. This income will be the income from the financial year preceding the year of application. 

However, a person possessing any of the following assets will not be included in the EWS category, irrespective of his annual family income.

  1. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above
  2. Residential flat of 1000 sq. Ft. and above
  3. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  4. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities

While applying for the property holding test to determine EWS status, the property owned in different locations by a particular “Family” is clubbed.

Candidates seeking to avail the benefit of EWS reservation for IBPS PO Selection Process will have to produce an Income and Asset Certificate at the time of document verification and interview round issued by a Competent Authority in the prescribed format. 

The term “Family” will include the person seeking the benefit of reservation, his parents, siblings below 18 years of age, spouse and children below 18 years of age.

IBPS PO Eligibility – PwD Category

As per the Government of India norms, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for reservation under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.

The categories of disabilities eligible to avail reservation under the Act is as follows:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Blindness and low vision
  • intellectual disability, autism, mental illness and specific learning disability
  • locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy and acid attack victims

People with benchmark disabilities will be allocated the reserved vacancies as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating banks.

Directives for PwD using services of Scribe

Candidates whose writing speed is affected permanently or with minimum benchmark disability for any reason are allowed to use their own scribe during IBPS PO Exam 2020, but have to abide by certain rules mentioned below.

  • Candidates who wish to use the scribe services or are eligible for the same in the examination will have to apply for the services of scribe while filling the IBPS PO Application Form.
  • Scribe will have to be arranged by the candidates themselves and at their own cost.
  • Both candidate and Scribe will have to submit an undertaking that all the stipulated eligibility conditions mentioned for the Scribe are fulfilled. Also, if, at any stage of the exam, it is found that the Scribe did not fulfil any of the eligibility criteria prescribed or suppresses material facts then the applicant’s candidature will be cancelled, irrespective of the result of the CRP.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate may be from any educational background but should not be any candidate for the online examination under (CRP-PO/MT-IX)
  • Scribe used by the candidate is eligible for compensatory time of 20 mins or otherwise recommended for the full hour of the examination.

Since compensatory time given to candidates shall be a system based process, therefore, only candidates who register for the same will be allowed such concessions.

Directives for candidates with Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability 

Candidates with a minimum of 40% Cerebral Palsy and Locomotor Disability where dominant extremity i.e. writing is affected to the scope where it may slow down the performance will be permitted a compensatory time of 20 min/hr or otherwise advised.

Directives for candidates having Intellectual Disability

Candidates will be provided a compensatory time of 20 min/hr of the exam only if they are more than 40% Intellectually Disabled, mentally ill, Autistic or have Specific Learning Disability, irrespective of availing the Scribe services. 

Directives for Visually Impaired candidates

Visually Impaired candidates suffering from 40% or more disability may opt to view the contents of question paper in magnified font and will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 min/hr otherwise advised. Only the visually impaired candidates who are not using the services of Scribe will be permitted to avail the facility of viewing the contents of the test in the magnifying font.

IBPS PO eligibility 2020 – Points to remember

  • Persons with disabilities are provided reservation in the IBPS PO exam according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • For visually impaired candidates, IBPS PO Eligibility has norms that allow the use of scribe according to the guidelines.
  • The number of reserved vacancies is declared after the respective banks communicate the number of vacant positions to the institute.
  • Candidates who fulfil all the above IBPS PO Eligibility criteria should start preparing for the examination well in advance.
  • As the IBPS application process is entirely online, it is useful to keep scanned copies of all relevant supporting documents handy.
  • This would allow the candidate to finish the application process faster and secure the examination centre of their own choice

Selection Process

Written Exam

Interview

Documentations

Final Selection

Mains Syllabus

Quants

- Data Analysis

- Inequality (Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures & Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

- Time and work

- Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance

- Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation (Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic,radar)

 

English

- Reading Comprehension

- Error Detection

- Vocabulary

- Phrase Replacement

- Word Association

- Sentence Improvement

- Para Jumbles

- Cloze Test

- Spelling Errors

- Fill in the blanks

- Column Based Fillers

- Sentence Connectors

- Word Replacement

- Word Usage

- Sentence Rearrangement

- Sentence Completion

 

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

- Puzzle

- Syllogism

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Blood Relations

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Coding-Decoding

- Inequalities

- Logical Reasoning

-  Internet

- Memory

- Keyboard Shortcuts

- Computer Abbreviation

- Microsoft Office

- Computer Hardware

- Computer Software

- Operating System

- Networking

- Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

- Number System

- Basic of Logic Gates

 

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

- Banking and Financial Awareness

- Current Affairs (4-5 Months)

- Static Awareness

How to Apply

Follow the steps mentioned below to fill in the online application form of IBPS PO 2020:

Step 1: Click on the above mentioned link to get redirected to the official page of IBPS.

Step 2: The link is provided on the home page of IBPS for filling in the application form of Probationary Officer offered through IBPS PO exam 2020.

Step 3: Now, click on CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION link provided on the topmost right hand side of the page.

Step 4: You will be redirected to the first section of the form. Fill in all your basic information and click on Save and Next button at the bottom of the page

Step 5: You will now be redirected to the second section of the application form. You are required to upload your photograph and signature in this section. The permissible size of the photograph must be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm. The photograph must be of passport size and both the photograph and the signature must be clear and legible. Permissible file size of photograph must be of minimum 20 KB and of maximum 50 KB and that of the signature must be of minimum 10 KB and of maximum 20 KB.

Step 6: Click on next button after uploading your photograph and signature successfully

Step 7: You are now required to fill in your personal details. There are three sub-sections that need to be completed in this portion of the application form.

After you have filled in your personal details, you are required to fill in your Educational Qualifications and your Work Experience. Once you are done with this, you are required to fill in the preference list.

In the preference list mention the name of the centre. You need to select the place from which you want to give the exam. You need to mention 4 places as your centre preference.

After the choices have been made, click on save and next

Step 8: After you are done with the above process, a preview of your application form will appear before you. In case you find any error, you can edit the information provided by you.Once the data is uploaded and saved, you are not allowed to make any changes in the form, whatsoever. Therefore, kindly review all the details provided by you while filling in the application form.

Step 9: Finally, Select the preferable payment method to fill in the application fee for IBPS PO 2020 Exam. All payments are done online. Candidates can pay the Application fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking etc.

Step 11: Click on Submit button. Your application will be successfully submitted.

Tips to Clear

Syllabus scan:  For the preparation of IBPS PO, one must go through with the syllabus of IBPS PO so that students get an idea about important topics and can secure more marks in less time. To get an idea about paper pattern one can also go through the previous year paper that helps a lot in the preparation of the exam.

Time Table: One must follow a strict time table to be successful n the exam as we all know that continuity is a vital role in the preparation of exams. Go through the concepts of each topic, do not make a habit of cramming things.

Revise: Keep revising things regularly. Writing down important dates of current affairs and the notification and other vital concepts will help you to revise before the exam of the IBPS PO.

Mock Test:take mock tests regularly which helps in increasing the speed so the student scan attempt more questions in less time.

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