The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS) announced the IBPS PO 2020 final result and cutoff marks on April 1, 2021. The aspirants can check their IBPS PO results till April 30, 2021. To download the IBPS PO final result, the aspirants need to provide the registration number or roll number and password or date of birth of the candidates. The final IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 is available in PDF format.
The IBPS PO conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit PO for 15 public sector banks in India. The recruitments will be made of three steps including Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview Process. Those candidates within 20 and 30 years, and have a graduation degree can apply for the IBPS PO 2021. The Application fees will be INR 600/- for all and sundry including some relaxation for certain categories. Both modes of application form and mode of the examination are online which provides a vast area for the candidates to go for IBPS PO Exams.
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April 1, 2021: The exam conducting authority released the IBPS PO final result and the cut-off for 2020 on the official website. The candidates can download the result till April 30, 2021. The number of vacancies has also been revised by the IBPS. Check the news.
March 31, 2021: The IBPS released the result for provisional allotment under the reserve list for IBPS PO 2021. Check the news.
March 23, 2021: The IBPS PO 2020 Mains Scorecard has been released. The interview round will be from March 30, 2021. Read more
|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|
|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|
The exam conducting authority has released the IBPS PO 2021 upcoming exam dates to the official website. The IBPS PO Preliminary exam 2021 will be started on October 9, 2021. Click here. To know more about the important exam dates of the IBPS PO 2021 exam, check the following table:
|IBPS PO Exam||IBPS PO Exam Date 2021 (Tentative)|
|IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||September/ October 2021|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam||October 9, 2021|
|October 10, 2021|
|October 16, 2021|
|October 17, 2021|
|IBPS PO Prelims Result||October 2021|
|IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||November 2021|
|IBPS PO Main Exam||November 27, 2021|
|IBPS PO Main Result||December 2021|
|IBPS PO Final Result||February/March 2022|
The application fees of IBPS PO Application form is INR 600/- in general. But there is relaxation among the caste categories and PwD candidates. This is a two-stage examination known as IBPS PO preliminary and IBPS PO Main, followed by an Interview session through which the final selection is made and recruited for banking sectors throughout India. Candidates who are will to appear in the IBPS PO examinations have to meet the eligibility criteria that have been declared by the IBPS itself. Those who do not meet will be unable to fill the Application Form of IBPS PO even.
In the official notice of IBPS PO, the board has declared that there will be a total of 4336 probationary officers’ vacancies including the category-based reservations. All applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before attempting for IBPS PO examination:
|Category of Candidates||Vacancies|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||670|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||299|
|Other Backward Class (OBC)||904|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||432|
|Pwd Candidates Vacancies||237|
Now, if we talk about the eligibility criteria of the IBPS PO Exam, we must know that there is a multi-level of criteria with relaxations for special categories. The candidates must meet the declared eligibility of Nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. These are the minimum eligibility criteria for filling up the Application Form of IBPS PO Examination.
Candidates who are willing to appear in the IBPS PO exam must meet any of the following lists:
The minimum age for any candidate to attempt the IBPS PO Exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years. This age limit is calculated according to the date of August 1, 2020. Though IBPS has declared a certain limit for all and sundry, there is some relaxation which is of great interest.
|General Candidates||0 years|
|Scheduled Caste||5 years|
|Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non -Creamy Layer (OBS - NCL)||3 years|
|Persons with Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers (including Emergency Commissioned Officers, and Short Service Commissioned Officers) who served more than 5 years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.||5 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
The minimum educational qualification that is required to fill up the Application Form of IBPS PO can be any of the enlisted categories:
Candidate must have a Graduation Degree or any Degree equivalent to Graduation for a university that has been recognized by the State/Central Government of India. The degree must be before August 2020, or to be precise, before the Application Form fill-up date.
Applicants need a few documents to upload to complete the Application procedure. A scanned copy of enlisted documents is needed to be uploaded:
|Documents||Dimensions (pixels)||File Size (KB)||Type|
|Photograph||200 x 230||20- 50||JPG /JPEG|
|signature||140 x 60||10-20||JPG /JPEG|
|Left Thumb Impression||240 x 240||20 - 50||JPG /JPEG|
|Hand Written Declaration||800 x 400||50 - 100||JPG /JPEG|
The applicants can the fees of the Application Form via Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets. Once the fees are paid, there is no chance of getting the refunds. At the end of the payment procedure, do take out a print copy for future use.
The application fee varies as per candidate’s category:
· For General /EWs/OBC, the fees will be INR 600/-
· For SC/ST/PWD, there is relaxation in fees. It will be INR 100/-
There will be no other chance of correcting the Application Form of IBPS PO once it the submitted and the payment procedure has been completed. Those who wish to make some changes must reapply, make a fresh start, and make a fresh payment for the new application.
The details that have been entered during filling up the Application Form, should be correct because errors can cause issues in the Admit Card of IBPS PO Exam.
To Download to Admit, Follow these steps.
Throughout India, there are several examination centers for IBPS PO. Candidates get to choose their examination centre as per their choice or requirements. Almost all the states of India have examination centers which is a privilege for the candidates that they don’t have to travel far to appear in the Examination. But not all the examination Centers are in the same locations.
The syllabus of IBPS PO is quite vast. Here is a list of topics that should be covered to crack the exam:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination|
|Reasoning Ability||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles|
|General Awareness||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK|
|Computer knowledge||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
Check Here IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus
IBPS PO 2020 mode is online and objective type though both the Exams IBPS PO Preliminary and Main are different from each other. The Negative marking for giving a Wrong answer is also applicable. IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary: In the case of IBPS PO Preliminary, the exam is conducted in online mode. Here 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer and the questions unattended, will not affect the scores. Candidates must qualify for the preliminary examination to appear in IBPS PO Main.
|Name of Sections||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Medium||Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam is a bit different from preliminary. There are both objective and descriptive paper in IBPS PO Main examination. The descriptive paper will be examined only when the objective paper is qualified. Main Paper Pattern is given below in detail:
|Topic||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium||duration|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||60||35 minutes|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||40||60 minutes|
|English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
The results of IBPS PO 2021 for written exams will be issued on the official website. The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims have been conducted and the result has been declared. The admit card for IBPS PO 2021 has also been released on January 19, 2021.Hence, the expected cut-off will be released soon.
|Category||Cutoff of IBPS PO|
IBPS organizes a Pre-examination training for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Caste only. IBPS PO interview and Provisional period. Among 61 cities of India, candidates can participate in this training program.
The candidate who has qualified for the mains is called for a face-to-face interview. The minimum qualifying marks is 40%. There is a relaxation for the SC/SC/OBC/PwD candidates. For these enlisted categories, the minimum mark is 35% marks. The interview round usually runs 15 to 20 minutes where the board members ask questions related to personal life, academic life, work experience, banking field, Economic affairs as well as current affairs. To be precise, one has to prepare their communication skills and boost up their confidence. After all, through their interview round, the Interviewers will choose the best among the bests. The ratio of Main Examination and Interview is 80: 20.
However, the merit list will be prepared based on the score obtained in Main Exam and Interview. The candidate will be selected for provisional allotment to one of the participating banks/ organizations according to vacancies available. Check Here IBPS PO Pre-exam training
This examination not only provides a one-way ticket to success if anyone can crack it. The candidates who are applying for IBPS PO must be interested in salary structure and salary perks. The following chart shows the improvements in salary throughout their life:
|Basic Salary||New Joiners||INR 23700|
|Basic Pay||After 7 years||Rs 30560|
|Basic Pay||After 2 more years||Rs. 32850|
|Basic Pay||After 7 more years||Rs. 42020|
Other Allowance: There are several allowances other than basic salary: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance.
|Allowances||Percentage of allowances|
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||40% of the Basic Pay|
|House Rent Allowance (HRA)||7% or 8% or 9% of Basic Pay|
|Special Allowance||7.75 % of Basic Pay|
|City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)||4% or 3% or 0% depending on the job location|
There are more than 15 banks that are recruiting candidates for their banking posts and services. Each bank does not offer the same number of vacancies either does not have the same kinds of reservations of vacancies. Here is a table that can give an estimate to the candidates about the vacancies:
|Name of the recruiting Bank||General||SC||ST||OBC||EWS|
|Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Bank of India||583||158||58||11||89|
|Bank of Maharashtra||143||52||26||94||35|
|Central Bank of India||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||122||48||22||79||29|
|Punjab National Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Union Bank of India||253||114||53||159||65|
|Union Bank of India||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Total Number of Vacancies||2031||670||229||904||432|
There are excellent opportunities for PwD candidates. There are several slots of vacancies for the PwD candidates who dreamed to be a Banker
|Name of the recruiting Bank||HI||OC||VI||ID|
|Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Bank of India||6||17||6||6|
|Bank of Maharashtra||3||3||3||3|
|Central Bank of India||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||3||3||3||3|
|Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||0||0||0||0|
|Union Bank of India||12||12||15||6|
|United Bank of India||0||0||0||0|
|Total Number of VACANCIES||88||56||46||57|
This three-stage examination is a path to be a banker. Candidates who will be selected through interview, will be joining any of the banking sectors mentioned earlier as per the vacancies. The salary pers and structure is quite tempting but this procedure is also challenging. One more thing to say, every candidate will be willing to be a service person in IBPS, make up your mind for challenges and go for it.
Question: How many times is the IBPS PO Exam conducted every year?
Ans. The IBPS PO is conducted once a year.
Question: If one scores less than 60% in Graduation or equivalent degree, will he/she be eligible to attempt IBPS PO?
Ans. Yes. Candidates who have scored less than 60 % in their Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent any degree are eligible for this exam
Question: Students who have given the final exam yet the results must be published, will they be eligible for IBPS PO 2020?
Ans. No, such candidates are not eligible to attempt because the student must bear a valid mark sheet or any kind of certificate that ensures their Educational eligibility.
Question: How many attempts can a person give?
Ans. For IBPS PO examination, a person can have Unlimited attempts until his/her age limit crosses.
Question: What books we should follow for IBPS PO?
Ans. Though these websites which are offering such tests and course would be very much helpful, there are few recommended books:
Ques. Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
Ans. All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.