IBPS PO 2020: Prelims and Main Exam Notifications, Result, Schedule

IBPS or The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts all kinds of bank recruitment exams. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2019 was also conducted by them, whose final result was published on their official website on 20th May, 2020. The cut off for the finals examination was published on 20th June, 2020. Now, it is time for the main exams which will be conducted in October. Here we will discuss in detail how to check your IBPS PO result online along with Prelims and Main Exam Notifications, Syllabus, Result, Schedule.

How to Check IBPS PO Result

The IBPS PO result can only be accessed on the official website of IBPS through some simple steps. We have put down the steps for easy understanding of the candidates:

Step 1: First you have to reach the official website of IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) which is https://ibps.in/

Step 2: You can find the recent notifications on the top part of the screen. The announcement for the result of IBPS PO Exam can also be found here.

Step 3: You will be redirected to the ‘Credentials’ Page, where you need to log-in using your Registration Number/Examination Roll Number and your password.

Step 4: Once you enter the correct credentials of yourself, the result will be published in front of you. You can also print the result for future usage.

IBPS PO Exam 2020 timeline

According to the official notification published by IBPS, the Preliminary examination for PO will be held between 3rd October and 11th October 2020. The results for the prelims examination should be published within the month of November 2020. Once the result of the prelims exam is uploaded on the website, the successful candidates will have to appear for the IBPS PO Mains exam which is scheduled to be held on 28th November 2020.

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TraininglSeptember 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training l21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryOctober 2020
Online Examination – Preliminary   03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and 11.10.2020
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOctober/ November 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main  November 2020 
Online Examination – Main28.11.2020
Declaration of Result – Main December 2020
Download of call letters for interviewJanuary 2021
Conduct of interviewJanuary / February 2021
Provisional AllotmentApril 2021
IBPS PO Schedule

Once the candidates appearing for mains exam becomes successful, they have to appear for the final interview which is scheduled to be held on the early months of 2020. Those who are preparing for the exams should follow this timeline carefully. The result for the IBPS PO Mains exam are scheduled to be available on December 2020, and the final result should appear sometime at March 2021.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

S. No.CategoryAge relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
3Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”10 years
4Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment5 years
5Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Relaxation of Upper age limit

Syllabus of IBPS PO Exam

The IBPS PO Exam is divided broadly into three segments: The Preliminary Exam, the Mains Exam and the Interview Session. The Preliminary Exam includes three parts: English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability, with full marks of 100. Candidates can qualify to the mains only after securing the cut-off marks in the prelims.

The mains exam is a tougher section with 225 marks, where there are four objective type papers (Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General Knowledge/Indian Economy and Banking and English Language and Data Analysis and Interpretation) and one description-based paper (English Language). Once the candidates pass this exam, they will be called for a final interview.

The interview session is also measured on 100 marks, with minimum qualifying marks of 40% to the General Candidates and 35% to others. However, the marks obtained by a candidate would never be disclosed, even if they are qualified after the interview. After success in the interview, the candidates would be allotted banks according to availability and preference.

Structure of the IBPS PO Exam

Preliminary Exam

S. No.Name of Tests    No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test  (Separately timed)
1English Language3030English20 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
3Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Preliminary Examination

Main Exam

S. No.Name of Tests  No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test  (Separately timed)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude45 60 English & Hindi60 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 4040English & Hindi35 minutes
3  English Language 3540 English40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation35 60 English & Hindi45 minutes
 TOTAL155200 3 hours 
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes
Main Examination

Bank Wise Vacancy for IBPS PO 2020

Sr. No.  Participating OrganizationSC  ST  OBC    EWSUR  Total  Out of Which (PWBD)
1Bank of Baroda0000000000
2Bank of India11055198742977348777
3Bank of Maharashtra371867251032500622
5Central Bank of India 0000000000
7Indian Overseas Bank0000000000
9Punjab & Sind Bank14621834830000
10UCO Bank3510143525635074429
Bank wise vacancy

IBPS PO Exam 2019-2020

To get an idea of the exam, you should know the timeline and the cut-off marks for the IBPS PO Exam in 2019. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is generally held in the month of October every year. In 2019, the preliminary exam was held between October 12 and October 20. The result for the prelims was published on 1st November of the same year.

There were as many as 4332 vacancies for Probationary officer post in IBPS in 2019. It has been drastically reduced to 1417 posts this year. So you have to prepare well before attempting the examination. The cut-off marks for preliminary exam in 2019 were divided into many parts, which are discussed here: General, Economically Weaker candidates and Other Backward Class candidates had the cut-off marks of 59.75; Scheduled Caste candidates had 53.50, Scheduled Tribes candidates 46.25.

Frequently Asked Questions of IBPS PO Exam:

Here, we will discuss about some of the most frequently asked questions by the candidates:

  1. How many times can I attempt for IBPS PO Exam?

Ans: There is no fixed number of attempts in IBPS PO Exam for any type of candidates. However, candidates must check the eligibility criteria and age limit before sitting for the exam.

  • Where can I find my Log-in ID and Password for IBPS PO Exam Result?

Ans: Once you register yourself by providing all the necessary details, you will be sent a confirmation E-mail by IBPS. Here you will find your registration number and the password. You can also log-in to the website by using your Examination Roll Number, which can be found on the admit card.

  • Where Should I Contact If I find wrong evaluation of my paper?

Ans: After publishing the results of the exam, IBPS publishes a separate portal where you can submit your queries regarding the evaluation of the paper.

  • Can I Review My Obtained Marks on Interview?

Ans: No. IBPS does not have any provision for reviewing the marks for the interview of the candidates.

  • How Are the Marks in the Exam Calculated?

Ans: The marks of IBPS PO Exam are calculated based on the performances of each individual candidate on the written exam.

  • Can I view my Answer Responses?

Ans: No. Unlike other government exams, IBPS do not publish the answer keys of the exam or the responses of the candidates.

  • What is the Cut-Off marks to qualify for the Mains Exam?

Ans: The cut-off marks for IBPS PO Prelims, as it is called, is the minimum qualifying marks that is secured by a candidate on attempting all the sections. You can check the previous cut-off marks on the website of IBPS.

  • What to Do If I Forget my Password?

Ans: The password and log-in credentials are sent on the phone number and E-mail ID provided by the candidates. So, if you lose the E-Mail, you can find it on the mobile in the form of an SMS.

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