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  • It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. IBPS Clerk: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Clerical Cadres.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the post of the probation officer, the candidate’s age should be at least 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with 55 % – 60 % marks aggregate.
  • The candidate must have good knowledge of computers and especially MS Office.
  • In Public Sector banks, Rs. 200,000/- is the average salary received by a PO per annum. Bank POs can make close to INR 50,000/- inclusive of various allowances.

Generally, In a public sector bank, graduates, and postgraduates are selected through an entrance exam, while most of the private and Foreign hire the professional candidates like engineers, lawyers, MBA’s and CFA’s etc.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020 – 2021

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020 – 2021

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

  • Introduction of Descriptive Paper:Just like SBI PO 2018 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.
  • The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.
  • No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications.The Reasoning section is teamed up with the Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.
  • The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.
Sr. NoName of testNo. of
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060
2English Language354040
3Data Analysis and Interpretation356045
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness404035
English Language (Writing & Essay)22530

Important dates:

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020 – 2021

ActivitiesExpected Dates
Online application form release date2nd week of August 2020
Last date for submitting online application1st week of September 2020
Pre-exam training admit card availabilitySeptember 2020
Date of pre-exam training1st week of October 2020
Preliminary exam admit card availabilityOctober 2020
Date of preliminary exam2nd to 3rd week of October 2020
Declaration of preliminary exam resultOctober 2020/ November 2020
Main exam admit card availabilityNovember 2020
Date of main exam3 week of November 2020
Declaration of main exam resultDecember 2020
Call letter availability for interviewJanuary 2021
Date of interviewJanuary 2021/ February 2021
Provisional allotment of selected candidatesApril 2021

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