IBPS PO Exam 2020

Probationary Officer Exam

What is IBPS PO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is recruitment body started in 1975 with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks (except SBI) in India.

Aspirants who are eligible and aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations (listed below) as a Probationary Officer/Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRPPO/MT-VIII).

The examination will be held in two phases, i.e. Online Preliminary and Online Main. A candidate who will qualify in Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for an Online Main examination. Therefore shortlisted candidate in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

Later, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.


The vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2019-20 and it is based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS.

Participating Organisations/Banks:

Allahabad Bank Corporation Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
Andhra Bank Dena Bank Syndicate Bank
Bank of Baroda IDBI Bank UCO Bank
Bank of India Indian Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Overseas Bank United Bank of India
Canara Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Vijaya Bank
Central Bank of India Punjab National Bank  

The last date to submit the application form is July 4, 2019.

Examination Dates:

Online Preliminary Examination - October 12, 2019, October 13, 2019, October 19, 2019 and October 20, 2019.
Online Main Examination - November 30, 2019.
Conduct of Interview - January/February 2020.

Who is a Probationary Officer (PO)?

An employee who is newly recruited as an officer at an entry-level position or a junior level cader is called PO. PO has to serve a probationary period for at least 2 years, during which he/she undergoes training in handling various roles, responsibilities and functions in different departments of a particular bank.

After the completion of the probationary period, PO would be designated Assistant Manager.

Job Roles:

The PO would be assigned to work in several departments based on the directions of the senior manager. Handling General banking and bank administration would be the prominent role of a PO. In order to supervise various issues, PO is expected to have good communication skills and ability to resolve conflicts. Following are some of the major responsibilities of a Probationary Officer:

Customer Service: Ensuring service to customer forms a vital part of service. Thus, a PO who is into the designated post should provide the necessary information with complete details. For instance, information about opening a new account, deposits, ATM cards, loans, chequebooks, receipts, discrepancies in accounts, rectification of undue charges etc.,

Promoting Business: Fetching new business by promoting bank products to enhance customer list is a vital responsibility. For eg: Handling fixed Deposits, insurance policies, Credit cards, Mutual funds etc. PO may also be responsible to meet the set targets or deadlines.

Cash Flow: Cash disbursal and collection of cash are generally done by the cashier. PO has to take charge of cash transactions during increase inflow of customers or clerk's absence. PO will also be trained with software skills to make the transactions easy and fast.

Clearing Payments: Payment clearance through cheques, DD, NEFT and RTGS need to clear by the PO when it is beyond a certain amount.

Verification of Reports: It is a work =done at the end of the day wherein PO has to look into core banking and check all the reports of the day. In this case, PO has to generate the reports of transactions of the day without mismatch. Report verification include deposits, withdrawals, ledger balance, etc.

Official Communication: PO may also be in charge of answering all the official emails. Thus, the PO does not have any specific job description instead required to get acquainted with all the job roles during the probation period.

Pay scale:

The pay scale of a PO ranges between Rs. 23,700 - Rs. 30,560, while the actual salary would be Rs. 35,000 - Rs. 38,000/- per month (depends on the location)

IBPS CRP-PO-IX Main Exam And Interview Result Declared

IBPS has released the CRP-Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT) - IX final result 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam and interview can visit the official website to check the result. 

One should use their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to access the result. It is advised to keep the result as a hard copy for future reference. 

IBPS CRP-PO/MT-IX Final Result 2020

The final result of PO was delayed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. 

20 May 2020
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment Postponed Due To COVID-19

IBPS has announced that the Provisional Allotment for CRP-Probationary Officers (PO)/Management Trainee (MT)-IX was postponed due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The official notice reads, "Due to the unforeseen circumstances, i.e., COVID-19 pandemic, the declaration of results of Provisional Allotment for CRP PO/MT- IX, CRP - Clerks - IX and CRP - SPL - IX stands postponed until further orders. Visit our official website www.ibps.in for further updates in this regards."

Earlier, IBPS has postponed the recruitment exam processes in the last week of March. It has also suspended the help desk services of IBPS. 

27 April 2020
IBPS PO 2019 Scores Released For Interview Candidates

IBPS has released the Probationary Officers (PO) scores 2019 today, i.e., March 17, 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the main examination can check the scores through the official site of IBPS at ibps.in. The scores are available for candidates who are shortlisted for interview. 

The scores will be available on the official site between March 17 and 31, 2020. Candidates should use their login credentials to check the marks in the Main examination.

Click here for IBPS PO 2019 Main exam scores

The Main exam held on November 30, 2019. The interview was postponed due to unknown reason. The fresh personality interview dates will be released soon.

17 March 2020
IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2020 Released

IBPS has released the PO Interview admit card on its official website. Candidates who have qualified in the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2020 can download their admit cards on the official site with their login details. The call letters will be available on the site until February 6, 2020. 

Candidates have to use the same login details such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to download IBPS PO Interview call letter 2019. 

Click here to download IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2020

The interviews will be held in January/February 2020 at various centres across the country. The IBPS PO recruitment notification was released for a total of 4336 vacancies. 

17 January 2020
IBPS PO 2019 Scores Released

IBPS has released the scores of candidates who have appeared for the Probationary Officers (PO) Main exam 2019. The IBPS PO Main Exam Score Card was released online on January 9, 2020. 

Aspirants can visit the official website to check the IBPS PO scores 2019. One should use their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to download the scores. 

Click here for IBPS PO Main exam scores 2019

The qualified candidates in the Main exam will be called for the Interview. 

10 January 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result 2019 Declared
Explore IBPS PO Main Exam Analysis 2019
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2019 Released
IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Scorecard Released
IBPS PO Prelims Result 2019 Declared
IBPS PO Prelims 2019 To Be Held From October 12
IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Admit Card Released
Last Date To Register Online For IBPS PO 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Application Window Activated: Apply Online Till August 28
IBPS CRP-IX PO/Management Trainee 2019 Notification Released
CRP PO/MT VIII Main Examination And Interview Result Announced 
IBPS Released CRP PO/MT Online Main Exam Scores
IBPS PO Interview Call Letters Released
IBPS Released PO Main Exam Score Card 2018
IBPS PO Main Exam Results 2018 Announced
IBPS PO Main 2018 Exam Analysis
IBPS Released The PO Preliminary Exam Score 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Results 2018 Declared On The Official Website
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Results To Be Released Soon
IBPS Released PO Admit Card For Preliminary Exam
IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus
IBPS PO 2018 Reference Books Available Here

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