IBPS PO Exam 2020

Probationary Officer Exam

What is IBPS PO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the 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 (CRP PO/MT)

IBPS PO Exam Details 

Exam name  IBPS Probationary Officers/ Management Trainee (PO/ MT)
Organising body  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Frequency  Once in a year 
Exam level National
Participating banks  11
Number of vacancies  Approximately 4,000 
Application mode  Online 
Selection process Preliminary, Main & Interview 
Types of questions Objective 
Admit card type  Online 
Official website  www.ibps.in 
Helpline numbers  1800 222 366 & 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2020 Notification 

IBPS has released the Probationary Officers (PO) 2020 recruitment notification on August 4. Aspirants who are aspiring for IBPS PO examination are advised to visit the official site to download IBPS PO 2020 notification pdf. It is important for candidates to download IBPS PO 2020 notification to explore all the details starting from eligibility to registration process. One can download IBPS PO 2020 notification here. 

IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates 

IBPS also released the PO important dates along with exam dates. The official sources suggest that IBPS PO Prelims exam date 2020 is October 3, 10 and 11.  

Events  Dates 
IBPS PO notification August 4, 2020
Online registration  August 5 to 26, 2020
Download of call letters for pre-exam training September 2020
Conduct of pre-exam training  September 21 to 26, 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary admit card  October 2020
IBPS PO Preliminary exam dates  October 3, 10 and 11, 2020 
Preliminary result  October/ November 2020 
Main exam admit card  November 2020 
IBPS PO Main exam date  November 28, 2020
IBPS PO Mains exam result date  December 2020
IBPS PO Interview January/ February 2021
Provisional allotment  April 2021

IBPS PO 2020: Participating Organisations/ Banks

Bank of Baroda Indian Overseas Bank
Bank of India Punjab National Bank  
Bank of Maharashtra Punjab & Sind Bank   
Canara Bank UCO Bank  
Central Bank of India Union Bank of India  
Indian Bank  

Note: The vacancies to be filled will be based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2020 Vacancies   

Participating Bank SC ST OBC EWS UR Total
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 110 55 198 74 297 734
Bank of Maharastra 37 18 67 25 103 250
Canara Bank 315 157 567 210 851 2100
Central Bank of India 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab & Sind Bank 14 6 21 8 34 83
UCO Bank 35 10 14 35 256 350
Union Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR
Total 529 262 948 352 1426 3517

NR - Not Reported 

IBPS PO Apply Online 2020

IBPS will accept Probationary Officers (PO) registration forms from August 5 to 26, 2020. Interested candidates who meet all the eligibility conditions can start filling IBPS PO online application form 2020 from the official website. It is advised not to wait until the last date of IBPS PO 2020 registration. Here, we have described IBPS PO 2020 apply online in simple steps. Explore! 

  • Visit the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in 
  • Go to ''CRP PO/ MT'' tab 
  • Click on ''Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees X'' 
  • Find the online registration link 
  • Start filling the IBPS PO application forms by entering all the details 
  • Pay the prescribed application fee
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Submit the IBPS PO application form 
  • Download the application form and take a printout for future reference. 

IBPS PO Application Fee 2020

Candidates have to pay the application fees/intimation charges to complete IBPS PO online application process. IBPS PO application fee should be paid between August 5 and 26, 2020 inclusive of both dates. Candidates should bear the bank transaction charges for online payment.  

Category  Application Fee
SC/ST/PWBD/EXSM candidates Rs 175/- 
Others  Rs 850/- 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

The IBPS PO Online Exam Pattern 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.

Who is a Probationary Officer (PO) In Bank?

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 PO Application Form 2020 Last Day

IBPS is all set to close the PO 2020 application window today. Candidates who have not yet registered for the exam can download the same on the official website.

Earlier, IBPS had released the PO 2020 application form again on October 28 for fresh candidates. As per the sources, the prelims exam will be conducted on January 5 and 6, 2021. The Main exam will be held on February 4. The IBPS PO application form is available in online mode only.

11 November 2020
IBPS PO Main Exam To Be Conducted On February 2

IBPS has released the revised exam dates for the CRP Online Main Examinations. It has also released the Main exam dates for RRB and Clerks along with Probationary Officers. 

  • CRP PO/MT X Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees - 04.02.2021

Candidates who are aspiring for the Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment examination are advised to check all the details on the official site. 

4 November 2020
IBPS Reopens CRP PO-X Registration Process

IBPS has reopened the registration process for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for Recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees in Participating Organisations- (CRP PO/MT-X). 

Interested candidates can register for the vacancies till November 11, 2020. One should note that the application process and fee payment remain the same. The recruitment notification was released for a total of 3517 vacancies.  

31 October 2020
IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Admit Card Released

IBPS has released the admit card of Probationary Officers (PO) 2020 exam. Candidates who have registered for the IBPS PO can visit the official site to download the admit card.  

Candidates should use their login credentials such as registration number and password to download the admit card. One should check all the details on the admit card after downloading the same. The IBPS Preliminary 2020 exam will be held on October 11, 2020. The official sources mentioned that 100% of candidates have been allotted the exam centre as per their choice.

22 September 2020
IBPS PO 2020: Last Day To Apply Online

IBPS is all set to close the registration window for Probationary Officers (PO) exam 2020. Interested candidates who have not yet registered for the recruitment test can visit the official website to apply online. The application window will close on August 26, 2020. 

Earlier, IBPS has revised the PO vacancies. The recruitment notification was released for a total of 1417 vacancies. The Pre-exam training will be held in September. The online Prelims exam will be conducted on October 3, 10 and 11, 2020.  

26 August 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies Updated To 1417
IBPS PO 2020 Application Process Begins
IBPS CRP-PO-IX Main Exam And Interview Result Declared
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment Postponed Due To COVID-19
IBPS PO 2019 Scores Released For Interview Candidates

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