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 2021 Application Form Soon

Institute of Personnel Banking Selection (IBPS) is all set to release the Probationary officers (PO) application form 2021 soon on the official website - ibps.in.

Candidates with a graduation degree in any stream with the age group of 20 to 30 years can fill the application form before the last date. The age relaxation is given to those candidates who belong to reserved categories.

23 September 2021
IBPS PO Mains 2021 Scorecard Released

IBPS PO Mains Result 2021 was released on March 22. Candidates who have appeared for the IBPS PO/ MT Mains exam 2021 can check their score cards on the official site- ibps.in.

Candidates can download the IBPS PO Mains scorecard 2021 which would be available on the official website from March 22 to 30, 2021. The selected candidates will be call ed for the final interview round.

23 March 2021
IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2021 Released

IBPS has released the Probationary Officers (PO) interview call letter 2021. Candidates who qualify in the Mains exam will be eligible to download the IBPS PO Interview call letter 2021. The interviews will be held in March. 

Candidates can download the call letter using the registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth. Earlier, IBPS has released the PO Mains result 2021 and scorecard on February 18 and 25, respectively.

26 February 2021
IBPS PO Mains Result 2021 Declared

IBPS has released the CRP PO/MT-X Probationary Officers (PO) Mains exam result. Candidates who have appeared for the online written exam held on February 4 are advised to use their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to check the status of IBPS PO Mains result 2021.

Download IBPS PO Mains Result 2021 

Candidates who stand out in the Mains exam will be called for the IBPS PO interview scheduled in March/April 2021. The exam authority will communicate separately regarding the interview in due course. 

19 February 2021
IBPS PO 2021 Exam Dates Announced

IBPS has released the exam dates of Probationary Officers (PO). One can check the exam dates on the official website - www.ibps.in. 

IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Exam Dates 2021

Preliminary Examination: October 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021

Main Examination: November 27, 2021

It has also released the exam dates of Specialist Officer (SO), Regional Rural Banks (RRB) and Clerk.

4 February 2021
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2020 Released
IBPS PO Prelims Scorecard 2020 Released
IBPS Releases PO Prelims Result 2020
IBPS PO (Prelims) Admit Card 2020 Released
IBPS PO Application Form 2020 Last Day

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