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 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Canara Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR
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 159 71 233 118 587 1167

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 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 has updated the number of vacancies for CRP Probationary Officier (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT) - X. The IBPS PO 2020 vacancies updated to 1417 from 1167. Bank of Maharastra has reported the vacancies. 

Bank of Maharastra Vacancies 

  • SC - 37 
  • ST - 18
  • OBC - 67
  • EWS - 25
  • UR - 103
  • Total - 250 

Earlier, IBPS has released the notification for a total of 1167 vacancies and Bank of Maharastra not reported the vacancies. It has announced a total of 250 vacancies. Institute has also updated the PO notification 2020 accordingly. The online application window will open until August 26, 2020.

6 August 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Application Process Begins

IBPS has released the Probationary Officers (PO) 2020 notification and started the application process. Interested candidates who are aspiring for IBPS PO recruitment exam 2020 can visit the official website to check the details. Candidates can register online for the exam between August 5 and 26, 2020. 

Institute has released the IBPS PO recruitment notification for a total of 1167 vacancies out of which 587 posts belong to unreserved. The admit card will be released in October 2020. IBPS will conduct the online examination Preliminary examination on October 3, 10 and 11, 2020. The result will be declared in October/ November 2020.

5 August 2020
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
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IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2020 Released
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