IBPS PO 2020-21: Main Exam Result Soon, PI and GD Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022


IBPS, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, conducts the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selecting Probationary Officers/Management Trainees for various participating banks/ financial institutes. Here are the complete details on the IBPS PO 2020 Preliminary and Main examinations, interview process, eligibility, the application process, and more.

The exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT). Candidates are selected based on the preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Selected candidates are offered an appointment in any of the 11 participating banks in India.


IBPS PO 2020 Exam Latest Update: As per the latest update, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has conducted the IBPS PO Main exam 2020 successfully on 4th February 2021. This year, a total of 11 Public Sector Banks are participating in the CRP PO/MT-X recruitment. A total of 3517 vacancies have been released for IBPS PO 2020-21.

IBPS PO Exam 2020-21 Quick Overview

Exam Name

IBPS Probationary Officers Exam

Exam conducting authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Official website


Exam occurrence

Once a year

Exam type

National level

Mode of examination


Medium of examination

English and Hindi (English language paper will only be in English)

Number of Vacancies



IBPS PO 2020-21 Important Dates

The IBPS Probationary Officer 2020-21 Exam will be conducted for recruiting Probationary Officers and Management Trainees for 11 Public Sector Banks and institutes (participating). It will be a three-phase exam. The important dates for the exam are as follows:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online registration process begins (including modification of application)

05th August 2020

Last date to apply

26th August 2020

Online Application Reopened

28th October – 11th November 2020

Payment of Application Fee

From 05th to 26th August 2020

Last date for printing application

10th September 2020

Download call letters for Pre-Examination Training

September 2020

Pre-Exam Training

21st to 26th September 2020

IBPS PO 2020 – Preliminary Exam

Call letter/admit card availability for Preliminary exam

22nd September 2020

Online Examination – Preliminary

03rd, 10th and 11th October 2020 and 5th and 6th January 2021

Preliminary exam result

14th January 2021

IBPS PO 2020 – Main Exam

Call letter/admit card availability for the Main exam

25th January 2021

Online Examination – Main

04th February 2021

Main exam result

February 2021

IBPS PO 2020 Exam - Interview

Admit Card availability for interview

March 2021

Interview process

March 2021

Interview result

April 2021

Provisional allotment

1st April 2021

IBPS PO Previous Years Solved Papers

IBPS PO 2020-21 Pattern & Syllabus

The IBPS PO examination will be conducted in the following three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam – Online
  2. Main Exam – Online
  3. Interview – Offline

Candidates will be eligible to appear for the next phase after clearing the previous phase. In other words, those who qualify for the Preliminary exam can appear in Main and those who qualify for Main will be called for the Interview round. Check out the detailed information on all the phases of the IBPS PO recruitment process:

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Time

English Language



20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes

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All the sections (except the English Language) will be in both Hindi and English languages. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for the question left unanswered.

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Time

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes

English Language



40 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes




3 hours

English Language (Letter and Essay Writing)



30 minutes

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There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for the question left unanswered. The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages except for English Language and English Language (Letter and Essay Writing).

Interview Round

Candidates shortlisted through the Main examination will be called for Interview round. Information related to the venue, date, and timings of the interview will be informed through the call letter which can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates must note that any request for changing the venue, date, and timings of the interview will not be entertained. Total marks allotted for interview are 100, and minimum qualifying marks should not be less than:

  • 40% for General category candidates
  • 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the Main exam and interview round. The ratio for the Main exam and Interview round marks is 80:20.

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2020-21

IBPS has not prescribed any specific syllabus for the exam. Candidates can prepare from various books available in the market for banking examinations. These books are designed after analysing the previous years’ exam pattern and cover all the topics of IBPS PO exam syllabus such as reasoning, data analysis and interpretation, banking awareness, general awareness, etc.

IBPS PO 2020-21 Eligibility

Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO 2020 exam. They are required to produce the documents in support of their eligibility (as mentioned in the online application form) at the time of interview. Here are the eligibility criteria:


Candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee (moved to India before 1st Jan 1962), migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries (person of Indian origin).

Age (as of 1st August 2020)

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years

In other words, the candidates should not have been born before 2nd August 1989 and after 1st August 1999 (both dates inclusive). Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. The official notification will list the relaxation criteria.

Educational Qualification

A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University is required to be eligible for the exam. Candidates are required to enter the marks obtained in graduation degree at the time of registering for the exam.

Recommended Books for IBPS PO

IBPS PO 2020-21 Application Process

Candidates can access the online application form for IBPS PO 2020-21 exam only through the online mode at the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in within the specified dates. Applications will not be accepted through any other mode.

Documents Required for Application Submission

Scanned images of:

  • Candidate’s passport-size photograph (4.5cm x 3.5cm) with 200 x 230 pixels. The file size should be between 20 KB to 50 KB. The photograph should be recent and coloured.
  • Candidate’s signature with 140 x 60 pixels. The file size should be between 10 KB to 20 KB. The signature should not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Left thumb impression
  • A hand-written declaration with the content “I_______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” The declaration should not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.

How to Apply for IBPS PO Exam 2020-21

  • Visit the official website at - www.ibps.in
  • Look for ‘CRP PO/MT’ link on the home-page menu and click it.
  • Now click on ‘Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees IX’ link.
  • Click on ‘CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION’ link on the top of the page and enter the details to complete the registration process.
  • After successful registration, a registration number and password will be sent to your registered email id and mobile number.
  • Now again come to the log-in page and use your registration number and password to log-in.
  • Fill in all the details carefully, provide the order of preference for the banks you want to work with.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and a hand-written declaration.
  • Pay the requisite application fee.
  • Once the application fee process is complete, check all the details carefully before hitting the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • Take a printout of the completed application form after final submission for future records.

IBPS Exam Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the application fee as per the category they belong to. Here are the details of the application fee:

  • SC/ST/PWD – ₹ 100/-
  • All other categories – ₹ 600/-

Please note that the application fee can be paid only through the online mode using Debit Cards (Visa/RuPay/Maestro/MasterCard), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards, and IMPS.

Other Details

IBPS PO Vacancies 2020-21

The vacancy break-up of IBPS PO 2020-21 is given below:

Bank Name


Bank of India


Punjab & Sind Bank


Canara Bank


UCO Bank


Bank of Maharashtra




Participating Organisations

Following are the participating rganizations in the IBPS Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officer 2020:

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank

Syndicate Bank

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Union Bank of India

Bank of India

Dena Bank

Punjab National Bank

United Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra


Punjab & Sind Bank

Vijaya Bank

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IBPS PO Exam Centres 2020-21


Prelims exam centres

Mains exam centres 

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Guntur,  Kurnool,  Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam


Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat,  Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati, Silchar


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna,   


Delhi/ New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/ New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram



Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad,  Vadodra


Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore



Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi,  Thiruvananthapuram

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal, Indore


Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune


Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Chennai,  Madurai,  Tirunelveli


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal


Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi

Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi


West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

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IBPS PO Exam Day Guidelines 2020-21 – Candidates Need To Follow

  • Wearing masks is compulsory.
  • Candidates can carry sanitiser (50ml), pen, gloves and transparent water bottle.
  • Aarogya Setu app is compulsory on mobile phones.
  • Carry IBPS PO admit card along with photo-identity proof to the exam centre.
  • Reach the exam centre as per the slot mentioned on the admit card to avoid overcrowding.
  • Carry two passport-sized photographs along with the admit card.
  • Candidates who will reach the exam centre late will not be allowed to appear in the exam.
  • Any electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators, pagers, pen drive, etc are not permitted inside the exam centre.
  • Stationery items like textbooks, papers, pencil box, scale, writing pad, etc., are not allowed.
  • The biometric impression will be captured at the exam centre therefore, candidates are advised not to put Mehendi on their hands.

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Admit Cards/Call Letters

Different admit cards are issued for each stage of the IBPS PO examination. All admit cards will be made available through the official website of IBPS. No hard copies of the admit card/call letters will be posted to any candidate under any circumstances. Here are the steps to download the admit card/call letter:

  • Go to the official IBPS website.
  • Click on the link for admit card on the home-page.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log-in.
  • Admit card will appear.
  • Download and take a printout.

Admit card is a mandatory document. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall without producing the admit card. Download it well before the examination to avoid last minute rush.

Recently, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has issued the IBPS PO Main admit card 2020. The hall tickets are available for download at ibps.in. The last date to download and take a printout is 4th February 2021. Check out the step-by-step instructions to download your online Admission Certificate –

  • Visit ibps.in.
  • Stumble upon a link running on the top. It reads, “Click here to download your Online Main Exam Call letter for CRP-PO/MT-X
  • Get directed to a new page and click on “Click here to download your Online Main Exam Call letter for CRP-PO/MT-X”.
  • Select English or Hindi and enter your Registration No/ Roll No and Password/ DOB.
  • Enter CAPTCHA (see image) and click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • The admit card will appear.
  • Check the details for the exam timing and venue and download it and take a printout for future use.
  • Note: Contact the authorised staff in case of any discrepancies in the details.

IBPS PO 2020-21 Exam Result

IBPS announces results after different stages of the recruitment process, i.e. Preliminary, Main, and Interview. Candidates can check their result through the official website. Shortlisted candidates become eligible for the next phase of the CRP. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Main examination and the Interview round.

The IBPS PO Main result 2020-21 will tentatively be out in February 2021. Check this space for the latest update.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the total number of vacancies for IBPS PO 2020-21 exam?

A total of 3517 vacancies were announced for IBPS PO 2020 exam.

Q. When will be the Application form for the exam released?

The application forms are now available from 05th August 2020 to 26th August 2020.

Q. If the Application forms are available offline also?

No, application forms will not be available offline. The application forms can be availed only through the online mode.

Q. Is there any negative marking scheme for the IBPS PO Exam?

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking for Preliminary and Main phases of the examination. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. Will the marks of the Preliminary round be added in the final merit list of the exam?

No, the marks of Preliminary paper will not be considered for making the final merit list. The Preliminary exam is only of qualifying nature. Candidates are required to pass this stage to become eligible for the 2nd stage, i.e. the Main exam.

Q. How are the Banks allotted after qualifying the exam?

The candidates are required to specify their order of preference for the Banks while filling the application form. Once the final result is declared, the candidates are allocated their desired bank on the basis of their rank in the merit list and the number of vacancies in the particular bank.

Q: Can application fee be paid through the e-challan mode?

No, the application fee cannot be paid through the e-challan mode. It can only be paid through the online mode using Internet banking facility, debit card, and credit card.


Aarti Ashok Birare Birare
August 12, 2021
K Sri Krishna
January 25, 2021
please mention me where to apply/registration.