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IBPS PO Prelims Shift 1 Exam Analysis 2020

The Insititute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the first stage of exam for Probationary Officers on October 3, 10, and 11, 2020. Here is the detailed IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis for Prelims Exam which gives a complete review of the exam, difficulty level and all questions asked in the Shift 1. 

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis 2020

Due to the current situation, shift 1 is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Candidates appearing for the IBPS PO Exam can go through the analysis to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the difficulty level of the exam, and also the number of good attempts. As per the experts advise, IBPS PO Exam Analysis can help in understanding the question paper in depth. 

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis 2020 - October 3, 2020

  • The first day of the IBPS PO Exam was very easy. All questions were doable. 
  • English was the easiest section.
Sections Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts No. of Questions
Reasoning Easy-Moderate 28-30 35
Numerical Ability Moderate 24-26 35
English Language Easy 23-25 30
Total Easy to Moderate 74-78 100

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis October 3, 2020 - Reasoning

  • As per the student's feedback, the exam was very easy. 
  • ALONGSIDE - consonant increase, then vowel
  • 73951286 - pair the numbers
  • 9-word Chinese coding
  • 4 members seated in a circular manner
  • 4 south facing and 4 north facing
Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10
Chinese Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogisms 4 Easy
Miscellaneous (Pair Based Question, Alphabetical Question)
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Age-Related Puzzle 1 Easy
Total 35 Easy

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis October 3, 2020 - Mathematical Ability

  • Line graph was based on zero elephant
  • Tabular DI was based on Output and Input
  • Caselet was based on boys and girls.
Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Table Data Interpretation  5
Line Graph DI 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Approximation 5
Arithmetic(Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10
Caselet 5
Total 35

IBPS PO Shift 1 October 3, 2020 - English Language

  • English section was very easy. Most of the questions were doable.
  • Close Test was based on Petroleum and crude oil.
  • RC was based on School Education
  • In RC there were 2 vocab questions i.e., synonyms of Drive and Ripe
Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Easy
Close Test 5 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
Fillers (Single) 5 Easy to Moderate
Sentence rearrangement 5 Easy
Word Swapping 3 Easy
Total 30 Easy
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IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020

IBPS has finally released the IBPS RRB Interview Admit Card 2020 for the post of Officer Scale I, II, III on 08 September 2020. Candidates can download the IBPS RRB admit card directly by clicking on the direct link provided here.

Latest News: IBPS released the admit card for IBPS RRB exam. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their registration number and password. Here is the Direct Link to download IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020.

  • According to the IBPS RRB Exam Dates, the prelims exam is scheduled to be held on 19, 20, and 26 September 2020.
  • Candidates details such as Name, Father's Name, Exam Center details, and other important exam details will be mentioned on the IBPS RRB Hall Ticket.
  • In this post, aspirants are provided with a direct link to download IBPS Admit Card for Regional Rural Bank Exam.

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020

The board released the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, II, & III Admit Card. In this post, we have provided a detailed step by step guide to download the hall ticket correctly for the upcoming IBPS RRB Exam.

  • IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020 is an identity verification document that candidates must bring to the examination hall without fail.
  • The admit card is the mandatory document that candidates need to carry to the examination hall without fail. Candidates who do not carry their admit card will not be allowed to write the exam.
  • Enhance your preparation for the exam by going through the IBPS RRB Syllabus correctly in order to study all the topics.

IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020 Important Dates

Below is the table comprising of IBPS RRB Admit card release dates for various stages of the examination;

Events Dates
IBPS RRB Prelims Officer Scale I Admit Card Release date 08 September 2020
Last date to download Prelims Officer Scale I Admit Card 13 September 2020
IBPS RRB Prelims Exam date 19, 20, 26 September 2020

How to Download IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020?

Follow the below IBPS RRB Admit Card Download instructions to receive your admit card correctly.

  • Click on the direct link mentioned above or visit the official website: ibps.in
  • A new login page will appear for IBPS RRB  Interview Call Letter Download.
  • Select desired language among English and Hindi
  • Enter registration ID and Date of birth and click on submit.
  • The IBPS RRB Interview Call Letter for Officer Scale 1 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Save and download the IBPS Call Letter.
  • Take a print out of the IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

ALTERNATIVELY,

  • Visit the Official Website: ibps.in.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download Interview Call Letter for Officer Scale I"
  • A new login page will appear for IBPS RRB Call Letter Download.
  • Select desired language among English and Hindi
  • Enter registration ID and Date of birth and click on submit.
  • The IBPS RRB Admit Card for Officer Scale 1 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Save and download the IBPS RRB 2020 Call Letter.
  • Take a print out of the IBPS RRB Prelims Admit Card for future reference

IBPS RRB PO Mains Admit Card 2020 Download

IBPS, the exam conducting authority will release the IBPS RRB PO Mains Admit Card on the official website. Candidates who have qualified the prelims exam can download IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1, Admit Card, here.

  • We will update you with the direct link to download Mains admit card as soon as it is released on the official website.
  • Click on the below link to download your IBPS RRB PO Mains Call Letter directly.

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Admit Card 2020 Download

IBPS exam conducting authority will release the IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Admit Card a week prior to the exam. Candidates who have qualified the prelims exam can download IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit Card here.

Details mentioned in IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020

An Admit Card will include various important exam details (Exam Center & timing) and personal details of the candidates. Below, we have mentioned the list of details mentioned in the IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020. Begin your preparation for the prelims exam by going through IBPS RRB Exam Pattern that helps in knowing the marking scheme, the number of questions in each section, and also total marks allotted for each section.

  • Candidates' Name
  • Fathers' Name
  • Date of birth
  • Registration number
  • Gender
  • Category of the candidate
  • Photo
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Exam Time
  • Exam venue
  • Exam day instructions

IBPS RRB 2020 Call Letter for Scribe

For the post of  Office Assistant (Multipurpose), Officer Scale-I, and for the post of Officer Scale-II & III in a single examination, There will be an additional call letter for a scribe for the main examination.

Mandatory Documents for the IBPS RRB Exam

Here are the important documents that each candidate must carry to the IBPS RRB Exam hall without fail.

  • Colour Printout of IBPS RRB Call Letter
  • Original and photocopy of valid photo ID proof
  • Two recent passport-size color photographs

Important Instructions related to IBPS RRB Call Letter 2020

All the applicants need to go through the instruction mentioned on IBPS RRB Prelims Admit Card. Below, we have mentioned important instructions as mentioned on IBPS RRB Mains Hall Ticket.

  • One need to paste their recent colored photograph on the allotted space in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Admit Card 2020.
  • Do not staple the photograph in the IBPS RRB Admit Card 2020.
  • One must make sure that the IBPS RRB PO admit card or IBPS RRB Clerk Admit Card is not mutilated or damaged. Keep it very safely.
  • Applicants need to carry a Photo ID proof in original and its photocopy along with the admit card to the exam center.
  • Candidate's name, roll no, registration number and signature should be mentioned on the photocopy of the ID proof.
  • IBPS will not entertain any changes in date, time and venue for online examination under any circumstances.
  • In case of an administrative issue or technical glitch, every possible attempt would be made by IBPS to rectify the problem such as moving candidates to another nearby center, delay in the examination, etc.
  • Anyone carrying prohibited items such as bits of papers, Geometry / Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, etc. will be asked to leave the examination hall and he/she will be debarred from the exam.
  • False impersonation or unfair means or conduct will lead to cancellation of candidature.

IBPS RRB Exam Centers

While applying online for IBPS RRB, applicants need to choose Exam Center for Examination. Candidates need to select 3 exam centers on the basis of priority. Candidates can through our post on IBPS RRB Exam Centers for Preliminary examination. Below is the map showing a glimpse of the exam center. 

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IIBPS Clerk Application Form 2020

Aspirants can fill the IBPS Clerk Application Form only in the online mode. Check step by step instructions to complete IBPS Clerk Registration 2020. The article explains in-depth information about how to apply online for IBPS Clerk Exam

  • Candidates can complete the IBPS Clerk Apply online procedure in 3 major steps: Registration, Uploading Documents & Payment
  • The SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates must pay INR 100 as a form fee. The other categories have to pay INR 600 for the same
  • Students must be 20-28 years old to fulfill the basic IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria. Those who do not fulfill the eligibility cannot apply
  • Candidates cannot submit more than 1 IBPS Clerk Application Form. If they will, the latest one will be considered
  • In case, the students do not upload photo & signature, the system will let it get submitted
  • Once the IBPS Clerk Registration form is submitted, kindly take a print-out and keep it for future reference
  • Last year around 12075 vacancies were released, and this time it is expected that around 10000 or more IBPS Clerk Vacancies will be released.

IBPS Clerk Registration 2020

Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Application Fee Unreserved (GEN) Category – INR 600, Reserved Category – INR 100
Mode of applying Online
Important Uploads Thumb Impression, Handwritten Declaration Letter, Photo & Signature Scanned Photos
Minimum Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree (50 % marks)
Steps Register, Login, Upload Documents, Payment & Submission
Most Mandatory Aadhaar Card Number, Fulfilling Eligibility Conditions
Avoid Fake Documents/Info, Filling more than 1 form

IBPS Clerk Registration Date 2020

Students who do not fulfill the eligibility conditions must not register. Check the following table to know about IBPS Clerk 2020 Online Registration Dates. Know the IBPS Clerk Exam Dates and other event schedules to fill your forms before the last date.

Events Dates
Starting Date for IBPS Clerk Apply Online September 020
Last date to apply online October 2020
Application fee payment process September 17 to October 09, 2020
Editing of Application Form September 17 to October 09, 2020

Documents Required to Fill IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form

Before proceeding with filling the IBPS Clerk Exam Application Form, there are certain documents you need to keep in handy. Here are the list of documents required to fill the IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020. 

Marksheets

It is mandatory to upload the mark sheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams

Applicant's Photograph

The form needs a visible, clear, and current passport-size photo of the applicant. Without that, one cannot move further to fill the form.

  • The size of the photo should be between 20kb-50kb
  • The dimensions of the photo must be 200 x 230 pixels
  • The applicant in the photo should be front-facing the camera
  • The photo must be in JPEG Format. Otherwise, form the officials will reject the form

Scanned Copy of Signature

One also has to upload a scanned copy of your signature. The same signature that is on the official documents like Aadhaar Card, Passport, etc.

  • The signature's scanned photo should be between 10kb-20kb
  • The photo of signature dimensions must be 140 x 60 pixels
  • The signature should be in a running hand and not in BLOCK letters.
  • Also, they must be in blank ink on a white paper
  • They should be visible and clear
  • The photo of the signature must be in JPEG Format

Caste Certificate

Those who belong to reserved categories should upload their official caste certificates. They have to upload the scanned copies of the same.

  • Those between 20-28 years can register. For reserved categories, age-relaxation is applicable
  • There is a specific number of vacancies reserved for categories other than General
  • To benefit, one must upload the scanned copies of their caste certificate

Thumb Impression

If one does not have a left thumb, they may use their right thumb. If both thumbs are missing, then take an impression of one of the fingers of the left hand. Begin from the forefinger.

  • If there are no fingers on the left hand, then take an impression of one of the fingers of the right hand. Begin from the forefinger
  • If no fingers are there, then give the impression of left toe, specify the finger in the uploaded document
  • The name of finger and the specification of left/right hand or toe)
  • The left thumb impression should be a scanned one and not smudged

Hand Written Declaration

A handwritten declaration is necessary. Read the details below:

  • A handwritten declaration should be there. In the case of those who cannot write may get the text typed.
  • Then, put their left-hand thumb impression below the typed text
  • Then, upload the document according to specifications
  • One must ensure that all these scanned documents match the required specifications

The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows – “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.”

How To Fill IBPS Clerk Registration 2020 Form?

Before filling IBPS Clerk Form 2020, you must ensure to fulfill eligibility conditions. Without satisfying that, one's form can be rejected without any intimation. There are a total of 4 steps to fill the form. Registration, Uploading Photo & Signature, Entering Details & Paying the fee. Follow the step by step instructions to complete the IBPS Clerk Registration.

STEP 1 - IBPS Clerk 2020 Registration

  • Visit the official website and click in IBPS Clerk Apply online Link
  • For a new registration, click on ‘New Registration’ link
  • Enter details in the correct way - Post Name, Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, and Security Code.
  • Click on submit button
  • Then, one will receive a new registration number and password to their registered mobile number and email ID.

STEP 2 - Upload of Documents

Upload the scanned copies of the photo, signature, and LTI. LTI is 'Left Thumb Impression' in specified format. The format for uploading the photograph and signature is below:

Parameters Size Dimensions
Photograph 20kb–50 kb 200 x 230 pixels
Signature 10kb – 20kb 140 x 60 pixels
LTI 20 KB – 50 KB 240 x 240 pixels
Handwritten Declaration 50 KB-100 KB 800 x 400

Step 3 - Fill the IBPS Clerk Online Application Form 2020

  • Candidates will enter their educational qualifications in this step.
  • Also, they have to select the exam center.
  • Then, enter the choices of participating banks.
  • Then, choose the language of the exam, etc.

Step 4 - Application Fee Payment

Students can pay via Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallet.

Check the structure of the fee structure below:

Category Fee
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates Rs 100
Others Rs 600

After the transaction, students will receive the receipt. One can take a print-out for this e-receipt and keep it with them. This will come in handy for further references. If in case the transaction fails, then candidates need to repay the amount and the failed transaction fees will be refunded in 15 working days.

IBPS Clerk Application Form Correction 2020

The exam conducting authority decides whether or not to allow candidates for form correction. Once the IBPS Clerk 2020 Apply Online Last Date is over, candidates will be allowed to correct their form if required. The application form window will be opened for only a few days. 

  • The exam officials will allow editing only major things in the form
  • The category of the candidate cannot be changed.
  • It is important for each aspirant to keep an eye while completing the IBPS Clerk registration.
  • Take your time while entering the details in the IBPS clerk Registration Form.
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IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 Released

IBPS Clerk is an online exam conducted for filling 12075 vacancies announced this year. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the official notification for IBPS Clerk. It has been published officially @ibps.in. The IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 PDF has complete details about the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, the application process, selection process, and more.

Latest News: The Institue of Banking Personnel Selection released the IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification PDF on 01 September 2020. Candidates can start filling the application form from 02 September 2020. Go through the official IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification PDF to know completely about the exam.

  • Candidates should go through the IBPSC Clerk Eligibility Criteria to check their eligibility before applying for the posts.
  • Go through the IBPS Clerk Cut off marks for each stage of IBPS Clerk and know if you are qualified. 
  • The results of Provisional Allotment Merit List for IBPS Clerk is released in the month of May 2020

IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification PDF

 A total of 21 banks that are going to recruit eligible candidates who would clear the IBPS Clerk Exam for the clerical positions. The IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Notification is an important document released by the exam conducting authority to inform candidates about the Recruitment and application process. Candidates are advised to read the IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification PDF completely and then proceed with the application process.

  • This time, the IBPS has released a total of 12,075 vacancies 
  • To crack the exam in one go, the best way is to solve more and more previous year question papers
  • Candidates have to be 20-28 years of age to fulfill basic IBPS Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria
  • The first 2 phases of this recruitment are the Prelims & Mains Exam. Candidates will be selected on the marks obtained in the Mains Exam. Download IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 PDF
  • Candidates who want pre-exam training must mention it in their application form. It will begin 5 days prior to the date of the exam

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020-21

Here is the brief table explaining the exam schedule for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020

IBPS Clerk Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 PDF Release Date 01 September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Starts From 02 September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Ends On 23 September 2020
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training 17 November 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training 23 November - 28 November 2020
Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 5th, 12th, & 13th December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 31 December 2020
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main 12 January 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 24th January 2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020 VacancyList (expected)

It is a must that the candidates should know about the IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020 before they apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam. Check the IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 vacancies tabulated below state-wise:

State Vacancies
Andhra Pradesh 777
Arunachal Pradesh 11
Assam 189
Bihar 295
Chandigarh 64
Chattisgarh 174
Delhi 525
Goa 67
Gujarat 600
Haryana 328
Himachal Pradesh 129
J & K 63
Jharkhand 141
Karnataka 953
Kerala 349
Madhya Pradesh 440
Maharashtra 1247
Manipur 11
Meghalaya 7
Mizoram 9
Nagaland 11
Odisha 417
Punjab 634
Rajasthan 325
Sikkim 23
Tamil Nadu 1379
Telangana 612
Tripura 53
Uttar Pradesh 1203
Uttarakhand 117
West Bengal 847

IBPS Clerk 2020 Job Profile and Salary Details

The IBPS Clerk Job Profile and Salary both happen to be very high class. Go through the points below to know more details about the IBPS Clerk 2020 Salary details.

  • A clerk acts as the first point of contact for any inquiries & guidance to bank customers. He performs various tasks such as account opening, daily transaction, and document verification.
  • The basic pay ranges from Rs 11,765 – Rs 42,020.
  • Furthermore, there are certain allowances and special pays included in the salary
  • The average in-hand salary of a clerk in IBPS is about Rs. 19,000 to Rs. 21,000 approximately.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Participating Banks

The banks in which candidates can be recruited via this exam are as follows:

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

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020

According to IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification, those who do not satisfy the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria shall not fill the form.

The following mentioned are the eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam:

IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification

Candidates need to have a graduation degree from a recognized College/University. He/ She must also have good computer operating knowledge. Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

The age limits of the candidates will be considered as on 1.09.2018. Age relaxation is applicable as per the rules. The students can get the minimum and maximum age limits mentioned below:

  • Minimum Age Limit - 20 years
  • Maximum Age Limit - 28 years

Nationality

Candidate must be a citizen of India or refugees from Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan might apply if they have any intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020

The IBPS Clerk 2020 form will be available to be filled only in the online format. Go through the steps below to fill the IBPS Clerk 2020  Form in the correct way-

  • Visit the official website link of IBPS: ibps.in
  • Click on CWE clerical. And click on Common Written Examination for clerical cadre VIII.
  • Click on the link “Click here to apply online for CWE Clerical VIII”.
  • Click on 'New registration'.
  • Provide the basic information to register for the exam. Then, one will receive a provisional registration number and system-generated password post successful registration.
  • Carefully fill in the application form
  • Click on the “Save and Next” post verifying all the details. 
  • When the students will click on the FINAL SUBMIT button, they will not be able to make any changes.
  • Upload photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Mention the state one wishes to apply for. After submitting the details, no further changes can be needed.
  • Make the payment online and keep a printout of the e-receipt and online application for future reference.
  • One can make a payment via credit card/debit card/net banking.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The following table conveys of the application charge that one has to fill according to the category they belong to:

Category Respective Application Fees
SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM Candidates Rs. 100/-
All others Rs. 600/-

IBPS Clerk Exam Centers 2020

The Exam Centers are mentioned as follows:

Agartala Balasore Dehradun Jabalpur Kolkata
Agra Berhampur Dhanbad Jaipur Lucknow
Ahmedabad Bhopal Gorakhpur Jammu Ludhiana
Allahabad Bhubaneswar Gulbarga Jodhpur Madurai
Amritsar Chandigarh Guwahati Kanpur Mangalore
Aurangabad Chattisgarh Hubli Karnal Mumbai
Rohtak Sambalpur Shimla Shillong Thiruvananthap
Bangalore Chennai Hyderabad Kavaratti Muzaffarpur
Bareilly Coimbatore Indore Kochi Mysore
Pondicherry Pune Raipur Rajkot Ranchi
Nagpur New Delhi Goa Patiala Patna


IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training & Preparation 2020

Pre-Exam Training is for those students who cannot afford to coach. In these classes, students can learn about important questions, time-management skills, etc.

  • The officials conduct this training 5 days before the exam scheduled date
  • Students who are interested must select this option in their registration form
  • The officials will activate the link once the admit card is there on the official website
  • The students will be taught about the exam pattern, difficulty level, etc
  • Students will also learn about how to attempt the paper. Not only that, but the trainers will also clear all the doubts of students regarding the exam

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

The Prelims examination consists of 3 sections carrying a total of 100 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th marks for every wrong answer according to the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern. The students should note that this year IBPS has included the feature of sectional timing in the prelims exam.

For each section, the students will be allotted 20 mins to complete that.

Section No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern 2020

On clearing the prelims, candidates will be through the next round i.e mains exam. The mains will have 190 questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness section for a total of 200 marks. Go through the brief Mains Exam Pattern as per the latest IBPS Clerk Notification 2020-21.

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th marks for each wrong attempt.

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
English Language 40 40 35 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
TOTAL 190 200 160 min

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020

The students can check detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims & Mains in the following table:

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding-Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
 –  – Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
 –  –  – Computer Memory, Computer Software
 –  – Number System and Conversions
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SBI PO Books PDF

As the State Bank of India is about to release its latest SBI PO Notification 2020 soon, it is crucial that all the interested candidates should start their preparation as soon as possible. Hence, we are here to bring you the best SBI PO Preparation Books for the 2020 exam in this article. The books are recommended by the experts and will help you enhance your preparation and increase your chances of selection. SBI PO (Probationary Officer) is one of the most sought after banking exams in India. To clear an exam so competitive, applicants must prepare using the best resources in order to have an efficient SBI PO 2019 exam preparation.

  • All the interested candidates should go through the SBI PO Exam Pattern to develop a deeper understanding of the exam
  • To help you with your exam preparation for SBI PO, we have prepared a list of best section-wise SBI PO preparation books you must refer for optimum results
  • Go through our SBI PO Preparation Tips to know best tips, tricks & Practices to get an edge in the exam hall
  • Going through the SBI PO Syllabus properly in detail and preparing accordingly will help you increase your chances of achieving your dream

SBI PO Preparation Books 2020

If you are looking to prepare for one of the most competitive banking exams in the nation, you must only pick the best books for SBI PO 2019 exam preparation. Apart from knowing the right syllabus and pattern, referring the right books for SBI PO Preparation is a key to successful SBI PO Preparation. SBI conducts PO examination in two stages; Preliminary and Mains along with a Personal Interview. Candidates who will clear the Prelims exam will be eligible to write Mains examination followed by a personal Interview. Now let's breakdown the various stages of SBI PO and look at the best books for SBI PO Preparation.

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation 2020 (Subject-wise)

Below, we have mentioned subject-wise Top SBI PO Books from various publishers; Moreover, along with these books, it is important that you solve the SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers also. Get the SBI PO Exam Preparation Books Free Download PDFs below in the article.

SBI PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, and Analysis

  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal

SBI PO Best Books for Reasoning Ability

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

SBI PO Best Books for Computer Awareness

  • Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Arihant Publications

SBI PO Best Books for the English

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • The Hindu or The Economic Times (Newspaper)

SBI PO Best Books for General Awareness and Banking Awareness

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
  • Economic Survey by Government of India Ministry of Finance
  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
  • Current Affairs can be prepared from the monthly magazines such as Banking Services Chronicle (BSC Publications), Newspapers, etc

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation & Exam Pattern(prelims)

In the table below, we have mentioned the Best SBI PO Preparation Books for all sections of the SBI PO Preliminary exam 2019;

Section-wise SBI PO Preparation Books Number of of Questions Marks Duration
SBI PO Best Books for English Language 30 30 20 minutes
SBI PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude/Maths 35 35 20 minutes
SBI PO Best Books for Reasoning/Logical Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour 

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation & Exam Pattern(Mains)

In the table below, we have mentioned the Best SBI PO Preparation Books for all sections of the SBI PO Mains exam 2019;

Section-wise SBI PO Preparation Books Number of Questions Marks Duration
SBI PO Mains Best Books for Reasoning & SBI PO Computer Awareness Books 45 60 60 Min
SBI PO Data Analysis & Interpretation Best Books 35 60 45 Min
SBI PO Best Books for General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 35 Min
SBI PO Best Books for English 35 40 40 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

Practice Books for SBI PO 2019

Apart from the books mentioned above, there are few other books one should also refer to get the optimum result in SBI PO Examination 2019. In the table below, we have mentioned Top Books for SBI PO Exam 2018;

Name of Book Author/ Publisher
Practice Book By Disha Experts Disha Experts 3rd Edition

Target SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam

Disha Experts 7th Edition

Previous Year Papers & Practice Papers

SBI Probationary Officers’ Exam

V.V.K. Subburaj (Author)

Bank PO Previous Year Solved Paper

 Dhankar Experts Group

New Pattern English Language for SBI PO Exam

 By Disha Experts
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S Aggarwal/ S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma/ Arihant Publishers
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IBPS PO Preparation Tips

IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2019-20 will give important insights in cracking the popular Bank PO exam. The IBPS PO Recruitment Exam is conducted to hire for Probationary officers in the Public banking sector. This post will take you through important IBPS PO Preparation strategies, subject-wise tips, best books to study from and more. The IBPS Bank PO exam is considered to be of Moderate Level Difficulty however the difficulty level of the Bank PO Exam has steadily increased over the years. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for this exam, hence it is important to be thoroughly prepared. With the help of the right IBPS PO strategy, candidates can expect to clear the exam.

  • The IBPS Exam will be conducted in 3 stages: Prelims, Mains & Interview.  Preliminary Online Test is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019.
  • Aspirant can download the IBPS PO Syllabus to refer to while preparing for the CWE (Common Written Examination).
  • Preliminary Exam is an objective online paper that tests candidates in the English Language, Quantitative/Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam - The exam consists of 100 Questions which are to be answered in 60 minutes
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • Sectional Cut Off– Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the Prelims exam to be eligible for Mains CWE (Common Written Examination).

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

The Subject-wise IBPS Preparation tips & recommended books to study from has been mentioned below. As there is a small window between the prelims & mains exam, candidates hoping to be appointed to the position of Probationary officer should also prepare for Mains Examination beforehand.

  • It is essential to clear the cut off for each stage in order to be appointed as a PO.
  • Appearing candidates can check the Expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2019-20 for Prelims to set a realistic target/goal for the exam.
  • Prepare for the Exam with these Books: Comprehensive guide to IBPS by DISHA Publications and Target IBPS PO by Disha Publications. The subject-wise books for the exam have been mentioned below.

How to prepare for IBPS PO?

Here are some important pointers that will assist in IBPS Preparation for the upcoming exam.

  • Attempt IBPS PO Reasoning Questions to practice for logical and reasoning ability section in the prelims exam.
  • Make sure to be updated about all banking terms, banking related events and updates in the country.
  • Read an English Newspaper to brush up on current events and build on your vocabulary.
  • IBPS PO English Questions with Answers will help in knowing what kind of topics are commonly asked in the exam & also help in practicing fill in the blanks, error detection/sentences, passage, and other important topics.

IBPS PO Selection Process:

The Selection process in IBPS Comprises of Preliminary exam, Mains exam. Candidates who clear the Preliminary exams will qualify for the mains exam. The selection process consists of two stages:

  1. Prelims Exam- Tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English. 
  2. Mains Exam- Questions students on Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (majorly focusing on Economy & Banking).
  3. Interview (Face to Face)- IBPS conducts the interview to test candidates on their presentation, knowledge about Banking, Current Affairs & more.

*The final appointment is done on the basis of marks obtained in the IBPS PO Mains Exam + Interview.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips for Prelims & Mains

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has introduced Sectional timing in IBPS PO Prelims as well as in Mains Exam.  You can have a quick glance at the exam pattern for Prelims below:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes for each section
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  1 hour
  • Candidates will have to clear the sectional cut off & the overall cut off to clear the Prelims exam.
  • This is a qualifying section, marks obtained in the prelims are not considered in the final selection.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips for the English Language

Important topics in the English are -

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Error Detection
  3. Fill in the Blanks
  4. Cloze Test

Important IBPS Preparation Tips to Crack the English Section-

  • The first point of focus should be to Grammar. It is a very essential part of the paper. Take a look at the following Strategies for the best result.
  • IBPS PO English section is generic and with the right preparation, it can be very easy to complete.
  • Reading an English newspaper every day will help in understanding grammar, improve vocabulary and Current Affairs.
  • Improving your Vocabulary takes some time. Make sure to learn 1 new word every day.

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Practice is the key to success in this section. Go through these important topics thoroughly.

Percentage Profit & Loss Speed, Distance & Time Simplification, Age Problems Ratio & Proportion

IBPS PO Strategy to crack the Quant Section has been mentioned below. As the Quantitative aptitude section is considered to be challenging, go through all points thoroughly

  1. The Numerical Ability section is challenging. It is considered to be the toughest section of the exam.
  2. In order to crack the Numerical Aptitude section, make sure to practice it every day.
  3. Attempt as many mock tests as possible.
  4. Make a chart of all the formulas and paste it in your room. Keep going through the formulas whenever you get the time.
  5. Do not miss out on any topic.
  6. Try to give more time to the topics that are tough.
  7. If it gets frustrating, take a short break and then resume after 5-10 minutes.

Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

Important topics for the Logical Reasoning section are-

Puzzles Seating Arrangement Analogy Coding-Decoding Series
  • The above-mentioned topics are repeated in every IBPS PO CWE (Common Written Examination)
  • Students should cover at least 4 topics from the reasoning section every day.
  • When starting your preparation for the day, revise the topics you covered on the previous day.

*Puzzles being the most frequently asked topic. We have prepared Logical Reasoning Practice Tests for you Download & practice the below mentioned PDF's

The Revised IBPS PO Exam Pattern has merged the computer Aptitude with the Reasoning section. Important topics in the computer aptitude section arePreparation tips for Computer Aptitude

  1. Basics of Hardware and software

  2. Operating system basics
  3. Internet terms and services
  4. Networking and communication

Candidates can make use of the Suggested book for the computer aptitude section: Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication. 

  • Learn all basic computer & networking terminologies.
  • Know about internet functionalities.

General Knowledge and Banking Awareness Preparation Tips

Go through the following important topics

  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months.
  2. Overview of the Indian Financial System
  3. History of the Indian banking system.
  4. Recent credit and monetary policies

Important preparation tips for IBPS PO GK Section

  • Read the Newspaper regularly to be updated about the current affairs & shifts in the banking sector.
  • Go through the overview of the Indian Economic & financial system.
  • Watch financial news regularly to know of the Indian financial Ecosystem.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips: Mock Test

We have covered the section-wise IBPS PO Preparation Tips above. Let us have a look at a very useful resource for IBPS PO exam preparation: Mock Tests

  • Candidates should attempt to go through as many Mock Tests as possible.
  • Mock tests will help candidates in getting acquainted with the exam pattern.
  • It helps in figuring out the Strong & Weak sections.
  • Preparing candidates can find their weaknesses & focus on improving it.

What are the Best Books for IBPS PO Exam?

Some more of our hand-picked IBPS Bank PO Best books for important subjects is mentioned below-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  2. Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication
  3. Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO by N K Singh by Upkar Publication
  4. English Language by Wren & Martin
  5. Bank PO Solved papers for PO & MT – Kiran Publication
  6. General Awareness category – Mahindra Financial and Banking Awareness.
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SBI Clerk Preparation Tips

SBI Clerk English Section Preparation Strategy

The students can check the following table for preparation tips of SBI Clerk English Exam 2019:

Topics How to prepare
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion/correction
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Spelling
  • Problems on English Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Practice Comprehension passages and unseen passages from online and offline sources
  • Read English Grammar books and online material to understand terminologies
  • Take free Online mock tests to note your mistakes and time
  • In order to solve questions on spotting errors, the first step a candidate should take is to read the complete sentence carefully.
  • In most of the cases, it is easy to detect the error in the first go itself
  • Make shortcuts, tricks to make the learning of words easy, and try to use them in your daily life

SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

To prepare well for SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude, the students should take a look at the following table:

Topics How to prepare
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Get mathematics books of class 8th till 12th and start practicing on a daily basis.
  • Take online mock tests topic-wise.
  • Start with the easiest topics as it will boost confidence.
  • Do not get stuck in one type of problem, look for new types and find quicker ways to solve the problem.
  • Write down all the basic formulae and other important details related to these topics for convenience.
  • Well, practice is the key. Revise as much as you can to avoid any mistake.

SBI Clerk Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Preparation Strategy

The following table has preparation tips for SBI Clerk Reasoning. Students must check:

Topics How to prepare
Computer Topics:
  • Operating System
  • Computer H/W and S/W terms
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • MS Office
  • knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems
  • Latest Technologies
Reasoning Topics:
  • Analogy
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Series
  • Directions
  • Practice (online and offline) reasoning topics consistently.
  • Work on reasoning shortcuts and tricks. ·
  • Read journals and magazines based on computer knowledge published by the government
  • Reasoning Section is too time-consuming. So, keep a check on the time. While practicing, implement your own methods in solving a problem.
  • Keep track of your performance. Mark your strong and weak points. Speed up on the sections you are good at and improve performance where you are lagging behind.

SBI Clerk GK and Financial Awareness Preparation Strategy

For the preparation tips for GK, students must take help from the following table:

Topics How to prepare
  • Marketing and Banking terms
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance Domain Concepts
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Culture, Constitution/laws
  • Research & Technology
  • Famous personalities
  • Renowned Awards
  • Current discoveries
  • Subscribe to GK magazines like India Today and newspapers such as Economics Times
  • Download GK and finance based applications that provide knowledge on a daily basis 
  • Take free online mock tests
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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips

Bank Exams are one among the top competitive exams which require a lot of hard work and dedication to crack them. As the IBPS has begun the recruitment process for the RRB examination, here is the detailed IBPS RRB Preparation Tips that will help candidates to score more.

  • According to the recent Notification, the Prelims exam is scheduled from October 2020.
  • IBPS RRB Exam is conducted in two phases: Prelims and Mains
  • Candidates who are appearing for IBPS RRB Prelims can get a complete study plan here and score more.
  • Before beginning with the preparation, it is suggested for all candidates to go through IBPS RRB Exam Pattern carefully.
  • Know about how to prepare for Exam here according to the latest IBPS RRB Syllabus.
  • Check out section-wise preparation, important topics appearing in the question paper, important questions from each topic, and also the best books for studying.
  • Enhance your preparation by solving IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Papers.

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips 2019

As there is a month left for the Prelims exam, it is good to begin preparation now. Start your preparation now to clear the IBPS RRB Cut Off and score more in the Prelims Examination. Here are the detailed Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Exam prepared by a panel of experts. Follow them to enhance your preparation and skyrocket your marks.

IBPS RRB Preparation Strategy

As there are very few days left for the Prelims exam follow these simple steps to score more. Here is how to prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims Exam 2019. 

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips For Reasoning Section

  • The Reasoning section in IBPS RRB Prelims consists of 40 questions 40 marks.
  • Here are the important topics listed below along with a few previously asked questions
  • Go through the tips carefully and implement them in your preparation.

Important Topics From Reasoning Section

Here are the important topics listed from which the questions have appeared in the previous Exam

  1. Puzzles
  2. Syllogism
  3. Fraction
  4. Alphabet and number arrangement
  5. Determining the Possibility
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Inequality

Commonly Asked Questions from Previous Year Papers

1. Study the following digit-letter-symbol sequence carefully and answer the questions given below:

S * V G L 2 $ D = H # 9 N % B < K 5 & A Y ? U E + Z @ 7 F 6

  • Which of the following is sixth to the left of the eighteenth element from the left?
  • If the above sequence is written in reverse order then which of the following will be sixth to the right of the sixteenth element from the right end?
  • If the first fifteen elements in the above sequence are written in reverse order, then which of the following will be twenty-fourth from the right end?

2. Kavita starts from her home to go towards her office. She moves 2 km and turns right and travels 800m to reach a temple on the way. At the temple, she turns left and moves 2 km and reaches her office. If Kavita is now traveling in East direction, in what direction is Kavita’s office with respect to her home? 3. Five people P, Q, R, S, and T are sitting in a circular table. Who sits in between R and Q?

IBPS RRB Preparation Books for Reasoning Section

For any preparation to be successful, candidates must have the right preparation stuff. Here is the list of important Reasoning Books that will help students to score more in the upcoming IBPS RRB Prelims Exam. 

Topic-wise Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

  1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: There are several types of a complex puzzle, seating arrangement that you can solve. Solve them with speed and accuracy. There are high chances that you will find puzzles in the exam.
  2. Machine Input: Know formulas and shortcuts at the tip of your fingers as this will help you to solve Machine Inputs. There are high chances that you will find Machine Input in the exam.
  3. Syllogism: There are four main cases of a syllogism – All, No, Some and Some not. Negative Statement questions and possibility questions revolve around the four cases. Use Venn Diagrams while solving questions in a syllogism.
  4. Inequality: Important Questions in inequality include Greater than, lesser than, greater to, equal to, less than or equal to, Equal. Understand the concepts in these 5 topics by solving a number of questions in each of the questions
  5. Coding-Decoding: Identify the coding trick used in the word.
  6. Blood Relations: Directions, Order and Ranking are easy topics from which you can score good marks in the exam. Blood Relations and direction sense are asked in coded form in the exam and both concepts may be clubbed in a single question. Therefore revise both topics on coding-decoding and blood relations very well.

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The second part of the IBPS RRB Prelims is Quantitative Aptitude Section which includes 40 questions for 40 marks.
  • Know the commonly asked questions and best books for Quantitative Aptitude
  • There are various topics present under Quantitative Aptitude and out of which the board concentrates on a few important topics that are listed below.

Previous Year Questions From Quantitative Aptitude Section

Know the important topics and most commonly asked questions from Quantitative Aptitude Section.

  1. Questions from Number series and Arithmetic calculations
  2. Data Interpretation: Line Graph and Bar Graph
  3. Miscellaneous questions from Profit & Loss, Time, Speed, Distance, Percentage, Probability, Partnership, Age
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Approximation based questions
  6. Find the wrong number in the series

Commonly Asked Questions from Previous Year Papers

1. Ravi bought two handbags each of Rs. 1200. He sold one bag at a profit of  33 1/3 % and other at a loss of 25%. Find his overall profit percentage. 2. The cost of pure milk is Rs. 16 per litre. On adding water, the mixture is sold at Rs. 15 per litre. In this way, the milkman earns a 20% profit. What is the ratio of milk to water in the mixture? 3. Find the wrong term in the series: 758, 800, 851, 927, 1053, 1258 4. (2525×0.25÷5) ×7 =?

IBPS RRB Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude Section

Candidates must ensure they have the right IBPS RRB Books for scoring more in the Quantitative Ability section. Check out the best IBPS RRB Books listed below

Topic-wise IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Here’s the list of topics you need to prepare from Quantitative Aptitude Section for the IBPS RRB Exam. Learn How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims 2019 here.

  1. Make sure you practice questions from topics like Data Interpretation, approximation, simplification, number series, and quadratic equations because these topics are must attempt in the exam. They are less time taking and give more accurate answers.
  2. Be clear with the concepts of percentage, ratio and proportion, and average, simplification/approximation and data interpretation questions.
  3. Try to learn as many tricks you come across and implement them.
  4. Go through several useful study materials for Numerical Ability & Data Sufficiency which will help you clear your basics.
  5. Solve lots of Mock Test for practice along with previous years’ question papers.

General IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Prelims

  • Go through the detailed exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make sure to have the right IBPS RRB Preparation Books which is according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solve and practice previous year question papers. Get acquainted with the question paper format and repeated questions.
  • Once you understand the concepts, attempt sectional and topic tests on the same.
  • After you have covered all the important topics of the syllabus, take up Assistant and Officer Mock Test Series. Attempt one full-length test on a daily basis. After each test, analyze your performance and find your strong/weak areas.
  • Work on the weak areas to get the concepts cleared and practice more problems.
  • Practice a variety of problems daily to increase your chances of scoring high.
  • Both sectional and overall cut off is applicable. So, you need to attempt a minimum number of questions from each section.
  • Practice online tests to improve your time-management skills.
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IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2020-21

Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS RRB Exam every year to fill in vacancies of Office Assistant and Officer Grade. Here is the complete information about IBPS RRB Exam Dates for Prelims and mains.

Latest: The exam conducting authority, IBPS has released the new exam schedule for PO & Clerk. Go through the post to know about the exam dates. Check Official Notice.

IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2020

As per the latest Exam calendar published by IBPS, IBPS will conduct the RRB examination for various posts as mentioned above. In this post, we have mentioned complete Registration Dates, Admit Card Dates, Exam Dates, and Result Date for IBPS RRB Exam for various posts under ongoing recruitment.

  • Online Preliminary exam for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants will be conducted in the month of September 2020.
  • Candidates who clear the IBPS RRB Cut Off 2020 for prelims exam of Officer Assistant and Officer Scale I will be eligible for the Mains exam.

IBPS RRB Registration Dates 2020

The process of online application begins in June 2020. One must remember that there is no offline method available for the registration. In the table below, we have mentioned complete registration dates for IBPS RRB 2020 examination

Events Dates
Online Registration starts June 2020
Last date of Online Registration July 2020
Payment of IBPS RRB Application Fees 2020 June 2020

IBPS RRB Exam Dates 2020

In the table below, we have mentioned the IBPS RRB Exam Dates for Prelims and Mains Exams separately.

IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Dates

Here are the prelims exam dates provided in the table. Know the dates and begin your preparation accordingly.

Events Dates
Preliminary Exam for officer scale I September 12, 13, 19, 2020
Preliminary Exam for Office Assistant September 20 & 26, 2020

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Date 2020

The Mains Exam Dates as initially scheduled by IBPS has been mentioned in the table below.

Events Dates
Mains Exam for Officer Scale I October 18, 2020
Mains Exam for Office Assistant will be conducted on October 31, 2020
Personal Interview for Officers Scale I, II, III October 18, 2020

IBPS RRB Admit Card Dates 2020

The Official dates for IBPS RRB Admit Card for both Officers and Assistants are provided here separately for Prelims and Mains. Know the important dates to download call letter for various stages of IBPS RRB examination

IBPS RRB PET Admit Card Dates

The PET Call Letters are released on the official website of IBPS. Here is the list of events for PET Admit Cards.

Events Dates
Admit Cards for Pre-Exam Training for Officer Scale-I September 2020
Pre-exam Training for Officer Scale-I September 2020
IBPS RRB Admit Cards for Pre-Exam Training for Office Assistant September 2020
Pre-exam Training for Office Assistant September 2020

IBPS RRB Mains Admit Card Dates

Know the admit call letter dates for IBPS RRB Mains.

Events Dates
Admit Card 2020 for Officer Scale I Mains exam September 2020
Admit Card for Office Assistant Mains exam September 2020
Call Letter for Personal Interview for Officers Scale I, II and III October 2020

IBPS RRB Result Dates 2020

The IBPS RRB Result for Prelims will release in the months of August and September while the result for IBPS RRB 2020 Mains will release in the month of October 2020.

IBPS RRB Prelims Result Dates

The Prelims exam result for Office Assistant and Officer Scale I will be released in August and September 2020. Here is the table comprising of result dates.

Events Date
IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Result for Officer Scale I August 2020
IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Result for Office Assistant September 2020

IBPS RRB Mains Result Dates

Candidates who have cleared Prelims will be eligible for Mains and later who clear Mains will be eligible for Interview round. Here is the table showing the result dates for Mains and Interview.

Events Date
Result of IBPS RRB Mains Exam October 2020
Conduct of Interview for Officer Scale I, II and III November 2020
IBPS RRB Provisional Allotment 2020 To be Notified
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IBPS PO Notification 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which recruits for numerous bank jobs. Landing a job in a public sector banks is sought after by Lakhs of aspirants. The IBPS PO Recruitment fills vacancies for SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC, Insurance companies & other Banks. Public Sector Banking is a very attractive career opportunity for candidates across the country. More than 20 Lakhs aspirants appear for this exam every year. Working in the Public Sector banking industry comes with a very good salary, extra perks, job security, fast-growth & a healthy work-life balance. 

  • This year, pre-exam training shall not be held. The authorities will look for safe and possible conditions to hold it as mentioned in the IBPS PO Notification PDF.
  • The online applications shall be accepted until August 26, 2020.
  • There is no change in the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus amidst the current situation.

IBPS PO Notification 2020 PDF

Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Exam Location PAN India
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years - 30 years
IBPS PO 2020 Vacancy  1167
IBPS PO Official Notification Release Date 4th August 2020
IBPS PO Online Application Form Dates 5th August to 26th August 2020
IBPS PO Salary Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700 (in-hand pay)
IBPS PO Help Desk 1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will recruit for 1167 vacancies across various banks. IBPS PO Recruitment will be done in 3 stages. Candidates are expected to clear all 3 stages to be appointed with IBPS. This popular exam attracts Lakhs of aspirants every year. More than 20 Lakh hopeful aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO Test. The IBPS PO Notification has been released. The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is an official document released by the exam officials to inform candidates about the application process and other exam details. Candidates are advised to go through the complete IBPS PO Exam 2020 notification and then proceed with the application process.

Participating Banks in IBPS PO Recruitment 2020

The table shows the list of IBPS PO Participating Banks. After the final selection, candidates will be appointed to the following banks.

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

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2020-21

The following table displays all important dates for the IBPS PO 2020 Exam:

Event Exam Dates
IBPS PO Notification Release Date 4th August 2020
IBPS PO Application Form 2020 Start Date 5th August 2020
Last Date for IBPS Online Application 26th August 2020
Pre-Exam Training will be conducted on September 21-26, 2020
IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card for Prelims available from October 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date for Prelims October 03, 10 and 11, 2020
IBPS PO Prelims Result Date October/November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card available from November 2020
IBPS PO Exam Date for Mains 28 November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result Date December 2020
IBPS Call Letter for Interview January 2021
Interview Date January/February 2021
IBPS PO Final Result Date/Provisional Allotment April 2021

IBPS PO Vacancy List 2020

This year IBPS has announced 1167 total vacancies for reserved and unreserved categories this year. Here is the bank-wise vacancy list for this year and previous year for analysis:

Participating Bank Bank PO Vacancy 2019 Bank PO Vacancy 2020
Bank of Baroda 0 0
Bank of India 899 734
Bank of Maharashtra 350 NR
Canara Bank 500 NR
Corporation Bank 150 NR
Central Bank of India NR 0
Indian Bank 493 NR
Indian Overseas Bank NR 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 300 NR
Punjab National Bank NR NR
Punjab and Sind Bank NR 83
UCO Bank 500 350
Union Bank of India 644 NR

IBPS PO Previous Year Vacancy

Last year IBPS had announced 4336 vacancies for both reserved and unreserved categories. Find below the bank-wise vacancy list for 2019:

Organization Reserved Vacancies Unreserved Vacancies Total
Allahabad Bank 297 203 500
Bank of India 316 583 899
Bank of Maharashtra 207 143 350
Canara Bank 297 203 500
Corporation Bank 88 62 150
Indian Bank 292 201 493
Oriental Bank of Commerce 178 122 300
UCO Bank 239 261 500
Union Bank of India 391 253 644
Total 2305 2031 4336

IBPS PO Application Form 2020

The IBPS PO 2020 Application form will be active from 5th August 2020 on the official website IBPS PO Apply Online Link will be available on the official website. Candidates should fill the IBPS form before 26th August 2020.

What are the Steps to Apply Online for IBPS PO Exam 2020?

  • Candidates can apply online through the IBPS PO Application Form 2020.
  • Click on new registration.
  • A new page will open after clicking on new registration.
  • Enter all personal details.
  • Click on register now.
  • Upload photograph and signature in the next step.
  • Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Proceed to pay the registration fee.

Application Fee for IBPS Bank PO Exam 2020

On the release of IBPS PO Notification 2020-21, candidates will be able to apply online. The following table displays the IBPS PO Application Fee-

Category Application Fee for IBPS Form
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100 
General and Others Rs. 600

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel is about to commence the IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. Read through the Eligibility parameters for the exam.

  • Graduation Degree: Candidates should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognized university. 
  • Computer Literacy: Basic knowledge of computers is a necessary thing. Hopeful aspirants should have a working knowledge of computer systems. 
  • Local Language Proficiency: Candidate is expected to be able to read, write & speak the language of the State/Union Territory. 

Age Limit to Apply for the IBPS Bank PO Exam

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 20 years.
  • The maximum age limit to apply is 30 years.

Age Relaxation is applicable as per the following table -

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC ( Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of J&K during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal 
retrenched from service(for MP state Only)
5 years

*Know all aspects of the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS PO Salary 2020

Once the IBPS PO Recruitment is finished, the appointed probationary officers will enjoy many perks, allowances & growth opportunities. 

  • The starting In-hand IBPS PO Salary for PO is Rs 37,360 to Rs 38,700. 
  • Once the selection process is complete, candidates are appointed in different public banks across the country, allowances & perks vary from bank to bank.
  • Wage revision for Bank employees is due from November 2017 in accordance with the 11th Bipartite settlement. Once it is implemented, employees will receive a hike of 15% and more.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020

It is essential to understand the structure of the IBPS CWE (Common Written Examination). As the IBPS Bank PO Exam is conducted in 3 Stages, we will take you through the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for all 3 stages.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 60
  • Prelims Exam Duration- The exam is conducted for 60 Minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • Sectional Cut Off- Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the preliminary exam to be eligible for Mains CWE.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Here is the detailed exam pattern as per the latest IBPS Bank PO 2020 Notification.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Descriptive Test  No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes 
  • Mains Exam Duration- 3 Hours & 30 minutes. 
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • The English Language Descriptive paper will also be conducted in the Mains Examination which will require the students to write Letter & Essay. 

IBPS PO Interview Process 2020

Candidates who clear the Mains Exam are called for a face to face interview session with Banking officials. IBPS conducts the interview to test candidates on their presentation, knowledge about Banking, Current Affairs & more. 

  • The Interview session generally lasts for 15-20 minutes.
  • The candidate is graded out of 100 marks. 
  • Qualifying marks for the IBPS Bank PO Interview is 40% ( General Candidate)
  • Qualifying Marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates is 35%. 

The Final Selection is made on the basis of the score achieved in Mains Exam + Interview. Weight of both Mains & Interview in the final calculation is based on a ratio of 80:20 respectively. 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

The Syllabus for both Prelims & Mains exam differs slightly. Aspirants who are hoping to apply for the IBPS Exam this year are advised to start their preparation & not miss out on any of the topics mentioned below.  Download the Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains. Check out the syllabus as per the latest IBPS Bank PO Notification 2020.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2020

The Prelims exam tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language. Go through the important topics in the Prelims exam-

Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles- Floor Based or Circular.
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Series

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Practice is the key to success in this section. Go through the following topics thoroughly. 

  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Simplification, Age Problems
  • Ratio & Proportion

Important Topics for English Section

Most questions in the English section are asked from the following topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2020

For the convenience of the preparing candidates, we have mentioned the critical & important topics that are frequently asked in the CWE (Common Written Examination). 

Important Topics for Reasoning and Computer Knowledge

The below-mentioned topics are recurring in every Bank PO Exam. With practice, they can be very scoring-

  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Internet
  • Computer Networking
  • Hardware & Software

 Important Topics for General Awareness Tier 1

Candidates must prepare these topics thoroughly-

  • Financial Knowledge
  • Current Affairs (India + World with a focus on financial news).
  • Financial Institutions
  • Read the Newspaper regularly, keep tabs of the current affairs & Financial News in the country & across the globe.

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Go through the important topics of the Quantitative Aptitude section 

  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Profit Loss & Discounts
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • SI/CI

Important Topics for English Section

Crucial English section topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Letter/Essay Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training 2020

The Participating banks with the IBPS Bank PO Exam conduct Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/ Religious Minority Community aspirants across the country. This training is mandatory as per the Government of India. The goal behind this training is to provide equal opportunity for all & ensure diversity in the IBPS PO Recruitment. 

  • Candidates are helped with the major topics & common mistakes in the exam. 
  • Students are educated about Exam Strategies, tips & tricks to crack the paper.
  • The training is provided by professionals with the aim to uplift the communities. 
  • Training is provided across the country. 

The Pre Exam Training is conducted in North, East, West & South India. This table provides a list of all IBPS Pre-Exam Training centers as per the latest IBPS PO Recruitment 2020-21 Notification.

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati Shimla 
Vishakhapatnam Varanasi - -
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