The IBPS exam is held twice in a year where the candidates are placed in government sector banks. The application form for IBPS 2020 will be available from July and the exam will be held in October.
Let’s take a quick look at some important points before you start preparing for the same.
Participating banks in IBPS 2020
Given below is a list of banks that are a part of IBPS exam. let’s have a look at them before applying for the exam.
|Allahabad Bank||Corporation Bank||Canara Bank||Dena Bank|
|Andhra Bank||Bank of Baroda||IDBI Bank||Indian Bank|
|Punjab National Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank||Central Bank of India||Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Indian Overseas Bank||UCO Bank||Syndicate Bank|
|Vijaya Bank||United Bank of India||Union Bank of India||Oriental Bank of Commerce|
Highlights of IBPS 2020
|Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers exam|
|Conducting Body||IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)|
|Exam Type||National Level|
Qualification: Graduate from a recognized University|
Age Limit: 20 years – 30 years
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test|
|Duration of Exam||
Preliminary: 1 hour|
Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes
IBPS 2020 dates to remember
|Online Registration including Edit/Modification of Application||July 2020- August 2020|
|Online Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||July 2020- August 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Admit Card for Prelims||September 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Date||October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2020|
|Publication of Results of IBPS PO 2020 Prelims||October 2020|
|Availability of Hall Ticket for IBPS PO 2020 Main||November 2020|
|IBPS PO 2020 Main Exam Date||November 30, 2020|
|Publication of Results for IBPS PO 2020 Main||December 2020|
|Issuance of Call Letters for IBPS PO 2020 Interview||January 2021|
|Common Interview Schedule||January/February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
Also read SSC 2019, all you need to know about the application process and dates
Eligibility criteria for IBPS 2020
You must read the below given instructions if you are planning to apply for IBPS 2020
If you are applying for the IBPS 2020 exam then you must follow the given instructions
- A citizen of India
- Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
- Person of Indian origin from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya or Zambia
you must have a graduate degree with 60% marks. students in their final year can also apply for the same. the final year students have to submit their provisional degree as a proof. The students can also submit any equivalent certificate if they have to appear in the exam
The age of a student must be 20 years for this exam. Reserved categories are given a relaxation as per the table given below.
|Category||Relaxation in age|
|Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)||3 years|
|Persons with Disability (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers who were in service for not less than 5-years and resigned on the conclusion of the assigned project.||5 years|
|The original residents of Kashmir Division of the State of J&K from January 1980 to December 1989.||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
Also read IAS exam 2019, application form, and important dates
IBPS 2020 application form
The application form for IBPS 2020 will be available from July 2020. all you need is to follow the given steps to complete your form
- Visit the official website
- Click on apply online link
- Register by entering your basic information like: name, age etc.
- Cross check the information filled by you as no editing will be allowed.
- Submit your form
- verify the registration number and password provided in your mail id
- Login again with the credentials provided
- Upload all the documents and photographs required
- Make the payment and submit the form
Precautions while filling the form
you must keep the following points in mind before filling the form to avoid any kind of mistakes.
- The name of the applicant, guardian, etc., should match with the certificates/mark sheets of the student. The application may be disqualified by any mistake.
- Applicants are advised to carefully check the details entered before submitting the online application. Once the form has been submitted, no change is allowed.
- Since all the documents are sent via email and SMS. The students are advised to register with an active email ID and a valid mobile number.
Also read SBI PO 2019, application, process and important dates
IBPS 2020 exam pattern
IBPS PO 2020 is a computer-based examination. It has two parts prelim and mains.
The exam pattern for perlms is given below:
|Section||Number of Questions||Marking Scheme||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|English||30||1 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answer||English||1 hour|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||English and Hindi||–||–|
The mains stage is further divided into 5sections where the students are asked 200 questions.
the exam pattern for mains is given below
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|Essay & Letter Writing||2||25||30 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
IBPS 2020 syllabus
the IBPS exam covers 5 sections where questions are asked on elementary level. take a look at the syllabus and prepare accordingly
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness||Computer knowledge|
| Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations.|
Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination
| Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series.|
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning
|Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
Books that you can read for IBPS 2020
given below are some books that you can read for the IBPS exam.
|Name of the Book||Publisher/Author|
|The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination||Arihant Publications|
|Comprehensive Guide for IBPS||Disha Publications|
|Target IBPS PO||Disha Publications|
|Bank PO Solved Papers for PO & MT||Kiran Publications|
|Quantitative Aptitude Test For Bank PO||N K Singh|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R S Aggarwal|
|English Language||Wren & Martin|
|Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy||Kiran Publications|
The IBPS exam is not at all a difficult one. All you need is to prepare with proper time in hand. keep a calm mind and you will come out with flying colors.