HomeCareerIBPS 2020, exam dates, pattern and syllabus

IBPS 2020, exam dates, pattern and syllabus

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)
Official Website www.ibps.in
Exam Type National Level
Eligibility Criteria 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

Events Dates (Tentative)
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

Educational qualification

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

Age limit

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:

Preliminary Exam

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarking SchemeMedium of ExamDuration
English301 for each correct answer; -1/4 for each wrong answerEnglish1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude35English and Hindi
Reasoning Ability35

The mains stage is further divided into 5sections where the students are asked 200 questions.

the exam pattern for mains is given below

Mains Exam
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
Total 157 225  – 210 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.

Megha Bali
Megha Bali
I am a carefree person...who loves to read and write and explore new things in life.... I feel the world is my canvas and I can paint it with the colors of my choice.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular