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December 2, 2020 • 5:29 pm

IBPS CWE Exam 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions for Banking Exams

IBPS CWE Exam 2020 FAQs



Hi, Query keepers! 

This is the place where you can find the solution of all your queries and questions regarding IBPS Recruitment Exams.


As we have observed that many of the aspirants who are willing to appear in any banking exams are not clear about the basic things like –


Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern

 Online Application Form

 Admit Card and Call Letters

 Exam Date and Notification

 Result and Cut Off Marks


 Provisional Allotment and Joining Details

 Others FAQ’s.


To quench out their curiosity of knowing about the complete procedure in detail, Eduncle has come up with the complete guide of Frequently Asked Questions for Banking Exams.


Below we have covered up every single question which can arise in any aspirants mind and also provided their answers.


Please have a look below! 



IBPS Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern FAQ’s



Question 1: What is the educational/Age Criteria for applying for IBPS PO CWE selection process?



Educational Qualification – Graduation from any Government Affiliated College/University. If your final result is awaiting then it should be announced on or before 29th August 2020.

Age Limit Criteria - Its 20-30 years. If the candidate's age is in between 20 and 30 years, then they can apply for any of the IBPS PO Exam.

To know about the detailed eligibility criteria, please visit –


IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

 IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

 IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria

 IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria




Question 2: In which mode the exam will be conducted – Online or Offline?


Answer: Both the phases of IBPS PO Exam – Prelims and Mains are conducted online.

You can know about the exam giving procedure through the instruction given on the computer screen at the beginning of the exam paper.




Question 3: What is the changed pattern for IBPS Exams?


Answer: The IBPS SO Exam Pattern was changed in the year 2017. Earlier it was conducted through written exam but from 2017, the IBPS started conducting this exam in 3 phases i.e. the Pre and Main Exam (both Online), followed by the interview.

Other then this, no changes have been announced till now.



Question 4: How many marks are required to qualify IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB?


Answer: As per the exam patterns of all the 4 exams, the candidates have to solve 80-150 questions in prelims and 45-240 questions in mains.

You can check the exam pattern for each exam by clicking on the following links-


 IBPS PO Exam Pattern

 IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

 IBPS SO Exam Pattern

 IBPS RRB Exam Pattern



Online Application Form FAQ’s – IBPS Banking Recruitment Exams



Question 1: What are the dates of registration/payment of fees for online application form of IBPS Exams?



Check out the Online Application dates for all the IBPS Exams below- 



Important Dates


IBPS Clerk



Online Application Form Registration Start Date

28th October 2020

23rd October 2020

26th October 2020

02nd November 2020

Online Application Submission Last Date

11th November 2020

06th November 2020

09th November 2020

23th November 2020

Payment of Online Application Last Date

11th November 2020

06th November 2020

09th November 2020

23th November 2020


For more details, you can visit these links:


 IBPS PO Application Form

 IBPS Clerk Application Form

 IBPS RRB Application Form

 IBPS SO Application Form




Question 2: In which size format the Photos and Signatures should be uploaded?


Answer: A recent, recognizable photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) should be uploaded by the candidate in the online application form and the candidate should ensure that copies of the same are retained for use at various stages of the Common Recruitment Process (CRP).




Question 3: What if you can’t upload photo and signature while filling the application form online?


Answer: There might be some server error or loading issues in website. So wait for some time and try to reload the page.

If this is not the issue, then check out the image dimensions once again and re-upload it with the correct dimensions and sizes.




Question 4: What to do when the confirmation mail for Registration and Password not received?


Answer: As per the Registration System, as soon as you enter the required information for Registration, an automated password is generated and sent to the entered mobile no and email id.

In case you don’t receive it, you should wait for some more time and if still it is not received then you can contact with Exam Convener Body – IBPS itself.




Question 5: What if the payment is debited from account but the Registration Confirmation did not receive?


Answer: It is most importantly required to take print out of the e-receipt generated at the time of fee payment. If the e-receipt is not generated, then the cash debited will be re-credited to your account after some time.

You can also check the status of your online payment by logging out and logging in once again.




Question 6: Can the application form details be edited after being submitted?


Answer:  If by mistake you have submitted the incorrect information asked in the application form like – DOB, Category, Name, Father’s Name, Address, Gender, Mobile Number or anything it can be. Then these data will not be changed, once you finally submit the application form.

If you think that you are not sure about the information, then it’s better to choose ‘save and edit’ option rather than ‘final submit’.




Question 7: If the candidate belongs to OBC category as per state norms but not in the central list. Which category should be mentioned in the application form?


Answer:  In case, when the caste category is not defined in the central list, then the candidates will be considered as General Category Member, so they’ll have to mention their category as General only.



FAQ’s on Pre Exam Training and Admit Card or Call Letters for IBPS Banking Exams



Question 1: How would you be able to download your Call Letter/Admit Card if you have forgotten your Registration Number/Password?


Answer: The Registration Number and Password is sent to the mobile number and email id provided at the time of registration. So candidates can collect it from there only because official website doesn’t provide it again.

Take extreme precaution while saving these important details in the mobile. You can also note them down and keep them safe for future reference.


Eduncle Wise Tip – To avoid any incident of misplace or loss of Registration ID and Password, you can save them in Google Docs (if you have your Gmail account) and keep them safe for future use. Otherwise, too you can use MS Word and can save them on your desktop.




Question 2: What should candidates do when they can’t download the Pre-Training Call Letters or Admit Cards?


Answer: The Pre-Training is only available for ST/SC/Minority Candidates so if you are not applicable for this training, then the call letter will not be downloaded.

In case you are applicable, then-


There might be some technical issues or server errors so wait for some time and try to download it once again.

You can logout and login once again. It works sometimes.

Check your login credentials, if they are correct or not.

If none of the above alternatives work, then contact to IBPS.




Question 3: In case the candidate forgot to carry his/her admit card at the time of exam/interview. Then will he/she be allowed to enter the exam hall/interview hall?


Answer: No, Admit Card/Call Letter is a mandatory document which every candidate should carry along with them.

Eduncle Wise Tip – Make sure you place the Admit Card in your clothes pocket which you will be wearing for the exam day.



Question 4: Can the Exam Center be changed after submitting the Online Application Form?


Answer: No, the allotted time, date and venue details cannot be changed. 


For more details, please visit – 

 IBPS PO Admit Card and Call Letters  

IBPS Clerk Admit Card and Call Letters

 IBPS SO Admit Card and Call Letters

 IBPS RRB Admit Card and Call Letters 



Frequently Asked Questions for IBPS Exam Dates and Notifications



Question 1: When will the Exam be conducted?


IBPS conducted 4 banking exams: IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB. These exams are conducted separately in the months of August, September, October, November, December and January.


For more notification updates, stay tuned with Eduncle!


 IBPS PO Notification and Exam Dates 

 IBPS Clerk Notification and Exam Dates

 IBPS SO Notifications and Exam Dates

 IBPS RRB Notification and Exam Dates



IBPS Exams Result and Cut Off Marks Frequently Asked Questions



Question 1: How to check the IBPS Results?


Answer: Eduncle is providing a step by step procedure for all the candidates through which they can easily check their marks and also download the copy of their Results. To find complete details regarding Result and Cut Off Marks, please visit to the following links-


 IBPS PO Result and Cut Off Marks 

 IBPS Clerk Result and Cut Off Marks

 IBPS SO Result and Cut Off Marks

 IBPS RRB Result and Cut Off Marks




Question 2: What are the cutoff marks to qualify the IBPS Exams?


Answer: The cut off marks are decided on the basis of the number of correctly answered questions.



Question 3: What if you are not satisfied with your marks in the score card?


Answer: You can claim your answer key. As soon as the Result is declared, the official website provides an opportunity to all the candidates to claim their answer keys.


Eduncle makes it available for candidates to check the complete procedure.



Question 4: What are the reasons for cancellation of candidature?


Answer: If any candidate is found doing or being part of any of the illegal activities like, cheating or helping others, then his candidature to sit for the exam will be cancelled.


The candidates are requested to kindly refer to the relevant notification available on official IBPS website.



Interview FAQ’s for IBPS Banking Exams



Question 1: Can the candidates reprint their call letters? 


Answer: Yes, the admit card/call letter download link is always available till the ends of the Interviews. So if any candidates want to download and reprint their call letters, then they can do it anytime.



Question 2: Which documents should be carried at the time of Interview?


Answer: The 10th and 12th Mark-sheets along with the caste certificate and valid photo identity card is necessary to be carried at the time of Interview. Also, candidates can bring their score card.


You can also see the list of the documents which will be required at the time of joining here - IBPS Important documents for Joining in Banks.




Question 3: Can any candidates claim his Interview Marks as well?


Answer: No! Candidates can’t claim their interview marks. Those marks are decided on the basis of their performance and abilities assessed by the Interviewers.



Provisional Allotment and Joining Procedure FAQ’s for IBPS Recruitment Exams



Question 1: Can the candidates change their bank preferences?


Answer: Once the bank preferences are submitted, the candidates can’t change it then.




Question 2: What if the candidate didn’t receive the email containing further joining details by the allotted bank?


Answer: IBPS is not responsible after provisional allotment. The candidates may wait for the email confirmation or contact to the allotted bank itself.




Question 3: Do the IBPS release waiting list for candidates who didn’t get finalized in the result?


Answer: The official website of IBPS releases the notification regarding waiting list after few days of Result Declaration. So candidates are advised to visit the IBPS site regularly or they can also stay tuned with Eduncle for all the latest updates regarding IBPS Exams.




Question 4: Is there any further procedure to join IBPS Banks after clearing all the 3 rounds – Prelims, Mains and Interview?


Answer: Yes! After the Result Declaration, the shortlisted candidates are provisionally allotted the banks in which they’ll have to join as PO.


After that IBPS will not be responsible for joining procedure. The allotted banks will intimate candidates about their Joining Dates and further process.


The joining date will be given within 6 months of Result Declaration.

The candidates are required to carry documents & certificates specified in intimation letter at the time of joining.

If the candidate has to undergo any medical tests or similar exams, the letter will detail the same as well.

All the candidates will have to appear in Training Programs of 10-15 days before joining as a PO in the concerned bank. The training will be conducted by the allotted bank in their respective training center.

After successfully completing their training, candidates are absorbed in the bank as Probationary Officers (JMG Scale-I) and posted in branches of the bank across India.



Others Frequently Asked Questions for IBPS Banks



Question 1: How many vacant seats are available for IBPS PO in 2020?


Answer: This year the recruitment is for the 3517 IBPS PO Vacancies. If you look at the previous year, 4336 Vacancies were there in IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment.




Question 2: How much salary does a PO own from IBPS Banking Jobs?


Answer: INR 37,360 -38,700 per month.




Question 3: Which is better IBPS PO or SBI PO?


Answer: Both are better. We can’t say that IBPS PO is better or SBI PO is better because SBI PO wins in the aspects of Job Benefits and Salary Structure whereas IBPS PO Recruitment is easier than SBI PO.


You can check the complete comparison here and decide it by yourself – SBI PO vs IBPS PO | Which to choose any Why? 



Question 4: Which Banks are participating in the PO Recruitment Process 2020?


Answer: Total 11 banks are participating in IBPS PO 2020 Recruitment. In 2019, total 17 banks participated for the Probationary Officer recruitment.


Check out the list here – IBPS PO Participating Institutes.



Question 5: Are there any benefits for ST/SC/OBC/PWD Candidates in IBPS PO Recruitment?


Answer: Yes, IBPS benefits reserved candidates with the Age Relaxations and the application fee is also minimal for them.


PWD candidates get extra time in exam to attempt questions.


To know about the Age Relaxation Benefits, you may visit to – IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.



So, in this article we have answered to the Most Asked Questions regarding IBPS Bank Exam. If you still have queries regarding the IBPS Exams, then you can leave your comment in the comments' section below.





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  • Raghvendra prasad
    Sir I filled obc category in the application form of ibps PO clerk and lic assistant exam but I belong to general category so sir if I work hard and could be able to secure cut off...
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    Hello Raghvendra,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be considered as a general category candidates if fails to produce the cast certificate.
    Thanks for asking your que...
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  • Krishnamachari
    Is it necessary to print e-receipt at the time of examination
    Hello Krishnamachari,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Taking printout will help you to remember application number for further use.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Divya
    Sir, I have applied ibps rrb, sbi po and clerk under ews category. Later I came to know I am not eligible for ews reservation.would my candidature rejected at the time of documen...
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    Hello Divya
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    No, your candidature will not be cancelled. You will be considered in the General category and you have to clear the general category...
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  • Harprit.kaur001
    While filling form there is an option of minority community... I want to know what are the benefits of filling form in minority community.. Nd what does it mean??
    Hello Harprit,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Minority community candidates can get the benefit of reservation as per the govt's prescribed rules. It is always better to fil...
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  • Nivedha
    if any mistake in address will candidate allowed to attend exam
    Hello Nivedha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, there might be no issues with this!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Nikheel Bharat
    Hi, I want know that I born and brought up in Maharashtra but proper from Bihar. I just got my OBC certificate from Bihar and want to apply under OBC from Maharashtra. Can I appl...
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  • Phani
    on which basis ibps will give exam slo or date to candidates
    Hello Phani, Greetings from Eduncle! The criteria for finalizing the list of candidates for provisional allotment is not shared by IBPS. It follows certain parameters and benchma...
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  • Abhishek Arun
    I want to know that my caste certificate is from bihar but my permanent and correspondence address is of Jharkhand. Is it create any problem in po and clerk document verification ?...
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    Not at all Abhishek, There will be no problem in your document verification process.
  • Shreya
    There is a age relaxation column under ibps clerk which informs us that a divorced candidate can apply for the said post who seeks age relaxation. My question is that does she has ...
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    Hello Shreya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If the applying woman is legally divorced and not have remarried with any other person will only be eligible for the IBPS Clerk ...
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  • Rabi baral
    is there any problem if i reside in a state and want to apply for ibps clerk in another state. Shall i get some time to learn the local language of that state and shall i need to p...
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    Hello Rabi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   You can apply in another state for IBPS Clerk exam. However, Bank clerk is a job that...
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