IBPS PO 2022 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

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IBPS PO 2022 Exam will be organized by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection in the months of October and November 2022. The exam is conducted each year for the aspirants who intend to join banking services as a Probationary Officer (PO). The application forms for IBPS PO 2022 will go live online mode on the official website only.

All the applicants are required to go through the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2022 before considering to fill the application form. IBPS PO 2022 will be organized in two phases i.e. IBPS PO Prelims Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam to be conducted in the months of October and November respectively.

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The admit cards for IBPS PO 2022 are expected to be released in the month of September 2022. Final selections would be made on the basis of IBPS PO 2022 Mains Exam scores and Personal Interview round. Aspirants intended to join banking services as Probationary Officer (PO) must appear for IBPS PO.


IBPS PO 2022 Highlights

OverviewDetails
Exam NameIBPS PO
Full-FormInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer 2022
Conducted byInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Official Websiteibps.in
Duration of ExamIBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam: 1 hour
IBPS PO 2022
Mains Exam: 3 hours 30 minutes
Mode of applicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
IBPS PO SalaryINR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in-hand salary)

IBPS PO 2022 Important Dates

All the applicants are required to go through Important Dates of the examination in order to get an idea about the examination schedule and prepare accordingly. The important dates for the IBPS PO are tabulated below:

Event Dates
Application Process StartsAugust 2022
Last Date of Application Form fillingAugust 2022
Issuance of IBPS PO Admit CardSeptember 2022
IBPS PO Prelims Exam DateOctober 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam DateNovember 2022
Interview DatesJanuary 2023
Final Provisional AllotmentApril 2023

IBPS PO 2022 Application Form

The application forms for IBPS PO 2022 are likely to be released in August 2022 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The application form link will be made available on the official website only. Applicants must make sure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for IBPS PO before considering the applications.

Steps for filling the Application Form for IBPS PO:

  • The applicants must visit the official website i.e. ibps.in
  • The applicants are required to get themselves registered by entering some basic details.
  • Next, the applicants must log in using the registration number and generated password.
  • The applicants must enter some personal as well as educational details.
  • Upload the digitally scanned images of photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, and handwritten declaration.
  • Finally, make the required payment online and don’t forget to take a print out of the application form and payment receipt. The payment can be initiated through Net Banking or Debit/Credit cards.

Application Fees:

CategoryFees (Expected)Mode
General/EWS/OBCRs 600Online
SC/ST/PwDRs 100Online

IBPS PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must make sure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2022 before filing the applications. The Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO are as follows:

  • The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university
  • Applicant should be an Indian National.
  • The age of the applicants must be between 20 to 30 years as on July 1, 2022.
  • The applicants must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam and must reflect the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank PO examination.
  • The applicants must have a working knowledge of computer systems for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam as it will be conducted in online mode.
  • The applicants are expected to have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The applicant must be able to read, write and speak the language.

IBPS PO 2022 Admit Card

  • The admit cards for IBPS PO 2022 will be made available on the official website.
  • Admit cards will not be sent via post to any candidate.
  • All the applicants who have successfully applied for the exam along with a payment of registration fee will get admit card for IBPS PO by entering their Registration No/Roll No and Date of Birth/ Password.
  • The admit card link will be made available 10-15 days prior to the examination.
  • The applicants are informed that they must carry the Admit Card along with one valid ID card.
  • The applicants who forget to bring the admit card would not be allowed to attend the examination.

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for both IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam is different. Both the papers will be available in Hindi as well as English mediums, except for the English section that will be available in English only. Applicants who clear the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be eligible to appear for IBPS PO Mains Exam.

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam will be conducted in online mode. The exam will be divided into three sections viz. English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam and the total duration of the exam will be 1 hour. Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark while there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Name of SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
English3030English20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Total100100Bilingual1 hour

IBPS PO 2022 Mains Exam

IBPS PO 2022 Mains Exam will be divided into four sections viz. English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will also consist of a descriptive paper with a duration of 30 minutes. There will be a total of 155 Multiple Choice Questions & 2 descriptive type questions in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and the total duration of the exam will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

Number of Sections (Not by Sequence)Number of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
English Language3540English40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness4040English and Hindi35 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English and Hindi60 minutes
Total155200Bilingual3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)225English30 minutes
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IBPS PO 2022 Syllabus

The applicants must have an idea about the Exam Syllabus so that they can prepare the important topics for the exam. The syllabus for IBPS PO 2022 is given below:

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessComputer 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 & CombinationSeating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical ReasoningReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para JumblesBanking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Static GKFundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts
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IBPS PO 2022 Preparation Tips:

  • The applicant must prepare a time-table for covering the whole syllabus within time and strictly follow that.
  • The applicant should try to solve the “Aptitude Test” Section from different entrance level books.
  • Prepare the syllabus from different books covering the syllabus, available in the market.
  • The applicant must build a habit of reading daily newspapers/journals to score better in General Awareness.
  • The student must solve as many previous year papers, sample papers as possible on a daily basis.

IBPS PO 2022 Results

The results for IBPS PO 2022 will be declared in three phases – Preliminary result, main result, and Final result. IBPS PO Preliminary Result will be released in November 2022, The result for IBPS PO Main will be declared in January 2023 and the final result will be announced in April 2023. The results will be published on the official website.


IBPS PO 2022 Interview

The final round in the selection procedure will be Interview Round that will be conducted offline. It will consist of 100 marks. The Interview Rounds will be conducted by participating and nodal banks in each state. The applicants must obtain a minimum of 40% in the Interview Round (35%  for the reserved categories) in order to finally qualify the IBPS PO.

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the applicants related to themselves, the banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The applicants must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.


IBPS PO 2022 Selection Process

  • IBPS PO Selection Process 2022 will consist of three stages – the Preliminary exam, the Main Exam, and the Interview round.
  • IBPS PO Preliminary exam will only be conducted to shortlist applicants for the main exam.
  • The score for IBPS PO Preliminary exam will not be used in the final merit list.
  • All the applicants who will clear the sectional and overall cutoffs for the prelims exam will have to appear in the main exam.
  • IBPS PO Main exam consists of an objective and a descriptive paper.
  • First, the objective paper will be examined and if the applicant qualifies in this paper, only then their descriptive paper will be examined.
  • Next, the applicant needs to clear a personal interview round of 100 marks.
  • The qualifying marks for personal interview round will be 40 for General applicants and 35 marks for the reserved applicants.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the applicant’s performances in the main exam and interview only in the ratio of 80:20.

IBPS PO 2020 Cut Offs

The cut-off for IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Exam is given below:

CategoryIBPS 2020 PO Cutoff
General59.75
OBC59.75
SC53.50
ST46.25
EWS59.75
HI21.25
OC44.50
VI52.25
ID20.75

The cut-off for IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Cutoff (Sectional) is given below:

Section NameIBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS)IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language10.506.50
Reasoning Ability10.256.50
Quantitative Aptitude8.755.25

The cut off for IBPS 2019-20 Mains Exam is given below:

CategoryIBPS PO Cutoff
General71.50
EWS65.88
OBC70.25
SC55.63
ST38.13
OC46.13
VI70.50
HI41.00
ID45.88

The cut-off for IBPS PO 2019-20 Prelims Cutoff (Sectional) is given below:

Section NameIBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD)IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude5.57.75
English Language10.7514.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness5.08.0
Data Analysis and Interpretation2.505.25
English Language (Descriptive Paper)8.7510

List of Participating Organizations (Banks)

Corporation BankIndian Overseas BankBank of BarodaUnion Bank of India
IDBI BankIndian BankCanara BankSyndicate bank
Allahabad BankUCO BankCentral Bank of IndiaAndhra Bank
ECGCPNBBank of MaharashtraVijaya Bank
Bank of IndiaBharatiya Mahila BankDena BankUnited Bank of India
Oriental Bank of CommercePunjab & Sind BankECIM Bank 

IBPS PO 2022 FAQs:

The application link for IBPS PO will be made available on the official website.

The exam will be conducted in Hindi as well as the English language.

The duration of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes.

There will be 155 MCQs in total in the IBPS PO Mains Exam.

The exam will be conducted online.

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