IBPS PO 2022 Exam will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India. IBPS PO exam is conducted every year since 2011 and is now happening in 2022 in its 12th edition. The IBPS CRP PO/MT CRP-XII 2022 is for the selection of candidates for the 11 public sector banks. IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on 15th, 16th, and 22nd October 2022.
IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for recruiting officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online applications through its official website. IBPS PO exam is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only.
As per the IBPS calendar 2022, the IBPS PO Mains will be conducted on the 26th November 2022. The admit card for the mains exam is to be released shortly. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CRP XII 2022 have been updated in the below table.
|Notification 2022||01st August 2022|
|Online Registration Process Starts||02nd August 2022|
|Online Registration Process Ends||22nd August 2022|
|Prelims Admit Card||7th October 2022|
|Preliminary Exam Date||15th, 16th October 2022|
|Prelims Result||02nd November 2022|
|Prelims Score Card||November 2022|
|Mains Admit Card||November 2022|
|Mains Exam Date 2022||26th November 2022|
|Mains Result||December 2022|
|Mains Score Card||December 2022|
|Interview Call Letter||January/February 2023|
|Conduct of Interview||January/February 2023|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2023|
A candidate applying for IBPS CRP/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS PO examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is an age relaxation application to category-wise candidates as per the government rules:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)||5 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir 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|
IBPS has announced 6932 vacancies of Probationary Officer posts to be recruited for FY 2022-22 for 11 participating banks which have been tabulated in the detail below. The IBPS PO Vacancies for IBPS PO 2022 have been announced along with the official notification on 1st August 2022. Let's have a look at the IBPS PO vacancy 2022 (Category-wise) .
|Bank of Baroda||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Bank of India||80||40||144||53||218||535|
|Bank of Maharashtra||75||37||135||50||203||500|
|Central Bank of India||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Indian Overseas Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab National Bank||75||37||135||50||203||500|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||38||23||66||24||102||253|
|Union Bank of India||346||155||573||184||836||2094|
IBPS PO 2022 Admit Card will be released separately for the Prelims, Mains, Interview and pre-exam training. The admit card for prelims is expected to be released in September 2022. The IBPS PO 2022 Admit Card for Mains is expected to be released in November 2022 and the admit card for the interview in February 2023.
In order to download the admit cards for all the levels, the candidates are required to visit the official website of IBPS. The candidates will need to enter their roll no, registration number, date of birth or password to download the same. Given is the step-wise procedure to download the IBPS PO 2022 Admit Card-
The table given below presents details regarding the IBPS PO salary structure.
|Basic Pay||INR 23,700|
|Special Allowance (SA)||INR 1836.75|
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||INR 10163.63|
|Salary in hand +HRA||INR 38,703.38|
The candidates will be appointed on the basis of their performance in the three stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2022. There are three stages of the IBPS PO Exam.
In order to get selected in the IBPS PO, the candidates will have to score a section cut-off as well as an overall cut-off . The selection process of the IBPS PO exam requires the qualification of each stage in order to get finally selected into the IBPS PO exam 2022. The prelims round of the IBPS PO exam is qualifying while the mains exam of IBPS PO requires the minimum cut-off marks to appear for the interview round.
IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS PO syllabus is divided into two parts:Prelims Exam Syllabus
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
|Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus||General Awareness Syllabus||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus||English Language Syllabus|
|Simplification||Financial Awareness||Verbal Reasoning||Internet||Reading Comprehension|
|Percentage||General Knowledge||Circular Seating Arrangement||Keyboard Shortcuts||Grammar|
|Mixture and Allegations||Static Awareness||Code Inequalities||Computer Abbreviation||One word Substitution|
|Ratio and Percentage||Linear Seating Arrangement||Microsoft Office||Verbal Ability|
|Data Interpretation||Double Lineup||Computer Hardware|
|Mensuration and Geometry||Scheduling||Computer Software|
|Quadratic Equation||Input-Output||Operating System|
|Problems of Ages||Directions and Distances||Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies|
|Profit and Loss||Ordering and Ranking|
|Number Series||Data Sufficiency|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Coding and Decoding|
|Time and Work|
|Permutation and Combination|
IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CRP XI) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.Prelims Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is a negative marking in the IBPS PO pre-exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
|Prelims Exam Pattern|
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.Mains Exam Pattern
The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examinations to be eligible for the interview process.
|Mains Exam Pattern|
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for a wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
Cut Off is the minimum marks that are required by any candidate to score in order to be shortlisted to appear for the Interview and thereafter for the final recruitment.
Given below are the IBPS PO cut off marks for preliminary exam 2021-22
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
The official link to apply for the IBPS PO 2022 has been activated on August 02, 2022 after the release of the official notification. All the details regarding the application process and the deadline for the same will be given on the official website of IBPS. Given below are the steps to apply for the IBPS PO 2022 examination. The registration followed by the IBPS PO application process will be initiated online.
Students belonging to different categories are required to pay different amounts of application fees. The application fee can only be paid through the online method either through Debit Card, Credit Card, Internet Banking, UPI, Cash cards, Mobile wallets etc. The IBPS PO Application Fee 2022 has been given in the table below-
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