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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    IBPS PO
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online
  • Exam Duration
    For Prelims : 1 hour and for Mains : 3 hours,30 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    www.ibps.in
  • Total Marks
    For Pre: 100 and for Mains: 200
  • Total No. of Questions
    Pre: 100 , Mains: 155 + 2(descriptive)
  • No. of Sections
    Pre: 3, Mains: 4, and Descriptive: 2
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    For Pre: +1 for the correct answer, and -0.25 for the incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    September 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    September 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    November 11, 2021
  • Last Date of Payment of Application Fee
    November 11, 2021
  • Admit Card Release Date
    For Pre; November 20, 2021 and For Mains: January 10, 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    April 01, 2022
  • Exam Date
    For Pre: December 4 – 11, 2021, and For Mains: January 22, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Given below are the eligibility guidelines as per the IBPS.

IBPS PO Nationality

The candidate must be any of the following to be considered eligible for the IBPS PO 2022 Examination-

  • Citizen of India;
  • The subject of Nepal;
  • The subject of Bhutan;
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962 with the intention of residing here permanently;
  • A person who is a native Indian or of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently. In addition to this, he/she shall also receive the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

IBPS PO Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit- 20 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 30 years as of 1/8/2022.

IBPS PO Age Relaxation

Age relaxation is offered to certain categories and the same has been mentioned below in the tabular form.

Category Age Relaxation
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PWD 10 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots/persons domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir 5 years

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

All the candidates interested in IBPS PO must have one of the two educational qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a graduation degree in any field/discipline from a university recognized by the Government of India as of 26/8/2022.
  • Any equivalent qualification of the above-mentioned is recognized by the Central Government.
Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

TheIBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern consists of three stages that the candidate needs to clear being- Prelims, Main, and the interview round.

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

The candidates will have to qualify for the prelims by securing the minimum cut-off marks as set by the IBPS. Given below is the exam pattern for IBPS PO 2022 Exam for Prelims.

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

IBPS PO 2022: Mains Exam Pattern

After clearing the Prelims, the candidates have to appear for IBPS PO mains. The key details of the Mains exam is tabulated for the candidates here

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Interpretation & Analysis 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test- Letter and Essay Writing 2 25 30 minutes

Descriptive Test Pattern

The descriptive test includes 2 sections, the same will carry a total of 25 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes to attempt.

  1. Letter Writing- The candidates can be asked to write a formal, semi-formal, or informal, letter based on general topics, banking awareness, and current affairs.
  2. Essay Writing- An essay is a long article on any topic. The topics may range from descriptive, current affairs, contemporary issues, narrative, argumentative, etc.
Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Input-Output
  • Puzzle
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Tabulation
  • Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Number Systems
  • Work & Time
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Sequence & Series
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification

English Language

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
  • Miscellaneous
  • Para Jumbles

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

There are three sections in Mains and the syllabus of IBPS PO Mains differs a bit from the Prelims.

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • General Knowledge

English Language

  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Scheduling
  • Syllogism
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Scheduling
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Double Lineup
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Code Inequalities
  • Memory
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Software
  • Networking
  • Operating System
  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  • Computer Hardware

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Problems of ages
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Profit and Loss
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Number System
  • Time and Work
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Linear Equation
  • Probability
  • Mixture and Allegations

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