IBPS Exam Pattern 2022: Section-wise Scoring Pattern - Embibe
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  • Last Modified 31-07-2022
  • Written By Monica_Kumari
  • Last Modified 31-07-2022

IBPS Exam Pattern 2022: Check Exam Pattern for IBPS PO, Clerk, SO & RRB Exams

IBPS Exam Pattern 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts recruitment for Public Sector Banks in India and Regional Rural Banks (RRB). Understanding the IBPS Exam Pattern for PO, RRB, Clerk, and SO is the first and most important step in preparation. It will help candidates to understand the marking scheme, exam duration, total number of questions, question type, and much more.

Candidates selected through the various IBPS recruitment exams are offered positions such as Probationary Officers (PO)/Management Trainees (MT), Clerical Cadre, Specialist Officers (SO), and RRBs. Read this article to get complete details on the exam pattern of these posts.

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IBPS Exam Pattern 2022: An Overview

Before getting into the details of the paper pattern, let’s go through the highlights of the various IBPS exams from the table below:

Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exams LevelNational
Exams Purpose Selection of candidates for PO, Clerk and SO posts for Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks
Exams FrequencyOnce a year
Exams LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Official Websiteibps.in

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

Go through the IBPS Probationary Officers 2022 exam pattern for Prelims & Mains exams from the below table:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be held online, and candidates will have one hour to complete the preliminary exam. In the IBPS PO preliminary exam, negative marking is used, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer attempted by a candidate. To qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam, they must score above the cut-off in all three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO Mains exam will be administered online for a total of 200 marks, with a 25 marks portion of letter and essay writing in English. However, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. For more information on the IBPS PO exam pattern 2022 mains, please see the table below:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExaminationDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
English Language3540English only40 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
Total155200180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2022

Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk 2022 Prelims & Mains exams.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims 2022

The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is held online. Candidates have an hour to complete the preliminary exam with a duration of 20 minutes for each section.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains 2022

For more information on the IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2022 mains, check the table below:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
English Language404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS SO exam pattern 2022 is summarised below:

ParametersIBPS SO Prelims PatternIBPS SO Mains Pattern
Mode of ExamOnlineOnline
Total Number of Questions15060 (For Rajsabha Adhikari, 45 objectives and 2 descriptive questions are being asked)
Total Marks12560
Number of Subjects3 (Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude/ General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry)NA (Questions in the exam will be based on the subject/ post chosen by the candidate)
Exam Duration120 minutes45 minutes (For Rajsabha Adhikari, the duration is 60 minutes)
Sectional TimingYes (40 minutes for each section)Yes (30 minutes for each section in the case of Rajsabha Adhikari)
Negative Marking0.250.25

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IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2022

The exam pattern for IBPS RRB Officers Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant is different. The prelims exam is the same for Officers Scale I and Office Assistant, with questions based on Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability.

IBPS Mains exam includes questions from the following categories: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English/Hindi Language, and Computer Knowledge. Candidates can answer questions in regional languages other than English or Hindi in the IBPS RRB exam. The exam also includes the option for negative marking. As a penalty, 0.25 or 1/4 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

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IBPS RRB Clerk Paper Pattern

The IBPS RRB Clerk exam will be held online in an MCQ format. For more information on the IBPS RRB Clerk pattern 2022, check the table below:

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Check the table below for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam pattern and marking for 2022:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 A composite time of 45 mins
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Check the table below for the IBPS Clerk Mains exam pattern and marking for 2022

Sections

No. of Questions

Duration

Reasoning

40

Composite Time of 2 Hours

Numerical Ability

40

General Awareness

40

English / Hindi Language

40

Computer Knowledge

40

Total

200

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Paper Pattern

The IBPS RRB Officers Scale I exam pattern includes prelims, mains, and an interview. Candidates are chosen based on their performance in the main exam and interview. For more information on the IBPS RRB PO pattern 2022, check the table below:

IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Prelims Pattern 2022

Check the table below for IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Prelims exam pattern and marking for 2022:

Section Question Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Mains Pattern 2022

Check the table below for IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Mains exam pattern and marking for 2022:

SectionQuestionMarks
Reasoning Paper4050
General Awareness Paper4040
Numerical Ability Paper4050
English Language / Hindi Language4040
Computer Knowledge Paper4020
Total200200

How to Take IBPS Mock Test?

Access the unlimited free IBPS mock test from Embibe and boost your confidence to face the examination. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to take the free mock test series:

  • Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • Use your mobile number/email to log in.
  • Then select your Goal as ‘IBPS RRB Office Assistant/Officer Scale-I/PO/Clerk/SO’.
  • Click Next and select your preferred language.
  • Once done, click on the mentioned links to take the TEST.

You can also check –

IBPS PO (Probationary Officers/Management Trainee)IBPS Clerk
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FAQs on IBPS Paper Pattern 2022

The frequently asked questions on IBPS Paper Pattern are given below:

Q.1: What are the subjects of IBPS RRB PO Prelims?

Ans: The IBPS RRB PO Prelims comprise Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude for 80 marks.

Q.2: Is there any negative marking in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam?

Ans: Yes, there is a 0.25 mark deduction for every wrong answer.

Q.3: Are there only objective-type questions in IBPS exams?

Ans: Both objective and descriptive type questions are asked in IBPS PO and IBPS SO. However, only objective-type questions are asked in IBPS RRB and IBPS Clerk.

Q.4: Who conducts interviews for IBPS exams?

Ans: Interviews for various IBPS exams are conducted by participating organisations and coordinated by the nodal bank in each State/UT with the assistance of IBPS.

Q.5: How many times IBPS exams are conducted?

Ans: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds IBPS exams once a year.

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