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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Mains exam to recruit candidates for Probationary Officer positions in different public sector banks across India. This recruitment examination is for all Public Sector Banks except the SBI.
IBPS PO exam is conducted in three phases: (1) Preliminary (2) Mains and (3) Interview. Candidates who clear IBPS PO prelims will be eligible to appear for IBPS PO mains. Once the candidates clear the Mains, they will be called for a personal interview. Candidates who clear all three stages will be appointed as Probationary Officers. IBPS PO 2022 Mains exam is scheduled to take place on 26th November 2022. Go through the article to know all the latest updates about IBPS PO 2022.
Check out the overview of IBPS PO Mains 2022 from the table mentioned below:
|IBPS PO 2022 Exam|
|Organisation Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Post Name||Probationary Officer (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT)|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Salary||Rs. 52,000/- to Rs.55,000/-|
|Selection Process||Prelims, Mains & Interview|
|Age Limit||20– 30|
It is important for candidates to be aware of the important dates and events related to the IBPS PO Mains exam. Check the IBPS PO Mains exam dates 2022 in the following table:
|Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|Release of IBPS PO Notification||01 August, 2022|
|IBPS PO Apply Online Start Date||02 August, 2022|
|IBPS PO Apply Online Last Date||22 August, 2022|
|Download IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||First Week of October, 2022|
|IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date||15, 16 and 20 October, 2022|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Prelims Result||November, 2022|
|Release of IBPS PO Mains Admit Card||November, 2022|
|IBPS PO Main Exam||26 November, 2022|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Main Result||December 2022|
|Release of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter||January/February 2023|
|IBPS PO Interview Call Letters||January/February 2023|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2023|
The category-wise vacancy list for IBPS PO 2022 is as follows:
|General / Unreserved||2799|
Before applying for the IBPS PO exam, candidates must be aware of the complete job profile for the post of Probationary Officer. This includes details such as – role, type of work, salary structure, and key responsibilities.
The IBPS PO job is considered prestigious in the banking industry and it offers many benefits to its employees. A probationary officer is trained in various tasks such as finance, billing, collection, accounting, revenue, investment, etc. They may also be asked to perform other duties such as:
IBPS offers good remuneration to the POs and because of this reason many people apply for IBPS PO jobs. The basic pay of a PO is Rs. 23,700 and it also offers various allowances and perks. Candidates appearing for the Mains examination must know the IBPS PO salary structure for the post. Check the below table to know the distribution of the pay scale based on various aspects.
|Basic Pay||Rs. 23,700/-|
|Special Allowance||Rs. 1,836.75|
|Dearness Allowance||Rs. 10,163.63|
|Total Pay (Without HRA)||Rs. 36,570.38|
|Gross Salary with HRA||Rs. 38,703.38|
After the introduction of the 7th pay commission, there are many types of allowances that are added to the gross pay scale. Check the below list to know the list of allowances that are applicable for IBPS PO.
The IBPS PO increment increases based on the total number of experiences and performance levels of the employee in the allocated branch. The increment is in the form of a percentage. Check the below section to know the hike details depending on the percentage:
|Increment Percent||Basic Pay||Total Salary|
|15%||Rs. 26,706/-||Rs. 37,068/-|
|20%||Rs. 27,866/-||Rs. 38,678/-|
|25%||Rs. 29,026/-||Rs. 40,288/-|
|30%||Rs. 30,187/-||Rs. 41,899/-|
All candidates must meet the minimum eligibility criteria to complete the application form. All the aspects of the IBPS PO eligibility criteria for 2022 recruitment are released in the detailed IBPS PO notification on an annual basis.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government. The candidate must have a valid marksheet / degree certificate certifying that they are a graduate, and it should mention the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation.
Candidates applying for the exam must be any of the following:
Candidates other than Indian citizens must submit an eligibility certificate issued by the Indian Government. Candidates who claim to have migrated to India without the eligibility certificate will not be considered for further process.
Candidates must go through the IBPS PO notification and check their eligibility. Only eligible candidates must fill out the application form. Check the below section to know the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2022.
Candidates within the age group of 20 to 30 years can apply for IBPS PO 2022. Age relaxation is applicable as per the government rules for the reserved category candidates. Check the table given below to know the age relaxation.
|SC/ ST||5 Years|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|PwBD Candidates||10 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
Knowledge of Computers – Since the exams are conducted online, the candidates are expected to know the basics of navigating a computer.
Language Proficiency – Verbal and written knowledge of the respective state/ UT is desirable.
IBPS PO Mains examination does not require an application form to be filled out separately. Candidates will fill out the application once during the IBPS PO Prelims examination. The application form is released only via online mode on the official website. Candidates can follow the steps below to fill out the IBPS PO online application form.
1st Step: Go to the official website –www.ibps.in.
2nd Step: On the homepage, click on the link ‘Click here to apply Online for CRP PO/MT XI’ (Not yet released).
3rd Step: It will direct to a new page. Click on the button ‘Click here for New Registration’.
4th Step: Read the instructions on the page and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
5th Step: Enter the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc. Click on ‘Save & Next’.
6th Step: Registration number and password will be generated. The details will be sent to the candidate’s email ID and registered phone number.
7th Step: Log in with the registration number and password. Upload the scanned copy of passport size photo, signature, left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration as per the prescribed standards.
8th Step: Fill up the application form with personal details and educational details.
9th Step: Upload the documents as per requirement and save the details.
10th Step: Click on the online fee payment link and complete the transaction through a Debit/ Credit card or Net Banking.
11th Step: Cross-check all the details before final submission and make necessary changes if required.
12th Step: Download and take the printout for further reference.
IBPS PO online application fees can be paid online. Find out the category-wise fee for IBPS PO in the table below:
|SC/ ST/ PwBD||Rs. 175/-|
|Other Categories||Rs. 850/-|
IBPS PO application process will be completed only after the successful payment of the application fee. If the application fee is not acknowledged, the process will be considered incomplete. The payment of the application fee can be made online only.
Here are important guidelines for the IBPS PO application process:
Find the list of examination centres by clicking on the link given below:
A candidate must clear the Prelims, Mains, and the interview stage of the IBPS PO exam to get their name on the merit list.
Let us look at the IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis and pattern in detail:
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Language||Time Duration|
|English Language||30||30||English||20 mins|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English & Hindi||20 mins|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||English & Hindi||20 mins|
1) Candidates have to clear sectional and overall cut-off to clear the preliminary examination.
2) 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.
Let us look at the IBPS PO Mains exam analysis and pattern in detail:
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Language||Time Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 mins|
|General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 mins|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 mins|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 mins|
1) There will be a deduction of ¼ or 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is unattempted, then there will be no deduction.
2) Questions will be both objective and descriptive in nature.
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Language||Time Duration|
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 mins|
Note: While answering the descriptive questions, candidates must focus on the grammar section.
Those who qualify in the IBPS PO Prelims will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains exam. The marks obtained in the Prelims will not be taken into account when preparing the final merit list. Candidates have to clear both sectional and overall cut-offs to clear the preliminary examination.
Candidates clearing the Mains will be notified about the interview process and dates. They must note that their final selection will be based on their performance in the Mains and the interview.
In order to excel in the IBPS PO 2022 exam, it is important to know the IBPS PO 2022 syllabus in detail. The syllabus is different for IBPS PO Mains and Preliminary exams. Let’s have a look at the syllabus for both the IBPS PO Preliminary and Mains exams:
The IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of three major sections, namely Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Candidates must clear the IBPS PO Prelims to appear for the Mains exam. The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims includes the following topics under different sections:
|English Language Syllabus||Quantitative Ability Syllabus||Reasoning Syllabus|
|Reading Comprehension||Simplification||Logical Reasoning|
|Cloze Test||Profit & Loss||Alphanumeric Series|
|Para jumbles||Mixtures & Allegations||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test|
|Miscellaneous||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Data Sufficiency|
|Fill in the blanks||Work & Time||Coded Inequalities|
|Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||Time & Distance||Seating Arrangement|
|Paragraph Completion||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Puzzle|
|Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||Syllogism|
|Number Systems||Blood Relations|
|Sequence & Series||Input-Output|
|Permutation, Combination & Probability||Coding-Decoding|
Probationary Officer candidates must qualify for the IBPS PO Mains exam to be considered for the post. The IBPS PO Mains scorecard carries the maximum weightage in the final selection process. Let us look at the syllabus in detail.
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus||General Awareness Syllabus||English Language Syllabus|
|Reasoning||Simplification||Financial Awareness||Reading Comprehension|
|Verbal Reasoning||Average||Current Affairs||Vocabulary|
|Circular Seating Arrangement||Ratio and Percentage||Static Awareness||Verbal Ability|
|Linear Seating Arrangement||Data Interpretation|
|Double Lineup||Mensuration and Geometry|
|Blood Relations||Problems of Ages|
|Directions and Distances||Profit and Loss|
|Ordering and Ranking||Number Series|
|Data Sufficiency||Speed, Distance and Time|
|Coding and Decoding||Time and Work|
|Code Inequalities||Number System|
|Computer Awareness||Data Sufficiency|
|Memory||Permutation and Combination|
|Computer Abbreviation||Mixture and Alligations|
|Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies|
The IBPS PO exam is very competitive in nature, which is why candidates should start preparing for the exam as early as possible. However, it is ideal to prepare and stick to a study plan before starting preparation. Some critical preparation tips and exam-taking strategy for the IBPS PO Mains exam has been included here.
The board releases the admit cards at each stage of the selection process. Below are the steps for downloading the IBPS PO admit card:
The IBPS releases the PO admit card on its official website. The IBPS PO Mains exam will tentatively be conducted on November 26, 2022, and the admit card will be available for download in the first week of November 2022. Candidates should keep checking the official website for updates. The IBPS PO admit card is a mandatory document to enter the exam centre. So, candidates have to make sure that they download the IBPS PO hall ticket and information handout soon before the last date.
Check the below steps to download the hall ticket of IBPS PO:
Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS at ibps.in
Step 2: Click the link to ‘Download the online exam call letter for CRP PO/MT-XI’.
Step 3: Enter the Registration Number/Roll Number, Password/Date of Birth and enter the captcha as per the given image in the appropriate fields.
Step 4: Click on the Login button.
Step 5: The IBPS PO admit card will be displayed on the screen. Check the details mentioned, download, and take a few printouts for future reference.
After downloading, candidates must go through all the details mentioned on the hall ticket. The details must match the information filled in the application form. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must bring it to the notice of the officials and get it rectified.
Candidates should note that IBPS does not release the official answer key for the PO Mains exam. However, candidates can check the unofficial answer key prepared by subject matter experts here, after IBPS conducts the exam. The IBPS PO answer key contains the correct answer for all the questions asked in the exam. Therefore, candidates can tentatively calculate marks by matching their marked answers with the correct answer given.
Once the IBPS PO Mains exam is completed, authorities at IBPS release the IBPS PO Mains result via the official website. Candidates will know if they have passed the IBPS PO Mains exam and are eligible for the interview round by checking the IBPS PO Mains result.
The IBPS PO Mains 2022 will be conducted on 26th November 2022 followed by a personal interview. Personal interviews are not yet scheduled but are expected to take place in January/February 2023.
Candidates can view their IBPS PO Mains score card by logging in to the official website at ibps.in with their Registration Number and Date of Birth or Password. The IBPS PO Mains result will be declared in all the stages separately and candidates must check them online on the official site.
Check the steps below to know how to download the IBPS PO scorecard 2022.
The scorecard of the IBPS PO will be released on the official page after the announcement of the result. Candidates will get the IBPS PO Mains score card only after they clear the interview round. The details mentioned on the scorecard are as below.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board will announce the cut-off scores for IBPS PO 2022 exam for all three stages: Prelims, Mains, and provisional allotment. The cut-off scores will be sectional and overall for IBPS PO.
Candidates can expect the IBPS PO cut-off to be released soon after the exam. Considering the previous year’s cut-off, we have prepared the following table showing the expected cut-off scores for IBPS PO Mains 2022. Check category-wise expected cut-off here:
|Category||IBPS PO Expected Cut-off|
Candidates can expect the section-wise cut-off and other details only after the actual exam is over. Candidates can also check the previous year’s cut-offs in the tables below.
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Cut-off (General/ EWS)||Cut-off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD)|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||60||6||3.75|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||60||8.75||5.75|
|General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||9.75||6.25|
|English Language (Descriptive)||25||10||8.75|
The IBPS PO 2020-21 final cut-off was released on April 1, 2021, along with the result. The final cut-off was calculated based on the Mains and Personal interview process. Check the table below to know the final combined cut-off.
Candidates might be having many questions regarding the IBPS PO 2022 Mains Exam. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.
Q1. When will the IBPS PO Mains 2022 be conducted?
Ans: The IBPS PO Mains 2022 will be conducted on November 26, 2022.
Q2. Has the IBPS PO 2022 notification been released?
Ans: The notification for IBPS PO 2022 has been released on the official website on 1st August 2022.
Q3. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS PO?
Ans: Candidates who have completed their graduation from a recognised University and meet the age limit can apply for IBPS PO.
Q4. What is the selection process for IBPS PO 2022-23?
Ans: Applicants will have to clear three stages for IBPS PO 2022-23, i.e. Prelims, Mains, and the Personal Interview to be selected for the post of Probationary Officer.
Q5. Is there a sectional cut-off in IBPS PO 2022 exam?
Ans: Yes, there is a sectional as well as an overall cut-off in IBPS PO 2022 exam.
Q6. How many shifts are there in IBPS PO?
Ans: IBPS PO exam is conducted in four shifts – 9 am to 10 am, 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, and 4 pm to 5 pm.
Q7. Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO 2022 exam?
Ans: Yes, there will be a deduction of 1/4th of the marks for every wrong answer.
Q8. What is the process for making final appointments of candidates in the IBPS PO recruitment?
Ans: The IBPS PO considers the score of the Mains examination and the score obtained in the interview round to select the candidate for the provisional allotment.
Q9. What is the salary of an IBPS Probationary Officer?
Ans: The basic pay for candidates selected as Probationary officers is INR 23,700.
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