IBPS PO 2022 Exam- Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

About IBPS PO 2022 Exam

IBPS PO 2022 Exam: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a government-owned bank personnel recruitment agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India that was started with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young undergraduates, postgraduates, and doctorates in government-owned banks in India. It also provides standardized systems for assessment and result processing services to organizations.

In this article, we have discussed IBPS PO 2022 Exam in great detail. Interested candidates are suggested to have a nice look at it. 

IBPS PO 2022 Exam

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Basic Info

The table below lists the basic details of the IBPS PO 2022 Exam.

Number of Stages3 (Prelims, Main and Interview Round)
Conducting AuthorityIBPS
Exam Duration for Preliminary Round1 hour (60 minutes)
Exam Duration for Main Round3 hours 30 minutes (210 minutes)
Type of QuestionsMCQs (Additional Descriptive paper in Main Paper)
Exam ModePrelims- Online,
Main Exam- Both Online and Offline
IBPS PO 2022 Interview Maximum Marks100
Minimum Qualifying Marks for the Interview40% (35% for Reserved Classes)

IBPS PO 2022 Important Dates

Candidates who are willing to know about IBPS PO 2022 Exam date can check the table below for all the important dates. Dates provided below are tentative and subject to change.

Tentative Exam Schedule

Online registration and rectification of errors in applicationsJuly-August 2022
Payment of application feeJuly-August 2022
Downloading hall tickets for pre-examination trainingSeptember 2022
Pre-examination training dateSeptember 2022
Downloading of hall ticketsSeptember 2022
Examination date of IBPS PO prelimsOctober 2022
Results declaration prelimsOctober 2022
Downloading of hall tickets of IBPS PO MainsOctober 2022
Examination date of IBPS PO MainsNovember 2022
Results declaration for IBPS PO MainsNovember 2022
Downloading of call letters for interviewDecember 2022
Date of interviewJanuary 2023
Provisional allotmentApril 2023

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Eligibility Criteria


A candidate must be either –

  1. A Citizen of India or
  2. A Subject of Nepal or
  3. A Subject of Bhutan or
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.  

Note: Candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4), and (5) should possess and produce, whenever asked by IBPS, a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits

The lower and upper age limit for IBPS PO Exams is 20 years and 30 years respectively.

However, relaxation is provided to candidates with reservations. A candidate must have been born on or later than August 02, 1992, and on or earlier than August 1, 2002.

Age Relaxations of Upper Age Limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe)5 years
OBC (Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
PwD (Persons With Disabilities)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers which includes Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). These candidates must have gained at least 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of the assignment (including those whose assignment is due within a year)5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

Points to Remember

  1. The relaxation in the upper age limit to SC/ ST/ OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted.
  2. If the ST aspirants have a physical disability, then they will get a relaxation of a maximum of 15 years for the upper age limit. The exam conducting will not allow any other exemptions.
  3. There is no upper age limit relaxation provided to General and Economically Weaker Section Category candidates.
  4. Candidates seeking age relaxation will have to produce supporting documents in original and photocopies at any stage of the recruitment process as required by the IBPS/ Participating Organisation.
  5. In case, an Ex-servicemen who once joined a government job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-servicemen for his re-employment, his Ex-servicemen status for re-employment in Government recruitment ceases.
  6. There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in the Officers’ Cadre.

Educational Qualifications

A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

  • The candidate must have passed the qualifying exam by or before August 2022.
  • The date mentioned on the mark sheet/ scorecard will be considered as the date of passing the degree.
  • The document proving the fulfilment of the educational qualification requirement has to be submitted at the time of the interview round.
  • In case, candidate’s result is posted on University’s website and the web-based certificate is issued then a proper certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.
  • Candidates have to specify the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application.
  • Candidates who are awarded CGPA / OGPA have to convert the same into percentage and mention it in the online application.
  • Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semesters/years by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects multiplied by 100.  
  • It will be applicable for those Universities as well where Class/ Grade is decided based on Honours marks only.
  • The fraction of percentage arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern 

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern for Prelims

  • Mode of Examination– Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO will be conducted in online mode.
  • Number of Sections- There are 3 sections in IBPS PO Prelims viz. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.
  • Duration of Exam- The exam will be for 1 hour (60 minutes).
  • Nature of Questions- Questions in the exam will be objective type (MCQs). Each question will have 5 options wherein only 1 option will be correct.
  • Marking Scheme– Each question will carry 1 mark. Also, there is a provision of negative marking i.e. for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted.
  • Language of Exam- For the English section, the questions will be set in English Language only, the rest of the sections will be offered in English and Hindi languages.

Key Points for IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2022

  • IBPS PO Prelims is a qualifying paper.
  • Candidates qualifying for this paper will be eligible to appear for IBPS PO Main Exam.  
  • The marks secured in this exam will not be considered while compiling the final result.
  • There will be a sectional cut-off and overall cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

Section-wise Weightage of Prelims Exam

Section NameTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDurationMedium of Exam
English Language30 questions30 marks20 minutesEnglish
Quantitative Aptitude35 questions35 marks20 minutesEnglish and Hindi
Reasoning Ability35 questions35 marks20 minutesEnglish and Hindi
Total100 Questions100 Marks60 minutes

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern for Mains

  • Mode of Examination– IBPS PO Main will be conducted in both online and offline mode.
  • Number of Sections– There are 4 sections in the IBPS PO Main exam viz. English, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, and General Awareness. IBPS PO Main Exam will have a Descriptive Paper having 2 questions- Letter Writing and Essay writing.
  • Duration of Exam: – The exam will be of 3 hours 30 minutes (3 hours for objective paper and 30 minutes for descriptive paper).
  • Nature of Questions– There will be 155 multiple choice questions and 2 written questions. Each question will have 5 options wherein only 1 option will be correct.

IBPS PO Main 2022 Exam Key Points

  • There will be sectional cut-off and overall cut-off.
  • A specified sectional time limit will be allocated to attempt each section in the Main exam.
  • An IBPS PO cut-off list will be prepared where candidates having higher scores/marks will have their names on top of the list.
  • Candidates with a higher score will be given priority for the interview.

Section-Wise Weightage of IBPS PO Mains Exam

IBPS PO Mains Pattern PaperSection NameTotal QuestionsAllotted TimeTotal MarksMedium of Exam
Objective TestEnglish Language35 Questions40 minutes40English
Data Interpretation and Analysis35 Questions45 minutes60English & Hindi
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude45 Questions60 minutes60English & Hindi
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness40 Questions35 minutes40English & Hindi
Descriptive TestEnglish (Essay and Letter Writing)2 Questions30 minutes25 MarksEnglish
Total157 Questions3 hours 30 minutes225 Marks

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Pattern 2022 for Interview

  • Candidates who qualify for the Main exam are eligible for the interview round.
  • The interview round will carry 100 marks.
  • This is the final stage in the selection process of IBPS PO Selection Process.
  • This round carries a 20% weightage in the final result.
  • Through this round, a candidate’s communication skills and personality are examined.

Highlights of IBPS PO Interview

  • The minimum mark to qualify for the Interview round is 40% for General Category candidates. Candidates belonging to the reserved category must score at least 35% marks.
  • The final Merit List is prepared based on the score in the Main exam and Interview performance.
  • IBPS PO combined score would be declared based on scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and Interview in the ratio of 80:20
  • After the interview round concludes, provisional allotment will be done as per the vacancies in different banks.

IBPS PO 2022 Syllabus 

The preliminary exam is a screening test while the main exam tests candidates’ suitability to be recruited as probationary officers in various banks. IBPS PO Syllabus for both prelims and main exam is given below.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for the preliminary exam includes three subjects- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.

English Language (30 marks)Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks)Reasoning (35 marks)
Reading ComprehensionSimplificationLogical Reasoning
Cloze TestProfit and LossAlphanumeric Series
Para JumblesMixtures and AllegationsRanking/Direction/Alphabet Test
MiscellaneousSimple Interest, Compound Interest, IndicesData Sufficiency
Fill in the blanksWork and TimeCoded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error SpottingTime and DistanceSeating Arrangement
Paragraph CompletionMensuration- Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
Data InterpretationTabulation
Ratio & Proportion, PercentageSyllogism
Number SystemsBlood Relations
Sequence and SeriesInput-Output
Permutation, Combination, and ProbabilityCoding-Decoding
PercentagesStatement and Argument
Quadratic EquationsAnalogy

IBPS PO Main Exam Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for IBPS PO 2022 Main Exam includes 4 subjects- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy, and Banking Awareness. The table given below lists out the detailed IBPS PO syllabus for the Main examination.

Data Interpretation and Analysis (60 Marks)

PercentageRatio and Percentage
Data InterpretationMensuration and Geometry
Quadratic EquationInterest
Problems of AgesProfit and Loss
Number SeriesSpeed, Distance and Time
Speed, Distance and TimeTime and Work
Number SystemData Sufficiency
Linear EquationPermutation and Combination
ProbabilityMixture and Allegations

General Awareness (40 Marks)

  • Financial Awareness
  • Current
  • General Knowledge

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude (60 Marks)

Verbal ReasoningInternet
Circular Seating ArrangementKeyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating ArrangementComputer Abbreviation
Double LineupMicrosoft Office
SchedulingComputer Hardware
Input-OutputComputer Software
Blood RelationsOperating System
Directions and DistancesNetworking
Ordering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities

English Language (40 Marks)

  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks

IBPS PO 2022 Application Process

Candidates must apply for the exam by registering on the official website- ibps. in. The details entered in the application form 2022 will be used to generate IBPS PO, Admit Card. Steps to apply for the exam are given below:

Step 1- Online IBPS PO Registration

  • Visit ibps.in and click on ‘CWE PO/MT’.
  • Click on the option “Click Here to Apply Online for CWE Probationary Officers/ Management Trainee (CWE PO/ MT- IX)”.
  • Click on the “Click Here for New Registration” tab and enter your Email ID, Mobile Number, and other details to register for the exam.
  • Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated and displayed on the screen. Also, an Email and an SMS indicating IBPS Registration login credentials will be sent to the candidates.

Step 2- Filling IBPS PO Application Form 2022

Fill in the asked Personal, Educational, and communication Information such as Name, Nationality, Mobile Number; Qualifications, and Experiences. Also, enter the choice of IBPS PO Exam Center with the correct state code for both the Preliminary and Main examination. After filling in the details, click on ‘I agree’ to declare that the information entered is authentic.

Step 3- Uploading Documents

Candidates must use their IBPS Registration login details to access their account and upload the following documents as per the specifications mentioned below.

  1. Candidate’s Passport Size Photograph
  2. Candidate’s Signature
  3. Left Thumb Impression
  4. Scanned copy of Handwritten Declaration

Step 4- Choosing Organization Preference

Select the preferred centers for Pre-Exam Training and the participating bank to be recruited in. Once the form is submitted, no further changes can be made to the preference list.

Step 5- Pay IBPS PO Application Fee

The application fee can be paid via Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets. The IBPS PO Application Fee once paid, shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

  1. Enter details and pay the application fee
  2. An acknowledgment page will be generated. Take a print out for future use.

Documents Required for IBPS PO Registration

As per the latest notification, candidates must upload the following documents while filling the application form for IBPS PO 2022. The specifications for each document are mentioned below:

DocumentsDimensionsFile SizeFile Type
Photograph200 X 230 Pixels20 – 50 KBsJPG/ JPEG
Signature140 X 60 Pixels10 – 20 KBsJPG/ JPEG
Left Thumb Impression240 X 240 Pixels20 – 50 KBsJPG/ JPEG
Handwritten Declaration800 X 400 Pixels50 – 100 KBsJPG/ JPEG

Handwritten Declaration Text- “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

The IBPS PO Application Fee

General/ OBC/ EWSINR 600


This article discusses IBPS PO 2022 Exam in details. Every candidate is suggested to go through the aforementioned information very carefully. It is hoped that the contents of this article result to be helpful to all the candidates.  

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