IBPS PO Notification 2022 | Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection will very soon release the official IBPS PO 2022 Notification pdf. The board conducts this examination annually to induct eligible candidates on the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks. As per the IBPS PO notification 2022, the candidates who possess all the required eligibility as mentioned on the official notification of Probationary Officer will be called to participate in the selection process. The candidates who will be successful in clearing the different rounds of the selection process will be provisionally placed in different PSB banks of India that will participate in the IBPS PO 2022 recruitment process.

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Table Of Content:

IBPS PO Notification 2022 IBPS PO Exam Overview 2022 IBPS PO Exam Date 2022
IBPS PO Vacancy 2022 IBPS PO Eligibility 2022 IBPS PO Apply Online 2022
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022 IBPS PO Syllabus 2022 IBPS PO Salary 2022
IBPS PO Cut off 2022 IBPS PO Preparation 2022  

IBPS PO Exam Date 2022

Events

IBPS PO 2022 Dates

Official Notification Release Date

To be announced

Official Application Date

To be announced

Preliminary Exam Date

To be announced

Mains Exam Date

To be announced

Interview Dates

To be announced

Final Results

To be announced

The IBPS PO 2021 dates are here.

Events 

IBPS PO 2021 Dates

Official Notification Release Date

19th October 2021

Official Application Date

20th October to 10th November 2021

Preliminary Exam Date

4th, 11th, December 2021

Mains Exam Date

January 2022

Interview Dates

February / March 2022

Final Results

April 2022

IBPS PO 2021 Notification PDF Download

IBPS PO 2021-22 Overview

Organisation

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Participating Banks

11

IBPS Official Website

ibps.in

Post

PO

Vacancy

4135

Application Form

Online

Mode of Selection Exam

Online

Selection Process

Prelims

Main Exams

Interview

Minimum Education Qualification

Graduate in any subject

Age Limit

Minimum - 20 years 

Maximum - 30 years 

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWBD- Rs.175

Others -Rs 850

Online Examination Preliminary Dates

4th, 11th December 2021

Online Examination Mains Dates                            

January 2022

Tips to crack IBPS PO Exam 2022

IBPS PO Vacancies 2021-22

The IBPS PO vacancies havet been released by the board, The candidates can check the number of vacancies released for each public sector bank and category:

Participating Organization

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

Total

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

Bank of Baroda

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bank of India

88

44

158

58

240

588

6

6

6

6

Bank of Maharashtra

60 30 108 40 162 400 4 4 4 4

Canara Bank

97 48 175 65 265 650 7 6 7 6

Central Bank of India

193

104

257

13

53

620

2

2

2

2

Indian Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Indian Overseas Bank

14

7 26 10 41 98 1 1 1 1

Punjab National Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Punjab & Sind Bank

67 37 112 42 169 427 8 4 5 6

UCO Bank

66 33 118 44 179 440 2 4 7 6

Union Bank of India

94 47 148 132 491 912 28 10 16 36

Total

679 350 1102 404 1600 4135 58 37 48 67

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

IBPS releases three basic eligibility criteria for its candidates i.e. Nationality, Age Limit and Educational Qualification. The candidate who is able to fulfil all the three will be considered as eligible for the aforesaid post:

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IBPS PO Nationality

The candidates who possess the following nationalities can apply for the IBPS PO 2021:

 (i) a Citizen of India or

 (ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or 

(v) a person of Indian origin who has 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS PO Age Limit

As per the IBPS PO Official notification, the basic age limit for the candidates who belong to the Unreserved category is 21 years to 30 years (as on 1-10-2021). However, the candidates who belong to the reserved category will be eligible to seek relaxation in the upper age limit as mentioned in the table below:

 

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PWBD

10 years

Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs / SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalided, subject to the ceiling as per Government guidelines 

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

5 years

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

According to the IBPS PO 2021 notification, as on 10.11.2021, the candidate is required to clear Bachelors degree from a recognised University or college in any stream. There is no mention of minimum marks percentage for the same.

IBPS PO Application Process 2022

The first step towards becoming an IBPS PO with any PSB is filling the application form as released by the board. The application form of IBPS PO is always released online and there is no other way to fill the same. The candidates have to make sure that there is no mistake in the application form as they will not get any option to rectify the same. The candidates can check out the online application process along with the important steps mentioned in the space below:

IBPS PO 2021 Apply Online Link

Online Application Process

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Upon reaching the homepage, find the IBPS PO MT icon from the left-hand side of the homepage. Post this, candidates need to click on IBPS PO MT Apply Link
  • Click the tab for new registration.
  • After completing your registration, you will get a username and password to your registered mobile number and email Id.
  • Using those login credentials open your online application form. On the first page fill in all your details without any mistakes.
  • Then fill in your educational qualification details and work experience if any. Don’t provide any fake details. Also don’t leave any mandatory fields empty.
  • Then upload the scanned copies of your photograph and signature. All the uploaded documents must be within the prescribed format and size.
  • Check the details before giving the final submit option.
  • Then pay the online application fee through the debit card, credit card or net banking, etc.
  • Take a printout of the online application and fee receipt for future use.

Size Specification of Documents

Check out the size specification of the scanned documents in the space below and make a note that they follow the same:

 

Documents

Size

Pixel 

Format

Photograph

20-50 Kb

200*230 pixels

JPG or JPEG

Signature

10-20 Kb

140*60 pixels

JPG or JPEG

Left Thumb Impression

20-50 Kb

240*240 pixels

JPG or JPEG

Hand Written Declaration

50-100 Kb

800*400 pixels

JPG or JPEG

IBPS PO Application Fees

The IBPS PO Application fee is paid once the applicant is done filling the application form.

  • SC/ST/PWBD- Rs.175
  • Others -Rs 850.

IBPS PO Selection Process 2022

The IBPS PO Selection Process comprises three levels and each level has to be successfully qualified by the candidate to get provisional allotment under different PSBs as Probationary Officers. The three levels of the IBPS PO Selection process is Preliminary Exam, Mains exam and Interview. The board conducts all three rounds separately and there is the minimum cut off marks for each round, the candidates who are successful in scoring marks equivalent to the prescribed cut off will be given provisional allotment by the board in respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern is divided into three levels i.e. Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview. The candidates have to clear the exam pattern of each level to successfully get provisional allotment under any of the banks that participate in the selection process. The candidates can check the details of the exam pattern of IBPS PO in the space below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern is the first stage of the exam pattern and is usually held in the computer based mode. The details of the examination are mentioned in the space below:

  • IBPS PO Preliminary Examination is conducted online in computer-based mode.
  • The preliminary exam will have three subjects i.e. Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The total questions asked from the three subjects will be 100. There will be 30 questions from English and 35 questions each from Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
  • The preliminary exam will have sectional timing to complete each subject i.e. 20 minutes. The candidates have to exhaust the timing of one section to go for another section.
  • As per the marking scheme, the candidates will get 1 mark if he marks correct answer while there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for the wrong answer.

Part

Sections

Maximum Marks

No of Questions

Sectional Timing

Exam language

1

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 mins

English

2

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 mins

English / Hindi

3

English Language

30

30

20 mins

English / Hindi

 

Total

100

100

60 mins

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO Mains exam pattern is divided into two sections i.e. Objective Test and Descriptive Test. The descriptive test will be held shortly after the objective test and the descriptive paper of only those candidates will be evaluate who clear the sectional cut off of the objective test.

  • The IBPS PO Mains exam is also conducted online in the computer-based mode and has multiple choice-based questions.
  • There will be four sections in the mains exam of IBPS PO i.e. English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General / Finance Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The sectional timing for each section will be different for each section.
  • Negative mark for wrong answer - 1/4th of marks assigned to the question.

 

The Descriptive test is conducted after the objective test and in this two questions are allotted and the answer of which has to be typed using the keyboard. There will be two questions i.e., Essay Writing and Letter Writing. The maximum marks allotted to this section will be 25 marks and the duration of the test will be 30 minutes.

 

Part

Sections

No of Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Exam language

1

English Language

35

40

40 mins

English

2

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 mins

English / Hindi

3

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 mins

English / Hindi

4

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 mins

English / Hindi

 

Total

155

200

180 mins

 

 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

English

IBPS PO Interview 2022

The Interview is the last stage of the selection process and it carries 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for this section is 40% for the General candidates while for all sections the minimum marks is 35% for the OBC/SC/ST/PWBD candidates. The weightage (ratio) of the Mains & Interview is 80:20 respectively.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022

The candidates can check out the syllabus for all the levels i.e. Preliminary Exam and Mains exam in the space below for all the subjects asked in the exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2022

Check out the subject wise topics asked in the IBPS PO Preliminary exam in the table mentioned below:

Sections

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification

Quadratic Equation

Profit & Loss

Mixtures & Alligations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Work & Time

Speed, Time & Distance

Problems on age

Problems on Train

Boats & Stream

Pipes & Cisterns

Mensuration

Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion

Number Systems

Sequence & Series

Percentage

Average

Permutation Combination

Probability

Reasoning Ability

Alphanumeric Series

Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test

Data Sufficiency

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Tabulation

Syllogism

Blood Relations

Input-Output

Coding-Decoding

English Language

Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Miscellaneous

Fill in the blanks

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2022

The IBPS PO Mains exam 2022 has a total of four subjects i.e. English, Data Interpretation & Analysis, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General Awareness in the space below:

 

Sections

Syllabus

English Language

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Para jumbles

Miscellaneous

Fill in the blanks

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion

Reasoning Ability

Alphanumeric Series

Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test

Data Sufficiency

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Tabulation

Syllogism

Blood Relations

Input-Output

Coding-Decoding

Machine Input/Output

Syllogism

Blood Relation

Direction Sense

Inequalities

Puzzles

Coding-Decoding

Ranking

Statement & Assumptions

General / Finance Awareness

Current Affairs – news on the banking industry, awards and honours, books and authors, latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.

Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations

Banking/Financial terms

Static Awareness

Banking and Financial Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification

Profit & Loss

Mixtures & Alligations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Work & Time

Speed, Time & Distance

Problems on age

Problems on Train

Boats & Stream

Pipes & Cisterns

Mensuration

Average

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion

Number Systems

Sequence & Series

Percentage

Permutation Combination

Probability

Computer Aptitude

Computer Fundamentals

Computer Abbreviations

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Shortcut Keys

Networking

Basic Knowledge of the Internet

MS Office

Database

History of Computer

Security Tools

Number System and Conversions

Computer Languages

Internet

Hardware

Software

Generation of Computers

DBMS

Networking

MS Office

Input-Output Devices

Important Abbreviations

Input and Output Devices

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IBPS PO Preparation Books 2022

The major books that the candidates who have previously appeared and cracked the IBPS PO Exam in the table below for all the subjects:

 

Topic

PO Books

Mathematics

Fast-track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications

Quickest Mathematics by Kiran Publications

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agarwal

Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M.Tyra & K. Kundan

English Language

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Objective General English by S P Bakshi

Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis

General Intelligence & Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr R. S. Aggrawal

Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe

General Awareness & Current Affairs

Banking Awareness by Arihant

Daily Current Affairs by Guidely

 

IBPS PO Admit Card 2021-22

The IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2021 has been released on the official website of IBPS. The candidates have to download the same and then carry it to the exam hall. The admit card of the IBPS PO will comprise of a lot of details related to the examination and the candidate. The candidates can follow the steps mentioned here to download the admit card.

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Click on the direct link of IBPS PO Admit Card 2021
  • Post this, enter your Registration Number and Password along with the captcha code and hit the submit button.
  • The admit card of the Probationary Officer will be displayed on the next page and the candidates can cross verify the details and download it for future reference.

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IBPS PO Result 2022

IBPS PO Result is released separately for all the different levels of the selection process i.e. Preliminary Exam, Mains exam and Interview. The candidates who successfully cleared the result of any level are called for the next rounds of the selection process. Follow the below steps to download the result of IBPS PO to check if they have cleared the same:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Click on the direct link of IBPS PO Result 2021
  • Post this, enter your Registration Number and Password along with the captcha code and hit the submit button.
  • The admit card of the Probationary Officer will be displayed on the next page and the candidates can cross verify the details and download it for future reference.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2022

The IBPS PO Cut Off Marks is released in the form of a PDF file for all the levels separately. The board considers a lot of factors before compiling the cut off marks for all the categories. Check out the IBPS PO Preliminary Cut off marks of the previous years to get an idea of the examination level.

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2020

Category

Cut Off Marks

General

58.75

OBC

58.50

SC

51

ST

43.5

EWS

57.75

HI

19.75

OC

46

VI

54.25

ID

21.75

 

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2020 (Sectional)

 

Subject

Maximum Marks

Cut Off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD)

Cut Off (General/ EWS)

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

60

03.75

06.00

English Language

40

08.50

11.75

Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

05.75

08.75

General Economy & Banking Awareness

40

06.25

09.75

English Language (Descriptive)

25

08.75

10.00

 

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2020 (Overall)

Category

Cut Off Marks (Out of 225)

General

83.50

OBC

78.63

SC

66.38

ST

52.25

EWS

75.75

HI

38.25

OC

61.25

VI

84.88

ID

53.00

IBPS PO Final Cut Off 2020

Category

Minimum Cut Off Marks

Maximum Cut Off Marks

General

47.89

62.98

OBC

43.96

55.82

SC

39.73

52.20

ST

35.56

52.11

OC

38.84

53.78

VI

45.89

64.16

HI

27.20

42.16

ID

28.44

54.31

 

IBPS PO Job Profile & Salary 2022

The candidates can check out the details of the IBPS Job Profile in the space below i.e. Salary prospects, Job Profile and promotion prospects. 

IBPS PO Salary 2022

The candidates upon joining as a Probationary Officer get the basic pay scale of Rs. 36000. However, their salary also includes a lot of allowances and perks that add upto to make their salary bankable. In addition to this, the salary is revised from time to time such that will always increase and never decrease.

  • Household Cleaning Expenses
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • National Pension Scheme
  • House Rent Allowance / Leased Accommodation
  • Newspaper allowance
  • Travelling Allowance
  • Overtime Allowance
  • Furniture Allowance
  • Leave Travel Concession
  • Leave Encashment
  • Conveyance allowance
  • Hill Station Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Special Allowance

IBPS PO Job Profile 2022

The PO Job Profile is very distinct and as an officer, a candidate has to perform a lot of roles and responsibilities in the bank. The candidates can find the detailed job profile of a PO in the space below:

  • Document and proof verification for customers: This involves opening an account, completing formalities related to accounting updating, and checking the KYC document of the candidates. 
  • Handling the cash, cheques, Demand Drafts, Pay Orders, and verify the vouchers generated against each data.
  • A Probationary Officer is also required to explain the latest government schemes and insurance policies that may help them. 
  • Cross verify the bank cash, balance sheet, keys, and various important documents submitted to the customers for official work.
  • He has to maintain accounts, data entry works, and treasury related works.
  • Solving the queries of branch customers, updating their passbook, and managing their cheque book delivery.

IBPS PO Promotion Prospects

The post of the PO is an entry-level post and while working in a bank a candidate gets his hands on a lot of growth opportunities. The candidates have to complete JAIIB and CAIIB exam within the time to increase the promotion prospects for themselves. The candidates can participate in the internal departmental examination conducted by the bank to seek promotions in the bank at higher levels:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Deputy Manager 
  • Branch Manager 
  • Senior Branch Manager 
  • Chief Manager
  • Assistant General Manager 
  • Deputy General Manager 
  • General Manager
  • Deputy Zonal Manager
  • Zonal Manager

IBPS PO Preparation Strategy

The IBPS PO Preparation Strategy is devised for scoring high marks in the selection process and examination. The candidates can check the same in the space below:

Know the Syllabus

The first step of an effective preparation strategy is knowing the syllabus of the different subjects asked in the examination. The candidates can download the Syllabus PDF from the official for both the preliminary exam and mains exam and prepare only those topics that are relevant for the examination.

Use the Books

The candidates can always use the books which are relevant for the exam and have been used by candidates over the years to clear their concepts. The books should be such that they are aligned with the syllabus of the examination.

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Clear the Basic Concepts

The questions asked in the IBPS PO are of different levels i.e. easy to moderate to difficult hence the candidates should always clear the basic concepts beforehand. This will help the candidates in attempting a different level of questions in a go.

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Use Mock Test

The last step is the mock tests that have to be used and attempted by candidates to score high marks in the examination. Mock tests also help the candidates in scoring high marks in the exam and maintaining the speed required to complete any examination.

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IBPS PO Interview Tips 2022

The last stage of the selection process is the Interview round and has to be completed successfully to score high marks and get provisional allotment under an of the banks:

  • Study about yourself, your background and the banking sector and the latest development in the same. The candidates can follow any finance newspaper to fulfil this.
  • The candidates should be calm and confident and keep a normal posture while the panel is asking the questions.
  • The candidates should confidently answer each question passed on them by the panellist any lame answer could reduce their chance of passing the round.
  • In addition to this, the candidates should be always polite while answering any question. On the pretext of not knowing any answer, they can simply say this to the panellists.

IBPS PO Exam 2022 FAQs

Que: What is the job profile of the IBPS PO?

Ans: The basic profile of the IBPS PO is to perform day-to-day bank activities such as opening bank accounts, Demand Drafts Issuance, Cash Maintenance, Clearance of Cheque, Requests of Cheque book, and etc and their role is to deal with customers grievances and address their issues and then resolve them. 

Ques: What is the last date to apply for the IBPS PO 2021?

Ans: The last date to apply for the post of IBPS PO is 10th of November 2021

Ques: What is the exam date of the IBPS PO 2021-22?

Ans: The Preliminary exam for IBPS PO is scheduled for the 4th & 11th of December 2021, and the Mains exam is likely to be conducted in January 2022 tentatively.

Ques: What are the Registration fees for the IBPS PO Exam 2021?

Ans: The BPS PO Exam registration fees are Rs.850 for the candidates who belong to the General/OBC/EWS category. For SC/ST/PWBD candidates, the application fee is Rs 175.

Ques: What is the passing criteria for the IBPS PO Exam 2021?

Ans: The passing criteria of IBPS PO Exam 2021 is scoring the minimum cut off marks in the Preliminary as well as Mains exam of IBPS PO.

Ques: How many papers are there in the IBPS PO Exam?

Ans: There are a total of two papers in the IBPS PO Exam i.e. Preliminary and Mains exam followed by an interview in the end.

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