IBPS (Institute of Banking Personal Selection) conducts an exam for the selection of candidates in numerous private banks, foreign banks, public sector banks, and their subsidiaries, cooperative banks, and financial, academic, and public sector units. The IBPS Exam job posts range from entry-level to higher-level personnel. The IBPS PO exam is conducted in 3 stages – Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam & Interview. The services offered by IBPS consist of recruitment, promotion, and assessments of candidates for different posts. The IBPS PO exam is being conducted every year since 2011 and this year the exam is under its 12th commission. And this year the IBPS PO Prelims exam is going to be held on the 15th, 16th & 22nd of October 2022.
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The IBPS PO exam notification 2022 (CRP PO/MT-XII for Vacancies of 2023-24) got released on the 3rd of August 2022 regarding the recruitment of Probationary officers/Management Trainees in participating banks in India.
The notification for the IBPS PO examination 2022 is available on IBPS official website and contains information related to the IBPS PO exam such as age and education eligibility criteria, various posts and vacancies for successful candidates, exam pattern, format, marks distribution, subjects, and topic covered in exam syllabus, essential events, and dates for the events, steps to apply for the exam, cutoff marks and various phases of the exam.
The important events and their dates for IBPS PO Exam for the year 2022 is as listed below:
|Important IBPS PO Events||Dates|
|Online registration (Edit/Modification)||2nd Aug – 22nd Aug|
|Payment of Application Fees (Online)||2nd Aug – 22nd Aug|
|Call letters for Pre-Exam Training||Sep/Oct 2022|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||Sep/Oct 2022|
|Download of call letters (Preliminary exam)||Oct-22|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||Nov-22|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||Nov-22|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||Nov-22|
|Online Examination – Main||Nov-22|
|Declaration of Result – Main||Dec-22|
|Download of call letters for interview||Jan/Feb 2023|
|Conduct of interview||Jan/Feb 2023|
|Exam Name||Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organizations (IBPS CRP PO/MT 2022) for 11 public sector banks in India|
|IBPS PO Full Form||Institute of Banking Personal Selection|
|Frequency of Exam||Yearly|
|Mode of Exam||online|
|Phases of Exam||IBPS CRP PO/MT exam comprises of Prelims exam, Mains exam, and Interview|
|Number of applicants||6.78 lacs|
|Number of candidates appearing in the exam||4.75 lacs|
|Number of vacancies for 2022||6432|
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IBPS PO exam Preliminary and Mains exams for the year 2022 have tentatively been declared as mentioned below:
|IBPS PO Exam Names||Dates for the exam|
|Preliminary Exam||15, 16, 22 October 2022|
|Mains Exam||26th November 2022|
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IBPS examination fees for a candidate depend on their category:
|Category Name||Fee Amount in INR|
|SC/ST & PWBD||175|
The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO exam is based on the candidate’s age, educational qualification, and nationality. It is essential for candidates to check and confirm that they meet eligibility criteria before they apply for the exam.
Candidates applying for the IBPS PO exam should hold a bachelor’s degree. The final year degree students are not eligible to appear for the exam
Candidates applying for the IBPS PO exam should be minimum of 20 years of age and the maximum age limit is 30 years.
|Age Limit Relaxation Category||Age Relaxation in Years|
|SC/ST (Scheduled Cast/Scheduled Tribe Applicants||5 years|
|OBC Applicants (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”||10 years|
|Persons affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
|IBPS PO Exam Details||Information for phases of the exam|
|Preliminary exam Duration||60 minutes|
|Total number of questions – prelims||100|
|Total marks – Prelims||100|
|Exam Type – Prelims||Objective MCQ|
|Total number of questions – Mains||157|
|Total marks – Mains||225|
|Exam Type – Mains||Objective & Descriptive|
|Total marks – Interview||100|
|Medium of Exam||English & Hindi|
The first stage of recruitment for the IBPS PO exam is a preliminary exam, the candidates that qualify preliminary exam become eligible to appear in the main exam. The preliminary exam has three sections – English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. The total marks for the preliminary exam are 100 marks.
|Logical Reasoning||Alphanumeric Series||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Data Sufficiency|
|Coded Inequalities||Seating Arrangement||Puzzle||Tabulation|
|Simplification||Profit & Loss||Mixtures & Allegations||Simple interest/ Compound interest|
|Surds & Indices||Work & Time||Time & Distance||Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere|
|Data Interpretation||Ratio & Proportion,||Percentage||Number Systems|
|Sequence & Series||Permutation||Combination||Probability|
|Reading Comprehension||Cloze Test||Para jumbles||Miscellaneous|
|Fill in the blanks||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||Paragraph Completion||One word Substitution|
Read the detailed IBPS PO Syllabus
The requirements for various IBPS PO posts and vacancies are registered with IBPS to help public sector, foreign and regional rural banks, The vacancies registered for the year 2022 from various banks based on categories are listed below
|Name of Banks||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||General||Total|
|Bank of India||80||40||144||53||218||535|
|Bank of Maharashtra||75||37||135||50||203||500|
|Punjab National Bank||75||37||135||50||203||500|
|Union Bank of India||346||155||573||184||836||2094|
The application for the IBPS PO exam for the year 2022 started on 2nd August 2022 will end on 22nd August 2022. The application fee for SC/ST/PWBD candidates is INR 175 and for General candidates is INR 850. The fees can be paid online through various means and also can be paid through post by visiting any of the post offices. The application can be filled in from the website https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/.
As per the notification from the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the online examination (preliminary and main) for recruiting probationary officer and management trainee posts in participating public sector, foreign, regional rural, cooperative, and other financial institutions and banks will be scheduled in the month of October/November 2022.
The step-by-step process to fill the application form online to appear in IBPS PO 2022 exam will be as listed below.
|Photograph||Signature left thumb impression and handwritten declaration|
|Photograph must be a recent passport-style colour picture||Signature The applicant has to sign on white paper with a black ink pen. Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels. The size of the file should be between 10 kb to 20 kb|
|The preferred dimension should be 200 x 230 pixels||Left thumb impression The file should be in jpg/jpeg The dimension should be 240 x 240 pixels in 200 DPI The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on white paper with black or blue ink. The file size should be 20 kb to 50 kb|
|Size of file should be between 20 kb to 50 kb||Handwritten declaration The handwritten declaration should be written on white paper with black ink. The file should be in jpg/jpeg The dimension should be 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI. The file size should be 50 kb to 100 kb|
The application page is divided into various sections such as Basic info, upload photo & signature, details, preview, etc.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to properly review the application form and check all the information entered is correct and without any spelling mistakes. In addition, the candidate should agree to the terms and conditions mentioned on the website and then finally submit the application.
The following documents should be kept available before applying for the IBPS PO exam application. There are a few things that candidates should keep in mind while applying for IBPS PO.
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The IBPS PO preliminary exam results for the year 2022 are expected to be declared in the month of November. The IBPS PO main results for the year 2022 will be in the month of December. The IBPS PO interview will be held around January/February 2023. Candidates can view their results for IBPS PO exams from IBPS official website by logging in with their registration number, password, and date of birth.
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|IBPS PO Salary Structure|
|Basic Pay||Rs 36,000|
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||Rs 8593.20|
|Special Allowance (SA)||Rs 5,904|
|DA Others||Rs 1,552.50|
|Learning Allowance||Rs 600|
|Gross In-Hand Salary with HRA||Rs 57, 289.70|
|Net Salary||Rs 52,630.38|
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Ans: The Institute of Banking Personal Selection conducts personnel selection of probational officers and management trainees for various banks by organizing the online selection process in the form of the IBPS PO exam. The IBPS PO exam is one of the top government exams in India consisting of three stages starting with a preliminary exam, the main exam, and a personal interview. The selection of candidates is based on the marks scored in main and personal interviews.
Ans: IBPS PO exam consists of prelims, main and personal interview as their process of selection. Candidates should prepare from recommended resources from the IBPS official website and prepare the topics and subjects listed under the syllabus for prelims, mains, and interviews. Candidates should prepare in English language, Reasoning, and quantitative aptitude to clear prelims exam successfully.
Ans: The basic pay for IBPS PO is Rs 23700/- salary (increment 4 stages), after 1st increment the salary will be Rs. 30560/- after 2nd increment salary will be increased to Rs. 32850/- and after 3rd increment, the salary will be Rs. 42020/- per month.
Ans: Candidates can attempt the IBPS PO exam based on their age and category. General category candidates can attempt for IBPS PO exam for a maximum of 4 times, and OBC and PwD can attempt the IBPS PO exam 7 times.
Ans: Candidates can qualify IBPS PO exam in the first attempt by following a few learning methods:
Ans: As per IBPS rules, a handwritten declaration is required from all the candidates appearing for the exam while filling out the application form.
Ans: The biggest advantage of appearing for the IBPS PO exam is that candidates will have many fold advantage of selecting various banks such as private banks, foreign banks, public sector banks, and their subsidiaries, cooperative banks, financial, academic, and public sector units from entry level to higher level personnel, whereas SBI PO exam will only allow candidates to seek employment with State Bank of India branches across India.
Ans: Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university as an academic requirement for applicants for the IBPS PO exam, and candidates should have a good understanding of the latest exam pattern and syllabus (topics and subjects covered) in the exam.
Ans: IBPS PO exams are aimed to select candidates for the post of probationary and management trainees for various banks. The overall difficulty level for the IBPS PO exam is moderate to difficult. Candidates will find it difficult to prepare for data interpretation & analysis topic as it is tough to understand. Reasoning and computer aptitude are moderate to difficult topics to attempt. English subject questions are moderate to difficult. Other topics such as General, Economy, and awareness in banking have a moderate level of difficulty.
Ans: IBPS PO exam consists of three phases – preliminary exam, mains exam, and personal interview test. Candidates who qualify (pass) in prelims can only appear in mains papers and one who clears mains paper can only appear in interview tests.
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