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IBPS PO

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees

Overview

The selection process for the post of probationary officers or PO in different banks will be completed on the basis of the online test as well as interview. Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct the national level exam to recruit the candidates for PO post. The IBPS PO exam will be held in two stages- i.e. preliminary and main. Shortlisted applicants will be eligible for the recruitment in the organizations.

Highlights of IBPS PO:

Particulars  Information 
Name of the exam IBPS PO
Post name PO (Probationary Officer)
Stages of exam Prelims 
Mains 
Descriptive Test
Interview 
Marking scheme 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer
Duration of exam For prelims- 1 hour
For mains- 3 hours 30 minutes
Mode of exam Online 
Language of exam Hindi 
English 

 

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Eligibility

  • Aspirants who want to apply for IBPS PO must have to satisfy the below eligibility criteria with three parameters: Educational qualification, Age Limit, and Nationality.
  • The candidate must have a minimum age limit of 20 years and a maximum age limit of 30 years on 1 August 2022.
  • The age relaxation is five years for the schedule caste or ST category aspirants.
  • For other Backward category candidates, the age relaxation is 3 years.
  • For PWD candidates, the age relaxation is 10 years.
  • For candidates who are the regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory or from Bhopal retrenched service the age relaxation will be 5 years.
  • For aspirants who are ordinarily domiciled in the state of J & K, the age relaxation will be 5 years.
  • Aspirants must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline or field from the recognized university.

Syllabus

The IBPS PO syllabus is different for both Prelims and Mains Exam. Both exams has a different syllabus, applicants can check the syllabus from below information:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language
Number Systems Logical Reasoning Paragraph Completion
Simple Interest & Compound Interest  Alphanumeric Series Fill in the blanks
Surds & Indices Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Cloze Test
Mixtures &Alligations Coded Inequalities Reading Comprehension
Work & Time Seating Arrangement Para Jumbles
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Syllogism Miscellaneous
Sequence & Series Puzzle Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Permutation, Combination & Probability Input-Output  
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Blood Relations  
Profit and Loss Coding-Decoding  
Time & Distance Data Sufficiency  
Simplification Tabulation  
Data Interpretation    

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus:

There are 3 sections available for the Mains exam and the syllabus of IBPS PO Mains:

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Scheduling Average Current Affairs
Circular Seating Arrangement Percentage Financial Awareness
Linear Seating Arrangement Interest General Knowledge
Syllogism Simplification  
Scheduling Data Interpretation English Language
Verbal Reasoning Problems of ages Complete Grammar
Input-Output Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
Blood Relations Ratio and Percentage Reading Comprehension
Order and Ranking Quadratic Equation Vocabulary
Double Lineup Profit and Loss  
Data Sufficiency Number System  
Coding and Decoding Speed, Distance and Time  
Memory Data Sufficiency  
Code Inequalities Time and Work  
Keyboard Shortcuts Linear Equation  
Microsoft Office Permutation and Combination  
Computer Abbreviation Mixture and Allegations  
Networking Probability  
Computer Hardware    
Computer Software    
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies    
Operating System    

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will also different for Prelims and Mains exam

For Prelims Exam

  • There are three sections in the exam Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language
  • For Quantitative Aptitude- there are 35 questions
  • For Reasoning Ability- there are 35 questions
  • For English language- there are 30 questions
  • The time duration for the exam will be 1 hour

Exam Pattern for Mains

  • There are five sections in the exam: Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning, English Language, Computer Language
  • Threre are 50 questions in Quantitative Aptitude
  • 50 questions for Reasoning
  • 40 question from General Awareness
  • 20 questions from Computer Knowledge
  • 40 questions from English language
  • The total time duration will be 2.20 hours

Exam Paper

Practicing Previous Year Papers can assist you in preparing for the IBPS PO Exam. To pass the IBPS PO Exam, you must develop a sensible preparation approach that includes the work of practicing Previous Year Question Papers, which will help you improve your speed and accuracy. It increases your chances of passing the IBPS PO Exam.

Exam Prepare

For Prelims Exam:

  • There are three sections in the exam Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language
  • For Quantitative Aptitude- there are 35 questions
  • For Reasoning Ability- there are 35 questions
  • For English language- there are 30 questions
  • The time duration for the exam will be 1 hour

For Mains Exam:

  • There are five sections in the exam: Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning, English Language, Computer Language
  • Threre are 50 questions in Quantitative Aptitude
  • 50 questions for Reasoning
  • 40 question from General Awareness
  • 20 questions from Computer Knowledge
  • 40 questions from English language
  • The total time duration will be 2.20 hours

Exam Important Date

Events  Important dates
Notification for IBPS PO Aug-22
Online application commencement for IBPS PO Aug-22
Last date to fill out the form Aug-22
Last date of fee submission  Aug-22
Call letter Sep-22
Pre Training Exam for IBPS PO Sep-22
Admit card for IBPS PO Prelims  Sep-22
Prelims exam date Oct-22
Exam date for Mains exam Nov-22
Interview date for IBPS PO Jan-23

Exam Application Process

  • Applicants first have to register themselves by providing the basic personal details such as applicant’s name, mobile number, email id, etc.
  • There is provisional registration number and a password will be generated once you complete the registration process using these credentials applicants can fill rest of the details in the application form.
  • After filling all the details in the application form, candidates will then need to upload their signature and photograph.
  • Pay the application fee and submit the duly-filled application form 
  • Take a clear printout of the confirmation page for future refrence.

 

Selection Process of IBPS PO:

The selection process of IBPS PO will be completed into three stages and all the three stages are discussed below:

  • Preliminary Exam: The prelims exam will be conducted for Office Assistant and Office Cadre I post. Only those applicants qualify this exam will be eligible for Mains exam. 
  • Mains Exam: Applicants need to secure the minimum cut-off marks in order to clear the mains exam. After clear this exam, applicants can go for an interview round. 
  • Interview: It is the last stage. In this selected applicants will be face to face interaction between the interviewer and questions will be asked in this round. 

 

Cut Off of IBPS PO:

The cut off of IBPS PO will be released on the only official website. The cut off are provided sections wise i.e. Prelims and Mains cut off.

The Prelims cut off:

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General  58.75
OBC 58.5
ST 43.5
SC 51
OC 46
EWS 57.75
HI 19.75
ID 21.75
VI 54.25

 

Previous year cut off of Mains:

Category  IBPS PO cutoff
OBC 78.63
General  83.5
EWS 75.75
ST 52.25
SC 52.25
VI 84.88
OC 61.25
HI 38.25
ID 53

Exam Center

The exam center will be different for IBPS Prelims as well as the Mains exam, check the list of exam centers for both exams:

State  Exam center for Prelims  Exam center for Mains 
Assam  Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh,Tezpur Silchar, Guwahati
Andhra Pradesh Kadapa, Guntur, Kurnool, Kakinada, Tirupati, Nellore, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Ongole, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Rajahmundry, Chittoor, Chirala, Eluru Kurnool,Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada,
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Bihar  Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Purnea, Arrah, Patna, Aurangabad Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur,Patna,
Chandigarh  Chandigarh, Mohali Chandigarh, Mohali
Chattisgarh Raipur, Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur Raipur 
Delhi  Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Delhi/New Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Delhi/New Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad
Daman and Diu Surat, Jamnagar, Surat Surat 
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Rajkot, Himatnagar, Gandhinagar, Vododara Vadodara, Ahmedabad
Himanchal Pradesh Mandi, Kullu, Solan, Shimla, Bilaspur, Una, Kangra, Hamirpur Hamirpur, Shimla
Haryana  Karnal, Hissar, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Gurugram, Faridabad Ambala, Hissar
Jharkhand  Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Bokaro Steel City, Ranchi, Dhanbad Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad
Kerala  Palakkad, Malappuram, Trichur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kottayam Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi
Kashmir  Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Srinagar, Jammu
Karnataka  Hubli, Mandya, Hassan, Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Shimoga, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Davangere, Bidar, Dharwad, Gulbarga Mangalore, Hubli, Bangalore
Manipur  Imphal Imphal
Lakshadweep Kavaratti Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Sagar, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Satna, Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra  Nagpur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Nanded, Ratnagiri, Pune, Amravati, Solapur, Chandrapur, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Dhule, Kolhapur, Latur Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur
Nagaland  Kohima  Kohima
Mizoram  Aizawl  Aizawl
Odisha  Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Balasore,  Bhubaneshwar
Punjab  Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Amritsar, Patiala, Bhatinda, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar
Rajasthan  Jodhpur, Jaipur, Sikar, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Alwar, Bikaner Jaipur, Udaipur
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Telangana   Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Hyderabad Hyderabad 
Sikkim  Bardang Barding 
Tamil Nadu Thanjavur, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirapalli, Virudhunagar, Vellore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil Chennai, Tirunelveli, Chennai
Uttar Pradesh Meerut, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Noida/ Greater Noida, Varanasi, Sitapur, Aligarh, Agra, Banda, Allahabad, Faizabad, Bareilly, Gonda, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kanpur
Tripura  Agartala Agartala
West Bengal Hooghly, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri, Kalyani, Durgapur, Asansol Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri, Asansol

FAQ

Ques: What will be the upper age limit criteria to apply for IBPS PO recruitment?
Ans:
The upper age limit for IBPS PO recruitment will be 30 years.

 

Ques: How many stages of IBPS PO recruitment?
Ans:

  • First stage- Preliminary exam (Written Exam)
  • Second stage- Mains Exam (Written Test)
  • Third stage- Personal Interview

 

Ques: What are the main topics of IBPS PO Syllabus?
Ans:
The IBPS PO syllabus is very broad and it will be different for Prelims as well as Mains exam. Some Common subjects of Syllabus are Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning Ability.

 

Ques: What will be the application fee of IBPS PO?
Ans:
The application fee will be Rupees 600 and Rupees 100 for PWD/ ST/ SC/ Ex-Serviceman.

 

Ques: What will be the academic qualification required to apply for IBPS PO exam?
Ans:
Graduation degree required from any recognized university. 

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