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IBPS PO Recruitment Notification

Every year aspirants try to get into various banking jobs. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases vacancies for PO every year and the IBPS PO recruitment notification is released around the month of Auguste every year and the examinations are held every year around September/October. So, here we are offering complete details of the IBPS PO recruitment notification. 

IBPS PO 2022 Notification

The recruitment notification for the year 2022 is now released featuring 6432 vacancies. The number of vacancies is quite good this time and thus candidates must try to stay ahead of their competitors. Here we are mentioning all the details related to the notification below:

IBPS PO 2022 Exam: Overview

ParticularsDetails
Organization NameThe Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post NameProbationary Officer (PO)
Exam LevelNational Level examination
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline examination
VacanciesTo be notified
SalaryINR 52000 – INR 55000
CategoryBanking sector
Selection ProcessPreliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview
Educational QualificationGraduation or equivalent from any recognized University
Lower and Upper Age Limit20 years to 30 years
Official Websitehttps://www.ibps.in/

IBPS PO Important Dates

Though the IBPS PO 2022 recruitment notification is now released and here we are with the details related to important dates that will give you an idea as how to effectively start your preparation plan.

EventsDates
IBPS PO 2022 Notification01.08.2022
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates02.08.2022 to 22.08.2022
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)02.08.2022 to 22.08.2022
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingSeptember/ October 2022
Conduct of Pre-Exam TrainingSeptember/ October 2022
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryOctober 2022
Online Examination – Preliminary October 2022
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryNovember 2022
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainNovember 2022
Online Examination – MainNovember 2022
Declaration of Result – MainDecember 2022
Download of call letters for interviewJanuary/ February 2023
Conduct of interview January/February 2023 
Provisional AllotmentApril 2023 

IBPS PO 2022 Vacancy 

Sr.

No.

 

Participating Banks

SCSTOBCEWSURTOTALOut of Which (PWBD)
HIOCVIID
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India8040144532185355655
3Bank of MaharashtraNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
4Canara Bank3751876752501013250025252525
5Central Bank of IndiaNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas BankNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
8Punjab National Bank7537135502035005555
9Punjab & Sind Bank382366241022537225
10UCO Bank8241148552245506665
11Union Bank of India346155573184836209434323120
Total99648317416162596643282767465

IBPS PO Previous Year Vacancies 2021

IBPS has released the PO exam 2021 notification announcing a total of 4,135 vacancies for POs to be filled in 11 nationalized banks. IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exam will be held on 4th & 12th December (Tentative) & IBPS PO 2021 Mains exam will be conducted in January 2022 (Tentative). The selection process encomposses, 3 stages, namely, Prelims, Mains & an interview (slated to be held on February/March 2022). Total vacancies that were declared in 2018-19 for the position of IBPS PO was 4252, for the year 2019-20, the number of vacancies announced was 4336, and for the year 2020-21, the number of vacancies announced for the position of IBPS PO was 3517 (all new). The vacancies have not been announced yet for the year 2022 & we will update the number of vacancies once the official notification is released. 

IBPS PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum educational qualification required to be considered eligible for appearing in the IBPS PO 2022 exam is as follows: 

1. Age (As on 01.08.2022):

Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1992 and not later than 01.08.2002 (both dates inclusive)

2. Educational Qualifications (As on 22.08.2022)

The minimum educational qualification required to be considered eligible for appearing in the IBPS PO 2022 exam is a degree or graduation in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 10.11.2021. 

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

IBPS PO 2022 Selection Procedure

The selection process for IBPS PO 2021 recruitments saw no changes. It consists of three stages:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interviews

The whole recruitment process is generally wrapped up in February/March 2022 & the results will be declared soon afterwards.

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

Candidates will have to clear the Prelims or first Phase of the IBPS PO exam 2022, in order to reach the Mains exam. The preliminary exam is a 1 hour exam, divided by 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It has 3 sections which invite a total of 100 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The structure of the Prelims Exam which will be conducted online, is as follows: 

S.

No.

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1English Language3030English20 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
3Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
 Total100100  

Note:

  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam 
  • Marks of Prelims will be considered only for the Mains Exam and not in the final selection.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO 2022 Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO PO Main exam will also be conducted online. It will have 5 sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. The candidates who will clear both preliminary and mains examinations will become eligible for the interview process.

S.

No.

Name of Tests

(Not by Sequence)

No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
2

General/ Economy/ Banking

Awareness

4040English & Hindi35 minutes
3English Language3540English40 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
 TOTAL155200 3 hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

Note:

  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam 
  • Marks obtained in the Mains exam only will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and for Final Merit List.
  • Descriptive Paper of English Language (Letter writing & Essay) may be evaluated by an automated scoring mechanism for identifying features related to writing proficiency. This scoring mechanism is duly validated and evaluates test takers proficiency in writing in English Language in an objective manner as the mechanism does not have any in-built biases for evaluating responses.

IBPS PO 2022 Interview

Candidates who clear Mains will be called for the interview which will be conducted by the Participating Organisations and will carry a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The interview is about 15-20 minutes long, where the panel members ask questions related to the candidates, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates will have to carry all the required documents to the interview.Interviews will be conducted at selected centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from the official IBPS website. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively. Candidates should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process. All the related details will be made available subsequently on the official IBPS website.

IBPS PO 2022 Syllabus

Below are the listed topics which need to be compulsorily prepared for the upcoming IBPS PO 2022 exam. 

  • Solve IBPS PO Previous year question paper to observe the questions which were asked in the previous years.
  • Also, attempt IBPS PO Mock Tests to get to know your preparation level. And follow our fully researched & result-oriented Mock Tests Series to clear the exam on the very first attempt.
English LanguageReasoning & Computer Aptitude
Cloze TestAlpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series
Correct UsageAnalogy
Error SpottingAnalytical Reasoning
Fillers – Single, DoubleBlood Relations
Idioms and PhrasesCoded Inequalities
Odd One OutCoding and Decoding
One Word SubstitutionData Sufficiency
ParajumblesDirections and Distances
Paragraph CompletionDouble Line-up
Reading ComprehensionInequality
Sentence ImprovementInput Output
Synonyms/ AntonymsOrder and Ranking/Direction
Vocabulary based questionsPuzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
Word/Phrase ReplacementScheduling
 Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
 Statement and Conclusion
 Statement-Course of Action
 Syllogism
Quantitative Aptitude/Data Analysis & InterpretationGeneral/ Financial Awareness
Age ProblemsSports personalities
AverageInternational Organisations HQ/ President/ Chairman/ Secretary General.
Boats and StreamCountry in news, with its capital, important rivers, President and PM.
Clock and Calendar ProblemsNational Parks
Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DIWildlife Sanctuaries
Data SufficiencyAtomic, Nuclear, Thermal Plants
Decimal and FractionsImportant Dams
Indices and  SurdsDance Forms
LCM and H.C.FMinisters and their Constituencies
MensurationMinisters and their Portfolios
Mixture and AllegationsCurrent Affairs (last 6 months)
Number SeriesIndian Financial System
Number SystemHistory and Structure of Indian Banking
PartnershipIndian Economy
PercentageRegulatory bodies- RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC
Permutation and CombinationHistory/Functions/Roles of RBI
Pipes and CisternsBudget Basics
ProbabilityCurrent Union Budget
Profit, Loss and DiscountInternational Organisations/ Financial Institutions
Quadratic EquationsIndian Constitution
Simple and Compound InterestGovernment Schemes
Simplification & ApproximationMonetary and Credit Policies
 Concepts like BASEL
 Micro Finance
 Base Rate
 Negotiable Instruments
 Credit Rating Agencies
 Financial Inclusions
 Teaser Rates
 GAAR
 Priority Sector Lending
 Abbreviations
 Important Dates
 Current Bank Rates
 UNO
 Marketing
 Awards & Honours Sports

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IBPS PO Admit Card

For the IBPS PO exam 2022, it is expected that the Admit Card will be made available to the candidates between 10 to 15 days before each examination. The Admit Card will be issued for all the three examinations of the recruitment process, namely: 

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

IBPS PO Previous Year Cut-offs

IBPS PO Cut-off is an extremely useful reference for the preparation, revision as well as for making exam time strategy. Though its extremely difficult to predict the cut-offs of the upcoming IBPS PO exam, let us take a look at the previous year cut-offs to get an idea about how much effort a candidate has to put in for the preparation to clear the exam.

Given below are the year-wise and stage-wise IBPS PO previous year cut off marks to help you prepare a strategy to score maximum marks in the upcoming IBPS PO Exam 2021.

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-Off 2020: Category-wise

CategoryCut Off Marks
General58.75
OBC58.50
SC51
ST43.5
EWS57.75
HI19.75
OC46
VI54.25
ID21.75

IBPS PO Mains Cut-Off 2020

The cut-off for IBPS PO mains exam was released on 24th February 2021 along with its scorecard. The result for the same was released by IBPS on 18th February 2021. The cut-off table for IBPS PO 2020-21 mains exam is given below.

CategoryCut Off Marks (Out of 225)
General83.50
OBC78.63
SC66.38
ST52.25
EWS75.75
HI38.25
OC61.25
VI84.88
ID53.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut-Off 2020: Section-wise

S. No.SubjectMaximum MarksCut Off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD)Cut Off (General/ EWS)
1.Reasoning & Computer Aptitude6003.7506.00
2.English Language4008.5011.75
3.Data Analysis & Interpretation6005.7508.75
4.General Economy & Banking Awareness4006.2509.75
5.English Language (Descriptive)2508.7510.00

IBPS PO Final Cut-Off 2020

IBPS PO Final Cut-Off 2020-21 was released along with its final result on 1st April 2021. The final cut-off for the IBPS PO exam (Interview + Mains) is given below.

Maximum and Minimum Scores (Combined Scores in Mains Examination and Interview out of 100)

CategorySCSTOBCEWSUROCVIHIID
Maximum Scores52.2052.1155.8252.4062.9853.7864.1642.1654.31
Minimum Scores39.7335.5643.9642.9847.8938.8445.8927.2028.44

IBPS PO 2019- Prelims Category-wise Cut-offs

CategoryCut-off Marks
General59.75
OBC59.75
SC53.50
ST46.25
EWS59.75
HI21.25
OC44.50
VI52.25
ID20.75

IBPS PO 2019- Prelims Cut-offs (Gen)

SubjectsEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityTotal
Maximum Score303535100
Cut-Off Score
EWS/UR
10.508.7510.2559.75
Cut-Off Score
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD
6.505.256.50 

IBPS PO 2019- Mains Section-wise Cut-offs

S. No.SubjectMaximum MarksCut-Off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD)Cut-Off (General/ EWS)
1.Reasoning & Computer Aptitude6005.5007.75
2.English Language4010.7514.25
3.Data Analysis & Interpretation6002.5005.25
4.General Economy & Banking Awareness4005.0008.00
5.English Language (Descriptive)2508.7510.00

IBPS PO 2019- Mains Category-wise Cut-offs

CategoryIBPS PO Mains Cut-off Marks (Out of 225)
GENERAL71.25
EWS65.88
OBC70.25
SC55.63
ST38.13
HI41
OC46.13
VI70.50
ID45.88

IBPS PO 2019- Final Cut-offs

CategorySCSTOBCEWSUROCVIHIID
Maximum Scores47.0750.8050.2248.9860.5846.3853.1642.3342.04
Minimum Scores36.0233.2440.2740.8244.4436.0042.1826.3628.80

IBPS PO 2018- Prelims Sectional Cut-offs

SectionGeneralOBC/SC/ST/PWD
English8.755.50
Reasoning9.005.25
Quantitative Aptitude7.754.75

IBPS PO 2018- Prelims Overall Cut-offs

CategoryCut-off
General56.75
OBC55.50
SC49.25
ST41.75

 IBPS PO 2018- Mains Sectional Cut-offs

SubjectMaximum MarksCut-Off (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)Cut-Off (General)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude607.5010.25
English Language407.5011.25
Data Analysis & Interpretation602.254.50
General Economy & Banking Awareness405.008.00
English Language (Descriptive)258.7510.00

IBPS PO 2018- Mains Overall Cut-offs

CategoryCut-Off Marks
General74.50
OBC68.38
SC56.38
ST35.75
HI42.63
OC53.25
VI66.88
ID37.00

IBPS PO 2018- Final Cut-offs

CategorySCSTOBCURHIOCVIID

Maximum

Scores

55.3447.3353.0263.9134.6950.6956.1143.69

Minimum

Scores

35.7831.6040.2943.8725.1631.3642.0920.36

IBPS PO 2017- Prelims Overall Cut-offs

CategoryCut-off
Scheduled Caste (SC)36.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST)28.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)42.25
General (Gen)42.75
Hearing Impaired15.75
Orthopaedically Challenged28.75
Visually Impaired23.25
Intellectual Disability17.75

IBPS PO 2017- Prelims Sectional Cut-offs

SectionsEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityTotal
Maximum Score303535100
Cutoff Score05.0007.7510.0042.75

IBPS PO 2017- Mains Overall Cut-offs

CategoryCut-off
Scheduled Caste (SC)36.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST)28.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)42.25
General (Gen)42.75
Hearing Impaired15.75
Orthopaedically Challenged28.75
Visually Impaired23.25
Intellectual Disability17.75

IBPS PO 2017- Mains Sectional Cut-offs

SectionsMaximum MarksCut-Off Marks (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)General
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude607.5010.25
General Economy/ Banking Awareness408.2511.25
English Language403.255.75
Data Analysis & Interpretation6010.7514.00
English Language (Descriptive)258.7510.00

IBPS PO 2022- Job Profile & Emoluments

Job Profile of IBPS PO 2021

An IBPS PO wears many hats at the same time. He/she:

  • Handles day to day banking operations such as opening new accounts, to securely handle debit & credit cards, to make FDs/ DD/ PO, to process loan, to handle cheque book, to process NEFT/ RTGS, to process and issue of debit/ credit cards, cheque books, demand drafts etc.
  • Interacts with customers on a daily basis to respond to their queries, to promote products like recurring deposits, fixed deposits, insurance policies, mutual funds, credit cards, loans etc, to meet targets of lead generation & sales within the deadlines
  • Performs clerical activities like handling cash deposits & withdrawals in case of emergencies such as heavy rush or the absence of teller/clerk
  • Takes care of all ATM activities
  • Follows the maker & checker system (where the PO is responsible for the verification of all the transactions processed by bank clerks)
  • Generates reports of daily operational transactions like deposits, withdrawals, ledger balances etc.
  • Communicates with stakeholders and regulators and to maintain track of new developments

IBPS PO 2021- Salary

ComponentsAmount
Basic PayRs. 36,000
Special AllowanceRs. 5,904
Dearness AllowanceRs. 8,593.20
CCARs. 1,400
Learning AllowanceRs. 600
DA OthersRs. 1,552.50
Housing Rent AllowanceRs. 3,240
Gross SalaryRs. 57,289.70
Deduction (Tax & NPS)Rs. 4,659.32
Net SalaryRs. 52,630.38

Allowances & Other Perks of an IBPS PO includes:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Special Allowance
  • City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
  • Leased Accommodation
  • Travelling Allowance
  • Medical Aid
  • Newspaper Reimbursement
  • New Pension Scheme

Conclusion

All the above mentioned information must have given a fair idea by now as what all the important details are related to the IBPS PO 2022 exam. For those who want to prepare for the exam this year must start planning accordingly. 

Exam Date

October 2022

Total Vacancies

6432

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FAQs

What are IBPS PO 2022 Exam dates?

The IBPS PO 2022 recruitment notification is not released yet. We will update the same once the actual notification gets out. According to it, the Probationary Officers exams for PSBs were slated to be conducted on October 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2021, and the Main Exam was scheduled to be conducted on November 27, 2021.

What is the selection procedure for IBPS PO? +

The IBPS PO selection is done in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interviews. The candidates who will clear each stage will become eligible to be appointed as IBPS POs.

I am a graduate with less than 60% marks. Can I Apply for IBPS PO 2021 Exam? +

Yes, all graduates are applicable to apply for the IBPS PO exam. There is no required percentage to apply for IBPS PO.

Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO? +

Yes, there is a negative marking for every wrong answer given in the exam. 0.25 of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

What were the no. of vacancies for IBPS PO 2021? +

The number of vacancies are announced in the notification. The last year’s vacancies for the IBPO PO 2020-21 were 3517.

Can an Engineering graduate apply for IBPS PO Exam? +

Yes, any candidate having a graduation degree can apply for the IBPS PO exam.

Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual? +

All tests are bilingual, i.e., available in both English and Hindi.

Are there any fixed timings for different sections? +

Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains Exam.

When IBPS PO 2022 admit card will be released? +

IBPS PO admit card is released separately for prelims, mains, and interviews. The admit card is released 1 week before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of IBPS by logging with registration number/roll number/date of birth/password.

Is there any age bar to apply for IBPS PO? +

Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years to apply for the IBPS PO exam. Age relaxation of five, three, and ten years is given to SC/ ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PwD candidates, respectively.

What details will be released in the IBPS PO 2022 notification? +

IBPS PO notification will consist of the details about the exam such as exam date, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, result declaration criteria, etc.

When IBPS PO prelims and mains exams will be conducted? +

IBPS PO 2022 prelims exam and mains exam dates will be announced along with the notification soon.

For which post, IBPS PO recruitment notification is released? +

IBPS PO recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee in 11 public sector banks.

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