IBPS PO 2022 – Notification, Application, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date & More

IBPS CRP PO MT Recruitment 2022

IBPS PO Exam (Probationary Officer) is held every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Every year a large number of candidates appear for the exam. They must check the IBPS PO previous year papers for better preparation.

IBPS PO Latest Updates

  • 4 December, 2021: IBPS PO 2021 Exam Analysis for December 4, 2021, Shift-4 Know More
  • 4 December, 2021: Check IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Exam Expected Cutoff Marks Know More
  • 4 December, 2021: IBPS PO Exam Analysis Shift 3 for Prelims Held on December 04, 2021Know More
  • 4 December, 2021: IBPS PO 2021 Exam- Check Shift-2 Exam Analysis for December 4, 2021Know More
  • 4 December, 2021: IBPS Interview Admit Card 2021 Out for Various Posts; Direct Link Here
  • 4 December, 2021: IBPS PO 2021 Prelims on December 4, 2021; Check Exam Analysis
  • 2 December, 2021: Check IBPS PO Previous years’ question papers for practice
  • 20 November, 2021: IBPS PO Admit Card 2021 (Out): Steps to Download Know More

IBPS PO Exam 2022 will be conducted for hiring the post of Probationary Officer and Management Trainee in the 11 scheduled banks under the IBPS.

Several Probationary Officer vacancies are Announced for well-known banks in the country. The PO Officers recruited under IBPS PO 2022 will be given the responsibility of dealing with customer complaints, customer services, queries Related to the loan process, supervising clerical work and more other Job on the various branches of banks across the country.

IBPS PO 2022: Overview

Here are the Complete details about the IBPS PO exam of 2022 are given below in the table.

Recruitment BoardInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam NameIBPS PO Exam 2022
Post NameIBPS PO
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyAnnually
Exam ModeOnline
Selection Process• Prelims
• Mains
• Interview
Exam Duration• Prelims – 1 hour
• Mains – 3 hours 30 minutes
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeTo recruit eligible candidates to the post of probationary officers
Exam Helpdesk number• 1800 222 366
• 1800 103 4566
Official Websitewww.ibps.in

What is IBPS PO Exam?

IBPS PO Exam is organised for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT). IBPS PO is known as Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer.

IBPS PO Official Notification 2022

IBPS PO notification 2022 has been issued in August 02, 2022 to recruit the 6432 vacant posts of Probationary Officers. The official Notification has released by the IBPS on its official website. The candidates can download pdf of IBPS Probationary Officers Notification. The IBPS PO notification includes the detailed information with respect to the exam like number of vacancies, important dates, the application process, exam pattern, exam day instructions etc.

IBPS PO Exam Date 2022

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has publish the IBPS PO Calendar 2022 in the official notification including Starting date, Last Date, Exam Date, etc. Know Detailed Important Dates here:

IBPS PO 2022 EventsDates 2022 (Tentative)
IBPS PO Notification release02 August 2022
IBPS PO online application commencement date-August 2022
IBPS PO online application last dateAugust 2022
IBPS PO application fee submission last dateAugust 2022
Downloading of PET Call LetterSeptember 2022
IBPS PO Pre Training ExamSeptember 2022
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card ReleaseSeptember 2022
IBPS PO Prelims Exam DateOctober 2022
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card ReleaseNovember 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam DateNovember 2022
Downloading of Interview Call LettersDecember 2022
IBPS PO Interview DateJanuary 2023
IBPS PO Final ResultFebruary 2023

IBPS PO Vacancies 2022

The total number of vacancies of IBPS PO 2022 will also released with its official notification in August 2022 (tentatively).

Check Trend of Vacancies of Probationary Officers released by IBPS in the past year:

  • Posts for IBPS PO (2020-21): 3517
  • Posts for IBPS (2019-2020): 4336
  • Posts for IBPS (2019-2018): 4252

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

Aspirants who are looking to applying for IBPS PO 2022 need to satisfy the eligibility criteria regards to three various parameters- nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. Given below are th as per the IBPS.

IBPS PO Nationality

The candidate must be any of the following to be considered as eligible for the IBPS PO 2022 Examination-

  • Citizen of India;
  • The subject of Nepal;
  • The subject of Bhutan;
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962 with the intention of residing here permanently;
  • A person who is a native Indian or of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently. In addition to this, he/she shall also receive the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

IBPS PO Age Limit

  • Age limit as on 1/8/2022.
  • Minimum age limit- 20 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 30 years

IBPS PO Age Relaxation

Age relaxation is also applicable to certain categories and the same has been listed below in the tabular form.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC (Non-creamy layer)3 years
SC/ST5 years
PWD10 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots/persons domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir5 years

IBPS PO Educational Qualification

All the Aspirants who are interested in IBPS PO must have one of the two educational qualifications

  • Aspirant must possess a graduation degree in any field/discipline from a university recognized by the Government of India as of 26/8/2022.
  • Any equivalent qualification of the above mentioned is recognized by the Central Government.

IBPS PO Application Process 2021

The application forms is expected to be released on the official website soon. All the candidates who are willing to appear for IBPS PO must keep an eye out on the official website.

How to Register for IBPS PO 2021?

  • Go to the home page of the official website of IBPS at https://ibps.in/
  • Click on the “Click Here for New Registration” button present there.
  • Enter Email ID and other basic details in the boxes available.
  • A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number.

Documents Uploading

Applicants need a few documents to upload to complete the application procedure. A scanned copy of the following listed documents is needed to be uploaded:

DocumentsDimensions (in Pixels)File Size (in KB)File Type
Photograph200 x 23020- 50JPG /JPEG
Signature140 x 6010-20JPG /JPEG
Left Thumb Impression240 x 24020 – 50JPG /JPEG
Hand Written Declaration800 x 40050 – 100JPG /JPEG

Points to Remember:

  • The signature should not be in Capital letters.
  • Keep the necessary details handy.
  • The email id should be valid. Otherwise one cannot get the password.
  • The call letter of examination and other information will be sent on the Email id.
  • The candidates who do not have any email id must create a new one before filling up the Application form.
  • A hand-written declaration has to be uploaded too. The text should be- “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”.
  • Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.
  • Choose the exam center as per your facility and check the form.
  • Then “Save and Next” and preview it.
  • Finally, click on the “final button’ to submit the Application Form of IBPS PO and move to the payment part.

IBPS PO Application Fees

The applicants can pay the fees of the IBPS PO Application Form via Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, and Mobile Wallets. Once the fees are paid, there is no chance of getting the refunds. At the end of the payment procedure, do take out a printed copy for future references.

The application fee varies as per the candidate’s category:

CategoryApplication Fee (Including Intimation Charges)
SC/ST/PwDRs. 175/-
General and OthersRs. 850/-


There will be no other chance of correcting the Application Form of IBPS PO once it the submitted and the payment procedure has been completed. Those who wish to make some changes must reapply, and make a fresh payment for the new application. IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS PO Admit Card 2021

The details that have been entered during filling up the Application Form, should be correct because errors can cause issues in the Admit Card of IBPS PO Exam.

  • Admit cards will be available nearly 10 to 7 days before the examination date as per the declaration of the IBPS.
  • IBPS PO Admit Card 2021 for the Prelims exam is expected to be released in October 2021.
  • The date of the IBPS PO Main Admit Card has not been declared officially. 

How to Download IBPS PO Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Click on the “IBPS PO 2021 Admit Card” link to download.
  • Verify the details and print a hard copy of it.
  • At the time of entering the examination hall, the printout copy of the Admit card and photo-identity proof in original and xerox copy will be required.

IBPS PO Exam Centers 2022

Throughout India, there are several examination centres for IBPS PO. Candidates get to choose their examination centre as per their choice or requirements. Almost all the states of India have examination centres.  IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of IBPS PO is quite vast. Here is a list of topics that should be covered to crack the exam. There are many IBPS PO books available in the market. Candidates will have to choose wisely the best books which cover all the syllabus chapter-wise along with model questions.

Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination
Reasoning AbilitySeating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning
English LanguageReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles
General AwarenessBanking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK
Computer knowledgeFundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input-Output devices, Computer Shortcuts

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS PO 2021 exams are online in nature both the exam patterns of IBPS PO Preliminary and Main are different from each other. The Negative marking for giving a wrong answer is also applicable.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • In the case of IBPS PO Preliminary, the exam is conducted in online mode.
  • Here 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer and the questions unattended, will not affect the scores.
  • Candidates must qualify for the Preliminary examination to appear in IBPS PO Main.
Name of SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMediumDuration
English3030English20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total100100Bilingual1 hour

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

  • IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam is a bit different from the Preliminary.
  • There are both objective and descriptive papers in the IBPS PO Main examination.
  • The descriptive paper will be examined only when the objective paper is qualified.
TopicNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMediumDuration
English Language3540English40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness406035 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude454060 minutes
Total155200Bilingual3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)225English30 minutes

IBPS PO Results

IBPS PO Results and Cutoffs 2021

The results of IBPS PO 2021 for written exams will be issued on the official website. The expected cutoff will be followed soon. Here we have provided IBPS PO cutoffs of previous years’ for the students to have an idea about the expected cut-off.

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2021 (Overall)

The cutoffs for Prelims 2021 are given in the table below. The candidates about to appear for Prelims 2021 can check them to expect an approximate cutoff. 

CategoryCutoff of IBPS PO

Pre-examination Training of IBPS PO 2021

IBPS organizes a Pre-examination training for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Caste only. IBPS PO Interview and Provisional period. Among 61 cities of India, candidates can participate in this training program.

  • There will be no need of applying any Application form for this Pre-Examination Training.
  • Candidates willing to join this training must have the pre-examination training call letter.
  • Candidates can find the training call letter on the official website and click on the “Download Call Letter for PO/MT – IX”.
  • Enter the required data as per the instruction, the Pre-Exam training Admit Card will be on the screen. One can have multiple printout copies for the future.

IBPS PO Interview and Provisional Period 2021

The candidate who has qualified for the Mains is called for a face-to-face interview. The minimum qualifying mark is 40%. There is a relaxation for the SC/SC/OBC/PwD candidates. For these enlisted categories, the minimum mark is 35% marks. The interview round usually runs 15 to 20 minutes per candidate where the board members ask questions related to personal life, academic life, work experience, banking field, Economic affairs as well as current affairs. To be precise, one has to prepare their communication skills and boost up their confidence. After all, through their interview round, the Interviewers will choose the best among the bests. The ratio of Main Examination and Interview is 80: 20.

However, the merit list will be prepared based on the score obtained in Main Exam and Interview. The candidate will be selected for provisional allotment to one of the participating banks/ organizations according to IBPS PO vacancies available. IBPS PO Salary

IBPS PO Salary and Allowances 2021

This examination not only provides a one-way ticket to success if anyone can crack it. The candidates who are applying for IBPS PO must be interested in salary structure and salary perks. The following charts show the details of IBPS PO salary and allowances.

Basic SalaryNew JoinersINR 23,700
Basic PayAfter 7 yearsRs 30,560
Basic PayAfter 2 more yearsRs. 32,850
Basic PayAfter 7 more yearsRs. 42,020

There are several allowances other than the basic salary like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance, and City Compensatory Allowance that comes with the basic pay.

AllowancesPercentage of allowances
Dearness Allowance (DA)40% of the Basic Pay
House Rent Allowance (HRA)7% or 8% or 9% of Basic Pay
Special Allowance7.75 % of Basic Pay
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)4% or 3% or 0% depending on the job location

Other Benefits and Perks

  1. Leased Accommodation: The bank provides accommodation/quarters as per the location. In such cases, the HRA is not provided. The amount goes directly to the owner of the accommodation.
  2. Travelling Allowance: The bank also provides traveling allowances. Otherwise, the expenses on petrol are reimbursed.
  3. Medical Allowances
  4. Newspaper Reimbursement
  5. New Pension Scheme

IBPS PO Recruiting Banks 2022

There are 11 banks that are recruiting candidates for their banking posts and services. Each bank does not offer the same number of vacancies, and neither do they have the same kinds of reservations of vacancies. Here is the list of participating banks. 

Names of the Recruiting Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
UCO Bank
Union Bank of India

The three-stage recruitment examination is a path to be a banker. Candidates who will be selected through an interview will be joining any of the banking sectors mentioned earlier as per the vacancies. The salary perks and structure are quite tempting but this exam is also challenging and competitive. Every candidate who is willing to be a service person in IBPS must make up their mind for challenges, build their preparation strategy, and go for it.


Question: How many times is the IBPS PO Exam conducted every year?

Question: If one scores less than 60% in Graduation or equivalent degree, will he/she be eligible to attempt IBPS PO?

Question: Students who have given the final exam yet the results must be published, will they be eligible for IBPS PO 2021?

Question: How many attempts can a person give?

Question: What books we should follow for IBPS PO?

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