IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 For Prelims and Mains

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS PO Exam Dates through the IBPS Calendar 2022 for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in various Public sectors banks at its official website @ibps.in. The Syllabus for IBPS PO is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and is most probably the same for the upcoming exam. The syllabus is an important part of knowing the exam, a candidate is appearing for. To do well in the IBPS Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the new IBPS PO Syllabus. This article explains the IBPS PO Syllabus elaborately.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022-Overview

The IBPS PO Syllabus 2022 comprises all the topics from which the question will be asked in the IBPS PO 2022 Exam. Check the details regarding the IBPS PO Syllabus 2022 from the table given below.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is no different from any other Bank Exams. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different stages as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
  3. IBPS PO Interview

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test  (Pre and Mains) of the Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for the interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO Cut-Off will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Before the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high to be considered for the final appointment. Thus,  the final selection is made on the marks scored by the candidate in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and Interview (Mains+ Interview).

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022 For Prelims

The IBPS PO Prelims is the first stage of the IBPS PO 2022. This is the screening round.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022 for Mains

This is the 2nd Stage of the IBPS Exam. The candidates who will qualify for the Prelims of IBPS PO Exam will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2022.

  1. There will be four sections for the IBPS PO Mains Exam and an additional section of the English Language which will be taken separately on the same date of the exam.
  2. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will have a total of 200 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours.
  3. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.
  4. The candidates will have to pass separately in each test/section.

Also check, IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022 

Introduction of Descriptive Test: 25 Marks

IBPS has included the descriptive test of 25 Marks in the PO Mains Exam. The candidates will have to write an essay and a letter of 25 marks. The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass this paper by securing a minimum cut-off.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

A candidate’s marks in the IBPS PO Mains Exam should be sufficiently high to be eligible for the Final Section.

Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

IBPS PO Syllabus For Prelims

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam is given below for the following sections:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Syllabus For Mains

The candidates who secure a minimum cut-off will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam. The syllabus for the IBPS PO Mains Exam is given below for the following sections:

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  2. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  3. English Language
  4. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

IBPS PO Syllabus- Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT-X will subsequently be
called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organization and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers.

  1. The total marks allotted for the IBPS PO Interview are 100.
  2. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).
  3. The weightage (ratio) of the IBPS PO Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  4. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at based on scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-IX and Interview.
  5. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for the subsequent provisional allotment process.

IBPS PO Cut Off(Previous year) – Click to Check

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Practice with IBPS PO Previous Year Question Papers

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022- FAQs

Q. What Sections/Topics are there for IBPS PO Exam 2022?

Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam consists of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language whereas the Mains Exam comprises of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Q. How many stages are there in the IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. There are three stages in IBPS PO Exam: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and an Interview.

Q. Is there a negative marking for IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question.

Q. How many times is the IBPS PO Exam conducted?

Ans. IBPS PO Exam is held once a year.

Q. I have less than 60% marks in Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you can apply. There are no criteria for the % secured in Graduation.

Q. What is the Selection Procedure for IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. The Selection Procedure for IBPS PO Exam is Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

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