IBPS PO 2022 Notification Out for 6932 Posts, Check exam dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus and other details here

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Mon, 08 Aug 2022 08:51 AM IST


The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection has released the official IBPS PO Notification 2022 for 6932 posts of Probationary Officers. Check all the details here.

The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection has released the official IBPS PO Notification 2022. The board is conducting this examination to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks. The candidates who possess the eligibility will be called to participate in the recruitment process. You should know the dates of the IBPS PO exams for 2022, and start preparing for them. As per the latest notification released by IBPS candidates can apply for IBPS PO Exam 2022 from 2 August 2022 to 22 August 2022. This article will cover the IBPS PO Exam in detail including important dates, notification, eligibility, syllabus, and so on. If you are preparing for IBPS PO Exam and are looking for expert guidance, then join now: IBPS PO (PRE + MAIN) Complete Batch.

Table of Contents

1. IBPS PO Exam
2. IBPS PO 2022: Highlights
3. IBPS PO 2022 Notification

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IBPS PO 2022 Exam Date
5. IBPS PO 2022 Vacancy Details
6. IBPS PO 2022 Application Process
7. IBPS PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria
8. IBPS PO 2022 Recruitment Process
9. IBPS PO 2022 Final Result
10. IBPS PO 2022 Provisional Allotment
11. IBPS PO 2022 Syllabus
12. IBPS PO 2022 Salary
13. IBPS PO 2022 Exam Centres
14. IBPS PO 2022 Cut Off



Banking jobs are the most sought-after careers in India. The banking industry comprises private and public banks. The recruitment into public sector banks at the Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT) is the mandate of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS caters to the needs of 11 public sectors banks. The IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages- Preliminary, mains, and interview.  The candidates once selected have a lucrative and rewarding career. The various banks under which they can be recruited are:

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India
3. Bank of India
4. Indian Bank
5. Canara Bank
6. Indian Overseas Bank
7. Central Bank of India
8. UCO Bank
9. Bank of Baroda
10. Punjab & Sind Bank
11.Bank of Maharashtra

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IBPS PO 2022: Highlights

Exam Name 


Purpose of Exam

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in Participating Organizations 

Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online – Objective type

Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims-One hour (60 minutes)
Mains-3 hours 30 minutes 



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IBPS PO 2022 Notification 

IBPS PO Notification 2022 PDF will be released by IBPS at the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in in August/September 2022 for the recruitment of Probability Officers (PO) in different public sector banks. The expected vacancy for the year 2021 are around 3500. The application process will commence in online mode once the notification for the exam is out.

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Date

Important dates regarding IBPS PO Exam are as follows:
Events Date
IBPS PO Notification 1  August 2022
Online Registration Process 02/08/2022 to 22/08/2022
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card September 2022
IBPS PO 2022 Preliminary Exam Date October 2022
IBPS PO Prelims Result November 2022
IBPS PO Prelims Score Card November 2022
IBPS PO Mains Admit Card November 2022
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 2022 November 2022
IBPS PO Mains Result December 2022
IBPS PO Mains Score Card December 2022
IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January/February 2023
Conduct of Interview January/February 2023
IBPS PO 2022 Provisional Allotment April 2023

IBPS PO 2022 Vacancy Details

A total number of 6432 vacancies will be filled for PO Trainee posts in 6 Public Sector Banks

IBPS PO 2021 Vacancies

Participating Bank Number of Vacancies
Bank of India 535
Canara Bank 2500
Punjab National Bank 500
Punjab & Sind Bank 253
UCO Bank 550
Union Bank of India 2094
Total 6432

IBPS PO 2022 Application Process

IBPS PO 2022 registration process will begin once the recruitment notification is out. As per the guidelines, the candidates must use Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 3.0 and above for a smooth application process. The application process is completely online, the candidates should ensure they have the following things ready beforehand.
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Debit/credit card details for online transaction

IBPS PO Application Fee

The interested candidates are required to deposit a fee after the completion of the application process. Without the application fee, the candidate’s application is not accepted by IBPS. The fee is taken to manage expenditure incurred in conducting the exam, it also serves the purpose of deterring nonserious aspirants to apply for the exam. The fee needed to be paid is as follows:
Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The official notification contains details on eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria is based on nationality, age limit, educational qualification etc. There are various relaxations as per the official rules. The eligibility is mentioned below.


Must be a citizen of India

Age limit

21 to 30 years

Educational Qualification

Graduation form a recognized University.

The details are as follows:


A candidate applying must be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Age Limit

Candidates should be between 20 to 30 years of age to be eligible for IBPS PO Exam. The details of age relaxation are as follows:
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years


Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a recognized university. 
To know about IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria in detail: Click Here

IBPS PO 2022 Recruitment Process

The recruitment process begins with the official notification. The next stage is the application process. The candidates whose application is accepted receive an online admit card for the 1 st stage of 3 stage recruitment process. The recruitment process consists of a Preliminary Stage, followed by the mains exam and interview process. The candidates have to qualify the previous stage to reach the next. The finally selected candidates after the interview round are given provisional recruitment by the IBPS.

The stages are as follows:

IBPS Preliminary Examination

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the number of vacancies and facilities for the main exam. The result of prelims is declared within a month of the prelims. The examination pattern for prelims is as follows:
  • The total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • There are three sections in the exam.
  • The sections are Math, Reasoning, and English.
  • Each section has a fixed time.
  • There is a penalty for the wrong answers.
The exam pattern and marking scheme is illustrated below.


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 minutes


Numerical Ability



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

It is important to note that besides the overall cut off there is a sectional cut off too. Candidates must score at least 10 marks in each section in order to be eligible for the mains exam.

IBPS PO Mains Examination

The candidates who are successful in the preliminary stage have to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam is essential for getting a call for an interview round. The final merit list is made based on the score in the mains exam. The details of the mains exam pattern are as follows.
  • The exam has 5 sections in total.
  • The duration of the exam is 1 Hour 20 minutes.
  • The sections are to be attempted infixed time.
  • There is a penalty for wrong answers.
  • Like the preliminary stage, there is a sectional cut-off.
  • There is a subjective section for essay writing as well.
The exam breakup is as follows:


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 minutes


English Language



40 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes


General Economy & Banking Awareness



35 minutes




3 Hours


English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)



30 minutes

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as an overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.
To know about IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern in detail: Click Here

IBPS PO Interview

The interview will be conducted by the participating banks and their nodal branches. The candidates 3 times the vacancy are called for the exam.
To know IBPS PO Exam Pattern in detail: Click Here


 IBPS PO 2022 Final Result

The mains and the interview round are considered for the final result. The candidates are given various ranks as per their performance in the examination. The results are declared on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS PO 2022  Provisional Allotment

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates' preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS PO 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus as per the sections is discussed below:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus – Detailed

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus

IBPS PO English Syllabus

Simplification/ Approximation
Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Reading Comprehension

Mixtures & Alligations

Logical Reasoning

Fill in the blanks

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

Work & Time
Sequence & Series

Ranking & Order
Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices

Seating Arrangement


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Coded Inequalities

Paragraph Completion

Time & Distance
Number Systems


Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Data Interpretation


Sentence Completion

Ratio & Proportion

Blood Relations

Tenses Rules


IBPS PO Mains Syllabus (topic-wise)

Data Analysis & Interpretation


General/Economy/Banking Awareness

English Language

Tabular Graph


Current Affairs

Reading Comprehension

Line Graph

Verbal Reasoning

Financial Awareness


Bar Graph

Circular Seating Arrangement

General Knowledge

Verbal Ability

Charts & Tables

Linear Seating Arrangement

Static Awareness


Missing Case DI

Double Lineup

Banking Terminologies Knowledge

Sentence Improvement

Radar Graph Caselet


Banking Awareness

Word Association


Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning

Principles of Insurance

Para Jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Input-Output, Analytical, and Decision Making


Error Spotting

Let it Case DI

Directions and Distances


Cloze Test

Permutation and Combination

Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities


Fill in the blanks

Pie Charts

Data Sufficiency




Coding-Decoding, Course of Action



To know about IBPS PO Syllabus in detail: Click Here

IBPS PO 2022 Salary

The initial basic pay of a PO is Rs. 36,000. There are various allowances and benefits also that a IBPS PO receives. You can read about IBPS PO salary in detail in the aritcle linked below.
To know about IBPS PO Salary in detail: Click Here

IBPS PO 2022 Exam Centres

The list of exam centres for IBPS PO Exam are as follows:
North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati  
Shimla Vishakhapatnam  


IBPS PO 2022 Cut Off

The cut off for IBPS PO 2022 will be released after the exam has been conducted. The previous years' cut off for IBPS PO Exam is as given below:

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Cut Off

Category Cut-Off Marks
GEN 50.5
SC 44.50
ST 38
OBC 50.5
EWS 50.5
HI 20.75
OC 42
VI 37
ID 20.75

IBPS PO 2020 Mains Cut Off

Category Cut Off Marks (Out of 225)
General 83.50
OBC 78.63
SC 66.38
ST 52.25
EWS 75.75
HI 38.25
OC 61.25
VI 84.88
ID 53.00
To know about IBPS PO Cut Off in detail: Click Here

What is the age limit for IBPS PO exam?

The age limit for IBPS PO exam is 20 to 30 years.

Is there any probation period for IBPS PO?

Yes, candidates selected to the post of IBPS PO will be on probation for two years.

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