What is IBPS PO Exam?
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Recruitment exam is the national level exam for the candidates for recruitment in the Public Sector Banks in the country based on the Selection Process set by the official exam conducting authority. Various banks recruit candidates based on the result of the IBPS Recruitment exam.
The IBPS Clerk National Level Written Exam takes place in two phases: Prelims and Mains. All the candidates who qualify the preliminary examination get shortlisted and become eligible to appear for the Main examination. Post this round, the candidates who qualify are shortlisted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Syllabus for IBPS PO Exam
SBI exams analyses the skills of the aspirant in 3 sections. Some of the core concepts in this are –
- Verbal (English)
- I. Paragraph Jumbles
- II. Paragraph Completion
- III. Reading Comprehension
- IV. Odd Man out
- V. Inferences
- VI. Fill in the blanks
- VII. Vocabulary
- VIII. Tenses Rules
- Logical Reasoning
- I. Venn Diagrams
- II. Puzzles
- III. Arrangements
- IV. Game based sets
- V. Data Structures
- VI. Alphanumeric Series
- VII. Directions
- VIII. Data Sufficiency
- IX. Syllogism
- X. Blood Relations
- Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
- I. Numbers and its applications
- II. Percentages and its applications
- III. Ratio and Its applications
- IV. Algebra and its applications
- V. Geometry and its applications
- VI. Time and Work
- VII. Time Speed and Distance
- VIII. Tables and Bar, Pie & Line Graphs
IBPS Exam 2023 Exam Notification and Overview
The notification for IBPS Exam 2023 is yet to be released. Generally it contains the details of the number of vacancies in different offices in India along with the distribution for different categories.
IBPS PO Exam 2023 Important Dates
As per the IBPS calendar 2023, the IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Exam Dates has been updated below. IBPS PO 2023 Prelims will be conducted on 23rd, 30th September, 01st October 2023 and IBPS PO Mains 2023 will be conducted on 05th November 2023. The online registration dates will released along with IBPS PO Notification 2023 tentatively in August 2023. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CRP XIII 2023 will be updated in the below table.
|IBPS PO 2023 Exam Dates|
|IBPS PO Notification 2023||August 2023|
|Online Registration Process Starts||August 2023|
|Online Registration Process Ends||August 2023|
|IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card||September 2023|
|IBPS PO 2023 Preliminary Exam Date||23rd, 30th September and 01st October 2023|
|IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2023||October 2023|
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 2023||05th November 2023|
|IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2023||—|
|Conduct of Interview||—|
|IBPS PO 2023 Provisional Allotment||—|
IBPS PO Paper Pattern
Phase-1: IBPS PO Preliminary Examination
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes for each section, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is a negative marking in the IBPS PO pre-exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. The 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 2023|
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Phase-2: IBPS PO Mains Examination
The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examinations to be eligible for the interview process.
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2023|
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for a wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
IBPS PO Interview
The candidates who have qualified for the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying mark in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the main 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.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam
The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
- Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
- Candidates must qualify for Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
- The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO Main exam and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
- The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
IBPS PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria
IBPS PO Educational Qualification
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CRP exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants
A candidate applying for IBPS CRP/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
- Citizen of India
- Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
- Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
- 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
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
IBPS PO Age Limit
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS PO examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is an age relaxation application to category-wise candidates as per the government rules:
|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|