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IBPS PO Exam Pattern - Prelims, Mains and Interview

There are lakhs of aspirants who appear for IBPS PO every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the IBPS PO exam pattern. The IBPS PO exam pattern is decided by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which is the conducting body for all IBPS exams. Here we'll be having a closer look into the exam pattern of IBPS PO which includes the prelims, Mains & interviews.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern

There are three stages of examination for the candidates in the recruitment process for IBPS PO. The following table shows the examination pattern.

Exam TypeMaximum MarksQuestion Details
Prelims100Objective (MCQ)
Final225Objective (MCQ) and Descriptive Paper for English 
Interview100Verbal

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern has remained constant since the start of the exam. The IBPS preliminary examination for the post of Probationary Officer will be conducted online. The duration of the examination will be an hour. The IBPS PO Prelims examination will be of 3 sections, with 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.  This examination will have negative marking, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of three sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language

The Preliminary examination pattern is given below:

Sl. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
 Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Examination Pattern

The IBPS PO Mains exam consists of two papers, both conducted online by the IBPS itself. As per the IBPS PO Mains Pattern, there will be two papers i.e. Objective Test and a Descriptive test. IBPS has introduced Descriptive type answer writing in its Mains Examination. The candidate will be asked to write an essay and a letter to judge their writing skills. The descriptive test will be of 25 marks and should be completed within half an hour. The objective test will consist of four sections that are mentioned below in the table. The candidates who clear the prelims cut-off marks set by the IBPS are eligible to write the Mains exam. Following is the examination pattern for Main Examination. 

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksVersion of TestsTimeType of Test
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 
Section A
Section B
4560English & Hindi60 minutes        Objective
General/ Economy / Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes 
English Language 
Section A
Section B
3540English40 minutes 
Data Analysis & Interpretation 
Section A
Section B
3560English & Hindi45 minutes 
TOTAL155200 3 Hours 
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutesDescriptive
GRAND TOTAL 225 3 Hours 30 minutes 

Important points regarding IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern:

  1. The IBPS PO descriptive paper will be on 30 minutes consisting of 25 marks.
  2. Marks are awarded on the basis of grammar, flow of content, and structure of the sentences.
  3. There is no separate section for Computer Knowledge as it has been combined with the Reasoning Section.
  4. The candidates who clear the mains exam will be eligible for the interview round.
  5. There will be sectional cutoff and overall cutoff.
  6. A specified sectional time limit is allocated to attempt each section in the Main exam.
  7. The final selection of candidates is made based on their performance in the main exam and interview.

IBPS PO Interview Process 

The candidates who clear the main examination will appear for the interview.  The interview process will be of 100 marks. The minimum mark to qualify will be 40%. For candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PwD it will be further reduced to 25%. IBPS will make the final selection based on the cumulative score of the Mains examination and the interview. A merit list will be released after the interview process is over. The Bank will offer the successful candidates the joining letter.

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FAQs

What is the Preliminary Examination date for the IBPS PO Exam?

The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2022 will be conducted on the 15th, 16th October 2022.

What are the various stages of the IBPS PO selection procedure? +

There 3 stages in the IBPS PO selection procedure: Preliminary Examination, Main Exam, and Interview. The candidate has to qualify in each stage for becoming eligible for an appointment to IBPS PO.

I have obtained only 40% marks in my graduation. Can I apply for the IBPS PO Exam? +

Yes, you can apply. The criteria are that you must be a graduate from a recognised university.

When will I receive my Admit Card for the IBPS PO Exam? +

The IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam will be released soon. The admit cards are available for download on official website of IBPS.

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