IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

Download IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022.The complete study material for IBPS PO 2022. As we all know The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the official IBPS PO notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO). This year IBPS PO 2022 Recruitment Notification invites applications to fill 6932 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies.

Before appearing in IBPS PO Exam all you need to know the complete detailed IBPS PO exam pattern and syllabus. The questions that will be asked in IBPS PO Exam will be based on the official IBPS PO New Exam Pattern 2022 (Prelims & Mains). In this post, we are providing you with the Detailed exam pattern and syllabus.

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IBPS PO Selection Process 2022

As per the IBPS PO 2022 official notification released by IBPS for the recruitment of Probationary Officers, the recruitment will take place with the help of an online examination and  Personal Interview.

  1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
  2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).
  3. Phase III: Personal Interview Round

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) and Interview (Phase-III) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the main examination and Phase III.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2022 – IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam will comprise 3 sections, with a total of 100 marks and a total time of 60 minutes has been allotted for this exam. This year IBPS has introduced a sectional time limit in the exam. You can go through the new exam pattern and sectional time division of the IBPS PO Prelims exam from the table below:-

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

S. No. Name of Test No. of questions Total Marks Time Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for Each Test
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
2. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3. English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
4. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 Minutes


  • The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective-type questions.
  • The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify for the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.
  • The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective tests.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2022 (Prelims & Mains)

The IBPS PO syllabus for Prelims comprises the English Language, Quantitative Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The candidates who can make their way through the Prelims exam will be competing in the Mains exam. The IBPS PO Mains exam syllabus covers the numerous topics of Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude,  English Language, Data Interpretation and Analysis, General economy, or Banking Awareness. You can check the section-wise detailed syllabus of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021 below.

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus (Prelims)

IBPS PO Reasoning Prelims Syllabus
Logical Reasoning
Coding Decoding
Input Output
Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangement
Blood Relations

IBPS PO English Syllabus (Prelims)

IBPS PO English Prelims Syllabus
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Para jumbles
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (Prelims)

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Prelims Syllabus
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Permutation, Combination &Probability
Sequence & Series
Number Systems
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Data Interpretation
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2022

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:- These are the topics mentioned for the IBPS PO exam phase, you can expect questions from the following topics in IBPS PO Mains 2022.

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency, with 3 statements.
  • Input-Output, based on a new pattern.
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coded Questions
  • Box Arrangement
  • Computer Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude:-

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time, and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Missing DI sets
  • Double Diagram DI
  • Caselet DI
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical inequality

English language:-

  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Double Fillers
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para jumbles
  • Mis-spelt word/ Idiom-Phrase/ Odd one out based Questions

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:-