IBPS Exam 2022

By Trisha Tewari|Updated : May 12th, 2022

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body conducting numerous exams for recruiting and fulfilling the manpower requirement in nationalized banks and rural banks of various regions. The candidates who are looking forward to a job in the banking sector can apply for the IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS RRB, and IBPS Clerk posts. 

It is essential for the candidates to be well acquainted with all the parameters of the exam such as eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus etc. The conducting body IBPS has prescribed the rules and eligibility criteria and will be conducting the examinations at the national level. We have furnished the complete details about the IBPS and the exams conducted by it. Read the entire post to gather complete cognizance about the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. 

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What is IBPS?

The Institute of Personnel Selection is an autonomous authority that rolls out vacancies for numerous posts annually. It conducts the examination and offers a remarkable opportunity to the graduates looking for a job in the banking sector. IBPS is governed by the Ministry of Finance. It conducts numerous competitive examinations to recruit candidates at different posts. 

IBPS PO is the post for Probationary Officers and the eligible and competent candidates who manage the regular tasks of banking and uplift the community. 

The IBPS SO exam is conducted for recruiting Specialist Officers in the banking sector. The candidates are recruited for numerous posts such as Agriculture, 

Earlier, the candidates had to take the exam of different branches and banks to get the job. However, there was an alteration in the recruitment process in 2012, the IBPS started conducting the exams for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO etc. 

IBPS NRA CET

The National Recruitment Agency will conduct the Common Eligibility Test [CET] to recruit the candidates in the gazetted posts in group B and C. The NRA will conduct a common test that will be qualifying in nature. The NRA was established by the Union Cabinet in August 2020. The CET exams will be governed by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions. The candidates will be able to register for the NRA CET after the release of the 

Latest IBPS News & Updates 

The concerned officials of the IBPS have released the calendar comprising the essential dates related to the exam. You can check the dates here and mark them on your calendar to avoid missing out on any essential event. 

 The following examinations are conducted by the IBPS 

  • IBPS PO 
  • IBPS SO 
  • IBPS RRB 
  • IBPS Clerk 

IBPS Recruitment Process 

It is essential for the candidates aspiring to take up a job in the banking sector to be fully acquainted with all the parameters of the IBPS recruitment process for different posts. The IBPS conducts an online examination. The concerned authorities of the IBPS release the notification for the recruitment of competent and eligible candidates for different posts on the official website. 

The notification contains all the necessary information for the IBPS recruitment such as eligibility criteria, selection process, vacancy, and all the other details pertaining to the exam recruitment process. 

IBPS Exam Dates 

IBPS has released the IBPS exam dates 2022 through the IBPS calendar. It is of prime importance for the candidates to mark the dates of the exam to avoid missing out on any essential event. The exam dates have been presented here for the IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS RRB, and IBPS Clerk posts. The dates for apply online and other details will be released with the official notification. Take a look at the tentative dates presented keeping in mind the exam calendar. 

IBPS PO Exam Date

The candidates must mark the essential dates of the IBPS PO exam listed here. The dates for the prelims and mains exam have been released, however other essential dates are awaited. 

Event 

Dates 

IBPS PO notification release 

August 2022

IBPS PO apply online 

August 2022 

IBPS PO prelims admit card 

Last week of September 

IBPS PO prelims date

15th, 16th and 22nd October

IBPS PO prelims result 

First week of November 

IBPS PO mains admit card 

First week of November

IBPS PO mains exam date

26th November 2022

IBPS PO mains result

December 2022

IBPS PO interview date 

January 2023

IBPS PO final result 

February 2023


IBPS SO Exam Date

Get in touch with all the essential dates mentioned here to grab the opportunity of getting recruited as a Specialist Officer. The tentative dates are formulated in consideration with the examination cycle. 

Events

Essential Dates

IBPS SO notification release date

November 2022

IBPS SO apply online start date

November 2022

IBPS SO prelims admit card

December 2022

IBPS SO prelims exam 2022

24th, 31st December 2022

IBPS SO prelims result 

First week of January

IBPS SO mains admit card

January

IBPS SO mains online exam 

29th January 2023

IBPS SO interview date

February 2023

IBPS SO final result

February 2023 

IBPS RRB Exam Date

The candidates must be aware of the IBPS Clerk exam dates, all the dates will be updated here as made available officially by IBPS. The candidates can take a look at the essential dates mentioned here. 

Event

IBPS RRB Important Dates

IBPS RRB notification release date

June 2022

IBPS RRB apply online start date

June 2022

IBPS RRB prelims admit card

July/ August

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer and Office Assistants prelims exam date

7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st August 2022

IBPS RRB mains admit card

September 2022 

IBPS RRB Scale I Officer mains exam date

24th September 2022

IBPS RRB Office Assistants mains exam date

01st October 2022


IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 

The candidates must mark the essential dates of the IBPS Clerk exam. The dates for the prelims and the mains exam are mentioned here: 

Event 

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

IBPS Clerk notification release date 

August 2022

IBPS Clerk apply online start date

September 2022 

IBPS Clerk prelims admit card 

November 2022

IBPS Clerk prelims exam date

15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd October

IBPS Clerk mains admit card release

November/ December

IBPS Clerk mains exam date

17th December 2022

IBPS Vacancy

The concerned authorities of the Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection will be releasing the IBPS vacancies along with the notification PDF. The IBPS vacancies are a major determining factor of cut off and also influence the chances of the candidates getting selected for the post. 

IBPS Eligibility 

The candidates must be well versed with the prescribed eligibility criteria by the concerned authorities of the IBPS, which will be released along with the notification PDF. The candidates must ensure fulfilling the IBPS eligibility criteria for all the exams, to avoid getting their candidatures rejected at later stages. The candidates must make sure fulfilling every eligibility criteria stated by IBPS before filling in the application forms. 

The detailed knowledge about the IBPS eligibility criteria for all the exams such as IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS RRB, and IBPS Clerk are mentioned here in the table. You can move through the table to gain complete knowledge about the exam. 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS PO eligibility criteria are segregated into three stages. The aspirants must fulfill all the stated eligibility criteria to pave their way through success and in accomplishing their dreams. 

Nationality: The candidates must possess citizenship in India. The other norms are in accordance with the rules stated by the Government of India. 

Age Limit: The candidate must be between the age group of 20 to 30 years. The relaxations on the upper age limit are provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. The candidates belonging to the SC and ST categories are provided with 5 years of age relaxation. The candidates falling in the OBC category are provided with 3 years of age relaxation. The candidates belonging to the PWD category can avail of 10 years of age relaxation on the upper age limit. The ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir riots, and persons affected by the 1984 riots are provided with 5 years of age relaxation. 

Educational Qualification: The candidates must be in possession of a Graduation degree from a recognized University. No minimum percentage criteria is applicable for the IBPS PO exam. 

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 

It is essential for the candidates to fulfill the prescribed eligibility criteria to get recruited as the Specialist Officer for varied fields. The candidates must possess detailed knowledge about the IBPS SO eligibility criteria and ensure fulfilling all the requisite criteria before starting preparations for the exams. Take a look at all the criteria mentioned here to get enriching knowledge. 

Nationality: The candidates must possess citizenship of India. Other rules concerning nationality are in accordance with the norms specified by the Government of India. 

Age Limit Criteria: The candidates must be in between the age of 20 to 30 years. 

Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications are different for every post. The candidates need to ensure fulfilling the eligibility criteria in accordance with the aspired post. 

IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates can get detailed knowledge about the IBPS RRB eligibility criteria through the below-mentioned eligibility criteria. 

Nationality: The candidates must hold the citizenship of India. Other norms are as stated by the Government of India.

Age Limit Criteria: The candidates must be between 18 to 28 years of age for Office Assistant, and between 18 to 30 years of age for Officer Scale I post. The age relaxations are provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. 

Educational Qualification: The educational qualification varies in accordance with different posts, the candidates must check their educational qualifications before applying for a post. The candidates must be proficient in local languages as suggested by the IBPS RRB posts. 

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must be acquainted with the IBPS eligibility criteria for the clerk posts, take a look at the below-mentioned IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria for gaining knowledge about the same. 

Nationality: The candidates must be in possession of Indian Citizenship. Other norms of the Nationality are in accordance with the prescribed rules according to the Government of India. 

Age-limit Criteria: The candidates must be between the age group of 20 to 28 years to be considered eligible for the IBPS Clerk post. 

Educational Qualification: The candidates must be in possession of a graduation degree to be able to proceed further in the selection process.

IBPS Salary 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection offers a lucrative salary to the candidates recruited for numerous posts. The candidates must be conversant with the complete details of the IBPS salary 2022 to analyze the work profile and the details associated with the job. Along with a highly attractive salary package, the candidates are also entitled to numerous allowances and emoluments.

IBPS PO Salary

The basic salary received by the Probationary Officers in IBPS is Rs.23,700. There is a revision in the salary structure of the employees under the 11th bipartite settlement. They also receive increments frequently. The gross salary received by the Probationary Officers is Rs.38,703. They receive numerous allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Special Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and City Compensatory Allowance. Their in-hand salary is approximately Rs. 42,000-44,000. 

IBPS SO Salary

The in-hand salary received by the Specialist Officers is Rs. 38,000-39,000. They also receive numerous allowances such as House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Special Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, etc. There are variations in the salary according to the scales and the posts candidates are recruited in. 

IBPS RRB Salary

The IBPS salary structure for RRB differs in accordance with the posts the candidates are recruited for. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 post receives an in-hand salary of Rs 21,000- 23,000. The candidates recruited for Officer Scale 1 post receive a salary of Rs.42,000-45,000. The candidates recruited in the Officer Scale 2 post receives an in-hand salary of Rs. 55,000-60,000. The candidates are entitled to Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Special Allowance, and numerous other allowances. 

IBPS Clerk Salary 

The basic pay received by the candidates recruited as IBPS Clerk is Rs.19,900-31,908. The basic pay received by the IBPS Clerk is Rs.19,900. They are entitled to DA, HRA, CCA and other allowances. 

IBPS Exam Pattern 

The IBPS exam pattern holds an epitome of importance for the candidates getting going to take the exam for numerous posts. It is of prime essentiality for the candidates to have a detailed view of the exam pattern and get a crystal clear picture of the examination. Here, we have elucidated the detailed IBPS paper pattern for various posts. Get acquainted with all the parameters such as number of questions, duration, total marks etc. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

The candidates who aspire to be the Probationary Officers in the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection must clear all the stages of the selection process to grab the desired post and the aspired job profile. It is essential for the candidates to be a covenant with the IBPS PO exam pattern for prelims and mains. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims are the first stage of the selection process for the IBPS exam for recruiting the Probationary Officers. The candidates must get the complete details of the IBPS exam pattern for prelims exam of the Probationary Officers. 

Subject 

Total Marks

Total Questions

Sectional Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates must be conversant of the essential subjects in the mains exam pattern to formulate an effective strategy. The candidates must be acquainted with the IBPS PO mains exam pattern to get a detailed understanding of the examination. 

Subject

Maximum Marks

Number of Questions

Time limit

Data Interpretation and Analysis

60

35

45 Minutes

English Language

40

35

40 Minutes

Reasoning Language and Computer Aptitude

60

45

60 Minutes

General/ Banking Awareness/ Economy

40

40

35 Minutes

Descriptive Test

25

2

30 Minutes

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 

The IBPS SO Prelims exam pattern has been elucidated here, the prelims are the first stage of the selection process. The candidates can get detailed information about the number of questions, marks allotted to each question, and the duration of the exam. The IBPS SO exam pattern for Law Officer and Raj Sabha Adhikari are different. The exam pattern for the prelims has been facilitated here:

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajsabha Adhikari

Get the details of the IBPS SO exam pattern for the Law Officer and Rajsabha Adhikari. The candidates can get detailed information about the exam pattern. 

Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

40 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

50

50

40 Minutes

General Awareness [Banking Industry]

50

50

40 Minutes

IBPS SO Exam Pattern For IT Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer And Agriculture Field Officer

The candidates can get detailed information about the IBPS SO exam pattern for the posts of IT Officer, HR Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, and Agriculture Field Officer. Check out the detailed description of the IBPS SO exam pattern of the maximum marks, duration, and time allotted to each section. 

Subject 

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks 

Duration

Reasoning Ability

50

50

40 Minutes

English Language 

50

50 

40 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 Minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

Get a detailed description of the IBPS SO mains exam pattern. The IBPS main exam pattern is different for Raj Sabha Adhikari and other posts. The candidates need to possess detailed knowledge of the profession to get through these selection stages. A detailed pattern has been provided here. 

 IBPS Mains Exam Pattern for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Duration

Profession Knowledge

60

60

45 Minutes

IBPS Mains Exam Pattern for RajSabha Adhikari

The total marks carried by the IBPS mains examination is 60. The candidates who are aspiring to land the Raj sabha Adhikari job profile will have to take the objective and descriptive tests. 

Subject

Number Of Questions

Duration

Profession Knowledge [Descriptive]

2

30 Minutes

Profession Knowledge [Objective]

45

30 Minutes

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates must be cognizant of the IBPS RRB exam pattern for different posts. The prelims and mains exam pattern has been elucidated here. The candidates need to possess complete knowledge about the total marks, and essential subjects. This will assist you in formulating an effective strategy for the IBPS exam and excel in the same. 

IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern

The candidates must get through the prelims examination to proceed further in the selection process and get closer to accomplishing their dreams. The prelims exam pattern is different for all the posts such as Officer Scale I post, Office Assistant, and Officer Scale 2 post. 

IBPS Exam Pattern for Officer Scale 1 Post [PO]

Note the essential segments of the syllabus and the total marks carried by the subjects. Also, note the total duration and formulate an effective strategy accordingly. 

Subject

Number Of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability 

40

40

45 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40


IBPS Exam Pattern For Office Assistant Post

Here, we have presented the complete exam pattern for the Office Assistant post. You can look into the table schematized herewith to get the complete information. 

Subject

Number Of Questions

Total Marks 

Duration

Reasoning Ability

40

40

45 Minutes

Numerical Ability

40

40

IBPS Exam Pattern For Officer Scale 2 Post 

The candidates who are aspiring for the Officer Scale-II post and job profile must look into the detailed exam pattern for getting an accurate strategy to crack the examination. 

Subject

Marks

Number of Questions

Duration

Reasoning Ability

50

40

2 Hours

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

50

40

Computer Knowledge

20

40

Financial Awareness

40

40

Hindi Language

40

40

English Language

40

40

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam poses stiff competition, the accurate knowledge of the IBPS RRB exam pattern will assist the candidates in excelling and outperforming in the examination. Check out the detailed paper pattern of the different posts of IBPS RRB, and jot down the mark carried by each section.

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale I Post

The exam pattern for the mains exam is as mentioned here. The candidates can get the detailed knowledge about the essential segments of the syllabus carrying the maximum weightage. 

Subjects

Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Computer Knowledge

40 

20

2 Hours

Reasoning 

40

50

General Awareness

40

40

Numerical Ability

40 

50

Hindi Language 

40

40

English Language

40

40

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 

The candidates must get conversant with the IBPS Clerk exam pattern as it will assist the candidates in formulating an effective strategy for the examination. Mark the essential topics of the exam, and the duration of each section. 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The candidates must pass the prelims stage to get the desired post and land the aspired job profile. You can formulate a perfect layout of the strategy to excel in the examination and outrank in the exam. 

Subjects

Number Of Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam determines the result of the candidates, it is essential for you to prepare well for the mains exam to achieve the desired post. Start practicing the previous year papers and try to finish them within the sectional time limit to get acquainted with the ambiance of the exam hall. 

Subject

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Time Limit

General English

40

40

35 Minutes

General Awareness/ Financial Awareness

50

60

45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability And Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

IBPS Syllabus 

The foremost and crucial step of acing an exam is getting well-acquainted with the entire syllabus. The complete knowledge of the IBPS syllabus will assist the candidates in framing an impeccable layout of strategy. The candidates must possess the knowledge of the IBPS syllabus and head start their preparations effectively to cover the syllabus comprehensively. The detailed IBPS syllabus for all the posts has been provided here, note the essential topics of the syllabus.

IBPS PO Syllabus

The candidates must get conversant with the IBPS PO syllabus to outrank and outperform in the examination. It is extremely essential for the candidates to pick out their strengths and weaknesses and draft their study plan accordingly. The main subjects of the IBPS PO syllabus are as mentioned herewith: 

  1. English Language 
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. Reasoning Ability 
  4. General Awareness

IBPS SO Syllabus

The candidates aspiring to be Specialist Officers in IBPS must get acquainted with the syllabus to out rank in the examination. Check out the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO post. The essential subjects are mentioned herein, head start your preparations effectively to grab the desired post. 

  • Reasoning Ability 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language 
  • General Awareness

IBPS RRB Syllabus 

The IBPS RRB exam poses stiff competition, it is essential for the candidates to be conversant with the IBPS RRB syllabus to be able to ace the exam and crack all the stages. The essential segments of the IBPS RRB syllabus are as mentioned herewith. The IBPS RRB syllabus for Office Assistant and Officer Scale I post to share some similarities. Take a look at the essential subjects for both the posts. 

IBPS RRB Syllabus For Office Assistant 

  • Reasoning Ability 
  • Numerical Ability

 IBPS RRB Syllabus For Officer Scale I Post

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability 

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 

The candidates must be conversant with the IBPS Clerk syllabus to get the desired post and the aspired job profile. There are two stages of the selection process, prelims and mains. The accurate knowledge of the syllabus will assist the candidates in excelling and outperforming in the examination. In the mains examination, the candidates will have to answer the questions of English Language and General Awareness. The candidates can look into the IBPS Clerk syllabus for prelims as elaborated here: 

  • English Language 
  • Reasoning Ability 
  • Numerical Ability

IBPS Selection Process

The candidates must be well acquainted with the IBPS selection process to pave the way through the selection process to get the desired job. You must be well-equipped with the knowledge of each phase and draft an impeccable strategy accordingly. The candidates have to pass three stages of the selection process for PO and RRB posts. The three stages of the selection process are the prelims exam, mains exam, and interview. The candidates aspiring to be SO and Clerk has to clear three stages of the selection process, which are prelims, mains, and language proficiency test. The candidates performing exceptionally in all the stages of the selection process will be able to grab their desired job profile.

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IBPS Exam FAQs

  • The IBPS is the autonomous body that conducts numerous examinations for recruiting competent and eligible candidates to fulfill the manpower needs of the firm. The Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection provides a remarkable opportunity to the candidates who want to pursue their careers in the banking sector. It is of utmost importance for the candidates to get detailed information about the IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS RRB, and IBPS Clerk posts, to be able to clear all the stages of the selection process. The candidates need to get qualified in all the stages of the selection process to get the desired job and the aspired job profile. 

  • The candidates need to be well acquainted with the IBPS vacancies for different posts. The IBPS vacancies will be released with the notification PDF. The IBPS vacancies play a detrimental role in influencing the cutoff and the chances of the candidates getting selected for the post and getting their aspired job. 

  • Complete knowledge of the IBPS selection process will assist the candidates in formulating an effective strategy to crack the exam. It is essential for the candidates to perform exceptionally well at each stage of the selection process to get the desired results and the desired job profile. The candidates aspiring to take the IBPS PO and IBPS RRB exam will have to get through three stages of the selection process that are, prelims, mains, and interview. The candidates aspiring to be Clerk or Specialist Officer in the Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection will have to have their way through the prelims, mains, and language proficiency test.


  •  The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the IBPS eligibility criteria for the candidates so that qualified and competent candidates are recruited who will be able to pursue the work associated with the job profile smoothly. It is essential for the candidates to ensure fitting in the IBPS eligibility criteria to be able to proceed with the selection process. The candidates must ensure satisfying all the stated IBPS eligibility criteria to assist to avoid getting their candidatures forfeited at later stages. The candidates must be Indian and the other norms are in accordance with the rules specified by the Government of India. The age limit criteria vary according to the posts the candidates are getting recruited and the educational qualifications also vary according to that.

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