The IBPS PO exam pattern is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which is the conducting body for all IBPS exams. The IBPS PO exam is one of the most competitive examinations in India. Over the past few years, the number of applicants for the Probationary Officers exam have massively increased and it is important that the candidates have a clear idea of the latest IBPS PO exam pattern and syllabus to continue with their preparation.
The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated a total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.
Candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
The final selection of the candidate for the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview process. The weightage of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of the IBPS PO 2022 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.