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  • Overview

    IBPS PO/MT OR Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer / Management Trainee is a national level exam conducted by IBPS to select the candidates to the post of Probationary officers in different public sector banks in India. There are two exams for this post, preliminary and mains, after which there is an interview process. Candidates must have a graduate degree to apply for this examination.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Post NameAge LimitEducational Qualification
    Probationary Officer20 - 30 YearsA Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

    Age Relaxation for Different Categories

    CategoryAge Relaxation
    OBC - Non-Creamy layer3 years
    SC/ST5 years
    Persons with Disabilities (PWD)10 years
    Ex-Servicemen (ESM),(ECO),(SSCO)05 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date of receipt of online application.
    Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

    Exam Pattern

    The IBPS PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidates must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process.

    Preliminary Examination

    Candidates have to qualify in each of the three three tests of preliminary examination by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

    SubjectsNumber Of Questions Number Of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    Quantitative Aptitude35350.2520 Min
    Reasoning Ability35350.2520 Min
    English Language30300.2520 Min
    Total1001000.2560 Min

    Main Examination

    Descriptive Paper of English Language (Letter writing & Essay) evaluated by an automated scoring mechanism for identifying features related to writing proficiency. This scoring mechanism is duly validated and evaluates test takers proficiency in writing in English Language in an objective manner as the mechanism does not have any in-built biases for evaluating responses.

    SubjectsNumber Of Questions Number Of MarksNegative MarkingTime Duration
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude45 600.2560 Min
    English Language35400.2540 Min
    Data Analysis & Interpretation35600.25
    45 Min
    General / Economy / Banking Awareness40400.25
    35 Min
    Total1552003 Hours

    English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
    225NA30 min


    Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The center, address of the venue,time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.


    Prelims syllabus

    Quantitative AptitudeSimplification
    Sequence & Series
    Permutation & Combination
    Number System
    Ratio & Proportion
    Data Interpretation
    Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere etc.
    Time & Distance
    Surds & Indices
    Time & Work
    Simple Interest & Compound Interest
    Mixtures & Alligations
    Profit & Loss
    Reasoning AbilityLogical Reasoning
    Alphanumeric Series
    Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
    Data Sufficiency
    Coded Inequalities
    Seating Arrangement
    Blood Relations
    English LanguageReading Comprehension
    Cloze Test
    Para jumbles
    word usage
    Fill in the blanks
    Paragraph Completion
    One word Substitution
    Error Detection and Error spotting

    Mains syllabus

    Quantitative Aptitude Simplification
    Mixture and Allegations
    Ratio and Percentage
    Data Interpretation
    Mensuration and Geometry
    Quadratic Equation
    Problems of Ages
    Profit and Loss
    Number Series
    Speed, Distance and Time
    Time and Work
    Number System
    Data Sufficiency
    Linear Equation
    Permutation and Combination
    General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
    Financial Awareness
    Static Awareness
    General Knowledge
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude SyllabusVerbal Reasoning
    Circular Seating
    Code Inequalities
    Linear Seating Arrangement
    Double Lineup
    Blood Relations
    Directions and Distances
    Ordering and Ranking
    Data Sufficiency
    Coding and Decoding
    Keyboard Shortcuts
    Computer Abbreviations
    Microsoft Office
    Computer Hardware & Software
    Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
    Operating System
    English LanguageReading Comprehension
    One word Substitution
    Verbal Ability

    Registration Process

    • Visit the website https://www.ibps.in/ and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP PO/MT” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES” to open the On-Line Application Form Candidates will have click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION”
    • Read the basic instructions carefully and fill the form. For documents, candidates need to have their Aadhar Number ready for identification proof.
    • After registration, an online application is to be filled and submitted.

    Next, candidates need to pay the Application Fee which is different for each category, Fee/Intimation charges once paid will not be refined on any account nor will they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

    General and Others850/- INR (inclusive of GST)
    SC/ST/PWD 175/- INR (inclusive of GST)

    Final submission of the form is to be done and the application process is completed.

    Previous Year Cut Offs

    Maximum and Minimum scores (combined scores in Online Main Examination and Interview out of 100). The candidate has to score more than the cut off marks to qualify for the final selection. Go through the year wise and stage wise cut off and prepare a strategy to crack the upcoming IBPS PO exam. Candidates can check the cut off of the year 2022.

    Maximum Scores57.6251.1648.9847.0949.2443.7347.6052.7645.76
    Minimum Scores43.4741.3838.0236.2441.7624.1135.7337.8222.80