The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the Probationary Officers exam every year. Lakhs of aspirants appear for this exam to get a shot at the coveted post of a bank PO. The application and examination process is completely online. It starts with IBPS Online Registration and ends with the provisional allotment of banks. There are several steps in between as we have listed below:

     Candidates have to register on the official website, which would generate their registration ID and password.
     Candidates would then log in using the ID and password generated in the previous step, fill the IBPS PO application form and upload signature and photograph.
     Fees should be paid before the last date of application using the registration ID and password. The fee structure for each category is available in the notification.
     The admit card is released a few days before the exam. Candidates need to take a print of the admit card and carry it on their person on exam day.
     IBPS PO Prelims examination is conducted by the institute in the third quarter every year.
     The main examination is conducted in the fourth quarter every year by the IBPS. Only those candidates who clear the prelims cut off will be allowed to appear in the mains exam.
     Those who clear the mains cut off have to appear for the IBPS Interview.
     The institute publishes the final merit list and provisional allocation list of banks for those candidates who clear the mains and interview.

This was a brief overview of the application and exam process. There are a few points to remember while filling up the IBPS PO application form:

     The photograph and signature should be clear and within the file size and dimension requirements set in the exam notification published by the institute.
     Academic and professional history should be listed as asked in the application form. This information should be entered carefully as it would be used at later stages of the exam.
     If you are eligible for fees concessions, the facility of pre-exam training can also be availed. Check this option and avail the training provided by the institute a few weeks before the examination.
The job of a bank PO is a very responsible position and the IBPS makes sure to select the best people for the job. Candidates should gear their preparation towards tackling factors unique to this exam. Some of these factors are the heavy emphasis on business and finance not seen in other competitive examinations, the very limited time duration and restrictions on reattempting a question etc. While preparing for this exam, speed and accuracy gain even more importance than other factors. These can be gained through constant practice, mastery of the subject and revision. Those who are going to appear for IBPS PO 2022 have very little time left and should consider joining a test series and double down on their efforts to succeed.