IBPS PO 2022 Mains Important Tips: Check How to Prepare for Data Analysis & Interpretation

IBPS PO Mains 2022 to be held on 26th November 2022 for 8432 Probationary Officers in participating banks across India.
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IBPS PO 2022 Mains Important Tips: Check How to Prepare for Data Analysis & Interpretation

IBPS PO Mains 2022 Data Analysis & Interpretation Preparation Strategy: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has announced to conduct the IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam on 26th November 2022 for the selection of Probationary Officers (PO)/Management Trainee (MT) against 8432 vacancies across 11 Participating Banks in India. Candidates who qualified the IBPS PO Prelims 2022 will be shortlisted for the IBPS PO Mains 2022. Based on the performance in the Mains exam, candidates will be further selected for the Common Interview that will be conducted by the Participating Banks and the Nodal Bank. Only candidates who meet the success criteria in the IBPS PO Selection Process 2022 will be further provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Banks.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2022 Calendar

IBPS PO 2022 Events

Important Dates

Online Registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

2nd August 2022 to 22nd August 2022

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

2nd August 2022 to 22nd August 2022

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training*

September/October 2022

Pre-Exam Training*

September/October 2022

Prelims Exam Admit Card Download

7th to 16th October 2022

Online Prelims Exam

15th and 16th October 2022

Prelims Exam Result

2nd November to 9th November 2022

Mains Exam Admit Card Download

19th November to 26th November 2022

Online Mains Exam

26th November 2022

Mains Exam Result

December 2022

Interview Admit Card Download

January/ February 2023


January/ February 2023

Provisional Allotment

April 2023


IBPS PO 2022 Related Links
IBPS PO 2022: Check Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Qualifications, Selection Process, Application Process, Vacancies
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IBPS PO 2022: Check Syllabus Section-wise & Latest Exam Pattern Prelims & Mains

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022


Total Questions


Sectional Timing

Medium of Exam

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 Minutes

English & Hindi

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness



35 Minutes

English & Hindi

English Language                                             



40 Minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 Minutes

English & Hindi


155 MCQs

200 Marks

3 Hours


English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)



30 Minutes



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How to Prepare Data Analysis & Interpretation for IBPS PO Mains 2022?

Candidates participating in the IBPS PO Recruitment Drive 2022 for selection as Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee (MT) appeared for the IBPS PO Prelims 2022 exam. Only candidates successful in the Prelims exam will now appear for the Mains exam. The IBPS PO Mains exam pattern will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Data Analysis & Interpretation along with other sections. There will be 35 MCQs for 60 Marks. There will be a sectional timing of 45 minutes.

Syllabus: Data Interpretation (Tabular, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Mixed Graph, Caselet, Missing Case), Probability, Permutation & Combination, Number System, Approximation, HCF & LCM, Age Problems, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Mixture & Allegations, Time & Work, Pipe & Cistern, Speed, Distance & Time, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit, Loss & Discount, and Mensuration.

1. Go through the syllabus, exam pattern, important topics, cut-offs

Having an in-depth understanding of the entire syllabus, important topics, exam pattern, marking schemes, number of questions to be asked, and previous years’ cut-off marks is crucial to acing your preparation. If one knows what all they need to prepare in clear manner, they can draft an efficient study plan to finish preparation well in time. This will also refrain one from deviating from the syllabus. Previous years’ exam analysis is also crucial to look at. They will let you know the weightage of each section and expected number of questions from each topic.

2. Penalty for Wrong Answers, Attempt Only What You Know

Penalty for Wrong Answers is applicable both in the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exam. One should be aware of the marking scheme. If you select a wrong answer, 1/4th or 0.25 marks of the total marks assigned to a particular question will be deducted to arrive at a corrected score. If you do not attempt a question, no penalty will be deducted.

3. Solve previous years’ question papers, mock tests, and quizzes

Understanding the level of difficulty of questions and the actual level of preparation required on one’s part is one of the key factors to scoring high. You will also get to know your weak and strong areas and preparing a strategy for solving question in the actual exam. Try to solve question papers of past years’ with a timer to adapt to real exam settings.

4. Important Data Analysis & Interpretation Topics – Must Prepare

Tips & Tricks for IBPS PO Mains Data Analysis & Interpretation section: Start with Data Interpretation questions first in the exam. Next, solve questions from Arithmetic section. Solve Data Sufficiency questions towards the end as they can be time-consuming. Do not attempt every question, keep in mind negative marking.



Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Quantity Comparison

Missing & Wrong Number Series


Arithmetic Problems

5. Recommended books to prepare General/Economy/Banking Awareness for IBPS PO Mains



Data Interpretation

Arun Sharma

Data Interpretation

K. Kundan

Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency

Kiran Prakashan

IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2022 Download Link


Q1 Where can I find preparation strategy for IBPS PO Mains 2022 Data Analysis & Interpretation?

Read our article IBPS PO 2022 Mains Important Tips: Check How to Prepare for Data Analysis & Interpretation on Jagran Josh.

Q2. When will IBPS PO Mains 2022 be held?

26th November 2022 (Tentatively)

Q3 How many vacancies are there in IBPS PO 2022?

8432 Probationary Officers in participating banks across India.

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