IBPS PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Every year The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam. After clear IBPS PO Exam candidates can get the job in the Public-Sector Banks in India. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks (PNB, BOB, etc.), RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. Candidates who want a job in the bank can apply for this exam and here in this article, the candidates can read about the IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern:
IBPS PO Exam Pattern:
The selection process of the IBPS PO will have 3 stages i.e,
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
|Serial No.||IBPS Probationary Officer|
|Stage||Marks||Type of Questions|
|2||Mains||200 + 25||Objective (MCQ)
English Descriptive Paper
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern:
- The IBPS PO preliminary exam will be conducted online.
- There will be 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.
- The duration of the Exam will be 60 Minutes i.e, 20 minutes per Subject.
- There is negative marking in the Exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.
- It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.
Prelims Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Exam Name||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
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IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern :
Mains Exam Pattern
|Sr. No.||Name of test||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Medium of Examination||Time Allotted|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||English only||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|4||General, Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
The final stage of the IBPS PO will be the interview process. Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are invited for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will be 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.
IBPS PO Syllabus :
IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus:
The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO comprises three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
Prelims Syllabus :
|English Language||Quantitative Ability||Reasoning|
|Reading Comprehension||Simplification||Logical Reasoning|
|Cloze Test||Profit & Loss||Alphanumeric Series|
|Para jumbles||Mixtures & Allegations||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test|
|Miscellaneous||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Data Sufficiency|
|Fill in the blanks||Work & Time||Coded Inequalities|
|Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||Time & Distance||Seating Arrangement|
|Paragraph Completion||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Puzzle|
|Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||Syllogism|
|Number Systems||Blood Relations|
|Sequence & Series||Input-Output|
|Permutation, Combination &Probability||Coding-Decoding|
IBPS PO Mains Syllabus:
The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam consists of 5 sections i.e, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness, and IBPS has also introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam.
Mains Exam Syllabus :
|Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||English Language|
|Simplification||Financial Awareness||Verbal Reasoning||Internet||Reading Comprehension|
|Percentage||General Knowledge||Circular Seating Arrangement||Keyboard Shortcuts||Grammar|
|Ratio and Percentage||Linear Seating Arrangement||Computer Abbreviation||Verbal Ability|
|Data Interpretation||Double Lineup||Microsoft Office|
|Mensuration and Geometry||Scheduling||Computer Hardware|
|Quadratic Equation||Input-Output||Computer Software|
|Interest||Blood Relations||Operating System|
|Problems of Ages||Directions and Distances||Networking|
|Profit and Loss||Ordering and Ranking||Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies|
|Number Series||Data Sufficiency|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Coding and Decoding|
|Time and Work||Code Inequalities|
|Permutation and Combination|
|Mixture and Allegations|
- The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be based on the score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process.
- The weightage of both these stages of the exam will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively.
- A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO Exam has been conducted.
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