IBPS PO

IBPS PO Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the exam for the post of Probationary Officer in 3 phases: Paper – 1, Paper – 2 and Interview.

Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 1 has 3 sections, containing 100 questions of 100 marks to be completed in time duration of 60 minutes.

Paper – 2 is also an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 2 has 5 sections, containing 157 questions of 225 marks and a time period of 3 hours & 30 minutes.

Last and final phase for selection in IBPS PO post is Interview.

IBPS PO Paper – 1/ Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 1 is divided into 3 sections, General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. General Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude contain 35 questions each and are of 35 marks and English Language contains 30 questions for 30 marks. Each section has a time – duration of 20 minutes.

SECTION

No. of

Questions

Max Marks

Exam

Duration

English Language

30

30

20  minutes

General Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

Numerical Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

60 minutes

IBPS PO Paper – 1/ Prelims Syllabus

  1. English Language

IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in English Language for 30 marks.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Multiple Meaning
  • Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Miscellaneous
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  1. General Reasoning

IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in General Reasoning for 35 marks.

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical & Number Series
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Direction Sense
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
  • Conclusion & Decision Making
  • Similarities & Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Scheduling
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Course of Action
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Input – Output
  1. Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in Quantitative Aptitude for 35 marks.

  • Number System
  • Number Series
  • BODMAS
  • Decimal and Fraction
  • Fractions
  • Average
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Problems on Age
  • Boats and Stream
  • Indices and Surds
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Square root and Cube root
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Pipe & Cistern

IBPS PO Paper – 2/ Mains Exam Pattern

Paper – 2 is also an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 2 has 5 sections, which are: English Language, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness and English (Essay & Letter Writing). Paper – 2 contains 157 questions of 225 marks and a time period of 3 hours & 30 minutes.

SECTION

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Numerical Aptitude

35

60

45 minutes

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60  minutes

General Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English (Essay & Letter Writing)

2

25

30 minutes

TOTAL

157

225

3 hours 30 minutes

IBPS PO Paper – 2/ Mains Syllabus

  1. Numerical Aptitude

IBPS PO contains following topics in Numerical Aptitude.

  • Number System
  • Number Series
  • BODMAS
  • Decimal and Fraction
  • Fractions
  • Average
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Linear Equation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Problems on Age
  • Problems on Number
  • Boats and Stream
  • Indices and Surds
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Square root and Cube root
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Pipe & Cistern
  1. English Language

IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in English Language.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Grammar
  • Fillers
  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  1. IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in General Reasoning.
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Input – Output
  • Double Lineup
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Scheduling
  • Direction & Distance
  • Ordering & Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Code Inequalities
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  1. IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in Computer Aptitude.
  • Computer Fundamental/ Terminologies
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Operating System
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Microsoft Office
  • Memory
  • Internet
  • Networking
  1. General Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs

IBPS PO Interview

  • Candidates who qualify Mains exam are eligible for the interview round. 
  • The interview round will carry 100 marks.
  • This is the final stage in the selection process of IBPS PO.
  • This round carries 20% weightage in the final result.
  • Through this round, a candidate's communication skills and personality is examined.

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