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IBPS PO Downloads, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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IBPS PO EXAM PATTERN


As said earlier, IBPS conducts IBPS PO/ MT CWE VII in two phases namely, IBPS PO Preliminary Examination and IBPS PO Mains Examination. After that Interview will be held for candidates who qualified in IBPS PO Mains Exam. Know more about IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Structure

IBPS PO Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of IBPS PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).
 

Sr.No.

Name of Tests

No. of Questions (Objective type)

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

 
 
 
1 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

 

Total

100

100

 
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.
 
In order to attend the IBPS PO Mains exam, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections mentioned above, by securing cut-off marks as decided by IBPS.
 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Structure

IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Mains exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions under 5 main subject category sections namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Here, all Questions for all four sections except English Language will be present in both English as well as Hindi Language.
 
Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Mains exam is 200 marks and there is section wise time allotment for IBPS PO Mains exam which is mentioned below:
 

Sr.No.

Name of Tests

No. of Questions (Objective type)

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)

1

Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

2

English Language

35

40

English

40 minutes

3

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

4

General / Economy/ Banking
Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

 

Total

200

200

 

140 minutes

5

English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)

2

25

English

30 minutes

 
 Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

 

IBPS PO Syllabus  (Probationary Officer)

As all know there are two exams to clear IBPS Probationary Officer exam, which is Prelims and Mains Exam. So here we sharing syllabus for both the exam, check out below.

IBPS PO Syllabus 

Following are the entire appropriate IBPS PO syllabus for prelims examination as well as mains examination.

Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are,

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the IBPS PO exam. The topics to be covered under this section are

  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude :

  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Interest
  • Problems of Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number Series
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Linear Equation
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Mixture and Allegations

General Awareness:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be covered under this section are

  • General knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness

Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Input Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities

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Computer Knowledge:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be learnt under this section are

  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Operating System
  • Networking
  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Verbal Ability