IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS PO

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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.

Interview is the last and final phase for selection on post of IBPS PO.

 

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

 

2. 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

 

3. 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

 

2. English Language

IBPS PO Exam contains following topics in English Language.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Grammar
  • Fillers

 

3. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

   A) 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

   

B) 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

 

4. 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.

 

IBPS PO Online Test Series

A proper strategy and clear cut concepts is bound to distinguish you from the crowd. The candidate should make study plan according to marking of each subject and study according to cover the syllabus of IBPS exam.

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