Detailed View of IPBS PO Syllabus 2021 For Prelims and Mains

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Here IBPS PO syllabus for 2021 has been discussed in depth. The syllabus for IBPS PO exam is been regulated by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The syllabus is the prominent part of any exam, a examinee is appearing for. To be successful in the IBPS Exam, it is mandatory to remain familiar with the new IBPS PO syllabus. This article is to simplify the IBPS PO Syllabus and IBPS Po exam books in detail.

Based on the latest exam pattern which has been given in the notification of IBPS PO 2021, the IBPS PO syllabus has been explored here.

IPBS Po Syllabus Summary:

Exam Conducting BoardIBPS
Name of ExamIBPS PO 2021
PostProbationary Officer (PO)
Selection ProcessPrelims Mains Interview
Marks Segregation
Prelims: 100 Marks Mains: 200 Marks Descriptive Test: 25 Marks Interview: 100 Marks
Duration of ExamIBPS PO Prelims: 1 Hour IBPS PO Mains: 3 Hours + 30 Min
Marking scheme1 mark each for each of the correct answer
Negative marks1/4th of the marks will be allocated to the question in MCQ
Mode of ExaminationOnline For Prelims & Mains
Language of examinationEnglish OR  Hindi
English Language paper should be attempted only in English.

IBPS PO Syllabus:

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is much similar from the other PO Bank Exams. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different mode which is listed below:

  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam
  • IBPS PO Interview

Each examinee should acquire a minimum score in each test (Prelims and Mains) of the online Main exam and also a minimal total score will be considered as shortlisted for the further interview. Based on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO Cut-Off will be fixed and examinees will be finalized for interview.

Before concluding the interview process, scores acquired in the main exam won’t be shared with the examinees shortlisted for the interview process. A examinee should succeed both in the Main Exam and Interview sufficient marks will be considered for the final appointment. Thus,  the final selection will be based on the marks scored by the examinee in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and Interview as well (Mains + Interview).

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus and Pattern For Prelims:

The IBPS PO Preliminary exam is the initial stage for the IBPS PO Recruitment. This will be the screening round.

  • The Prelims stage of IBPS PO will consists of three sections with a total time duration of 1 Hour.
  • This pattern will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions totally.
  • Candidates should qualify in each of the three exams by acquiring minimum cut-off marks which is fixed by IBPS.
  • An sufficient number of examinees from each category as decided by IBPS which depends on the requirements will be shortlisted for Main Examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Language (English)303020 mins
Aptitude353520 mins
Reasoning Ability353520 mins
Total1001001 Hour

Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks reduced for every wrong answer

IBPS PO Exam syllabus and Pattern For Mains

This is the second stage of the IBPS PO Exam. The examinees who qualified in the Prelims exam will be permitted to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam.

There will be four segments for the IBPS PO Mains Exam with an additional section of the English Language which will be conducted on the same day of the main exam.

  • The IBPS PO Mains Exam will consists a total of 200 MCQ’s with a total time duration of 3 Hours.
  • There will be separate timing provided for each section just like the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.
  • The candidates should get pass mark in each section.
  • Introduction of Descriptive Test: 25 Marks

Same like SBI PO Exam, IBPS has added the descriptive test for 25 Marks in the PO Mains Exam. The examinees should write an essay and a letter for 25 marks. The English Language exam is to evaluate the candidate’s writing skills and it is mandatory to clear this paper by acquiring a minimal cut off.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

A examinee’s marks in the IBPS PO Mains Exam should fulfill the eligibility criteria for the Final round.

IBPS PO Pattern for Mains:
S.No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime allotted for each
1Reasoning  and Computer Aptitude456060 mins
2General Economy and Banking Awareness404035 mins
3Language (English)354040 mins
4Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 mins
Total1552003 hours
5.English Language
(Essay and Letter Writing)
022530 minutes

Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks reduced for every wrong answer

IBPS PO Syllabus For Prelims:

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam is provided below:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning AbilitySpotting Errors English LanguageQuantitative Aptitude
InequalitiesSeating ArrangementsInput-OutputAlphanumeric SeriesData SufficiencyBlood RelationsVerbal Reasoning Distance and DirectionOrder and RankingPuzzlesSyllogismReading ComprehensionCloze TestFill in the BlanksSentence CorrectionPara JumblesPara/Sentence Completion Sentence ImprovementQuadratic EquationData InterpretationTime and DistanceSimple and Compound InterestProbabilityApproximationAverageRelationsSimplification/Profit and LossData SufficiencyMensurationWork, Time, and EnergyRatio and ProportionPermutation and Combination

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