IBPS PO Syllabus
IBPS PO Syllabus


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has updated IBPS PO New Syllabus for Prelims, Mains CWE/ PO/ MT. Those aspirants who are going to appear in IBPS PO Recruitment Exam are advised to go through this page and better information to prepare accordingly.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam consists of 100 questions
  • Questions will be given in the form of multiple-choice questions.
  • Online examination will be conducted for IBPS PO
  • Candidates will be provided 1 hour to complete the exam
  • The paper includes 3 sections that are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.
  • The question paper will be in both English and Hindi medium.
Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

  • 200 objective-type questions will be asked in the Mains exam.
  • The examination will be conducted in online mode only.
  • The total duration to complete the exam will be 2 hours.
  • Mains exam is divided into 5 sections that are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge.
  • The paper will be in both English and Hindi Language.
S. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
2English Language3540English only40 minutes
3Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
Total155200180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the IBPS PO Prelims examination to be conducted in the month of October 2019 which will be organized through online mode only. To get prepared properly appearing contenders need to go through the detailed syllabus given below.

Quantitative Aptitude

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


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

English Language

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

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Mains examination is scheduled to be held in the month of November 2019. Many interested applicants have applied and those who will qualify for the prelims exam will be required to go through the Mains test. Let’s have a look at IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for better preparations.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Averages
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Time and work
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Speed, Distance, and time
  • Probability
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Trigonometry
  • Percentages
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mensuration
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Height and Distances
  • Data Interpretation- Pie charts, Tables,
    Bar & Graphs and Line charts

General Awareness

  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge

English Language

  • Homonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Spelling
  • Antonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Spotting Errors
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Active/ Passive voice
  • Theme Detection
  • Passage Completion
  • Topic Rearrangement of Passage
  • Deriving Conclusion


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

Computer Knowledge

  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Operating System
  • Networking
  • Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies

Important Links

Prelims Admit Card (07-10-2022)Click Here
IBPS RecruitmentClick Here
IBPS PO SyllabusClick Here


What are the subjects in IBPS PO?

This part of the exam mainly consists of 4 subjects – Reasoning and computer aptitude, English language, Data analysis and interpretation, and General economy and banking awareness. The marks distribution is as follows: Reasoning and computer aptitude – 60 marks. English language – 40 marks.

Is there any negative marking for the IBPS PO examination?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. Hence, if you get wrong answers to 4 questions, you will lose 1 mark.

What is the cut-off score for the IBPS PO exam?

There is no fixed cut-off score for the IBPS PO exam. The cut-off score changes on the basis of the overall performance of all the candidates who have applied for the exam during the said session. However, to be on the safer side, it is recommended that a candidate should attempt at least 50% to 60% of all the questions in each section to hit the overall cut-off marks as well as the sectional cut-off marks.

What all languages can I opt for when I write the IBPS PO examination?

The IBPS PO examination is bilingual. You can choose between English and Hindi for your question paper. However, the English Language papers will be available in English only.

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