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IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 For Prelims and Mains, also know about Exam Pattern

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Mon, 31 May 2021 02:56 PM IST

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The IBPS PO syllabus is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Thousands of people take the IBPS exam with the hopes of becoming a banker. 
 
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The IBPS PO syllabus is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

Thousands of people take the IBPS exam with the hopes of becoming a banker. Only the best makes it to the top, landing coveted positions such as Probationary Officer in public sector banks.

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Candidates can discover a complete section-by-section syllabus for the upcoming Bank PO exam in this article.

The IBPS PO test has a very high degree of competition. As a result, candidates should become familiar with the IBPS PO curriculum in order to have a thorough understanding of the numerous topics included in the test.

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Every successful applicant has knowledge of the IBPS PO syllabus as part of their preparation.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Candidates need to understand the IBPS PO Exam Pattern to have an idea of the topics covered in the exam.
The IBPS PO Exam Pattern consists of Prelims, Mains, and an Interview.
The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is given below:

IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims

 
Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions & Maximum Marks Language of the exam Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam
1 English Language 30 English 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
  Total 100   1 hour
 
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IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Mains

 
Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language of the exam Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English 60 minutes
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 35 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English & Hindi 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
  Total 155 200   3 hours
5 English Language( Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes
 

IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims


The preliminary exam consists of one paper of 100 marks divided into three sections.
The IBPS PO Prelims syllabus covers the following subjects:
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
The new exam pattern adopted in 2019 has included a few topics to each subject that were previously not part of the IBPS PO syllabus.
Because the IBPS does not include a topic list in their notification, the curriculum is created by analyzing previous year's examinations.
The IBPS PO Prelims syllabus is broken into subjects as follows:

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The following is the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus:

 
English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Reading Comprehension
Idioms & Phrases
Paragraph Jumbles
Tenses Rules
(Fill in the blanks)/Cloze Test
Error Detection
Multiple Meanings(Contextual Usage)
Paragraph and passage completion
Simplification and Approximation
Quadratic Equations
Profit and Loss
Mixtures and Alligations
Simple and Compound Interest
Surds and Indices
Work and Time 
Speed, Time, and Distance 
Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, and Cuboid
Data Interpretation
Ratio And Proportion
Percentages
Number Series
Boat Stream
Series and Sequences
Permutation and Combination
Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
Probability
Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Directions
Reasoning Puzzles
Order and Ranking
Alphabet Combination
Data Sufficiency Tests
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangements
Picture Series Puzzles
Tabulation
Syllogism
Relationships
Input/Output
Coding and Decoding
Assertion and Reason
The statement, Argument, and Assumption
Word Formation
 
The IBPS PO Prelims test syllabus covers a wide range of topics. To cover these concepts as thoroughly as possible before the Prelims exam, extensive practice and adequate IBPS PO preparation are required.

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IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains

The IBPS PO Mains syllabus covers topics that are comparable to those covered in the preliminary exam, but the level of difficulty of the questions is higher.
For the phase II test, two new courses have been introduced to the syllabus. Computer and banking awareness are two of them. This part of the examination also includes a descriptive paper.

Refer to the table below for the detailed Probationary Officer Mains test syllabus:
 
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language Data Analysis & Interpretation
Reasoning:
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Syllogism
Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)
Double and Triple Lineups
Scheduling
Input/Output
Blood Relations
Ordering and Ranking
Coding and Decoding
Sufficiency of Arguments and Data
Directions and Displacement
Code Inequalities
Alphanumeric Series
Computer Aptitude:
Internet
Memory
Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Related Terms Abbreviations
Computer Fundamentals
Microsoft Office and Related Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications
Computer Hardware and Software
Operating Systems and GUI Basics
Computer Network
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Windows
Banking Awareness
Financial Knowledge
Basic Economics
Current Affairs
Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial news
Static GK
General Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary
Grammar
Usage of English in Business
Letter Writing
Essay Writing
Verbal Ability
Simplification
Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median, etc.)
Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)
Ratio and Proportion
Percentages
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency
Mensuration
Geometry
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Speed, Distance and Time
Profit, Loss, and Discounts
Time and Work Equations
Permutations and Combinations
Age Calculation Equations
Systems of Equation in Two Variables
Number Systems
Mixtures and Alligations
 
Except for a minor modification in courses and issues, the IBPS PO syllabus for both the Prelims and Mains exams is nearly the same.

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