IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021: The Syllabus for IBPS PO 2021 is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The syllabus is important to a candidate to understand the Exam Pattern. 

In this article, candidates shall find the detailed section-wise syllabus for the upcoming IBPS PO 2021 exam.

The IBPS PO 2021 Notification is released on 9th of October 2021 and the candidates can apply online until 10 November 2021.

Click Here To Apply online for IBPS PO 2021

The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different steps as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
  3. IBPS PO Interview

A candidate must clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

IBPS Probationary Officer 2021
 StageMarksType of Questions
Prelims100Objective (MCQ)
Final200 + 25Objective (MCQ)
Except for English Descriptive Paper
Interview100Verbal

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam contains a total of 100 questions with a total mark 100 and time duration of 60 minutes. Question type remains Multiple Choice questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the exam.

Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Questions type for IBPS PO Mains Exam remains multiple choice with a slightly higher difficulty level then preliminary exam. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer. The overall time allowed for IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
English Language3540English only40 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
Total155200180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

  1. Candidates who qualify the IBPS PO Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS.
    The interview round is of 100 marks.
  2. For qualifying, this round will be 40% which is reduced and 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
  3. The final score is calculated by IBPS with marks given to the main examination and interview the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
  4. Candidates who make it to the list will be hereafter offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

English Language SyllabusQuantitative Ability SyllabusReasoning Syllabus
Reading ComprehensionSimplificationLogical Reasoning
Cloze TestProfit & LossAlphanumeric Series
Para jumblesMixtures & AllegationsRanking/Direction/Alphabet Test
MiscellaneousSimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesData Sufficiency
Fill in the blanksWork & TimeCoded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error SpottingTime & DistanceSeating Arrangement
Paragraph CompletionMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
Data InterpretationTabulation
Ratio & Proportion, PercentageSyllogism
Number SystemsBlood Relations
Sequence & SeriesInput Output
Permutation, Combination &ProbabilityCoding Decoding

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusGeneral Awareness SyllabusReasoning & Computer Aptitude SyllabusEnglish Language Syllabus
SimplificationFinancial AwarenessVerbal ReasoningInternetReading Comprehension
AverageCurrent AffairsSyllogismMemoryVocabulary
PercentageGeneral KnowledgeCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsGrammar
Ratio and PercentageStatic AwarenessLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data InterpretationDouble LineupMicrosoft Office
Mensuration and GeometrySchedulingComputer Hardware
Quadratic EquationInput OutputComputer Software
InterestBlood RelationsOperating System
Problems of AgesDirections and DistancesNetworking
Profit and LossOrdering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number SeriesData Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and TimeCoding and Decoding
Time and WorkCode Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations

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