IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: The Syllabus for IBPS PO 2020 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 2020 exam.

The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is released on 04th August 2020 and the candidates can apply online until 26th August 2020.

Click Here To Apply online for IBPS PO 2020

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 2020
 Stage Marks Type of Questions
Prelims 100 Objective (MCQ)
Final 200 + 25 Objective (MCQ)
Except for English Descriptive Paper
Interview 100 Verbal

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(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 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 test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 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 2020

English Language Syllabus Quantitative Ability Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
Data Interpretation Tabulation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
Number Systems Blood Relations
Sequence & Series Input Output
Permutation, Combination &Probability Coding Decoding

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus English Language Syllabus
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage Static Awareness Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
Interest Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations

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