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IBPS PO Syllabus 2023

IBPS PO Syllabus 2023: The IBPS PO syllabus covers a wide range of subjects such as English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. Understanding the exam pattern is equally important, as it helps candidates familiarize themselves with the structure and marking scheme of the exam. In this blog, we will provide you with the IBPS PO Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern in detail.

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IBPS PO Syllabus

The IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims and Mains are different. In IBPS OP Prelims candidates will be tested on three subjects – English, Quant, and Reasoning. Whereas for IBPS PO Mains there are five subjects – English, Quant, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Computer Aptitude. This section will give the detailed syllabus for both IBPS PO Prelims and Mains.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2023 – Prelims

The IBPS PO Prelims exam tests three subjects – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Candidates can find the subject-wise syllabus for each of these subjects below.

IBPS PO Prelims English Syllabus

Here is the topic-wise syllabus for IBPS PO Prelims- 2023 English Language.

Topic NameProbable Question Types
Reading ComprehensionEconomy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, etc.
Error SpottingGrammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, etc.
Phrase ReplacementGrammar Based, Vocabulary Based
Cloze TestIdentify the missing word
Sentence Re-arrangementVerbal Ability questions
Fill in the BlanksSingle Filler, Double fillers, Grammar-based, Vocabulary based
VocabularySynonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one-word substitution.

IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Syllabus

Here is the topic-wise syllabus for IBPS PO Prelims- 2023 Reasoning Ability

Topic NameProbable Question Types
Coded Inequalities/ Mathematical InequalitiesProblems based on Letters, Numbers, Height, etc.
SyllogismsDirect Questions, Positive Info Questions, Negative Info Qs
Coding & DecodingLetter Shifting type, Analogy type, Made-up Language, Word-Letters type.
Circular Seating ArrangementThe easier one is a clock-wise or anti-clock-wise arrangement in/around a circle, square, rectangle, etc.
Problems with higher difficulty have blood relations, profession, etc combined
Linear Seating ArrangementSingle Row, Double Row, North Facing, Opposite Facing, etc.
Blood RelationsFamily Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
Direction SenseProblems based on age, height, weight, rank, order in a row, etc.
Order & RankingFloor Based Puzzles, Grid-Based, age-based, profession-based, etc.
Arrangement & PatternAlphabets-based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Number based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Alphanumeric type, etc.
Double Lineup2 variables, 3 variables, 4 variables type conditions
SchedulingDay-wise, Week-wise, Month-wise, etc.
AnalogyMeaning-based, Letter based, Number based.
ClassificationLetter-based, Meaningful Words-based, GK-based, Number based.
Data SufficiencyBased on other topics of the reasoning syllabus
SeriesAlphabet Series, Number Series, and Alphanumeric Series.

IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Here is the topic-wise syllabus for IBPS PO Prelims- 2023 Quantitative Aptitude

Topic NameProbable Question Types
AverageQuestions based on Weight, Height, Age, Marks, Expenditure, Temperature, etc.
Data InterpretationGraphs- Bar & Line, Pie-Charts, Tabular data, Caselets.
Data SufficiencyQuestions on this topic are based on the other topics of the syllabus.
InterestSimple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
Linear EquationsSingle Variable, Double Variable.
Mensurationcalculation of the Area and Volume of geometrical figures like Squares, Rectangles, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, and Cube.
Mixtures & AlligationsMixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing
Number SeriesMissing number, Wrong Number, Next number
Number SystemDivisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
PercentageDirect questions
Permutation & Combination / ProbabilityBasic Problems – arrangement, selection.
Problems on AgesRatio, Average, Equation based
Profit and LossFind Selling Prices, Cost Prices, Profit/Loss, Discounts, Dishonest shopkeepers, etc.
Quadratic EquationsFind X or Y based on given equations
Ratio and ProportionSimple Ratios, Compound Ratios, componendo, Dividendo, and Direct and indirect Proportions.
SimplificationBODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.
Speed, Time, and Distance.Trains, Boats, Streams, average speed, etc.
Time and WorkWork Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns, etc.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2023 – Mains

With the completion of the IBPS PO Prelims exam, the mains exam will be conducted. So it is always better to be clear about the syllabus before starting your preparation for IBPS PO Mains. Check the table below for the IBPS PO Mains syllabus 2023.

Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusGeneral/ Economy/ Banking Awareness SyllabusReasoningComputer Aptitude Syllabus English Language Syllabus
SimplificationFinancial AwarenessVerbal ReasoningInternetReading Comprehension
AverageCurrent AffairsSyllogismMemoryVocabulary
PercentageGeneral KnowledgeCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsGrammar
Ratio and PercentageStatic AwarenessLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data InterpretationSports NewsDouble LineupMicrosoft OfficeError Spotting
Mensuration and GeometrySuperlatives – India & WorldSchedulingComputer HardwarePhase Replacement
Quadratic EquationScience and Tech related to current eventsInput-OutputComputer SoftwareFill In The Blanks
InterestImportant DaysBlood RelationsOperating System 
Problems of AgesGovt. SchemesDirections and DistancesNetworking 
Profit and LossImportant AppointmentsOrdering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies 
Number SeriesEconomic current affairsData SufficiencyFlow Charts 
Speed, Distance and TimeImportant BankCoding and DecodingBinary to Numbers conversion 
Time and WorkEconomic and Corporate AppointmentsCode InequalitiesNumbers to Binary Conversion 
Number SystemBank names, headquarters, and Chairpersons   
Data SufficiencyAnnual Budget   
Linear EquationEconomic Survey   
Permutation and CombinationImportant Awards & Honours   
And Probability   
Mixture and Allegations    

IBPS PO Mains Quantitative Syllabus

Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equations, Simple and Compound Interest, Age Problems, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number Systems, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Mixture and Allegations

IBPS PO Mains Reasoning Syllabus

Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Order and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities

IBPS PO Mains English Syllabus

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks

IBPS PO Mains General Awareness Syllabus

Financial Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Static Awareness, Sports News, Superlatives – India and the World, Science and Tech related events, Important Days, Government Schemes, Important Appointments, Economic Current Affairs, Important Banking News, Economic and Corporate Appointments, Bank Names, Headquarters of Banks, Bank Chairpersons, Annual Budget, Economic Survey, Important Awards & Honours

IBPS PO Mains Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviations, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating Systems, Networking, Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies, Flow Charts, Binary to Numbers Conversion, Numbers to Binary Conversion.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Before going to the syllabus, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern. There are three stages of examination for the candidates in the recruitment process for IBPS PO. The following table shows the examination pattern.

Exam TypeMaximum MarksQuestion Details
Prelims100Objective (MCQ)
Final225Objective (MCQ) and Descriptive Paper for English 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Prelims examination will be of 3 sections, with 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.  This examination will have negative markings, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of three sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language

The Preliminary examination pattern is given below:

Sl. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
 Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Mains exam consists of two papers, both conducted online by the IBPS itself. As per the IBPS PO Mains Pattern, there will be two papers i.e. Objective Test and a Descriptive test. IBPS has introduced Descriptive type answer writing in its Mains Examination. The candidate will be asked to write an essay and a letter to judge their writing skills. The descriptive test will be of 25 marks and should be completed within half an hour. The objective test will consist of four sections that are mentioned below in the table. The candidates who clear the prelims cut-off marks set by the IBPS are eligible to write the Mains exam. Following is the examination pattern for Main Examination. 

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksVersion of TestsTimeType of Test
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 
Section A
Section B
4560English & Hindi60 minutesObjective
General/ Economy / Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes 
English Language 
Section A
Section B
3540English40 minutes 
Data Analysis & Interpretation 
Section A
Section B
3560English & Hindi45 minutes 
TOTAL1552003 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutesDescriptive
GRAND TOTAL2253 Hours 30 minutes

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 Will there be a negative marking in IBPS PO Prelims 2023?

Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2023.

Q.2 What is the total weightage for the IBPS PO Main 2023?

Ans. IBPS PO Main 2023 has a total weightage of 225 marks.

Q.3 From where can I find the IBPS PO Syllabus 2023?

Ans. Candidates can get a detailed syllabus from this blog.

Q4. What subjects are tested in IBPS PO Prelims?

A4. IBPS PO Prelims will test three subjects – English, Reasoning, and Quantitative.

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