IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern For Prelims & Mains 2020 | Check Here

IBPS has released IBPS PO Recruitment Notification announcing 1167 vacancies for selection of Probationary Officers in various Public Sector Banks. Like every exam, the success of candidates in this examination depends on their preparation. After filling the online form, every aspirant will have one question – What is the IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020? To help our readers find the answer to this question and thus help them to begin their IBPS PO Exam preparation in the right way we will provide all the details regarding the IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 & Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Main Examination in this blog.

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1. IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS released the exam pattern for IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. There is separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary exam. IBPS PO 2020 Exam will be conducted in three phases:

(i) Preliminary Exam,
(i) Mains Exam and
(iii) Interview Process.

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It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

1.1 IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020

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Note: There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score.

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1.2 IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The main Examination has 2 parts – Objective and Descriptive.

Part 1 Objective Part will have 155 questions divided into 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (45 Questions), General/Banking/Economy Awareness (40 Questions), English Language (35 Questions), and Data Analysis and Interpretation (35 Questions). the Total marks for Objective Test will be 200. Duration of Objective Test would be 3 hours with specific timings for each section.

Part 2 will be a Descriptive Paper of 25 marks. It will have 2 questions – Essay writing and Letter Writing. The time for Descriptive paper will be 30 minutes.

IBPS PO Syllabus

Note: There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score.

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1.3 IBPS PO Interview Process

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

2. IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 For Prelims Exam – Topics To Prepare

We have listed down all the IBPS PO Syllabus topics for each section separately.

2.1 IBPS PO Syllabus For the English Language

Topic Name Probable Question Types
Reading Comprehension Economy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, etc.
Error Spotting Grammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, etc.
Phrase Replacement Grammar Based, Vocabulary Based
Cloze Test Identify the missing word
Sentence Re-arrangement Verbal Ability questions
Fill in the Blanks Single Filler, Double fillers, Grammar-based, Vocabulary based
Vocabulary Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one-word substitution.

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 2.2 IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 – Reasoning Ability

Topic Name Probable Question Types
Coded Inequalities/ Mathematical Inequalities Problems based on Letters, Numbers, Height, etc.
Syllogisms Direct Questions, Positive Info Questions, Negative Info Qs
Coding & Decoding Letter Shifting type, Analogy type, Made-up Language, Word-Letters type.
Circular Seating Arrangement Easier one is 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 Arrangement Single Row, Double Row, North Facing, Opposite facing, etc.
Blood Relations Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
Direction Sense Problems based on age, height, weight, rank, order in a row, etc.
Order & Ranking Floor Based Puzzles, Grid-Based, age-based, profession-based, etc.
Arrangement & Pattern Alphabets based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Number based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Alphanumeric type, etc.
Double Lineup 2 variables, 3 variables, 4 variables type conditions
Scheduling Day-wise, Week-wise, Month-wise, etc.
Analogy Meaning based, Letter based, Number based.
Classification Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
Data Sufficiency Based on other topics of the reasoning syllabus
Series Alphabet Series, Number Series, and Alphanumeric Series.

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2.3 IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Name Probable Question Types
Average Questions based on Weight, Height, Age, Marks, Expenditure, Temperature, etc.
Data Interpretation Graphs- Bar & Line, Pie-Charts, Tabular data, Caselets.
Data Sufficiency Questions on this topic are based on the other topics of the syllabus.
Interest Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
Linear Equations Single Variable, Double Variable.
Mensuration calculation of Area and Volume of geometrical figures like Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube.
Mixtures & Alligations Mixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing
Number Series Missing number, Wrong Number, Next number
Number System Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
Percentage Direct questions
Permutation & Combination / Probability Basic Problems – arrangement, selection.
Problems on Ages Ratio, Average, Equation based
Profit and Loss Find Selling Price, Cost Price, Profit/Loss, Discount, Dis-honest shopkeepers, etc.
Quadratic Equations Find X or Y based on given equations
Ratio and Proportion Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
Simplification BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.
Speed, Time, and Distance. Trains, Boats, Streams, average speed, etc.
Time and Work Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns, etc.

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3. IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 For Mains Exam – Topics To Prepare

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General/ Economy/ Banking 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 Sports News Double Lineup Microsoft Office Error Spotting
Mensuration and Geometry Superlatives – India & World Scheduling Computer Hardware Phase Replacement
Quadratic Equation Science and Tech related to current events Input-Output Computer Software Fill In The Blanks
Interest Important Days Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Govt. Schemes Directions and Distances Networking
Profit and Loss Important Appointments  Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number Series Economic current affairs Data Sufficiency Flow Charts
Speed, Distance and Time Important Bank Coding and Decoding Binary to Numbers conversion
Time and Work Economic and Corporate Appointments Code Inequalities Numbers to Binary Conversion
Number System Bank names, headquarters, and Chairpersons
Data Sufficiency Annual Budget
Linear Equation Economic Survey
Permutation and Combination Important Awards & Honours
And Probability Important Days
Mixture and Allegations

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