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IBPS PO Exam Pattern - Prelims, Mains & Interview

There are lakhs of aspirants who appear for IBPS PO every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the IBPS PO exam pattern. Here we’ll be having a closer look into the exam pattern of IBPS PO which includes the prelims, Mains & Interview.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Pattern  

The IBPS preliminary examination for the post of Probationary Officer will be conducted online. The duration of the examination will be an hour. The examination will be of 3 sections, with 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.  This examination will have negative marking, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.  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 Examination Pattern

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. This will be of 25 marks and should be completed within half an hour. A separate examination will not be conducted for the Computer Application. Following is the examination pattern for Main Examination. 

Sl. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
1Reasoning and Computer Aptitude4560English and Hindi60 minutes
2English Language3540English only40 minutes
3Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English and Hindi45 minutes
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English and Hindi35 minutes
 Total155200 180 minutes
 English Language (Letter and Essay writing)225English30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview Process 

The candidates who clear the main examination will appear for the interview.  The interview process will be of 100 marks. The minimum mark to qualify will be 40%. For candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PwD it will be further reduced to 25%. IBPS will make the final selection based on the cumulative score of the Mains examination and the interview. A merit list will be released after the interview process is over. The Bank will offer the successful candidates the joining letter. 

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FAQs

What is the Preliminary Examination date for the IBPS PO Exam?

04th - 11th December 2021

What are the various stages of the IBPS PO selection procedure? +

There 3 stages in the IBPS PO selection procedure: Preliminary Examination, Main Exam, and interview. The candidate has to qualify in each stage for becoming eligible for an appointment to IBPS PO.

I have obtained only 40% marks in my graduation. Can I apply for the IBPS PO Exam? +

Yes, you can apply. The criteria are that you must be a graduate from a recognised university.

When will I receive my Admit Card for the IBPS PO Exam? +

The IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam has been released on 20th Nov 2021. The admit card would be available for download till 11 Dec 2021.

What is there in Oliveboard IBPS PO Mock Test Series? +

Oliveboard provides 20 IBPS PO Prelims Mock Tests, 10 Mains Mock Tests, and 100+ Sectional & Topic Tests. Solving these mock tests and analyzing your performance after each mock test is the best way to clear the IBPS PO Prelims Exams.

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