IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: Detailed Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

Check the complete subject-wise syllabus of IBPS PO 2020 Prelims and Mains exam. Get IBPS PO Syllabus for English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and General Awareness sections.

IBPS PO Syllabus- The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has already released the exam calendar for this year in January on its official website ibps.in, and the IBPS PO 2020 Exam will tentatively take place in Oct 2020. So if your target is to get a bank po job, then you must already start your preparation to crack IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams. Here we are given you detailed syllabus for both the preliminary and main examinations of probationary officer recruitment. The IBPS PO Syllabus includes the following subjects- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, and General Awareness.

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IBPS PO Exam is a three-tier process:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: Prelims Exam

The first phase of the IBPS PO exam consists of three major sections- Reasoning, English and quantitative aptitude. Students will be allotted a total of 60 minutes to attempt the whole paper which is will be divided into sectional timing of 20 minutes to each section.

Generally the exam pattern remains same. Here is the IBPS PO prelims exam pattern according to the year 2019 notification.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam

Sr. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time
1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
4 Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims Exam

Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims 2020:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Puzzle Simplification & Approximation Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric Series Number Series Cloze Test
 Direction sense Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based) Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Ratio & Proportion, Partnership Vocabulary Based
Inequalities Percentage Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Mixtures & Alligations Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Input-Output Average & ages Paragraph Completion
Syllogism Profit & Loss Spelling Errors
Blood Relation Time and work & Pipe and cistern Word Replacement
Order and Ranking Simple Interest & Compound Interest Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
coding-decoding Time & Distance, Boat & stream Word Usage
Permutation, Combination &Probability Idioms and Phrases
Mensuration (2D&3D) Sentence Completion
Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet),
Data sufficiency

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2020

The IBPS PO Mains exam consists of four different sections (Reasoning, English, Quant and general awareness) followed by a descriptive test. One has to clear the objective and descriptive to appear for the final round of selection i.e interview phase.

Check the detailed pattern and syllabus for the IBPS PO Main Exam 2020

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
 2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
 3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

The complete IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains Exam is discussed below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
Puzzle Reading Comprehension Banking and Financial Awareness Internet
(Quantity based)
Syllogism Error Detection Current Affairs (4-5 Months) Memory
Ratio & Proportion, Partnership  Seating Arrangement Vocabulary Static Awareness Keyboard Shortcuts
Percentage Input-Output Phrase Replacement Computer Abbreviation
Mixtures & Alligations Blood Relations Word Association Microsoft Office
Average & ages Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Profit & Loss Direction sense Para Jumbles Computer Software
Time and work & Pipe and cistern Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Coding-Decoding Spelling Errors Networking
Time & Distance, Boat & stream Inequalities Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Permutation, Combination & Probability Logical Reasoning Column Based Fillers Number System
Mensuration (2D&3D) Sentence Connectors Basic of Logic Gates
   Data Interpretation

( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar),

Word Replacement
Caselet Word Usage
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Completion

NOTE: The final merit list of IBPS PO Exam will be based on the marks obtained in Mains examination & interview.

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