IBPS PO Syllabus 2021: Topic-Wise PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021: Candidates appearing for the IBPS PO Mains Exam, scheduled to be held on 4th Feb 2021, must go through the detailed syllabus and do a final round of preparation according to this syllabus. In this article, we are providing you the syllabus of both prelims as well as of mains and have laid down almost all the important topics. The syllabus given below includes almost all the topics which are asked in the past along with the ones which can be asked. Check the detailed syllabus of IBPS PO here, we have discussed the topic-wise complete Prelims+Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern. Get the detailed IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus, IBPS PO Mains Syllabus, and IBPS PO Exam Pattern in this article.

IBPS PO 2020-21 Exam

Recruiting Body IBPS
Post Probationary Officer
Official Website ibps.in
Vacancies 1417 (Increased)
Recruitment Process Prelims + Main + Interview
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Category IBPS PO Syllabus
Subjects Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer and General Awareness
Prelims Exam Date 3, 10 Oct 2020, 5, 6 Jan 2021
Main Exam Date 4th Feb 2021

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IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

The first phase of the IBPS PO exam consists of three major sections of IBPS PO Syllabus 2021, Exam Pattern- 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 the same. Here is the IBPS PO prelims exam pattern for IBPS Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS PO Exam is a three-tier process:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020-21

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020-21

The candidate who made it to qualify for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be eligible for Mains Exam. A preliminary exam is the first step for the IBPS PO selection procedure which is mandatory to clear in order to jump on the second step. Check the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the preliminary exam as mentioned in the notification:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

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

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IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern 2020-21

The IBPS PO exam pattern for the Main exam consists of four different sections namely, Reasoning, English, Quant, and general awareness which is further followed by a descriptive test. One has to clear the objective as well as descriptive test to get selected for the final round of selection i.e interview phase. Check the detailed IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern as per the IBPS notification for IBPS PO 2020-21.

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

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

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2020-21

The candidate must prepare for the Prelims exam as per the syllabus released by IBPS. Know the complete IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus Do begin with the easiest topics that you already know and then go to the hard topics and try to clear the concept instead of cramming the questions. Get syllabus of Quantitative aptitude for IBPS PO, syllabus of Reasoning for IBPS PO, and syllabus of English for IBPS PO 2020 Prelims exam here. The complete list of topic-wise IBPS PO syllabus for each section as per the IBPS for IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 for Prelims Exam is mentioned below to make it easy for you to begin with your preparation. Check the detailed syllabus of the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

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 2020-21

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus: The candidates can begin with their preparation for Mains Exam with the detailed IBPS PO syllabus for Mains Exam provided in the below table. Before beginning with the preparation for any exam, the candidate must check its updated exam syllabus as there could be chances that some topics are added new or some topics are deducted from the previous syllabus. Check the topic wise IBPS PO syllabus. Get syllabus of Quantitative aptitude for IBPS PO, syllabus of Reasoning for IBPS PO, and syllabus of English for IBPS PO 2020, Check the detailed syllabus of IBPS PO Mains exam. Read out the updated  IBPS PO Mains Syllabus below.

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/
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 the IBPS PO Exam will be based on the marks obtained in the Mains examination & interview.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 Download Pdf

You can also download the official IBPS PO syllabus pdf from here and start your preparation according to the latest IBPS PO syllabus 2021

IBPS PO 2021 Interview Process

This is the last stage of this recruitment process in which questions can be asked from your academic background, Banking awareness, or Current affairs. A candidate is expected to be well-aware about him/her along with the day to day events happenings around the world. Confidence and Good communication skills can help you to sail through this stage.

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FAQs: IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

 Q. How many subjects are there in IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus?

Ans: The IBPS PO Main exam consists of three different sections (Reasoning Ability, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude)

Q. What is the marks weightage for the English language in Prelims?

Ans: The English language will be covering 30 marks out of 100 in the IBPS PO Prelims 2020.

Q. Will, there be an essay writing question in the Mains exam of IBPS PO Exam Pattern?

Ans: Yes, there will be 2 questions for essay writing.

Q. What is the exam pattern for the Prelims exam?

Ans: The Prelims exam is conducted as an MCQ paper with three sections- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English language.

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