IBPS PO Syllabus, Exam pattern 2020 Subject wise detailed Syllabus

IBPS PO 2020 Notification is out and here we are sharing the IBPS PO Syllabus for all the subjects for Prelims and Main Exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus: Once you are done with the application process of IBPS, its time to know the syllabus so that you can make a preparation strategy and go ahead with it. In this space we will be discussing the syllabus of IBPS PO Prelims and Mains so that you don’t have to waste your time in search of it. This syllabus list is based on the previous year exam. This will help you to understand as to what topic you have to cover in Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer and General Awareness. IBPS will conduct the prelims exams on 3rd, 10th and 11th October and the tentative date for the IBPS PO Main exam is 28 November 2020. Complete details of IBPS PO Syllabus for prelims and mains examinations are given below.

Recruiting Body IBPS
Post Probationary Officer
Official Website ibps.in
Vacancies 1167
Recruitment Process Prelims + Main + Interview
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Online Application Process 5 Aug to 26 Aug 2020
Subjects Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer and General Awareness
Prelims Exam Date 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020
Main Exam Date 28 Nov 2020

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IBPS PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2020 Subject-Wise

The first phase of the IBPS PO exam consists of three major sections of IBPS PO Syllabus, 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 same. Here is the IBPS PO prelims exam pattern according to the year 2019 notification.

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IBPS PO Exam is a three-tier process:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
IBPS PO 2020 Notification PDF Out: Apply online for IBPS PO Exam @ibps.in IBPS PO Vacancy 2020: Check PO Vacancy @ibps.in IBPS PO 2020 Exam Dates out: Check PO Exam Dates in Official Notification PDF

IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam

The following is the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the preliminary exam as mentioned in the notification:

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 2020 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 Syllabus 2020 For Mains Exam

The IBPS PO exam pattern for the Main 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 IBPS PO 2020 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

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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.


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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