IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020 Check IBPS PO Prelims And Main Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2020- Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection is all set to conduct IBPS PO Prelims on 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020 across the nation. IBPS PO is a three stage recruitment process which includes: Prelims, Mains and Interview and each of these stages are different from one another and in this space we will be giving you exact exam pattern of all the stages of IBPS PO 2020 so that you can prepare accordingly for the upcoming stages. Any changes, if there, will be updated here so make sure you keep visiting this space for that matter. Let’s take a look at the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern.

IBPS PO 2020: Exam Pattern

IBPS is a three stage recruitment process which includes: Prelims, Mains and Interview stages. Prelims is just qualifying in nature while the marks obtained in Mains stage are considered while preparing the final list. Prelims is an hour long exam and has only three sections namely: Reasoning ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude while in Mains the number of section increases to five as General Awareness and Descriptive Writing also take place. Given below is the complete IBPS PO 2020 Exam pattern.

IBPS PO 2020: Prelims Exam Pattern

Given below is the 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

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern 2020

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.

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


This is the last stage of this recruitment process. The marks of Interview and Mains are considered for final selection of the candidate. Candidates are require to go through the current affairs and Static GK to ace this along with good communication skills.

The ratio of Mains and Interview is 80:20. Mains carry a lot of weightage so if you think you will not be able to perform well in Interview, make sure to work hard for Mains exam.

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