IBPS PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2020: Subject-wise Detailed Syllabus Prelims+Mains

IBPS PO 2020:IBPS on 28th October 2020 re-opened the online application window for IBPS PO. IBPS also released a notice consisting of new dates for the re-examination of IBPS PO Prelims. IBPS made these changes for the welfare of those banking aspirants who were willing to appear but could not even apply for IBPS Po Prelims as their respective graduation results were not released by their universities. The re-opened window will continue to take online application till 11th November 2020. This will benefit a lot of banking aspirants who failed to apply for the IBPS PO exam 2020. IBPS is conducting the re-examination of IBPS PO Prelims on  5 January / 6 January 2021.

In this article, we will be discussing the IBPS PO exam pattern as well as the syllabus for both prelims and mains.

 Make sure you stick to the syllabus given here as it is based on the previous year’s exam analysis. We have included all those topics from which questions were asked in the past to make sure that you don’t lag behind. 

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern

As per the official notification of IBPS, there will be three stage recruitment process namely: Prelims, Mains and Interview. Given below is the detailed explanation of all the stages.

Stage – 1 : IBPS PO Pre Examination

As per the notification released by IBPS, the PO Preliminary examination will be objective in nature.

S.No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
100 100 60 minutes

Students will have to clear the individual cut-off along with the overall cut-off for IBPS PO 2020.

Stage 2 : IBPS PO Mains Examination

IBPS PO Mains Exam is objective as well as descriptive in nature and is again in online mode. The time duration for the test is 3 hours 30 minutes out of which the objective test is 3 hours consist of 200 marks whereas the descriptive test is of 30 minutes of 25 marks.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) 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 3 Hours

The extra 30 minutes are there to complete the descriptive test which contains Letter Writing and Essay with 25 marks and 30 minutes duration.

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Stage 3: IBPS PO Interview

The marks scored in mains and Interview are used to make the final merit list and the total marks assigned to the interview stage is 100. A candidate from the General category will have score  40% for general candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC. The final merit list is prepared by considering the marks in the ratio of  80:20 of mains exam and interview

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

Now that you know the exam pattern, it’s time to move on to the next important stage of the rcruitment process i.e. IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus. Here we will be sharing in detail about the IBPS PO Syllabus so that you only study relevant topics. 

IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims Exam

Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section,comprising IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims 2019:

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

The complete IBPS PO Mains Syllabus is discussed below:

IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains Exam

Given below is the complete IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 for Mains examination.

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
Series
Puzzle Reading Comprehension Banking and Financial Awareness Internet
Inequality
(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:
Students who will successfully clear the mains examination will be called out for the interview round. The marks Obtained in mains and interview will decide the fate of the candidate in the final merit list.

IBPS PO Interview

The interview basically the assessment of the candidate’s personality. The General awareness about the basic things like: Total number of lok sabha seat, CM of the states in India, basic banking related terminology and knowledge related to the subject you have done your graduation in will be more than enough. To clear this round, work on your personality like: sitting posture, communications skills etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions- IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

Q. What are the important topics of Reasoning section?

Ans. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement, Blood relation, Direction, Alphanumeric series, Inequalities etc are some of the most important topics that one must go through to ace this section.

Q. What are the Important topics of Quantitative Aptitude?

Ans. Arithemetic topics like: SI & CI, Profit & loss, Ratio and proportion, Number series etc are some of the important topics.

Q. What are the important topics of English Section?

Ans. Reading comprehension, Para jumbles, Cloze test etc are some of the topics from which questions are asked.