IBPS PO Syllabus 2019: Complete Prelims & Mains Syllabus

To ace IBPS PO - one of the most reputed banking exams, it is important to know IBPS PO Syllabus thoroughly.Three major sections which a candidate needs to prepare and have a strong command on are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three broad sections are further sub divided into multiple sub-sections. Let's understand the pattern and IBPS PO syllabus in a detailed way:

IBPS PO 2019 is to be conducted in 3 phases:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019:

The preliminary exam of IBPS PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Pattern. An important change in the exam pattern that all candidates must be aware of is the time allotment for each section. Earlier, 3 sections had to be completed in 60 minutes. But now, there's a time limit of 20 minutes for each section.

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

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

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS PO Mains syllabus 2019:

The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam constitutes of 4 + 1(Descriptive Paper) sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Recently, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern before looking at the Syllabus:

Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness
35 minutes
180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
30 minutes
The complete IBPS PO syllabus for Mains is discussed below:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Simplification Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Average Syllogism Memory Grammar Current Affairs
Percentage Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Vocabulary General Knowledge
Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
Interest Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations
In addition to IBPS PO preliminary exam and IBPS PO mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who will qualify the first two phases of IBPS PO 2019 exam.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his mains exam and his interview process.