IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 For Prelims and Mains, Read Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 has been discussed here. The Syllabus for IBPS PO is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The syllabus is an important part of knowing the exam, a candidate is appearing for. To do well in the IBPS Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the new IBPS PO Syllabus. This article explains the IBPS PO Syllabus elaborately.

The IBPS PO 2020 Notification is released on 04th August 2020 and the candidates can apply online until 26th August 2020. Based on the latest pattern as given in the notification of IBPS PO 2020, the IBPS PO Syllabus has been discussed on adda247.com/jobs. Read on to know more.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2020: Overview

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Name of Exam IBPS PO 2020
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
IBPS PO Notification  Released on 4th August 2020
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
Marks Segregation
IBPS PO Exam
  1. Prelims: 100 Marks
  2. Mains: 200 Marks
  3. Descriptive Test: 25 Marks
  4. Interview: 100 Marks
Duration of Exam
  1. IBPS PO Prelims: 1 Hour
  2. IBPS PO Mains: 3 Hours + 30 Min
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative marking 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQ
Mode of Examination Online For Prelims & Mains
Language of examination English OR  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English.

IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is no different from any other PO Bank Exams. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different stages as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
  3. IBPS PO Interview

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test  (Pre and Mains) of the Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for the interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO Cut-Off will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for the interview. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high to be considered for the final appointment. Thus,  the final selection is made on the marks scored by the candidate in the IBPS PO Mains Exam and Interview (Mains+Interview).

IBPS PO Syllabus: IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Prelims

The IBPS PO Prelims is the first stage of the IBPS PO Recruitment 2020. This is the screening round.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Prelims Exam

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

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IBPS PO Syllabus: IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Mains

This is the 2nd Stage of the IBPS Exam. The candidates who will qualify the Prelims of IBPS PO Exam will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2020.

  1. There will be four sections for the IBPS PO Mains Exam and an additional section of the English Language which will be taken separately on the same date of the exam.
  2. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will have a total of 200 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours.
  3. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.
  4. The candidates will have to pass separately in each test/section.
Introduction of Descriptive Test: 25 Marks

Just like SBI PO 2020 Exam, IBPS has included the descriptive test of 25 Marks in the PO Mains Exam. The candidates will have to write an essay and a letter of 25 marks. The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum cut off.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

A candidate’s marks in the IBPS PO Mains Exam should be sufficiently high to be elgible for the Final Section.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Mains

S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each
test
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
02 25 30 minutes
Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

IBPS PO Syllabus For Prelims

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam is given below for the following sections:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

IBPS PO Syllabus For Mains

The candidates who secure a minimum cut off will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam. The syllabus for the IBPS PO Mains Exam is given below for the following sections:

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  2. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  3. English Language
  4. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness and Computer Knowledge
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS PO 2020 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS PO 2020 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus: Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT-X will subsequently be
called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers.

  1. The total marks allotted for the IBPS PO Interview is 100.
  2. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).
  3. The weightage (ratio) of the IBPS PO Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  4. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-IX and Interview.
  5. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

IBPS PO Syllabus: FAQ’s

1. What Sections/Topics are there for IBPS PO Exam 2020?

Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam consists of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language whereas the Mains Exam comprises of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

2. How many stages are there in IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. There are three stages in IBPS PO Exam: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and an Interview.

3. Is there negative marking for IBPS PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question.

4. How many times is IBPS PO Exam conducted?

Ans. IBPS PO Exam is held once in a year.

5. I have less than 60% marks in Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you can apply. There is no criteria for the % secured in Graduation.

 

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