IBPS PO Syllabus 2021- Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme (Prelims & Mains)

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to conduct the recruitment examination for the Probationary Officer (PO)post. Around half a million candidates will appear for this examination. The competition will be going to high, and you need to prepare well to crack the examination. For better preparation, you must have a good understanding of the IBPS PO Syllabus and exam pattern. So, here in this article, indiaagainstcorruption.org provides the complete details of IBPS PO Syllabus 2021- Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme (Prelims & Mains).

You are suggested to check this page carefully it will surely be beneficial for you. The IBPS PO Prelims examination will be held on 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021 whereas IBPS PO Mains is expected to be scheduled on 27th November 2021.

Important Details

Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Exam NameIBPS PO 2021
PostProbationary Officer (PO)
Exam Date (Prelims)9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021 
Exam Date (Mains)27th November 2021

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

  • The exam will consist of three subjects: the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
  • The total duration of exam IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be 01 hours (60 minutes), 20 minutes for each section.
  • Total questions is 100. All questions are Multiple-Choice Questions (100).
  • The examination will be conducted via online mode as per the rules and regulations of The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021- Prelims
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

  • Candidates who will successfully qualify for the preliminary examination are required to appear for the next round of recruitment, the Mains Exam.
  • The PO exam will have four subjects: the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
  • The duration of the exam IBPS Probationary Officer mains Exam will be 03 hours (180 minutes).
  • Total questions is 155. Therefore, all questions are Multiple-Choice Questions (155), and the total number of marks is 200.
  • Only those candidates who have clear the prelims examination can appear for the mains one. The examination will be held online according to the instructions provided by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021- Mains
S.No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each
(Separately timed)
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
3English Language354040 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
Total1552003 hours
5.English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
022530 minutes
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IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

Here is the complete syllabus of the IBPS Probationary Officer preliminary examination. You can check the subject-wise syllabus from here.

English LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning Ability
Reading ComprehensionIdioms & PhrasesParagraph JumblesTenses Rules(Fill in the blanks)/Cloze TestError DetectionMultiple Meanings (Contextual Usage)Paragraph and passage completionSimplification and ApproximationQuadratic EquationsProfit and LossMixtures and AlligationsSimple and Compound InterestSurds and IndicesWork and Time Speed, Time and Distance Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and CuboidData InterpretationRatio And ProportionPercentagesNumber SeriesBoat StreamSeries and SequencesPermutation and CombinationMeasures of Central Tendency and VariationProbabilityLogical ReasoningAlphanumeric SeriesDirectionsReasoning PuzzlesOrder and RankingAlphabet CombinationData Sufficiency TestsCoded InequalitiesSeating ArrangementsPicture Series PuzzlesTabulationSyllogismRelationshipsInput/OutputCoding and DecodingAssertion and ReasonStatement, Argument and AssumptionWord Formation

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2021

The complete the complete syllabus of the IBPS Probationary Officer Mains examination available here!

Reasoning & Computer AptitudeGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageData Analysis & Interpretation
Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningSyllogismSeating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)Double and Triple LineupsSchedulingInput/OutputBlood RelationsOrdering and RankingCoding and DecodingSufficiency of Arguments and DataDirections and DisplacementCode InequalitiesAlphanumeric SeriesComputer Aptitude:InternetMemoryKeyboard ShortcutsComputer Related Terms AbbreviationsComputer FundamentalsMicrosoft Office and Related Word Processing and Spreadsheet ApplicationsComputer Hardware and SoftwareOperating Systems and GUI BasicsComputer NetworkMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft WindowsBanking AwarenessFinancial KnowledgeBasic EconomicsCurrent AffairsCurrent Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial newsStatic GKGeneral Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutionsReading ComprehensionVocabularyGrammarUsage of English in BusinessLetter WritingEssay WritingVerbal AbilitySimplificationStatistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)Ratio and ProportionPercentagesData InterpretationData SufficiencyMensurationGeometryLinear EquationsQuadratic EquationsSimple and Compound InterestSpeed, Distance and TimeProfit, Loss and DiscountsTime and Work EquationsPermutations and CombinationsAge Calculation EquationsSystems of Equation in Two VariablesNumber SystemsMixtures and Alligations


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