IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021, Detailed Syllabus PDF

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021: The Exam Dates for IBPS PO 2021 has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2021 is scheduled to be held on 04th & 11th December 2021 and Mains Exam is scheduled for January 2022. To ace IBPS PO Exam, it is necessary to know the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of this exam. This will help you to prepare judiciously for IBPS PO Exam. Let’s understand the IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 one by one.

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS released a new exam pattern for IBPS PO Exam. The exam pattern will be similar for IBPS PO 2021 as well. There is separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. IBPS PO 2021 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated a total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2021 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

• The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

• The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

S. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
2English Language3540English only40 minutes
3Data Analysis and Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
4General, Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 minutes
Total155200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 minutes

IBPS PO 2021 Interview Process

Candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate for the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview process. The weightage of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of the IBPS PO 2021 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021: To ace IBPS PO 2021 exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of the IBPS PO Exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus: IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of the IBPS PO 2021 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO comprises three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

English Language SyllabusQuantitative Ability SyllabusReasoning Syllabus
Reading ComprehensionSimplificationLogical Reasoning
Cloze TestProfit & LossAlphanumeric Series
Para jumblesMixtures & AllegationsRanking/Direction/Alphabet Test
MiscellaneousSimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesData Sufficiency
Fill in the blanksWork & TimeCoded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error SpottingTime & DistanceSeating Arrangement
Paragraph CompletionMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
 Data InterpretationTabulation
 Ratio & Proportion, PercentageSyllogism
 Number SystemsBlood Relations
 Sequence & SeriesInput Output
 Permutation, Combination &ProbabilityCoding Decoding

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus: The mains exam is the important phase of IBPS PO 2021 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2021 consists of 4 + 1 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO 2021, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officer.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusGeneral Awareness SyllabusReasoning & Computer Aptitude SyllabusEnglish Language Syllabus
SimplificationFinancial AwarenessVerbal ReasoningInternetReading Comprehension
AverageCurrent AffairsSyllogismMemoryVocabulary
PercentageGeneral KnowledgeCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsGrammar
Ratio and PercentageStatic AwarenessLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double LineupMicrosoft Office 
Mensuration and Geometry SchedulingComputer Hardware 
Quadratic Equation Input OutputComputer Software 
Interest Blood RelationsOperating System 
Problems of Ages Directions and DistancesNetworking 
Profit and Loss Ordering and RankingComputer 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    

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IBPS PO Syllabus: FAQs

Q. Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO?

Ans. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for IBPS PO.

Q. When is IBPS PO Prelims Exam scheduled for?

Ans. IBPS PO Prelims Exam is scheduled for 04th & 12th December 2021.