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New IBPS PO Exam pattern is available here. Grab detailed IBPS PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains Exam from this page. You should know the IBPS PO Exam Pattern clearly, to crack IBPS PO Exam in the first attempt. In this page, you can get latest IBPS PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains Exam in a detailed manner.

IBPS PO EXAM PATTERN

IBPS conducts common written Examination under the name "IBPS PO/ MT CWE VII" in two phases namely, IBPS PO Preliminary Examination and IBPS PO Mains Examination. After that, Interview will be held for candidates who qualified in IBPS PO Mains Exam.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Preliminary

IBPS PO Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of IBPS PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour). Know the exact IBPS PO Exam Dates for the current year now.
 
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  
 
 
1 hour
 
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100
 
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.
 
In order to attend the IBPS PO Mains exam, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections mentioned above, by securing IBPS PO cut-off marks. IBPS PO online Prelims exam Scores are normalised using equi-percentile method. Number of Candidates shortlisted for IBPS PO Mains Exam is One Tenth of the total available vacancies. Sufficient number of candidates in each category (General, OBC, SC, ST) will be shortlisted for the mains examination.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern of Mains

IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Mains exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions under 5 main subject category sections namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Here, all Questions for all four sections except English Language will be present in both English as well as Hindi Language.
 
Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 200 marks and there is section wise time allotment for IBPS PO Mains exam which is mentioned below. Navigation through next section is not possible until the specified time for the current section gets over.
 
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General / Economy/ Banking
Awareness
40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
  Total 200 200   140 minutes
5 English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)
2 25 English 30 minutes
 
 Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

In IBPS PO Mains Exam, Candidates should secure Overall Cutoff marks as well as minimum cutoff marks for each Section of Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Candidates who qualified in Mains Exam are called for Final stage of Selection process i.e., Interview.

IBPS PO INTERVIEW

Candidates are shortlisted for PO interview based on their IBPS PO Mains examination marks only. IBPS PO prelims marks are not considered for Interview. IBPS is tentatively scheduled to conduct interview for IBPS PO in the month of January / February 2018.
 
Total marks allotted for PO Interview 100
Minimum qualifying marks in interview 40%  i.e, 40 marks
(For General category candidates)
(35% i.e, 35 marks
(For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates)


IBPS PO Final Result

For Provisional Allotment of candidates to various Nationalised Banks, Final IBPS PO Result is released in the month of April. Candidates should secure high score in the both IBPS PO Mains Exam and interview, so that they will be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process. The Combined Final Score is calculated as Marks obtained in mains exam (out of 200) + Marks obtained in Interview (100). The weightage of IBPS PO Mains exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. Based on the Cutoff score, Obtained Score, Ranks and Post Preference, Final qualified Candidates will be allotted to any of the participating banks.

IBPS PO Prelims - Topics and Expected Number of Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of Quantitative Aptitude No. of Questions expected
Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretation 10 (each 5 questions from 2 sets)
Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, etc.) 10
Total 35 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Inequalities 5
Syllogism 5
Coding & Decoding 5 (from Single Set)
Puzzles 10  (each 5 questions from 2 different sets)
Sitting Arrangement 5 (from Single Set)
Miscellaneous Topics (Blood Relations, Ranking, Direction Sense,etc. ) 5
Total 35 questions

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English Language

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of English Language No. of Questions expected
Reading Comprehension 10 (from Single Set)
Close Test 5 (from Single Set)
Fillers (Fill in the blank spaces) 5
Para-Jumbled 5 (from Single Set)
Errors in a given sentence 5
Total 30 questions

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IBPS PO Mains - Topics and Expected Number of Questions

Reasoning

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics of Reasoning Ability Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 0-5
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Seating Arrangement 5 - 10
Puzzle 5-10


Quantitative Aptitude

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics of Quantitative Ability Expected Number of questions
Simplification 5
Number Series 5
Data Interpretation 10 - 15
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Number Systems 3
Profit & Loss 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 1-2
Time and work 2 - 3
Time & Distance 2 - 3
Mensuration 1-2
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5
Partnership 1 - 2

English Language

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of English Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Error Spotting 0-5
Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5
Para jumbles 5


General Awareness

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Section Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions
General Awareness Awards Indian Awards 2
International Awards & Honors
Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1
Indian Geography Culture 2
National parks and sanctuaries
Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3
Major International Organizations
Sports Indian and International Sport Personalities 3
International Sporting Events and Venues
Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4
New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations
Functions of a Bank
E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3
RTGS and Rupay
Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3
Financial Regulation & Supervision
Foreign Exchange Management
Other Banking or Non Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1
RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3
Organization of RBI
Terms Finance & Accounts 2
Insurance Policy & Operations
Shares & Stocks
Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1
Indian Affairs Census 4
India in International Reports
Indian Authors & their Books
New Government Policies & Schemes
International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1
Personalities Famous Personalities 2
    Total 40

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Computer Knowledge

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Computer Knowledge for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
 
S. No Topics of Reasoning Ability Expected Number of questions
1 Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies 6 - 8
2 Networking 1
3 Computer Hardware 2 - 4
4 Computer Software 1 - 2
5 Operating Systems 1 - 2
6 Microsoft Office 2 - 3
7 Computer Abbreviations 1 - 2
8 Keyboard shortcuts 1 - 2
9 Memory 0 - 1
10 Internet 2 - 3

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