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IBPS PO Syllabus 2020. Check Preliminary Exam Pattern, Syllabus @ ibps.in
IBPS PO Syllabus 2020. Check Preliminary Exam Pattern, Syllabus @ ibps.in

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 Released: Food Corporation of India has released the Syllabus 2020 for the PO Exam on its official website. Find all the details here and download the IBPS PO Syllabus 2020. Upcoming events, as well as important official notification related to IBPS PO Syllabus 2020, will be updated here instantly. Check all the details associated with the IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 here and get benefited.

New Update: Candidates applied for IBPS PO Post can download the IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 on official site ibps.in. The official notification related to IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 has released on the official website of the Food Corporation of India for the exam held on 23rd February 2020. Check the information provided in the IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 from the link provided below.

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PS PO Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of IBPS PO Prelims and Main exam varies in terms of number of sections, mode of exam, duration, and marking scheme. Candidates can check the basic exam pattern below: 

Particulars IBPS PO Prelims  IBPS PO Main
Duration 1 hour 3 hours 30 minutes
Number of Questions 100 MCQs 155 MCQs, 2 Descriptive 
Maximum Marks 100 225
Mode of Exam Online Objective- Online, Descriptive- Offline

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020

English Language (30 marks) Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks) Reasoning (35 marks)
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para Jumbles Mixtures and Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work and Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time and Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
  Data Interpretation Tabulation
  Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
  Number Systems Blood Relations
  Sequence and Series  
Input-Output Permutation, Combination, and Probability  
Coding-Decoding Percentages Statement and Argument
  Quadratic Equations Analogy

 

IBPS PO Main Exam Syllabus 2020

The syllabus for IBPS PO 2020 Main Exam includes 4 subjects- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy, and Banking Awareness. The table given below lists out the detailed IBPS PO syllabus for the Main examination. 

Data Interpretation & Analysis (60 marks) General Awareness (40 marks) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (60 marks) English Language (40 marks)
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage   Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation   Double Lineup Microsoft Office Editing
Mensuration and Geometry   Scheduling Computer Hardware Fill in the blanks
Quadratic Equation Input-Output   Computer Software  
Interest   Blood Relations Operating System  
Age   Directions and Distances Networking  
Profit & Loss   Ordering & Ranking Computer Fundamentals/ Technologies  
Number Series   Data Sufficiency    
Speed, Distance & Time   Coding & Decoding    
Number System        
Data Sufficiency        
Linear Equation        
Permutation & Combination        
Probability        
Mixture and Allegations    

IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

 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 are 100 marks, and Total Duration of IBPS PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour). Get new updates on IBPS PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and mains examination instantly. Check the precise 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


IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus for Prelims Exam

In IBPS PO Prelims Exam, questions are asked of three subjects viz Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language only. For the preliminary exam, the level of difficulty of questions is easy to moderate.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

This is the more mark scoring section as well as more time-consuming section in IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 35 questions in this section within 20 minutes. Detailed syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Examination granted below.

  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart
  • Simple Interest, Compound Interest
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Averages
  • Age-related Problems
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mensuration
  • Partnership

Among those topics, some of the topics are most important, and any candidate can able to answer even without knowing Formula, such topics are Number series, Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Expected number of questions on every topic of Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Examination provided below.
 

Topics of Quantitative Aptitude No. of Questions expected
Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretation 10 (every 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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IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

This is also the more mark scoring section as well as more time-consuming section in IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 35 questions in this section within 20 minutes, so that you can attain sectional- IBPS PO cut off easily. Detailed syllabus for Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Prelims Examination granted below.

  • Inequalities,
  • Coding & Decoding,
  • Syllogism,
  • Sitting Arrangement (Circular, Rectangle, Square, Hexagonal, etc.),
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating, etc.),
  • Blood Relations,
  • Ranking related questions
  • Direction Sense.

Expected number of questions under each topic of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Prelims Examination provided below.
 

Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Inequalities 5
Syllogism 5
Coding & Decoding 5 (from Single Set)
Puzzles 10  (every 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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IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for the English Language

You have to cover the following topics to answer all the 30 questions under this English Section of IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 30 questions within 15 minutes.

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Close Test,
  • Fillers,
  • Para-Jumbled,
  • Errors in a given sentence

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS PO Prelims Examination 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 2018 Mains Exam Structure

IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Mains exam comprises 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 the English Language will be present in both English as well as the 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 s mentioned below:
 

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

 


IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus for Mains Exam

The following are the entire appropriate IBPS PO syllabus for the mains examination.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are,

  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc.)
  • Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
  • Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination provided below.

Topics of Reasoning Ability Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
  Input-Output0-5
  Coding-Decoding5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Seating Arrangement 5 - 10
Puzzle 5-10

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the IBPS PO exam. The topics to be covered under this section are

  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency (questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations)
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average (Average Weight/ Average Height/ Average Age/ Average Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature, etc.)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.)
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss (Partnerships, Discount, Dishonest Dealings, Marked Price.)
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Questions on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration (Square, Circle, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cuboid, etc.)
  • Permutation and Combination

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination 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

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for the English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are

  • Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English for IBPS PO Mains Examination 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

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for General Awareness:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in the prelims examination. The topics to be covered under this section are

  • Banking Awareness
    • Regulatory Bodies like - RBI (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC, etc. its role functions and fact-based details.
    • Monetary & Credit Policies who decide, the basis of change and its relation to Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate, etc.
    • History of Indian Banking Industry – (Pre Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role, etc. and the concept of NBFC.
  • Financial Awareness -
    • Indian Financial System – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self-regulatory organizations, etc. Also, read important committees and its recommendations.
    • Capital Market & Money Market – Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like (1. Call/Notice Money 2. Treasury Bills 3. Term Money, 4. Certificate of Deposit 5. Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segments like Debentures, etc. also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and the world.
    • Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending, and all other important concepts.
  • Static Awareness - Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Headquarters of various Organisations in world-level, Census, Books and Authors, World Level Festivals, Famous Personalities, and more.
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments, Awards and Honors, Visits By President and Prime Minister, and more.
  • Government Schemes – All relevant schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, All schemes discussed in the budget – the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation, etc.

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Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS PO Mains Examination 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 Defense and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & it is 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

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in the prelims examination. The topics to be learned under this section are

  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS

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