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IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released exam dates for the IBPS Probationary Officer. Eventually, IBPS conducts online prelims exam on 4th, 5th and 11th December 2021. IBPS PO Mains Exam 2021 is scheduled to take place in the month of January 2022. Candidates can also check the complete exam dates in the IBPS Exam Calendar 2021-22. We collected the IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021 and posted it here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page to download the latest IBPS Syllabus.

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021:

Selection Procedure:

IBPS PO selection involves three steps as follows.

  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021:

a. Online Preliminary Examination

S. No.Name of TestsNo of QnsMax MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

b. Online Main Examination

S. No.Name of TestsNo of QnsMax MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
3English Language354040 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
Total155200180 minutes
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes


  • The test will be bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • All questions will be of objective type with five options.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be 0.25 marks detected from total marks.
  • But unanswered questions will not carry any negative marks.
  • There will be sectional as well as overall cut off.

c. Personal Interview

Candidates who qualified in the mains exam will be called for the Personal Interview.

S. No.Name of TestsTotal Marks
1Personal Interview100

  • The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST / OBC / PWBD candidates).
  • The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  • The final results will be based on combining the scores of the main exam and the interview.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021:

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Single / Double Fillers
  • Cloze Test
  • Word / Phrase Replacement
  • Column Based / Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Para Jumbles
  • Miscellaneous

Reasoning Ability

  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Alphabet Test
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Approximation / Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations / Inequality
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous – Arithmetic Word Problems (Average, Mixture and Allegation, CP and SP, Profit and Loss, Partnership etc.)
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs of past 4-5 months
  • Banking Awareness (Past 4-5 months)
  • Static Awareness

Descriptive English

  • Essay (Choose any 1 of 3)
  • Letter Writing (Formal / Informal)

Important Links:

Admit CardIBPS Admit Card 2021
RecruitmentIBPS PO Recruitment 2021

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