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IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020


IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released exam dates for IBPS Probationary Officer. Eventually IBPS conducts online preliminary exam on 3rd, 4th and 10th Oct 2020. IBPS PO Mains Exam 2020 is scheduled to take place on 28th Nov 2020. Candidates can also check the Complete IBPS Exam Calender 2020-21. We collected the IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 and posted here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page to download latest IBPS Syllabus.

IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020:

Selection Procedure:

IBPS PO selection involves three steps as follows.

  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020:

a. Online Preliminary Examination

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

b. Online Main Examination

Sl.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 of 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

Total Marks: 100.

The minimum qualifying marks in 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.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020:

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Single/ Double Fillers
  • Close 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
  • Machine I/O
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

Quantitative/ Numerical Aptitude

  • Approximation/ Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations/ Inequality (Data 1, Data 2)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems (Average, Mixture and Allegation, CP and SP, Profit and Loss, Partnership etc.)

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 2020
RecruitmentIBPS PO Recruitment 2020

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