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IBPS PO Syllabus

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) organizes the IBPS Bank PO exam every year for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in different public sector banks. The IBPS PO exam has three levels - Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

IBPS PO Syllabus

Preliminary Syllabus

The IBPS PO Prelims is an objective type paper. The  syllabus for Prelims consists of three subjects:

English LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning
Reading ComprehensionSimplification, Approximation Logical Reasoning
Cloze TestProfit and LossAlphanumeric Series
Para JumblesMixtures and AlligationsRanking/Direction/Alphabet Test
MiscellaneousSI and CIData Sufficiency
Fill in the blanksSurds and IndicesCoded inequalities
Multiple meaning/Error spottingWork and TimeSeating arrangement
Paragraph CompletionTime and DistancePuzzle
Idioms and PhrasesMensuration-Cylinder, Cone and Sphere and CuboidTabulation
 Data InterpretationSyllogism
 Ratio and Proportion, PercentageBlood Relations
 Number SystemsInput-Output
 Sequence and SeriesCoding-Decoding
 Permutation, Combination, and Probability

Assertion and Reason,

The statement, Argument, and Assumption

 Quadratic Equations

Word Formation


IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

The syllabus of the IBPS Probationary Officer Mains Exam is as follows:

Reasoning Ability and

Computer Aptitude

General/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageQuantitative Aptitude
Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningInternet Banking AwarenessReading ComprehensionSimplification
SyllogismMemory Financial KnowledgeVocabularyAverage and Mixture and Allegation
Seating Arrangements(Circular and Linear )



Basic EconomicsGrammarPercentage
Double and Triple LineupsComputer AbbreviationCurrent Affairs- Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial newsLetter WritingRatio and Proportion
SchedulingMicrosoft Office 

Static GK :

General Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions

Essay WritingData Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Input/outputComputer Hardware  Verbal AbilityGeometry and Mensuration
Blood Relations



  Permutation, combination, and Probability
Ordering and RankingOperating System  Linear Equation and Quadratic Equation
Coding and DecodingNetworking  Simple and Compound Interest
Sufficiency of Arguments and DataComputer Fundamentals/Terminologies  Problem of Ages
Directions and Displacement   Profit and Loss, Discount
Code Inequalities   Number System and Number Series
Alphanumeric Series   Speed, Time, and Distance

The main Exam also consists of a descriptive paper having 2 questions on Letter and Essay writing. IBPS will examine the descriptive paper only when the candidate will score minimum marks in the objective paper.