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IBPS PO Syllabus - Prelims & Mains

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IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Syllabus

Before you actually start your exam preparation it is important for every aspirant to have a detailed know how of the prelims and mains exam syllabus. Here we are guiding the aspirants with detailed syllabus for both IBPS PO prelims and mains exams. 

IBPS PO Prelims 2023 Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims 2023 Syllabus - English Language

Topic NameProbable Types of Questions
Reading ComprehensionEconomy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, etc.
Error SpottingGrammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, etc.
Phrase ReplacementGrammar Based, Vocabulary Based
Cloze TestIdentify the missing word
Sentence Re-arrangementVerbal Ability questions
Fill in the BlanksSingle Filler, Double fillers, Grammar-based, Vocabulary based
VocabularySynonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one-word substitution.

IBPS PO Prelims 2023 Syllabus - Reasoning Language

Topic NameProbable Types of Questions
Coded Inequalities/ Mathematical InequalitiesProblems based on Letters, Numbers, Height, etc.
SyllogismsDirect Questions, Positive Info Questions, Negative Info Qs
Coding & DecodingLetter Shifting type, Made-up Language, Analogy type, Word-Letters type.
Circular Seating Arrangement ArrangementThe easier one is a clock-wise or anti-clock-wise arrangement in/around a circle, square, rectangle, etc.

Problems with higher difficulty have blood relations, profession, etc.
Linear SeatingSingle Row, Double Row, North Facing, Opposite facing, etc.
Blood RelationsFamily Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
Direction SenseProblems based on age, height, weight, rank, order in a row, etc.
Order & RankingFloor Based Puzzles, age-based, Grid-Based, profession-based, etc.
Arrangement & PatternAlphabets based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Number based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Alphanumeric type, etc.
Double Lineup2 variables, 3 variables, 4 variables type conditions
SchedulingDay-wise, Week-wise, Month-wise, etc.
AnalogyMeaning-based, Letter based, Number based.
ClassificationLetter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
Data SufficiencyBased on other topics of the reasoning syllabus
SeriesAlphabet Series, Number Series, and Alphanumeric Series.

IBPS PO Prelims 2023 Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude Language

Topic NameProbable Types of Questions
AverageQuestions based on Weight, Height, Age, Marks, Expenditure, Temperature, etc.
Data InterpretationGraphs- Bar & Line, Pie-Charts, Tabular data, Caselets.
Data SufficiencyQuestions on this topic are based on the other topics of the syllabus.
InterestSimple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
Linear EquationsSingle Variable, Double Variable.
Mensurationcalculation of Area and Volume of geometrical figures like Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube.
Mixtures & AlligationsMixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing
Number SeriesMissing number, Wrong Number, Next number
Number SystemDivisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
PercentageDirect questions
Permutation & Combination / ProbabilityBasic Problems – arrangement, selection.
Problems on AgesRatio, Average, Equation based
Profit and LossFind Selling Price, Cost Price, Profit/Loss, Discount, Dis-honest shopkeepers, etc.
Quadratic EquationsFind X or Y based on given equations
Ratio and ProportionSimple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
SimplificationBODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.
Speed, Time, and Distance.Trains, Boats, Streams, average speed, etc.
Time and WorkWork Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns, etc.

IBPS PO Prelims 2023 Syllabus - General Awareness

General/ Financial Awareness
Sports personalities
International Organisations' HQ/ President/ Chairman/ Secretary General.
Country in news, with its capital, important rivers, President and PM.
National Parks
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Atomic, Nuclear, Thermal Plants
Important Dams
Dance Forms
Ministers and their Constituencies
Ministers and their Portfolios
Current Affairs (last 6 months)
Indian Financial System
History and Structure of Indian Banking
Indian Economy
Regulatory bodies- RBI, SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC
History/Functions/Roles of RBI
Budget Basics
Current Union Budget
International Organisations/ Financial Institutions
Indian Constitution
Government Schemes
Monetary and Credit Policies
Concepts like BASEL
Micro Finance
Base Rate
Negotiable Instruments
Credit Rating Agencies
Financial Inclusions
Teaser Rates
Priority Sector Lending
Important Dates
Current Bank Rates
Awards & Honours Sports

These are the topics to prepare for all the 4 sections for IBPS PO Prelims & Mains. So, those who are now planning to prepare for the IBPS PO 2023 exam now can start preparing accordingly.

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What are IBPS PO 2022 Exam dates?

The IBPS PO 2022 recruitment notification is not released yet. We will update the same once the actual notification gets out. According to it, the Probationary Officers exams for PSBs were slated to be conducted on October 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2021, and the Main Exam was scheduled to be conducted on November 27, 2021.

What is the selection procedure for IBPS PO? +

The IBPS PO selection is done in three stages: Prelims, Mains, and interviews. The candidates who will clear each stage will become eligible to be appointed as IBPS POs.

I am a graduate with less than 60% marks. Can I Apply for IBPS PO 2021 Exam? +

Yes, all graduates are applicable to apply for the IBPS PO exam. There is no required percentage to apply for IBPS PO.

Is there any negative marking for IBPS PO? +

Yes, there is a negative marking for every wrong answer given in the exam. 0.25 of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

What were the no. of vacancies for IBPS PO 2021? +

The number of vacancies are announced in the notification. The last year’s vacancies for the IBPO PO 2020-21 were 3517.

Can an Engineering graduate apply for IBPS PO Exam? +

Yes, any candidate having a graduation degree can apply for the IBPS PO exam.

Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual? +

All tests are bilingual, i.e., available in both English and Hindi.

Are there any fixed timings for different sections? +

Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains Exam.

When IBPS PO 2022 admit card will be released? +

IBPS PO admit card is released separately for prelims, mains, and interviews. The admit card is released 1 week before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of IBPS by logging with registration number/roll number/date of birth/password.

Is there any age bar to apply for IBPS PO? +

Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years to apply for the IBPS PO exam. Age relaxation of five, three, and ten years is given to SC/ ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PwD candidates, respectively.

What details will be released in the IBPS PO 2022 notification? +

IBPS PO notification will consist of the details about the exam such as exam date, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, result declaration criteria, etc.

When IBPS PO prelims and mains exams will be conducted? +

IBPS PO 2022 prelims exam and mains exam dates will be announced along with the notification soon.

For which post, IBPS PO recruitment notification is released? +

IBPS PO recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee in 11 public sector banks.

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