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IBPS PO Exam-Eligibility, Details and Syllabus

About IBPS PO exam

IBPS is an autonomous body that conducts the recruitment process of IBPS PO exam once every year. Any eligible candidate who aspires to join as Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee in the participating organisations can apply for the IBPS PO examination. The details of the IBPS PO examination along with scheme and syllabus of the IBPS PO exam are given below.

Eligibility for IBPS PO exam

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either:

  • A Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 shall be a person n whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit for IBPS PO exam

The minimum age limit for IBPS PO exam is 20 years and the maximum age limit for the IBPS PO exam is 30 years.

Educational Qualification

  • The minimum qualification required for IBPS PO exam is Graduation in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.



IBPS PO Exam Pattern

  • Any eligible candidate is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP-PO/MT-IX). The IBPS PO examination consists of two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main examination.
  • The candidates who qualifies in Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted appears for Online Main examination and the shortlisted candidates in Online Main examination are subsequently called for a Common Interview.

IBPS PO Syllabus

The exam syllabus of IBPS PO is similar to other banking exams. Based on the previous year questions the topics that are asked for different subjects are given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Error Correction
  • Narration

Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Probability

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Mixture & Alligation
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability

General Awareness

  • Current Events
  • Indian Economy
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian History
  • Indian Culture
  • Indian Geography

Reasoning Aptitude

  • Verbal and Non- Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Directions
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations

Computer Aptitude

  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System
  • Computer Terminologies

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Awareness
  • Cloze test
  • Error Correction


Important things to remember

Negative marking: There is penalty of one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question.

The corrected scores obtained by candidates are normalized using equi-percentile method.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.

Marks obtained in the Online Main examination only is considered for shortlisting for interview and also for final Merit List.

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