IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 Check IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern here

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) now released the recruitment notification for the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee for 1,167 vacancies. Candidates who completed their Any degree are eligible to apply for this IBPS PO job. Candidates who applied for the IBPS PO job will undergo the various selection procedures like Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Interview and Identity Verification on the schedule dates. To clear the prelims and mains examination candidates have to prepare for the exam with the help of the IBPS PO Syllabus. In this freshers voice page, we explained the syllabus and exam pattern for IBPS Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts. The online registration is opened on the official portal (https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/) from 05 August to 26 August 2020. Graduates who are not yet applied so far can visit the IBPS Recruitment 2020 for detailed eligibility and application process.

IBPS PO Syllabus



IBPS PO Syllabus 2020:

Candidates who are looking to start their careers in the banking sector can utilize this as a great opportunity. Now IBPS invites online applications form from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of 1,167 vacancies in various banks under IBPS. For all candidates who are applied successfully on or before the last date, IBPS Hall Ticket 2020 will be released online. After the registration process, candidates have to start their preparations for the prelims examination. Before that, they have to know the important dates of IBPS Recruitment 2020:-

  • IBPS PO Prelims Call Letter: October 2020
  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date: 03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and 11.10.2020
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam Call Letter: November 2020
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam Date: 28.11.2020
  • IBPS PO interview: January/February 2021

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020:-

IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • The prelims examination will be conducted in online mode with a duration of 1 hour.
    The prelims exam can consist of 3 sections for a total of 100 marks with a total of 100 questions.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in IBPS PO exam.
  • The total of 100 questions will be in multiple-choice questions.
  • The sectional cutoff will be considered to shortlist the candidates for the mains exam.
Description No.of.Qns Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

  • Mains examination will be held with a duration of 3 hours to answer 155 questions for a total of 200 marks.
  • Mains examination can consist of multiple-choice and descriptive type questions.
  • Objective questions will be answered in online mode while descriptive will be answered in offline mode.
  • IBPS Introduce the descriptive paper in the mains examinations in terms of writing essay or letter.
  • The descriptive paper will be conducted for 25 marks with the 30 minutes duration.
  • The medium of question paper will be in Hindi and English.
Description No.of.Qns Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60
English Language (Letter/Essay) 35 40
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60
General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40
Total 155 200

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2020:

For the English Language:

  • The total of 30 multiple choice question will be expected from this section.
  • Topics to be covered will be any of the following Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Paragraph Completion Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, and Cloze Test.

For Numerical Ability:

  • There will be a total of 35 questions in multiple-choice questions type.
  • Let’s check topics to be expected in these sections are Simplification, Mixtures & Allegations, Permutation, Combination &Probability, Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Work & Time, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds and Indices.

For Reasoning Ability:

  • Reasoning ability will carry 35 MCQ for a total of 35 marks in the following topics
    Logical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, and Blood Relations.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2020:

For Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

  • This section will carry 35 questions for a total of 60 marks.
  • Reasoning topics will include following Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Syllogism, Scheduling, Double Lineup, Circular and linear Seating Arrangement, Code Inequalities and etc.
  • While for Computer aptitude topics will be internet, memory, keyboard shortcuts, MS office, Computer hardware, Computer software, operating system and network.

For Data Analysis and Interpretation:



  • The questions will be asked in both English and Hindi language for 60 marks with 45 questions.
  • Topics to be covered in this section are Ratio and Percentage, Mensuration and Geometry, Interest, Problems of Ages, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Data Sufficiency, Permutation and Combination, And Probability

For General, Economy/Banking Awareness:

  • The total of 40 questions will be asked in financial awareness, current affairs and general knowledge topics.
IBPS PO 2020 Normalized Score:
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalised using the equipercentile method.
  • In case, scores up to two decimal points, then calculations will be taken for further consideration.
  • Each candidate has to score at least equal to the minimum score in each test of Online Main examination, and it will be considered to screen the candidates for interview.
  • A minimum score will depend on the number of vacancies available, and a number of candidates to be shortlisted for interview.
  • IBPS will not share the scores obtained in the Main online examination officially prior to the completion of the interview process.