IBPS sets the IBPS PO Exam Pattern. Therefore, candidates should go through the details of the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and syllabus carefully. To clarify, this will give candidates more clarity on how much time they should dedicate to each topic.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern has three parts:
The exam format varies depending on the stage of selection. Candidates who pass the prelims exam are invited to take the mains exam. After, they will get an invite for an interview based on their performance on the mains exam.
In addition, the final selection of candidates is made based on their performance in the mains exam and interview.
First, let’s discuss the IBPS PO Syllabus for prelims & mains exam, then we will discuss the pattern of the exams. We will discuss the total marks hold by each section and what are the time allotted.
IBPS PO exam pattern provides details regarding the overall structure of the exam, such as marking scheme, total marks, number of sections, and time duration. Before beginning with the preparation for the IBPS PO exam, candidates must go through the exam pattern thoroughly to understand how they should utilize their time and secure a good ranking.
The total maximum mark for the exam is 100. And the total time duration is 1 hour.
Candidates must pass each of the three examinations by achieving the minimal cut-off marks set by IBPS. For example, a suitable number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted for the Online Main Examination, as determined by IBPS based on requirements.
Candidates can find details related to IBPS PO Eligibility, Fees, Exam dates, and more by clicking here.
The total maximum mark for the exam is 200. And the total time duration is 3 hours or 180 minutes.
Wrong Answer Penalty (Applicable to both the Online Preliminary and Online Main Exams) In the Objective Tests, there will be a penalty for incorrect responses. Candidates will be penalized 0.25 points for each incorrect response, which will be subtracted from their overall score. There will be no penalty if a question is left blank, i.e. the candidate does not mark a response.
We will discuss the IBPS PO syllabus for the prelims exam, and then we check the details for the mains exam syllabus.
IBPS PO Syllabus for prelims exam consist of 3 sections.
Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Puzzle||Number Series||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphabets/Numeric Series & Alphanumeric Series||Simplification & Approximation||Cloze Test|
|Direction sense||Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Ratio & Proportion, Partnership||Vocabulary Based|
|Inequalities||Percentage||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Mixtures & Alligations||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting|
|Input-Output||Average & ages, Profit & Loss||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Time & work||Spelling Errors|
|Blood Relation||Pipe and cistern||Word Replacement|
|Order and Ranking||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors|
|coding-decoding||Time & Distance, Boat & stream||Word Usage|
|Data sufficiency||Idioms and Phrases|
|Mensuration (2D&3D)||Sentence Completion|
|Permutation, Combination And Probability|
IBPS PO Syllabus for mains exam comprises five sections.
The complete IBPS PO Syllabus for mains is discussed below:
|Data Analysis||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||English Language||Reasoning||Computer Aptitude|
|Series||Current Affairs (4-5 Months)||Reading Comprehension||Puzzle||Internet|
|Number System, HCF &LCM,||Banking and Financial Awareness||Error Detection||Syllogism||Memory|
|Inequality (Quantity based)||Static Awareness||Vocabulary||Input-Output||Memory|
|Ratio & Proportion, Partnership||Phrase Replacement||Seating Arrangement||Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Percentage||Word Association & Replacement||Blood Relations||Computer Abbreviation|
|Mixtures & Alligations||Sentence Improvement||Direction sense||Microsoft Office|
|Average & ages||Para Jumbles||Data Sufficiency||Networking|
|Profit & Loss||Cloze Test||Logical Reasoning||Operating System|
|Time and work & Pipe and cistern||Spelling Errors||Inequalities||Computer Software|
|Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Fill in the blanks||Coding-Decoding||Computer Hardware|
|Time & Distance, Boat & stream||Column Based Fillers||Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies|
|Permutation, Combination & Probability||Word Usage||Number System|
|Mensuration (2D&3D)||Sentence Connectors, Rearrangement & Completion||Basic of Logic Gates|
In addition from above topics candidates have to write letter and essay as a part of descript test for English language.
The best IBPS PO books sufficiently address the exam’s syllabus. They are simple to follow and contain material pertinent to the IBPS PO syllabus and plenty of practice questions.
The following is a list of the finest IBPS PO preparation books, organized by subject:
Although this subject is included in the Mains exam with Computer Aptitude, it should be studied independently. The following are the best books on the subject:
Even though no publications other than the usual IBPS guides appear to be relevant to the IBPS PO test at first look, these books cover practically all of the themes covered in both stages of the exam:
Because the Quantitative Aptitude component of the syllabus is common to PO and management entrance tests, there are a plethora of publications accessible. The top textbooks for this subject, however, are
The IBPS Computer Aptitude Syllabus is not extensive. The mains exam includes this subject. The following book, is made up of activities and tools that we use every day in modern offices, is sufficient for the topic:
This is a topic that has a lot of coverage. As a result, newspapers, weekly current events publications, and books should be used to prepare. The majority of current affairs questions are based on events within the last three to four months before the exam. The following are some valuable books on the subject:
Note: Only those candidates will be called for the interview round who will successfully clear both prelims and mains exam. The preliminary exam will be qualifying in nature. Marks of mains exam (objective+ descriptive) will be taken into the account for the selection of the candidates for the interview.
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