IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern, Preliminary and Main Pattern, Syllabus details

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IBPS PO exam pattern

IBPS Exam is conducted in two sections, 1st is Preliminary part and the 2nd one is the main part. Whether talking about Marks, Time Duration or Number of Questions both of these examinations are totally different from each other. Examination date of IBPS PO exam date for the preliminary and main exam is approximate during October and November.

Here, you’ll get to know the examination pattern of both Preliminary and main exam along with their syllabus.

All the questions like, What will the subjects? How much time will be allotted? The number of questions needs to attempt? You are going to get answers to all the questions in this article.

  • The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated a total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam.
  • The paper will have three sections in total 30 marks, 35 marks, 35 marks are allotted to papers respectively.
  • Paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • Negative marking is allotted for each wrong answer. 0.25 marks will get deducted for every wrong answer.

It is compulsory to clear the cut-off, all three paper have their individual cut-off.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions & Maximum Marks

Language of the exam

Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam

Number of questions

English Language

30

English

20 minutes

30

Quantitative Aptitude

35

English & Hindi

20 minutes

35

Reasoning Ability

35

English & Hindi

20 minutes

35

Total

100

 

1 hour

100

IBPS PO Main exam pattern

  • It is a descriptive type mode paper, which means you’ll give the exam in the written mode.
  • An essay and a letter consist of 25 marks.
  • Time duration will be allotted to complete the paper is of 30 minutes.
  • The overall time duration allotted for IBPS main exam will be 180 minutes.
  • There is no separate paper for Computer Application students. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section got merged and make a separate section of 45 questions and 60 marks in total.

Name of the Test

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Duration of each IBPS PO Prelims exam

Language of the exam

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

60

45

60 minutes

English

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

35

35 minutes

English & Hindi

English Language

40

35

40 minutes

English & Hindi

Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

35

45 minutes

English & Hindi

English Language( Letter Writing & Essay)

25

2

30 minutes

English

Total

200

155

3 hours

 

Check out the Eligibility Criteria before start preparing for the examination.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

This syllabus covers all the essential topics, from where any kind of question occurs during the examination. Here, we have discussed all the topics which are gonna come in Preliminary and Main exam as well.

IBPS Preliminary Syllabus 2021

The preliminary syllabus includes three subjects named as English Language having marks weightage of 30 marks, Quantitative Aptitude having marks weightage of 35 marks, Reasoning ability having marks weightage of 35 marks.

The total number of questions will be 100, which needs to be complete in 60 minutes. Means time allotted for each paper will be of 20 minutes.

English

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Idioms & Phrases
  3. Paragraph Jumbles
  4. Tenses Rules
  5. (Fill in the blanks)/Cloze Test
  6. Error Detection
  7. Multiple Meanings(Contextual Usage)
  8. Paragraph and passage completion

Quantitative aptitude

  1. Simplification and Approximation
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Profit and Loss
  4. Mixtures and Alligations
  5. Simple and Compound Interest
  6. Surds and Indices
  7. Work and Time 
  8. Speed, Time and Distance 
  9. Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Cuboid
  10. Data Interpretation
  11. Ratio And Proportion
  12. Percentages
  13. Number Series
  14. Boat Stream
  15. Series and Sequences
  16. Permutation and Combination
  17. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
  18. Probability

Reasoning ability

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Alphanumeric Series
  3. Directions
  4. Reasoning Puzzles
  5. Order and Ranking
  6. Alphabet Combination
  7. Data Sufficiency Tests
  8. Coded Inequalities
  9. Seating Arrangements
  10. Picture Series Puzzles
  11. Tabulation
  12. Syllogism
  13. Relationships
  14. Input/Output
  15. Coding and Decoding
  16. Assertion and Reason
  17. Statement, Argument and Assumption
  18. Word Formation

For more information about IBPS PO Syllabus check out this linked article

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