IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus: Prelims Syllabus, Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern Details

IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021: Before appearing in the IBPS PO examination, one must go through the IBPS PO Syllabus. This syllabus is designed to recognize the candidate’s capability to perform during a pressure situation. This capability is very much required in almost every government available in the entire country.

Candidate’s must prepare themselves for this syllabus before appearing the examination. As a result, they can score a very high marks or up to the benchmark, required as per their eligibility criteria.

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.

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The IBPS PO 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.


  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

IBPS PO Main Syllabus 2021:

The main syllabus of IBPS PO includes four subjects named as Reasoning and computer aptitude having marks weightage of 60 marks, General/Economy/Banking awareness having marks weightage of 40 marks, English Language having marks weightage of 40 marks and data analysis having marks weightage of 60 marks.

The total number of questions will be 155, which needs to be complete in 180 minutes. Separate time is allotted for individual examination.


  1. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogism
  3. Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)
  4. Double and Triple Lineups
  5. Scheduling
  6. Input/Output
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Ordering and Ranking
  9. Coding and Decoding
  10. Sufficiency of Arguments and Data
  11. Directions and Displacement
  12. Code Inequalities
  13. Alphanumeric Series

Computer Aptitude:

  1. Internet
  2. Memory
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Computer Related Terms Abbreviations
  5. Computer Fundamentals
  6. Microsoft Office and Related Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications
  7. Computer Hardware and Software
  8. Operating Systems and GUI Basics
  9. Computer Network
  10. Microsoft Office
  11. Microsoft Windows

English Language

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Grammar
  4. Usage of English in Business
  5. Letter Writing
  6. Essay Writing
  7. Verbal Ability

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  1. Simplification
  2. Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)
  3. Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)
  4. Ratio and Proportion
  5. Percentages
  6. Data Interpretation
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Mensuration
  9. Geometry
  10. Linear Equations
  11. Quadratic Equations
  12. Simple and Compound Interest
  13. Speed, Distance and Time
  14. Profit, Loss and Discounts
  15. Time and Work Equations
  16. Permutations and Combinations
  17. Age Calculation Equations
  18. Systems of Equation in Two Variables
  19. Number Systems
  20. Mixtures and Alligations

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021:

IBPS Exam is conducted in two sections, 1st is Preliminary part and the 2nd one is main part. Weather talking about Marks, Time duration, Number of Questions both of these examinations are totally different from each other.

IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

  • 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



20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


English & Hindi

20 minutes


Reasoning Ability


English & Hindi

20 minutes





1 hour


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