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IBPS PO: Syllabus of Preliminary and Main Examination

By Feba Liya Hannan Published on: October 31, 2020

The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2020 is scheduled to be held on 3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020 and Mains Exam 2020 is scheduled on 28th November 2020. It is very important to get a detailed and systematic knowledge of the syllabus of the preliminary and main examinations.

Overview of IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Parameters
Preliminary Examination
Main Examination
Mode of Examination
Online
Online
Number of Questions
100
157
Question Types
Objective
Objective and descriptive
Negative Marks
0.25
0.25
Total Marks
100
125

The Preliminary Exam has mainly 3 sections.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2020-21

Sections
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Reasoning Aptitude

 

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Syllabus 2020-21
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
No. of questions: 30 questions
Language: English
Duration: 20 Minutes
Sections
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Paragraph Jumbles
  • Tenses Rules
  • Fill in the blanks (Cloze tests)
  • Multiple Meaning
  • Error detection
  • Passage & Paragraph Completion

 

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Syllabus 2020-21
QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
No. of questions: 35 questions
Language: English & Hindi
Duration: 20 Minutes
Sections
  • Approximation & Simplification
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Profit and loss
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Simple and Compound Interests
  • Surds and Indices
  • Work and Time
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Cuboid
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages and Number Series
  • Boat Stream
  • Series and Sequences
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Variations
  • Probability

 

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Syllabus 2020-21
REASONING APTITUDE
No. of questions: 35 questions
Language: English & Hindi
Duration: 20 Minutes
Sections
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Directions
  • Reasoning Puzzles
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphabet Combination
  • Data efficiency Tests
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Picture Series Puzzles
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Relationships
  • Input/Output
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Statement, Argument and Assumption
  • Word Formation

 

The Main Examination is conducted in Online Mode and divided into four general sections.

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus 2020-21

Sections
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • English Language

 

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus 2020-21
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
No. of questions: 35 questions
Maximum Mark: 60
Language: English & Hindi
Duration: 45 Minutes
Sections
  • Simplification
  • Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode, Averages)
  • Statistics (Representational- Graphs and charts)
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentages
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simple and Compound Interests
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Time and Work Equations
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Age Calculating Equations
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Number Systems
  • Systems of Equation in Two Variables

 

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus 2020-21
GENERAL AWARENESS
No. of questions: 35 questions
Maximum Mark: 40
Language: English & Hindi
Duration: 35 Minutes
Sections
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Financial Knowledge
  • Basic Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • Current Events- National and International importance with focus on financial news
  • General Knowledge on various topics giving importance to finance-related subjects

 

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus 2020-21
REASONING & COMPUTER APTITUDE
No. of questions: 45 questions
Maximum Mark: 60
Language: English
Duration: 60 Minutes
REASONING     COMPUTER APTITUDE
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Internet
  • Syllogism
  • Memory
  • Circular and Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Double and triple lineups
  • Computer Related Terms Abbreviations
  • Scheduling
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Input/Output
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Blood Relations
  • Computer Hardware
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Computer Software
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Operating Systems
  • Sufficiency of Arguments and Data
  • GUI Basics
  • Directions and Displacement
  • Computer Network
  • Code Inequalities
  • Microsoft Office
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Microsoft Windows

 

IBPS PO Main Examination Syllabus 2020-21
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
No. of questions: 35 questions
Maximum Mark: 40
Language: English
Duration: 35 Minutes
Sections
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • English Grammar
  • Usage of English in Business
  • Verbal Ability
  • Letter Writing and Essay Writing

No.of question for Letter Writing and Essay Writing: 2 questions
Maximum Marks: 25
Language: English
Duration:30 Minutes

 

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