IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Phase 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Phase 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 mintues for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.
Name of Tests(Objective)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
English Language
30
30
20 minutes
2
Numerical Ability
35
35
20 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
20 minutes
Total
100
100
60 minutes

Note : Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like IBPS PO 2018, IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

S.No.
Name of Tests(Objective)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 minutes
2
English Language
35
40
40 minutes
3
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
45 minutes
4
General Economy & Banking Awareness
40
40
35 minutes
Total
155
200
3 Hours
5
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
2
25
30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Logical Reasoning
Simplification
Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series
Profit & Loss
Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations
Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities
Work & Time
Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement
Time & Distance
Miscellaneous
Puzzle
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Paragraph Completion
Tabulation
Data Interpretation
 
Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
 
Blood Relations
Number Systems
 
Input Output
Sequence & Series
 
Coding Decoding
Permutation, Combination &Probability
 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

This comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus English Language Syllabus
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage   Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation   Double Lineup Microsoft Office  
Mensuration and Geometry   Scheduling Computer Hardware  
Quadratic Equation   Input Output Computer Software  
Interest   Blood Relations Operating System  
Problems of Ages   Directions and Distances Networking  
Profit and Loss   Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies  
Number Series   Data Sufficiency    
Speed, Distance and Time   Coding and Decoding    
Time and Work   Code Inequalities    
Number System        
Data Sufficiency        
Linear Equation        
Permutation and Combination        
And Probability        
Mixture and Allegations        

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