Detailed syllabus of IBPS 2021 - Exam pattern

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 11 Feb, 2021

Detailed syllabus of IBPS 2021 - Exam pattern

IBPS PO 2021 detailed syllabus-IBPS PO examination is scheduled in 3 Phases. Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. To Crack this exam, a candidate has to pass all three phases. However, the marks of the prelims do not include in the merit list, it is only necessary to qualify for this phase. The merit list is based on the Mains and interview.

IBPS Prelims Detailed Syllabus- In the prelims exam, questions asked from three sections. Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, and English. The total number of marks for this exam is 100 marks. 35 marks for Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning each and 30 marks for English. There is a separate cutoff for all three sections, and it is necessary to pass all the cutoffs. The cutoff marks are decided by IBPS, depend on the number of vacancies allotted. For this, you get 60 minutes, 20 minutes for each section. Within 20 minutes you have to solve all the questions.

SubjectNo. of questionsTotal marksTime allotted for each section (Minutes)
Quantitative Aptitude353520



IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - This section consists of 35 marks and the duration for this section is 20 minutes. This section mainly consists majority of questions from the Arithmetic section Data interpretation (Arithmetic based). To pass this section you should have a good command of Arithmetic.

Sl. noChapters
3Profit and loss
4Simple and compound interest
5Mixture and allegations
6Time and distance
7Problem-based on Trains
8Boat and Stream
9Ratio and Proportion
12Problem-based on Ages
13Time and Work
14Pipe and cistern
16Permutation and Combination
17Data Interpretation



IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Syllabus -This section consists of 35 marks and the time is given for this section is 20 minutes. The majority of questions asked from Puzzle and Sitting arrangement. 3 to 4 sets of Puzzle and Sitting arrangement, consisting of 5 marks each asked in this section.

Sl. noChapters
1Logical Reasoning
7Sitting Arrangement
11Statement And conclusion



IBPS PO Prelims English Syllabus - This Section consists of 30 Questions and the time is given for this section is 20 minutes. If you have a good understanding of the English language, this section becomes easy for you. Quick reading and understanding the language can give you good marks. To tackle this section you should make a habit of regular reading books, newspapers, novels, etc.

Sl. No.Chapters
1Cloze Test (Fill in the blanks)
4Word Exchange
5Phrase replacement
6Para Jumbles



IBPS PO Main Exam detailed Syllabus-IBPS PO Mains exam consists of four sections. Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and analysis, English, General Awareness and Descriptive paper. A total number of 155 questions, consisting of 200 marks asked in this Exam, for which you will get 3 hours. There will be separate timing for each section. The descriptive paper consists of 25 marks and the duration for this test is 30 minutes. You have to write 1 essay and 1 letter in this section.

Sl. NoSubjectNo of questionsMarksDuration
 Reasoning456060 minutes
 Data interpretation and analysis356045 minutes
 English354040 minutes
 General awareness404035 minutes
 Total1552003 hours
 Descriptive paper22030 minutes



IBPS PO Mains Reasoning syllabus-This section consists of 45 questions, and the duration for this test is 1 hour. Mainly puzzle and sitting arrangement questions were asked in this section and the level of questions is high compare to the prelims test.

Sl. No.Chapter
2Sitting Arrangement
3Verbal Reasoning
4syllogism (Modified)
7Blood relation
8Direction sense
9Order and ranking
11Data sufficiency



IBPS PO Mains Data Interpretation and Analysis syllabus- This section consists of 35 questions, and the duration for this test is 1 hour. Data Interpretation questions are asked in this section. Questions of this section are of a higher level than the prelims test.

Sl. No.Chapter
1Data Interpretation and Analysis
2Profit and loss, percentage, CI, and S.I
3Work and Time
4Speed, Time, and Distance
6Quadratic Equation
7Ratio and Proportion
8Number series
9Permutation and Combination
11Data sufficiency



Personal Interview-After Qualifying in Prelims and Main exam, a candidate has to face a Personal interview, where the interview panel may ask questions from various fields like, about their education, Current events, Banking term, etc.

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