IBPS PO Exam Syllabus, Salary, Apply Online

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) administers the exam for the position of Probationary Officer in various banks. This position is known as Probationary Officers since candidates are trained after being selected in the IBPS exam and must serve a two-year probationary period.

IBPS PO Overview

  • Name of Exam - IBPS PO

  • Post Name - Probationary Officer

  • Organizing Body - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

  • Exam Frequency - Once a Year

  • Application mode - Online

  • Participating Banks - 11

  • Eligibility - Graduation

  • Salary - ₹23,700 - ₹42,02

  • Selection Process -  Prelims, Mains and Interview

  • Exam Duration - Prelims: 1 Hour, Mains: 3 Hours + 30 Min

  • Marking scheme - 1 mark each for every correct answer

  • Negative marking - 0.25 for each wrong answer

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Prelims

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Mains

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IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS has announced the recruitment for IBPS PO 2021. Before preparing for the probationary officer exam, candidates should familiarise themselves with the syllabus. This article will assist candidates in covering the whole IBPS PO 2021 curriculum, including subject-wise subjects.

  • To be eligible for the IBPS PO 2021 recruitment, candidates must pass all three levels of the exam, namely the prelims, mains, and interview procedure.

  • To do so, you must thoroughly understand the material and devise an effective exam preparation strategy

  • Let's have a look at the IBPS PO syllabus's basic details.

IBPS PO Preliminary Syllabus 

The IBPS PO prelims test is the first round of the recruitment process, and it comprises of three subjects: English language, logical thinking, and quantitative aptitude. Candidates who pass the preliminary examination are qualified to take the main examination. Examine the numerous topics covered in these classes.


  • Syllogism

  • Blood Relations

  • Input-Output

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Tabulation

  • Puzzle

Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification

  • Profit & Loss

  • Mixtures & Alligations

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

  • Data Interpretation

  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

  • Number Systems

  • Sequence & Series

  • Permutation, Combination & Probability

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze Test

  • Para jumbles

  • Miscellaneous

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 

The English language, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, reasoning and computer aptitude, and data interpretation and analysis are the four sections of the mains exam syllabus. In the final selection for the post of Probationary Officer, the candidate's score in the IBPS PO Mains Exam is given the most weightage. The table below contains information on the IBPS PO main exam.


  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Syllogism

  • Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Linear Seating Arrangement

  • Double Lineup

  • Scheduling

  • Input-Output

  • Blood Relations

  • Directions and Distances

  • Ordering and Ranking

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Code Inequalities

Computer Aptitude

  • Internet

  • Memory

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Computer Abbreviation

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Software

  • Operating System

  • Networking

  • Computer Fundamentals

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification

  • Average

  • Percentage

  • Ratio and Percentage

  • Data Interpretation

  • Mensuration and Geometry

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Interest

  • Problems of Ages

  • Profit and Loss

  • Number Series

  • Speed, Distance, and Time

  • Time and Work

  • Number System

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Linear Equation

  • Permutation and Combination

  • And Probability

  • Mixture and Allegations

General Awareness

  • Financial Awareness

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Verbal Ability

IBPS PO Interview Syllabus

Candidates who are shortlisted in the online main exam will be invited to an interview with the participating organisation, which is organised by the Nodal Bank. in each state with the assistance of IBPS. 

  • The IBPS PO Interview carries a total of 100 marks.

  • The qualifying interview score will be 40% (35 percent for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).

  • The IBPS PO Online Main Exam and the interview will be weighted 80:20, respectively.

  • The candidates' combined final score will be calculated using their performance in the CRP-PO/MT-IX Online Main Examination and Interview.

  • A candidate must pass both the online main exam and the interview in order to be shortlisted for the subsequent provisional allotment process.