IBPS PO: Exam Pattern, Eligibility, and Syllabus

IBPS PO is conducted to choose candidates for the post of probationary officers. IBPS stands for Institute of banking personal selection and is organized every year to fulfill the seats that are now vacant. There are certain rules and procedure for every banking test to clear which is always mentioned as you apply for the recruitment exam. The online banking test is conducted in two phases, particularly preliminary and main. After clearing the online tests you have to appear for the common interview round. Then after that candidate is selected based on their all complete performance in all the rounds of tests. According to the centers and branches, candidates are shortlisted and posted to the bank branch where the seat is vacant. The exam date is still to be announced for 2020. For any update you can send up your queries on the comment section below our writeup or visit the official site.

How To Check IBPS PO Preliminary Score Card?

Visit the official site as mentioned and check the scorecard and marks of your IBPS PO. Every detail to the exam and the result all are given with on the official website. You can even look for assistance on our site as we’ve given every accurate detail. In order to check the score, follow the below steps and immediately see your results of the IBPS PO exam.

  • Visit the site to check the IBPS PO scorecard and marks for your prelims exam.
  • Type your registration number, roll number, password and date of birth to check the result of IBPS preliminary.
  • Now resemble the captcha code for results.
  • Your marks will appear on the screen as soon as you type the exact code. Now download your preliminary scorecard.
  • Also, take a printout of the scorecard for future evidence. While hunting for a job this scorecard will show your capability and the candidate might be approached for the job with a handsome salary package.

For the coming up IBPS PO exam, the procedure to visit the site and to create an account will remain the same. But if any detail is to be added, you must thoroughly check the website and then apply or fill the application form according to the eligibility.

Highlights of IBPS PO

Exam Date


Conducted by

Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS PO)

Exam level


Exam eligibility


Exam stages

Preliminary, Mains and Common Interview

Mode of exam


Official website


IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The exam for IBPS PO is organized online at several centers all over India. The candidates are requested to mention their preference while they are filling the application form online. Candidates will be given exam centers for which they are not allowed to add or remove from the according to the rules. If you’ve given an exam center you can’t change it you have to go to the exam center as mentioned in your account. If candidates are creating disturbance in the examination hall then their exam will be canceled. The exam pattern of IBPS PO is divided into :

  • IBPS PO Main exam ( written exam)
  • IBPS PO Preliminary (written exam )
  • Common interview (personal  interview)

IBPS PO Main Exam


Tests name (objective)

No of questions




Reasoning and computer aptitude



60 minutes


English language



40 minutes


Data analysis and interpretation



45 minutes


General economy & banking awareness



35 minutes


English language (letter writing and essay)



30 minutes

IBPS PO Main Preliminary Pattern


Exam Name (objective)

No of questions

Maximum marks






20 minutes


Numerical ability



20 minutes


Reasoning ability



20 minutes






Common Interview

Your personal interview will be taken as you get shortlisted because of your performance in both the exams. Your scorecard is to be excellent additionally you must get good marks in your 12th or graduation as required for a good rank in your overall examination. For more updates on this, visit the official site.

Syllabus Of IBPS PO Exam


Quantitative aptitude

English language

Logical reasoning


Reading comprehension

Alphanumeric series

Profit and loss

Cloze test

ranking/direction/alphabet test

Mixtures and alligations

Para jumbles

Data sufficiency

Simple & compound interest, surds & indices

Multiple meaning/ error spotting

Coded inequalities

Work and time

Fill in the blanks

Seating arrangement

Time and distance



Mensuration- cylinder, cone, sphere

Paragraph completion


Data interpretation



Percentage, ratio & proportion


Blood relations

Number systems



Sequence and series


Coding decoding

Permutation, combination & probability


Eligibility Criteria For IBPS PO Exam

The eligibility criteria are always set by the authority which is mandatory for candidates to fulfill. The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam otherwise you won’t be allowed to sit in the examination hall.  


  • The candidates appearing for the exam should be a citizen of India.
  • The candidates from Nepal and Bhutan are allowed to give the exam for 2020.

Age limit

  • The lower age limit of the candidate should not be less than 20 years whereas the upper age limit of the candidate should not exceed 30 years of age.
  • For the reserved categories, the candidates are given age relaxation.
  • For the exam, the candidate’s date of birth mentioned on their SSC passing certificate will be given consideration.

Education Qualification

  • To appear for this entrance exam, the candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized institute or university.
  • The candidate must have a graduation degree.

We’ve mentioned all relevant information from which candidates can grab the important exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria and the syllabus that is required to prepare for the exams. The exam dates are precise but if you are not satisfied with the information or want a very little update on the IBPS PO exam, the candidate can look for the official site. All viewers can follow every update that we’ll be giving you from time to time on the same.

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