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IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 Pdf, Prelims & Mains Topic Wise Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019: Institute of banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) make an announcement for IBPS PO Exam 2019. Candidates who are preparing for IBPS exam then you can apply and appeared in this examination for the posts of Probationary Officer (PO) and Management Trainee VII (MT). All Interested candidates may fill the application form on or before the last date of submission.

The examination will be held in 3 phases such as Preliminary, Mains followed by a round of Personal Interview. Candidate you need to focus on attempting question because every wrong question your marks will be deducted

First round i.e. Preliminary examination will be held in the month of October 2019 and Mains examination will be conducted in the month of November 2019

Check IBPS PO Question Paper Pattern, PO Syllabus and other IBPS PO Preparation 2019 Material such as “Previous year question paper of IBPS PO Exam” and PO Solved question paper.

Highlights for IBPS exam Pattern 2019

Mode of ExamOnline
Number of Papers2 (Prelims and Mains)
Number of Sections (Prelims Exam)3 (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English)
Number of Sections (Mains Exam)5 (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Computers and General Awareness)
Type of PapersObjective
Total MarksPaper 1 – 100, Paper 2 – 200
DurationPaper 1 – 1 Hour, Paper 2 – 2 Hour
LanguageEnglish or Hindi

What’s New| IBPS PO 2019:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is Government organization in India. It is a self-governed academic and research-oriented institute. It has started the Personnel Selection Services in 1975. Its primary aim is enhancing human resource development through personal assessment. In the year, it has announced the Common Written Examination (CWE) for selecting Officers and Clerks in Indian Banks. The candidates who are seeking for the bank jobs, for them IBPS is the mandatory exam to get jobs in 21 Public Sector Regional Rural Banks. Every year it will release the recruitment notification to fill the vacancies in 21 public sector banks.

Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

  • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • English Language.
  • General Awareness.
  • Computer Knowledge.
Name of sectionNumber of questions in the sectionMarks allotted for the section
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
Time Duration 1 Hour

 Main Exam Pattern

Name of the sectionNumber of questions Marks allotted Time Duration
English language404030 min
Quantitative Aptitude505040 min
Reasoning Ability505040 min
General Awareness (special reference to banking industry)404020 min
Computer proficiency202010 min
200200 marks140 min

Exam Duration:

  • IBPS PO Prelims exam is for 100 Marks and 1 hour duration.
  • Mains exam is for 200 Marks and 2 hours duration.
  • There will be 200 Objective Questions carrying 1 mark of each and the time duration is for 02 hours.
  • There will be Negative marking for all wrong answer with 0.25 marks.


Verbal ReasoningNon-Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Odd Man Out
  • Word Formation
  • Statement And Assumptions
  • Statement And Conclusions
  • Statement And Arguments
  • Coding Decoding
  • Passage And Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Series Test, Number
  • Alphabet Test
  • Ranking And Time Sequence
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision Making
  • Assertion And Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Figure Series Etc.
  • Series Test, Analogy
  • Odd Figures
  • Miscellaneous Test

IBPS PO Syllabus: English Language

  • Completion of sentence
  • Meanings
  • Tenses
  • Grammar Errors
  • Synonyms & Antonyms etc
  • Passage Completion

IBPS PO Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arithmetic & Data Interpretation
  • Pie-Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Graphs & Tabulation
  • Average
  • Roots
  • Ratio
  • Time And Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit & Loss

IBPS PO Syllabus: General Awareness

  • Currency and capital
  • Banking Terms, Current Rates (Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate, Bank rate etc.)
  • Important days / dates
  • Indian Economy
  • Abbreviations / full forms
  • Ministers and their departments
  • Books & Their Authors
  • International Economy
  • Finance, Shares,
  • Various schemes of Government (MNREGA, Swabhiman, Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman etc.)
  • Questions related to International Financial Institutions (IMF, UN, World bank, ADB-related – Members, recent development, functions)
  • RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, GDP related.
  • Types of Banks
  • Social Function of Banks
  • Marketing
  • UNO
  • Awards & Honors
  • Budget
  • Sports
  • Agriculture
  • Current Affairs (last 6 months)

IBPS PO Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

  • Basic computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Number System
  • History of computers
  • Operating Systems
  • Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication)
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Microsoft-office
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking

IBPS PO Syllabus: Interview

  • Banking Awareness
  • Economics related questions
  • Personal Background
  • General Awareness

Recommended Books for IBPS PO 2019 Exam

SubjectBook NameAuthor Name
Quantitative AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
ReasoningA modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoningR.S. Aggarwal
A new approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-VerbalB.S. Sijwali
Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey
EnglishWord Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
High School English GrammarWren and Martin
General AwarenessBanking AwarenessArihant
Computer KnowledgeObjective Computer AwarenessR Pillai
Objective Computer Knowledge & LiteracyKiran Publications

Hope This information will be helpful for you all…..

Updated: July 29, 2018 — 4:40 pm

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