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IBPS Exam Syllabus 2021: Exam Syllabus & Paper Pattern 

Theziyanwriter)-  For any exam, its syllabus means a lot because an exam cannot be prepared without any syllabus. Syllabus helps the candidates to prepare for the exam and also helps to know the important points of the exam. It is very important to know the IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 for the students who want to crack the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam.

The complete preparation of IBPS exam is done by the Samiksha  institute for the students to go into the banking sector. In this topic today we will give you complete information about IBPS Clerk Syllabus.

Here we are giving you the exam syllabus of IBPS Clerk, as well as we have given you the exam pattern of this exam below-

What We Will Learn-

  • IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2021 
  • IBPS PO Exam  Pattern 2021
    • IBPS Exam Pattern For Prelims
    • IBPS Exam Pattern For Mains
  • IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2021
    • IBPS PO Syllabus -Prelims
    • IBPS PO Syllabus- Mains
    • IBPS PO Syllabus - Interview

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2021:

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Name of Exam IBPS PO 2021
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
Marks Segregation
IBPS PO Exam
  1. Prelims: 100 Marks
  2. Mains: 200 Marks
  3. Descriptive Test: 25 Marks
  4. Interview: 100 Marks
Duration of Exam
  1. IBPS PO Prelims: 1 Hour
  2. IBPS PO Mains: 3 Hours + 30 Min
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative marking 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQ
Mode of Examination Online For Prelims & Mains
Language of examination English OR  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is no different from any other PO Bank Exams. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in three different stages as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
  3. IBPS PO Interview

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test  (Pre and Mains) of the Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for the interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, IBPS PO Cut-Off will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

IBP IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Prelims

The IBPS PO Prelims is the first stage of the IBPS PO Recruitment 2021. This is the screening round.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Prelims Exam

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern For Mains

This is the 2nd Stage of the IBPS Exam. The candidates who will qualify for the Prelims of IBPS PO Exam will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2021.

  1. There will be four sections for the IBPS PO Mains Exam and an additional section of the English Language which will be taken separately on the same date of the exam.
  2. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will have a total of 200 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours.
  3. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.
  4. The candidates will have to pass separately in each test/section.
Introduction of Descriptive Test: 25 Marks

Just like SBI PO Exam, IBPS has included the descriptive test of 25 Marks in the PO Mains Exam. The candidates will have to write an essay and a letter of 25 marks. The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum cut off.
 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

A candidate’s marks in the IBPS PO Mains Exam should be sufficiently high to be eligible for the Final Section.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Mains

S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each
test
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
02 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus  2021

IBPS PO Syllabus: Prelims

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam is given below for the following sections:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time, and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

IBPS PO Syllabus : Mains

The candidates who secure a minimum cut off will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains.

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  2. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  3. English Language
  4. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness and Computer Knowledge
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time, and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS PO 2021 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS PO 2021 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus: Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT-X will subsequently be
called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers.

  1. The total marks allotted for the IBPS PO Interview is 100.
  2. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).
  3. The weightage (ratio) of the IBPS PO Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
  4. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at based on scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-IX and Interview.
  5. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for the subsequent provisional allotment process.

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