IBPS PO Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS PO 2021 can be counted among the most difficult exams, following a certain pattern of questions where the chapters/topics have almost remained constant throughout the years with minor changes happening sometimes in the way of asking those questions. You should be well aware of the IBPS PO syllabus 2021 in order to avoid missing out any important details which might be helpful in cracking the IBPS PO exam 2021. You should know ‘what’ to prepare before you know ‘how’ to prepare.  As IBPS PO exam is conducted in three phases, two online and last is Interview therefore you should take note of the syllabus for IBPS PO Mains and Prelims. This will help you in getting hold of the real exam pattern of IBPS PO and you can start preparing accordingly.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

 You must be aware of the IBPS PO syllabus in order to avoid missing any important details which might be helpful in cracking the IBPS PO  exam 2021. IBPS PO Prelims consist of three section Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.You can find below the IBPS PO syllabus for Prelims exam.

Quantitative Aptitude Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2021

In the IBPS PO exam 2021, the syllabus for both the Prelims & Mains exam is not different, as far as the three sections are concerned ( English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning). The main difference between both phases is of the level of the questions, the number of sections & questions both, and the marks allotted to them. The syllabus for IBPS PO Mains exam 2021 contains two additional sections - ‘General Awareness’ and ‘Computer Aptitude’. The complete details of the topic wise syllabus for IBPS PO Mains exam is as follows-

Data Analysis & Interpretation Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph, Missing Case, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination.
Reasoning Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Caselet Double Lineup, DI Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making.
English Language Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Banking terms, Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies, Overview of Indian Financial System, History of Indian Banking System, Recent Credit and Monetary Policies, Important Government Schemes on Capital and Money Market, Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC., Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN., Current affairs Related to National and International Issues of Last 6 Months.
Computer Aptitude History of computers, Basics of hardware and software, Windows operating system Basics, Internet Terms and services, Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Networking and communication, Database basics Basics of hacking, Security tools and viruses, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Related Terms Abbreviations.

Best IBPS PO Books 2021

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

IBPS lists a specific syllabus on the basis of which it tests your skills in the examination. There is a large pool of books available in the market (online + offline) where it is necessary to pick the right ones and cancel out the unnecessary ones to avoid wastage of time. We have listed down some IBPS PO books 2021 which will prove beneficial in the preparation process.

IBPS PO SubjectsUseful Books for IBPS POIBPS PO Exam Book’s Author
Mathematics Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
General Awareness Lucent General Science Lucent Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Awareness Kiran Publications
Reasoning A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
Static GK/ Current Affairs Lucent G.K. Lucent
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain

Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in IBPS PO  2021 recruitment?


Yes. The candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and waiting for the results are eligible to appear in the IBPS PO selection process.


In IBPS PO  2021 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, IBPS PO  2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.


Is the IBPS PO  2021 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?


IBPS PO  2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in IBPS PO  2021 Exam ?


Yes, IBPS PO  2021 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.


Is IBPS PO  2021 Job transferable?


Yes, IBPS PO is liable to be posted anywhere in India, also depending on the job profile and department being served.


How many attempts are there in IBPS PO  2021 Exam ?


There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS PO  2021 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.

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