IBPS PO syllabus, exam pattern 2021: Detailed subject- wise syllabus (Prelims & Mains)

The article describes detailed IBPS PO syllabus 2021 along with IBPS PO exam pattern 2021. The Syllabus for IBPS PO is set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Candidates appearing for the exam must be eager to know about IBPS PO SYLLABUS 2021.

IBPS PO 2021 Exam is conducted online and has introduced a separate sectional timing for each section in the preliminary and mains exam. IBPS PO 2021 is conducted in three phases:- Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Interview Process. There are three sections in the Preliminary Examination. These are :-

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude

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.

The mains examination of IBPS PO 2021 exam consist of:-

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

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. IBPS PO 2021 has also introduced a descriptive paper in its mains examination. The candidates will have to write an essay and a letter of 25 marks. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will have a total of 200 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the IBPS PO Mains Exam. The candidates will have to pass separately in each test/section. Applicants must prepare well for the IBPS PO 2021 main exam through the syllabus to get a good score in the exam

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Quantitative AptitudeReasoning English
Simplification, Profit & LossAlphanumeric seriesReading Comprehension
Mixtures & AlligationsLogical ReasoningFill in the blanks
Permutation, Combination & ProbabilityData SufficiencyCloze Test
Time and work , Sequence & SeriesRanking/Directions/Alphabet TestPara jumbles
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesSeating ArrangementVocabulary
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereCoded InequalitiesParagraph Completion
Time & Distance, Number SystemsPuzzle
Error Spotting
Data InterpretationSyllogismSentence Completion
Ratio & Proportion, PercentageBlood Relations, Input-OutputTenses Rules
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes


Data Analysis & InterpretationReasoningGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish Language
Tabular GraphSyllogismCurrent AffairsReading Comprehension
Line GraphVerbal ReasoningFinancial AwarenessGrammar
Bar GraphCircular Seating ArrangementGeneral KnowledgeVerbal Ability
Charts & TablesLinear Seating ArrangementStatic AwarenessVocabulary
Missing Case DIDouble LineupBanking Terminologies KnowledgeSentence Improvement
Radar Graph CaseletSchedulingBanking AwarenessWord Association
ProbabilityBlood Relations, Critical ReasoningPrinciples of InsurancePara Jumbles
Data SufficiencyInput-Output, Analytical and Decision MakingError Spotting
Let it Case DIDirections and Distances
Cloze Test
Permutation and CombinationOrdering and Ranking, Code InequalitiesFill in the blanks
Pie ChartsData Sufficiency
Coding-Decoding, Course of Action
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
Reasoning Ability456060 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
General & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English (Descriptive Test)25030 minutes
Group Discussion20 marks
Interview30 marks

Through the given article, Candidates may get an idea of exam patterns, type of subjects, and Questions that could be asked in the examination.

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