IBPS PO 2020 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (Probationary Officer)
Last Updated: 18th Dec, 2019
11th Oct 2020

Followed by : 1028
  Follow Exam

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

By: Archana on February 25, 2019

The syllabus is the most important part of any competitive exam. In IBPS exam also, IBPS PO Syllabus plays a vital role. For an aspirant preparing for the IBPS exam, getting stick to the syllabus is very important otherwise the direction of the preparation may get distorted and the candidate may end up wasting a lot of time on the unproductive topics.

Find the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for both Prelims and Main exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019-


  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action and Arguments
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement, pie charts, grids
  • Blood Relations and Family Tree
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Different types of Graphs
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Input-output
  • Blood relations


  •  Basic Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages and Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number system
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Mixtures and Alligations


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Antonyms, Synonyms
  • Sentence completion and Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Spotting the error
  • Unjumbling the sentence
  • Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO Main Syllabus 2019-

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2019 is important from the selection point of view and is extremely waste in approach. To ease the work load of the students here are the details of IBPS PO Mains Syllabus along with the important comments.
1) Reasoning Ability:
Topic No. of Questions Expected
Logical Reasoning 5-10
Blood Relations 5
Coding Decoding 5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Puzzle 5-7
Syllogism 5
Input Output 0-5
Alphanumeric Series 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Seating Arrangement 10
Tabulation 5

2) Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic No. of Questions Expected
Simplification 5
Number Systems 3
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Work & Time 2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere  1-2
Permutation, Combination & Probability  5
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  3
Profit & Loss  2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices  2
Time & Distance 2
Sequence & Series  5
Data Interpretation  15

3) English Language:

Topic No. of Questions Expected
Reading Comprehension  10
Fill in the blanks  0-5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction  5
Cloze Test  10
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting  0-5
Para jumbles  5
Miscellaneous 5

4) General Awareness:

In General Awareness section, it is imperative to get updated with the current affairs. It is recommended to the candidates to follow the daily newspaper or to study the latest news from any other authentic source.

Apart from General Awareness Questions, IBPS PO Banking Awareness constitute a major portion of this section. Have a look at the topics-


Topics Important Areas


History of Indian Banking Industry


Pre- Independence Banking, Nationalization, Indian Banking Structure, Type of Banks, Bank's Categorization, Role and Concept of NHB, IDBI, NABARD, EXIM, SIDBI, NBFCs


Monetary and Credit Policies


Basis of Change, Who Decides, Relation with Inflation, Inflation Types and other issues, CRR, SLR, CAR, Repo Rate, Reverse Repo, Bank Rate, etc.


Indian Financial System


Overview of Financial Markets (Capital Market, Money Market, Credit Market, Forex Market), Financial Intermediaries Involved (Stock Exchanges, Investment Bankers, Registrars, Underwriters, Custodians, Portfolio Managers, Depositories, Mutual Funds, Authorised Dealers, Self Regulatory Organizations, etc), Important Committees and their recommendations.


Regulatory Bodies


RBI (History, Functions, Roles), IRDA, SEBI, FSDC, PFRDA, FMC, etc.- Role, Functions and Facts.


Budget Basics and Union Budget


GDP, Fiscal Deficit, Government Revenue Model, Various Taxes, Spendings, Government Receipts, etc. Major Points of Rail Budget and Annual Economic Survey.


International Organizations/Institutions


World Bank, IMF, ADB, BRICS Bank, etc- Roles, Functions and Facts. Any financial crisis happening around the world, loans given by India or given to India. CAD of India, Other terms like Advances, ADR, SDR, etc.


Capital Market and Money Market


Concept of Call Money, Term Money, Treasury Bill, Certificate of Deposits, Commercial Papers like- Equity Share, Debentures, etc


Government Schemes


Important schemes like- Swavlamban, Indradhanush, etc and current government schemes.


Other Important Concepts


BASEL Norms, GAAR, GST, Priority Sector Lending, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusion., etc.

5) Computer Knowledge:


Topics Areas




All the important information about Computer hardware like Monitor, Keyboard, CPU, etc




Basic software information like Operating System, applications, etc




The only introductory level is to be studied




Basic introduction to the Communications techniques.




Basic Networking concepts like LAN (Local Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network), VPN (Virtual Private Network), etc.




History, Concept, Application and Working Environment of the Internet.




Tools, Virus, Firewall, Trojans, etc


MS Windows and MS Office


Basics of various MS Office documentation software


Logic Gates


Knowledge about Logic Gates like OR, AND, NOT, NAND, etc and how they function.


Number System


The function of Computer based on the 01 concepts. Conversions- Binary, Hexadecimal, Octal, etc


History of Computers


Types of Computers made, Evolution of computer technology.

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern is one of the most important aspects of a competitive examination. To clear the exam, the candidate must be well aware of the features of the IBPS Po Exam pattern. Without a clear insight of Exam pattern, the direction of preparation may get distorted.

IBPS PO is an online examination and is conducted in three parts-

  • IBPS Preliminary Examination
  • IBPS Main Examination
  • Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS reserves the right to change the Exam pattern and may change it from time to time as per the requirement of the recruitment. The same shall be informed to the candidates by the notification. Therefore, it is inevitable to read the notification carefully and to know the important characteristics of the IBPS PO exam pattern.

IBPS PO Latest News & Updatess

View All Latest News and Updates >>

Latest Articles on IBPS PO

IBPS PO Recruitment: Bank PO Salary, Job Benefits, Allowances, Promotions and other details

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS PO every year for recruiting potential candidates for the posts of Probationary Officers in more than 20 participating public sector Banks. Thousands of candidates ... Read more
View All Articles >>
Review Exam