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IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - December 13, 2017

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the notification for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Probationary officer. All interested candidates can fill IBPS PO Application Form for appearing in the exam. IBPS PO exam is held in 3 stages i.e. Preliminary, Mains followed by a round of Personal Interview.

IBPS PO Preliminary examination will be conducted in the month of October 2019 whereas, IBPS PO Mains exam will be held in November 2019. Both the papers will comprise multiple choice questions.

In Prelims exam, questions will be asked from three subjects namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English. The total time allotted to the complete the exam is 1 hour. The Mains exam will include questions from Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Computers and General Awareness. The paper will be conducted in online mode only and has to be completed in 2 hours duration.

Students should attempt the questions very carefully because for every wrong answer, marks will be deducted. Student’s final selection will be done on the basis of an interview which will be scheduled in the month of January 2020.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam ModeOnline
Number of Papers2 (Prelims and Mains)
Number of Sections in Prelims Exam3 (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English)
Number of Sections in Mains Exam5 (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Computers and General Awareness)
Question Paper TypeObjective
IBPS PO 2019 Total MarksPaper 1 – 100, Paper 2 - 200
Exam DurationPaper 1 – 1 Hour, Paper 2 – 2 Hour
Exam LanguageEnglish or Hindi

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

IBPS PO Exam Pattern helps students to estimate the type of questions more frequently asked in the paper, marking scheme, examination difficulty level and many more. Both the papers i.e. Prelims and Mains have different examination pattern which is explained below:

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The paper comprises 100 multiple choice questions.
  • The exam will be held through online mode only.
  • Time duration to complete the exam will be 1 hour.
  • Paper will be divided into three sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language.
  • Paper will be bilingual i.e. English and Hindi.

The following table shows the Prelims Exam Pattern:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude35351 Hour
Reasoning Ability3535
English Language3030
Total100100

Mains Exam Pattern

  • The paper consists of 200 multiple choice questions.
  • Examination will be conducted in online mode only.
  • Time given to complete the paper is 2 hours.
  • The paper is divided into five sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.
  • The paper will be in English or Hindi Language.

Subject-wise breakup of number of questions with maximum marks is shown below:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude505030 minutes
Reasoning505040 minutes
General Awareness404040 minutes
English Language404020 minutes
Computer Knowledge202010 minutes
Total200200-

IBPS PO 2019 Personal Interview Round

  • Personal Interview is the final stage of IBPS PO Recruitment process.
  • Those who have scored minimum qualifying marks in IBPS PO Mains exam will only be eligible to take part in the interview round.
  • In this round, students will be evaluated on the basis of their general information, skills, abilities and communication skills.
  • This round carries a weightage of 100 marks
  • In the selection process, 20% weightage is given to this round.

IBPS PO 2019 Marking scheme

Candidates must check below IBPS PO Marking Scheme. They must take note that marking scheme for Prelims and Mains exam is the same.

  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded
  • For every wrongly attempt questions, 0.25 marks will be deducted
  • For un-attempted questions, no marks will be given or deducted
  • For clearing an interview minimum qualifying marks required by general category candidates will not be less than 40% and 35% marks must be obtained by reserved category candidates

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus covers all the important topics from which the questions will be asked in the paper. The following table shows the section wise important topics asked in the paper:

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam Syllabus

SectionTopics
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Data Interpretation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Number Systems
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination &Probability
ReasoningLogical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangement
Puzzle
Tabulation
Syllogism
Blood Relations
Input Output
Coding Decoding
English LanguageReading Comprehension
Cloze Test 
Para jumbles
Miscellaneous
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning/Error
Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam Syllabus

SectionTopics
Quantitative AptitudeRatio and proportion
Permutation and combinations
Averages
Simple and compound interest
Time and work
Quadratic Equations
Speed, Distance and time
Probability
Mixture and allegation
Trigonometry
Percentages
Profit, Loss and Discount
Partnership
Mensuration
Volume and surface Area
Elements of Algebra
Height and Distances
Data Interpretation- Pie charts, Tables, Bar & Graphs and Line charts
General AwarenessFinancial Awareness
Current Affairs
General Knowledge
English LanguageHomonyms
Synonyms
Spelling
Antonyms
Word Formation
Spotting Errors
Direct and Indirect Speech
Phrases and Idioms
Active/ Passive voice
Theme Detection
Passage Completion
Topic Rearrangement of Passage
Deriving Conclusion
ReasoningVerbal Reasoning
Syllogism
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Double Line-up
Scheduling
Input Output
Blood Relations
Directions and Distances
Ordering and Ranking
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Computer KnowledgeInternet
Memory
Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviations
Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Operating System
Networking
Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies

For successfully clearing any exam, books play a very important role. The following table shows the recommended books for every subject along with the author’s name for the reference of the canddiates.

SubjectBook NameAuthor Name
Quantitative AptitudeFast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
Advance Maths for General CompetitionsRakesh Yadav
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
English (From Plinth to Paramount)Neetu Singh
Objective General EnglishSP Bakshi
High School English GrammarWren and Martin
General AwarenessBanking AwarenessArihant
Banking AwarenessDisha Publications
Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective)Sangram Keshari Rout
Computer KnowledgeObjective Computer AwarenessR Pillai
ComputerRani Ahilya
Objective Computer AwarenessSomya Ranjan Behera
Objective Computer Knowledge & LiteracyKiran Publications

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