IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 Exam Pattern for Pre & Mains Download PDF

Here you can check IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for both preliminary and main exams. As we know that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts examinations for PO (Probationary Officer) every year. Every Years, lakhs of aspirants try harder to qualify these exams but most of them not able to do so. If you are preparing for IBPS exams in 2024, then there are a few things you need to have i.e. syllabus, exam pattern, best books for preparation, time table and study with practice. Here you can check more details.

Check IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern for both Pre and Mains

Preliminary exam will have questions of low level to sort out candidates while Main exam will be difficult. All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT will be called for Preliminary Examinations. Based on Pre exam, candidates will be shortlisted & called for Main Examinations. 

There will be 100 questions and 3 sections in the Preliminary Examination with 1 hour duration.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list. Marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern:

Pre exam will be of 1 hour duration. The number of questions asked will be 100 from the basic sections of this exam given below. The difficulty level of these questions will be of easy to moderate while that of Main exam would be high. The syllabus of this section will be nearly same as that of mains. Only the difficulty level varies.

IBPS PO Pre Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English language 30 30 20 min
2 Quantitative   Aptitude 35 35 20 min
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min


IBPS PO syllabus of these sections is provided below.

Main exam is divided in 5 sections. These five sections are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness with special reference to banking industry and Computer knowledge.

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

Sr. No.
Name of Tests
No. of questions
Max. Marks
Duration (Minutes
English language
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
General / Economy / Banking Awareness
180 Minutes (3 hours)
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
30 min


All sections except English will be available in Hindi and English languages.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 of Pre & Mains in Detail

1. Reasoning:

Alphabet test, Mathematical operations test, Inequalities, Alpha / Numeric / Number Series, Analogy. Odd Man out, Classification, Syllogism, Coding-decoding, Blood relations. Number, orders, ranking and time sequence, Causes and effects, Analytic reasoning, Direction sense test. Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Data Sufficiency, Puzzle, Statement and conclusions. Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Statement and action’s courses. Passage and conclusions, Passage inference, Assertion and reasoning, Figure Series, Word formation, Series.


2. Computer Aptitude:

Basic computer knowledge (MS Office), Operating Systems, Memory, Input / Outpur Devices, Shortcut Keys, Computer Languages, Computer Software, Number System & Conversion, Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication), Computer Network, Basics of DBMS, History & Generation of computers, Computer abbreviation, Introduction to Computer Organization, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking, Computer & Network Security etc.

3. Quantitative Aptitude:

Topics are – Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation & Simplification, Wrong Number, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications. [Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion]. [Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest] [Time and work, Time and distance, Mensuration]. Permutation and combination, Probability, Inequalities (Quadratic Equation), Data Sufficiency, Number Series.

4. Data Interpretation:

This section includes questions on Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Tabular, Caselet, Mixed graphs, Radar / Web etc.

5. English language section:

Topics of this section are – Spotting the errors, Phrase substitution, Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences. Double blanks in a sentence, Fill in the blanks. Fillers, Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Choosing the appropriate filler. Synonyms and antonyms, Reconstruction of sentence & passage. One word substitution, Commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions, Vocabulary Based questions.

6. General / Economy / Banking / awareness: 

Statis Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking Terms, Current Rates (Bank rate, Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate etc.), Abbreviations / full forms, Important days / dates, Currency and capital, Ministers and their departments, Indian Economy, International Economy, Questions related to International Financial Institutions (World bank, IMF, UN, ADB related – Members, recent development, functions), Finance, Shares, Various schemes of Government (MNREGA, Swabhiman, Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman etc.), Books & Their Authors, Types of Banks, GDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc., Social Function of Banks, UNO, Marketing, Govt Schemes & Policies, Financial Awareness, Awards & Honors, Sports, Budget, Agriculture, Current Affairs (last 6 months) etc. Banking & Insurance Awareness.

7. Descriptive Test: English Language (Letter writing and Essay):

There will be 2 questions asked in this part. One on an essay on any given topic. The other questions will be writing a letter. 30 minutes are assigned to this descriptive type paper.

You can download IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 exam pattern pdf from link given below. This includes topics from all the sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, Banking Awareness, Computer Awareness etc. You can check exam pattern from above to know number of questions asked in the examination and time to do them and type of marking.

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