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IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 - Subject Wise IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 - Subject Wise IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus

Edited By Sneha Vinod | Updated on Jun 04, 2024 10:51 AM IST | #IBPS PO

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the IBPS PO 2024 syllabus in the official notification. The syllabus of IBPS PO 2024 includes topics from Mathematics, Reasoning, and English along with other subjects as per the IBPS PO question papers. Candidates planning to appear in the IBPS PO 2024 exam must check the latest exam syllabus. IBPS PO exam syllabus 2024 will help aspirants to analyse their preparation level and plan accordingly. Candidates need to cover the IBPS PO syllabus 2024 thoroughly before the exam to obtain good marks. Along with the syllabus, they must also check the exam pattern before starting the IBPS PO preparation 2024.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 - Stages

There will be three stages of the IBPS PO 2024 recruitment process.

  • Prelims

  • Main

  • Interview

However, the online examination will be in two stages: preliminary and main. IBPS provides IBPS PO syllabus 2024 specifically for prelims and mains. As per the syllabus of IBPS PO 2024, the basics of reasoning and mathematics need to be studied thoroughly.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 For Prelims

In the IBPS PO exam syllabus, applicants can find logical reasoning and quantitative/numerical topics for preparation. The table below lists the topics to be discussed at the preliminary stage.

Reading Comprehension



English Language

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion


Cloze Test

Para jumbles

Fill in the blanks

Quantitative Ability

Profit & Loss

Mixtures & Allegations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Number Systems


Work & Time

Time & Distance

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Data Interpretation

Sequence & Series

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Reasoning Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Alphanumeric Series

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Data Sufficiency

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement




Blood Relations

Input Output

Coding Decoding

IBPS PO Syllabus 2024 for Mains Examination

Candidates who have qualified the IBPS PO prelims stage need to appear in the IBPS PO mains exam. The IBPS PO syllabus 2024 for the mains stage will be comparatively tougher than that of the prelims stage. Candidates must check the detailed syllabus of IBPS PO mains stage and plan accordingly. Check below the tables to know more about the main syllabus of IBPS PO 2024.

The IBPS PO syllabus 2024 for the mains exam contains topics from the following sections:

Candidates preparing for the mains exam can check IBPS PO 2024 syllabus topic-wise for the mains exam in the table below.

General Awareness Section

Financial/Banking Awareness
Current Affairs
General Knowledge
Books and Authors
National & International News
Quantitative Aptitude Section

Data Interpretation
Quadratic Equation
Number Series
Ratio and Percentage
Mensuration and Geometry
Problems of Ages
Profit & Loss
Speed, Distance and Time
Time and Work
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation & Combination And Probability
Mixture and Allegations
English Language Section

Reading Comprehension
Para Jumble
Verbal Ability
Phrase Replacement or Word Replacement
Computer Aptitude & Reasoning Section

Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviation
Microsoft Office, MS Excel-based shortcut
Computer Hardware tools
Computer Software
Operating System
Computer Fundamentals
Verbal Reasoning
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Double/Single Lineup
Puzzle based
Input Output
Blood Relations
Directions senses
Ordering & Ranking
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates must also go through the exam pattern along with the IBPS PO syllabus 2024 to understand the different sections, marking scheme, length, number of questions to be asked in the exam. The exam is conducted for two stages, prelims and mains for scale I and Office Assistants, in accordance with the IBPS PO examination pattern, while a single test is conducted for scale II and III. The following table includes the IBPS PO examination pattern for each point of the examination.

IBPS PO 2024 Exam Pattern - Prelims



No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes


Numerical Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes

IBPS PO 2024 Exam Pattern - Mains


No. of Questions

No. of Marks


Reasoning and Computer Aptitude



60 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes

English Language



40 minutes

Data Analysis and Interpretation



45 minutes




180 minutes

English Language (Letter writing and Essay writing)



30 minutes

Best Books For IBPS PO 2024

One of the key elements for better exam preparation is the selection of the best books. Due to the huge number of preparation books available in the market, candidates often get confused when selecting the best books for IBPS PO 2024. One crucial thing that learners need to bear in mind is that books need to be based on the latest syllabus of IBPS PO 2024 and exam trends.

How to prepare for IBPS PO 2024?

It is important for candidates to prepare well for the exam. In order to ace, the exam preparation here are some tips and tricks that would help you to prepare well for the exam.

  1. Understand the exam pattern

  2. Solve previous year's papers

  3. Practise mock test

  4. Analyse the performance and do measures to improve the performance

  5. Follow a healthy life routine

IBPS PO Question Paper 2024

The IBPS PO question papers are not provided by the exam officials. However, aspirants can prepare for the IBPS PO exam with the memory-based IBPS PO question paper 2024 provided by top banking institutes. With the help of IBPS PO question papers, it is easy to understand the exam pattern and syllabus of IBPS PO.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How can I choose the books for IBPS PO 2024?

One of the important points while choosing the books for IBPS PO is that the books need to be based on the latest syllabus of IBPS PO 2024 and exam pattern.

2. Who will prescribe the IBPS PO syllabus?

The IBPS PO syllabus 2024 is prescribed by IBPS.

3. Will the syllabus of IBPS PO 2024 for prelims and main be different?

Yes, the mains exam syllabus of IBPS PO will be advanced level than that of prelims stage.

4. How many subjects will be there in the IBPS PO 2024 prelims stage?

There will be three sections in IBPS PO preliminary stage from Mathematics. Reasoning and English.

5. How can I prepare for the IBPS PO 2024 exam?

The major key point to qualify in IBPS PO exam is that the aspirants must cover the whole IBPS PO syllabus 2024 first and then revise accordingly.


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Questions related to IBPS PO

Have a question related to IBPS PO ?

Hello aspirant,

You must review the syllabus in order to prepare for IBPS PO since it will inform you of the key points and topics you should focus on for each segment. Once you are familiar with the material, you must make sure you are familiar with the exam format. Create a good regimen after that and stick to it.

For more information you can visit our site by clicking on the link given below.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Hello aspirant,

yes, you can apply for IBPS PO exam.

IBPS PO eligibility criteria for PWD category - According to the government of india norms, people with benchmark disability are eligible for reservation under section -34 of "The Rights of person with disabilities act ,2016" and the categories of disabilities eligible for reservation as per the act are mentioned below-

1.Deaf and hard of hearing.

2.Blindness and low vision.

3.Mental illness, autism, specific learning disability, intellectual disability and locomotor disability which includes palsy ,dwarfism, muscular dystrophy and acid attack victims.

4.People having benchmark disabilities will be assigned with the reserved vacancies as per the "Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016".

hope this will help you.


The age of candidates wishing to appear in SBI/IBPS PO should be between 21 to 30 years as of April 1, 2022. For example, for SBI/IBPS PO, the official advertisement said that candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991. However, there is also a provision for age relaxation for certain categories of aspirants which are as follows-

  • SC/ST- 5 years
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)- 3 years
  • PWD (SC/ ST)- 15 years
  • PWD (OBC)- 13 years
  • PWD (Gen/ EWS)- 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen- 5 years
  • Candidates who are domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of J&K between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989- 5 years

If you belong to the UR/General category, then you're not eligible for SBI/IBPS PO 2023 exam.

Hope this helps!

Hello aspirant,

The maximum limit setup for ibps po or SBI po exams is 30. years , so you are eligible to give exam.

However, candidates from the reserved category are given the following age relaxations on the upper age restriction, which varies by category:

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC-NCL: 3 years
  • SC/ST (PWD); 15 years
  • PWD OBC: 13 years
  • PWD General: 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short, Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs),
  • Ordinarily domiciled candidates from J&K, from the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989: 5 years.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.


IBPS PO is not a home based test. The exam will be conducted online at the exam centre. Your exam centre will be mentioned in your admit card. You will have to go there and give the exam. You don't need to carry a laptop or a phone. The test center will have computers and you need to give an exam on these computers. The IBPS PO application form 2022 will be released tentatively in August 2022 and aspirants are able to apply for the IBPS PO 2022 till the last date. IBPS PO 2022 preliminary exam will be conducted on October 15, 16 and 22, 2022. The IBPS PO 2022 mains exam is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2022.

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