IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 - Candidates must go through the IBPS PO 2020 syllabus before they start off with their preparation. The syllabus of IBPS PO contains all the topics and the chapters from where the expected questions are asked in the exam. By going through the IBPS PO syllabus 2020, candidates will get all the topics to study at one place only. Candidates will also come to know which topic needs to be given more time and which topics are easier for them in IBPS PO 2020 syllabus. As per the syllabus of IBPS PO, there will be questions from various sections like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English. Thus, it is advised to get acquainted with the syllabus properly before the kickstart IBPS PO exam preparation. Along with the syllabus, candidates must also go through the IBPS PO exam pattern to know the marking schemes, total questions that are asked, duration of the test etc.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 - Subject Wise IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus

The IBPS PO exam will be held in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. The prelims exam of IBPS PO 2020 is to be held on October 3, 4 and 10. As per IBPS PO exam dates 2020, the mains exam will be held on November 28 in online mode. Candidates qualifying in the mains stage will have to appear for the interview round. Candidates will be issued a separate IBPS PO 2020 admit card for each stage of examination. To know more about IBPS PO syllabus 2020, go through the articles below.

IBPS PO 2020 Dates


Tentative Dates

IBPS PO detailed notification

August 1, 2020

Application form start date

August 1, 2020

Closing date of online application

August 25, 2020

IBPS PO exam

Prelims: October 3, 4 and 10

Mains: November 28, 2020

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

The test of IBPS PO 2020 is conducted for prelims and mains in online mode while the interview round is an offline process. The relims and the mains exam of iBPS PO contains various tops from the following sections:

IBPS PO Syllabus - Prelims Section

  • English Language

  • Reasoning Ability

  • Quantitative Ability

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus - Mains Section

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • English Language

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus For Prelims Stage

The prelims exam is the first stage in the selection process of IBPS PO. Candidates qualifying in the prelims exam will have to appear for the mains exam. The IBPS PO prelims exam is conducted for a total of 100 marks wherein questions from English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Ability are asked. The table below contains the various topics from each section that will be asked in the prelims exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 - Prelims



English Language

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para jumbles


Fill in the blanks

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Ability


Profit & Loss

Mixtures & Allegations

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Work & Time

Time & Distance

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Number Systems

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 2020 For Mains Exam

The mains exam will be taken by only those candidates who will pass in the prelims exam. Thye mains exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks wherein questions from Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation are asked. The table below contains the topics in each section that can be asked in the exam.

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus - Mains Exam

General Awareness Section

Financial/Banking Aw, areness

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 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the exam pattern of IBPS PO to know the various sections, number of questions to be asked, marking schemes and duration of the examination. The tables below contain the IBPS PO exam pattern for both prelims and the mains exam.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern - Prelims Stage



No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes


Numerical Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes

IBPS PO 2020 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

How to prepare for IBPS PO 2020

It is important for the candidates to prepare well for the exam. In order to ace with 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 papers

  3. Practise mock test

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

  5. Follow healthy life routine

Candidates who want to qualify the exam with flying colours should compliment their preparation for the exam by knowing IBPS PO syllabus along with exam pattern and how to prepare for the exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO Syllabus 2020 - Subject Wise IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus

Question: Is the IBPS PO syllabus the same as the syllabus of other bank PO exams?


Yes, more or less, the exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS PO exam is same as the other banking exam pattern. By preparing for IBPS PO exam, you can also appear for other bank PO exams too.

Question: Is it important to cover all the chapters mentioned in the syllabus of IBPS PO?


You must start your preparations well before time so that you can cover each topic and chapter mentioned in the IBPS PO 2020 syllabus. Covering all the topics and chapters will ensure your success.

Question: How much time should I give to each of the topics to complete the syllabus of IBPS PO?


It all depends on how well you have a hold on a topic. If you give more time to your strong subject., then you might land up very less time with the subject you are weak at. Thus, give more time to your weaker subjects.

Question: For how many marks is the prelims exam of IBPS PO conducted?


IBPS PO prelims exam is conducted for a total of 100 marks. There are a total of 100 questions of 1 mark each.

Question: How different are the mains papers from that of the prelims?


The prelims exam of IBPS PO contains questions from three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Ability while in the mains exam, there are questions asked from Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis and Interpretation.

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Questions related to IBPS PO

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I am purshuing 3-2semistor and I am 20 years , can I apply for SBI PO (or) IBPS PO this year

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Rama, for being eligible for SBI PO, you need to be between 21 to 30 years . There is an age relaxation for Reserved Categories. If you are 20 years, you should turn 21 at least by April 1st, 2020. If you do not turn 21 by 1st April 2020, you might not be eligible for SBI PO.

But for IBPS PO, the minimum age limit is 20 years and so you qualify for appearing for IBPS exam. Regarding you studying our Final year graduation, Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for both SBI PO and IBPS PO. And those who are appearing for their final year exams are also eligible. But their recruitment is subjective to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria required.

In short, you have to wait for SBI PO until next year but can appear for IBPS PO this year.


which bank exam is best after graduation

Richa Gautam 18th Mar, 2020

In India, State Bank of India (SBI) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are the bank exam recruitment bodies which conduct various bank exams as listed below:



SBI Clerk



IBPS Clerk


RBI Officer Grade B

RBI Officer Grade C

RBI Office Assistant



can i able to give the ibps po exam in the final year gradution but the exam of ibps po in oct 2020 and my final year result was declare in the may or june 2021 kya me exam de skti hu

Afrin Hossain 8th Mar, 2020


Sorry but u are not eligible to take the ibps po exam of 2020 since all candidates must have a graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University the marksheet should be dated earlier than august 28 ,2020 for qualification .

Hope this helped


SBI po aur IBPS po ke liye graduation mein kitna % hona chahiye

Sharon Rose Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020


There isn't any minimum percentage requirement to be eligible to appear in SBI PO and IBPS PO.

  • To be eligible to appear in SBI PO a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized board or University or Central Government.
  • Candidates who are in final year are also eligible.


  • A candidate must have passed bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.

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I have on Jan 14th 1989 I am belongs backward caste I have 3 years age relaxation I am eligible for ibps po 2020

Kalpana Sharma 4th Mar, 2020
The maximum age to appear in  IBPS PO exam is 30 years. There is relaxation of three years for non creamy layer of OBC caste. As your age is 31 years now, you can give the exam upto the age of 33 years.
So you are eligible for the IBPS PO entrance exam.
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