IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) prescribes the syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 along with the notification. IBPS PO exam is conducted in two stages – prelims, mains and interview. IBPS PO syllabus 2019 for prelims exam contains topics from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. IBPS PO prelims is scheduled to be held on October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019. On the basis of marks secured in prelims, candidates will be selected for mains exam. IBPS PO syllabus 2019 for mains comprises topics from four sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis & Interpretation. However, a descriptive section for letter writing and essay writing has been added to the exam stage. 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Prelims

The preliminary exam contains three sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English language. The complete syllabus of IBPS PO Prelims exam are provided below.

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning ability

Reading comprehension


Logical reasoning


Profit & loss

Alphanumeric series


Mixtures & allegations

Ranking/direction/alphabet test

Verbal ability

Simple interest & compound interest & surds & indices

Data sufficiency

Work & time

Coded inequalities

Time & distance

Seating arrangement

Mensuration – cylinder, cone, sphere


Data interpretation


Ratio & proportion and percentage


Number systems

Blood relations

Sequence and series


Permutation, combination, and probability.

Coding decoding

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Mains

IBPS PO mains examination comprises four sections from Quantitative Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Reasoning & Computer aptitude and English language. The mains exam will also consist of a descriptive section containg questions from letter writing and essay writing. The syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 mains exam are given in the table below.



Quantitative Aptitude




Ratio and percentage

Data interpretation

Mensuration and geometry

Quadratic equation



Profit & loss

Number series

Speed, time and distance

Number system

Data sufficiency

Linear equation

Permutation & combination


Mixture and allegations

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Verbal reasoning


Circular seating

Linear seating arrangement

Double lineup



Blood relations

Directions and distances

Ordering and ranking

Data sufficiency

Coding decoding




Computer abbreviation

Microsoft office

Computer hardware

Computer software

Operating systems


Computer fundamentals & technology

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Financial awareness


General knowledge

English Language

Reading comprehension



Verbal ability

Essay writing

Letter writing

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern for the stages of the exam has been provided below for the inconvenience of candidates. IBPS PO exam pattern will help candidates know more about the exam stages including number of questions and marks allotted for the exam, marks distribution, marking scheme, duration, etc.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims

IBPS PO prelims examination is conducted for total 100 marks. The number of questions asked in the exam stage are 100. Candidates will be allotted 60 minutes to complete the test.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

IBPS PO mains exam is held for total 200 marks. The exam will consist of total 155  questions and candidates will be allotted 3 hours to complete IBPS PO mains exam. However, a descriptive section of 25 marks has been added for the exam stage for which additional 30 minutes will be provided by the conducting body.

IBPS PO 2019 – Marking Scheme

As per the marking scheme, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer provided by them.

What after IBPS PO Mains exam?

After Mains, IBPS will declare the result of the exam. Candidates qualifying mains exam will be called for interview. After the interview has been conducted, the conducting body will prepare the merit list on the basis of aggregate score of mains and interview in the ratio of 80:20

FAQs related to IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

Q. What are the different sections of IBPS PO prelims exam?

A. IBPS PO prelims exam contains three sections – reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and English language.

Q. How many stages are present in IBPS PO examination?

A. IBPS PO examination is conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and interview.

Q. Do you have to qualify both IBPS PO prelims and mains in order to appear for interview?

A. Yes, to be called for interview, candidates must qualify the previous stages of the exam, that is, prelims and mains. After interview, IBPS will prepare the merit list on the basis of aggregate marks in mains and interview.

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