IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern Dates IBSP PO Previous Cut-off Marks

IBPS PO Syllabus Prelims Exam Pattern:

The prelims exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for IBPS PO Online Main Examination.


IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam of IBPS PO is divided into 5 sections; IBPS has specified the time to attempt each of the five sections. Sections have to be attempted in the same order as specified at the time of mains exam. We can’t move to next section before the specified time for the current section.

The mains exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:

IBPS PO Personal Interview:

Candidates those who have been cleared in the Mains Examination will be shortlisted for the interview.

IBPS PO Full Syllabus:

The questions that will be asked can be from any of the following mentioned topics. So go through the syllabus thoroughly which will give you a proper idea of the expected questions from each of the sections.

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency

Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)


General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK

Important Ministry Affairs (Schemes, Policies, MoUs etc.)


Data Analysis & Interpretation:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI& CI
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Menstruation
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns


English language

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Close Test
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Jumbled Paragraph

Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement, Paragraph Inference)


IBPS PO Previous Year Cutoff Marks:

IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Examination:

IBPS PO 2016 Mains Examination (Sectional Cut Off):

IBPS PO 2016 Mains Examination (Overall Cut Off):



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