IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus

Introduction: Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts this exam for recruiting Probationary Officers (PO) in various public-sector banks in India. Total number of vacancies this year is expected to be more than 4000. The mode of examination is online. The examination is conducted in two parts:

  • IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

  • IBPS PO Mains Exam

Preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2019 is to be tentatively scheduled on the following dates of the month of October 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st and the Mains exam on the date of November 18th. IBPS conducts this process of recruitment annually. Online registration commences in July 2019 and remains open for duration of 30 days.

Prelims qualifiers will then need to appear for the Tier-II i.e. IBPS PO 2019 Mains exam. Candidates will further have to appear in a Personal Interview (PI) round comprising of 100 marks.

IBPS PO Marking Scheme:

  • Every correct answer gets awarded with 1 mark.

  • The negative marking scheme entails that for every wrong answer 1/4th of a mark will be deducted.

  • No negative or positive marking for un-attempted questions.

  • The above marking scheme is same for Tier I and Tier II, Prelims and Mains respectively.

IBPS PO 2019 has 3 stages in all. These stages are as follows-

  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam

  • IBPS PO Mains Exam

  • Personal Interview (PI)- Candidates are to be evaluated on the basis of their general information, skills, abilities and communication skills. This round is the final stage. The round is of 100 marks and is given 20% weightage in the complete recruitment process.

IBPS PO 2019 Syllabus: The syllabus for all the sections tier-wise is given below-

Prelims Syllabus:



Quantitative Aptitude



Profit & Loss


Mixtures & Allegations


Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Work & Time


Time & Distance


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere


Data Interpretation


Ratio & Proportion, Percentage


Number Systems


Sequence & Series


Permutation, Combination &Probability


Logical Reasoning


Alphanumeric Series


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test


Data Sufficiency


Coded Inequalities


Seating Arrangement








Blood Relations


Input Output


Coding Decoding

English Language

Reading Comprehension


Cloze Test 


Para jumbles




Fill in the blanks


Multiple Meaning/Error


Paragraph Completion


Mains Syllabus:



Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and proportion


Permutation and combinations




Simple and compound interest


Time and work


Quadratic Equations


Speed, Distance and time




Mixture and allegation






Profit, Loss and Discount






Volume and surface Area


Elements of Algebra


Height and Distances


Data Interpretation- Pie charts, Tables, Bar & Graphs and Line charts

General Awareness

Financial Awareness


Current Affairs


General Knowledge

English Language









Word Formation


Spotting Errors


Direct and Indirect Speech


Phrases and Idioms


Active/ Passive voice


Theme Detection


Passage Completion


Topic Rearrangement of Passage


Deriving Conclusion



Verbal Reasoning




Circular Seating Arrangement


Linear Seating Arrangement


Double Line-up




Input Output


Blood Relations


Directions and Distances


Ordering and Ranking


Data Sufficiency


Coding and Decoding


Code Inequalities

Computer Knowledge





Keyboard Shortcuts


Computer Abbreviations


Microsoft Office


Computer Hardware


Computer Software


Operating System




Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies

Highlights of IBPS PO 2019:

  • Online registration (with payment) starts and ends from July 2019 to August 2019 respectively.

  • The official website is www.ibps.in.

  • It is a national level exam type where the mode of examination is online.

  • Duration of the exams: Preliminary (60 minutes); Mains (210 minutes).


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