IBPS PO entrance exam

IBPS PO exam online course and question bank and test series


IBPS currently functions as an autonomous body that is mainly engaged in conducting IBPS  PO and clerical exams for recruitment to clerical and officers’ posts in the banking sector. The IBPS PO Exam is conducted annually, in the fourth quarter of the year.   Online Classes

IBPS Participating Banks List 2019-2020 Includes:

  • Public Sector Banks
  • Co-Operative Banks
  • Private Banks
  • Regional Rural Banks

Public sector Banks associated with IBPS

  1. Allahabad Bank (Indian Bank merged)
  2. Bank of Baroda (Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank merged)
  3. Bank of India
  4. Bank of Maharashtra
  5. Canara Bank (Syndicate Bank merged)
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. IDBI Bank
  8. Indian Overseas Bank
  9. Punjab National Bank (Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India merged)
  10. Punjab and Sind Bank
  11. UCO Bank
  12. Union Bank of India (Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank merged)

List of Private Banks associated with IBPS

  1. The Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd
  2. Axis Bank Ltd.
  3. The South Indian Bank Ltd.
  4. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd
  5. The Karnataka Bank Ltd.
  6. The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd.
  7. The Nainital Bank Ltd.
  8. Federal Bank
  9. The Catholic Syrian Bank
  10. Bank of Rajasthan Ltd

Many cooperative and Regional Rural Banks (RRB) are associated with IBPS. List of RRB is covered in IBPS RRB Exam.

The exams conducted by IBPS are as follows:

  • IBPS PO/MT exam takes place for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees’ in the participating banks, which are national public sector banks.
  • IBPS SO exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
  • IBPS Clerk exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam takes place for the recruitment of Scale-I Officers in Regional Rural Banks, this post is equivalent to Probationary Officers post in National Public Sector Banks.
  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam takes place for the recruitment of Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks, this post is equivalent to Clerk post in National Public Sector Banks.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II and Scale-III exam takes place for the recruitment of Scale-II and Scale-III Officers in Regional Rural Banks, the post of Officer Scale-II is equivalent to Specialist Officer post and Officer Scale-III post is equivalent to Senior Manager in National Public Sector Banks.


IBPS PO Eligibility

Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years, as on 1 August 2020.

Education Qualification: Graduation Degree from a recognised University, please note that in general for all banking exams 60% in graduation is the norm. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that one is a graduate on the day one registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.


IBPS PO / MT Examination

POs are practically trained in various fields, like – Marketing, Accounting, Loans & Advances as well as Finance. They also handle customers, like issuing Cheque books, ATM cards, Demand Draft, etc. They supervise clerks and also look into loan processing.

CRP (Common Recruitment Process)–Online Examinations


a. IBPS PO Preliminary Examination

  • No of MCQ :100
  • Total Marks:100
  • Mark per question: 1
  • No. of Sections: 3 English language, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude
  • The medium of examination: bilingual – English & Hindi.
    Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
Name of Test Questions Marks Time Allotted
Quantitative (Math) 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability Logical) 35 35 20 Minutes
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


B. IBPS PO Main Examination

  • No of MCQ :155
  • Total Marks:200
  • Mark per question: 1.29
  • No. of Sections: 4 – English language, Reasoning & computer Aptitude, GK, Economy, Banking Awareness & Data interpretation
  • 2 Q on descriptive: English letter writing and Essay
  • The medium of examination: bilingual – English & Hindi.

IBPS PO exam result is not just based on the overall cut off, but the section-wise cut off. Hence aspirant need to pay equal attention to each section while preparing for the IBPS PO exam.

S.No. Name of Tests Qs Marks Medium (Exam) Time allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
  TOTAL 155 200   3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both –Online Preliminary and Online Main examination) x -0.25 for every wrong answer.


C. IBPS PO Interview

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.


IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Alphabetical Series

Numeric Series

Figure Series


Blood Relation

Causes and Effects


Decision Making

Direction Sense

Odd man out


Sitting Arrangements

Statement and Arguments

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion


Alphabet Test


Clocks & Calendars

Logical Venn Diagrams

Mathematical Operations

Situation Reaction Test

Age & Averages

Time& Distance-Boat & Stream

Simple & Compound Interest

Data Interpretation – Bar graph, Line, tabular, pie chart


Number System


Permutation and Combination

Pipe & Cistern


Profit and Loss

Inequality -Quadratic Equation

Ratio, Proportion, Partnership

Mixtures& Allegations


Time and Work

Mensuration (2D&3D)

Roots, Surds & Indices


Decimal and Fraction

Heights & Distances

Antonym & Synonym


Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Grammar based

Idioms and Phrases

Jumbled Words

One-word Substitution

Para Jumbles

Paragraph completion

Phrase Substitution

Qs on Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Completion

Spotting Errors

Passage Correction

Sentence Re-arrangement

Shuffling of Sentence parts


IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

Reasoning General/Economy

/Banking Awareness

English Language Data Analysis Computer Aptitude
Puzzle  Overview of Indian Financial System Current Affairs, Recent Banking Updates Sentence Improvement Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)

Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)

Blood Relations Current Affairs Error Detection Inequality
(Quantity based)
 Seating Arrangement General Knowledge (Static) Vocabulary Probability Keyboard Shortcuts
Input-Output  Financial Committees Phrase Replacement Percentage Computer Abbreviation
Syllogism  Financial Markets Word Association Population-based Bar Graph Microsoft Office
Data Sufficiency   Currency and Capital, Awards and Honors Reading Comprehension Data interpretation Tabular Graph

Line Graph Pie Chart

Bar Graph

Radar Graph Caselet

Computer Hardware
Coding-Decoding Credit and monetary policies (Recent),  Word Usage   Computer Software
Inequalities  Indian Economy Fill in the blanks   Operating System
Logical Reasoning  Financial Sector Regulators Spelling Errors   Networking
Order and Ranking RBI and its Functions Word Replacement   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
 Direction sense  National and International Matters Column Based Fillers   Number System
   National Income and expenditure Sentence Connectors   Logic Gates
  Monetary Policy Cloze Test    Security Tools, virus
   World Financial Institutions  Para Jumbles    
    Sentence Rearrangement    
    Sentence Completion    


IBPS mains 2019 category wise cut off

Name of Category Cutoff on Total (Out of 225)
General 71.50
SC 55.63
ST 38.13
OBC 70.25
EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) 65.88
HI (Hearing Impaired) 41.00
OC (Orthopaedically Challenged) 46.13
VI (Visually Impaired) 70.50
ID (Intellectual Disability) 45.88

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