IBPS PO 2019 | IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus and Pattern

IBPS PO 2019

IBPS – The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous body that recruits candidates for public sector banks in India, other than the SBI. The IBPS conducts five exams every year out of which two are for probationary officers, two for clerical levels and one for hiring the specialist officers.

Earlier each public bank used to release separate notifications and conduct different exams for hiring the candidates. But the new system of recruitment under the IBPS has come as a major relief for the bank job aspirants as now they do not have to apply for each exam separately. The aspirants are required to pay the application fee only once, at the time of registering for the IBPS PO test, which saves them a lot of money.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019

IBPS PO exam is one of the most popular exams among the bank job aspirants in India. The IBPS PO 2019 notification has not been released yet but the exam syllabus and pattern are expected to be the same as last year. As a part of the recruitment process, the aspirants have to appear for two computer-based tests (prelims and mains) followed by an interview. Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO syllabus for the prelims round:


Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

●     Reading Comprehension

●     Cloze Test(Fill in the blanks)

●     Paragraph Jumbles

●     Error Detection

●     Multiple Meanings(Contextual Usage)

●     Paragraph Completion


●     Logical Reasoning

●     Alphanumeric Series

●     Directions

●     Ranking

●     Alphabet Combination

●     Data Sufficiency Tests

●     Coded Inequalities

●     Seating Arrangements

●     Picture Series Puzzles

●     Tabulation

●     Syllogism

●     Relationships

●     Input/output

●     Coding and Decoding

●     Assertion and Reason

●     Statement, Argument, and Assumption

●     Word Formation


●     Simplification

●     Profit and Loss

●     Mixtures and Alligations

●     Simple and Compound Interest

●     Surds and Indices

●     Work and Time Equations

●     Time and Distance Equations

●     Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, and Cuboid


●     Data Interpretation

●     Ratio And Proportion

●     Percentages

●     Number Systems

●     Series and Sequences

●     Permutation and Combination

●     Measures of Central Tendency and Variation

●     Probability


IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam Pattern

Now we will have a look at the structure of the IBPS PO preliminary exam:

Section Questions Marks Time (in minutes)
English Language 30 30 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60

Remember the fact that the preliminary exam is only one part of the recruitment process. After clearing this stage you will have to go through the mains exam and the interview. So, while preparing for the prelims exam make sure that you keep preparing for the mains exam as well. Stay consistent in your efforts and use effective mentorship to get selected as a probationary officer at a prestigious bank.

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