How To Prepare IBPS PO SYLLABUS & Interview Tips 2020

The Syllabus For Prelims and Main Exam Vary in Respect Of Number Of Section and Difficulty Level .

IBPS PO Syllabus 

The preliminary exam is the very First Stage of IBPS PO Recruitment .Clearing the Sectional and overall Cutoff of the prelims Exam is necessary to pass on for the main round .the preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2019 will have three section namely Reasoning Ability ,Quantitative Aptitude and Enlish Language

Exam Pattern for IBPS PO Prelims:

S.NO. Tests (Objective) No. Of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Mintues
2 Quantitative aptitude 35 35 20 Mintues
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mintues
  Total 100 100  


IBPS PO Syllabus Prelims 

English Language Syllabus Quantitative Ability Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
  Data Interpretation Tabulation
  Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
  Number Systems Blood Relations
  Sequence & Series Input Output
  Permutation, Combination &Probability Coding Decoding

Exam Pattern for IBPS PO Syllabus Main:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration


Reasoning & computer aptitude 45 60 60 Mintues
2 English Language 35 40 40 Mintues
3 Data interpretation & analysis 35 60 45 Minutes
4 General economy & banking awareness 40 40 35 Mintues
  Total 155 200 3 hours
  Descriptive test( Letter writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Mintues


IBPS PO Syllabus  2020 Topic Wise Mains:

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Simplification
  2. Average
  3. Percentage
  4. Ratio and Percentage
  5. Data Interpretation
  6. Mensuration and Geometry
  7. Quadratic Equation
  8. Interest
  9. Problems of Ages
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Number Series
  12. Speed, Distance and Time
  13. Time and Work
  14. Number System
  15. Data Sufficiency
  16. Linear Equation
  17. Permutation and Combination
  18. Probability
  19. Mixture and Allegations


  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogism
  3. Circular Seating Arrangement
  4. Linear Seating Arrangement
  5. Double Lineup
  6. Scheduling
  7. Input Output
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Directions and Distances
  10. Ordering and Ranking
  11. Data Sufficiency
  12. Coding and Decoding
  13. Code Inequalities

Computer Aptitude

  1. Internet
  2. Memory
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Computer Abbreviation
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Computer Hardware
  7. Computer Software
  8. Operating System
  9. Networking
  10. Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

English Language

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Grammar
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Verbal Ability

General Awareness

  1. Financial Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. General Knowledge

IBPS PO Interview:

In IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 exam, the final stage is the interview process. Also, the final selection is based on the marks obtained in the mains exam and interview process. The marks scored in the mains exam and the interview are taken in the 80:20 ratio respectively. Try to score more marks in the mains exam. A minimum of 40% marks should be attained to clear the interview round for general candidates. Also, for the reserved candidates, the interview cutoff is 35%.

Important For IBPS PO Interview:

  1. The IBPS PO Interview does not cover any specific topic.
  2. It is advisable to prepare well on general knowledge and awareness, current affairs and some basic topics in finance while preparing for the IBPS Interview.
  3. It is more important to display good interpersonal skills and business acumen during the IBPS PO Interview.
  4. The IBPS PO exam process is relatively short when compared to other competitive exams. It makes it very important that candidates do not get distracted during preparation.
  5. The first impression is the best impression as for as the interview round is concerned. So, dress in a neat manner. Prefer formal shirts and pants. Avoid casual shirts and jeans. Also, groom your hair properly.
  6. Enter the interview hall with permission. After entering the hall, greet all the members of the interview panel. Also, carry a confident smile and don’t lose your cool at any stage of the interview.  Maintain a good body language.
  7. Give your resume to the interviewer and take the chair after their words. Also, maintain a good eye-contact with every member in the panel
  8. Be thorough with all the current affairs of the past six months, static GK questions, banking terminologies, etc. Also, answer every question in a bold and correct manner. If you don’t know the answer to any question just admit it politely. Also, don’t give inappropriate answers to those questions and irritate the panel members.
  9. Don’t be over-confident and also maintain your temper. If you fail in these factors your chance is almost over.
  10. Develop your communication skills as it is the most important skill in the personal interview round.
  11. After completing the interview shake hands with the interviewer if offered. Then leave the hall silently.

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