IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern:- IBPS released a new exam pattern for IBPS PO Exam. The exam pattern will be similar for IBPS PO 2021 as well. There is separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. IBPS PO 2021 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

No.-1. Dear candidates you can check here IBPS PO Exam Pattern to make a perfect strategy for your exam prepration.

No.-2. IBPS PO exam pattern provide you the idea of difficulty level of exam and the type of question asked in exam.

No.-3. As IBPS will choose only deserving and talented candidates for its Probationary Officer, PO post through the written exam.

No.-4. So you have to improve your subject knowledge and skills to solve as many correct questions as you can in IBPS PO 2020 exam.

No.-5. Nowadays as competition increases every year so to clear PO exam students must start the preparation with a solid study plan. The important step to create a good study plan is to go thoroughly with the latest exam pattern and syllabus of the respective exam.

No.-6. So in this article, we have provided the latest exam pattern for IBPS PO which will help you to boost your preparation strategy.

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern

No.-1. First of all, you must know the pattern & the marking scheme of the IBPS PO exam. the exam is conducted in three stages namely, prelims, mains & personal interviews.

No.-2. Now, let’s see below what is the exam pattern of prelims and mains respectively.

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern of Prelims

No.-1. The preliminary examination of IBPS PO exam 2021 mainly comprises three sections which are Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

No.-2. Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2021 Preliminary Exam section-wise marking scheme:

Sections Question Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes

 Important Points To Note:

No.-1. The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online

No.-2. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks.

No.-3. There is a negative marking in the IBPS PO preliminary exam of  0.25 marks

No.-4. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam

IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern of Mains

No.-1. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2021 comprises of four sections namely, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness.

No.-2. Recently, IBPS also has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam like SBI for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer the indent of this paper is to judge the writing skills of aspirants.

Latest Changes in IBPS PO exam

No.-1. No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is combined with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

No.-2. The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2021 Mains Exam section wise marking scheme:

Sections Questions Max Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Data Analysis & interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General Awareness/Economy/Banking 40 40 35 Minutes
Total 155 200 180 Minutes
Descriptive Paper English (Essay & Letter) 2 25 30

 Important Points to Note

No.-1. There is a negative marking in IBPS PO main exam of 0.25 marks

No.-2. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/ unattempted by a candidate.