IBPS Exam Syllabus

IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts a common written Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officer(PO), Clerks, Specialist Officer(SO) and Regional Rural Banks(RRB). The IBPS conducts the recruitment to provide human resources to different departments in the participating organizations.

Candidates who are eligible and have completed the online registration must be well acquainted with the syllabus. The IBPS Exam syllabus consists of the whole bank exam syllabus and pattern containing questions from every section.

Candidates should check the exam pattern before they start preparing for the exam. The syllabus is exactly given in accordance with the questions that come in the examination paper.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus:

The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages that are Prelims and the Mains. The candidates who qualify in the Prelims are shortlisted for the next exam i.e. the Mains.

The IBPS Clerk Prelims consist of three topics namely reasoning, English language and numerical ability. The exam is of 100 marks with a total of 100 questions to be completed within a time of 1 hr.

The IBPS Clerk Mains also consist of the reasoning, english and numerical ability along with two new sections namely the general awareness section and the computer knowledge section.  

The exam will consist of 200 questions of 200 marks to be completed within 2 hours. It should be noted that there is also a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

IBPS PO Syllabus:

The IBPS PO Exam is conducted in two stages i.e. a Common written exam(CWE) and an Interview. Those candidates who qualify for the common written examination consisting of prelims and the mains will have to go through an interview process after which they will be allocated their respective post in a bank.

IBPS PO Prelims is an online paper with objective type questions which consists of three sections i.e. Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude comprising of 100 marks and 100 questions for a duration of 1 hour.

The IBPS PO Mains also consist of the sections mentioned in the prelims along with two new sections i.e. General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The exam is of 200 marks with 200 questions and the exam will be of 2 hours.

All the sections have different marks and sectional cutoffs as decided by the IBPS. Each question will also have 0.25 deduction for each incorrect answer.

IBPS SO Syllabus:

The IBPS recruits the Specialist officers for the different participating banks through the IBPS SO exam. The different posts for the SO are:

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • IT Officer Syllabus (Scale I)
  • Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
  • Law Officer (Scale I & Scale II)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)

The IBPS SO syllabus and pattern for these posts are different. The main subjects that a candidate needs to cover up for the SO syllabus are general awareness, reasoning, English language and quantitative aptitude.

IBPS RRB Syllabus:

IBPS RRB recruits candidates for the posts of officers scales (I,II and III) and office assistants. IBPS conducts RRB scheduled in the month of September. IBPS RRB consists of prelims and mains. The RRB syllabus is different for different posts. The candidate needs to know the exact pattern and the syllabus as per the pattern of each examination. The entire IBPS RRB syllabus covers up the questions given for each post in the examination. Mainly it consists of:

  • Language specific paper
  • Numerical paper
  • Reasoning
  • General awareness
  • Computer knowledge

The aspirants need to be well versed with the syllabus and the pattern of the IBPS exam. The provisional allotment merit list is made based on the sectional cutoff as well as the overall cutoff. Byju’s provide all the details for about the IBPS exams. Stay tuned with Byju’s to get the detailed syllabus for IBPS Clerk, SO, PO and RRB also.