IBPS PO Syllabus 2023: Prelims, Mains, Syllabus PDF

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jan 31, 2024

IBPS PO syllabus 2023-24 is available on the official website. All students eligible for IBPS PO exam 2023 can read the syllabus and start preparing for the exam. The syllabus becomes very important for students as it helps them to strategize accordingly and perform well for the exam. Information regarding IBPS PO syllabus 2023 is presented in the section below.

IBPS PO exam is held in three rounds: Prelims, Mains, and lastly followed by an Interview. The IBPS PO syllabus 2023 for all these rounds is different, however, both the written papers have objective type questions.

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IBPS PO 2023 Syllabus Highlights

The IBPS PO exam 2023 is conducted in online mode and has objective type questions. There shall be negative markings in both the papers of 0.25 marks. The candidates can acquire full knowledge of the IBPS PO syllabus 2023 from the sections below. The syllabus below is updated paper wise. However, there is no specified IBPS PO syllabus 2023 for the interview round.

IBPS PO 2023 Prelims Syllabus

This is the first round of the IBPS PO exam 2023. The IBPS PO prelims syllabus 2023 comprises of 3 Sections - Quantitative Aptitude, English, and Reasoning.This paper comprises of total 100 marks with 100 questions. Thus, each question carries a 01 mark value. The IBPS PO detailed syllabus of each section is given below.

IBPS PO English Syllabus

IBPS PO English Section in the IBPS PO syllabus 2023 consists of the following three topics under it. The section tests the grammatical knowledge and measures the comprehension skills of the candidate.

  • Grammar: Spotting Errors, Active/Passive voice, Direct and Indirect speech, Phrases and idioms.
  • Vocabulary: Homonyms, Synonyms Word Formation and Spelling, Antonyms.
  • Reading Comprehension: Passage completion, Theme Detection, Sense Driving Conclusion.

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The following topics are asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of the IBPS PO Exam.

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Percentages
  • Partnership Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Height and Distances
  • Logarithms, Permutation, and Combinations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Equations, Probability, Trigonometry
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation, Pie Charts, Tables, Bar & Graph, Line charts.

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus

The IBPS PO Reasoning syllabus consists of two parts i.e. Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning. Important topics of each are given below.

Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments.
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Alphabet Test, Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and Time Sequence
  • Direct sense Test, Decision-making Test
  • Figure series, Input/output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement

 Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Figure the odd one out
  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Misc. Test

IBPS PO 2023 Mains Syllabus

The mains syllabus under the IBPS PO syllabus 2023 has same topics as that of the prelims, except the General Awareness portion. The difference is that the question level raises from that of the prelims. Candidates are advised to refer to the IBPS PO syllabus 2023 shared above to cover the mains topics too. However, candidates are also advised to raise their level form that of the prelims.

The IBPS PO syllabus pdf link is available on the official website for the candidates to refer.

IBPS PO General Awareness Syllabus

This section tests the candidate for his general knowledge. Question will be asked based on the current happenings around the world and in the country. The best way to prepare for this section is to be well-read on the topics stated below. It is possible to score well in the subject if one reads newspapers like the Hindu, Indian Express, Economic Times regularly. Candidates can also stay up to date with the latest news by using the internet.

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues including recent credit and monetary policy of the Indian banking system of the last 6 months (following a good newspaper is sufficient to cover the current events).
  • Overview & History of Indian Financial System and the Indian Banking System.
  • An overview of National Financial institutions such as Reserve Bank of India, Securities Exchange Board of India, IRDA, FSDC, etc, and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, United Nations, etc.
  • Banking Terminologies and Important Government Schemes on the capital & money market.

All candidates must know the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2023 along with the syllabus as it helps them to prepare strategically for the exam.

IBPS PO 2023 Exam Pattern

Along with the IBPS PO syllabus 2023, candidates must also have a sound understandng of the IBPS PO exam pattern. The exam pattern is different for both the papers and is shared below. Refer to the sections updated below for a better understanding of the IBPS PO exam pattern for the prelims and mains paper.

IBPS PO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

The prelims exam is the first stage in the IBPS PO exam. The exam for the prelims paper was scheduled from Oct 15, 2023 onwards. The exam pattern for the prelims stage is as follows:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
Subject Name Questions Marks Duration
English 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 mins

IBPS PO 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

The mains paper is the second round in the IBPS PO exam cycle. Candidates who successfully qualify the prelims exam are called for the mains exam. The mains paper has quite similar topics from that of the prelims, except few. Refer to the table below to understand the IBPS PO mains exam pattern 2023.

The mains paper also has a descriptive paper, i.e., the English Essay writing paper.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Subject Name Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 mins
English 35 40 40 mins
Data Analysis 35 60 45 mins
General Awareness, Banking 40 40 35 mins
Essay Writing 2 25 30 mins
Total 157 225 210 mins

IBPS PO 2023 Preparation Tips

After goung through the IBPS PO syllabus 2023 and the exam pattern, comes the preparation strategy which plays a vital role. A candidate must follow an efficient and effective preparation strategy to ace the examination and pass all the stages.

Read this post to know and prepare a strategy to crack the IBPS PO syllabus 2023:

  • Get to Know About Exam: Getting a proper idea about any exam is the first step to be followed before registering oneself in the preparation mode. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern before beginning your preparation.
  • Time Yourself: Try finding your strong areas as well as the sections or types of questions for which more time is consumed. As 100 questions have to be solved in just 60 minutes, prepare a timing strategy depending on your strong and weak areas.
  • Choosing Proper Study Sources: Always try to stick with limited books. Prepare from good resources and IBPS PO 2023 reference books but try not to read too many books.
  • Attempt Mock Tests: Mock tests are very important for cracking any competitive exams. Join any good test series and appear as if it's the real exam. Analyze the test after you are done. Note the mistakes you did and try not to commit the mistakes next time.

Candidates must take the steps given below and follow them strictly to clear the IBPS Clerk 2023 exam.

  • Candidates must make notes and study those notes daily in a timely manner.
  • Candidates must study the syllabus thoroughly and revise the subjects weekly.
  • The candidates must also work on their accuracy and time management.
  • Candidates must seek professional help if they have any doubts.
  • Candidates must also focus on and clear the basics of the subjects.
  • The candidates must practice online mock tests in order to get a rough idea about the exam.
  • Candidates most importantly must look at previous year's question papers and keep practising them.

Candidates must be very thorough with their revision and cover the IBPS PO syllabus 2023.

IBPS PO Syllabus vs SBI PO Syllabus

The IBPS PO syllabus 2023 and the SBI PO syllabus 2023 is almot similar in terms of topics included, marks distribution, question numbers, and negative markings. The only difference between the IBPS PO and SBI PO syllabus is the cut off. Previously, the cut offs too were similar but now there has been a drastic change seen in the two cut offs.

The SBI PO cut off has risen with a huge difference due to less vacancies.

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