Similar to SBI PO, the IBPS PO Prelims Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Name of the Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
 English Language 30 30
 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
 Reasoning Ability 35 25
 Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains 2016

The pattern of Mains Examination will be Objective MCQ based. There will be 5 sections – Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. This year, there is a major change in the IBPS PO exam pattern for mains paper. Each section will have separate time slots for each paper of the Mains examination. This change has been mentioned in the table below:
 Name of the SectionQuestionsMarksTime Slot
(in mins.)
Reasoning Ability 50 50 40
English Language 40 40 30
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10
 Total 200 200 140 minutes

Both preliminary and main examinations will have negative marking. For every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark. The examination will be bilingual in nature- English and Hindi.

Candidates need to secure minimum cut off marks which will be decided by IBPS. Those who qualify will be called up for the final round viz Interview.
The students who appeared for the SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 are well aware about the changes which appeared in the pattern of the exam, but, remaining are just wondering about the pattern that was asked. So, we are providing here the topics covered in the new pattern of the exam. Also, we have provided the old topics in parallel so that you may be able to distinguish easily.

No big change was seen in the GA section so we are not including that here. Moreover, there may be some changes in the IBPS PO Exam also. For that we will provide all possible study material. So, keep visiting aimsuccess for the latest study materials.
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