IBPS PO (Probationary Officer)

IBPS PO (Probationary Officer)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the online examination in two phases – Preliminary and Main exams for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the prelim exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

IBPS PO Prelim Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Name of Section

No. of Question

Maximum Marks

Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

IBPS PO main examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 3 hours to complete the main exam. It consists of 4 sections with a total of 155 questions and maximum score of 200 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO main exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 4 sections to qualify for further process.

Sr. No.

Name of Section

No. of Question

Maximum Marks

Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

The above tests except the English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

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