Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examinations for recruitment to the public banking sector. IBPS released the official notification for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) 2021 on October 19, 2021, on the official website. The candidates who are waiting for this dream job can check the job profile, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc. In this article, we have provided details on IBPS PO Study Material 2021 and give a brief idea of the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. Go through the IBPS PO Study Material 2021 and start preparing for the PO exam 2021.
Every year IBPS organizes various exams for recruiting to different posts in the banking field like PO, Clerk, Specialist Officers, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) posts, and so on.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021
From 2011 onwards, IBPS was conducting the exams as Common Written Examination (CWE). This year is the 10th edition of the IBPS exam, and it will be conducted at various locations throughout India in an online mode only. There will be three phases for the recruitment; Prelims Examination which is scheduled in December 2021, Mains Examination will be tentatively held in January 2022, and later the interview process.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
- The examination will be in online mode.
- The total duration of the examination is 1 hour.
- A total of 100 marks can be obtained from the test.
- For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
|Subjects||Number of questions||Duration||Maximum marks|
|English language||30||20 minutes||30|
|Numerical ability||35||20 minutes||35|
|Reasoning ability||35||20 minutes||35|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021
The IBPS PO Mains exam will be the same as SBI PO Exam, which is a descriptive paper. The candidates will be evaluated on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to them to write, which will be of 25 marks and should be completed in 30 minutes. There will be a Computer Applications Test and this session contains 45 questions of a total of 60 marks. The overall time allotted for the exam is 180 minutes.
|Topics||No. of questions||Maximum marks||Medium of examination||Duration|
|Reasoning and computer aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|English language||35||40||English only||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|General, Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
(letter writing & essay)
IBPS PO Interview Process 2021
Candidates those who have qualified Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process. The interview process consists of 100 marks and the minimum marks to be obtained for qualifying this round is 40%, which will be reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
IBPS PO Syllabus 2021
It is necessary to understand the syllabus of the examination in detail. Syllabus for IBPS PO 2021; Prelims Exam and Mains Exam are different.
The preliminary exam constitutes of three main areas: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical reasoning||Simplification||Reading comprehension|
|Alphanumeric series||Loss and profit||Cloze test|
|Ranking/ direction/ alphabet test||Mixtures and allegations||Para jumbles|
|Data sufficiency||Work &time||Miscellaneous|
|Coded inequalities||Simple interest & compound interest & surds & indices||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating arrangement||Permutations and combinations||Multiple meaning/ error spotting|
|Puzzle||Time & distance||Paragraph completing|
|Blood Relations||Ratio & proportion, percentage||–|
|Coding-Decoding||Sequence and series||–|
The IBPS PO Mains Examination questions will be asked from; Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, and General Awareness.
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness|
|Verbal reasoning, Syllogism, Blood relations, Seating arrangements, Directions, and Distances||
Simplification, average, percentage, Ratio, and Percentage
|Ordering and ranking, scheduling, coding, and decoding, code inequalities||Verbal ability||Data interpretation, Mensuration, and Geometry, Quadratic Equations||
|Internet, Memory, Keyboard shortcuts, Computer abbreviations, Microsoft Office||Grammar||Interest, Problems of Age, Loss and Profit, Data Sufficiency, Speed and Distance||
|Computer hardware and software, Operating Systems, Networking, Computer fundamentals and Technologies||Vocabulary||Permutations and Combinations, Linear equations, Probability, Mixtures and Allegations||–|
IBPS PO Study Material 2021
Let’s check out the study materials for IBPS Probationary Officer 2021, the best way to start your preparation is through the Entri app.
IBPS PO Best Books for English Language
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis||Penguin|
|English Grammar & Composition||Wren and Martin||S. Chand|
|Descriptive General English||S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma||Arihant|
|Objective English for Competitive Examinations||Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha||Mcgraw Hill Education|
|Objective General English||R.S Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal||S. Chand|
|Practise Papers||Kiran Prakashan||Kiran Prakashan|
IBPS PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams||R.S. Aggarwal||S. Chand|
|Quantitative Aptitude Test||N.K Singh||Upkar Prakashan|
|Arithmetic for General Competitions||Neetu Singh||K.D. Publication|
|Guide to Quantitative Aptitude||Dinesh Khattar||Pearson|
|Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma||Mcgraw Hill Education|
|Data Interpretation||K. Kundan||BSC Publication|
|Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams||Tarun Goyal||Arihant|
IBPS PO Best Books for Reasoning Ability
|A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||BS Sijwali||S. Chand|
|A New Approach to Reasoning||B S Sijwali||Arihant|
|Analytical Reasoning||M.K.Pandey||BSC Publishing|
|Logical Reasoning||K Kundan||BSC Publishing|
|Bank PO/ MT Examination Practice Workbook||Experts Compilation||Arihant|
IBPS PO Best Books for Computer Aptitude
|Objective Computer Awareness||Somya Ranjan Behera|
IBPS PO Best Books for General Awareness
|India Year Book||Publications Division, Government of India|
|Banking Awareness||B.K Raut and S.R Behera|
|Guide to Banking General Awareness||R Gupta|
|Manorama Pandey Book||Arihant Publications|
|Manorama Yearbook 2020 ( English) Paperback||Philip Mathew|
|Banking and Economic Awareness||Rakesh Kumar|
IBPS PO Best Books for Data Analysis & Interpretation
|Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma||Mc Graw Hill Education|
|Data Interpretation||K. Kundan||BSC Publication|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency||Kiran Prakashan||Kiran Prakashan|
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