IBPS PO Exam Pattern


The institution of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) is an autonomous body set up evolve and implement world class process of assessment and selection of personnel for various client organizations. The foundation of the institute is based on the philosophy of Speed, Accuracy, and Confidence in all its activities.

It strives to achieve this through a blend of modern technology and academic expertise.

It provides its services to all Public sector banks, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few co-operative Banks, LIC & insurance companies. In fact, in other words, we can say IBPS conducts examination for all of the above firms.

Over the year, IBPS has gained the reputation of being a major “Personnel Selection Test Conducting Agency” of the country. Its strength lies in its capability to develop and construct Multiple Choice Objective Test & Tools used for mass level testing programs and its ability to conduct its ability to conduct these exams simultaneously for lakhs & lakhs of candidates in about 200 cities/towns all over India and also in few foreign locations.

IBPS Recruitments:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started its operation in the year 1975 and became an independent entity in 1984. It is an umbrella organization, covering 20 public sector and regional rural banks. People interested in working as Officers and Clerks in these, have to sit for the Common Written Examination (CWE), organized by IBPS. It was started with a mission of enhancing human resource development through personnel assessment. Here in this article you will learn all about the probationary officer (PO) recruitments.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1English Language30301 hour
2Quantitative Aptitude3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Test NameQns.MarksTime Allotted for Each Test (Separately timed)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
TOTAL::::1552003 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes