IBPS PO Syllabus 2016, Check IBPS Probationary Officer Exam Pattern 2016, IBPS PO Selection Process

By | July 19, 2016

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Selection Process: IBPS has released the official PO/MT notification 2016 for aspiring candidates. Now candidates are eligible to apply for the online exam from 26th July to 13th August 2016. Candidates have already started to prepare for the online exam which would be conducted in October, November month of 2016. Here, in this article, we are posting IBPS Probationary Officer Exam Pattern 2016 so that you don’t face difficulty while taking the exam. To make your preparation better, we are also posting IBPS PO Syllabus 2016. You can search topic wise details here, of the Pre and Mains exam. IBPS PO Selection Process 2016 would help you here to understand the pattern and structure of PO online exam.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2016, Check IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016, IBPS Selection Process for Probationary Officer Recruitment 2016

You’ll get complete information regarding Exam pattern, Syllabus and the Selection process of the IBPS PO Exam 2016 here. It’s must for candidates to know the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 completely. Last year IBPS completely changed the pattern so now candidates have to prepare according to new pattern. In IBPS PO 2016 Syllabus section, you’ll find section wise topics which you can prepare through various books and online test series. IBPS PO Selection Process 2016 includes the Pre and Main online exams which are necessary to be qualified to get a Probationary Officer Seat.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016: IBPS PO Pre exam would be conducted on 16th October, 22nd October, 23rd October 2016 and Main exam would be conducted on 20th November 2016. Get the IBPS PO Exam Structure from below table.

NOTE: Negative Marking: 0.25 marks would be deducted for each wrong answer.

IBPS PO Pre Exam Pattern 2016 – Candidates clear in Pre exam by securing cut off marks in each test, would be eligible to appear in the Main exam. Cut off would be decided by the IBPS.

Name of Tests No. of Question Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour (Composite time)
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern 2016

Name of Tests No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test (Separate time for each section)
Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking GK) 40 40 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 English & Hindi 10 minutes
Total 200 200 English & Hindi 140 minutes

IBPS PO Syllabus 2016

Applicants can boost their preparation for IBPS PO 2016 online exam by focusing on these points. Check out the complete list of section wise topics –

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Miscellaneous


  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Input/Output
  • Symbol & Notation
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Series Completion
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Decision Making
  • Blood Relation
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Tabulation

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Problem on trains
  • SI & CI
  • Surds & Indices
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Sequence/ Series
  • DI

Computer Knowledge

  • History of Computers
  • Operating System
  • Number System
  • Hardware, Software
  • Internet
  • Networking
  • Database
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • MS Windows & MS Office
  • Logic Gates
  • Basic introduction of Communication

General Awareness

  • Geography
  • Science
  • History
  • Economics
  • Constitution
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Banking
  • History
  • Culture

IBPS PO Selection Process 2016

Selection process of IBPS PO exam includes three phases –

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

IBPS PO Pre Exam: Candidates who have applied through a proper channel, will be called for online pre exam. It’d be a qualifying exam in nature and candidates will have to clear the sectional cut-off, decided by the IBPS.

IBPS PO Main Exam: The candidates who made it out to clear the Pre-examination, would be called for Mains exam on 20th November 2016. In this online exam also, candidates have to clear the sectional cut-off plus the overall cut off.

IBPS PO Interview: Candidates will be required to obtain minimum marks in each section of the online Main exam and minimum total score also, to be eligible for the Interview round. IBPS will release the call letters for eligible candidates to invite for the IBPS PO interview round.

The candidates who qualify Interview round and getting higher ranking in final merit list would be offered a PO seat in nationalized bank.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2016

IBPS PO Result 2016

IBPS PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection Process 2016

Here you’ll find detailed information about the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 which would be held in two phases – Pre and Main exam. Candidates dreaming of becoming a PO should prepare well in advance according to the IBPS Exam Syllabus 2016. Eligible candidates would be selected as per the norms of IBPS PO Selection Process 2016. Candidates will have to clear the Pre, Mains exam and Interview round successfully to become a PO through IBPS PO 2016.

One thought on “IBPS PO Syllabus 2016, Check IBPS Probationary Officer Exam Pattern 2016, IBPS PO Selection Process

  1. abhishek sharma

    sir from where do i download the training call letter of po recruitment 2016?


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