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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021 For Pre/Mains (PO/MT X) – New Changes

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

Check Now IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021 !!! Individuals going to appear for PO/MT X Pre/Mains, they can now check the new changes made in the IBPS Probationary Officer Exam Pattern through this web page. Have a look at details regarding IBPS PO New Exam Pattern….

IBPS PO Exam Pattern For 2021: Overview

Conducting AuthorityIBPS
Post NameProbationary Officer
Exam NamePO/MT X Pre/Mains
Number of Rounds3 (Prelims, Mains, Interview)
Number of Questions in Prelims100
Number of Questions in Main Exam155
Total Marks for Prelims100
Total Marks for Mains200
Marking Scheme+1 for correct answer-0.25 for incorrect answer
Exam Duration for Prelims1 hour (60 minutes)
Exam Duration for Mains3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of QuestionsMCQs (Additional Descriptive
paper in Mains)
Exam ModeOnline

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Selection Process:

Selection against IBPS PO Recruitment will be done on the basis of Pre/ Mains Exam/ Personal Interview round. IBPS PO Pre Exam Pattern/ IBPS PO Mains Pattern is listed below, check it out:

IBPS PO New Exam Pattern 2021

Latest Changes Introduced In IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

  • The Reasoning Ability section will now include questions from ‘Computer Aptitude’.
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ section will be known as ‘Data Interpretation and Analysis’ from now.
  • Duration of IBPS PO Mains has been increased to 3 hours.
  • The number of questions has been decreased from 200 to 155.
  • IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam will include an English Descriptive Paper where you need to attempt Essay writing and Letter Writing for 25 marks within 30 minutes.

IBPS PO Prelims Pattern 2021

  • Duration of IBPS PO Pre Exam CRP – Online Examinations: 60 minutes
  • Total questions in IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 100
  • Mode of IBPS Probationary Officer Pre Exam: Online Mode

IBPS PO Pre Exam Pattern:-

Name of testNo. of
Time allotted foreach test(Separately timed)
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes


Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

  • Number of Sections in IBPS PO Mains Exam: 2 sections i.e. Objective and Descriptive.
  • First section will carry: 200 marks and it will runs for 180 minutes.
  • Second section will carry: 25 marks and it will runs for 30 minutes.
  • Questions from ReasoningComputer Aptitude/ English Language/ Data Analysis and Interpretation/ General, Economy / Banking Awareness will be asked in Mains Exam according to the IBPS PO Exam Pattern.

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern:-

Name of testNo. of
Time allotted foreach test(Separately timed)
Reasoning &
Computer Aptitude
English Language354040
Data Analysis and
General, Economy
/ Banking Awareness
English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)

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IBPS PO Interview (Phase III)

  • Final selection against IBPS PO Recruitment Notification will be done on the basis of applicants’ marks in mains and interview round in 80:20 respectively.
  • Interview round will be of 100 marks and aspirants need to score more than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
  • Interviews will be conducted at select centers.
  • Venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.
  • The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-VIII and Interview.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021 – Negative Marking

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Check Out: IBPS Question Papers

IBPS PO Important Dates

IBPS Probationary Officers Exam Date:
Preliminary Examination09-10-2021, 10-10-2021, 16-10-2021 & 17-10-2021
Main Examination27-11-2021

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2021

Check New Changes in IBPS PO Exam Pattern!! Candidates going to apply for the forthcoming vacancies of Probationary Officer, they can download IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern/ IBPS PO Mains Paper Pattern PDF to get idea of the exam scheme. New Pattern can help you to be familiar with the changes made by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the year 2021.

In order to secure good marks in the Preliminary and Mains Examination you need to have Updated IBPS PO 2021 Exam Pattern that is available on this page. Scroll through the web page carefully and gather complete details about IBPS PO Exam Scheme.


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