IBPS PO Exams are held in three phases:

Phase-I: Preliminary Exams

The preliminary examination has three sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30 A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase-II: Mains Exams

The mains exam has five different sections: Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy and Banking Awareness which are objective based and English Language-Letter Writing and Essay written examination .

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

Phase-III: Interview

Based on the score of preliminary and mains examination students are called for the interview. The cumulative score of the three phases will decide the fate of the candidate for the IBPS PO Post.

There is negative marking for the wrong answers attempted by the candidate. No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank.

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