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IBPS PO examination Syllabus and exam pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary and mains examination pattern and detailed syllabus

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts two tier examination for the selection of Probationary officers/management trainee in public sector nationalized banks.Tier-I is preliminary followed by Tier-II mains.First step of the IBPS PO preparation is understanding exam pattern and syllabus in details.

IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Pattern

 Tier-I contains three sections.English language(30 questions),quantitative/numerical ability questions(35 questions) and reasoning(35 questions).Each question carries 1 mark each.There is 1/4 negative mark for each wrong answer.Total time of examination is 1 hour. Inorder to qualify for IBPS PO mains , candidates have to clear sectional cut-off and overall cut-off.These cut-offs depend on competition level,vacancy and difficulty level of the examination.
IBPS PO/MT prelims exam pattern and syllabus
IBPS Probationary officer/management trainee prelim exam pattern

IBPS PO Mains Examination Pattern


IBPS CWE main examination has five sections .Reasoning(45 question),English language(35 questions),Quantitative Aptitude /numerical ability/maths (50 questions), General awareness with special reference  to banking industry(40 questions) and computer knowledge (20 questions).According to the latest syllabus of IBPS PO mains, each queston carries 1 mark each.Unlike IBPS PO Prelims ,IBPS PO/MT mains has sectional time allotments.So, you have to finish each section within the time allotted.And total time allotted is two hour twenty minutes.sectional time allotment of IBPS PO latest is given below.

ibps po mains syllabus

IBPS PO/MT Syllabus :Quantitative Aptitude :

  • Profit and loss
  • Simplifications,Approximation 
  • Chain rule
  • Time and work 
  • Average
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Fractions, Square root and cube root
  • Decimal fractions
  • HCF & LCM
  • Ratio and proportions
  • Mensuration
  • Speed,Time and Distance.
  • Partnerships
  • Percentage
  • Problems based on Ages
  • Data Interpretation(Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs)
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability

IBPS PO Syllabus :Reasoning 

  • Analogy Test 
  • Puzzle 
  • Alphabet test 
  • spotting out the dissimilar 
  • Sitting arrangement 
  • Syllogism 
  • Statement and conclusions 
  • Statement and assumptions 
  • Statement and arguments 
  • Coding decoding 
  • Blood relations 
  • Number Series test 
  • Direction test 
  • Decision making 
  • Questions related to time 
  • Data sufficiency test 
  • Assertion and reasoning
  • Causes and effects
  • Word formation
  • Sentence or Number configuration Test
  • Figure Series

IBPS PO Syllabus :English Language 

  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • Analogy 
  • Jumbled words 
  • Sentence completion 
  • One word substitution 
  • Comprehension 
  • Passage completion(cloze test) 
  • Re-ordering of sentences 
  • Common errors 
  • Idioms & Phrases 

IBPS PO/MT Syllabus :General awareness with special reference to banking industry and economy

  • Banking Terms 
  • RBI,SEBI and other regulatory authorities
  • Banking History 
  • Types of Banks
  • Indian & International Economy 
  • IMF ,Word Bank ,ADB
  • UNO 
  • Countries Currencies and capital 
  • Abbreviations and full forms 
  • Important days 
  • Bank's tag lines,head quarters ,Administrative Head ect 
  • Budget 
  • Census 
  • Ministers and their ministry 
  • Marketing 
  • current affairs of last 4- 6 months 
  • Awards & Honors 
  • Sports 
  • Finance, 
  • Agriculture 
  • Books & Their Authors 
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies 
  • Committees in news 
  • Banking Reforms 
  • MOUs with different countries 
  • Social welfare programmes 
  • Science and Technology 
  • Space Missions and programmes 
  • Military news 
  • India and neighboring countries 

IBPS PO Syllabus : Computer Knowledge

  • History of computers 
  • Computer fundamentals 
  • Microsoft-office 
  • Input output devices 
  • Basic Software & Hardware 
  • Networking 
  •  Number System
  • Internet 
  • Basics of computer languages 
  • Database & communication
  • Modern Technologies
Hope you will find this 'latest syllabus of IBPS PO and Prelims' useful for your exam preparation.Kindly do share thi syllabus of IBPS PO  preliminary and mains examination 2017-18.

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