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Get Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus here. Get latest detailed IBPS PO Syllabus for both Preliminary and Mains Exam in this page. Here, Subject wise IBPS PO Syllabus is granted clearly. To crack IBPS PO Exam in first attempt, you should know the IBPS PO Syllabus clearly. Frequently check this page to know the new updates on IBPS PO Syllabus.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of IBPS PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour). Get new updates on IBPS PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and mains examination instantly. Check the precise IBPS PO Exam Dates for the current year, now.

Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  
 
 
1 hour
 
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100

IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims Exam

In IBPS PO Prelims Exam, questions are asked from three subjects viz Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language only. For preliminary exam, level of difficulty of questions is easy to moderate.

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

This is the more mark scoring section as well as more time consuming section in IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 35 questions in this section within 20 minutes. Detailed syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is granted below.
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart
  • Simple Interest, Compound Interest
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Averages
  • Age related Problems
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mensuration
  • Partnership
Among those topics, some of topics are most important and any candidate can able to answer even without knowing Formula, such topics are Number series, Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of Quantitative Aptitude No. of Questions expected
Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretation 10 (each 5 questions from 2 sets)
Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, etc.) 10
Total 35 questions

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IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

This is also the more mark scoring section as well as more time consuming section in IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 35 questions in this section within 20 minutes, so that you can attain sectional- IBPS PO cut off easily. Detailed syllabus for Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is granted below.
  • Inequalities,
  • Coding & Decoding,
  • Syllogism,
  • Sitting Arrangement (Circular, Rectangle, Square, Hexagonal,etc),
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating,etc),
  • Blood Relations,
  • Ranking related questions
  • Direction Sense.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Inequalities 5
Syllogism 5
Coding & Decoding 5 (from Single Set)
Puzzles 10  (each 5 questions from 2 different sets)
Sitting Arrangement 5 (from Single Set)
Miscellaneous Topics (Blood Relations, Ranking, Direction Sense,etc. ) 5
Total 35 questions

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IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus for English Language

You have to cover the following topics to answer all the 30 questions under this English Section of IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 30 questions within 15 minutes.
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Close Test,
  • Fillers,
  • Para-Jumbled,
  • Errors in a given sentence
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS PO Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of English Language No. of Questions expected
Reading Comprehension 10 (from Single Set)
Close Test 5 (from Single Set)
Fillers (Fill in the blank spaces) 5
Para-Jumbled 5 (from Single Set)
Errors in a given sentence 5
Total 30 questions

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Structure

IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Mains exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions under 5 main subject category sections namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Here, all Questions for all four sections except English Language will be present in both English as well as Hindi Language.
 
Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 200 marks and there is section wise time allotment for IBPS PO Mains exam which is mentioned below:
 
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General / Economy/ Banking
Awareness
40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
  Total 200 200   140 minutes
5 English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)
2 25 English 30 minutes
 

IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains Exam

Following are the entire appropriate IBPS PO syllabus for mains examination.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are,
  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc)
  • Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
  • Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics of Reasoning Ability Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 0-5
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Seating Arrangement 5 - 10
Puzzle 5-10
 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the IBPS PO exam. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency (questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations)
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average (Average Weight/ Average Height/ Average Age/ Average Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.)
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss (Partnerships, Discount, Dishonest Dealings, Marked Price.)
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration (Square, Circle, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cuboid, etc)
  • Permutation and Combination
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics of Quantitative Ability Expected Number of questions
Simplification 5
Number Series 5
Data Interpretation 10 - 15
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Number Systems 3
Profit & Loss 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 1-2
Time and work 2 - 3
Time & Distance 2 - 3
Mensuration 1-2
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5
Partnership 1 - 2

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are
  • Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of English Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Error Spotting 0-5
Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5
Para jumbles 5
 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for General Awareness:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Banking Awareness
    • Regulatory Bodies like - RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details.
    • Monetary & Credit Policies who decides, basis of change and its relation with Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate etc.
    • History of Indian Banking Industry – (Pre Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorisation of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC.
  • Financial Awareness -
    • Indian Financial System – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self regulatory organizations, etc. Also read important committees and its recommendations.
    • Capital Market & Money Market – Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like (1. Call/Notice Money 2. Treasury Bills 3. Term Money, 4. Certificate of Deposit 5. Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and world.
    • Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.
  • Static Awareness - Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Headquarters of various Organisations in world-level, Census, Books and Authors, World Level Festivals, Famous Personalities and more.
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments, Awards and Honour, Visits By President and Prime Minister and more.
  • Government Schemes – All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman , All schemes discussed in budget – the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation etc.
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Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS PO Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Section Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions
General Awareness Awards Indian Awards 2
International Awards & Honors
Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1
Indian Geography Culture 2
National parks and sanctuaries
Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3
Major International Organizations
Sports Indian and International Sport Personalities 3
International Sporting Events and Venues
Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4
New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations
Functions of a Bank
E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3
RTGS and Rupay
Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3
Financial Regulation & Supervision
Foreign Exchange Management
Other Banking or Non Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1
RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3
Organization of RBI
Terms Finance & Accounts 2
Insurance Policy & Operations
Shares & Stocks
Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1
Indian Affairs Census 4
India in International Reports
Indian Authors & their Books
New Government Policies & Schemes
International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1
Personalities Famous Personalities 2
    Total 40
 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be learnt under this section are
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
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