IBPS PO Mains syllabus topic wise

Wednesday 19 September 2018

IBPS Po mains exam consists of 4 subjects i.e. General and Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Interpretation & Analysis and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. Now each section consists of different marks and separate sectional timings will be given to attempt each section. An additional descriptive test has also been introduced which consists of 2 Questions. 1 will be on essay writing and another will be a letter. Candidates have to type them on computer itself.

Sr. No

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Time

1

General and Banking Awareness

45

60

60 min

2

English Language

35

40

40 min

3

Data Interpretation & Analysis

35

60

45 min

4

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

40

40

35 min

 

Total

155

200

3 hrs

 

Descriptive Test(English Language : Letter & Essay Writing)

2

25

30 min

 

English Language

Let’s discuss the topic wise expected number of questions from each section.  Let’s start with the English language first

Sr. No

Topic

Expected No. of Questions

1

Reading Comprehension (The topic should from Financial/Economy or related area)

2 sets (10-15 questions)

2

Cloze Test

5-10 questions

3

Spotting Errors

5 questions

4

Para Jumbles

3-5 questions

5

Sentence Improvement

5 questions

6

Fill in the blanks

5 questions

7

Sentence / Paragraph Completion

5 questions

 

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Reasoning ability section will include the following topics

Sr. No

Topic

Expected No. of Questions

1

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

4-5 sets (20-25 questions)

2

Inequality

3-5 questions (Nowadays less chance to be asked in main exam)

3

Syllogism / Reverse Syllogism

3-5 questions (Reverse Syllogism have more chance to be asked)

4

Coding - Decoding

3-4 questions

5

Input-Output

5 questions

6

Miscellaneous Problems (Direction sense, Order and Ranking, Blood Relations, Alphanumeric Series etc.)

4-5 questions

6

Data Sufficiency

5-7 questions

7

Logical Reasoning(Statement and conclusion, argument, course of action, Cause and Effect)

5-10 questions

8

Computer Aptitude (Conversion/Flowchart based)

5-8 questions

 

General and Banking Awareness

This section targets the knowledge of current affairs mainly from the banking and finance industry.  IBPS PO exam consists of the questions from the following topics

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Banking & Financial Awareness
  3. Static General Awareness

A candidate must go through the news papers, financial newspapers, blogs etc. to get updated. Candidates can also go through our current affairs section in order to read daily current affairs.

Data Interpretation & Analysis

A bank officer analyses a lot of data on daily basis. He must be comfortable with the graphs, pie charts, data tables. This section mainly consists of charts, tables and data sufficiency

Sr. No

Topic

Expected No. of Questions

1

Pie Charts

 

 

25-30 questions

2

Bar Charts

3

Line Graphs

4

Tables

5

Case study

6

Data Sufficiency

5 - 10 questions

 

IBPS PO Descriptive Test

This section consists of 2 questions. One will be a letter and second one will be an essay. Candidates have to type them on computer. The essay will be on current topic, a letter may be a formal or informal letter. So candidates have to be prepared for the both.

 

Note: There will be negative marking of 1/4th for each wrong answer

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