Kick-start your preparation with the two most essentials – IBPS PO Syllabus and IBPS PO Exam Pattern.
Here in this blog, Eduncle is providing complete Bank PO Syllabus and IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 to make it convenient for eligible candidates to prepare for the exam in a right way.
As you all know, Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection conducts a Common Written Examination (IBPS PO/MT) for highly talented and young job seekers.
The exam is conducted in two rounds followed by Interview and those who qualify all the three phases (which consists – Preliminary Test, Main Exam and Interview) get placed on the most prestigious position of Probationary Officer in government banking organizations.
So, don’t miss out any chance to take advantage of such wonderful opportunity! Go and prepare a smart study plan to actualize your dreams of becoming bank PO.
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Note: IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude has been changed by IBPS in 2017. This decision was taken by the recruiting agency to enhance the difficulty level of the Mains Exam .
From 2017 onward, IBPS PO Mains Quantitative Aptitude will be known as Data Interpretation & Analysis. The questions asked in this section will be directed towards the Problem Solving & Data analysis skills of the candidate.
IBPS PO Syllabus 2018
Exam Syllabus is a complete guide of course that covers all the important topics on which the IBPS PO question paper will be based.
At Eduncle, you can download the prescribed Bank PO Syllabus which may help you in knowing the topics that are expected to come in exam question paper.
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#Note: Although official website of IBPS does not provide the complete syllabus for exam but Eduncle has made it available for aspirants to focus only on the important topic given below.
IBPS PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude section is in Prelims and Mains both exams. In IBPS PO Mains Syllabus, All the questions are based on Data Interpretation and Analysis.
Ratio and proportion
Time and work
Speed, Distance and time
Mixture and allegation
Stocks and shares
Volume and surface Area
Height and Distances
Permutation and combinations
Simple and compound interest
Profit, Loss and Discount
Elements of Algebra
(i). Pie charts
(iii). Bar & Graphs
(iv). Line charts.
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IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus
IBPS PO Syllabus for Reasoning can be divided into two parts: Verbal and Non Verbal. Unlike SSC Exams, IBPS Bank PO 2018 Syllabus is mostly about Verbal Reasoning topics. Around 80% of the questions are from seating arrangement, syllogism, series and alphabet test, blood relations, number ranking and sequence.
1. Verbal reasoning
Statement and conclusions
Statement and assumptions
Statement and arguments
Passage and conclusions
Number, Ranking and time sequence
Direction sense Test
Decision making test
Input/output, Assertion and reasoning
2. Non-Verbal Reasoning
Odd figure out
Miscellaneous Test etc.
IBPS PO Syllabus for English Language
English is one of the scariest subject for most of the candidates. The fear of English speaking a prime reason behind poor performance in this section. However, in IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus for English, the focus is on Grammar and Error Detection. Your English-speaking abilities are not assessed in the written paper. Based on last year’s IBPS PO Paper Pattern, we are mentioning the syllabus topics for English as follows:
Phrases and idioms
Direct and Indirect speech
Active/ Passive voice
3. Reading Comprehension
Topic rearrangement of passage
IBPS PO Syllabus for General Awareness
There is no defined exam syllabus for General and banking awareness. Most of the questions are geared towards testing a candidate’s knowledge of what’s happening around in Economics and Banking Sector. You can expect following topics:
Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
Overview of Indian Financial System
History of Indian banking system.
Recent credit and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.
IBPS PO Syllabus for Computer Knowledge
With every passing year, the importance and marking weightage of Computer Section is decreasing by leaps and bounds. Earlier, there was a separate section for Computer Knowledge in Mains Exam. From 2017-18, this section is merged with Reasoning.
Basics of Hardware and software
Windows operating system basics
Internet terms and services
Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
History of computers
Networking and communication
Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018
The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (also known as IBPS) is a government recruitment agency which is fully dedicated to place job seekers on reputable positions in banking sectors.
Every year, IBPS conducts several exams for recruitment amongst which Probationary Officer (PO) is one of the main exams. The candidates who are seeking jobs in government banking sector must apply for IBPS PO Exam.
The question papers for IBPS exams are designed in such a way that it filters out brilliant students having excellent knowledge of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English and Computers. Along with the Excellency in these subjects, aspirants must also be well updated with General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
The candidates who are wishing to appear in the exam should check the IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern to manage their preparation accordingly.
The examination will be administered in two phases – Preliminary and Main.
The candidates who qualify the Pre exam will be shortlisted for Main Exam and those who also qualify the main exam will have to clear Personal Interview round to be finalized for the post of PO in IBPS Associated Banks.
# The final score card will consider only the marks of Main Exam and Interview.
Pattern of Preliminary Exam
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Ques||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||30||1 Hour|
Pattern of Main Exam
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Ques.||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time Allotted for Each Test|
|1.||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 Minutes|
|2.||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 Minutes|
|3.||English Language||35||40||English||40 Minutes|
|4.||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 Minutes|
|5.||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 Minutes|
# The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
# For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
# The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.
Mean – 3/4th of Standard Deviation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD categories
Mean – 1/4th of Standard Deviation for General Category.
There will be a second level cutoff point on the total as per requirement.
Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
IBPS PO Exam Paper Marks Analysis – Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude
Candidates can check the complete marking scheme & analysis of IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus topic wise. Although every year there are some changes in marking weightage topics in Prelims & Mains Paper, most of the topics remain same with respect to the pattern of the questions asked.
Check the Expected IBPS PO Marks Distribution 2018 for all the sections below:
|TOPIC||EXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS|
|TOPIC||EXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS|
|Fill in the blanks||0-5|
|Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||0-5|
|Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction||5|
|TOPICS||EXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS|
|Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||3|
|Profit & Loss||2|
|Mixtures & Alligations||1-2|
|Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||1-2|
|Work & Time||2|
|Time & Distance||2|
|Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||1-2|
|Sequence & Series||5|
|Permutation, Combination & Probability||5|
You can also check the cutoff marks declaration procedure here – IBPS PO Cut off Marks.
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