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January 22, 2019 • 12:00 am

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 & New Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 & Exam Pattern

 

Greetings IBPS PO Aspirants!

 

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 2019 to make it convenient for eligible candidates to prepare for the exam in a right way.

 

 

Also check out the IBPS PO Free Downloads Section to get the ultimate preparation guide for free!

 

 

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.

 

Let’s take an information gaining ride to –

 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

 

 IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

 

 

Note: IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude was 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 2019

 

 

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.

 

Click on links given below to download the syllabus!

 

 

S.No.Subject
1.Quantitative Aptitude
2.Reasoning
3.English Language
4.General Awareness
5.Computer Knowledge

 

 

#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 Averages Time and work Speed, Distance and time Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares Percentages Partnership Clocks Volume and surface Area Height and Distances Logarithms Permutation and combinations Simple and compound interest Equations Probability Trigonometry Profit, Loss and Discount Mensuration Elements of Algebra Data Interpretation

(i). Pie charts

(ii). Tables

(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 2019 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

 

Analogy Classification Word formation Statement and conclusions Syllogism Statement and assumptions Statement and arguments Coding Decoding Blood Relations Passage and conclusions Alphabet test Series Test Number, Ranking and time sequence Direction sense Test Decision making test Figure series Input/output, Assertion and reasoning Sitting Arrangement

 

 

2. Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

Series test Odd figure out Analogy 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 2019 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:

 

1. Vocabulary

 

Homonyms Antonyms Synonyms Word Formation Spelling

 

 

2. Grammar

 

Spotting Errors Phrases and idioms Direct and Indirect speech Active/ Passive voice

 

 

3. Reading Comprehension

 

Theme Detection Passage completion Topic rearrangement of passage Deriving Conclusion.

 

 

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 Banking Terms 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 Database basics Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

 

 

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 2019 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 TestsNo. of QuesMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language30301 Hour
2.Quantitative Aptitude3535
3.Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100

 

 

Pattern of Main Exam

 

 

S.No.Name of TestsNo. of Ques.Maximum MarksMedium of ExamTime Allotted for Each Test
1.Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 Minutes
2.General/Economy/Banking Awareness4040English & Hindi35 Minutes
3.English Language3540English40 Minutes
4.Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 Minutes
 Total155200 3 Hours
5.English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225English30 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.

 

 

Cut-Off Score

 

Mean – 3/4th of Standard Deviation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD categoriesMean – 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 2019 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 2019 for all the sections below:

 

Reasoning

 

TOPICEXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Logical Reasoning5-10
Syllogism5
Blood Relations5
Input Output0-5
Coding Decoding5
Alphanumeric Series0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test0-5
Data Sufficiency0-5
Coded Inequalities5
Seating Arrangement10
Puzzle5-7
Tabulation5
 

 

English Language

 

TOPICEXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test10
Fill in the blanks0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting0-5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction5
Para jumbles5
Miscellaneous5

 

 

Quantitative Aptitude

 

TOPICSEXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Simplification5
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage3
Number Systems3
Profit & Loss2
Mixtures & Alligations1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices1-2
Work & Time2
Time & Distance2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere1-2
Sequence & Series5
Permutation, Combination & Probability5
Data Interpretation15

 

 

 

You can also check the cutoff marks declaration procedure here - IBPS PO Cut off Marks.

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You can also take help of these tips – ‘Best Study Plan to Crack IBPS PO in 3 Months’.

 

 

Thanks and All the Best!  

 

 

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