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Kick-start your preparation with the three most essentials – IBPS PO Syllabus, IBPS PO Exam Pattern and IBPS PO Eligibility.
Here in this blog, Eduncle is providing complete bank PO Syllabus and IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 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 CWE 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 2017
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
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 Syllabus for Reasoning
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
Phrases and idioms
Direct and Indirect speech
Active/ Passive voice
3. Reading Comprehension
Topic rearrangement of passage
IBPS PO Syllabus for General Awareness
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
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 2017
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 2017 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
|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.
IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility
Knowing whether you are eligible to appear in the exam or not is the first thing candidates should check before applying for the exam.
The aspiring candidates should fulfill all the requisite eligibility conditions for IBPS PO in respect to the three aspects of nationality, educational qualification, and age limit.
Nationality / Citizenship
A candidate must be either –
A Citizen of India or
A subject of Nepal or
A subject of Bhutan or
A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
The candidates who are wishing to appear in the exam should have a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
1. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 05.09.2017.
Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 05.09.2017 has to be submitted at the time of interview. (Know more about Important Documents to be Submitted at the time of Bank Joining.)
2. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the IBPS PO Online Application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into a percentage and indicated in the online application.
If called for the interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
3. Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honors marks only.
The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%
The candidates applying for the exam must age between 20 to 30 years.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Sr. No.||Category||Age Relaxation|
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 Years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 Years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 Years|
|4||Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment||5 Years|
|5||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 Years|
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
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