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IBPS PO Exam Syllabus

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Exam Syllabus, a preparation guide, is a crucial element that always helps the candidates to devise effective preparation strategies, by, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses in different topics. Below mentioned data gives an overview of the Exam Syllabus for the IBPS PO/MT 2020 Recruitment. IBPS PO Exam Syllabus is very useful to know the complete section wise syllabus for both prelims and mains.


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IBPS PO/MT Preliminary exam is an online exam, which consists of 3 sections as described below and has a total of 100 marks.

SL Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for
each test
(Separately timed)
1 English language 30 30 English 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
3 Reasoning ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100

✶ Reasoning Ability Syllabus (35 marks)


    ✦ Linear seating arrangement: (4-6 questions)

    ✦ Circular seating arrangement: (3-6 questions)

    ✦ Questions on syllogism: (5-7 questions)

    ✦ Questions on Coding & Decoding: (4-7 questions)

    ✦ Questions on puzzles: (4-6 questions)

    ✦ Inequalities, Statements & Arguments, Statements & Assumptions, ranking series, blood relations: (3-5 questions)


✶ Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (35 marks)


    ✦ Simplification: (1-5 questions)

    ✦ Profit & Loss: (1-3 questions)

    ✦ Mixtures & Allegations: (0-1 questions)

    ✦ Simple Interest & Compound Interest: (1-2 questions)

    ✦ Surds & Indices: (2-3 questions)

    ✦ Work & Time: (1-2 questions)

    ✦ Time & Distance: (1-3 questions)

    ✦ Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere: (1-3 questions)

    ✦ Data Interpretation: (5-10 questions)

    ✦ Ratio & Proportion: (1-2 questions)

    ✦ Percentage: (1-2 questions)

    ✦ Number Systems: (0-1 questions)

    ✦ Sequence & Series: (1-5 questions)

    ✦ Permutation & Combination: (0-1 questions)

    ✦ Probability: (0-1 questions)


✶ English Language Syllabus (30 marks)


    ✦ Reading comprehension: (8-10 questions)

    ✦ Error Spotting: (4-5 questions)

    ✦ Sentence Completion: (5-6 questions)

    ✦ Para Jumbles: (4-5 questions)

    ✦ Cloze test, Synonyms, Antonyms: (4-5 questions)

    ✦ Phrase Replacement: (5 – 10) questions)

Sr.No. Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of
Exam
Time Allotted for Each
Test (Separately Timed)
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)
02 25 English 30 minutes
TOTAL 157 225 3 hours 30 Minutes

✶ Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Reasoning Aptitude


    ✦ Puzzles

    ✦ Seating Arrangements

    ✦ Direction Sense

    ✦ Blood Relation

    ✦ Syllogism

    ✦ Order and Ranking

    ✦ Coding-Decoding

    ✦ Machine Input-Output

    ✦ Inequalities

    ✦ Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

    ✦ Data Sufficiency

    ✦ Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)


Computer Aptitude


    ✦ History and Generation of Computers

    ✦ Introduction to Computer Organisation

    ✦ Computer Memory

    ✦ Computer Hardware and I/O Devices

    ✦ Computer Software

    ✦ Computer Languages

    ✦ Operating System

    ✦ Computer Network

    ✦ Internet

    ✦ MS Office Suit and Short cut keys

    ✦ Basics of DBMS

    ✦ Number System and Conversions

    ✦ Computer and Network Security


✶ General/Economy/Banking Awareness


    ✦ Banking and Insurance Awareness

    ✦ Financial Awareness

    ✦ Govt. Schemes and Policies

    ✦ Current Affairs

    ✦ Static Awareness


✶ English Language


    ✦ Reading Comprehension

    ✦ Cloze Test

    ✦ Fillers

    ✦ Sentence Errors

    ✦ Vocabulary based questions

    ✦ Sentence Improvement

    ✦ Jumbled Paragraph

    ✦ Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)


✶ Data Analysis & Interpretation


    ✦ Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)

    ✦ Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)

    ✦ Number Series

    ✦ Approximation and Simplification

    ✦ Data Sufficiency

    ✦ Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)


  • Candidates who have been qualified IBPS PO/MT 2018 will be called for an Interview to be directed by the Participating Organizations and composed by the Nodal Bank in each one State/ UT with the assistance of IBPS. Meetings will be led at select focuses. The interview will be conducted at the selected Interview Centers.

  • For IBPS Interview Minimum Qualify marks are above 40% out of 100 and 35% for (SC/ST/PH/OBC/PWD). The ratio of both exams (CWE & Interview) will be 80:20 separately. If participants will qualify in both exams then shortlisted for Provisional Allotment Process.

  • An interview is the final phase of IBPS PO/MT selection process. Interviews generally last for about 20-30 minutes. Be calm and composed during the interview. The following are the commonly asked questions in the Interviews for IBPS PO/MT Selection process:

    • Generic Questions: Name, Place of Residence, What is your hometown famous for, Hobbies, Where did you finish your schooling, Why did you choose this career option? etc..

    • Academic Background: Academic Qualifications, Questions related to your graduation discipline/degree, Projects that you worked upon during your undergraduate/graduate studies, Questions about any internships/previous employment, etc..

    • Banking Sector: Basic questions about banking, Your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the position you have applied for, your views about the current changes/trends in the banking sector, etc..

    • Current Affairs: Your views about the currently trending topics in the world/India. Your suggestions about how could things be different, Your knowledge/understanding of the impact of major changes(demonetization) on Indian economy, etc..

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