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Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Syllabus and Pattern


The Indian Bank has released notifications to recruit bright candidates who are eligible and interested for admission in ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)’, a one year course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) jointly set up by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd.

The recruitment process will comprise of two steps: Prelims and Mains. The Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims will be the initial stage of the recruitment process and the Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Mains will be the final stage. The Mains exam will be followed by a personal interview. The candidates who will get an admission to PGDBF at Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore (MaGE) will get a full- fledged job as a PO in the Indian Bank.

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Important Dates

Let us take a look at the important dates of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016 exam:

On-line registration and modification of Applications

       06.12.2016 to 22.12.2016

Application Fees/Intimation Charges payment (Online)

06.12.2016 to 22.12.2016

Call letters Download for Pre- Exam Training

          After 05.01.2017

Pre-Exam Training- Conduction

     12.01.2017 to 19.01.2017

Download of call letters for online examination- Preliminary

     After 11.01.2017

Online Examination – Preliminary


Result of Online exam – Preliminary


Download of call letters for online examination- Mains


Online Examination – Mains


Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The exam pattern of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016 is as follows:


Number of Questions

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Note: The time duration of the examination was 1 hour.

Every student’s concern is to come across the syllabus in order to know the pattern of the exam. Let us go through the syllabus of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016:


The trickiest of all sections, this section needs practice. The important topics asked in this section are:

  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Puzzles.
  • Input Output.
  • Alphanumeric Series.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Coded Inequalities.
  • Seating Arrangement.
  • Coding Decoding.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Syllogism.
  • Ranking and Direction Sense.
  • Alphabet Test.

Books to be followed:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey – Highly Recommended
  • A New Approach to Reasoning : Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Indu Sijwali & B. S. Sijwali (Arihant)

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section is the most time taking section of all. If you practice well, aptitude can be a scoring section. The important topics are:

  • Simplification.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Mixtures and Allegations.
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Percentage.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Number Systems.
  • Time and work.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Mensuration (Cone, Cylinder, Sphere)
  • Sequence and Series.
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Indices and Surds.

Books to be followed:

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Agrawal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Paperback by Abhijit Guha
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant)

English language:

English language is one of the most ‘dynamic sections’ of all. If practised well, you can score very good marks. The important topics are:

  • Formation of words.
  • Theme detection.
  • Error Spotting and Correction’
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Completion of passage.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Gap fillers.
  • Tenses.
  • Verbs and Adverbs.
  • Articles.
  • Subject-Verb agreement.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Completion of sentences.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Rearrangement of sentences.

Books to be followed:

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin http://ir-in.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=affair01-21&l=as2&o=31&a=8121900093
  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Agarwal
  • Better English by Norman Lewis 

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