IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 PDF Download For Prelims & Mains Exam

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

This article will take you through the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims & Mains Exam. Candidates can download the Syllabus PDF given below. The IBPS PO Exam for Prelims is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th October 2019. Interested candidates should kick start their preparation for the Prelims exam well in advance.

  • Know the detailed review of the  Mains exam by going through IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019. This helps candidates to know what is the difficulty level of the paper.
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is about to release the Official Recruitment Notification on its official website- www.ibps.in.
  • Candidates who are still unconvinced whether to appear for the IBPS Bank PO exam can go through the IBPS PO Salary to know about In-hand pay, career growth & the additional allowances a PO receives.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

We have mentioned all possible topics in the Bank PO Exam. For the convenience of the aspirants, we have provided the IBPS Bank PO Syllabus PDF in this article.

  • The Syllabus will be divided into 2 major parts:- Prelims Syllabus &  Mains Syllabus. IBPS PO Selection Process has 3 stages.
  • We have also provided tips & tricks to crack the Interview round.

Changes in IBPS PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019

Following changes have been made in the IBPS Syllabus the Exam structure in the past year-

1) New Descriptive Paper Added: Similar to the SBI PO examination, candidates will be required to give a descriptive paper to judge writing skills of the students. In this section students will be asked to write a Letter & an essay on any given topic.

This section will carry a total of 25 marks & total time allotted is 30 minutes. 

2) No separate Computer Application paper will be conducted: The Computer Application has been merged with Reasoning and this section will have 45 Questions and a total of 60 marks.

3)Sectional Timing & Overall Time has changed: The IBPS Mains exam will be conducted for 180 minutes + 30 minutes for the descriptive test.

IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019

The Prelims examination tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English. 

The following table shows the IPBS PO Syllabus for the Preliminary exam

English Language- 30 marks Quantitative Aptitude – 35 marks Reasoning – 35 marks
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para Jumbles Mixtures and Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work and Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time and Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
Data Interpretation Tabulation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
Number Systems Blood Relations
Sequence and Series Input-Output
Permutation, Combination, and Probability Coding-Decoding
Percentages Statement and Argument
Quadratic Equations Analogy

Candidates can check the IBPS PO Exam Pattern to understand the sectional timings & marks allotted to each section.

Download the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 PDF

Candidates can easily download the PDF for IBPS PO Examination given here-

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus PDF  IBPS PO Mains Syllabus PDF

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2019

The Mains Exam tests candidates in Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (majorly focusing on Economy & Banking).

IBPS PO Syllabus for English

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 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • 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
    • Pie charts
    • Tables
    • Bar & Graphs
    • Line charts.
    • Caselet
    • Combination of any two of the above

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus

1.  Verbal reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Puzzles (Box, Floor, Age Based etc)
  • 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 One Out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test

3. Computer Aptitude 

  • 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 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
  • Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market

What are the Best Books for IBPS PO Exam?

IBPS PO Syllabus

Some more of our hand picked IBPS Bank PO Best books for important subjects is mentioned below-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal
  2. Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication
  3. Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO by N K Singh by Upkar Publication
  4. English Language by Wren & Martin
  5. Bank PO Solved papers for PO & MT – Kiran Publication
  6. General Awareness category – Mahindra Financial and Banking Awareness

Aspirants can take the help of these books to prepare for all topics mentioned in the IBPS PO Syllabus above.

IBPS PO Syllabus FAQ’s ( Frequently Asked Questions)

Q-What are the most scoring topics in reasoning?

A- Some of the scoring subjects in Reasoning are Number series, coding decoding, blood relation & Syllogism.

Q-What are the most scoring topics in English?

A- Most scoring topics in English section are Fill in the blanks, Rearrangement & Reading Comprehension.

Q- Is there Negative Marking in the IBPS PO Exam?

A- Yes, for each incorrect answer there is a deduction of 1/4th of the allotted marks to the question.

Q- What is the Exam Duration for Prelims? 

A- The IBPS PO Prelims exam is conducted in 1 hour and 100 questions are asked. The Mains Exam is conducted in a time span of 3 hours 30 minutes.

Q- When will the IBPS PO Exam be conducted?

A- The IBPS PO Exam for prelims will be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th October 2019 while the Main Exam will be held on 30th November 2019.

Q- Is there Computer Aptitude in IBPS PO Syllabus?

A- Yes, students will be questioned on their Computer Aptitude. This section has been merged with the Logical Reasoning section in the IBPS PO Mains exam.

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