Know About Syllabus Of IBPS PO Examination

Published on : 22nd August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus

Although the official website of IBPS does not offer complete syllabus for exams but based on previous year examination, aspiring candidates can consider the following syllabus for the respective subjects.

1.) Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Time and work
  • Stocks and shares
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Averages
  • Height and Distances
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Percentages
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Tables
  • Pie charts
  • Line charts.
  • Bar & Graphs

2.) Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

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

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test etc.
  • Series test
  • Odd figure out

3.) English Language


  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Spelling
  • Homonyms
  • Word Formation


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

Reading Comprehension

  • Passage completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Topic rearrangement of passage

4.) IBPS PO Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Banking Terms
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.
  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and International organizations such as World Bank, IMF, UN, ADB etc.
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.

5.) Computer Knowledge

  • Windows operating system basics
  • History of computers
  • Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses.
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • Internet terms and services
  • Networking and communication
  • Basics of Hardware and software
  • Database Basics

Following this syllabus and taking mock tests and solving previous years’ exam papers for IBPS PO Examination will help you prepare better for your Preliminary, Mains and eventually Common Interview Examination. However, in order to master all the above-mentioned topics, time management is of prime importance.

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