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IBPS PO Prelim Syllabus

IBPS Prelim Syllabus is divided into three sections namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The syllabus of  IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk is the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. IBPS PO exam is a little bit difficult than IBPS Clerk.

The individual topics that ask from these Three Sections

Reasoning 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

10-15 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the most important topics in the IBPS PO Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked. This can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is more scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

3-5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

5 Questions from this topic can be asked based on new pattern or old pattern. This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

5 Questions from this topic may be asked. This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

You can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 2-3 Questions from this topic.

Alphanumeric Series

5 questions from this topic can be asked. this topic is less time-consuming and high accuracy is possible. series can be based on Alphabet or Number or series of Alphabet combined with a number.

Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 10-15
Blood Relation 2-3
Coding Decoding
Syllogism 5
Inequality
Input-output 5
Order and Ranking  0-1
Direction and Distance 2-3
Alphanumeric Series 5
Data Sufficiency  3-5
Total 35 Questions

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Simplification/ Approximation

10 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the easiest topics and most scoring topic in this section. This is less time consuming and High accuracy is possible. Questions can be based on decimal, fractions, percentages or BODMAS rule etc.

Number Series

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. This can be based on Missing Number Series or Wrong Number Series. Missing Number series is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.

Quadratic Equation

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.In this, you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both variables.

Data Interpretation

10 Questions from this topic will be asked. This topic is moderate time consuming but high accuracy is possible. DI can be based on tabular form, line graph, bar graph, pie chart, missing or caselets.

Miscellaneous-

    This section includes Questions from topics likes - Ratio and proportion, Average, Problems on ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns, Time, speed and distance, Problems on trains, Boat and stream, Alligation and Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Probability

10-15 Questions from this topic can be asked.

►Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics of Quantitative Aptitude    
Noof Questions expected
 
Simplification/ Approximation 10 Questions
Number Series 5 Questions
Quadratic Equation 5 Questions 

Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time,

Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership,

Mensuration, etc.)

10-15 Questions

Data Sufficiency 

5 Questions
Total 35 Questions

 

English 

30 Questions with 30 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Sentence Errors

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. 

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5-Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

  Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension     10
Cloze Test 5
Double Fillers/ Single Filler 5
Spotting Error     0-5
Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement  5
Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out 5
Total  30 Questions

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus is divided into five section namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Awareness, and English. The syllabus of IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk is also the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. 

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

45 Questions with 60 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Mains Exam. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

This is one of the most important topics in the IBPS PO Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

This topic can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is a scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

you can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 2-3 Questions from this topic.

Alphanumeric Series

This topic is less time-consuming and high accuracy is possible. series can be based on Alphabet or Number or both.

Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. questions are based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Statement and Assumption

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Statement and Course of Action 

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Cause and Effect

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked

►Statement and Argument

1-2 Questions from this topic can be asked.

 

Data Analysis and Interpretation

45 Questions with 60 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Mains Exam.

 

English 

35 Questions for 40 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS PO Mains Exam. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Sentence Errors

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. 

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

 

General Awareness 

40 Questions for 40 marks will be asked from this section in The IBPS PO Mains. In this section, The major topics to be covered under this section are:

General Awareness section is categorized into three subtopics

►Current Affairs

In this, you should have to familiar with knowledge of information which is going in the current. All the environmental issues, financial,  about the Indian economy, government schemes & policies, the latest science, and inventions and discoveries, books by famous personality etc, and you should go through the last 6-month current affairs before the current mains exam.

Static Gk

In this Questions are asked for only that knowledge which is static in nature likes National Park, Wildlife sanctuary  Dam, River, Lake, Airport, stadium, Capital currency, HQ, Important days, Important temple, Folks dance, Award, festivals, State-Capital-CM-Governor, etc

►Banking Awareness/ Financial Awareness.

This includes knowledge of banking from every angle. 

    • History of Banking

    • Indian Banking Industry

    • Banking terminology and RBI Monetary policies

    • Money Market and Capital Market 

    • Types of various Advance/ Loan Account  

    • Financial Inclusion Basel Norm

    • Payment System

    • Types of Account

    • Structure of Bank

 

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage   Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation   Double Lineup Microsoft Office  
Mensuration and Geometry   Scheduling Computer Hardware  
Quadratic Equation   Input Output Computer Software  
Interest   Blood Relations Operating System  
Problems of Ages   Directions and Distances Networking  
Profit and Loss   Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies  
Number Series   Data Sufficiency    
Speed, Distance and Time   Coding and Decoding    
Time and Work   Code Inequalities    
Number System        
Data Sufficiency        
Linear Equation        
Permutation and Combination        

Probability

       

Educational Qualifications (As on 04.09.2018):

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Age (As on 01.08.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1998 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr.No.  Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)  3 years
3 Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” 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 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

 

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS PO Application Fee:

The application fees for IBPS PO 2018 exam is

- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

- Rs. 600 /- for all others

IBPS PO Job Profile:

After selection for the post of Probationary, a candidate will serve 2 years (may vary from one bank to another) of Probation Period after which you will be Assistant Manager in the assigned Public Sector Bank. And after the completion of the Probation Period, the banks usually conduct an internal examination. Few rules and structures may vary from bank to bank and after the exam, if a candidate fails to pass, his/her probation period is extended and upon successfully passing the exam he/she is assigned the post of Assistant Manager.

After selection for the post of a Probationary Officer, a candidate will be promoted to the post of Assistant Manager through an internal examination. These banks keep conducting internal examinations at regular intervals for the process of promotion. Apart from these internal examinations, one also gets promoted on the basis of her seniority. The growth chart of a probationary officer begins with the post of Assistant Manager and then he is promoted to the following posts:

• Deputy Manager
• Branch Manager
 Senior Branch Manager
• Chief Manager
 Assistant General Manager
 DGM
 General Manager

►The Job Role or Work responsibilities of a Probationary Officer of a public sector bank will include to look after public relations, monitor and regulate branch activities and tasks, address customer related issues and grievances, approving and monitoring daily branch and customer transactions and handling loan processing. 

►An assistant manager is expected to multitask and verify the work done by clerks whenever required. Also, to be always aware of the policies and decisions made by the management and to implement those in the functioning of his branch.

►Probationary Officers and Managers in banks are into customer dealing and maintenance and supervising regular branch activities.

Salary: 

The Bank PO freshers salary can range from Rs23,700 - Rs 42,020. A Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank gets a basic pay of Rs. 23,000 to Rs. 27000. Various perks and benefits are also added to this basic pay and the overall salary finally amounts to Rs. 39,000 to Rs. 42,020. The salary of a candidate also depends on the place of posting and the bank she/he is selected for. 

Introduction:

The IBPS PO is a very promising entry-level job in the banking sector. There are ample opportunities of growth, both personally and professionally, in this job. Your growth and promotions from the post of Probationary Officer depend upon your performance and potential; in fact, you can even be promoted to the post of General Manager within a span of 14 years. And promotions from IBPS PO can take you not just to the different parts of India but also to foreign countries as many of these public sector banks have branches in other countries.

IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2018 is out. IBPS conducts a common IBPS PO Exam every year to recruit Probationary Officers in various banks that participate in this exam. The Prelims exam is conducted in the month of October 2018 and the mains was conducted in November 2018! Once you qualify the whole exam (prelims, mains and interview), you are hired as a Probationary Officer in one of the participating banks as per your preference and merit. The full form of ‘IBPS PO’ exam is ‘Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer’ exam. 

IBPS PO Preparation tips:

We advise all the candidates to fill the IBPS PO examination application form before the last date because after the last date application form will not be acceptable. Let us check out the exam preparation tips. 

  • Understand the exam pattern and structure of the question paper.
  • Be calm and wise with your work
  • Work Hard, to prepare well for the exam.
  • Join iDangal247.com to get a better score
  • Be Focused and Confident.
  • Just Do Well in the exam.

IBPS PO Vacancy List 2018:

More than 25 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS has released the official notification, exam dates & vacancies for IBPS PO 2018. IBPS introduced 4252 vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam.

Available Posts for IBPS PO 2018-19:  4252 Vacant Posts

Sr.
No.

Bank Name

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

Out of Which (PWD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

1

Allahabad Bank

118

59

212

395

784

23

8

9

14

2

Andhra Bank

NIL

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

3

Bank of Baroda

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

4

Bank of India

144 72 260 489 965 9 9 9 9

5

Bank of
Maharashtra

NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

6

Canara Bank

180 90 324 606 1200 12 12 12 12

7

Central Bank
of India

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

8

Corporation Bank

15 6 21 42 84 1 2 0 0

9

Dena Bank

NIL NIL NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

10

IDBI Bank

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

11

Indian Bank

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NR NIL NIL NIL

12

Indian Overseas Bank

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

13

Punjab National Bank

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

14

Oriental Bank
of Commerce

NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

15

Punjab & Sind Bank

20 12 52 66 150 45 8 28 5

16

Syndicate Bank

NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

17

UCO Bank

83 29 196 242 550 43 5 7 9

18

Union Bank
of India

59

29

172

259

519

9

10

9

6

19

United Bank
of India

NIL

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

20

Vijaya Bank

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
 

Total

619

297

1237 2099

4252

142

54

74

55

IBPS PO Result:

The result for IBPS PO is usually declared within 10-15 days after the exam. Last year, The  Result for IBPS PO Prelims phase was declared on 1st Nov and for mains on 28th December.

IBPS PO Admit Card:

IBPS PO admits card 2018 will be released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the candidates who’ve been successfully applied for the exam of IBPS Probationary Officers. The admit card is usually released 15 days prior to the examination.

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates:

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018 are as follows:

Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates 14th August 2018 - 4th September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 18th November 2018
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2018
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2019
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2019
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2019

How to Apply of IBPS PO Exam 2018

Here you can apply for IBPS PO Exam through the direct link given here.

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS PO 2018 - Click Here!

How to Apply?

  1. You can Register yourself by going to the IBPS Official Website and click on the ‘Home Page’ to open the link ‘CWE PO/MT’.

  2. Click relevant links to apply for IBPS PO recruitment.

  3. Enter basic details and upload scanned photo & signature as per the size requirements mentioned in the official IBPS PO notification.

  4. Also, enter your additional details like educational qualifications and work experience.

  5. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results

  6. must be paid Online only while completing IBPS online application, By using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  7. By following these above steps, you will submit your IBPS PO Form successfully.

  8. Submit the Application Form.

  9. Take out the print out of the Application Form for future reference.

IBPS PO Marks & Exam Pattern 2018

The selection procedure will be divided into 3 parts, consisting of 2 online examinations and a third Interview round. The Preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature and will not be counted towards the final total. Only those who qualify through Mains will be eligible to attend Interview processes.

Note: There is negative marking in IBPS PO exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

 

IBPS PO Preliminary:

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each Test
English Language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100   60 minutes

 

IBPS PO Mains:

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each Test
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 155 200   3 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

 

Note: No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks. The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Paper

The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

 

IBPS PO Interview Process:

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100.

The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates)

  The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. .

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

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