July 27, 2016

Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO and Clerk

Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO

Scheme of IBPS PO

This exam as you all know is conducted in three phases.

Phase I

Online, objective exam 3 sections for 1 hour
  • English - 30 Questions - 30 Marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
  • Reasoning Ability - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
    • Total - 100 Questions - 100 Marks

 Phase II

Online, Objective, 5 section, Each section timed separately
  • Reasoning ability - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
  • English - 40 questions - 40 marks - 30 minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
  • General Awareness - 40 questions - 40 marks - 20 minutes
  • Computer Knowledge - 20 questions - 20 marks - 10 minutes
    • Total - 200 questions - 200 marks - 140 minutes (2 hours 20 minutes)

Phase III

Interview


Syllabus for IBPS PO 

Reasoning Ability

  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Blood relations
  • Direction sense test
  • Logical reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Odd man out
  • Number ranking
  • Decision making
  • Classification
  • Input and output
Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO 2016

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

In this section importance is given to banking and financial awareness
  • Last six months' important current affairs (National, International, Bilateral, Sports, Miscellaneous)
  • Last six months' important economy and business news
  • Summits
  • News makers
  • Visits / Visitors
  • Important national and international days (Give importance to the days of the present, previous and next months' days keeping in mind the date of the exam. eg: if mains exam is in November, read important days of October, November and December)
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports and games, terminology
  • Countries - Capitals - Currencies - Head of the countries
  • New appointments
  • Deaths
  • Banking Awareness
    • History of banking
    • Individual bank details
    • Banking terminology
    • Functionality of banks
    • Finance regulators
    • Financial organisations
  • Miscellaneous 

Computer Knowledge

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Basic hardware and software
  • Shortcut keys
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Operating system
  • History of computers
  • Networking and internet
  • Future of computers
    • Not only those mentioned above, but these days questions from computer knowledge are getting deeper into the subject, there were instances when questions were asked from Network topology, which a student with no computer background will find it difficult to answer such questions, until and unless prepared. So be prepared for every type of question.

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