IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Syllabus is no different from any other Bank Exam. The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three broad subjects are further sub divided into multiple subheadings. A candidate must look into the previous years’ papers to know the weightage of the sub-topics in each section.

The IBPS PO 2017 Exam is to be conducted in 3 phases:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2017:

The preliminary examination of IBPS PO exam 2017 comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern before looking at the Syllabus:

Sr. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time
1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 1 hour
2 English Language 30 30
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

The complete detail of heading and sub-heading of the sections asked in Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2017 exam is discussed below:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2017:

The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2017 comprises of 4 + 1(Descriptive Paper) sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Recently, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Let’s have a look at the IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern before looking at the Syllabus:

Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness
35 minutes
180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
30 minutes

The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Simplification Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Average Syllogism Memory Grammar Current Affairs
Percentage Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Vocabulary General Knowledge
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
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations        

Apart from the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who have qualified the first two phases of IBPS PO 2017 exam.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his mains exam and his interview process.

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