IBPS Po Mains Syllabus

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct an online written exam “Common Written Examination” for the recruitment of aspiring candidates for Probationary Officer vacancy. The first phase of CWE is prelims once the candidate clears it, he/she is would be moving forward with Mains.

CWE is conducted online which consists of all objective type questions. If the question is left blank, no negative marking would be done for that particular question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017- Mains

This test is also conducted in objective type pattern. The duration is 2 hours consisting of 5 subjects namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, Computer and English.

Number Name of Subjects. No. of Questions. Marks.
1 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
2 Reasoning Ability 50 50
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 Computer Knowledge 20 20
5 English 40 40
Total 200 200

Please Note: The concept of negative marking exists. 0.25 is deducted for every incorrect answer

IBPS Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Ratio & Proportion
  2. Averages
  3. Time & Work
  4. Speed, Distance & Time
  5. Mixture & Allegation
  6. Stocks & Shares
  7. Percentages
  8. Partnership
  9. Clocks
  10. Volume & Surface area
  11. Height & Distances
  12. Logarithms
  13. Permutations & Combinations
  14. Simple & Compound interest
  15. Equations
  16. Probability
  17. Trigonometry
  18. Profit, Loss & Discount
  19. Mensuration
  20. Elements of  Algebra
  21. Data Interpretation: pie charts; tables; bar and graphs; line charts

IBPS PO syllabus for Reasoning

(a). Verbal Reasoning

  1. Analogy
  2. Classification
  3. Word Formation
  4. Statement & Conclusions
  5. Syllogism
  6. Statements & Assumptions
  7. Statements & Arguments
  8. Coding Decoding
  9. Blood Relations
  10. Passage & Conclusions
  11. Alphabet test
  12. Series test
  13. Number, Ranking and Time Square
  14. Direction Sense test
  15. Decision Marking test
  16. Figure Series
  17. Input/output, Assertion & Reasoning
  18. Sitting Arrangement

(b). Non-Verbal Reasoning

  1. Series Test
  2. Odd Figure Out
  3. Analogy
  4. Miscellaneous test

IBPS Syllabus for General Awareness

  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues from past 6 months
  2. Indian financial system overview
  3. Indian banking system history
  4. Recent credit and monetary policies
  5. National financial institutes introduction like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc also international organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc
  6. Abbreviations and economic terminologies
  7. Important govt. schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS PO Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

  1. Hardware & Software basics
  2. Basics for windows operating system
  3. Internet terms and services
  4. Basics of MS- office(word, excel, PowerPoint)
  5. Computers History
  6. Networking & Communication
  7. Database Basics
  8. Basics of Hacking, Security Tools & Viruses

IBPS PO Syllabus for English

(a). Vocabulary

  1. Homonyms
  2. Antonyms
  3. Synonyms
  4. Word Formation
  5. Spelling

(b). Grammar

  1. Spotting Errors
  2. Phrases and Idioms
  3. Direct and Indirect speech
  4. Active/Passive voice

(c). Reading Comprehension

  1. Theme Detection
  2. Passage Completion
  3. Topic Rearrangement
  4. Deriving Conclusions