Exam Syllabus

Information about various topics asked in the exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus

Every year IBPS conducts the exam for the post of probationary officer. The exam is divided into two stages: Prelims and Mains.

Prelims: In IBPS PO Prelims exam, following three subjects are tested.

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability

Generally, questions from the following topics are asked in both the prelims and the mains examination.

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

Mains: In IBPS PO Mains exam, the following four subjects are tested.

  1. English Language
  2. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  4. General Awareness with special reference of banking
Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking & Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement   Computer Hardware
Data Sufficiency Input Output Parajumbles   Computer Software
Probability Blood Relations Cloze Test   Computer Fundamentals/Terminology
Permutation & Combination Directions & Distances Error Spotting   Networking
  Ordering & Ranking Fill in the blanks   Number System
  Data Sufficiency     Operating System
  Coding & Decoding     Basics of Logic Gates
  Code Inequalities      
  Course of Action      
  Critical Reasoning      
  Analytical & Decision making