IBPS PO Syllabus 2017, Check New IBPS PO Preliminary and Main Exam Pattern, Syllabus Here

By | 05 Sep 2017

IBPS PO Exam 2017 Syllabus & Pattern: IBPS is going to conduct IBPS PO Entrance Exam in October 2017. As we think that every candidate should know the exam pattern of IBPS PO as because of exam pattern has been changed from this year. So we are here with the new IBPS PO Syllabus 2017. For further details, candidates can log on to the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in. The banking aspirants who filled their Online IBPS PO Application Form 2017 can check the complete and detailed information about the IBPS PO 2017 Section Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern here from the beneath mentioned article.

As we know every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts various entrance exams like PO, Clerk, SO, AO etc. to recruit huge numbers of candidates for various posts. IBPS is going to conduct the IBPS PO Preliminary Examination in the month of October 2017 and the Main Examination in November 2017. Recently IBPS has released an IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 to recruit 3562 Probationary Officers in various banks across the country. It is expected that a huge number of candidates will apply for IBPS PO 2017 this year too.

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IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2017, Preliminary and Main Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary & Mains Syllabus / Exam Pattern

From this year IBPS has changed Probationary Officer Entrance Exam Pattern completely. Now candidates have to qualify 3 stages to finally get a job of a Probationary officer. Let’s have a talk about IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 all these three stages.

Stage-I: – Preliminary Examination: –

The very beginning process of the IBPS PO is the preliminary examination that is conducted by the IBPS. The pattern and IBPS PO 2017 syllabus of the question for the preliminary examination is easy as compared to the main examination. The preliminary examination is consisting of 3 sections that are mentioned below in the table.

Subject Name Questions Marks obtain Total Time
Reasoning Ability 35 35 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 30 30
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify each section. They get 1 mark for each right answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Those candidates who clear this stage will able to go at next stage. For this, the candidates are advised to go through the IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 carefully and plan according to it.

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Stage-II: Main Exam: –

The Stage 2 exam is also called as IBPS Mains Exam 2017 will consist of the objective type and descriptive type question paper. The objective type question paper will consist of 4 sections of 200 questions. Details are mentioned in the below-drawn table. Here in this table, you will get the complete details about IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 for Mains examination.

Objective Type Test Maximum Marks (MM) Time Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 50 2 hours
English Language 40
Reasoning 50
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 40
Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200 200

Stage III – Interview and Allotment

> Interview: After the success of examination, those who get shortlisted for CWE PO -III, the particular organization will be called for the interview. There are 100 marks for the interview and candidates need to score more than 40% to qualify the interview.

> Allotment: After the successful completion of IBPS interview round, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the fiscal year based on the business needs. Shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to any one of the organizations and it is done on the basis of merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt.

IBPS 2017 Cutoff Marks:

The candidate needs to score minimum marks in each test and marks score to be get shortlisted for interview. It depends on the number of posts available, the cutoffs marks will be decided after the exam and then candidates get shortlisted for the interview.

Negative Marks: There is penalty charged 1/4 i.e. 0.25 marks will be levied for every wrong answer. So candidates are advised and must ensure about the correct answer while marking.And there are no marks deducted if any candidates will leave the questions.

Minimum Cut Off Marks: The candidates have to score minimum marks in each of the paper to for the vacancies in participating banks. They need minimum cut off marks are as follow:

  • For General category: 24 marks
  • For Reserved category: 21 marks

Note: If any candidates will score same marks then merit order will decide as per date of birth (senior candidate will place before over junior candidates).

Check IBPS Exam Calendar 2017 – Click Here

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 – Pre & Main Exam Syllabus:

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2017: We advised the candidates to study hard according to syllabus because there is no benefit of reading those things which are not coming in the exam. So candidates should make a plan and study hard for IBPS PO Exam 2017. We have mentioned some important topics here in this post and expected number of questions asked in the examination. Check IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus section-wise here.

1. Reasoning:

Reasoning Test TOPIC Expected no of questions
Logical Reasoning 5-10
Alphanumeric Series 0-05
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 05
Seating Arrangement 10
Puzzle 05-07
Tabulation 05
Syllogism 0-05
Blood Relations 0-05
Input Output 0-05
Coding Decoding 0-05

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2. English Language:-

English Language  TOPIC Expected no of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Para jumbles 05
Miscellaneous 05
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting 0-5
Paragraph Complete 05
  1. Quantitative Aptitude:
Quantitative Aptitude Test TOPICS Expected no of questions
Simplification 05
Profit & Loss 02
Mixtures & Alligations 01-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 1-2
Work & Time 02
Time & Distance 02
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 1-2
Data Interpretation 15
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 03
Number Systems 03
Sequence & Series 05
Permutation, Combination & Probability 05
  1. General Awareness:

Current Affairs: This refresh the news and updates based items from any fields happen in the present days such as sports, awards, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc. candidates need to read the newspaper daily.

Banking Awareness: Candidates must have all details and updates about the banking sector in the field of:

Indian Financial System: Overview of Financial Markets (Capital Market, Money Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like underwriters, investment bankers, stock exchanges, depositories, registrars, custodians, mutual funds, Authorized dealers, portfolio managers, primary dealers, self-regulatory organizations, etc. Also, read important committees and its recommendations.

History of Indian Banking Industry: Candidates need to know Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), Pre Independence, Post-Independence, Nationalization, Structure of Indian Banking, categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), SIDBI, EXIM, NHB, NABARD, IDBI its role etc. and the concept of NBFC.

Regulatory Bodies like  RBI, (History/ Roles/ Functions) PFRDA, FSDC, SEBI, IRDA, FMC etc. its role functions and fact based details

Monetary & Credit Policies: It decides the basis of change and its relation to Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) Re-Repo/Bank Rate/CRR/ SLR/ Repo etc.

Budget Basics and Current Union Budget: This is the main topic for the IBPS exam, discussion of Budget, GDP, Government revenue model, Fiscal Deficit, Various kinds of taxes and spending etc. and discussion on Union Budget 2015-16. Candidates must read the Rail Budget and Economic Survey.

International Organizations/ Financial Institutions: The aspirants must know the World Bank, IMF, ADB, UN related agencies, recent development in them members heads etc.

Capital Market & Money Market: Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like

  • Call/Notice Money
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • Commercial Papers or Capital
  • Treasury Bills
  • Term Money,

Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and the world.

Government Schemes: Candidates must keep all the government schemes such as Bharat Nirman, Swabhiman, Swavlamban on the tip of the tongue. All schemes discussed in budget – the details like when it is introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation etc.

Note: Abbreviations and Economic terminologies – Frequently discussed in newspaper

Other important concepts like Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, BASEL, Credit Rating Agencies, Micro Finance, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.

  1. Computer Knowledge
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • Communication (Basic Introduction)
  • Networking (LAN, WAN, MAN)
  • Logic Gates
  • MS Windows & MS Office
  • Database (introduction)
  • Number System
  • History of Computers

Candidates will have to pass each and every section to qualify for Stage-III Personal Interview round. After objective type test, a descriptive type question paper will appear on the screen. The descriptive type question paper will consist of questions related to the English language. Candidates have to write a paragraph in the descriptive test. In the above-mentioned article, you can check the details of prelims and mains IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus. 

IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

Here in this article, we have introduced complete and detailed information about IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2017 and pattern. The candidates along with the IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus can even also check the Mains Syllabus. Still, if the candidates are facing any issue concerning the IBPS PO Syllabus 2017, then he/she can ask us frankly in the comment box.

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  1. siddharth jain

    When will call letter of ibps po 2016 pre exam training be available


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