IBPS PO Exam 2019-20

Probationary Officer Exam

IBPS PO Syllabus


Reasoning Section

This section will have two types of reasoning questions that is (i) Verbal and (ii) Analytic reasoning:

(i) Verbal Reasoning: Alphabet test, Mathematical operations test, Series test, Analogy. Odd Man out, Classification, Syllogism, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, Number, ranking and time sequence, Causes and effects.

(ii) Analytic reasoning: Direction sense test. Sitting arrangement Decision making, Input output, Puzzle, Statement & conclusions. Statement & assumptions, Statement & arguments, Statement and action’s courses, Passage and conclusions, Figure Series, Word formation, Assertion and reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation Wrong Number, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion. Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest, Time and work, Time and distance, Mensuration, Permutation and combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs

English language section

Spotting the errors, Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences, Phrase substitution, Double blanks in a sentence, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms and antonyms, Reconstruction of sentence & passage, One word substitution, Commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions.

General awareness (special reference to banking industry)

Current Rates (Bank rate, Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate etc.), International Economy, Indian Economy, Questions related to International Financial Institutions (World bank, IMF, UN, ADB related – Members, recent development, functions), Finance, Shares, Various schemes of Government , Books & Their Authors, Types of Banks, GDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc., Social Function of Banks, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors, Sports, Budget, Agriculture, Current Affairs (last 6 months) news and current affairs.

Computer knowledge

Basic computer terminology such MS Office, Operating Systems, Number System, Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication), History of computers, Computer abbreviation, Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking etc

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