IBPS – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, conducts the recruitment process for selection of Probationary Officers in various Public Sector Banks, popularly known as IBPS PO Recruitment. IBPS has announced a total of **4336 vacancies** in the **IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment Notification**. Lakhs of aspirants, apply for the IBPS PO Recruitment every year, making it on of the most popular banking examination in India. Like every exam, success of candidates in this examination depends on their preparation. After filling the online form, every aspirant will have one question – **What is the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019?**. To help our readers find the answer to this question and thus help them to begin their **IBPS PO Exam preparation** in the right way we will provide all the details regarding the **IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for both Prelims and Main Examination** in this blog.

Before beginning with the **IBPS PO 2019 Exam Syllabus**, let us first have a look at all the important dates for **IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment**.

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**IBPS PO 2019 – Important Dates**

**IBPS PO Online Registration:**

**Start Date – 07 Aug 2019****End Date – 28 Aug 2019**

**IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 12, 13, 19 and 20 October 2019**

**IBPS PO Main Exam: 30 November 2019**

Now we know the registration and IBPS PO Examination Dates, so lets quickly go through the Selection Process of IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment -:

**IBPS PO 2019 – Selection Process**

IBPS PO 2019 Recruitment will have 3 Stages -:

**Stage 1 – IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:** This will be an Online Exam with a duration of 60 minutes. The Prelims Paper will have 3 sections: English Language (30 Questions), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions) and Reasoning Ability (35 Questions). Each section has 20 minutes assigned to it. The Total Marks of Prelims Exam is 100.

**Stage 2 – IBPS PO Main Exam: **It will also be an Online Exam. Main Examination has 2 parts – Objective and Descriptive. Objective Part will have 155 questions divided into 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (45 Questions), General/Banking/Economy Awareness (40 Questions), English Language (35 Questions) and Data Analysis and Interpretation (35 Questions). the Total marks for Objective Test will be 200. Duration of Objective Test would be 3 hours with specific timings for each section.

Part 2 will be a Descriptive Paper of 25 marks. It will have 2 questions – Essay writing and Letter Writing. The time for Descriptive paper will be 30 minutes.

**Stage 3 – Interview**

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Topics to Prepare**

We have listed down all the the **IBPS PO Syllabus topics** for each section separately. For **English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude** we provided you the various question types of each topic along with their difficulty level, accuracy level and time required to solve.

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – English Language**

Topic Name |
Difficulty Level |
Probable Question Types |

Reading Comprehension |
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate Time to Solve: Medium |
Economy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, etc. |

Error Spotting | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Low |
Grammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, etc. |

Phrase Replacement | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Grammar Based, Vocabulary Based |

Cloze Test | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Identify the missing word |

Sentence Re-arrangement | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Verbal Ability questions |

Fill in the Blanks | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Single Filler, Double fillers, Grammar based, Vocabulary based |

Vocabulary | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one word substitution. |

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Reasoning Ability**

Topic Name |
Difficulty Level |
Probable Question Types |

Coded Inequalities/ Mathematical Inequalities | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Problems based on Letters, Numbers, Height, etc. |

Syllogisms | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Low |
Direct Questions, Positive Info Questions, Negative Info Qs |

Coding & Decoding | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: High |
Letter Shifting type, Analogy type , Made-up Language, Word-Letters type. |

Circular Seating Arrangement | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Easier one are clock-wise or anti-clock-wise arrangement in/around a circle, square, rectangle etc. Problems with higher difficulty have blood relations, profession, etc combined |

Linear Seating Arrangement | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Single Row, Double Row, North Facing, Opposite facing, etc. ( Watch Puzzle-Mania Video Series) |

Blood Relations | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Low to Medium |
Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations. |

Direction Sense | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Problems based on age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc. |

Order & Ranking | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Medium |
Floor Based Puzzles, Grid Based, age-based, profession based, etc. |

Arrangement & Pattern | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Medium |
Alphabets based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Number based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Alphanumeric type, etc. |

Double Lineup | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: High |
2 variables, 3 variables, 4 variables type conditions |

Scheduling | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: High |
Day-wise, Week-wise, Month-wise, etc. |

Analogy | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Meaning based, Letter based, Number based. |

Classification | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based. |

Data Sufficiency | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: High |
Based on other topics of the reasoning syllabus |

Series | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: Medium to High |
Alphabet Series, Number Series and Alphanumeric Series. |

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude**

Topic Name |
Difficulty Level |
Probable Question Types |

Average | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Less |
Questions based on Weight, Height, Age, Marks, Expenditure, Temperature etc. |

Data Interpretation |
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High (with correct calculations) Time to Solve: More |
Graphs- Bar & Line, Pie-Charts, Tabular data, Caselets. (Watch DO or DI Video Lectures) |

Data Sufficiency | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate (little Tricky) Time to Solve: More |
Questions on this topic are based on the other topics of the syllabus. |

Interest | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High (with correct formulas) Time to Solve: less |
Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments. |

Linear Equations | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: High (with correct steps) Time to Solve: more |
Single Variable, Double Variable. |

Mensuration | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: More |
calculation of Area and Volume of geometrical figures like Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube. |

Mixtures & Alligations | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate Time to Solve: more |
Mixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing |

Number Series | Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: more |
Missing number, Wrong Number, Next number |

Number System |
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium |
Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF. |

Percentage | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Direct questions |

Permutation & Combination / Probability | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High (If you know the formulas) Time to Solve: Low |
Basic Problems – arrangement, selection. |

Problems on Ages | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Ratio, Average, Equation based |

Profit and Loss |
Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Medium |
Find Selling Price, Cost Price, Profit/Loss, Discount, Dis-honest shopkeepers, etc. |

Quadratic Equations | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Find X or Y based on given equations |

Ratio and Proportion | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions. |

Simplification | Difficulty Level: Easy Accuracy Level: High Time to Solve: Low |
BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc. |

Speed, Time and Distance. |
Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate to High Time to Solve: More |
Trains, Boats, Streams, average speed, etc. |

Time and Work | Difficulty Level: Moderate Accuracy Level: Moderate Time to Solve: More |
Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc. |

Please Note the above given Topics for the 3 sections would be almost similar for both prelims and Main Exam. The difference for Main Exam would be –

1) In Reasoning section question on Computer Aptitude would also be included. The topics to prepare for computer aptitude are given below.

2) Main Exam will have only DI questions instead of Quantitative Aptitude.

3) The difficulty level of the questions would vary for prelims (Easier) and Main Exam (Difficult)

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – General/Economy/Banking Awareness**

**General Awareness**** -:**

**Current Affairs****Sports News****General Knowledge****Superlatives – India & World****Science and Tech related current events****Important Days****Government schemes.****Important Appointments.**

**Economy and Banking Awareness -: **

**Economic current affairs****Important Bank****Economic and Corporate Appointments****Bank names, headquarters and Chairpersons****Annual Budget****Economic Survey**

**IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 – Computer Aptitude**

**Flow Charts****Binary to Numbers conversion****Numbers to Binary Conversion****Computer program based puzzles and aptitude problems**

That is all from us in this blog. We hope you have now received your answer to the question – **What is IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims and Main Exam?** All the best for your Exam preparation.

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