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What is the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims & Mains? Lets Find Out

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019

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.

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 -:

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 -:

Economy and Banking  Awareness -:

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

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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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