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IBPS PO Syllabus - Prelims & Mains

Are you looking for a comprehensive IBPS PO syllabus to start with? Well, you have come to the right place then. This article will help you with complete details of the exam starting with the exam pattern and covering the detailed exam syllabus.

IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 For Prelims Exam – Topics To Prepare

We have listed down all the IBPS PO Syllabus topics for each section separately.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 - English Language

Topic NameProbable Question Types
Reading ComprehensionEconomy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, etc.
Error SpottingGrammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, etc.
Phrase ReplacementGrammar Based, Vocabulary Based
Cloze TestIdentify the missing word
Sentence Re-arrangementVerbal Ability questions
Fill in the BlanksSingle Filler, Double fillers, Grammar-based, Vocabulary based
VocabularySynonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one-word substitution.

 IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 – Reasoning Ability

Topic NameProbable Question Types
Coded Inequalities/ Mathematical InequalitiesProblems based on Letters, Numbers, Height, etc.
SyllogismsDirect Questions, Positive Info Questions, Negative Info Qs
Coding & DecodingLetter Shifting type, Analogy type, Made-up Language, Word-Letters type.
Circular Seating ArrangementEasier one is 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 ArrangementSingle Row, Double Row, North Facing, Opposite facing, etc.
Blood RelationsFamily Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
Direction SenseProblems based on age, height, weight, rank, order in a row, etc.
Order & RankingFloor Based Puzzles, Grid-Based, age-based, profession-based, etc.
Arrangement & PatternAlphabets based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Number based: Set of 5 or Set of 3, Alphanumeric type, etc.
Double Lineup2 variables, 3 variables, 4 variables type conditions
SchedulingDay-wise, Week-wise, Month-wise, etc.
AnalogyMeaning based, Letter based, Number based.
ClassificationLetter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
Data SufficiencyBased on other topics of the reasoning syllabus
SeriesAlphabet Series, Number Series, and Alphanumeric Series.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 – Quantitative Aptitude

Topic NameProbable Question Types
AverageQuestions based on Weight, Height, Age, Marks, Expenditure, Temperature, etc.
Data InterpretationGraphs- Bar & Line, Pie-Charts, Tabular data, Caselets.
Data SufficiencyQuestions on this topic are based on the other topics of the syllabus.
InterestSimple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
Linear EquationsSingle Variable, Double Variable.
Mensurationcalculation of Area and Volume of geometrical figures like Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube.
Mixtures & AlligationsMixing 2 or more solutions, Dishonest mixing
Number SeriesMissing number, Wrong Number, Next number
Number SystemDivisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
PercentageDirect questions
Permutation & Combination / ProbabilityBasic Problems – arrangement, selection.
Problems on AgesRatio, Average, Equation based
Profit and LossFind Selling Price, Cost Price, Profit/Loss, Discount, Dis-honest shopkeepers, etc.
Quadratic EquationsFind X or Y based on given equations
Ratio and ProportionSimple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
SimplificationBODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages, etc.
Speed, Time, and Distance.Trains, Boats, Streams, average speed, etc.
Time and WorkWork Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns, etc.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2021 For Mains Exam – Topics To Prepare

Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusGeneral/ Economy/ Banking Awareness SyllabusReasoning & Computer Aptitude SyllabusEnglish Language Syllabus 
SimplificationFinancial AwarenessVerbal ReasoningInternetReading Comprehension
AverageCurrent AffairsSyllogismMemoryVocabulary
PercentageGeneral KnowledgeCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsGrammar
Ratio and PercentageStatic AwarenessLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data InterpretationSports NewsDouble LineupMicrosoft OfficeError Spotting
Mensuration and GeometrySuperlatives – India & WorldSchedulingComputer HardwarePhase Replacement
Quadratic EquationScience and Tech related to current eventsInput-OutputComputer SoftwareFill In The Blanks
InterestImportant DaysBlood RelationsOperating System 
Problems of AgesGovt. SchemesDirections and DistancesNetworking 
Profit and LossImportant Appointments Ordering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies 
Number SeriesEconomic current affairsData SufficiencyFlow Charts 
Speed, Distance and TimeImportant BankCoding and DecodingBinary to Numbers conversion 
Time and WorkEconomic and Corporate AppointmentsCode InequalitiesNumbers to Binary Conversion 
Number SystemBank names, headquarters, and Chairpersons   
Data SufficiencyAnnual Budget   
Linear EquationEconomic Survey   
Permutation and CombinationImportant Awards & Honours   
And ProbabilityImportant Days   
Mixture and Allegations    

IBPS PO Preparation Strategy For Prelims & Mains

Here I will be sharing, what should be your approach and plan to tackle the IBPS PO Exam. This preparation Strategy will effectively help you devise your plan study to prepare for IBPS PO. The strategy will be section-wise for clarity. 

Although when preparing for prelims, be in touch with the high-level questions for the mains exam as well. This will boost your confidence.

English Section Preparation Strategy

  • Three very basic things form the base of the English section, grammar, vocabulary & Reading Comprehension. Each has its unique way of preparation and approach. Let’s discuss this in detail.
  • Make reading your priority. Vocabulary is not built overnight. It takes time and perseverance to master. Regularly follow the newspaper for your choice and read editorial articles religiously.
  • Make a list of important words, their meanings, and antonyms that you come across while reading.
  • Follow basic grammar rules from a book of your choice or you can follow video lectures.
  • Practice Reading Comprehension from different sources and do not categorize. Attempt all possible RC to get a wide idea.
  • Practice Questions and brush up your preparations with a free mock test.

Reasoning Section Preparation Strategy

  • This section requires you to think logically and out of the box. Approaches can be basic but interpretations have to be accurate.
  • Practice as many questions as possible. Pay special inference to Puzzles and Syllogism.
  • Get a Complete Set of questions for all reasoning topics.
  • Practice puzzle and DI simultaneously as these are among the favourite topics for the exam authorities.

Quant Section Preparation Strategy

  • Take IBPS PO Mock Tests regularly to understand which section needs more attention.
  • Prepare for topics that pose challenges for you with the free sectional mock test. Watch Youtube videos from experts to get the most effective and fast techniques.
  • Download the maths short tricks calculation pdf here to help you with the calculations.
  • Practice types of questions by taking a complete free mock test. It will give you a real-time experience of the exam before the actual exam.

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FAQs

What is the Preliminary Examination date for the IBPS PO Exam?

04th - 11th December 2021

What are the various stages of the IBPS PO selection procedure? +

There 3 stages in the IBPS PO selection procedure: Preliminary Examination, Main Exam, and interview. The candidate has to qualify in each stage for becoming eligible for an appointment to IBPS PO.

I have obtained only 40% marks in my graduation. Can I apply for the IBPS PO Exam? +

Yes, you can apply. The criteria are that you must be a graduate from a recognised university.

When will I receive my Admit Card for the IBPS PO Exam? +

The IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam has been released on 20th Nov 2021. The admit card would be available for download till 11 Dec 2021.

What is there in Oliveboard IBPS PO Mock Test Series? +

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