IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2016 Pre & Mains Exam Pattern, Download PDF


IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus

IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2016: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts exam for PO every year. Candidates going to appear in Probationary Officer Exam can get IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus from this page. Here on this page we are providing you the Pre & Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern etc you may also download Pre & Mains Syllabus in pdf form from official site through online mode by taking below mentioned steps. Hence, aspirants can prepare accordingly.

IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus
It is advised that all banking candidates must improve their preparations and work hard on their weaknesses, so that they can guide clear through the examination. The new pattern will make things a slightly tough as there will be two stages of testing the knowledge of aspirants, but hard work will definitely be rewarded.

IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus

IBPS Bank PO Pre Exam Syllabus:
English Language:
  • Spotting the errors
  • Phrase substitution
  • Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences
  • Double blanks in a sentence
  • Fill in the blank Cloze Test
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentence & passage
  • One word substitution
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Comprehensions

Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Number system, HCF & LCM
  • Number series
  • Problems based on numbers, Approximation Wrong Number
  • Decimal fractions
  • Square root and cube root
  • Simplifications
  • Partnerships
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple interest and compound interest
  • Time and work
  • Time and distance
  • Average, Menstruation
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Data tables
  • Probability, Pie charts
  • Bar graphs, Line graphs
  • Mixed graphs, Case study

Reasoning Ability:

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
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Direction sense test
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Decision making
  • Machine Input
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Statement and action’s courses
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Assertion and reason
  • Figure Series
  • Word formation
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Odd figures
  • Miscellaneous test

IBPS Bank PO Exam Pattern (Preliminary):

Name of Subject
No. of Questions
Time Duration
Quantitative Aptitude
1 Hour
Reasoning Ability
English Language

IBPS Bank PO Main Exam Syllabus:

English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Syllabus: Same As Above

General Awareness:
  • Indian Economy
  • International Economy
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Banking Terms
  • RBI
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies etc.
  • Social Function of Banks
  • UNO, Marketing
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture etc

  • Basic computer terminology
  • Software & Hardware questions
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Microsoft-office
  • Basic knowledge of Internet use etc
IBPS Bank PO Exam Pattern (Main):

No. of Questions
Time Duration

2 Hours
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)


Aspirants who have been shortlisted in main examination for will be called for a Personal Interview to be conducted by the organizations and organized by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Interviews will be conducted at various centres. While appearing for the Interview candidates are required to bring original and self attested photocopies of Call Letter, printout of the online application form, Proof of Date of Birth, Photo Identify Proof, Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification, Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format etc.

Study Material for IBPS PO Examination:

Books Name
Author Name
IBPS PO Reasoning Books

  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal 1st Edition
Bank exam English book
Hari Prasad
Quantitative Ability
R.S. Aggarwal
Quicker Mathematics
Tyra and Kundan
Banking Awareness
Arihant Publications
Objective General Knowledge
Computer Knowledge
Kiran Publication
Quantitative Aptitude
Ramandeep Singh
CWE Bank PO/MT (English) 1st Edition
Dr. Meenakshi Upadhyay
Bank PO Solved Papers
Kiran Prakashan
SBI P.O. Guide
Shabnam & Prerana Badoni
IBPS PO Interview Books
Bank Interviews for IBPS
RPH Editorial Board
Interview Cracker
Rakesh Kumar
Ultimate Interview
Williams L

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