IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2016-2017 Free Available Pre & Mains, Pattern


IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus

IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2017: Free Online PDF Available!!! Go through the IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus: IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and it conducts recruitment exam every year for selection to various Posts. To qualify the PO Exam, you actually need the latest PO Exam Syllabus and exam pattern, so candidates who are going to prepare for exam they may get the complete syllabus for Pre & Mains through this page of privatejobshub.in
IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus
Candidates may also download the IBPS Bank PO Exam Syllabus 2016 online PDF from official site. All sections have their marks, and you must qualify for each section to shortlisted for Interview.  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 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Subject Name
Marks obtain
Total Time
Reasoning Ability


1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language

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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
  • 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
Maths Online Quiz

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
Read Here: Reasoning Questions and Answers

Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Odd figures
  • Miscellaneous test
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IBPS Mains Exam Pattern:

Objective Type Test
Maximum Marks (MM)
Time Duration

2 hours
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

IBPS Bank PO Main Exam Syllabus:

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

General Awareness:

This refers to the news and updates based items from any fields happen in the present days such as sports, awards, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc aspirants need to read newspaper daily.

Indian Financial System

Overview of Financial Markets (Capital Market, Money Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like underwriters, investment bankers, stock exchanges, depositories, registrars, custodians, mutual funds, Authorized dealers, portfolio managers, primary dealers, self-regulatory organizations, etc. Also read important committees and its recommendations.

History of Indian Banking Industry:

You must know Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), Pre Independence, Post-Independence, Nationalization, Structure of Indian Banking, categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), SIDBI, EXIM, NHB, NABARD, IDBI its role etc. and concept of NBFC.

Regulatory Bodies

RBI, (History/ Roles/ Functions) PFRDA, FSDC, SEBI, IRDA, FMC etc. its role functions and fact based details.

Monetary & Credit Policies:

It decides the basis of change and its relation with Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) Re-Repo/Bank Rate/CRR/ SLR/ Repo etc.

Budget Basicsand Current Union Budget

Discussion Of Budget, GDP, Government revenue model, Fiscal Deficit, Various kinds of taxes and spending etc. and discussion on Union Budget 2015-16. Candidates must read the Rail Budget and Economic Survey.

Capital Market & Money Market:

Call/Notice Money, Certificate of Deposit, Commercial Papers or Capital Treasury Bills and Term Money.

International Organizations/ Financial Institutions:

The aspirants must know the World Bank, IMF, ADB, UN related agencies, recent development in them members heads etc.

Computer Knowledge:
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • Communication (Basic Introduction)
  • Networking (LAN, WAN, MAN)
  • Logic Gates
  • MS Windows & MS Office
  • Database (introduction)
  • Number System
  • History of Computers
Computer Quiz


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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