IBPS PO Detailed Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus – Prelims & Mains Exam Syllabus:

IBPS PO Syllabus: We advise candidates to study according to syllabus because there is no benefit of reading those things which are not coming in exam. So candidates should make a plan and study hard for IBPS PO Exam 2016. We have mentioned some important topics here in this post and expected number of questions asked in the examination.

Quantitative Aptitude Test TOPICSExpected no of questions
Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test10
Para jumbles5
Fill in the blanks0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting0-5
Paragraph Complete5
Reasoning Test TOPICExpected no of questions
Logical Reasoning5-10
Alphanumeric Series0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test0-5
Data Sufficiency0-5
Coded Inequalities5
Seating Arrangement10
Blood Relations0-5
Input Output0-5
Coding Decoding0-5
Quantitative Aptitude Test TOPICSExpected no of questions
Profit & Loss02
Mixtures &Alligations1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices1-2
Work & Time2
Time & Distance2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere1-2
Data Interpretation15
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage3
Number Systems3
Sequence & Series5
Permutation, Combination &Probability5

General Awareness:

Current Affairs: 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. candidates need to read newspaper daily.

Banking Awareness: Candidates must have all details and updates about the banking sector in the field of:

Indian Financial System: Overview of Financial Markets (Capital Market, Money Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like under writers, 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: Candidates need to 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 like:  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 Basics and Current Union Budget: This is the main topic for the IBPS exam, 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.

International Organizations/ Financial Institutions: The aspirants must know the World Bank, IMF, ADB, UN related agencies, recent development in them members heads etc.

Capital Market & Money Market: Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like

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

Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and world.

Government Schemes: Candidates must keep all the government schemes such as Bharat Nirman, Swabhiman, Swavlamban on the tip of the tongue. All schemes discussed in budget – the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation etc.

Note: Abbreviations and Economic terminologies – Frequently discussed in newspaper

Other important concepts like: Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, BASEL, Credit Rating Agencies, Micro Finance, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.

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