IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) prescribes the syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 along with the official notification. IBPS PO 2019 syllabus includes Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning , General Awareness and English section. While IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 prelims exam is amalgamation of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English section. On the other hand IBPS PO 2019 syllabus for mains exam includes Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & Computer aptitude, English section, and General Awareness. However, a descriptive section for letter writing and essay writing has been added to the last stage of IBPS PO exam stage. It is important for the candidates to know IBPS PO syllabus 2019 for prelims and mains stage in details.IBPS has released the official notification on August 2, 2019 and candidates can fill the application form of IBPS application form from August 7, 2019. This year there are 17 banks are participating in IBPS PO exam. Read complete article about the syllabus exam pattern and other details of IBPS PO 2019.Latest: IBPS PO Mains Result 2019 Out. Check it!
IBPS has brought some new changes in exam pattern of IBPS PO last year which are as follows:
Exam pattern of IBPS PO 2019 for Main Examination comprises 157 questions instead of 200 questions like earlier pattern.
Main Examination syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 includes an English descriptive paper which will assess the candidates’ writing skills.
There will be 2 questions for Letter Writing and Essay Writing for a total of 25 marks. The time duration allotted would be 30 minutes for this section.
Duration of the IBPS PO Mains exam is increased to 3 hours 30 minutes due to the introduction of English descriptive paper in IBPS PO 2019 syllabus.
‘Computer Aptitude’ section is added with the Reasoning Ability section. So, there will not be any separate section for ‘Computer Awareness’ like previous year IBPS PO 2019 syllabus.
Name of ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ section is renamed with ‘Data Interpretation & Analysis’
Here are the different chapters covered under Quant according to IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims. Try to prepare these topics in the order mentioned.
Weightage in IBPS PO Prelims Exam
Nature of Questions
Bar graph, Line graph, Table, Caselets, Pie Chart
Difficulty Level- Moderate to difficult
Time Consuming- Yes
Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices and based on BODMAS Rule
Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate
Time Consuming- No
Find Missing Term, Find Wrong number, Complete the Series
Difficulty Level- Moderate
Language based, Equation based
This topic is mixed with other arithmetic problems
Area, Volume, Hemisphere, Circle Based
Profit & Loss
Successive Selling type, Partnership based, Discount & MP, Dishonest
Speed, Time & Distance
Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream, Relative Speed.
Time & Work
Efficiency based, Wages based, Pipes & Cisterns
Calculate percentage (Basic & Advance)
Ratio & Proportion
Simple Ratio, Compound Ratio, Component and Dividendo based problems
Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Instalments, Partnership.
Permutation & Combination/Probability
Problems based on cards, balls, articles etc.
Problems on Ages
Ratio of ages, average of ages, Age after years
Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, LCM & HCF
Linear equation with 1 or more variable
Problems based on average data i.e numbers, years, months, articles etc
Mixtures & Allegations
Mixture of two or more articles, entities etc.
We have mentioned ‘Time consuming’ based on the fact that candidates who are well acquainted with the shortcut for these topics can solve the questions in minimum possible time.
Difficulty level is characterized in the above mentioned table, by doing the analysis of previous year IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) papers.
Puzzle based on Sitting arrangement
Linear arrangement, Circular arrangement based puzzles
Shifting of Letters, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language
Only a few type (New), Statement and conclusion based, Possibility based & Negative information based
Family tree based, Mixed with other reasoning topics
Questions based on distance, directions and pythagoras theorem
Floor Based Puzzles,Rank and Order based puzzle etc
Statement based on conditions
Machine based Input output questions
Questions based on the reading comprehension includes synonyms, antonyms and title of the passage
There will be 4-5 sentences and candidates should arrange them in meaningful sentences
Phrase Replacement or Word Replacement
Replacement of words or Phrases
After discussing IBPS PO 2019 syllabus for prelims exam candidates can check the mains exam syllabus. Candidates should note that mains exam syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 includes the above three sections and along with that it also includes Computer and General Awareness section.
General Awareness Section
Books and Authors
Quantitative Aptitude Section
Ratio and Percentage
Mensuration and Geometry
Problems of Ages
Profit and Loss
Speed, Distance and Time
Time and Work
Permutation & Combination And Probability
Mixture and Allegations
English Language Section
Computer Aptitude & Reasoning Section
Microsoft Office, MS Excel based shortcut
Computer Hardware tools
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Ordering and Ranking
Coding and Decoding
Candidates after checking the syllabus for IBPS PO exam must know the exam pattern of the exam. By knowing the exam pattern of IBPS PO 2019 candidates would be in a position to prepare their strategic plan to qualify the exam.
No. of Questions
After knowing the exam pattern and syllabus of IBPS PO 2019 exam, candidates must know how to prepare for IBPS PO exam. Below given tips will help the candidates to score well in exam.
Understand the exam pattern
Solve previous year papers
Practise mock test
Analyse the performance and do measures to improve the performance
Follow healthy life routine
Candidates who wants to qualify the exam with flying colors should compliment their preparation for the exam by knowing IBPS PO syllabus 2019 along with exam pattern and how to prepare for the exam.
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IBPS has released official notification of Probationary Officer at its official website. As per the notifications candidates between 20 to 30 year of age are eligible to apply. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1999. For more details candidates can check
IBPS eligibility criteria
Yes , you can definitely apply for both IBPS PO. The eligibility criteria for IBPS PO with respect to educational qualification is that, a candidate must have done graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Final year or final semester candidates are also eligible to apply, however, they can only apply provisionally. Candidate if called for interview, have to produce their passing mark sheet or proof of passing the graduation exam or the provisional certificate. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.
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