IBPS PO Syllabus 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 26 Sep 2019, #

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. To read more about the syllabus of IBPS PO 2019.

Changes made in the IBPS PO 2019 syllabus

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’

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Prelims stage along with their weightage in exam

Quantitative Aptitude


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.

Topic

Weightage in IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Nature of Questions

Data Interpretation

5- 8

Bar graph, Line graph, Table, Caselets, Pie Chart

Difficulty Level- Moderate to difficult

Time Consuming- Yes

Simplification

4-5

Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices and based on BODMAS Rule

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Number Series

3-5

Find Missing Term, Find Wrong number, Complete the Series

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

Quadratic Equations

2-5

Language based, Equation based

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Data Sufficiency

2-5

This topic is mixed with other arithmetic problems

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Mensuration

2-3

Area, Volume, Hemisphere, Circle Based

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

Profit & Loss

2-3

Successive Selling type, Partnership based, Discount & MP, Dishonest

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Speed, Time & Distance

1-2

Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream, Relative Speed.

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Time & Work

1-2

Efficiency based, Wages based, Pipes & Cisterns

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Percentage

1-2

Calculate percentage (Basic & Advance)

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Ratio & Proportion

1-2

Simple Ratio, Compound Ratio, Component and Dividendo based problems

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Interest

1-2

Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Instalments, Partnership.

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

Permutation & Combination/Probability

1-2

Problems based on cards, balls, articles etc.

Difficulty Level- Moderate to difficult

Time Consuming- Yes

Problems on Ages

0-1

Ratio of ages, average of ages, Age after years

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Number System

0-1

Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, LCM & HCF

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Linear Equations

0-1

Linear equation with 1 or more variable

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Average

0-1

Problems based on average data i.e numbers, years, months, articles etc

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Simple Interest & Compound Interest
1-2
Problems based on SI, CI. Problems will very year, month and days wise

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

Mixtures & Allegations

0-1

Mixture of two or more articles, entities etc.

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No


  • 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.

Reasoning

Topic

Weightage in IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Nature of Questions

Puzzle based on Sitting arrangement

12-15

Linear arrangement, Circular arrangement based puzzles

Difficulty Level- Moderate to difficult

Time Consuming- Yes

Coding Decoding

3-5

Shifting of Letters, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Syllogisms

3-5

Only a few type (New), Statement and conclusion based, Possibility based & Negative information based

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Blood Relations

3-5

Family tree based, Mixed with other reasoning topics

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Directions senses

2-3

Questions based on distance, directions and pythagoras theorem

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Ordering & Ranking

2-3

Floor Based Puzzles,Rank and Order based puzzle etc

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Conditional Statements


2-3

Statement based on conditions

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Calendar
0-1
Year, month and week based questions
Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Machine Input-Output


3-4

Machine based Input output questions

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

English

Topic

Weightage in IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Nature of Questions

Reading Comprehension

15-18

Questions based on the reading comprehension includes synonyms, antonyms and title of the passage

Difficulty Level- Moderate to difficult

Time Consuming- Yes

Para Jumble

3-5

There will be 4-5 sentences and candidates should arrange them in meaningful sentences

Difficulty Level- Moderate

Time Consuming- Yes

Phrase Replacement or Word Replacement


3-5

Replacement of words or Phrases

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No

Grammar based

6-10

Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks

Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming- No



IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam

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.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 ( Mains Exam)

General Awareness Section

  1. Financial/Banking Awareness

  2. Current Affairs

  3. General Knowledge

  4. Books and Authors

  5. National & International News

Quantitative Aptitude Section

  1. Data Interpretation

  2. Quadratic Equation

  3. Number Series

  4. Ratio and Percentage

  5. Simplification

  6. Mensuration and Geometry

  7. Average

  8. Interest

  9. Problems of Ages

  10. Profit and Loss

  11. Percentage

  12. Speed, Distance and Time

  13. Time and Work

  14. Number System

  15. Data Sufficiency

  16. Linear Equation

  17. Permutation & Combination And Probability

  18. Mixture and Allegations

English Language Section

  1. English Language Section

  2. Reading Comprehension

  3. Para Jumble

  4. Grammar

  5. Verbal Ability

  6. Phrase Replacement or Word Replacement

Computer Aptitude & Reasoning Section

  1. Internet

  2. Memory

  3. Keyboard Shortcuts

  4. Computer Abbreviation

  5. Microsoft Office, MS Excel based shortcut

  6. Computer Hardware tools

  7. Computer Software

  8. Operating System

  9. Networking

  10. Computer Fundamentals

  11. Verbal Reasoning

  12. Syllogism

  13. Circular Seating Arrangement

  14. Linear Seating Arrangement

  15. Double/Single Lineup

  16. Puzzle based

  17. Input Output

  18. Blood Relations

  19. Directions sense

  20. Ordering and Ranking

  21. Data Sufficiency

  22. Coding and Decoding

  23. Code Inequalities

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Pattern

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.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: Prelims Stage

S.No.

Section

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

2

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes


Preparation Tips for IBPS PO 2019

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.

  1. Understand the exam pattern

  2. Solve previous year papers

  3. Practise mock test

  4. Analyse the performance and do measures to improve the performance

  5. 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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Ankhi Banerjee 23rd Sep, 2019

Hi,

In IBPS PO prelims, there are a total of 100 questions each carrying 1 mark. In preliminary exam, there are 30 questions in english, 35 questions in quantitative aptitude and 35 questions in reasoning ability. There is a sectional cut-off in all the 3 sections which you will need to qualify separately as well as the overall cutoff. As a result of this, every year the cut-off changes. In 2018, the cut-off was 56.75 for general, 55.50 for OBC, 49.25 for SC and 41.75 for ST category. So try to solve correctly more number of questions as there is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

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Supriya Kumari 11th Sep, 2019

Hello,

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