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IBPS PO 2017 New Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS in its recent PO Notification has introduced a new pattern more aligned with the pattern of SBI PO.However, the examination pattern for the preliminary exam is still the same.It is quite apparent that IBPS PO is now giving special weightage to the English Language subject. With the developing economy and digital world, IBPS now 

looks forward for students who are good at writing skills and for the same from this year onwards it has introduced descriptive paper of English as well. This year IBPS will also conduct a descriptive test of English Language (Letter and Essay Writing) along with the mains exam. Reasoning and Computer sections are clubbed and there are changes in the name of subjects as well as the number of questions and weightage of each section. Aspirants should brace up for this new challenge with a proper strategy at hand.We at Mahendras will help you with that proper strategy to clear the exams.

Whats New In IBPS CWE PO/MT-VII 

  1. New exam pattern similar to SBI PO Examination. 
  1. In Mains we have Data Interpretation & Analysis instead of Quantitative Aptitude. 
  1. Separate computer Section of 20 Marks in Mains now removed and clubbed with Reasoning. 
  1. Number of Questions changed and Differential Marking introduced like SBI i.e. 155 Questions and 200 Marks. 
  1. Total Time increased from 2 Hr 20 Min to 3 Hrs. 
  1. Sectional Timing also changed if compared to last year. 
  1. Descriptive section has also been added.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. NO.TEST NAMEQNS.MARKSDURATION
1English Language303001 hour
2Quantitative Aptitude3535
3Reasoning Ability3535
 Total100100 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

S.NO.NAME OF TESTS(OBJECTIVENO. OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKSDURATION
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours

Reasoning Ability :

Reasoning section is a basic part of IBPS PO. Reasoning Section contains 35 marks in Pre Exam and  More than 40 marks in mains exam . Basically, it requires regular practice from your side to easily handle the asked questions. Reasoning Syllabus is divided into two parts verbal reasoning and logical reasoning questions. Check details about the verbal reasoning And Logical reasoning given below.

Verbal Reasoning

  • Alphabetical Order
  • order and Ranking
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relation
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Machine Input

Logical Reasoning

  • Assumption
  • Argument
  • Cause and Effect 
  • Course Of Action
  • Drawing Inference
  • Advance Logical Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

Computer section is also one of the easiest sections amongst all the sections which is scheduled for the Mains examination. Here you require some basic knowledge of computer section; Computer section covers mainly these topics –

  • History and Generation of Computers 
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation 
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • MS Office
  • Malicious Code
  • Database
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Founders
  • SHORTCUT KEYS & Abbreviations
  • Latest Technologies

Quantitative Aptitude | Data Analysis and Interpretation

IBPS PO Pre Exam 2017 Syllabus Total 35 Questions

  1. Approximations 
  1. Missing number series 

  2. Inequality 

  3. Word problems

Percentage, profit and loss, CI, Ratio, partnership, speed time and distance, boat and stream, Probability, Mensuration, time and work, pipe and cistern 

  1. Data interpretations 

IBPS PO mainsExam 2017 Syllabus Total 35 Questions

  1. Data Interpretations 
  1. Comparison inequality 
  1. Word problems questions 

Percentage, profit, and loss, CI, Ratio, partnership, speed time and distance, boat and stream, Probability, Mensuration, time and work, pipe and cistern.

English Language:

It is quite apparent that IBPS PO is now giving special weightage to the English Language subject. With the developing economy and digital world, IBPS now looks forward for students who are good at writing skills and for the same from this year onwards it has introduced descriptive paper of English as well. If we see the current notification the time allotted to English language subject in proportion to the questions has also changed as earlier it was 40 minutes for 40 questions but now it is 40 minutes for 35 questions. So all, pull up your socks and get ready for IBPS PO examination.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fillers
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Misspelt
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary(Synonyms, Antonyms)

General Economics and Banking Awareness

Banking Awareness

  • RBI and Monetary Policy
  • NPA and Basel Norms
  • NABARD and PSL
  • Money and Capital Market
  • Public Finance(Budget)
  • Banking Terminology

Static

  • Dams and Rivers
  • Airports
  • Currency & Capital
  • National Park & Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Headquarters of International & National Organisations
  • Stadiums
  • Folk Dances & Festivals

Current Affairs:

  • Appointments
  • Obituaries
  • Sports News
  • Awards
  • National & International News