IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 – Check Syllabus For Preliminary and Main Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has designed and declared the IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 which is the conducting body of the exam. IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus carries the list of topics and subtopics from which questions will be asked in the exam. Aspirants preparing for the IBPS PO exam must go through the syllabus before starting of preparation. IBPS Syllabus helps the candidates to make the strategy for preparation.

Candidates can check the complete syllabus of IBPS PO 2017 in this article. With the help of this syllabus, applicants can make the list of the topics according to the importance of the topics. Most important topics should be read first and least important in the end. Read the complete article to get all information about IBPS PO Syllabus 2017.

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IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

IBPS PO Syllabus is divided into five sections which are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Candidates can check all the topics of each section below:


In this section, the questions will be based on the verbal and non-verbal reasoning. To solve these questions, applicants have to think logically and wisely. The list of topics for both verbal and non-verbal reasoning is as:

Verbal Reasoning

  • Statement And Assumptions
  • Statement And Arguments
  • Passage And Conclusions
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Series Test, Number
  • Ranking And Time Sequence
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Decision Making
  • Assertion And Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Analogy
  • Odd Man Out
  • Syllogism
  • Word Formation
  • Statement And Conclusions
  • Alphabet Test
  • Figure Series

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Series Test
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test
  • Odd Figures

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Quantitative Aptitude

This section evaluates test takers numerical ability. The questions are based on the 10th class syllabus and they have to solve these types of questions with the help of tricks. The list of topics that covers this section is given below:

  • Arithmetic & Data Interpretation
  • Pie-Charts
  • Line Graphs & Tabulation
  • Average
  • Time & Work
  • Roots
  • Ratio
  • Time And Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Bar Graphs
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest

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General Awareness

This section of IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 carries the questions based on current affairs, static awareness, banking etc. All the candidates preparing for the exam must aware of the current affairs.

  • Banking Terms, Current Rates (Bank rate, Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate etc.)
  • Important days/dates
  • Agriculture
  • Abbreviations / full forms
  • Currency and capital
  • Indian Economy
  • Ministers and their departments
  • International Economy
  • Finance, Shares, Various schemes of Government (MNREGA, Swabhiman, Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman etc.)
  • Types of Banks
  • Social Function of Banks
  • Marketing
  • Sports
  • Questions related to International Financial Institutions (World Bank, IMF, UN, ADB-related –Members, recent development, functions)
  • Books & Their Authors
  • GDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies
  • UNO
  • Awards & Honors
  • Budget
  • Current Affairs (last 6 months)

English Language

This part of the IBPS PO syllabus tests the candidates English skills and carries the questions based on the following topics:

  • Parajumbles
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting the error

Computer Knowledge

This section of IBPS PO Syllabus has the questions based on the basic knowledge of computer and networking. For more information visit the official website. The list of the topics for this section is:

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office
  • History of computers
  • Operating System
  • Number System
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication)
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 For Prelims Exam

S.No. Name of section No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 For Mains Exam

S.No. Name of the section No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
1 English language 40 40 30 min
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 min
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 min
4 General Awareness 40 40 20 min
5 Computer proficiency 20 20 10 min
 Total 200 200 Marks 140 min

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