Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS PO) Recruitment 2017 Syllabus & New Exam Pattern

IBPS Recruitment 2017: – IBPS PO 2017 Notification is out now; all that we have to do now is to get ready for it with our absolute entirety. The initial phase in one’s readiness is dependably a satisfactory learning of the IBPS syllabus that is in reality exceptionally huge and exhausting. In this way, here is the IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus being given by to get you familiar with the example of examination.

Students, as we as a whole realize that the example of all the Banking examinations, particularly SBI PO Examination 2017, have been indicating outrageous alterations when contrasted with earlier year’s examinations. In this way, you should simply to be prepared for a wide range of shocks and to handle them effortlessly. The IBPS PO Syllabus dependably continues as before, just the inquiries in light of those subjects are shaped in a totally extraordinary manner that numerous students soften out up a cool sweat. Do allude to the example asked in the earlier years as subjects continue as before however don’t totally depend on them. So students, here is the entire syllabus of IBPS PO 2017.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017- NEW EXAM PATTERN

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IBPS has introduced some major changes this year in its Mains Exam Pattern. However, the examination pattern for the preliminary exam is still the same. This year IBPS will also conduct a descriptive test of English Language (Letter and Essay Writing) along with the mains exam. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of SBI Exams. 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.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017- Preliminary Exam Pattern 

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of

1 Hour

2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017- Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test:

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes.


Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Reasoning Ability is going to be a difficult section as reasoning section of banking exams has always been difficult as compared to other examinations. The pattern is getting complex day by day and most of the topics of this section are now being asked in the form of puzzles only. Also, IBPS has included Computer Aptitude in this very section only. So prepare in a way that you are not bundle of nerves while attempting the IBPS PO Examination. The only way to ace the scores in the section is strenuous practice. Here is the IBPS PO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability Section and Computer Aptitude.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Puzzles
  2. Seating Arrangements
  3. Direction Sense
  4. Blood Relation
  5. Syllogism
  6. Order and Ranking
  7. Coding-Decoding
  8. Machine Input-Output
  9. Inequalities
  10. Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  11. Data Sufficiency
  12. Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Computer Aptitude

  1. History and Generation of Computers
  2. Introduction to Computer Organisation
  3. Computer Memory
  4. Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  5. Computer Software
  6. Computer Languages
  7. Operating System
  8. Computer Network
  9. Internet
  10. MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  11. Basics of DBMS
  12. Number System and Conversions
  13. Computer and Network Security

Quantitative Aptitude | Data Analysis & Interpretation

The level of every other section has only turned more complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section too will be making your blood run cold. If we talk about previous years examinations, this section consumes a lot of time so what one needs to do is an efficient time management that can only be achieved through practice. Data Interpretation and topics from arithmetic section make it hard for one to deal with the section as easily as any other section. Practice continuously, it will pay big time. Here is the IBPS PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section.

  1. Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  2. Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  3. Number Series
  4. Approximation and Simplification
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
  7. DI Questions for IBPS PO 2017

English Language

This topic can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in competitive exams. A habit of reading an English Newspaper can actually do a good turn because it helps to build up a strong vocabulary, effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills. Rest depends on how hard you practice. Here is the complete IBPS PO English Syllabus for English Section.

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Fillers
  4. Sentence Errors
  5. Vocabulary based questions
  6. Sentence Improvement
  7. Jumbled Paragraph
  8. Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

General Awareness

The questions asked in IBPS PO General Awareness Section are usually based on Banking Awareness, Static Awareness, and Current Affairs. This year we observed a change in the pattern of GA Section of banking examinations as well. Most of the questions are now being asked from Banking Awareness so this section too is going to be very challenging. Batten down the hatches!

  1. Banking and Insurance Awareness
  2. Financial Awareness
  3. Schemes and Policies
  4. Current Affairs
  5. Static Awareness


Start Of Online Application 16th August 2017
End Of Online Application 5th September 2017
Preliminary Exam Dates 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017
Mains Examination 26th  November 2017


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