Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Exam (CWE) for recruiting Probationary Officer (IBPS PO)/Management Trainee (IBPS MT) conduct every year to fill the vacancies in public sector banks. check ibps po 2017 syllabus from below.

IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus - IBPS Prelims & Mains Syllabus @
IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus – IBPS Prelims & Mains Syllabus @

IBPS PO Syllabus (Prelims & Mains):

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus:

Total number of Sections : 3

  • Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Questions – 35 Marks
  • Reasoning – 30 Questions – 30 Marks
  • English – 35 Questions – 35 Marks

You can check these 3 Sections from the below which is same as mains syllabus.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus:

This examination is conducted in five different sections they include

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude:

This is section is for 50 marks. Topics may include following

TOPICS No. of questions expected
Data Interpretation (pie-charts, Bar graphs, Tables, Line charts) 15
Permutations & Combinations, Probability 5
Sequences & Series 5
Simplifications 5
Ratio & Proportions, Percentages 3
Number Systems 3
Mixtures and alligations’ 3
Work & Time 2
Profit & Loss 2
Simple & Compound Interest 1-2
Mensuration 1-2


Reasoning holds 50 marks. Topics may include following 

Topic No. of questions expected
Logical Reasoning 5-10
Seating Arrangement 10
Puzzles 5-6
Coding/Decoding 5
Blood Relations 5
Data Sufficiency 3-5
Analogy 0-5
Ranking 0-3
Syllogism 5
Coded Inequalities 5


This section holds about 40 marks out of 200 marks

Topic No. of questions expected
Reading Comprehension 10
Vocabulary 10
Grammar 10
  • Reading Comprehension include Passage completion, Rearrangement of passage and deriving conclusion.
  • Vocabulary includes Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonyms and Spell correction.
  • Grammar includes Error spotting, Phrases & Idioms, Active & Passive voice and Direct/Indirect Speech.

General Awareness

General awareness is conducted with special reference to banking sector. This holds 40 marks.

  • Current affairs include national and international financial issues.
  • History of Indian Banking
  • Abbreviations and Economic Terminology
  • Government schemes on capital and financial market.
  • Budget terminology & Current Union Budget like taxation, Railway budget.
  • Credit and Monetary policies
  • International organisations and financial institutions like IMF, ADB and recent head members etc

Computer Knowledge

Computer Knowledge section possess 20 marks.

  • Introduction to the concepts of hardware, software, networking, database and communication.
  • Knowledge on security tools, Virus, Internet concepts and MS Office
  • History of computers, Number system (Binary) and Logic gates.

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IBPS PO Examination Details

  • This exam is conducted online which consists of multiple choice questions.
  • Examination is conducted for 200 marks with duration of 2 hours.
  • Negative marking is applicable (0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer whereas zero marks will be awarded for un-attempted question).
  • All the sections i.e, aptitude, Reasoning, General awareness and Computer Knowledge will be available bilingually (Hindi & English) except English.

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