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IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus

IBPS PO Syllabus will cover topics from English, Quantitative, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge sections. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the syllabus so as to prepare for the exam in a systematic and a better way.

Getting thorough with the topics can fetch candidates with more marks. But it is generally observed that candidates don’t have much idea about the IBPS PO syllabus and IBPS PO exam pattern and thus they aren’t able to attempt much questions. Here we have brought the complete syllabus for IBPS PO 2017.

The IBPS PO Pre exam 2017 is divided in 3 sections - Quantitative Ability, English Language and Reasoning. IBPS PO Mains consists of 5 sections- including the sections asked in prelims, questions are asked from General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. In this article we have explained the detailed syllabus for each section individually along with the best books to prepare

IBPS PO 2017 Banking  Awareness

Under this section, the topics that will be covered are as follows:

Indian Financial System – Portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, Financial Intermediaries involved such as investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), depositories, custodians, self-regulatory organizations, etc. Also, read some important committees and its recommendations.

History of Indian Banking Industry – Pre-Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation, Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks- Scheduled, Co-operatives, categorisation of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), EXIM, NABARD, NHB, SIDBI, IDBI its role etc and concepts of NBFC.

Regulatory Bodies – RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles/) IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC, SEBI, its role functions and the fact-based details.

Monetary & Credit Policies which decides, basis of change and its relation with Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/ Bank Rate etc.

Budget Basics and Current Union Budget – Discussion of Budget related terminologies like GDP, Fiscal Deficit, Various kinds of taxes, Government revenue model and spending etc. and discussion on Union Budget. Some major pointers for Rail Budget and Economic Survey.

International Organisations/ Financial Institutions – ADB, UN related agencies, IMF, World Bank, recent developments, member heads, functions, recent loans given by the world bank to India or any country in the world where Crisis is going on.

Capital Market & Money Market – Basic Concepts, Types of Instruments they deal such as Notice Money, Call Money, Term Money, treasury bills, certificate of deposit, commercial papers, capital market instruments such as equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and the world.

Government Schemes – All important schemes for e.g. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, Jandhan, All schemes discussed in the budget – the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation and etc.

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies – These are frequently discussed in the newspapers.

Other important concepts like – Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, BASEL Norms, Micro Finance, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all the other important concepts.


IBPS PO 2017 Reasoning Syllabus

The Reasoning Section of IBPS PO covers all logical Reasoning questions comprising of judgments, conclusions from premises or facts. The Reasoning Part is divided into Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. This section is very scoring, and most of the questions are easy to solve and they aren’t time consuming. More questions can be solved by the candidates and that too with great accuracy.

There are some questions that may take some time than usual but can be solved if proper steps are followed carefully. The given below table represents the Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning Syllabus.

Verbal Reasoning SyllabusNon-Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
AnalogyStatement & AssumptionsAlphabet TestFigure SeriesStatement & ConclusionsSeries TestAnalogy
Odd Man OutStatement & ArgumentsSeries Test, NumberAssertion & ReasoningBlood RelationsOdd FiguresMiscellaneous Test
SyllogismPassage & ConclusionsRanking & Time SequenceDecision MakingSitting Arrangement----
Word FormationCoding-DecodingDirection and DistanceInput Output------

IBPS PO 2017 English  Language Syllabus 

The question in this section will be asked from the following topics:

  • Completion of sentence- this section has medium accuracy as per the previous analysis. The questions can be tricky and time-consuming
  • ing Comprehension- the questions asked in this section are usually easy and this section is highly scoring. High accuracy is possible in this section because this doesn’t need much prior knowledge as compared to the other sections. Sometimes, questions can be time consuming and tricky but it depends on the nature of passage and questions.
  • Cloze Test, Para Jumbles and Error Spotting- most of the questions from this section are tricky and they are time consuming too. The accuracy of the questions and time taken in solving the questions are usually correlated.
  • Synonyms & Antonyms and Tenses- It is usually easy and much marks can be fetched. Candidates should be attentive while marking the answers because it has medium accuracy.


IBPS PO 2017 Quantitative  Aptitude Syllabus 

Some topics in this section are scoring, less time consuming, easy to solve, highly accuracy based while some of the topics might take more time than the usual and the questions are tricky too. Candidates should be focused while solving the questions. Given below table consists the topics, from which questions are asked.

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Bar GraphsAverageQuadratic EquationsProblems on Ages
SimplificationMensurationNumber SeriesLinear equations
Pie-ChartsRatioProbabilityMixture & Allegation
Line Graphs & TabulationTime & DistanceTime & WorkSimple and Compound Interest
FractionsPercentageProfit & LossData Sufficiency
Permutation & CombinationNumbers----

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IBPS PO 2017 General Awareness Syllabus

This is the section which comes in a most unexpected way. Most of the questions are asked from the current affairs. Candidates can score well in this section by keeping themselves updated with the current happenings around the globe. This section will primarily focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits, new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc. It is advisable to read

The questions in this section will be asked from the following topics with a special reference to the banking awareness:

Abbreviations / full formsImportant days / datesCurrency and capitalIndian Economy
International EconomyFinance, Shares, Various schemes of GovernmentQuestions related to International Financial InstitutionsBanking Terms, Current Rates
Types of BanksMinisters and their departmentsBooks & Their AuthorsGDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies
MarketingBudgetSportsSocial Function of Banks
UNOAwards & HonorsAgricultureCurrent Affairs (last 6 months)

IBPS PO 2017 Computer  Knowledge Syllabus

This section will consist of basic computer question to check the knowledge on topics as given under:

Fundamentals of computersNumber SystemSoftware & Hardware questions (Database & communication)Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking
Operating SystemsHistory of computersComputer shortcutsMicrosoft-office



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