As we know that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)conducts examinations for PO (Probationary Officer) every year. Every Years, lakhs of students try harder to qualify these exams but most of them not able to do so.There are some important topics which you should learn firstly to qualify the exam.
Here we are provide syllabus with exam pattern for both preliminary & main exam.

IBPS PO Syllabus for Preliminary exam:-

IBPS had announced exam pattern of PO exam. Check latest syllabus / exam pattern below.

All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT-V will be called for Preliminary Examinations. After qualify the Pre exam, candidates will be shortlisted & called for Main Examinations.

There will be 100 questions & 3 sections in the Preliminary Examination with 1 hour duration.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list.

Marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview.


IBPS PO 2015 Preliminary Examination Date– 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015, 10.10.2015 & 11.10.2015
Date For Main Examination – 31.10.2015

IBPS PO 2015 Pre Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

It is as per official notice that IBPS PO Pre exam will be of 1 hour duration. The number of questions asked will be 100 from the basic sections of this exam given below. The difficulty level of these questions will be of easy to moderate while that of Main exam would be high. The syllabus of this section will be same as that of mains. Only the difficulty level varies.

IBPS PO Pre Exam
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English language 30 30 1 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The syllabus of these sections is provided below.


IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2015:
IBPS PO Syllabus 2015 – 2016

This probationary officer exam written test paper is divided in 5 sections. These five sections are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness with special reference to banking industry and Computer knowledge. So IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2015 consists of these 5 sections topics. All the 5 sections completely detailed syllabus is given below.

IBPS PO Main Exam
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English language 40 40 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50
4 General Awareness with special reference to banking industry 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200
  1. IBPS PO Reasoning SectionSyllabus:

Note: The number given in Brackets are the number of questions usually asked in exam (based on previous year pattern).

This section will have question on following topics.

Verbal reasoning: Alphabet test, Mathematical operations test, Series test, Analogy. Odd Man out, Classification, Syllogism (5), Coding-decoding (5-7), Blood relations (5). Number, ranking and time sequence, Causes and effects, Analytic reasoning, Direction sense test. Sitting arrangement (5-10), Decision making, Input output (0-5), Puzzle (4-7), Statement and conclusions (2-4). Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments (2-4), Statement and action’s courses. Passage and conclusions (2-3), Assertion and reasoning, Figure Series, Word formation, Series (5).

  1. IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

Topics are – Number system (2-3), HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation Wrong Number, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications (5). [Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion]: (4-6). [Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest]: (2-4), [Time and work, Time and distance, Mensuration]: (2-4). Permutation and combination (1-2), Probability (1-2)

Data Interpretation (12-16): Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs


  1. IBPS PO SYLLABUS for English language section

Topics of this section are – Spotting the errors (3-5), Phrase substitution, Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences (3-6). Double blanks in a sentence, Fill in the blanks (0-5). Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Choosing the appropriate filler. Synonyms and antonyms (0-3), Reconstruction of sentence & passage. One word substitution, Commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions (8-15).


  1. IBPS PO General awareness with special reference to banking industry-section Syllabus:

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

  1. IBPS PO Syllabus: Computer knowledge section:

Basic computer knowledge (MS Office), Operating Systems, Number System, Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication), History of computers, Computer abbreviation, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking etc.
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That was the syllabus of IBPS Probationary Officer Examination 2015.

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