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IBPS PO 2017 New Exam Pattern

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 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Name of No. of Maximum


S.No. Tests(Objective Questions Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 Composite
Language time of 1
2 Numerical 35 35 Hour
Ability
3 Reasoning 35 35
Ability
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of No. of Maximum


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

Descriptive Test:

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes.
IBPS PO 2017 Complete Syllabus

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

. Here is the IBPS PO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability Section and Computer Aptitude.

Reasoning Ability

 Puzzles
 Seating Arrangements
 Direction Sense
 Blood Relation
 Syllogism
 Order and Ranking
 Coding-Decoding
 Machine Input-Output
 Inequalities
 Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
 Data Sufficiency
 Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion,
Argument)

Computer Aptitude

 History and Generation of Computers


 Introduction to Computer Organisation
 Computer Memory
 Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
 Computer Software
 Computer Languages
 Operating System
 Computer Network
 Internet
 MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
 Basics of DBMS
 Number System and Conversions
 Computer and Network Security

Quantitative Aptitude | Data Analysis & Interpretation

 Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
 Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
 Number Series
 Approximation and Simplification
 Data Sufficiency
 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)

English Language

 Reading Comprehension
 Cloze Test
 Fillers
 Sentence Errors
 Vocabulary based questions
 Sentence Improvement
 Jumbled Paragraph
 Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph
/Sentences Restatement)

General Awareness

 Banking and Insurance Awareness


 Financial Awareness
 Govt. Schemes and Policies
 Current Affairs
 Static Awareness

IBPS Clerk 2017: Changes in Exam


Pattern & Vacancies
The changes in IBPS Clerk is taken up from the pattern of SBI
Clerk.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration

1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35

2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35 Composite time of 1hour

3 English Language Paper 30 30

Total 100 100


IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

New Pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains 2017:

Sr. Name of Tests No. of Maximum Medium Time allotted


No of Exam for each
(NOT BY SEQUENCE) Questions Marks
test (Separately
timed)

1 General/ Financial 50 50 English & 35 minutes


Awareness Hindi

2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes

3 Reasoning Ability & 50 60 English & 45 minutes


Computer Aptitude Hindi

4 Quantitative 50 50 English & 45 minutes


Aptitude Hindi

Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk 2017 Complete Syllabus


Reasoning Ability Syllabus
 Puzzles
 Seating Arrangements
 Direction Sense
 Blood Relation
 Syllogism
 Order and Ranking
 Coding-Decoding
 Machine Input-Output
 Inequalities
 Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
 Data Sufficiency
 Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion,
Argument)
Also, for Mains Examination, IBPS has included Computer Aptitude in this very section only.
The name of the new section thus formed is Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. Here
is the additional syllabus for Computer Aptitude:
 History and Generation of Computers
 Introduction to Computer Organisation
 Computer Memory
 Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
 Computer Software
 Computer Languages
 Operating System
 Computer Network
 Internet
 MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
 Basics of DBMS
 Number System and Conversions
 Computer and Network Security

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus


 Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
 Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
 Number Series
 Approximation and Simplification
 Data Sufficiency
 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)

English Language Syllabus


 Reading Comprehension
 Cloze Test
 Fillers
 Sentence Errors
 Vocabulary based questions
 Sentence Improvement
 Jumbled Paragraph
 Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph
/Sentences Restatement)
General / Financial Awareness Syllabus
The questions asked in IBPS Clerk 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.

 Banking Awareness
 Financial Awareness
 Govt. Schemes and Policies
 Current Affairs
 Static Awareness