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Bank PO Syllabus:

This article will give information about the bank PO syllabus. A bank job is aspired by many and many people appear for exams like IBS PO, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade etc. to secure a job in any one of the reputed banks in the country. These exams are national level exams and are conducted through the year. It is not only important for the candidate to know the dates of each of these examinations, but it is also extremely crucial for them to know syllabus. So, in this article, find all you need to know about the Bank PO Syllabus.

Examination and Syllabus

Round 1: Preliminary Examination

This paper consists of objective questions for 100 marks and is conducted online. The duration of the examination is 1 hour. The sections in the examination are English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.

Reasoning Ability contains 35 questions and is designed to understand the calculative accuracy of the candidate. The time given for this is 20 minutes and contains questions from the following:

  • Mathematical inequality
  • Seating arrangement
  • Blood relation
  • Patterns and arrangement
  • Coding and decoding
  • Distance and direction
  • Number series
  • Alphabet series
  • Direction Sense
  • Decision making
  • Analogy
  • Ranking
  • Statement and argument
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Non-verbal series
  • Mirror pictures
  • Cubes and dice
  • Grouping identical figures
  • Embedded figures

Check out the detailed syllabus for Reasoning Ability here.

English language is given 15 minutes and contains questions from the following:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Verb and adverb
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Tenses
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Spot the errors
  • Fill the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Para jumble
  • Cloze test

Check out the detailed syllabus for the English Language.

Quantitative aptitude has 35 questions and is allotted 25 minutes. Since it is a time-consuming section, the students should concentrate and focus while attempting it. The section consists of the following:

  • DI
  • HCF and LCM
  • Decimal
  • Data sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Simplification
  • P&L
  • Unitary method
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Algebra
  • Time and work
  • Ratios and percentage
  • Number series
  • Quadratic equations
  • Mixtures

It is mandatory for the student to pass in each of these in order to qualify for the main examination.

Find the detailed syllabus for the bank exams here.

Round 2: The Main Examination

This examination consists of objective questions for 200 marks and descriptive questions for 50 marks. The examination is conducted online. The duration of the objective test is 3 hours containing 4 sections. The subjects included in this are reasoning and computer aptitude (60 marks), English language (40 marks), data analysis and data interpretation (60 marks) and general/banking/economic awareness (40 marks). The descriptive test’s duration is 30 minutes and will include only English language.

Computer awareness consists of the following:

  • Hardware
  • Microsoft office
  • Internet and network
  • Basic security
  • Shortcut key
  • Latest technology
  • OS Concepts

General awareness consists of:

  • Sports
  • Major news on finance and economics
  • Books and its writers
  • Awards, recognition and honours
  • Invention and discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important dates
  • Organisations (National and International)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Current affairs
  • Constitution
  • Research and technology

Reasoning ability:

  • Mathematical inequality
  • Seating arrangement
  • Blood relation
  • Patterns and arrangement
  • Coding and decoding
  • Distance and direction
  • Number series
  • Alphabet series
  • Direction Sense
  • Decision making
  • Analogy
  • Ranking
  • Statement and argument
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Non-verbal series
  • Mirror pictures
  • Cubes and dice
  • Grouping identical figures
  • Embedded figures

English language:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Verb and adverb
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Tenses
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Spot the errors
  • Fill the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Para jumble
  • Cloze test

Quantitative aptitude:

  • HCF and LCM
  • Decimal
  • Data sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Simplification
  • P&L
  • Unitary method
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Algebra
  • Time and work
  • Ratios and percentage
  • Number series
  • Quadratic equations
  • Mixtures

Even though the Bank PO syllabus for main and preliminary examinations is similar, the level of difficulty in case of both will definitely be different. In case of preliminary examination, the level of difficulty will be set in order to eliminate candidates, whereas, in case of the main examination, the questions will be set in order to select the best choices. Hence the level of difficulty will increase with the level.

The candidates are required to pass in all the sections and papers in order to be selected for the group discussion.

Note: for the objective questions, 1/4th of the assigned marks will be deducted in case of wrong answers. Nothing will be added or deducted in case the question is left unattended.

Round 3: GD and Interview

GD is assigned 20 marks whereas Interview has 30 marks allotted to it.

For each of these papers and rounds, it is required for the students to be focused and calm. The main idea of these exams is to select those candidates who have the ability to understand, solve and identify issues and problems. Hence, the students must solve papers in order to eliminate confusion and increase speed and accuracy so that they can score well. Further, they should read, both books and newspaper, not only for the general affairs paper but also for the GD and PI.

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