IBPS PO 2014 – Syllabus and Pattern

Hello Readers,
As you all know, IBPS PO Notification is out for the recruitment of Probationary Officer post – the most awaited recruitment. In last few days, we have received many queries regarding the syllabus of IBPS PO Exam. Based on last few years exam pattern of IBPS and coupled with our insight – as to what might come in the exam. 



It is also advisable to the candidates that they must continuously refer to the syllabus at the starting of the preparation and also while the preparation is going on.


The structure of the Examination which will be conducted on-line is as follows: 


Sr. No
Name of Tests
Maximum Marks
Duration
1.
Reasoning
50
Composite time of 2 hours
2.
English Language
40
3.
Quantitative Aptitude
50
4.
General Awareness
(with special
reference to Banking Industry)
40
5.
Computer Knowledge
20
TOTAL
200



NOTE – Negative Marking of 1/4 marks

Below mentioned is the detailed syllabus of IBPS PO 2014 – 

1. Reasoning –

Topic
Expected Number of Questions
Seating Arrangement
10
Tabulation
5
Logical Reasoning
5-10
Syllogism
5
Blood Relations
5
Input Output
0-5
Coding Decoding
5
Alphanumeric Series
0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
0-5
Data Sufficiency
0-5
Coded Inequalities
5
Puzzle 
5-7


2. English Language

Topic
Expected Number of Questions
Reading
Comprehension
10
Cloze Test
10
Fill in the blanks
0-5
Multiple
Meaning/Error Spotting
0-5
Paragraph Complete/
Sentence Correction
5
Para jumbles
5
Miscellaneous
5



3. Quantitative Aptitude

Topic
Expected
Number of Questions
Simplification
5
Number Systems
3
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
& Averages
3
Profit & Loss
2
Mixtures & Alligations
1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
1- 2
Work & Time
2
Time & Distance
2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
1-2
Sequence & Series
5
Permutation, Combination
& Probability
5
Data Interpretation
15

4. General Awareness – 

Current Affairs 
This would primarily focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits, new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defense, etc. Please be thorough with newspaper, preferably “THE HINDU”.

Banking Awareness
  • Indian Financial System – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self regulatory organizations, etc. Also read 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), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC.
  • Regulatory Bodies like – RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles/) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details
  • Monetary & Credit Policies who 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 2014. Also major pointers for Rail Budget and Economic Survey to be read.
  • International Organisations/ Financial Institutions – IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN related agencies, recent development in them members heads etc functions, recent loans given by them to India or any country in the world where Crisis is going on.
  • Capital Market & Money Market – Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like (1. Call/Notice Money 2. Treasury Bills 3. Term Money, 4. Certificate of Deposit 5. Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and world.
  • Government Schemes – All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman , All schemes discussed in budget – the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies – Frequently discussed in newspaper  
  • Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.
5. Computer Knowledge –

Module
No.
Details
1
Number System
2
History of Computers
3
Hardware
4
Software
5
Database
(introduction)
6
Communication (Basic
Introduction)
7
Networking (LAN, WAN)
8
Internet (Concept,
History, working environment, Application)
9
Security Tools, Virus,
Hacker
10
MS Windows & MS
Office
11
Logic Gates

Disclaimer: All information given above – syllabus, probable questions are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by BankersAdda. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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