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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021 on 4th and 11th December 2021. Lakhs of candidates appear for the IBPS PO prelims exam every year and to get selected for the next phase of selection, candidates must prepare well for the examination. It is very important for all the candidates to look at some important topics of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam And ensure that these topics are covered thoroughly. In this article we will be looking at the section-wise important topics of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam, so keep reading.

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Most Important Topics For IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam

There are some important topics in each section on which questions are formed in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam. If these topics are prepared well, candidates can ensure scoring maximum marks in the examination. As only two days are left for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021, candidates are suggested to go through the below-mentioned topics thoroughly.

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Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series

This section includes a variety of questions like arithmetic-based, squares/cubes-based series, etc. Candidates can expect 4 to 5 questions from the number series. We advise the candidates to prepare for this section thoroughly.

For Example: Find the wrong number in the given series: 6, 10, 36, 144, 640, 3320, 19944

Data Interpretation

Candidates can expect two sets of questions from this section. Around 7 to 8 questions will be asked. The data interpretation section will consist of questions like tabular DI, Caselet, Missing, and Mixed DI.

Simplification/ Approximation

Around 3 to 4 questions will be asked from simplification an approximation. We advise the candidates to practice this topic as it can fetch them good marks with accuracy.

Quadratic Equations

Factorization is a type of question that is mostly asked In the quadratic equation section. candidates can expect 3 to 4 questions on this topic.

Miscellaneous

There is no doubt that around 8 to 10 questions will be asked from miscellaneous. This will include topics like Time, work and wages, Mixture and allegation, boats and streams, simple interest, compound interest, etc. Candidates must prepare this topic thoroughly to ensure scoring maximum marks in the quadratic equation section. 

For Exampls: Tap A and B together can fill a tank in 6 hours while B and C together can fill the same tank in 9 hours. If A fill the tank for 4 hours and C fill the tank for 6hours then the remaining tank is filled by B in 5 hours. Then, find in how many hours tap C alone can fill the tank?

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English Language

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is one of the most important topics in the English language section. The majority of the questions are asked from this stop. In this, a comprehension is presented on which various questions are based. Candidates can expect 10 to 12 questions from this section.

Cloze Test

A cloze test (also cloze deletion test or occlusion test) is an exercise, test, or assessment consisting of a portion of language with certain items, words, or signs removed. candidates can expect a variety of questions from this topic so we advise you all to prepare this topic thoroughly.

Spotting Errors 

In this topic, a candidate has to spot errors in the sentence. This requires all the candidates to have a good hold on their vocabulary and grammar.

For Example, I warned him (a)/ for the danger (b)/ he was going (c)/ to face during the hiking. (d)/ No error. (e)

Para Jumbles

In this topic, various sentences will be jumbled which type candidates have to re-align to form the correct paragraph.

Fillers

In this topic, candidates will be given a word and have to answer with a correct option provided which is suitable.

For Example: SEBI’s predominant concern, apart from ____________ the information available to investors, seems to be to ____________ rating agencies from resorting to collusion in reaching decisions.

(a) regulating, delaying
(b) overhauling, circumventing
(c) magnifying, deter
(d) improving, prevent

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Reasoning Ability

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

candidates can expect 3-4 sets of questions from puzzles and seating arrangements. Flat–floor-based puzzles, Linear seating arrangement, Circular seating arrangement, etc. are some types of questions that can be asked. 

Inequality

Candidates can expect 5 questions from this topic. For example:(a) If only conclusion I follows.
(b) If only conclusion II follows.
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows.
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(e) If both conclusions I and II follow.

Q1. Statements: P > Y ≤ H ≥ U > T = N
Conclusions:
I. P > U II. N < H

Q2. Statements: A ≥ S > D = C ≥ V > F > G ≥ H
Conclusions:
I. V < D II. H ≤ V

Q3. Statements: F > G ≥ T ≥ H > Y, T ≤ L = J < K
Conclusions:
I. J > H II. J = H

Syllogism

candidates can expect around 4 to 5 questions based on syllogism. We advise the candidates to follow the new pattern while preparing for this topic.

for example: Q1. Statements:
All Tree are Mango
All Mango are Orange
Some orange are Papaya
Conclusion:
I: All Mango are Tree
II: Some Papaya are Tree

(a) If only conclusion I follows.
(b) If only conclusion II follows.
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows.
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(e) If both conclusions I and II follow.

Coding-Decoding

Coding and decoding are one of the famous questions asked on this topic. Candidates can expect 5 to 6 questions from coding decoding

For example: ccord concern an policy’ is written as ‘ la cb ta zo ’,
‘conduct engage accord stock’ is written as ‘ cv vx la mo ’,
‘stock an issue approach’ is written as ‘ zo dv ea vx’,
‘approach all concern establish’ is written as ‘fx ta kz dv ’

Q1. What is the code for ‘issue’ in the given code language?
(a) zo
(b) dv
(c) ea
(d) vx
(e) None of these

Blood Relations

In this section, a riddle of blood relation will be given to the candidates which they have to solve in order to arrive at an accurate answer. Candidates can expect 3 to 4 questions on this topic

For example: A @ B means A is father of B
A % B means A is husband of B
A $ B means A is sister of B
A ₤ B means A is mother of B
A ¥ B means A is brother of B

What should come in place of question mark to make the expression “E is grandfather of T” true?
E @ V ? N % R ₤ T
(a) @
(b) ₤
(c) ¥
(d) %
(e) None of these

Data Sufficiency

This topic involves everything from the reasoning ability section. Candidates have to be familiar with each type of question from blood relations to syllogism. candidates can expect 5questions from data sufficiency.

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates must check the detailed IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern thoroughly to get an overview of different sections and their time limits.

Sr. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time
1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
4 Total 100 100 60 minutes

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FAQS: Most Important Topics For IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam

Q. What are some important topics for IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021?

Ans: There are several important topics for each section: English language, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude. Candidates can check the detailed list of topics in this article above.

Q. When is IBPS conducting the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021?

Ans. IBPS is conducting the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021 on 4th and 11th December 2021.

Q. What are some important topics from the English language section of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2021?

Ans. Reading comprehension, para jumbles, errors spotting, cloze test, are some important topics of the English language section. Candidates can check the detailed list of important topics in this article.

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