After having gone through the pattern and the vacancies, the next thing is the checklist that you will have to complete before the exam. The syllabus again will have all the chapters and topics that one should definitely study for the exam. Concentrating on pattern and the scheme of examination, we can say that attempting Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude more will help you earn a lead in the exam. Although the number of questions are same for each subject but the marks allotted is more for Reasoning and Quant. So, let's start with Quant.

Quantitative Aptitude:
• Percentage
• Ratio and Proportion
• Averages
• Profit and loss
• Time and work
• Time and Distance
• Mixture and alligation
• Boat and Stream
• Series
• Quadratic Equation
• Data sufficiency
• Probability
• Data Interpretation

As we have already discussed that the syllabus will remain almost similar but the pattern will be different. So you can expect that the questions will be based on these topics only. Now coming to the next subject, we can say that this subject became the HITLER in IBPS PO Mains exam and you guessed it right, it's reasoning.

Reasoning Ability:
• Machine Input Output
• Coding-Decoding
• Puzzles
• Direction and Distance
• Order and ranking
• Syllogism
• Blood relations
• Data Sufficiency
• Seating arrangement
• Arrangement and pattern
• Classification/Analogy
• Coded Inequalities

The only thing that can prove to be tough is Puzzle, rest everything will be normal. The best thing is to attempt the puzzle in the end if you have time. You can make a strategy based on your weaknesses and strengths. But friends, always go with easy ones first. The next subject is computer knowledge.

Computer:
• Fundamentals of the Computer (Hardware and Software, Memory and Memory Units, Number System)
• Internet
• Microsoft Office (MS-Office)
• Networking
• DBMS (Database Management System)
• Programming Languages
• Full Forms/Abbreviations and Important Terms
• Shortcut Keys
• Miscellaneous (Latest in Computers and Mobile Technology)

At the time of PO Mains 2015, we saw many students clearing the cut-offs but they were just short by .5 or .25 marks short in computers and the number of such students are huge. So friends, this time be careful and do study computer as well because weightage of computer is equal to general awareness. The next subject is the favourite subject of each and every aspirant because it proved to be the life saver in Mains exam. Yes, the next subject is the general awareness.

General Awareness/Current Affairs
You can only be able to score well in this section if you keep yourself updated with the current happenings and the basics of banking and insurance. We will be providing capsule as well for this and that will cover almost all your needs. And the Daily GK Update will help you learn it on a regular basis. Last but not the least is the English language.

English Language:
English might be qualifying in nature but you all know what it is capable of. So the strategy to attempt English will be as simple as to attempt only questions you are confidence doing. No need to score good in this. Just try to attempt safe. The topics would be

• Reading Comprehension
• Cloze Test
• Error Detection
• Para Jumbles
• Fill In The Blanks/Sentence Improvement