Top 5 Topics Expected in Each Section of IBPS PO Prelims

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS PO exam is approaching soon. According to the IBPS PO Notification 2019, the prelims examination is scheduled to be held on 12th and 19th October 2019. IBPS has already released the admit card of IBPS PO exam 2019. Only a handful of days are left for the examination. Candidates who are aspiring to crack the examination must tighten up their belt for IBPS PO Prelims exam. In this article, we are providing you with important expected topics that can make your performance outstanding.

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The topics provided in this article is based on the latest trend of banking examination and is strictly based on the syllabus and previous year question paper. Also, as you know that there is sectional cut-off in IBPS PO exam. So, section-wise analysis is a must thing that can sustain you through the examination. We have come up with section-wise important topics that can help you in your overall improvement.

Important Topics for IBPS PO 2019

If you are serious aspirant, you must be aware of the exam pattern of IBPS PO Exam. The IBPS PO prelims examination consist of three-sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English. The Quantitative aptitude and reasoning sections carries 35 question each while the english section carries 30 questions. Also, acing through all the three sections is important due to the presence of sectional cut-off. The section-wise details of IBPS PO Prelims.

Quantitative Aptitude

This section contains 35 question, each carrying 1 marks. The Quants section demands practice and hard work. Here are some topics that you can focus on to score well in this section:

  • Data Interpretation: 7-10 Question are asked from this topic. Mostly they are moderate in level of difficulty.
  • Simplication & Approximation: 4-5 Question are asked that can be moderate to difficult in nature.
  • Quadratic Equation/ Quantity based question: Almost 6 questions are asked that are easy to moderate in nature.
  • Number Series: They level of difficulty is genrally high and 4-5 question are asked.
  • Miscellaneous. The rest of the question is asked from minor topics like profit & loss, ages, percentage, partnership, time and work, etc that are easy in nature. They are the most sort after topics and can easily help you in fetching marks.

Reasoning Ability

This section is quite tricky and have 35 question carrying 35 marks. The reasoning section can be aced with smart work. Here are some important topics that can sail you through the examination:

  • Puzzle and Seating Arrangement: 10 questions and even more question are from this topic.
  • Coding-Decoding: Sentence based coding-decoding are a must in IBPS PO exams.
  • Syllogism: Syllogism is a difficult topics and is present in almost all the competitive examination. Almost 4 question are asked from this.
  • Input-Output: From the point of view of IBPS PO, input-output comes out to be an important topic. Although, its difficulty level is high but you can not miss this topic.
  • Miscellaneous: Other topics that finds sure place in IBPS PO are Directions, Blood-relations, Ranking based, etc. Do try them as they are comparatively easier and takes just 10 seconds to get sort.


The english section requires the basic knowledge of grammar and contains 30 question of 30 marks. Some of the important topics of English setion are as follows:

  • Comprehension: 5-10 questions are asked in the examination and are easy to ace through.
  • Cloze-test: It requires knowledge of verb and preposition and is asked in 5-7 marks.
  • Error Spotting: Error spotting requires a good knowledge of grammar. Atleast 5 questions are asked from this topic in IBPS PO prelims exam.
  • Para-Jumbles: Jumbled word and sentence are asked in IBPS PO. They are very easy to solve.
  • Miscellaneous: Double-fillers, single-fillers etc are the topics covered in english section other than the above mentioned topics.

If you complete these topics, you are going to crack IBPS PO prelims for sure. Do try these topics and keep calm.

All the best!!

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