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Bank PO Exam Pattern Syllabus Download Past Papers Cracking Tips 2016

Bank PO Exam Pattern Syllabus Download Past Papers Cracking Tips 2016  :   The role of Probationary Officer (PO) is a multitasking job and they are assigned for various banking activities, which helps them to get familiar with various working procedures of the bank.  POs are practically trained in various fields, like – Marketing, Accounting, Loans & Advances as well as Finance.  Often POs are required to handle the customers of the banks, used to guide them about the banking facilities and products available to them, like issuing Cheque books, ATMcards, Demand Draft, etc.  All the clerical work such as managing cash, opening account and customer dealing is done under the supervision of POs. One of the major functions of the bank i.e. providing loan to the needful is also taken care of by a PO. Before granting the loan to the customer, all the documentation is to be done under his/her supervision.

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is going to conduct Bank PO exam which is to be held in the coming days. Graduates from all disciplines can register themselves for the Bank PO exam.  The age of the applicants should be between 20 to 30 Years as on 1st July 2016.   The registration process will start in the month of July 2016.  For the IBPS PO exam the Official Notification will be released.  The IBPS will conduct the written examination for PO selection.  The exam pattern have been changed from this year.  Here in this page we will discuss about the new exam pattern and syllabus of Probationary Officer.

Bank PO Exam Pattern Syllabus Download Past Papers Cracking Tips 2016

About IBPS  :  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous agency in India, which started its operation in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). In 1984, IBPS became an independent entity at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks. IBPS is envisioned as self-governed academic and research oriented Institute, with a mission of enhancing human-resource development through personnel assessment.  IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has employed many employees in the recent years. It has been employing many employees in the present through its notifications. Every year, it is recruiting huge number of employees in the Banking Sector.

IBPS PO Exam :   The IBPS PO exam consists of three phases. They are:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims.
  2. IBPS PO Mains.
  3. IBPS PO Interview.

IBPS PO Online Registration Starts    –    July 2016

IBPS PO Exam Pattern  : –

IBPS PO Prelims Pattern

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Logical Reasoning 35 35 60
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 30 30
Total 100 100 60

Duration of exam : 60 minutes | 1 marks allotted for every correct answer

*For each wrong answer 0.25 mark is deducted

IBPS PO Mains Pattern :-

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Logical Reasoning 50 50 120
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Ability 50 50
General Awareness 40 40
Computer Awareness 20 20
Total 200 200 120

Duration of exam : 120 minutes | 1 marks allotted for every correct answer

*For each wrong answer 25% of the marks is deducted

IBPS PO Syllabus  :-

A) Logical Reasoning

Cubes & Dice

Blood Relations

Critical Reasoning

Number & Letter Series

Seating Arrangement

Venn Diagrams

Clocks & Calendars

Analytical Reasoning


B) English Language

Reading Comprehension



English Grammar

Sentence Correction


Facts / Inference /Judgement

Fill in the Blanks

C) Quantitative Aptitude

Number series


Line graph

Pie chart


Percentage, Profit & Loss

Simple & Compound Interest

Speed, Time & Distance

Time & Work



DS(3 statements)

Line Graphs


D) General Awareness

Current Affairs



Art and Culture

Business and Economy

Banking Awareness

E) Computer Awareness

History of Computers

Basics of Database


Microsoft Windows Usage

MS Office

Security Tools

Microsoft Windows Commands

Basic Hardware

Software of Computers

How to Crack IBPS PO exam 2016

The applicants have to consider following points to qualify Bank PO exam  –

  • Set your Goal as per your ability
  • Check out the full syllabus and tick the easiest topics
  • Attempt mock test or Practice test daily
  • Solve Previous year paper on regular interval
  • Daily practice, revision and group study
  • Read Newspapers for GS, English, Marketing, Communication

Some Of other IBPS Reference books for The English Language

  • Bank exam English book by Hari Prasad(Objective English)
  • R.S.Agrawal(Objective general)
  • Kiran Prakashan
  • Arihant books General English for exam)
  • Ajay Singh(Objective English)
  • Vikas Agrawal

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Books  –  “Quantitative Aptitude books for PO Exam” Quantitative Ability by R.S. Aggarwal & Quicker Mathematics by Tyra and Kundan.

IBPS PO Books for General Awareness   –  Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications, Objective General Knowledge by Lucent and Objective General Knowledge by Arihant.

IBPS PO Computer Knowledge Books –  Computer Knowledge by Kiran Publication

IBPS PO Interview Books

  • Bank Interviews for IBPS (CWE) Successful Candidates Author: RPH Editorial Board
  • Interview Cracker: Bank P. O. Clerks and Other Bank/Finance Related Jobs (English) Author: Rakesh Kumar
  • Ultimate Interview: 100s of Great Interview Answers 3/e PB (English) 3rd Edition. Author: Williams L

IBPS PO Books from different Writers & Publishers

  • IBPS PO Books by R.GUPTA’S
  • IBPS PO Books by T.S.JAIN
  • IBPS PO Books by Ashok Mehta
  • IBPS PO Books by S.Chand

We hope that this information will be useful for those applicants who want to crack IBPS PO exam.  Keep in regular contact with our site for more updates.  Leave your comments below.

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