IBPS PO 2015 Mains Examination Syllabus

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Syllabus of IBPS-Probationary Officer Management Trainee (POMT)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct a common written examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee in 19 public sector banks and Participating Organisations.The Syllabus of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/MT) posts in Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS). The IBPS PO 2015 Mains Examination Syllabus is available at this site with detail description.

IBPS PO 2015 Mains Examination Syllabus

Exam Pattern:

  1. Type of Questions: Objective.
  2. No. of Questions: 200
  3. Time Duration: 2 Hours (120 Minute)
  4. Negative Marking: 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

Marks distribution (Section wise): 

  • Reasoning : 50 Marks
  • Numerical Ability : 50 Marks
  • General Awareness : 40 Marks
  • English Language : 40 Marks
  • Computer Knowledge : 20 Marks
Section Details
First Logical Reasoning:- Verbals means: Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement and argument, Logical problems, Verbal reasoning, Blood relations, Coding-decoding, Number ranking, Making judgments etc. Non-Verbal means :Series completion, Finding any missing figure and Classification.
Second English Language:- Synonyms, Antonyms, Verb, Error Correction, Tenses, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etcComprehension, Unseen Passages, Vocabulary etc.
Third Quantitative Aptitude:- Data Interpretation means: Bar graphs, Pie charts, Line graphs , tabulation. Arithmetic means :Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Time and Distance, Profit and LossAverage, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Mensuration etc.
Fourth General Awareness:- Banking, Culture, Geography, Indian Economy, Finance, Current Affairs around the world, Economic News, Budget & Plans, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days & Dates etc.
Fifth Computer Awareness: Basics of Computer, Components of Computer, Binary system in computer, Types of Optical Disk, Importance of documentation, Computing Environments, E-commerce, Internet, MS Office 2003, 2007., The basic computer architecture, Computer networks, Mainframe Computing etc.


Syllabus Description in Detail

First Section– Logical Reasoning:
Logical Reasoning means the process of forming judgement conclusions from premises or facts. The question in this section may be based on Verbal and Non-Verbal.

Verbal Means: Verbal simply means, “having to do with words.”

  • Number series: A series is basically the sum of the terms of a sequence  and when it is in the numerical from the it is to be considered as Number Series.
  • Letter & symbol series: When the series is in the from of letter pattern and the number pattern.
  • Statement and argument: Statement is definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing while Argument is a reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory.
  • Logical problems: A puzzle in which the answer can be deduced from a given set of premises
  • Verbal reasoning: Verbal reasoning is understanding and reasoning using concepts framed in words. It aims at evaluating ability to think constructively, rather than at simple fluency or vocabulary recognition.
  • Blood relations: Blood Relation contain that type of question in which we have to find the interconnected family relation of a person.
  • Coding-decoding: Codes in given in the question in the from of alfabat or number series and we have to decode it to complete the series.
  • Number ranking: We deal with questions which are followed with a sequence consisting numbers, ranking and time. We have to find answers on the basis of given condition.
  • Making judgments: Each question presents a situation and asks you to make a judgment regarding that particular circumstance. Choose an answer based on given information.

Non-Verbal means: Non-verbal reasoning tests show a series of figures arranged in a pattern or sequence and you are required to identify the missing figure or the next in the sequence.

  • Series completion: We have to complete the incomplete series given in questions.
  • Finding any missing figure: we have to find the missing figures.
  • Classification: Classification may refer to categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood.

Second Section – English Language :
It is one of the most important languages because it is wider and useful in all over the world, so the managing committee wants to select only those candidates who are capable of understand English. The questions in this section may be asked from the topics

  • Synonyms: Synonyms are words that are similar or have a related meaning to another word.
  • Antonyms:  Antonyms are the words with opposite in meaning to another Verb.
  • Error Correction: The words are wrongly written and we have to correct it.
  • Tenses sentence: Tense is a grammatical category expressing the time when a state or action denoted by a verb occurs. There are three types of tenses past, present, and Future tense.
  • Sentence Rearrangement: sentence is wrongly arranged we have to arrange it and make a complete sentence.
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles: we have to fill the blanks with correct modals and articles.
  • Comprehension: Means the ability to understand something.
  • Unseen Passages: A passage having story and we have to solve the qustion based on that passage.
  • Vocabulary: a range of words in artistic or stylistic forms, techniques, or movements.

Third Section – Quantitative Aptitude :
Third section is Quantitative Aptitude in this question will have five multiple-choice answers. The question in this selection may be based on two topics like as Arithmetic and Data Interpretation.

Data Interpretation means: Data interpretation is part of daily life for most people. Interpretation is the process of making sense of numerical data that has been collected, analyzed, and presented.

  • Bar graphs-a diagram in which the numerical values of variables are represented by the height or length of lines or rectangles of equal width
  • Pie charts-a type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole.
  • Line graphs-a graph in which points representing values of a variable for suitable values of an independent variable are connected by a broken line.
  • Tabulation- Tabulating is a way of processing information or data by putting it in a table. This doesn’t mean the kind of table you eat off of, though. It refers to a table, or chart, with rows and columns. When tabulating, you might have to make calculations.

Arithmetic means: The average of a set of numerical values, as calculated by adding them together and dividing by the number of terms in the set.

  • Number System: Any system of naming or representing numbers, as the decimal system or the binary system. Also called numeral system. 
  • HCF, LCM: The largest common factor of two or more numbers is called the highest common factor (HCF)and The least common multiple (LCM) of 2 numbers is the smallest number that they both divide evenly into.
  • Ratio and Proportions: Ratio: The relative size of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; theratio of a to b is written as a:b or a/b. Proportion: An equality between two ratios.
  • Percentage: a rate or proportion per hundred. 
  • Time and Distance: Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are and the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole is time
  • Profit and Loss: Profit and Loss Statement – P&L’ A financial statement that summarizes the revenues, costs and expenses incurred during a specific period of time – usually a fiscal quarter or year.
  • Average: Average is a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
  • Simple and Compound Interest: ‘Compound Interest’ Interest calculated on the initial principal and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods of a deposit or loan.
  • Geometry: The geometry branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogues.
  • Arithmetic.
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles.
  • Statistics: Statistics is the practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.
  • Mensuration: Mensuration is the part of geometry concerned with ascertaining lengths, areas, and volumes

Fourth Section – General Awareness :
General Awareness questions are not based on any specific study but related to current affairs(with special reference to Banking Industry).

  • Banking:  Banking is the business conducted or services offered by a bank.
  • Culture: Culture is the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
  • Geography: Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities.
  • Indian Economy: Indian Activities related to the production and distribution of goods and services in a particular geographic region is known as Indian Economy
  • Finance: Finance is the management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies.
  • Current Affairs around the world: Current means recent, day to day life and affairs mean events, issues etc. Therefore current affairs are the day to day incidents and events around us.
  • Economic News: The news related to Indian Economy
  • Budget & Plans: A budget is a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms.
  • Sports: Sports an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
  • Books and Authors: An author is a person who writes books or articles, usually for money. It can also refer to the person responsible for something, like the author of a plan to overthrow the student government. Author comes from the Latin word auctorem, meaning “founder, master, leader.”
  • Awards and Honors: Award is a verb that means to give, especially as anhonor. The noun award is prize of some kind that indicates you’ve done well and achieved an honor. The verb form of award describes giving out one of these honors.
  • Science Inventions and Discoveries: The Science invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process and Discoveries is observing or finding something unknown.
  • Abbreviations: An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase.
  • Important Days & Dates: Question based on special events

Fifth Section – Computer Awareness : Computer awareness means knowledge and ability to use computers. Questions are based on two topics like as hardware and software.

  • Basics of Computer: A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem.
  • Components of Computer: Computer has several parts. Among these are power supply, CD-Rom drive, heatsink, motherboard, processor, graphics card and a storage device as well as RAM and a BIOS chi.
  • Binary system in computer: The binary number system plays a central role in how information of all kinds is stored on computers
  • Types of Optical Disk: An optical disc is designed to support one of three recording types: read-only, record-able, or re-record-able.
  • Importance of documentation: Documenting helps the organization gain long term primary and secondary benefits.
  • Computing Environments: The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) is a software system developed in the early 1990s by a consortium that included.
  • E-commerce: E-commerce is a short for electronic commerce, is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet.
  • Internet: The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. More than 190 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions.
  • MS Office 2003, 2007: Microsoft Office 2003 is an office suite written and distributed by Microsoft for their Windows operating system.
  • The basic computer architecture: The main components in a typical computer system are the processor, memory, input/output devices, and the communication channels that connect them.
  • Computer networks: A local area network (LAN) is a network that connects computers and devices in a limited geographical area such as a home, school, office building, or closely positioned group of buildings. Each computer or device on the network is a node. Wired LANs are most likely based onEthernet technology.
  • Mainframe Computing: Mainframe computers are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning and transaction processing.

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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous agency in India, which started its operation in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. This Institute is an ‘Associate Member’ of Indian bank association (IBA). In 2011, IBPS announced a Common Written Examination (CWE) for the selection Officers and Clerks in Indian banks. IBPS CWE is now mandatory for anyone who seeks an employment in 20 public sector and Regional Rural banks.


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