IBPS Syllabus 2017 – 2018

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IBPS Syllabus 2014 Details for Clerks & PO (Probationary Officers)

The Indian Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the competitive exam at an all India level for the recruitment eligible candidates in all the Scheduled Commercial Banks of India. The candidates participating in the examinations are required to appear and qualify in the CWE (Common Written Exam) and Interview respectively held mostly in the October/ November months each year for the Clerks and Probationary Officers.

The main sections covered under the IBPS Clerks and PO Recruitment Exam cover the following: Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematics), English, Reasoning, General Knowledge and Computer Operations respectively.

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Syllabus for IBPS Bank PO & Clerks:

1. Mathematics (50 Marks)


-Time, Work & Distance

-Profit & Loss

-Number Systems

-Simple Interest & Compound Interest

-Permutations & Combinations

-Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

-Quadratic Equations

-Sequence and Series

-Percentage & Averages

-Mixtures & Allegations

-Surds and Indices

-Data Interpretation

2. English (40-50 Marks)

-Reading Comprehension

-Fill in the Blanks

-Sentence Correction


-Para jumbles

-Error Spotting

-Paragraph Completion

-Cloze Test

-Multiple Meaning Words

3. Reasoning (40-50 Marks)


-Non Verbal Reasoning

-Data Sufficiency

-Analogy/ Venn Diagrams


-Decision Making

-Coded Inequalities

-Blood Relations

-Alphanumeric Series

-Coding- Decoding

-Assumptions/ Arguments

-Course of Action/ Inference

-Direction/ Alphabet Test

-Input Output

-Seating Arrangements

4. Computer Operations (20-40 Marks)

-History of Computers

-Networking: LAN (Local Area Network)/ WAN (Wide Area Network)




-Internet (Concept, History, Working Environment, Application)

-MS Windows –Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

-Number Systems

-Security Tools, Virus, Hacker

-Communication (Basic Introduction)

5. General Knowledge

The General Knowledge section shall include all the topics of current affairs and general knowledge related to economic and social issues of India. The questions covered under this section shall include Banking Industry recent updates and changes in more numbers hence, applicants must prepare accordingly.

These are the basic five sections covered in the Common Written Exam conducted for Clerks and Probationary Officers.

To get more details on IBPS Syllabus for CWE (Common Written Exam), follow the official website link as given below.

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