IBPS Syllabus 2016 Download PDF for PO RRB SBI

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written exam every Year for Probationary Officer (PO), Clerks, Specialist Officer (SO) and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). All the Eligible candidates are invited every to apply for this Exam. Here we have detailed New Syllabus for the IBPS 2016-2017 Exam.

IBPS department scheduled PO/MT V & Clerk V exam in two levels Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 is as preliminary exam and tier 2 as mains exam. IBPS Pre Exam Pattern contains fewer objective type questions with shorter duration.


Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100


Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 02 hours
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 English Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
 Total 200 200



Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement and argument, Logical Reasoning problems, Alphabet test, Passage and conclusions, Blood relations, Direction sense test, Input output, Coding-decoding, Number ranking, Making judgments etc.

General Awareness Paper

General knowledge section of IBPS Exam contains various topics such as current affairs questions, banking awareness questions and common general knowledge questions. major topics are  Current Affairs of last 6 months especially reference to banking Industry. Questions on Indian Economy, International Economy, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture, History of Banking, Countries / currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal Monetary Policies etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Topics Avg No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 15
Permutation Combination & Probability 5
Sequence & Series 5
Quadratic Equations 5
Simplification 5
 Number System 3
 Ratio, Proportion Percentage & Averages 3
 Profit & Loss 2
 Work & Time 2
 Time & Distance 2
 Mixtures and Aligations 1
 Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds, Indices 1
 Mensuration- Cylinder Cone Sphere 1

English Language

Vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, Sentence rearrangement questions, word formation, topic comprehension means deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion, the topic rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence and the topic grammar means set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech. the topic general usage means phrases and idioms, Grammar, Articles, Preposition, Sentence Improvement, Spotting Error Questions, One Word Substitution, Sentence Completion, Fill in the Blanks etc.

Computer Knowledge 

“IBPS Computer Syllabus” covers mainly these topics – Computer hardware parts and controls, Basic computer terminology, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Database Management System, Number System, Operating System, History of Computer, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Computer abbreviation, Security Tools, Virus, Hacking, Software names and usages (Microsoft Office) And Computer Shortcuts.


Sr. No. (Objective) Paper Name Marks
1 IBPS Clerk Reasoning Syllabus 40
2 IBPS Clerk English Language Syllabus 40
3 IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability Syllabus 40
4 IBPS Clerk General Awareness Syllabus 40
5 IBPS Clerk Computer Knowledge Syllabus 40
Total 200

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